Currently there is a terrric question open asking how to measure surface area. It is clear that from an engineering perspective there would be a variety of different methods proposed, while from a mathematical perspective the answer is "ill defined question".
I would like to re-ask the question on the Math.SE and Engineering.SE websites, but I would like to stress the emphasis on receiving their professions' perspective. Would such questions be simply closed as dupes? Would the community value or disparage these two additional questions on the SE network?
EDIT: I've asked the question on Engineering.SE. I decided not to ask on Math.SE as the mathematical perspective on the question seems to be well-represented and conclusive on the original Physics.SE question.