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Should “How do I solve this experimental problem?” questions be on-topic

Brought up by the flag and comments on How to determine whether a large container is air-tight?". I want to address question in which the OP has run into a roadbump in build/calibrating/operating a ...
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Does the Area 51 proposal “Experimental or Applied Physics” duplicate this site?

A new Area 51 proposal "Experimental or Applied Physics" was recently created. While I've looked at your FAQ, I don't know the field well enough to be comfortable making the call on my own—which ...
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Is it on-topic to ask about homemade construction of tools?

As a mad scientist, skilled with his hands. I build my own tools, in many cases. I think would be very useful if can ask about contruction of tools related to the Physical (in general). (contruction ...
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Should “Biophysics” fork?

I see that in Area51 a proposal exists to create an independent Biophysics SE site. I have mixed feelings, but I support the initiative (so far its popularity is low). In any case, I think that in ...
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Are questions about mathematics used in physics always off topic?

This question looks in imminent danger of being closed on the grounds that it's a pure mathematics question. This is something that happened a lot when I was more active on the site, and is one of the ...
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Things that occured in life are marked to be about engineering

I asked a question ysterday. I explained there that I was unable to understand how can my speakers make sound when I receive a phone call. The question is put on hold with a reason This question ...
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A separate SE site for experimental physics?

I believe there is an argument for a separate group for experimentalist. I have found the standard physics group to be far too theoretically oriented and where easily answered trivia comes to dominate ...
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Does the community welcome engineering physics questions?

Does the community welcome engineering physics question? e.g. How to build an AOM driver with a DDS board? What is an Evaluation Board? How to using AD9915 chips to build a ~400 MHz AOM driver?
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Is this about Physics, or just theoretical armchair physics?

Because when it comes to real practical advice on specialist experimental techniques I may as well be talking to myself. It seems to be singularly useless.
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Would it be useful to link the engineering SE on closed engineering questions or not?

On some SE sites, it is normal that the closing reasons contain also a link to another SE site, where the question could have a better chance to survive: On other SE sites, it is unthinkable and even ...
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Experimental technology questions: on topic?

So far the scope of Physics Stack Exchange has been defined to exclude experimental technology questions, which are those questions about the devices that one uses to do physics, rather than about the ...
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Guidelines for the First Posts review queue

Is there any guidance on reviewing the first post of a new user? I have looked in meta and could not find a similar question. All I can think of at the moment is to compare with guidance on the ...
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Fabrication Discussion - Is Physics the place for it?

While Fabrication (usually referring to MEMS/NEMS1 technology) is a fundamental part of physics, somehow I feel the physics stack isn't the place for it. The physics stack seems most suitable for ...
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What is engineering and what is experimental design?

So we have a close reason for engineering questions because selection of materials for building that ultralight in the garage are off-topic. But where is the line drawn between engineering and ...
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Are questions related to physical aspects of engineering supposed to be closed?

In the question Why is UHF so much more popular than other frequencies for radio? the problem was supposed to be solved by applying basic physics, even though it was inspired by electrical engineering....

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