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Welcome to the Engineers Site Office. This is where engineers gather and check in when they have project tasks to organise and carry out.

This page is to discuss anything related to WikiProject Engineering

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More articles or pages in need of attention could be found here at Category:Unreferenced Engineering articles and Category:Engineering articles needing attention.

Request Edits December 15, 2020Edit

User script to detect unreliable sourcesEdit

I have (with the help of others) made a small user script to detect and highlight various links to unreliable sources and predatory journals. Some of you may already be familiar with it, given it is currently the 39th most imported script on Wikipedia. The idea is that it takes something like

  • John Smith "Article of things" Accessed 2020-02-14. (John Smith "[ Article of things]" ''''. Accessed 2020-02-14.)

and turns it into something like

It will work on a variety of links, including those from {{cite web}}, {{cite journal}} and {{doi}}.

The script is mostly based on WP:RSPSOURCES, WP:NPPSG and WP:CITEWATCH and a good dose of common sense. I'm always expanding coverage and tweaking the script's logic, so general feedback and suggestions to expand coverage to other unreliable sources are always welcomed.

Do note that this is not a script to be mindlessly used, and several caveats apply. Details and instructions are available at User:Headbomb/unreliable. Questions, comments and requests can be made at User talk:Headbomb/unreliable.

- Headbomb {t · c · p · b}

This is a one time notice and can't be unsubscribed from. Delivered by: MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 16:01, 29 April 2022 (UTC)

Wikicommons for Engineering PicturesEdit

I think the category for people to request images related to engineering is a good idea. I am going to give creating that category page Creating Category:Wikipedia requested photographs of engineering subjects a shot, but if I did not do it correctly, please let me know! Ivangiesen (talk) 02:02, 18 July 2022 (UTC)

Replying to myself here. Turns out the category page had already been created, but the link on the main wikiproject page was incorrect. I corrected that so now it directs to the right category page. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ivangiesen (talkcontribs) 02:08, 18 July 2022 (UTC)

Interest in Contributing to HVAC and Building EngineeringEdit

Hello! I am posting this here to see if there are other users interested in also contributing to anything HVAC related within the scope of building engineering. I am a mechanical engineer at a University, so I have access to lots of mechanical rooms and equipment. Cheers! Ivangiesen (talk) 02:29, 18 July 2022 (UTC)

Steam Systems Article NeededEdit

Hello, all. I've been investigating the articles on HVAC and hydronics on wikipedia, and it seems to me that there is huge opportunity to discuss steam in its applications for utilities, district energy, industrial applications, hydronic heating, food/beverage industries and laboratories. It's referenced as a kind of system in multiple articles (see: Energy_storage, Hydronics) and likely others I haven't found yet. Is this something that other people would be interested in helping out with/see the need for? Even if you can't help, voicing your comments and questions is very helpful! Thank you. Ivangiesen (talk) 02:10, 22 July 2022 (UTC)

I think it would be good to have an article on Steam heating. This currently redirects to Central heating § Steam heating. All the other systems in Central heating § Types of central heating have their own {{Main}} article except for Steam heating. ~Kvng (talk) 14:56, 24 July 2022 (UTC)
@Kvng Ah, thank you for that link, that was very helpful. It's interesting that process steam is mentioned (currently red-linked) so someone thought that was an article worth creating as well. I wonder what the significant difference would be for a Steam heating system versus a Process steam system. I kind of think that they would better served in one article. I'm not sure and I think I'll come to a better conclusion after doing more research. I've got a draft in the works at User:Ivangiesen/sandbox/Steam distribution system that you are welcome to add or make edits to. No references yet, but I'll start to add them in.

Edit: I am thinking of modeling the article after the Water distribution system article. What are your thoughts on that? Ivangiesen (talk) 02:18, 26 July 2022 (UTC)

@Ivangiesen, looks like a good start. I was wondering about steam and water heating confined to a single building and just discovered the Hydronics article. ~Kvng (talk) 16:45, 7 August 2022 (UTC)

Discussion at Talk:Car layout § Requested move 27 July 2022Edit

  You are invited to join the discussion at Talk:Car layout § Requested move 27 July 2022. —usernamekiran (talk) 01:59, 5 August 2022 (UTC)

Modern Meadow reviewEdit

  • I proposed updates to improve the stub at Talk:Modern Meadow. Modern Meadow biofabricates new materials. I have a COI and don’t want to violate Wikipedia rules by editing the page myself. Thanks. Olympus4Me2 (talk) 19:48, 15 August 2022 (UTC)