Eng-Tips Forums

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Eng-Tips Forums
EngTips logo.png
Web address eng-tips.com/
Commercial? Yes
Type of site Collaboration
Registration Optional
Available in English
Owner Tecumseh Group
Launched November 4, 1997 (1997-11-04)
Current status Active

Eng-Tips Forums is an English-language knowledge market website that allows users to post engineering-related questions to be answered and answer questions asked by other users.[1] The targeted audience of Eng-Tips is engineering professionals.[2]

The website's content is primarily composed of engineering forums.[3] All of the content is generated by the users of the website. The forums' subjects include several areas of engineering, including aerospace, structural, and mechanical.[4] Users of the website have the option of marking a post as helpful, flagging it as inappropriate,[5] or doing nothing with the post. Marking a post as helpful gives stars to the person creating the post. The website is designed for professional engineers and discourages students from posting homework questions.[5]

Members of the website have the option of remaining anonymous. Users who wish to receive e-mail notification of new posts are given the option of adding their e-mail address to the website.[6]

Eng-Tips was started in 1997 by the Tecumseh Group.[7] It earns money by selling advertising on the website and by e-mailing targeted advertisements to its members.[8] It is owned by the Tecumseh Group based in Plymouth, Michigan.[9] Since 2001, it has partnered with PDHOnline.org, an organization that develops education programs for engineers.[10] Eng-Tips has about 761,000 members. 17,000 questions are posted every month.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Voigt, Herbert F. (2000). "BMS Bulletin Vo. 24 No. 2 2000" (pdf). BMES Bulletin. BMES. Archived from the original on 2009-01-16. Retrieved 2009-01-16. 
  2. ^ a b Goodwin, Jeff (2003-06-01). "Solving problems through shared knowledge". Test & Measurement World (Reed Business Information). Archived from the original on 2009-01-16. Retrieved 16 January 2009. 
  3. ^ Martella, Melanie (2002-01-01). "Engineering tips". Sensors Magazine. Archived from the original on 2009-01-16. Retrieved 16 January 2009. 
  4. ^ "About Eng-Tips". Tecumseh Group. Archived from the original on 2009-01-16. Retrieved 2009-01-16. 
  5. ^ a b "Eng-Tips.com Forum Policies". Eng-Tips Forum. 2007-05-29. Archived from the original on 2009-01-16. Retrieved 2009-01-16. 
  6. ^ Murphy, Jim (2000-04). "Where engineers can turn for help, without the commercial interruptions". Lightwave (PennWell Corporation). Archived from the original on 2009-01-16. Retrieved 16 January 2009. 
  7. ^ "eng-tips.com Website Information". Who.is. Archived from the original on 2009-01-16. Retrieved 2009-01-16. 
  8. ^ "Market to our Technical Community". Tecumseh Group. Archived from the original on 2009-01-16. Retrieved 2009-01-16. 
  9. ^ "Company Info for eng-tips.com". Alexa Internet. Archived from the original on 2009-01-16. Retrieved 2009-01-16. 
  10. ^ "PDHOnline.org newsletter, June 2001, No. 2". PDHOnline.org. June 2001. Archived from the original on 2009-01-16. Retrieved 2009-01-16. 

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