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2024 Q3 Activity Support

I'm opening another opportunity to request support for asking and answering questions on our site. I will be accepting proposals here until Friday, August 2nd. I'm very open to input from anyone on ...
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Downvoted questions

My feeling is that more questions are downvoted here on https://bricks.stackexchange.com/ than on the other stackexchange sites I use. Of course, I might be wrong in that feeling, but for the rest of ...
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Addressing LLM Generated Content

There have been a number of flags raised recently regarding content that may have been generated by an LLM. It would be helpful to have a discussion about how these should be addressed in our ...
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2024 Q1 Activity Support

I'm opening another opportunity to request support for asking and answering questions on our site. I will be accepting proposals here until Friday, February 23rd. I'm very open to input from anyone on ...
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2023: a year in moderation

It’s that time of the year again! As we wave goodbye to last year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here might be ...
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Are questions asking for 3rd party tools or resources on-topic here?

On Bricks SE, are questions whose goal is to find a 3rd party software or resource that fulfils a given task related to Lego bricks on-topic? I am asking because: Various other SE sites, in ...
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Have we gotten out of the business of doing set identification?

Recently this set-identification question was closed as a duplicate of a generic how-to-do-this-yourself sort of question and answer. Was there a special reason for this to be marked as a duplicate? ...
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Useless tag - [brick]

I noticed there's a brick tag... It seems redundant, given that this literally is the Bricks stackexchange. Do we really need it?
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2023 Q2 Activity Support

I'm opening another opportunity to request support for asking and answering questions on our site. I will be accepting proposals here until Friday, June 23rd. I'm very open to input from anyone on ...
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Should we use the brands properly in tags?

Should we use more generic tags? Our tag technic assumes that all technic bricks are LEGO Technic. Our tag clone-brands assumes that all but LEGO bricks are clones and does not allow to distinguish ...
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Can we stop users from repeat posting similar questions?

A recent user has been posting a lot of questions recently, none of which add much value to our site. They are all part identification questions, and the user has not shown any initiative on their ...
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2022: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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Are there other chat rooms?

Are there other chat rooms besides Bricks.se? If so how do I find them as I would like have options. Can someone help me figure out how to get to them if they exist?
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How do I locate chat?

I'd like to participate in chat. I have only found the question and answer part. Is there a chat room for general conversation about LEGO? If so I can't seem to locate it and would like some help
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Do we have any staff on Bricks.SE?

So, there's a Winter/Summer bash hat for looking at a Staff's profile page, but my clicking through our user pages has not revealed any staff on Bricks.SE. I'm sure I just didn't click through enough ...
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2022 Q3 Activity Support Proposals

I'm opening another opportunity to request support for asking and answering questions on our site. We've done this before, and we've had some great results. I will be accepting proposals here until ...
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Why is my profile picture not displayed correctly?

I have had the same profile picture network-wide since 2008. Until recently, the same profile picture was used for all SE sites including bricks.SE. Today when I visited bricks.SE, I noticed that my ...
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How many Photographs on the same post?

How many pictures can be posted on the same posting?
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Should we have a rendering tag?

We seem to have a variety of questions that are related to creating 3d-renders of LEGO models and parts. There is a lighting that we have on 11 questions so far, but a render tag would be more ...
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Where am I allowed to post a link to a website selling Lego compatible bricks?

I am curious if I am allowed to post a website (Lego compatible store) link here.
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How to stop undesired edit from being suggested on and on?

There is a question on main site where one user is suggesting undesirable edit (for the 3rd time now): I has been approved (why?) first time and then rolled back by myself Rejected second time Is ...
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2021: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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Winterbash 2021

Our community is once again participating in Winter Bash with the rest of the Stack Exchange network this year. If you're new to Winter Bash, here's an explanation from the official FAQ: What is ...
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Winter Bash Prize Discussion

I'd like to get some input on how we run Winter Bash this year. For the past several years, TLG has provided prizes for this via one of our activity support requests. We've offered prizes for most ...
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2021 Community Moderator Election Results

Moderator election #1 on Bricks has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the new moderators are... the same team you've already had! Please thank them for volunteering and congratulate ...
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2021 Community Moderator Election

The 2021 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks, ...
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2021 Moderator Election Q&A – Question Collection

The purpose of this thread was to collect questions for the questionnaire. The questionnaire is now live, and you may find it here. Bricks is scheduled for an election next week, 2021-09-27. In ...
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Announcing a “Graduation” election for 2021

Bricks Stack Exchange will begin the nomination stage for an election on 27 September 2021, as your “graduation” election (as a result of having lost your beta label a while back). The timeline: Next ...
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2021 Q2 Activity Support Proposals

I've been thinking about how to use our Q2 activity support from TLG. Last summer, we compiled proposals from a number of users for the use of this support. That seemed to drive great content and was ...
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The "Review queues" dropdown erroneously indicates tasks in the queue

After taking care of the review queue, the dropdown still indicates outstanding tasks in the "Low Quality Posts" queue. The issue persists after refreshing the page. Can anyone confirm it or ...
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What does “user was removed” mean?

I saw a notice in my Achievements suggesting that I was removed as a user from the Bricks group. As far as I can tell this isn’t true, but I’m still wondering what to make of the notification. Can ...
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Does anyone still have a clean shot of our old logo?

Since moving to the new site layouts, we've lost our old brick logo. I've finally found the time and inclination to update my own avatar image to a cleaner, crisper one, and I'd like to drop on the ...
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2020: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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Did we mean to have motor and motors tags?

I just noticed when adding the motors tag to a question that we also have a motor tag. Is there some value to having the singular and plural of this word both be tags? This seems more confusing than ...
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Winter Bash 2020 Winners!

I want to say a big thank you to everyone who participated in Winter Bash this year. We had a total of 600 users earn 1,070 hats. That's a 3x increase in users since last year. We had 128k visits to ...
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Where does Python questions belong to?

You could find a lot of questions with the python tag but does it belong on this site because it also about the ev3 programmable LEGO brick or is it better on Stack Overflow because it's about ...
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Winter Bash 2020 Building Competition

2020 has been a challenging year for most of us. I know that my holiday plans look very different than in previous years. For this year's challenge, we'd love to see submissions that explore the great ...
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Winter Bash 2020 LEGO Prizes!

Happy holidays everyone! Bricks Stack Exchange is once again participating in the Winter Bash celebration with the rest of the Stack Exchange network! There are a few different ways to win prizes ...
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Will there be Winter Bash 2020 competition on Bricks.SE?

Last year we had Winter Bash 2019 competition. While you could win some LEGO prizes last year it was quite fun to participate on its own. Are we going to have something like that this Winter Bash ...
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Where should generic toy identification questions go?

Based on this question from the close queue and prior discussion on meta, I'm wondering: is there an appropriate place within StackExchange to discuss generic toy identification questions? I've found ...
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Is uploading the image of an instruction sheet a copyright violation to be avoided?

In this answer the requested instruction sheet was found in a posting on a site not dedicated to the permanent hosting of content (Ebay). This means the link provided will eventually rot and the ...
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Do we know when the first election is due?

In the post Congratulations, you're no longer in Beta! Catija wrote on 2019-08-01: full-site elections will be delayed but will be scheduled eventually Do we know anything about the planned ...
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Should the clone-brands tag apply to non-LEGO non-clone toy systems?

When I first saw A technology building set that is not LEGO Technic, K'NEX, or Meccano. Can you help me with the name? I thought that it should get the clone-brands tag but I refrained because ...
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Is it okay to ask for opinions here that relate to a question on a different SE site?

Question LEGO-related questions sometimes appear on Worldbuilding SE. I know this because I have posted them occasionally myself. I currently have two such questions. I'm wondering if it will be okay ...
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Community stance on solliciting for reputation

I have recently commented a few times on users explicitly asking for upvotes and accepted answer reputation points. I understand the drive that the reputation points system gives, but it is starting ...
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2020 Q3 Activity Support Proposals

There's been some discussion previously about how to make use of our quarterly Activity Support provided by TLG. Here's an excerpt regarding LEGO Online Community Activity Support for those who may ...
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Should similar parts identification questions be considered duplicates?

Should questions like this one be considered duplicates in the official StackExchange-sense of a duplicate? I'm concerned this doesn't make sense for part-identification questions. Marking a question ...
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Large header feature not working

I don't know if I should post this on MSE or here, but I choose to post here first because even the smallest mistake on MSE gets you excessively bombarded with downvotes. So I tried using the large ...
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Tag typo only appears in specific place

I'm in the tag page, the tags are sorted by popularity, and technic is one of them, as you can see here. However, If I go to page seven, I see a typo in the tag name. Hmm, strange. That typo doesn't ...
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Community's view on old question grammar edits

As you may have noticed, there have been multiple old questions popping up due to edits. I feel like such amount of edits hurts the community. First reason is that they don't really bring anything ...
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