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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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Should there be a Lego Masters tag?

So, the second season of the Australian reality TV show Lego Masters has started, and apparently it's based off of similar shows that ran on British and American television under the same name. There ...
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(How) Should we customize the “Ask Question” page?

As seen on Meta.SE, The new ask page is now live on the network! There are many options for each SE site to customize this page: What's per-site customizable, and what's the procedure to get it ...
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Community Promotion Ads — 2020

You lost your “beta” label in 2019, so welcome to your very first edition of Community Promotion Ads, for the year of 2020! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads are community-...
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Benefits of Bricks SE being recognized by LEGO

It is not a secret LEGO recognize and support a lot of AFOL groups all around the world. Most of these groups are LUGs (LEGO User Groups) which are formed by groups of adult LEGO fans gathering ...
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How old is [vintage]?

I recently noticed the vintage tag. The tag wiki simply specifies, "Used for old vintage LEGO sets and pieces." How old is old enough for a set or piece to qualify as "vintage"? For example, would ...
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Are questions about the in-universe lore or history of sets or themes on-topic?

Are questions about the in-universe lore or history surrounding LEGO sets or themes, especially non-licensed ones (ones not based on existing stories such as Star Wars, but invented wholly by LEGO) on-...
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Winter Bash 2019 Winners!

I want to say a big thanks to everyone who participated in Winter Bash this year! We had a total of 170 users earn 367 hats! We added 200 new users to our community this December, more than in any ...
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2019: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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Fishy views on a user's questions

I noticed a new question was receiving a surprising number of views for a question only a few hours old with no answers (and no votes as of this writing). So I looked at the question tab on that user'...
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Are all these edits really necessary or even helpful?

I'm all for having fun with competitions, but adding prizes increases the stakes further in a game which already causes much unnecessary noise. See for example the flood of trivial edits from users of ...
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Winter Bash 2019 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! While this is a "just for fun" activity, there ...
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Congratulations, you're no longer in Beta!

This site started private beta before July 2012, so it is no longer "beta", it is a full site by our definition. We've removed the word "beta" from your site banner because we believe that you aren't ...
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LEGO related software

I just read the tour page and in the section Get answers to practical, detailed questions, it's written Don't ask about ... General support for LEGO related software (i.e. LDraw/LEGO Digital Designer/...
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2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, in ...
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A clarification request regarding rejected edit suggestion

I suggested this edit removing commentary and relevant information from the given link. However this suggestion was rejected. The text "best" followed by user's name is just a noise and can be ...
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Is it not cleaning part of care not vice versa?

Right now care is the synonym of cleaning but is it not cleaning part caring? I mean to say care sound more like the master tag to me in this regard.
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Is it not adhesive better name for the tag rather then glue?

It might be more personal but adhesive sound like a better tag to me than glue. Also, the adhesive word is quite popularly used here. If not tag rename then at-least adhesive can be a synonym.
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How many TAG tags we need in meta?

I was searching tags for my meta question and it feels tags and tagging both are applicable but do we even need to have them separately ? Also tag-synonyms and interesting-tags can be made synonym of ...
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Part Identification vs Set Identification

While going through old question I came to this edit where set-identification tag is changed into part-identification. To me it look previous tag was more fitting but before intervening I wanted to ...
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Do we really need a [brick] tag?

While reviewing suggested edits I came across this. Nothing wrong with the tag wiki edit (though I'm skipping in the meantime) but it's for a tag called brick, with 29 uses currently. Is this tag ...
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Winter Bash 2018 Building Competition

This is the thread where we'll be tracking and voting on submissions for the 2018 Winter Bash building competition. This year, we're asking you to recreate a scene from a holiday song. This can be any ...
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Winter Bash 2018 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! While this is a "just for fun" activity, there ...
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Winter Bash 2018 Preparations

Winter Bash 2018 is coming up fast, so I thought it would be a good idea to start a discussion on how we'd like to handle things this year. It seemed like it went well last year, and it was fun to be ...
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How can one ask for LDD File recommendations without the fear of being off-topic?

A bit of context So I am busy working a diorama of the Pacific Rim Shatterdome in Lego Digital Designer, and am struggling to build the scenery normally associated with the Jaeger docks/hangars, as ...
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The Element Quality Team wants our feedback

The following was posted on the LEGO Ambassador Network yesterday: The Element Quality Team reached out to us [the Community team] because they realize that AFOLs use LEGO elements in new and ...
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Criteria for losing “beta” status

In this question about changing the BRICKS icon it was mentioned that we have not fully graduated yet. I guess this means that we are still labelled "beta". What are the criteria to be a graduated ...
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Can we change the icon of the Brick community

Is it possible to set a custom icon / favicon for the Bricks community ? if yes, is there any guidelines for the icon (provided by SE or can be any copyleft icon, …) ?
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2018 Annual Support Proposals

It's time to divide up our Annual Support from TLG as discussed here. Here are the sets that we were given: Ideas: Fishing Store (21310), Women of NASA (21312) Architecture: Sydney (21032), Shanghai ...
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Ideas for our Annual Support package from TLG

Some of you may be aware that as a TLG-recognized community we receive an annual support package. This is a box of LEGO sets that belong to our community to use for events, projects, promotions, and ...
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Do we want a parts-database or parts-library tag?

I noticed that there a lot of questions that mention a "part library", but we don't have a tag like "part-database" or "parts-library" to include those. We have a set-database tag, but that doesn't ...
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#WhatWillYouBuild

TLG is putting together an initiative to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the LEGO brick! Many communities, blogs, and review sites will be participating by building creative models and posting to ...
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When to accept?

I participated on two Stack sites extenively: Drupal - you accepted as soon as your problem was solved. Switching accept mark was normal. Worldbuilding - it is highly discouraged to accept ...
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Do we accept screen caps that include ads?

Do we accept screen caps that include ads? Context: Lego Modulars Massive Inflation? This seems less than ideal to me, but it is enough of a border case I wanted to see if it was just me before ...
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Bricks SE - Year in Review 2017

2017 has been a particularly memorable year for Bricks SE, most notably for the new relationship that had been established between the site and The LEGO Group. Through the various community events, ...
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Win a LEGO set prize for participating in Winter Bash 2017! (Ended)

It's that time of year again! We're once again participating in Winter Bash! While this is a "just for fun" activity, I've reached out to TLG about it, and it sounds like they are willing to provide ...
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New recognition status with TLG

Lego has begun to roll out its new model for Recognized Communities. The gist is that there are now two tiers of recognition and three categories (Traditional LUGs, Fan Media, and Online Communities)....
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Where can I find an updated & maintained list of CAD software?

Every so often, I want to view a set of MOC instructions that exist in a CAD/digital format. But then, I conclude (perhaps incorrectly) that I can’t view it on my iPhone. However, maybe I could on my ...
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Problems with set identification questions

We seem to be doing a great job with random set identification - even correctly identifying a much larger set from a tiny collection of bricks, or reverse engineering sets from MOCs, however I think ...
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LEGO House AFOL Opening Event - Trip Report

Thanks to the work of fellow Bricks moderator jncraton getting us registered as a Recognised LEGO Fan Media site, we were invited to send a representative to the AFOL Opening event of The LEGO House - ...
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Enfield Trip Report

I went to the TLG office in Enfield on Friday to report on our community and the support process for Recognized Lego Fan Media. I had a great trip, and it was wonderful to get to meet with folks from ...

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