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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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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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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

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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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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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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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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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