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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, ...
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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 synonym of cleaning but is it not cleaning part caring? I mean to say care sound more like master tag to em in this regards.
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Is it not adhesive better name for tag then glue?

It might be more personal but adhesive sound like a better tag to me the 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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Feedback session in Enfield

I've been invited out to the LEGO US HQ in Enfield this Friday to talk about Bricks.SE. The event is described as a "Meet and Greet", so it's fairly low-key. I will be giving a brief 10 minute ...
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TLG support for BOOST questions

Some of you may have noticed that I've posted and self-answered a couple of BOOST questions recently. As our LEGO Ambassador, I'm trying out something new. TLG has provided me with a BOOST set in ...
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LEGO Fan Media Days 2017 - Trip Report

Bricks Stack Exchange has been given an opportunity, for the first time ever, to attend an official LEGO event since becoming a Recognised Fan Media site in February 2017. This June I attended the ...
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LEGO Answers is now Bricks

LEGO Answers has been renamed to Bricks (Stack Exchange) Aside from the change in name, we are still the same site question and answer site for LEGO and building block enthusiasts.
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All of our http inline images are broken

Since StackExchange switched to https for everything (yay) all of our http inline images are broken (boo). I've seen this twice in the last few days: on https://bricks.stackexchange.com/posts/8481/...
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Recognised LEGO Fan Media Days 2017 - Sponsorship Proposal

Recognised LEGO Fan Media Days 2017 What? The Recognised LEGO Fan Media Days 2017 is a three-day event hosted by The LEGO Group for Ambassadors of LEGO User Groups. The LEGO Ambassador Network (...
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Site name change request from TLG

Some of you are likely aware that there was concern about the name of our site from TLG in the past. As part of becoming Recognized LEGO Fan Media, this concern has resurfaced. I've been in ...
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Easter building competition

As you've perhaps already seen on other sites, TLG is running an Easter building competition that we are invited to be a part of: Our colleagues creating global campaigns have asked us to ask you ...
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Best question to promote to LAN?

I'd like to promote a top question to the LEGO Ambassador Network (LAN) in order to get more recognition for both that question and our community. If you aren't familiar with the LAN, it's a community ...
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How about a tag for logos?

We've had a spat of questions this week that are amazing logo-centric: Octan The LEGO Logo Font my favorite, The Coffee Chain And it isn't hard to find older questions that might be easier to ...
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Becoming a recognized LEGO User Group

I've been looking into ways to elevate this site as a proper LEGO community in addition to being the best site for finding answers to LEGO questions. After all, we can't be a great Q&A site ...
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Winter Bash 2016 [closed]

Just a quick heads up that we'll be participating in Winter Bash again this year - for more details on the upcoming festivities, please see below: The year is rapidly coming to a close, which means ...
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Time to kill some tags!

We have a lot of leftover clutter from early beta, but what I notice primarily is the incredible number of unused tags. Can I get a few people to view the tag list and nominate a couple dozen unused ...
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Is it time to phase out the identification tag?

Let's self-evaluate, guys. We have model-identification, piece-identification, and may soon have bag-identification. I know we've asked about merging stuff into basic identification, but I personally ...
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Should we add a “bag-identification” tag?

We have at least 50 questions about bags and what set they come from nowadays. But the skills required to determine the identity of an unmarked bag are not necessarily the same as those needed for ...
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Is it valid to ask about whether a given minifig is an official one?

My wife received, via a piece of gift purchasing software, a minifig of Batman with some odd touches such as coming with two large guns rather than any sort of Batarang or grapnel device. Looking ...
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Brainstorm for boosting graduation qualifications

As we all know, we have very few questions per day. A lot of users log on, ask a question, and never return. Furthermore, a large number of questions are robotics or basic technology only. However! ...
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When is the next Moderator Election?

I may run, but only if it isn't very soon, I want to get more of a feel for these cold, empty forums.
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How to encourage identification tag users to elaborate in their titles?

I've been editing a lot recently, (I'm the only guy on the editor list,) and titles are bugging me. What are we supposed to get from "what is this piece", "where this brick from" or "what number is ...
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Where did the questions go?

Over the last two weeks, there have been very few questions. Where did they go? We haven't asked all the questions about LEGO, we never will! This may be less of a question (maybe) and more of an ...
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How do we judge the credibility of a mod or user?

I've seen/participated in a couple of moderator elections, and indeed have been a candidate in one as well. And I've seen the weak give way to the strong. The new give way to the veterans. But I've ...
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Stepping down as moderator [closed]

I haven't been very active recently, and each time the SE staff inquired, I thought I'd get more involved again. Truth is, it's not going to happen anytime soon - other commitments, life going on, ...