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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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New Beta Theme Launched

Your site looks a bit different today. Yes, we are getting rid of the 'Sketchy' look and replacing it with a more-polished and finished design for sites in beta. You can read more about the redesign ...
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2022: a year in moderation

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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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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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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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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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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) 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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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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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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Request: visual feature reference for parts on bricks.stackexchange.com

It would be helpful to have some sort of visual feature reference on the site here to hint at what the community has accepted as standard terms to describe various features of LEGO pieces. I grew up ...
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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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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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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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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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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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