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Winter Bash 2015 [closed]

The end of the year is upon us, and here in Stack Land, that can only mean one thing: it's time for Winter Bash 2015! Event Overview Winter Bash is a fun, lighthearted event we run every ...
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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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Do we use Lego, or Legos?

On this site, which term do we use (or prefer to use) in questions and in tags? I'm inclined to the former, but then I'm British so that's the only way it could possibly be said.
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Is it proper procedure to merge several answers into mine?

With regards to question Unidenitified LEGO set, I wonder if it is proper custom to take parts of other answers and merge them into the most comprehensive one to create one, all-encompassing answer? ...
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Let's get critical: Apr 2015 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love LEGO® Answers, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from Google, what will their ...
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Should nomeclature and terminology tags be synonimized?

I have 2 questions based on what the official term is for a mini/micro/tiny/nano-figure. One is tagged terminology, the other nomeclature. I see many more entries under terminology; should ...
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On Connecting Bricks.SE and LEGO User Groups

One of the reasons that I am involved with Bricks.SE is because I don't have (that I know of) any LEGO community near where I live (Southern Oregon). However, I used to live in the SF Bay area, and ...
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Let's get critical: Oct 2014 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love LEGO® Answers, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from Google, what will their ...
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AFOLCON / BRICK 2014 - Sponsorship Proposal

AFOLCON / BRICK 2014 What? AFOLCON is a 1 day fan convention, it is the UK's first and only LEGO convention dedicated to adult fans. Attendees will be able to listen to guest speakers, including ...
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Should I not have answered "Lego Friends Houses"?

The question Lego Friends Houses was closed as "Primarily opinion-based". I had already made a stab at answering it and have received 3 upvotes so far for that. Should I have just left the question, ...
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Are speculative questions on-topic?

There are a few questions on this site about future sets/themes. This site is not affiliated with The LEGO Group and we cannot expect to find a statement from LEGO for every question posted. The ...
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Let's get critical: Apr 2014 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love LEGO® Answers, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from Google, what will their ...
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Don't bite the newcomers?

I don't have a ton of SE experience, so take what I'm asking with a gain of salt. I am a fairly established Wikipedian, and over there we have a policy called WP:BITE which basically explains how to ...
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How can I be moderator?

I want to help in moderation of this page. How can I be moderator ? I have experience in this. Thanks,
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Number of answered & accepted questions

I've noticed that this site has a large number of questions that have been answered and have had the answer accepted as "best" within a very short period (sometimes only an hour) and sometimes when ...
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What are the requirements for the beta badge?

What are the requirements for the beta badge? I know that I have to actively participate in the private beta. What does actively mean? Is there a minimum number of questions, etc?
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Is there official SE or bricks guidance on linking to our own stuff?

I work with bricks daily and I wouldn't mind of future bricks visitors associated my, presumably, totally awesome questions and answers with my company. Since SE doesn't have such a thing as a ...
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Should we seed some questions about the LEGO movie?

I don't mean questions about the movie itself, but how to build items from the film, or parts used, etc. The sort of things that drive traffic. Yes? No? Maybe? Crickets?
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How can we deal with unanswered questions?

Something noticeable about the unanswered questions is that the majority of questions (19 out of 23) relate to the robotics software and hardware. Do we have too few experts on this subject, are ...
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Let's get critical: Jan 2014 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love LEGO® Answers, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from Google, what will their ...
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Are reqesting shemes for objects on-topic here?

Can I ask here to show good schemes for constructing some object?
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Are questions relating to LEGO.COM on-topic?

These questions don't relate to a product, but a service run by The LEGO Group (the LEGO website). Here are a few similar questions based on star-wars and advent-calendar relating to LEGO.COM: How ...
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How to remove account of this Lego?

Unknowingly, I created this account thinking this is discussion forum about logo deigning but this came to be another discussion forum of whose I have no idea at all. So, it will be great if someone ...
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Let's get critical: Oct 2013 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love LEGO® Answers, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from Google, what will their ...
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Shopping Questions?

I've recently suggested we close the following question: Where to find older sets (eg. Classic Space)? I've given my reasons in the comments. They are (I believe) broadly in line with the policy on ...
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Let's get critical: Jul 2013 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love LEGO® Answers, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from Google, what will their ...
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Can we incorporate some building block colors somewhere in the LEGO Answers banner? [duplicate]

Is there some way we can get StackExchange to incorporate some classic LEGO colors somewhere in the LEGO Answers.SE page banners? Some old school yellow, green, red and/or blue would fit in nicely.
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Winter Bash 2012 Preparations [closed]

Last year, on our Gaming site, we hosted an event called Hat Dash, where users earned "hats" for their gravatars by completing certain tasks (analogous to badges). Certain actions would trigger ...
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Should video embedding be enabled?

On the gaming SE site YouTube videos are automatically embedded into answers. Could we get something like that too? It would be very useful for showing mechanical parts/creations in action, ...
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'never tried it' type of answers

In this question about removing scratches on clear part, all the answers are guesses and untried concepts. I could start flagging all of them as non-constructive or should somebody clean this up and ...
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Bricks self-evaluation: let's get critical! [closed]

You love your site and we love your site, but there is a whole world of people out there who might not even know it exists. When they do find it, their first impression will either scare them away or ...
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Six SE sites currently in the beta stage are due to be scrapped

http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2012/04/when-a-site-grows-quiet/ Next week, we’re shutting down six sites that fall into this category: Astronomy Economics Literature Firearms ...
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Proposed update to our FAQ Page

As one of the 7 essential questions we should be asking here on meta is: What should be on our FAQ I would like to bite the bullet and propose the following as the text for the first section. ...
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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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How should I diagrammatically represent lego bricks in questions?

How should I represent: 2D plan view of bricks Diagrams of brick interaction 3D views of models Using markdown?
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Good example questions for our FAQ

Well, we've been going over 100 days now, so congratulations everyone - however we've still got a bit of work ahead of us before we can fully launch. We've seen a steady increase in users, many of ...
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Why aren't other brands of brick products accepted?

There are many alternative brands for LEGO, however, they do not seem to get much attention. On some Web sites, I have observed much hostility cast on these alternative products. Even this Web site ...
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At what point should an answer edit become a seperate answer?

When someone improves your answer to the point of providing an additional 2/3 to it, should they, or should they not just offer up their own answer? I researched (what turned out to be an incomplete ...
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Should we accept questions on all construction toys, or just LEGO compatible systems?

I guess we need to bottom this out once and for all - during the commitment phase a discussion was started, but didn't really resolve: Is this site only about LEGO products and other brick based toys,...
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Are questions about programming the NXT on-topic?

Are questions about programming the NXT on-topic for this site? I am going to be working on a project that involves programming NXTs using the LabVIEW Mindstorms NXT Toolkit. While general questions ...
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Will many piece identification questions end up diluting or hurting the site?

I have been going through some new Lego I have acquired, and because of that have been posting a lot of identification questions. I noticed that there had only been a couple before, and I have added a ...
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we need a "linux" tag

I asked Can I use the WeDo USB hub with normal Linux distributions? and tagged it with linux, which was subsequently removed along with the comment "I don't think we need a linux tag". Another user ...
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Should we be linking to the official Lego site or other third-party sites?

I've seen people linking to the official Lego site for sets/parts. Should we be linking to the official Lego site or other third-party sites?
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Shouldn't the Ask Question page mention the LEGO in all caps preference?

I see there are edits to questions where the word "lego" are being changed to all caps: "LEGO". Shouldn't there be a quick little note on the "Ask Question" page to capitalize the word LEGO? Or do ...
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How are we covered in relation to using pictures from BrickSet and other sites?

In my recent answer to a question I've used rather a lot of images from BrickLink. Is there a need to get in touch with BrickLink and the other main LEGO sites for permission to use their images. I ...
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Do we need a "Set-Information" tag as well as "Sets"?

Questions about specific sets seem to make sense with with the sets, while questions asking about the details that would justify a set-information tag (e.g. weight/number of bricks/etc.) seem almost ...
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piece-id, part-id, piece-name? No one's going to tag things right

Right now we have piece-id, part-id, and piece-name tags. I don't think this is a good approach. No new user is ever going to tag these right, and it's not like a question for a piece name is ...
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Should we merge the Sorting and Organizing tags?

At the moment we've got 3 questions that are tagged sorting, 2 of which are also tagged organization, the remaining one could be equally happy under organization I think?
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Are questions on 3rd party software on-topic?

I'm considering this question in particular. This seems like the kind of question that belongs in the developers documentation or support forum.
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Proper usage of the 'Mindstorms' tag

The two tags rcx and nxt which both represent the two flagship Mindstorms products have all been tagged with the mindstorms tag. Perhaps we should use the Mindstorms tag to refer to general Mindstorms ...