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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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Winter Bash 2013 [closed]

This event will run from 16 December 2013 to 3 January 2014. Users will be able to see their entire hat collection at http://winterbash2013.stackexchange.com. That site will also have a landing ...
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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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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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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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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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Should we try to get all Mindstorms questions from robotics.se?

I noticed the beta for robotics.se has started. Not too surprisingly, they already have a question about LEGO Mindstorms robots, and the corresponding tag. This may mean there is some overlap with ...
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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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'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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Ideas for how to make ourselves known at events

I've commented in another message about about holding a booth at AFOLcon somewhere in the future and I'd like to expand on that. Of course, having an actual booth may prove difficult, depending on ...
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Should questions about LEGO events, themeparks and other things unrelated to building be allowed?

I saw this question today about Legoland, which led to wonder whether such questions should be on-topic: Will it be fun to go to Legoland with my family? I am 31 years old . My elder sister and ...
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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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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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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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Question about a question about LEGO games for grown-ups

There is a (non-meta) question I'd like to ask, but I think it could be seen as too subjective. So I prefer to ask here whether it would be acceptable: at the very least, this question would be useful ...
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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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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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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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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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What's the difference between Building and Design?

We have a couple of tags on the main site that are semantically similar, but are generally being used in different ways: building design At the moment, questions tagged "Building" are all about ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Moderator Pro-Tem Announcement [closed]

Throughout the beta, we need members from the site whose focus is to engage the community, both in community-building issues and site management. That's why we select a few members from each community ...
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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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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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Promote the site on LEGO related sites

I'm not sure who takes responsibility for promoting Stack Exchange, but it would help a lot if they could organise shout-outs on well known LEGO fansites. A well worded e-mail sent to the site's ...
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Combine Mindstorms and NXT/RCX tags

What should we do? - Keep: [tag:nxt] and [tag:rcx]; Unusable/'Reserved': [tag:mindstorms] OR - Keep: [tag:mindstorms]; Tag synonyms: [tag:...
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Building vs. technique - How or which to choose?

Right now we have building, which says If your question is about building techniques, this is the tag for you. But we also have technique, which says Tricks and methods used to build models. So ...
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Is it generally acceptable to answer a question that has an accepted answer?

Some questions continue to percolate even though they have an accepted answer. Is it generally O.K. to enter an on topic response afterwards?
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Finding ways around paying the full price

Many questions are around this subjects: "How can I get pay less for Lego", "How can I get around custom fees", and so on. Lego and distributors are in business and we have our Lego bricks because of ...
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Are questions on the sociology of Lego fan culture on topic?

This is in reference to What is the basis of purism in LEGO building?, recently closed by Dori. I can see how this question might seem subjective, debatable, or even frivolous if one hasn't been a ...
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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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Are LEGO Robotics Clubs/Competitions on-topic?

I'm wondering if questions about LEGO Robotics clubs/organizations such as First LEGO League and associated teams/competitions are on-topic. Questions could conceivably include topics such as teaching/...
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Site may not be described as "LEGO Answers" - call for alternative titles [duplicate]

UPDATE: After a further review in March 2017, TLG have confirmed that they would like us to change the site name. This post is kept for reference. I've got this comment from Jan Beyer, Community ...
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How will we handle Building/Technique questions?

I have posted a technique question, but i see there is some uncertainty as to how we respond to them. What will our policy be concerning these potentially open ended questions? I know of another SE ...
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FYI - informed LEGO of the existence of bricks.se

I've just sent the following message to Jan Beyer, LEGO community manager, to inform him of the existence of bricks.se, now that it's moved to public beta. My reasoning if twofold: one, make some ...
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Lego mindstorm proposal going nowhere [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is Lego Mindstorms on-topic? With "Is lego mindstorm on topic" in mind, I see, in area51, a lego mindstorm proposal that is stuck in its raising commitment phase. I would ...