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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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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 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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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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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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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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Nomenclature of [Purchasing] tag

What is a good tag for purchasing/acquiring/procuring pieces? I have thrown out procurement since it is not likely to be the most intuitive, but none of the other two above seem to be as accurate or ...
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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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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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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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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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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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AFOLCON / BRICK 2014

You may or may not be aware that I am currently attending the Brick 2014 convention in ExCeL, London. I am going with the intention of promoting our Stack Exchange site to the LEGO community. I also ...
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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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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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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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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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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'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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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'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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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 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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How to close questions that are not useful to others

In particular, this is in regard to Infrared sensor behavior. The problem was user error. It's not likely that this question would be of use to anyone else and may in fact come up in searches where ...
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Should we merge "Part Identification" with "Identification"?

In the interests of feeding my taxonomy OCD, I was looking at the current part-identification tag, and felt its use was a little haphazard: We have about 17 items tagged "Part Identification", ...
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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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(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 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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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, ...
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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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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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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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What are good reference sites and tools for Lego enthusiasts?

What web sites, resources, and tools do enthusiasts use? It would be helpful to have a list of these available to reference in the future.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...