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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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Can I suggest a more LEGO-y skin?

I thinks skins are a really important feature of stackexchange. Every site has it's own identity, given by the styling it uses. The current skin we use here is lovely, I really like the sketchyness, ...
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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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Problem with the (R) encoding on the Privileges page

On the privileges page, the reg glyph isn't appearing correctly, it's double escaped or similar: ®
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Incorrect "lego" in site welcome message

The site welcome message you get when not logged in says: Welcome to Q&A for lego and building block enthusiasts It should say Welcome to Q&A for LEGO® building blocks enthusiasts
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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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Could we change the name on the @StackBrix Twitter account profile?

Currently the full name of our twitter account is: Brix Stack Exchange Whilst saving two characters in the account name is possibly valuable understandable when someone else already has the ...
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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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Pluralize [tag:minifigure]

I think, and on SO it's a common though, that a tag should be in plural form if it can and that doesn't change sense. So let's pluralize minifigure by analogy with video-games.
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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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Update Page Titles and Mobile Site to reflect the Site Name

In light of the update from Robert about The LEGO Group not having an issue with the site being called "LEGO Answers", we should update the following items to reflect this: The home page <title>...
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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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Quick link to BrickSet or similar set database

Don't we want or can implement quick links to any set database, e.g. BrickSet.com, to make linking set ids more handy? P.S. I've just published a small Firefox search plugin for the same purpose.
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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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Rename tag minifigures -> minifigs

While minifigures may be the 'correct' term, I've never come across anyone who uses that term, instead, everyone uses minifigs, and as such the tag should be renamed. Thoughts?
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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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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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Image background color

I tried to change the background of the animated gif on this post to black, as the yellow part, which is the most important of the design, isn't very visible on white. However, even when using an ...
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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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Providing a link to a question and the system recognizing your user?

I am thinking about providing a link to a question, but I have one question before doing so. How can you provide the link with it recognizing your user? I know that in area 51 you can create your own ...
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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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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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Death to the "trivia" tag

I've removed the trivia tag. In my view it veered on the wrong side of meta-tagging to start with. I also always read it as a descriptor meaning something like "this is the kind of question that might ...
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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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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 ...
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Tag descriptions

I just approved a bunch of tag descriptions I'm not exactly heppy with, as they all begin with "Questions about...". I'm slightly too lazy to rephrase them myself, but I thought it's better to get ...
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Will all open ended questions be closed? I certainly hope not

I recently posted this question about how to build a good bridge out basic bricks ( Bridge from just basic bricks? ), which got closed as being too open-ended, apparently. I found this to be, of ...
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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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Trivia or Fun tag?

Should trivia be made a tag synonym of fun?
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What-brick-is-this type of question

We already have one of the what-brick-is-it kind of question and I suspect, from other LEGO communities, that we are going to get many, many more. The problem I see is that the title is useless. What ...
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Please, answer like an expert! Upvotes *and* downvotes are critical during this time [closed]

I'm already seeing a flood of low-quality and outright wrong answers to my questions get posted within seconds, and worse they are getting voted up. It's worse than the rep rush I'm used to from ...
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Is Lego Mindstorms on-topic?

Lego Mindstorms allows one to write embedded-programing to design robots using Legos. How much of this technology is on-topic?
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Are questions about non-LEGO brick toys on-topic?

Are questions related to megabloks and similar products on-topic? I ask because the site is bricks.stackexchange.com, but the logo is LEGO ®

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