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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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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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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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Is question share popup on question upvote by design?

On each question upvote (but not answer) I'm getting a link share window popped up. Is it by design?
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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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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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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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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: &amp;#174;
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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Code to insert parts

On lugnet, it's possible ot insert specific parts in posts with the help of a specific code. It's very handy, while here it's quite a challenge to insert a part image, and with its full name, id and ...
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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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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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"Close as Off topic" statement is incorrect

The current "Close as off-topic" description reads: Questions on LEGO® - Stack Exchange are expected to generally relate to LEGOs, within the scope defined in the faq. As per the official LEGO ...
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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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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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How should we describe the size of a piece?

In order to help with descriptions of pieces especially, should we define a standard for descriptive nomenclature? eg Length x Width x Height of the basic shape followed by additional identifiers ...
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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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Trivia or Fun tag?

Should trivia be made a tag synonym of fun?
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Should we have a LEGO tag?

I see lego is no longer allowed. Since this site seems to be not exclusively about LEGO, is this a good idea?
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Problem with "r" mark encoding

This was seen on creating a new brick.se account, although this may be present in other areas of the site. FF7, Windows 7, 32-Bit. ~21:00GMT.
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Do LEGO video game questions belong here or on Gaming?

There's a handful of questions about LEGO video games on Gaming SE right now. If I have a question about a video game, do I continue asking there since video games are quite different from the ...
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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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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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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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