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Site name change request from TLG

I'm actually going to throw out another (admittedly boring) option just in case it's decided that it is best not to use Brick Overflow. How about just: Bricks Many other SE sites have very simple ...
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Fishy views on a user's questions

Since I have access to the logs, I spent a few minutes digging through this. Not a full-on investigation, just enough to see if there's fire behind this smoke... Observations: Yes, someone's been ...
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Site name change request from TLG

It's a bummer The LEGO Group won't make an exception, but I understand why. When it comes to trademarks and such, there's good reason to avoid confusion between official and unofficial sites. The ...
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Should we implement 'how-to-ask' tips for certain tags? (Updated May 2021)

In regards to the identification tag being replaced with various other more specific tags I would like to suggest the following changes: part-identification Part identification questions get better ...
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Becoming a recognized LEGO User Group

We are now Recognized LEGO Fan Media (RLFM)! I am happy to announce that we’ve reviewed and approved your application. Please read through the attached documents carefully and make sure you ...
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Criteria for losing "beta" status

The easiest place to track our progress (and where that screenshot came from) is on the original "Area 51" proposal: LEGO - Area 51 As of today (11 September 2018), we're showing: The key metric ...
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Becoming a recognized LEGO User Group

fabulous plan! This is an excellent idea. New users are often confused about our association with The LEGO Group. Having official answers would provide a lot of insight into a variety of questions. ...
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Should we implement 'how-to-ask' tips for certain tags? (Updated May 2021)

Should we implement this system for identification questions? Oh, yes! If a 'how-to-ask' tip is provided for identifcation questions, what tips should be provided? The second and third in the ...
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Do we really need a [brick] tag?

This tag does not seem to add anything to the questions, many of these questions use part-identification or piece-information which describe the questions well enough. Only two questions used this ...
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Do we really need a [brick] tag?

I know I am a new user here and even made that wiki excerpt myself but when I think about brick tag, it seems useless to me. It's like having a movie tag in Movies & TV stack exchange. I will say ...
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Can we create a 'FLL' tag?

I've added fll to your question (although I fear that is "too localised") and a rough wiki entry based on their about page. I've also created a synonym first-lego-league which will point to it. Feel ...
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Fishy views on a user's questions

One of my concerns about this competition was how high level users or moderators had a huge advantage over regular users as they could easily get certain hats without much scrutiny. Such as the hats ...
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How many TAG tags we need in meta?

We could probably merge tags and tagging here, which would simplify things, even though you could argue there are some minor differences (nouns versus verbs, etc.). I disagree that tag-synonyms (...
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Did we mean to have motor and motors tags?

Looks like we created a synonym for Motors to motor a few years ago, but we'd not completed the merge. I've done that now.
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Winter Bash 2018 Preparations

I think it would be great to have another competition on similar terms to last year, perhaps this time we could award prizes to more people considering the amount LEGO are willing to sponsor.
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Should we implement 'how-to-ask' tips for certain tags? (Updated May 2021)

How does this sound? Identification questions get better answers if they... Provide detailed descriptions of the physical appearance of the part (color, theme, connections, etc...) Have ...
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Becoming a recognized LEGO User Group

Here are some of the Recognized LUG requirements I was told by LEGO Employees at BrickFair VA 2016, which may pose an issue: Must have a website, not social media, with contact ability. Must ...
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Is it time to phase out the identification tag?

This is a good call. There are currently 163 questions tagged as identification questions. I will be going through the list to ensure any identification tagged questions are either tagged as piece-...
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Site name change request from TLG

I think it's very important that our site has an identity and that we respect TLG's wishes. I like the name Brick Overflow for several reasons. It had a lot of support and was the most popular name ...
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Rename [manipulation] to [disassembly] (or similar)

Good call. It seems like this is one of the relics of the early stages of the site. I've gone through all the questions (17) that use the [manipulation] and it seems to be that the [disassembly] ...
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Can we change the icon of the Brick community

Our icon is already slightly customised compared to most of the other "non-graduated" Stack Exchange sites. As we haven't fully graduated, we're using the standard "speech bubble" icon, however ...
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All of our http inline images are broken

This is a known issue in the transition to HTTPS. This post has more information: Help us fix broken images! That post also includes a tool to identify and fix the broken images. I've fixed a few ...
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Winter Bash 2015

Having had support from the community to run the last three Winter Bash Events on LEGO Answers, I'm sure we won't have any objections this year.
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Winter Bash 2018 Preparations

I’m all for it as well. Let’s get more prizes, different categories, giving multiple people a chance of winning. We could do most hats, prizes for a special hat, even a LEGO hat-building competition (...
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Should we have a rendering tag?

Its a topic that comes up also in lots of other lego-related boards so I'd say yes
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Should nomeclature and terminology tags be synonimized?

Sounds like a reasonable suggestion, nomenclature is a harder word to spell and type ;-) I've setup synonyms for both nomeclature and nomenclature which should help going forward
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Site name change request from TLG

I have upvoted "Bricks" as it seems to be the cleanest, simplest name for this site, and lines up with the established bricks.stackexchange.com URL. If people want alternatives, how about Brick ...
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