Should we implement this system for identification questions?
If a 'how-to-ask' tip is provided for identifcation questions, what tips should be provided?
The second and third in the example picture seem to be good, pictures (or maybe even drawings, sketches) would be quite appreciated. I don't think the first one would help a lot, it is very ...
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 free to suggest edits for other suitable questions for more rep ;)
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-identification or set-identification as is the case per question.
I'm sure there will be a few identification questions that neither fall under 'pieces' or '...
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 tag alone, I have re-tagged with other more appropriate tags and removed all references to this tag on every other question.
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 we should get rid of that tag.
I asked the question and I had difficulty trying to find a suitable tag. I guess now that 3rd-party would have been a reasonable choice.
Why did I ask on your SE?
Because the drop-down list (top right corner of main screen) says quote:
Text version: Bricks - For LEGO® and building block enthusiasts
If the phrase had been, "For LEGO® building block ...
No. Fishertechic clearly isn't a Clone Brand, and has limited if any connectivity with LEGO elements.
With regards to non-LEGO, non-Clone things, they aren't really on-topic for the site - from our tour page:
Bricks is a question and answer site for LEGO and building block enthusiasts. […] we're working together to build a library of detailed answers to ...
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 (valid) and "interesting-tags" should be merged either into that or together, they are different things - we seem to be using the tags and tagging to discuss use of ...
Personally I think set-identification would be better than "bag identification" - it would cover both "what set do these random pieces come from" and "what set did this unopened bag" come from - the skills required for both of those are the same.
Looking at the questions we currently have tagged vintage it does seem to imply "early 80s" at the latest - however as with cars and furniture, this is likely to be a moving target: would you consider the pre-realistic skin tone licensed sets as "Vintage LEGO Star Wars" for example, or just "Classic"?
Thanks for bringing these to attention, I've made changes to the most obvious ones:
The adult-lego tag is now a synonym of afol.
The tag abs has been removed.
The brands tag has been removed and replaced with clone-brands where applicable.
Remember tags will be automatically culled and removed from the system if they are not used by at least 1 other ...
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 picture and/or illustrations
Include details about when and where they were found
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] tag is a better fit, so I have remapped the tag to the new one.
Three of these questions use the word 'disassemble' in some form in their title and the tag wiki ...
It's a good question - in general "set identification" is more useful when there's clearly only one set a collection of parts would come from (i.e. a picture of a sealed bag, or half built models) - if you only have one element, unless it's very custom, it's likely to have been in more than one set in which case we can't say which set it's from definitively.
Generally tags are only added when there is a demand for them. If someone asks a question about LEGO Masters and they have the privilege to do create a new tag at 150 reputation, they may do so. If they do not have the required rep, they can make a comment, or flag their post to have a tag added.
Please note that new tags will be automatically culled and ...
To second Alex's timeframe, the urban dictionary definition for vintage states:
An item of age, usually from around the 1920's to [approximately] 20 years ago. The items could be anything from furniture, children's toys, to clothing and household bits and pieces.
So that'd be anything before 2000 at this point. I wish Zhaph's answer was closer to the ...
For me personally, vintage seem to be pre-1995 too (as this is where I got into Dark Age). This was 25 years ago, which is quite some time ago.
However I could think of a good point of time in LEGO history which could be considered a turning point here - change of Light/Dark Gray [BL] to Light/Dark Bluish Gray [BL] (and few other colors). It wasn't just a ...
This definition I found explaining the difference seems quite helpful.
What Is Glue?
Glue is a substance that allows two surfaces to be bonded together.
The term is commonly used interchangeably with “adhesive”. Glues are
often marketed for specific applications—wood glue, thread lock,
etc.—rather than being marketed based on their chemical ...
Yes, the tag belongs on this site as well. There are a number of 3rd-party firmware replacements for the Mindstorms hubs, so it makes sense for us to be able to tag questions with the language being used in the programme, especially if it's relevant to the question.
As with many programmable systems, there's going to be some cross-over between sites, however ...
I guess the question is how related are they really? And what benefit do we get by grouping them as such.
A question about the font used in the LEGO logo is really about branding, or design, rather than the logo specifically, while a question about building a logo doesn't really benefit from being grouped with questions about finding stickers for a ...
I think we should rather change our definition of identification and move questions to the proper spot. Perhaps even remove straight-up identification and instead do part-identification and set-identification, both of which exist.