Ambo100
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Should we implement 'how-to-ask' tips for certain tags? (Updated May 2021)
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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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Bricks SE - Year in Review 2017
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Event Timeline 'Becoming a recognized LEGO User Group' - 11th January In January, jncraton successfully applied for Bricks SE to become a recognized LEGO User Group. Since early February jncraton ...

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A clarification request regarding rejected edit suggestion
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I am very sorry for the inconvenience, this was my mistake. I misunderstood the intention of the edit. I would have approved the removal of the 'Best, X' part but it appeared as though someone had ...

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AFOLCON / BRICK 2014 - Sponsorship Proposal
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Ambo100 I have supported LEGO Stack Exchange since its infancy at Area 51. As a pro-tem moderator of the site for over two and a half years, I have become very familiar with how Stack Exchange works ...

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Fishy views on a user's questions
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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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Do we really need a [brick] tag?
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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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Problems with set identification questions
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I'm not a big fan of these questions for the reasons you've highlighted. Usually I will re-word the title to be more descriptive and adjust the tags used on the question to match the accepted answer....

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Will many piece identification questions end up diluting or hurting the site?
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A good question encourages research effort, asking a question on SE should be used when every other method has been exhausted: Looking through instructions, online databases, checking brick number and ...

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Is uploading the image of an instruction sheet a copyright violation to be avoided?
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I am no expert in copyright law and this can tend to be a fairly complicated subject with terms that varies between countries, so I will do my best to give my interpretation. For photographs of ...

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Should there be a Lego Masters tag?
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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 ...

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Do we accept screen caps that include ads?
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I do not think it is a problem if ads are included as part of a screenshot of a website and they do not take up a significant portion of the image. In this particular case the advert (and even the ...

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Winter Bash 2018 Preparations
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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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Is it time to phase out the identification tag?
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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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Should we implement 'how-to-ask' tips for certain tags? (Updated May 2021)
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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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Ideas for how to make ourselves known at events
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The Great Western LEGO Show Museum of the Great Western Railway, Swindon, England, UK. 6th-7th October 2012. I live about 3 hours away and would like to attend the exhibition but I have no ...

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Rename [manipulation] to [disassembly] (or similar)
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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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Bricks SE - Year in Review 2017
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2017 Statistics Most Viewed Quesitons Question Views ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- -...

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New recognition status with TLG
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I'm very pleased with the tier we have been assigned. I think it's a fair assessment of the current state of the site. Bricks Stack Exchange is in an unusual fit as it is neither primarily ...

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LEGO Fan Media Days 2017 - Trip Report
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2nd June 2017: LEGOLAND Billund On the final day we had a chance to relax and explore the beautiful LEGOLAND park in Billund. We had a short tour of Miniland and had the chance to see two of the ...

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LEGO Fan Media Days 2017 - Trip Report
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1st June 2017: LEGO Idea House The LEGO Idea house is less than a minute walk away from the LEGO House and adjacent to Ole Kirk's House (the original home of Ole Kirk Christiansen, founder of The ...

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LEGO Fan Media Days 2017 - Trip Report
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31st May 2017: LEGO House Tour In the heart of Billund lies LEGO House, a place for LEGO Fans and families to experience the playfulness of LEGO. The LEGO House is due to open on the 28th September ...

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Site name change request from TLG
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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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Best question to promote to LAN?
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Considering I wasn't sure what question best represents I've gathered a few questions based on certain criteria. Best Viral Question How much usage can a LEGO piece take before it loses its 'clutch ...

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Time to kill some tags!
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Tags not associated with any question are automatically destroyed at 03:00 UTC every day. A: "How can we get rid of misspelled and unused (or “zombie”) tags?" I believe most of the unused tags in ...

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moving towards fewer tags
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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 ...

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Winter Bash 2015
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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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AFOLCON / BRICK 2014
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AFOLCON 2014 (Wednesday 26th November) The Adult Fan Of Lego Convention took place the day before BRICK 2014 was due to open to the public. The convention had guest speakers from every aspect of LEGO,...

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Winter Bash 2013
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Last years Winter Bash was successful and I'd like to see it return this winter.

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How can I be moderator?
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Users gain certain privileges with an increase in reputation. At your current reputation, you have the ability to flag posts, flagged posts are handled by users with access to moderation tools, ♦ ...

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Should video embedding be enabled?
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70 days into beta we have 19 answers and 6 questions that include at least one link to Youtube. The most popular tags associated with these posts tend to be mindstorms, building and power-functions.* ...

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