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2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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Why do we keep closing bike identification questions as duplicate of “Why shouldn't I care what model/make/year my bicycle is?”

We do get a lot of bike identification questions, usually of the very specific format of "identify my BMX by serial number". Over the last year or so it has become a tradition to close them as ...
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2018 Community Moderator Election Results

Bicycles's third moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied and the new moderator is: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly—please thank them for volunteering,...
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Bicycles updated site theme is ready for testing!

As part of implementing the new unified themes across the network, we're gradually rolling out updated site themes for each site. As of today, we have enabled your updated site theme for testing. If ...
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2018 Moderator Election - We need more candidates!

The nomination phase of the moderator elections was scheduled to end today. However, in order for the election to proceed, it is necessary to have at least one more candidate running than there are ...
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Closing - “my brand new bike has a fault” warranty questions

We occasionally get questions where someone has a brand new bike and there's something wrong with it. Example Hydraulic disc brakes The fault is often something trivial like poor shifting or brakes ...
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How do nominations work?

Can a person only nominate themselves? Can community members nominate other community members?
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2018 Community Moderator Election

The 2018 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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2018 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected from an earlier thread have been compiled into this one, which shall now serve as ...
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Learning to ride tag?

Is there a tag for learning to ride a bicycle? There is children, but not all children are learners and not all learners are children. There is training, but that doesn't really fit either.
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2018 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

Bicycles Stack Exchange is scheduled for an election next week, November 12th. In connection with that, we will be holding a Q&A with the candidates. This will be an opportunity for members of ...
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Spammer blacklist request

Recently, we've had several spams linking to gearbikesreview dot com: 1, 2, 3 and possibly 4 (the last three of these have been deleted and I don't have enough rep to see them). Could this site ...
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Text sticks out of block quote

Reading this answer, I noticed some text sticking out of the edge of the blockquote
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Migrating answers from (new) users which should be questions

It seems quite frequent that a new user will ask their question as an answer to an existing question. Presumably they find that existing one via google and ask in the answer box without really ...
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Roll back an edit mistake

I made an edit to an old question, Bottom bracket bearing Issues, which had been bumped by someone posting a new answer. I changed the OP words "non lockring side" to "non drive side"; I meant to ...
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Deleting the Accident tag

In a current question, How do I stop people blaming me for a crash? the OP described their collision as an accident and described themselves not at fault. Given that an edit was made and remains, to ...
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Change the confusing and unintelligible site icon

This site (the main site, not the meta; ok, also the meta) has a weird/silly logo icon: And it looks even less intelligible as a favicon. I always forget what the tabs with this icon mean. In this ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2018

It's almost February in 2018, which isn't supposed to be the proper time to cycle these, but for this year it'll be once again, so we'll be refreshing the Community Promotion Ads for this year now! ...
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Graph of questions increasing after New Years?

Recently I came across a question starting with "I want to cycle to work as a New Years resolution", which got me thinking - how much does question activity rise in January because of New Years ...
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I asked what happens if you neglect your chain. My question was closed. How can we make it comply with the subjective-question guidelines?

I posted a question: "If you buy and install a brand-new chain, but never clean or lubricate it, what will happen?" It was closed as "primarily opinion-based". For now, unfortunately, nobody can ...
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Who should get the votes for a question/answer that has been significantly edited?

I asked a question that got four upvotes. But one person had various complaints about it. I thought it was fine but invited her (him?) to improve it. The result was in my opinion of no use to ...
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Why is there a bounty on a question I already answered?

Can you identify this bike/frame? Why is there a bounty? I already found the frame in question. I am confused
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Expand the list available for “Close --> Off topic --> belongs on another site on SE” [duplicate]

With respect to this motorbike question its clearly off-topic here and would be suitable on mechanics When we vote to close a question as off topic for Bicycles, there is an option to nominate a ...
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Do we need new moderators or a new moderator election (most of our mods seem to be not active)

Note: this question is based on a false premise (that the moderators are not active), however it is being kept up in case other b.se members also wonder the same I looked at our current moderator ...
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Do we need a Clydesdale/Athena tag

In cycling, we use the terms Clydesdale or Athena to identify riders who are a few sigmas above the mean in terms of weight. I’m surprised we don’t have these tags. There is a tag “heavy” but many ...
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Delete tag “ratchet”

I've noticed a new tag of "ratchet" which was on one question only: Trigger shifters partly malfunctioning Editing the tags on that question to remove the tag has not deleted it from SE. I figured ...
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Mark duplicate and answer

In this question a user both marked as duplicate and answered. The reasoning was users will not need to navigate to the duplicate. My opinion is the target duplicate should be the master. People ...
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Can I ask a question with significant regional component?

I am wondering if I can ask a city specific question about bikes, and where they end up? ETC, why it's hard to recycle? This is just an example. Let me know
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Accepted answer is low scoring - Would SE benefit from a “contentious” flag?

With respect to Is it safe to cut off from the inside of my helmet? This question is a good example of SE working suboptimally. The accepted answer presently has a score of 0 with 3 up and 3 ...
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Which SE for Motorcycle Questions?

I have a motorcycle question, but I'm suprised to find that there is no motorcycle stack exchange, not even in Area 51! According to this answer, motorcycles are off-topic on the bicycles stack ...
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Overly long or complex answers

This has bugged me for a while, but this question demonstrates the problem nicely. Priorities for Limited Funds The question is okay but I observe that the three answers are all 20+ lines long, and ...
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Considering attempting a canonical question on kickstands

We have a [kickstand] tag with a reasonable amount of use. Depsite an old, generic question Which kickstand to choose? we don't really have anything to point other questions at (e.g. How to select ...
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Does B'Twin advertise us as a source for any questions?

Man, there are a lot of questions that involve B'Twin bikes, especially as someone's first question on this site...
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Added a “Japan” tag

I added a tag for bicycling in Japan: https://bicycles.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/japan This follows the same for the UK: https://bicycles.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/uk I'm not sure ...
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A milestone reached: 10000 questions

As the Questions page shows, the site now has over 10000 questions! The graph of questions per month shows that the rate at which questions are asked is also growing, with obvious seasonal ...
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Are tags hierarchical?

For some tags, a hierarchy would be good. For example, "hydraulic-disc-brake" should be a subset of "disc-brake" which should be a subset of "brake" Otherwise, we have to use all three tags and that'...
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Where to send people for product recommendations?

B.SE isn't the place to ask for product recommendations (I've seen said several times), but people need to ask about specific bike products because the universe of products is so large. Finding one's ...
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Easy way to put comment for product rec questions

When you vote to close something as a duplicate, Bicycles.SE automatically puts a comment saying that its a possible duplicate. Is there a quick way of getting a comment on voting to close for ...
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Questions to identify a model/brand/year add little value

I fail to see the value of questions that ask to identify a specific bike, often based on a single photo and little textual information. I'd like to suggest to make these off-topic. Even if a bike ...
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Delete tag “mechanical”

The mechanical tag is pretty useless -- nearly the entire bike falls under this category, so using this tag doesn't really help anyone. There are a few electrical issues (which may go up as electronic ...
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Tag synonym: cycle-computer --> bike-computer

We have 55 questions tagged bike-computer and another 13 tagged cycle-computer. These should be synonymized. (And, on meta, we have both "tagging" and "tags", which should probably also be ...
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How to deal with ESOL questions/answers?

How to deal with an answer that is presented like someone's used a foreign-to-english dictionary on each word, but the whole content is obscured? For example this answer User seems to be making an ...
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Should we edit to remove ad hominems or downvote

There was an answer that had an ad hominem against one of our users. It was flagged as a first answer so I reviewed it. I was sure whether to downvote it or to edit it to remove the ad hominem -- ...
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Surprised we didn't have a BSO tag

I'm very surprised we didn't have a BSO tag, so I created it. Someone with mod powers might want to create a tag synonym for "bicycle shaped object" and link to BSO.
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Community Promotion Ads - 2017

It is a bit late into this new year, being that we're already in the second month, but we are now cycling the Community Promotion Ads for 2017! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion ...
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Are we too hasty to protect questions?

Just now, the following two questions have been protected: What is the difference between cheap and less cheap road bikes? How do I measure the size of my bicycle frame? The immediate context is ...
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Is there a difference between cog and sprocket?

We have two tags: cog and sprocket neither are described. As far as I know, cog and sprocket are the same thing, but there may be a technical distinction that I'm not aware of. Should I make this a ...
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How do I create a tag synonym?

I'm trying to create a tag synonym: disc -> disc brake but unclear how to do so. I should have the stats to suggest synonyms but don't know how to do so. Help?! Update: also trying to collapse "...
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Should I add my own answer?

I was wondering about adding my own answer to: How to fix a seized V-Brake arm? Chris H's answer pretty much nailed it, but some of the comments were helpful as well and I thought it might be useful ...
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What is it about this question that it's getting upvotes and positive comments?

The answer does not include anything about comfort, which is the root of the question. The answer and the comments just pile on against a person who would use the product. What is wrong with this ...

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