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Why was my last edit rejected?

So yesterday I thought lets be helpful and edit this post so it's easier to read, while i'm in the edit, I might as well embed the OPs image so it's all in the post. I just at looked at my suggested ...
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Indexing Tag, Do we need one?

Bit surprised by this but we don't seem to have a tag for Indexing ? Possibly one of the most used words on here. I don't have the privilege to create tags so a question feels appropriate.
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Image links open in new window or iframe if possible

Is it possible to make image links open in a new window or possible iframe? Annoyingly they open in the same window and if you forget and close you take yourself out of bicyles.stackexchange. i ...
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How many downvotes in a row does it take for count as “serial downvoting”?

Shortly after criticizing an answer for lacking sources or any detail, I noticed that three of my old posts were downvoted within the span of a few minutes. I suspect retaliatory downvoting ...
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Reviewing short posts from new users?

Trying to be encouraging of new users, how should we handle it when a new contributor has a short but sincere answer flagged as low quality, in reviewing the post? I left a comment to encourage more ...
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Can we have close reason for serial number id-this-bike questions?

We get a lot of id-this-bike questions of varying quality, those without pictures need to be improved. Sometimes they get voted to close because there isn't enough information in the question for an i....
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Canned Moderation Responses

I have a doc that I keep with some "canned" moderation responses. I add them as comments when going through the mod queue. Since a large portion of the community participates in moderation activities, ...
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How does one flag a user for potential abuse/moderation

This person is on a tear right now: https://bicycles.stackexchange.com/users/44484/embalm-you Pretty classic shitposting, IMO. But there's nothing in the UI of their profile for me to flag them. Am I ...
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Questions with an answer being edited and clogging up timeline?

I guess this is a good as place as any to ask this, Lately I keep seeing very old questions appearing on my timeline and the only reason I can see why they appear is either the question has been ...
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Tag merge? [accident] and [crash]

I was trying to write up tag info for these two tags, and its hard to separate them. I've had a go but its not very good. https://bicycles.stackexchange.com/tags/accidents/info and https://bicycles....
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Can I ask a question about bicycle culture in the Southwest?

I am an avid bicyclist who is new to the Texas/Southwestern United States area. I am wondering if its okay to ask questions about bicycle culture in this forum? I have tried to do so in the travel ...
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Should there be answers to questions in the comments?

People often use the comments section to answer questions. Should we encourage people to use the Answer space for answers and the Comments space only to ask for more information or to clarify a ...
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Why did I get “User does not have permission to comment on this post”?

I tried to post a comment on this answer and received the rather impersonal sounding reaction “User does not have permission to comment on this post”. I normally have no trouble posting comments and ...
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How do I ask a good “ID My Bike” question?

When asking an "ID My Bike" question what information about the bike should I include? Would a good "ID My Bike" question need all of the following or are there a few key things that would offer the ...
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Closure reason, duplicate vs others

On this recently closed question, What kind of bike do I own my vote appears to be recorded as closure for being a duplicate. I thought I had intended to vote as ‘unclear what you are asking’ but it ...
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Can this question about how to construct/affix a bike light be reopened?

I got this question closed and I'm really just looking for instructions on how to construct a bike light that has specific requirements and that is not available on the market. This is, as far as I ...
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Effect of several downvotes on an answer

When an answer receives net 3 downvotes it gets kind of greyed out but I can still click it and interact with it. Is this just a helpful visual prompt that the answer is minus scoring? Are there ...
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Do we need an option to vote to close as 'unethical'?

We have two questions today, that have me questioning whether we as a community should even be attempting to answer them. One is a user attempting to resolve a problem with a fixie with no brakes - ...
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Is the “new” theme being shown on questions going to “take”?

There is a new "theme" that is being tested on questions this morning (Sunday March 31, 2019). Is this theme going to become permanent? (I hope not, because it's really ugly!)
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Community Promotion Ads — 2019

2019 is here! And with the new year, as usual, comes a new iteration of Community Promotion Ads! Let’s refresh these for the coming year :) What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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Can I share a link to my bike question on other StackExchange site?

I am a cross country cycling enthusiast and I ran into some legal issues which I am having a hard time getting over. I asked a question on "law" site of stackexchange and it seems like I am ...
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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 [duplicate]

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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