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2014 Community Moderator Election Results

Bicycles' second moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the new moderator is: He'll be joining the existing crew shortly — please thank him for volunteering, and ...
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Moderation Strike Update

I had previously shared a post regarding the Stack Exchange Moderation Strike. I wanted this community to know that while the strike hasn't officially been called off, it appears to be winding down. ...
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2011 Community Moderator Election

The 2011 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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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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Bicycles Moderator Cards

We recently printed some business cards for our Stack Exchange employees and they turned out great. It got us thinking: our sites' moderators have been working hard to keep our sites high quality for ...
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YouTube video embedding is now enabled

It is now possible to embed YouTube content in posts here. Embedding Video Upload the content you want to embed to YouTube. When composing your post, paste the URL to the uploaded video in the body, ...
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Consider removing the Ceramic tag

I believe that the Ceramic tag is not useful. It currently has no usage guidance. It overlaps substantively with other tags. Edit: should we remove the ceramic tag? It is rarely used, which may ...
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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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2023: a year in moderation

It’s that time of the year again! As we wave goodbye to last year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here might be ...
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2021: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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2020: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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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, in ...
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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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Which bicycle headlights should I review?

After the very successful bike tail light review I conducted last winter, I decided that it's time to look at front lights. This winter, I'll be contacting light manufacturers about getting review ...
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Press Release for letting people know we have gone live

I would like to invite cycling advocacy groups such as the UK's venerable CTC to join us on bicycles.se. To do so would be a lot easier if we had a standard article in press release format that we ...
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Community Promotion Ads — 2020

2020 has come! But… oops, where did the time go? It’s already March! Belated as it is, it’s time for a refresh of Community Promotion Ads! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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2019: 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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Lower threshold for community promotion ads?

Meta has been quiet lately and the Community Promotion Ads seem to have been forgotten. Should we consider lowering the threshold for what gets displayed to four or five votes? And is that even ...
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Moderator Pro Tem Announcement

Early in this beta, we need members from the site whose focus is to engage the community, both in community-building issues and site management. That's why we select a few members from each community ...
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2022: a year in moderation

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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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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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2014 Community Moderator Election

The 2014 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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A Cannondale Mountainbike for Giveaway: The Rules (Perhaps)

We've got another bike for giveaway. Here's what I'm thinking about the details + rules. Please respond with what you like and what you don't and we'll iron out the details. I'd like to get this ...
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Information on the moderator candidates

Yi Jiang has put together a nice site that use the Stack Overflow API to display information on the moderator candidates. Click here to see all the information. The information presented is: The ...
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NY/NJ/CT people - Summer Streets ride in NYC, Sat 20 Aug - Who's coming?

Summer Streets is a huge event where New York City closes down Park Avenue from East 72nd street (by Central Park) all the way down to the Brooklyn Bridge. I know we've got some people in the NYC area....
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The Health proposal is in commitment phase

Since I saw a few questions closed for being too health-oriented, I thought some might be interested in the Health proposal, which is now in commitment phase.
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Does someone want to write a blog on Lance Armstrong?

I think the Lance Armstrong controversy would make a good topic for the blog. Does someone want to write a post on it?
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What is the best way to incorporate troubleshooting steps in an answer?

In the question "Chain slipping off derailleur jockey (need suggestions ASAP)" the initial question put @DanielRHicks and I off in the wrong direction, because of an assumption made from the phrasing ...
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Tell me about what lights you use!

I'm going to be doing some blog posts reviewing bicycle taillights. Based on recommendations I've read in posts on this site, and the highly-rated and best-selling lights at various online retailers, ...
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How to identify to provide accurate information to other cyclists

Does anyone know a site I can send pictures of bicyles to help me identify them? They are all 2017 to 2021 except a blue Battaglin frame. The ones I have in the US are a 2017 Willier, Dacordi Carbon ...
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Why are there so many questions without an accepted answer?

Currently, less than half of the questions on the "Newest Questions" page have an accepted answer, although most of them actually do have answers. This question for example didn't get any activity in ...
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Disambiguate [theft] and [security]

The tag guidance for security specifically cites theft-prevention. Should theft be used only when a bicycle has actually been stolen? Or some other case? If so, we should add tag guidance (currently ...
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National Bike Month (US)!

(content stolen from our blog post). In the US, May is National Bike Month, and next week (May 14-18) is National Bike to Work Week. This is an awesome opportunity to challenge yourself to commute by ...
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A wiki of internet resources

I think it could be useful and attractive to have a CW list of bike-related internet URLs: excluding LBSs and locale-specific cycling groups; but including manufacturers (whether or not they sell via ...
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