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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Site design updates are live!

Most of the changes won’t be visible (except for tweaks to the header that were made to condense the space to get the question list higher); these tweaks go along with recent updates that were made to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...