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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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At what point will Bicycles.se grow out of the beta stage?

Must we have 15 questions per day and over 1,500 visits per day before we move away from the beta stage like Area 51 suggests, would that guarantee anything?
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On topic: Cycling software/apps

I'm after a group consensus answer to "are cycling software/applications on topic for bicycles.se? " Thoughts for being on-topic Cycling apps are absolutely totally cycling related. Applications are ...
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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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Are link URLs to link-text edits beneficial?

I've been reviewing a number of edits which consist only of changing plain link URLs to URLs hidden with descriptive text. For a fictional example:- You can read more about this here: http://www....
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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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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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Should I flag questions that presumably have close votes?

There's a question which should be closed as opinion based. Because I don't have enough reputation to cast close votes myself on Bicycles yet, the only way to deal with it is by flagging, but I've got ...
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Flyers for people to use

I'll be at the Steampunk World's Fair in Somerset, NJ this weekend, an excellent opportunity to pass out flyers for this site. Especially at the tweed ride on Sunday. Anyone have any input on flyers?...
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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 the icon supposed to represent?

From looking at the small favicon, it looks like a bluegreen heart on top of a gray cube: Seeing the larger icon, it looks like a medieval shield or saloon doors with SE on them, or perhaps a ...
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Issues of advocacy

While the site is learning about itself and growing, it's becoming clear that there are obvious matters which will incite much debate. SO has grown up as a place for Q&A, explicitly steering away ...
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How to improve the identification of duplicate questions?

I've become a bit disheartened by the site recently. Many duplicate questions are slipping through without being identified as duplicates. What's worse is that it seems there's a few users that ...
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Should questions that used to be defined as “too localized” be off-topic?

After asking this question about the disappearance of the "too localized" label, it was suggested by freiheit that we discuss whether or not those type of questions should be on or off topic. The ...
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Why are we commenting rather than editing questions?

I recently added an answer to a question about chains falling off a single chainring on the front when there is no derailleur. The answer is here. There has been lots of interesting content added in ...
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2011 Moderator Election - Town Hall Chat: Thursday 9/22 6pm UTC / 2pm EDT

In connection with the moderator elections, we will be holding a Town Hall Chat session with the candidates. This will be an opportunity for members of the community to pose questions to the ...
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Google returns unfortunate page summary text

Currently, the third result returned when I Google for 'bicycles stack exchange' is ... Newest 'pannier' Questions - Bicycles - Stack Exchange Is 'cold emailing' an acceptable way to promote ...
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English not a first language

Apart from the American vs 'Real' English in tags discussion. It seems that for a lot of people on bicycles.SE English may not be their first language. Especially given how popular commuting by ...
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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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Community Promotion Ads - 2014 [duplicate]

It's the time of the year again, namely it is December 2013, and so we shall now refresh our Community Promotion Ads for the new year. What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads are ...
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List of ideas for blog posts

We've been posting maybe once every week or two on the Bicycles blog. We have a lot of people signed up as posters, but many of them haven't written or finished any posts. Perhaps people just don't ...
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On or off topic: Medical advice

Have a look at this question: What do you do to cure road rash more quickly after a crash? This question has had problems of its own, but the community should decide if we should give medical ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2H 2011 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Community Promotion Ads - 2013 What in the Wide, Wide World of Sports is Going On Here? TL;DR -- put images and links in the answers. If they get voted up enough, they will ...
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Let's talk about list question cleanup

After some discussion on chat, we're realized the site has several list questions with many answers, mostly from the early days of the site. Let's post candidate questions as community wiki answers ...
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Do we go shopping?

After seeing this meta question about this shopping question and this blog post I wonder: do we do product recommendations on Bicycles SE?
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Why wasn't this an acceptable question?

https://bicycles.stackexchange.com/questions/1717/notable-century-ride-names-closed I asked this for several reasons. I do some traveling and try to work cycling into my trips when possible. I enjoy ...
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On topic: ebikes are on topic for bicycles.se

It's 2020 and ebikes are here to stay. I'm trying to retrain my initial urge to consider electronics questions as off topic (which may be because I don't have strong electronics knowledge); if they ...
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When will the next election take place?

It's been over 2 years since the last election. It seems to me that it may be time to have another. This election article doesn't explain how or when the election process starts. From what I've ...
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Do we have a policy on video questions?

In this question Bike won't shift into 2 largest rear cogs (lowest gears), the main content is the video. Do we want our questions to be like this? Pro Gen X,Y,Z like video as a medium. Con ...
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Should I ask tandem questions that aren't likely to be answered?

I recently asked a question about stoker/captain communication on tandems, which got only one response, that entailed @Neil Fein kindly asking on my behalf on the a mailing list where tandems are ...
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American vs British English in tags

When creating tags, should we be using the American or British word for the concept? We've already had some confusion over "public-transit" which seems to be an Americanism. There are other words ...
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Bike touring and camping

I assume questions about bicycle touring are on topic, as long as we keep to cycling and not camping or journaling. (geoffc put up a separate question up about routing.) Thoughts?
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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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“Is there a All-In-One Bike?” discussion

I don't like this question which says: Is there a bike, which contains all the qualities in one? Like, uphill, downhill, speed, road, trailer, lightweight, heavy duty, tough. Instead of having a ...
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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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2013 National Bike Challenge

The 2013 National Bike Challenge (http://nationalbikechallenge.org) is starting up. I just learned about it today, but it seems like a great cause. It's sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists ...
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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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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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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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2014 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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What happened to “Too localized”?

We used to be able to vote to close or flag questions as "too localized" if they were only relevant to a small region or specific point in time. I've come across a few questions recently that fit that ...
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Let's do a Bike To Work Month contest!

May is US National bike month, and is the chosen "bike month" for most northern hemisphere locations. This is when a lot of bike advocacy groups get together and do a lot of special bicycling ...
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The Water Bottle (Here it is!)

Who needs messaging when you've got an eye-popping design. These bottles will be included in a care package for high-rep users (more on that later), packaged with stolen bike contest prizes, and ...
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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 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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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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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 - 2016

It's 2016 now, and we've made some changes to the sidebar size. As such, we can now restart the Community Promotion Ads for 2016! Keep in mind, we have updated some of the guidelines compared to ...
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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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