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Another regional specific question - are these OK or not?

Ian has posted a question specific to renting bikes in the UK. Where (UK) can we rent an adult tricycle or recumbent tricycle I voted to close as its region specific (UK) which stack exchange sites ...
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Write an Elevator Pitch / Tagline

We closed the domain naming thread (click for details). Instead, let's start with a killer "elevator pitch!" Joel will be blogging about the elevator pitch approach to naming, but to get you ...
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Suggesting bike routes, allowed?

Did we get a consensus as to whether discussing bike routes in a region falls into this space or not? Having read some of the answers to date, it seems that two issues come up. Routes are somewhat ...
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“Stingy” tag and perhaps tags in general

I'm curious about the stingy tag. Most of the tags on bicycles.stackexchange are reasonably obvious. The stingy tag showed up when hhh joined the community. I'm not opposed to the stingy tag, but, ...
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Where is ʍǝɥʇɐɯ♦?

I haven't seen user ʍǝɥʇɐɯ on the site in some time. A look at his profile shows he hasn't logged into the site since November of last year. A quick look at his Stack Overflow profile shows that he ...
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On or off topic: watching racing

Should questions about following racing such as these: Why can't Yellow Jersey change hands on last day of Tour De France? Why are there no team breakaways in road racing? be on topic or off ...
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What's the community position on questions that request “one reponse per answer”?

This evening I answered a couple of questions: What are the reasons for and against wearing a bicycle helmet? Charities that accept bike donations Bicycling apps for Android Each of these ...
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How the site is doing/metrics — Where we're doing well, and where we need to improve

Have a look at this: Updated image: We're getting better. The good news is that we're doing very well with our answer stats; almost all questions on the bicycles.se site have answers upvoted by ...
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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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Community Promotion Ads — 2019 [duplicate]

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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Are questions about driver behavior/safety around drivers on topic?

In my experience, there are a lot of repeated driver behaviors that are worth learning about and developing proper reactions to: Rolling through stops to turn at near corner Preparing for turn ...
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Rationale for Community Wiki

Here's an idle question based on idle curiosity (so please don't feel obliged to spend time answering it; close/delete it if you like). What's your rationale for making a question "Community Wiki"? ...
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This Stack seems to have a lot of answers which should be comments

I know each stack is different but this one seems particularly liberal in allowing things like subjective answers and incomplete answers. Some of these answers even receive upvotes. It seems to me ...
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Are exercise bikes on topic?

There was a recent question about exercise bikes. Do we consider these on topic or not? They don't really share much with a conventional bicycle.
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Community Wiki cleanup

Partially because of a little inspiration from Jeff's comments on our "useful accessory" question, and also a lot of looking around the site, I'd really like to do a bit of cleanup on the questions ...
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Is it OK to significantly change content of a question after it has been answered

I asked this question about transporting twins a few weeks back. The original thrust of the question was how to transport twins without a trailer. There are several good answers for both putting kids ...
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Are Country specific Questions too localized?

If I wanted to ask something along the lines of: Where should I order X online that will ship to Canada? Can you be charged with DUI on a bike in Canada? I think that these would be relevant ...
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Should questions or answers centered on the Velominati Rules be discouraged?

I've found a number of answers which are essentially "Obey rule 25", "Obey rule 10", etc. These rules link to the Velominati "The Rules" page. The rules consist of a lengthy list of tongue-in-cheek ...
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Helmets CW question - Close or keep open?

Have a look at this thread: What are the reasons for and against wearing a bicycle helmet? This thread was a bit of an experiment, put up when the site was young and still finding its way. The idea ...
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Is 'cold emailing' an acceptable way to promote bicycles.se?

Is 'cold emailing' to local bike shops and community groups an acceptable way to promote bicycles.se? Inspired by this questions... What is the general feeling/policy on bicycles.se users 'cold ...
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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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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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Let's have a contest for our birthday!

Actually, all 3 of our anniversaries are coming up: Graduation: 2011/08/02 Private beta: 2010/08/25 Public beta: 2010/09/01 So, let's do a contest to celebrate our anniversary! A contest based ...
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Showing off finished projects

Is there a place for us to show off the projects we finished with the help and knowledge from this site?
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More site promotion

I think we're doing okay on questions and answers -- the volume could be higher, but that will change with time. (I hope.) What we really need is more people involved in the community -- people ...
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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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Moz Back, where is Moz? What happened to his account? Deleted? Why?

I noticed that Moz's answers are now with odd colour. Could someone explain what is happening? He has offered high quality answers and he is one of the most respected bicyclist on this network. Now ...
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Does SO take any responsibilty if answers/threads are suicide-wise or dangerous?

A question about wearing a skiing helmet lived in compliance: no-one really opposed the possibly dangerous idea to wearing a skiing helmet while driving a bicycle. I was shocked that this kind of life-...
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Anybody want to take over the blog?

Stack Exchange is discontinuing the community blogs. Their default plan is to convert everything to static files and keep that up. That would mean that the current content would be available, but ...
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Please try using smaller versions of images

Recently I asked this question on global Meta. The problem is when users upload huge photos to illustrate something they usually don't need very high resolution - for example, it might be a photo of a ...
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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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Proposal to merge tags [commute] and [commuter]

Why is there a commute tag and a commuter tag and should these two be merged?
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Who's ready for a Twitter + Bikes.SE contest? (UPDATE)

UPDATE: The contest is now live. See the rules HERE. Starting Monday (10.17), Bicycles.StackExchange will be hosting a week-long promotion involving 3 prizes: An awesome bike A basic bike A bag of ...
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Is it appropriate to invite manufacturers to bicycles.stackexchange?

I know there's nothing stopping me contacting manufacturers and telling them about bicycles.stackexchange, but I was wondering how it is seen by the community here. Specifically, I was thinking about ...
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Ordinary should be made a synonym of penny farthing or vice verse

The tag for ordinary should be made a synonym for penny farthing or vice verse. Technically, ordinary is the correct bike geek term but most people know them as penny farthings.
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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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Attention Portlanders! Let's do Sunday Parkways!

Each summer, the City of Portland closes off streets to motorized vehicles, and opens them to cyclists, walkers, runners, unicyclists, and any other human-powered transportation. This summer's events ...
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How can I promote bicycles.stackexchange on a “Promote cycling” day?

In a couple of months, various bicycle organisations throughout Australia are running a national Ride to Work Day. I've ridden on this day a number of times and it's a pretty big event. There are ...
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English/American dictionary?

Given that we appear to be about evenly divided between UK and US folks (and given that "Britain and the United States are two countries divided by a common language"), should there be a UK/US ...
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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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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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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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Community Promotion Ads - 2015

The dawn of a new year, 2015, now approaches, or has already approached, either way it means that it is now time to reset our Community Promotion Ads! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community ...
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Bicycle Racing Topics?

Are racing / racing-training questions ok for this site?
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What can we do to encourage people to participate here in meta?

The title says it all. Do you not participate because you have nothing to say? Do you simply not know about meta? (In which case we'll see no answers to this meta question.) Are you simply not ...
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Regional tag, can we eliminate it in some cases?

This question applies to Australia and New Zealand: Should I be concerned about new helmet laws? Unfortunately, there's no room to add a new-zealand tag, since we're limited to five tags. Do we ...
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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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2014 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

In connection with the moderator elections, we will be holding a Q&A with the candidates. This will be an opportunity for members of the community to pose questions to the candidates on the topic ...
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One short paragraph that describes this site

I asked the BTA in Portland, Oregon if we can get a link from their site, and they asked for a paragraph for their FAQ. Can anyone come up with a single paragraph that would both describe this site ...
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What's happening!? (Campaigns in the works & Ideas that need work)

just a quick update on a few upcoming Bikes.SE initiatives. Please chime in with any questions, concerns or improvements. Water Bottles - Jin is working on a design that incorporates your ...

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