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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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Please make bikes.stackexchange.com redirect to bicycles.stackexchange.com

It can be a bit difficult to tell people how to go to our site, what with the 9 syllable name of "bicycles dot stack exchange dot com". Cutting a couple syllables out so that we can tell people to go ...
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System for regional Questions

On this thread it seems like a consensus was reached that we should begin allowing regional questions. Here is a very brief summary of the discussion: There are many people visiting the site but ...
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vector graphics logo for laser cutting

I like the new B.SE design. My first thought was that the logo is inspired by bike headbadges, so it can be used as a real-life headbadge. With current computerized machining technology it wouldn't ...
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How should non-English-speakers ask?

I wanted to ask my first question here, but I just realized I can't since I don't know the name of the specific part I have problems with, not only in English, but also even in my own native language! ...
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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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Would it be possible, or advisable, to enable video embedding on Bicycles.SE?

On the gaming.se site they have the ability to embed YouTube videos in both their questions and their answers. I think that embedding video, especially for questions which require detailed, complex ...
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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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Automatic unit conversion

Background We seem to have a mix of cyclists including ones who use metric/SI units of measurement and ones who use British Imperial/US units of measurement. I have found it convenient in the past ...
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Cyclometer synonym for bike-computer? [closed]

I don't have anywhere near the rep to propose this directly, but cyclometer seems like a good synonym for bike-computer. It took me a few seconds to realize how I should tag a question I just posted - ...
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Favourite tag questions aren't clear enough

One thing that's been bothering me since the release of the bicycles.se theme is the highlighting of favourite tags. I don't know if it's just me but I find the questions with favourite tags very ...
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URL Blacklist request

Could we please blacklist www.jersey4cycling.com? I've just seen the third round of somebody spamming our site with this URL. Spam answers (originally via 3 different accounts): https://bicycles....
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Improve “accepted” rates for correctly answered questions

I came from StackOverflow, where almost every question properly answered ends up with the best answer "accepted" by the Original Proponent. That's not what happens here. In one hand, bicycle ...
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Vote to close and reputation

There aren't many users with rep over 3000. So, IMO, the "vote to close" feature (on the main forum) may not work properly. Consider reducing the amount of rep required.
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Is there an accepted way to point out incorrect information, especially once it has been accepted by the asker?

I realize that you can vote down an answer, but often it seems that the question's creator marks the answer that best fits what they wanted to hear, or the first one that seems comprehensive or ...
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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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Can we merge the tag ‘belt-driven-chains’ with ‘belt-drive’?

The tag name belt-driven-chains is oxymoronic: a belt is not a chain! It makes sense to me to merge it with the simpler and more accurate belt-drive. Can this be done? How?
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The “elevator pitch” for this site is slightly ungrammatical

The "elevator pitch" (not sure what the exact name is) for this site , which you can see at the top of the tour, is as follows: Bicycles is a question and answer site for people who build and ...
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Adding shopping recommendations to the vote-to-close page?

There seems to be some consensus that shopping requests are often off-topic, particularly those that ask for recommendations for products rather than recommendations about what to look for in products:...
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How would a new user find our terminology index?

I am prompted to ask by Name in English of different parts and tools. Maybe it's obvious, but each time I've wanted it I had to dig around. (Yes, it's a favorite now :-) I see a link on What topics ...
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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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Was this post useful to you - yes no - please!

Some of the other SE sites, e.g. Home Improvement have 'Was this post useful to you?' with yes and no buttons to click. I think we could benefit from the same. How do we go about getting that trialled?...
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Suggestion to merge shopping and price. Are they on-topic at all?

shopping and price are very related, don't have wikis.
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Can I link to the middle of a post?

I want to add a Wikipedia-style index to this post. Is it possible? How do I do it?
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War on Britain's Roads docu review

Did anybody who contributes to the Blogoverflow blog for bicycles see the "War on Britain's Roads" documentary? If so would you be willing to write a review of it for the blog?
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Please support the request for embedding smaller imgur.com images to reduce traffic

This is a follow-up to this discussion. Could you please support the request on global meta to embed smaller versions of imgur.com images and a link to the hi-res version automatically?
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Blog template should be specific about attribution requirements

The main site template says (in the footer) site design / logo © 2012 stack exchange inc; user contributions licensed under cc-wiki with attribution required but the blog template just ...
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Should there be some additional modifier for “bad” correct answers to “wrong” questions?

Quite often I see questions asked that have an answer, but are really the wrong question (bear with me here). "How can I add disc brakes to my $200 bike?" The answer is get a new wheelset and fork, ...
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Is it possible to add a bounty to your own question, after creation?

I see the option to add a bounty to other poster's questions, but not to my own. By design? Am I missing something? Sorry if this is covered elsewhere. I did look.
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Suggestion to merge ergonomics and bike fit

ergonomics and bike-fit seem too similar, and one does not have a wiki. Should they be merged?
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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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Survival analysis for tires?

I will need to buy some new tyres in the near future and in the process of reading reviews on websites it occurs to me that the anecdotal information is not overly useful. The main reason for this is ...
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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 - ...