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Proposed ChatGPT Ban

Yes, I support adopting the ban.
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Canned Moderation Responses

Comment as an answer Welcome to Bicycles SE. This site does not operate like a typical forum. It operates on a Q&A basis. Please only use the "answer" button to answer the OP's question. ...
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On topic: ebikes are on topic for bicycles.se

Ebikes have been here to stay for a while. I see them as a gateway into cycling, lowering the entry bar for effort, while raising the cost. That would lead to two broad distinctions of question: ...
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2018 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

How would you deal with a user who produced a steady stream of valuable answers, but tends to generate a large number of arguments/flags from comments? I have had to deal with this a few times - in ...
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Should we add valuations to our list of close reasons?

I'd suggest asking (and answering) the general question How can I estimate the value of a used bike? Any valuation questions could then be closed as duplicates of the general question.
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Does "LBS" make sense to a first time user?

No, I don't think "LBS" makes sense to a first time user, or to many people finding answers from a search. It's a term known to much of the cycling community, but most people riding a bicycle won't ...
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2018 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

How would you deal with a user who produced a steady stream of valuable answers, but tends to generate a large number of arguments/flags from comments? Why are we here? To build a community of like-...
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How to deal with an accepted answer that seems completely incorrect?

Writing generally here.. No, I don't think you should act as some kind of censor even under these circumstances. Leave your powers of deletion in the box. For me it would boil down to how fussed ...
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What is it about this question that it's getting upvotes and positive comments?

It's not a particularly great question, but it's getting upvotes because people generally have a sense of humor. The most popular answer is humorous but at the expense of a particular subset of ...
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Is there a difference between cog and sprocket?

Technically... cogs are the teeth on a sprocket or gear. But the word also means "cogwheel". A cogwheel is... basically any wheel with teeth (cogs). A gear is a wheel with cogs that mesh with the ...
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Should we edit to remove ad hominems or downvote

I think you've done good. Yes, do it, no don't down vote. From my experience here, prompting new (and not so new) members frequently goes nowhere. By editing the material out, you've improved the ...
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Can a user name be considered offensive (and edited)?

I saw the initial answer and didn't even notice anything about the name. Turns out this user has the same name as a legitimate singer, and a character from the IT crowd. While its certainly in poor ...
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Should the frostcycling tag exist?

No, this tag should not exist.
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Should the frostcycling tag exist?

winter is defined in any english dictionary. frostcycling is not, and while the meaning is relatively easy to decode, it is not a recognised word. For accessibility I'd pick Winter as the root word ...
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Do we need both the [children] and [kids] tags?

Good idea - I can't think of a situation where one tag would apply and the other would not. I'll wait for a day or two before doing, in case someone has other thoughts/comments. This has been ...
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Stack Exchange Moderation Strike

Speaking personally, I have a strange separation between Bicycles.SE and all the rest of Stackexchange. I value this little corner of cycling knowledge and all the users who contribute and learn here. ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2017

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Community Promotion Ads - 2017

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Community Promotion Ads - 2017

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Do we need new moderators or a new moderator election (most of our mods seem to be not active)

As a moderator, I thought I should take a stab at sharing some relevant info and answering this post... When are elections held for new moderators? There are basically four triggers for holding a ...
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How do nominations work?

You can only nominate yourself. If you think someone else would be a good moderator, the most you can do is to encourage them to nominate themselves.
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How do I ask a good "ID My Bike" question?

In order to ID a bike a question must have: At least one clear picture. If there is no picture there is zero chance of providing an ID. The question will be closed. The picture should be high ...
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Probation for problematic participants?

Because of the flags you lot raised, this user is currently unable to answer. Flagging posts does work and really helps. Answer ban:yes (block not encountered) FYI I've started the process with a ...
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Consider removing the chain-tool tag?

chain-tool is not an actual tag, it is a synonym for chainbreaker. Now, it appears that there are no questions tagged chainbreaker either, which suggests that the synonym should either be deleted or ...
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What can be done to thwart posting of answers using Chat GPT or other AI Answer Machines?

Executive summary: Bot-generated answers create unreasonable demands on the expertise of knowledgeable contributors; they should be flagged and deleted. I concur with the assessment that they are ...
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Are "identify my bike" postings on topic here?

LINKS I've posted a canonical "when was my bike made" question that will hopefully help reduce some of the fluff. Also relevant How do I ask a good "ID My Bike" question?
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On topic: Cycling software/apps

The two that you have linked are definitely product recommendation questions. They are asking for the community to recommend an app. It doesn't actually matter if an app is free or not. Free products ...
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When will the next election take place?

The short answer to your question is: If the moderators feel that we need an additional moderator or moderators, we hold an election. A little background information about moderator elections, ...
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Should I add my own answer?

Totally, yes, 100% go for it. Remember SE is all about the Question and its Answers, and part of that is getting the best possible set of answers. You can even accept your own answer, because its ...
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Should we edit to remove ad hominems or downvote

I think you did the right thing. If the answer is actually abusive (this one wasn't), then it should be flagged as such. Editing in those circumstances slows things down, because it doesn't take many ...
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