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Site design and logo — Draft

My name is Phoebe, and I’m the product designer working on the site theme for the MVM&R community. After researching and reading through your ideas, I’m excited to share a draft of the new site ...
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Custom MVM&R design and logo - Information gathering

Congratulations Motor Vehicle Maintenance & Repair community! We’re going to be creating a custom site design for you that we hope will represent your subject and we want you all to really love it....
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The help tag - can we remove it

The help tag is fairly pointless and should be removed, possibly burninated. We assume most folks are asking for help. Currently it has no usage wiki, and about 20 questions have it as a tag - none of ...
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2021: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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How can I open a discussion with another member in their post?

How can I open a discussion with another member in their post, since we both experience the same car problem? I used the "answer" button, and got my message suspended by the moderator as ...
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Can I ask question about cleaning (not washing) my motorcycle?

I want to know some suggestions and methods for easy dust cleaning of motorcycle everyday. I mean the normal dust which comes on the motorcycle or any physical object when it is standing for 2-3 days. ...
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What is a "Pink Tax"?

At the request of a Stack Exchange employee (Catija) I answered the question of "How would you describe your site in 2-3 lines?" by stating the following: "Motor Vehicle Maintenance &...
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Tag synonym for serpentine and serpentine-belt?

While asking my first ever question on this site (What advances in material technology, have made serpentine belts last longer?), I noticed that serpentine-belt had about 35 questions, and serpentine ...
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2020: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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Follow button does not work when reviewing a question or answer

Title explains. Pressing the "follow" button under a question or answer in the review section does nothing. I tested this both in the "late answers" and "first posts" ...
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Where do questions about buying a car go?

I'd like to ask a question about a Carfax report, but from searching existing questions it looks like the general consensus is that this community is strictly dedicated to vehicle maintenance/repair. ...
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A generic, model-independent question exists, but I would like to know more about a specific model

Here is an example of a question formulated in a pretty general, model-independent way: How does a remap work? Is it harmful for a car? Several shops claim gains of 25~30% max power for a very ...
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Should jingoistic language be a part of an answer?

To be clear, I already know the answer to this question as it would pertain to the higher-trafficked Stack Exchange sites: it's an emphatic no. Answers are expected to be written in an accurate manner,...
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Are questions about electrical scooters (e.g. M365) on-topic on this site?

I want to ask a question about the maintenance of an electrical scooter and I want to know if this is on-topic in this community. This is the closest community I could find to ask about this, that's ...
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Community Promotion Ads — 2020

2020 has come! But… oops, where did the time go? It’s already March! Belated as it is, it’s time for a refresh of Community Promotion Ads! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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What is our stance on questions about asking about improving a motor vehicle?

What is our stance on questions about asking about improving a motor vehicle? Are they on-topic or off-topic? Example: Subject: Aside from tinting windows, is there any other way to protect a car ...
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Why was my question closed? Not all "shopping" questions are the same

I asked my very first Mechanics SO question today ...and it was closed very quickly. It is frustrating to see that the same bad habits that are being fought by the StackOverflow since last year are ...
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2019: 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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Burninate the [odb2] tag?

There are currently 12 questions using the odb2 tag that are all asking about fault codes. It seems this tag should be removed and all references to it updated to use the obd-ii tag instead. I'm not ...
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What's the purpose of the [auto] tag?

What's the purpose of the auto tag? It doesn't have a tag wiki or usage guidance, has 8 questions, and seems to be (to me) a site-tag: every question on the site could be tagged with it. I'm of the ...
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Can I ask about whether a solution is possible in car transmission?

I want to ask whether a given solution is possible or no, I don't have an issue with my car, I just to ask if a given solution to a theoretical problem is possible or no. Thanks
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End in sight for new Site Design?

My last post about Site Design occurred a little over a year ago. Just because I was curious, I went out on Meta and found a new post concerning site design. While we haven't had movement yet, two ...
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Should Tire Sidewall Damage Questions be considered "Opinion" based?

Over the past several years we have had a LOT of questions concerning sidewall damage. There is even a tag for it: sidewall-damage ... The thing about sidewall damage is, it depends on who you ask as ...
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What is the purpose of the [replacements] tag

The replacements tag (and the replace tag) don't have a tag wiki, and I'm wondering how they're meant to be used. Are they supposed to be used on questions on how to replace things? Are those even ...
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Is a question about portable air conditioning on topic?

The air cond on on 1991 Mazda MX5 is dead & can't be resurrected. I wondered if there is anything I can plug into the cigarette lighter, to cool the small, 2 seater, car. I am thinking of a box ...
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OBD Code Only Questions - This time it's personal!

So came across this question today, as it happens I had (IMHO) a decent suspicion of the solution so posted an answer and moved on with my day. Returning to the question a few hours later to see if ...
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Why bump questions from unregistered users

Why bump questions that are from unregistered users? See Need help to fix code P2138 on a 2007 ES Lancer
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Should we be closing questions more regularly?

I've a bit of a quandary with the site. It seems we get a lot of questions which are very poorly written and are in need of attention from the OP's. These question are vague or lacking needed detail. ...
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What to do about an answer that sounds harmful to your car?

This answer is a late answer to a question, and I came across it in review. However the answer is from a low rep user (with 1 reputation) and I don't like the sound of this answer. Putting corrosive ...
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Is it possible to have a not have a "do not bump to the homepage" buttton?

Is it possible to have a not have a "do not bump to the homepage" buttton in the editing interface? Sometimes one edits a post simply to improve grammar in a minor way that does not change the ...
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Tags: Cleaning and clean - Do we need both?

We currently have a clean tag and a cleaning tag. Do we need both?
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Is this question about a DIY vehicle on topic?

This question is about a DIY vehicle electric vehicle. I came across it in review, but I don't really know what to do with it to be honest Would this be on topic for this site? I wasn't sure whether ...
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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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Why our 2 wheeled tags are described "wrong"?

Our tags describe motorcycles as a "A self propelled two wheeled motor vehicle with an engine larger than 50cc's". Describe scooter as a "A two wheeled motorized vehicle with a cylinder volume less ...
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Posts automatically bumped by Community, nudging OP first?

Is there an argument to have the algorithm / process for posts that will normally be automatically bumped by Community altered so that the Original Poster gets a reminder that they have not accepted ...
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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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Are automotive engineering question on-topic?

I wanted to ask "is there a technical reason why an electric vehicle could not be made with a manual transmission (stick-shift)?" - would this question be on-topic? This site feels like the closest ...
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Why answered questions are getting bumped

Why questions that have been answered by me or other people are being bumped by 'community'. I see a lot of questions that have been answered correctly, just the person asking the question didn't ...
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Is this too opinion-based?

Question: Oil pan and timing cover gaskets replacement worth it? It's asking whether a replacement on his specific car is worth it, given mileage and type. It seems a bit opinion-based to me, and ...
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What type of car has the brightest headlights?

I have a question about my Motor Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Stack Exchange post: What type of car has the brightest headlights? Can this please be reopened? I changed the post to focus on the ...
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productivity flaws

can someone point out why i was downvoted, i've reviewed the rules, i moderate on other sites and i work in these fields... i feel as though someone has gone through every single post and downvoted ...
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Downvoting of Questions Embeded as Answers

Lately I've seen a trend where a new person will come onto the site and ask a question. The only issue is, the question is put in as an answer to an existing question. When others see it as a question ...
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If you haven't seen it, there is a new code of conduct. What do you think?

I am 100% in favor of a clear code of conduct for all online communities. I am largely in favor of the updated Code of Conduct for Stackexchange. I particular like the fact that it specifically calls ...
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Apache tag used for two different vechicles

The tag wiki of apache tag states that, The Chevrolet Apache model is a truck which was released in 1958 However among the two questions in the tag, one question points to the Chevrolet Apache ...
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Can modifications be included in the title for this site?

I believe more viewers would be drawn to this site if you added modifications in the title. How is a decision like this made? Motor Vehicle Maintenance, Repair & Modifications. Are vehicle ...
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Used for advice with tire damage - sidewall-damage tag

All - I created a sidewall-damage tag to specifically cover questions pertaining to sidewall damage. This will help us (and hopefully new users) find questions where their question might be answered ...
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Answer deleted; what went wrong?

Sorry for posting this as a question, but there seems to be no way to contact the administrator. Yesterday I posted an answer to a question. My answer was deleted and I was linked to a copy off the ...
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Appeal to reopen a question

I've asked this question asking for hard data on comparison between all seasons and winter tires. I've received some feedback from the moderator about it being to general and I've addressed these ...
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Repeated/Duplicate/Identical Questions

So this is pretty straightforward I think: What do we do if a user creates multiple identical questions? What if a user make another account and asks an identical question? What if another user asks ...
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User removed : points lost ok but what was the question?

When I look at the points status, it shows points removed due to user removed. Ok, I follow that, but could we have a link to the question that we made the effort to answer either just for interest ...
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