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The tour page is rubbish. Let's fix it

Could we add some of the close reasons to Don't ask about section of the tour page? As right now it is very generic, simply saying: Anything not directly related to motor vehicle maintenance or ...
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Congrats to vini_i for reaching 5000 points!

I just wanted to take a second and congratulate @vini_i for reaching the 5000 point level! This is a great accomplishment and should be recognized!! Keep up the great work!
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I'm burninating [data]

A recent tag wiki suggested edit review brought my attention to our data tag, which currently has the following two questions in it: What data are OBD-II scanners capable of logging? (this one is ...
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Congratulations to DucatiKiller for reaching 10,000 Points!

Everyone please congratulate DucatiKiller for reaching the 10k threshold! Good job brother! :D Your presence here has made a tremendous difference!
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Congrats to DucatiKiller for reaching 7000 points!

Great job @DucatiKiller! You have reached out to the community and they have responded :D We really appreciate you being here and putting effort into your answers and assisting others when needed! ...
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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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Announcing the Close Vote Café

Backdrop We get a lot of questions where the OP leaves much to be desired in terms of further information or clarification. In the hope that the OP gets back with further information the question ...
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Moderator Pro Tem Announcement

Throughout the beta, we need members from the site whose focus is to engage the community, both in community-building issues and site management. That's why we select a few members from each community ...
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2016 Community Moderator Election

The 2016 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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Congrats to those who completed the January 2016 Challenge!

I wanted to post this up to congratulate those who have achieved the Electorate badge in January 2016! Here are those who have completed the job: Max Goodridge Jonathan Musso Rory Alsup And because ...
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Congrats to Handy Howie & Anarach for reaching the 3k point milestone!

Just a note of congratulations to both @HandyHowie and @Anarach for recently reaching the 3,000 point milestone. Please take a moment to throw them some love!
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Tags are for categorization

This site is still very new but we need a bit of help with tagging. I'm seeing a lot of this sort of thing: Unnecessarily Detailed, Dependent Tags Tags should help you place the question into a ...
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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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Kangaroo tag needs removing

I see a question has been asked using the kangaroo tag for a type of Renault Van. I'm pretty certain that is a Kangoo, not a Kangaroo, so maybe the tag was created in error. I have edited the ...
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LED lights question

https://mechanics.stackexchange.com/questions/24309/led-lights-on-same-switch How do you deal with getting a question like this migrated to us? This is a chat exchange with CDE who followed the ...
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How do unanswered questions on meta effect the site?

I'm wondering if unanswered questions in meta effect the overall site ranking on percentage of questions answered. I know the current ranking is sub 90% and that's not good, we need to get it higher. ...
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Could Targeted Tags Help Here?

On another SE I'm on, I found this Meta Question: https://woodworking.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/192/lets-drum-up-some-content-whos-up-for-community-projects I would think it could work here ...
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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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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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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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Close vote reasons

When voting to close a question, you can add a custom reason, or use one of these: Questions seeking price-shopping assistance are off-topic because they tend to become obsolete quickly. Instead, ...
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The low tag is such a low quality tag

Let's burninate the low tag. The tag is far too vague. There are 7 questions tagged with it so far. Out of these 7: Two relate to low fluids (oil, fuel etc) One relates to a quiet horn electrical ...
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Engine type tags

We have two-stroke, four-stroke, and rotary-engine. I'm wondering if it would make sense to have a standard form of engine nomenclature, perhaps just 'type' rather than 'type-engine' (e.g., 'radial' ...
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Wish Robert S. Barnes congratulations for reaching 2k points!

Just wanted to congratulate @RobertS.Barnes for reaching this milestone. You've been on here for a while and always seem to pull out the great thought provoking questions! Don't let up on us now! :D
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New Beta Theme Launched

Your site looks a bit different today. Yes, we are getting rid of the 'Sketchy' look and replacing it with a more-polished and finished design for sites in beta. You can read more about the redesign ...
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2017 Community Moderator Election

The 2017 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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Is it on-topic to ask about identification of a specific equipment shown in a picture?

is it on-topic to ask for the identification of a specific equipment shown in a picture? In my case I've a model wearing a motorbike helmet. I would like to know which exact product he's wearing. ...
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Disposition of "under specified" questions where OP isn't participating

We seem to have a fair number of "drive by" questions where the OP has asked a question that is too broad to answer without further input, but where the OP isn't responding to comments. On some of ...
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Make [tag:electrics] a synonym for [tag:electrical]?

There is no description for electrics so I could be way off base here, but it seems like it is the British English version of electrical and that it would make sense to set them up as synonyms.
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Redundantly tagging engine theory questions with the "engine" tag

Looking back, it seems a bit silly that we've tagged a lot of the engine-theory questions with an engine tag as well. At the moment there are 96 out of 157 questions affected by this. I'm going to ...
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Congratulations to Nick for reaching 1000 Points!

Everyone please congratulate Nick for reaching the 1000 point threshold! Great accomplishment @Nick! Keep up the great work :D
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Why is mathjax not available here?

I'm just curious... Many SE sites use mathjax which allows the users to typeset nice formulas. I saw (and wrote) some answers with several formulas, which would look better with mathjax, but I agree ...
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Would this question be off topic?

I'm planning on building a 4 wheeled ATV. I'm going to buy a frame. It will be about the size of a small Razor, if your familiar with those. I want to build the question around the rear end. It ...
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Does the site do article pinning?

Are there particular questions that are generic where we can pin it and call it done? For instance, the question of howto break in a motorcycle engine came up. I typed in a bunch of words but the ...
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Should this be a wiki question?

I am having second thoughts about one of the recent questions: In what order does it make sense to upgrade suspension components? I originally answered it (at length) but, now that I re-read it and ...
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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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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, ...