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2016 Community Moderator Election Results

Motor Vehicle Maintenance & Repair's first moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the 3 new moderators are: They'll be replacing the existing crew shortly — ...
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Boot and Trunk Tag Synonym

Could we please get the boot placed as a synonym to trunk? Nothing against the European way of thinking ... there's just five questions under trunk and two under boot. Trunk seems the obvious lead ...
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What a warm welcome this user got :(

Please remember to give new users a little time and encourgment when they don't put enough information in the post. I know we need more information to help but honestly if I was this person I'm not ...
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Renaming CVT Tag

I just posted a question about CVT on the main site and have noticed the following: there is a generic tag called transmission there's a manual-transmission there's an automatic-transmission there's ...
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Should small engines grow?

In the tag wiki for the tag small-engine, it says that these engines are typically 15HP or less. However, many lawn tractors, which I would have thought would fit this category, frequently push 20-...
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2016 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected from an earlier thread have been compiled into this one, which shall now serve as ...
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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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2016 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

Motor Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Stack Exchange is scheduled for an election starting next week, October 10th. In connection with that election, we will be hosting a Q&A here for candidates. ...
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Eliminating Year Tags

I only see it once in a while, but would like to ensure an elimination trend continues. Back in this Meta post it was suggested and agreed to the "year tag" should be eliminated. I do not believe ...
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Pre-Moderator Election - Mod Interview

I saw this thread over on Physics.SE and thought it might bring some light into the world of being a Mod on this (and for the most part any) SE site. We will soon be going through an election process (...
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Custom 404 page image?

It looks like the 404 images for SE sites can be community generated. MVM&R currently uses the default 404 image. Of the ones I've looked at, my personal favorite is the Server Fault 404 image, so ...
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Delay between close vote and review queue appearance

So to support the goal of waiting a bit to close questions, and under the assumption that once questions end up in the review queue they get closed quickly, I had made this feature request on MSE. As ...
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Tags for oil-coolant leak

I saw that people use the tags "oil" and "coolant" to indicate an oil-coolant-leak question. Would something speak against replacing that with a new "oil-coolant-leak" tag?
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Community Promotion Ads - 2016

You've graduated, and with graduation you get Community Promotion Ads to run on your site! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads are community-vetted advertisements that will ...
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Congratulations, Motor Vehicle Maintenance & Repair is graduated!

It's a big day, Motor Vehicle Maintenance & Repair met our threshold for graduation-worthy sites and after a review, the Community Team determined that you're good to go. Reaching 'mature ...
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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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To clarify: Is heavy machinery on-topic here?

I'm currently rebuilding the engine on a John Deere 690B excavator. I've come across a few questions that I'd like to ask, but I'm seeing conflicting reports on what's on-topic here. Your help center ...
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Why did my icon / avatar thing change

I used to have a blue icon/avatar, now I have a brown one, with a different pattern. I don't think I did anything that would have changed it. Any idea what happened? I don't feel like myself anymore…
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Are electric cars on topic here?

We've determined that small engines are on topic. Also, that Remote Control cars are off topic. However, with the advent of the Tesla, the Ford Focus Electric, the Chevrolet Volt, etc., one has to ...
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Tag Wiki Edits don't show up with tag guidance is edited?

I noticed that there is a badge for Tag Wiki Edits, but I don't seem to be accumulating any edits towards that badge. Do they not apply when you're editing only the guidance text for the tag?
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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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How soon should I “vote to close” a question?

I am reproducing this post from MSE here, because I think it is a valuable and relevant topic. Of course we can make our own policies and have our own values here, but I do think this is worth posting:...
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Should we still provide answers to questions where an answer has been accepted?

What I mean is, say we come across a post that's fairly old and already has an answer that's been accepted. If we have something to say other than what's been already said in the accepted answer or if ...
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Bounty question stuck in “Featured” tab for more than two weeks now

Why is this question still showing up in the "Featured" tab? It was last edited on Jul 31, over two weeks ago. Carb. Rebuild or Adjustment?
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Unable to propose migration other than to meta.mechanics.SE

I flagged this question as belonging on another SE site (robotics), but the only option I was given for where to put the question was here on Meta. Shouldn't there be a way to select the site I think ...
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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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User Reputation Page Not Reporting Correctly

On the Users page if you look at the points under the monthly link, it shows the points for top point getters is greatly exaggerated. Look at dlu's points, which is shows 2591 for the month, yet if ...
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Can we get a “blatantly off-topic” close reason?

Can we get a "blatantly off-topic" primary close reason? Do we have any free slots left and if not, could we replace the driving techniques reason? If you take a look at the close stats (requires > ...
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A tag for intermittent problems

I wanted to retag this question to reflect that it is an intermittent problem. Occasional trouble idling Do we really not have a tag for intermittent problems, or am I missing something?
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Timing chain – tag of its own or synonym with timing-belt?

I can see it both ways, many similar issues, but also differences. Do think that we should do something around a tag for timing chains, even if it is just to edit timing-belt to welcome timing chains ...
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New comment flag - 'convert to answer'

Many times I (and you too, probably!) have come across comments on questions that more or less answer the question. This question, for example, OP figured the problem out and was able fix it before ...
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Consolidating/rationalizing leak tags

We have a leak that is primarily used for vehicle fluid leaks, as well as few fluid specific leak tags (coolant-leak with 9 uses, oil-leak with 72 uses, and atf-leak which is currently unused) and ...
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Finding helpful vehicle specific communities

Most of my vehicle "wrenching/hacking" has been on SAAB and VW cars and part of what has made it possible and pleasurable has been finding "real" and online communities that are knowledgable, helpful, ...
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Canonical question for “Low beams don't work, high beams do.”

This comes up a lot: Low beams out high beams work High Beams work, Low beams don't, But . . No low beams but do have high beams Electrical - Low beams out, high beams still work Low beams don&#...
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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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Is a question about car design and associated regulations off-topic?

I have a question about the rationales of some car dashboard design. Is this on topic? I saw that there is a tag for dashboard and for car-design, which would nicely match my question. The question ...
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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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Burninate the Manual tag

The manual tag is currently a duplicate of manual-transmission, however, manual could be easily confused with service-manual, so I think we should get rid of manual, and replace it with the ...
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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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What is our stance on questions about asking about datasets?

What is our stance on questions about asking about datasets? Are they on-topic or off-topic? Example: Subject: Dataset of cars with required steering effort I am looking for a data set listing car ...
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How do I deal with new questions that aren't good at the time of me reviewing them?

In the first posts review queue, there are several questions that I believe are not very good, but after I vote to close them, but the question then is edited and improved. What should I do in this ...
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Electrics tag needed?

Is the electrics tag needed? If so, what is it's purpose?
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Strike down the 2-stroke tag (and 4-stroke)

Duplicate tags: 2-stroke and two-stroke Edit: Also 4-stroke and four-stroke two-stroke has 1 follower and 22 questions, and 2-stroke has no followers, and 9 questions. They seem to be pretty ...
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Would questions about car washing or detailing be on-topic?

As the title. I took a look at the tags and didn't see one for it that I could find. While washing motor vehicles does tend to be a bit more unique than washing other things, it's not really dealing ...
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What is going on here?

Motorcycle randomly loses power https://mechanics.stackexchange.com/review/close/19357 I am completely baffled. This question is in the close cue. The cited reason is, too broad. I could go on a ...
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How did this good question even get into the close queue?

This question seems perfectly worded and clear, and has not been edited at all which suggests it has had no issues from when it was first asked, and it has no downvotes. Why has it been sent to the ...
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Where do we go to troubleshoot?

Many of you have probably seen this question on the troubleshooting of my friends 1990 Nissan Skyline GT-R (R32). There was a ~15 comment 'thread' under the question that has since been moved to chat. ...
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Should I approve trivial edits?

Every once in a while when I go to review, I am prompted with edits that seem to be made just for the sake of editing, such that they fix simple typos but do nothing for the clarity or content. ...
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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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Ok when are we going to graduate?

Based on the stats from area51 at this moment we are 1912 days in beta and our stats are very good, well in my opinion: You can follow here but that leads me to ask my question. When are we going to ...

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