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I'm stepping down from moderation duties, and here's why

I simply do not have the amount of time to give, that I think this site deserves. While my family continues to grow, "free time" has become a thing of the past. My responsibilities at work have also ...
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I feel sorry for Tester101

The question activity this morning makes it look like @Tester101 has the worst-constructed house in the industrialized world.
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Congratulations on 100k Harper

Congratulations Harper on hitting 100,000 reputation! Harper: You have been an inspiration to me as I have worked my way up through this site. I have learned a lot from your many answers. Sometimes I'...
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3-vote close - how's it going?

UPDATE: While the testing period has ended, this change has been well-received by the community so we have opted to not reset the votes needed to close/reopen to 5 while we look at data. Please let me ...
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Can we just upvote questions more?

Don't have much to say. I thumb through questions. I upvote anything that contains all info needed and is not a repeat. However I often see comments on the question from our top 30 users and see no ...
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Would you like to help promote the site by giving away pencils?

So I made up these DIY pencils: They look great AND I have oodles of them. If you'd like to give these away, such as at a local hardware store or leaving them at a Habitat ReStore counter, that's ...
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Why were flags on these conversational/argumentative comments declined?

Stack Exchange guidance on the use of comments specifies You should submit a comment if you want to: Request clarification from the author; Leave constructive criticism that guides the author in ...
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Announcement: new users can now post images

Since the beginning of Stack Exchange, new users—those with less than 10 rep—have not been allowed to add images to their posts. Since this can be a deterrent for them, other users on ...
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2012 Community Moderator Election Results

Home Improvement's second moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the two new moderators are: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly - please thank them for ...
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We've got a blog! Would you like to contribute to it?

First off, we've got a blog! Would you like to contribute to it? You'll need to contact an administrator for an account. We need to know your username here on diy.stackexchange.com, and we'll need ...
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New Design Launched

Hi All, as you can see the new design just went live. Which means this site has been officially launched! Congratulations! If you're still seeing the old favicons, please load the follow urls and do ...
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Home Improvement or DIY - scope change to grow site

Buried in comments and answers to other questions here on meta (some linked below), there is an underlying questions that we need to talk about. Are we a Home Improvement community or a DIY community?...
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We should [finish] this

We have way too many tags about finish, and not an excerpt to be found finish - 44 questions finishing - 127 questions wood-finish - 18 questions wood-finishing - 56 questions And then we have ...
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The [panel] tag is vague

panel - 31 questions Most are meaning electrical-panel but there's a couple talking about wood paneling and one about fence panels. We should probably retag the non-electrical ones and synonym.
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2013 Moderator Election Results

Home Improvement's third moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the new moderator is: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly — please thank them for ...
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Did you know that we have flyers?

So, I talked to our wonderful and amazing designer, Jin, and he was kind enough to whip up a flyer for me to post up here so that you all can use it! Check it out: (Full size here.) These are ...
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2012 Community Moderator Election

The 2012 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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New custom close reason here on meta

I've proposed the following new custom close reason for here on Meta.DIY: The problem described here can no longer be reproduced. Changes to the system or to the circumstances affecting the asker ...
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Information on the moderator candidates

Yi Jiang has put together a nice site that uses the Stack Overflow API to display information on the moderator candidates. Click here to see all the information. The information presented is: The ...
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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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Are tool maintenance and repair questions on-topic?

It seems the community has accepted these types of questions in the past. How can I clean sticky and dirty hand tool's rubber? Is it a good idea to spraypaint my axe head? What are good cleaners to ...
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Writing Tag Wiki Excerpts

Just want to point out some of these guidelines and discussions from the global meta site: Should tag wiki excerpts include "for issues relating to"? What's the current policy on ...
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Missing tag wikis

I've just looked at the tags page and noticed that there aren't very many with tag wikis. Other sites have been trying to make sure that at least the first two pages of tags have wiki entries. I'll ...
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Burninate this [old-house] tag

Insert Bob Villa joke here. Also, obligatory link to what Burnination is old-house Saw someone editing this into a question. This is the very definition of a meta tag The reason meta-tags are a ...
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Is the diy-vs-pro tag useful?

Currently there are 43 questions with the diy-vs-pro tag. Looking quickly through the list, I couldn't find any that were asking if they should do a job or hire a pro. Is this tag useful in any way, ...
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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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2012 Community Moderator Town Hall Chat

In connection with the moderator elections, we will be holding a Town Hall Chat session with the candidates. This will be an opportunity for members of the community to pose questions to the ...
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How do you feel about sharing DIY.SE content on Pinterest?

Update: Since there's been no objection here, I've started pinning things to a Home Improvement board on the Stack Exchange Pinterest account. If you're on Pinterest (or if you're just curious what ...
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Do I look OK in that shirt?

Thanks for the welcome pack! First sun out in UK could not resist some DIY work. :-)
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Pest and Pest-Control tags

We have the tags pest and pest-control, neither of which have tag wiki guidance. At the time of writing, of the 47 pest and 137 pest-control questions, 30 have both tags. 16 of those have no other ...
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Why is there a product-recomendation tag if those questions are "off topic"?

Just noticed this tag today: https://diy.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/product-recommendation Should we at least point out that they are off-topic questions in the tag details or delete the tag ...
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What online tools exist for creating home wiring diagrams?

In the Q&A Request Support for CircuitLab schematic editor, I disagreed with the proposal to use CircuitLab for creating wiring diagrams. But that raises the question if there is an app that ...
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Will DIY.SE be allowing SE advertising?

I know some of the other SE sites are utilizing some "cross-pollination" where, if related to the main topic, put up an advertisement if the community agrees to a connection. For example: Movies.SE ...
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How should we handle edits that add info to an answer beyond what the OP intended?

What's the policy when a new person edits a post to add significant info to an answer that wasn't there in the first place. The info isn't wrong per se, it's just a notable chunk that's new. In ...
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Vote to Close - different site - add sites?

I just added a Vote to Close How to make a DIY video player? As I have found in the past, the only option for "This question belongs on another site in the Stack Exchange network" is https://diy.meta....
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What are "those oscillating tools"?

This question asks about oscillating tools, using off-site links to describe what they are. Since those links are long-since broken, there's no real indication of kind of tool they're talking about ...
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2013 Community Moderator Election

The 2013 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 ok to provide link-only answers on duplicate questions that are not closed as duplicates?

It seems like there is a hesitancy here to close questions as duplicates. I don't know if people are after more reputation or do not want to scare off newcomers, but it seems like even questions that ...
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Image Shrinking/Upload

A very common problem we have here is people who can't upload images because they are too big. StackExchange has a long-standing limit of 2 MB (I don't know if this is 2,000,000 or 2,097,152 bytes, ...
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How hang up these hook-less curtains, without modifying condo interior?

I edited How can I hook curtains to vertical blinds?. Pls re-open? I don't think you need more details or clarity because brhans understood and answered my question! I've never known the proper name ...
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Synonym [knobs] to [doorknob]

knobs - 11 questions doorknob - 51 questions There's only one usage of [knobs] with cabinets. I propose we make [cabinet-knobs] for that. The other usages can have the tag removed
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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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Synonym [stove] and [range]

stove (192 questions) seems to be the more popular tag, and it has an excerpt. range (86 questions, 16 also tagged stove) is simply referring to the same thing. In this same vein, it might be worth ...
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2018 Community Moderator Election

The 2018 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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What is the correct stackexchange site for questions about table lamps, toasters, hand mixers, and other small appliances?

I had a question about a table lamp pull chain mechanism, and saw that small appliances our out of the scope of the site. While my questin technically involves circuitry, it seems too mechanical/basic ...
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What's the best way to ask quesions that involve multiple disciplines on stack?

For instance: I'm designing an outdoor, landscaped space for a client. Deck construction questions go to "Home Improvement", best perennials for the geography go to "Gardening" and how to safely ...
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Anouncement for german area on building and contructing

I invite all german speaking architects, builders and house owners to join the discussion http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/47602/bauwesen I hope it is OK to use meta.diy.SX for this ...
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Looking for a lifehacker type blog article

A challenge for the masses: To promote the site and the blog, I'd like to solicit ideas for a blog article that would appeal to both our audience (DIY.stackexchange) and a site with an established ...
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Change a "Vote to Close" default option

As noted in this question, we sometimes get a message in the close vote review queue that: However, there is no "Vote to Close" system option stating: This question does not appear to be ...