Questions tagged [discussion]

The question you're asking is designed to solicit opinions or best-practices on a particular topic, with the goal of reaching community consensus.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
3
votes
1answer
72 views

Is there interest in a separate SE site specific for woodworking?

I enjoy the Q&A-format for researching information quite a lot and I noticed that there wasn't one available specific to woodworking. There are many woodworkers here on Home Improvement, but the ...
2
votes
2answers
81 views

Is there a map of users?

Is there a map of users, something like a google map with pins?
8
votes
0answers
91 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
67 views

Are we using the new “On Hold” feature properly?

Sometimes we get questions like Why my ac don't cool down my house?, and switch wiring for garbage disposal above sink. There just isn't enough information in the question to provide an answer, but ...
6
votes
4answers
206 views

2013 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 ...
0
votes
1answer
33 views

Increasing the response rate to requests for photos/info/clarification

In my short time here, it seems quite common that the initial content/articulateness of a Q is insufficient (perhaps expectedly so), and that it is common for requests for clarification or for ...
7
votes
8answers
174 views

2013 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

The purpose of this thread was to collect questions for the questionnaire. The questionnaire is now live, and you may find it here. In connection with the moderator elections, we will be holding a Q&...
2
votes
0answers
41 views

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,...
9
votes
0answers
125 views

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 ...
3
votes
3answers
69 views

What should we do about duplicates that are better questions than the original?

Is it acceptable, or to code, to splice electrical wire outside of a junction box behind drywall? is closed as duplicate of Is there a way to simply splice in an additional length of 12/2 NM-B ...
2
votes
5answers
90 views

Are “invent this for me” type questions on topic?

From time to time, questions like Devices that can slowly lower and raise 200 pounds ~2 feet?, and Motorizing Sliding Windows are asked. The questions give a goal; "I want to raise 200 lbs 2 feet", "...
3
votes
2answers
353 views

Merge the [dog-door] and [pet-door] tags

The dog-door tag was created earlier today as part of an approved suggested edit. We already have a pet-door tag that is applicable to that question. The suggested tag wiki for dog-door even ...
1
vote
1answer
43 views

Can we get an more options when flagging something as off-topic?

I tried flagging a post as off-topic. When I drilled down through the reasons for flagging it, I wasn't given an option that was suitable. This was the question which is clearly not about DIY. I ...
-2
votes
1answer
35 views

New metatag for out-of-the-box ideas or required answers

So a user wants to use a tool/material/whatever in a very odd way or has a task that requires something out of the norm. I thought it would be good to categorize these. I had used "weird-ideas" but ...
1
vote
0answers
31 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
33 views

Is this the best place to ask materials engineering questions?

I work as an artist and propmaker, and there are many times where I know what I want something to be able to DO during fabrication, but don't know what material(s) to ask for. For instance, on a ...
5
votes
1answer
86 views

Should the [thermostat-c-wire] tag have a [c-wire] synonym?

Earlier today, @gregmac created the thermostat-c-wire tag (and its tag wiki) and applied it to all the questions that we have about "C" wires. A couple of times, I had thought about doing the same ...
2
votes
1answer
56 views

Close question because lack of information?

I am pretty big on broadening the scope of questions for the site but I feel a lot of questions "sit" because lack of information. This is usually because the OP doesn't respond to questions or doesn'...
1
vote
1answer
49 views

Indicator of utility of Q/A to OP

I get the impression, perhaps falsely, that some/many users will post a question, then never return. Is there a widget available that would indicate how 'involved' an OP is in their history of ...
2
votes
1answer
47 views

Questions intended to SE optimize the OP's private website?

Suppose a user operates their own separate website, say, a photography website. And suppose they include links to it in their stackexchange.com profile. Is there then Search Engine Optimization ...
5
votes
1answer
98 views

New close reasons: unclear, too broad, opinion-based, and custom sub-reasons off-topic

There will be changes in close reasons in the next few days: “not constructive” and “not a real question” are replaced by “unclear what you're asking” “too broad” “primarily opinion-based” “off-topic”...
-2
votes
1answer
98 views

Are resale/worth questions OK or not?

I have seen several questions that basically want an opinion on if doing a project is worth their time as far as resale value or what would be the best thing to do while keeping resale value. I ...
1
vote
1answer
62 views

Am I allowed to ask interior decorating questions on this site?

Am I allowed to ask interior decorating questions on this site? Or is there a sub site that deals only with decorating?
1
vote
3answers
128 views

Should questions asking if things are “DIY” be on topic?

This is the most recent offender, but really any question in the diy-vs-pro tag could possibly be included. In fact, the diy-vs-pro tag might also be in question here. Most of the questions are ...
1
vote
2answers
51 views

Are questions asking for reviews considered on topic?

Questions like Will rubber pavers hold up against Wisconsin winters?, are basically asking for product reviews. Should these types of questions be considered on topic, even though the answers will ...
2
votes
1answer
75 views

Should we update our electrical tags?

Currently there is a 220v tag, which seems to be used for both US 240V and UK 230V. I propose we create two separate tags 240v and 230v, and eliminate the 220v tag. 110 and 220 are terms more ...
0
votes
3answers
137 views

What's the deal with www.domyownpestcontrol.com?

We appear to have two users from a website called domyownpestcontrol.com: Michael Hasson Rico Both are relatively new to the site. One has contributed answers that are not related to pest control (...
-1
votes
1answer
107 views

Is a pool part of you home?

https://diy.stackexchange.com/questions/26629/what-are-some-common-safety-tips-to-have-a-safe-swimming Yup. Just was busy answering that question when it got closed seconds before I pressed save.. ...
4
votes
4answers
130 views

Should questions on Gas piping be explicitly off topic?

Reference Question: https://diy.stackexchange.com/questions/26577/how-do-i-choose-and-install-regulators-when-installing-2psi-natural-gas-lines I would say that anything beyond connecting an ...
1
vote
1answer
44 views

User profile requiring review/deletion

https://diy.stackexchange.com/users/12054/fe3r This profile description contains swearing.
2
votes
2answers
92 views

If I find a question I answered incorrectly, what should I do?

I found this answer that I provided that was just wrong, but is the accepted answer. Should I have deleted the incorrect answer and provided a new one, or was editing the answer the proper course of ...
4
votes
2answers
58 views

Are tag wiki's with descriptions from Wikipedia acceptable?

Today I saw some entries in the review queue for new tag wiki's on the keywords Pex and Pipe. Both of these edits contained text copied from Wikipedia and no reference was given. Is this considered ...
2
votes
1answer
78 views

How do i ask a question in 'meta'?

Sorry, about busting in on "insulation", but being new to the forum, I have questions about how it works. But when I click on the "meta" button on the top line and then choose "ASK QUESTION", I am ...
2
votes
1answer
55 views

Why was my answer deleted?

Why was my answer deleted @ How can I fill a screw hole so it can be used again? My answer was to use a larger screw, and I feel this is a valid and viable answer. I have done it many times.
4
votes
2answers
96 views

Why was my question closed without an explanation?

For some reason my question (How do I make my bathroom sink easier to clean) was closed with nothing more than a sarcastic remark from one of the closers. So allow me to offer a defense up front: ...
3
votes
2answers
93 views

Defining the site scope

In another meta question, I mentioned "The core of the site is mostly around parts of your home that were there when you purchased it, the structure, utilities, and major appliances." That leads to ...
3
votes
1answer
138 views

Furniture repair off topic?

Can someone please clarify why https://diy.stackexchange.com/questions/25025/how-to-fix-a-recliner-that-wont-close is off topic? There are several other questions regarding furniture repair. What ...
4
votes
3answers
127 views

General electrical knowledge?

I wonder if the following question should be considered off topic for this site: https://diy.stackexchange.com/questions/25006/what-are-the-most-common-electrical-distribution-systems-around-the-...
4
votes
0answers
65 views

What to do with questions/answers that illustrate something dangerous? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Dangerous answers See: How can I figure out why my light won't turn on? Look at the answer. This is beyond dangerous - it's stupid for numerous reasons. I think we have ...
2
votes
2answers
74 views

Help improving a downvoted question?

I posted the following question and answer: How do I set the clock on a Thermador CT227N or CT227NW oven? But it has gotten two down votes with no explaination as to how to improve it. Before ...
0
votes
1answer
93 views

What makes the below question off-topic and ideally which site should this be migrated to..?

Consider: What should I use as a base for my wall mounted PC case? Looking at the 'Note, the following are considered off-topic:' section, it is a Hobby project. But as per this section: 'We welcome ...
0
votes
2answers
42 views

What is the Winter Bash?

Just logged on to the site, and I noticed a curious new link at the top of the page. What does it mean?
2
votes
1answer
49 views

Community Promotion Ads - 2013 [duplicate]

As it is December 2012, we are now going to reset our Community Promotion Ads for the new year. What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads are community-vetted advertisements that ...
1
vote
1answer
77 views

How do I put responses in that are not answers?

I have seen people post short responses/comments to questions on here but when I thought I was doing that what I posted looked like an answer. Is there some way I can indicate that my response should ...
1
vote
0answers
50 views

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 ...
7
votes
1answer
123 views

Would you like a hat for the holidays?

Stack Exchange is looking to have some fun for the holidays by giving people hats for various tasks around the site. These, unfortunately, aren't real hats, more like holiday badges that you can see ...
2
votes
1answer
187 views

What questions should we migrate to Gardening

Per this meta.so post, if we want to migrate old questions to gardening now, we need to build a list and coordinate with the Gardening site to get some agreement on a mass-migration. If you're ...
5
votes
2answers
137 views

Should the [dwv] tag be a synonym of a new [drain-waste-vent] tag?

We had some questions edited today to add the dwv tag. My understanding is that Stack Exchange generally prefers tags not be abbreviations: When naming a tag, think about how someone would google ...
0
votes
2answers
68 views

How can I ask for a “revote” on an answer?

I found an old question and felt none of the answers hit a particular point of view. The exact details don't matter much *. But like most old questions, this one gets few views, and my (perhaps) "...
1
vote
1answer
33 views

Criteria for hiring “x” service on topic?

Would questions like the following be on topic (I made them up just now)? What should i look for in hiring a electrician? When looking for a licensed general contractor what certifications should one ...

1
3 4
5
6 7
9