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Attracting experts/pros/contractors?

I think most of the current 158 users are DIYers. That is fine, but I became worried when I started to see responses like this: Unless you have the tools and knowledge, let the pros handle this ...
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Repeat question for each locality?

There is a recent example of someone repeating the same question, once for the UK and once for the US: What are the pros and cons of different types of smart switches (that are on the US market) ? ...
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Shouldn't these questions be community wiki?

What are the pros and cons of different types of smart switches on the UK market? What are the pros and cons of different types of smart switches (that are on the US market) ? What are some pros, ...
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Are “getting to know you” questions off topic, and is this question one of them?

https://diy.stackexchange.com/questions/372/what-is-the-most-interesting-thing-you-have-found-when-opening-up-a-wall I voted to close on the premise that this question is too discussiony and doesn't ...
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Are appliance-related questions in scope?

Looking at: https://diy.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/appliances Raises the questions: Are appliance repair questions in scope? Are appliance installation questions in scope (eg, installing ...
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Why are there so many unanswered questions?

This beta seems to have an extremely high proportion of unanswered questions. Am I the only one concerned about this? It seems as if, especially during private beta, it's important to focus on ...
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Should question titles be questions?

Which will be the better title in the long run? "How to paint a ceiling" or "How can I paint a ceiling?" I am curious what yields better search results. Has this been worked out on other sites? For ...
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Should we allow questions about stuff “outside” of the home?

Questions about sheds, pole barns, retaining walls, decks, patios? All these are questions and issues that home owners have, and typical DIY'ers like us have to deal with. All the ones listed above ...
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Should this be a worldwide site or just USA? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is Home Improvement going to be tied to suggestions for one geography, or will it be appropriate for everywhere? Already there are lot of questions that assume the reader is ...
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What should our site be called, and what should our domain name be? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Write an Elevator Pitch / Tagline Note: We are closing this domain naming thread. It is asking the entirely wrong question. See this blog post for details: Domain Names: ...
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Should questions about building codes and electrical codes be considered on-topic?

Should questions about building codes and electrical codes be considered on-topic? StackExchange sites usually shy away from narrowly localized questions, but building and electrical codes have many ...
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Should questions about working with contractors/subcontractors be considered on-topic?

The name of the site implies questions geared towards DIYers and contractors, but I think there is a lot of potential for good questions related to hiring and working with contractors? Examples: ...
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What happened to the site proposal on Area51 for HomeImprovement?

All the example good/bad questions are no longer displayed. The FAQ is also a little sparse on details of what questions would be considered on or off topic. Is there any way to go back and look at ...
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Is Home Improvement going to be tied to suggestions for one geography, or will it be appropriate for everywhere?

So I'm in the UK, but I do home improvement too. But, over here, building codes are different, you'd not want to mess around with our 230V power, and even simple things like paint are quite different. ...

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