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Questions tagged [status-completed]

Indicates that the report has been resolved through the implementation of a feature or the fixing of a bug.

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Rename 'refinsh' tag to refinish?

Not sure if this belongs here but it seems like the 'refinsh' tag is a misspelling of 'refinish', and should be renamed somehow.
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Should we break the [circuit]?

In the DIY.SE folksonomy, the electrical specialty's tags stand out as a cross-connected pile of confusion, and one of the chief culprits is circuit. While not particularly rare (129 questions use it)...
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Merge tags [lighting-fixture] and [light-fixture]

I'm just passing it along that there is a "lighting-fixture" tag and "light-fixture" tag. As much as I know, these should be combined as they're one and the same. The "light-fixture" tag is the one ...
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We have too many [ceiling-fans] in our Stack

The ceiling-fans tag should become a synonym for ceiling-fan. (Besides, there are some klutzes who put ceiling and fan on their ceiling fan question -- that should be rectified sometime as well...)
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kill the “electical” tag because it is a mis-spelling

The tag "electical" just a mis-spelling of electrical, and should be deleted. https://diy.stackexchange.com/tags/electical/info
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New close reason “Not enough information”

Folks often ask a question, but fail to supply enough information to answer the question. The asker then fails to respond when prodded for additional details. In this situation it would be nice to be ...
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User profile requiring review/deletion

https://diy.stackexchange.com/users/12054/fe3r This profile description contains swearing.
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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 ...
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Tag merge [tag:kitchen] to [tag:kitchens]

I see two tags: kitchen and kitchens in the available tags. I'm pretty sure they mean the same thing.
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Bottom of blog for home improvement

The blog on the bottom of the home improvement page: http://diy.blogoverflow.com/ States: Stack Exchange © 2011 Can we fix that to be some sort of label that takes the current year, you then avoid ...
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Can we discourage “Shop for me” type questions?

From time to time, questions pop up where the asker is having trouble locating a product they like. For the most part, it seems like they want the community to help them shop. Since these questions ...
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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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The Twitter name is mispelled

The @StackDIY account seems to have a bit of a uh, tyop in the name: Instead of "DIY Stack Excahnge", it should be "DIY Stack Exchange".
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Tag merge [tag:molding] to [tag:trim]

molding should be a synonym of trim, it looks like moulding already is.
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PUT needs to be rescheduled

Us crazy Americans went back on DST a few weeks ago, so now PUT is at the wrong time. And since it's scheduled to end on 2012/03/31, it's time to reschedule it anyway. Can we get the event rescheduled ...
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Kill the decorating tag?

Sparked by recent chat conversation. There are 11 questions marked with the decorating tag, but I don't believe they add much value to the question. The tag is also problematic since it leads to ...
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Why isn't twitter tweeting new blog entries?

WordPress has a Twitter plugin, but it does not seem to be automatically tweeting new posts. Is there a way to setup the plugin to automatically tweet new posts?
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Blacklist request - DIY

Can we have "DIY" added to the tag blacklist please. See - Do we really need the tag "diy" on the site?
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DIY not on the Data Explorer

I've just noticed that we're not on the Data Explorer despite being graduated for nearly a year. Is this deliberate or just an oversight?
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Newsletter is difficult to read

I have a bit of a difficult time reading the newsletter, the black text on a dark blue background is tough. I expect a white background like the main page, but it doesn't load. I am using gmail and ...
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Do we really need the tag “diy” on the site?

I've just spotted a question that had the single tag diy. Now, aside from the fact that the question really should have had different tags, do we really need such a tag given that the site is all ...
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What should be the status of questions about domestic appliances?

This question on a fault with dishwasher turned up today. We've had a few, but not many, questions in the past, but I noticed that the FAQ (recently updated by me!) doesn't make any mention of such ...
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Does the site require a more descriptive FAQ to clarify which topics are on-topic?

I read the faq prior to posting a recent question and found little information about the scope of this site, e.g. in bullet points at SO. It is not clear to me on what basis my question was closed, ...
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The number in the indicator showing the number of mod flags outstanding is hard to read.

The white on yellow is very hard to read: Can we have more contrast between the number and the background?
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2011 Community Moderator Election

The 2011 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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Should questions about building things that are not part of your home be on-topic?

The question https://diy.stackexchange.com/q/3712/21 is an example of a "non-home DIY" question, i.e., a question about building personal property that isn't part of your home. It's a good opportunity ...
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Paint brush swipe background image is not centered

On the Questions page (https://diy.stackexchange.com/questions) the paint brush swipe underneath the number of answers for a question is not centered. It is too far to the left.
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League email for Home Improvement has bad link

I just got an email saying that I am one of the top new Home Improvement - Stack Exchange users for the week of Apr 18 2011! (emphisis yours). Well, wasn't I excited!! So, I clicked on the link in the ...
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Bug in ad spacing on DIY.SE

Over at DIY.se, I noticed that the sidebar ads are being cut off on the right by the edge of the sidebar: Using Chrome's inspector, it turns out the problem is in .everyonelovesstackoverflow in all....
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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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FAQ suggestion: Could we encourage askers to indicate their country or region?

There seems to be a bit of low-level confusion with questions about location-specific information. Specifically, most askers omit it. Whilst for some things it will be irrelevant or only vaguely ...
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Are questions about choosing colors for the interior okay?

Suppose I want to paint a ceiling in my apartment and I need to choose paint color with some technical and more or less non-subjective requirements like "I have rather low ceiling, which colors to ...
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Minor enhancement: Captcha after all post verification

Minor annoyance: I entered the captcha then it told me I could not post because I was trying to create a new tag. I removed the "new" tag and then had to enter the captcha again (Which is a pita). ...
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Are questions about tool lists or supplies for a specific project on-topic?

This (now closed as duplicate) question asks for tool recommendations for a new home-owner. However, it also provides a list of projects that the OP plans, which made me think that the original ...
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Should we make adding an image easier?

This site is appreciably different from the StackOverflow site, in that most of the SO questions can be answered in text by way of an explanation. The illustration is code. On this site, some ...
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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: ...