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How do we go about solidifying policy change?

Over the history of this site, there has been repeated discussion of whether distilling and other "non-brewing" activities should be allowed: How to deal with questions/answers about potentially ...
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Please help retag untagged questions

Poking around on the site, I noticed that the untagged tag has 28 questions in it. If you can spare a few minutes, please try to grab a few questions where you recognize the subject from the list ...
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What is on-topic for Homebrewing?

The reason I ask this is that there are quite a few questions about distillation, winemaking, meadmaking, cider making and just about everything in between. I looked a the On-Topic section for this ...
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issue posting pictures

Perhaps this is an exchange-wide issue, but I keep getting "For security reasons, framing is not allowed; click OK to remove the frames." when trying to upload a picture to my question. Clicking OK ...
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Could this be good Q&A?

I was asked to share what I do to consistently hit 95% efficiency. So I decided to post it as self-answered question. But then system told me not to: So, is this the case? Or should I try to post it ...
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Information added as comments, should I edit the question?

If a question seems incomplete, I would ask for additional information in a comment. If the answer comes as a comment as well, we end up with lots of comments with valuable information. Is it ...
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Putting an image as a link

I noticed that the imgur images come in with a stack exchange URL versus when I do one manually, it doesn't. I wanted to put a link to an image in a post, so I'm attaching this here. If this post ...
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What are requirements to graduate from “Beta”?

I am new to the site and am excited to share with friends and help build the community. Where can I read/learn what requirements have to be met to graduate from Beta?
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upvoted answers not reflecting in rep?

I started with 101 rep, asked a question that had 3 upvotes, answered a question that got three upvotes, and I still have 116 rep now. The math does not seem to be adding up. What gives?
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Responding to mod requests

Is there any way for us to respond to a mod request / flag, besides revealing the user's email address and emailing directly? For example, a recent mod flag suggested an answer wasn't an answer. It ...
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Can someone explain the deputy badge to me?

Where does "flag weight" come from and what does it mean? Some of the badge descriptors in general are sort of ambiguous in their description because the use terminology not familiar to the common ...
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Down voting and my reputation

If I down vote someone else's answer, does my reputation loose a point too? I'm asking this because in my updates I can the see "-1 down voting" If true can some explain to me rational behind this ...
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Can we join hop and hops tags

"hop" tag has only 7 questions, while "hops" has over one hundred. I do not see a point in keeping the singular form, since most of the times the plural form "hops" is used, can we delete "hop" and ...
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what to do when a question is incorrectly merged by a moderator?

What are the benefits of fermenting under pressure? The moderator incorrectly presumed that this was the same as an earlier question. Indeed, it was spurred by that question, but it has a different ...
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Request for tag merge: “extract-plus-grains” into “partial-mash”

These mean more or less the same thing. I know that some people may not be familiar with the canonical term for extract/grain hybrid brewing (partial mash brewing), but if we keep both it will confuse ...
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Request for tag merge of gravity & specific-gravity tags

Both tags have the same meaning & even similar definitions. I propose we merge into specific-gravity as someone typing gravity would still find the former through auto-suggest.
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Correcting a bad click when voting

I accidentally down voted something. Left a comment, then realized I downvoted. I tried to unclick it and I get a little popup box say "you voted 2 minuted ago your answer is locked in" 2 minutes ...
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Merge tags sanitization sanitizer sanitation sanitizing

There are currently four tags about the same basic thing: sanitization sanitizer sanitation sanitizing Having multiple slightly different tags about the same thing undermines the functionality of the ...
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Can we update links to BrewAdvice?

There are comments / links in older posts from BrewAdvice that link to the wrong ID on the current site. Is there a way to update these programmatically, or do we have to go in and fix them ourselves? ...
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Please merge my accounts

I have another account here which, for some reason, I cannot login to: https://homebrew.stackexchange.com/users/572/jim-armstrong I tried to do an account recovery, but the openID it sends me isn't ...
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What is the recommended procedure for dealing with spam comments?

What should we be doing with comments that are spam? Ex: How can I use my oven to sanitize equipment Is pouring down on a lager yeast cake any different from pouring down on an ale yeast cake? ...
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How has the Yearling badge been awarded so soon?

It looks like a few folks have already been awarded the Yearling badge, for 12 months active membership. Yet according the Area 51 page, this site was only proposed 9 months ago. How is that ...
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Why are some question's titles prefaced with the first tag?

I've noticed that in the page <title>, some questions have one of the tags prepended to the question. This question does it: Fermentation stopped and then started again This one does not: List ...
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My account from brewadvice didn't merge with my homebrewing.stackoverflow account. Can I merge them?

My old account came over, but it didn't merge with my account that I created over here. Can I merge them? It would be nice to have my old questions and all of that under one account.
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Unable to create tags?

I am trying to post a question but it says I don't have a high enough reputation to create tags, so I try posting without tags but they are required. What gives?