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If a question is worth answering, why isn't it worth upvoting

I gotta ask this question to my fellow Homebrewing peeps: If you spend the time to make a good detailed answer to a question, why don't you upvote the question? If it was worth answering, isn't it ...
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Ignoring legality, is Homebrew Stack Exchange going to encompass distilling?

A recent question, though vague and needing some work to be a good question, touches on distilling. Legality has been discussed in this (meta) forum, but I wasn't able to find anything in the FAQ's ...
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[Meta] Is BrewAdvice open to increasing its scope to include wine/mead/sake?

I proposed a similar site on meta.stackexchange.com. The URL is: https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/5680/proposal-for-beer-wine-brewing-stack-exchange-site Is this community open to increasing ...
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Beer.StackExchange

Beer.StackExchange.com recently went into public beta. It's chugging along, but there's some discussion on whether homebrew and beer really need separate boards: https://alcohol.meta.stackexchange....
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Upvoting questions

I've just seen a string of answered questions, with several answers per question and often multiple upvotes on some answers, yet the question remained at 0 votes. If a question is good enough to be ...
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Should we tag questions as beer brewing or wine making?

I'm foreseeing one possible problem with the site. Beer brewing questions are already outweighing wine making questions. I have a feeling this won't go away. Do we specifically tag each beer brewing ...
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Is setting a goal of 15 questions per day pertinent for homebrew?

I understand that the metric around questions asked per day is a good identifier of the engagement of the community (particularly new members) but 15 per day feels like an arbitrary number. Shouldn't ...
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Merger with BrewAdvice

The guys at BrewAdvice.com, the stackexchange 1.0 version of us, said (way back when we were in commitment phase) that they'd be all for merging with us. They've built up a nice pile of answers, as ...
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Have you used all your daily rep yet?

Please remember to vote early and vote often! On day one I used all mine. Please remember to vote up good questions and good answers!
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BrewAdvice.com Revenue Discussion

Required Reading: blog.brewadvice.com - Revenue Ideas tl;dr: This site operates on a service which cannot be offered for free forever. Our intent is not to make a profit, but only to sustain our ...
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[META] Voting Etiquette

Under what circumstances do you vote a question up or down? Let's have a little discussion on voting and friendly behavior. Asking and answering questions is not the only way to participate on ...
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is a question ever too simple?

Is a question ever so simple that answering isn't considered necessary because the answer is readily available, e.g. via a web search? This comment and associated question provides the background for ...
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Driving Traffic to this Site

I really like this site. I am a web developer and I have found a TON of helpful resources on SO. I know that home brewers are a much smaller market than programmers, but there are plenty of great ...
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How can I mark an answer if I don't know which is correct?

I have this question How can I put minerals back into distilled or reverse osmosis water? The trouble is I don't know who is correct. I would normally go off vote count, but no one has over 1 vote. ...
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Should there be a forced delay before getting an accepted answer?

I have seen several examples of the following: Question is posted, one hour later an answer is posted, then the answer gets accepted. I am fine with the questioners prerogative to say thats a good ...
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Congratulations, you're no longer in Beta!

This site started private beta before July 2012, so it is no longer "beta", it is a full site by our definition. We've removed the word "beta" from your site banner because we believe that you aren't ...
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Recipe Questions

In the definition stage the recipe questions were noted as off-topic. I'd like to confirm that they are still considered off topic by the community. See Can somebody give me a good recipe that they&#...
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Is cheesemaking ontopic?

I am a homebrewer; I often make wine and I'll be asking more questions about wine in the future. Recently I took up cheesemaking. Is that also on topic here?
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[meta] When is this site going to take off?

Well? When you can check in after overnight and there has been 0-2 new posts or edits I wonder if anyone is really here. Seems like there is just 1-2 new people each WEEK! That seems dead to me. Is ...
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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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Are beer/wine enthusiasts encouraged to ask questions that aren't necessarily about brewing?

Do we want to encourage enthusiasts of beer / wine to ask questions that aren't specifically about brewing? The FAQ says the site is for dedicated home brewers and serious enthusiasts, but not ...
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What do you think about launching a separate site for beer appreciation?

There's a newer proposal gaining some amount of traction on our Area 51 site: Beer - Proposed Q&A site for beer aficionados and collectors The focus is significantly different from this one, ...
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How Do I Continue a Conversation if Someone Mentions Something Interesting in an Answer?

Say I'm reading questions and answers, and someone like @Graham, mentions something about how the crazy Aussies don't chill. So I want to touch base with Graham and find out about it. It would be '...
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[META] New user. Oy.

Just how long will the site think I'm a new user?
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Where are our mods?

Yesterday I flagged a bunch of spam by a user named alicewei. They were deleted, but that same user is right back posting spam now. Shouldn't this user have been banned already? So far I haven't ...
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How long should you wait to accept an answer?

I've asked a couple questions here and I was just wondering what kind of time frame should I be looking at before accepting an answer? Since this is a beta site I'm inclined to leave it open longer to ...
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Are we still building the site?

In the early days, a stackexchange site often wants questions that are easy to answer with good answers, to as to build the site and attract people. considering the homebrew site is still in beta and ...
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Tags: Dry-Hop & Dry-Hopping

Suggested removal, we seem to have duplicate tags for "Dry-Hop" & "Dry-Hopping". Side note we seem to have duplicate tags in the Meta "tags" and "tagging"
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Where do we draw the line between home brewing and micro brewing?

I don't anticipate this being a big problem but I'm curious to know if a line needs to be drawn to keep micro brewing (large batch brewing) out of the site. I don't really see a lot of harm in ...
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Recipe and ingredient questions

What is the prevaling opinion on questions for recipes or favorite ingredients? I think they are a little too broad for this forum. BrewAdvice is for focused questions. However this site is about ...
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Homebrewing beta still on point?

Seems like a lot of questions about individuals homebrewing problems and advice seeking/trouble shooting questions. Didn't seem like these were the types of questions with definitive answers per se ...
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Are “Looking for clone of” questions encouraged/discouraged?

Title pretty much says it all...
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[META] BrewAdvice.com Feedback?

Hello All, If you've found your way here you may know a site admin (myself or PJ). We'd like to thank you for testing and contributing to our experiment. The content developing here has exceeded any ...
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Distilling questions

It was discussed so many times, like here, but it seems the answer is always that it was decided like that in the begining. Still, can it be changed today, to accept questions like this one?
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What does “nn% accept rate” mean? When does that start showing up?

For a long time, my name didn't have an "accept rate" comment below it. Now it does. I've seen that below other people's names, but never understood what that meant. And why did my name not have it,...
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[Meta] Upvotes and view count

I just noticed a few posts with +200 views and single digit upvotes. How does that happen? They are good questions. More importantly why and does this format really work? Non registered users I assume,...
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Answer rate concern

I'm fairly new to this site but it seems to me there are a plethora of questions lacking an accepted answer that have one or more good answers available. Should we perhaps pull together to remedy ...
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How can stack exchange make this site more effective to home brewers?

IMO... Here's the goals that a homebrewer needs out of a site: General advice & questions (equipment, techniques..etc) Asking advice on their specific brews... troubleshooting a specific problem ...
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How to deal with answers that should be comments when user doesn't have the appropriate rep

See this answer. Re-racking in a Buffalo Trace whiskey barrel How should we deal with it?
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What's the criteria for accepting an answer?

On sites like StackOverflow it's pretty cut and dry, if someone's answer fixes your problem, you mark it as correct. Here, however, it's a much different story. Should you mark the correct answer if ...
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Don't should we avoid internet acronyms/abbreviations/slang words?

I'm not a native english speaker, and frequently on this lovely and very good/useful site I see acronyms on questions, answers and comments. Everytime it happens I have to google the thing to ...
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Can we setup an area for beginner questions which cuts out some of the more specific questions people have

I think that is would be a good idea to have an area where a someone new to home brewing can go and find lots of beginner type questions. This could maybe done through a tag "beginner" or maybe ...
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fermentor vs. fermenter

There are only 4 tags that use the word fermenter, and none for fermentor. However, the word fermenter is being used incorrectly. Yeast is a fermenter. Carboys, conicals, and buckets are fermentors. ...
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Announcing a Pro Tempore election

Summary: Homebrewing Stack Exchange will begin the nomination stage for a special election on April 29 to bring in two more moderators. For full details of the process, see the announcement on Meta ...
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How do we promote our site?

How do we promote our site?
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Area 51 clean up campaign

I'm trying to clean up Area 51 proposals, and I came across this one: Beer Proposed Q&A site for beer writers, cicerones, professional brewers, and beer geeks Would any of their on topic ...
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[Meta] How do I get this site to e-mail all questions to me?

I really enjoy this site and find the information very useful, and like to contribute my own limited knowledge whenever possible. However, it is hard to keep up with this site without receiving e-...
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Can't login to meta

I'm trying to login to https://homebrew.meta.stackexchange.com/ . Going to the login page on meta automatically logs me in, and redirects me to the meta homepage, where I am logged out again. I can ...
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What should our logo and site design look like?

Another Essential Question. Anyone here a graphic designer?
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Comments posted as answers

This happens so often, because new users don't have enough reputation to post comments. To deal with this, flags are raised and mods will move the answer to a comment. Wouldn't it be more efficient ...

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