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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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Let's get critical: Sep 2014 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Homebrewing Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from Google, what ...
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How to go about creating a Q&A that becomes the basis of a beginnners brewing guide?

So after posting this question I was wondering about how useful it would be if there was a similar type of page that was basically a guide written on this forum for people like myself. Considering how ...
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What does it take for a question to appear on the front page

I just asked a question and then refreshed the site by clicking on the name in the upper left. My question didn't show up at the top? It was there when I clicked the 'Questions' link, but not on the ...
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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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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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Amazon UK in links are overwritten to US

When amazon.co.uk links are used (as in this post) they are redirected incorrectly to the US site. ie http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B005KRFNS2/ will direct you to http://www.amazon.com/dp/...
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Can old questions not be pushed to RSS readers when they're edited?

Last night drj edited the tags on many posts. This morning my RSS reader had 57 "new" items from homebrew.stackexchange.com. Only they weren't new, they simply had their tags edited. Can this site ...
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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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w00t! I've got a close hammer!

The other day, I saw an off-topic post and voted to close it, even though I'm still at 101 rep on the main site. Didn't think much of it until today when I was on another public beta SE site where I ...
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Why are wiki tag descriptions cut off at the words 'used to'?

Looking at the tags page the wiki description of some tags is cut off. It seems to be anything before the words 'used to ' is chopped. Look a 'gear' and 'mash'. It seems intentional. I was just ...
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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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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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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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Let's get critical: Mar 2014 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Homebrewing Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from Google, what ...
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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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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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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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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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Youtube community

The Brewing youtube community seems very strong. Lots of people asking and answering questions on in the comments sections but these get lost with time as you can't search comments for Q&A very ...
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Let's get critical: Dec 2013 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Homebrewing Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from Google, what ...
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Let's get critical: Sep 2013 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Homebrewing Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from Google, what ...
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Is there a easy way to get commonly used symbols without leaving the site?

When writing a question or answer there are some commonly used symbols or typesetting styles that are missing. The two that come to mind are the degree symbol (°) for temperatures and refractometer ...
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can we get LaTeX formatting for equations in questions and answers on homebrewing?

a'la math.stackexchange.com? I feel like there's enough discussion of homebrew calculations on here that it might be beneficial. Some examples: Calculating Alcohol by Volume How do you convert ...
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Should this question on homebrewing in a country where alcohol is prohibited be opened?

I recently closed this question about taking steps to brew beer in a country that has prohibited it. But I can imagine some potential answers that may be of genuine help, such as alcohol-free brewing,...
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Q&A session with Denny Conn

The Homebrew SE site is very fortunate to have Denny Conn as a moderator and regular contributor, answering questions and providing guidance on this site on a daily basis. With hundreds of batches of ...
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Let's get critical: Jun 2013 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Homebrewing Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from Google, what ...
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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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Can we nuke the “grains”and “process” tags?

"Grains" seems useless, since we already have "Grain", and "Process" seems much too general to provide sane result-sets for tag searches. Instead, I think we should rely on more specific tags that ...
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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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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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broaden definition to include pros and micros

In discussion about merging some other Alcohol related sites it was suggested that rather that trying to merge in Home brewing (which is undoubtedly struggling to get it's questions per day up), ...
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OData source for Homebrew?

Possibly a bit of a technical question for most users, but... I was trying to connect to Homebrew using an OData client but there doesn't seem to be a source listed at http://data.stackexchange.com/ ...
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Homebrewing Self-Evaluation — Let's Get Critical! [closed]

You love your site and we love your site, but there is a whole world of people out there who might not even know it exists. When they do find it, their first impression will either scare them away or ...
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Homebrewing self-evaluation: let's get critical! [closed]

You love your site and we love your site, but there is a whole world of people out there who might not even know it exists. When they do find it, their first impression will either scare them away or ...
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How to ask a troubleshooting question?

This site's structure is very good at getting specific answers to specific questions. I'm currently doing some troubleshooting at home to work out why I'm running into a particular fault and would ...
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Are questions about brewing non-alcoholic on-topic here?

I want to ask how to convert my spoiled wine to vinegar (follow-up on this question). Is this on-topic here?
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Can I ask questions about brewing equipment, but not necessarily brewing?

Would I be able to ask this question on homebrew.stackexchange.com? "I have a an issue where my hydrometer is stuck in my carboy. I can't reach it with my hand to get it out. Any ideas on how to get ...
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Should I ask a question that I've seen the answer to in another question?

I needed to figure out how to purge the air from a keg, and after a bit of looking found a great description in this answer to the question "Do I need to completely fill my keg?" So now I know how to ...
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Where are all the new international readers coming from?

Just an interesting observation that most of the recent activity is from international users. Sort of cool, but I wonder how it relates to the lack of activity from users here in the US. This ...
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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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Do questions about spirits and other high alcohol-content brewing belong here?

I'm about to start making some higher alcohol-content spirits. Is this group specifically for beer and wine or would high-alcohol spirits (~20%) fall into this category as well?
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New Beta Theme Launched

Your site looks a bit different today. Yes, we are getting rid of the 'Sketchy' look and replacing it with a more-polished and finished design for sites in beta. You can read more about the redesign ...
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Should we start a blog?

I seem to remember seeing several other sites on the SE network (including betas) having blogs that included community contributed posts about various topics relevant to the site. I think there are ...
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Site Stats on front page lists -179% Answered questions

I noticed this this morning while browsing old questions. I think this is a little... off. Answered appears to be accurate in Area 51. After jumping around to a few other beta sites, this appears to ...
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Is this a real question?

This question was recently flagged as "Not a real question". I'd like a bit of feedback before we move forward on it. Salty flavor in beer? Thanks
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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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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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