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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Plurals in search terms

Not sure if this has been covered on another meta site, but I'd like to see the site's search facility handle plurals or word stemming. While looking for questions on podcasts, I searched for '...
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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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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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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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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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Are “Looking for clone of” questions encouraged/discouraged?

Title pretty much says it all...
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Legal questions

How should we deal with questions about legality? Can I sell my Homebrew in the UK
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How do 6 people already have the 'Enthusiast' badge?

I just noticed that 6 users have the 'Enthusiast' badge already, which requires you to visit the site each day for 30 days. However, the site is only 23 days old, right? One user's profile says he/...
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Why weren't my accepted answers from BrewAdvice imported

I just noticed that I have a 0% acceptance rate. On BrewAdvice I had accepted answers to nearly all of the questions I asked. While my questions have been nicely imported into this site, I notice ...
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Moderator Pro Tem Announcement

Throughout the beta, we need members from the site whose focus is to engage the community, both in community-building issues and site management. That's why we select a few members from each community ...
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how do I ask a community-wiki question?

I have a question that I know should be community wiki. I don't see that option, what am I missing?
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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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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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How was the reputation computed for those of us who merged from brewadvice?

Before the homebrew/brewadvice merger, I had more reputation on brewadvice than I do now after the merge. I'm not here for the points, but I am curious as to how this was handled.
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Beer recommendations?

What do you think about questions like What is the best beer to make for a spouse who prefers sauvignon blanc? ? While he's asking for advice on what to brew, it doesn't seem brewing specific- the ...
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Culture-specific squabbling

This question isn't explicit about which temperature units are being used: What type of beers stand up to temperature variation during fermentation?. I know how some people love to argue about which ...
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What is the best way to phrase questions?

This question just came up, currently phrased "Why can't I get any aroma out of my dry hops?". I wonder if it would be more effective if it were phrased in the positive, like "How can I get the most ...
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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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How to deal with questions/answers about potentially illegal activities?

I hate to be the killjoy, and I'm certainly not fond of many of the laws concerning alcohol in the U.S., but we should probably discuss how we want to handle questions and answers that touch on ...
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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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What should be on our FAQ?

Another Essential Question.
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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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What’s the “elevator pitch” for our site?

What’s the “elevator pitch” for our site? See: http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2010/07/the-7-essential-meta-questions-of-every-beta/ #4.
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Should equipment comparison questions be off-topic?

Can an equipment comparison question have an objective answer? Can we make a blanket ruling on these or will it depend on how the questions are worded? Some examples: Should I use glass carboys or ...
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How do we promote our site?

How do we promote our site?
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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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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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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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[META] Are we being merged into the other stack exchange brew site?

Are we just being added to stack exchange or are we being merged with the new stack exchange brew site that opened yesterday?
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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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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?
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[meta] Rules for subjective questions.

http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2010/09/good-subjective-bad-subjective/ How about adding this to the FAQ? http://moms4mom.com/back-it-up Anyone reading this has likely been guilty of using hearsay or ...
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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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[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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[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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[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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[Meta] Did our site make the cut for StackExchange 2.0?

I'm going to keep posting questions and answers here no matter what, but are we defined as an "Active" site or not under StackExchange's new rules?
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[META] How can we add BrewPoll's submission badges to questions?

BrewPoll is "A Place for Sharing Beer Brewing Articles, Tips and News - Where Every Vote Counts!" It's a submission site for brewing articles sponsored by BeerSmith. Their RSS feed has a steady ...
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[Meta] Why don't tags auto-complete anymore?

When asking a question, it used to offer suggestions as I was typing tags. This is no longer happening. Was this changed on purpose? Is it happening for anyone else?

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