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2020: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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Can we stop accepting new answers for old questions after some time?

I was wondering if it would be possible to stop accepting answers for questions that are very old, and already answered. This is a normal practice in other SEs I believe. Why? There a interesting ...
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What happened to homebrewing?

Of all the sites with 0.0 or 0.1 questions/day, one of them caught my attention since it has about 5900 questions. That site is Homebrewing.SE: Sure Homebrewing is the oldest of these sites, so will ...
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Changing what we say we allow questions about

Currently the site says this - If you have a question about: Brewing processes Equipment used in the brewing process Brewed beverage appreciation Trouble shooting your brewing problems and it ...
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Community Promotion Ads — 2020

You lost your “beta” label in 2019, so welcome to your very first edition of Community Promotion Ads, for the year of 2020! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads are community-...
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2019: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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Voting to close

I flagged a post to be moved to another Stack Exchange site. When I choose, "This question belongs on another site in the Stack Exchange network" the only choice I have is "Homebrewing Meta", which ...
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11 questions with no answers

The title says it all. All questions should have at least one answer IMO. What to do with unanswered questions? Should they be brought back to the top of the list to get more attention? Bounties?
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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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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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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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2019 Community Moderator Election Results

Homebrewing's first moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied and the two new moderators are: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly—please thank them for ...
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2019 Community Moderator Election

The 2019 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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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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2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, in ...
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Why is it so common to find answers with more upvotes than questions?

I was reading through some interesting questions this weekend and realized that there are a number of questions with less up votes than the answer. I'm intrigued about this "phenomenon". If a question ...
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Are people aware there is a chat room?

I am feeling slightly stupid at the moment I have been on StackExchange for many years now and I have only just stumbled upon the chatrooms section. It appears we have a chat room that no-one knows ...
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Is this question about sweet liqueur off-topic?

This question seems right on the cusp of being on-topic to me. On one hand, it doesn't really have anything to do with fermentation or homebrewing. However, this process more or less like making a ...
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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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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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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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Flagging low quality answer

I was reviewing the first post of Hop Hunter on this question : "FV" abbreviation in BrewDog recipe I find it doesn't answer the question, but I hesitate to flag it. Answers that are not ...
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Tags: Mash and Mashing

Mashing seems to be a duplicate/sub-set of Mash. I suggest removal of 'mashing' and to re-tag the questions 'mash' before removal.
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What to do about questions that seem to be promoting products

In this question, I made a comment that I thought that the number of references to a product were great enough for me to down-vote the question. The question title had the product name, then there ...
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Clarity and clarification tags

The clarity and clarification tags seem to really be about the same thing. The cloudy tag also seems a bit redundant and appears with each of these tags. Should tag synonyms be created for these?
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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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Commentary as answers

For this 4 year old question that bubbled up recently... Look at the answer from barking Pete. Is this an acceptable answer in the SE format. I flagged it during review, but I'll stop doing so if ...
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Tag Badges Not Tracking

On the main site I have one answer in beer-styles which has nine votes, but the beer-styles tag does not show up in my Next Tag Badge list. In fact, of the nine tags in which I have participated, only ...
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Why retag from infection to contamination?

Retagged question are about (possible) infections. If these tags are really the same, shouldn't they be made synonyms? If they are not, why was Consequences of infection in a beer? edited?
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Please welcome your new moderator!

I'm Pops, a Community Manager at Stack Exchange. Today, I'm sad to announce that one of your longtime moderators has left the team, but happy to announce a great replacement: It's been a while since ...
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Is home distillation of beer or wine on-topic?

Are questions about home distillation of home brewed beer and/or wine to be considered as on-topic?
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Recipe review questions?

Are recipe review questions allowed? If someone wants to ask something like "I made this recipe, I expect effects to be like that, are there any mistakes?", would this be on-topic?
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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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Proper use of 'alcohol', 'alcohol-content', and 'abv' tags

I've noticed that the alcohol, alcohol-content, and abv tags are all used on a similar range of questions. The alcohol-content and abv tags seem to be very related and basically synonyms in many, if ...
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Advice Questions and Answers

I'm reviving this topic as it's one I'm having a hard time with. It seems like our core interest encourages experimentation and exploration, which doesn't feel 100% compatible with the StackExchange ...
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Are questions that do not involve any brewing on topic here?

Calculating alcohol percentage after diluting with a sugar syrup - OP is using ready-made, distilled alcohol. He isn't actually brewing anything, just mixing. Should it be considered on or off topic?
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Adding an answer to a question that already has an accepted

I sometimes find that a better answer can be provided to a question answered a few years earlier. But the user who posted the question is probably long gone. Is there a point in adding an answer ...
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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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Let's get critical: Mar 2015 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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Are potentially wiki-type questions accepted yet?

As a relative beginning, I was going to attempt a hop taste test in order to get a better handle on the different hop types. I could ask for some 6-8 recommendations to use for such a test. However it ...
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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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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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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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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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Can we decide which legal questions are on topic?

Before marking as a dupe of this, my questions is more of a request for consistency. This comment made me look up other questions about the legality of selling homebrew. It seems sometimes they get ...
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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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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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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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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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