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Announcing a Pro Tempore election

Summary: 3D Printing Stack Exchange will begin the nomination stage for a special election on July 1 to bring in one more moderator. For full details of the process, see the announcement on Meta ...
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Pro Tem Moderator 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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Drones and Model Aircraft Site proposal

I'm the creator of the "Drones and Model Aircraft" SE site proposal. Aside from reaching the requirement for >100 committers with >200 reputation, we are doing very well. Since our communities have a ...
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What’s the “elevator pitch” for our site?

From the The 7 Essential Meta Questions of Every Beta: What’s the “elevator pitch” for our site? Imagine you’ve just gotten on an elevator with a friendly stranger. You have precisely one floor to ...
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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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Tag for MatterControl app

As we got tags for other applications like cura | slic3r | meshmixer etc. I vote to add new tag mattercontrol for MatterControl application. There could be also synonym matter-control. In general we ...
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Moderating comments on Github/Gitlab

Related to Do we have Standardised Comments?, I happened to stumble upon this link on Github, Benjol/SE-AutoReviewComments, whilst reading this comment from this question on AskUbuntu's meta site, Is ...
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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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3D Printing Stack Exchange question checklist

Here is a short list of questions to check after you've written a question (and to think about before you write the question): Have asked a practical, answerable question based on an actual problem ...
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Rescuing 'less than perfect' questions

As seen in this meta question, the OP, who is not exactly an inexperienced SE user, didn't realise that editing of questions to improve them was ...
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On Topic: Purchasing/Acquisition Question types

I am pretty sure we all know the 3 types of 'never good' questions. The opinion based, the open ended and and the list of questions in one question. Of these, the third is usually curable. And we had ...
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Flag "link only" answers as "Not an answer"

How should a reviewer flag a link-only answer? Hint, the answer is in the title. However... whilst it is obvious (to most people) which flags apply to which answers - when those answers are really ...
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New users aren't posting their own questions - are we scaring them off?

This question now has two questions-posted-as-answers from new users. When this happens, we delete the answer but also leave a comment asking the new user to post their own question: Hi and welcome ...
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Which SE sites should we target with community ads?

In the interest of upping our visits and regular users, and with respect to this meta post, Community Ads! Let's make 2d ads for ourselves!, we have these suggestions for advertising SE.3D ...
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Health and Safety?

Recently, a couple of posts have caused concern about the risks involved with the advice given. This answer, to the question Should I print in a well ventilated area? was recently flagged along with ...
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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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3D printed weapons and us

In the chat this had popped up: Are questions related to DEFCAD's Liberator permitted here? After asking on the main Meta, I was asked to ask here instead. How shall we deal with the topic of 3D ...
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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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Use of change filament tag

I have just written a usage guidance for change-filament. I assume that the tag is for, and only for, methods to change filament during a print. Not for questions which ask whether someone should ...
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Editing of recently closed questions

We don't have many problems with that here admittedly, but I thought that I would share this with you all. From SuperUser - Editing of recently closed questions: This post is basically to share ...
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Why is there a 3D-printing badge?

I'm a bit confused as to why there is a badge targeting a specific tag 3d-printing. I don't know what came first the tag or the badge, but it poses a potential flaw on either side. We agreed to merge ...
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Curious badge not working

Hm strange behaviour of one badge. So... I asked 3 questions, all three have positive score. What are the pros and cons of collecting parts yourself, versus getting a DIY kit and then modifying it? ...