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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, ...
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Should we remove recommendation tag?

Today, I realized that a "recommendation" tag exists. As the tag itself suggests "opinion-based question", should we discourage its use?
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We're in an abyss of inactivity… a massive one

We are in extreme inactivity. Reviews rarely pop up and we aren't doing anything really, anxious to get something done on this site. Sure, (all of the following stats are from Area 51), we're good on ...
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Has Coffee SE tried making some adds to promote the site?

I have noticed in particular that Coffee SE hasn't been getting much traffic than it should be getting. Has any of the admins of Coffee SE tried looking into making some ads to post on other more ...
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Post reviews, what to do when options don't fit circumstance

I'm beginning to do some post reviewing in my spare time and have run into quite a few circumstances where I just hit the Skip button because I'm not sure that my options fit the circumstances. ...
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Questions about Iced Coffee?

This has partially been covered here, but was more broad than specifically iced coffee Are questions about the beverage iced coffee here appropriate? Such as differences in bean types, preparation ...
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Can I post a question asking baristas their experiences?

Some baristas have an interesting story to share and there are various things that even regular customers do wrong and it drives them nuts. I don't exactly remember, but once there was a barista who ...
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Coffee machine question

I have a high end but not commercial latte machine It has broken three time and twice I was able to fix it and third I had to pay. It is broken again but since it is getting old I am reluctant ...
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How to deal with question that is essentially the same question but about a different model of coffee machine?

I recently answered a question about fitting a specific steam tip on to the Breville Dual Boiler. The user linked the steam tip in question which described the threading to be 1/8" female British ...
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Should we merge coffee-culture and tradition tags?

I think the question is straightforward. Are they synonyms or do are there nuances? I think they could be declared as synonyms.
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Should we opt-out for Winter Bash 2016?

To steal mercilessly from last year's post: For those who are new to the Stack Exchange network, Winter Bash is an annual light-hearted event where users can earn virtual hats by doing certain things ...
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Would this question be considered on topic or not too broad?

What alcohol products go well with a particular type of coffee? I enjoy the odd Irish Coffee occasionally. What alcohol products go well with a particular type of coffee? Desiring to expand my ...
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Are these two tags the same: equipment & coffee-machines?

I'm thinking on these two tags, equipment and coffee-machines for a while. Are these two the same thing? If not, what's the difference? coffee-machines: This sounds like an automated machine used to ...
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Should this question be closed as too broad?

The question What factors contribute to differences between coffee beans? asks the questions: What are the different types of coffee beans, and what are there characteristics? What other factors ...
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Is mentioning a product or website in each post should be considered spam?

If an answer or a question from a specific user continuously mentions a specific website or a product (line) as well as functions as a question or an answer, should we consider these series of posts ...
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How far do we extend “all aspects of producing and consuming coffee”?

Which books do you recommend to read for people who are interested in coffee? This question asks for literature about coffee - is that still within our scope? My gut feeling would be no, yet our ...
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Do we have any other site where our Q&A s are getting fetched?

I was searching on a google and found out that there is one site which contains all our questions and answers in same exact manner. So, i am just curious to know that what is happening here? If it's ...
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Does accepting an answer to a question with 1 answer deter people from adding another?

I've been a member of the group for a week or so (lurking a bit before that) and have been looking at some of the meta chats about getting more participation. I've started to add a few questions and ...
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Is there an API for Coffee Stack Exchange?

I'm creating a Coffee related iOS app and as a side-feature I would like to allow users to read, ask and answer questions on Coffee.StackExchange from the application. Of course I would make it very ...
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Getting even more users [duplicate]

We've got a great site here, but we're only getting one or two posts a day at the moment, and it would be good to expand, especially given the new year. How can we encourage more people to post here ...
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Community ads for Coffee.SE 2016

In the vein of this previous post, please share any ads for Coffee Stack Exchange in the appropriate size!
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Is “Barista Exchange” confusing for users?

Have you guys seen this site? http://www.baristaexchange.com/ Looks very similar to stackexchanges' site. For example, look at the header. This seems confusing for our users. Is it also IP ...
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Are we in private or public beta?

I was just thinking about this, and was wonder if we are in private or public beta? I just joined, and have no way of knowing. I am kind of curious because I would like the beta badge.
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I made a picture of you

I love coffee; it is great. Happiness and coffee. Happy Coffee Day!
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Migration and you: getting the best answers for everyone

After a little discussion between the mods at Seasoned Advice (cooking SE) and us, we've decided we're going to push for a bit more migration between the two sites. What this means Asking a question ...
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Are we in for Winter Bash 2015?

Stack Exchange Winter Bash 2015 is coming soon! Are we in?? For those who are new to the Stack Exchange network, Winter Bash is an annual light-hearted event where users can earn virtual "hats" by ...
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Is a question regarding descaling products on-topic?

I would like to ask a question about descaling products for machines (question below), but wanted to find out if it's on or off topic prior to asking as I'm new to this community. There also isn't a ...
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Product Reviews?

Jefromi's answer here suggests that Product Reviews might be a fun and attractive type of question we might cultivate, as a more manageable alternative to lists and polls. What should they look like? ...
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Do we want some kinds of poll-type list or fishing questions?

I have a closed question here and I have some ideas about narrowing the scope. But I wonder if we shouldn't voice some opinions on the broader issues at stake. Poll, lists. On big sites like SO, ...
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How can we get people to ask Coffee Questions at This Site?

I peruse both Coffee and Seasoned Advice daily. Even since the inception of the Coffee site, I frequently see coffee questions on Seasoned Advice. Coffee is on-topic at Seasoned Advice, but it's MORE ...
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Where did this site come from?

I contributed many example questions and discussions to the previous (failed) Area51 proposal for a Coffee site a few years ago. And I didn't even know about this one until seeing it on the SE ...
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Should we have Community Challenges?

I've seen other sites have some success drawing in and retaining users via regular community challenge events, e.g. World Building or Code Review. Since our participation is waning, should we ...
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I'm on the fence about closing this question for the reason “too broad”

The following question is under review for being closed as too broad. Here's the question: Coffee on daily basis I would like to know what the community thinks about this. Is it too broad, or not? ...
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Should we produce canonical community wiki questions and answers for basic topics?

I'm thinking questions such as: What is Kopi Luwak? How do I make a Cappuccino? Simple questions that might not even be asked by the user base until the site has grown a little, but might bring in ...
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Can I ask about Keepcups here?

Australian coffee shops have been taking to stocking their own Keepcups in recent years, often marked with the coffee shop's brand. For those unaware — I don't know what their presence is like ...
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How do we get more participation?

Okay, Coffee beta-ers! We're 75 days into beta. How are we doing? According to the Coffee Beta Stats on Area51, certain things are not looking good: Need more questions! "Healthy" is about 10 ...
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Asking for an alternative for Kopi Luwak was flagged as off-topic

Yesterday I asked in the main site this question: https://coffee.stackexchange.com/q/1724/157 and was almost immediately flagged as off-topic because of being a "product recommendation" one. Even ...
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Do we allow summary-like questions and answers?

This question is spurred by a recent question on the main site: Why does some coffee "hit me" harder than other coffee? The original (see the history) was specifically about one brand; it ...
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What should be our motto?

A lot of sites have a special motto. It is usually funny, interesting and catchy. I think we should have a catchy motto too. So what do you think our motto should be? Make it as awesome, catchy, and ...
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How Should A Coffee Moderator Introduce A New User

I personally think that moderators should have a fun way to introducing our new users to Coffee.SE. Seriously, it is getting old with this similar phrase: Welcome to Coffee.SE! Please remember to ...
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Can I ask questions just about caffeine?

Can I ask questions associated with caffeine, like what are different sources of caffeine? Or that kind of questions are off-topic?
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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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Is “What type of coffee do you know?”, a valid question?

Does it make sense to ask a question with not one specific answer, but many different answers to collect a list of things like "known coffee types" together with preparation method or is this more a ...
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What should our documentation contain?

What should we list on the About page under "ask about" and "don't ask about". Also, what else should go on the What topics can I ask about here? and What types of questions should I avoid asking? ...
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What should a community ad for coffee.stackexchange look like?

Fully launched StackExchange sites can show community ads for anything their community chooses. There are premade templates for ads for Area51 proposals: area51 ad http://area51.stackexchange.com/ads/...
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Are questions about Coffee Bean Oil on topic?

Are question about uses of pure coffee oil on topic? The essential oil is processed through the process of cold pressing using the beans and is a dark brown colour in appearance.
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Are tea-related questions on topic?

Apparently tea contains more caffeine than coffee. Does it mean tea questions can be on topic?
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Coffee terminology: Which is correct? Coffee grinds or grounds?

When we talk about the substance left over after the brewing process, should we refer to it as coffee grinds or coffee grounds. I am unsure which to use or which is the correct terminology. If they ...
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What should the design for our site look like?

Here at Coffee Stack Exchange, we reached public beta about three days ago! This is exciting as we're slowly moving towards being a non-beta site! Graduated Stack Exchange sites have their own themes, ...
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Can tags contain the word 'coffee'?

This was inspired by a few recent posts. Currently we have a couple of tags: ground-coffee and flavored-coffee that contain the word. While the second could lose it easily enough (maybe flavorings ...