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Vote Early, Vote Often!

Note: This post is (nearly) identical to this one on Mythology Stack Exchange I would like to echo a post that Scott Morrison made on Meta.Tex.SE: I'm a moderator from MathOverflow, and this "...
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Be Nice. People are coming here for help, don't insult them or their hardware

When a user with old hardware comes here to ask a question, it isn't appropriate to insult their old hardware. Comments like this are off putting: Your PC is a dinosaur, and your graphics card is ...
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Let's clean up some broken windows - A proposal for dealing with tech support questions

We've had previous discussions about technical support questions we recieve. Repeatedly. There have been concerns about how many [on hold] or [closed] questions that this places on the main page. ...
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The moderator election has been extended until October 18, 2022 – please check your ballots to ensure your selections have been saved!

As some of you may know, we recently identified a bug affecting moderator elections – and fixed it. This bug was preventing some users' election ballots (i.e. selections) from being saved in a very ...
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Clarification on a closed question

This question was closed as off-topic as "Technical Support." Could someone explain why? The OP isn't asking for technical support on fixing hardware. He is looking for hardware to use with a mobile ...
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2022: 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 preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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2022 Community Moderator Election

The 2022 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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2021: 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 preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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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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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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Announcing a Pro Tempore election for 2023

Summary: Hardware Recommendations Stack Exchange will begin the nomination stage for a special election on October 17 to bring in 1 more moderator (to replace a moderator removed due to inactivity). ...
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Announcing a Pro Tempore election for 2022

Hardware Recommendations Stack Exchange will begin the nomination stage for a special election on September 19th, 2022 to bring in 1 more moderator. For full details of the process, see the ...
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Why is this post deleted?

https://hardwarerecs.stackexchange.com/questions/14703/i-want-to-upgrade-my-xiaomi-projector-by-buying-one-with-4k-resolution The reasoning is that the requirement is not narrow enough. But that doesn'...
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Advertising Hardware Recommendations - Community Ads for 2016

It's 2016, and the new 300px-wide sidebar has just rolled out network wide. When that's complete, graduated sites around the network will start to run new community ad cycles. To be ready for them, ...
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2023 Community Moderator Election

The 2023 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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Middle Sidebar Advertising

As you all know, advertising is an important source of revenue for Stack Overflow and it helps us support all the sites across the Stack Exchange Network and the resources that go into maintaining and ...
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2020: a year in moderation

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2023: a year in moderation

It’s that time of the year again! As we wave goodbye to last year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here might be ...
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Requesting product recommendation and/or information leading to product decision

The Help Center guidelines say a question can request a product recommendation or information that will lead to a product decision. Just want to confirm whether a question will be on-topic (or frame ...
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Are questions about robot vacuum cleaners on-topic here?

I tend to read all questions on Hardware Recs (since I had 500 rep or something like that), and I stumbled upon the question: Robot Vacuum for Stairs? I don't really know the perfect definition of &...
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Would parts connecting to GPIO be on topic?

I know this is a stupid question, but I have a raspberry pi (computer) and a minecraft server (computer). According to the help center, electronic items that interface/operate with a computer are on-...
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The new ask page is now live on the SE network!

The new ask page is now live on the network! links to Meta StackExchange and discusses an 'ask' page which is configurable for each site in the SE universe. Specific bits that can be modified and the ...
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How to defend my point when my questions just get deleted in few hours?

I asked a question and attempted to follow instructions - first not to ask tech support, and second, show what I have done myself - while avoiding too many words. The question got immediately deleted, ...
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Why is this question off-topic?

I posted this question and it got closed by ArtOfCode because of the following reason: Technical support request — Questions asking about troubleshooting hardware or technical support for hardware ...
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Should a tag be added?

I recently came across This Question. The only tag that the user could put this under and the only one that I could find was "usb". After a search of all available tags the only other one I found ...
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Is asking to compare two products and recommend which to buy on topic here or they will be regarded as opinion-based?

For example I have a question like the following: Which of these external hard drives will you choose to buy if you want a 1 TB memory regarding the fact that the price and the appearance (beauty) ...
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