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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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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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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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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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Why was my question closed *after* it was deleted?

Umm, recently joined Hardware Recommendations; posted a question, which got deleted by a mod (without specifying reason). I flagged it for attention, after which the reason was mentioned as "off-...
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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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How can I ask someone about touchpad standards?

How can I ask a question about touchpad standards? https://hardwarerecs.stackexchange.com/q/13995/7842
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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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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 ...