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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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Site maintenance: Focus on quality

I would like to point to this Meta announcement, which concerns graduation (i.e. loss of "beta" status) and site closures across the Stack Exchange network. For some time (about 830 days to be ...
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Biweekly Topic Challenge: ask about cars and other transport!

I made a post asking for topic ideas for the challenge, and the highest suggestion is for cars and other transport. Please use the tags cars and/or transport when posting questions for this challenge,...
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2020 Community Moderator Election

The 2020 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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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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The 7 Essential Meta Questions for Sustainable Living Stack Exchange

Given the The 7 Essential Meta Questions of Every Beta I think it is worth having a place where we can link together these essential meta questions. The 7 Essential Questions of Every Beta are: Are ...
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We graduated! Now what?

As you may have seen a while back, 59 sites left beta in December 2021, and Sustainable Living is one of those sites. The linked Meta.SE post goes into all the details, but essentially this means that ...
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Suitable to ask about how to use a particular controller?

Is it on-topic here to ask how to set up a particular controller? This is a Resol Deltasol BX controller for my solar hot water. I'm confused by the wording.
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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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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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Do questions about ethical living belong here – and if not, where?

Logically it seems to me that a question about ethical living, such as fair sharing of resources or welfare of farm animals need not be on topic for Sustainable Living, yet they seem very similar in ...
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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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Difference between ecological footprint and environmental impact tag

I noticed that many questions that are tagged ecological-footprint are in fact questions about the ecological or environmental impact of a product. I think the problem is that the terms 'impact' and '...
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Rename tag "composting" to "compost"

There's no reason for the more complex term "composting" - "compost" will do just fine.
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And the best new user of 2021 is

Inspired by this post on SciFi.SE, I went through the yearly reputation league to see who the best new user was each year -- the user with the highest reputation for that year, who was not previously ...
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Let's have a [baby]!

While posting this question about breastfeeding, I noticed that there is no baby. There are a number of good questions where it would apply: Is there a recent life cycle analysis for cloth diaper and ...
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Please do not answer in the comments

Please, do not answer in the comments. Stack Exchange sites are designed to have a question and answer(s) format; use the answer section to post answers to the question. Here are some reasons for this:...
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Vote early, vote often!

I cannot state this strongly enough. Voting is absolutely critical to the formation of a healthy SE site. And this is never more true than in Private and early Public beta. Vote on Questions Voting ...
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Synonomize tags on Meta: on-topic vs. site-scope

We have two tags here on Meta that seem to cover exactly the same content. on-topic site-scope Could a moderator please add on-topic as a synonym of site-scope?
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Educational book on science of climate change with action items?

Can anyone recommend a book or books, intended for a non-scientific audience, which covers some (or all) of these elements? Basic science of global warming Evidence from ice cores, temp readings, etc ...
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Down to just one "needs work" category on Area51

Great news: our "visits/day" rating has just gone from "needs work" to "ok". That's a big step. We've only got one category that needs work now: questions per day. So, we need more questions, and ...
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We've got to public beta! Did you notice?

Great news - we've entered public beta, in a week. Congratulations to all of us for reaching this milestone. I've been on beta sites that subsequently failed, and they took a fair bit longer to exit ...
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What is, in your opinion, the best publication on environmental and climate news?

What is, in your opinion, the best publication on environmental and climate news? I enjoy reading BBC Future articles about sustainable technologies and solutions (like this one). I often discover new,...
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