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update the site description

Sustainable Living Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for people trying to live a sustainable lifestyle, for professionals in renewable energy and other clean technology, and –&...
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Is sustainable living SE sustainable?

Welcome to Sustainability SE! You are right that the question rate of the site is our weakest point. Moderators have access to all kinds of statistics of the site, but they are not allowed to share ...
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Announcing a Pro Tempore Moderator election

I am one of the moderators who will step down. As can be seen from our (public) Site statistics Sustainability.SE has been growing slowly but steadily and the library built here already seems to ...
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Announcing a Pro Tempore Moderator election

Like Earthliŋ , I'm stepping down too. It's been an honour to serve this community, and I hope that the new mods will take the site onto much greater things than I've been able to.
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Should we merge [car] and [cars]?

Personally I think we should merge the two tags because they appear to be used for the same kind of questions, but the final decision is up to the community. Everyone with 1250 or more reputation can ...
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Have any sustainability.SE questions ever made it to the hot network questions list?

​I don't think we've had any hot network questions on Sustainability SE, but I admittedly I'm not sure. The problem is that there is no way to search for questions that were once a hot network ...
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Are there specific edit guidelines for this SE?

There are no specific edit guidelines for this site. I think we have about a handful of people who occasionally edit other people's posts, mostly to improve the meaning of a question. It's rare to see ...
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Is there demand for a Stack Exchange site for the Climate Crisis?

Stackexchange sites aren't really set up for collaboration on primary research - which is AIUI what you're talking about. Anything asking about existing knowledge is likely to be on-topic on other ...
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January 2020 Moderator Election — Community Interest Check

I would also be interested in running for moderator. I'm quite active on the site and interested in helping to keep it growing and running smoothly.
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Is air-conditioning a synonym for cooling?

It shouldn't be a synonym. That is, in careful technical usage, they mean different things. Cooling can be done without air conditioning. Air conditioning can be done without cooling the room: ...
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Beginner's Guide to Sustainable Living

Introduction to Sustainable Living What is the definition of "sustainable"? Reducing one's footprint How do I determine what my biggest personal impact on global warming is? How do I ...
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Could related topics on other SE sites be used to drive traffic to sustainability.SE?

I think your enthusiasm is great! But why do you think attracting people from other Stack Exchange sites is the best way to raise activity here? Don't get me wrong, I'm sure new users from other SE ...
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Is there demand for a Stack Exchange site for the Climate Crisis?

I feel a StackExchange site that is about "addressing concrete problems surrounding the climate crisis" will overlap with Sustainable Living SE, Earth Science SE or Politics SE so my personal opinion ...
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Have any sustainability.SE questions ever made it to the hot network questions list?

You can find Hot Questions posted after February 28th, 2019 via the Stack Exchange Data Explorer, with the query I posted here. Here it is; right now, it gives 7 results, including ones that were ...
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Why so many new users from Vietnam?

It's likely that these users are created to post spam; maybe not immediately, but at a certain point in the future. Several indicators: they are already promoting the website in their profile the ...
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Difference between 'carbon footprint' tag and 'greenhouse-gas-emissions'?

This is a hard thing to categorise. The topics intersect somewhat and the tags are currently used interchangeably. It might be worth renaming greenhouse-gas-emissions to just greenhouse-gas (or ...
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Map of related tags

I think this is great as an overview of our tags. I see several tags I wasn't aware of. There are a few tags that I personally would have placed differently, but with so many cross-relations between ...
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Tag suggestion: "best practices"

There used to be such a tag on Stack Overflow, but it was black listed after Jeff's blog post "The Death of Meta Tags", which by the way explicitly mentions the former best-practices tag. The problem ...
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Should we lower the close/reopen vote threshold from five to three?

This change is live now. It's worth noting that, over the course of a month, you don't get a lot of close-worthy questions - at least, you don't close a lot of them. Of those, all of them were closed ...
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Merge battery and batteries tags?

Thanks for catching this! Yes, this is clearly a case where it makes sense to create a synonym. I've completed both suggested actions: Added battery as a synonym of batteries. Merged the tags so that ...
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Earth Day 2021: What sustainable living choices have you made in the past year?

At home, we joined a project from a local energy cooperation that placed solar panels on a large building nearby. We bought shares of the installed PVs and since they are located close to our home, ...
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Earth Day 2021: What sustainable living choices have you made in the past year?

This year our ambitions went beyond our wallet and current technology, but we did make a few changes at home to prepare for the future. EV "ready" garage We built a garage this year, and ...
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2022 Community Moderator Election Results

Congrats Robotnik, and welcome to the team! Looking forward to working with you! THelper, thanks for all your contributions as moderator these last 9 years(!), and enjoy your retirement!
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Home design thermal efficiency

Yes, I think it would be a decent fit. You could extend it to be not just about thermal efficiency, but about overall energy efficiency, including the embodied energy of the building materials too, ...
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How to flag Tags without posting them in meta

If you want to flag a tag, then raising it on meta is the right thing to do usually. It is in this case, as the tag spans more than one question. And if a tag isn't obviously bad, then raising it on ...
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Are all these anti-wind questions coming from the same user?

I was wondering the same, but found no hard evidence that confirms that all posts are from the same person with one exception; the user who asked the question Are trees more productive than wind ...
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Is "Sustainable Development Goals" modeling covered here?

I agree with the answer of EnergyNumbers. You can go either way with this. Questions about the UN sustainable development goals or about sustainable development in general are definitely on-topic ...
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Site statistics

I was curious about the trends in this data, so I put a few simple charts together: Note 2019-12-04: I adjusted the scale on the Q/A chart so you can't tell what happened the first four weeks of the ...
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January 2020 Moderator Election — Community Interest Check

Yes, I would be willing to run for a moderator position on Sustainability.SE. Although I don't have particularly high rep here, I do try to ask high quality questions and write good answers when I ...
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