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Announcing a Pro Tempore Moderator Election for 2021

Summary: Amateur Radio Stack Exchange will begin the nomination stage for a special election on August 9 to bring in two more moderators. For full details of the process, see the announcement on Meta ...
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Why are there so few downvotes and flags here? What purposes do they serve? Should we encourage more?

Compared to other Stack Exchange sites, there aren't many downvotes or flags here. I can think of one reason: we have such a small community of regulars, and many of us may be hesitant to give ...
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How is this site moderated, and what can ordinary users do?

This site seems to have lots of rules, written and unwritten. Of course spammers and trolls are pretty rare, and discussions usually stay on-topic. This must take a lot of moderation. Who does the ...
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Changes to the DX tag

I just edited the tag dx. Before, there was no descriptive text associated with it. https://ham.stackexchange.com/tags/dx/info If anyone wants to suggest edits, here's the place.
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Should we have an official rule against asking the same question on more than one SE site?

Someone posted the question Circuit for RF Splitter, and @TylerStone pointed out that essentially the same question had been asked on electronics.SE. Everyone all over the web knows that cross-...
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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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What are the advantages and disadvantages of the question-and-answer format in ham.SE?

New people drift into ham.stackexchange.com all the time. Many are familiar with chat-style forum sites, and are surprised by the question-and-answer format and the rules that go with it. Many don't ...
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Discussion on proposed new tag

I proposed a new beginner tag at https://chat.stackexchange.com/transcript/message/55877914#55877914, but the right place to discuss it is here in Meta. I already created that tag. Should we rename, ...
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Erroneous red dot indication on the review queues icon

For a few months now I have often seen the red dot on the review queues icon, which is meant to indicate that there are posts that have been flagged as low-quality in the queue to be reviewed. (For ...
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How do I write fancy equations in a question, answer, or comment?

I've seen people using fancy equations in ham.SE. How can I do that?
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Serial Upvoting: Should I be concerned?

Not that I complain, but I gained > 200 pts through upvoting within a couple of minutes today. Is that just an enthusiastic user, or something systemic?
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How strictly should the close-as-duplicate rule be enforced?

Here are the reasons why questions are sometimes closed as duplicates. Read this first. The Stack Exchange rules about duplicate questions were recently relaxed --in a recent post that I can't find-- ...
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Deleting a question that is borderline unanswerable

Why is my diplexer such a spectacular failure? I feel that my original question was basically too broad. I'd like to break this diplexer problem into two questions, one concerning how to best use a ...
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Bug in link rendering?

It seems if URLs contain a $, this breaks markdown rendering. I'm guessing some interaction with the mathjax rendering. Example: [open termination][2] $%201%201e-...
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Let's have our own community ads!

As for other sites, SE went in and had another round of promotions. I think it's a good idea we do that, too, and even if its just to get our fingers warm when it comes to promoting this site on ...
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Later this year, hamSE may no longer be a beta site. What will happen?

Per this answer in a related question, we might come out of beta in late October. What will happen then? Will there any advantages, etc. of no longer being a beta site? We need to prepare a logo or ...
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beta status as of February 2020

I saw the question Will we come out of “beta” ? … ever? from November 2017, and I wondered how we're doing now, over two years later. So I looked up our site statistics on Area 51 here, and here's ...
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Is this edit working?

Ok, let's settle something here. I would like the people who closed my question to come to state their case. I would like the people who have closed my question on wattage to copy and paste the ...
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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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New tag: military-surplus

I added it a couple of days ago, and applied it to a number of questions. Does it need any synonyms, etc? Please post any suggestions here.
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Is this edit ok? [duplicate]

Carrier phone system adaptation Are theses edits sufficient to open this question.
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Contesting this closure

Carrier phone system adaptation This a question is a concept stemming from a radio engineering handbook and my handbook talks about phone patching. I have made conections to the radio, the only ...
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New tag: antenna-modeling

We need a new tag, antenna-modeling. See this question which is an example of why a new tag is needed. I propose tag synonyms of NEC, modeling, EZNEC, mmana, and the names of other commonly used ...
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Why our community doesn't have a logo?

Most of the communities in Stackexchange have dedicated logos. But why don't we have one?
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What are rules of thumb with setting bounties?

I have been recently been given the privilege to start a bounty. I have been browsing the unanswered to get some questions a chance to be answered. What are some good rules to go by to award questions ...
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Should we rename from “ham.stackexchange.com” to “amateur.stackexchange.com”?

I ask because the likelihood of this question turning up is greater as time goes by and it's best to have this sooner rather than later. Not all cultures approve of the word "ham", despite it being a ...
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Should tags be created for ITU regions?

Kevin Reid AG6YO already explained to me that tags should be broad enough to include an entire category, however, I Safeguards against cross-border abuse?, which I suspect is specific for ITU Region 3....
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Please create tags for BNC connectors and N type connectors

Ham-in-training and new members here. I've been frequently asking questions and getting great feedback here. I asked PL-259/SO-239 vs N Type vs BNC when to use which? and found that while the tag for ...
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Increasing the Number of Questions per Day

I was looking at the Area 51 statistics for our site early today: What stands out is the low average number of questions per day. We seem to be doing quite well on all other metrics but the 1.9 ...
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Have a tag for every single device?

As seen in How do I replace the Li-ion battery in a Kenwood TM-741A? we've got device-specific tags. Now, I'd like to think it'd be a good idea to have a guideline on whether to tag with the ...
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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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Antenna Theory within our Ambit

After looking at how SE EE handled a recent antenna theory question, I think we should expand our ambit to specifically include antenna theory and application - whether or not related to "radio". Why ...
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Confused about metrics

I have some odd metrics that I need clarified. My reputation on the "Where does the signal know where the cable ends and antenna starts is a +4 meanwhile the answer I posted has a -2 votes. So what ...
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Are questions concerning commercial business-band radios allowed here?

The hamSE What-topics-are-allowed-here help page does not specifically disallow questions about non-amateur-band business radios, business repeaters, antennas, etc. in such a way that the majority of ...
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Bounty will not let me give less than 100 points

Why when setting a bounty here in this SE the minimum is 100 rep whereas on other SE sites they have a 50 reputation option?
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How can this be an 'unclear' post?

I really don't understand how this post can be closed as 'unclear what you are asking'. I look at the details of the posting as well as the answers already provided and short of the poster answering ...
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Why bumping a question which is dormant while OP is absent for long time

My question is about this question As you can see, it was "bumped" recently The following to note from this post: Originally posted on 18-July-2017 User last seen on 25-July-2017 I understand that ...
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Helping new user with posting an excellent self-answered question

Richard has posted a really nice article, but sadly in the question field alone. I tried to guide him through the process of answering his own question, but that didn't work out – he deleted the ...
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Will we come out of “beta” ? … ever?

Current status is: so, what do we need to do to come out of beta ?
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Posts Awaiting Review - Wrong Count

For the last two weeks, my menu bar shows three posts waiting for review. When I check all of the review queues, there are no reviews pending. When the count goes above 3, then there are that many ...
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Spikes in visits to certain questions

I noticed that for the last couple of weeks, most of the questions get between 15-50 visits. But two recent, non-sequential questions suddenly have more than 500 visits. The votes are not ...
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Separate Morse tag to go along with the CW tag

Morse code is a specific way of interrupting a carrier or a current flow. Hams utilize International Morse code. There are other ways to interrupt the carrier to send information. During WW II the ...
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Can we help prevent first-time users from posting comments in answers?

Since May of this year, we've seen many first-time users post comments in answers. (This page explains why they can't post comments.) (There are much worse "offenses", and nothing about this is ...
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Defining/changing the “noise” tag

It came to my attention (thanks to user SDsolar — sorry I rejected your tag wiki edit; I didn't see that it was documenting the actually existing situation) that we have the tag noise as well as the ...
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Let's explicitly state questions about illegal use of a radio is off-topic

With some frequency, someone will ask a question about doing something illegal. Often, using a Baofeng radio without a licence, on frequencies for which the radio is not certified. Amateur radio ...
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DSP questions: best here, or on dsp.se?

Lately I've been working on some digital decoders for PSK31 and RTTY. Many signal processing questions come to mind, regarding filtering, equalization, channel coding, and so on. Examples: Applying ...
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Please welcome your new moderators

I'm Pops, a Community Manager at Stack Exchange. I'm here today to announce two new moderators for your community, replacing two long-serving mods who have stepped down. Please welcome: Please join ...
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Plan to reduce or remove [swr] tags

I'm currently of the opinion that swr is a (mildly) bad tag. The reason is that it rarely describes what the question is actually about; rather, the asker has some other problem and a high SWR ...
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Answer acceptance rate is catastrophic; how to encourage askers to accept?

A few stats: Questions that aren't closed, and have accepted an answer: 779 Questions that aren't closed, have at least one answer, but no accepted one: 694 In other words, even when I answer a ...
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Where is this site's scope formally documented?

I though I'd mention this site as an alternate answer to https://dsp.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/1226/are-questions-about-vhf-antennas-off-topic-here and wanted to quote what is/isn't on-topic ...

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