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What should be the difference between the "license" and "legal" tags?

We currently have two tags that cover fairly similar ground. I'm talking about the license and legal tags. The two appear to fairly often be used to mean roughly the same thing; particularly, "...
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Let's get critical: Jan 2014 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Amateur Radio Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from Google, ...
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Is "amateur radio" vs. "Amateur Radio" on topic?

Here's an interesting question: How do I build an portable FM transmitter? This doesn't qualify as Amateur Radio in the US, on at least two counts: (with some assumption) it involves operation in ...
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Questions that aren't off topic shouldn't be moved

There is a difference between a question that could be answered on another site, and a question which is off-topic for this site. For instance, I'm probably going to start asking questions about Go ...
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Is there a Plan for driving more traffic to the site?

I've noticed the steady decline of the number of unique users / day over the last few weeks. The holidays (at least in the US) aside, it seems like we need about 5x as many users/questions/answer to ...
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What is popular around Amateur Radio forums?

A quick survey of the top four ham radio forums via google search shows that that are a number of very popular topic categories. Here are the top common subforums with the most threads (not posts, ...
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Google, easy, and "I'm looking for" vs expert questions

So I'm a bit torn. I've long supported the idea that we should be asking expert questions, but I'm not an expert in this area and can't support that mission much in terms of asking questions. I'm ...
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Community Promotion Ad Design

To help advertise the site, we should have one or more banners for the StackExchange Community Promotion Ads. For anyone not familiar with them, these are basically ads that we get to place on other ...
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Topic of the Week

(Copied from Space.SE, modified to fit here) One of the things that Stack Exchange in general has found effective is to devote a week to a specific topic in which members of the site feel is lacking. ...
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Topic of the week #4 - Contesting [duplicate]

Dealing with any contest rules, explanations, etc.
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What should happen to regional questions that don't specify a region?

For example: Is a guest-operator QSO recorded in the host-station log too? Being a question about regulations, the answer will differ based on the jurisdiction under consideration. However, the ...
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Correct grammer for "a/an SSB"?

I just had a question of mine edited from "...an SSB..." to "...a SSB..." and I'm wondering if we're going to suggest a standard for the site and permit such edits, or leave it up the the person who ...
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Topic of the Week #1: Nov 17-23: radio propagation

During the week of November 17 through November 23, 2013, the Topic of the Week for Amateur Radio Stack Exchange is: propagation Questions dealing with the propagation of radio signals. We ...
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Should we encourage the use of SI-units?

Ham radio and the internet are by definition international communication media. Should we then encourage the use of the International System of Units at this site? Would it be too much to ask to ...
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What should the tag be for cable?

So far we have feed-line,transmission-line, and could easily create cable. What should be the term we use for the wires going between the radio and antenna?
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Should we use short or long tags for regional/country tags?

I've seen people using united-states and usa, similarly I've seen uk and wouldn't be ...
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What is the difference between the 'radio-terms' and 'jargon' tags?

We currently have radio-terms and jargon tags, with three questions in each and none tagged using both. radio-terms has no tag wiki currently, whereas jargon has the following: Questions about ...
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Tag for ionospheric/propagation conditions?

I asked this question which I tagged 'ionosphere' (which didn't previously exist). User Mike added the tag propagation, which has one other question tagged. As far as HF goes, these tags are probably ...
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Can 'races', and 'ares' be a synonym for 'emergency'?

The context for 'emergency' tag is as follows This tag is for questions about the use of amateur radio in support of public safety or disaster relief in a declared emergency, including any ...
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Who should the moderators be?

Amateur Radio SE is going to need a few moderators to help steer the site during the beta phase until the site graduates and an election can be held. We're looking for folks that have a little bit of ...
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Do SDR questions belong here too?

A LOT of (or maybe a few of) ham operators these days also use Software Defined Radios to gain more than what the physical hardware gives, or to monitor multiple devices simultaneously, or to modify ...
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Help with a few tags (overly specific?)

I was cleaning up a few new tags and found a couple corner cases that might help resolve some big-picture questions on whether a tag is needed: Should every specific model number of hardware have it'...
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How to encourage specifying one's locale?

This is peripherally related to What about 'localized' questions?, but I have a feeling that the answer will be somewhat different so am asking it as a separate question. There has been a fair number ...
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What is the best strategy to migrate the members of my ham-related Yahoo!Group to ham.se?

I am the "moderator-owner" of the Windom Antenna Yahoo!Group. I have been longing to move that Yahoo!Group to a more "mature" Q&A site like ham.stackexchange.com. What would be the best strategy ...
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We'd like math support enabled

Some Stack Exchange sites, such as Math and Physics, allow LaTeX equations for rendering in questions and answers. For example, writing ...
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How can we get people to both ask and answer questions?

I was looking at the Area 51 stats, and I noticed something interesting. With 2 exceptions, myself and Amber, every one of the users on the top page thus far has exclusively asked or answered ...
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What do we think of answers that are purely quotes from elsewhere?

What do we think of answers like this? On other SE sites I am active on, answers that a purely made up of quotes from elsewhere (even when attributed) are generally frowned upon. There is a discussion ...
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What tags to use for questions concerning someone's shack

Currently we have ham-setup and installation. Currently the questions are about someone's shack. Do we want to use a shack tag for these? There are 582,000 google hits for: "Amateur Radio" shack ...
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Should ticket-holders use a dummy call-sign user?

Just what the title says. A lot of users on ham.SE (hopefully!) will be amateurs with a legitimate call-sign. How should they share their call? Would a dummy-user by the call-sign be acceptable? ...
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What should our policy be on "somewhat" broad questions?

Quite a few questions have made it into the close vote review queue already, under the reason "Too broad", including: How do I evaluate the features and performance of radios? Are there well-...
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Regional tagging rules?

Amateur radio invites users worldwide, but the rules and usage differ region to region, sometimes significantly. On most Stack Exchange websites, regional tags are avoided in preference to generic ...
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Are questions about batteries/emergency power on-topic or off-topic?

The ARRL has a book called Emergency Power for Radio Communications. What does the community think?
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What about 'localized' questions?

Other sites have close reasons such as 'too localized' which basically means that a question is not likely to help many other visitors aside from the OP, and this is also generally used for timebound ...

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