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Lets drum up some content! Who's up for community projects?

I have to tell you all: I am in love with this site. I love that there is a Stack Exchange site that covers a topic that I am passionate about. So, I really want to help the site to succeed. In ...
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Community Project: Lets build a workbench!

(This post is part of our community projects initiative to give users the opportunity to build something of value and in the process run into situations where they might have questions that our ...
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Tag formatting guidelines

Can I suggest we discuss some tag guidelines? IE, what kind of approach should we take to how our tags are created, named, and used.
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Are wood identification questions allowed?

For example, if someone posts a picture of a tool or a piece of wood, how should that be handled? I think I recall some SE sites discouraging identification questions as too localized because they ...
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Are questions on woodworking tool features acceptable?

For example, I'm looking into buying a band saw. I've never used one before so I don't know which features are important in a band saw. To make the best out of my money, I would like to know which ...
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Keeping our shop clean

Welcome to Woodworking! I'm not a moderator or anything (yet...), but I just wanted to welcome everyone with the first one of the first Meta posts, and also point out a few housekeeping lessons I've ...
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Please replace the [circularsaw] tag with [circular-saw]

We have some questions tagged circularsaw. The tag should really be circular-saw since it's written as two words, not one. We also have several other saw tags that have the hyphen: band-saw, hand-saw, ...
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Answering older questions

I'm relatively new to stackexchange. Although I've searched it for answers many times, I've only rarely contributed. My question is: should we answer older questions? How old does a question ...
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What level of editing is allowed?

Some SE sites only allow editing for clarity, while others also allow editing for correctness and sometimes even adding content--basically treating the accepted answer as a wiki answer. To what ...
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Should we get rid of "wood" in our tags?

I just stumbled into tags which start with "wood" (by searching for [wood-*]). It's obviously that all the questions on this site have and will have to do with wood. Do our tags need contain "wood"?
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When should I accept an answer?

In the help center, there's a fact about accepting an answer. Accepting an answer is not meant to be a definitive and final statement indicating that the question has now been answered perfectly. ...
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What is off topic for Woodworking? [closed]

I am going to guess that anything not specifically related to woodworking (i.e., welding) should not be considered on topic. The standard StackExchange off topic items like off site recommendations ...
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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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Wood usage question

What are the different uses for plain sawn (flat sawn), rift sawn, and quarter sawn boards? is starting to garner some comment discussion on its value. It was originally moving toward closure as a ...
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Do we have a mechanism for getting pertinent background details on someone asking a question

With many of the questions people ask, the appropriate answer will largely depend on what tools and equipment they have access to. Should we answer questions in multiple sections, describing ...
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Do we have to make more [cuts] or just keep [cutting]

Both of those tags are in use: cuts and cutting I figure that they should fight to the death. Between the two which one is more logical to keep? Or is there a reason to keep both? My vote is for ...
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Community Project: Let's make a birdhouse!

(This post is part of our community projects initiative to give users the opportunity to build something of value and in the process run into situations where they might have questions that our ...
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CAD Tools/Utilities we could recommend to new users.

Very frequently I can see the need to referencing plans. Mostly to give context to questions. Like the OP did in this question: How to make a long shallow cut on a narrow piece of wood with a circular ...
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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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Appropriate use of tag wikis

I wrote some text for the tag "design" which discusses some basic concepts about the design process. I was active on another stackexchange site and know that people added general knowledge and ...
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What should our custom close reasons be? [closed]

Right now, if you are voting to close a question, the off topic because... menu only contains three items: This question does not appear to be about woodworking, within the scope defined in the help ...
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