bowlturner
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Who should our moderators be?
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I would be willing to be a moderator for the Woodworking site. I've been rooting for this site to come about since the first time I saw the proposal on Area 51 and tried to get the word out. I've ...

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Answering older questions
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Yes, a question that is only a week or two old, isn't very old. And like drs pointed out, you even get badges for answering much older questions. If you feel you have an answer that will fit in an ...

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What level of editing is allowed?
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On the other sites, if I feel an answer(s) don't capture all of what I think is important I will usually post my answer often as an 'addendum' to the other answer. I might start with 'Adding to rob's ...

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Posting sketchup drawing for review
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It depends. First you need to ask specific question(s) on the design, not 'have any opinions?' Which sometimes happens. I'm not sure what our policy is on linking in the designs, since we want the ...

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Are questions about antique tool restoration on topic?
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Great question! Fixing or restoring woodworking tools is mostly on topic here, but if the fix requires tools or expertise not normally found in a woodworking shop, (say welding or your electrolysis ...

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Should we have tags for Japanese joinery and/or hand tools?
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I could definitely see Japanese-joinery as a useful tag. it is fairly distinct from most of western joinery. The japanese-hand-tools I might be more willing to wait and see if we get enough volume ...

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Answers requiring opinioins vs. requests for ideas
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It was a very broad question and needed more focus. There are thousands of projects that can meet the requirements for that question and all can be 'correct'. These are not good questions for the SE ...

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Is the scroll saw/sabre saw/jigsaw question a dupe of the sabre saw/jigsaw question?
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I'm leaning toward modifying the new question to cover all the bases then mark the old one as a dup of the new one. It leaves the old answers alone, and we get a question that will be THE main ...

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Is a question about cutting plexiglass on a table saw off-topic?
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While I might be tempted to answer it, I would have to say it really isn't on topic here. But how it is asked might make a difference. If it has to do with a woodworking project then you might get ...

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How can we grow this website now that it has made it to public beta?
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Well I promoted the World building site on my other social media avenues and I have started promoting this one as well. If someone knows how to use the Stack Exchange ads and inter-site promotions ...

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Is this question about end-grain cuting boards on-topic?
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I would think so. As wood workers, when we make something, most of the time we need to know about its use in order to build the item to maximize its life and usefulness. More specialized pieces ...

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Should my recent DIY question go here instead?
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Chances are good you would get more responses here.

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How should I follow-up my question when seeking further explanation?
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Why and how are different questions. So I think it is reasonable to ask a follow on question. Make sure you are clear on what you are looking for and how the question differs from the other one, can ...

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Do we have to make more [cuts] or just keep [cutting]
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That works for me. It does follow with what was decided earlier.

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Is it okay to point to your own website?
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To answer your last question, yes you are allowed to answer your own questions, but be warned, people tend to judge them a little harsher. Also As long as you have a good answer here, have a link to ...

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Lets drum up some content! Who's up for community projects?
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As I told Peter in chat, we do this in Worldbuilding and it really jumped the question/day count. They have a meta question where tags are proposed for the bi-weekly challenge and everyone votes on ...

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Are questions that may go out of date acceptable?
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This doesn't sound like the question will go out of date, but the answers might. In 3 years if someone finds it they can add updated info or a whole new answer.

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regulating semi-opinion-based responses?
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This is an excellent question and needs to be thought about seriously. I have not been spending nearly the amount of time I should have been here recently. I see a balance needed. While the ...

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Appropriate use of tag wikis
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My understanding about that information is that it should be about the tag and it's use. Not about the word/process/item itself. Now that doesn't mean we can't accept that here if there is enough ...

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How is the bracket question on topic?
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I tend to think your right, but I really wanted to answer that question! Mostly because I felt that just bending a piece of 1/8" metal without a strut would become a disappointment... I could use ...

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Are questions about felling trees on topic?
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I'm more than willing to give some answers to these questions, however, I'm not sure the first two really qualify as 'woodworking', at least as asked. Safety precautions when felling trees How to ...

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Has someone been removing [sap]?
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Sap seems to be a perfectly fine tag for this site. It happens to be a common problem for people to deal with.

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Writing my own Q&A while expecting other answers
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Are others giving your answer as an answer below? If you are really curious and want others answers, even if they happen to align with your's I find it's 'nicer' to let them have the up votes. If no ...

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Reopen question about milling yard trees
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I've been thinking about that question since it was closed. As you might have noticed I answered the question because I thought it was fairly reasonable question ans was surprised when rob closed it. ...

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How can we ensure more specific questions get answered rather than being marked as duplicates and left unanswered?
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In my opinion it is everyone's job to try and catch these issues. On world building we try to make the question more explicit (often by helping the asker focus on what they are really looking for). ...

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Milestone associated with Beta badge
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Yes, we are now in public Beta as of 12:26 CST. Woot!

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Are questions about CNC and laser cutting on-topic?
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I think while the questions can be on topic (assuming they are actually working with wood and not some other material). First I suspect we won't get a lot of these questions because I think most ...

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Vote Early and Vote Often
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Yes, I agree, and in private you tend to start higher, and it will likely drop a little. (at least that is what happened on Worldbuilding) but it is coming back up again. Everyone gets 30 (40 max) ...

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How to encourage answers over comments
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Maybe we need to make a small policy change? Encourage others to turn comments into full answers if the original contributor has not done so within 2 weeks? I haven't been around participating as ...

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Which types of woodworking of woodworking are we focusing on?
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Why would we focus on any one of them? Woodworking is large enough for all of them. You yourself can focus just on the questions that fit your style or what not, but as a group we are open to all ...

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