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Should we change our name?

Since no one else actually proposed it as a formal, votable answer: Writing It's a small change, but a significant one. It is still simple, easy to understand or search on, and descriptive, but it ...
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Why isn't our tag challenge working?

I'm going to offer one more possible explanation. Namely, that people mostly or only ask questions when they have a question they feel that they need answered. That's certainly the case for me. I'll ...
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Let's advertise Writing on other sites (2018 edition)

This would replace the Worldbuilding ad from last year. Monica has asked that I go ahead and post it over there, so will. I like the background image on this one much better :o) I've darkened the ...
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Announcing our contest results!

I had a lot of fun participating in this contest. It was the catalyst I needed to become a more active member of this community. As I've known I was a writer since I was very young, I'm glad to ...
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Where should we advertise our site in 2019?

Roleplaying DMs love writing RPG.SE would be a good place to advertise this site. That's where I came from and I imagine other RPGers are also into writing. There is a lot of crossover with story arcs ...
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Announcing our contest results!

Monica Cellio♦ Thank You for running the contest. Thank You, everyone, who answered my questions. There was a lot of valuable information there. I was least expecting the prize, as I'm new to ...
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How can we attract questions from all the OTHER writing domains that are on-topic here?

Along the lines of this answer, we might consider targeted ads on other SE sites. Sites that have graduated can run "community promotion ads". We've been running an ad on Worldbuilding for the last ...
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Let's advertise Writing on other sites (2018 edition)

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Announcing our contest results!

Well, I joined for the fun, Writing's wellbeing and the collective effort for exiting beta. Truth to be told I didn't expect to win something (even if I enjoyed the thrill of competition). Thank you ...
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Ending the tag challenge

I for one just want to thank you and those involved in the effort. It is hard to measure the effects of these things but they absolutely are a positive for this community.
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Announcing our contest results!

There are two big reasons to increase the number of questions on tags. Hitting the milestone of the Generalist badge is definitely one of them. We need 40 tags with 200+ questions each. Even if ...
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Announcing our contest results!

Wow -- thank you! A lot of this was luck -- I just joined SE the week before the contest started, looking for help with some Word Template questions. Hot Network Qs brought me here, and since ...
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Tags of the Week Promo—Stage 1—COMPLETE!

We should wait a week then continue In my belief the retagging efforts have been a net-positive for the site. We are much closer to generalist and I would like to see us get there. I did post a ...
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Where should we advertise our site in 2019?

Community-promotion ads we have submitted on other SE sites: Worldbuilding Software Engineering (targeting technical writing) Code Review (ditto) TeX - LaTeX (ditto) Science Fiction & Fantasy RPG....
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Announcing our contest results!

Thanks to everyone who participated and thanks to you, Monica, for organising this contest. I just came back from some time away from the site when the contest was running. I didn't ask any additional ...
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7 votes

Why isn't our tag challenge working?

Consider this a frame challenge. I'm not your target audience and I'm not really answering your question. But hey this is meta and it's way more than I can put in the comments. I think the tag ...
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Let's advertise Writers.SE on other sites, 2017 edition

Here is my adaption with new hook for Software Engineering, which Monica put up in chat. Maybe you all can let me know what could be done better with it and I'll adjust.
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Let's advertise Writers on other SE sites!

From Neil: Currently live on Sci-Fi.
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Should we change our name?

I do not think it is a problem catering to all kinds of writers (and I have written plenty of ad copy for a living, so I do understand the maxim that if you emphasize everything, you have emphasized ...
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Let's advertise Writing on other sites (2018 edition)

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Let's advertise Writing on other sites (2018 edition)

Here's my attempt at a community ad for Academia.SE (and possibly other science-oriented sites): Second version: Made the book a bit lighter, and added a small white border to the font I've found ...
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10 question per day, now what?

From Graduation, site closure, and a clearer outlook on the health of SE sites: When a site starts to consistently receive 10 questions/day, we’ll consider it for graduation. I've italicized two ...
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Announcing our contest results!

Woohoo Congratulations to all actors involved in this contest - (from the contest organizer, reviewers to winners) Congratulations to the community for increasing QPD rates. Thanks a lot for the ...
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Ending the tag challenge

I think you're right that there's burnout and it's time to take a break. Especially given that it's summer for most of the world's population. Let's officially end the challenge and restart it at a ...
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Let's advertise Writers on other SE sites!

Proposed on Academia, links to academic-writing.
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Let's advertise Writers on other SE sites!

From Neil: Currently live on English Language & Usage.
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How can we attract questions from all the OTHER writing domains that are on-topic here?

We could try to go back to contests and question-seeding initiatives. We've done that in the past (e.g. Writers.SE's Genre Q&A Contest! , Scope Expansion Project , Would there be interest in a ...
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