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Sadly, it is time for me to join the exodus
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It's the end of an era. I consider you my StackExchange mentor. After discovering what was—then—an amazing place, I wanted nothing more than to contribute to the community. Then to become a ...

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Congratulations, you're no longer in Beta!
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This was addressed on the MSE post, but I'm bringing it here because it's Writing.SE specific. When will we be assessed for a change in reputation levels for privileges? And what are the criteria? ...

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A personal hiatus
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I have nothing but the utmost respect for you and I support you in whatever decision you make regarding StackExchange. My loyalty is also to the community and not the corporation. The latter used ...

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Why are so many users deleting/having their accounts deleted?
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People leave all the time, but yeah, it's a bit more now. No accounts on Writing have been deleted by anyone but their owners, as far as I know (aside from outright spammers), not in the last couple ...

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Is this site just for professional writing?
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Writing Stack Exchange is a Q&A site for anybody interested in the craft of professional writing, editing, and publishing. We cover a wide variety of topics, including fiction, technical ...

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Habits tags - do we need them all?
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habits and breaking-bad-writing-habits should be merged. The latter is a subset of the former. Neither has many questions (17 and 10) and they just aren't distinct enough to warrant the need for ...

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Congratulations, you're no longer in Beta!
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Will the winner of the current election need to run for reelection in 6 months?

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Comedy and humor
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Although it's barely used (of the 11 questions tagged comedy, only 6 questions appear to be about the genre), I think it makes sense to have separate tags for the genre and for the use of humor. We ...

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Do we need three tags about voices?
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I agree they should be merged, with only voice remaining. We can also edit the wiki to incorporate all 3 current guidances. For example: This tag should be used for questions about the usage of a ...

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Announcing our contest results!
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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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Why is my answer getting me reputation even though it's not getting more upvotes?
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Your answer has 4 upvotes. And 1 downvote. Each upvote gains you 10 points. Each downvote loses you 2 points. If you get one of each since the last time you checked, the system will tell you you ...

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Why isn't our tag challenge working?
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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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2020 Community Moderator Election Results
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Congratulations to the three of you!!! You are all going to do great.

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Are "political"/politically charged questions welcome on Writing SE?
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Questions about writing are welcome here, even if they involve controversial or politically charged issues. We in this community don't have to agree with each other (which is a good thing, because we ...

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New reviewer, looking for clarification about what appears to be a request to critique
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It's not the strongest question out there, and it's pretty borderline in the sense of asking for a critique, but it's a writing question and is more or less on topic. We're not as stringent about ...

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Ending the tag challenge
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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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On the tags [viewpoint] and [grammatical-person]
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I would like to see us keep/create one tag for all of these and create a synonym or two to make them easy to find. I am very open to which tag name is primary and how many synonyms there are. I ...

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Are there some hidden rules I am not aware of that would explain the relatively high amount of downvotes on new posts lately?
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Thanks for bringing this up. I've seen another odd pattern where I'll be on SE and I see several downvotes for different posts of mine come in a fairly short time. Like 3 in 5 minutes. Some of the ...

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"Where can I learn about X?" questions
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Back in the early 1990's, when I was a graduate student with an academic email account, we had a brief moment (starting in the late 80's) where the internet was filled with people who had training in ...

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Doesn't this question belong on "English Language & Usage"?
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On its own, it's a question for English. But the longer question does connect to a fictional setting and it's reasonable to ask in a writing context. If someone new to SE were coming in with that ...

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Suggestion: Continue question pushes?
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Using this answer to keep track of the tags we are promoting each week. April's idea has been very successful so far. We've: Increased total questions Added new questions to the targeted tags ...

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Are we being graduated?
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It appears to be a glitch. It's an April Fools Joke Worldbuilding (which graduated a long time ago) has the same half-finished 1999 design. To make it go away, click the clock icon on the top right ...

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Please leave some space on the active page for new posts instead of filling it with tag edits
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I realize most of it is my doing. I don't normally do massive numbers of retags but I was revamping the age-genre tags (after discussing it on Meta) and it was easier and more productive to do them ...

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Asking the needed questions
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Don't! I answer questions in part because the research and writing practice is useful to me but the main reason I answer is to help the people who ask. If you already have an answer but want more ...

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Informative Materials | Asking for resources out of scope?
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Yeah, I'm afraid so. There might be on topic questions that draw on these things but, as you phrased it, it's off topic. Asking about existing literature is explicitly off topic here.

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Would having Country/Region tags be helpful?
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I absolutely agree with you April that people should be clear about their location when relevant (ditto with their language when that's important to a question). On the flip side, those of us in the ...

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There should be a "subversion" tag
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I'm not convinced that this is a necessary tag. It might indeed be perfect for your question, but will it be helpful to site users 5 years from now who are trying to find particular types of ...

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Should the "grammar" tag be removed or edited?
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grammar is a solid tag that should stay. Your examples are from 2010 and 2011! This is just as the stack was getting off the ground. The tag (most tags) hadn't found its footing yet. Currently ...

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Suggestion: Continue question pushes?
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We are now (close to) done with our Tags of the Week promo, for focusing on the top 40 tags that do not yet have 200 questions. We started with 17 such tags. 2 graduated before they became tags of ...

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Tags of the week! May 6-May 12, 2019: Science Fiction & Resources — RESULTS
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Entries Add entries to this list in the following format: Username, tag, link to question One entry per question, not one entry per tag. Liquid: science-fiction The unknown and unexplained in ...

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