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2023: a year in moderation

It’s that time of the year again! As we wave goodbye to last year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here might be ...
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New SE site for Programming Language Design

As Bioacoustics is one of the newest SE sites, many of you might remember the process that's in place for getting a new site approved, and many of you might remember how exciting it is to be one of ...
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2022: 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 preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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Are all the WinterBash hats available on our beta site?

I have been poking around here and Stack Overflow as I do normally during the work week and have been awarded some "hats" as part of Winter Bash I have noticed that I earned a few different ...
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What can one do when moderators delete answers, even if they received significant votes?

I would like to receive comments on recent deletion activity of one of the moderators. IMHO, copying answers into a Wiki should not justify deletion of the original answer, especially if they received ...
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2022 Community Moderator Election Results

Moderator election #3 (well, technically #3, but really your first election) on Bioacoustics has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the new moderators are: They will be forming the ...
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2022 Community Moderator Election

The 2022 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks, ...
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Inaugural Pro-Tempore Moderator election kicking off September 26!

Summary: Bioacoustics Stack Exchange will begin the nomination stage for an election on September 26th to pick your inaugural pro-tempore moderators. Since it looks like there's a consensus on when ...
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When should the moderator election be?

UPDATE: The election has been scheduled to start on September 26th, as per the highest-scoring proposal here. Since enough people have expressed interest in running in the inaugural election, we have ...
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How should we handle 'networking’ type questions - are they on or off topic?

I think the below question warrants some discussion about it's fit within Bioacoustics Stack Exchange. There is the start of some discussion in the comments but I thought it might be better to ask it ...
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Losing reputation due to 'user removed'

After signing in today I noticed that my reputation has gone down 100+ points, it was at 2900 just yesterday. I haven't gotten notifications about questions closed, I've checked recent comments I've ...
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Deferral of inaugural election, and next steps for the Bioacoustics community

SUMMARY: By request of the community, the Community Management team has evaluated and agreed to postpone the election scheduled to start Monday, August 29th. We are now waiting on the Bioacoustics ...
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Should we request to defer the election of Bioacoustics site moderators?

UPDATE: The Community Team has evaluated and agreed with this request. Read more on this post. Due to the events of the past week that led to the cancelation of the first moderator election and ...
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New dates for inaugural Pro-Tempore Moderator Election [duplicate]

Summary: Bioacoustics Stack Exchange will begin the nomination stage for an election on August 29th to pick your inaugural pro-tempore moderators. Back in 2015, we established that having active ...
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Stay strong, and have some faith in SE!

To everyone here that's questioning whether or not SE is the right platform for the bioacoustics community's Q/A site, and all the frustrated (rightfully so!) users who are basically in SE prison for ...
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Massive account suspensions

Hundreds of Bioacoustics Stack Exchange users received the following private message that announced the suspension of their account: Hello, We’re writing from the Stack Exchange Community Management ...
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Inaugural election canceled

Due to extraordinary circumstances, the inaugural Bioacoustics election has been canceled. A new election will be scheduled in the coming weeks. Recently, it has come to the Community Management Team’...
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Is appropriate to ask Github Issues as questions on Bioacoustics SE?

I use the program Triton a lot, and so I "watch" the Github page. This means I get updates about any bugs or issues people might be having. Recently, one was asked, and answered, within the ...
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Credits for images from research papers in SE

Stack exchange publishes the question/answer posts with a credit common license. In research conference slides, it is very common to use images from papers provided we add a credit, even if the image ...
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Can I ask more than one question per post?

I have two related questions (about the same topic, with the same tags, but they are different questions), should I ask them in one more complicated post? Or should I separate the questions into two ...
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How to Respond a Multi-disciplinary question to make it relevant to Bioacoustics?

Bioacoustics is fundamentally multi-disciplinary and many questions relevant to this field can also be appropriate for other Stack Exchange sites. Our community (will) identify guidelines for asking ...
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How to ask a multidisciplinary question on Bioacoustics Stack Exchange?

Bioacoustics, at its core, is a highly multidisciplinary field and many questions relevant to researchers in our field could readily be asked on any number of other SE sites, including (but not ...
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Debate on whether a hardware question is appropriate for bioacoustics

There is a long and lively discussion on whether this question is appropriate for the forum which should be moved to meta. Is this an appropriate question for bioacoustics stack exchange?
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How many moderators do we want?

I read the text on the moderator election and did not find the answer to how many moderators we are electing.
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2022 Community Moderator Election [duplicate]

The 2022 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks, ...
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Many questions without accepted answer - what to do?

I just noted something I find a bit curious: someone posts a question, gets a few answers, and some nice and informative answers get upvoted and show up at the top. However, it seems most OPs do not ...
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Defining what too broad a question is for the community

Recently a question I submitted on the advantages and disadvantages of using different programming languages was closed. The reason was that the question was deemed too broad. I can see two sides to ...
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Identifing experts in related/overlapping disciplines

((Apologies for typos, I'm on my phone)) As our beta site continues to grow, we are attracting folks outside of our original circle, which is great! This is how we wanted the site to develop :). I've ...
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Are short phrases OK as a main question?

I'm noticing A LOT of short phrases in the main title that aren't actually specific questions. In order to attract the answers we want, I think we should be encouraging people to write specific ...
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When an answer becomes a community wiki, what do we need to do?

During the private beta, we discussed when/what types of questions should become community wikis (and still being discussed in another bioacoustics.meta thread). Community wiki answers can be easily ...
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What is the 'elevator pitch' for our Bioacoustics Stack Exchange?

Who are We? Why are we here? What is our purpose in life? Now that we are moving onto Public Beta (Yay! Team!), we need to define who we are and what our purpose is. From the 'Real Essential Questions ...
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Leaving Private Beta, and Initial Pro-Tem Moderator Election!

Congratulations! You've met the participation and engagement expectations for an active private beta site, and will be moving into public beta on July 26, 2022! We were worried for the first week or ...
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Explicitely enlarge our SE community to all bioacoustics/biotremology/ecoacoustics/ecotremology fields?

This slide is from a video of Rok Šturm, which classifies the study of sound communication into bioacousticians (water-borne and air-borne waves) and biotremologists (solid-surface-borne waves). ...
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should we be accepting answers sooner than later?

I'm seeing questions with >=2 answers on the SE. The answers seem to be detailed and target the question (a subjective call of course). Considering we still need many 'well-reputed' members on the ...
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How doest the site counts the visits per day?

As pointed out by others, we have some "criteria" in the AREA 51. But they seem to not be the only thing that will count. Although, I think they have some importance for the decision if the ...
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Is it be OK to ask for a specific publication?

As the question says would it be OK to ask this SE for a specific publication and if yes, what would be the criteria for permissibility? Reasons for asking support: it is too old (pre-electronic) and ...
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'expanded' literature search questions

I'm wondering what the community thinks of questions that look to fill gaps/expand literature on a particular topic. The stimulus for this post is a question seeking in-depth literature on a ...
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One line answers

What does the community think of one-line answers with references to potentially relevant literature? I understand all users are donating their precious time to the community with their activity on ...
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Casually naming people

Those of us that are working regularly in this field, we know who's behind what. I've seen more than a few comments that are 'so-and-so' is the best person for this or maybe 'whats-their-face' will ...
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What to do when a answer should actually be an edit to an existing answer?

To keep the discussion about how to deal with specific question/answer/comment issues that arise, here is one I noticed: In this question How, if at all, are you compressing your recordings? there is ...
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How to respond to a comment that should be posted as an answer

There is an ongoing debate on partial answers posted in comments here, and it would be helpful to the community to have example responses when a user posts an answer that should be a comment or a ...
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How to decide when a topic/question should be made into a community wiki?

I was trying to learn a bit more about community wikis (see help doc here) and it seems like several of the questions asked on Bioacoustics SE at this stage may be really well suited to a community ...
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Embedding SoundCloud - Can we do it? How to do it? Do we want it?

I noticed on a few other SE sites (e.g., Video Production and Music Practice and Theory) that they can include a link to a publicly available SoundCloud track (and YouTube, potentially), and it will ...
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Question vs Comment for questions seeking Advice or Opinions

For a recent question seeking advice on nomenclature (see here), I gave my thoughts in a comment, but upon reflection perhaps I should have made this an answer so that people can vote it up or down (...
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What is a tag wiki and how do I add/edit one?

I recently gained the ability to approve tag wiki posts, but I am not sure what these are or where to access them.
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Removing tags on a post without questioning if they are necessary

So some of my tags got removed on a post, and I think we should really ask why there may be repeat-seeming tags. In this example, the user kept flight-calls but ...
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Are frequencies on-topic?

Can we talk about different frequencies of sounds, and pitches, on here? Obviously, different animals can hear different frequencies and pitches so this would be a nice area to explore. e.g. Can we ...
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Tag for "hearing" or "audiometry"?

What would be a fitting tag to use for questions about the "receiver" end of animal communication? Hearing seems straightforward, audiometry may be more descriptive but its more about the ...
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What about unknown sounds?

In an earlier phase of this proposal (here), there was a discussion about presenting/identifying unknown sounds and the general agreement was on inclusivity. I wanted to open this up (again) for ...
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Tags for water-borne/air-borne/solid-borne acoustics

I believe we should think about 3 (?) tags related to the type of acoustic substrate the question is about, it could help to retrieve and understand questions better. I'm not sure of the best ...
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