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Why I Resigned as a Moderator

This is a deliberate cross-post of my announcement on meta.stackoverflow.com. Because the content and meaning of the announcement is the same for both sites, I have not edited it to be specific to ...
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2018: 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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Where are moderators and admins from Ebook.SE?

We have a poor rating on the number of questions. It's sad that a lot of questions that should be on the Ebook.SE is spread everywhere else. (Superuser, Software recommendations etc.) Users ...
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Has this site a future?

According to Area51 the stats of this site are abysmal: Meta seems to dead as well with three questions in the last twelve months. And the last message to chat was posted 497 days ago. Anybody ...
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I'm outta here — goodbye! (protesting a moderator's deletion)

I have been a top contributor for the year on the Ebooks SE for the last 2 years. I have gone out of my way to provide useful information to people who ask questions. I have done my best to follow SE ...
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Could a new tag for Calibre editor be useful?

Right now, we have a tag for calibre, that covers all question about... well, Calibre. Considering that it was born as an ebook manager, and lately incorporated a full fledged ebook editor, do you ...
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Should epub and epub3 tags be merged?

I've answered to a question today and noticed that we have a specific epub3 tag, in addition to the more generic epub. Should we merge those? I think that the different version of the specification ...
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What are the requirements for a SE site to have its own branding?

Here on ebooks SE we have a small but passionate and efficient community since its inception in 2014, yet we still have the default interface and graphic of the default SE template. We already had ...
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Is it ok to ask here for details about ereader accessories?

I am a member of this site since a couple of days (well, a little more...), but I'm not sure if this question is really on topic here. Here is the problem: I have a Kobo Glo ereader, the first ...
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Where do I ask questions on Kindle Paperwhite?

Is ebooks, a forum to ask specific questions on kindle paperwhite? For ex, I have a ebook on my kindle which is 9 volumes combined into one? As I am towards the end of the ebook (>90%) the Kindle ...
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Asking questions about .doc/PDFs — the right SE for that?

I've noticed a recent batch of questions about pdfs and producing them -- though not necessarily for reading as ebooks. Of course, many ebooks are sourced originally as MSWORD, and many PDFs are not ...
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Questions about Ebook torrents sources

Is it on topic to ask on Ebooks StackExchange "What is the good p2p (torrents) sources for ebooks and magazines/periodicals and manga and alike?"?
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Merge [tag:paperwhite] into [tag:kindle-paperwhite]; make the first a synonym of the second

We currently have the tags paperwhite and kindle-paperwhite. Both tags are about the same device by Amazon; the summary for paperwhite even claims Kindle Paperwhite, a specific eink device made by ...
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Can I ask question about how to jailbreak Kindle?

I am not much aware of the rules, so I try to ask in meta before asking in main forum: Can I ask question about how to jailbreak Kindle?
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Abuse of downvote by non-cooperating users

This is in relation with the behavior of the Original Poster of this question: How to automatically hyphenate before sending to a device? Apparently this ebooks.stackexchange site has been in ...
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Where Can I ask questions about Ebook Readers?

About the functionality of Ebook readers like Kobo and Kindle, there are really few non-obsolete forums on internet, can I ask those questions here?
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Asking questions on Ebooks copyrights

Is it suitable to ask questions about Ebooks copyrights, legitimacy of hosting ebook torrent files, magnet links; or hosting ebook webpages with covers and metadata on Ebooks StackExchange?
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Tag merge suggestion

I think that notes and annotations are basically referring to the same thing, and thus they could be merged.
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Let's get critical: Jun 2015 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Ebooks Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from Google, what will ...
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Can we ask for recommendations for E-books on this website?

Is asking for recommendations for E-books relevant to this website? for instance, asking for recommendation about a new complete series of E-book(s) for learning C++ programming language.
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Edits for style/formatting

I've seen a number of edits for style and formatting (for example here and here) that don't seem to add anything to the post or make things any more correct. In many cases these are changes that ...
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Should we make the scope of this site clearer?

I have noticed that sometimes there are questions that are opened despite being not related to the scope of this site in the slightest way. As an example: this one and this one. I'm sure to have ...
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Let's get critical: Dec 2014 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Ebooks Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from Google, what will ...
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I have a suggestion for a tag merge

It seems to me that the book-management tag should be merged with the ebook-management one. Since the whole site is about ebooks, it seems implicit to me that every question labelled as such is ...
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Should answers promoting questionable legality be deleted?

Recent this answer was flagged for deletion due to promoting practices of questionable legality/morality. For now I have left the answer as is, with a suggestion to downvote and/or comment if you feel ...
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Shall we participate in Winter Bash 2014?

By default, this site will be opted into Winter Bash 2014. For those who are not familiar, here's a summary (courtesy of Jon Ericson): Most of you probably remember previous years’ events, but I’...
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Converting answers to comments?

I've just noticed a feature that I was not aware of. If you look at this question, there are a couple of answers that were converted to comments. It's the first time that I see something like that, ...
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Can we burn the tag meta-information?

I think meta-information is a duplicate of metadata. I already moved questions. Should we burn it, or add it as synonym to metadata?
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Incorrect icons on profile view

On the top right of the profile view on the main site, the icons for meta user and network profile are incorrect. They do appear as expected when on this meta site.
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Let's get critical: Jun 2014 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Ebooks Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from Google, what will ...
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Better “What Topics Can I ask about” Help page

The Help centre page only says: What topics can I ask about here? Ebooks Stack Exchange is for ebook publishers and readers. Followed by a long message about other sites. It is really sparse and ...
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Question views vs. answers

So, it looks like people are looking at the questions that are asked, but not answering them—it seems like it's roughly 30 views per answer. We're also not getting very many answers per question&...
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How about a book of the week review?

Proposal, Weekly program, a book that is available for free, in ebook format only (no print edition is known to exist) is posted as the book of the week. A link to it is provided. After reading, we ...
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What happens to “migrated” questions?

Which of these happens to "migrated" questions? The question is on both sites and synchronizes answers, comments and edits. It's copied from one site to the other. Therefore, it doesn't synchronize ...
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How to share ebook creation troubleshooting tips

Lately I've had several fairly arcane errors crop up while creating ebooks. I've troubleshot most of those, and would love to be able to share what I've learned with the community so that other people ...
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Why isn't my bounty on top of the list of questions?

Why isn't my bounty on top of the list of questions? What should I do about it?
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Should using a tag epub instead of ebooks restrict the answers a question is asking for?

On Unix&Linux, I am used that questions that have a restrictive tag should only be answered with that restriction in mind, or with a generic answer which encompasses the restriction. As an ...
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Best answer formats?

I edited this question (see edit history) to remove strikeouts and to generally, as I saw it, make the answer a little easier to read. The change was approved, but the original author of the answer ...
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Change the tag eink to e-ink

I suggest to rename the tag eink to e-ink for better readability. I was going to tag a question e-ink but the autocomplete wizard suggested to me the already-used eink.
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Is asking about software to work with ebooks ontopic?

I want to ask a question about software for transforming ebooks. Basically I am looking for software that detects which characters Point of View, the story is from, and reorders the chapters so that ...
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Can you allow creation of new tags and commenting with lower reputation?

Can you allow users to create new tags and comment with just ten or fifteen points? As a new user it's hard to use this site if I can't tag properly or comment.
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Should we expand the scope?

It seems like we have a low volume of questions compared to other sites of/at our age. Should we expand the scope of questions here in order to increase the volume of questions we get? If so what ...
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Are questions related to ereader technology off-site?

To me, this question seems to be off topic for ebooks SE (the user also asked a similar question on the physics se). What are your thoughts for questions related to the technology behind ereaders? On ...
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What file formats are on-topic?

"Ebook" is a fairly fuzzy term--does it apply to just any electronic presentation of text, or is there a more specialized usage? Is there any feeling from the community that we should be restricting ...
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Should we try and get a team to work on advertising?

We all seem to acknowledge and support the idea that we need to do some advertising. But we are not really getting anywhere with it. My thought is that we get two or three people to take a more ...
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How do we promote our site?

This is one of The 7 Essential Meta Questions of Every Beta. What are we going to do to promote this site? Answers should address one or more means of spreading the word so that we attract the best ...
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Should this question be split?

A discussion began in the comments on Can I get an ebook from the library in the United States? should it be split and the answers that are non-USA be recreated on the splits?
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Should we add region tags?

There are some questions that have different answers depending on the country. Most of these questions are probably about copyright, libraries or other access to books. The latest example is: As a US ...
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Anyone interested in creating a bot for the chat room?

There has been mention of creating a bot for the chat site (The Appendix). One suggested use would be to display new questions posted the Ebook SE and meta site. There may be some other uses as well (...
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How long will it be before this site is closed, if we don't start getting more questions and answers?

It seems like the volume of questions is very low for this stage of the beta. At first it was attributed to the holidays. But they have been over for about a month now. What level of questions do ...

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