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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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Why lock this question?

This question was asked only a few months back, it has since been locked for "historical significance" Is this instance, the question did not receive a "good" answer (in fact the ...
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Happy birthday to ebooks.SE!

Time flies! ebooks.stack exchange is now 10 years old (given or taken some days). When I found this out, my first though was "it's impossible! I remember when we were in Area 51 trying to concoct ...
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2022: a year in moderation

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Propose that the [ibooks] tag is renamed to [apple-books]

Apple dropped the iBooks branding for just Books in iOS 12 / Mojave in 2018. We should follow suit with the tag name at this point: I’d suggest [apple-books] but of course am open to suggestion.
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2021: a year in moderation

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2021 Community Moderator Election Results

Ebooks' first moderator election has come to a close. Since there were not enough candidates for a competitive election, we simply appointed the two candidates: They'll be joining the existing crew ...
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How can I create an MCQ paper for free?

I have to create an MCQ test for my students. I know I can use MS Word for that. I want to know if there is a free specialised tool for this.
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2021 Community Moderator Election

The 2021 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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Announcing a Pro Tempore election for 2021

Summary: Ebooks Stack Exchange will begin the nomination stage for a special election on June 14 to bring in two more moderators. For full details of the process, see the announcement on Meta Stack ...
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2020: 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 past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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Another home for some Q&A

There is new question and answer site writing.codidact.com that is receiving the attention of SE contributors. There is a lot of good content here at books.se and after asking on their meta. I was ...
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Are there any members interested in assisting as an official moderator?

A few months ago we lost one of our site moderators. The remaining two moderators are not as active in the community these days. While I will continue to be a moderator on this site (and I'm assuming ...
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Are questions about removing DRM on-topic?

Can I ask questions about removing Digital Rights Management (DRM)? I'm aware the legality of this may be debatable. Context: I've bought a paper book, but after more than 3 weeks I'm still waiting. ...
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2019: 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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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, in ...
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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’ll ...
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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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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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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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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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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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