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What should our logo look like?

One of the seven essential questions "What should our logo and site design look like?" This one is pretty straightforward. Solicit contributions, throw out ideas, post preliminary (or ...
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In and Out of Bounds: Pricing, Marketing, etc

This site is going to attract questions by ebook authors about pricing, marketing, search engine optimization, and the like. In my opinion, those questions are squarely out of bounds for this site. ...
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Should Kindle Fire questions not about reading ebooks be off-topic?

We have the following question: What is the most effective way to manage an overheated device? It has nothing to do with reading ebooks or ebook readers. Instead it asks what to do with an ...
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Hardware questions?

I was looking at this question and wondering if we really want to be a hardware support site. Generally speaking hardware has a (relatively) short life span, which is why most sites don't allow ...
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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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What issues are candidates for off-topic reasons for the site?

Please propose ideas and areas where a line in the sand could be drawn for off-topic / custom close reasons and bullet points in the help center? Try to stick to one reason per answer so some sort of ...
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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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Why was this question closed as off-topic?

Why was this closed as off-topic? https://ebooks.stackexchange.com/questions/210/are-there-any-ebook-formats-that-by-their-nature-are-immune-to-transmitting-a-vi Seems to be perfectly on-topic.
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What’s the “elevator pitch” for our site?

One of the Seven Essential Questions In one sentence describe the ebook community, from this will flow much of our advertising design. Related question What should our logo look like? One pitch per ...
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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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How to improve our stats?

On the Area 51 page it show the statistics on the Ebooks beta site As were are not public yet, the recommended values are probably not valid (5 users with 3000+ rep e.g.), but it is interesting to ...
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Should “Removing pages from an ePub” be closed as off topic?

How do I remove pages from an ePub file? was closed as off topic. The only reason shown is This question does not appear to be about Ebooks, within the scope defined in the help center. Why is ...
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Should we make the free books question a community wiki?

The question Some classic literature is available for free - but where? is a shopping question, but it is one that will have value to the community for ever, and the answer is potentially always ...
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Should we consider a convention for writing file types?

Looking through the questions we have so far, I'm noticing the different ebook formats being written in multiple different ways. In some cases, I'm seeing them written as file extensions such as ....
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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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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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Should locking the question be a legitimate tool that can be used in place of closing questions?

I have repeatedly witnessed cases on other sites where otherwise great questions generating good content were closed because: this question is likely to generate many "me-too" answers. Most of the ...