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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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should question about HTML5 be on topic?

I would say that asking about HTML5 is not within the scope of the site, as opposed for example to EPUB3: but I'd like to know what other think about it.
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Do we really want to eliminate questions about Readers that are also tablets?

We have had a few questions (1) (2) where people have wanted to close the questions because the devices are not purely e-readers. Our help center states: Ebooks Stack Exchange is for ebook ...
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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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Moderator Pro Tem Announcement

Throughout the beta, we need members from the site whose focus is to engage the community, both in community-building issues and site management. That's why we select a few members from each community ...
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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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What exactly makes a “shopping-list” question a “shopping-list” question?

Always eager to learn about the Do's and Don'ts of every SE site I frequently visit, I have to admit I'm a bit confused about Ebook.SE's handling of "shopping-list" questions. I once asked the ...
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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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What should I do on seeing spam?

After seeing this report on Meta Stack Overflow, I felt this post might help the community better tackle spam and unwanted content. What is spam? I saw a spam post, what should I do? (Important) I ...
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Should we announce chat on Meta site as a featured question

People, please visit The Appendix (Ebooks.SE chat room) and discuss E-books (or anything else - no rules aside "be nice"). Or the Cat in the Hat buys it.
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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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How can I optimize an epub file - Tips & Tricks question borders on off-topic. Should it be split into multiple questions?

The question How can I optimize an epub file? seems like it could be off-topic. Not in the sense that it isn't useful information, but moreso that it is a tips and tricks type question (these tend to ...
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Should we advertise on MobileRead forums?

As far as I know, the MobileRead community is one of the largest and knowledgeable about ebooks and digital reading. Despite not even being registered, I've been lurking their forums since a lot of ...
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Should these DRM questions be merged?

As far as I can see, these two questions about advantages and disadvantages of DRM should be merged, because the possible answers are very likely to be the same, making the two questions duplicates. ...
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Mocking DRM - seriously

I have two answers to Are DRM free ebooks considered a better quality ebook? one was deleted. It was sarcastic, It was funny, It got the point across (mostly) The initial criticism was vague and ...
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What am I missing in relation to the “Beta” badge?

Ebooks.SE has just recently morphed from “private beta” to “public beta”. Yet, as far as I can see, not a single person gained the Beta badge… even though the description says: Beta — Actively ...
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Who should the moderators be?

This has been mentioned in chat, and is one of the The 7 Essential Meta Questions of Every Beta. You are encouraged to nominate yourself or someone else for the position of Moderator Pro Tempore. ...
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When will the site leave private beta status

I see some questions like this one (academia.SE) where someone should be directed here but they won't be able to see anything until we leave private beta. Is it set when the site will become open to ...
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Should we make questions pertaining to business of publishing free e-books in-scope?

There seems to be a feeling that marketing and sales may be out of scope for this site (see proposal here) as well as one proposal in general offtopic thread by Grant Palin). While there doesn't seem ...
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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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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 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 ...
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Are computer programming questions centered on e-book creation/consumption on-topic?

A question asking about a way to accomplish some e-book specific task in a programming language seems to be on-topic both here, and on StackOverflow/Programmers. Example: this one. Are such ...
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“web-site” tag should probably be changed to “website”.

This question contains the web-site tag: Are there ways to easily convert chapter-split books from popular fan-fiction sites into single e-book? However, website is almost always written without a ...
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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 make the EPUB3 a community wiki question?

The question Which ereaders support the EPUB3 format? is list question where the answer will vary overtime. Should it be converted to a community wiki question? @eyal (OP) has argued in the comments ...
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To hyphen - or not to hyphen? That is the question!

I am surprised nobody has brought this up yet. Consider the following two question titles (emphasis mine): Battery life in backlit e-book readers How can I put footnotes in an ebook? Notice that ...
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How are we going to organize tags?

While there are still a small number of questions on the site, I think it would be important to get a consensus on tag organization. It becomes trickier to enforce a policy when you already have a ...
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What should our chatroom name be?

Right now our chat room's name is just Ebooks. I feel there is something better we could name our chat room. What name could we use?
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Are code related issues in scope?

I was curious to know are code related questions in scope for ebook stack? Such as .ncx file issues, `.opf structure from ePub 3.0 VS ePub 2.0, how to extend validation frameworks, etc, etc.
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Is it okay to add references to other sites?

For example I answered a question and an external site helped me in finding that solution. Is it okay to add a reference to that site in my answer?
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I got no formal invitation. Is it normal?

This morning I found out on Area51 that the site just entered private beta. I was committed, so I thought I would have received the link to participate: but I got no such link. Is it normal? (of ...
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Is it acceptable to copy tag descriptions from other StackExchange sites

I browsed the tags today and realised there are few descriptions added. For svg I looked at the description on StackOverflow and (of course) it is relatively complete, just not e-book specific. I ...
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Winter Bash, aka: Am I the only one who's missing the hats here?

I know this site only opened today, so isn't officially part of the Winter Bash, but is anyone else missing the hats? Should we petition Abby T. Miller to add hats to this site?
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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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Why can't I suggest an edit to the Kindle tag?

I am trying to suggest an edit to the kindle tag, but every time I visit this URL: https://ebooks.stackexchange.com/edit-tag-wiki/1 ...I am redirected to this URL: https://ebooks.stackexchange....
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Incorrect favicons

This is really not very important, but the favicons for the main site (link) and for meta (link) are currently the same as the ELL favicons, which presumably they shouldn't be, given that there are no ...
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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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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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