elixenide
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Should Kindle Fire questions not about reading ebooks be off-topic?
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I just saw this one and put it on hold. I agreed with your take. The entry really was about gaming and non-e-reader uses of the Kindle; it had nothing to do with ebooks.

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I'm outta here -- goodbye! (protesting a moderator's deletion)
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We're sorry to lose your valuable contributions. I hope you'll reconsider rather than rage-quitting. I'll offer a few points in response to your comments. The Deleted Post First, for those who can't ...

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Can we ask for recommendations for E-books on this website?
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6 votes

No, sorry. This site is really focused on the writing, editing, production, and publication of ebooks. Content-based recommendations are off-topic and highly subjective, which doesn't tend to work ...

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What happens to "migrated" questions?
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6 votes

Choices 2 and 3 are both partially correct. Migrated questions are copied over and do not synchronize between sites; the original is automatically closed on the original site. After a while, it is ...

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Should we expand the scope?
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I am personally hesitant to expand the scope, as it would be hard to go much broader and still call this a site about ebooks. The critical issue is that the site needs a pool of expertise on whatever ...

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What issues are candidates for off-topic reasons for the site?
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Questions about marketing, pricing, search engine optimization of sales pages, and the like should be off-topic. See the discussion when I posed this question here.

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Should using a tag epub instead of ebooks restrict the answers a question is asking for?
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I agree with your position that tags like epub should generally be seen as restrictive on this site. We have a slew of country-specific tags for exactly that reason, and I can't think of any reason to ...

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Can you allow creation of new tags and commenting with lower reputation?
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You should be able to comment on your own questions, regardless of reputation. The reputation thresholds for commenting on other posts and creating tags, however, are set by the Stack Exchange network ...

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What file formats are on-topic?
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I think the real issue is not just the file formats or the fact that it's in an electronic form; it's also important what content it contains. For example, plain HTML may be on-topic if it's being ...

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Should we add region tags?
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I think that makes sense. I'm with Jason regarding using full country names. country-germany is harder to type and less instinctive than germany, so people will not be as likely to use it. Also, as ...

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What are the requirements for a SE site to have its own branding?
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We have to graduate (leave beta) first. Sites can graduate without getting their own design, but the reverse is not true. The criteria for graduation, at least as of June 2015, are basically these: ...

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Where are moderators and admins from Ebook.SE?
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3 votes

We don’t have the power to take questions from other sites. If you see a question on another site that should be here—that is, it’s on-topic here and off-topic or a bad fit there—then you should raise ...

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Asking questions about .doc/PDFs -- the right SE for that?
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TL;DR In general, yes, questions about these formats are on-topic, as long as they're about ebooks. A question about MS Word docs or PDFs is not necessarily a question about ebooks. For example, if a ...

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Can I ask question about how to jailbreak Kindle?
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Such a question would really be off-topic. It's not about ebooks; it's about a particular use of an ebook reader that is not about ebooks per se. In other words, it's really a question about the ...

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Best answer formats?
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I think the edit (removing the strikeouts) was appropriate. The author of the answer in question should have either removed the incorrect text or added an edit to explain the correction. Because there ...

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Why I Resigned as a Moderator
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2 votes

An Update on My Decision I have monitored events intermittently since my resignation and come to a painful conclusion: I must bid farewell to these sites. I will no longer participate on the sites I ...

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Is it ok to ask here for details about ereader accessories?
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2 votes

Personally, I'd argue that the proposed question would be off-topic. It's not off-topic for all of the typical reasons that requests for recommendations of off-site resources are off-topic. That is, ...

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Abuse of downvote by non-cooperating users
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Downvotes happen. They're annoying, but they are part of life, and they're part of the peril of participating in a site where the person asking the question may not understand the issues (see the XY ...

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Should we make the scope of this site clearer?
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I agree; we need to clarify the scope. In fact, I have been meaning to work on it for a while. I just made some edits to the "on-topic" Help page. I'm sure it can be better, so please feel free to ...

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Change the tag eink to e-ink
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2 votes

I agree. Actually, it should be "E Ink," because "E Ink" is the trade name of E Ink Corporation, which created the technology. You can't have a space in a tag name on Stack Exchange sites, however, ...

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Should answers promoting questionable legality be deleted?
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I'm in the "take a hard stand" camp and think the answer should be deleted. The first view is only partially correct, in my view. Information is just information, and it is up the reader to decide ...

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To hyphen - or not to hyphen? That is the question!
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The main site has a question on this. As I said there, the internet at large seems to have a fairly strong (3-1) preference for the non-hyphenated terms, according to Google's index.

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