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Should we be encouraging/condoning/allowing questions about software piracy?
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If we wanted to avoid the appearance of condoning software piracy, one possible approach would be to edit such questions to be more open to solutions not involving piracy, e.g. from: "Where can I ...

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Genealogy & Family History is graduating!
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Apparently we had a choice about this. 'For this group of eligible communities, we allowed the communities to stay in Beta if they didn’t feel ready to leave that state yet..'. Congratulations to the ...

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Should we add the History of Genealogy to our 'on-topic' subjects?
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I'm in two minds about altering our scope to include questions about the History of Genealogy/Family History. As Adrian said at https://genealogy.meta.stackexchange.com/a/3518/6485, I'm not sure we (...

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Should we have a tag for questions regarding research ethics?
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Although I suspect it won't be much used, I'm inclined to agree with the creation of such a tag. My only concerns are: Ethics questions will need careful handling to ensure they don't end up as ...

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Reviewing our Custom Close Reasons
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We don't need any Custom Close reasons -- what we have is good enough.

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Reviewing our Custom Close Reasons
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One custom-close reason adopted by a number of site -- e.g. History -- is: Welcome to History:Stack Exchange. Thank you for your question; please consider revising it to be more in line with our ...

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Why is this Q&A site still tagged Beta?
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SE set the standards for moving sites out of beta -- which are a combination of question volumes, quality and community activity. About 18 months ago they moved a number of sites out of beta status as ...

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What are the rules about loading images as part of queries?
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Relevant: Should we comply with the Terms of Service/Policy Statements of all sites from which our users quote? How to address possible copyright issues in Thomas Turin question Familysearch terms of ...

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Why are there often no upvotes?
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In the early days we had a number of highly motivated people wanting to make the site a success, and well aware of the way SE works. Good questions and answers were crafted, and people voted ...

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Should We Include Documentation-type Questions?
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A lot of what we do is documentation: somebody asks a question about how to do something, we document that for them and for others as a lasting reference. We even give advice on how to do X in product ...

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Is [land] tag named well enough?
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I suggest we need land-records to cover questions about, sources discussing land acquisition, transfer, inheritance, disputes etc. and land-practices to cover things like gavelkind, copyhold, freehold,...

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Are questions being closed too quickly?
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As moderators, we try to stick to @Shog9's advice to moderators when deciding whether to close/re-open vote: When you see a post you think should be closed, close it. When you see a post you ...

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Lowering the threshold of votes to close/re-open questions?
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No, we should leave the threshold as it is -- it shouldn't be easier to close and re-open questions.

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Lowering the threshold of votes to close/re-open questions?
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Yes, we should lower the threshold -- it will improve the speed of closing and re-opening questions and better allow the community (rather than the moderators) to indicate which questions are ...

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Should we close questions with no overt "G&FH content"?
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All the questions are on-topic. Let's assume they aren't duplicates. They're not unfocused. They're not opinion-based. Do they need details or clarity? Arguably not. It's clear what's being asked,...

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May I ask about name identificaton here?
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It isn't off-topic, but will need to be carefully worded to ensure it's not too broad/unanswerable. Do you have a single country in mind, and a single name?

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Closing older questions as duplicates of newer ones?
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1 and 4. In general, according to https://meta.stackexchange.com/a/147651/195988 If the new question is a better question or has better answers, then vote to close the old one as a duplicate of ...

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Allowing links to images of public documents that contain living people?
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I no longer believe this is the right solution -- I'm leaving it here for the common trail, but support Jan Murphy's answer instead. =============================================================== ...

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Understanding what constitutes celebrity genealogy?
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Celebrity I think the definition of 'celebrity' we adopt should be based on present-day mass-media attention -- so typically entertainers, politicians, sports people, royalty, mass murderes... Not ...

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DNA Surprise Questions
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I started a similar conversation in August via chat (including proposing two canonical questions: one about interpreting relationship estimates, and one about ethnicity estimates) but the discussion ...

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Edit changing question to become duplicate?
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Not inappropriate -- your reason for wanting the information is irrelevant especially as in this case it takes the question to being borderline off-topic (as it isn't about Genealogy and Family ...

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Do we need an ancestral-dna tag?
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I would rather have seen the existing tag definiton amended rather than a new tag created, especially as it it already used in conjunction with DNA questions for just this purpose (of the 18 questions ...

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What to do about "original spelling of my surname" question?
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I wonder is we need both a canonical 'My ancestors name was changed in immigration?" question (which will be country agnostic, and handle the Ellis Island/Castle Garden/other points of entry myth), ...

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Off-topic: Finding living relatives?
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When we put together the asking pages, the concern was around "identifiable living" not only "living" (i.e. nobody reading a question should be able to identify themselves or somebody they know from ...

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Should we have tags "ashkenazi" and "jews"?
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What about jewish (which we already have, so don't needs Jews) and endogamy (to handle the broader topic of endogamy? From the ISOGG Wiki: Examples of endogamous groups include Jews, Polynesians, ...

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Asking for genealogy software recommendations?
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Short version: We should keep the questions here and make them into 'constructive subjective' questions, as described at (see https://genealogy.stackexchange.com/help/dont-ask). I've edited the ...

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Genetic Ancestry Tests Mostly Hype, Scientists Say*
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6 votes

Having read your question several times, I'm still finding it hard to understand the point you're trying to make, but let me take a stab at paraphrasing your question and then responding to that. ...

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Can using only first names of living individuals contravene our Privacy Policy?
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This isn't a simple question. And this isn't really an answer, but it isn't a comment either :) What makes you think they were the real names? Would you redact Sue and not 'Sue'? What if the OP had ...

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Identifying bio-parents for adoptees?
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Motives for family history research aren't any of our business, nor how far back an individual is researching their tree. Nor should we take a view on the morality/advisability/whatever of a ...

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Why was this marked as unclear if they had said it was off-topic?
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Some of us thought it was unclear, some of us thought it was off-topic (I happen to think it was both, but you can only pick a single reason to close). However, unless you work on it substantially to ...

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