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Shaken, not stirred; let's expand the site!

Scope The on-topic help currently says the following: Topics include, but are not limited to: Specific beers Breweries Beer & brewing history Beer styles & ingredients ...
Monica Cellio's user avatar
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Shaken, not stirred; let's expand the site!

Site Name Based on the scope described in this answer, which so far has some support and no opposition, we need a name and URL that cover the broad range of alcoholic drinks. While Alcohol is an ...
Monica Cellio's user avatar
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Should we broaden our scope?

Update: 04-05-2016: The community team discussed it and we're going to expand the scope of the site. See the proposal here. First, let me say I'm not against the idea of expanding scope. But I ...
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Propose a new name for Beer SE!

Name: The Open Bar I think the name will stand out to those browsing the site list and is memorable. It's all-encompassing without being wordy, and feels to me like it fits in with BeerAdvocate and ...
Monica Cellio's user avatar
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Why so few people?

Share the site and bring others in! Really though, what it comes down to is the hard work of creating quality content, both questions and answers. Our traffic has been slowly building. We're ...
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Urgent Call for Moderators

Notes: I nominate Monica Cellio, if she's up for moderating one more site. She would be a good choice because she is a long-time active user of this site, both as a direct contributor with answers ...
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Urgent Call for Moderators

Notes: Jamie is relatively new to the site (February 2016) but has been steadily active since then -- asking and answering (with good results), reviewing, flagging, and voting. The profile declares: ...
Monica Cellio's user avatar
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Should we broaden our scope?

As bluefeet said, there's nothing inherently wrong with the idea of expanding a site's scope. I doubt that expanding the scope of this particular site to other alcohols or alcohol in general is the ...
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Should [strong] be a tag?

I'm also in favor of removing this tag. Tags should be to help people find topics of interest, and I'm not sure how useful this particular tag is to that end.
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Shaken, not stirred; let's expand the site!

I like Monica's suggestion for the new name, The Open Bar. Here are a couple of other options to consider: Libations I'm particularly partial to this one, though it may be to esoteric Drinks ...
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When the site changed from Beer to Alcohol?

This change was made about a year ago. The initial discussion happened here: Should we broaden our scope? Once the decision was made, the follow up thread was here: Shaken, not stirred; let's ...
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Are tool recommendations on topic?

I don't have a definitive answer, but to this point, we don't have a specific close reason for them, and the questions in this vein haven't caused issues in the past, so I think a well formulated ...
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Can the tags [whisky] and [whiskey] be merged?

Note that the current descriptions aren't symmetrical: Whiskey: a type of distilled alcoholic beverage made from fermented grain mash. Various grains (which may be malted) are used for different ...
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Is there a need for a beer tag?

A tag that general is probably not that useful. Beer questions that are about a particular type of beer (stouts, IPAs, etc) are tagged by style now, and we should keep doing that. I'm having trouble ...
Monica Cellio's user avatar
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With the scope expansion, we now can ask non-beer questions

The new name is in place and we've updated the text in the "Ask Question" as well as on the Tour page.
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Propose a new name for Beer SE!

Subdomain: drinking.stackexchange.com As noted by someone in the earlier thread, "drinking" and "going out for drinks" are common ways to describe going to a tavern to appreciate produce in aged ...
Monica Cellio's user avatar
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I clicked 'Unanswered' questions but question with answer came to

Unanswered questions are those questions that have not been accepted by the person who proposed that particular question. Sometimes an OP simply is waiting to see if a better answer will appear, while ...
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Why was this question put on hold?

I have reevaluated your question and I agree that your question isn't too broad so i have re-opened that question for you i hope you get some good answers back and get what you are looking for
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Should [Foreign-beer] exist as a tag?

The concept of "foreign" on a worldwide site isn't meaningful. If these questions are about transporting alcohol across national boundaries, we should come up with a tag that's about that ...
Monica Cellio's user avatar
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Proposal for badges on Beer, Wine & Spirits exchange?

Badge icons are part of a site's design. All sites that are in beta, including this one, share a single design with generic badges. When we reach a higher level of activity and can graduate out of ...
Monica Cellio's user avatar
4 votes

Question about questions?

I share your desire to increase participation. The SE platform doesn't work well for "list" questions like that, in general. You end up with partial information scattered among 35 different answers, ...
Monica Cellio's user avatar
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Is it on-topic to ask about a non-alcoholic substitute for liquor?

I would say that its fine as it is still about finding some thing alcohol related even if it is alcohol free and as we are still in a beta for this stack I think it is worth experimenting with ...
Jamie Eltringham's user avatar
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Is this question on topic? Beer from unusual yeast

If you had just asked the question, explaining what you'd heard (with citation) and asking if that would actually work, that wouldn't have been mod-deleted. It sounds icky, but that alone wouldn't ...
Monica Cellio's user avatar
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2021 Community Moderator Election Results

Well done Ken - well deserved. Happy to see you as mod here.
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2021 Community Moderator Election Results

I wish to thank all who took time to vote in this election. A warm thank you goes out especially to Rory who ran as a candidate for being a moderator. May this be a great occasion that I may serve ...
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Would anyone like to create a community ad?

Well here is my attempt its not 100% needs to have the image a bit sharper and its a bit bland but I though I would get the ball rolling
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remove the untagged

untagged is a pseudo-tag; it's what shows up if a question has no tags of its own. It can't be removed. When you come across a question with this tag, please try to apply other tags as you're doing. ...
Monica Cellio's user avatar
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Rename the [style] tag to [beer-style]?

style is a redundant tag and should be removed. We already have style specific tags such as stout, schwarzbier, imperial-ipa and style is really just a meta/redundant tag in my opinion.
Joshua Aslan Smith's user avatar
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Urgent Call for Moderators

Notes: This user has been active since the early days. He(?) has a good track record of answers and is also active in reviewing. As a homebrewer (and member on Homebrewing.SE) he can help us handle ...
Monica Cellio's user avatar

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