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How can I (or any user) pull comment discussions into Meta?

Occasionally, some question comments become long discussions about some detail(s) that make answers unacceptable for one or more seemingly shallow reasons. What is the best way to short-circuit these? ...
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2022 Community Moderator Election Results

Moderator election #2 on Lifehacks has come to a close — your site's "graduation" election! The votes have been tallied, and the new moderators are: They will be replacing the existing crew ...
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Why was this question deleted?

This question was deleted yesterday by a moderator after I've flagged its answer as NAA. The question is a simple "How to fix a mug", nothing complex and can't see how it can have more focus....
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2022 Community Moderator Election

The 2022 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks, ...
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2022 Moderator Election Q&A – Question Collection

The purpose of this thread was to collect questions for the questionnaire. The questionnaire is now live, and you may find it here. Lifehacks Stack Exchange is scheduled for an election next week, ...
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HELP AGAIN ! I can read; but, cannot up- or down- vote, comment, or question

Something has happened on StackExchange that has rendered it unresponsive. I can read but cannot up- or down- vote, comment, or question. What do I do? The whole thing fell apart on midnight Feb 28. ...
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July Graduation Moderator Election - Might you stand?

As you know, Lifehacks recently graduated from Beta status. It's time to hold an election for moderators of the graduated site. The last election we held was back in 2019, a pro-tem election. Since ...
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2021: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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Lifehacks is Graduating

The staff at StackExchange have tipped us the wink that Lifehacks will be one of the sites to graduate from Beta status on 16th December. A formal announcement and details will appear on The Main Meta ...
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How to get reputation on here?

I can't do a lot of things on here because I don't have a reputation. How do I get a reputation?
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2020: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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Merge [odor] into [smell]

The tag smell is quite popular (86 questions, in the top 20 tags) and is to be used for Hacks related to dealing with smells and odours. There's also an odor tag with only four questions. Can it be ...
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Why did moderators unilaterally delete some of my accepted opened questions?

If I remember, these questions were open at the time of their closure were not closed by the usual 5 votes. I accepted some of them, and some were upvoted. Most were answered by other users very ...
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How can octogenarians pull out a refrigerator surrounded by walls?

I apologize, but isn't it obvious that How can I clean the back of my fridge, without pulling out the fridge? doesn't duplicate How can octogenarians pull out a refrigerator surrounded by walls? The ...
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Why was my comment deleted?

I posted two comments in response at How can octogenarians pull out a refrigerator surrounded by walls?, but I no longer see it. Why was it deleted?
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How can I verify the weight of seafood when ordering takeaway from restaurants?

Why was How can I verify the weight of seafood when ordering takeaway from restaurants? closed? food - How can I verify the weight of seafood when ordering takeaway from restaurants? - Lifehacks ...
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2019: 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, ...
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The 'Efficiency' tag seems very inefficient

The tag efficiency seems to be pointless. Surely the whole point of Lifehacks is to do things more efficiently. Therefore, the tag could legitimately be applied to every question on the site. Early ...
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Can I ask about an electronic hair clipper?

My grandpa bought a Panasonic electric hair clipper and fancies cutting his own hair as he has little, but has questions about 'trimming height' and how to choose one. Can we ask them here?
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Should questions which are on topic but whose purpose if off topic be closed?

The purpose of a question can off topic (for example wanting a way to solve a computing problem) while the question itself can be on topic (the person who knows the computing answer can be reached ...
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2019 Community Moderator Election Results

Due to an error on our side, we accidentally announced the wrong winner of this election. After looking at the detailed results, I discovered the problem. Since BrettFromLA was a very close second, I ...
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2019 Community Moderator Election

The 2019 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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Do we have a policy on ambiguous units? ("mils" instead of "thou" or "mm")

I edited a question and changed "mils" to "mm", though that may not have actually been the unit the author intended. Do we have a policy on this? All my metric friends say "mils" to refer to "mm", ...
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What stack exchange is suitable for "Mind hacks" including personal productivity & self-improvement tips, memorization & learning techniques, etc.?

Background On the Tour page of this stack exchange, the following is listed as a reason to close a question: "Mind hacks" including personal productivity & self-improvement tips, memorization &...
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Announcing a Pro Tempore Moderator election

Summary: Lifehacks Stack Exchange will begin the nomination stage for a special election on July 15 to bring in one more moderator. For full details of the process, see the announcement on Meta Stack ...
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Are homework questions allowed here?

See for example Need to make an airtight rocket without Glue, Tape, etc. How?. OP even admits they need this "for school", i.e. it's obvious homework. Other sites in Stack Exchange prohibit homework ...
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Should [health] be ignored or burninated?

For now I'm putting health on my ignore list because it looks like stuff there is almost always off-topic. Thoughts on whether it should be completely removed (i.e. burninated)?
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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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Is cutting and pasting an article plagiarism?

I have seen several answers lately that have been essentially a cut and paste of another article on the web. Are these plagiarism?
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Are "solutions in search of a problem" on topic for LHSE?

I've seen a couple of questions now, of the format: "I've got a load of old _______ and I wonder; what can I do with them?" Personally, I don't think this is on topic because most of the SE network ...
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Why does Lifehacks only allow me to ask a question every 40 minutes?

Have you ever asked a question on Lifehacks and got an error saying you have to wait 40 minutes to ask another question? Why is this happening and can it be bypassed?
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I can't answer a protected question even I have enough rep

I can't find an option to answer any question which is protected. As it says that at least 10 rep is required but I already have 51 rep. Why is it so? Example: Question: How can I keep my cat off my ...
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How can we get a higher "accepted" percentage on questions?

I've noticed that many of the Lifehacks questions I've been active on stay open for many months, and never get an accepted answer. This is not true for most of the other SE sites I'm active on (...
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Create [timepiece] tag

I just posted this question: How to accurately set the date on an analog watch?, and noticed that there is no tag for questions relating to timepieces (watches, clocks, and other devices that indicate ...
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Incorporate this appropriate XKCD comic in our doc?

Is there an appropriate place in our documentation to integrate today's quite-relevant XKCD comic? Direct link to comic
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Would a cheap DIY fitness hack to replace factory/ store bought exercise tool be valid on Life Hack?

E.g. Someone tried to build this DIY - https://diy.stackexchange.com/questions/89864/diy-dip-station Because they count it as Hobby, and not Home Improvement (Is not exercise just as important at a ...
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Celebrating 265 Famous Question badges

More than 10% of our open questions (1,744) are famous questions (265)! That means each of these questions have been seen over 10,000 times each! Some questions have been viewed hundreds of thousands ...
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The "mind hacks" close reason after the death of Productivity SE

One of the close reasons for this site currently reads: "Mind hacks" are off topic — Questions dealing with personal productivity and self-improvement tips are a better fit for our Personal ...
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I found a webpage with solution to a question. Should I summarize it in an answer, or link it in comments?

I found a webpage that lists many possible solutions to this question. I wonder, in such cases should I just post the link in comments, or write an answer summarizing the content with citation? I'd do ...
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Color of visited/unvisited links

Is it just me, or does Lifehacks.SE unnecessarily invert the colors of visited and unvisited links? In the above image, I have not visited the first link, but I have visited the second link. ...
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Can we ban affiliate links?

I just got a not very useful answer to a question with an Amazon affiliate link to a relevant but very easily found product. That is, the answer would have been just as useful without the link. The ...
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Should questions on how to circumvent safety mechanisms be discouraged?

Health.SE doesn't allow questions on personal health due to liability Law.SE doesn't allow questions on personal legal quandaries for similar reasons Mechanics.SE and DIY.SE Don't have active policies,...
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Searching For Duplicates On Mobile

The mobile app doesn't make it easy to search for duplicates (compared to desktop site). Is it still advisable or nessesary to do so before asking a question? My thinking is only if it seems like a ...
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In scope - is this a hoax

Would this is a hoax be an answer or is the question out of scope? hydrogen-in-a-gas-tank
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The "Question Feed" is broken

I'm not sure if this is just happening to me, but this link: https://lifehacks.stackexchange.com/feeds Results in this: Yes, that is exactly how it is displayed.
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What is our stance on questions that could pose a safety risk to someone trying it off-topic?

What is our stance on questions that could pose a safety risk to someone trying it off-topic? Are they on-topic or off-topic? Example 1: What are some techniques and objects to make steering with one'...
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How did this violate "Nice?"

My answer was deleted on this question with a comment that I needed to follow the "Nice" policy. I don't get how this wasn't nice; I was specifically addressing the interchange of childish "making up ...
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Do questions about food additives belong on Lifehacks or elsewhere?

Specifically I'd like to know what a certain line on a foreign (USA) product means. It says something about the product's additives and I'd like to know what it means and what is actually in the ...
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Typo on on-topic page in help center

The on-topic page in the help center begins with: Lifehacks is a place to ask about seemingly intractable, stubborn problems that need a bit of thinking "outside the box". If our question is Could ...
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Why do questions with answers appear with the Unanswered ones?

While looking for questions to answer, I use the "Unanswered" selection but find questions with answers among them. There are other categories and sorts that don't seem to be working well which is a ...
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