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A Lifehacks Manifesto

This is a gentle introduction to what this Lifehacks site is about. For a bit more detail about how we got here, see the Un-Manifesto. Welcome to Lifehacks! We can't teach you how to wire your stereo ...
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Tags should not contain the words 'lifehacks' or 'hacks'

This is redundant tagging, and tags with 'hacks' or 'lifehacks' in them should be renamed.
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The UN-MANIFESTO (commentary about the Lifehack site and how we got here)

I recently posted A Lifehacks Manifesto, but I wanted to post this commentary separately to keep that introduction free of the historical baggage about how we got here. Building a Lifehacks site is ...
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Moderators Pro Tempore 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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Why isn't this question about opening ketchup packets on-topic?

How can I keep from squirting myself with ketchup whenever I use ketchup packets? Per this meta, I think it fits the criteria. It is a problem most people encounter at some period in their life. It ...
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Some stats for the Lifehacks Community

The site is in Beta since December 2014 and now we have about 8400 users. I have made some analysis of these users which I want to share it. Maybe some of you will find it interesting. Users age ...
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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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Winter Bash 2015

Winter Bash 2015 will be starting on December 14, 2015 and ending on January 3, 2016. And you know what that means? Hats! HATS!! AND MORE HATS!!!! I'm a big Winter Bash fan For those of you who aren't ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Can I ask this question about contact lenses?

I always insert my contact lenses while in front of a mirror. But how would I insert them if no mirror is around? I've never been able to do that. Would such a question be on-topic for this site?
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Community Promotion Ads

One great way to promote a site is through Community Promotion Ads on graduated Stack Exchange Sites. Here is part of the canonical spiel given on meta posts on graduated sites where we submit our ads ...
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How to view all good posts (on this site)

Disclaimer: This might belong on LifeHacks Meta I just went through every page/post on this site (about 1300 posts) over the past week-ish, looking for gems of knowledge. Sure, I found some good ...
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Do we need something in the Help Center in place of our scope?

I was looking around at the LH Help Center and I realized that it does not give helpful information at all. In the on-topic question section all it says is Please look around to see if your question ...
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2023: a year in moderation

It’s that time of the year again! As we wave goodbye to last year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here might be ...
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2022: a year in moderation

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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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Close votes in the review queues

This image sums it up: Here we have an item in the review queue (link to review, link to question) You can see that we have 6 people voted - 3 for leave open and 3 for close. I voted to Leave Open ...
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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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What does the community think about a Facebook page?

I have (finally) gotten on Facebook, and have a thought. I wouldn't mind hosting a 'Lifehacks Stack Exchange' Facebook page, to feature highlight questions and answers from the site. Now I don't ...
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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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Lifehacks Site and voting icons

I'd like to propose/suggest a light bulb to be the site's icon as well as for it's voting icons. Why a light bulb? Light bulbs are commonly related to ideas , I think that an out-of-the-box(life-...
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