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2015 Community Moderator Election Results

Anime & Manga's first moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the 3 new moderators are: They'll be installed (or re-installed as the case may be) as ...
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A certain multivariate experiment: Testing changes to series tags based on story continuity

The meta is written in order to better explain the intent behind the changes to site tags in regards to series continuity as noted in this meta. This experiment is being done in an attempt to access ...
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Fourth off-topic close reason implemented

As per Do we need a fourth off-topic reason for identification requests that contain too little detail?, a fourth off-topic close reason has been implemented. It reads This identification request ...
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2016 Community Moderator Election Results

Anime & Manga's second moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the new moderator is: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly — please thank them for ...
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Add a visual artefact to usernames of unregistered users to differentiate them

Here on the site, we get a number of identification-type questions by unregistered users that are tolerated at best. From time to time there are that unregistered users just abandon these account and ...
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Come one, come all to the SECOND Annual Anime.SE Holiday Gift Exchange!

As some of you are aware, we did a gift exchange event amongst the community last years, in part to foster better relationships with users and in part to celebrate the holidays. This year, we're ...
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New Moderator Pro Tem Announcement

As some of you may have heard on chat, I had to forfeit being a mod here on Anime (it was great fun while it lasted) because of my new position on Stack Exchange (huzzah!). Since we still don't have ...
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Can we get embedded YouTube videos?

Arqade and Scifi both allow embedding YouTube videos by posting the URL on its own line. I think there is use here for this as well, as long as the moderators and high rep users police the content and ...
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The Anime and Manga “Unofficial” Design! [WIP]

In the chat room a while back we discussed possibly of jump starting the whole design thing ourselves by creating a userscript, one which we can then alter to have different themes so that way those ...
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About 1 in 5 posts (questions/answers) are removed from site. Can we have a breakdown of reason for deletion?

The latest post id is roughly 26600 at the time of writing. The number on the Site Stats panel on the front page shows that we currently have 6557 questions and 8745 answers on our site, or around ...
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The Great Maid Sweep of 2014 ~ Lets clean up for graduation!

As was suggested by Shog9-sama, I hereby call upon all the users to help with some site cleanup, so that we're all tidied up for our big graduation party~ I'd like to ask the community: Are there ...
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Low-priority tags for SEO

I've noticed that recently we've been seeing a lot of discussion related to changing the tagging structure, which is probably a good thing. However, one point that keeps getting brought up over and ...
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Keeping Track of our Site Stats

This post is now essentially obsolete; all these statistics are easily accessible through this site, which is run by キルア. I am still collecting data, but there's little reason to continue updating ...
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Should we be worried about the recent drop in questions being asked?

Our questions per day stat has recently been dropping pretty dramatically. A month ago, we had 5.4 questions per day averaged over the past two weeks. Today, that number is 2.9 questions per day. So ...
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Please remove blacklisted tags from 'recommended' tag badges

We've blacklisted the tag, preventing getting the badge for identification-request but if the tag is still your closest tag to receiving a badge the system will still suggest it as the recommended. ...
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Anime Club Event: Come watch anime with us this weekend!

The weekends can get a bit slow here, so let's have an event this weekend! During the first Saturday (UTC) of this month, I'd like to invite members of our community and their friends to come watch ...
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Resources tag is difficult to find for new users

I'm saying this from experience. When I posted my question about OP and ED ratings, I couldn't find an appropriate tag by searching "rating", "site" and "list". I didn't even think to look for ...
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Can we have embedded YouTube videos enabled?

During beta, it was suggested that embedded YouTube videos be turned on in this meta post. I think that as a recreation site, it would be nice to have these links auto-embed similar to the way they do ...
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“Home site” of 2015 election voters

A while back, some folks on Math.SE were interested in knowing the "home site" of the voters in one of their moderator elections. Here, "home site" means "the SE site on which the user has the most ...
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List of icons/symbols we'd like to see in our repeating background pattern

There are a number of SE sites which have some relevant to the topic of the site icons, symbols and graphics in the header or the repeating background pattern. I'm not exactly sure how much our ...
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Include information about the retag tag in floating tag help

Currently when a user goes to tag a post they are presented with this: This doesn't mention what to do if they can't find a tag for the series they are looking for. On a normal stack exchange site, ...
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Do not copy blocks of text from Wikipedia/etc into tag wikis/excerpts

Do not copy text verbatim from Wikipedia or elsewhere into tag wikis and excerpts. Not even if you do so in a license-compliant way. Here is why: Any idiot can type the name of an anime or whatever ...
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Proposal: bounties for tags

In the spirit of Winter 2015 series tags, I would like to promote the creation of tags for older series. As such, I think I want to start disbursing bounties to users that create tags for older series....
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How do we feel about questions that are basically quizzes?

Recently there have been some questions which seem to have been posted intended as quizzes for users here rather than as legitimate questions. This isn't something I can prove, but given the nature ...
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Moderator Pro Tem 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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We shouldn't use [identification-request] on questions that aren't really identification requests

Eric's post a few days ago about identification requests contains a problematic paragraph: First, let it be clear that I am talking about identifying an anime or manga from one or more images. Some ...
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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, ...
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Dealing with questions that get Community-bumped a lot

Since May 2016, data about when Community bumps a question to the front page has been available in the Data Explorer. This gives us a way to automatically identify questions that get kicked to the ...
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“Home sites” of 2016 election voters

In the same vein as "Home site" of 2015 election voters, here are the "home sites" of the voters in our 2016 election: Count SiteName ----- -------------------------- 61 ...
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2016 Community Moderator Election

The 2016 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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Swift deletion for new id requests under different tags

Now that the id request tag is blacklisted, people are coming in and posting new id requests with tags like manga-production and anime-history and the tags for shows they think resemble the show they'...
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A&M Gift Exchange: Let's Start Conspiring!

Since the sign ups have now ended, let's start talking about the details of Conspiracy Santa. First up is the format. Very soon, everyone that signed up with be getting an email from our Conspiracy ...
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PSA: Mods can't see who flagged a comment

Somebody recently raised a custom comment flag that said something to the effect of "delete these comments, but not my comment". Since mods can't see who raises comment flags, I didn't know which ...
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Event Proposal: Let's start doing a featured spotlight on good questions and questions that need attention on our main site

As some of you may or may not know, on the site we have a small social media (unofficial, i.e., unaffliated with Stack Exchange) community for promoting our site on Facebook and Google+. The purpose ...
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The Japanese Culture Q&A proposal is in need of support!

Nine months ago, a Japanese Culture proposal was started on the Area 51 meta site.       Japanese Culture proposal @ Area 51 Recently, the proposal hit its goal of 60 followers, but ...
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PSA: Reputation has been recalculated for questions

So if you logged in today on any site you might have seen either your Rep go up all of a sudden or this as per the link in the banner, Stack Overflow is now rewarding Questions more rep We’re ...
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How to handle salvageable low-quality answers in review queue

So while going through the review queues, in particular "Low Quality Posts" I often come across answers such as this one (imgur mirror). Ideally what seems the best fit is putting this "We're looking ...
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Where do we draw the line between “unanounced future event” and “opinion based”?

We decided that unanswerable questions are allowed. Questions about future events within a series are considered on-topic. These questions should be answered as objectively as possible, but in the end ...
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Notify users about activity on starred (favorite) questions

Right now starring a question does not do much. It's as good as simply bookmarking its link. What I'd like is to be notified of new answers, comments, substantial edits and status changes (reopened, ...
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Warning to user about reverse image search should not be displayed to non-post-owner

When I was editing this question, which is an identification-request, I forgot to edit the title and hit submit, and I got a message about another existing question with the same title (which is ...
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Should we keep the pokemon-special tag?

Since January 16, 2013 the pokemon-special tag was used only twice and both times the question was also tagged with the pokemon tag. So it made me wonder what the point was of keeping this tag around. ...
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Main site reporting 0 visitors per day

On the main site right now, this site's traffic is reported as 0 visitors per day: This was reproduced by one other person in the main Anime & Manga chatroom. Area51 currently shows us with 741 ...
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Rename tags with truncated names for locked posts

When the tag character limit was increased recently, I asked if we should flag questions with tags that could now be better names and was given a green light. This works well for the vast majority of ...
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HTML in customised blacklisted tag warning does not display properly

As I wrote in another meta post, the warning that appears on the mobile website, when the now-blacklisted identification-request tag is used, does not display properly. The HTML for the link to the ...
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A&M Gift Exchange: Ship out your gifts + Feedback on the conspiracy!

Now that the deadline for conspiracy gifting draws near, we'd like to remind everyone of that deadline. It's time to get your presents on their way! Remember the deadline is November 4th. This ...
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Proposal: Let's get together and actually watch some anime (related) movies together

The weekends tends bit be a bit slow in chat despite the spikes in traffic we get on Sundays. I thought, why not spend a day on a weekend once a month to watch some anime (related) movies? Partially ...
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Let's Go! Great Anime.SE Gift Exchange! Phase 1! Ship shape and ship out!

We're knee deep in Phase 1! By now most of you who have opted into our little holiday gift exchange should have received your matches and gotten in contact with one another! If you haven't gotten in ...
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More tag hyphen shenanigans: [sekaiichi-hatsukoi] to [sekai-ichi-hatsukoi]

sekaiichi-hatsukoi to sekai-ichi-hatsukoi, please. cf.: Crunchyroll calls it "Sekai Ichi Hatsukoi" (plus a subtitle) the official websites are http://sekai-ichi.jp/ and http://sekai-ichi-movie.jp/
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Would tags for anime licensors/streamers be a good idea?

We currently have no tags for anime licensors or streamers (examples of which are Crunchyroll, Aniplex of America, Funimation, Madman, etc.). Would we benefit from adding them?1 I think that the ...
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Where can I find a list of meta posts on what types of questions are not a good fit for this site?

In order to give new and novice users a more readily available for what questions we don't like to see, I'd like to propose compiling a list of what types of questions are not a good fit for our site, ...

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