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Ignoring the "spaminess" of the example, this is a valid concern that I appreciate you have brought forward. I do also want to say this is one that Mike and I have discussed privately, as well as with other moderators from other SE sites. First, as Mike has noted, we are actually doing very well for a SE site of this age. The stats are generally decent to ...


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NOTE: Ultimately Stack Exchange concluded that the particular question you asked about is link spam; after investigating the other questions from the same user, I saw that they rapidly posted the same question (including the bogus Cisco PoE switch hyperlinks) across five different Stack Exchange sites. Those hyperlinks were: Technically incorrect (i.e. ...


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A specific answer to Ytti's question No, I disagree. The level of on/off-topic strictness is good. Remember 'vote to reopen' Being able to see the moderator's controls, I can tell you that there are basically zero vote-to-reopen requests appearing. (We're only seeing auto-generated reopen requests when the questions are edited to try to bring them on-...


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SE allows the community to have a large role in deciding which topics there should be sites for in their network. They use the site Area 51 to allow the community to submit ideas and gain backing. There are a couple of stages on Area 51, and if an idea passes all the criteria of each stage, then it is given a chance at a beta site. A site stays in beta ...


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I just upvoted all the posts in this thread. I got a lot out of reading them. Initially, I too shared ytti's opinion about the 'strictness' of posts being closed. But I can see now that I was thinking exactly what Mike and YLearn were warning us of: Quote from Mike Pennington: we cannot sacrifice site standards merely to justify our existence Quote ...


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Seems that Network Engineering Stack Exchange will soon celebrate its first anniversary. Great!


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