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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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Happy Anniversary Freelancing SE

Happy (slightly belated) birthday Freelancing SE. On June 4th, 2013 Freelancing had successfully made it through to Public Beta on Area 51 and the site became a part of the Stack Exchange Network. To ...
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2022: a year in moderation

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2021: a year in moderation

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Freelancing is graduating in December 16

This is just in, Freelancing is graduating Stack Exchange to become an official fully grown site. Congratulations to all of you! :D What changes? No more beta label Official announcement We are ...
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2021 Community Moderator Election Results

Freelancing's 4th moderator election has come to a close. Since there were not enough candidates for a competitive election, we simply appointed the candidates who nominated: They'll be joining the ...
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2021 Community Moderator Election

The 2021 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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Announcing a Pro Tempore election for November 2021

Summary: Freelancing Stack Exchange will begin the nomination stage for a special election on November 1 to bring in two more moderators, as a third attempt after last October’s failed election and ...
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Without moderators, this site will be closed - how can the community prevent that?

It is Stack Exchange’s stance that every site have a team of moderators in order for that site to continue to be open in our network. Currently, this community is being moderated exclusively by ...
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Failed elections x 2. Why didn't people want to stand?

The site has now had its second failed election (I, II), with no candidates putting their hat in the ring to become a site moderator. The actual activity for mods seems pretty low (less than 1 action ...
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2021 Community Moderator Election - Failed Election

After extending the nomination period for another week but still not finding any candidates, we've had to cancel the election this time and consider it a failed election. This is the second time we've ...
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2021 Community Moderator Election

The 2021 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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Announcing a Pro Tempore election for 2021

Summary: Freelancing Stack Exchange will begin the nomination stage for a special election on April 12 to bring in two more moderators, as an second attempt after last October's failed election. For ...
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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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2020 Community Moderator Election - Failed Election

After extending the nomination period for another week but still not finding any candidates, we've had to cancel the election this time and consider it a failed election. The next steps are for the ...
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2020 Community Moderator Election

The 2020 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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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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How to migrate question?

On other SE sites there is option when flag a question for mark it is a candidate for other SE site. There isn't such thing on Freelancing. Is there another way to do it?
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Suggesting to elaborate the Custom Close Reason #2 (seeking for work or workers)

Currently, the Custom Close Reason #2 says, Questions asking for freelancers to complete work are off-topic because it is essentially advertising, not asking answerable questions. If you need ...
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Possible close reason addition?

Law.StackExchange.com has a close reason for something which is asking for specific legal advice. https://law.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/221/policy-for-questions-that-clearly-ask-for-specific-...
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2019 Community Moderator Election Results

Freelancing's first moderator election has come to a close and the new moderator is: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly — please thank them for volunteering, and share your assistance ...
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Make the tour page a bit more specific

Right now if a user visits the tour page (https://freelancing.stackexchange.com/tour) a question about How to prevent unicorns from eating daisies? is highlighted. Can the question on the page be one ...
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Election phase started with no candidates

I just noticed that the 2019 pro-tem election moved to the Election phase with no candidates nominating. Which means it's impossible to vote. I thought that if the nomination phase of an election ...
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Nominate yourself for Freelancing.SE Moderatorship!

Our election is starting up (as you may have noticed in the side bar). Currently, we have no nominations. To me, this isn't a good sign. After some discussions on MSE, I decided to write a quick ...
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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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Announcing a Pro Tempore election

Summary: Freelancing Stack Exchange will begin the nomination stage for a special election on February 11 to bring in two more moderators. For full details of the process, see the announcement on ...
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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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Synonimize [tax] to [taxes]?

I just asked a question and noticed there were two tax-related tage: tax and taxes. There was no usage guide and there were only 10 uses of [tax], so I went and retagged those. Some actually used both,...
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It is valid to ask how and how much to charge for some things?

What happens is that I would like to know what would be a fair price for a simple action that a client wants me to perform. For example if I asked something like "How much would it cost to make a ...
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New tag proposal: decision-making

Regarding my question Decision and negotiation of long term time-consuming job I was going to add the tag decision-making but surprisingly I did not find it in the list. I was surprised, in my mind I ...
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question put on hold

I saw that question about fiverr.com. I saw it was put on hold and can understand why. It got me thinking. On the one hand it really is kind of off-topic but I've seen pretty slow movement in this ...
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freelance web sites: is personal opinion a good idea?

I've noticed that there's a lot of questions that include names of freelance sites. To my disappointment it's not many web sites. My question is: whether positive or negative opinions, what does SE ...
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Too many subjective questions lately

I realize as a beta, any question is often seen as a good question. But I fear that too many overly subjective questions will just do far more harm than good. When new users see that these types of ...
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Making contracts: on or off topic?

This question was migrated to us, and I rejected based on the content. Some people are asking that it be allowed, and I'd like to get the community's feedback on it. To me, it's a legal type question,...
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Is it okay if I ask people to review my cover letter / message?

I have been freelancing for 3-4 every now and then. I have done at least 10 freelancing gigs so far. Out of which 1 went horribly wrong (but that was a long time ago). Everything else was a good gig. ...
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Definition of freelance

This topic came up when discussing a recent question where there was some debate about whether questions about inventing, marketing, or selling a product (that wasn't commissioned by a third party) ...
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Are questions about the future and trends in freelancing industry on topic

I am trying to see if we can be trend analysers and provide value that way to anyone wanting to influence the industry in future if not trend setters ourself. Would this however be very far off from ...
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Are questions from the perspective of freelancing *customers* on-topic?

On Freelancing, can I ask questions that are not from the perspective of a freelancer, but rather from the prospective customer of a freelancer? For example, would it be on-topic to ask for a website ...
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Freelance Gig Offering

Is it OK to share freelance opportunities on this site? I'm a freelancer myself, and from time to time have need for specific skill sets for my clients.
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Shall we change the name oDesk to Upwork in all the existing questions and answers as the name was changed officially?

I saw the name of oDesk was changed to Upwork in the website itself and in Wikipedia too and the website is redirecting to www.upwork.com but still I saw so many posts having the name oDesk. Shall we ...
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Candidate for migration?

Regarding https://freelancing.stackexchange.com/questions/3696/can-charged-open-sourcing-be-a-viable-model-for-a-freelancer I'm wondering if this is a candidate for migration to opensource....
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What to do with this strange question?

I looked in chat but it was empty and had been for 2 days, and this was too hard to explain in a custom flag so... See the post on main: https://freelancing.stackexchange.com/questions/3679/as-a-...
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Allowable topics: people looking to HIRE freelancers having problems?

After a long weekend, I'm back to the grind stone, and saw a question from the opposite point of view - someone having issues getting good Freelancers. This user knows not to directly advertise on ...
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Help us become more active!

We've got a very nice community started here, and it's wonderful. However, we have a very high proportion of people answering questions, and not enough questions to answer. We need more experts, or ...
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Are contracting questions on-topic at Freelancing?

I'd like to ask some questions about IT contracting, but I thought it would be worth checking to see if they are on-topic at Freelancing. I can't see that this has specifically been asked on the Meta ...
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Tag synonym: working-from-home <--> remote

I'd suggest merging the working-from-home tag into the remote tag (as a tag synonym) since they pretty much cover the same topic.
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Asking for critiques: On- or off-topic?

When I was working on a comment on this question, I was trying to think of a way for the question to be edited and able to be on-topic. Since the asker was asking how to view the bids that had won, my ...
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Let's get critical: Feb 2015 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Freelancing Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from Google, what ...
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New Off Topic reason - Advertising for Jobs

I am seeing a few people posting for Job Opportunities within the community, which is not what we're about. I'd like to get some community/mod feedback on a new custom close reason. Feel free to add a ...
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Handling questions with no thought or research effort?

alternate title: "I can haz info plz?" Usually around stackexchange, at least the other sites I've been involved in, it's necessary to show some degree of research effort and thought into ...
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