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Should this SE be renamed?

Is "expats" a suitable name for this site? Expats is just a politically correct word for immigrant. It mostly exists because immigrant has negative connotations and white people don't want ...
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Merging [tag:clothing] and [tag:clothes]

clothing and clothes seem synonymous. Let's merge them?
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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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We are no longer Beta!

Congratulations to all you expats (and all others). Outside of losing the Beta tag, there won't be any obvious differences... yet. But it is a solid accomplishment. This has been, and will continue to ...
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Should there be a migration path for questions from the Travel site to this site?

A moderator has confirmed that this site will be going through the first phase of graduation (removal of "beta" label, full moderator elections, etc.) this month. There have been ...
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Why isn't (or is) this site graduating along with the rest of the sites doing so this month?

This month, there are a lot of sites that are going through the first phase of site graduation (removal of "beta" label, full moderator elections, etc., not including a site design or ...
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Is this an allowable question topic on this site?

I'm asking here in meta because it does not seem that chat is getting much attention here. For the first time in my life I am in need of sending money abroad, through currencies and oceans. Would it ...
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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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About proper forums for the Netherlands work visa

I am asking about the name of some internet forums for asking: Questions about finding a proper job in the Netherlands (for the Netherlands working visa) I am asking this question for one of my ...
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2020 Community Moderator Election Results

Expatriates's first moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied and the new moderator is: He'll be joining the existing crew shortly—please thank him for volunteering, and ...
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Reduce number of votes required to close duplicate questions

Probably, due to the Expatriates specifics, some topics (Blue card, residence permits) regularly suffer from duplicate questions. Only for Germany-related questions, I have marked almost 30 duplicates:...
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2020 Community Moderator Election - Questionnaire

It's probably unfair to expect the candidates here to answer any of these questions in total, or arguably at all. But a post here should give the option for those who'd like the opportunity. Clearly ...
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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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2020 Moderator Election - Announcement

Expatriates will begin the nomination stage for a special election on July 6th to bring in one more moderator. For full details of the process, see the announcement on Meta Stack Exchange. The ...
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Any reason not to change [tag:covid-19-virus] to [tag:covid-19], or merge these two in some other way?

This question posted by Relaxed on the Travel Stack Exchange also applies here: I was surprised to discover that the tag regarding the current pandemic is covid-19-virus. As the blurb describing ...
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What Modification?

In the Expatriates "Top Questions" list, this question contains the text "modified 4 hours ago gnasher729." But when I open the question, I don't see any modification or comment since late 2019. ...
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May 2020 Moderator Election — Community Interest Check

This community last had moderators appointed 6 years ago, so it's been a while... In addition to that, you may have noticed that one of the current mods — StrongBad — has stepped down from their ...
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Resigning and leaving SE

I am stepping down as moderator and leaving the SE system. I have given a more detailed explanation at the other site I moderate https://academia.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/4645/resigning-and-...
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Erroneous Queue Icon

The "Review Queues" icon at the top right always shows a red dot when I visit Expatriates. The dropdown shows a red dot next to "Suggested Edits." I like editing, so I usually respond and click on ...
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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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Are emigration for expats off topic in here?

Emigration questions such as 'What is the process to emigrate to UAE for expats" off topic here? Can questions about emigration allow in here? Are there exceptions or kinds of questions related to ...
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Stack Exchange support of the community

Recently there has be a lot of discussion regarding Firing mods and forced relicensing: is Stack Exchange still interested in cooperating with the community?. A number of moderators have resigned or ...
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How to Present Text from Another Source?

I have sometimes answered questions by copying-and-pasting text from other (disclosed!) sources, then usually italicizing the text to show it's from elsewhere. In this thread, text from elsewhere is ...
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Tag merger request: moving and relocation

Please merge the tags: relocation moving
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Expatriates.SE turns 5 years old today

This is just a small notification that the public beta of Expatriates.SE started in 18 March 2014 at 7pm, exactly 5 years ago. I would like to use this opportunity to thank everyone who joined this ...
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Duplicate questions because of migration from Travel:SE

A couple of times (that I know about), people have asked a question on Travel:SE; been told that it is really on topic here; duplicated the question here; ... and then the original question has been ...
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Someone (trying to) delete images?

I've just run through the "Suggested edits" queue, and noticed that two of the edits were to remove useful images of actual documents. Unfortunately I'd rejected both edits before I noticed the trend....
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Can I get some advice for possibly getting more users from Israel/Palestine?

I'm a "returning expat" - an Israeli who lived in the Netherlands for a few years. The site was quite helpful for me over there, despite a relatively small number of users. I have also found myself ...
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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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Should we extend "Belgium" tag to include citizens?

This question is about an issue affecting an ex-pat Belgian citizen. It doesn't have a tag indicating the location, mainly because there isn't a suitable tag. There is a tag "Belgium", but that is ...
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Is migrating questions the right thing to do?

As a moderator on Travel Stack Exchange I do come across a lot of questions which we, the community on Travel, think fit better on Expatriates. Most of the time I just close it with a 'move to an ...
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Idea to grow the adoption of Expatriates: expand the scope

Consider a rename of the site to Transnationals. We could thereby expand the scope a little bit: Questions about the transnational nature of the lifestyle of a person who has lived in (or lives in) ...
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Are we seeing unusual numbers of RemoveDeadQuestions and RemoveAbandonedQuestions? More than 2/3rd are automatically deleted

When an open, unanswered question has vote -1 it gets deleted after 30 days (RemoveDeadQuestions). When it has a vote of 0 it gets removed after one year (RemoveAbandonedQuestions). See this post on ...
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I would like to answer my own, Community♦ user-deleted question on German health insurance

On 23 October, I asked: Can I start the Krankenkasse application process before moving to Germany? (currently deleted, moderator tools needed to view) On 21 November, it received a downvote, ...
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What's wrong with my questions?

Six of my recent questions have been downvoted, but none of the downvotes have been explained. Could anyone explain what's wrong with them? screenshot of downvotes reputation change These recent ...
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Why isn't there a "departure" tag, the opposite of "arrival"?

We have an arrival tag: Questions about activities, events and challenges close to the time at which you arrive in the country in which you will be expatriated. What about a departure tag? I'm ...
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We aren't voting enough!

In 2014, Mark Mayo recommended to Vote early and vote often. In the past quarter, only 8 users voted more than 10 times, including 0 moderators (assuming the user voting report can be trusted). In ...
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What to tell newcomers posting Not-An-Answers

As common with a lot of other SE sites we have a lot of newcomers posting questions and comments as answers to existing questions. Before deleting these posts I usually comment the following for them ...
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Attempt to delete a question "for privacy"

The OP has deleted the text from the body of this question and replaced it with "Apologies, deleted for privacy". What should we do about this? Obvious choises to me are: Revert the edit The OP is ...
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(When) are questions about salary level (job J, country C) on topic?

Prompted by this question: Average Salary for C# , K2 Developer in US, Canada , Germany This one sounds both too broad (several countries) and too specific (what is K2 Denallix?). The last reason ...
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Get rid of the european-citizens tag

We have the eu-citizens tag, which is very useful. We also have the european-citizens tag, which is not. What applies to a citizen of Finland will be very different from what applies to a citizen of ...
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Do I have to be an expat to ask a passport-related question?

Do I need to be an expat in order to inquire about an ancestral passport?
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Do USA J-1 visa questions belong on Expatriates or Travel.SE?

As of today, Expatriates has 49 questions tagged J-visa while Travel.SE has 57 questions tagged J1-visas. Now, some J-1 visa questions are obviously about travel (eg those relating to airport ...
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Is my project about migrants rights welcome here?

I am volunteering in a French association helping migrant people who want to take their studies up again get through the administrative difficulties. Many volunteers are good-willing people but not ...
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Hats are back! Get them while they're hot!

The annual Winterbash is on again, so grab your hats while you can! Expats's own leaderboard is visible here.
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What is our stance on questions about moving to a different part of the same country (e.g., moving to another state in the USA)?

What is our stance on questions about moving to a different part of the same country (e.g., moving to another state in the USA)? Are they on-topic or off-topic? Example: I have a Massachusetts ...
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Expatriates Badge Ranking List

In a fun attempt to try to add some competition other than just rep, let's look at the number of badges earned on the site. I'll list some of the higher ones, but feel free to add / update rankings - ...
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Why would this question on all a 4-digit French phone number from the US be off-topic?

The question How can I call a 4-digit French phone number from the US? received 4 off-topic close votes. Why would this question be off-topic? Copying the question here in case it gets removed: ...
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What more is needed to be promoted out of beta?

I'm curious - I was with Travel.SE right through beta, and now with Expats, and it's been longer with expats and still in beta. All of our area 51 stats are currently ok or excellent. What else is ...
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Goal: 10 Booster badges

Currently we have only two Booster badges (awarded to the same person) earned on Expats! This is such a shame - it's an easy enough way to earn a badge if active on other platforms. I'm going to ...
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