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10th Anniversary of Expatriates SE!

This month (March) Expatriates SE turns 10 years old. Congratulations on asking, answering, voting, and building this community for a whole decade! Whenever a Stack Exchange site turns 10 we like to ...
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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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Which site is better for questions about protracted visitor visas?

In some countries it's possible to extend visitor visas to much longer than a tourist would usually stay; you could be on such a visa paying rent, getting dental cleanings, etc., though you're not ...
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Questions that fall within the scope of consulate functions for their citizens should not be closed

The OP of this question united kingdom - Fathers name in the birth certificate and Italian citizenship - Expatriates Stack Exchange would like to learn how to pass on his Italian citizenship to his ...
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Do we want to participate in the 1 rep voting cap experiment?

This Meta thread here explains in detail. Obviously this site is far less trafficked than others, so it may not fairly represent either the positive or negative aspects of this idea. It would be good ...
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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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Why was my factually correct answer deleted by the moderator?

I answered this question with a factually correct answer, providing links and references. It was downvoted and deleted by the moderator with no comments or explanations. Why was it deleted, and why ...
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Why was "Note that this Reddit sub is way more informative than this Stack Exchange site." removed from my answer about USCIS?

I wrote Note that this Reddit sub [https://www.reddit.com/r/USCIS/] is way more informative than this Stack Exchange site. in https://expatriates.stackexchange.com/a/26369/164 and https://...
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Why did a moderator delete this question on how the USCIS assigns IOE numbers to N-400 applications?

A moderator deleted this question on how the USCIS assigns IOE numbers to N-400 applications. Why? That's a typical question for US naturalization applicants, e.g. as they try to figure out how long ...
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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 1: I have a Massachusetts ...
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2022: 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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May I withdraw my just-submitted vote to "Reject Tag Edit"?

I have just submitted several votes on proposed tag edits to uae and taiwan. I now think my votes to reject were incorrect, and would like to withdraw them. Is there a process here by which I can ...
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Is antisemitism protected on this site?

I've answered a question about the Israeli law of return, which was accepted by the OP and was upvoted by others. However one user decided to put a derogatory remark claiming that somehow Israeli law ...
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Why wasn't this seemingly unfriendly/unkind comment deleted?

I flagged the following comment as unfriendly/unkind, and the flag got declined. Wasn't this comment calling the OP a troll and asking them to see a therapist unfriendly/unkind? No, they don't. They ...
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Wasn't this comment rude?

I flagged the following comment as rude, and the flag got declined. Wasn't this comment implicitly calling the OP "smart-ass" rude? One thing I found is that playing smart-ass with USCIS is ...
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Should this SE be renamed? [closed]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Overlap with Personal Finance & Money

I've seen lot of comments and close votes on question regarding anything financial as off-topic here and belonging on Personal Finance & Money. Since lot of such a question will inevitably appear, ...
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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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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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(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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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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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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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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What does this site offer that Law.SE's immigration-related tags don't?

I'm sure I'm not the first ex-pat to join this site, then be a little surprised to, first, see that 100% of non-closed questions on the front page were legalistic in nature (status, permits, visas, ...
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Tag merge request: 'usa' and 'united-states'

There are both usa and united-states tags. I'm not sure which one should end up being the primary one, because Tag merge - uk and united-kingdom indicates it should be united-states but that's the ...
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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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Goal: 10 Inquisitive badges

Currently we have only THREE Inquisitive badges earned on Expats! We have a need for more questions each day for the beta, so I'm going to create an answer below listing for posterity the first 10 ...
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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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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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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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