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Sites which cover many books Project Gutenberg. An excellent resource containing thousands of texts in electronic versions with easily copy-pastable text. They also care about legality: Our ebooks may be freely used in the United States because most are not protected by U.S. copyright law, usually because their copyrights have expired. They may not be free ...


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I'm writing this as an FAQ-style answer, addressed to everybody, not just you. There are lots of ways to help! You can help in lots of different ways! Ask questions. We always need more questions - it's very hard to answer questions if there aren't any! We'd like good, interesting, on-topic questions about Literature - scan our highly voted questions for ...


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Should a moderator remove its community wiki status? No. I would consider this a violation of the author's prerogative. They have the choice to make their answer CW, which affects only their answer; overriding that under normal circumstances would be akin to forcing them to accept an edit - putting their name and image on words they explicitly rejected. A ...


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[link text](http://example.com) is how you do it. It works in posts too. If you go to post a comment, there is a link to a 'help' page. That page1 says: Comments support only bold, italic, code and links; in addition, a few shorthand links are available. _italic_ and **bold** text, inline code in backticks, and [basic links](http://example....


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No, but the earliest possible date is 7 Feb. When viewing the site without being logged in, you see: There's also a general rule that all sites remain in private beta for at least 3 weeks, so 8 Feb (three weeks after the launch on 18 Jan) seems the most likely date.


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For straightforward corrections like this (no discussion required), you can simply flag the question for moderator attention. Otherwise, a meta post is fine.


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The purpose of a private beta is to seed the site with some content and to hash out a very basic initial scope. That's what the 7 days are for - although it's actually 3 weeks now. When that time is up, the Community Team at Stack Exchange evaluate the quality of content and meta-discussion on the site, and decide whether to let the site continue to the ...


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The Beta badge is not awarded before the site enters public beta. Let's look at the newest site to enter public beta Internet of Things. Private beta started on December 12th, and public beta started on January 3rd - which was when all 19 people to get the Beta badge were awarded it. So, we all have a couple more weeks to go before we can get it - assuming,...


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The detailed reputation breakdown (available from expanding the list item by clicking on the little arrow) shows that you both got a downvote (-2) and someone revoking his earlier upvote (-5).


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Community wiki policy https://literature.stackexchange.com/help/privileges/community-wiki When should I make my answers Community Wiki? When you want to enhance the "wiki" aspect of your post, so that it can be a continually evolving source of good information through repeated editing. When you feel your post would benefit from less concern ...


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If it were not for the Community Wiki option I would simply not have bothered posting. The question had been asked and answered 5 years ago with a very good answer elsewhere that was not mine. I have no desire to pretend like I wrote TimK's answer, good or bad, nor do I have any desire to justify it's contents. I posted my answer on the good-faith ...


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It will when it gets its own site design. However, that will be in a really looong time, probably years. Currently the site is in private beta stage, where things like the initial scope and policies are hashed out and a good base stock in questions and answers is gathered. When it goes well (what it currently does) it will enter public beta stage in about ...


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You got an unupvote (-5) as well as a downvote (-2): presumably from the same person, changing their upvote to a downvote. From your reputation history (don't click if you want to preserve that number in the top of your reputation tab):


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From main meta: [meta] – link to the current site's Meta; link text is the site name, "Literature Meta". Does nothing in comments on Meta itself. [main] – like [meta], just the other way around. [edit] – link to the edit page for the post the comment is on, i.e. /posts/{id}/edit. Link text is "edit" (capitalisation is respected). [help] ...


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This answer will by necessity not cover all cases; when in doubt check the tag wiki excerpts for tags you are considering using, or ask in chat/meta. “Tag wiki excerpts” are the little usage guidance blurbs that show up in various places. When typing in tags for a question, excerpts show up mid-type or on hover. Clicking on a tag will also show the excerpt. ...


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100-years-of-solitude seems like the right name to me. one-100-years-of-solitude is just wrong: the title of the book is not One One Hundred Years of Solitude. one-hundred-years-of-solitude is not possible due to the tag length limit (25 characters). A synonym that contains “one-hundred” explicitly might be useful — we could make a synonym one-hundred-years-...


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Done. Thanks @Robert!


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I doubt there are clear definite criteria at all anymore. Noone is counting the number of questions/answers/users or the average score of posts. Rather than that, SE employees will take a glance at the general situation on the site, like Are there many good questions posted and do they get good answers? Are commited users staying and contributing beyond the ...


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I mod-renamed the lord-of-the-rings tags to the-lord-of-the-rings. But a tag synonym isn't necessary here. This is a short-term problem because the reputation to create new tags is lowered to private-beta/boot-strapping levels. Once the site gets going, it becomes much harder to inadvertently create new tags where a simple variation already exists. Text ...


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Yes we should and now we have question with both the tags too. But it's better to keep the-lord-of-the-rings as the primary tag as it's part of official name too.


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Yes. All content posted on Stack Exchange is licensed under the Creative Commons Share Alike 3.0 license, which means that you can use the content with proper attribution. So as long as you're not just word-for-word copy-pasting questions to somewhere else, that's fine. Aside from that, it's perfectly acceptable and even encouraged to use other sites as ...


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The way the Stack Exchange (SE) system (that Literature, this website, is a part of) works, commenting on other people's posts is a privilege, awarded when a user reaches 50 reputation points. One of the reasons for this is keeping the comments constructive: SE is by no means a social media, and reputation is at least partly intended to be a measure of a ...


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I didn't downvote, but I considered voting to close your question as "unclear what you're asking". Why downvote? The tooltip for the downvote button says "this question does not show any research effort; it is unclear or not useful". It must be quite easy to find at least some information on how many editions of Watership Down there have been. I put "...


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status-completed - I've renamed it to the-hitchhikers-guide-to-the-galaxy, in accordance with Tag name conventions: to the or not to the?.


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Is this the intended behavior? Yes. From this post on rate-limiting questions for new users, catalogued at The Complete Rate-Limiting Guide (both of the posts I just linked contain a LOT more detail on rate limiting and its rationale): The new-user ask limit is now one question every 40 minutes, network-wide. That means only 1 question every 40 minutes on ...


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