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TRE stats: Episode 1 — scene 1 (Friday 2015/10/02, 15:30 - 17:00 UTC): 187 edits No more nonclosed questions with only the homework tag. 120 questions tagged only with organic-chemistry were retagged. 8 people participated 88 edit reviews Here's the chat log for the whole event. Episode 1 — scene 2 (Friday 2015/10/09, 15:35 - 17:05 UTC): 115 ...


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TRE notes and tips Don't edit closed questions! (This is covered with my query, but just in case) The rationale, if you ask, is an SE slogan saying "$\color{red}{\mathcal{don't~polish~turds}}$". Enough said I guess. Don't edit questions that you voted to close/flagged for closure. For the same reason I stated above. Please make substantial edits. Think of ...


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Well, there are various things and taking care of as many of them as possible would be beneficial. Adding tags to one-taggers - there's lots of them. About 150 only in inorganic chemistry. Taking care of functional groups, nuclear and other (re)tagging stuff. Improving titles - removing mathjax, buzzwords for starters, but also making them as appropriate ...


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FAQ – Table of Contents If you have a question that's not answered here, please inquire in the Spring Cleaning chat.   Philosophy Why go to the trouble of editing every question tagged with doomed-tag, if it's going to be burninated anyways? Do I need to wait for a chat event to work on Spring Cleaning? Procedures How do I get started? How does the ...


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Okay, here's my schedule (in UTC): \begin{array}{llcr} \text{day} & \text{sub-}& \text{opt. time} &\text{sub-} \\\hline \text{Monday} & 2:00 \sim & 3:00 - 15:00 & \sim 17:00 \\ \text{Tuesday - Thursday} & 1:00 \sim & 3:00 - 15:00 & \sim 17:00 \\ \text{Friday} & 1:00 \...


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The few times I joined, I had fun enough to want to come back. However, the time we held it was a serious complication for my private life. In order to attract more people to the whole event we might want to check the best times when to hold it in the first place. It might be, that Fridays was just right, but checking first would probably give everyone the ...


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How does the cleanup process work? The following procedure is subject to change, depending on how well it actually works in practice. In theory, a Spring Cleaning event will have in attendance: A moderator (for handling unusual circumstances) A coordinator, preferably a Spring Cleaning chatroom owner (could be the same person as the moderator) Some number ...


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The Optimal Time Range: My schedule is a bit relaxed, so I can give y'all some wide choice. (Time is UTC) \begin{array}{cc} {\bf \large Day} & {\bf \large Opt. time} \\\hline \rm \small MON & 11:30-14:30~\&~18:30-20:30\\ \rm \small TUE & 10:00-13:30~\&~15:30-18:30\\ \rm \small WED & 10:00-18:30\\ \rm \small THU & 7:00-11:30\\ \...


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Do I need to wait for a chat event to work on Spring Cleaning? Yes and no. One of the main purposes for scheduling specific chat events is to avoid flooding the front page of the site with old questions for long stretches of time. Since we're a relatively small site and the pace of the front page activity is modest, a lot of users see new questions by ...


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Why go to the trouble of editing every question tagged with doomed-tag, if it's going to be burninated anyways? Well, for some tags, question-by-question editing/retagging indeed may not be all that valuable. As long as we manually take care of any questions tagged only with doomed-tag, if we can be fairly confident that the vast majority of the remaining ...


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I would like to take part in TRE(II). A couple of ideas regarding scheduling. It would be great if this was held over winter break or Summer and perhaps last a few days. In addition, when finding a good time to schedule it, we use a Doodle poll (not affiliated with Doodle poll, I just like it because it works and it's free) to find a good time for the most ...


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I know that I'm literally digging up a fossil of a post here, but if this ever happens again, then another good candidate for tagging is pericyclics. Even if TRE(II) doesn't formally happen in the near future, feel free to just go ahead and do some edits. Anyway, the tag is a relatively recent creation and as such is not applied to many questions where it ...


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Do the same cleanup as we did at TRE (I). I was quite sad to see that 85 questions now have organic-chemistry as their only tag. There are also 150 questions that have inorganic-chemistry as their only tag.


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The Optimal Time Range: My time is stressed this year cause I'm in the last year of high school.So, these are my opt. time range (in UTC) Monday until Friday: 12:30-14:30 Saturday: Basically free from 6:30-14:30 (But not next Saturday cause I'm busy) Sunday: Basically free from 8:00-14:30 The Sub-optimal Time Range: I have some tutoring work to do after ...


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What actions should I take when cleaning up a post? In general, you should deal with posts essentially the same way you would outside the context of a Spring Cleaning event. First and foremost: Upvote or downvote as appropriate! Beyond that, the needed actions will depend on the condition the post is in, and whether it fits the guidelines for what are and ...


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How do I get started? First of all, thanks for your interest in helping out! There are a couple of administrative things you need to do first in order to be ready to participate. If you don't have a GitHub account, go and create one (it's free). Go to the Spring Cleaning chat room and say hello. Ping one of the Spring Cleaning room owners with your GitHub ...


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How can I quickly find questions that have a given co-tag? Go to the SEDE query here. Type in the name of the main tag being cleaned up into the Tag for co-tag frequency search box (e.g., for this initial reaction cleanup, type reaction). Click Run Query. Do a search of the webpage for the co-tag of interest (Ctrl+F on most browsers). Click the matching ...


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What is a "co-tag"? As used here, a 'co-tag' of a given tag of interest on a particular question is simply another tag that is also applied on that same question. For example, consider this meta question itself. As of this writing, it has four tags applied: discussion, tags, chat-event, and site-cleanup. For this question, each of these tags ...


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What are we doing about new questions tagged with doomed-tag? The Spring Cleaning room owners will establish feeds that will cause notices to be posted to the room whenever any new questions are posted with doomed-tag applied. Such questions should be promptly edited, at minimum, to remove doomed-tag and re-tag as appropriate. Application of further edits, ...


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A reaction cleanup event took place on 8 Apr 2017, from approximately 3:30 to 6:00 UDT. Participants in the main event included (listed in alphabetical order; if I missed anybody, please edit yourself in!): hBy2Py M.A.R. Mithoron orthocresol Loong dropped in to assist with some extra mod actions, and Melanie Shebel was active prior to the "official" event....


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Won't questions with more than two tags get over-counted in the co-tag search? Yep. But, it doesn't really matter. If the SEDE query that generates a list of co-tags is used to find co-tags for, say, homework, a question tagged with homeworkorganic-chemistrynomenclaturehydrocarbons will show up in the co-tag count for all of the three other tags. But, the ...


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What is a 'question ID', how do I find it, and how can I use it? Every question on any Stack Exchange network sub-site is assigned an ID number that is unique on that sub-site. The ID number for any question can be found in the URL of the question link. At this writing, question URLs have the form: https://{SE subsite}.com/questions/{question ID}/{...


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Wait, so if SEDE only updates once a week, aren't these lists of questions/co-tags outdated? Yes, they are. However, for the purposes of organizing a Spring Cleaning event, they will be accurate enough to enable the event team to reach, say, $98\%+$ of the relevant questions. Any posts that slip through the cracks can be located for final cleanup by a ...


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What is "SEDE"? SEDE is an acronym for the Stack Exchange Data Explorer, a modified-SQL interface to an archived version of the databases underlying the Stack Exchange site network. The data in SEDE is usually updated weekly, on Sundays around noon UTC. Back to table of contents


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The next date is April 23, a Wednesday. I will be around at about 5.00 pm UTC time, and hope to see as many faces (nicknames) as possible!


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