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Can I nominate someone for an award for answering an extremely tough question?

I get what you mean; I, too, have gotten some amazing answers across Stack Exchange that made me think "Wow, where did that come from?" While you can't award someone a badge for top-notch work, you ...
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Can we have a guideline about astrology for the on-topic section in the help center?

I adapted the text from our faq and added it to the Help Center: What questions are off topic here? [...] Questions which require answers from astrology (e.g. horoscopes). However, you may ask ...
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A modest proposal to increase question quality

My impression is that a significant majority of low quality questions (across the network) are posted by 1 rep newbies. Since the downvote penalty has zero affect on their rep score, tripling it ...
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Should we have a community-specific closing reason for Astrology questions?

I think this is a good idea. Here's my suggestion of close reason text, adapted from the Help Center text: Questions which require answers from astrology (e.g. horoscopes) are off-topic, unless they ...
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Do we need a notice about billionaire space ventures?

Yes. update: Additional problems: Premature, reflexive close-voting of Several stars in line because it has the words "stars" and "line". It hasn't been established for sure that they are moving and ...
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Do we need/want a 3-vote closure?

No, this controversial proposal to "close early, close often" is probably meant to apply to fast-paced sites where there isn't enough time to consider the merits of each question carefully, ...
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When can a "beta" site become an official one?

First of all, to correct the term, there are "beta" sites, and there are "graduated" sites (the one you called "official"). What is the difference between a "beta" site and an official one. The ...
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Community Wiki Anwers badge

We've been slowly backing away from using Community Wiki in most situations. That doesn't mean the badge is a bad idea. Rather, we'd want to find a way to make a badge that encourages the rather ...
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List of resources?

When someone asks a question which folks are likely to ask over and over, you should use that opportunity to create a really awesome, canonical answer to make this an invaluable resource on the ...
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Could we change the badges to a saturn like planet?

Building site design is a large effort, so this effort is limited to "graduated" sites. Further explanation is below. What is graduation? From Graduation, site closure, and a clearer outlook on the ...
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A modest proposal to increase question quality

As others have noted in the existing answers, I'm not sure this would have the effect you hope it would. If you see increasing the reward for question upvotes as a thing that encourages low-quality ...
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A modest proposal to increase question quality

My personal feeling is that down voting harder will not increase the number of the kind of questions that would cause question-answerers to stay and not leave. Angst begets angst. I don't know about ...
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Interest in looking into adding the YouTube viewer?

UPDATE: It has now been enabled on the site. I'm going to hazard a guess that since this has a net score of 10 currently, which is an ample amount for Astronomy meta, the community is generally ...
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Why don't we have a page in the help center on $\LaTeX$ notation?

It does seem like a good idea. I will see what I can do. In the meantime, please use those references as well as these: How do I add mathematical notation using MathJax (World Building) MathJax ...
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Interest in looking into adding the YouTube viewer?

Examples where YouTube viewer would be helpful: https://astronomy.stackexchange.com/a/35572/6 https://astronomy.stackexchange.com/a/32069/6 https://astronomy.stackexchange.com/a/11043/6 https://...
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Do we have a FAQ?

What kinds of questions? You mean like posts on the main site? Normally, the course of action with these is to close as duplicate. In cases like "where can I find the positions of the planets tonight"...
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