Linked Questions

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Jon Skeet Facts

I'm looking for Chuck Norris Facts style answers. In case anyone is curious, this question was inspired by Jon's own comment to this question. EDIT: If you're into cryptography, you may enjoy these ...
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Please do not use Stack Overflow to promote social causes

I am completely uninterested in being badgered about social causes when I visit a site for programming expertise. I literally do not care what the cause is. I don't care which political groups support ...
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November 2011 Moderator Election - Town Hall Chat Digest #2

The following is a "digest" version of the November 2011 Moderator Election Town Hall Chat #2. The format, as described on Meta Stack Overflow, is one answer to this question for every question asked ...
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A Plea For Actual Domain Identities

There is a blog post from Joel on the Stack Exchange blog around the time of WebApps' Area 51 Graduation: A while ago, I wrote: “Individually-branded sites felt more authentic and ...
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Please don't exploit the memory of the deceased to promote the network

TL;DR: Please don't exploit the memory of the deceased to promote the network. That's really all I have. The following is a description of what happens a week ago. Steve Jobs died in October. He ...
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Provide a non-system-message channel for moderators to contact all users

For various reasons, SE site moderators occasionally want to send a message to all users. It could be to announce a new in-site contest, promotion, or event. It could be to alert people to pending ...
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Allow mailto in the user card

With the advent of the user card which explicitly supports links for twitter, google+, and others, we should also include explicit links to the most used form of communication on the internet - email. ...
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In what way did Dennis Ritchie influence you? [closed]

How did the work of Dennis Ritchie (1941-2011) influence you as a programmer? Of course, there are the obvious things (C, Unix). For me, the biggest thing (other than coding in C, on Unix, for years) ...
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Encourage field veterans to participate on SE more by imbuing them with an initial honorary rep starting point?

Reputation is a rough measurement of how much the community trusts you; it is earned by convincing your peers that you know what you’re talking about. I believe that the term "reputation" was not ...
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What can the Stack Overflow community do to pay tribute to Dennis Ritchie?

I'm not trying to incite another flame war about the system banner and whether the powers that be should have started using it for tributes. But I thought we as a community could find other ways to ...
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Please do something special for Aaron Swartz account [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How should a user’s death be handled? As we all know, Aaron Swartz was found dead in his apartment. Aaron committed suicide probably because of the court case againist ...
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Let people know they can use a safer Gravatar identicon on these sites

Since some time, new users and users who change their profile image, get a salt added to their email address when they want to use an automatically generated Gravatar identicon. Great! With the ...
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Any chance of some awareness raising on behalf of Python's trademark issues? [closed]

Related Any chance of Stack Exchange blacking out Jan 18, along with Reddit and Wikipedia in opposition of SOPA/PIPA? Van Lindberg, chairman of the Python Software Foundation, posted a "call to ...