Linked Questions

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Question Ban Meter - Feature Request [duplicate]

Background I was recently banned from asking questions, and appealed my case here. As I think about my problems, I have begun to realize that I was never notified of the question-ban policy - neither ...
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28answers
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Should Stack Overflow be awarding “A”s for Effort?

This just came up again: homework is not acceptable if the asker has made no effort whatsoever I'm developing a bit of an involuntary twitch that manifests itself when I encounter the word ...
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9answers
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What is “chat with an expert”? [closed]

A box just comes out of nowhere which says "chat with an expert". It happened once on Stack Overflow and once on Meta. Is this an ad? Isn't Meta supposed to have no ads? Here's the HTML for ...
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2answers
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Help the helpless with how-to-ask tag tips

After adding a particular tag, such as this super helpful assistant will pop-up to suggest what their question should contain: Since forcing users to get badges or asking them "what have you ...
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7answers
603 views

Is it appropriate to mention my product in a StackOverflow answer?

Hi I see StackOverflow questions like : http://stackoverflow.com/questions/864282/excel-vba-to-check-if-a-row-exists and I am tempted to reply with : " You could run a query such as 'SELECT ...
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6answers
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Can we have a “mind-reading” badge

Accepted answer for a question which provided few details. If we do, I think I earn it! :) java “cannot find symbol” - how to import a file in the same directory?
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3answers
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Does Stack Overflow have automated tests?

Does Stack Overflow have automated tests? If yes, what kind of (unit, integration, etc)? How are they organized and used?
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3answers
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New close reason: “Question asks to predict the future”

Example: Do Oracle intend to continue work on Java? The question has been edited; the original text was: Do Oracle intend to continue work on Java? Will there be future versions of Java after SDK ...
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5answers
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What is the right site to post a question about why a particular language does or doesn't support certain features? [duplicate]

What is the right site to post a question about why a particular language does or doesn't support certain features, for example: Why doesn't GoLang support inheritance? What were ...
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Where can I ask general question about quality of some product?

See the question java/Jdk 7 release schedule for mission-critical production use?. While this question likely does not belong in so, I am wondering which is the right se forum to ask. It is ...
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2answers
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Google Sidewiki impact

Will the impact of sidewiki on SO be positive, negative, or zero?
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3answers
150 views

since when is a question about the RTM of vs2010 not programming related?

My question, curious as to best guess of vs2010 RTM date? was: closed as not programming related by Greg D, John at CashCommons, Peter, OrbMan, Greg Hewgill 1 hour ago Jeff Atwood, where are ...
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5answers
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What is going to happen when scientists solve whether P = NP? [closed]

StackOverflow contains a lot of questions (peculiarly, in [algorithm] tag), that say, like, "at the current state of art it's unknown whether this problem has a polynomial solution". The thing is ...
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Radical Idea: A “Wish I Knew” button

It's all in the title, somewhat self explanatory. A couple points though, it would... be helpful with various StackOverflow algorithms create unique opportunity 'subscription' capability whereas ...

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