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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27answers
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Should Stack Overflow (and Stack Exchange in general) 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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4answers
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Rolling question rate limits are now network-wide

When you think of Q&A sites, you think of a place where you come to get answers to your questions. But, where do those answers come from? What doesn't immediately stand out for many folks is that ...
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7answers
612 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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3answers
317 views

Separate “Ask question” page for new users?

It seems that the more new users ask questions on SO, the more "bad quality" questions are asked as well. While I welcome new users, I think their questions should have a minimum quality standard as ...
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6answers
361 views

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
301 views

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
491 views

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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Instead of triage can we try and change the behavior of new posters?

Triage is being tested on SO but wouldn't it be more useful to change the behavior then a behind the scene task the new users are more than likely not aware of? I have pondered an idea for some ...
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5answers
140 views

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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2answers
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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 [closed]

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