I don't really know where to post this. I like Stack Overflow and it has been a great help as I build various applications - all with no formal training in computer science. My concern is that I ...
To me, a downvote usually indicates a problem with an answer. When I downvote it's to mark the answer as having a problem, not the person. If the answer is fixed, I want to remove that downvote - but ...
In the recent off-topic discussion, Pekka 웃 suggested that other close reasons could be further broken out as well . We've got some more specific ideas along those lines, and we want your input and ...
Closing changes: on hold, unclear, too broad, opinion-based, off-topic reasons, bye-bye to Too Localized
After a ton of discussion, work and input from the community, we're rolling out the remainder of major closing changes that you've helped us design, as discussed in these prior posts. They're live, ...
As I'm sure you all know, downvotes "cost" 1 reputation. That is, every time you downvote: -2 to post owner -1 to you This is done to make sure downvotes are cast only when you feel strongly ...
That's right, I'm starting this out with a pun. Featuring a Poison song. I'm good with it. TL;DR We're looking at replacing [closed] with [on hold]. This sort of thing was proposed in a popular ...
I have been an SO user for quite some time and not an entire dimwit when it comes to my languages of choice. SO is a very useful resource and has helped me out of a pinch many a time. However, when it ...
This question is a great example of why Stack Overflow is getting a reputation for being a hostile environment these days Possible to convert C# get,set code to C++ This is clearly a developer ...
There have been a number of discussions about "pity" or "sympathy" upvotes. http://meta.stackexchange.com/search?q=pity+sympathy+upvote That is, the idea that once a post is voted down to -1, some ...
There has been a "movement" of sorts on Stack Overflow. Users are flagging questions that are just a link or little more than a link, like: http://stackoverflow.com/a/4737028/396458 ...
I am wondering what users should do if they encounter a question that has already been down-voted for a particular reason. If you agree with the down-vote, should you down-vote the question as well? ...
I hope this is the right place to ask this question. I opened a question SO and it was almost immediately closed by a moderator with the reason Closed this as the only two possible answers are ...
I'm sure most of us have seen questions with issues (off-topic, not constructive, etc) which, with a little editing, could be good questions. In theory, the solution to these kinds of questions would ...
Once a question has -8 votes, that's it - it disappears. Perhaps we might discourage users from downvoting more at that point(i.e once it hits -8), because any more downvotes are functionally ...
Almost every time I ask a question, especially in C++ section, no matter how good it is, it immediately gets downvoted by a huge number of people with no explanation why. Later on, someone usually ...