This is an unofficial list of new features and various changes to Stack Overflow and the Stack Exchange network. It is maintained by the community, but a Stack Exchange developer changes the Accepted ...
I see that accept rate has now been removed from display on questions. I think this is not a great solution for reasons that waffles explained well. Take it away waffles! On one hand accept rate ...
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 ...
We currently have five standard close reasons network wide: exact duplicate This question covers exactly the same ground as earlier questions on this topic; its answers may be merged with ...
We are reevaluating this based on community feedback. The new heuristic to prevent questions being asked will probably be based on a combination of question closes, question deletes, question ...
Here's a little background. I'm a computer science major that knows just enough C++ to keep passing 200-level quizzes and exams. I've been writing Ruby for about a month, and while I love it, I still ...
On Stack Overflow, I am noticing a trend of there being almost 10 answers to a question, with an accepted answer, and no one voting (not even the asker not voting for the accepted answer). What's ...
Today I worked hard to reach the vote cap on meta. You see, I happen to know that at 30 votes I get a new wonderful message. I was totally amped-up to get it, and set out on the adventure. So I ...
Reorder questions picked for hot list based on adjusted hotness score (discard some answers by voting evidence)
Executive Summary The 100 questions are selected for the "Hot Network Questions" list displayed in the sidebar of each site. These questions are designed to showcase other sites in the Stack Exchange ...
I've been wondering for a while if the number of upvotes on answers is declining - and from my stats that appears to be the case. I just checked my recent history and while the number of accepted ...
(By unanswered I mean with no accepted answer, as seen in the Unanswered tab.) They're potentially bringing the numbers down in terms of completed questions. Here are some oldies: Need Help: VS ...
In recent months, the rate of new questions being asked on Stack Overflow — 3.1k per day — has been overwhelming. As a result, many questions have low views, a change from the previous ...
I've recently noticed that the, uh, enthusiasm on the site has been a bit... not so strong as before: Does anyone have any guesses as to why this might have happened? Has anything changed recently, ...
How about a badge that encourages users to give back as many votes as they get? I did a quick (not 100% accurate) go on data.se. The basic rules are: Minimum amount of rep to be considered (5k ...
How many questions escape community protection because of reputation gained within checked question?
Community's auto-protection of questions is implemented such that quick upvotes to answers from new users make those answers cease to trigger the checks for automatically making a question protected. ...