How did this recent "UserControl inside Placeholder good/bad? + Postback problem" question on Programmers survive the filter? Or do we not have one, and I just made everyone's life there a little bit more difficult?



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Yes, it is different per-site. Each site has it's own community, which comes with distinct content and distinct needs and problems - so we have settings per-site to handle that (hundreds of them, though many are often defaults).

Some other examples of site settings we need/use to illustrate:

  • Site name
  • If MathJax is enabled
  • Content folder on the CDN
  • Contact email
  • ...500 others...

Also keep in mind that most settings are there for Stack Overflow, with the global network defaults being set for the SE 2.0 (all other sites) level of things. Stack Overflow is incredibly larger than the next biggest site (by over 25x) and that comes with unique issues, we call these "big city problems".

  • Something tells me it has nothing to do with the distinct needs and problems and you are just trying to confuse our attempts to beat the filter... :P
    – yannis
    Jan 13, 2012 at 11:46
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    @Zaphod - These aren't the filters you're looking for... Jan 13, 2012 at 11:47

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