Some days ago, I wrote this feature request removal.

But as peoples are pointing it out, employers will still be encouraged to post non‑developers jobs on the new system. So I wanted to addin practice !in the title.

This wasn’t a problem for that closed earlier post.
However, each time I correct the title here, the ! mark is converted to a ? mark.

Even if this is the normal wanted behaviour, then there is still a bug because nothing prevented me to title this post Please don’t make Careers programmers only in practice!. If it’s the normal behaviour then it should have been titled toPlease don’t make Careers programmers only in practice?like my request here.
So 1 of the 2 cases isn’t the normal behaviour.

There were a feature request with a. But as the network evolved, it currently only concerns the original trilogy.
Moreover, a post title ending by a !isn’t a strong signal of a bad title in the case of a. So it’s safe to add an exception whenis used.

Please extend this feature to all sites !

  • The bug is not blocking the "!" which is fine IMO, just the fact it's converted to a question mark for some reason. Jan 12, 2016 at 12:55
  • @ShadowWizard : could you re examine your close vote with my edit please. Though you probably can’t see that closed post because you don’t have an account on Server Fault. Jan 12, 2016 at 13:02
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    This particular feature can lead to some serious confusion when you ask a question on Math.SE about n! Jan 12, 2016 at 13:05
  • @MadScientist : the point is it does not append here. Jan 12, 2016 at 13:07
  • I examined my close vote and it still stands, it's MSE so any bug report is expected to be relevant to all sites, otherwise it's off topic to begin with. Jan 12, 2016 at 14:06
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    @ShadowWizard : I’m not aware of a single meta site dedicated to just Server Fault ; Super User ; and Stack Overflow. Jan 12, 2016 at 14:08
  • @ShadowWizard : I don’t think posting this 3 three time is the correct way. Notice this feature request is only posted one time and not closed, despite the status-completed concerning only the original trilogy. I’d rather think it should be extended to all sites. Jan 12, 2016 at 14:13
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    not a dupe for me. Even forgetting than the alleged dupe is a support question that has been closed as a dupe of a feature request for some odd reason, considering this one a dupe of the original feature request still seem off to me. There was a request to change the behavior of the "auto fix" - it was done but only on a subset of sites. The user is asking to extend to consider extending the fix, and I don't see any other reasonable way to post this request... Unless we claim that the original fix should be taken as a prof that the staff don't want to extend the fix everywhere.
    – SPArcheon
    Jan 13, 2016 at 19:44
  • @SPArchaeologist : as you can see in comments above, ShadowWizard (and probably others) thinks because this concerns the original trilogy and because there were a similar feature request, that post should be asked 3 times on the meta sites of Server Fault ; Super User ; and Stack Overflow. Not to mention closing as duplicate should be done against answered posts. I also got that case recently. Jan 14, 2016 at 13:30
  • @user2284570 As i said, there are at least three different problems: 1) if you are a dupe, you are a dupe of Stop rewriting trailing exclamation marks as question marks, not the one currently linked (that is a support question and imho didn't deserve the dupe closure).
    – SPArcheon
    Jan 14, 2016 at 19:28
  • 2) you are a dupe only if the original question should be read as "Please fix everywhere - No, we will never apply the fix to all the sites" and again, imho this is not the case. An user asked for a change, they enabled it on a subset of sites and now you are asking them if they can extend it to other sites. This wasn't ever asked explicitly: again, not a dupe for me.
    – SPArcheon
    Jan 14, 2016 at 19:28
  • and 3) I don't get the "it is off topic here because it is expected to be about all the sites" part used to justify this post to be offtopic. You ask Please extend this feature to all sites ! -- what sites are left out of the topic? The ones that already have this???. If I got this right, then it means that it is also offtopic to ask here to enable the dice service from RPG on every site because RPG already has it... Seem weird to me, I hope I got it wrong.
    – SPArcheon
    Jan 14, 2016 at 19:38
  • @SPArchaeologist I know this, I voted to re open. I also got many feature request closed against support question over the network meta.serverfault.com/q/8542/203649. I posted a question about the behaviour and get it answered that support question and features requests about the same topic makes duplicates, so I'm starting to wonder. Jan 14, 2016 at 20:45
  • In your edit, please explain why it is not a duplicate instead of just stating you disagree. @user2284570 Jan 27, 2016 at 8:14
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    @user2284570 - do you mind if I edit that in the text at the end of the question? I think the whole point is that the only post that you can be considered a dupe is the original feature-request, not the support request that the closers have oddly decided to point to. Also, the original feature request was completed by just implementing it on the trilogy sites, and you are asking a change to the implemented solution. How asking for a change to the currently implemented solution can be a dupe of the original request for the currently implemented solution I still fail to understand.
    – SPArcheon
    Jan 28, 2016 at 20:05


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