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Dennis Ritchie goes into the night without a quote on Stack Overflow? [closed]

Alas, Dennis Ritchie is no longer with us. But I don't see a Dennis Ritchie quote on Stack Overflow. Why is this so? I think he deserves it. Out of 100 programmers (Stack Overflow's audience last ...
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Are Stack Exchange sites forums?

I was under the impression that Stack Exchange sites were forums, or forum-like objects. If they are not forums: Why aren't they? What defines a forum?
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November 2011 Moderator Election - Town Hall Chat Digest #1 [closed]

The following is a "digest" version of the November 2011 Moderator Election Town Hall Chat #1. The format, as described on Meta Stack Overflow, is one answer to this question for every question asked ...
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Should others downvote my posts for “grammatical” reasons?

Someone decided to start downvoting my answers due to them being too "bulletin-board-like" (not good grammar and capitalization). Is there a way to report those users? And if so, what can i do ...
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Encouraging users to create an account (and keep it)

I know SO's policy is "you don't have to register to ask questions," but there are so many new members and so many hit-and-runs... The majority of the questions I see now are coming from new users (i....
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Create comment-spawned chatrooms for the post, not for the users

When you have too many comments on a question and/or answer the exchange comes up with some text asking if you want to move the discussion over to chat. When you do do that it creates a chat room for ...
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Should Moderator Election rules be changed?

If I have ALL of the required badges to be a moderator, save Yearling. Why should that one badge disqualify anyone? Some people have been active users for almost a year. I see no reason why not ...
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How can we improve the Town Hall Digests?

EDIT: Feedback welcomed for the first new style digest posted and the second new digest posted. TL;DR version: If you saw my Town Hall Digests, what can be done to improve them, given Michael ...
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Can we please also support Google Plus syntax for mentions?

Can we please also get Google Plus style mentions on the Stack Exchange network? It's purely a matter of convenience for me, and I'm sure I'll get over it, but using Google+ has taught my finger ...
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Can a question be answered twice by the same person?

Is this a bug? Or is it a feature by intent of StackExchange engine, specifically, to allow a user to answer the same question twice? A question on Writers.StackExchange (beta): Referencing a ...
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The scourge of the Very Low Quality flag

In general I like the new Flagged Posts feature and have been actively using it. One thing I noticed is that there is a reasonable volume of questions coming through flagged as very low quality, when ...
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November 2011 Moderator Election: Town Hall Chats (scheduled) [closed]

In connection with the moderator elections, we will be holding Town Hall Chat sessions with the candidates. These will be opportunities for members of the community to pose questions to the ...
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Why is it possible to answer a question twice? [duplicate]

You normally answer a question and you have the opportunity to answer again. The second time, a message is shown suggesting the use of the edit tool, but I think it's kind of wrong. I mean, if you ...
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Handling “RTFM” questions

It seems that question quality declines when native english speakers go to sleep. There are many 1 rep and/or help vampire accounts that seem to hurt the overall quality of SO. I know this question ...