Linked Questions

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What can I do when getting “We are no longer accepting questions/answers from this account”?

If you are reading this, you may have been affected by one of our post quality bans. If so, it is important that you read the following information to understand what has happened and how to regain ...
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Is StackExchange supposed to be just for experts?

It seems that the word "expert" is used a lot in the descriptions Stack Exchange sites. But in searching I can't really find anything canonical about this. Is Stack Exchange supposed to be just for ...
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I think Stack Overflow should convert to Catholicism so that we may have Purgatory

(psst the religious analogy is for fun; I don't actually think we should baptize Stack Overflow) In the interests of improving questions and question askers, I propose giving moderators the ability ...
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Getting started with Stack Overflow

I'm struggling with how to make the most of SO. Specifically: How can I only see specific questions (by default) that I am interested in? Is there some sort of email integration? Does the SO network ...
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Introduce timed downvotes

There are many low-quality and good-but-bad-fit-for-the-site questions from newbies. One important factor keeping you from immediately downvoting is that you want to be nice. A -1 is bound to put ...
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Protect newbie questions from abuse and SO from spam

There has to be a balance between the ability of newbies to ask questions of gurus and the problem of newbie accounts being used to spaminate SO. On one hand, we see that experienced users frequently ...
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Flag your own questions as “for the experience” [closed]

In the 19 questions I asked on Stack Overflow, I came across a lot of problems. There are/were so many things I had to look at that I sometimes even forgot what I wanted to ask. When I remembered my ...
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Add a separate site to discuss posts in a more relaxed manner [closed]

StackExchange / Stack Overflow were built on the premise that serving the developer community at large would lead to a better, smarter Internet but in my opinion the path that you have chose to reach ...
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Adding a new group of users for quality checking - Volunteers

I was just wondering: how about adding a new group of people, similar to moderators? Main objectives: Let all questions from new users enter a sandbox whenever they are posted. This group of people, ...
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Should “sandboxes” be a thing? [duplicate]

I have seen quite a few "sandboxes" on meta SE's and it seems like a brilliant idea. The problem I have, and I think other people may have too, is that the questions can sometimes be vague/confusing, ...