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The Many Memes of Meta

Catchphrases and concepts that spread from person to person are known as memes, which, courtesy the Internet, can now explode across the Earth like a highly contagious virus (hence "going viral&...
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What does it mean to "burninate" a tag?

There are requests to "burninate" tags all over the place! What does this really mean; what happens to a burninated tag? How is it different than removing a tag or black-listing a tag? Would it be ...
Charles Sprayberry's user avatar
71 votes
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In “network hot” questions formula, discard answers when voting evidence indicates that these are not good data points

TL;DR When votes of 20... 30... 100 users clearly indicate that only one or two answers are popular, it does not make sense to pretend that other answers are popular too. In current version of “...
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Burninate and blacklist the "programmatically" tag [closed]

programmatically doesn't seem appropriate as a tag. It only serves to clarify the intent of the question, and not identify or categorize it. programmatically: 106 135 163 183 245 0 questions ...
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Warn users that are treating SO as a forum, before their account is suspended [duplicate]

Questions like this are fairly common. New users sign up, treat Stack Overflow like a forum, and wind up with a suspended account. They then post here for help, and a moderator ends up writing the ...
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Sanction users dumping code and requesting debugging

I have recently noticed a number of questions where the user (often a very new one with low rep) dumps a bunch of code, describes symptoms of the problem and asks others to find the bug(s). Often the ...
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Possible sockpuppet - need some opinions

I know I can flag one of the relevant posts as "Other" as explain to moderator but before doing this prefer to get some fresh sets of eyes look into it and prevent embarrassing flag if it's legit. ...
Shadow Wizard's user avatar
12 votes
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No more holidays

Can we burn the holidays tag? It's clearly a meta-tag with no value. (37 questions all of which have other, more relevant, tags)
hayd's user avatar
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Set [Troubleshooting] to Burninate

The troubleshooting tag (385 questions) appears to be useless. It does not add anything to the site, and I highly doubt it is used to locate questions. Should this tag be burninated? ...
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Review Queue Bat Signal - How can we make it more useful?

There's been a lot of discussion about the review queue in the top bar. Yes, a lot of it focuses on the icon - that's not what this is. I want to talk about getting eyeballs in review and doing that ...
Catija's user avatar
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Calling the burninator: [good-design] [closed]

I've observed a surviving meta-y tag: good-design, applied to 333 questions on SO. I can't find any question so tagged that could stand on its own. The only thing that gives me pause is that many of ...
Michael Petrotta's user avatar