Linked Questions

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Introduce a “general reference” close reason

There is a certain amount of questions that are absolutely trivial in nature: How to format a date, how to concatenate a string, et cetera. Questions that could be solved by taking a look into the ...
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13answers
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Deleted Meta Questions Archive

Some keep deleting questions with a lot of discussion, both relevant and/or historical, and we can't search on deleted questions. Some of them are locked so that they cannot be undeleted, so I'm ...
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3answers
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Why is “The Definitive C++ Book List” question allowed, but other book recommendation questions are not? [closed]

Why does The Definitive C++ Book Guide and List get a pass, but I can't ask my own book recommendation question? Can I ask my own book recommendation question in a way that is acceptable to the ...
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2answers
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Cap deletion votes at 20 for megaupvoted golden oldies

So I've been following this deletion discussion for some time now and I think I see a possible resolution. A lot of the upset from "my stuff being deleted" appears to be the apparent unfairness of a ...
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Mark questions as duplicate of tag wiki

Prompted by this question, where a user (who happens to have edit permissions on the tag wiki) posted an FAQ as a question in hopes that people would use it to redirect common questions. Is this an ...
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2answers
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Kill the book lists and put them home in their respective tag wikis [closed]

Sock your eyeballs on the horde of questions tagged books on Stack Overflow. Clearly this is a honeypot for programmers to rifle through their desks, pantries and basements and post whatever tomes ...
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2answers
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What are tag wikis for?

Wait, wait, hear me out. I was looking at subprocess earlier today. Its tag wiki reads, in its entirety: The subprocess module includes replacements for functions such as os.popen*, os.spawn*, os....
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1answer
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There should be a way to review recent tag wiki edits

Recently, several topics advocate using tag wikis for more than a cursory explanation of the tag: Tag wikis need a size and functionality increase Kill the book lists and put them home in their ...
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1answer
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Why are “barely more than a link to an external site” answers deleted? [duplicate]

I just had an answer deleted by @Flexo that meets the criteria "barely more than a link to an external site". Those with sufficient privileges can see it here: different between CRC8 , CRC16 and ...
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1answer
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Community Wiki “Reference” Questions

Recently I posted What does this symbol mean in JavaScript? and it set off a bit of a mini-bombshell, rocking back and forth between close and re-open votes. Initially it was criticized for posting "...
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1answer
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Delete old migrated questions

There are thousands of old questions on SO that got migrated a long time ago and don't add any value to the site. These questions should be deleted. Due to the recently added redirects of deleted ...
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1answer
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Can a tags list constitute a glossary?

I realize that tags help to categorize and organize questions have "short" and "long" (my words) definitions, descriptions or discussions Both are great qualities and yet there seems to be an ...