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New Feature: Community Review Tasks - Now in Beta

Please post new bug reports, feature requests or discussions as individual questions tagged with at least review in addition to the requisite And thanks for all the great feedback so far! We are ...
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A new search engine for Stack Exchange

After the performance problems we have run into with Lucene.NET we've decided to make a change, we're moving the network on to elasticsearch. Here's where to get started: https://stackoverflow.com/...
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Notify us when the question has been edited after posting an answer

Consider this situation. I post a legitimate and correct answer to a question and receive a few upvotes. Then the OP realizes that's not what they wanted to ask, and significantly rewrites the ...
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Why should I upvote a question? [duplicate]

I've been wondering about this ever since I signed up on SO. With answers, it's easy to determine what to upvote. Is it helpful, is it informative, is it correct? None of that really applies to a ...
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How do users of Stack Overflow make money? [closed]

I would like to know simply, if anyone is making money on Stack Overflow, how are they doing it? I'm not asking if people should be making money on the site or whether or not it's okay—that has been ...
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What purpose does downvoting questions serve?

I understand the purpose of up/downvoting answers -- some answers are better than others, some answers may be wrong, .etc. With regard to questions, though, there are other mechanisms to deal with "...
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26,000 questions have close votes, now what? [duplicate]

In Close Votes expire too soon for low-traffic tags Jeff exclaimed: Brock, this is GENIUS! I am hereby using my super-upvote on this feature-request: Close votes (and probably reopen votes) ...
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What exactly happens with the button “Leave Open” (previously “Do Not Close”)?

I've noticed and used the new (at least for me) button Leave Open, but I can't find any explanation as to the implication of clicking it. I've found a highly voted status-declined question: How ...
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Add a “Review posts with reopen votes” review task?

When a question is closed because it is considered to be "not constructive" or "not a real question", the text explicitly includes a hint that the question might be reopened after it has been improved/...
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Close Votes expire too soon for low-traffic tags

On low-traffic tags, a bad question may pick up one or two close votes, but simply hasn't been viewed by very many people with the close-vote privilege. So, after 4 days, the close votes expire, and ...
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Update Migration Path List for Non-Moderators [closed]

Currently the migration path options from SO are: Meta.SO Serverfault SuperUser Webmasters Programmers If we are going to be limited to 5 options, shouldn't we periodically re-evaluate which sites ...
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Please think twice about closing SO questions

StackOverflow in particular is intended as a source of information for beginners as well as experts. As such, we can expect there will be naive or "simple" questions. There are also a substantial ...
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Give Diamond Moderators the Ability to Partially Lock a Post

This question is about Strangest language feature Since it is apparent that a consensus will never be reached on whether this question is an appropriate one for the site or not, I suggest giving ...
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The Closing Problem: This needs to be reconsidered [duplicate]

TLDR version: Too many people can vote to close. People are overzealous when it comes to voting to close. Questions that get closed will very likely remain so because they attract little attention. ...
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Why do some questions get closed for no reason?

Recently there was a question asking about generating all subsets of a set using a stack and a queue, which was closed (and now deleted it seems) as not a real question for no good reason, since it ...

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