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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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Meta sites' front pages should not hide questions with very low scores

On Meta SO, downvoting merely means "disagree." This convention carried over to per-site metas. But questions with very low scores — e.g. this question on Meta Math SE with net score of -5 &#...
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Voting on Meta is not just for (dis)agreement. Update the help center to reflect this

Voting on Meta is a bit of a two-headed beast. In addition to the regular meaning of votes as on other sites, the votes on Meta are sometimes also cast to express agreement or disagreement. In the ...
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Update the meta FAQ to clarify when meta voting should be different from regular voting?

I recently saw a comment by Shog9 saying that he disagrees that downvotes are different on meta This surprised me, as I find almost everything Shog writes to be well thought out and correct, however ...
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Are the height and width for all Stack Exchange sites the same?

Recently, I update my about page from Stack Overflow and synchronize with all Stack Exchange sites. But when I look at my a few different profiles, about pages' width and / or heights don't look equal....
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Why was this question on unit test generation closed as not constructive? [closed]

I fixed some of the quality issues with this question, but following this it was closed as "not constructive". What is not constructive about this topic? The reason states, As it currently ...
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Appeal of closure of LGPL question on SO [closed]

I asked Can I use Qt LGPL license and sell my application without any kind of restrictions? on Stack Overflow and it was closed by five community members. I don't think it should have been closed. I ...
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Why do stackExchange sites remove whitespace? [duplicate]

Problem I often have to rewrite questions/answers that I or other people have written because they are reformatted between being typed and them being posted on the site. I shall use "I" to mean "I or ...
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The Stack Exchange voting system is not fair! [closed]

I've been using experts-exchange.com. I always used to wonder why they allowed everyone to vote. The first time I saw Stack Overflow, I liked its philosophy of letting only some users vote (just those ...
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Should stack overflow allow questions to be hidden from search engines?

Should we have an option to hide question on stack overflow from google or any other search engines.Following are some of the reasons why I or someone might like to do so. The fact that my question ...
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Give feature requests some protection for 48 hours

From time to time, people complain that unpopular suggestions on Meta get effectively censored by downvoting: questions with a net score under -7 vanish from the front page. Most recently Nicol Bolas: ...
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Downvotes related to reputation [closed]

Reading around on meta you realize that downvoting here is not the same as on stackoverflow. Downvoting is quite more "subjective" as many questions here don't deal with technical problems, but ...
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Why do votes represent agree/disagreement? [duplicate]

I've been pondering where voting behavior on Meta came from in the sense that it's not the same as ordinary sites. In the meta FAQ it says something along the lines of people voting based on how much ...
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Should we be retaining a user's opinion in meta if they delete their account?

As confirmed by Shog9, votes may be retained on the meta sites, if a user deletes their profile for that Stack Exchange site. This originates from another post, where a user has brought up various ...
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Getting attention of a concrete user to a question [duplicate]

Sometimes there are some users that you know they can answer your question (for example you're asking a question about Google App Engine and you know there is a user who works for Google, concretely ...

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