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Possible solutions to why there is still so much 'attitude' and condescension on S.O. after there's been work to eliminate it

Why does SO have so much attitude and condescension, even after several measures have been taken to eliminate it? We can and need to do better Problem: S.O. still has so many people with a bad ...
MaxRocket's user avatar
3 votes
1 answer

What tag is used for Stack Exchange rules and their respective enforcement instruments?

Each site has a Tour, a Help Center and meta sites having faq where the site's purpose, workings and features of the Stack Overflow and Stack Exchange system are explained. Also, there is FAQ for ...
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Should "Why 'What Stack Overflow is Not' was deleted" be historically locked?

A long time ago, Shog9 deleted a popularly-linked question here. He then made another post, Why "What Stack Overflow is Not" was deleted, to explain his reasons for deleting the question ...
Sonic the Anonymous Hedgehog's user avatar
2373 votes
30 answers

Stack Overflow is doing me ongoing harm; it's time to fix it!

Over the last month, Stack Overflow has violated its own policies and precedents to cause egregious and unnecessary harm to me -- to my reputation (personal and professional), to my health, and to my ...
Monica Cellio's user avatar
2 votes
1 answer

Are deleted posts shown in badge-related lists?

There are several badges which are awarded for a specific post. For this type of badges you can also see the posts for which they have been awarded. I mean badges like enlightened, guru, populist, ...
Martin's user avatar
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4 votes
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Converting 'Is Stack Overflow a forum' Q&A into Community Wiki?

There is a Meta SE Q&A that I would like to be able to cite quite frequently: Is Stack Overflow a forum? and I would cite it frequently if it were titled something like `Are Stack Exchange (...
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312 votes
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Operation 'Split, All The Metas!' Shall Commence On April 16, 2014

Update 2014-04-17 04:47 UTC: Stable, with some odds and ends to clean up The main MSO/MSE sites are stable, but there are plenty of corners left to sweep. For details, see: The Status Of The ...
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9 votes
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semiautomated "being nice to newbies"

I've only been a member of stackoverflow for less than two months, and active answering questions for a little more than one. But I'm already getting quite tired of the flood of badly written, badly ...
A. Donda's user avatar
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1 vote
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Could Stack Overflow benefit from some AI with regards to commenting?

There are questions with specific phrases that sort of bug me, and in combination with having a short length, they are probably lousy questions. We've all seen it: zero code, and the phrase "is it ...
Caffeinated's user avatar
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-20 votes
3 answers

Get rid of canned messages for closings

When a question is closed, such as when it's not a real question, there are 5 possible things you could have done wrong. Why don't we get rid of the canned messages and have the users/mods actually ...
StackExchange User's user avatar
9 votes
1 answer

What is Stack Exchange not good for? [closed]

The Stack Exchange Network contains a lot of sites and it works especially well -- particularly when used in combination with a search engine -- for answering one-off technical questions. But what is ...
Joe Corneli's user avatar
11 votes
3 answers

Explicitly say that Stack Overflow IS NOT for us to write your code

I think that when a user goes to ask his first question, that they should see something like this popup. We are here to help solve problems. If your question is asking someone to write your code, ...
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29 votes
5 answers

Rude responses from the community

This has not happened to me. This thread is based on random questions I've seen around. I love Stack Overflow. The variety of answered questions is stellar. Very often, Google leads me to SO on my ...
caiosm1005's user avatar
1 vote
1 answer

Canonical "it does not work" link

There are some meta Q&A's that can be used at StackOverflow for those standard comments that frequently need to be made. These links work so well because they point (new) users to a source of ...
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4 votes
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Why is reputation so important and is it the only measure of things?

I am interested in the "official" community opinion on this and would be grateful for an open minded answer: Obvious enough community is at the very centre of the Stack Overflow ecosystem. It is ...
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