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Misery Business and the Yousuck effect [duplicate]

Well, it's been 4 months. And I am impressed. I am also a bit disappointed. Before you read this, take it with a pinch of salt. I'm kinda new, still. I'm still learning the ropes. But I've done a ...
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119answers
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Additional Badge Ideas

As the title suggests does anyone have ideas for additional badges for SO? I liked the idea of 'hidden' ones that are triggered by odd, random criteria. Basically Easter eggs. Also: Member of all ...
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28answers
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Allow downvoting comments

Answers and questions allow both upvoting and downvoting - comments, however, only allow upvoting. I think it would be useful to allow downvoting of comments for two reasons: First, if you ...
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5answers
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Negative comments drive new users away, how can we fix this?

We've talked about how we should act towards new users a lot in the past. I'd like to discuss some of these questions again. But more important than that, I hope this question will help us learn more ...
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9answers
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Why is the Stack Overflow community so aggressive about question criteria? [on hold]

I have found Stack Overflow very useful for finding out information, largely because Google gives high page ranks to many useful questions. Recently I have had experience of asking questions on ...
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5answers
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Are all the “+1” comments really necessary?

Am I the only one that finds all the "+1" comments annoying? An example comment might look something like "+1 nice answer". These sorts of comments, without any kind of explanation or exposition, ...
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3answers
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Can we implement temporary automatic comment ban on 'x' number of validated rude comment flags?

There's been problems with abusive comments since the site started. What's with all the rude comments recently? We still haven't managed to conquer the issue. Negative comments drive new users ...
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11answers
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Is it acceptable to post deliberately wrong or misleading answers to 'homework' questions?

This question is similar to several others that have cropped up on ServerFault over time, which appear to paste verbatim basic networking questions from certification or university courses. Some ...
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2answers
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Comments should support the strike element

I wanted to add the following comment to this answer: Yep -- everyone on meta should use a greasemonkey script to block the meme question from the front page so that the name changers can crap in ...
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7answers
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Insulting resolver one ad

I'm getting tired of seeing the insulting Resolver One ad "Does anyone actually like VBA?" coming up frequently lately when I view Microsoft Access questions. http://ads.stackoverflow.com/ads/...
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6answers
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Why do people keep posting annoying, mildly offensive comments about reasonable questions?

This question How do I match the last character in an arbitrary string using C# Regexes? (asked by me) seems quite reasonable: It summarises the question in the title. It shows why a solution that ...
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7answers
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Should we edit attitude out of answers?

Looking at an answer today that was lucid, but spiced with a hint of attitude, made me want to pull out my editing sword and take the sarcastic ',umm,' away. It seemed that the answer, given matter-...
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Are most people here also regulars on SO? I get the feeling they are not

I don't understand. Reading through the comments and answers I get the feeling that most people on Meta are not the same people on SO. People on this site seem very mean spirited as opposed to those ...
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Comments are still extremely rude. How can we get more people to flag these?

Edit: Okay, I think I get the point. I just got over 20 notifications overnight about this. You can stop commenting and answering now - I think I get the point that I may have made the question a ...
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2answers
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Is there any way to anonymously censure users for anti-social behavior?

I really hope I'm not the only one that feels this way. On StackOverflow, there are some, but thankfully a small number, of users that are rude or seem to be actively trying to make the site a ...

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