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The Many Memes of Meta

Catchphrases and concepts that spread from person to person are known as memes, which, courtesy the Internet, can now explode across the Earth like a highly contagious virus (hence "going viral"). As ...
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56answers
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What are the hidden features of Stack Exchange?

What features of Stack Exchange sites do you consider "hidden"?
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19answers
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Let's stop displaying a user's accept rate

My feature request (or anti-feature-request perhaps) is the following: Let's stop displaying a user's accept rate. For those of you who know "Fawlty Towers", the whole issue of a visible accept rate ...
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7answers
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Add a link to the timeline of a post

For the past year I have been quite active on SO and a bit on meta, but I had never heard of the timeline of a post until today in a comment on meta. There was an announcement by Jeff Atwood two ...
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What is the incentive to accept answers now? Should we have one?

In order to keep down comments about people's accept rates, accept rates are no longer displayed. However, that leads to a question: what is the incentive to accept answers now? Are we in a situation ...
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2answers
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Is serial un-upvote a thing?

Today I saw a user in a per site meta that has a reputation tab like this: Their meta post is about something else though. The problem I have is with this very screenshot: 4 un-upvotes took ...
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1answer
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Disallow voting from accounts which are pending deletion?

If a user's account is scheduled for deletion (i.e. they've submitted a formal request for account deletion, but the button hasn't actually been pressed yet), can they be prevented from voting? I can'...
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1answer
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Vandalism by OP

I flagged those question Getting “AWT EVENTQueue-0” java .lang.nullpointerexception error [closed] How to add Jpanel to Jframe from different classes Creating an actionlistener from a method in ...
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The strange case of Dr. Upvoter and Mr. Edit

Not a rant, just curiosity :) In this question from Jan 2013, I answered normally (not my best answer ever, but still worth reading I guess, and it gained one upvote). Another answer was marked as ...
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Stack Exchange should use username instead of real name?

There should not be two users who have same name. Stack Exchange should use usernames instead of real names and the usernames should be unique. Everyone should be identified by their username instead ...
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1answer
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“Accepted” event is not logged in the new timeline

I just noticed that the /timeline view for questions has changed radically. It looks nicer (see an example), well done! So far I noticed that the "accepted" action is not logged any more. It just ...
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1answer
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Lock answer accepts like we do with votes?

At present, Stack Exchange sites lock in a user's up/down vote, after 5 minutes, unless the post on which the vote is made changes in some way. There is, however, no similar lock on accept votes. I ...
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2answers
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Is there any value in displaying answers-only statistics, especially “accepted answers” rate?

Currently, when sorting through available answers to any question (mine or not) on a topic I'm not nearly an expert on, it may sometimes be VERY difficult to separate wheat from the chaff by using up-...
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0answers
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Why does the sync with my SO profile not work properly in SE?

I asked a question which received 6 upvotes, and should be in the list of top questions in my Stack Exchange profile. It didn't show up. Why? Is there any specific reason for that? Or will the sync ...