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77 votes
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Help us figure out a way to handle the explosion of comments on Stack Overflow [closed]

As a frequent user of Stack Overflow, I see a lot of conversations that happen in comments. Whole questions are answered in the comments. Often, the comments have useful information, but ultimately, ...
George Stocker's user avatar
38 votes
5 answers

Comment deletion notification

I think you should be notified if anything of yours is deleted or even flagged, preferably with some explanation (even if it's a simple categorisation like #rude, #irrelevant, #incorrect) and who did ...
karnok's user avatar
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28 votes
6 answers

Allow for setting comments to "auto-expire", to become "temporary comments"

Meanwhile, in August 2009 "noise" was added as reason for comment flagging, and the comment flags show in the 10k tools. And Allow low-rep users to suggest edits is on its way. Hence: I don't care for ...
Arjan's user avatar
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16 votes
4 answers

Are comments like "This is the best answer" constructive?

I had flagged four comments as "not constructive" today. They were: Much better answer than the accepted one plus yours is the better answer. Chuck Norris can parse HTML with regex. You're ...
Zaibis's user avatar
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44 votes
2 answers

Community Edit Request - "Solved" / "[fixed]" / "[Answered]"

If you're reading this, you may have nothing better to do. Well do I have a proposition for you! There are currently 423 questions with "Solved" in the title. If you've got the time, pick out a few, ...
George Stocker's user avatar
3 votes
2 answers

Let comments decay by default, add option to make them permanent

Many comments become noise over time. At the same time, some comments add valuable information to the question or answer and should be preserved permanently. So far, all efforts to conceive a clean-up ...
Pekka's user avatar
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6 votes
4 answers

JavaScript vs. jQuery, why wasn't this question closed? [closed]

Regarding Stack Overflow question (now deleted): I guess I'm a little ...
apaul's user avatar
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3 votes
3 answers

Remove comments instead of locking the question

My question was locked due to "high amount of off-topic comments generated". Two users involved in an argument added several off-topic comments. I had nothing to do with it and it had nothing to do ...
user avatar
10 votes
3 answers

How to deal with cross-site exact duplicates?

These questions: Are exact duplicates, so I attempted to flag one as such, and got an error message along the ...
user avatar
2 votes
3 answers

My helpful flag was declined [duplicate]

Yesterday I flagged a question as not constructive on meta. It was declined by moderators, then I thought that the post was a constructive one. But I saw now that the same post was closed as not ...
Azik's user avatar
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19 votes
2 answers

Can obsolete comment flags be added to the review queue?

An issue was raised on the Arqade Meta by a user who was mass-flagging obsolete comments. The moderator over there claims that the mod team of 6 (soon to be 9) mods cannot handle that amount of flags. ...
Ayrx's user avatar
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2 votes
1 answer

How old is data for queries? [duplicate]

I like to play with stack exchange queries sometimes and usually data is outdate. I assumed that SO database is cloned/copied periodically. Just wondering, how old is data?
Victor Ronin's user avatar
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7 votes
1 answer

On Meta, are the rules for showing on the main page different?

Questions that are highly downvoted do not show on the main page. That's generally a good thing. is the absolute score to be shown/not shown different on meta than on main sites? does meta take into ...
Kate Gregory's user avatar
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