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Fastest Gun in the West Problem

I feel like there's a problem with Stack Overflow, as the number of people prowling it increases. Each question's answers are sorted by descending score and then by descending time of posting. This ...
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Is using reputation to scale the number of close votes the best way?

When we were working on the last se-quality-project, I wanted to introduce something into the review system that I still feel is pretty lacking. There's no way to really track your efficacy as a ...
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Stack Exchange Glossary - Dictionary of Commonly-Used Terms

What are the common phrases, words, abbreviations that are used on Stack Overflow, Server Fault, Super User, Meta Stack Overflow, and the other Stack Exchange sites? This is meant to be a very quick ...
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What has happened to the sorting of answers on Stack Overflow? [duplicate]

Has the sorting of answers on Stack Overflow been changed? Because I've realised that the answers aren't sorted by Votes -> Time anymore, and they are sorted in a different way. It appears the ...
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Should we require minimum reputation to continue asking questions?

We are reevaluating this based on community feedback. The new heuristic to prevent questions being asked will probably be based on a combination of question closes, question deletes, question flags, ...
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The editing race - the slackers always win

I'm having a pretty big problem with the way the editing system is working lately. I think it was a recent change, but there no longer appears to be a warning message when another user has edited the ...
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4answers
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When should I vote?

I have seen a few questions here on Meta Stack Exchange that cover parts of this, but they are often too local, and none of them seem to cover all the relevant scenarios. I will break it up ...
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Is there any benefit to allowing code-only answers while blocking code-only questions? [closed]

There have been several discussions regarding code-only answers (answers that contain only code blocks with no textual explanation whatsoever): Down Vote "code only" answers? Explaining ...
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Why can't I at least upvote and comment on correct and helpful answers without first earning reputation? [duplicate]

I don't mean to be unhelpful, but I don't sit around waiting for new questions to come in so I can hopefully answer them faster and more thoroughly than everyone else on the internet. I've tried this ...
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Potential FGITW “fix”?

If you post an incomplete answer for FGITW, and then edit it in the intervening five minutes, adopt the last time of the five minute window as the actual timestamp. So this timestamp adjustment then ...
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3answers
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When is an appropriate time to edit an answer after its been published?

10 seconds? 20 seconds? 60 seconds? When is an appropriate time to give the original answer author enough time to edit his / her own answer?
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3answers
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Closing a question as a duplicate of an off-topic question

What should I do when an off-topic question is asked that is also a duplicate of another closed off-topic question? Close the new question with the off topic reason? Mark the new question as a ...
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Fishing for reputation on hot questions/answers?

Mostly, I only answer and comment on "hot questions". I have legitimate reasons for doing so, but sometimes I worry I am "fishing" for easy reputation on popular questions while other hard-working SE ...
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People not reading questions

I feel that the percentage of people quickly writing some clueless "answer" without even reading the question has grown drastically. Maybe they're driven by this motivation: "someone can upvote my ...
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1answer
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Is the order of answers with equal votes still random?

Is Jeff Atwood's comment still up-to-date? Will the order of answers be random if the score is equal or is there an algorithm implemented?

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