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12 answers
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Enable automatic deletion of old, unanswered, zero-score questions after a year?

Related to Meta Super User efforts: Old unanswered inactive questions with low views/votes and Meta Server Fault efforts: Cleaning house, really old, unloved questions We already auto-remove ...
Jeff Atwood's user avatar
157 votes
5 answers
16k views

Are Stack Exchange sites forums?

I was under the impression that Stack Exchange sites were forums, or forum-like objects. If they are not forums: Why aren't they? What defines a forum?
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124 votes
11 answers
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Community-led deletionism: a protocol for sanity

A couple of events in the past few days have caused me to reflect - yet again - on the direction we're headed with regard to deletion on Stack Overflow and Stack Exchange. First, a moderator on one of ...
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10 answers
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Turbocharging the Roomba: solutions for premature deletion

A couple weeks ago, I asked for help: How can we stop premature deletion? And I got some fantastic responses. A big thanks to everyone who participated in that discussion - you're the reason I don't ...
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3 answers
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Someone flagged my question as already answered, but it's not

I asked a question regarding a very specific feature of a program and whether or not it works with a larger program. Within hours someone had marked it with "This question may already have an answer ...
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188 votes
4 answers
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Can we get a comments only lock?

Currently moderators have the ability to lock posts, for any of the following reasons: Content dispute (~ edit wars), Historical significance (to prevent great but off topic questions from being ...
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191 votes
3 answers
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Provide a tool for moderators to migrate comments to chat

One issue we have on Programmers.SE is that people like to have extended discussions in comments on answers and questions. Try as we might to delete long comment chains and educate them about chat (...
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125 votes
7 answers
3k views

Can we get some consensus on what flag to use for link only answers? [duplicate]

Related: Since moderators are just asking users to flag a custom "Link only answer," can we permanently make this a flag option? (not a dupe, that's a feature request and was closed as a ...
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136 votes
7 answers
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Hide trivial comments

Update: this particular implementation has been abandoned for now, please help us measure the cost of displaying comments instead. If you look around the internet, you'll find that: 99.9 percent of ...
Jon Ericson's user avatar
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124 votes
7 answers
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Deleting a comment (mine) shouldn't count as a comment vote

I had an old question that I revisited in order to link it in a new answer. I noticed that in the comments Steven A Lowe had a funny comment that I -- at the time -- had responded to with "why can't I ...
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158 votes
5 answers
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Is it possible to import comments into a chat room without the link appearing? [duplicate]

Question: For an answer on a stack exchange site with say 8 comments, how can I / is it possible to import the comments into a chat room? Background: I was helping with a question and made several ...
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219 votes
1 answer
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How do comments work?

Across the Stack Exchange network you may leave comments on a question or answer. How do comments work? What are comments for, and when shouldn't I comment? Who can post comments? Who can edit ...
50 votes
9 answers
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Change "comment" to "critique or request clarification"

Got around to talking about comment flags with Robert Cartaino this morning... We're working on rejiggering the flagging options to make it a bit more obvious when stuff should be flagged, with the ...
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49 votes
4 answers
1k views

Proposed tweak to comment UI for long threads

I've been working with St├ęphane on some slight changes to the way we display comment-related elements on posts with long comment threads. There are a few problems we're trying to solve: It's not very ...
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7 answers
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Comment moderation policy?

Around 20 hours ago, I made a comment on this answer. The entire text of my comment was: Congratulations! You helped create the Silk Road :-). http://krebsonsecurity.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/...
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