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Recent feature changes to Stack Exchange

This is an unofficial list/changelog of new features and various changes to Stack Overflow and the Stack Exchange network. It is maintained by the community, while a Stack Exchange employee changes ...
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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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Send authors an inbox message if their question is put on hold

I think it would really help if you get notified that a question of yours was closed. Especially for the multi-site power user, usually (at least for me) a question is asked and then left alone for ...
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Can the Description for the CloseReasonTypes be added for the newer Close Reasons?

The table CloseReasonTypes in The Stack Exchange Data Explorer holds the id, name and description for the various close reasons. When the close reasons got a major overhaul the new close reasons got ...
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Are code troubleshooting questions really what we want to encourage? [closed]

In an effort to more fully understand the gestalt of Stack Overflow, I offer this question for perusal: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/7513258/i-want-a-dialog-box-in-case-of-error#question ...
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Introducing a brand new, consolidated, Help Center

UPDATE: This is now live on all Stack Exchange sites. You can access it at /help or by clicking the "help" link in the top nav or footer of any page. We can all agree that Stack Exchange is a ...
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Distinguish close votes by reason

Even though a question may be closed by receiving 5 close votes, the votes do not necessarily need to agree. I think this is a good behavior, but recently I voted to close a question for being an ...
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Let's get rid of the 10K flag queue

The 10K tools are pretty cool... You get a birds-eye view of activity on the site, a "dashboard" view of what's happening. Some of the individual tools haven't scaled particularly well with Stack ...
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Can we have the ability to retract a close vote before it closes?

Sometimes you vote to close something and the OP then changes it to fix the issue or issues. You can't take a close vote back though. It would be nice if you could. With the new Duplicate close ...
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Should questions where a problem arose from a typo be closed? [closed]

Should questions where a problem arose from a typo be closed? Here is a recent example: Google Analytics Javacript event tracker code not tracking events The problem was a misspelled _gaq (written ...
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Do we avoid questions about current events that have a limited life?

RPG Stack Exchange, along with a few other older sites, have this bullet point in our on-topic FAQ: We don't want the information on our site to become obsolete, and so we try not to ask ...
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Give reasons for votes to Leave Open and provide reasons to those who voted

As an addition or follow-on to The close reason rework project: Changes to "close as duplicate" (part deux) Help us make "Off-Topic" close reasons clearer to the OP ...
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Changes to “close as duplicate” (part deux)

I feel like we got off on the wrong foot. Due to me being an idiot miscommunication, a partial change snuck out early, and even though we announced it we didn't really explain why we made the change. ...
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FAQ link still visible under “Off Topic” close vote description [duplicate]

Under the "Close" dialog as well as the explanation below a closed question: Questions on Stack Overflow are expected to relate to programming or software development within the scope defined in ...
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“Value for other visitors” as a criterion for good questions?

Original question I have seen a number of questions on different Stack Exchange sites where it was suggested to close the question for various reasons. One argument/criterion that I have never seen ...

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