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Questions with opinion-based answers put on hold [duplicate]

I have seen related questions been asked on this forum, but none of them actually reached the point I would like to be clarified. From my perspective, every single non-math/logic question is opinion-...
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32answers
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What formula should be used to determine “hot” questions?

Right now the front page Popular tab is fairly broken -- it's a simple descending sort by views. As Joel said in podcast #18, it is "a self-fulfilling prophecy." But this is not intentional, ...
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Reset votes on migrated questions

All votes should be reset when a question is migrated. That's votes on the question, in both directions, as well as votes on any answer. At the moment, downvotes are cleared from the question. Yes, ...
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10answers
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The bikeshed problem and Stack Exchange

In short, the bikeshed problem: If you go before the Board of Directors and ask for 1.5 billion dollars to build a nuclear reactor, no one will review or discuss the details of the plant. ...
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10answers
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What is the boat programming meme about? [duplicate]

I remember some time ago there was some huge problem regarding some question that had something to do with a boat, and I think I missed that topic completely. As I see it being mentioned every now and ...
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13answers
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Is there a rule of thumb for objective questions asked out of curiosity?

Isaac Moses, the patriarch of Mi Yodeya, wrote something that caught my eye the other day: [...] the general Stack Exchange directive, expressed in the uneditable part of that section of the About ...
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11answers
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Question deletions are getting out of hand

Update: Delete votes are now limited, see Should delete votes be limited like close votes?. Should this question have been deleted? Why do people think functional programming will catch on? (now ...
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5answers
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Don't let questions stick to the top of the hot questions list forever [duplicate]

I've noticed that some very highly upvoted questions stay in the list of hot questions (also displayed in the Stack Exchange menu on the top left) for a very long time, often for several days. One ...
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4answers
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“Venn Diagram” on SE About pages is not actually a Venn diagram

This is a small point (some would say pedantic) concerning the following diagram that currently appears on the About page of Stack Overflow and other Stack Exchange sites: (This is an attachment. ...
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5answers
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In “network hot” questions formula, discard answers when voting evidence indicates that these are not good data points

TL;DR When votes of 20... 30... 100 users clearly indicate that only one or two answers are popular, it does not make sense to pretend that other answers are popular too. In current version of “...
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4answers
910 views

Fix serial downvoting reversal to not apply to users spamming site front page with bad answers

The Problem (an example) This user's answers have been downvoted consistently as they are not very high quality. The also tend to come in bursts of nearly 10 often on older questions. They are not ...
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5answers
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Why must community consensus be reached on Meta?

On a given question a comment is posted: please refrain from voting to close/reopen this question until a consensus has been reached on Meta. And the question is locked to enforce this opinion - ...
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1answer
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What changed in the Hot Questions sidebar algorithm?

I've recently noticed that the hot questions list is now different almost every time I look at it. It used to be static - I.e. I could browse around for half an hour and the items on it would be ...
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3answers
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Am I allowed to bounty for other reasons?

I added a bounty to this question stating: The bounty will go to the best implementation of a right click jQuery plugin. Preferably one to add/remove right click events from a selector with ease. ...
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4answers
280 views

How is this answer programming related?

I saw this answer. It's may be funny, but it's not programming related answer, so it's not fit to SO. I flagged it as not an answer, and a moderator declined it. So I think the moderator thinks this ...

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