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Spam Profiles are getting my goat. Could we have better tools for mods to deal with profile spam?

Super User got hit by another batch of spammers creating profiles. They've got accounts on other sites from what I've heard from other mods and from the comments here. Last time it was streaming. Now ...
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Should the community wiki police be shut down?

Read me first: What are “Community Wiki” posts on Stack Overflow? Some times I post things that are border line community wiki, like this question: Are there any C# open source log viewers? which ...
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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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Work is hard, let's color the walls

Picture pages! Picture pages! Time to get your picture pages! ... time to get your crayons and your pencils! That's right, it's time to realize that you're simply not going to get anything meaningful ...
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Why can't we use the word “problem” in titles?

Recently this Mathematica question was posted, Mathematica can't DSolve two-body pro-ble​m? The reason for the odd split in the word pro-blem is there is a filter preventing its use in titles. For the ...
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Should “move-to-chat” be provided on demand (as a button perhaps)?

When comments get too chatty the move-to-chat feature asks if you'd like to move it out. But this often happens after the fact and thus doesn't prevent it. I propose that: Move-to-chat be provided ...
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“viewed 1 times”

When a post is first created, it says "viewed 1 times" in the sidebar. This should say "viewed 1 time".
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A Proposal for More Constructive Downvoting on Meta: Express Disagreement by Answering the Question

Downvoting legitimate questions on Meta because one disagrees with the question's premise has become a bit of a problem. Question bans on users asking legitimate questions are a real possibility. ...
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The title word filter is one of the worst ideas ever implemented on SO

There are numerous (1, 2, 3) questions concerning this problem. I realize this is a borderline duplicate, but I'll re-iterate the futility of this particular filter and why it should be outright ...
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Anonymous user feedback now in testing

Anonymous and unregistered users with < 15 reputation (the amount required to earn the upvote privilege) will now see feedback on every post in the area that a logged in user would see "add ...
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What is FGITW and SCITE?

I only read Meta every so often but I've seen lots of talk about SCITE and FGITW. I have no idea what these are! Can someone please define and explain these abbreviations?
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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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New phenomenon: Rage Unaccepting

Now that accept rate is no longer displayed users can silently unaccept answers without anyone noticing. I happened to notice by chance that this user (who is a long time member without any other ...
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What would be good “call to action” elements for “Reinstate Monica” profiles?

Following ideas put up by others, I changed my nickname and profile information to inform potential readers of my content on "other" network sites about the ongoing struggle. Right now, my ...
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What is up with the waffle fetish? [closed]

Setting aside the fact that waffles were created in the seventh circle of hell, cause suffering and apocalyptic horror wherever they are witnessed, and are instruments of pure evil, where did the ...

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