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Formatting Sandbox

Note: Answers will occasionally be moved to the Sandbox archive when there are too many of them. When using them to report bugs, keep an eye. As per Jeff's suggestion in this comment: You can use ...
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15answers
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How can I encourage Stack Overflow to rein in the 'subjective' vigilantes?

I'm on SO pretty much every day researching something to do with programming, and over the last month or two, I find I'm growing frustrated and a little disgusted at how many interesting questions ...
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2answers
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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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50answers
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Could we please be a bit nicer to new users?

There is a distinct decline in the level of civility on all the sites here. Some of this is due to new users coming in and posting spam and other nonsense, but the off-topic and downvote buttons are ...
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5answers
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What aspects of psychology does Stack Overflow take advantage of?

I think it's interesting the way Stack Overflow has garnered such a following. I think that the success of Stack Overflow has a lot to do with how Stack Overflow is taking advantage of how people ...
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12answers
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The problem with extrinsic motivation

TL;DR: Stack Exchange favors standard, fast, and complete answers at the expense of novel, creative, and excellent answers. This bias results directly from reputation ratings, badges and other ...
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7answers
36k views

The Help Vampire problem

What is Stack Overflow's long-term solution for the Help Vampire problem? Quote from article follows: Identifying Help Vampires can be tricky, because they look like any ordinary person (or ...
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11answers
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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 ...
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1answer
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Why are Stack Exchange websites so strict? [duplicate]

I'd love to just ask a simple question and not have to worry about spending a large amount of time to make it perfect. Why is Stack Exchange so strict on question format and content?
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3answers
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Since when is spoonfeeding not allowed? [closed]

I've probably missed some great debates in here, but I want a status report. What has happened with our rules over the past half a year in here? Spoonfeeding was always encouraged in here, as far as ...
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1answer
116 views

Disappointed with Stack overflow-specially the working [closed]

Recently I asked a question on Stack overflow which is this: JSP with HTML As soon as I could post it, I was rewarded with -4(-2) votes.As a beginner in my Technology, it should be OK to ask a ...
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1answer
86 views

How welcoming are our communities? [duplicate]

As SE grows, lots of communities grow using it. Why not? So far, so good. As SE grows, lots of people find answers for their problems just being forwarded here by different search engines. Halleluja. ...
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3answers
421 views

Why is this website so user-unfriendly? [duplicate]

Hey I'm new to this site. I really like the concept, but I think that it's kinda unfun to use. For example, what's up with having to put two spaces at the end of each line to get a line break? I've ...
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6answers
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What's the feeling of having more than 10k points of rep?

Do you still talk to people normally? Do you plan to donate all after you're gone? What are some common pitfalls that a normal user has before achieving such status?
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1answer
145 views

Question Appeal [closed]

https://stackoverflow.com/questions/22585844/how-do-karma-jasmine-and-protractorangularjs-relate?noredirect=1#comment34432682_22585844 I don't think this question is about opinions but It was closed ...

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