Linked Questions

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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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7answers
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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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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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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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Why can the senior Stack Overflow community be hostile toward newbie questions? [duplicate]

What I can't understand is why the Stack Overflow senior community is hostile to newbies. As much as I try to research my questions before asking and editing them well I always seem to get ...
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4answers
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Enormous “Summer of Love” violation [closed]

A friend of mine pointed this question out to me as an example of why they dislike SO, and I have to say, folks, my friend has a good point. The poster is a secondary-school student (about 16 years ...
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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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3answers
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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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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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1answer
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Answers with insults

I asked this question, and got some decent help in the comments. Unfortunately, that help came with a slew of insults hurled at me. Whenever I ask a question, I try really hard not to be wasting ...
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1answer
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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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New programmers beware [duplicate]

As a fairly inexperienced programmer I find sites like these to be endlessly helpful. Without them, my development would be much more difficult. My question is this... Why do more experienced ...
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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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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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1answer
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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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