Linked Questions

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What would the rules be about creating threads regarding other users, and encouraging other users to vote bomb them? [duplicate]

I am just wondering what the rules are here regarding making threads about other users, and whether it is considered a professional, or an unprofessional way of encouraging other users to vote bomb ...
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The Many Memes of Meta

Catchphrases and concepts that spread from person to person are known as [memes], which, courtesy the Internet, can now explode across the Earth like a highly contagious virus (hence "going viral&...
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Does piling up downvotes help the site in any useful way?

I am new here, but I’ve noticed that downvoting on this site tends to be quite virulent with respect to off-topic questions or questions which probably are poorly formulated. Though I understand ...
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What have I done wrong? Flamed for asking a question? [duplicate]

Just look at what happened here, very simple question: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/21386037/how-can-i-take-take-text-and-display-it-in-an-image-in-asp-net-c-sharp?noredirect=1#...
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1answer
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Evading question ban by triggering the automatic merger of accounts [duplicate]

While trying to ask a question, one could get: We are no longer accepting questions from this account. See the Help Center to learn more. This is of course something counterproductive towards a ...
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How does “very bad meta activity” affect one's rep on the main site?

It is said in the FAQ (link gone, it now redirects to Tour page) However, please note that offensive penalties, if levied by the community through spam or offensive votes on your posts here, will ...
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“Dubious” button: unmark answer as accepted via voting

It is not a secret, that across Stack Exchange sites there are plenty of accepted answers of a dubious quality. They may answer the question, but lack something crucial. Some answers even get accepted ...
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Are answers from unregistered users with the same name from different people?

I've asked a few related questions and got some reasonably high quality answers though there are still some bits to work out I don't grok. I have the standard problem of being too technical to get ...
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Read-only no-participation view to discourage meta effect

David Arenburg wrote in "Restrict up vote rights": I won't post examples because I don't want to create any Meta effects This refers to increased voting and other attention given to a post ...
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2answers
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Allow reposting a bounty during the grace period

I posted a bounty on this question, which despite the bounty got no (serious) attention. I am now seriously considering putting up another bounty for the coming week and noticed I have to wait for 24 ...
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0answers
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Ability to embed a snapshot of a main site post into a meta post

On any main site, if you post a link-only question or answer you're likely to get downvoted (possibly heavily) and your question or answer closed or deleted. This is good: links can break or change, ...