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Fastest Gun in the West Problem

I feel like there's a problem with Stack Overflow, as the number of people prowling it increases. Each question's answers are sorted by descending score. This means that if a person sits down and ...
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Why are the Code of Conduct changes received so negatively, and what can / could have been done to change that?

The announcement of the Code of Conduct changes is sitting now, three days after being posted, on a score of -916 (with 1180 downvotes). I can't remember a change announcement being received so ...
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What privilege should 30k users get?

The last time we lifted the level cap was in 2015. In 2014, we added a unilateral close-as-duplicate power for gold tag badge holders, but no new reputation level. So we've been thinking about giving ...
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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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Stop using community wiki as a reputation denial mechanism

Community wiki is one of the most misunderstood and misused features of the SE network. The original purpose of CW was to enable collaboration on a post, it reduces the reputation needed for editing ...
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Add a note about downvoting on Meta

There is a lot of irritation and whining from newbies when their suggestions get downvoted because they don't understand that votes have a different meaning here. This is unnecessary, and I'm ...
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How should low-reputation MSE users express disagreement with a (proposed) network-wide change?

We have come in a very nice discussion over here. While the question at hand is a duplicate, OP raises a valid point: It overwhelmingly affects Stack Overflow where I have plenty of rep points, yet ...
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Another third place: preliminary testing for Stack Exchange shiny new projects

This is a follow-up to my comment on meta SO. I'm going to start on a chemical plant analogy. To achieve mass production with a new process, one goes through several scaling steps. At each step, the ...
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Voting mechanism for feedback questions [duplicate]

The recent license posts The MIT License – Clarity on Using Code on Stack Overflow and Stack Exchange and A New Code License: The MIT, this time with Attribution Required generated some confusion over ...
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What to do when a conversation moves to a different meta site where you don't have enough reputation to participate?

How does one handle a conversation being moved from a meta site where you have enough reputation to participate (comment, vote, etc.) to a meta site where you do not? Options, as far as I can see, ...
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1answer
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Why do this site's privileges' costs differ from all the other SE sites?

I know that this site is special, but I don't know why this site's privileges' costs differ so much. For example, on this site, to comment everywhere, you need to have 5 reputation, while on every ...
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“Participate in Meta” should be deleted in Help Center > Privileges [duplicate]

Help Center > Privileges > Participate In Meta doesn't seem to be necessary because Meta SE doesn't have its own Meta. According to Help Center > Privileges > Comment Everywhere, the privilege to ...
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Lower the bar for downvoting on Meta.SE [duplicate]

User Disenfranchisement When a user notices a featured Meta.SE topic in their own site's sidebar that impacts them, and they click through to Meta.SE, a significant number of them, regardless of ...
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Remove meta.SE reputation changes from voting to allow everyone to participate like normal meta sites [duplicate]

Many people have come to Meta to vote and comment on the proposed changes to the license. However most people coming from other sites don't have enough reputation to down vote answers. This completely ...
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Could we use a pros/cons list to format discussion?

Now I know meta is different from main sites, but there seems to be a big contrast between SE wanting to stick strictly to the Q&A format, and every single meta site out there. The discussion tag ...

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