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A Terms of Service update restricting companies that scrape your profile information without your permission

Update (April 19, 2016): This change is now live. You can view the updated Terms of Service here, or read about them below. tl;dr: We’re planning to make some changes to our Terms of Service to stop ...
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Is there a system in place to prevent new users asking, answering and accepting answers to each others' off-topic questions?

Normally new users are not allowed to up-vote until they gain a bit of reputation by receiving up-votes or accepts from the community of a site. But this has a weak point that is being exploited: ...
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Ways to give users some specific education about question quality and topicality

Important: This question is being asked here, and not on the Programmers Meta, because I believe that several SE sites suffer from this same, specific problem. On Programmers, I see a pattern ...
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Please give us Meta back!

It used to be so quiet here, a nice place where users understanding the basics of the SE network of sites discussed important matters, made wonderful feature requests and sometimes even filed a bug ...
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Why do users often ask blatantly off-topic questions here on Meta?

For quite some time, newer users seem to ask a lot of blatantly off-topic questions here on Meta. They are mostly programming questions that should have been closed asked on Stack Overflow, along with ...
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Require having a few reputation on at least one other site before posting to MSE

We get quite a few questions every day from users who somehow get lost and ask questions that are completely off-topic here, mainly users who seem to think they are on Stack Overflow. I have been ...
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Users with 1 rep can't view any questions here on MSE

Trying to view questions with a 1 rep sock I have resulted in the Something Bad Happened: Can this please be fixed? Viewing questions while logged out (as anonymous visitor) works fine. Going ...
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Be proud of tag wikis!

Was interested in learning more about a particular tag (in a single tag filter page) when I realized just how much tag wikis must be embarrassing to the folks who run this joint Look at that anemic "...
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Fine-tune the programming topic warning on MSE

There's a warning bar across the top of every MSE page, warning me that the site is for discussion of the network, and that if I have a programming question I should take it to SO. That sounds useful....
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1 rep users can ask on Meta again

For some time, 1 rep users are banned from MSE. Today, a 1 rep user posted a coding question again (https://meta.stackexchange.com/q/280712/245360). Has the ban been lifted or is it broken (again)?
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Statistics regarding users who recently flooded MSE with blatantly off-topic debugging questions

Related: Sudden increase in off-topic posts on MSE Ways to give users some specific education about question quality and topicality Block migration if user is suspended/question-blocked at ...
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How should we steer lost users?

Here is a thing I see fairly often here on Meta.SE: The question isn't remotely on-topic and was rightly, and quickly, put on hold. Somebody left a comment (not shown) pointing out what Meta.SE is ...
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Automatically raise the rep limit for posting to MSE to 2 when a meta post gets featured

I just noticed that there's a post tagged with featured on Meta Stack Exchange when browsing Stack Overflow: The last time this happened, users from SO forgot that they're not on SO and asked ...
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Does the new unified design theme result in more off-topic questions where lost users asked on the wrong site?

This is partially a request for opinion, and partially a request for statistics. For a very long time, Meta Stack Exchange has suffered from a problem where a lot of users ask blatantly off-topic ...
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Cross-posts, egregiously off-topic questions and the vanishing delete link

Having been a participant on Programmers for quite some time now, I am no stranger to new users and drive-by posters. Despite Programmers' reputation as "the least understood site on the network," ...

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