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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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30answers
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Web-based IRC for the Trilogy?

This is a followup meta topic from the blog post. http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2010/04/do-trilogy-sites-need-a-third-place/ I tend to think that meta is the work part, while Stack Overflow, Super ...
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8answers
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Give each site a parallel site for polling, recommendations and subjective-ish stuff

Stuff like polls, recommendations based on subjective constraints, puzzles, webcomics etc. do not belong on the serious main SE sites, where professionals should be considered at work and having just ...
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Allow anyone to comment but hide low-rep users' comments until reviewed

I've seen so many should-be-a-comment "edits" or "answers" in the review queues by new users, and it's pretty obvious that to them this was the only way to somehow interact with a question due to ...
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3answers
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Is StackExchange supposed to be just for experts?

It seems that the word "expert" is used a lot in the descriptions Stack Exchange sites. But in searching I can't really find anything canonical about this. Is Stack Exchange supposed to be just for ...
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7answers
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Should we have a subjective version of every Stack Exchange site? [duplicate]

Take this chef proposal, and note the description: Proposed Q&A site for professional and expert amateur chefs interested in the more subjective aspects of cooking; this would be to Cooking SE ...
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3answers
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Would a grace period or a sandbox mode help introduce new users?

Inspired by casperOne's interpretation in the comments of this recent question, I'm wondering if a small grace period or a sandbox mode for newer users will help their introduction to the system. ...
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4answers
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What if I'm not satisfied with an answer, or find it too complicated?

Just as I was about to post a question, I found that it's already been asked, and an answer has already been accepted. However, I don't understand the answer, and wish for a simpler answer. What ...
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1answer
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“Newbie” doesn't have enough reputation to talk in chat [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: SO Chat: Why is it that “Only members of Stack Overflow with at least 20 reputation may talk…”? I just tried the new feature to move a conversation to chat, ...
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3answers
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Discussing an answer

I'm new here, so this might be obvious... I couldn't find an FAQ about it though. Suppose I ask a question, and somebody gives me an answer, but I don't fully understand the answer. So now I'm asking ...
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1answer
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Can users with less reputation be allowed to chat?

This is something I have faced quite recently. Someone very new to Stack Overflow asked a question, but is not able to communicate properly or exactly understand the answers that has been given for ...
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1answer
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I don't understand an answer. Should I add a comment, or post a new question?

I recently (today) asked a question that received what seems to be a clear, concise answer, but one that's beyond my ability to understand (I'm at the cut-and-paste stage with JavaScript, and the ...
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1answer
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Discussion/Talk page on Questions

I've been seeing a lot of comments, on a lot of questions and answers, and most of them, seem to be related, some are asking new questions themselves, some are talking to the poster, looking for more ...
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1answer
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What can I do if I want to further discuss a specific answer to a question?

If I have a question about the whole answers of a question, and it is related to that page, what can I do? I think it's a bit of a "bug" of this site (lack of community based questions and answers). ...
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0answers
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Creating and linking chat rooms to questions [duplicate]

Sometimes I'd like to discuss some ideas related to a question without including them in the comments. For (1) it gets too long and (2) often the discussion is quite specific and probably isn't ...

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