Linked Questions

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Encouraging people to explain downvotes

Note: If you're looking for a simple explanation as to why comments aren't required on downvotes, see Why isn't providing feedback mandatory on downvotes, and why are ideas suggesting such ...
595
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19answers
97k views

Any way to send a personal message to another user?

There has been quite a few times that I wished I could send a message to another user on SO - not ask a question for everyone to see, but just a short message informing them of something or requesting ...
108
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16answers
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Why is SE giving so much attention to the “be nice”-policy?

Recently we have been treated to featured meta posts and blog posts about the importance of the "be nice"-policy, and how/why it should also apply to comments. This is all fine. Educating each other ...
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15answers
9k views

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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2answers
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Should 'drive by' downvoting be more effectively caught?

I have an answer that I'm certain is technically correct. However, it continues to be downvoted. The answer has already been noted in comments on other answers to be better. It goes more in-depth than ...
307
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1answer
59k views

Why do I need 50 reputation to comment? What can I do instead?

Users with less than 50 reputation points cannot write comments on questions and answers that they don't own. Why does this limit exist? But I want to contribute now. What should I do instead? But I ...
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11answers
2k views

Does meta have to mean murder?

It's often said on this site that meta means murder and that this acts as a deterrent. Our site, which is supposed to act as the central clearinghouse for network-wide matters, doesn't have a great ...
195
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2answers
5k views

How do I participate in Meta and not die trying?

Meta doesn't like me; I can't seem to keep my points. How can I make good posts that are well-received?
214
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1answer
7k views

What recourse do I have if I believe a moderator has abused their privileges?

One or more of the following things happened to me on a Stack Exchange site: My post(s) were wrongly deleted or locked by a moderator A moderator posted a wrong comment on one of my posts I was ...
181
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1answer
30k views

How do comments work?

Across the Stack Exchange network you may leave comments on a question or answer. How do comments work? Who can post comments? Who can edit comments? How can I format and link in comments? Who can ...
226
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1answer
121k views

What can I do when getting “We are no longer accepting questions/answers from this account”?

If you are reading this, you may have been affected by one of our post quality bans. If so, it is important that you read the following information to understand what has happened and how to regain ...
106
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1answer
9k views

How can I propose a new site?

I have an idea or subject that should have a Q&A, and want to propose a new site. How can I do this? Related: What makes a winning site proposal? Return to FAQ index
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1answer
481 views

Should we really allow thank you comments?

From the controversial blog post: We’ve started with user research, and we’re keeping an open mind to all ideas. There are opportunities to work on things like reviewing site copy for inclusive ...
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7answers
929 views

How do we deal with octuplicate questions?

I just googled: "site:stackoverflow.com +axure" I got these answers: Web UI prototyping tools What is the best web prototyping tool? What tools are available for designing Web UI? What are you ...
10
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2answers
231 views

How does a new user participate on meta SE? [duplicate]

As a new user who joined after lurking for about a month, I'm finding it difficult to actually participate. Is there anything a new user can do here, or is it better to participate on other sites ...

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