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1535 votes
51 answers

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 and then by descending time of posting. This ...
191 votes
18 answers

Testing three-vote close and reopen on 13 network sites

Test is live! The 13 sites below have their votes to close set at 3. I've also reduced the votes needed for migrations to 2 (down from 3). Almost two years ago I ran a test for single vote closure/...
Catija's user avatar
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51 votes
3 answers

Add an alert when answering a question that has at least a close vote as duplicate

I have one feature-request with the objective of having duplicate questions with no answers: To (try to) avoid people answering duplicate questions, add an alert that says the question has a probable ...
juan's user avatar
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42 votes
2 answers

Tell answer-author when the question is being voted to close

When I am in the editor writing an answer to a question, the system will notify me (in real time!) when another answer has been posted. This is presumably so I can see if the new answer may have ...
Robert Cartaino's user avatar
14 votes
3 answers

Question closed while composing an answer

I was lucky enough to get the update message "This question was closed, new answers will not be accepted" (paraphrased) while composing an answer to this question. This is an extremely unpleasant ...
Tobias Cohen's user avatar
-18 votes
1 answer

The "working on it" proposal [duplicate]

It bothers me a lot when I'm spending some time and effort trying to answer a question only to learn it got closed for any reason. It's just a lot of time wasted. So I have come up with a solution for ...
code's user avatar
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10 votes
2 answers

See close votes as they come in (possibly as a notification)

I was just writing a nice and long post to a question on meta. Just as I was finishing up, I saw the dreaded No more answers will be accepted banner appear. It was closed. So all that time was ...
ircmaxell's user avatar
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6 votes
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Allow users to post in-progress answers even to questions that get closed

I was just typing an answer to a question, but as I finished, the question was closed, and I couldn't post my answer. There should be functionality that allows users to post answers they've already ...
user1087911's user avatar
3 votes
0 answers

Is it "by design" that "answers in flight" are not accepted on closed questions, but that some still can submit?

Discussion This question comes off the back of a question I asked on Stack Overflow Meta about the grace periods of answers. Specifically it was my confusion that I, personally, cannot submit answers ...
Larnu's user avatar
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When writing an answer, can we be notified if people are voting to close/flagging the question? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Add an alert when answering a question that has at least a close vote as duplicate I was writing a detailed answer to a question. Before I could post it (when it was just ...
Thomas Owens's user avatar
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1 vote
0 answers

Provide a friendly message when attempting to save an answer to question that's been closed

As a follow-up to my question What should I do with my frustration at having a question closed after writing a thoughtful answer?, I wonder if it would be reasonable to provide a kindly-worded pop-up ...
pamphlet's user avatar
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1 vote
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Warn new users posting answers when there are close votes on a question [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Add an alert when answering a question that has at least a close vote as duplicate Even though all users can see close vote counts, and close votes automatically post comments ...
Daniel DiPaolo's user avatar