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How can I find all questions marked as Duplicate of a particular question? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there somehow a way to find the questions which are the most referred to when closing duplicates? Just came across a case where, in hindsight I considered a question to be ...
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Encouraging people to explain downvotes

I used to get "upset" (though that is too strong a term) when I got downvoted without comment. If my answer isn't good enough then I'd like to know why. Not only does it improve the answer for the OP ...
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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 ...
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Allow downvoting comments

Answers and questions allow both upvoting and downvoting - comments, however, only allow upvoting. I think it would be useful to allow downvoting of comments for two reasons: First, if you ...
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Add the ability to ignore users

Stack Overflow has successfully borrowed at least one XBox feature (Achievements). I'd like to see another feature borrowed as well. Let's say I'm playing Halo online and another player is being a ...
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Are there any clones/alternatives for running a Stack Exchange style Q&A site?

Since the source code for this site isn't available for purchase or external use, I'm looking for software that can run a Q&A environment similar to Stack Exchange. Are there any such pieces of ...
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What are “Community Wiki” posts?

Some questions and answers are marked Community Wiki and are owned by a community wiki user: (in fact, this very question is one of them) Why have Community Wiki posts? How do Community Wiki posts ...
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Which tools and technologies are used to build the Stack Exchange Network?

What tools and technologies are used to build the Stack Exchange Network? See also: Which tools and technologies are used to build Data Explorer? Return to FAQ index
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How does “Reputation” work?

On Stack Exchange, users may gain a certain level of reputation. What does reputation do? How can a user gain or lose reputation? See also What is reputation? How do I earn (and lose) it? ...
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Make recent activity and responses show new comments on questions/answers I have commented on (even if I don't own them)

I'd like the recent activity and responses pages to show new comments on questions/answers I have commented on (even if I don't own them). If I leave a comment somewhere, I am implicitly engaging in ...
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Find out which question/answer awarded you the badge

With the addition of Recent Activity a while back it became much easier to know what's going on. However, sometimes when a badge is awarded, it's not immediately clear why it happened. I suggest ...
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Should we be allowed to edit comments?

I am a horrendous speller, and my mild dyslexia does not help. Sometimes I typo in my comments, I look at it a few days later and see something that screams to be fixed. But to fix it I would have ...
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Consecutive Day Count in profile

In the comments to Enthusiast and Fanatic Badge on the blog, a comment was added that a nice feature would be adding the number of consecutive days you've visited to the site to the user's profile. ...
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Has Stack Overflow been haiku-hacked?

When for the first time A new question I answer This haiku appears: Little slab of meat In a wash of clear jelly Now I heat the pan Such a message is Very strange; is anyone Seeing the same ...
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Isn't the “vote too old to be changed” a little too eager?

My vote was only seconds old, minutes at the most. Didn't it occur to SO coders that sometimes, on a second read, you realize that the answer is actually wrong (perhaps when you read the right one a ...
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Is there a page that displays questions with zero answers?

The "Unanswered" button gives a page with already answered questions, just those not already concluded/checked as answered as well as those that don't have an answer with an upvote. Where can I find ...
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What are the architecture details of Stack Overflow?

Software Stack: http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2008/09/what-was-stack-overflow-built-with/ Database Details: http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2009/06/stack-overflow-creative-commons-data-dump/ What are ...
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Have regular users link less-prominent duplicates to the best one by encouraging referral answers?

It's hardly news that the share of duplicates is going up. As the sites accumulate more information and more participants, the effort required to confirm that something hasn't already been answered ...
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Request for data dump to include more closed question info

Related to my previous request about userid of closer info, I'd also like to request for the data dump: close reasons for each close vote (currently 11 for SO) for duplicate questions, all of the ...
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Link from question to duplicates [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Please Provide a “Table of Duplicates” I'm wondering if it would be possible to automatically link from a question to other questions which have been closed as ...
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How do I find questions that are marked as duplicates of a given one? [duplicate]

It is easy to go from a duplicate question to its original: there is a link in the body of the question. But how do I go in the reverse direction (from a single original question to a list of ...