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The Many Memes of Meta

Catchphrases and concepts that spread from person to person are known as memes, which, courtesy the Internet, can now explode across the Earth like a highly contagious virus (hence "going viral"). As ...
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Should 'Hi', 'thanks', taglines, and salutations be removed from posts?

I edit a lot of posts every day. I often run across posts with 'Hi' and 'Thanks' on the top and the bottom of the post respectively. I also run across things like: --User Should these items be ...
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Recent feature changes to Stack Exchange

This is an unofficial list/changelog of new features and various changes to Stack Overflow and the Stack Exchange network. It is maintained by the community, while a Stack Exchange employee changes ...
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What is the most rampant duplicate on Stack Exchange sites?

Strongly related: How do we deal with octuplicate questions? This is not a question about how to deal with duplicates, it's a simple "meta" question: What is the most rampant duplicate on Stack ...
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Closing Etiquette: Why Do Some Answer *and* Close?

I've noticed quite a few cases (here's a recent one) where people not only vote to close a question, but then also answer said question. At best this is just silly, and at worst it is totally ...
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The Stack Overflow Conspiracy - don't tell Jeff I'm on to him [closed]

Judging from the fact that there's been a lot of talk of venture capital being pumped into Stack Overflow lately, something hasn't been sitting well with me at all. Then I got to thinking. Ever think ...
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Why isn't Meta funny anymore? [closed]

I remember when I first began to frequent Meta there were jokes galore. And the moderators seemed pretty lax with humorous questions (and sometimes answers). Then, something changed and Jeff began ...
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What are the most annoying user behaviors you have seen? [closed]

For example, I don't really like it when people say thank you by answering their own question. When people just think about winning reputation more than help users. I know that the reputation is used ...
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Grammatically incorrect title repeatedly tricks people into editing it

I innocently edited the title of the question, I accidentally a whole fact table. Apparently, this kind of grammar with no verb is an internet meme. Because I was not familiar with said meme (which I ...
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Can we pay more attention to questions before we act

I'm posting this mostly because of this question(it's been deleted now) 10k Only.. To summarize, The question had the qualities that we usually ask people for, and it's main fault was it's ...
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Don't close questions where the user has requested that it not be closed [closed]

The system should search posts for the word "please" in proximity to the phrase "don't close" or "do not close", and if found together disable the close link for the following reasons: They asked ...
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Script to remove useless SO content

I find that the body of the questions and answers really gets in the way of randomly voting things up and down, reading comments, and commenting. Watching the patterns of usage on SO, I can see a lot ...
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O(God), why are we helping spread misinformation?

There is a common misuse prevalent, of using BigOh, whenever we mean Theta, or in some cases, Omega. (In fact, the misuse is so prevalent, that I even expect many people to go WTF? after reading this.)...
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Badges should reward positive behavior

I've been doing a bit of badge hunting recently. I was under the impression that badges were supposed to incentivize positive behaviour. The tag wiki for badges even says so. Badges are awarded to ...
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What did happen with “xpathengines” and “xqueryengines” tags, and why? [closed]

About the bounty: Up today the original question is not fully answered. I'm asking for the actual reasons of the merge. I've also deleted my own comments so question and answers can stand one in ...

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