Linked Questions

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New top bar - allow user colour choices

I see many mixed views relating to the new top bar colour (the black(ish/almost)). Personally I love it. The light text on black is easy to read as the rest of the site is bright. It also stands ...
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3answers
192 views

I am a new user of Stack Overflow

How can I utilise the Stack Overflow website as a beginner in software development? What is Meta Stack Overflow? What is the best way to contribute?
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6answers
359 views

Subjective: FAQ versus close reasons [closed]

If we have one really reliable 'Hatfield versus McCoy' situation on so.com, it's the question of subjective questions. One camp (in which I generally find myself) appeals to the wording of the FAQ: "...
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2answers
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Automatic Downvote for Question or Answer

This is a weird one, but it occurred to me the other day. What if all answers were automatically added at -1 or -2 status? That is, they automatically take a little bit of reputation to enter. People ...
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4answers
232 views

Get points for voting

From time to time I'll find a good answer to a programming question on StackO via Google, but in my rush to solve my current problem I'll forget to upvote the answer. I was thinking maybe users could ...
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2answers
158 views

My questions keep getting closed; how do I improve? [duplicate]

Often when I ask a question it gets closed, but I don't understand what makes it too broad or off-topic and people aren't explaining it in comments. I'm getting frustrated; I want to contribute ...
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4answers
202 views

Question kept getting deleted even after I made it CW

Premature optimization is the root of all evil, but can it ever be too late? There were some arguments whether or not it should've been CW and what CW really means etc, I stopped caring about that so ...
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1answer
572 views

What is the purpose of an answer to a feature request question, and how does that differ from the purpose of a comment on a feature request?

I am learning about how feature-request questions (on meta sites) differ from "normal" questions. Part of my understanding is that: For normal questions, votes reflect (primarily) the quality of the ...
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2answers
199 views

Idea for Moderation Voting Badge

I have a relatively simple question that can, hopefully, be answered rather quickly. I noticed that the voting for moderators is underway on the main site, and it struck me that, after voting, I ...
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3answers
311 views

Why is Strangest Language feature so heavily downvoted with no comments?

Strangest Language feature seems to be the ONE question I see most often as many user's lowest voted question. In fact, going through many of the downvotes there are some good answers that seem ...
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3answers
176 views

Can we make an edit not move a question up, instead of making it community wiki after 6 edits?

There may be some motivations on editing a question: Correct typos / grammar Provide a better answer (semantic change) Bump the question up, so one can get more upvotes That being, after I do 5 ...
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3answers
175 views

Can the tag wikis for the mandatory tags and moderator-only tags be propagated to all the other meta sites?

A question was raised on NothingToInstall's Web Apps chat about missing tag wiki's for [status-completed] etc. I went and created some, but realised that these would be the same for all meta sites, ...
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1answer
121 views

What factors decide when/why a status-planned tag is added?

What criteria is used when applying the status-planned tag? I've seen that status-planned is one of the restricted tags that can only be added or removed by a moderator (or employee). But, I can't ...
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2answers
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How do I effectively support old feature requests?

Clarification To me (a relatively new user) the current feature request / bug tracking system here on MSO seems to be rather chaotic and somewhat difficult to comprehend. Having had some time since ...
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3answers
183 views

Are there different rules for comments in meta?

Some moderators on some sites are very... religious in purging any comment on any post that isn't asking for clarification or directly suggesting an improvement. These very same moderators are also ...

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