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What can we learn from Quora?

When we were doing the VC rounds, the company (rightly or not) that was on every VC's radar in the Q&A field was Quora. Link to sign up: http://quora.com/hackernews Quora is a question ...
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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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Dealing with “Find out who's going to buy the croissants” [closed]

On Stack Overflow at the moment, there is a popular question which is currently high in the Hot Questions feed: https://stackoverflow.com/q/17807531/42473 So far it has been closed twice (once by the ...
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Do not delete good duplicates!

This question (currently deleted (visible only to 10kers)) is a great example of a duplicate question that should not be deleted. [Note: this question was later merged into this one, which resulted in ...
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Community-led deletionism: a protocol for sanity

A couple of events in the past few days have caused me to reflect - yet again - on the direction we're headed with regard to deletion on Stack Overflow and Stack Exchange. First, a moderator on one ...
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Should delete votes be limited like close votes?

First off, let me say that I am not against deleting questions. I have done a fair bit of it in the past. However, I think that when the same three or four people account for 80% of the deleted ...
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The Great Question Deletion Audit of 2010 [closed]

First, let me go on record saying I absolutely support the concept that closed questions which are not useful in either content or as a search term variety duplicate, absolutely should be deleted. ...
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What should we do with old, very popular closed questions?

Motivated by the deletion of https://stackoverflow.com/questions/78756/what-do-you-use-to-keep-notes-as-a-developer-closed Email Validation - Regular Expression On one hand, I disagree with these ...
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Why are we deleting instead of merging?

Those answers were so useful to me. If I knew it would be deleted, I would have saved the answers. I googled my question and found a link to it, but it gives a 404. https://stackoverflow.com/...
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7answers
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Four-year old question with 48 upvotes and 81 stars just got deleted [closed]

I had often referred to this question (for <10k) and last time I checked, it had 48 votes upvotes, 81 stars and 11 answers, with a total of over 100 upvotes. Today, after the question was live for ...
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7answers
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People abusing deleting questions?

I was looking at the deleted questions list today and came across about 20 questions all deleted by John Saunders, Gulzar and Mehrdad. Why === instead of == in PHP comparison? [closed] is just one ...
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Should popular questions be so easy to delete?

I was just looking through the recently deleted questions page, and I came across Music to listen to while coding. Now, I don't think it was such a good question in the first place. Be that as it may,...
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Would you delete these questions? Isn’t closing enough?

This question is mainly motivated by the following case, which I have just noticed on Stack Overflow: Learning Python in one weekend (Snapshot) Learning JavaScript in one weekend The Python ...
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Remove Disciplined Badge

Disciplined Badge: Deleted own post with score of 3 or higher. I don't see how this badge affects the community in a positive way, and it might be doing more harm to the community than good. Even ...
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Cap deletion votes at 20 for megaupvoted golden oldies

So I've been following this deletion discussion for some time now and I think I see a possible resolution. A lot of the upset from "my stuff being deleted" appears to be the apparent unfairness of a ...

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