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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 we cap reputation gained from questions at +2000?

Please disregard. This proposal has been abandoned in favor of a new proposal. Please disregard. The new proposal has been abandoned in favor of just plain not doing it. Based on: ...
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Question deletions are getting out of hand

Update: Delete votes are now limited, see Should delete votes be limited like close votes?. Should this question have been deleted? Why do people think functional programming will catch on? (now ...
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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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When to vote to delete question?

I've recently reached enough reputation on one of the sites to be able to cast delete votes. I am not sure when a question is supposed to be deleted as opposed to just remain closed. What criteria ...
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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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Mitigating publicity-driven vote inflation

Following the Reddit debacle™ back in January, we've had another instance today of a question becoming overwhelmingly popular due to external "advertising". As soon as Joel tweeted about Eric Lippert'...
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Great question got deleted [closed]

This is a cross-post from meta.programmers. I think the discussion also belongs here and to be honest, I’m really angry at the moment and I want this to get some attention. Executive summary: ...
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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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Can we get an official statement regarding career advice questions?

I'm looking at the following question: Am I a dinosaur programmer? It has 4 close votes (at the time of writing), and I've been waffling over whether or not to put in a 5th. By convention, at least,...
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Will the gold “Great Answers” badges be removed after the deletion of popular questions?

One side-effect of programmers.stackexchange.com has been to discuss the migration of questions from SO to P.SE. One side-effect of said side-effect has been the removal (deletion, not migration) of ...
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Why allow closed questions to be voted on?

In seeing some of the potential solutions and problems related to this answer and question I noticed something. Why are closed questions allowed to obtain more reputation for a user? So my ...
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Fear of Closing

I'm now have trepidation about closing, since that's the first step to deletion, and we all know how that's been going. I have always tried to do my part to close questions that deserved it, but feel ...
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Allow faster deleting of obviously bad questions

10k users can't vote to delete questions until they've been closed for two days, to give 3k users a chance to reopen. This is useful for most posts, but for obviously terrible posts that get closed in ...

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