Linked Questions

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Why are people closing “What <x> is best?” questions? [closed]

What JavaScript framework is best? Can anyone recommend books that are best? Etc... Obviously these questions involve a lot of opinion but well-informed opinions from a large body of developers are ...
32
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7answers
915 views

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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1answer
100 views

An interesting test case for delete vote numbers

Consider https://stackoverflow.com/questions/6012373/recursion-adding-numbers/6012538#6012538. It appears that the vast number of upvotes on a humorous answer push up the delete threshold on this ...
2
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2answers
101 views

This post still needs 11 vote(s) from other users to delete

I have always thought that a nice feature would be to pre-emptively un-delete or un-vote-to-close questions. Some questions just polarize people and instead of having it cycle between close/delete/...
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5answers
857 views

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: ...
1
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1answer
374 views

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 ...
89
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37answers
4k views

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: ...
13
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3answers
241 views

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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2answers
291 views

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 ...
109
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4answers
2k views

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 ...
3
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3answers
76 views

Shouldn't responsible/sensible deletion of (old) questions imply looking at related ones too?

Admittedly I promised myself to stay clean of the inherently difficult recent discussions regarding deletion of questions (e.g. Question deletions are getting out of hand and The Great Question ...
1
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3answers
163 views

How can I see my merged question? Why was it merged?

I know it is offtopic and I will delete my question as soon as I get any answer, but somebody merged my question. The question was opened for the whole day, but when I got 3 reopens and edited my ...
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3answers
305 views

Duplicate answers are tolerated?

If so, in what conditions? Look at the book question. It's a duplicate hell. It can't be true that they were all posted in same minutes(I didn't check). There wasn't so many duplicates when I read the ...
10
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4answers
322 views

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,...
6
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3answers
234 views

How many votes are needed to undelete?

Based on the new rules for deletion, a question with a high total score (on itself and its answers) takes more votes to delete. But how many does it take to then undelete it? Still just 3 undelete ...

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