Linked Questions

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Why do incorrect answers keep getting “accepted”?

Seeing incorrect answers get "accepted" makes me seriously doubt the value of Stack Overflow. For example, this answer about Perl's symbolic references was accepted - but any competent Perl programmer ...
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What interesting stats can I obtain from the Stack Overflow data-dump?

What interesting statistics have you discovered from analysing the Stack Overflow data-dump? Related: Blog post announcing the data-dump Direct link to the .torrent (original XML files) (2009-06) ...
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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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What is the rationale behind only downvoting incorrect answers instead of voting to delete?

It has been mentioned several times on MSO about downvoting incorrect answers but what is the reason for suggesting people only downvote instead of voting to delete, thereby leaving incorrect answers ...
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What should we do when the situation changes for an old question that already has an accepted answer?

Consider this question as specific example: iPad keyboard will not dismiss if modal ViewController presentation style is UIModalPresentationFormSheet The answer that is currently accepted was indeed ...
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FAQ for Stack Exchange sites

Community FAQ For sites in the Stack Exchange 2.0 network To see a list of commonly used words and phrases, see the glossary. For official guidance from Stack Exchange, visit the Help Center. ...
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I found answers for a question not really correct, what I should do?

The offending question is How to get current route in Symfony 2? Every Some answer suggests the use of _route and it works in most cases, really - I personally also use that solution. Until I found ...
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Moderator declined an altogether wrong answer

I recently flagged this answer, used the other option and put the following as the text: This answer is accepted, but completely wrong. And got this as the response: declined - flags should not ...
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How to handle when the accepted answer may not belong at the top?

You probably get sick of hearing this suggestion, but...(a quick search didn't reveal a similar thread). In instances like How to add an image to a JPanel? it seems that there is a "community ...
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What should be done to another person's outdated answer? [duplicate]

For the first time while using Stack Overflow, I stumbled on an answer which is highly upvoted, but completely outdated (not usable anymore). Here is the question: How can I find out if the ...
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Sandboxing the FAQ for Stack Exchange sites to make it international

The content was taken from the rev. 233 of FAQ for Stack Exchange sites to test an idea shared on a comment to my answer to Help develop the site and community knowledge base in your language. The ...