Linked Questions

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Thanks a lot for this post … and other first time user curiosities

I have been looking at the endless stream of first answers users post on the Stack Overflow. As it stands over 500 answers are posted a day on Stack Overflow, that are the first answer by users. ...
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Should moderators delete obsolete and resolved comment threads?

These types of comment discussions are pretty common: @AuthorX: In your post, I think you meant "you're", not "your". - user1234 35 mins ago Oh, thanks. It's fixed now. - AuthorX 30 minutes ...
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Are all the “+1” comments really necessary?

Am I the only one that finds all the "+1" comments annoying? An example comment might look something like "+1 nice answer". These sorts of comments, without any kind of explanation or exposition, ...
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“Belongs on” comments

This is related to this question. I think we should discourage "Belongs on S[OFU]" type comments. I think they encourage the OP to go to the indicated site and re-ask the question. Flagging/voting to ...
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Proposal to solve the Uncommented Downvote problem

I have seen the pattern many times and it always gives me a sad face. It goes like The Problem Peter puts up an answer Anonymous downvotes Peter's answer, without commenting Peter asks ...
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What to do about a user who keeps reposting a comment to pester you into responding

Here's the chronology: An inexperienced programmer posted a question to SO. He had a weird behavior that he didn't understand. I saw the problem in his code and posted an answer highlighting where ...
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Do 10k users get to read deleted comments?

Do 10k (and moderator) users have the ability to read deleted comments (are comments deleted forever, or never really deleted like questions and answers)?
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Images manually uploaded to Imgur are not displaying?

I noticed that on at least one of my old answers, the recent imgur problem reared its 404 heads: The broken url is http://i.stack.imgur.com/9c4aL.png. I already took a look at: Is imgur losing ...
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Option to keep comments hidden by default

I think it would be nice to have an option to keep comments hidden by default, like they used to be on Stack Overflow some time ago. It could be on by default, but honestly, I'm not interested in most ...
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Proposed solution to the downvote-out-of-spite problem: allow one anonymous comment per downvote

I ran into this today, but reading a bit on meta, I notice that this is actually a common occurrence: The problem Mel posts a slightly incorrect or incomplete answer to a question Victor posts ...
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Another “downvote-response” proposal: allow user to cancel a downvote if he leaves a comment to the answer

Simple, clear, useful. If you left a comment before you casted a down-vote, you can cancel it without editing the question. Inspired by litb's proposal on that matter.