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The Q1 2020 Community Roadmap is on the Blog

I just posted to our blog about our First Quarter Community Roadmap for 2020. Here's a preview of what the roadmap looks for this quarter: Please see the post for details on the different themes of ...
Teresa Dietrich's user avatar
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What is the threshold for hiding questions on the main page of main sites, local metas, and MSE? [duplicate]

I've looked around at various questions, but I haven't found a clear place where this is documented. When posts reach a certain (low) score, a post will stop showing up on the main page of whatever ...
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Downvoting off-topic MSE posts is counterproductive

Several times a day, people make clearly off-topic posts on MSE. And I've noticed something of a trend with these posts. Obviously, people vote-to-close them as off-topic. But they also get downvoted ...
Nicol Bolas's user avatar
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Does editing a question move it to the front page? [duplicate]

Say, I ask a question. I add details a few days later. Will my question remain in the bottom pile of the feed or be brought to the top of the search list? Do people use this as a method to bump their ...
3.14159's user avatar
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What happens to questions closed as blatantly off-topic?

The following close reason appears on every single Stack Exchange site when you're voting/flagging to close a question as off-topic: Blatantly off-topic (this question has nothing to do with [...
SE is dead's user avatar
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5 votes
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Where did my newly posted question go?

I just posted What algorithm is used to display the Badges multipliers on the user profile? question and it was shown there on the main page i.e. "newest" section and "recently active" section. But, ...
HackerKarma's user avatar
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13 votes
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How do I see all newest questions (even negatively voted ones) with the new navigation?

I've added the bug tag to this because it appears that you can't display these questions without using search. This is bad for several reasons: Spam posts disappear from the questions list but can't ...
Andy's user avatar
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7 votes
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On Meta, are the rules for showing on the main page different?

Questions that are highly downvoted do not show on the main page. That's generally a good thing. is the absolute score to be shown/not shown different on meta than on main sites? does meta take into ...
Kate Gregory's user avatar
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-28 votes
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Don't allow answers to be voted beyond -1

If I recall the reason for voting on answers is so that answers that are "more right" float to the top while answers of lesser value sink to the bottom. That makes perfect sense to me. I don't have ...
baash05's user avatar
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Give feature requests some protection for 48 hours

From time to time, people complain that unpopular suggestions on Meta get effectively censored by downvoting: questions with a net score under -7 vanish from the front page. Most recently Nicol Bolas: ...
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Do downvotes on Meta truly mean something different?

It is often said that voting on Meta means something different than voting on regular sites. Upvotes mean "I agree", and downvotes mean "I disagree". However, I submit that this is not the case. ...
Nicol Bolas's user avatar
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Improve Not a Real Question close reason message

When closing a question as Not a Real Question (NARQ) it looks as follows: Closing questions is often badly received by the OP, which isn't that surprising really. Let's try to analyze how they could ...
Steven Jeuris's user avatar
5 votes
1 answer

Does downvoting a question help "hide" it? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How many downvotes to push an active question off the “active” list? The question Find and replace first space in a string, while very much a question where the OP ...
Andrew Grimm's user avatar
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How many down votes does it take on meta for a question to stop from being bumped? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How many downvotes to push an active question off the “active” list? The ranking mechanism is different from the main sites, but how different? On main it seems ...
Steven Jeuris's user avatar
23 votes
6 answers

How can Meta be made more conducive to discussions?

Disclaimer: This post is quite lenghty. To prevent out of context interpretations I kindly request either reading it in its entirety or not reading it at all. Thank you. Why am I writing this? I've ...
Steven Jeuris's user avatar
11 votes
2 answers

How many downvotes to push an active question off the "active" list?

I just noticed that the question: doesn't appear in the "active" list. If this ...
chown's user avatar
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9 votes
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These numbers are too crowded! Can we give them some breathing room? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Slight rendering bug in Chrome (Linux) - View count and title overlap I recently observed the following on the home page of Meta: (Emphasis mine) As you can see, the numbers ...
uɐɯsO uɐɥʇɐN's user avatar
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1 answer

Why are there two featured lists?

There are two featured lists with the same URL, but different results: Go to Click on "Questions" Click on "featured" You'll see one list with the URL https://meta....
Pollyanna's user avatar
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Why is the question with the newest bounty, with score < -100, not in the bountied tab? [duplicate]

I know Don't close questions where the user has requested that it not be closed has A LOT of downvotes, but it is a bountied question and it deserves its time in the limelight (aka the bountied ...
Naftali's user avatar
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10 votes
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How does Stack Overflow determine for how long to keep a question in the main page?

I am guessing this has to do with the amount of views, answers, upvotes and time it was posted but is there a place where I can get a more detailed explanation of this? Also I have seen questions ...
amosrivera's user avatar