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1007 votes
24 answers

Show all of my question/answers to me even if they are deleted

I would really like to see all of my questions and answers on the profile page, even if some of them were deleted, and I don't have enough rep to see them on the site. (Note that some questions are ...
vava's user avatar
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810 votes
15 answers

Recent feature changes to Stack Exchange

This is an unofficial list/changelog of new features and various changes to Stack Overflow and the Stack Exchange network. It is maintained by the community, while a Stack Exchange employee changes ...
168 votes
47 answers

What privilege should 30k users get?

The last time we lifted the level cap was in 2015. In 2014, we added a unilateral close-as-duplicate power for gold tag badge holders, but no new reputation level. So we've been thinking about giving ...
Jon 'links in bio' Ericson's user avatar
250 votes
34 answers

Can we prevent some of the low-quality questions from entering our system?

Stack Overflow has been wildly successful. And maybe in some ways too successful. I am concerned that Stack Overflow is being inundated by a stream of low-quality questions from users who are ...
211 votes
32 answers

What formula should be used to determine "hot" questions?

Right now the front page Popular tab is fairly broken -- it's a simple descending sort by views. As Joel said in podcast #18, it is "a self-fulfilling prophecy." But this is not intentional, ...
91 votes
22 answers

Heuristics for detecting a bad answer?

A lot of bad answers are slipping through the cracks on Stack Overflow. You can see some examples at Thanks a lot for this post ... and other first time user curiosities I've been paging through ...
Jeff Atwood's user avatar
108 votes
14 answers

How can we stop premature deletion?

Update: discussion on specific changes to how deletion works is here: Turbocharging the Roomba: solutions for premature deletion This needs to stop: ...
Shog9's user avatar
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340 votes
1 answer

The Complete Rate-Limiting Guide

I noticed that I can only perform certain actions such as commenting a finite number of times in a given period of time. Obviously, rate limiting is in place to prevent accidental misuse or ...
93 votes
9 answers

Should we be allowed to edit comments?

I am a horrendous speller, and my mild dyslexia does not help. Sometimes I typo in my comments, I look at it a few days later and see something that screams to be fixed. But to fix it I would have ...
waffles's user avatar
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113 votes
6 answers

Self-instigated rep recalc [closed]

In a few situations, it's nice to be able to get a rep recalc "on demand." In the past, I've simply pinged Marc Gravell about this, but it would be good not to have to bother him. As an example, this ...
Jon Skeet's user avatar
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62 votes
7 answers

The Wikipedia of Long Tail Programming Questions

So I have just read the newest blog entry and it seems to be addressing something I had brought up here before, namely a way to deal with the constant stream of duplicated questions. It's interesting, ...
sbi's user avatar
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67 votes
4 answers

Should moderators be able to convert answers into comments?

Example of where it would be useful Another example Clearly, that was the result of an inexperienced user. If a question gets a bunch of replies, then the "comment" could easily get lost in the ...
Jon Seigel's user avatar
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26 votes
10 answers

Feedback on tools/flagged changes

10k users have always had visibility to some of the flags in the system, in particular they could see spam/offensive and comment flags in the tools/flagged route. The trouble was that these are the ...
waffles's user avatar
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40 votes
8 answers

Promoting comments to answers

This has been mentioned before, but a long time ago, and got closed for a rather confusing reason (converting comments to answers is not an "exact duplicate" of converting answers to comments), so I'm ...
Michael Mrozek's user avatar
21 votes
1 answer

Should polls be maintained as Community Wiki questions, or should they be closed?

First, I'm already aware of this question: Should poll questions be Community Wiki?. But I think the problem remains: Polls are like shopping lists, and I think they should be closed. I would like to ...
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