Linked Questions

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Blessings and other appeals to deities [duplicate]

Is SO an appropriate place for comments like God Bless SIMPLEXML God Bless you all... God bless you..... Thanks a lot and God bless. God blessed. I finally got the solution. Thank you and God Bless! ...
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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 ...
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6answers
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How does Stack Exchange attempt to prevent low-quality questions and answers?

Due to its massive (and growing) size, there are a lot of low-quality questions and answers appearing on Stack Overflow. I'm concerned that an influx of low-quality questions and answers create a lot ...
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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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Can (and should) more be done to encourage users to search first and ask only if they don't find an existing answer?

Or, to put it another way: is it a problem that people keep asking question that have multiple, obvious duplicates? I do not intend to address the problem of hard to search for questions, nor of ...
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3answers
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Use upvote button for “Thank You” if you don't have enough rep

It's human nature to thank someone when they help you: Comments, Upvote and reputation constraints. StackOverflow prevents you from from adding comments or upvoting until you have some experience with ...
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New Users Adding Answers to Answered Questions

This may have been asked before, but I can't find it searching. If this has been brought up before, point it out please. This is also not commonly a problem, but on occasion, one pops up. The "...
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Should we automatically protect questions that are at least a certain age?

I came across a question on serverfault today that is about 18 months old. The reason I found it is that a 1 rep user had just added an answer. I didn't notice the date at first, and added my own ...
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Lower commenting threshold to 1 rep

I know it's like it is for some reason, but on Gaming we get a lot of new users that post comments as answers because they have 1 rep. Is it possible to lower the rep requirement for commenting to 1 ...
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4answers
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Comments, Upvote and reputation constraints

I have found many times nice solutions on stackoverflow. But I read somewhere you need some reputation points to add a comment and also 15 points to upvote. So until then if I want to thank the expert ...
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2answers
328 views

How to deal with 1-rep users who answer but should comment

I've seen some quiet 1-rep users (on SO, SU) who are posting answers like "I have the same question" or "Thank you, this works." Normally I'd tell those users to remove their answers and post them as ...
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3answers
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If many comments are deleted by flagging, then show them as deleted for some time?

I do not know if many comments are actually flagged and deleted. But if many are deleted due to flagging, then what about showing those using some strikethrough and an explanatory tooltip for (say) ...
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2answers
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How are the categories assigned in new Area 51 layout?

Area 51 has a new layout with categories on the left. My question is - how are proposals assigned to those categories and by whom? I ask because I'm thinking of my main proposal: Wikipedia and Wikis. ...
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Auto protect questions with a sudden influx of viewers

A sudden, large increase in viewers, for instance from Reddit, can result in no small amount of noise and spam, as it more often than not occurs when there's a contentious topic at hand. It may be ...