Linked Questions

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Is the fastest gun in the west solved?

Is the fastest gun in the west problem solved? Is it really a problem?
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3answers
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What is the best time to ask questions?

What's the best time of day, or weekday, to ask questions on Stack Overflow? I'd like to know if there might be a way to maximize the exposure or the amount/quality of responses. At the very least, ...
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8answers
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Stack Overflow stats graphs

Once the Stack Overflow data dump became available, I put together a data analysis script and created some graphs of SO activity and history. I thought this new meta site would be an appropriate place ...
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9answers
658 views

What makes a SOpedian's profile worth visiting? (Data dump analysis)

After reading folks' posts here on MSO about the prominent personalities on SO (Atwood, Spolsky, Skeet, Gravell, Rich B, et al) and the impact on reputation, I decided to "run some number", graph them,...
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4answers
472 views

Are people too miserly with up votes?

Personally I up vote questions I think are useful but not necessarily important to me (I only up vote answers I understand and agree with) and I ALWAYS up vote a question I answer. But it obvious ...
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1answer
640 views

Has anyone tried to estimate Stack Overflow users skill by analyzing the data dumps?

Has there been any attempt to objectively estimate Stack Overflow users skill? If so, was any correlation between skill and reputation found? To make the question more precise, let's assume skill to ...
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6answers
1k views

What is the etiquette for correcting old questions with incorrect answers?

What is the etiquette for fixing up questions which have an incorrect answer that is the highest voted answer, or a wrong answer is accepted? Related: Why do incorrect answers keep getting “accepted”?...
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9answers
387 views

What should we do about questions marked correct that have obviously incorrect answers?

Recently I ran some stats on the SO dump to search for question with answers marked correct that have less than -1 votes. The list was illuminating: What interesting stats can I obtain from the ...
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2answers
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Worst answer on Stack Overflow

Today I found that the "worst" question (most downvoted) on Stack Overflow is Learning to write a compiler. Is there a good way to find the "worst" answer?
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2answers
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Is asking for programming tool recommendations on-topic on Stack Overflow?

I've asked about tools that are like sed and awk, but instead of working with regular expressions they should work with context free grammars. The question was: Are there any tools like sed or awk ...
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2answers
522 views

Why Stackoverflow doesn't allow comparison questions or recommendations for tool [duplicate]

Stackoverflow has very good Contributors,Developers and Tech Experts as a members Why It doesn't allow me to ask a question to recommend or compare the tools,technology from the Experts available in ...
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2answers
258 views

What is spwho2.com and who manages it?

I accidentally visited this site today. http://spwho2.com/ It contains most of the statistics of the users of Stackoverflow. My Profile Is this a site managed by Stackoverflow? And what is the ...
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2answers
132 views

What to do about questions with doubtful accepted answers?

I've just seen this question, PHP Hash Removal, where the problem was that str_replace("#", "", $foo) failed; and the correct answer is that it should use single quotes instead of double quotes. OP ...
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1answer
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Request to reopen SO question on JavaScript error detection [closed]

Here is the question: How can I check JavaScript code for syntax errors ONLY from the command line? Several days ago I cast a reopen vote. I've edited the question to the best of my ability so that ...
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1answer
468 views

Statistics on number of questions asked daily/weekly

It would be interesting to know how many questions are asked every day, understand how this number behaves over time and versus the number of visitors/users. For example: is the "rate" of questions ...

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