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What website can I go in which I can find people that discuss Window-style OS improvements? [duplicate]

This is more of a hobby of mine that I've been working on for the past 5 years. I'd like to find a group of people that I can discuss innovative ideas that would be a major improvement to the current ...
QuietInMontana's user avatar
527 votes
29 answers
24k views

The NEW new "Be Nice" Policy ("Code of Conduct") — Updated with your feedback [duplicate]

Update: Thanks for all the additional feedback below. We incorporated a lot of your suggestions, and this is going live (as https://meta.stackexchange.com/help/be-nice). We're also looking at ways ...
Jaydles's user avatar
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78 votes
26 answers
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Help us figure out a way to handle the explosion of comments on Stack Overflow [closed]

As a frequent user of Stack Overflow, I see a lot of conversations that happen in comments. Whole questions are answered in the comments. Often, the comments have useful information, but ultimately, ...
George Stocker's user avatar
20 votes
42 answers
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November 2011 Moderator Election - Town Hall Chat Digest #2

The following is a "digest" version of the November 2011 Moderator Election Town Hall Chat #2. The format, as described on Meta Stack Overflow, is one answer to this question for every ...
36 votes
6 answers
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Has anyone ever mentioned their Stack Overflow profile on their CV?

My question is to all those people who have done this in the past in their interviews OR to the people who have interviewed people and asked them a question about their contribution to the community ...
M.Ali's user avatar
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33 votes
1 answer
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What site can you use if you have a "gimme teh codez" question?

On Stack Overflow, there are quite a few questions, such as https://stackoverflow.com/questions/7658399/adding-checked-products-to-a-custom-php-basket (10K link), where the OP wants you to implement ...
Benjamin Crouzier's user avatar
19 votes
3 answers
850 views

Which is the best Stack Exchange site to ask questions concerning Asterisk, a VoIP phone system?

Asterisk is a server-based VoIP phone system that is usually run on Linux, and usually run on a network. I have seen posts for Asterisk on Server Fault, Stack Overflow, and Super User. I even saw one ...
bgmCoder's user avatar
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4 answers
462 views

Saying anyone can ask a question is deceptive when you close their questions [closed]

I spent a frustrating hour trying to phrase a question that would meet the guidelines and not trigger any "title police", but was told "help" is not an acceptable word to include in the title. I may ...
RFlack's user avatar
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-13 votes
4 answers
748 views

Why I don't want to use Stack Overflow [closed]

Well, not sure if the title is good, but really, I am a bit frustrated with the user behaviour here. It is not related to just one question, but a few of them I've posted and most of the questions ...
Sumit Gupta's user avatar
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2 answers
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"Listvars does the trick for me" is not regarded as an answer

I answered my own question at How to debug variables in Autohotkey without just using MsgBox? . I had read about listvars and it provided me the solution I required. Yet the moderator said: Please ...
Khalil's user avatar
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13 votes
3 answers
220 views

Is it appropriate to directly ask users to alter their behavior?

Some comments or answers ask users to alter their behavior on Stack Exchange. For example, critics may ask the questioner to modify their question, comment, or answer to fit some particular ...
Cameron Smith's user avatar
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4 answers
523 views

Possible solutions to why there is still so much 'attitude' and condescension on S.O. after there's been work to eliminate it

Why does SO have so much attitude and condescension, even after several measures have been taken to eliminate it? We can and need to do better Problem: S.O. still has so many people with a bad ...
MaxRocket's user avatar
16 votes
3 answers
4k views

Where to ask question about logic?

I've got a question I want to ask about logic, specifically vacuous truths, but I'm not sure where, if anywhere, on SE it would go. My first choice would be a logic SE site, but I didn't see any in ...
StephenTG's user avatar
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18 votes
4 answers
426 views

What is a "thread" called on SE?

How do we refer to a question and all of its answers and comments collectively? What is the normal word to use for this? I associate thread more with forums, not with SE. But is it used? What's the ...
Fiksdal's user avatar
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3 answers
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Is it ok to upvote or downvote all the posts of one person regardless of their content? [duplicate]

I was wondering if it was ok to downvote or upvote all the threads made by one person for personal reasons regardless of the threads content ?
Wicelo's user avatar
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10 votes
2 answers
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Great Q&A! Can I have some?

I have to say that I love your Q&As and am an active member in five of them. They are so good actually that I would like to ask if I can get involved. Let me explain a bit. In our secondary ...
71GA's user avatar
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4 answers
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Does Stack Exchange have Inter-Community Mechanisms to Prevent Repercussions Against Contributors Who Fairly Challenge a Deeply-Held Community Belief?

Stack Exchange is a great Q&A site and often provides satisfying answers in a way that other curated platforms, such as Wikipedia, cannot. Underpinning this platform is a community. Community ...
phil1008's user avatar
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4 votes
3 answers
244 views

Encouraging Citations in Answers

I've noticed that on several sites there is a variation in the importance of citation within an answer. I find adding citations to answers to be silly due to what I mentioned in this comment here on ...
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4 answers
350 views

Is it acceptable to post jobs in this forum?

I am a technical recruiter in the Greater Puget Sound area, and I feel this would be a great place to post my clients' needs. Is it acceptable to post jobs in this forum?
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5 votes
3 answers
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Where can I ask questions about vehicle registration, transfer, etc.?

This question is more for the vehicle owners, who are possibly moving from one state to another or to a different country. Several other relevant questions regarding the care, maintenance of the ...
Pagol's user avatar
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12 votes
6 answers
369 views

Subjective: FAQ versus close reasons [closed]

If we have one really reliable 'Hatfield versus McCoy' situation on so.com, it's the question of subjective questions. One camp (in which I generally find myself) appeals to the wording of the FAQ: "...
Rosinante's user avatar
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26 votes
2 answers
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Extent of loosely relevant self-promotion

Receiving a comment on a post to a $999 product, I've noticed this user repeatedly posting links to their product. Predominately within comments, there are also answers that loosely disclose their ...
Jason Sturges's user avatar
-35 votes
3 answers
627 views

Most recent bad behaviours of Stack Overflow users I have faced [closed]

I have a serious question about Stack Overflow, and I think Meta Stack Overflow is a good place to make myself correct on my confusions. As we know, Stack Overflow is a Q/A forum. ...
user avatar
5 votes
2 answers
149 views

Email notifications on Q&A I have been involved in

I fail to understand how to get emails when questions I have asked get answered, or when questions I have responded to get more comments or answers. Many of the questions I found seem to apply to ...
Tim Passingham's user avatar
-11 votes
1 answer
153 views

Change the error message that the new user gets when he/she tries to make his first comment

Recently I was informed that a new user on this site needed 50 rep to comment, because of protection against-spammers. My proposal is to change the error message that the new user gets. How about ...
Ali Çarıkçıoğlu's user avatar
18 votes
1 answer
112 views

Closed due to rejected migration leaves an awful dead end

When migration of a question to a valid site is rejected, it leaves an awful dead end. The closed question looks off-topic, but it's not. The closed question looks like a dead end, hiding the real ...
Joe's user avatar
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9 votes
3 answers
109 views

When a newbie posts multiple answers thinking it's a forum

We all know that Stack Exchange is not a forum. Well that dealt with Stack Overflow specifically, but it applies to the whole network. Sometimes, new users will post multiple answers thinking that ...
Chris Cirefice's user avatar
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1 answer
134 views

A forum to discuss old computers: Where could I ask if anyone else would be interested? [closed]

My computer will reach the end of its official support in five days. It's a 32 bits architecture, so I can't upgrade it. I have others, including an Apple II which belonged to my dad: 5 1/4 inch ...
Alain Reve's user avatar
5 votes
2 answers
242 views

Where can I ask general curious discussion questions? [duplicate]

Is there a general discussion section for curious questions? Or are we simply left to swallow such curiosity because the results of it may or may not benefit a big crowd? Sample question There's an ...
bonCodigo's user avatar
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1 answer
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User Guide for new users to Stack Overflow

As Stack Overflow grows, it becomes increasingly ridden with extremely newbie and mediocre questions. It's just natural. The team are fighting hard to keep the crap out, but there are many very ...
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