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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
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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
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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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4 answers
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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
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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
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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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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
243 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
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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 ...
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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 ...
Benalmadena's user avatar
9 votes
2 answers
149 views

Adzerk's "About Stack Exchange" excerpt says Stack Overflow, a forum

I just posted an answer for What criteria determine whether a Stack Exchange site should carry ads? question and noticed the Adzerk's About Stack Exchange excerpt on the right says "Stack Overflow, a ...
HackerKarma's user avatar
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1 answer
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Can we just get rid of "too broad" on meta?

"Too broad" questions are pretty clearly okay on meta much of the time. Like this one. Nonetheless I voted to close it out of sheer moral sense of duty, because it does happen to fit the definition of ...
djechlin's user avatar
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1 answer
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Accidentally posted on wrong forum

Any chance you can transfer my posts from stack overflow meta on to this meta list. 100% my bad in my head stack exchange and stack overflow are synonymous and i have to correct my thinking. I don't ...
rhubarbdog's user avatar
3 votes
2 answers
105 views

Why do some SE sites have looser policy than others

I know that Stack Exchange requires questions to be specific, unambiguous, and having single-solution. For example, in the tour page (my emphasis): Ask about... Specific issues within each site's ...
Violapterin's user avatar
-26 votes
2 answers
134 views

Unnecessary Downvote [closed]

I have a stackexchange account where I posted a couple of questions and people were going out unnecessarily down voting posts on my question. This is preposterous. And this restricts my ability to ...
S Aditya 's user avatar
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1 answer
131 views

Why does one lose reputation for posting a duplicate? [duplicate]

I don't believe it is harmful to have the same questions written in different ways. Many times I search for a question but can't find it, only later to have someone share a question that is phrased ...
Boris Valderrama's user avatar
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2 answers
287 views

Where do I ask the question "What does the string "scrlybrkr" do in URLs?"?

Where can I ask a question like: What does the string "scrlybrkr" do in URLs? It doesn't seem to fit particularly well on any of the Stack Exchange sites that I've checked. Edit: I figured ...
Not A Chair's user avatar
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3 answers
177 views

Too high a cost for a new user

I like Stack Overflow, but being a new user, I: Cannot create tags for new question types Cannot reply with a positive answer to a qeustion, even though I have a working solution Cannot get proper ...
Ashish's user avatar
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1 answer
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What is this question about (english language forum) [closed]

I would like to ask the meta forum about the logic in this question: I once read about a nice word that describes the specific noise made by a helicopter in flight. It wasn't a generic verb like &...
Stormwind's user avatar
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3 votes
1 answer
270 views

Are Thank you's at ends of questions acceptable? [duplicate]

This is a question from an editor-in-training. Are "Thank you"'s at ends of questions acceptable? Thank you!
Daniel's user avatar
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18 votes
1 answer
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Should comments be trimmed on FAQ questions? Should answers be curated?

When I see a question like Do posts have to be in English on Stack Exchange?, I wonder how any person who really wants to know the answer is going to make use of it. In this case, I see three barriers ...
Rosinante's user avatar
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-8 votes
1 answer
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Helping users figure out where to post their question [duplicate]

I'm an avid forum user. For years, I have successfully both retrieved and shared information on various forums. However, I am disappointed to find that the same is difficult to achieve here on Stack ...
jmindel's user avatar
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3 answers
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Is there a Zemax community?

I am new to Stack Exchange and its constellation of sites. I was wondering if there is a Zemax (optical design software) user group here that I could interact with for all things Optical Design ...
Anael's user avatar
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1 answer
126 views

post deletion - Noty (notifier) is not working inside a function [closed]

My post on the question Noty (notifier) is not working inside a function, not sure why. I am kind of new to SO, so it will be great if I know the reason.
user2478328's user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
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Apple OS X Developer Program: can I ask questions about the new API? [closed]

Is it allowed to ask questions on a public forum (^H^H^H or Q&A) regarding features of an API that is only available to (paid) members of the Apple Developer Program (ADP)? I would say that those ...
Carelinkz's user avatar
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4 votes
1 answer
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Converting 'Is Stack Overflow a forum' Q&A into Community Wiki?

There is a Meta SE Q&A that I would like to be able to cite quite frequently: Is Stack Overflow a forum? and I would cite it frequently if it were titled something like `Are Stack Exchange (...
PolyGeo's user avatar
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-22 votes
1 answer
103 views

Considerate collective name for stackexchange sites [closed]

Apparently there is a strong belief that StackOverflow is not a forum. I don't buy that sort of things but some individuals are very sensitive about this. What is an accurate and civil one-word ...
user2418306's user avatar
3 votes
1 answer
123 views

Stack Exchange is not in the "List of virtual communities with more than 1 million users" (Wikipedia) [closed]

Apparently, the Stack Exchange community is not cited in the Wikipedia article "List of virtual communities with more than 1 million users". Is there a special reason for that or should it ...
Surb's user avatar
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1 answer
94 views

Is it okay to ask multiple homework questions

Very very possible this question is duplicate with this question: Is it okay to ask many questions? The question is almost fit with my condition, but I'm still hesitating. I know this question is ...
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-22 votes
1 answer
126 views

Disappointed with Stack overflow-specially the working [closed]

Recently I asked a question on Stack overflow which is this: JSP with HTML As soon as I could post it, I was rewarded with -4(-2) votes.As a beginner in my Technology, it should be OK to ask a ...
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