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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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: "...
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Hyperlink to not-so-relevant Microsoft KB article in SO How to Ask section needs to be removed [closed]

In the How to Ask section of SO, under the heading Related on the right sidebar, there is a link to a not-so-relevant Microsoft KB article. Link in question: How to ask a question This article does ...
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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 ...
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