Linked Questions

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Does hellbanning exist, and did it happen to me? [duplicate]

I feel I might have been hellbanned, and I'd like to know if there is any recourse. Per CodingHorror: A hellbanned user is invisible to all other users, but crucially, not himself. From their ...
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3answers
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Is there a sort of 'invisibility' ban? [duplicate]

I've been asking a lot of questions on Stack Overflow and recently one of my questions was down voted 3 times, after which I voluntarily closed it. Since then though, my questions seem to be getting ...
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27answers
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The current review system encourages fake reviews; some people upvote everything rather than actually fixing problems

I went to a Late Answers review queue that had four items in it and started reviewing the first one by editing it into shape rather heavily. By the time I was done, someone else had reviewed the ...
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36answers
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Toward a philosophy of Chat

TL;DR: The Problem This keeps happening in chat: Surprise at flags on vulgar messages. Language that would invariably get your comments deleted on the main site occasionally gets flagged and deleted ...
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31answers
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Add the ability to ignore users

Stack Overflow has successfully borrowed at least one XBox feature (Achievements). I'd like to see another feature borrowed as well. Let's say I'm playing Halo online and another player is being a ...
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37answers
2k views

How can we improve the mod tools?

You may have noticed that we have a bit of a backlog for bugs and feature requests related to moderator tools. Our moderators do a lot of work to keep our sites running smoothly, and we recognize ...
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6answers
530 views

Can we bet rep?

I remember once someone in chat tried to bet 100 rep with someone else about some silly thing. Something like, "I bet you 100 rep this you can't tell what animal is in this picture!" At the time, it ...
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4answers
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Blacklist spam phrases for first time users

We're getting a pile of fresh spam over on Ask Ubuntu at the moment. I know these idiots cycle around the sites but what strikes me is how eye-wateringly obviously spammy this stuff is. Now not so ...
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4answers
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Is it OK to use a hidden HTML hack to circumvent minimum answer length?

I've followed the advice of this possible duplicate so far: Is it ok to flog people for circumventing the minimum answer size? There may be other similar questions asked, but I've seen none that ...
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3answers
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Meta Stack Overflow is currently offline for maintenance? Am I Error Banned?

I randomly see [Meta] Stack Overflow is currently offline for maintenance pages every once in a while, and they usually go away in like 30 seconds. Am I errorbanned or something? Or is there really ...
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2answers
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Disgorging Clipboard Developers [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: The Help Vampire problem Is there some slightly more Machiavellian way (other than the community-based approach already implemented) to discourage the deluge of questions ...
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2answers
260 views

Could we ban the words 'Titan' and 'Bengal' in the same post for a while?

I have been participating in the mass-flagging of the spam that is coming through SE, trying to recruit viewers for live football streaming stuff. The community is handling it well, and a single post ...
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3answers
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Wrong count of answers in question

In this question; it show 2 answers as header but under it there are no answers. Am I the the only one to see this? Is it because of some restriction on me due to reputation? or is it a bug?
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2answers
310 views

HTML comments can circumvent minimum post length limits

As much as I love Yoda's answer, I really don't think that should work.
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1answer
253 views

Automatically redirect or block Meta questions regarding question bans

It seems like every 4 hours or so, we get a question along the lines of: "Why cannot I ask the question?" "Banned from question asking, plz fix!" "Modrater plz unban me I need to ask! Plz fix ...

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