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-26 votes
4 answers

Don't delete questions! [duplicate]

I have a hard time verbalizing how shocked and horrified I am to learn that questions can be and actually are deleted. The only reasonable use case I see is spam or very clear abuse. But anything ...
summerrain's user avatar
149 votes
44 answers

Question title that doesn't describe the problem

Pre Edit 4: Pointing out that thread's popularity is a direct result of programming community interest in said subject, and that someone likely stands to become rich and/or famous by solving the ...
186 votes
8 answers

What are the most upvoted/downvoted questions and answers on the sites?

What are the most downvoted questions and answers on Stack Overflow, Server Fault, Meta, and Super User history to date? Similarly, what are the most upvoted questions and answers on SO, SF, Meta, ...
joe's user avatar
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122 votes
13 answers

Deleted Meta Questions Archive

Some keep deleting questions with a lot of discussion, both relevant and/or historical, and we can't search on deleted questions. Some of them are locked so that they cannot be undeleted, so I'm ...
65 votes
3 answers

How can we close questions with bounties?

I just encountered this question, which is very cute and funny and has nothing to do with programming. I tried voting to close, but was informed by the system that I can't do that when there's a ...
David Thornley's user avatar
11 votes
5 answers

Badges should reward positive behavior

I've been doing a bit of badge hunting recently. I was under the impression that badges were supposed to incentivize positive behaviour. The tag wiki for badges even says so. Badges are awarded to ...
Peter Olson's user avatar
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6 votes
7 answers

How much do high Stack Overflow scores correlate with the best developers? [closed]

If you are looking to hire the best possible developer, how much can you infer from the fact they have a high Stack Overflow score? Think about "best" as the person you think could have the biggest ...
Lee Whitney III's user avatar
13 votes
5 answers

Why must community consensus be reached on Meta?

On a given question a comment is posted: please refrain from voting to close/reopen this question until a consensus has been reached on Meta. And the question is locked to enforce this opinion - ...
Pollyanna's user avatar
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-2 votes
7 answers

Meta voting prevents evolution of the site

UPDATE 3 After all this I have been banned from asking questions, presumably due to the down marks I received from this question and
rogermushroom's user avatar
9 votes
9 answers

How are people supposed to get the "higher" privileges on Meta without detracting from SO contribution? [closed]

I just noticed as I was reading through the privileges section, that it is much more difficult to achieve the necessary reputation for privileges on meta than on the trilogy sites themselves. Take for ...
jth41's user avatar
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57 votes
2 answers

Related questions with over 99 score display incorrectly

The score for the 4 questions are 111, 1218, 261 and 5 respectively, but they display 2 digits per line. This is an obvious bug in design.
3ventic's user avatar
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30 votes
4 answers

Does it make sense to have a negative rep cap for Meta posts?

I've been thinking (and posting) a lot about voting and one issue that's come up over and over is the chilling effect that downvoting can have on Meta discussions and feature-requests. Downvoting is ...
JDB's user avatar
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-21 votes
3 answers

Copying parts of others' replies into own replies

It has just happened to me in the thread below that there was an answer which had several mistakes, and there was no reusable bit inside in the initial version. How to check the selected version of ...
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15 votes
3 answers

Too many featured questions?

When the bounty system was created it seemed reasonable to set the minimum bounty at 50 reputation. However there are now hundreds of questions under the featured tab. It seems the featured tab has ...
Pollyanna's user avatar
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-90 votes
8 answers

Stack Overflow should have smileys and friend groups

I think Stack Overflow is the most awesome site for programmers on the net. It has all the features one could expect from a programming forum. But there are several features that I miss. In ...
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