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Better podcast transcriptions

How can we encourage more people to transcribe portions of the Stack Overflow Podcasts? Would a reCAPTCHA-like system be appropriate for this? Better yet, how can we encourage people to create a ...
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Automatically protecting questions from junk answers

Given the many junk answers that tend to accumulate, and the current absurdly low rep threshold for bypassing protection of questions, should questions be automatically protected? I'm not after ...
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Script for automated checking of new questions

I'm getting addicted to Stack Overflow. I have the urge, every few minutes, to check for new questions. Is there a script that can do it for me and e-mail me, or maybe pop an alert up on my desktop ...
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Stack Overflow Teams API: How to get all questions or posts data?

I am trying to build a database of all the posts and answers on my Stack Overflow team information. I am able to download all data in the "Settings" -> "Billing & Accounts" tab but I am looking ...
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Ephemeral comments [duplicate]

Having deleted hundreds of "chatty", "not constructive" and "obsolete" comments, it seems there are (roughly) two kinds of comments: Permanent, eg "The foo library has been deprecated. Use foo2 ...
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Auto-deleting an answer when it gets so many downvotes or so many flags [duplicate]

I am asking the current question because of this answer. I've never ever seen an answer with so many downvotes. We are waiting for some mod to remove it, and people keep voting it down. They should, ...
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Is there a stack site for home automation / home security?

Perused the list, used search, and yet a home automation and/or home security site doesn’t seem to be available. Seems like something a bunch of techie types would want to share info about. Is it ...
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Automatically convert links to popular mobile pages (such as the mobile Wikipedia) to point to the corresponding regular pages

This issue came up here on Worldbuilding: If somebody is on a mobile device and wants to cite, e.g., Wikipedia, they usually insert a link to the mobile Wikipedia instead of the regular one. This is ...
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Post not getting automatic downvote on abuse flag

I flagged these as rude and abusive of site resources and ToS. One briefly got an automatic downvote, which disappeared and then reverted, the other never had the automatic downvote. I have refeshed ...
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Can I have some closed question data? What should I point Parsey McParseface at?

I'm doing some experimentation with SyntaxNet (aka Parsey McParseface). You can follow my musings and results in Charcoal HQ if you so desire. Based on some early results using very rudimentary ways ...
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Can we automate detection of cross-posting?

How difficult would it be to detect cross-posts when the relevant questions have identical titles and content, and are posted by the same user? As an example: Original, posted on SO Following day, ...
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Lifespan of Tags on Deleted Questions

Taken from the Create Tags help on Math.stackexchange: On some sites, new tags will be automatically culled and removed from the system if they are not used by at least 1 other question in a 6 ...
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Could the system somehow detect that a suggested edit consists in formatting code and approve automatically?

Many suggested edits just consist in indenting some lines by four spaces (and sometimes add a padding blank line before). Would it be possible to automatically approve such edits? In almost all cases ...
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Get Community involved in the close process

It's been noted that the Stack Overflow close vote queue has a few questions in it. More generally, it appears as though the Stack Overflow community cannot keep up with the volume of questions that ...
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Is it possible to automatically mark broken links?

People often post links to third-party sites as a reference or to provide further readings. Over time, these links become stale and end up leading to 404 pages. Is it possible for the framework to ...
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quick edit tool box

Abstract We all, the ones who edit questions or answers, go through questions to implement the same edits to every question that needs an edit. Which is just an unneeded repetition that can be simply ...
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Live Updating Questions [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Auto Loading of New Questions This has been asked before (Auto Loading of New Questions), but it looks like it has been deserted with no answer. And, every time I go to ...
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Automatically close flagged questions

The review queue for close votes is very large, currently just below 54k (!) questions to review. This means that up to 200k votes have to be cast to empty this queue. At the current limit of 50 ...
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Automate on-site plagiarism detection

There have been many cases where on-site plagiarism has been coincidentally discovered by good citizens either while looking for answers to their questions, or while answering questions merely to ...
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Is it time to do something about spelling and grammar?

It bugs me, as it has annoyed a lot of people before, that when editing a post one has to correct and capitalise PHP, MySQL, SQL, ASP, jQuery, you, I, why, the etc again and again and again. See also:...
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Have an automatic plausible tag synonym finder

Here's an idea to make it easier to find tag synonyms: implement a tag synonym finder scheduled to run every X months. Note: This process will not make any changes to tags, it will just display the ...
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Does SE have a policy on automation?

We're cleaning up tags on Gaming, and this has caused a lot of chatter about what to do about the front-page. Our activity is slow-enough that a 60-question retag can destroy the front-page for a ...
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Have Stack Overflow automatically suggest tags

Why doesn't Stack Overflow automatically suggest tags? Stack Overflow can already find questions similar to mine. If most of those similar questions have the same tags, why not put automatically ...
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Auto-protect questions before the 30th answer to avoid low-rep users triggering automatic community wiki conversion

Since questions are auto-CW-ed on their 30th answer, it would probably be nice to make sure this does not happen because of 10 "thank you" answers but due to real answers that actually justify the CW-...
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Could the automat* tags be cleaned up? [closed]

There are several tags: automate 62 questions automated 77 questions automatic 147 questions automator 72 questions automata 45 questions automatically 55 questions automaton 13 questions automation ...
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Make the database of synonymous tags visible to users

I see questions about if and how bad tags are automatically being corrected. They're popping all the time. Please make the database of synonymous tags visible to users to end these speculations once ...
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Auto generated create table snippets for sample data in specific format

Edit: try again. In a SQL related question, when the OP gives a code table such as: Department | Category | 0001 | A | 0002 | D | 0003 | A | 0003 ...