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What to do if people discuss a problem outside of Stack Exchange by private communication? [duplicate]

I was looking for some explanation in the FAQs about this problem but I could not find anything. I will explain: User A asks a question about X User B starts helping him in the comments. After a few ...
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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 ...
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We should always be able to include explanation with moderator flags, even if they're not a custom situation

I would like to have the ability to tell flag reviewers a little something in addition to the flag type. I know that different flag categories get treated differently, with VLQ going into the low ...
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Requesting Expansion Regarding Old Answers

A user answered a question relevant to something I'm working on myself, albeit back in the dark ages of 2011. I don't have enough reputation to post a comment for an incredibly minor clarification, I ...
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Is it good to call out people who join the discussion on your question?

It may happen sometimes that you really like someone's answer on your question at Stack Exchange. You go see his profile and find his personal website. You email him saying "thank you" and ask him to ...
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Is it okay to write answers that compete with moderators' or 10k+ users' answers?

I am afraid of posting answers to questions that have already been answered by moderators and/or 10k+ users. I've posted about ten or 12 such answers between SO and MSO. Whenever I have different ...
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Provide a non-system-message channel for moderators to contact all users

For various reasons, SE site moderators occasionally want to send a message to all users. It could be to announce a new in-site contest, promotion, or event. It could be to alert people to pending ...
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Just fix the Stack Overflow “Quality Question” text

There has been an obvious problem with newbies getting the dialog when they have been question banned, and they don't understand the basics of clicking on the link to get the answer to why it happened....
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Communicate with Anonymous Voters [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Feature request: @Downvoter sends a notification to all downvoters for your post I just got this answer downvoted. I couldn't care less about the negative vote, but I would ...
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Add Twitter feeds for the SE family for support and feature announcements

I'd like to know about things in advance. It would be nice if significant changes/issues could be announced via Twitter for those of us who use it. I suppose a Facebook page might work as well, ...
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How to handle question from guys about stuff way over their head?

Two samples from the last 24h: I read a question about a android beginner (his background was PHP) and he asked a question about the order of methods in Java/Android (showing no knowledge of OOP) ...
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There is still a need for facilitating transient discussions about Q and As

Comments are great for annotating questions and answers but are lousy for dialog between users to pin down clarifications that may ultimately be reflected in the question or answer itself. ...
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How do I contact other users?

How can I contact another user, if that user has not specified any contact details in their profile? Return to FAQ index
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Public beta announcement email is a bit… obnoxious

I'm all for the conversational tone that Area 51 uses. However, in my opinion, the public beta announcement has gone a little over the top: The new Web Applications Stack Exchange site is now open ...
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A better notification of significant modifications on the trilogy?

The SO-family is nicely evolving, day by day, there are new features, changes, etc. These changes, however, are not clear nor explained to the non-regular user. This was discussed a bit earlier there,...
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Communication breakdown on the Global Rep Recalc: A userbase uninformed

On the back of the Global Reputation Recalc there has been a flurry, nay, swarm of questions along the lines of: Why my reputation decrease from XXXX to YYY? and How are rep change for today, ...