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Questions tagged [community]

For questions about fostering a sense of community amongst users of Stack Exchange sites

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Give moderator power to convert comment/answer into pending question

Problem: I have on occasion run into "answers" and comments that are better suited as questions, and seen other SO folks pile on the response with bluntness about asking a question instead, adding ...
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Concerns about Stack Overflow's current trajectory

or, Is Stack Overflow beginning to prioritise profit over all else? There have recently been some notices that have caused a lot of controversy. In order of me noticing them: Notice about the change ...
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Iron law of oligarchy on Stack Exchange?

Does the iron law of oligarchy apply on Stack Overflow and other Stack Exchange communities? How do we measure it? From Laboratories of Oligarchy? How the Iron law Extends to Peer Production: ...
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“Post of the Month” system for quality posts?

I propose a mechanical system to call out exceptional posts. Sometimes, you see a post that is just above and beyond the call of duty. Excellent formatting, experience based, etc. The post that ...
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Where should I start building the community for a new Stack Exchange site?

Changes have been announced to how Area 51 works in the future. Robert describes how the goal is to bring an existing and active community to Area 51 and start building their new Stack Exchange site, ...
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Why does SO's community feel a lot harsher than any of the other communities? [duplicate]

For some reason, every time I go to SO after being at one of the other sites and ask a question, I almost always get negative results. I ask just about the same way on every site, and on just about ...
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How is WordPress used to create the site stackoverflow.blog? [closed]

I don't have enough experience in WordPress. All I know is we can install themes in it, make customization in the themes, create your own theme, and use it. I was reading this and found that ...
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“Join this community” button appears even though I've already joined

I have joined to a community Ask Ubuntu a couple of years ago, but this community doesn't appear in "My accounts" and within there is still the button "Join this community". Is my membership somehow ...
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Is it possible to join the Server Fault community using my Stack Exchange login?

Aside from Server Fault, when I visit ( seemingly ) any of the other Stack Exchange sites where I am not already active, I am presented with the option to Join followed by an option to sign in using ...
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TensorFlow Community is split into multiple sites

We have: Stack Overflow with 19,072 questions Data Science with 269 questions Cross Validated with 255 questions Artificial Intelligence with 26 questions I came across this issue when reading ...
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Should we create a MATLAB new community? [duplicate]

In the Stack Overflow community I see many questions related to MATLAB programs. I use both it and Mathematica for work, and I see that Mathematica has a separate community for its questions, that are ...
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Is there a “how to be a good community member” page? [closed]

In the webmasters meta page there has been a conversation about whether we should prompt people to accept correct answers. There has been some comments about the way moderators etc deal with posts ...
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If I am concerned about unchecked sexism across the sites, how would I raise the topic or seek a task force?

Please, immediately and totally note, that this question is not to debate the existence of sexism on SE properties. I would like to have that discussion but I do not feel I have the tools for it now ...
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FAQ for specific Stack Exchange (meta) sites?

See FAQ for Stack Exchange sites That question and its answers are generic for all Stack Exchange sites and covers FAQ for all communities. Unlike that question, this question is asking about having ...
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Add a separate site to discuss posts in a more relaxed manner [closed]

StackExchange / Stack Overflow were built on the premise that serving the developer community at large would lead to a better, smarter Internet but in my opinion the path that you have chose to reach ...
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As a normal user, how should I act on posts showing a severe level of paranoia or signs of other mental problems? [duplicate]

As a normal, unprivileged user, I wonder what I should do if I encounter a post on any SE site which contains signs of severe mental health problems like paranoia or persecution mania, but not ...
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Community-wide meetup event [duplicate]

Does Stack Overflow organize community-wide meetups? Like I'm mostly part of http://magento.stackexchange.com. So is there any kind of yearly meetup events? Where and when? How is it announced? The ...
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What is “a lot of votes” in regards to feature-request tagged questions?

In Jeff Atwood's answer on Why don't all bugs and feature-requests have moderator status tags?: If your bug or feature request gets a lot of votes, or is urgent in some other obvious way, it ...
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Stack Exchange community count mismatch [duplicate]

I see some mismatch with the Stack Exchange site counts. In Meta stack Exchange page it shows "A list of all 151 Stack Exchange" sites In Stack Exchange page it shows "A list of all 153 Stack ...
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Changing community standards and how we incentivize the brush-off

(Similar to "Could we please be a bit nicer to new users?", but more specific.) A user who's been around for a while but hasn't been too active just asked a very good question in a comment. He ...
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Why not show (or make it optional) only hot questions in chosen communities? [duplicate]

It would be more convenient than having the costumers manually filtering them, and it's useful too. Similar question websites supports such features after all.
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Notifications from favorite posts [duplicate]

Why is there not yet a solution for notifications from favorite posts, because I think it's a great feature most people wanted? I think it just completes the favourite option. Why is it taking too ...
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What is the difference between community and non-community answers on a given SE? [duplicate]

I have answered I believe around 12 questions on Chess Stack Exchange with > 1 for all of them. How come I only have credit for 3 in terms of non-community answers? What is the difference between a ...
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How to handle and defuse a possible conflict professionally?

Surprisingly, I did not find any question which handles the situation when an argument between two or more people turns into a quarrel, and the people involved have the inkling that it will not solve ...
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An alternative to creating language-specific sites

The post in nutshell:    Needs of intermediate-English users are currently ignored.    The proposed solution should encourage their integration to English sites,     instead of creating more weak ...
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How welcoming are our communities? [duplicate]

As SE grows, lots of communities grow using it. Why not? So far, so good. As SE grows, lots of people find answers for their problems just being forwarded here by different search engines. Halleluja. ...
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How do you get in contact with a moderator?

I'm a noob on this website and a couple of days ago I asked my first question (How does a freelance copywriter determine the right price-per-word to charge?), which got put on hold by a mod and today ...
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Merging Ask Ubuntu and Unix Stack Exchange

I've forced myself to participate on the Unix Stack Exchange, moderating, answering, providing essential comments and so on. I'd like to do the above tasks on Ask Ubuntu, even though my favorite OS ...
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Which Stack Exchange sites have “won the internet” in real life?

The StackEgg game's terminal state, following birth out of Area51, private beta, public beta, and graduation, is "winning the internet." The progression of the game seems to indicate that this state ...
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How to responsibly direct users with serious mental health issues?

I am not talking about people with borderline personality or spectrum disorder issues (like rudeness), rather behaviours like paranoia and depression. A recent question on Ask Ubuntu highlighted that ...
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Why not create a community about resource recomendations? [duplicate]

Some appropriate resource (such as books, software, and open course) are very import for a beginner. Why not create a resource recommendation community?
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Does it make sense for the required number of close votes to be a static number?

Right now engineering.SE is early in its beta phase. We have received many questions which are unquestionably bad and for which the best response would be swift closure (examples: here, here, and ...
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Can I avoid awarding the bounty out?

So in the same vein that accepting an answer does, awarding bounties should follow, more or less, the same logic. When a user accepts an answer, they do so because whatever was in that answer helped ...
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Idea: community ads on Area 51 for overlapping scopes

Recently the Area 51 os.se proposal launched into private beta, but it was cancelled due to lack of engagement by users. Some discussion, background, and history is in this chat room. In cs.se ...
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Download data for StackOverflow User Survey?

The DropBox link to download the data for this survey is expired. Is there another place to get the data? http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2014/02/2013-stack-overflow-user-survey-results/
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What can we do to make community moderation less cold and unforgiving? [closed]

There are many sites claiming that Stack Exchange is becoming less that supportive. Is there something that we can do as a community to make asking a question less unforgiving? How about, for ...
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Where is the unicorn-unicoins land? [closed]

Really want to go there, seems to be quite interesting place. Please give me directions or show me on the map.
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Well surelly unicorns and unicoins have made my day for today [closed]

How long it will last though? More detailed information needed.
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Adding Comments and Votes to Community Bulletin Posts

Not sure if this is the best place to request this feature, so please let me know if I need to move it. In Community Bulletin (blog.stackoverflow.com), I suggest to add a couple of features that we ...
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How do we address the anti-user culture in MSO? [closed]

I think most MSO members are here because they care about SO. They want to improve the site, they want to help users, they want to improve questions and answers, they want to follow community opinion ...
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Implement badges for sites themselves

Sites can be exceptionally good at doing certain things that we like sites to do, such as retaining new users and providing answers to questions that get at least a few up votes quickly. It would be ...
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As future moderators of this website how are you going to eliminate bad impressions? [closed]

I was once surfing the net when I encountered this: Link here Simply put, how can you, future moderators ensure that all questions are treated fairly and will leave questioners satisfied with SO's Q ...
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The Anatomy of a Hot Question

Here is the traffic since The Workplace was created: These are the three questions that caused those huge spikes in traffic: Is it rude to leave an interview early if you have already made your ...
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How to train your growing community to self-moderate?

Two years ago I accepted the post of pro-tem moderators on Computer Science. At that time, and that's true for any new beta SE site, there were little to no users with enough reputation to moderate. ...
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Why was this reasonable question deleted by Community inside of 2 minutes?

Ok, this here wasn't a great question but apparently it made it through all the input filters. What surprises me is that it was deleted by Community in less than 2 minutes, no chance for anybody to ...
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Where a site change is within the 'community’s domain' propose a feature request even if it originates from within Stack Exchange staff

Background Recently the close vote reasons were changed, with the loss of “demonstrate a minimal understanding” and "include valid code to reproduce the problem". In general terms, after thinking ...
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Is the Java community underserved?

I've recently changed jobs to a company that uses both .NET and Java. My hobby (if one looks at my profile it's blindingly obvious) is Python. I've asked, and answered, many questions in the .NET ...
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If a Legendary Badge could be awarded to a user multiple times, how many Legendary badges would Jon Skeet have?

Recently while browsing MetaStackoverflow, I've encountered a very funny and unusual question:Jon Skeet Facts. Now I want to know, if a Legendary Badge can be awarded to a user multiple times, how ...
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Saying anyone can ask a question is deceptive when you close their questions [closed]

I spent a frustrating hour trying to phrase a question that would meet the guidelines and not trigger any "title police", but was told "help" is not an acceptable word to include in the title. I may ...
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Is it spam or does Stack Overflow have a really stressed/mean community that dislikes questions for fun? [duplicate]

This is a serious question. I carefully wrote a question just so I don't get downvotes, and I still gather 3. Plus I even gave my fix since I fixed the bug on my own.