Questions tagged [contribution]

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My contribution has disappeared - bug?

I had contributed to a topic and my reputation under Meta shows as: Reputation (1) but there is no record of what I contributed. Clicked on everything possible, but I cannot find it. Is this a ...
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Question ban – what exactly are “positive contributions”?

I asked a couple of really bad (horrible!) questions here and got hit with a question ban. No surprise there – I was a new user, and now know where I went wrong. The problem is that I can't get ...
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How can we better recognize truly extraordinary contributions to the SO community?

It would be nice to explore ways to recognize the far-greater-than-ordinary contributions from the users who work hard to make this a great community. There have been several posts on similar topics: ...
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Reputation Catch-22 [duplicate]

So I've been a longtime lurker of various StackExchanges (specifically Overflow) and the value it has given me cannot be described in words, however, I find myself wanting to upvote solutions or ...
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Do the top contributors to Stack Overflow have profit-sharing with the owners of Stack Overflow? If not, why?

Why be politically correct, Stack Overflow is the top Q&A site for programmers as of present. And members answer questions just for the love & passion of knowledge without any expectation as ...
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Newbies tag to aid new users to contrbute [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How about a difficulty rating for questions? Should we be adding tags like beginner to questions? Would it be possible to get newbie's to automaticly have the newbie's tag ...
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What should we do when encountering a useless, but time-consuming, answer?

I don't want to give the link because you may vote down if you see the answer. The answer is totally useless and not related to my question. However, I can confirm that the author spent a lot of time ...
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Should I include a link to my Stack Overflow profile on my résumé? [duplicate]

I'm not sure if this question belongs here, how ever it is related with Stackoverflow (and me). Recently, I had a chance to talk with Team manager in mobile company which name is irrelevant. He was ...
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Can I give a donation to Stack Exchange? [duplicate]

I have learned so much from SE sites and I am really thankful for it. I sometimes feel that I am under debt from SO, so in order to satisfy me and my principles, I think I should give some donation. ...
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Best way for an SO newbie to contribute answers?

I love the community here at Stackoverflow, and a resource for finding answers it is incredible. However, I really want to contribute back, but I find it difficult answering questions - the ones that ...
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So, why do you contribute to SO? (SF?) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Why do you post to Stack Overflow? Why do programmers help each other without pay? Maybe I can give some hints, based on my motives I used to contribute to another well ...
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Repository for more substantial contributed documents, sample source code etc

The basic scenario is that, in the course of answering a question, I might do a few searches and not really find a suitable link for additional information. If I've got some spare time and I'm ...
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How can I help stackoverflow outside of the site?

I'm probably just being an idiot, but are there any ways that we can help out stackoverflow outside of visiting the site itself? There's a list of things we can do besides just posting on the site, ...
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How to contribute to Stack Overflow besides asking and answering?

Besides contributing great questions and answers, are there any other ways that I can contribute to Stack Overflow and its family of websites? I would be happy to give a PayPal donation contribute ...