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Questions tagged [culture]

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Survey of users to judge quality and culture of an SE site

Without getting into specifics, I've noticed an extreme difference in the overall experience of a number of different Stack Exchange communities of which I am a member. Likewise I have personally ...
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Junior Programmers/Users Flag [closed]

I stumbled upon this question today that was relatively heavily down-voted and put on hold pending review for being off-topic (for asking a debugging question) and not abiding by the SO rules. All ...
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Can computer literacy be assumed across SE sites?

It's entirely possible this has simply been my experience... ...but I've noticed across the SE sites- not just the CS-related ones like SO, Programmers, Theoretical Computer Science, sec.se, etc.- ...
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Culture and language specific links in tag wikis

This is not a huge issue, but something I found when reviewing this suggested edit (ensure you have markdown selected). I noticed that one of the links pointed to the French version of MSDN for doco ...
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Answers finished by “thanks”

I'm seeing a strange habit on the rise for the past few weeks: Answer posts that are finished by "Thanks, NameOfAnswerPoster". Of course I delete that if there are other things to fix in the post. My ...
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SO culture based on time difference

It's been obvious for some time that when you ask a question on SO has as much influence on how well it is answered as how you ask a question. Of course this is likely related to timezones and culture ...
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Timezones and mentions of days/weeks/months for badges and elsewhere [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is an SE “day”? When does each day start? I just wondered if things like the rules for badges get +200 rep in one day, and the displays of rep per day/week/...
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Does the “ask a question” page accurately reflect the community policy on proper questions?

I just listened to Ep4 of the stackexchange podcast. I think Joel made a crucial point. Having been around here a while I've come to take certain things for granted, like assuming that everybody ...
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Reputation hungry culture [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Why are the least technical questions rewarded the most? How do we make sure the hard questions get as much reputation as the easy questions? I have noticed by spending ...
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Are Stack Overflow people *still* nice?

The title is a reference to Why are Stack Overflow people nice?. We had the good fortune, to start this experiment with a really positive culture and have managed to hang onto it through vast growth ...
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Are there question-pumping bots out there?

What is motivating people who clearly have little to no understanding of anything related to computer science, programming, or general use of computers to ask dozens of completely vague, unrelated ...
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Guide for Upvoting and Downvoting

I've read the FAQs on SO and meta SO, and still am not fully clear on what deserves upvotes and downvotes. Could someone point to a guide for these things? Here are some examples of questions and ...
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Is there any way to anonymously censure users for anti-social behavior?

I really hope I'm not the only one that feels this way. On StackOverflow, there are some, but thankfully a small number, of users that are rude or seem to be actively trying to make the site a ...
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How can we manipulate the incentive system to promote Wikipedia-like culture of collaboration?

How can we manipulate the incentive system to promote Wikipedia-like culture of collaboration? From the sofaq: Like Wikipedia, this site is collaboratively edited. If you are not comfortable with ...