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Questions tagged [discussion]

Questions that may not necessarily have a clear-cut right or wrong answer and are often subjective. If your question isn't a bug report, feature request, or request for assistance, or question with a concrete answer, it's probably a discussion.

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About my questions and answers

I understand all my posts so long are worthless because of my poor knowledge of English so these posts are not comprehensible.MY attempts to edit and comment seem to be futile. please forgive me. It ...
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How to discourage 'mean' punishment of answers?

I'm quite new to Meta Stack Exchange, so please forgive, if this isn't what this forum is for. I have been around for a little while, now, and in most fora, there seems to be a reasonably kind and ...
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Touch in QML chartview - Missing some times [on hold]

I have created a QML chart using code ChartView { id: chart anchors.fill: parent antialiasing: true ValueAxis { id: axisY tickCount: 3 } DateTimeAxis{ id: xTime gridVisible: ...
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How to answer an XY question?

We have guidance on how to avoid asking an XY question. What is the recommended way to answer an XY question?
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Some remarks, and some requests, from a silent apathetic [on hold]

In light of the recent and nigh-coming changes to StackExchange (and my renewed but quickly-fleeting care in meta discussions and politics), I figured this would be a decent time to post some ...
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Sites where you are not part of the community are quite ugly and force you to close multiple divs [duplicate]

Picture helps here: Sites are getting too busy and too many X's to close out of certain banners or divs.
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Downvoting Of questioning or answering [on hold]

If I fare badly in questioning or answering, I attract downvotes and hence recieve negative scores. In spite of this fact, I have earned Peer-pressure badge even downvoted. What you do with total ...
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How can I remove the left panel at Stack Exchange sites? [duplicate]

This left panel narrows the width. I don't use it, and is a great waste of space: How can I remove it, and left the same (and more practical) structure that StackExchange sites had a few moths ago?
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How about website suggestion based on something such as tags? [duplicate]

Sometimes I don't know which Stack Exchange website is suitable for my question. For example, in the past, I had a question about anonymousness of VPN. I asked this question on Network ...
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What is the meaning of accepting an answer (esp. less upvoted) in the child meta sites? [duplicate]

In child meta-s, we often try to get community consensus about certain policy or rule by asking a question. But let's say that, the OP (which can be a Mod also) accepts an answer which satisfies ...
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If somebody wants to write a longer comment than allowed, should they ask a question instead?

I once read on Stack Exchange that people shouldn't write something that's a suitable answer as comment. I've sometimes seen somebody reply to my comment by writing two comments as one because it was ...
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Are we creating divisions in our quest to make new users welcome?

One of the more frequent accusations that get leveled against long-time users of various sites is that we treat new user questions differently. That we downvote and close vote them maliciously, to "...
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How to login to SE sites that don't support SEOpenID without giving them my SEOpenID password?

When I'm already logged into openid.stackexchange.com (aka SEOpenID) then I am able to log into stackexchange.com (aka SE) by simply clicking the button "Login with Stack Exchange". I am not asked for ...
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Come Take a Look at our New Contributor Indicator!

We've been doing quite a bit of research into ways that we could help new users have better experiences that ultimately lead them to becoming increasingly valuable, long-term contributors to our sites....
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Top viewed questions by tag within a timeframe

How can I use the data explorer to fetch the top viewed questions within a certain tag within some time frame on Stack Overflow? For example, the top viewed questions tagged [android] in the last 6 ...
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Must we censor discussion that may be grounds for blacklisting in other countries?

Some sites discuss information which is illegal in certain countries. There is always a risk that such countries will block the Stack Exchange network because of this. I would like to clarify that ...
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Is it rude to say “stolen from here”?

When I'm answering a question (not a duplicate one), I often copy-paste some contents from another answer and also provide the link to that answer. I think adding the link itself contradicts stealing, ...
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Deleting question causes loss of answerers' reputation [duplicate]

I was quite baffled by what happened yesterday. On Worldbuilding Stack Exchange there was a line of questions, revolving around alchemists and spoons. Given that it was quite fun, these became quite ...
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Stack Exchange … for kids! [duplicate]

I recently taught a batch of 7th graders to program and a little about electronics. Have we ever considered having a more general youth site where people are more patient with novice questions? It ...
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Review queue tests WAY too easy to spot [duplicate]

I've been helping with the review queues, and everyonce in a while we get those: This was only a test, designed to make sure you were paying attention... But what I noticed is that those take a ...
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Is there a copy text link functionality available?

TL;DR In summary: I am looking for a (usability) method to add in the markdown, to provide a link to the user, which either: Selects the relevant text, or Selects the relevant text and copies it to ...
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Moderation for extremely high view count questions

There are many questions asked when stack first begun becoming popular, which deal with somewhat "fundamental" features of a popular language, library or development environment. The problem with any ...
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Making the left navigation more useful

This post is not about the left navigation bar being annoying or something to disable. Unfortunately we do not seem to have a post about suggestions to make the left navigation more useful now that ...
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*Deliberately* create a duplicate, to be closed, to serve as a 'signpost' for different forms of a question? [duplicate]

On another SE site, I created a duplicate question, on purpose, because I thought another question was incorrectly closed as a duplicate (of a third question). My question was moved to the meta ...
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What does constructive criticism of a design change look like?

Last week we rolled out the new network theme to several sites. Some of these sites had beautiful designs previously and now have a less striking look. Unsurprisingly, the response to these changes ...
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Why is it so easy to downvote? [duplicate]

I am a bit new to the Stack Exchange community and its variants. I have noticed it has quite the cult following with enthusiasts at every corner who would be more than willing to help others in the ...
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Should jokes posted as answers be flagged?

I flagged this answer as not an answer, but my flag was recently declined with this reason: declined - flags should not be used to indicate technical inaccuracies, or an altogether wrong answer ...
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How to flag rude and/or irrelevant comments?

From an admittedly cursory reading of Updated comment flagging - Supporting the new Code of Conduct I see that much has been said and, apparently, done about "rude" comments. Personally, though, I ...
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Why is the script for deletion called Roomba?

In many posts I see that the script for automatic post deletion is called Roomba: Turn off the roomba for child meta sites Turbocharging the Roomba: solutions for premature deletion Lost 5 questions ...
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Can I add examples/citations to another person's answer? [duplicate]

Recently I was asking a question on the Stack Exchange network and received a very brief description of how to handle my issue. Unfortunately the answer didn't have any citations or examples. As ...
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What should be done with the feature that redirects searches for numbers to the question with that ID?

Stack Exchange sites have a little-known feature: if you type in a number of four or more digits into the search box, and the number happens to be the ID of a non-deleted question (not answer), you ...
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Off-topic questions from new, inexperienced users: How come? [duplicate]

EDIT: This question is as suspected a duplicate, so please check out the former post. Sonic's answer explains in detail how people end asking questions on Meta. Journeyman Geek has also a question ...
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Is it acceptable to post a friendly comment that points out the flaws in an answer?

I had this short exchange with two other users: @HighRepUser The new code of conduct simply asks that we keep a friendly tone as we point out the flaws in a post. Nobody should have trouble doing ...
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Answering etiquette

I'm wondering if there is an etiquette or rule to follow regarding answers. Say someone answers a question, then someone else answers with a near duplicate of the first answer and that one is ...
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Add a {Start a new}/{Join the} discussion on this {Question}/{Answer} button [duplicate]

There is a significant push back being felt as a result of the implementation of the Code of Conduct. This is especially true for the crackdown on comments. I think that we can smooth this by adding ...
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Can I link to my meta question from comments of cited or related questions?

I asked a Meta Stack Exchange question which references one or more questions on normal Stack Exchange sites. I want to make sure that people who are interested are able to find it, but at the same ...
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Why can't I accept my own answer straight away? [duplicate]

I had a question, nobody else posted any answers, and I worked out the solution myself. Why do I have to wait 24 hours to accept my own answer. When I don't have to wait before accepting anybody else'...
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What happened to “depends on everyone sharing their knowledge” message? Can this be changed on per-site basis?

As I read in Adam Lear's answer to the question What is this “Can you help?” message above the answer box?, at some point in the past, the message was tested: Can you help? SiteName depends on ...
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If there's a design pattern, shouldn't it be present throughout the sites?

So, Ask Ubuntu just got a facelift/new theme. It's the Stack Exchange site I frequent the most. Also, recently, I have been looking for some work. The top bar moving in to the left bar to ...
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Unable to fetch data from the Stack Overflow API (too many requests)

I am trying to fetch API data from:     api.stackexchange.com/2.2/questions?site=stackoverflow... But I am getting the error: {error_id: 502, error_message: "too many requests from this ...
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Ugly new design? [duplicate]

9th August 2018 I see this new design. What's up with that? Why's there nothing in meta describing it?
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Custom question lists is available for testing

We are excited to release the first phase of custom question lists for alpha testing. Check out Custom question lists: finding questions you can answer for a refresher on the feature. A reminder that ...
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Is the Code of Conduct illustration “truly” inclusive?

Yesterday, @Rand al'Thor posted a question observing that the image accompanying the newly released Code of Conduct, seemed to be slanted in favor of Stack Overflow (SO). As the OP is not a member ...
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Stack Exchange bots, created by a moderator, are creepy and violate the CoC

A moderator has various bots that capture a bunch of comments, and these comments land up in various rooms that are in plain view of the community. I think this tactic is creepy surveillance and ...
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Disclosure for links in comments

We know that in answers (and by extension, questions), adding a relevant link is acceptable as long as any affiliation is disclosed, otherwise it counts as spam. This is true even if the username of ...
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Code of Conduct - PROs and CONs [closed]

It seems to me that the "Code of Conduct" tramps down on freedom of expression. It also undermines what being friendly represents. And all this to no real benefit to the community as far as the ...
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Passive-aggressive language and the new Code of Conduct

If I write: "You can't be such an asshole, the first page of the doc says that ...", I think it would be a very obvious violation of the new code of conduct. But, if I write: "Maybe a little bit of ...
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Denied based on opinion questions [duplicate]

Why people downvoted me since I wanna hear some opinions and why is this forbidden? Should repositories only be package visibility?
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When was Stack Overflow’s CSS & pattern libraries Stacks launched?

Recently, I came across (for the first time) Stacks and the site https://stackoverflow.design from this announcement, Updated comment flagging - Supporting the new Code of Conduct. it's been ...
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Should we award a Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar?

The Random act of kindness Barnstar Wikipedia offers some "Barnstars" which are a different but complementary award mechanism to SE's badges. The key differences are that badges are awarded by the ...