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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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Can I have a pension?

I am getting old and I need money. I bet many people do, but for some reason they prefer not to speak about it. Over 8 years at Stack Overflow I scored 11k rep and some badges. There are not many ...
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Is offering cross-site bounties allowed?

I came across this question on Stack Overflow that starts with: NOTE: I'm also offering a bounty of 50 to 100 reputation on this problem. While I am unable to offer a bounty via StackOverflow due ...
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Has or does SE suffer from shills or cabals of special interest groups looking to peddle influence or control narrative?

Excerpt from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Why_Wikipedia_is_not_so_great Editors have learned that formation into "gangs" is the most effective way of imposing their views on opposite-...
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Wait, so what kind of discussion of hats is and isn't on topic here?

This question of mine: https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/319993/i-especially-like-the-hats-this-year?noredirect=1#comment1048036_319993 Received -11 votes and was deleted as 'this kind of ...
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Why are images of text, code and mathematical expressions discouraged?

Often I see new users posting images, containing the text of the question they were intending to ask, or a part of it. This is especially true for the science and math based sites where new users don'...
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Problems at the milliners?

Today I've been compiling some C++ code that makes heavy use of Boost Spirit. So lots of time waiting. I've spent the time diving in and out of Stack Overflow. Hats off to me if I may say so myself: ...
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Show off your hats! (2018 edition)

Since 241,378 hats have already been earned by the time I'm writing this, and I think I found the perfect hat for my avatar already, why don't we start showing them off like last year? Post hats, ...
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Is there is an award for the winner of Winter Bash?

We have a leaderboard of people who have more hats. Is there is some kind of award in the end, like additional reputation or a badge? Or is it just for fun?
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How many secret hats are there for WinterBash 2018?

How many secret hats are there for WinterBash 2018? Do we have a list of the triggers for the secret hats? Found this discussion How many secret hats are there for WinterBash 2013?. In 2013, @...
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What is the frequency of Winter-Bash Leaderboard updating?

I noticed an anomaly in the Physics Winter-Bash 2018 leaderboard, relevant image here, with the "leader" being 3 hats behind the second runner up. (Checked by going to profile pages, yes I am ...
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The Lord of the Hats: The Return of the Chicken 🐔

...Also known as "The Quest for the Winter Chicken of the Bash, Part 3" (part 2 here). So, winter has come again. As every year, the staff members try their best to hide some funny Easter eggs, ...
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Isn't there a hat for a bounty receiver?

I just got awarded a bounty in this site, but I don't see any hat appearing. Is there any?
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Winter Bash 2018 hat names

Here is a list of the 'etymology' for the Winter Bash 2017 hats. Everything about the naming (whether related to Stack Exchange mechanics, memes or anything else that isn't obvious to most readers) ...
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Is there a need to protect users if they reveal traceable personal information?

A user was asking a sensitive question. There were comments saying "change your username and picture". I went and traced his picture and name and arrived at a website with their resume (no address ...
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Can we merge [tag-watching] and [favorite-tags]? [duplicate]

It has been a while since favorite tags were renamed to Tag watching and some new features were added. When that happened, a new tag [tag-watching] is created. This was created as a master tag of ...
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What percent of SE users are in 'winter' during this 'winter bash'?

Curiosity prompted by being a minority that lives in the Southern hemisphere. Are we forgotten, overlooked, ignored or simply hated by those in the temperate latitudes of the North who would actually ...
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Winter Bash 2018 Knitting

This year's Winter Bash got us great hat challenges but also a very nice tool for knitting on the main site. Is there a challenge related to this knitting tool? Here is my knitting and it would be ...
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Winter Bash 2018 Hat list

Here we go again the Winter Bash is here and the hats are listed below. The list has the same format as always, there are only two answers: one for the secret hats, and one for the regular hats. The ...
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Add ability to exclude questions posted by “New contributors” to SO search

Please add ability to exclude questions posted by "New contributors" to SO search. The reason I would like to see this implemented is overall low quality of vast majority of those questions.
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Display id or name of social account on “My Logins” page

If I connect a Google account it shows the email. But it doesn't show information about Facebook/VK accounts. Could you display the account name or id for these social accounts? Or, even better, ...
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Feedback/suggestions for new flagging page in user profile

Recently the flagging page of the user profile received an overhaul: Do you have any feedback or suggestions for these changes?
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How can I get a live website link in my stackexchange profile? [duplicate]

I placed my website URL in the website field but how come it isn't live or not clickable? However, my Twitter is. Do I need to reach a certain amount of points?
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Can Stack Exchange create a monetized Stack Exchange Program? [on hold]

Could Stack Exchange create a monetized Stack Exchange Program like the one Quora currently has?
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Where can I ask about Hyperledger Fabric?

Hyperledger Fabric is an open-source enterprise-grade permissioned distributed ledger technology (DLT) platform. Where I can ask a question for the same? Is there a specific community?
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Should this question about the Code of Conduct be moved here from Politics Meta?

I believe the "Code of Conduct" is of broader concern than just one site. Would my question here be better served on Meta Stack Exchange than on Politics Meta? If so, can someone help me with its ...
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Should the [Internet Explorer] tag be removed?

The Stack Exchange Meta has the tag internet-explorer. The description is Questions about site's functionality issues (bugs, incompatibilities, feature requests) in any version of Internet ...
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Why not perma-ban instead of suspend an account for 75+ years? [duplicate]

I know there are a lot of questions about very long suspension periods, but I came across a case that is quite perplexing. This user had many offenses to earn his long ban, despite being a very ...
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How can I politely request a bounty to be placed on my question?

Apologies in advance if this question is boorish. Is there something similar to Reddit's /r/freegold/ for bounties? /r/FreeKarma4U is less germane, as it's more alike to upvotes here. Eg, my family ...
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Where to ask questions about external sites (like Google accounts)

Today, I had a question about Google accounts. So, I went to stackexchange.com/sites and scoured for a possible site to ask about external unrelated sites. I searched and searched for minutes, but I ...
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Don't delete questions! [duplicate]

I have a hard time verbalizing how shocked and horrified I am to learn that questions can be and actually are deleted. The only reasonable use case I see is spam or very clear abuse. But anything ...
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Where should I ask about blogging on Stack Exchange?

I would like start a blog about a general topic, for example: programming, learning languages (English, Spanish, Korean, Japanese, Chinese, French, Italian, etc.), history, engineering, math, opinion ...
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How do I “answer” a feature request?

I regularly see feature requests on Meta, sometimes with heavily upvoted answers. A feature request is not really a question with an answer since the poster is asking for a feature to be added to the ...
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Where can I ask a question about automated image comparison?

I would like to find the original image from several similar candidates. The images are typically in JPEG format, and the most common modifications are cropping, enlarging/shrinking, adding (or ...
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If 95%+ of comments have been rated as “fine”, does the site deserve its reputation of “unwelcoming”? Do we still need to focus on it?

Quick review There's been much ado over the last 5 years ago about the SE network being "unwelcoming". From the summer of love to the code of conduct, from the welcome wagon to the instantaneous ...
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What do the colors indicate on the SE site cloud?

https://stackexchange.com/sites Is it personalized? Because I can't see why some are colored and some maintain the default color. If it is, then maybe I have visited the colored sites at some point(I ...
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Is there a StackExchange site for questions on TV hardware, home cinema, etc?

Closest I can find is Home Improvement, but as the subdomain is diy it doesn't seem appropriate. Or SuperUser, which covers hardware, but specifically computer hardware. Edit: I’m looking for Q&A ...
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Is there a Stack Exchange product that will let me run my own public stack?

I was looking at the available options for creating a new Stack, and it occurred to me that I didn't see a certain option. Is it possible to create and run one's own public stack and keep control of ...
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Help us improve the user profile and settings

You might know the user profile and settings. It’s what appears after you click on your profile picture. Maybe you come here to track your Q&A activity or to update your Developer Story. Maybe ...
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Etiquette of accepting answers

I ask some questions and get answers on the Stack Exchange network as usual. But I am biased towards accepting answers late because of the following reasons: Waiting for better answers Checking ...
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Why don't we receive notifications about the addition of moderator-only tags to meta requests? Should we?

Note: I'm not requesting that this be changed; I'm asking a neutral question as well as starting a discussion. I'm aware that in order for users to be notified upon their question being edited, the ...
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Trivial edits Part 2 “Stackoverflow” and “StackExchange”

Trivial edits. Especially when it consists of adding a single space. Currently, there are 9,415 results for “Stackoverflow” written as a solid compound. Some of those results spell the name with two ...
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Trivial edits Part 1 “the internet”

Trivial edits. They really get on my gall. I'm especially talking about switching the lowercase “i” to the uppercase in the word internet. This type of edit, which I often see on MSE (Meta), has ...
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Where can I ask questions about developing for/on/with Stack Exchange?

I am developing some gadgets for Stack Exchange (a userscript, an application that uses SE API, etc.). I have some questions specific to utilizing SE's resources (API, web page DOM, etc.) during ...
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Let us (the community) build a new site staging zone for Stack Exchange

Note: This is not an official Stack Exchange post. TL;DR: I propose that community members develop an open-source alternative for Area 51 that will eventually be used by Stack Exchange. Problem ...
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Responsive Design Themes - What can sites customize and how can they get changes implemented?

There have been a few questions here on MSE along with some on various child metas about how fixed/permanent the new site redesigns are. I'm posting a new question rather than answering so that we can ...
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My question is deleted, I am not allowed to ask more questions. Are these really good practices?

I asked this question which I later learned was apparently preposterous and was heavily downvoted. I was still positive that someone will one day come across my question who will be generous and ...
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With your permission, can I send you some stuff?

From time to time, companies and project teams approach us about sending users stuff as a special thank you for participating in a particular tag or other activity on the site. Historically, our ...
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Migrate good questions to sister site from failed site?

Five years ago we were making a lot of new sites. Some of them are not doing so well, and a few have been closed after going to beta. While I realize that closing beta sites is not aggressive as it ...
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Preferred link reference format in questions and answers?

Which is the preferred way to format references in question and answer texts?I have now seen 3 variations: [visible text](url) [visible text][n] with n being a number and then at the bottom the ...
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Sandboxing the FAQ for Stack Exchange sites to make it international

The content was taken from the rev. 233 of FAQ for Stack Exchange sites to test an idea shared on a comment to my answer to Help develop the site and community knowledge base in your language. The ...