Stack Exchange Network

Stack Exchange network consists of 174 Q&A communities including Stack Overflow, the largest, most trusted online community for developers to learn, share their knowledge, and build their careers.

Visit Stack Exchange

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.

8
votes
4answers
95 views

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?
-4
votes
0answers
35 views

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?
-11
votes
0answers
73 views

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?
0
votes
1answer
43 views

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?
0
votes
1answer
65 views

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 ...
-7
votes
1answer
115 views

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 ...
8
votes
3answers
221 views

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 ...
-10
votes
1answer
99 views

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 ...
2
votes
3answers
58 views

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 ...
-29
votes
4answers
185 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
47 views

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 ...
4
votes
1answer
68 views

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 ...
5
votes
1answer
31 views

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 ...
28
votes
7answers
501 views

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 ...
6
votes
1answer
36 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
40 views

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 ...
-12
votes
0answers
101 views

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 ...
28
votes
14answers
3k views

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 ...
8
votes
4answers
146 views

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 ...
10
votes
4answers
106 views

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 ...
-8
votes
3answers
136 views

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 ...
1
vote
3answers
194 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
44 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
125 views

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 ...
74
votes
6answers
4k views

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 ...
-27
votes
2answers
190 views

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 ...
24
votes
8answers
361 views

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 ...
-1
votes
2answers
119 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
56 views

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 ...
5
votes
0answers
60 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
94 views

Navigating through the site. Is it clunky?

I like jumping around between Stack Exchange sites. I enjoy World Building, English, Physics, etc. Sometimes I like to browse to see what other subjects there are. It seems that I have to make ...
0
votes
1answer
195 views

Am I trusted or not? [duplicate]

A few minutes ago I registered on Meta. I received 100 rep points because you trust me on other sites. You've earned a bonus of 100 reputation because we trust you on other sites in the network I ...
1
vote
0answers
50 views

Ask LibreOffice? [duplicate]

I found this site when trying to find an answer for something: https://ask.libreoffice.org/en/question/8631/upper-limit-to-number-of-rows-in-calc/ I noticed it had a very similar theme to ...
3
votes
1answer
51 views

Is the behavior of a user concerning audits used to decide whether they will get audits?

Suppose that I fail to pass several review audits in a short time span. Will the system take that into account, in the sense that more of my reviews will be audits? I mean, in order to check whether ...
-10
votes
1answer
50 views

Type of questions in Meta Stack Exchange? [duplicate]

Can we get answers for general knowledge questions in Meta Stack Exchange or only tech related ones?
23
votes
0answers
200 views

Responsive design now available on all sites; new theme customization coming soon

It's been a long process, but the changes we announced back in March are done. Most sites will see their new themes live for all users on November 30. Some sites with blocking issues may have to wait ...
11
votes
2answers
150 views

Help develop the site and community knowledge base in your language

I think everyone agrees that it is great to have a lot of technology Q&A. In this way, anyone can quickly understand how to use a technology. The Stack Exchange engine is a quite complicated tool ...
-4
votes
1answer
54 views

Is it ok to answer a contest post with a list of links to others' content?

I am not sure if my potential post passes muster. I have a fun answer to Time for some more swag! I would like to post the Top 10 Songs of All Time list. This is a top 10 list, so the songs ...
4
votes
0answers
23 views

Sizing images in posts - original size in link

So, recently (not entirely sure when... something in the last 2 years) the code for images was changed, so that they could be viewed in a new window, by clicking on the image. [![enter image ...
3
votes
2answers
36 views

How to show only new questions (with the new responsive theme)

As an administrator, I want to see all new questions that are posted to the site. Starting from the site's homepage https://softwarerecs.stackexchange.com, how do I show only new questions, in as few ...
21
votes
1answer
104 views

Change display order of answers in contests

We have a second contest going on. And whenever we have these sort of things I see how unfair the voting system is. Whoever posts first, or quickly gets more votes, has a huge advantage, since most ...
141
votes
130answers
13k views
+250

Time for some more swag!

On occasion of our anniversary celebrations, we offered some cheese boards a while back. If you were late for that, though, no sweat! You’re just in time for another limited edition super special swag ...
-28
votes
1answer
131 views

Please don't allow a single mod the ability to close a question [duplicate]

Recently I asked this question, and it was closed as off-topic (wrongfully, in my opinion). The meta discussion I raised didn't get much activity. All I'm saying, I like Stack Exchange because it ...
3
votes
0answers
58 views

I can't add a profile photo

I want to add my photo to my profile page, but I can't see, Please: look at that screenshot After upload the image is complete, but it does not change the image. My image properties Kind: ...
11
votes
0answers
111 views

Is Quora stealing questions / answers from Stack Exchange sites?

A while back I posted this question on Server Fault. I now see that it appears on Quora with both the question and answer copied from my question. Why is my question appearing there? Is Quora stealing ...
5
votes
0answers
22 views

How to format the Stack Exchange “feed”?

I just made an account here on Stack Exchange, so I apologize if I haven't quite learned the etiquette around here. I also so far have only used the mobile app for SE, not the website, so this ...
-11
votes
0answers
103 views

Promos : Winter Bash 2018 [duplicate]

Would there be a Promo for Winter Bash 2018 floated, just like the yesteryears? Any idea about the secret stuff Winter Bash 2018 is bringing for us? Snapshot of the Winter Bash 2017 Promotion was ...
4
votes
1answer
73 views

Posting only once every 40 minutes even for experienced users?

I have low rep on Physics & Woodworking, but not so on Stack Overflow. I just tried to ask < 40 minute interval on those two and got hit with the once-per-40-minute rule: I posted once on ...
4
votes
0answers
108 views

Most of the spam I receive is on webapps.SE

I don't have statistics to backup my claims, but I hope you do. I just flagged an answer as spam on webapps.SE. Most of the spam I reported are: Posted as answers On https://webapps.stackexchange....
6
votes
2answers
97 views

How can I start being a useful member of this community? [duplicate]

I understand that the rules are very strict, and should be as such, so how can I start off successfully and become a useful member of the community? The advice of experienced members would be welcome....