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Show tag descriptions when asking a question?

I am a user of English Language SE, but I think this question might apply throughout the site. Often new users (but not always new users) will add tags which aren't really relevant to the question. ...
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Can I run Android studio in my 2gb ram Smoothly? [on hold]

I mean I dont have Money to upgrade my Ram so is there any suggestion to make my android studio run smoothly in 2gb ram laptop?
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Why not show the appointed/elected date for moderators on ALL Stack Exchange sites?

Why doesn't the https://stackexchange.com/about/moderators page have the elected/appointed date for moderators on all sites? I see that (to name a few): Christianity does display the date Islam does ...
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Are we aiming for a single answer that covers everything about a question on Stack Exchange?

So I was thinking about why only one answer can be accepted to any particular question on Stack Exchange. I was thinking, most likely, so there would develop one answer that covers "everything" about ...
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How to clean up Stack overflow account, means delete all deleted answers or Posts on my account permanently from SO? [duplicate]

I know if we delete any post or answer it is not deleted permanently, Suppose for example this post which is deleted including my answer but still the post is visible to users having 10K+ reputations. ...
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Any SE sites with independent hosting?

Are there any SE sites which have independent hosting (i.e. they run SE software but not on SE servers)? Or all SE sites are hosted on SE servers?
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What am I missing in regards to nobody seeing or replying to my questions? [duplicate]

Over the years, I've asked many questions on here. Each one has been asked only after trying to find the answer out myself, oftentimes spending countless hours before eventually resorting to asking ...
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Stack Exchange Security vs. Online Forums [on hold]

How secure is Stack Exchange compared to online forums such as Reddit or Quora? Better? Worse? How difficult is it to hack and how secure is user information?
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Would a positive approach to question validation help with the friendliness/quality divide?

Friendliness/Quality Divide OK, that question probably does not make a lot of sense on its own, so let me at least explain the last part. With "friendliness/quality divide" I mean the currently ...
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Publish questions only after First Posts review

I have been reading Sara Chipp's recent blog post which explained how new users in Stack Overflow are afraid of being judged by multiple people. I think that multiple people telling you how your ...
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Is the answer “Don't do that” an acceptable response to a “how do I” question? [duplicate]

Hold up! before you click that button to report this question as a duplicate of this, consider that not only is that question 10 years old, but is also fairly non-specific, and doesn't make good use ...
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Is it OK to close an on-topic question from a bad user? [duplicate]

Imagine the following scenario. A user gets suspended (fairly) on some site, then creates a new account and asks an on-topic question (the new account asks the question and does nothing else). The IP ...
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Listing companies which has no job posts? [migrated]

You can navigate to that kind of companies through a 'developer story' of a specific user, but cannot list them on https://stackoverflow.com/jobs/companies. Is this possible or this feature is not ...
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Not see the inbox messages for the deleted accounts

If I had an account on an SE site, deleted it, and then made a new account on the same website, I am going to get the inbox messages from the old account (assuming all of these are created using the ...
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Why would only ♦ moderators be “Interested in the status of tasks you've already reviewed?”

Most of you know what an empty review queue looks like: However, ♦ moderators see something different: Interested in the status of tasks you've already reviewed? View your complete review ...
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Could we be a little less eager with the duplicate votes to close?

It was pointed out to me it was unfair to single out folks with dupe-hammers for this. It was a poor choice of words, on my part. The core of the post is still something I feel needs addressing, so I ...
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The psychology of downvoting others without telling them why!

I have been active on different SO/SE forums for quite a while. I have rarely downvoted anyone. I usually try to let the person know what is wrong with their question/answer first and help them ...
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Awarding bounty on your other account's question: legal or not? [duplicate]

Is it considered legal behaviour if you operate several accounts on a given SE site, and then award a bounty on one account's rep to another's question to circumvent "3 active bounties at a given ...
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Automatic quality control and their effects on participation and contribution

I am interested in studying how automatic quality control can affect participation and contribution in online discussion communities. Many content generation platforms are struggling with balancing ...
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How can I verify an account as belonging to a Stack Exchange employee?

Recently on Meta SO, someone reported an animated ad. Someone using the name Will Westendorf responded, with the claim that they are an official Stack Exchange employee. However, their profile does ...
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Should SE move in the long term to SLACK / DISCORD or chat alike system?

I didn't see any discussion alike and hence would like to check it out in case it is being discussed in the background by the fathers of the site. Many pro's and con's, personally I dislike it (real ...
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Is it appropriate for a site admin to curtail requested information from a user? [duplicate]

Update: I realized that this post attracted a lot of downvotes maybe because it's lacking context. A question got posted on The Workplace SE. I wrote an answer to it. I realized I can slightly edit ...
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Summarized list of diamond moderator tools pages with strings which need to be added into Transifex

In this post I want to summarize links to all posts related to localization of mod tools pages. Moderator private messages: The absence of some strings in Transifex. Post flag history page: Add ...
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“Edit your question to provide status and progress updates” means what?

In the Help Center on the What should I do if no one answers my question? page there is some advice which I think appears in the Help Center of every site: To get better answers, you may need to ...
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What's the point of downvoting a question without commenting it? [duplicate]

This has been discussed in general, but I asked a question which had 0 answer and 0 comment and was downvoted... What's the point ?
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Close votes are to recommend closure flags, as reopen votes are to…what? [duplicate]

Those who have the "cast close and reopen votes" privilege can cast close and reopen votes to close and reopen questions. For those who do not, they can raise recommended closure flags to close ...
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What happens to my rep if an answer is migrated to a stack where I'm not a member? [duplicate]

I answer a question -- which, I'll admit, already has a couple close votes, but which seems to be to be a pretty simple and on-topic ask. An hour or so later, I get a notification that my answer has ...
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Should meta requests be closed as duplicates of announcements if the same thing is requested in an answer to the announcement?

Whenever a new feature is announced by the SE team, it's typical for people to report bugs and request features by posting answers to the announcement. However, it often happens that some people who ...
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Should we always accept a better answer, or also reward response speed? [duplicate]

Case in point here. Akrun gave a great answer in ~2 minutes. Grada's answer is slightly better (because it's simpler and more generalizable), but came in a little later (but still before Akrun's ...
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Tags for Rasa NLU & Rasa Core are deprecated - please merge Stackoverflow tags to Rasa [migrated]

I'm a Machine Learning Solutions Architect at Rasa. Nurturing our open source community is part of our mission statement, and as part of this we are working hard to provide answers to our users on ...
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Why is my question still unclear after lots of edits according to suggestions? [closed]

My question is marked as unclear for 2-3 days. I've edited it a lot and made more specific, answerable. But it's still marked unclear.
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Looking to ask question on OCR tool recommendation - where would I ask this on Stack Overflow? [duplicate]

I'm looking to build a license plate detector, but I am struggling to get the last part of the process working i.e. a character classifier for each character I've segmented from the license plate. ...
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What happens to a user who has received a ton of downvotes?

I was always curious to what happens to users that have a ton of downvotes on their question/topics. Maybe I'm just finding this unfair for this guy. After all, he is just doing his job to post an ...
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Can a bounty be awarded to a non-accepted answer? [duplicate]

I have a problem one of the users who asked awhile ago about something related to SQL injection. I provided an answer for his problem, and some solutions, but he did not accept my answer nor did he ...
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My thought on the “Minimal, Complete, and Verifiable example” [closed]

I am not a very active user on stackoverflow, but during my ten-year career as a developer I have often asked questions and received satisfactory answers. I noticed with disappointment that the only ...
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Where can I ask a question about a basic cell phone? [duplicate]

I have a (Verizon) basic (aka "dumb") cell phone, and I have a question about SMS capabilities. Is there a Stack Exchange site for my question?
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Migrated questions over time

I was looking at the number of migrated questions on Stack Exchange sites. Here is what I found. I suspect that the peak in 2011 is because of the creation of new Stack Exchange sites and moving ...
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Where can I ask questions about IT architecture? [duplicate]

I have a number of specific questions regarding the design of a high write throughput data ingestion stack into a highly relational database. Where can ask high level software architecture questions ...
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Where do I ask a question about the allocated/legal RF transmitted signals in the USA?

I posted the below question in some of the GNURadio communities here on this website, then I got denied and my question was considered as off-topic since that was a GNURadio programming forum. Now I'm ...
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Is requesting downvotes for my own post against the rules?

I would like to see if it's allowed to have people downvote my own post for arbitrary reasons. Is this allowed? Will I get banned for requesting downvotes on my own posts??
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Where to direct request for advice on CMS? [duplicate]

I am looking for advice from the experienced community about the right direction for a CMS (content management system) based project I have upcoming, but I'm unsure of the right site to post this on. ...
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Unusual absence of some Stack Exchange sites [duplicate]

There is a stack exchange site for the three most popular religions, (Buddhism, Christianity, Islam) why is there no site for atheism or paganism for example?
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Do we need an alternative channel for “feature requests”?

I shouldn't have to post my feature requests as a "Questions". They aren't questions. They don't need an "answer", they just need a "response". But the site treats them like a regular Q/A. If we ...
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Any widget to close questions as off-topic in one click from questions list?

I am moderating a site overflown by off-topic questions sent to us by the wizard. 80% of the questions can be recognized as totally off-topic by just looking at the questions list. Problem: I still ...
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How do I sign up for Area 51 when I get a completing redirect page?

I want to sign up for Area 51 however, I always get stuck with this page, is their something that can be done about this? Is there something I am missing? I want to propose a new site but ...
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“We're looking for long answers that provide some explanation and context” was added to this question [duplicate]

The following automated response was given to this question: We're looking for long answers that provide some explanation and context. Don't just give a one-line answer; explain why your answer is ...
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Should I keep downvoting questions with answers that aren't accepted?

Sometimes people ask questions and never bother to follow up and accept the (obviously correct) answer. My solution is to downvote the question. Even if the question is good, they were too lazy to ...
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Renewing a closed beta on Area 51

Is it possible to bring back a proposal for a site that was closed a few years ago due to lack of traffic? The site was very close to fulfilling all the requirements. The only problem was that it had ...
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Is there a site for City Planning and/or Road Traffic Management?

The question I'm looking to pose is: Our state Dept of Transportation are considering adding some Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons (RRFB) along a state road that passes through our ...
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Log two Apple ID like Windows users [migrated]

I am a new Apple iPad user, and recently I bought an iPad Mini 5 2019 64 GB Wi-Fi-only model. I logged into my Apple ID account I created years ago for iTunes music on my Android. Can I log in two ...