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.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
1
vote
0answers
14 views

What is the recommended way to handle questions that are duplicates of questions in a different SE site? [duplicate]

If you have an SO question A that is a duplicate of question B on SO, it should be closed as such. However, what if question B lives not on SO but on, say, vi.SE? As far as I know there is no option ...
-9
votes
0answers
32 views

When the user leaves the game, theycontinue from the last level [closed]

I am developing an android game. This game has multiple levels and therefore multiple activity. When the user leaves the game, I want it to continue from the last level. How can I do that? thanks. ...
-12
votes
1answer
73 views

Are users reluctant to upvote posts with score 9? [closed]

The "nice question" and "nice answer" badges are awarded when questions and answers reach a score of 10 or more. I am relatively new to the stackexchange world and I noticed a strange behavior: some ...
16
votes
10answers
695 views

Feedback for The Loop: March 2020

Sara Chipps (our Director of Product, Community) just posted to our blog for The Loop: March 2020. The post gives some context behind some of the breakdowns in communication and interaction between ...
2
votes
0answers
23 views

What does change mean in weekly leagues summary? [duplicate]

I see my status below from https://stackexchange.com/leagues/1/week/stackoverflow Now I can understand what others terms mean here like week rank, total reputation and week reputation. But what does ...
92
votes
24answers
1k views

The Follow Questions and Answers feature is now live across the Network

We are happy to announce that the previously announced follow question and answer feature is now live across the Network, including Stack Overflow, all Stack Exchange sites, and all Meta sites. (...
0
votes
0answers
52 views

Should I accept a suggested edit which only improved the post partially? [duplicate]

Example: if there's a missing tag, typos, and unformatted code blocks in a huge post. Should I accept an edit that only adds the tag? (Assuming that currently, I don't want to improve the post).
8
votes
2answers
169 views

Where are questions about Roman numerals appropriate?

I have a notation question about Roman numerals on my mind but I'm not sure if and where it can be asked. Namely: Is it appropriate to write numbers in compact forms like 99: IC, 990: XM. ...
2
votes
2answers
92 views

Can Community Moderators and StackOverflow employees post answers on closed questions?

Since this doesn't appear to have been asked before: Can Community Moderators (and other Stack Overflow employees) post answers on Questions that have been closed? This would cover either manually ...
5
votes
0answers
65 views

Which site must I use to ask questions about EEG?

I have questions related to EEG (electroencephalogram) which is used to measure brain signals, which site of Stack Exchange can be used to ask questions about EEG? I want to ask questions related to ...
-17
votes
0answers
132 views

Does SE corporate have a policy for sites that disregard its goals? [closed]

Simply put, my understanding is that SE is meant to be a series of question and answer sites that curate high-quality answers by experts in their fields, and that the Reputation system is intended to ...
-9
votes
1answer
106 views

Are multiple SE sites covering the same subject, with higher specificity, detrimental? [duplicate]

I found it hard to condense my question into a simple title and not sure it fully explains my question. I am not sure if this occurs elsewhere on SE, but I have a specific example: SuperUser covers ...
-10
votes
0answers
82 views

How to see the question that I've posted? [closed]

I don't know how to see the questions that I have posted and their respective answers. Also how to see the answers/comments that I have posted? I would be very grateful if someone helps. Thank you
8
votes
0answers
78 views

Should I flag spam accounts even if they didn't post any content yet? [duplicate]

Every day I see many of such accounts being created. They rarely post spam (probably because they get blocked by the system) and if they do post spam content they are sometimes nuked by mods. I am not ...
2
votes
1answer
95 views

Some fonts are way too small to be used on the responsive design on Chrome for a regular Android phone

Some fonts are way too small to be used on the responsive design on Chrome for a regular Android phone. Examples:
-10
votes
5answers
248 views

Would a user capping their own reputation at 99k have any user experience downsides?

A comment roughly along the lines of "you're just posting this question to get rep" left me challenged how best to answer beyond "no I'm not." Of course rep does offer us some guidance about our posts ...
27
votes
1answer
248 views

Report this Ad Feature

This post is in reference to the following blog post: Report this Ad [beta] provides more control over your advertising experience To start off, a quick introduction of myself; my name is Jascha Drel,...
4
votes
0answers
83 views

Can we have some details about when the responsive site will become the default on mobile?

The responsive "full site" will replace the mobile site sooner or later. Is there a timeline on when it might become the default? Will this be done piecemeal, or as a whole (for a given SE site, or ...
-26
votes
0answers
122 views

What about exploratory, generalizing, idea-generating questions? New rules for moderation, new question types? [duplicate]

While I have also benefited much from the Stack sites, also I have bad experience with Stack. For my day-to-day job and day-to-day studies I am asking focused questions and they are being received ...
-14
votes
1answer
147 views

Is there anything SE Inc can do to support all the new online learners? [duplicate]

Given the new mandated shifts to online learning during the outbreak, I find myself worrying about those students who manage to scrape by in a traditional learning environment with study groups and ...
0
votes
2answers
110 views

Is it appropriate to ask for help refactoring or simplifying code? [duplicate]

I am new to coding (and this site) and want to know if it would be appropriate to post asking for help refactoring. I do not know how to simplify or refactor anonymous inner classes. I guess I could ...
-1
votes
0answers
19 views

What about programming questions where the accepted answer is a library? [migrated]

I find this frustrating. I asked a question of is there a way to do something. And I got a spot on answer (in a comment). But, the answer was use a part of the Microsoft stack (to work off another ...
5
votes
0answers
79 views

What's the policy on crossposting unnoticed posts from beta communities? [duplicate]

I have posted a question that in my opinion fits best into a beta community. Overall, the attention was not satisfactory although I even posted a bounty and the limited response I got was positive. ...
4
votes
0answers
115 views

What are reasonable ways to check if activity on a site (or the whole network) has decreased?

I have encountered in various chatrooms discussions whether recently (for obvious reasons) there has been decrease of the activity on a specific site. (Or that some site has less visitors or less ...
-1
votes
1answer
190 views

Is it acceptable for a moderator to advertise their own products or services in their profile?

I know that mild promotional activities by users in their profile are generally allowed to some level of good sense, but I noticed that the profile of Mark Mayo ♦, a moderator at Travel Stack Exchange,...
-2
votes
1answer
43 views

Am I allowed to ask the same question in two different sites? [duplicate]

If I ask a question in one stack site and don't get an answer, is it a good idea to ask the same question in a different stack site ?
-2
votes
0answers
29 views

How could I change an answer vote after a discussion in comment section? [duplicate]

How could I change an answer vote after a discussion in comment section? I mean upvote after downvote, downvote after upvote, remove upvote or remove downvote. It happens pretty often that I upvote ...
-7
votes
0answers
48 views

SO does not sort answers according to the upvotes. Why? [duplicate]

SO does not sort answers according to the upvotes. Why? There is the question. And there is the case in the answers section to the question such that there are two answers, neither of the answers is ...
8
votes
0answers
64 views

What is the purpose of showing score in suggested tag wiki edits?

While reviewing suggested edits, I found that tag wiki edit suggestions have vote score on the left In my understanding the score is for letting reviewer know how important/useful a post is so that ...
4
votes
1answer
91 views

Forcing a code block when there is a JSFiddle link in a post

Right now, when there's a link from JSFiddle.net in a post you are required to have a code-block, otherwise you'll get an error which won't let you submit your post/edit: Links to jsfiddle.net must ...
0
votes
1answer
96 views

What is the best site on Stack Exchange to ask about Google's search algorithms (besides Web applications) [duplicate]

I am looking for a site on Stack Exchange in which I can ask questions about Google's algorithm. I am interested in knowing what makes a Google search result (website, link, photo, video, news ...
-4
votes
1answer
125 views

Could a site be created that does not collect PII? [duplicate]

Last fall, Tim Post ♦ mentioned that the primary reason that the accounts of underage users are deleted on sight is that there are laws against holding a minor's Personally Identifiable Information (...
-13
votes
1answer
87 views

“review close votes” sounds grammatically incorrect

"Close Votes" is one of privileges. This privilege level unlocks two review queues for questions that may need to be closed or reopened. The name/title of this privilege level, "review close votes", ...
2
votes
1answer
84 views

Blue box around profile page items

When clicking on a tab of my profile page, this blue rectangular box flashes around it, which is rather ugly compared to the buttons with the nice rounded angles. I can't recall duplicating this on a ...
-30
votes
1answer
282 views

Corona StackExchange [closed]

Now that the world is locked up there are questions all over the Internet, but i could not find one single spot for answer threads. This is not only medical but also questions on how to organize ...
86
votes
4answers
624 views

Upcoming Feature: Follow Questions

We are planning to release a new feature on the network in the next few weeks that will give users the ability to follow and unfollow questions. This was mentioned by Teresa in the Q1 Roadmap. The ...
-7
votes
1answer
158 views

Which users have most questions with 0 or less upvote with no accepted answer?

For given Stack Exchange (like Law), how can I see list of all users, ordered by number of their questions, that have have 0 or less upvote? no accepted answer? What if I want no answer at all, ...
-15
votes
0answers
127 views

I don't want emails when I delete profile

When ever I delete profile, I get automatic email about it. What do I click to turn them off?
1
vote
1answer
81 views

Results table in Query SO

When using SO trying to find the Top 200 users in Europe, SELECT TOP 200 ROW_NUMBER() OVER(ORDER BY Reputation DESC) AS [#], Id AS [User Link], DisplayName, Reputation, WebsiteUrl, ...
3
votes
0answers
87 views

Why was the Tumbleweed badge retired? [duplicate]

Just out of curiosity, why was this cheeky badge retired? Was it because it was self-deprecating? Did it encourage no-answer questions?
23
votes
1answer
233 views

Why are specific close reasons no longer shown to users?

Lately, I have noticed that whereas previously the exact reason a question was closed alongside who casted close votes was shown, a more generic "Off-Topic" or similar reason is shown without the ...
3
votes
0answers
65 views

Is there a way to export the list of tags as plain text?

I want to export the list of tags as a plain text file. It's fine if I have to massage the data a bit, as long as I don't need to click through pages and pages of tags. Why? Because I use that input ...
115
votes
4answers
10k views

Community and Moderator guidelines for escalating issues via new response process (March-April 2020)

Last week I posted the company’s commitment to responding to Meta and the Moderators here. If you haven’t read it yet, doing so before reading this one is recommended, since it gives a higher-level ...
3
votes
0answers
193 views

Any plans to integrate Stackoverflow for us … with Jira?

In this neat blog post, SE Inc. outlines how they integrate Jira with their commercial "StackOverflow for Teams". Once we had solved these issues, Atlassian Connect’s building blocks of extending ...
9
votes
0answers
75 views

Does the dual license in the pre-2018 Terms of Service allow SE to permit others to redistribute subscriber content outside of CC BY-SA?

I was reading around the topic of the precise details of subscriber-content licensing on SE, and I found (and read more carefully than the previous times I'd seen it) this thread on FOSS.SE from 2017, ...
9
votes
0answers
87 views

Change the colour of quote borders depending on the site?

The feedback on my other question Change the colour of quotes to blue, grey or black? seemed to suggest that the new change to <blockquotes> is better and looks cleaner. But I think that the ...
-11
votes
1answer
249 views

Stack Gives Back 2019 vs 2018

How do the donations for 2019 compare to 2018? Personally I know that when that message came out this year, I was so disgusted with SE that I did not want any contributions coming from them on my ...
8
votes
0answers
78 views

Referenced topic isn't automatically shown in the Linked section on the ELL site?

This is my first time to report a bug in SE net. So I am not sure if I did it in the right way. About 1 hour ago, I created a question (When the expression "I shall be coming to see you ..."...
1
vote
0answers
41 views

Why have multiple StackExchange sites for Cryptocurrencies [duplicate]

I wonder why there is a site for single cryptocurrencies (e.g. https://bitcoin.stackexchange.com/ and https://ethereum.stackexchange.com/). In my opinion it would be more helpful to have a single ...
26
votes
0answers
356 views

Change the colour of quotes to blue, grey or black?

Many people dislike the change of citation colours from yellow and orange to white and grey. Please revert the quote background from white to yellow In memory of the Yellow CSS Box I agree that ...

1
2 3 4 5
646