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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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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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Should we disallow gender indication in Careers job postings?

This job posting have surprised me a lot. It states that HTML/CSS Web Developers (female/male) are needed. I do understand that in theory this depends on local laws, but out of my head I hardly can ...
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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 ...
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When do the holiday hats start appearing again for late 2018?

When will the holiday hats start appearing again on the Stack Exchange sites?
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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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Should comments like “downvoters should comment so the question can be improved” be flagged?

Recently I encountered a question on one of the Stack Exchange sites that had a comment below that said something like Downvoters should comment so the question can be improved It was a comment ...
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Come Take a Look at our New Contributor Indicator!

This feature is now live across the network. 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 ...
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Revisiting the “Hot Network Questions” feature, what are our shared goals for having it?

Some things happened yesterday that caused a need for us to (quickly) remove a site's eligibility to contribute to the list of hot network questions. For those of you not familiar with what we've come ...
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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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Does this question belong on Stack Overflow, Ask Ubuntu or Server Fault? [closed]

This thread Logging MySQL query on Ubuntu is little bit confusing me. Does it really belong to Stack Overflow? There are three sites it could belong to Stack Overflow Ask Ubuntu Server Fault But I ...
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Should I work really hard to get back on the first page of users on Stack Overflow, or try to get a life?

I have finally fallen off of the first page of Stack Overflow users, and I am faced with a dilemma: Should I work really hard to get back on the first page of users on Stack Overflow, or try to get a ...
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Can we improve the flagging history filters UI?

I don't know if it's just me, but I find the flagging history filters incredibly confusing. Here's what mine looks like: Maybe I'm an anomaly, but it took me years until I realized what was going on ...
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Block particular user's comments on my answer on his question

I was in a good mood today and I decided to give an answer on an unconstructive question that should help the OP underway (one of the hasn't tried anything, expects code writing service kind of people)...
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Where can I ask questions about a Broadway show?

I want to ask a question about the broadway play Hello Dolly. I recently watched it with my family and was confused about one of the plot points. Stack Exchange has sites for movies, games, SciFi, ...
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Editor improvements for images and links

We are launching some editor improvements today. These improvements are required as a part of our responsive design efforts, but we think they are generally useful in any case. So we are making them ...
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Meta-meta: synonymize [delete]

The delete tag seems like it's fairly pointless to me. It has the same meaning as at least one of these tags: deleted-questions deleted-answers vote-to-delete Can it be synonymized with one of those?...
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How do Deleted Posts affect rep? [duplicate]

Say I post an answer on a recently asked question, yet a FGITW scenario means that so do about a half dozen other SO users. My answer might get a handful of upvotes, but ultimately someone else gets ...
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How to deal with a popular but unhelpful question?

One of my old questions is a bit of a search magnet. It just earned the "Popular Question" badge for 1000 views, but neither the question nor its answers are earning any votes. In fact, almost all of ...
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How can I audit deletions that affect me?

How can I audit deletions that affect me? i.e. My own questions that got deleted. My own answers that got deleted by someone else (possible?) Questions that got deleted in which I've answered
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Should I delete incorrect answers? Will doing so give me rep?

I posted this answer and then realized the answer was just plain wrong, so I deleted it. Now the answer seems to have a score of three, and I earned the the "Disciplined" badge. Have I gotten points ...
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Is it ok for a user to remove *all* their contributions? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What to do when a user deletes all their questions and answers? On SU, a user recently edited away all his answers (replaced them with "...........................................
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Will I get shot if I delete a question and repost?

I am specifically asking about this post: https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/35858/what-other-question-answer-knowledgebase-web-applications-are-around, which started life on serverfault. ...
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Are there any web sites that store deleted questions? [duplicate]

Are there any websites (not associated with the owners, of course!) that store and/or keep track of deleted questions and/or answers, like Deletionpedia does to Wikipedia, and YouTomb does to YouTube?
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Is it intentional that chat history of a removed message is still viewable if you have the ID of the message?

This relates to chat. If I have the ID of a message, and know the correct format for the history page (basically just by opening up the history of a message that hasn't been removed), is it ...
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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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Should I edit a question if its current answers lose relevance?

Answers sometimes connect to the question in many ways: quoting the question using words contained in the question using the same code But sometimes it would be better to rephrase the question or ...
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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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Who owns the Questions | Answers?

I want to delete some of my questions and answers on Stack Overflow. I can't because there are accepted answers (Q) or they have been accepted (A). Now, SO has a very easy sign-up process, I can't ...
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Should closed questions that are negatively voted be automatically deleted?

When I google a programming question and the search results bring a Stack Overflow link, I always click that link. That’s because I know that (1) it is very likely that there will be good answers to ...
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Found out that my question is invalid

What should I do with my question if I found out that it is invalid? For example, I have posted a question whining that something is not working, only to find out half an hour later that I was ...
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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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Which Stack Exchange site should I use to ask about RDF and SPARQL datasets?

Where should I ask questions concerning semantic data? Specifically, my question is about geographic data concerning an ontology derived from OpenStreetMap in RDF which I will query using SPARQL. I ...
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People abusing deleting questions?

I was looking at the deleted questions list today and came across about 20 questions all deleted by John Saunders, Gulzar and Mehrdad. Why === instead of == in PHP comparison? [closed] is just one ...
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a stackoverflow-like website about robotics

Seems like the number of expert-answering community websites is flourishing. I just noticed the existance of chiphacker. Everything very interesting around here. Thus my question is: what about ...
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Should 'Hi', 'thanks', taglines, and salutations be removed from posts?

I edit a lot of posts every day. I often run across posts with 'Hi' and 'Thanks' on the top and the bottom of the post respectively. I also run across things like: --User Should these items be ...
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Understanding risks of logging into Stack Exchange sites from a shared computer or network

What are the risks of logging in from a shared computer? What about on a shared network, but on a personal laptop? I have, in many cases, wanted to log in from a shared computer or shared network, ...
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Make “What's on topic for this site?” visible

Often, when I want to ask a question (such as now on tex.stackexchange.com), I wonder: "Is it on topic or not for this specific SE site?" then, I'm parsing the page visually, trying to find if ...
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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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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 do I have to “vote to undelete” my own answer that I deleted?

I write an answer I find out it's very similar to someone else's, just a minute late I delete the answer I realize I can still make valuable contribution I edit the answer I click undelete At this ...
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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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should wrong questions be deleted? [on hold]

I asked a wrong question here https://stackoverflow.com/questions/4577960/autoloading-folder-zendx-jquery-and-others. what i did was i wrote ZendX_jQuery instead of ZendX_JQuery (case sensitivity). i ...
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Does deleting my own question or answer attract penalty? [duplicate]

I have read lot of questions related to deleted questions or answers to be available for users to see in their profiles, but my question is, does excess deletion of our own questions and answers ...
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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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Downvoting questions?

Should I be downvoting questions where the question is something along the lines of 'How do I get x' and the answer is a link to the manual page for 'get_x' function? I feel a bit bad about it, ...
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Rollout of responsive design site themes - Tracking post

This post will be updated as the responsive design and left navigation layouts are released on each site. Previously, we tried this out by releasing still screenshots of the site designs and getting ...
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How to hide the welcome back message?

In theory, using the * wildcard on uBlock Origin should work, but it doesn't: *.stackexchange.com###overlay-header How to do this properly? Related: Disable “don't forget to vote” message in Meta ...
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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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Should we encourage users to delete their own duplicate answers?

I think there is a general practice in place that when duplicate answers are posted, the slower users will defer to the faster one by means of upvote and a deletion of their own answer. When this ...
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Allow the search of content and/or users based on your preferences and quality?

Voting is a rough measure of quality * quantity or more specifically for questions/answers: quality * views/popularity. This leads to poor search results if you are looking specifically for hidden ...