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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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Stealth censorship of comments immunity

Sometimes I get stealth censored, mostly on smaller Stack Exchange sites. Moderators will delete part of a comment or sometimes just the whole comment. I get no warning when this happens and there is ...
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Scaling rep earned by the rep of person upvoting [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Indicate How Trustworthy the UpVotes Are What if, instead of having a hard-coded value of how much rep a person gets per upvote, if the amount an upvote is worth is scaled by ...
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How are moderators chosen? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: What recourse do I have if I believe a moderator has abused his/her privileges? How are moderator election votes counted, in plain English? I want to know how moderator ...
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Why would you want to do this? [closed]

So many questions on Stack Overflow are followed by the response "Why would you want to do this?". Often this spouted by an ideologue, and such a response is typically unhelpful, condescending and ...
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Why are legitimate questions with no duplicates marked as duplicates?

Questions that are not duplicates should not be marked as duplicates. There should be some sort of peer review system. See https://meta.stackexchange.com/a/12184/184301 for what is, it seems, a ...
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Don't close opinion-based questions, but have them protected from being answered by untrusted users

Happened to me a few times: I needed to determine which solution is better so first I googled for a while and found nothing trustful. So I asked on Stack Overflow because research takes a long time. ...
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the concept of too broad, primarily opinion violation [duplicate]

tl; dr: I was offended by 2 questions that got closed and reopened multiple times here and here. Both of these questions got lots of downvotes, then got closed, then reopened, then upvoted, and so on....
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Allow for easier ways to follow a profile [duplicate]

This is a very high-level suggestion, not at all a concrete request. I just thought about this recently when looking for interesting answers by Brian Goetz. It would be extremely interesting for some ...
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When will students be taken into account? [duplicate]

As student, I recently asked myself - and other mates did - why Stack Overflow had no special diet adapted to students, more indulgent than with developers. Indeed, we noticed that our questions were ...
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Is it possible to send greetings to Stack Overflow?

Is it possible to send greetings to Stack Overflow? If a user wants to participate a Stack Overflow celebration, how it is possible? For example, each year the Stack Overflow team will celebrate the ...
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What makes the decision makers believe that people's attitude/behavior on StackExchange is different from the general public?

Opening Say a person has a spouse, they have children, and that person also has a boss at work. At work, the boss gives them a look which that tells that person that perhaps the boss is displeased ...
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Dissenting opinions should not be silenced

Recently many proposals have been unfairly closed and deleted. I believe this kind of suppression of dissenting ideas and opinions is harmful to the community. In a community as large and diverse ...
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Users who have downvoted more than they have upvoted?

Am I the only one who sees this as really odd? It's a typical pattern on stackoverflow: Someone posts a question which is regarded as not helpful because they made some mistakes in posting the ...
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Question deleted after eight mintues. What did I do wrong?

Are people here, who VTD questions, read with understanding questions, that they vote to delete? I asked this question. It was deleted within EIGHT minutes. I went to toilet and when I came back, I ...
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People without a minimum number of up-voted questions of their own should be restricted from flagging or suggesting edits to other's questions

I think people only answering questions sometimes lack empathy with people asking questions since they are seldom in that situation. I use "empathy", deliberately, as distinct from "sympathy". With "...
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Should you really make a long-time user read through the tour page to get a badge every time that person joins a new site?

I think if you have enough reputation to get the association bonus (i.e. >200 rep) you should be awarded the "read the tour" badge automatically. That way, you need not worry about buffing your bronze ...
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Is this a pattern of “Lazy Moderation”? [duplicate]

If even there is anything like "Lazy Moderation" this sure is not rightly worded by myself. But why are so many of these flags I do on obvious VLQ QA accepted as helpful? I also need to ask the other ...
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Is it fair to downvote question askers who do not choose answers or upvote?

I believe we can agree that answerer's come to stackexchange to farm reputation. On StackOverflow an OP has the power to reward up to 25 points to the answerer. A user who, for example, goes 7 ...
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Is down-voting really useful for Stack Exchange sites? An alternative solution

EDIT: Added my thoughts about "downvote as quality info"; removed the part about opinions (thank you Manishearth); explained better the proposal. The question is already in title: do you think that ...
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With 2500 upvotes and 5600 favorites why was this question closed? [closed]

https://stackoverflow.com/questions/194812/list-of-freely-available-programming-books/ Why o why did you guys delete all the answers to this question. All the free knowledge and effort put forth by ...
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Downvoting system is baseless and unsupportive [closed]

If in fact Stackoverflow is/was designed to be supportive of the full gambit of programmers from starters to full time career programers, the relatively unhindered ability to downvote a post for "...
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Losing votes on voting down - Accepted Answer

If voting down on an answer cost -1 Reputation Shouldn't voting down an accepted answer cost more reputation points?
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n00b killings - How to avoid the carnage? [duplicate]

So, in the past few minutes I saw the following questions: PLEASE! help me someone (ajax form submit and validate within container div) Is Dewalt Worth The Money? Now, I'm just thankful they had ...
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The Stack Exchange voting system is not fair! [closed]

I've been using experts-exchange.com. I always used to wonder why they allowed everyone to vote. The first time I saw Stack Overflow, I liked its philosophy of letting only some users vote (just those ...
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Live video or voice chat with experts

It would be good to have live video or voice chat on Stack Exchange sites. I think it would then be easier to define our problems through voice communication rather than typing. I find it is ...
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Unsung Hero and Tenacious are (may be) a contemptuous signs. Can we eliminate conditions of it's appearing?

Yes, I read Was the Unsung Hero a bad idea to implement? Tweak the definition of Unsung Hero and Tenacious Badges, I know my question is not exact duplicate, (and some others) with their answers and ...
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50 Questions per 30 days is fine. Does that mean I have to move to another forum?

He he he he... Yea I am guilty here. I shouldn't have asked that many questions. That's what happens when my partner wants me to program in Objective-C, a language I don't know. Well, I improved a lot ...
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Stop converting my answers to comments

This is an aggravating feature, at least to me. For example, I was able to answer this question in one line, providing more than enough information. It was auto-converted to a comment (which does not ...
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Where should I ask difficult, technical questions?

I ask this because I am really annoyed by the behavior on superuser. I am a guy with questions, and I love technical details. If I have a problem I want not only to solve my problem, but to understand ...
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Who else thinks that editing question after it is answered should be prohibited?

I just realise that people still can edit questions after it has been answered. I think it makes no sense. Take a usual forum / board for example. Most of the large forums forbid to edit even your ...
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I think moderators start to close every single question possible before the election to gain rep [closed]

I'm looking at closed questions by moderators that nominate at current election, and I feel like 70% of question the closed are usual questions, with no real reason to close them. I have checked ...
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Why people are just not serious about my question? [closed]

When I am have considered some problem for days, and come here to see what other people may think. I get full bunch of negative answers and comments! Are SE sites the best place to ask my questions? ...
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Is 'Mmmm Bacon' hat in poor taste?

I hold the stack community to very high standards in everything from technical discussions to being acutely aware of cultural sensitivities. As a vegetarian and animal lover I found the 'Bacon' simply ...