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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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Should the Help Center sidebar also match the theme color of the website? [duplicate]

While checking out the Help Center, I noticed something that I think in my opinion should be slightly changed. Should the sidebar of the Help Center (The box which holds all of the questions and ...
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What Area 51 questions belong here as opposed to Area 51 Discussion Zone?

There's an impressive body of Area 51-related questions here on Meta Stack Exchange, linked together with the area51 (1,688 questions as of the writing of this question) tag, but there is also a ...
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Is rude or unfriendly language prohibited on all SE sites? [duplicate]

Is rude or unfriendly language prohibited on all SE sites? Or are some "dirtier" fields like politics and law exempt from the rules? I have had unfriendly comments posted on my questions about ...
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Does bounty influence PageRank?

If a bounty is added to a question, it is added to the featured/bounties tab. I was a bit curious whether having the question prominently displayed influences how high the question will appear in ...
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Is the 'In the news' section of Stack Exchange's site updated regularly?

In the footer of every Stack Exchange site there is a link to Press, where a page with the title 'In The News' shows a list of news entries talking about Stack Overflow as a company. I noticed there ...
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Will there be 2019 monthly product team updates?

Last year, SE began publishing monthly updates from the Developer Affinity & Growth team at 2018 monthly product team updates. I see that the last update was published in November 2018, as a ...
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Why do unanswered bounties not get refunded? [duplicate]

I'm aware that this is known and deliberate, and not accidental: What happens if there's no answer after the bounty period? If after the end of the bounty period a question has no answers, no ...
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How to ask for further clarification when I can’t comment [duplicate]

How to ask further clarification, or to point out that the answer shown, even if once correct, is not correct anymore? I can’t comment as I don’t have 50 reputation.
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Is it fair to reduce reputation when any old question gets closed/duplicated (I spend my time analysing and answering that) [duplicate]

If I have answered a question is it fair to reduce my reputation when the question gets duplicated/closed ??
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How should we deal with flags for chat messages for rooms that are in a different language? [duplicate]

I've posted an answer touching on this before at Let me opt out of viewing chat flags: Here's the problem: I am mostly in The Bridge, the gaming chat. I see chat flags from the Russian, Chinese, ...
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Is sharing ideas fine on meta sites? [duplicate]

In my experience, sharing ideas (which are opinion-based and not really questions by nature) is fine in meta sites. For example: Any announcement posts from the staffs. For example, in Net Neutrality ...
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Add “Newest” question tab to “root” [duplicate]

If I visit this site using "Communities" menu or by by visiting https://meta.stackexchange.com/ then I see this set of buttons: There is no "Newest" question tab. To have "Newest" I have to click ...
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Transfer Census badge to different stack exchange site [migrated]

I took the developer survey from a link on https://dba.stackexchange.com. So the message displayed to me was "You are eligible for the Census badge. Please log into your Database Administrators ...
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Does “attacks a person or a group” include attacking a person who isn't a user of the site?

When flagging a comment, one of the options is It contains harassment, bigotry, or abuse. This comment attacks a person or group. Learn more in our Code of Conduct. and the quoted section of the ...
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What to do with the two tags for Experts-Exchange?

There are currently two tags for questions about SE's old competitor Experts-Exchange: experts-exchange Questions: 10 Usage Guidance: Experts-Exchange.com (EE) is a membership-based online "ask ...
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Can/should emojis be disabled across SE?

Today I found my first ever (to the best of memory) emoji in a post. Source Having no idea this was even possible I came here looking for some history. I found there is an emoji tag. There seems ...
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Where to ask about support for broken gaming console parts?

I have a Nintendo 3DS gaming system that I'm looking to repair. Here's the question I would be looking to ask: My circle pad for my 3Ds is broken, is there a way to have it fixed in a short time? ...
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Why are heavily-downvoted accepted answers still listed first? [duplicate]

The answer that sparked the question is this one where the answerer provided a completely wrong answer to the question and was consequently heavily downvoted. However, the answer seems to have ...
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“Comments moved to chat” is a broken feature

I'm a mod on Academia. One of the more common tasks I have is moving long, rambling comment threads to chat. We do this for a few purposes: Make it easier for new visitors to find useful (i.e., ...
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Come across a post that needs flagging but ran out of flags

Say if I come across a post that needs to be flagged. For example, it is SPAM, Rude or Offensive or Not An Answer. Then I realise I have reached my daily flag limit. What should be done to alert ...
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What should I do if my question doesn't get replies? [duplicate]

I posted a question, it didn't get any replies, and it moved to the second page. So, if my question goes unanswered, what should I do?
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Has anyone considered an Evolution Exchange? [duplicate]

Google and Facebook have figured out that I like seeing the latest palaeontological announcements, so I'm always seeing headlines like this one on an early Triassic lizard. This always spurs me to ...
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Custom question lists January status update

Previous posts: Custom question lists: finding questions you can answer Custom question lists is available for testing Custom question lists October status update Custom question lists ...
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Where do I ask for a suggestion of a movie/documentary about running for office?

I want to ask for a movie that would show the negative aspects of running for office in the U.S. I believe you cannot ask for the identification of a movie on movies.stackexchange.com. Would it be ...
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Will Google+ APIs shutting down affect signing in into Stack Exchange sites?

According to this article, Google+ APIs will shut down on March 7, 2019. Since I am using Google to provide authentication for several web sites (SE sites included), I am wondering if SE network will ...
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Is it okay to edit by-design bug reports into support questions?

Lately, I've been seeing a lot of bug reports on different meta sites that were by design. Some of them did get the status-bydesign tag added to them. Many others got edited into support questions ...
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Do we have liberty or limitation to answer in Stack Overflow? [closed]

Today I got into a situation while answering a question on Stack Overflow and choose to answer with all the etiquette I know. Simultaneously I got a comment on my answer saying "it's the same answer", ...
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Is there any support in separating business process modeling questions into a new community?

I am wondering whether questions relating to business process modeling notations, styles, etc. that are not written from a programming point of but a business and modeling perspective should be dealt ...
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What criteria must a badge meet to be tracked? [duplicate]

Over on Arqade, I'm getting close to a bronze badge in the super-smash-bros-ultimate tag: However, when trying to track this badge, it doesn't show up in the selection screen! Since the game was ...
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Where can I ask a question about the history of a patent?

Is there a place on the Stack Exchange network where I can ask questions about the history of a patent? For example, this could involve questions on whether products based on a certain patent were ...
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Could we provide some automatic feedback on (enough) unfriendly/rude comments?

If you have too many recent declined flags, you get a warning when you next start to flag something. If you fail a review audit, you also get feedback (I think on the spot in that case). In both ...
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Lack of new contributor indicator outs review audits

Occasionally, when I get a known-good audit in the review queue, the system shows me a fake usercard of a new user to not make it obvious that it is an audit; as it was actually posted by a higher-rep ...
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Partial answer deleted as not an answer re: Medieval law and a tabletop role-playing game [migrated]

In the following question: Does Common Law apply to Nobles? The OP asks about applying a certain section of medieval law to the Warhammer Fantasy setting. I understood this to be a question about ...
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Can anyone explain these cases (increase/decrease) in community wiki questions and answers?

I am looking at the number of community wiki questions and answers over time. Making a question community wiki automatically transforms all of its answers to community wiki also. Thus, I remove those ...
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Reasonableness of homework questions and difficulty of beginners to ask their doubts? [closed]

As I see doubts can range from too localized ones to multiple benefit ones, but often localized problems are closed or put on hold... Localized problems are beneficial on long term... I don't know ...
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The [vampire] tag kinda sucks — can we stake it?

I just noticed vampire wandering out in the daylight. In theory it could be help-vampire, but it's really a meta tag (about people) that needs to go away. There are only 11 posts so I can get rid of ...
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How to find the rank of when I was awarded a certain tag badge?

I have seen this in another user's profile, and now I'm interested to find my rank of when I received the java tag on SO. Is that possible to find this? 88th to win design-patterns Bronze tag
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Why does one lose reputation for posting a duplicate? [duplicate]

I don't believe it is harmful to have the same questions written in different ways. Many times I search for a question but can't find it, only later to have someone share a question that is phrased ...
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Working for Stack Exchange, who and how? [duplicate]

I would like to know, how can a user become a Stack Exchange employee? What if I've asked a lot of questions and earned good badges and a lot of points? How is it possible? I've read Stack Exchange ...
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Reputation cap on individual answer upvotes [duplicate]

Reputation gain on an individual answer after a certain amount seems to me to serve no community purpose. A single-answer rep cap of, say, a thousand would still be sufficient to encourage active ...
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Writing.SE clamours for graduation

Writing.SE has raised the issue of our desire to graduate a year ago Here it is: we're tired of being a beta site. We believe we have been a consistently successful site, we've been around for more ...
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This CoC is getting out of control--it's eating zombies now

One of the best answers on this website was deleted late last year. Why is asking a question on "best practice" a bad thing? Well, actually, it wasn't just deleted, the answerer was struck ...
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Has a spammer ever actually repented and reformed?

In this answer on the merits of the -100 reputation penalty for spamming, Journeyman Geek ♦ comments, Its worth remembering there's two (and half) types of spammers. There's the big commercial ...
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People vote reputation, myth or reality?

Hypothetic situation: You answer a question, a couple of minutes later another user with much more reputation than you post the same answer. And that's all for you in that question! All votes go ...
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Is there any correlation between the reputation and the politeness?

I'm thinking that it would be interesting to investigate the correlation between the user's reputation and its politeness. Here are some simple investigation directions: Whether high-reputation users ...
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Why is this user's reputation shown as 1 in all sites on the mobile app?

In searching in SE app, I found a profile like this: It is clear that the profile has a lot of reputation. But why is his rep shown as 1 in all sites?
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Are there any plans to graduate any beta sites soon?

It's been more than a year since a beta site was graduated – the latest being Bitcoin in October 2017. Since then, the SE team has been busy with the rolling out of responsive design themes which ...
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Would it be possible to dismiss job ads from SO? [migrated]

I fully understand pay ads are a great income source for SO however seeing the same ads over and over again makes me less likely to pay attention to other ads displaying on the site. I'd like to ...
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How does Stack Overflow manage all these questions and answers (basically data)? [duplicate]

I am wondering, there are a lot of questions and answers on Stack Overflow, So how do they manage this much data? How do they store this much data? How much backup do they have (in case one day we ...
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Why don't I get my reputation back when my bounty ends without replies? [duplicate]

So I've been on stackoverflow for a while just replying question and now, for the first time asked something python-sqlalchemy related. I only got a reply that wasn't helpful so after a few days, I ...