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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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Why was my “view” count limited to my question views?

On one site, I had one question with something like 50 views. So my estimated view count was 50 views. It would seem logical that everyone who read that thread read my question. But I had written ...
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Is Comment Converter available on sites other than DBA Stack Exchange?

I have just seen an automatic answer being put for one of my questions on DBA. This was made by Comment Converter which seems to be quite useful as it already got a gold badge. The user profile ...
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Thanks SE, love the swag!

In the Amazing 2018 Stuff-A-Way, SE sent me the following: I just wanted to say thank you. I already put the stickers on my travel trunks and had to wash the mug three times by now. Unfortunately, ...
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Where does the following question about inflating bicycle tyres belong?

I want to inflate both of my bicycle's tyres. Both valves have a cover. I remove the cover of the first valve and inflate the tire. Now, what is the better way to proceed: Put the cover ...
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Does low reputation cause the user to have any restrictions? [duplicate]

What are the restriction given by a low reputation? Do the modalities of giving answers or interact with other Stack Exchange users would change ?
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Is it allowed to encourage others to review and vote specifically on your questions?

A high rep individual and moderator on one of the SE network sites has the following text in the "About Me" section of their user profile. If you are looking for something to vote on, I'm looking ...
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Is there a way to edit my email subscription settings across all my SE accounts?

Is there a way to do this globally rather than having to do it for each account separately? For example, I would like to adjust settings globally regarding notifications of items in my inboxes.
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What is “a problem the community faces”? [closed]

I asked some folks about why they voted to close my question. Some people said in the chat that "It also doesn't really solve a problem the community faces Imo, in the context." and flagged my ...
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Is there a habit to downvote new users by default? [closed]

Continuing a rather dated Downvoting of new user questions, I wonder whether meta SE has a habit to downvote new users. Every single question of mine got downvoted, sometimes with a reason, sometimes ...
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Is dropping the final period in a bare url done by-design?

I have no idea if this is a potentially exploitable security issue or just a nit pick. In this comment: yep! ;-) btw that's A._B._and_C. If you just past the link without the brackets, the SE url ...
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Is it feasible to deplatform a user off of SE using a small group of people, and if so how to prevent it [duplicate]

Backstory: I'll start this off by saying my reputation is at 1 for a reason. Not disputing that. My main concern is the manner in which this happened. It's readily apparent that at least two users ...
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Does notifying the close-voters violate the code of conduct or other rulings of stackexchange in any way?

Continuing http://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/1751, is it a violation of the code of conduct or any other rulings of stackexchange when the author of a closed/on-hold question notifies (via a ...
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Comments: You've heard of +1, you've heard of -1. Now get ready for ±0!

In comments, some people voluntarily write "+1" or "-1" to indicate what they did vote-wise on the post. But when people want to say that they weren't the person who downvoted, there's no way to ...
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Where can I ask a question about my Motorola phone not finding Wi-Fi?

Where can I ask the following question? My Motorola phone will not find our WiFi but will find my neighbor's. Note, my laptop can connect perfectly to my WiFi. My Motorola is an Android-based phone....
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Moderators’ behavior in small Stack Exchange communities

Lately I have been visiting some Stack Exchange sites like Italian Language and similar, and I saw a lot of people (moderators included) tend to comment chatty things like “Welcome to ...”. I know it’...
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Planned maintenance scheduled April 23, 2019 at 23:30 UTC (7:30 pm US/Eastern)

Update 2019-04-23: The maintenance went as planned. Current status We have hit some unexpected issues and have rescheduled - title and dates below are updated. The work listed below for Monday/...
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Improve the UX so it's obvious that the previous answer will be unaccepted when accepting another one

A new user receives a good answer Clicks the tick✅ next to it Receives another good answer Proceeds to tick that as well Unexpected[to a new user] result: First answer gets unaccepted User potentially ...
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Are there any Stack Exchange website(s) for asking questions about animals and birds? [closed]

what i want to ask I decided to launch a donation website and app. Here is the concept of not get more then one rupees, and here want to collect one rs (indian currency) for the animals and birds ...
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Bounty wrongly assigned to my answer

It seems OP accepted the valid answer which solved his problem after bounty has been assigned to my answer. Here is the post: consuming xml webservice using retrofit Parameter `soap12:Body` does not ...
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How should I respond to edits on questions that should be closed? [duplicate]

I recently gained access to the suggested edit queue on Stack Overflow. There are often minor edits on off-topic questions that will assuredly get closed (e.g., "Why is Python better than Node.JS?"). ...
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Announcing the arrival of Valued Associate #679: Cesar Manara

We mentioned last year that we were looking to rev up on additional resources for the Stack Exchange network and this announcement is meant to support that claim. Due to the increased growth of our ...
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Should the Astronomy site pop up when someone queries for “space”?

I wanted to ask a question for the 1st image of a black hole. I searched for the right site in SE, and what better keyword for my query other than "space", right? Space exploration site came up as ...
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Writing how the advice turned out

There are some SE sites, where an answer is obviously either correct or wrong (like math) and then there are some where there isnt a correct answer in principle (like codegolf) and some where the ...
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Unicorn Meta Zoo #1: Why another podcast?

Welcome to the Unicorn Meta Zoo, a brand new podcast by members of the Stack Exchange community team. If you want to avoid spoilers, jump straight to the audio. Listener grooveplex has started a wiki ...
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Fake Stack Overflow clone sites [duplicate]

Are the clone sites listed below affiliated with Stack Overflow and if they aren't, is it possible to get them shut down? They look like phishing websites to me. https://krom.cryptoo.online/ ...
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Is there any chat feature on Stack Exchange? [duplicate]

In one of my earlier posts, an user initiated a private discussion for understanding my concern better. (There is a chat window on the 5th comment) Which badge is required for that?
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Why does talk in chat still require 20 reputation on meta?

Alert! low rep user here! I'm trying to work on my rep by participating more around the StackExchange. It can be a little daunting though, writing a question and wondering if it will be well received.....
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Is there a search filter for all questions containing a string AND have an answer posted by me?

I'd like to run a search for questions containing a string (let's say foo for argument's sake) which have an answer that I've posted. I know I can run two separate queries for each half of this – "foo"...
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Should Meta questions be duplicated to draw more attention to issues? [duplicate]

An assertion that "several users told you that having more questions about the same topic is actually better" caught my eye as a point for meta discussion. My response was a few comments below but ...
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MSE should handle questions about a single SE site when they're asking for external input

A fairly old question about how we do things on Ask Ubuntu just got closed with the site-specific off-topic close reason that you have on MSE: This question's topic is only applicable to one ...
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Please give suspended users an option to explain their side of the story on the meta site

As it is written here by Jon Ericson (CM), the secrecy of the details of the individual suspensions is reasoned to protect the suspended users: Since suspended users are unable to tell their side ...
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What should I do when I notice posts with images hosted on suspicious non-Imgur domains?

The two main issues with posts containing images hosted on non-http://stack.imgur.com/ domains are: Link rot. Potential spam — in case the hoster replaces the images with advertisements. There are ...
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Where on Stack Exchange does this question about comparing countries on traits belong?

Where on Stack Exchange does the following question belong? Country A has 16 million inhabitants and 2.000 MW of solar panel generated power, also a GDP of $50.000 per capita Country B has ...
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I assume I am following guidelines, so why was my edit rejected? What did I miss? [closed]

Well, my recent two edits have been rejected. And I have already went through already answered similar questions like this & this. And after reading above two links, I understood that there are ...
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Why aren't high-rep users able to post from IP addresses that are automatically banned?

As explicitly stated in the last section of the FAQ (emphasis mine), My account is in good standing. Why am I still blocked? The ban also takes in account the IP address. If you browse from a ...
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Looking back at the Time Machine

This year Microsoft banned April Fools, which deprived the internet of their unique sense of humor as illustrated by Clippy and Windows 9. Stack Overflow and Stack Exchange users were not so lucky. ...
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Should answers that can attribute severe legal consequences be discouraged? [duplicate]

Context: How should I respond when I lied about my education and the company finds out through background check? The most upvoted answer may be the ethically correct thing to do, but there's ...
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Find a random unanswered question

I'd like to find a random unanswered question on my site. I know of the 'Unanswered' tab on the All Questions page (/questions), but that sorts by votes. Is there a way to get it to sort randomly? ...
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Is it likely for a question to have 40,000 views and only 2 votes? Or is this evidence towards a bug?

I found this Stack Overflow question: Error “Unable to use the video in an ad creative. That has 40,000 views and only two upvotes shared between the question and answer. How did it get so big if ...
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Why does 'user:ID deleted:1 is:question' return undeleted results when reputation is insufficient for correct results?

I have high rep in Space Exploration SE, so the user:12102 deleted:1 is:question returns exactly what I've asked for, a list of my own deleted questions. But when I repeat the same kind of search ...
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Can SE be considered to a both dangerous and helpful network? [duplicate]

While I feel that SO or SE helps people especially programmers and sysadmins to get knowledge on things they really need to do or work on I tend to feel the down votes, regulation of questions and ...
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What limits should we place on automated voting?

This has come up a few times now in moderator circles, but with the exception of Andy's Robot there hasn't been a lot of public discussion that's applicable. That feels kinda negligent to me, so... ...
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More information for TagSynonyms to calculate transitivity of tag synonyms

I want to calculate all the tag synonyms possible for any given tag. TagSynonyms table gives the relation between Tag1 -> Tag1Master. As per TagSynonyms table, Master tag can be mapped to multiple ...
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Is this year April fool joke really welcoming? Are we joking about technology or people?

I think by now almost everyone using the site has already seen the fake "90's style" redesign that was created as an April Fool joke. Many words were already spent discussing about it. From people ...
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Is it a prank or are we seriously looking for a new CEO?

I am wondering if Stack Overflow is really getting a new CEO or it's a part of today's prank.
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Is it possible to track the question-to-answer ratio of users on a given site?

I'm trying to run a query which takes the top, say, 50 users on a site (bonus points if you can edit this number when running the query), and outputs a table listing all of the users, how many ...
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Guest book does not appear to be saving data? [duplicate]

The new Guest Book seems like a nice idea, but it doesn't appear to be saving any data entered into it. Entered text appears immediately upon submitting the form on the current page via JavaScript, ...
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Why was my edit rejected even though it complies with the guidelines?

I read some posts about this question, and still it doesn't make sense that my edit suggestion was rejected. Posts that I read: Why was my edit rejected? Why was my suggested edit rejected ...
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Will there be an option to permanently keep this year's April Fools design active?

In light of the recent site redesigns, I was amazed at how much I liked the design of this year's April Fools prank. It looks so bad that it is hilariously awesome. A lot of questions have been posted ...
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Announcing the Stack Exchange Time Machine [closed]

We are living in the gold age of user-generated content. Anyone can post a joke before breakfast, become a meme by lunch and be fired for the joke at the end of business. Ok, it's more like the "tin ...