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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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What should be done here on Meta in case the close vote queue gets filled with questions?

Currently, there are a lot of old SO-specific meta questions laying around on this site, asked back when this site used to accept them, before the MSO-MSE split. While many of these have been closed ...
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How can we help in redemption on Stack-Overflow? [closed]

Stack Overflow is an amazing search tool for answering and asking important programming questions on all languages. Sometimes questions may get over looked after making important changes to the errors ...
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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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Small, nitpicky edits to grammar, punctuation, and capitalization feel really patronizing

I understand why the edit feature exists, but when people use it to adjust grammar, punctuation, capitalization, or minor changes in wording, it feels patronizing, and it makes me uncomfortable. This ...
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Do all Stack Exchange sites use the same template?

Do all Stack Exchange sites use the same template? I mean, the Stack Overflow company can create many similar sites, such as: https://superuser.com https://askubuntu.com https://patents....
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“Please help me, I need a proper answer” when closed as dupe

I don't want to comment here any more because I'm pretty damn angry with the asker who can't be bothered to read the duplicate, even though it is the perfect textbook duplicate, with has thousands of ...
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No badge for taking the Stack Exchange tour?

While looking for a new Stack Exchange site to join, I noticed there is a tour here: https://stackexchange.com/tour But what was my deception, after having carefully taken the whole tour, to discover ...
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Why don't you get reputation for answers on your question?

Since one posted a problem that other people can benefit from, one should receive reputation points for every answer, even if the answer doesn't solve your problem. Sometimes the 'marked as correct' ...
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Create a page for useful links? [duplicate]

A lot of the time, it's handy to use outside resources to post information relevant to a question or answer, like SQL Fiddle or Pastebin. On the one hand, link rot is a consideration, but would it ...
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What exactly is data.stackexchange.com? [duplicate]

What exactly is data.stackexchange.com? I cannot understand, regardless of how much I read about it. It would be helpful if someone explained.
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What are the advantages of exploring SE data via Google BigQuery over the T-SQL data explorer?

I have seen that it's possible to explore Stack Exchange data via Google BigQuery as well as via the Data Explorer. What are the benefits of this? As far as I see, the data explorer is T-SQL, which ...
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Can we have a Blockchain community? [duplicate]

Just a thought, I see that many questions arise with 'Blockchain' and to address that can we have separate community in the Stack Exchange network? We do have a 'Bitcoin' community, can we make a ...
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What should I do if I believe an Area 51 proposal was closed incorrectly or prematurely due to the administrator not knowing much about the domain?

This question may be best way to describe the issue brought up in this question - A new stackexchange for Linux Desktop Environments is needed : Askubuntu is too specific, Unix and Linux is too broad ....
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Question migrated, but user doesn't exist on the new site [duplicate]

I stumbled upon a question which was migrated from Security to Stack Overflow. The problem is that the user doesn't have an account on Stack Overflow and the question needs clarifications from the OP ...
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We have meetups, events, community-events, conferences tags. Are all the same?

We have three tags that together have 39 questions. events 22 questions, 0 watchers, no tag excerpt, no tag wiki meetups 14 questions, 0 watchers, tag excerpt and tag wiki community-events 3 ...
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A new stackexchange for Linux Desktop Environments is needed : Askubuntu is too specific, Unix and Linux is too broad [duplicate]

PPS. I have added a related question now - How to proceed when proposal for a new Stack Exchange is turned due to admin's ignorance of domain? which addresses the point raised here. PS. The ...
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Can I keep the old design? It looks better than the new one

The new responsive design with a left nav-bar has been rolled out on various sites, and users have complained about it being ugly and counterproductive. The first example I would like to present is ...
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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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What do you use to mark questions that need editing when you want to avoid excessive bumping?

As far as I can tell, on many sites there is a consensus that it is better to avoid bumping too many questions at the same time. (At least on the sites I visit frequently I have seen some discussions ...
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Is it appropriate to edit a Q/A for the indentation of brackets (curly braces: “{}”) in code on SE sites (SO, SU, …)? [duplicate]

Is there a standard/preferred/approved way to format the indentation/placement of curly braces ("{}") in code on SE sites (SO, SU, ...) ? More precisely, I'm talking about the placement of the ...
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Is it possible to render MathJax for chats in Android Web browser? [duplicate]

I have searched for it and found that I have to run a link like this (RenderJax) which I found here. I have to bookmark this link and open it whenever I want to render MathJax in chat. But the ...
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Flagging a question in a different language

I spend a lot of time in the Triage. More and more I am seeing questions that are in a different language, I have been flagging these questions as "off topic/unclear what you are asking" and leaving a ...
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Can we make a free app on Earth Sciences Exchange with information from posts?

We are receiving a lot of questions at Earth Sciences Exchange asking for identification of stones. I am trying to start a list of the identified minerals we have on our site's Meta. As list point ...
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So how many people have stopped participating because of passive-aggressive harassment? [closed]

Since the new "be nice" rule, I've notice that a lot of responses while not overtly mean, are definitely passive-aggressive and in real life in a real business would result in being dis-invited from ...
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Why are comments shown in this audit, but I cannot click the two additional comments?

I just passed this audit. Why is there one comment shown (which basically gives you a hint, that this is possibly spam)? Clicking the additional comments won't work and tells you, and this is an ...
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How much maintenance and operating effort or cost does Stack Exchange need to put for launching one site?

One of the most appreciable approach of Stack Exchange I like is giving opportunity to group of people to gather and build communities (passionate about specific area of expertise) as a part of Stack ...
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Where to ask DOS operating system question about the command prompt?

I don't know how to operate a DOS operating system. Where should I ask networking and computer operating systems questions?
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Regarding the suspension of my account [duplicate]

I am using this account. Today morning I have answered a question on Mathematics Stack Exchange. Suddenly my reputation dropped down. What is the reason for this issue? I am totally disappointed. ...
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International Stack Overflows: Unlimited, On Time, and Comprehensive in your native language

TL;DR People have asked, “What is the mission of our International Sites? What problems do they solve?” The answer, “They are just like Stack Overflow in English, only in a different language” ...
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Who cut the cheese? [closed]

UPDATE: JNat will be sending out emails to collect addresses from the lucky users getting a cheese board — be on the lookout for those! :) We've moved quite a bit of stuff around this year, and you'...
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imgur.com is blocked at work because it is seen as an entertainment focus social media [duplicate]

Since 2011, Stack Exchange use Imgur to handle pictures. If I personally have no problem with Imgur so far, some workplaces can have. Mine for example... Why a company would block it? Imgur is an ...
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Teaching 'How to ask questions on Stack Exchange' and a question assessment rubric [closed]

I teach a high school computing, and at least for my senior classes, have thought that asking good questions on StackOverflow (or, in fact, any online forum) would be a useful skill to learn. So I'm ...
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What if I have the requirements for an outspoken badge but I don't have an account on the site?

Let's say I have all the requirements to get an outspoken badge because I got 10 starred messages from 10 different users in a room that is connected to a site. What if I don't have an account on the ...
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Where should I ask a question about my career?

I need to ask a question about what path to follow and what knowledge must be acquired to land a job in a certain big company? (Knowing the requirements of the job position aren't enough to tell you ...
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Is [limits] useful as tag?

Here on Meta we have a tag limits. It doesn't come with a wiki. There are no watchers for that tag. Looking at the 52 questions in that tag you'll find ones about question bans, input limits, voting ...
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Where to ask if anyone knows a similar JavaScript Gallery I have seen on a website?

I need to find a JavaScript gallery script like the one I have seen on a website. Where should I ask if someone knows a similar looking gallery script?
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Where can I ask questions about beauty tips on SE?

Is there a Stack Exchange site where users can ask questions about skin care, cosmetics and beauty tips for both sexes?
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Where can I ask a question on comparing classic code and neural networks?

I'm not sure if it is a question for Stack Overflow or there is another, more appropriate site. I need to ask this, but I don't even know how to ask this question. Is there a name for code that is ...
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How can I find people who have asked a large number of high quality unanswered questions on UXSE?

I am looking to try and reduce the number of unanswered questions on the UXSE site by identifying high quality questions that hasn't been addressed probably because it is either difficult to answer or ...
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New impact panel feedback [duplicate]

The impact panel seemed off/different to me lately, and that's because, well, it is. There's a new Impact panel* and I feel it can use some adjustments.      OLD  &...
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Should copy-pasted answers be deleted?

Answer with a link only is bad, but if it's copy-pasted from that link, should it be deleted? I think its value isn't lost and it should be kept. The question What to do when plagiarism is discovered ...
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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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Why is the “Ask a question” page still so unhelpful in 2018?

It seems to me that almost all of the drama on SO/SE is the result of "bad questions". Many thousands of programmer-hours, I'm sure, have been poured into moderation tools, voting tools, queues, tags, ...
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Should linked questions be removed from related questions? [duplicate]

Currently the same question can be listed in both as linked and as related. This seems inefficient and confusing. Example:
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What does Relevance mean exactly as a sort option for a search? What's the criteria behind it? [duplicate]

What does Relevance mean exactly as a sort option for a search? What's the criteria behind it? It's an obscure unclear word. I did a search in the help center for it and got zero results back! Is it ...
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Why are Active and Votes two options in a dropdown on Stack Overflow while they are as two adjacent buttons on meta after doing a search?

Why are Active and Votes two options in a dropdown on Stack Overflow while they are as two adjacent buttons on meta after doing a search? When they are in a drop down, I have to make two mouse clicks ...
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The road to .NET Core - please help Stack Exchange test EF Core!

Here at Stack Overflow we're migrating many things to .NET Core. Along the way we have to swap out parts that existed in the old .NET world but don't in the new. Now that we've safely diverged our ...
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Should I add a parent tag if I already use the child one?

For example: when I already added the responsive-design tag, should I add the design tag as well?
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Are there any questions closed by 5 moderators?

Inspired by this question on Worldbuilding Meta, where a user noted that a question was closed by two ♦ moderators: For some people it might be obvious: one of the moderators wasn't a moderator ...
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Pleading in the alternative when asking - Encouraged?

Before I came to SE, I haunted a more traditional, less strictly moderated forum in which it was common to plead in the alternative (if I may borrow a legal term) when asking questions. That is, ...