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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 are orange / light yellow starred questions and non orange starred questions? [duplicate]

I visited my starred questions by going to "favorites", and there are questions with an orange / light yellow background and ones without. What's the differences?
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Who fixes issue reports of Stack Exchange?

There are moderators who apply a "status tag" (also known as red tag) on questions tagged as bugs and feature-request, e.g. (status-completed, status-declined, status-norepro etc.) Are these ...
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What is the correct way to handle “answer plagiarism”? [duplicate]

Example: User A gives a not-great but working answer User A gets upvotes User A gets accepted answer User B gives the quantifiably best possible answer User B gets more upvotes User A edits answer to ...
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Where can I ask a question about upgrading Windows 7 computers to Windows 10 over the network?

Where can I ask the following question? I work in an IT department and we are searching for a way to update all of our Windows 7 computers to Windows 10 without bringing them in and PXE booting ...
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What is the “signal-to-unicorn ratio”?

I was reading in the comments of this question: If downvoting is so important, why does it cost reputation?, and came across the term 'signal-to-unicorn ratio' and I have been unable to find out what ...
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How can we communicate to users who try and get their question reopened that the community disagrees with the reopening?

Many times, a question gets closed, and then the author edits it in an attempt to get it reopened. However, in many of these cases, the close reason still ends up applying, and so users in the reopen ...
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The cluttered and not very useful Bugs page

Any visitor or user who clicks the Bugs tab, situated on the Top Questions Page, is presented with *single page of bugs ranked in order of votes. These upvotes might lead an inexperienced user (and ...
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Is it acceptable to post an answer to my own question? [duplicate]

I spent many hours researching on Stack Overflow for help on a particular programming challenge. I didn't find an answer close enough to what I was looking for. I was going to post a new question, but ...
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On which Stack Exchange sites are the set of people answering most similar to the set of people asking?

Does Stack Exchange collect, or can calculate, any metrics which would give an indication of which site an individual user is likely to both ask and answer questions? I ask because in the brief time ...
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Use of downloaded data from data.stackexchange.com

I'm curious about data provided publicly by data.stackexchange.com. It is also available at archive.org. Can I use it for professional purpose? I would like to use only tag names.
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SEDE login authentication

I have the impression that SE's login is universal. Once logged into any one of the sites on the SE network, one can enter other sites without further login. For example, I'm logged into Math.SE, so ...
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Rename [responses] to [responses-tab]

I noticed that the tag responses, whose wiki says it's about the "responses" tab in one's own user profile, is being used for many different purposes that are not related to that specific tab. Can we ...
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Everyone is off line on SO [duplicate]

I asked this question which did not get any answers in a while. I need answers asap How can I get answers fast and why is noone online? or am I just fake news
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Can I learn what [learning] is?

The tag learning on this site seems to have no clear purpose, with questions ranging from "learning how to use the site" to "learning about topics". It seems to meet the definition of a too-broad tag. ...
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How is a new beginner meant to grow on one of the Stack Exchange communities [duplicate]

I am new to Stack Exchange and I think it's very impressive. One thing bothers me is that because it is so far down the line, I don't think beginners stand a chance of growing. As time goes on, ...
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Is the flagging message “we take your reports seriously” generic or specific?

I created this account about a year ago, and have been flagging things steadily (if infrequently) since then. After I submit a flag, I get a pop-up reading Thanks for flagging! We take your reports ...
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Exempt users with the association bonus from the IP-based question rate limit

I've just created an account on Cross Validated, and typed up my first question. Unfortunately, when I try to submit it, I get an You can only post once every 40 minutes error message. I've never ...
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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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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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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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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. The posts can be: Announcement posts. For example, in Net Neutrality and Stack ...
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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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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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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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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 ...