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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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Where to ask questions about a Wordpress plugin?

Where can I ask questions about the code of a Wordpress plugin? Can I ask it on Stack Overflow?
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Are there new hats to be revealed during this Winter Bash?

Are there new hats to be revealed during this Winter Bash? I remember that this was done in some earlier Winter Bash. This Winter Bash already feels a bit exhausted: all accessible hats are collected, ...
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Question asked by same person (and answered) on different site - how should it be answered

At this question (and a number of others with similar tags), a SE question has been answered elsewhere on a domain-specific non-SE Q&A site. Indeed, the same user acknowledges posting both places ...
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This year's Winter Bash is super hard

I always look forward to Winter Bash. This year it feels really hard to get any hats. And because of this I kind of quit giving it much thought after a few days. That's a shame because it takes a ...
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What about increasing negative reputation of down-votes?

I know that with down-voting an answer the OP will take -2 reputation per down-vote. I see some answers with some up-votes and some down-votes for example consider these voting: up-votes | down-votes ...
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How should I flag blatantly off-topic questions on Meta.SE: Close or VLQ?

Historically, when encountering blatantly off-topic questions (usually programming questions) here on Meta.SE, I would raise a Close flag (usually off-topic: This question does not appear to be about ...
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Is there a place to dispute duplicate markings? [duplicate]

My question was marked as a duplicate, and I have some issues to point out about it. I was wondering if there was a place to go to dispute the marking? This would be really useful, as I am now losing ...
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Should we prevent meta questions from only containing required tags?

From this quote from an answer by Catija, referring to the recent mass retagging here: It left questions untagged. Yeah, it's meta, so there's required tags but those required tags are meta ...
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Rename [google-openid] to [google-account] here

The tag google-openid has to do with logging into SE with a Google account. However, said login path no longer uses OpenID since it's now deprecated. The tag is still relevant for questions about ...
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Deleting suggestions posted as answers when they are implemented: Is this problematic?

On Meta Stack Overflow en Español we have some practices that I would like to know if there other child Metas that use them, but particularly if those practices could eventually become problematic. ...
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Why are tags on MSE being regularly removed/deprecated without discussion?

For a while now, on a daily basis, the front page of Meta.SE has been populated with old questions bumped because of retaggings -- mostly removals. Today ignore seems to be the target. As far as I ...
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Which Winter Bash hats were reused in past years?

A lot of the Winter Bash hats look really familiar to me! An example being "Glasses With A Number On Top": Are hats reused from previous Winter Bashes? If so, which hats and when were they reused?
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Question about designing a job ad

We're trying to design a job ad and I'm struggling with it. The job is something like a full stack developer and data scientist who will be working as a tool smith for an analyst team. Where should I ...
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Tags design for new users; perhaps a simple list in alpha order without the descriptions?

Working through 45 pages of tags is just not going to cut it. Most tags seem self-evident and would stand on their own. For more information, one could just click to display the full description. ...
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When trying to print out questions, why is the content shifted to the left? [duplicate]

I am not interested in a plugin to do a fancy print, I'd just like for the content to be spread out on the page. I have hopefully attached a page from each of the four sites I recently joined to ...
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Why aren't all messages on Chat SE indexed by search engines like Google?

Let's take an example. Using the Chat SE search I get 28 occurrences of the word "energizer bunny". But using Google's site specific search feature I get only 2 results. As far as I know, Chat SE is ...
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Is it spam to serial-edit posts related to your product?

Suppose I am affiliated with a product or service. I know that making no-disclosure promotional posts constitutes spam, so I don't do that, but instead I decide to clean up existing posts on my ...
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Pre-conditions for the SO Goes Flapper

The description for the "SO Goes Flapper" hat says: post an answer with fewer than 600 characters that gets accepted while there is a competing answer with more than 600 characters But, it feels ...
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Is the site association bonus taken into account for Brunhilde hat? [duplicate]

The Brunhilde hat is described as: earn 150 reputation points on three different sites (not including Stack Overflow) within 15 days. Does the +100 site association bonus count towards the ...
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Are the Winter Bash Hats Temporary or Permanent? [duplicate]

I was wondering: are the Winter Bash hats a temporary thing that disappears after some time, or are they here to stay and can we use them whenever we like? Edit: If the hats disappear after a couple ...
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Why does Meta Stack Exchange have reputation? [duplicate]

On the per-site-metas, users don't have a reputation score different from their score on the site (so a user's meta.stackoverflow reputation is just their Stack Overflow reputation). But meta....
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Why doesn't my flair wear any of the Winter Bash caps which I wear and remains uncapped?

Why doesn't my flair wears any of the Winter Bash caps which I wear and remains uncapped throughout? Update: As pointed out this question about being a duplicate of flair not shown after wearing the ...
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Area 51 - can be the tooltip displayed with full description instead of the ellipsis symbol

In the proposal div, if the proposal description is exceeding around 240 characters, the ellipsis symbol is displayed. But when I hover over on the text there is no tooltip. On hovering over the ...
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Having suggestions when an image is too large to reduce size

Imagine this. You're uploading an image and then you get this error: Your image is too large and you don't know what to do. How about below adding some suggestions on what to do? I personally use ...
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What happens when affiliation changes?

If your answers keep on mentioning a specific product or site, you might be an expert on it. It’s possible that such an expert would actually become affiliated with said thing in the future. If this ...
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How do I return to the original image?

Before clicking on "Done", I had this image before starting to knit. Now I can't see it, because I have an old image replaced. Can I return to this original image? Image used from here.
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Are hats different every Winter Bash?

Looking through a site with all competitions ever held, I noticed that every year, hats are different. Is there any basic hats that don't change? I just wanted to write(not a question, just for me) ...
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See which posts had their CW status removed

According to this thread, Can a user revert Community Wiki on a post?, diamond moderators can remove the community wiki status from a post. Is there any way to know from which posts community wiki ...
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Is there a way to unify Stack Overflow and these specialty sub areas?

Can I monitor it all on one home page and have questions posted to the widest audience? And receive and browse replies in one place? It's too many channels otherwise.
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The state of the iOS and Android apps are an embarrassment to the Stack Overflow company [closed]

The state of iOS and Android apps are an embarassment to the Stack Overflow company. I'd like to understand the management thought process here. You have a product that connects between developers ...
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Why are glasses considered hats?

Some hats appear to be tuxedos, martinis, or glasses: Retro Fan ...and yet these are called hats, instead of say some broader category such as "party wear" or "novelty disguise" or something. ...
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Some questions regarding CoC and flagging comment to understand them better

Motivation Let me first try to explain my main motivation for writing this post. It is, to put simply, to try to understand our new Code of Conduct (henceforth CoC) and the scheme of flagging chat ...
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Why is the vote down privilege at 100 reputation instead of 125? [duplicate]

Meta Stack Exchange has the voting down privilege awarded at 100 reputation, rather than 125 reputation like the rest of the network. Other meta sites also require 125 reputation. Why does it take 25 ...
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When to post on Stack Exchange meta, when to post on [site] meta [duplicate]

After browsing some questions here some of them are site specific. Should they be posted here or on that site's meta? If you post it here the question could get more attention from a wider audience ...
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Can I have a pension? [duplicate]

I am getting old and I need money. I bet many people do, but for some reason they prefer not to speak about it. Over 8 years at Stack Overflow I scored 11k rep and some badges. There are not many ...
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Is offering cross-site bounties allowed?

I came across this question on Stack Overflow that starts with: NOTE: I'm also offering a bounty of 50 to 100 reputation on this problem. While I am unable to offer a bounty via StackOverflow due ...
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Has or does SE suffer from shills or cabals of special interest groups looking to peddle influence or control narrative?

Excerpt from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Why_Wikipedia_is_not_so_great Editors have learned that formation into "gangs" is the most effective way of imposing their views on opposite-...
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Wait, so what kind of discussion of hats is and isn't on topic here?

This question of mine: https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/319993/i-especially-like-the-hats-this-year?noredirect=1#comment1048036_319993 Received -11 votes and was deleted as 'this kind of ...
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Why are images of text, code and mathematical expressions discouraged?

Often I see new users posting images, containing the text of the question they were intending to ask, or a part of it. This is especially true for the science and math based sites where new users don'...
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Problems at the milliners?

Today I've been compiling some C++ code that makes heavy use of Boost Spirit. So lots of time waiting. I've spent the time diving in and out of Stack Overflow. Hats off to me if I may say so myself: ...
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Show off your hats! (2018 edition)

Since 241,378 hats have already been earned by the time I'm writing this, and I think I found the perfect hat for my avatar already, why don't we start showing them off like last year? Post hats, ...
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Will there be some kind of award for participation in this year's Winter Bash?

Stack Overflow frequently gives out swag for contests, such as the Stack Overflow's 10 Million Questions contest. More recently, more contests were organised including Who cut the cheese? and Time for ...
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How many secret hats are there for Winter Bash 2018?

Found this discussion How many secret hats are there for WinterBash 2013? from 2013 which @TimPost revealed the secret number was 42. How many secret hats are there for Winter Bash 2018 and do we ...
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The Lord of the Hats: The Return of the Chicken 🐔 [closed]

...Also known as "The Quest for the Winter Chicken of the Bash, Part 3" (part 2 here). So, winter has come again. As every year, the staff members try their best to hide some funny Easter eggs, ...
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Isn't there a hat for a bounty receiver?

I just got awarded a bounty in this site, but I don't see any hat appearing. Is there any?
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Winter Bash 2018 hat names

Here is a list of the 'etymology' for the Winter Bash 2017 hats. Everything about the naming (whether related to Stack Exchange mechanics, memes or anything else that isn't obvious to most readers) ...
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Is there a need to protect users if they reveal traceable personal information?

A user was asking a sensitive question. There were comments saying "change your username and picture". I went and traced his picture and name and arrived at a website with their resume (no address ...
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Can we merge [tag-watching] and [favorite-tags]?

It has been a while since favorite tags were renamed to Tag watching and some new features were added. When that happened, a new tag [tag-watching] is created. This was created as a master tag of ...
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What percent of SE users are in 'winter' during this 'winter bash'?

Curiosity prompted by being a minority that lives in the Southern hemisphere. Are we forgotten, overlooked, ignored or simply hated by those in the temperate latitudes of the North who would actually ...
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Winter Bash 2018 Knitting

This year's Winter Bash got us great hat challenges, but it also gave us a very nice tool for knitting on the main Winter Bash site. Is there a challenge related to this knitting tool? Here is my ...