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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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Is there a way to change which duplicate answer is deleted?

I posted a duplicate answer to two separate threads, one about calling JS from C++ and one about calling JS from C. I think they're fundamentally different domains, but my solution was mainly aimed at ...
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Experience Site send e-mail via Screen Flow [closed]

On the experience page, which is public, there is a link to connect to the screen flow, and end of the flow, an email is sent. When I debug the flow I get the email but I don't get the e-mail from the ...
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How would roles be shown on user profiles?

We've been talking about roles a lot on Meta recently. The discussion led me to ask this question, if someone were to be given a role, let's say "Comment Moderator", how would it show on ...
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"Winter Bash 2022" or "Winter Summer Bash 2022"?

The countdown for this year's Winter Bash (2022) is started. This time on the countdown page, the image is displayed as "Winter Summer Bash 2022". So shall we call it "Winter Bash 2022&...
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Why are approved edit suggestions worth reputation?

I'm not against it at all. I like it. I'm just curious what the rationale is/was. Of course I agree that good edits are good and that good things should be incentivized, but why with rep? The help ...
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Green reputation badges on Summary page have black text

There has been change in style for reputation badges on Profile Summary page which makes text harder to read. What used to be white text on green background has changed into black text on green ...
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"Asking a good question" starter sentence sounds off

This is what the popup says when you attempt to ask your first question here on Meta Stack Exchange: Asking a good question This is NOT Stack Overflow - Ask your question on Stack Overflow What is ...
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What is the point of not allowing extended discussions in comments? [duplicate]

I don't understand why extended discussions in comments usually get moved to chat. Long threads are collapsed be default, so they don't require significantly more scrolling to get to other content. ...
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Where can I ask about the RJ45 specification?

Where can I ask the following? The Cisco Field Notice: FN - 63697 was first released on 11-Nov-13, advising customers that RJ45 boots "Might Push the Mode Button and Cause an Unexpected Reset on ...
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How or where can I ask an off-topic question about recommendations for software engineering textbooks?

Stack Overflow, and other similar sites which are part of the Stack Exchange network, consider "asking for recommendations" as off-topic. Personally, I think questions on a software ...
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How could the downvoting culture be improved on SO? [closed]

Lately I have observed frequent cases where answers (sometimes even fairly elaborate ones) were downvoted within seconds if they did not fully hit the nail on the head. This kind of passive aggression ...
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Deletion of comments from a comment thread [duplicate]

If people delete comments from a posting then sometimes the comment thread will no longer make sense. Has anyone thought of that? I'm sure they have, so what is the recommendation?
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How do Stack Exchange sites that do not require professionals work?

This is just from assumption, but the Stack Exchange websites such as Movies & TV or Anime & Manga are most likely having their questions answered by similar viewers and readers, rather than ...
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How can I oblige a request by a moderator, who has deleted one of my answers and made a request at the same time

This question has been unlocked today after remained locked for a week. A moderator (@robjohn) has deleted my answer (actually it was a too long comment) and at the same time asked me to let the mod ...
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Help us identify new roles for community members

TL;DR: The Community Team has been doing discovery work on the possible creation of new community roles across the Stack Exchange network and individual sites. We started by approaching site ...
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Job postings on SE sites

Is there a specific SE site that is designed for job postings? I'm looking for a particular software engineer breed (Altera FPGA programmer) and feel like the best place to find those would be on ...
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Inbox improvements are live

TL;DR: The inbox improvements we previously announced are now live (as of November 29th, 2022 13:30 UTC). Thank you to our beta testers! A huge thank you to moderators who helped us beta-test these ...
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What exactly causes the reputation bubble (counter) to reset?

Sometimes when I view my reputation changes, the reputation notification bubble in the top bar disappears and starts counting from zero again. How can I avoid this? In other words, when exactly does ...
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Who is it that suggests/starts a new Stack Exchange site in Area 51?

On Area 51’s FAQ page, it states “If your area of expertise doesn't already have a Stack Exchange site, propose it!”. I’m not entirely sure whether “expertise” means something similar to “professional”...
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Stack Gives Back to Open Source 2022

Beginning 2010, we have made annual donations to charities on behalf of moderators through the Stack Gives Back program. At the same time, in recognition of the many ways that we benefit from open ...
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Where should I ask on the SE community about a non-programming question related to google earth? [closed]

I want to ask something about Google Earth that is not related to development of any kind. Where should I ask in the SE community?
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"log in" should be "login"

From https://meta.stackexchange.com/users/login?returnurl=https%3a%2f%2farea51.stackexchange.com%2fusers%2flogin-or-signup%2fdelegated%3freturnurl%3dhttps%253a%252f%252farea51.stackexchange.com%26type%...
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Is there a way to search for questions with a specific deleted tag?

When a tag has been deleted from questions, those questions won't show up in a search for the tag. However, the deleted tag still shows in the edit history of those questions. Is there a way to ...
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What is the purpose of the network-level Stack Exchange profile?

Upon my first exposure to the Stack Exchange Network profile (https://stackexchange.com/) I thought that it is the top level profile template in the hierarchy of profiles, i.e., the Stack Exchange ...
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Why can I not filter the Posts table in data.stackexchange by tags?

While trying to write a query on https://data.stackexchange.com/datascience/, using the Posts table, I cannot filter by tags. For instance, if I try to extract the tags from the Posts table: select ...
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Multipart answers?

For each question, one has the option to submit more than one answer. Each answer has a character limit. It's possible that to properly answer a question, one needs to go over that character limit. Is ...
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What is the purpose of the YOUR COMMUNITIES section in the Stack Exchange site list?

I am currently a member of 8 Stack Exchange communities: English Language & Usage Meta Stack Exchange Mathematics Stack Overflow Physics Network Engineering Android Enthusiasts Gardening & ...
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The Windows Phone SE site has been archived

TL;DR We are announcing that as of November 17, Windows Phone SE has been archived. Why now? The Stack Exchange network is a lot like a neighborhood. Each individual site makes up a house in that ...
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The YX problem. Is it one? [duplicate]

You may be familiar with the XY problem. Basically, a person asks how to use X to solve Y, when in fact X isn't the right way to solve Y at all. This can lead to a lot of wasted time for those trying ...
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Where can I ask about a game engine's general patterns?

Note: If this is wrong Stack Exchange section to post in, I apologize. If so, where should I post the questions covering the topic below? I am wondering if this is appropriate to ask in Stack Exchange’...
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What about sensitive details being retained in the chat and related things?

There was a question implying some sensitive information. And the user asking the question used their real name. Plenty of the comments were moved to the chat. The user was suggested to not use their ...
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Is there a rating, ordering the "successfulness" of SE sites?

Sometimes there are multiple SE sites where I could ask a question, and I saw that some questions were asked at the seemingly "wrong" site, but got good answers. In contrast I saw questions ...
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The Google Chrome "Copy link to highlight" feature doesn't work on the Mathematics Stack Exchange site when text contains MathJax characters [closed]

The Google Chrome Copy link to highlight feature doesn't work on the Mathematics Stack Exchange site when the highlighted text contains MathJax characters. I posted this issue to the Google Chrome ...
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Add information about voting rules to the tour [duplicate]

By taking a tour, new users should learn what SE is about and what they can do and what not; at least this is how I have understood it. Unfortunately, I noticed that some important information is ...
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Merge the [anonymous] and [anonymous-visitors] tags

anonymous and anonymous-visitors seem synonymous. Let's merge them?
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Is it possible to find out which questions were affected? "removed +30 User was removed (learn more)" [duplicate]

I'd thought for a while that someone was periodically downvoting my answers, normally right after posting, but smart enough not to get caught immediately. I'd presumed it was a sock puppet account. ...
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Using GPT-3 or similar tools to mass-produce low-quality answers

Consider this answer to this question: The couple in question is James Morley and his wife, Liu Xiaobo. hope this helped. That's the kind of thing that GPT-3 or a similar AI would misinterpret out ...
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Stack Exchange iOS app removed from the AppStore. Is there an IPA file?

After the Stack Overflow app was removed from the App Store a long time ago, I recently realized that the Stack Exchange iOS app was removed too and I could't reinstall it on my new iPhone. It seems ...
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A method for reliably predicting a question’s reception?

I’ve read a number of the widely recommend posts about “How to ask a good question”, looked over a site’s specific guidelines about what topics can be asked about, and learned from lots of experience ...
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What is a proper way to simplify an accepted but long answer for my own question?

Consider I have a question which got a big comprehensive answer, which fully clarified the question to me. But it's not just a comprehensive explanation: none of other shorter answers I saw actually ...
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Feedback request: Proposed new flagging and moderation workflow for plagiarism

A while ago, one of the mods from SO requested help in dealing with plagiarism on SO. While we didn’t have an answer at the time, we have been working with the moderators to better understand this ...
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Why are WordPress open source free plugins questions not allowed in WordPress SE? [migrated]

WordPress is an open source that's mainly well-known for the huge open source plugins ecosystem. I can understand, not supporting questions for paid plugins. But what about free open source plugins? ...
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Is there a Stack Exchange site for environment questions?

I'm aware of Earth Science which is clearly related, but the scope seems restricted to scientific questions. As far as I understand it wouldn't fit for for practical questions (e.g., about how to ...
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Increase maximum amount of votes per day with enough reputation [duplicate]

I have 12k reputation on Stack Overflow, and I would love it if I could have more upvotes in a day based on this. I upvote things and then come back to them later. I promise I am not doing anything ...
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Is there an appropriate SE site about intersection between technology and rural culture?

My current question is about rural technology, to be specific, this question is more about history and cultural tradition. My question falls more into the topic covered by this book. In which site I ...
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Minor edits on meta site

Early today I posted this question. Very shortly afterwards, the question was edited, with a large number of minor, totally unneeded edits made: None of them make the question any easier to ...
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Is there a stack site for Cloud computing (in general)?

At the risk of this being a duplicate - and I have seen this question - Where can I ask questions on cloud computing? - I'm struggling to identify the right stack to post a question on. Unlike in the ...
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Yet another suggestion for questions bumped by retagging

There have been countless questions on the topic of question bumping to the main page for tag edits. I won't review or rehash any of that. Here are two suggestions I did not spot as having been made ...
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Is there any internal research on the randomness of moderator elections?

Moderator election seems like a useful tool. I am wondering, though, what percentage of users are taking the elections seriously. Users are incentivised to participate in the elections, since they get ...
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Help me understand why I can no longer ask questions on Stack Overflow [duplicate]

This is not the usual "why can't I post on Stack Overflow?" question: I've already read many posts about the mechanics of being locked out. This is a question about why my questions ...

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