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.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
3
votes
2answers
66 views

Does it make sense to tag questions based on their answers?

I have seen several cases on several different sites on the network where I have been tempted to add a tag to a question before realizing that the subject of the tag appears only in the answer, often ...
5
votes
0answers
22 views

Where should I ask question about server hardware?

I plan to convert a rewamped desktop into a small server for professional use and would check if the existing hardware will be enough for the intended use. Having several candidate machines, I need ...
-11
votes
0answers
68 views

Should the 5 minute limit to edits on comments be changed to accommodate longer comments?

Yes, I know this question is similar to this question, but I'm asking for a slightly different thing. Because some comments are long, it can be frustrating when you're in the middle of making a ...
-8
votes
0answers
41 views

website or webservices stack exchange site? [duplicate]

I thought there was a "web services" stack exchange site? My googling doesn't turn up such a site. Where would questions about the web interface for site x be on topic? i.e.: click button x, then ...
-5
votes
0answers
93 views

Do not capture Ctrl + F/B/K keyboard events when browsing Stack Overflow on Mac OS X

On Mac OS X, these shortcuts Ctrl + B, Ctrl + K belong to Mac's readline shortcut: https://jblevins.org/log/kbd Since Stack Overflow has used Cmd + B/K as a shortcut for editing, there isn't any need ...
-3
votes
0answers
27 views

what happen if you delete closed question? [duplicate]

I asked a question on a site of stackexcahnge.com and then show question is closed[duplicated] and I am aware of bad effects on user when his question is closed several times and it is possible for ...
15
votes
2answers
162 views

Lazy loading our leaderboard ads

The Advertising team is continuously making improvements to the ads experience on our sites for both our users as our clients. One of the changes we’re excited about sharing is the implementation of ...
11
votes
3answers
87 views

How should I vote on heavily edited answers?

While the underlying policy for voting seems quite clear I am not sure how to judge answers that were initially not helpful but then went through a rewrite by an editor. For example I was reading a ...
1
vote
1answer
63 views

Why do I get a “hooray, your question was reopened” message when the question seem not to have been closed? [duplicate]

I received today for one of my questions the following Inbox message: I am surprised because: I didn't even know the question was closed (I neither saw any counter on the close flag, nor the [closed]...
-2
votes
1answer
40 views

Is there a place to ask SEO questions? [duplicate]

Is there a site already for SEO questions or is this maybe a subject I should take to Area 51? This company has a site for virtually every other computing discipline, but I don't seem to see a ...
0
votes
0answers
65 views

As a user, should I delete a comment when requested by an author? [migrated]

After adding a comment to a given answer on one of the Stack Exchange Community pages (Super User) I was requested by the answer's author to delete my comment due to unrelated content regarding ...
5
votes
1answer
55 views

Improve bounty notification “You must award it to an answer within 24 hours.” when there are no answers

When the 7-day period of one of your bounties ends, you get the following message: Your bounty on question [question title] is completed. You must award it to an answer within 24 hours. (emphasis ...
9
votes
0answers
77 views

Should the legal page on stackoverflow.com actually be on stackexchange.com?

I have seen plenty of references to the legal disclaimers etc. for the whole Stack Exchange site being referred to https://stackoverflow.com/legal/, but all SE sites are owned and operated by Stack ...
2
votes
0answers
47 views

Is there an optimal post length? [duplicate]

Obviously, it depends on the question/answer you're posting. But on average, is there some magic number of characters that will get you the best reputation bump? My original hypothesis was that we'd ...
-2
votes
0answers
66 views

The right SE to ask about difficulties getting help from online giants' customer service [duplicate]

I am having trouble logging in to my account with a major online retailer. Specifically, it claims to send a 2-step verification code to my mobile number (and shows the first and last 2 digits of the ...
91
votes
7answers
10k views

Meta escalation/response process update (March-April 2020 test results, next steps)

In the beginning of March, I shared a process by which posts that need staff attention could get escalated, and a plan to test it out between March 16 and April 30, 2020. As promised on that post’s ...
1
vote
0answers
38 views

Will voting on many community wiki questions from the same user trigger serial voting? [duplicate]

Over on scifi.meta.SE, there is a question with lots of answers by the same person which are options for users to vote on. In this comment by Rand al'Thor, Rand warns that voting quickly on lots of ...
-24
votes
1answer
156 views

About canned comments

Canned comments may not be as useful as we have thought. Why people post canned comments If the author of the problematic post is of malicious intentions, posting a canned comment is effortless, ...
-10
votes
1answer
159 views

Are troll armies really a threat? [duplicate]

I am worried that some people just want to misuse the site, just like a lot of other sites. It is possible that some people might be interested in making people lose massive amounts of reputation for ...
16
votes
3answers
328 views

Is it worthwhile to try to engage spammers?

I used to have an in-your-face attitude toward people who posted spam, often adding mocking comments in their own broken-English style of writing (e.g. "high qality SPAM, download now, click here flag ...
21
votes
0answers
104 views

Make use of the trackable badge space once all are earnt

I recently earned all of the badges that are trackable over on my main site Science Fiction and Fantasy. I'm not quite sure what I was expecting or if I figured it would be empty but of course, it ...
-10
votes
3answers
180 views

What can I do to minimize my chances of getting banned? [duplicate]

One thing that I have been doing that may hurt me is that when an answer gets down votes I delete the answer and rewrite it. I don't just rewrite it because I have found that the down votes ...
-15
votes
0answers
128 views

Would a very high score on answers prevent a question ban? [duplicate]

Wording changed to make it unique and no longer a duplicate. When I refer to high score I am including deleted questions and answers. If someone had a high score on answers would this prevent a ...
-26
votes
0answers
87 views

Can we increase the number of allowed tags from 5 to at least 10? [duplicate]

Let us discuss this. I believe that we should. There are many instances where it might very useful. Ten is really not that much, so you can narrow down pretty well. Five is almsot thing. Say I have a ...
-4
votes
1answer
98 views

What does it mean by automatically lifted? [duplicate]

What does it mean by automatically lifted? https://stackoverflow.com/help/question-bans The ban will be lifted automatically by the system when it determines that your positive contributions ...
1
vote
1answer
21 views

On which Stack Exchange site should I ask about Adobe Dreamweaver hosting?

My question How does Adobe Dreamweaver website hosting/publishing work? Is it a local hosting type of service? Which Stack Exchange site will be suitable for asking this question? I searched for ...
-3
votes
1answer
236 views

Why are quote-only answers not helpful?

There are many questions addressing link-only answers: Are answers that just contain links elsewhere really "good answers"? Why is linking bad? Can I copy content from third party sources ...
2
votes
1answer
52 views

Are duplicates ever merged or removed?

I've been on SO since the start and vaguely recall the idea was duplicates should actually be removed, but their titles still retained somehow - often a closed question is the top result on Google for ...
3
votes
0answers
83 views

“I'm Done” for Late Answers after “approve edit” [duplicate]

Sometimes when I feel that a "late answer" needs editing, there's already a suggested edit over there. But approving it (of course after inspection) doesn't enable the "I'm Done" action. On top of ...
0
votes
1answer
54 views

I want to draw attention to a question with no answers. How much rep would you advise that I already have before I offer a bounty? [closed]

Note: I am explicitly asking for your opinion to help me make this decision I have a question on Stack Overflow with no answers. I am aware that this is a very specific issue, but I still want to ...
218
votes
23answers
7k views

Creative Commons Licensing UI and Data Updates

When we last updated you to clarify concerns and answer questions about our transition to version 4.0 of the CC BY-SA license we committed to posting updates to the UI and addressing unanswered ...
0
votes
3answers
94 views

Equivalent of “dupehammer” for review edits

Stack Exchange has installed the "dupehammer" mechanism for a reason - at some point we trust a user and allow him/her to make decisions without second guessing him/her. At 2,000 rep we trust a user ...
26
votes
0answers
263 views

Google Code Prettify has been officially discontinued; it's time for SE to maintain their own highlighter

On April 21, 2020, Google announced that their Prettify syntax highlighter, that Stack Exchange uses, has been discontinued and is no longer being maintained. The repository has been marked read-only ...
-4
votes
0answers
124 views

Are these real downvotes or serial downvotes? [duplicate]

Is there a way to figure out whether or not some person has downvoted multiple of your posts in short succession? This morning, I had a rep marked as '+412', within less than a minute it went to '+...
-5
votes
0answers
54 views

What to do when a question is similar to yours but the underlying problem is not the same [duplicate]

I have a problem that I want to ask on Ask Different. I have symptoms A, B, C and there is an existing question that has symptoms A, B, C. But the solution to the existing question does not solve my ...
5
votes
1answer
114 views

Improve accuracy in the reasons for suspension

From a FAQ answer here on Meta (emphasis mine): When an account is suspended [...] The user page will have a visual reminder that the account is in timed suspension. It will also include a ...
5
votes
0answers
35 views

`[faq]` magic link does not magically link to the FAQ

There is a [faq] magic link. When you use it, it appears to work, and it gets rendered as FAQ. However, despite the fact that it is the [faq] magic link, that it gets rendered as FAQ, and that it ...
-13
votes
2answers
121 views

Why should someone edit questions from years (3 to 7 years ago, for example)? [duplicate]

What is the use/help to others in editing questions already answered years ago? It is happening on a Stack Exchange site, where a user is editing questions with accepted answers from 2015 or even ...
10
votes
2answers
224 views

What are the number of active participants joining Stack Overflow every day? [closed]

Inspired by a graph posted on blog: https://stackoverflow.blog/2020/05/07/the-way-forward/ CEO says: Along with the surge in traffic to our sites, we have also seen an encouraging lift in new ...
2
votes
0answers
31 views

Are community ads still a thing? [duplicate]

Are community ads still a thing? The last activity on the offical tag was in 2013, and I can’t remember when I last saw a community ad banner (this might be due to ad blocking, although I’ve in ...
1
vote
1answer
54 views

Where should I ask my question about partition types and performance? [duplicate]

I have a question about partition types and their performance for an external HDD. So is there any Stack Exchange site in which I could ask this question? I have searched on the Internet, but I ...
5
votes
0answers
70 views

Inconsistent tag suggestions: `comma` -> `command-line`; `comman` -> `command`; `command` -> `command`

Note to close voters: the tag suggestion algorithm is the same for all Stack Exchange websites, this is why I'm posting the question here even though my example is from https://unix.stackexchange.com (...
58
votes
11answers
650 views

Favorites are now known as Bookmarks

As mentioned previously, we are renaming the Favorites feature to Bookmarks. This allows us to both match how it's currently used more closely and communicate what to expect from it better. Some more ...
68
votes
13answers
13k views

CEO Blog: The Way Forward

Hello members of the Meta Community - Hope you all are staying safe during these unprecedented times. I wanted to share my quarterly blog post that I wrote today: The Way Forward: Three months ago,...
-3
votes
0answers
13 views

Dark theme with black label on privileges tabs [migrated]

I've encountered a small design issue with the dark theme; When you go to the privileges page in the help/wiki site, then the selected tab's font color is black in the dark theme. This looks like ...
5
votes
3answers
242 views

Can I get suspended for bumping my post?

I recently posted a question on sci-fi SE, which failed to garner enough views/answers/comments. I decided to edit the title to draw more audiences, which I did, but my edit was rolled back and I was ...
1
vote
0answers
58 views

Introducing the possibility of creating folders in favorites section [duplicate]

I tried to see if it is possible to create folders in the section of favorites, to organise the related question in different topics. Personally I have saved different questions because I still can't ...
-22
votes
3answers
172 views

Judgment of “not an answer”

When a “question” is actually four questions, none of which can actually be answered, should saying so really be deleted as "not an answer"?
-10
votes
1answer
76 views

engineering.stackexchange, Appropriate Question? [closed]

First I want to apologize to the group for asking a question that I agree was way too broad. With that said I thought best to come here and discuss the possibility of posting another question. Note ...
-6
votes
1answer
143 views

What post query does Stack Overflow fire to get a question's details with answers, tags, votes, etc.?

As I was reading to get a question or post below, a query may be fired by Stack Overflow: SELECT * # Replace the actual fields FROM posts WHERE (Id = {POST_ID}) OR (ParentId = {POST_ID}) ORDER BY ...