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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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Why is the “question eligible for bounty in x hours/days” link not shown when you accepted an answer?

When viewing your own question which isn't 48 hours old yet, you'll see a link "question eligible for bounty in x hours/days": When you accept an answer, the link isn't shown. Is there any ...
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Meta profile's reputation area looks odd

Meta and main: The graph has been removed due to meta having no reputation, but why is the main reputation still shown? There's a grey rectangle (touching the "top NN% overall" text). What ...
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Debit card issuance as a startup in Australia? Which SE site is appropriate to ask?

We are a currently trying to develop a payments product that requires debit card issuance as a core function, however in Australia there is no equivalent for Stripe or similar financial API product ...
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Is there a problem with filtering questions after selecting them for the site homepage? [duplicate]

I occasionally open an incognito window on my favourite Stack just to check if there are any interesting questions on tags I have ignored. Today a large number of negatively-scored posts have been ...
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Don't say “Comment if you're trying to respond to an answer.” when there's no answer, after clicking on “answer your question”

Don't say "Comment if you're trying to respond to an answer." when there's no answer, after clicking on "answer your question": I think if we remove information that doesn't apply ...
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What happens to highly downvoted answers?

Does anything other than appearing lower on the page happen to downvoted answers? I had thought that sufficiently downvoted answers get set to moderator review or get hidden altogether, but I haven’t ...
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Is there a way to hire somebody and pay them with Stack Overflow reputation? [closed]

I would like to know if is it possible to hire somebody and pay them with Stack Overflow reputation, and moreover if it is legal according to Stack Exchange policy. I am speaking about large amounts ...
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Hide comments in audits [duplicate]

As shown, there is a comment which said, "Repeat Spammer. Flagged as spam." But the answer was posted few days ago, so this would have been deleted. So I immediately knew that this was an ...
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I've answered my own bounty question, and days later someone provided a duplicate answer, and the bounty goes to him? [duplicate]

I offered a bounty on this question that I asked last year. I have provided the answer with working code, and days later someone else provided a "duplicate" answer without code. Currently ...
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Add question classification on top of question tagging [duplicate]

Is it possible to add a question classification option? For example users who will be answering it may have preference for fixing issues (problem solving) vs how to build something (creativity). An ...
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Why is the Title option in the user profile only available on Stack Overflow? [duplicate]

Why is the option to add a "Title" in the user profile available only on Stack Overflow (as seen on the screenshot below) and not available on the other Stack Exchange sites?
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Should comments like “I love this post” be flagged?

Recently, I had flagged a comment which said: This one is my favorite. I had flagged it as "No longer needed" because I thought that it was a type of "compliment" (not that I am ...
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isn't “Hot Network Questions” a bad naming (right panel of stack overflow)?

For some years, I saw 'Hot Network Questions' on the right panel of Stack Overflow, and I was wondering: why does Stack Overflow suggest network questions to me? (computer network) Today I noticed the ...
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Search question titles from all questions I have interacted with

This is basically a follow up to this popular thread, Can I search my comments using some keyword(s)?, with a similar reasoning behind it: I am sure I have seen an question already to a given problem ...
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Orphaned questions asked by deleted users

When a user gets deleted/destroyed, and their questions that don't yet have an accepted answer gets orphaned, they can no longer have an accepted answer. What's the general guidelines for dealing with ...
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Bring back the deleted post shade [duplicate]

A few months ago (?) there were some changes to the site aesthetics, including toning down the use of a contrasting background for code and deleted posts. I'd prefer they both come back, but the issue ...
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Why should I flag a question as a duplicate, instead of answering it? [duplicate]

Background: I have recently begun answering more questions on Stack Overflow. I have already learned new things about programming languages I use on a daily basis and have had an overall excellent ...
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How to handle spam questions [duplicate]

It has been suggested that this question is a duplicate of others. Sorry, but it is not. I am merely addressing the issue of: "flag the post right away as well as editing it, hoping for ...
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Are these synonyms: [code], [code-block], [code-formatting]?

I came across a question today that was tagged with code which seemed an odd tag to have here on Meta. Turned out that tag has 127 question and its description says: For questions or problems ...
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Is it a good idea for me to try to find a home here? [duplicate]

I was pretty hyped to come to Stack Overflow and I want to contribute and talk about coding on my Raspberry Pi. But... I have been pretty discouraged here. I can't ask questions where I want to. I ...
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Notification about “I added the info you asked for” comment

On one hand, comments like "I added the info you asked for" should be deleted, as discussed here. On the other hand, if they get deleted, the previous commenter who had asked for the info ...
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Why can't I delete answers at 20k rep? [duplicate]

I have 20k reputation on Puzzling. This answer does not meet the standards of our site, and I wanted to vote to delete. Why can't I?
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Could the < 15 rep voting information text be made clearer [duplicate]

On the post "Feature Test: Thank you reaction" an edit was made to include the text "..." (unlike voting, which is only available for users with 15 reputation or more). Which ...
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Flag comments “please edit to clarify X”, “done” for deletion?

Should comments like "please add details of X to your answer", "done" be flagged for deletion? Deleting them would improve readability of the thread. The answer-relevant ...
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A Yaakov Ellis-inspired Meta.SE poetry contest: Write poems, win rep!

Update July 9, 2020 Submissions are now closed. Thanks everyone who participated; the bounties will be awarded soon! Yaakov Ellis Posting answers as haikus Poetry contest I'm sure that at least some ...
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Protected question notice is confusing and incorrect, especially to users with the association bonus

The new notice for protected questions looks like this: Earn 10 reputation in order to answer this question. The reputation requirement helps protect this question from spam and non-answer activity. ...
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New round of UI updates… apparently. Edits in close banners, summary tab changes, and now new vote tooltip (content)s?

There's a lot going on in the UI right now that I can't find announcement or discussion posts for. An edit button is now prominently displayed in the close banner (for all users, for some reason, ...
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What's the reasoning behind the vote button tooltips having changed?

I recently noticed that the vote button tooltips have changed. They now say: Downvote this <post-type> if you find it unclear or not useful Upvote this <post-type> if you find it clear ...
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Feedback for The Loop - June 2020: Defining the Stack Community

June’s “The Loop” blog post was just posted: Defining the Stack Community. In this post, I attempt to define the term “Community” as it is used on our Public Platform. My overall suggestion can be ...
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A user places a bounty on a question not theirs, can the OP withdraw their question from being bountied?

Situations where the OP might object to their question being bountied by someone else: The bounty benefactor is a well-known troublemaker and will (in all likelihood) award the bounty to either a low-...
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Should I replace terminal screenshots by plain text?

In some questions or answers, users post screenshots of their terminal to highlight a terminal application or simply to share the output of a command. In some cases, I find using a screenshot useless. ...
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Rendering a question containing MathJax makes for a really jumpy experience

As you can see in this animation (slowed down to 50% of original speed) rendering this page that has MathJax enabled is a really jumpy experience. There are a two things that play into this: There is ...
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Maintaining scroll position on reload — Does anyone find this useful?

So, this happened some time ago (probably over a year or so). Before that, the pages used to scroll to the top when reloaded. Then, this change was made. Now, whenever a page is reloaded, the position ...
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Commonmark -> CommonMark typo in automated CommonMark migration

Commonmark -> CommonMark typo in automated CommonMark migration Example from https://travel.stackexchange.com/posts/157697/revisions
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What is our stance on questions specific to unsupported browsers?

What is our stance on questions specific to browsers that Stack Exchange doesn't support? Should we still keep them to help people who use these browsers, or close/downvote them?
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Which URL structure should I use when archiving questions in the Wayback Machine?

There are several URLs one could use to get to a question. For example: https://money.stackexchange.com/questions/124409/can-stocks-trade-at-negative-prices https://money.stackexchange.com/questions/...
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What exactly is the Community Evangelist role and what does it mean?

There is a Stack Exchange staff member with the role "Community Evangelist", as mentioned here: This person is not part of the Community Management Team, where their role is explained. What ...
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Why does a user who has direct edit privileges have to vote for approving suggested edits? [duplicate]

I have come across something strange: I have direct edit privileges on Stack Overflow, that is, I can make edits without having my edits approved from other users. Though, when I come to approving ...
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Award For Reviewing (Triage, First Posts, etc) [duplicate]

As stated before, reviewing questions is a thankless job. The OP of that question had a good point. Today, I noticed the Triage feature for the first time. I've probably spent a good 2-3 hours ...
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Jobs on Technical Stack Exchange sites

Next Thursday, 18 June 2020, we’ll be making three changes to technical Stack Exchange sites that make it easier to find relevant job opportunities. Stack Overflow Jobs has opportunities for all ...
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Flagging a moderator's comments [duplicate]

Being new to the site I have already witnessed a hell lot of work and responsibility a moderator has to undertake (at the least)... Just wanted to know what does happen when someone flags a moderator'...
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The Community Teams @ Stack Exchange and how we work together

I wanted to share with you about who the people that work on our Community are, and how we are organized. For context, I am the head of Product, Community, Design and Engineering, a combined Chief ...
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Stack Exchange API Optimal, Acceptable Request Frequency [duplicate]

I used the Stack Exchange API and received this error: [1] "{\"error_id\":502,\"error_message\":\"too many requests from this app/user pair, more requests available in ...
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Copy question or answer source text when “Suggested edit queue is full” [duplicate]

For users below 2k reputation who need to copy a question or answer source text, the only option nowadays is to use the "edit" button and copy the source from the edit page. When the "...
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Is it good practice, in the same post, to add the paraphrase of other answers to an answer?

I was observing the post Is it okay to keep a "Thank you" slide before references?. The top-voted answer, https://academia.stackexchange.com/a/150198/73304, has recently added a paraphrase ...
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Is it acceptable to copy my own answer? [duplicate]

Is it generally accepted to copy my own answers across questions / exchange sites? (assuming the questions are not duplicates and the answer solves both questions) Should I link back to the original?
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Does SE have some general, non-website-specific guidelines of removing questions from the HNQ network?

This SEDE query shows that a per-site moderator has been removing questions from the HNQ network literally every single day since 2019/03/13. So far, this single moderator has removed 1655 questions (...
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Is there an etiquette for answering questions originally intended to be self-answered?

This question is inspired by Is there an etiquette for asking questions originally intended to be self-answered?. A few times, I have encountered a self-answered question with a question that seems to ...
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Is there an etiquette for asking questions originally intended to be self-answered?

According Oded's answer to What are limitations on self-answered questions? self answered questions have the same quality requirements as "the other" questions. So if we found a question ...
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Scan posts for nonsensical HTML comments [duplicate]

Currently, SE accepts HTML comments (e.g. <!-- this is an HTML comment -->) as valid input for posts but they don't appear (since they are comments) this allows some users to get around the 30 ...

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