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Reputation bounties by upvotes [duplicate]

I don't think that the current implementation of reputation bounties is good. There is a good chance that after assigning a bounty to a question one doesn't receives any useful information at all and ...
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Show upvoters to the upvotee

I understand why votes are anonymous, and don't believe anyone should see who downvoted a particular post. But, at the same time, SO is a social media site, so not knowing who upvoted you dampens the ...
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It is in the best interests of all sites for Stack Exchange to have a more hands-on approach to topicality

In a post earlier I showed a couple of sites that are held back by a community that doesn't exist, and thus can't prosper. The tldr there is even though some want to provide more value, they can't ...
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Does removing hot network questions on a SE site increase participation on that SE site?

I've noticed a hot network question (HNQ) was removed from the list of HNQs, the rationale being it'll increase participation (= more views, more answers, more comments, more votes) on this SE site by ...
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How many reviewers can perform an action on a review task? [duplicate]

I am trying to learn how review tasks are implemented, but not finding enough details. Basically my question boils down to what actions can a user perform, how many users can perform an action on the ...
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Please, let me delete my own question [duplicate]

When I have asked a question that was not received well and we not only got a close request because the question has already been asked before, but for some reason got it downvoted we got it ...
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Aging questions [duplicate]

How do we/can we deal with "aging" questions? For example They become irrelevant An answer that was accepted 10 years ago is maybe not an answer any longer or it could become a less ...
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Synonymize [user-rank] to [top-users] and [rankings] to [reputation-leagues]

Both the tags rankings and user-rank seem to describe the same thing as either top-users or reputation-leagues. Since the tags pertain to approximately the same concept I think they should be ...
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Moderator tagging own question [duplicate]

In this question asked recently, a moderator asked about a bug. Later, another moderator tagged it as status-review. Can moderators tag their own questions with status-review (I am assuming so)? If so,...
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My "self-answer" is the right one, but users may think it should not be accepted. Is this a good reason to request to disown it?

Some time ago I made a question on a SE site about a very subtle issue. After some investigation, I have found the (very) subtle problem and I fixed it by myself, posting an answer to my own question, ...
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Adapting privileges for low site activity [duplicate]

For sites like, DevOps.SE Android.SE Users can participate for seven months and not have enough reputation to edit a question or answer. The benchmark for editing a question should be whether or not ...
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How is the single line spacing in this post possible? [duplicate]

I came across a GIS Stack Exchange answer to Is ArcMap 10.0 Query Layer passing invalid SQL to Oracle 11gR2? that uses single line spacing: Excerpt: (Copy/pasted into this post; I couldn't format it ...
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What happens to the content of a SE site that has been closed?

The SE questions/answers are under the CC BY-SA license (ref). When a beta site does not make it and is closed, what happens to its content? Is it lost forever or is there a way to access the CC BY-SA ...
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Is there a collection of popular/helpful comment responses for questions? [duplicate]

I would like to quickly respond to a question with a comment such as "Your questions is not clear" or "Please include some code" or "This question belongs on Stack Overflow&...
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Why doesn't the "Does this answer your question?" duplicate link include the user ID number?

It seems automatically generated comments such as this: Does this answer your question? Ramsey-Turan number don't include the user's ID number. As I understand, people can earn the "Announcer&...
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Can we have a little notice letting people know that analytics changed after May 10, 2022?

One of the effects of the recategorization of Google Analytics cookie as a “Performance Cookie” was the apparent drop in visitor numbers in the 25k and mod analytics tools. This seems to cause some ...
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OP rejected my edit and resubmitted it under their name

Recently I stumbled upon an answer which had a small bug (incorrect variable name) pointed out in the comments. To achieve better reader experience, I edited this comment into the answer. The OP of ...
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Why does "WordPress" not show up in the 2022 Developer Survey?

WordPress does not show as an option in the section "Web frameworks and technologies" of the 2022 Developer Survey: https://survey.stackoverflow.co/2022/?utm_source=so-owned&utm_medium=...
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Duplicated votes are being cleaned up

It was reported on MSO that it is possible for a user to upvote or downvote more than once on a single post (resulting in reputation changes for the author for each vote). After some data examination, ...
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Should I answer questions tagged [status-completed] that are unanswered?

Should I answer to status-completed questions and say this? I saw someone do something similar: This is status-completed. (Upvote this answer to remove it from unanswered questions page) Should I ...
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Please remove the Circles/Outlines around the Voting Buttons [closed]

While the new Upvote/Downvote button design is a nice attempt at a new style, it's too big, detracts from the actual answer post, doesn't fit in with the rest of the post design, and makes an ...
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Is it valid to ask if or when a request tagged as under review or planned a long time ago will be implemented, or for its current progress?

Quite a bit of the time, many bugs I run into or feature requests I come up with have already been asked about on the site. These prior requests have received a positive response from a staff member, ...
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On which site can I ask about the initial specifications of rotor blades for a ducted fan?

I have questions on the subject of turbomachinery -- axial compressor theory. Specifically the initial specification of stagger angle, camber angle solidity etc. of the rotor blades for a ducted fan. ...
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Is there a maximum time limit to approve a suggested edit?

Usually, my suggestions are approved within 48 hours, but I have a suggested edit that is pending now for several days. In this case, I don't see any chance that it will be either approved or rejected ...
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Can we construct a voting model for SE so that moderators aren't necessary?

I've seen and experienced several examples of mis-moderations. Cases where people with high reputation misuse their power to shut down the voice of others, even when there was no intended vandalism or ...
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Review queue history is not directly accessible to low-rep users, but is still accessible via URL enumeration

One of the 10k privileges is the ability to see reviews by other users in the review history pages, e.g. https://meta.stackexchange.com/review/close/history. (With less reputation, you only see your ...
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Is there a 'Mathematics' Stack Exchange-like editor with an option to save drafts?

I really like the ease of use to type LaTeX and general text in the Mathematics text editor. I was wondering if the same editor has been implemented somewhere else where someone could use it for ...
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The return of the tag-badges exploit

The tag-badges exploit was an old exploit in Stack Exchange: at the time, a total of 1000 votes across all your answers on a tag would give you a gold tag badge for that tag. This lead to an edge case ...
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Testing new traffic management tool

Stack Overflow will be experimenting with some new HTTP traffic management technologies. Users should not see any negative effects. That said, we felt it would be prudent to announce that the test ...
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Top Answers contains links to deleted questions [duplicate]

On this profile: https://stackexchange.com/users/42/saniul The answers number 2, 3, etc. listed on this profile are deleted. Should deleted content not be displayed in this list? Or displayed as text ...
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Is 7 Socratic badges the current per-site record?

I'm a big fan of the Socratic badge because in my experience, asking 100 upvoted questions on separate days is hard: it requires long-term and consistent dedication, and you learn a substantial amount ...
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If the mug is gone, could there by some kind of hard physical token of the 100K achievement?

My 100K moment is coming up soon. For many years I was looking forward to the mug, mainly because - unlike T shirts or socks - the mug is something I can have on my desk permanently as a reminder of ...
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Draw new attention to question after editing? [duplicate]

I recently asked this question on Stack Overflow: Add an event to an existing control One comment asked to clarify some things (with good reason), and it got two downvotes - probably because of the ...
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The content tag makes me discontent [duplicate]

content has no tag wiki or description, and seems like the wrong sort of meta tag. I feel like we need more dis-content in our lives. Are there any arguments for keeping the tag, and suggestions if so ...
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Why am I occasionally logged in to different domains, or am I?

When I log out, I usually get a message saying I will be logged out of these seven domains: Notwithstanding the fact I don't know what most of these are, nor consciously visit any of them apart from ...
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This tag is hurting my [workflow]

The workflow tag has no tag wiki or excerpt, 11 questions, and is used for various kinds of workflows: those of users on Stack Exchange for many different scenarios, and even those of staff members. ...
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Who has ownership of a Question/Answer after the account that posted it is deleted? [duplicate]

There has been some questions surrounding post ownership after a user voluntarily deleted their account and now they have a new account on the site. In a recent meta they referenced it as their post ...
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Why do so many users have no hash value for their identicon, resulting in the default identicon being used for each of them?

Why do so many users have an identicon without a hash value (i.e. use the default identicon)? I realized at some point that I kept seeing users with the same identicon. At first I brushed it off, but ...
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What is the best site to talk about data warehousing?

I am looking for the adequate site for data warehousing topics. In terms of critical mass, what is better, Database Administrators or generic Stack Overflow? Am I in the best place?
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Should "thank you" be edited out as noise on meta sites or is it considered generally acceptable?

I understand that "thank you" is considered noise on main sites and should be edited out. On meta sites, rules tend to be a little different though (e.g. discussions and opinions are allowed,...
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How should "rich text" (format? RTF?) be stylized?

The new Stacks editor introduces support for Rich Text Format (RTF) and although there are just 115 posts on MSE containing "rich text" (at the time of this writing) that number is likely to ...
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What is best place (if any) to ask about the location / existence of an API?

I would like to get data from a business that offers API (JSON result) on some product properties, but not all. As I do not have a technical question about using the API, or getting the other ...
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What should be done with the [flag-queue], [flag-dashboard], and [moderator-queue] tags?

There seem to be 3 different tags on Meta Stack Exchange that are seemingly all about the same topic (the flag dashboard for moderators located at /admin/dashboard on a site), or very similar topics: ...
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How can I handle the situation of questioners upvoting my answers for a reason that contradicts the purpose of the up-/downvote-system?

It happens that a day or two after I have written an answer, I myself see a strong need for improvement and do some editing and wonder why upvoting took place at all before the editing was done. Thus ...
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Making a constructive workflow for new users who post "me too" [non-]answers

I've noticed (particularly on 3D Printing SE, but as I understand it this happens across many sites) a number of instances of new users wrongly posting an answer to an old question to bump it, asking ...
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Why do images in questions and answers open by navigating to another URL?

It happens in all of them, but to give a concrete example, if you go to see this answer and click on the image to take a closer look, we are automatically redirected to a new URL, specifically to the ...
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Why has there been such a huge drop in "new visits" since May 9th, 2022, across multiple sites?

The Data: The following graphs are from today, starting from when the public beta started, and with data points plotted "weekly" rather than "daily". Quantum Computing: Matter ...
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Should the [migrated-questions] tag be merged with the [migration] tag?

Right now, there are two tags on MSE that are broadly about migration (i.e. migrating a question from one site to another): The migration tag is currently on 1,265 questions (not including this one). ...
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Is there any way we can experiment with site design locally, or in some kind of sandbox?

There's been movement at the station with regards to site design for beta sites, and Stack Exchange staff are asking for feedback in meta posts, like this one at Spanish.SE. I'm just wondering if ...
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Is there interest in adding a "visual glossary" to the glossary wiki (so we can better know the names of things when we discuss them) [duplicate]

I have been in several discussions/exchanges about SE that have been severely impeded because we spent much time and energy trying to figure out what literally each other was talking about. We didn't ...
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