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Questions tagged [faq-proposed]

Proposals for new entries for the FAQ repository on this site should use this tag.

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What can I do to lift or reduce a suspension?

I understand what it means to have an account temporarily suspended, but what happens if I think the suspension was too harsh or unjust? If I am a new contributor and unfamiliar with how things work ...
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What’s the redesigning campaign – in a nutshell?

On my favourite site, a new design was announced. It contained a lot of links to posts which in turn contain a lot of links, answers, timelines, and references to stuff like Teams which is not ...
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Which Stack Exchange sites have syntax highlighting enabled?

The code syntax highlighting feature is only enabled on certain sites. In order for code to be highlighted and for any of the hints listed in the above question to work, the Markdown extension has to ...
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How do I opt out of cookies?

In the new Stack Exchange Cookie Policy: If you don’t want Stack Overflow to use cookies when you visit the Stack Overflow network of sites, you can opt-out of certain cookie related processing ...
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Searching by value: A bit more documentation needed?

There are a lot of different search options when it comes to values like score, views and number of answers: Different options applied to the score operator. score:n to search for posts with a score ...
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When does a comment become unnecessary?

The new description for the new flag type "no longer needed" reads This comment is obsolete, chatty, or otherwise unnecessary. Obviously it replaced "obsolete" and "too chatty", and all the other ...
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A protocol for handling very graphic on topic images

This question was asked here: How to handle potentially NSFW yet valid images I'm looking to provide a formalised protocol that may be added to the FAQ for Stack Exchange sites. I've asked ...
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What site-specific post formatting settings are available?

Certain Stack Exchange sites have specialized support for non-standard types of post formatting. Tim Post briefly mentioned these when discussing site-specific configuration settings, but he didn't ...
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Which sites have YouTube embedding on?

My "home" Stack is Science Fiction & Fantasy, where YouTube-embedding is on, which means that a bare YouTube URL on a line by itself is automatically turned into an embedded player. Because of ...
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What is a blacklisted tag?

Following Implement a Tag Black List, I would like to know what exactly it means for a tag to be blacklisted on a Stack Exchange site. Does it mean I can't use that tag on my question? What are the ...
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Are there best practices for individual sites to use their per-site-meta [faq] tag?

A question arose in Literature chat recently about the use of the meta FAQ tag, what goes in there, and how best to curate it. After looking into this, we realized that there doesn't really exist any ...
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What makes a good badge? When and why should I suggest a new badge?

I've seen a number of badges proposed that were downvoted to the point that they didn't need a status-declined on them to figure out that they weren't happening any time soon. It seems extremely ...
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I asked a programming question on Meta.SE and it got negatively received. What should I do?

I recently discovered Meta Stack Exchange and asked a programming question on it. Subsequently, it got (down|delete|close) voted for this reason: This question does not appear to be about the ...
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What can I do with valuable content that was deemed unfit for the site it was posted?

It happens sometimes that some content that for better or worse isn't in its current form fit for the site it's posted and is deleted or going towards deletion. What can I do to salvage the bits of ...
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How should copied content be formatted in tag wikis?

How should copied content be formatted when editing tag wikis?
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New Help Center article for constant changing questions

Most of us know this: How to deal with constant changing questions Etiquette for Russian Doll Questions Exit strategies for "chameleon questions" Dealing with solutions that end with a new ...
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Link to a question, answer or comment

In writing a question, answer or comment, how can I include a clickable link to cross-reference another question, answer or comment?
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How do I write a good feature request?

I have a feature that I am interested in proposing. How do I draft a good feature request? What things do I need to include? What should I not do? How do I know if the feature will be implemented? ...
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Useful Data Queries

Over on Worldbuilding, we've come up with a list of data queries. HDE226868 suggested that these queries might be useful to other sites, and we should post them on Meta: this is the result. This post ...
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I found a bug on a non-English site and I don't speak the language. Can I post it here?

While looking at a few of the new International sites, I got curious and started poking around. I found what appears to be a bug, and something that wasn't translated. I don't speak the language and ...
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How do I find the Stack Exchange site I'm looking for?

Say I have a question and I'm not sure what Stack Exchange site to ask it on. Is there a place to ask a question and get it routed to the correct Stack Exchange site?
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Add additional question to faq about avoiding duplicates?

I am a new user to the Stack Exchange network. I am making a proposal to add to the FAQ a Question: How to avoid asking duplicate questions? This will be especially useful to the new users (FAQ is ...
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On what sites are Stack Snippets enabled?

Stack Snippets is now a feature on some Stack Exchange sites. On what sites is this feature enabled? Where is it being discussed? And where has it actively been decided not to implement the feature? ...
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My project requires data from Stack Overflow. What can I do?

I want to make research on Stack Overflow (or any other Stack Exchange website). How can I parse the website's data using regular expressions?
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How do per-site Metas differ from Meta Stack Exchange, and where should I go to ask my question?

How do per-site metas, such as Meta Writers Stack Exchange or Meta Stack Overflow differ from the general Meta Stack Exchange? Where should I go to ask my question? Return to FAQ index
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What can I do when a post I've written receives a lot of spam edits?

I wrote an answer to a question that was a paragraph and a half long, and it's been receiving a lot of edits from anonymous users that do nothing but introduce spam. This has been going on for a ...
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Where is it appropriate to discuss typical “best [technology] for doing [x]”?

Most questions of the type "Which framework should I use" are flame bait and extremely likely to attract very biased opinions. Yet people ask them (and get their questions closed), and at times one ...
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I probably shouldn't have deleted my account, how can I get it back?

I was pretty upset the other day, and requested that my account be removed. I filled out the form and didn't cancel the deletion within 24 hours of it being scheduled. Now, I'm a little sick that I'...
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When does the Community ♦ moderator vote to close a question?

Occasionally, there are questions for which one of the close voters is the Community ♦ user. When does this happen, and why? What is the difference between this and a deleted user? For instance, one ...
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The review system suggested something was probably spam, what should I do when I see this?

While reviewing suggested edits and first posts by new users today, the review system did something new - an alert appeared that suggested that what I was reviewing was probably spam, and prompted me ...
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Why are certain example URLs like http://site.com/ and http://mysite.com/ blocked from post content?

Why is http://site.com/ and http://mysite.com/ blocked from the post content on the main site? I tried to make a sample URL and I had to use http://testsite.com instead.
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Why are some posts treated differently from others?

This is a perennial question which, as best I can tell, has never been directly addressed (probably because the answer is too obvious to most experienced users). It is asked here as a general ...
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Who reviews my flags and suggestions?

As a mid-rep user, I have a little bit of access to the review tools, and I can infer a little bit about the tools available to higher-rep users from the Privileges section, but the information ...
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Why are there automatic moderator flags (autoflags) from the Community User, and what are they for?

Occasionally as a moderator I've noticed flags from the Community user. I've got a few questions: Why do they exist? What events trigger them? How might moderators act on them?
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Should one downvote answers to off-topic questions?

It annoys me when people post answers to obviously off-topic questions like this one, especially after those questions have already received several close votes. Migrations seem to happen rather ...
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Legal for Dummies

I looked through all of these pages recently concerning copyright: http://stackexchange.com/legal programmers.stackexchange.com/questions/200822/how-to-copyright-personal-code Do I have to worry ...
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What can I do if I am angry with everything in Stack Overflow

This is a proposed FAQ question for those tearing their hair out on Stack Exchange sites. Recently I asked a question and gave a bounty but nobody gave a good answer. I asked for help on Meta Stack ...
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What is caching, and where is it used?

This is meant to be a canonical Q&A for all the caching questions we get on meta What is caching? Where is caching employed across the network? Approximately how long ought it take for each ...
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Clear rules on reviewing edits

While typing up my answer to this question: Why did my suggested edit get rejected?, I came to realize that suggested edits can, in some cases be technically valid, but reduce the chance of a ...
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Where do I ask where to ask?

If I have a specific question I want to ask about, but I don't know which Stack Exchange site would be on topic for asking that question, where can I ask where to ask that question? Is there any ...
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When is a post removed from a review queue?

I've noticed that the number of reviews required to remove a post from a queue varies. For example, to accept/reject a suggested edit, you need two votes of the same kind. If the votes are conflicting,...
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How do I ask a question that may require recommending a product?

I have a problem that I need solved, and it may require the recommendation of a product. How do I ask these type of questions so that they aren't closed? Return to FAQ index
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What is community moderation, and what can I do to help?

What is community moderation? Why is it important for me to get involved? What can I do to help, and where do I start?
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Why are “shopping list” questions bad?

My question was closed for being a "shopping list question", even though it was very much related to the topic of the site. Why?
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What super-powers does SE staff have, that diamond moderators do not have?

What super-powers do SE staff have, that diamond moderators do not? See also: Who are the diamond moderators, and what is their role? Differentiate between employees and moderators
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What is a “merged” question?

Questions can be merged into other questions. What is a merged question? When should questions be merged? Who can merge questions? How do I request it? What happens to merged posts? Anything else I ...
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What if I can't open a Stack Exchange site?

If I can't get to any of the Stack Exchange sites, where do I look to get a status update? Return to FAQ index
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What are the guidelines for flagging posts for migration to another site?

I see a post on site A that I want to migrate to site B (where site B is not on the list of eligible sites for migration when closing a question as off topic, or I don't have enough reputation to vote-...
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How can I/Please migrate a question from site X to site Y

A question posted on one Stack Exchange site does not belong on that site, but might fit well on another Stack Exchange site. How can I get the question moved from its current site to the other site? ...
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Should “Does everything have to be a question?” be added to the FAQ?

Should "Does everything have to be a question?" be added to the FAQ? Even though the button to start a new thread says "Ask Question" and the FAQ says "What kind of questions can I ask here?", not ...