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Questions tagged [participation]

The users' engagement within the Stack Exchange sites

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Stop missing upvotes by adding QR codes which can be scanned by the app

I often use Stack Exchange without having signed in on it (thru my company's office for example). I often cannot upvote a good question, because I'm not logged or the proxy won't allow me to log. I ...
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What mechanisms encourage answering long-unanswered, upvoted questions?

This is not a complaint or suggestion, it's an informative question. What automated mechanisms does Stack Exchange have in place to encourage the community to answer questions which have a positive ...
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Proposal for two new participation badges

There are two badges, Enthusiast and Fanatic, for frequent participation on SE sites. They require every-day participation including Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays. Maybe Fanatic should really be ...
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How often is the meta participation ranking updated?

On per-site meta Users page, instead of reputation tab, there is a participation tab, e.g. on Meta Stack Overflow: How often is the list of users by meta participation refreshed? I'd assume every ...
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Reward <3k reputation users for finding duplicates

I suggest rewarding a silver badge to users with <3k reputation for correctly finding and flagging duplicate questions. The community would benefit having most part of its users engaged to keep ...
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Remind active users that there is a per-site meta under certain conditions

Proposal You haven’t been active on Meta for a while. Please consider to take a look at recent posts and to help determining this site’s policies by voting and providing feedback. Send users a ...
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Why has discussion here gone down?

In trying to find out which site I could get the pizza hat on, I came across an interesting trend here on Meta Stack Exchange. Here is the number of posts here on meta that meet the requirements for ...
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Where did my participation tags go?

I posted my first question on Meta Stackoverflow yesterday and got some upvotes. But even today, it displays 0 tags with: You have not participated in any tags Where did my tags go?
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MS[OE] activity (before the split and after)

A request for stats (or something to look at). One of the perceptions (it may be correct or not) is that smaller Stack Exchange sites have things shouted down by Stack Overflow regulars who are ...
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How come people don't get reputation for moderation?

To become a trusted user in Stack Overflow, you need to achieve 20K points, however, if you spend a lot of time closing, editing, reviewing other peoples stuff, you hardly get to the goal of becoming ...
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Badges for voting should be moved to group Participation Badges

I just noticed in the Help Center that badges for voting like, Supporter, Suffrage, etc. are members of the "Moderation Badges" group. Should these badges not be part of the "Participation Badges" ...
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Can't see any link button next to a question

I was just reading about the Announce, Booster and Publicist badges and only today did I learn about them. Out of curiosity I went to look for the link button on a question but I can't see any. Do we ...
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Bring back the visible meta link for logged-in users

(If your regular hangouts are limited to SO and MSO, you probably won't understand this post. This is all about the people who have no idea what SO and MSO are.) A lot of Stack Exchange sites suffer ...
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Is there something wrong with this question that is preventing answers?

I posted a question, and I have no response. No comments, no answers, and 24 views. I am not exactly an old hand here, but I have never seen a question go this cold. Is there more I should have done ...
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5 years of Stack Overflow

I noticed Stack Overflow will become 5 years old soon. Not sure of the exact date though. Are there any plans for the site to celebrate its 5th birthday (no idea what - special site features?)? ...
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How valid are partial solutions?

I'm new to answering questions on SO and I am getting discouraged. Perl create class object by using variable as class name I know my stuff on what I answer and I try to offer new directions to ...
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Users who exclusively answer their own questions - not others'

I've spotted an unusual user. Long story short they ask tons of questions (normal) but almost exclusively answers questions they asked themselves - is this behavior normal/acceptable? The user I have ...
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How is meta participation calculated?

On per-site metas, users are given a rank based on meta participation, and this ranking is seen on the default tab of the users page on each per-site meta. How is this participation numerically ...
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Does Stack Exchange follow the 1% rule?

On the Internet, Wikipedia says that: 1% of people create content, 9% edit or modify that content, and 90% view the content without contributing. Is this true for the Stack Exchange network?
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Show answers which are answered in bounty period

I had answered many questions in bounty period on SO. It's not the thing that you always get bounty. But I would like to see competing and good answers. So that I can understand from those answers (in ...
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How can we get people to participate on Meta sites?

We have a rather disappointing situation on Programmers.SE. Two discussions that one would think would be enthusiastically supported, are now kind of stale. The first one is on getting our own ...
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Why can't we see the dates we received badges?

I would guess that this data gets saved. I think it would be cool if we could see the date that we got certain badges. It sort of fits in with the reputation tracking (in monitoring progress on the ...
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How to Solve the “New Users Who Don't Return” Problem?

For New Stack Exchange sites (not SO, SF or SU.) As a moderator on a new SE site (WordPress Answers) I'm pondering how to get more people to return and accept answers and to then continue to ...
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What does it mean when no one will answer or comment on a bounty?

Honestly, I thought there would be some feedback from this question (other than the obvious 5 votes that covered my bounty). So, from that I would gather that the idea didn't totally suck. Based on ...
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Stack Overflow and interns… Good or bad? [closed]

If you do not want the background information, please read below the horizontal ruler. I'm taking three interns for a three month unpaid internship starting in March. Those interns are coming ...
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What can Stack Overflow do to persuade female programmers to participate more? [closed]

I know a lot of female programmers, and I know there are a good number of them out there. But I don't recall ever having one of my questions answered by, nor have I ever answered a question by a ...