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Ability to undo the Community Wiki

This has always struck me as a strange thing to not have. We have the ability to set things as Community Wiki at the start, and the ability to switch over to Community Wiki after something has been ...
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2answers
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Is there a record of merged questions?

I have asked a total of two questions on meta.stackoverflow, yet under my profile it shows zero questions. One of those questions got around 8 up votes and I still have my reputation from them, this ...
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3answers
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VB.NET/VBScript syntax highlighting does not properly support comments [duplicate]

(Descriptions are inside the code samples) Take a look at this code Public Sub Show() System.Console.WriteLine("Hello") ' Comment here will fail subsequencing syntax highlighting System....
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1answer
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Possible Link Bug

I'm referring to this post. When editing, the link appears properly in the preview. However, the question shows something like: (i.e. using http://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C1GGLS%5Fen-...
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1answer
103 views

Community-wikiing of question

It might be a little selfish of me to ask, but why was this question (and the answers) community-wikied? Was the (now deleted) user rep gaming or something?
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1answer
82 views

Live bookmark for question in Chinese

Sorry if I am off topic, but this question: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/1146446/ on my firefox 3.5.1 looks in the live bookmark like something in Chinese.
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2answers
203 views

Upvoting of a question should bump it to the front page

When I upvote a question I do so because I think it's a good question. Other people would benefit from seeing the question or maybe be able to add important answers. To increase exposure of upvoted ...
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5answers
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Vote == Null in tooltip after voting?

MAY BE FIREBUG RELATED. PLEASE DISABLE FIREBUG AND SEE IF THE PROBLEM GOES AWAY. Update #4: Just adding to the data, firefox 3.0.12 just installed and firefox restarted. First page I went to was ...
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0answers
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Tracking a post [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Mark questions to receive notifications and updates? In stackoverflow and related sites, you get alerts only if you have got something to do with the post i.e. you asked the Q,...
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6answers
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Low views and no answers to my question after a few days, what next?

I can imagine that after a few days my low viewed question with no answers is just going to be un-answered and un-viewed forever. I guess there isn't much interest in "Implementing a ...
0
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1answer
63 views

Tag dropdown not showing

I've edited a few tags on Meta, and it appears that the tag dropdown isn't always working. I then end up creating new tags, when I might have chosen an old one.
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4answers
277 views

Can we have a setting that defaults our searches to Google?

I mean, Jeff has already stated he isn't trying to compete with Google. So why have a local site search anyway? Changing the form action value (or letting me choose between SO's and Google's) wouldn't ...
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1answer
131 views

Two kinds of vote

Propose two types of upvote: Normal upvote. Current upvote. Has the meaning "This answer is helpful" I like that. This kind of upvote means the answer is pleasing somehow, but not necessarily ...
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2answers
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How programming related does programming related need to be on StackOverflow?

With Super User up and running, I'm seeing some very basic, almost theoretical, type of questions showing up with a general attitude towards pushing the question to Stack Overflow. I see lots of non-...
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1answer
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Should the “Related Questions” list include questions from Stack Overflows sister sites?

With the release of Server Fault and Super User I just thought I would throw this up in the air. Would it make sense to include other questions from SO's sister sites to try and avoid the migration ...
2
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2answers
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Comments behaviour between SO and Meta-SO seem odd?

It takes 50 rep points to post a comment on SO and only 1 point on Meta which is confusing, why the difference in the first place. (This part has been answered.) I cannot flag a comment as " this is ...
4
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1answer
450 views

StackOverflow code stats

I often see posts talking about the size of the database but I've never seen any fun facts about the SO code size. How many lines of code are there? How big is the folder structure?
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2answers
124 views

Stackoverflow times out when posting data

Multiple times now, within the past 30 mins (2:15pm-2:45pm PST 7/17/09) I notice that stack overflow times out when I try to post something. This has happened on 3 occasions now. Editing a question ...
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12answers
2k views

Merge singular and plural tags [duplicate]

I noticed there're tags that are actually the singular and plural forms of the same term, e.g. string and strings, and I guess most of them should be merged. Here're some possible candidates (tag ...
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2answers
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Is the \ escaping of a char in the formatter a bug or just difficult to get right for every language?

In Delphi the \ does not escape a string ending, in Delphi if you want a ' you type: StringVariable := 'Foo'' bar'; // comments And it works as expected, but in an answer on StackOverflow I've ...
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0answers
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What tag did I win a taxonomist badge for? [duplicate]

Duplicate/Related: Find out which question/answer awarded you the badge Taxonomist badge: what counts as “creating” a tag? And what prevents gaming the badge? How can I find out what the tag ...
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2answers
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How can I ask my closed question in a better manner?

I recently posted a question on SO and within minutes it was slammed shut offensively without any help as to how I could make it better. Furthermore, it got saddled with the 'subjective' tag, when if ...
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26answers
1k views

Who remembers how they found Stack Overflow? [closed]

Who remembers how they found Stack Overflow? Because for the life of me I can't and it's really bugging me. Maybe one of you found it the same way I did and can remind me...
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2answers
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Rename the podcast to something other than “Blog - Stack Overflow”

When scrolling through my list of podcasts on my iPhone, it always catches me off guard that the SO podcast is titled 'Blog - Stack Overflow', which is different from every single other podcast I ...
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4answers
74 views

Display community wiki posts differently on various listings

Use some visual distinction on community wiki post display in various SO listings (on user page and on the main listings), for example: different color, [CW] displayed after the title or auto-add ...
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2answers
111 views

Clickable edit summary options

On the post editor screen, below the Edit summary: input box, change the current plaintext listing of options from Briefly describe your changes (corrected spelling, fixed grammar, improved ...
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2answers
94 views

Would it be useful to show percentage votes in polling questions? [closed]

It just seems that so many poll type questions are thrown out in all the trilogy sites. I figure it might be of some use to provide simple stats on a polling type of question. For instance, if a ...
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6answers
166 views

Is superuser growing at a much faster rate than serverfault? [closed]

Looks like Serverfault is going to take a long time to hit even a paltry 10000 questions although the quality has been superb. Superuser is less than a week old and has over 1000 questions. In one ...
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15answers
1k views

How to give some boost to some really good answers that arrive late?

It happens sometimes to receive or see a very good answer that arrives very late and that would deserve more upvotes. What can be done to give a boost to them? I would happily spend some of my ...
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1answer
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Podcast: Did The Sims 3 use Mono for scripting or for everything?

So this week's podcast (#61) was good as usual but the part that really caught my attention was the following exchange with Miguel de Icaza (which I went ahead and transcribed and put on the wiki): ...
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2answers
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Items not filtered in RSS feed

The RSS feed seems not to have the same filter as the site does. A bogus post with some expletives showed up in the feed but not on the site. Could this be fixed?
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1answer
131 views

Errant feature: WMD links to questions

Say I wanted to credit someone's answer in my own answer. I'd normally write something like this: Using what [Dlamblin][1] [said][2], I think the code would look like this: [1]: https://meta....
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1answer
170 views

Tie Stack Overflow account with Server Fault? [closed]

I used my Gmail login to provide an open ID on Stack Overflow, then when I did the same on Server Fault I expected it to use the same username and whatnot, but on Server Fault I am now "unknown(google)...
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3answers
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Is there a FAQ on “My questions was migrated, what next”

My question was migrated from SO, I linked my SO account to Meta-SO, but I can't edit or mark my question as answered. Is it [closed], and therefore should I just forget about it?
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3answers
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Require one of the bold-border tags on new MetaSO questions

Quoting Bill The Lizard: Every question on meta-* should have one of the bold-border tags, feature-request, bug, discussion, or support. Should we enforce this when creating a Meta-SO question, ...
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6answers
578 views

Project Management, Software Design and Human Factors should be within the Scope of Stack Overflow [closed]

I have noticed an annoying trend on Stack Overflow that anything not directly related to programming, the actual act of programming, is closed. See this question: What should the penalty/response for ...
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2answers
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How do I provide a link to a comment in a StackOverflow post? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Direct Link to a Comment How can I construct a link to a comment in one of my posts?
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2answers
132 views

status-bydesign Tag [duplicate]

What exactly does the moderator-assigned "status-bydesign" tag mean? What other moderator only tags are there, and what are their meanings?
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0answers
244 views

Reset negative vote counts on migrated questions [duplicate]

Often a question is voted down by a member of a site because the question doesn't belong on that site and the voter doesn't have enough reputation to vote to close the question. In situations like ...
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4answers
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Separate close to move from other close reasons and reduce reputation required

Many times I see people downvoting questions simply because they have no ability to close a question and the question really belongs on another one of the family of sites. For example, this question ...
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6answers
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Should we do something with serial UP voting as well?

I've seen a couple of feature-requests which deal with serial down voting (raised mainly by Rich B). But should we react to serial UP VOTING as well? I'm asking this because all my questions on ...
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3answers
177 views

Would it be possible for the syntax highlighter to allow for SQL capitalization? [duplicate]

I've noticed that the syntax highlighter for code samples does not work with capitalization for SQL. I just posted a question on SO and had to spend a couple extra seconds to modify it to get the ...
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2answers
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Anti-gaming algorithm details

Regarding the same question that this question covers, if I were to go into that thread and downvote every answer sm1 made in response to his own question, would the nightly anti-gaming algorithm undo ...
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3answers
551 views

Limiting Self-Answers

After marveling at this thread, it occurred to me that there should be a limit on self-answers on non-wiki questions. This is mainly to protect the user from themselves so they can only use comments ...
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5answers
431 views

A Stack Exchange for error messages

We need a Stack Exchange site for error messages. Imagine every error message under the sun documented in detail. Compare a question I asked earlier with: Title: svn: Can't replace 'X' with ...
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16answers
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New badge proposal based on number of profile views

I think it would be neat to earn a badge for having X number of profile views. You could have different levels, for example: Bronze - [Renown] - 300 views Silver - [Celebrity] - 1000 views ...
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2answers
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Can we get an easy way to filter out status tags in MSO on the tag page?

I can type feature-request -status-declined -status-bydesign -status-completed on the address line once I'm there, but is there no easier way? Statuses are a special concept and really only apply to ...
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8answers
1k views

Instant e-mail notifications of answers to questions

I'd like to have Instant notifications by email of answers to my questions. Can this be implemented?
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2answers
61 views

Indexed badge

Indexed (silver) & Highly Indexed (gold) - Question has X page views from referal sites; google, yahoo and the like. The idea is that questions that are more relevant to the "outside" world (IE ...
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3answers
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Please remove sobot from the IRC channel [closed]

It's annoying It's useless If I wanted to see questions I would go to SO site

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