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Why is there an edit link for answers from other people? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why can any user edit any other user’s question or answer? I just asked a question and I was going to comment on one of the answers. Instead, I accidentally hit edit and I ...
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The rep cap is 200 per day, correct? [duplicate]

I got 11+ upvotes and only 29 rep for an answer but my daily reputation was only at 156. That's 44 short of the daily cap! I'm trying to make 20k before the Boston Dev Days, too!
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Wondering: Are Some New Users Having Trouble Locating Their Questions after we Edit the Titles?

This just struck me as I was about to edit the title of a question from a new user: I would have no trouble finding this again - I know to go to my profile and look at my list of questions, then click ...
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Allow users to block some small set of other users from editing or voting on their posts [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Create a blacklist to keep from seeing certain users. Mark a user as not being able to edit your question A lot of time was wasted on "Edit wars" and in some cases ...
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Searching for 'make' fails on all four sites

For some reason, searching for 'make' in any of the Stackoverflow engines returns a page saying "Please enter some text to search for in the upper right!" This doesn't appear to be length related; ...
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Fix the single-letter tag “bug”

As discussed here, there is unexpected behaviour when a single-letter tag is the first one in a list of tags in the filter-by-tag url. To get around this, one can use a space or %20 instead of + to ...
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Are answers that just contain links elsewhere really “good answers”?

I have often wondered at the practice on Stack Overflow, Server Fault, and the other sites where someone will ask a question and an answer will come in that says Look here: http://link ...
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Do business of software questions belong on Stack Overflow?

Do questions revolving around some of the kinds of things Joel Spolsky sometimes discusses in his blog or Inc. articles have a place on Stack Overflow? For example I mean subjects such as pricing ...
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Does SO, SF, MSO, and SU make enough support $$$ from ads? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is Stack Overflow's business model? I was curious if the ad support has continued to bring in enough $$$ to support the SO,SF, MSO, and SU websites? This is a user ...
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Is there any messaging system in place?

I've seen some users that sould be comunicated some important information (stop flaming, please, please proofread your questions) and many questions about wether there would be private messaging have ...
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Should the rep recalc award accepted answer and bounty points at the “end of the day”?

I'm assuming a recalc is currently done using the exact times that each action (vote, accept, or bounty) took place. Almost all discussion about the recalc revolves around the fear of losing rep from ...
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Option of be notified when a comment is upvoted?

Is there an option for this or can this ever be implemented into the website?
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If the meta site is for the entire family of sites, shouldn't the name/logo be changed?

It's a little confusing that the logo says "meta stackoverflow" but the site serves as a discussion site for StackOverflow, ServerFault, and SuperUser. Shouldn't this site get a name and logo that ...
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Regain reputation lost by downvoting a deleted answer

I downvoted an answer, and it was deleted. Why don't (or shouldn't) I get the reputation back? If I don't get it back right away, then how come the Community User owns that many downvotes?
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We need to help non-English-speakers somehow

I saw a guy from Portugal today attempt to ask a rather simple question. But the question was so horribly confusing that he started getting down-voted, and close-voted. After discovering where he was ...
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Can users fake “Visited the site each day for X days” badges?

There are two badges given for consecutive duration on the site - "enthusiats" (30 days) and "fanatic" (100 days). I guess that a simple script can login every few hours instead of the user, to gain ...
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Advanced question list filtering

Is there a way to do filtering and sorting at the same time on the question pages? For example, I want to view unanswered questions for all of my interest tags (the "My Tags" tab), but the default ...
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Add increase/decrease tab indent buttons to the editor toolbar

These should work by adding spaces or removing spaces from the beginning of the current line or every line between the start and end of a text selection (inclusive). (edited this question to ...
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Do You Watch the 'Unanswered' Page, Home Page, or another Page? [closed]

I'm looking for the best way to use Stack Overflow on a day-to-day basis. I know that for a lot of people, the Home page is probably what they see the most. But I'm wondering if it is more useful to ...
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Set date parameters for recent activity

I was trying to find a comment I'd read (about how the website to use to post an image on SO), but found that recent activity is, well, recent. How about we have a date range setting so we can look ...
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More tag badges

I think it would help spur more niche activity if there were more niche tag badges. Tag badges could be created based on some criteria, like 1000 questions or 1000 answers or something that would ...
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What useful data could I extract from the SO data dumps and analyze using sciPy or numPy?

I'm interested in actually making something with Python and learning the sciPy and/or numPy libraries. So I was thinking about data sets available to me. Another question had some people looking at ...
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The same tag can be in both interesting tags and ignored tags list. They should be mutually exclusive

I'm listing this both as a bug and a feature request since it's subjective as to which it might be. I discovered while discussing another feature request that I can mark a tag as both Ignored and ...
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Problem with displaying changes (4-space code indent added) in edit-history?

The revision list for this question does not show (colour/highliht) the changes introduced in revision 2. The changes in question were some four-space indents added to mark code.
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Recent activity reputation statistics are incorrect on page load

I think there was an old UserVoice issue on this, but I'm still seeing some weird behavior. I've gotten used to it, but it is still annoying. If you click on the Recent Activity link, the summary ...
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Reassign migrated question

A question of mine was moved from SO to SU, but before I had an superuser account. Now the question is assigned to a non-existing user (grey text), and I can't edit the question or accept answers. ...
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Publishing a book - “Best programming Q&A” from SO contents?

Is it possible to publish a book made entirely out of SO questions and answers? The idea is to publish the book freely online, and to sell kindle and printed copies on Amazon.com. Proper attribution ...
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Should we have a small number of Supervotes per day?

This is related to this question: How to give some boost to some really good answers that arrive late?, but I thought it warranted its own feature-request. Something I've thought might be a good idea ...
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Rule clarification for Enlightened badge

Can anyone tell me what the rules are for an Enlightened Badge? Although I have an accepted answer with 11 up votes I still haven't received this badge.
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Add clan (or team affiliation) support

I was thinking about how badges were based on an Xbox Live concept, which made me think about clan support. In online gaming, a clan (or guild) is a self-organizing team that plays together and adds ...
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Wil uservoice-type questions clog up the Unanswered list?

Seems to me that most of the uservoice-type questions (typically with status- tags) are unanswerable, or the answer is implicit in the status tag. Doesn't this mean that in the long run the ...
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Bug(?): incorrect answer count

In this Q&A at SO there are (at the time of writing this) 3, answers, while the text above the answers says (2 answers). The answers were all posted more than 15 minutes ago. (I have a screen shot,...
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Area-based job listings

I have noticed that the job listings on Stack Overflow for me only show European ads (seeing as I'm European that's kinda nice) - however this is only after I've actually clicked to go to the list, ...
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How do Nice Answer badges work?

What is the rule for nice answer badges? I have 2 answers with 10 upvotes, but I only received only one nice answer badge. What happened?
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How do you search questions for a tag on multiple (SO-SU-SF…) sites?

Problem: If you are interesting in following any questions on, say (for instance), 'authentication', you can just open a new tab in your browser. https://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/...
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Notifications for unanswered questions on topics you previously answered well

Hi, The system is probably working, as posted questions find answers very often. I was thinking how the people willing to provide answers could be supported better. What about some notification area ...
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Why aren't accounts with the same name and openID merged by default?

Related comments here. I wonder why not merge accounts with the same name and openID by default and, in the rare case where people don't want to do that while having the same name and openID (I ...
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Question migration does not maintain accepted answer

Question 10575 was just migrated to SU from SO but the "accepted answer" checkbox was not. Does this mean the asking user needs to mark the answer as accepted again?
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Script running slow

I have been getting the following error a few times today - any body else getting it? Anybody know how to get rid of it? A script on this page may be busy, or it may have stopped responding. You ...
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Why does my new Gravatar image not update on Stack Overflow after 24 hours? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why isn't my Gravatar image updating? I changed my Gravatar image 24 hours ago, and it still does not appear on the Stack Overflow sites. I check it at http://en....
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How can I get answers fast?

How do I ask a question so that it can get a quick response? I see some of the questions are very old and still not answered, but some others get a very quick response. Return to FAQ index
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Should Tags Be Chosen by Direct Relation to Question or Also Indirect Relation?

I want the community's opinion on this. Suppose you have asked a question mainly about ASP.Net. The code-behind files can either be VB.Net or C#. The question is about ASP.Net, the fact that C# and ...
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Should we migrate old questions?

I just read this question on superuser.com: "How do I disable beeping in the Windows console?" The first answerer pointed out that the question has been well-answered on stackoverflow.com. Except ......
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Using affiliate links in answer/question [duplicate]

In answering Learning Design for UI and Website Design I found myself linking to a lot of books at Amazon. Because it felt like an abuse I did not use my Amazon Associate link as a means to link to ...
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How do I know how many posts I've edited? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where can I see how many posts have I edited? Apologies if this is a duplicate or very obvious, but I was wondering how do I find out how many posts I've edited/corrected on ...
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Startup costs for Stack Overflow

I'm not sure if I'm posting this question in the right area or even site. This question goes to Jeff Atwood primarily. I know you guys said you did not use any investors to start up stackoverflow.com,...
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Can I add a link to developers that I have worked with in real life?

There are a number of Stack Overflow (+SF,SU, and Meta) users at my company and at my school that I know personally. I think it would be a useful feature to be able to have other users' flair on a tab ...
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A Little Homework on Homework [closed]

A recent "Do my homework for me" question on SO got me thinking: are there sites out there where people are recommending SO as a place where you can get other people to do your work for you? A bit of ...
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Subscribing to the RSS feeds for only the most popular questions

The default RSS feed (e.g. https://stackoverflow.com/feeds) appears to return just the most recent questions. It can be time-consuming to filter through. Is it possible to only monitor those ...
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Whitespace on the Stackoverflow Unanswered Questions Page [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Large blank gap between question list and pager I'm getting a ton of whitespace on the Unanswered Questions page at Stackoverflow, between the last unanswered question on the ...

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