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Proper SE site to ask about personal medical problem

I know I can not ask the below question on the medical Stack Exchange site, but is there any other place to ask it on the network, like chat or another stack? The question is: My mother has had a ...
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When can someone show gratitude on this site for things a person has done (not necessarily on this site)?

I have read this question. It doesn't seem like a question to me; it looks more like a comment one can put below questions and answers. I thought one should avoid comments (assuming this question is ...
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How can tolerance of new / young programmers be improved? [closed]

I appreciate why S.O. is strict in its requirements of questions. But I think it's promoting an ever-growing culture of intolerance. Today, I came across a record number of comments to a question ...
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What went wrong on Stackoverflow?

During 4 years on Stackoverflow I've noticed that over time I got far less answers to questions and instead more and more comments like "this shouldn't be here" or no answers at all. Now being ...
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Why are questions being prematurely closed and not migrated?

Shouldn't questions like this, (was going to quote more, but they have mysteriously disappeared...) be moved on to their respective sites and re-tagged, instead of just closed outright? The question ...
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Limit downvotes visibility to -3

Introduction: I find the downvoting system to be very permeable to abuse. Despite the loss of rep when downvoting, the cumulative effect is more felt on the person being downvoted. And this is ...
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My suggestion for Winter Bash 2019 was deleted for no reasons

Not a long time ago, there was an idea to create the "Reinstate Monica" hat. I've put that into action. After an hour of photoshopping, I got the result. And I posted it, with the title "Reinstate ...
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If there's an image that's not really possible to describe, should I remove the default description?

Looking at this answer, there is this graph: It had the default "enter image description here" text for the alt. However, I don't think that such a big image with so many datapoints shown is possible ...
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Logged in on my dad's PC to edit his question, and I lost all my rep on S.O.?

Check out my history: You can see I'm working in code (git, bash, multi-lingual, Java, Construct+Python, browser hacking, NPP, mathematics, lots of contacts). And I have 84.2% positive rating in my ...
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summer bash 2015

just finished reading the winter bash success story and thought, hey that was fun and maybe it helped to improve the quality of stackexchange sites. So my question is: Could we do a SUMMER BASH? ...
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Should we disable links for very-low-rep users?

Considering: The overwhelming majority of spam on SO is posted by new users who have joined solely to post their "question" or "answer", almost always have a reputation of 1, and have not posted (and ...
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Rep "prize money" when badges are awarded [duplicate]

Introduction I would like to propose that whenever a badge is awarded an additional rep reward is also given (bear with me this isn't just an attempt to get more rep for my badges). Context of rep In ...
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How and when should one add "[sic]" to a quotation in a SE answer?

In What should I do about answers that are obviously intended to be accepted, but actually aren't? - Meta Stack Exchange, I directly quoted someone's comment: @sanjay I see your new to stack exchange....
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Please do something special for Aaron Swartz account [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How should a user’s death be handled? As we all know, Aaron Swartz was found dead in his apartment. Aaron committed suicide probably because of the court case againist the ...
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Does the voting system work at all?

All right. Your current reputation system has two things it attempts to solve: attract people with "a reward" to use the site filter up moderators from the crowd I've used stackoverflow about a year,...
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Why not reward blind voting?

Surveys preferably conceal their results to remove response bias. Blind survey votes naturally induce trust, we should embrace that reality. Here is a partial list of the biases blind votes ...
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Is sense of humor of SO members inversely proportional to their rep? [closed]

I asked this question on SO only to get 10 downvotes. The person who got half of the joke (but only after a hint) and identified it for the rest of the users got 13 upvotes. SO is a community of ...
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Can I advertise my work on a site's meta?

Let's say I write Microsoft Word. Can I advertise it on Writing Meta? Posting it on chat is absolutely fine, but I think it is hard to format the post properly, to explain why it is interesting, and ...
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Should there be a sandbox for other sites too?

I personally think we should have sandbox on more sites. Not sites like Stack Overflow just ones that are necessary.
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Why is my bounty not being awarded according to the rules?

This is the original question for which I attached a 100 rep bounty. The only person to answer it, besides me, was Timo. I wasn't entirely happy about his answer (which is why I answered the ...
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Questions asked during low hours: Randomly replay during peak hours

To old users it might be somewhat obvious what time and day to ask questions. Not so much to some new users though. Would it make sense to replay the questions that didn't get much of front-page ...
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Where I can complain about an unfair account suspension? [closed]

My account on sharepoint.stackechange is suspended. I believe that a mod has something against me. I have nowhere to turn to or even talk to the other mods to see if this is even fair! I don't know ...
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Filtering out questions from unregistered users

I am getting (slightly) fed up with all the questions of (mostly) unregistered users, which go like: 'I want this or that, please implement my code' or 'Here is my code, what is wrong?'. I agree that ...
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What should be the most important thing to consider when electing moderators? [closed]

I myself always prioritize candidates with the highest reputation number (like 30k rep). I say to myself, "well, if a user is good enough in asking and/or answering questions and they are very ...
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Hat Name is not in English

My default language in Stack Overflow is English and all other hat names are in English but this one is not: I am suspecting it is a language error because of the dots above the "u" and &...
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Could we describe what we think two questions have in common, when claiming that one question is possiblely a duplicate of another?

I know that when someone claims that a question is a duplicate there is an option to edit the question to make it more clear how it's different from the other question. Sometimes it can be clear how ...
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Why not avoid the Streisand Effect for network-wide suspensions?

For site suspensions, initially, no reason was displayed, but following the arguments at Avoid the Streisand Effect - be clear about the reason when suspending an account, a brief reason for the ...
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Is it bad etiquette to leave comments about my answer on newly answered questions ?

Let's say I post a new answer to an old question, and that my answer is objectively better (imagine for the sake of the question) than any of the other answers. Is it considered bad etiquette to ...
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Why are my questions remaining unanswered for a long time?

I have asked some questions in stackoverflow.com. But naturally my others question got comments or answers very quickly. If there is complexity then its okay to be answered late. But I am not even ...
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Answers suggesting a violation of TOS

On the facebook tag, I have been seeing some users answering questions by suggesting that the OP violate the Facebook TOS. I will always downvote answers or questions that deal with violating ...
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Include user's "Interesting" and "Ignored" tags in the data dump

I added a feature-request earlier that revolves around my use of tagging to draw .NET developers to questions that are language-agnostic (as far as C# and VB.NET are concerned). The request is based ...
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Questions and answers should not be allowed to contribute a negative score to overall reputation

I recently discovered that my reputation had been dropping because of a question that had four downvotes. I deleted the answer because after one more downvote, it would not have mattered if anyone ...
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What is actually being done about the SE/SO culture?

Seems like pronoun clarification and proper use of them is very important to the staff of Stack Overflow at this time, based on the firing of a mod over the issue, resulting apologies, scrambling to ...
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Is liberalism with upvotes encouraged?

After reading this, a discussion about a particular user's tendency to downvote, I am left with a few questions: are users on SE encouraged to upvote, remain neutral or downvote? (I understand it's ...
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Can I get my reputation back after April Fool's Day?

This time I am sincere; please don't joke! I asked a question hours ago, and I got lots of down votes. My reputation has decreased. So can I get it back after April Fool's Day? I really care about my ...
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If an edit is rejected, charge a point

We are charged 1 point to downvote. Why are we not charged 1 point for lousy edits? So - This is aimed at the bad edits. That reek of point-farming or drive-by's.. There may be some collateral ...
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Make it easier for close-voters at target site to contact those who voted for migration [duplicate]

Background: ...Migrations were never meant to simply shuttle off-topic question to the next “closest fit” (source: December 2011 Newsletter of SE Moderator Blog) At target site, display who voted for ...
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How to contact Jeff Atwood? [closed]

I have a great idea for the company behind Stack Overflow and I would like to discuss it with Jeff Atwood. How can I do that?
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How to down vote users that answer questions in the "question comments" section?

I have been seeing a lot of people that come into a question after the fact, and then use the comment section to answer the question. The only purpose of this is so their response appears at the top. ...
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Stack Overflow: Friends and question precomments [duplicate]

Today an idea came to me. What if we could have Friends in Stack Overflow (like the relations in LinkedIn). And when we would post a question they would be the first ones to know. If we have ...
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Suggested edit should be allowed to improve an explanation

I think the suggested edit mechanism is really a mess. If you want to improve an explanation or add some tips to an answer it is not possible. Because edits should correct grammar or format. Some say ...
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It's long past time for the migration vote UI to be clarified

Is there a specific set threshold for the number of times various users have to ask "How do I vote to migrate questions to a site that doesn't appear in the list?" before even, say, an "Other" button ...
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Why isn't there an official SO App for major platforms which simply browses to the SO site?

I've read the proposed FAQ on Do Stack Overflow and other Stack Exchange sites have an app I can use?, but it still doesn't answer my question. I think SO has done a great job making the site work ...
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Should Stack Exchange switch to ACE Editor?

There is an Open Source code editor called ACE. It is used in Github gist right now. One feature they have that I love is box shaped text selection. (Alt+Click drag to use) This is hyper-useful ...
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Why is it not possible to have more information about "User was removed"?

I recently read some meta questions about the famous "User was removed". Although, it appears more clear to me, I still have some question: What user was removed? On which answer/question ...
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Reputation purely from questions [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: The surest way to gain lots of reputation on Stack Overflow- ask questions Can there be a badge encouraging answering a certain ratio of questions? As I understand it, we ...
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Give bounty and then earn more than 200 rep per day?

Suggestion: If you have earned 200 rep one day and give away 50 in a bounty, you should be then able to earn those 50 rep points "back" that day. No?
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Yesterday? Wow... Did I go back in time?

I just looked at my question from two days ago and it says I asked it yesterday: Here is what I get when I hover over the yesterday next to my name: 2011-12-07 17:14:10Z And Popular Demand: 2011-...
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"Wrong" color of the code in a code block

I just noticed that the color of this code doesn't look right in the code block. List<int> will give <int> a red color, as will List<string>. List<int[]> is colored correctly,...
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Epic and Legendary Badge description says Legendary is easier to achieve than Epic. A Typo?

I noticed in the https://meta.stackoverflow.com/badges link the description of the Epic and Legendary badges are as follows: (Gold) Legendary: Earned at least 200 reputation on 150 days. (Silver) ...

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