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Here are some tags that that been used at least 20,000 times (placing them in the top hundred most frequent tags). I also counted their subscribers (people who have favourited it), and calculated the ...
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+1 / -1 in comment

When voting on a question/answer, should you be given the option to leave a marked comment? By "marked" I mean a red - and green + (simple; just small text). It would be based on the vote given, and ...
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Can a moderator's name be attached to a flag when it is actioned?

I have oftentimes flagged badly and am trying to learn what I should and shouldn't flag. However, when my flag is declined, I sometimes would like to go talk to the moderator who declined my flag and ...
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Why is my account not there?

I had some ideas in JavaScript template engine, and had implemented a beta version of JavaScript lib, which I think, can serve as an alternative way to JavaScript engine. I posted this in three ...
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Should the account of a high rep user be “capped” by the number of times the user has voted on questions?

We all seem to agree that it would be good if more people voted on questions. A user with a high rep is seen as someone who has given a lot to the site. A lot of people will make the effort to get ...
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Allow short questions if the Answer My Question box is checked [duplicate]

I wrote up a pretty short and succinct question on the Mechanics site, and wrote up a very long answer using the Answer Your Question checkbox. When I tried to post the q/a, it told me that I needed ...
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How can I discuss my suspension with the site's moderators? [duplicate]

I recently got a hefty 30 day suspension handed to me over at Programming Puzzles and Code Golf and, wanting to discuss the particulars, I replied to the email the moderator team sent me, requesting a ...
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Moderator can delete my reply to his comment just because he wanted to delete his comment?

Strange thing occurred. User with moderator status pointed out something being wrong in my post. Only it wasn't really wrong, he just didn't read carefully, which I politely pointed out. Having his ...
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Temporary Tag Moderators

Some of the tags on the main site have "a bit" of a quality problem. android and php jump to mind. They get hundreds of new questions a day, which can be broadly put into three categories: ...
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A case of click-through closing vandalism [closed]

Here is a case how the current review-system ruins the content on SO. The question Merge alternate elements from two lists in Prolog tagged as prolog only has been closed by 5 individuals. Four of ...
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Lower new user restrictions to 6 rep

For as long as I can remember, the new user restrictions have been 10 rep. However, as of March of 2010, the rep earned by a question upvote is only 5 points. This means that 2 people need to vote ...
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Why was my answer deleted?

I answered this question yesterday, but my answer was deleted. Why is that? The contents of the answer were: I have a problem that looks very much like the "juddering" described in this ...
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Don't allow questions from a user unless they have proven their worth/interest somehow [duplicate]

Stackoverflow continues to suffer from a quality problem. I don't think any amount of policing can solve the problem. Stuff may get cleaned up, but there's still a ton of garbage temporarily for me to ...
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It's so inconvinient! Why not separating?

I don't understand why not having a separate site for Python, another one for Java, another on for Perl and so on? Every time I am asking a Python-related question, I always have to mention Python in ...
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What is the “Ooh Shiny!” hat supposed to be? [duplicate]

Ooh, Shiny! Flag a question for closing, cast a close, delete or reopen vote on a question. You don't have to be the last vote, and hammers work. (taken from this) And this is the Ethereum (...
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Do successive suspension times always increase?

As far as I can tell, when a user is suspended multiple times, the length of the suspension increases each time. My question is: Are suspension times required to increase, or do mods have the ability ...
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Does the downvote tooltip on questions contradict site policy?

It has been established in "Embrace the non-Googlers" that we shouldn't be attacking users (especially new users) for asking questions that can be easily answered by a quick internet search. However, ...
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Why was my answer deleted? And why didn't I get an explanation for the deletion?

It was a useful answer. Boost serialization with shared_ptr without implementing serialize() function in pointed class
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Very popular answer deleted [closed]

A number of answers for the question Proper Use cases for Android UserManager.isAGoat() were deleted, such as this one by casperOne. (I'm not sure who is responsible for the deletions of the other ...
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Can we make language wars a punishable offense in chat?

On June 29, 2012 Jeff Atwood wrote a blog about PHP which a lot of people saw as another language bashing blog. Whether it is or not is not really my concern with this question but, more so, the ...
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Frequent Edit by owner, Should we encourage it or discourage it?

I have gone through a case where someone gave an answer to my question and then within five minutes he/she edited it five times. This could mean two different things: They didn't know the answer, and ...
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Higher rep, still no posting privs? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What can I do when getting “Sorry, we are no longer accepting questions/answers from this account”? 75 Answers, 15 Questions, 678 reputation. Can I have posting ...
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My Stack Overflow account and all entries of the last days are gone. What happened?

My Stack Overflow account and all my answers of the last days are gone. Yesterday everything was o.k. and I didn't get a notification that something happened. E.g. my answer for A simple example for ...
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Emoticons, am I the first? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should smilies be turned into images in questions and answers? It just struck me that we need emoticons. So often I find myself typing ;) and then wondering how to format it ...
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Request: Confirmation pop-up before downvoting

I want y'all to understand something first. I am basically a big fuzzy bouncing ball of happy when it comes to Stack Overflow. I smother questions and answers I like with love and big shiny upvotes. I ...
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“Legions of insanely-pedantic users”: not against the be-nice policy?

I read the following comment on meta: So far everyone has missed the REAL reason why SE sites will always be freely-accessible: legions of insanely-pedantic users. Doesn't it go against the be-...
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Question is not clear option

Currently there is an option to close the question if the question is not clear. But I think it would be nice to have an additional notification which helps to notify the user that "Your question ...
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Reputation Algorithm Fairness

There are some people who have high reputation in a field, say CSS3, and they express their idea about a post which is related to Matlab and Machine Learning, while they are not expert in this field ...
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Footer area suggestions?

Not sure where to put this, but I was looking at the footer of for instance StackOverflow. The bottom portion font is very hard to read, the colors should be looked at: This: site design / logo © ...
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Why was this answer deleted

This answer was recently deleted: https://meta.stackexchange.com/a/178815/137265 I am not quite sure why. I like to welcome new users and dislike it when they get downvoted for no reason (like here.) ...
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A better down-voting mechanism? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should the weight of downvotes be increased? I think the current voting system has a problem as it causes users to act dishonestly and complicates their decision making ...
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How do I find out why my answer was deleted? [closed]

I posted a very acceptable answer, which has since been deleted with only a link to the faq page, but no reason has been given. How can I find out why an answer was deleted? And is it possible to ...
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Prevent unfair downvotes

I have been very active over on Stack Overflow this past 6 months, I've built up a nice amount of rep, now I've began down voting "wrong" answers. I think this is a pretty normal thing, admitting that ...
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Can `What's your favorite “abandoned rule”?` get a historical lock?

What's your favorite “abandoned rule”? has been closed then deleted and undeleted. Can it be given a historical lock as well?
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Careers 2.0 logo is wrong

The logo with the space shuttle, the one that tries to imply going up, UP and to the SKY!!! Is wrong, as the space shuttle program is currently grounded. Can we change it, may be to one of the Soviet/...
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Treat EDIT as more than text

I see a lot of "EDIT" in a question or answer (I use it too), to refine it after some interactions with others, or when there's a new solution (full or partial). here is an example which uses a "...
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Proposal: Poor Acceptance Rate Blocks Further Questions

I have seen quite a few users on Stack Overflow recently with an extremely low acceptance rate and a long list of questions. Invariably, when these users ask additional questions, many of the ...
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Answering popular questions should get more points

I think that those who answer (as in accepted answer) popular questions (as determined by question up-votes) should receive a proportional rep boost. The basic value should remain the same, but ...
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Editing The SE System

Where can I go to help make a positive change to the programming of the SE system? Stuff like reputation requirements and widgets that would be useful. Is there an SE that users directly help in the ...
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Does this sentence violate the 'be nice' policy?

In a chat at a site where an election was held, they were commenting the fact that only half of the members who visited the polls (earning the Caucus badge) had gotten the Constituent badge, and ...
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Make community less hostile for beginners [duplicate]

Honestly, How many times do I see the true value of coming to stackoverflow only to ask a beginner question or something I am new at and literally get run off the site by rude and hostile users. ...
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How can I improve the downvotes of a question as an author? [closed]

I asked a question on StackOverflow yesterday: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/17396342/java-diffie-hellman-key-exchange-implementation-gotcha Before asking I searched almost a day for solutions, ...
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Should there be a point system related to behavior?

I've come across impolite behavior - as I can imagine many have. Except for the "flag" option, should there be a point system (as in driving) to assign points for impolite/inappropriate behavior. It ...
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Very real question became closed. What to do?

My question https://stackoverflow.com/questions/13499209/algorithm-for-linear-order-of-spatial-locations-so-that-close-sites-becomes-clos#comment18477864_13499209 became closed for no real reason ...
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What's the average time required to write a question or an answer on Stack Exchange? [closed]

I do need to estimate how much time do people spend on Stack Exchange sites on creative activities, like adding questions or answers, maybe even comments. Probably there is a big correlation between ...
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Reduce moderator “one-click closing” of questions in the GWT tag

Edit I understand your points, and I want to attenuate this question (if you want to read the original, it's in the edit history) I would like to see a shift away from one-shot closing by moderators ...
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Why is the Tag Edit Privilege on SO set so high?

I need 20k reputation to edit a Tag Wiki. Currently, I only have 4k. At my present rate of rep accumulation, I will be able to edit Tag Wikis in about 2025. At that point, I will presumably be able to ...
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What are the Yellow badges for on the SO network? And can badges be removed once saved? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do “badges” work? On the badges page, some buttons have a yellow circle background: Zero score accepted answers: more than 10 and 25% of total Do you get ...
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Stop using UTC for all “Day” calculations

At the moment it seems that UTC timezone is used for all calculations that involve "days" (Mortarboard, Epic, Legendary and other reputation/comment/question organization). I totally understand this ...
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STOP CLOSING legitimate questions. Should closing questions be made harder? [closed]

Raise the reputation required to close, raise the number of votes needed to close, allow "anti-close" votes to keep questions OPEN, do not let someone answer AND at the same time vote to close (or at ...

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