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Update (April 19, 2016): This change is now live. You can view the updated Terms of Service here, or read about them below. tl;dr: We’re planning to make some changes to our Terms of Service t …
asked Mar 24 '16 by Jaydles
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Community FAQ For sites in the Stack Exchange 2.0 network To see a list of commonly used words and phrases, see the glossary. For official guidance from Stack Exchange, visit the Help Center. Aski …
asked Aug 20 '08 by Justin Standard
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There is a distinct decline in the level of civility on all the sites here. Some of this is due to new users coming in and posting spam and other nonsense, but the off-topic and downvote buttons are …
asked Sep 16 '08 by Chris Upchurch
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What is it? The XY problem is asking about your attempted solution rather than your actual problem. That is, you are trying to solve problem X, and you think solution Y would work, but instead of as …
answered Oct 1 '10 by Gnome
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What is the XY problem? When asking questions, how do I recognize when I'm falling into it? How do I avoid it? Return to FAQ index
asked Oct 1 '10 by Gnome
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I feel like there's a problem with Stack Overflow, as the number of people prowling it increases. Each question's answers are sorted by descending score and then by descending time of posting. This m …
asked Sep 11 '08 by Omer van Kloeten
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I don't know about you but here's my strategy. Post high quality answers. This should be numbered 1 2 and 3. But a good answer will more often than not trump a fast answer. Though there are cases wh …
answered Aug 25 '09 by Ólafur Waage
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Currently, when a moderator deletes a user all of the user's votes are removed along with the user themselves. I was pretty surprised at this behaviour when I first heard about it, and I don't think i …
asked Mar 15 '12 by Mad Scientist
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The ad is attempting to use the Audio API as one of literally hundreds of pieces of data it is collecting about your browser in an attempt to "fingerprint" it, to uniquely identify you across sites de …
answered Jun 26 by user11703325
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I used to get "upset" (though that is too strong a term) when I got downvoted without comment. If my answer isn't good enough then I'd like to know why. Not only does it improve the answer for the OP …
asked Jun 28 '09 by ChrisF
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What does it mean to accept an answer? How do I accept an answer, and what are the rules? Can I accept my own self-answer? What are the reputation benefits? Which answer should I accept? Should I upv …
asked Nov 11 '08 by jjnguy
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I edit a lot of posts every day. I often run across posts with 'Hi' and 'Thanks' on the top and the bottom of the post respectively. I also run across things like: --User Should these items be r …
asked Jul 6 '09 by GEOCHET
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What does it mean to accept an answer? The system allows you to mark an answer as "accepted", in order to indicate which answer solved your problem or most thoroughly answered your question in the en …
answered Nov 11 '08 by jjnguy
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Since the source code for this site isn't available for purchase or external use, I'm looking for software that can run a Q&A environment similar to Stack Exchange. Are there any such pieces of softwa …
asked Jul 3 '09 by Andrija
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Jon Skeet can divide by zero. Jon Skeet's SO reputation is only as modest as it is because of integer overflow (SQL Server does not have a datatype large enough) Jon Skeet is the only top 100 SO user …
answered Nov 20 '08 by Dan Dyer

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