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Version labels for answers

One of my biggest concerns is still that users will tend to misapply the feature. Version tags only provide value if they mark the actual version range where an answer is valid. But if there is a ...
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Unpinning the accepted answer from the top of the list of answers

This is a modified copy of my answer to the related question on Meta Stack Overflow. status-deferred Unpinning the accepted answer is a good change for the majority of SE sites I imagine. However, I ...
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Unpinning the accepted answer from the top of the list of answers

Full List of Community Discussions ✅ indicates that this has been implemented on the specific site. Site Verdict Site Discussion Link Academia 50/50 Should the answer that appears on "top" ...
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Version labels for answers

It might be helpful to capture some of the ideas of how answer labels could be used on sites that don't deal specifically with software versions. Use this wiki answer to capture ideas for different ...
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Version labels for answers

Closely modeled after the tag synonyms workflow... Kill me now! But seriously, as proposed, this is going to be one more thing that needs curating. Inexperienced users will create new "labels&...
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Unpinning the accepted answer from the top of the list of answers

Stack Overflow is probably the site where the concept of accepted answers makes the most sense, and even there I think pinning the accepted answer is overall harmful in the end. For non-technical ...
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Changes to answer sorting menu: moving menu, "Newest" sort option, renaming sort options

"Last updated" sort name. We debated internally whether "Last updated" was the clearest way to describe a sort that looks at most recently created or most recently edited. Keeping &...
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Unpinning the accepted answer from the top of the list of answers

I agree with the change, thanks for doing this. For users who want to keep the old behaviour, I've written a small userscript, Accepted Answer Pinner (direct installation link – Stack Apps post). It ...
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Unpinning the accepted answer from the top of the list of answers

Not every moderator or high-rep user participates on Stack Exchange Meta, and not every hi-rep or engaged user participates on their child site. Nevertheless, I think the option to unstick the ...
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Revisiting changes to answer sorting menu: better use of space, moving menu into a dropdown, ascending/descending sort options, clearer descriptions

Looking at the lowest scored answers lets me find posts that may need to be flagged, try to help authors getting downvoted improve their answers, or quickly see the least popular option in a meta ...
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Version labels for answers

I wouldn't say this is necessarily a bad idea, but I would be very cautious, at least. The answers of 99% of questions don't need versioning This is for Stack Overflow, at least, and based on the ...
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Version labels for answers

I see 2 major problems with this: At first, we would like to open this feature up to moderators and gold tag users exclusively. A lot of tags only have one single gold badge holder and curation is ...
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Changes to answer sorting menu: moving menu, "Newest" sort option, renaming sort options

I disagree with "moving the sort menu" - for consistency it implies that the other sort menus will be moved from right justified to left justified: Currently: In particular, with the Tags ...
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Revisiting changes to answer sorting menu: better use of space, moving menu into a dropdown, ascending/descending sort options, clearer descriptions

status-planned TylerH makes a good argument in a comment. When changing the sort order, deleted answers should remain at the bottom. The current behavior of mixing them in when sorting on date ("...
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Unpinning the accepted answer from the top of the list of answers

status-completed Keep the accepted answer pinned on meta sites Oftentimes, on meta sites, the behavior of pinning the accepted answer to the top is preferred: Answers can be different opinions in a ...
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Changes to answer sorting menu: moving menu, "Newest" sort option, renaming sort options

Moving the sort menu The Sort menu currently appears to the right of the header that shows the number of answers. We are moving it so that it appears underneath that header. Why oh why are you giving ...
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Unpinning the accepted answer from the top of the list of answers

Please let us know what you think will work best for your site! If you can discuss this question with your community it would be awesome. We've already discussed this on Mi Yodeya. As of this ...
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Remove the -1 reputation penalty for downvoting answers on Meta.SE

It's worth thinking about the fact that the downvoted user loses twice the reputation you do, and the 'cost' kinda acts as a check against blatant downvoting. While our system does alright with serial ...
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Changes to answer sorting menu: moving menu, "Newest" sort option, renaming sort options

Combine the oldest/newest buttons to "age", and have each button switch direction with a second click. This is a pretty standard feature across sorting UI. The buttons could be labeled as ...
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Unpinning the accepted answer from the top of the list of answers

status-declined I'll throw in what I suggested on Politics SE: A hybrid model. Acceptance indicates that "this answer is what the asker was looking for." On Politics, that can range from &...
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Version labels for answers

How much effort do you foresee label management to be? Plenty. But it is not something that has to be done overnight. It is a marathon, not a sprint. But each labeled answer will immediately bring ...
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Unpinning the accepted answer from the top of the list of answers

status-declined We've had some discussion over on Puzzling, where there is a definite consensus on keeping accepted answers at the top (i.e., not unpinning). One person looked at some concrete ...
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Version labels for answers

When we ship this initially, we will not be building in any search functions that would allow you to search for answers with a specific label through the site search — but this is an expansion we may ...
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Changes to answer sorting menu: moving menu, "Newest" sort option, renaming sort options

"Last edited" sort. As an alternative to changing the name of the Active sort, we could also consider replacing the Active sort with a new Last edited sort. We now have a Newest sort that ...
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It's possible to retract and re-cast a delete vote on answers, contrary to the tooltip's advice

This has been fixed in production. Thanks to all the folks who brought this to our attention, both here and privately via chat. The edge case was introduced a couple months ago when handling voting to ...
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Unpinning the accepted answer from the top of the list of answers

status-completed To aid sites in deciding what impact this might have, is there some SEDE magic query that would list and/or count questions where this change would alter the answer order? It would ...
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Make a feature to mark your own question as solved by yourself already without any answer's help!

This won't work. If you don't want to write an answer yourself after solving your question, you're probably better off just deleting your question than marking it 'solved' without providing others ...
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Unpinning the accepted answer from the top of the list of answers

I think choosing between "pinned" and "unpinned" is not good enough. I think "pinning" should be replaced network-wide with something that accomplishes the original goal ...
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Version labels for answers

I'm missing some good example questions with version labels in order to better judge how useful this feature would be and how much effort it would be. Therefore I looked up some of the most visited ...
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