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well-received question on X separate days I consider that non-sensical. The purpose of the badge is to motivate users to ask "great" questions. Why? Of course to end up with more "great" questions. Why? Because that attracts readers, which means: business value for SE.com In my eyes, this policy does (if at all), rather reduce the number of great ...


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It seems this has been status-completed, as far back as 2011 already. Currently, most flags (including spam flags) count towards the 'number of pending flags' in the status bar, which is the closest thing to a mod button we have now. The only flags that don't count are close flags (those don't end up in the mod dashboard anyway) and Very Low Quality and Not ...


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Yes this feature exists. It's not the tour, and it's not very good (in my opinion), but it definitely exists. It's called the advice page, and it technically exists on all sites under the URL site.stackexchange.com/questions/ask/advice. However, as far as I know, it's only ever been active on Stack Overflow and Server Fault (although on Stack Overflow I ...


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There is a related question How to add HNQ to chat room feed? where user @rene describes an RSS feed containing Hot Network Questions. It has options to filter by site, e.g. https://lackadaisical-appeal.glitch.me/hnq/chess.stackexchange.com would contain all HNQs from Chess Stack Exchange. There it's discussed as a way of posting HNQs in a chatroom, but of ...


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As per Now you can know if a question really hit the HNQ, this is now possible and implemented by Stack Exchange. There are now events in a post's revision history, slightly modified from the post above: And also in the timeline, as a history event: While it's not so obvious as mentioned in the accepted answer, perhaps not to annoy other people, it is at ...


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There is no inherent setting/configuration or programming for the textarea control (text input editor where you type your question/answer) to control the scroll speed. The scroll speed you observe is derived from the OS scroll speed setting configured in your Operating System and the choice of hardware (trackpad/mouse). To have a fine grained control over ...


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This is implemented (fixed) now: Both right and left margins around search box in the top bar have same width now. But it seems that is only for users that have all kind of badges (bronze, silver, gold). Because in case of only bronze badges search box right margin is still larger than left one:


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I like this idea in principle, but not either of the specific implementations suggested. I did a bit of research to see about this CSS trick, as I'd never heard of it, and thought it would be best to actually show it at work. I will present some pictures that clearly show what's going on here and what this question is asking for. The profile page of the ...


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Nothing's changed. The point of a bounty is to get attention not an answer. This doesn't necessarily guarantee an answer. Our policies on that haven't changed. If you have the rep, and want the answer you'll just have to keep posting (bigger) bounties until you get it, and see if the extra attention will help. A bounty is best used as a last ditch effort to ...


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I wrote a small user script to hide your reputation from the top bar, and only show it upon hover: // ==UserScript== // @name Hide Reputation. // @namespace http://tampermonkey.net/ // @version 0.1 // @description Hide Reputation. // @author Shree (https://stackoverflow.com/users/965146/shree) // @match *://*.stackoverflow.com/...


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It seems like you would draw more remarks wondering why your reputation is being obscured. Still, with the number of places your reputation is displayed across the network, it would be a huge development effort to obscure them all reliably. Even that aside, the use case to create a setting where users can optionally hide their own reputation from ...


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I understand all comments warning that this would corrupt the SE community, but still I think this could be done in a "stealth" way, e.g.: there's already a feature that allows you to put a bounty to a question that has been unanswered; this feature works by subtracting reputation points from your own account to add to the question, but what if there was a ...


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While we have to be happy the postfeedback tool works again, we don't have to expect new features to it in the next 6 to 8 weeks. To overcome this period I've created this SEDE query that creates the overview, overrated and underrated tabs in the tool with a filter on questions. It is three queries in one so you have to cycle through the Result sets (click ...


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... when looking at the Summary of Accounts in a user's profile, the badges for all sites use the icon for the site that the viewer is viewing the page from at that time. There aren't individual files for each site's favicon, they are all in one file. Some sites use one style of badge for all three and some have three different styles. The favicon for each ...


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It's great that you want to share your knowledge with a self-answer, but you also need to make the question thorough enough that somebody else could have answered it too (or could still, because maybe somebody has a different approach to your problem). We evaluate question quality based on the question, not the answers. Whether it's a self-answer or a ...


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Well...why? Self answering a question doesn't automatically make it exempt from the quality standards inherent in each site. Even if you're self answering, the question is still judged on it's own. If it's too broad or opinionated, it's still going to get closed. So bypassing even the minimum of quality controls for questions doesn't make any sense.


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The answer is 4, not 5. A new user starts with a reputation of 1. Any action they take has no negative observable consequence to them. If they post and receive several downvotes they do not take the indicated loss that should accompany those downvotes. From a gamification sense (which is a large part of how this community works) this removes the incentive ...


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Such a mechanism already exists. From Kyle Cronin's answer to Can I view the Markdown-source of an unedited question/answer?: It's possible, but it's not exposed in the UI. What you need to do is isolate the post number (I'm using this post, 1690, as an example) and go to this url: https://sitename.stackexchange.com/posts/{post-id}/revisions ...


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This is completed as per https://meta.stackexchange.com/a/329187/235711


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As Robert suggests, the most expedient way of solving this is to ignore the migration in cases where the stub has already been deleted - this handles both the case where the migration is old (and the stub was automatically deleted) and the case where the stub was deleted manually (for whatever reason - only moderators can do this, so presumably they have a ...


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This was actually fixed back in 2013 with an explicit check for a merged state; we just forgot to update this meta post. HOWEVER, as Raphael noted in the comments... Merges are really just a special case of a more general problem: questions closed as duplicates after being migrated still could not be deleted without rejecting the migration. As of ...


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Reviving this post, as it is a highly desirable feature that could obviously attract new visitors and active community members for several SE communities, as is mentioned in one of the answers to this post. To the aforementioned list, I would add Computational Science SE. We have at least 255 arXiv mentions according to the query (as of June 4, 2019), ...


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I posted a question Azure: How to move databases from different Azure SQL servers into Elastic Pool on stackoverflow and after a few days noticed that it doesn’t have enough attention. Now I think that a post on https://dba.stackexchange.com would give me more/better answers. The recommended process to vote to close/migrate and wait for other 4 users to ...


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After some discussion and diving into this — at this time, I'm going to decline the request to widely codify what constitutes a "good subjective answer" for every site on the network. Many communities have their own guidelines about what constitutes an acceptable answer on their site, so trying to enumerate a set of one-size-fits-all rules can easily ...


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You ask Should wiki locks prevent voting? In my personal opinion, no. This is an oddity that has confused me for a while. Take, for example, some most excellent posts on Seasoned Advice: How long can I store a food in the pantry, refrigerator, or freezer? How do I know if food left at room temperature is still safe to eat? These are important ...


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I'd expect that leaving for 15 minutes and coming back again would increase the view count; perhaps you should try reloading the page again after a while, since the view count is cached. Or wait a little longer than 15 minutes? This answer elaborates: There is some sort of a throttling mechanism in action. It saves the information about a question ...


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This sort of situation absolutely disincentivizes certain attempts at contribution from high-rep people, and I think that that's a bad thing. And, what 3,264 other people are going to view an edit I make on a small site? My highest rep account is on RPG.SE (as of posting, 602 2k+ rep users), which, well, isn't StackOverflow, and I've gotten almost all of ...


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In the 6 to 8 weeks you have to wait to get this implemented, you can use this SEDE query, if you allow for a lag of up to 7 days: select a.id as [Post Link] , a.body , a.owneruserid as [User Link] , a.score , a.creationdate , a.lasteditdate from posts a inner join posts q on q.id = a.parentid where q.owneruserid = ##userid:int?...


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This is fixed. My very last commit to the Stack Overflow codebase before I left two months ago was changing the CSS so it prevents the unwanted overflow, eliminating the need for these characters. I no longer have permissions to add a status-completed tag, but I've flagged the question for someone else who does.


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The ability to resurrect an expired bounty by adding more rep to it. That's already possible, and you're giving the example yourself. A 50-point bounty can be doubled three times, and you can post infinitely many 500-point bounties (as long as you have the reputation, of course). Getting bounty returned if there is zero response (no comments, no ...


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Using this query, its possible to see the number of days that count towards the next badge, and in theory when you have 200 of them, you will get your next Socratic badge. However, since deleted questions aren't in the query the number of days is overestimated. I had 207 positive days when I got my second Socratic badge. Also if your positive question ...


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I think it should be a checkbox, like in this mockup I made: This way, people who ignore tags because they have spoilers can avoid them in the queues, while people who ignore tags because they are annoyed by seeing questions they can't answer can still review everything without having to change their settings. This feature could actually increase ...


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From an English language standpoint this actually makes perfect sense. "Possible" and "exact" are not measurements on the same spectrum. "Possible" is a measurement of how certain it is that the question is a duplicate (regardless of how much it is a duplicate), while "exact" is a measure of how much it is a duplicate (regardless of how certain it is that ...


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This should be status-completed now, according to balpha ♦'s answer: As of about a month ago, these characters are no longer inserted, since comments are no longer laid out with a <table> (and the table layout algorithm was what prevented fixing overflow in any other way).


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@amimuson said in his answer: "High reputation" is a generic way to explain what happens that isn't super confusing. A help center article isn't meant to go into all the explicit details, but rather just highlight the generic functionalities. Users get held up based on their number of votes and/or the number of people they've voted for. Reputation ...


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I agree that "unless that user had a very high reputation score" is the wrong text, since it's decidedly incorrect. However, going into detail on what the specific criteria or whatever is isn't really relevant. It's enough to say something like this: "This removal occurs whenever a user is deleted (except under special circumstances)," possibly with a link ...


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Update: The page has now been edited to say: We have a system in place that examines the impact of removing a user's votes. If the user has cast a large number of votes, deletion will be held up so staff may consider preserving the votes prior to the deletion. The decision is at the staff's discretion and cannot be reversed after the deletion has taken ...


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I generally support the idea but at the same time I think we don't actually need it. StackExchange should just take more seriously the fact, that our votes are frozen a couple of minutes after casting a vote... well, until a Q/A is edited. I find the same should apply to user removal. They've casted their votes so they are frozen forever. Their Q/A won't ...


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Regarding request 1: That's already how it works. "High reputation" is a generic way to explain what happens that isn't super confusing. A help center article isn't meant to go into all the explicit details, but rather just highlight the generic functionalities. Users get held up based on their number of votes and/or the number of people they've voted for. ...


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A badge related to suggested edits would be much harder to obtain after a user reaches 2000 reputation, and impossible after 20k reputation. In every other case, unlocking new privileges offers more chances at earning badges, not less. For that reason, I would rather not see such a badge.


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Highly controversial posts, the type linked in Monica Cellio♦'s answer, usually attract a lot of response by those who either strongly agree or disagree. The post will also draw in the crowds and literally generate a bunker of comments. If these elements (multiple answers, high view counts, a plethora of comments) are missing from a feature request, doesn'...


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I agree; there's a big difference between +0/-15 and +10/-25 (or +100/-115). Controversial is not the same as uniformly rejected. Sometimes the controversy might not even be about the question itself but rather about other intertwined issues. In a related question Shog declined a request to turn off the Roomba entirely on child metas, arguing that ...


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I see no reason why an unanswered question with a score of -15 should not be deleted by the Roomba. If a question advocates something which the community is against, and no one has made the effort to write an upvote worthy answer, then removing it from the site seems appropriate to me. If you wish to avoid having such questions deleted in future, then ...


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TL;DR: the info is already there for new users and I doubt many 2kers wouldn't know about the restriction being lifted. I think it's redundant and not a real improvement. If you're editing a post while being <2k, you'll already see a banner stating: You do not have edit privileges. Your edit will be placed in a queue until it is peer reviewed. ...


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We're slowly moving away from our mobile skin towards our responsive design - "responsive" meaning that the page doesn't have a fixed minimum width and instead is designed to scale to be more usable on smaller screens like smart phones and tablets. I think this view will be better for you than the mobile view. It's more fully-functional and it looks prettier ...


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I've been on SE for nearly a decade - am a moderator on two sites, and occationally mess up badly on a new site. As an experienced user - I know my sites well but that doesn't give me expertise on other sites. I have 100k on Super User, but my first question on Skeptics needed a lot of help, and If I wanted to ask a question on a non-techie site, I'd be ...


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This seems to have been realized with the network ('global') profile and the 'Top Network Posts' widget on the bottom left of each profile page, e.g. https://meta.stackexchange.com/users/131515/robinicks: There's a link at the bottom which leads to the network profile, which gives a longer overview of the top questions and answers. The top posts of the ...


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This has been status-completed 6-8 years ago: https://meta.stackexchange.com/users/140753/andy-e?tab=bounties&sort=earned To see your own ones (faster than auditing your reputation), just follow this link: https://meta.stackexchange.com/users/current?tab=bounties&sort=earned


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You can't, at least within the boundaries of Stack Exchange, and this is by design. It doesn't offer a private message system, some of the reasons being that Stack Exchange's focus is the content, not the users themselves; also, private communication would be hard to moderate. Users who don't mind being contacted sometimes leave an email address on their ...


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