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Considering just how many duplicates and alternate versions of this question there are, it's shocking just how pitifully inadequate the response from the developers has been. I'm tempted to believe that it's yet another case of SEO overriding user experience, but crawlers wouldn't get filtered, so that can't be the issue either. Seriously, what gives? Let ...


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Sooo many questions, where to begin? Oh dear. You need to ask only one at a time. With governments and huge corporations spending god knows what on cyber security just to get hacked I think it's safe to say that there is no such thing as a 100% secure system. So that begs the question as to what level of proficiency is adequate before you can release ...


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There is a spam-detection system that blocks posts which have a very high similarity to posts previously detected as spam. It's pretty conservative. But we made it a bit less so recently, due to a flood of spam from scammy tech-support companies. In spite of this, the false-positive rate on detection has been extremely low - but your post managed to use ...


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I wonder how many people on StackOverflow could accurately gauge their own level of expertise. Especially those asking a lot of questions. A few years ago I was interviewing people for a junior SQL Server DBA position and I had people saying they were 4/10 when they were a 9, 9/10 when they were a 2, and everything in between. I told one person who said they ...


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No, let's not. Stack Exchange is about the content, and the content alone. Who posts something doesn't matter; all that does is the quality of the post itself. By adding a filter that focuses on a user stat instead of the content, all we're doing is focusing on user aspects, which goes against the whole premise of SE. Focus on the content. Filter out ...


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You can write a userscript that retrieves user_type from Stack Exchange API and hides the post if the type is "unregistered". Regarding questions, a few large sites block questions from unregistered users already. You can make a case that another site should do the same by raising the issue on that site's meta: for example, Let's require registration ...


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While I understand the premise behind this idea I fear it has a number of problems Many programming questions don't have a language in the title "Please help!" "Code won't work!" "When I run the foo bar happens" - who am I kidding, we never get good titled meta programming questions etc Many non programming questions do have a language in the ...


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We only allow a certain level of crazy against the tag engine. At this time you're a severe outlier compared to normal usage of the tags filters and were causing quite a few problems on the back-end not really designed for that usage model. We may revisit this later, but for now we feel 50 is a sane cap for tag combinations.


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The problem with this idea is that reputation and other activity on the site doesn't necessarily correlate with real-world experience. When $YOUR_PROGRAMMING_HERO signs up for Stack Overflow, he or she will have to start at 1 reputation just like everyone else, but it's quite likely that person will be able to answer your questions, and that you want those ...


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It definitely looks like an audit. Why doesn't explicit bool() conversion happen in contextual conversion It has +11 score. Some people have said you can sometimes tell if it's an audit if the tag doesn't match your filter.


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You can do it using parentheses with spaces around wildcarded tag. E.g.: ( [python-*] ) -[python]


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I found the solution! http://data.stackexchange.com/stackoverflow/query/162190/unanswered-questions-from-users-with-reputation-100 This is for Unanswered questions from users with reputation >= 100. It should be easy to modify to suit your tastes.


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If there are any active bounty questions then you can click the tag excel and you can find it under featured tab. Currently there is no bounty question under excel tag, that is why you can't see featured tab. For c# tag it would look like:


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As of today, thanks to Oded, filtering the flag history is available. The sidebar on on the history page now has MOAR links which can be used to easily see declined, disputed, helpful, etc outcomes of your flags. Should you be unlucky and are flag banned, then you will be prompted with an easy way to see your previous 7 days of declined flags. These ...


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You can also use the Search mechanism which provides the is:answer operator, then sort by Newest, e.g. https://meta.stackexchange.com/search?tab=newest&q=is%3aanswer This will effectively give all answers on a site, sorted by answer date.


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The only possible cause of this problem I can imagine is that you selected "no answers" instead of "newest". Select "newest" then.


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You don't have enough reputation on Ask Different to submit any edits that contains that many images for the spam-filter to be sure you and your images are OK. I thought at first it was the New User Restrictions: New users cannot: post more than two hyperlinks at a time, either in a post or their user profile Solution 1: Rework the answer ...


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This has been done in the latest build. You'll see a new filter category called retracted which will filter any of the flags you self-removed. Thanks to Michael Stum for getting this out so quickly!


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This query seems to work: [c#] ( [.net] or [.net-core] ) -[entity-framework] is:question [c#] ( [.net] or [.net-core] ) -[entity-framework] However, it doesn't seem to be usable in filters. Furthermore, there're multiple problems with this query: Priority of and and or is reversed, compared to Google, which makes parens necessary too often. I guess this ...


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We can't direct filter new questions based on favorite tags but we can filter questions based on few tags. E.g. if you want to get all questions tagged with java or matlab you can filter it using: /tagged/java+or+matlab in the URL https://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/java+or+matlab?sort=newest


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That's the historical number of questions that we put on the homepage. See here.


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This filters can be achieved with search options 1.If you are in the unanswered tab, it would be really useful to then be able to sort by newest Write on search box answers:0 and click on newest tab. It will give you the desired list. 2.If you are in newest, it would be great to filter out questions with accepted answers Write on search box ...


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Initial thoughts: If you're gonna change things to make them more consistent, be consistent: "my tags" is most definitely a filter, not a sort. I'm unclear on why you'd need or want to make it a sort unless you're looking to drop /unanswered as well... Please don't do that; you'll also end up needing a "no answers" sort to preserve existing behavior, and ...


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Great idea. Allow me to propose a small extension: You could also add an option to filter the close vote queue by the same tags that you use to filter your home page - favourite and ignored tags. Since it has the asterisk wildcard, the two features would complement each other nicely. The purpose of this would be to ensure that the queue reflects the same ...


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When I find for some question to answer I often end up flagging bad posts. How would you see those questions and take the appropriate action if you didn't see them any more? What about spam? They would only receive one flag and then nothing more. Often users forget that Stack Exchange sides work both ways: you need to put something in to get something back....


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The way I see it, the problem isn't new users per se, it's the "overall low quality" of certain questions (to quote the question). Thus, I think the solution is to not look at the person, but rather the post. We already have a way to roughly gauge the quality of questions: post score. And we already have a way to only see questions with a score above X: by ...


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This is about enabling filters to be added through a tag field. Pedantic considerations aside, this... doesn't seem especially urgent to work on. The search bar is already available and the closed:, answers: etc operators work completely fine. One can simply write in the search bar, it... doesn't take that long. I get that one would want to save such ...


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Overall reputation of the OP doesn't have much to do with how challenging or difficult a question will be to ask. I have most of my 16K rep from the Faceook and PHP tags... Just wait till I ask a question about a technology that I'm just starting to learn. What about an experienced programmer who has just recently discovered the site? They might have a ...


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Incredible, this feature request has been implemented. I just noticed tabs "week" and "month" that are accessible directly from the "homepage", and votes on answers even seem to be taken into account! Wow excellent! Duh, for how long has this been available? It's not even listed in the Changelog…


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