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It matters that everyone gets a fair shake and that one person cannot take all the finite attention of the answerers. On top of that if you're asking questions that quickly you probably haven't thought them through. Have you really tried to answer them yourself? Are you sure that an answer to one of the other questions you're asking won't make this ...


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Remember that someone deciding not to press "up" or "down", is in itself a kind of vote. If I see a question that's decidedly average, I'm not going to upvote it and I'm not going to downvote it. Let's face it: most questions (at least on SO) are decidedly average. You've interpreted that as "people not voting for questions" but that's not a fair ...


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You want a graph, you get a graph. It's holiday season after all: As you noticed, vote timestamps are missing time information, and data may be (up to) 7 days old since SEDE is refreshed once a week on Sunday morning. Notice the use of parameters to reuse the query for multiple posts. Editing them repeatedly gets rather tedious :)


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There is a tool called Stack Exchange Data Explorer that allows users to perform queries on Stack Exchange's databases. Although it's not graphical, the raw data can be used to create a graph. For instance, to view the voting history of the first ever Meta Stack Exchange question go to https://data.stackexchange.com/meta.stackexchange/query/new and run the ...


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Community can actually ask a question, but it's rare. Here are some examples: Sandbox archive (here on Meta Stack Exchange) March 2019 Community Moderator Election (on Meta Stack Overflow) This is usually the results of a script run by Stack Exchange staff, and won't happen on main sites. But usually it's something else. As Jdrupal writes, it can bump a ...


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If you really think that blob of HTML is 100% needed and useful for the experts to have, include it in a code-snippet. <html style="font-family: 'Times New Roman';"><head><style type="text/css">table, th, td {border: 1px solid black;} table{border-collapse: collapse;}</style></head><body style="margin-top:4.5em; margin-...


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Besides the missing linebreaks there seems to be no problem with the mere length so far. Is it possible to fold a big chunk of text in a question? No, there's no such feature in the markdown editor. I'd recommend to load it in a decent text editor, having a HTML pretty print feature, use that and then copy / paste the text, and code format it for ...


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This option is already implemented. You can add ignored tags, and decide if questions with the tags you add there are hidden or just greyed out. For the browser it is available at the right sidebar: Hiding specific questions wouldn't be really worth it (at least not for higher traffic sites). These questions would slip away from the top quite quickly.


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I think this would help solve a common issue where questions are downvoted into oblivion because it costs the downvoter nothing. This may or may not be a good idea, but from the proposal, it's not possible to say. The aim... ...is to avoid questions being downvoted into oblivion. Is this even a problem? Outside of Meta.SE, my experience is that the ...


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Do you need the entire HTML text to be in your question? This is one of the tenets of MCVE - notably, the M. Use as little code as possible that still produces the same problem If you can reproduce the same problem with a tenth of the file, then use that, but try your hardest not to include too much.


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Has the number of questions increased due to this new incentive? With a SEDE query you can check if the number of questions (and answers) increased after the change, but of course not if this is due to the new incentive. You'd only discover that if you hold a survey among the users asking the questions. Quality of questions is likewise hard to measure ...


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I will add in my own experience using Stack Exchange sites. Many sites (unpopular ones in particular, I primarily use the one related to natural sciences) have declined in both popularity and in terms of creating an encouraging environment because it has become too "strict" in terms of rules and regulations. While some questions clearly deserve a ...


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This is already implemented. Go to the right side of the screen and look for the "ignored tags" field. You can then select to hide those questions altogether. Do note that this will also impact the results of your searches.


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