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Stack Exchange was built on a central philosophy of making information super easy to find. In a world of forums, it can be extremely difficult to actually find what's being asked, and worse, what the answer is. Because of that, we try to avoid "polluting" the question-answer stream with tons of comments like "this really helped me!" or &...


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If you want good answers, you need to ask good questions Good questions are detailed (enough), organised (so someone who dosen't have the same environment you have can walk through it before going down the rabbit hole), and specific. I also (personally) find that hard questions attract the best answers simply cause folks with good skills gravitate towards ...


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NO Conversely, we get new users who expect Stack Overflow to behave like a chat room and start spamming comments on their question (ok, that doesn't bother anyone else), on other people's post (yes, some of them do that even after they reach 50 reputation), and via flags (yes, moderators waste time declining “y no answre for 10 minutes its urgent” flags). ...


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Recently, the main sites (except Stack Overflow) moved to HTTPS. Any links in posts that go to other questions/answers using HTTP were automatically converted to HTTPS by the community user, as you can see for rene's profile. You currently have 3,309 posts on Mathematica.SE, so it seems feasible that around 1,000 of your posts contained links to other pages ...


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Your responses tab shows you all comments, answers and edits related to your posts, in reverse chronological order. You can filter this view to show just revisions, comments or answers. The only thing missing from that tab is votes; you find those, again in reverse chronological order, on your reputation tab (using the time view). Both tabs are paged; you ...


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I have a fix for this in the queue for deployment, but this being Friday night, it probably won't happen till Monday. Thanks for the report!


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Your proposal seeks to make it harder to delete comments. Instead, we should make it easier to remove now-obsolete comments. If comment authors could validate obsolete flags against their own comments, then somebody deleting his half of a conversation could flag those comments. If the author agreed, they'd get deleted -- but you have to allow authors to ...


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Notifications about answers to your questions are not sent immediately. When asking a question, if you want to be notified by email about answers, there is a UI for that: You will note that the minimum schedule is every 3 hours, so it is fair to expect that notification about getting answers are not immediate.


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Your question suggests that a hint should only be offered to all question askers. For users who have the new-contributor-indicator we should offer a tip to stay put for a few minutes, for questions and answers. The goals of the New User Indicator are clear, but they are defeated if someone posts and doesn't check back until hours or days later; often to ...


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I also agree with this request. My current workaround is to wait the 3 hours it takes for an email notification with the inbox message to be sent to me. I use that as my todo reminder.


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As noted by rene, only unread notifications are emailed: (which seems to be pretty intuitive by the way) Workarounds: If you have an iPhone or an Android phone, you can download the SE app which would alert you notifications. There's a user responses feed. {site}/feeds/user/{id}/responses. You can try setting it up to work with email (have't you known ...


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In addition to the solid point made by @TimeTravelingBobby, not all employers respond through the Careers interface. We email them your resume directly which probably includes some contact information for you. Many companies enter this into some sort of applicant tracking system that can handle all of their hiring needs (not just developers) and then they ...


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