Ladybug Killer
  • Member for 12 years, 5 months
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  • Ogunquit, ME
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72 votes
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Should users edit other users' posts to correct grammar and spelling problems?
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117 votes

I vote for yes. And yes I know the counter-arguments. But it makes posts more readable. And I, as a non-native English speaker, like to learn from my mistakes.

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173 votes
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A "friends list" on Stack Overflow would be nice
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If you have a friends list don't you think you tend to upvote your friends because they are your friends, instead of the content of their posts?

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9 answers
81 votes
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The "I Get It" Reputation Problem
36 votes

You can change it to community wiki.

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911 votes
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Why aren't people voting for questions?
33 votes

What about automating it (I'm a programmer ;))? If you answer it, the question is voted up automatically. If you don't think it's worth it, you can vote it down afterwards. Will increase reputation ...

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Logged out, but still logged in?
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27 votes

Have you clicked the Logout button below the message?

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Where can I get Stack Overflow wallpapers?
24 votes

Here is one for you:

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9 answers
47 votes
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Move the vote button
24 votes

I do not like the idea. I think the number must stay above where it is right now. If the vote buttons are below, then you are changing a GUI element (the number) which you do not see (if you have ...

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Can I answer to my own bounty question?
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24 votes

You can always self-answer your question. But don't expect to get your bounty back ;)

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5 votes
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Question about Accept Rate
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23 votes

You do not need to have a rate of 100% (88% is pretty darn good btw). Don't take this too seriously! Be careful what you delete, it could be valuable to others even if you don't think so! Even if it ...

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38 votes
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View Most Popular Questions by favorite count / views / votes
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22 votes

Already exists. Popularity by votes: https://stackoverflow.com/questions?sort=votes Popularity by views (here 250 views as minimum): https://stackoverflow.com/search?q=views%3A250

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23 votes
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Please ditch the five-minute window on comment editing
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I am worried about people changing their comments to give a thread (the following comments) a complete new meaning. Making it nonsensical is one of the better things that could happen. Shog9 is right ...

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37 votes
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What purpose does downvoting questions serve?
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Maybe you should stop thinking about downvotes as punishment. It's more a quality assurance.

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5 answers
10 votes
436 views
Poor answers and accept rate
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The acceptance rate is overrated! Ignore acceptance rates of other users, ignore your own acceptance rate, ignore users who do not ignore your acceptance rate. They cannot provide a good answer ...

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-6 votes
512 views
What to do when I suspect a person is asking questions to become a cracker?
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How to disable or encrypt "View Source" for my site Nothing to do with hacking, really! How to enable javascript in client machine using PHP? Sounds more like he wants to prevent the "...

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99 votes
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Amusing 404 "Page Not Found" Images for Trilogy sites?
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18 votes
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Adding discipline to programmers.stackexchange.com
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Damn, I had to upvote Kop. Jeff, you ruined my day. I really do not know what the issue is here. People complained that SF and SU were used as trash bins for SO content. Well, they were, because ...

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18 votes
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What to do if an out of date question+answers already exists?
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15 votes

Short version: edit the answer or question to improve it! Even anonymous users can suggest edits. Users with 2k+ reputation can edit directly. Answers: Edit the existing answer to update it. If ...

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35 votes
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Will edited comments reach addressees?
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14 votes

Yes, they will reach the addressees.

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2 votes
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Questions with more favorites than upvotes?
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14 votes

I upvoted you, but only because of your lacking cursor hand-writing skills. The Favourite is a bookmark (bookmarks are called favourites in IE, too, IIRC). Even if people disagree and downvote they ...

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Should SO rep be considered in SU and SF?
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No, it shouldn't. Same reasons as here: Rep transfer from Meta

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129 votes
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Can you bring the color back to meta?
14 votes

Ok, Jeff, do the words contrast and readability tell you something? You have a transcript of your podcasts for the hearing-impaired. I am seeing-impaired but normally I have not to change my ...

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13 votes
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Should we retag questions with topics proposed in the answers?
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13 votes

You shouldn't do that, because of the context change you have mentioned. We are tagging questions, not answers. New users would be puzzled about the answers, when they haven't checked the question ...

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22 votes
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Encourage users to select 'Accepted Answer' for old Questions
13 votes

Pushing people to accept answers by showing the the rep points they are getting leads to the wrong direction. They should accept it, because they think it is the most helpful answer. BTW: I doubt that ...

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15 votes
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Number of accepted answers
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Use "hasaccepted:1 user:130822" or "isaccepted:1 user:130822" (depending which ones you want) and do the math. E.g. Jon Skeet's accepted answers: The numbers will change soon, but here we go: I see ...

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47 votes
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Convert non-answers into new questions?
12 votes

Converting it to a question is a good idea. If they return or not, doesn't matter. If it is answered, someone else could be helped with. The only "benefit" the questioner has now, is being voted down ...

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15 votes
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How to deal with a popular but unhelpful question?
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No, do not delete it! The policy is: Never delete useful questions! You accepted an answer, so I guess, it helped you. Do you know, how many of these people find that also useful? Most of them are ...

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15 votes
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Possible way to abuse accepted answers to harass others?
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First you have to find a person you really hate for all this effort, second this person must answer 14 of your questions and will third flag for mod attention as soon as he will figure out something ...

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Suspended user creating new accounts
11 votes

It's against the rules creating sock puppets. Period! (Ok, Jeff is an exception). Flag one of his posts for moderator attention and explain your concerns. Or post a question here on Meta ;)

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Why are questions sorted by the votes they received?
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11 votes

You can change the ordering. Click recent on the right side, same level as Questions. alt text http://img199.imageshack.us/img199/9758/recentquestions.jpg

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Lock downvoting after question was edited?
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10 votes

I don't like the idea. If your answer does not fit to the question, a downvote is the right thing to do. Delete your answer, ask for a recalc, you get your rep back, case closed.

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