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How to encourage voting on questions
13 votes

In addition, our user pages only show total up/down votes. Splitting those into questions and answers may also help.

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Is there any way possible to ask legit Adult based questions?
9 votes

Can you ask it in a way that's content-agnostic? Most technical problems should be independent from the content. e.g. image hosting, video streaming, credit card processing, age verification, text/...

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Will Open Sourcing Stack Overflow Destroy Our Business Model?
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I think you're asking the wrong question. You should be asking Can our business model survive being copied? Because if you're successful, you will be copied, and it won't make a difference if they'...

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How to deal with questions/answers with a security vulnerability?
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(For those of us who don't have edit rights) In the case of your example, I think answering with your own safe code and stating that it is also not vulnerable to SQL injection. When the vulnerable ...

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How do we grow the Server Fault and Super User communities?
5 votes

Regarding SF, have you tried working with/cross promoting the various professional bodies, like SAGE, LOPSA, etc. (list here)?

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Should most feature-requests be discussions first?
5 votes

I think a feature request includes an implicit request for discussion. Each request has pros and cons that need to be dealt with, and sometimes the problem that leads to the request could be solved ...

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Change OpenID provider from Blogspot to Google Account
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5 votes

StackOverflow has support for a second OpenID. Go to your profile and Click New Login. You can make your new login the primary OpenID by clicking swap. This is site site specific. Other websites ...

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Bug in editor for numbered lists?
4 votes

It looks like there currently isn't any way to distinguish between two separate lists and one list with an un-numbered paragraph in the middle. Now, if you indent the mid-list paragraph... test list ...

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Will Open Sourcing Stack Overflow Destroy Our Business Model?
4 votes

The source code is only a part of what makes this site valuable. I'd say the bulk of the value comes from us, the users, contributing our knowledge and expertise free of charge, in exchange for the ...

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In what ways have you seen the SO engine gamed?
4 votes

Does asking a question and then immediately answering it with a lengthy pre-prepared answer count?

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What should you do when you think someone can answer a question, but has not looked at the question?
3 votes

We already have Unanswered Questions -> My Tags to show you questions with the tags where you are active that have no up-voted answer. Perhaps we could highlight this feature better?

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What is the difference between "hot" and "active" questions?
3 votes

hot = most activity active = most recent activity

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How often do people get serial down voted?
3 votes

You might want to look at these blog entries: https://blog.stackoverflow.com/2008/12/vote-fraud-and-you/ https://blog.stackoverflow.com/2009/03/more-voting-anomalies/

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When a new badge is launched, are old responses taken into account?
2 votes

Comments don't get up-voted like answers do. It's rare for me to see a comment with 10+ up-votes. edit: I think part of this comes from not seeing the up-vote arrow for a comment until you mouse-...

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Is it possible to learn a new language through Stack Overflow?
2 votes

You'll learn best writing code in the language you choose to learn. Project Euler has a lot of (maths oriented) problems you can solve. There are also a lot of online tutorials and books (e.g. Dive ...

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Question of the month badge
2 votes

I like the idea in that anything that encourages "good" questions is a good thing. A well thought out question that clearly defines the problem without ambiguity or requests for more information ...

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Is Stack Overflow’s reputation system hurting the site?
1 votes

Reputation is a pain until you get about 50, and can up/down-vote and comment, and I think that early speed bump is the biggest problem with rep. Regarding "I don't know Perl...", sometimes you can ...

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How do I accept an answer -- where do I click?
1 votes

You should see the outline of a "tick" under the up & down vote arrows on each answer. Click it for the answer you want to accept (and gain 2 rep for doing it).

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Does Stack Overflow encourage developer laziness?
1 votes

Not everyone's Google skills are equal. I've been given a beer for finding something that a frustrated workmate couldn't find. Think of it as an opportunity to teach people how to improve their ...

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Better Rep Tracking
1 votes

You can select a period in the graph to the left of the reputation summary to only see your changes for that period. Either drag with your mouse, or use the entry boxes below the graph.

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Who remembers how they found Stack Overflow?
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I think I first saw it in the Google Tech Talk Learning from StackOverflow.com by Joel Spolsky (2009-04-24).

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getting active on server fault
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No, you won't lose any data. The two sites are independent in terms of reputation, questions, answers, etc. Migrating means you'll start with 101 reputation (if your current reputation is high ...

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What's your up/down vote ratio?
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I knew I was generous with up-votes, but didn't think I was that stingy with down-votes. SF: 521-1 SO: 129-0 SU: 122-0 Meta: 74-0 plus a handful flagged for spam and moderator attention.

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What is copying profile in account tab?
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Copying the profile copies things like your name, email, location, about me to the current profile. It doesn't copy your reputation, interesting tags, etc.

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Posting and answering questions you have already found the answer to
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I had a bit of a grumble about this earlier. I'm OK with it now, as long as you make it clear what you're doing, and seriously think about making it a community wiki.

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Why are SO and MSO at different SVN Revisions?
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And SF is at 3773. It's likely that there's no pressing need (no must-fix bugs or must-have feature) that's worth the downtime of an upgrade (or the effort of a minimal downtime upgrade). And the ...

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Are power users creating a vacuum on SO?
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Create a badge, "Giant Killer", for when your answer is accepted in preference to, say, anyone in the top 10 by reputation.

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