Andomar
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What topics would you like to learn at DevDays 2011?
87 votes

Leaving the mothership I'd like to hear from people who left their day job and started a one-man-shop or a bigger company. What's the important stuff to get right? War stories would be great. An ...

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Ads that contains erotic images
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19 votes

wouldn't be better to filter ads that contains some erotic parts since it is a site about programming? I would agree. Unfortunately, the entire point of ads is to distract you. Ads that are ...

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Why do we get the privilege to upvote or downvote at different reputation levels?
10 votes

To discourage things like downvoting answers that compete with you or your friends, a downvote comes at a cost of -2 rep. The cost has to be meaningful. If you could downvote at 15 reputation, you ...

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Increase the "vote too old to be changed" window
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10 votes

Alternative for the voting window: make the downvoting reputation loss permanent, even if undone. The permanent reputation penalty would attach to the first of: Switching an upvote to a downvote ...

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Give an incentive for finding duplicate questions
9 votes

For new users, few questions are duplicate. Both new answerers and new askers get frustrated when they are trying to do the right thing, but it gets closed as a duplicate. Their initial reaction is ...

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Display minutes in the "answered X hours ago" item
8 votes

To accept the earliest answer, just click the Newest tab!

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Adding ?share=1 at the end of the Quora URLs to skip the login window
8 votes

Good idea, working links are important. Fixing links makes the StackOverflow experience better. Not sure if this particular case is worth the effort, but 800 links sounds like a lot. Shame there's ...

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We need to be a little less hostile
8 votes

I agree entirely. This happens on the SQL tag too. People will ask a question that appears to be trivial, but is in fact a good question. The gets down/close voted by people who are in no position ...

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Is explaining how to derive an answer but not directly answering worthy of downvotes?
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8 votes

People tend to downvote or close things they don't like. In your case, your answer smells like "theorycrafting": I've not used Farbtastic, Since most people have bad experience listening to ...

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Is it bad to ask questions regarding communication?
7 votes

The FAQ says: Oh yes, and it should be about programming. You know, with a computer. The effect of a presentation seems out of scope. It's related to programmers but not to programming.

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How to search for C (language) tagged questions alone?
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6 votes

You can use square brackets to specify the C tag: [C] As in the URL: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/[c]

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Is there any appeals process for technically incorrect down-voting?
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6 votes

The answer you're competing with contains design pattern, use case and wikipedia. OF COURSE you got steamrolled. An appeals panel of architects would not vote differently.

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Mutual exclusivity of Stack Overflow - how to solve?
5 votes

If you solve an actual programming problem, sometimes the answer is a one-off, and sometimes the answer is of general use. The generally useful answers are what drives Google traffic to this site. ...

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How are new users supposed to ask Questions when there is no relevant tag?
4 votes

Just create the question for the closest tag you can find, and add a note on top of your answer. If you were right about the tag not being available, a high-rep SO user will create your tag in < ...

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Create a guided tour for new users
4 votes

New SO users arrive with a problem that they are stuck at. They want to ask a question; their minds are busy, and there is little room for distraction. So unless you limit distraction to a minimum, ...

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Putting [SOLVED] in the title of a question
4 votes

Mark your own answer as accepted to signal the question is solved. If people downvote you for the wrong reasons, complain on meta, and many people will vote you up if you're right. (I did here.)

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Multi downvote on my answers
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4 votes

There's a daily script that detects the "chain hate downvote pattern" and corrects it every night. If the downvotes are still there tomorrow, I think you can contact team@stackoverflow.com and ask ...

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How do we make sure the hard questions get as much reputation as the easy questions?
4 votes

Totally agree with what Joel Coehorn says. Time spend is the major driver behind my reputation :) In addition, high rep depends on how (for lack of a better word) "hot" your answers are. An answer ...

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The Closing process is flawed
3 votes

I agree that the close process hurts feelings, especially those of new users. But it's also true that a site needs close votes to stay on topic. For Stack Overflow, the word "practical" is important....

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Why are there always flamewars over questions where many people know the answer?
3 votes

The question is about the meaning of: boolean retry = id == 1; The formulation is simple, without any noise. It can be understood in a few seconds. It's one of those things veterans put in code. ...

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Are Stack Overflow people *still* nice?
3 votes

I think it's a sign of respect to downvote someone when you think he's wrong. Or to vote to close an answer when he hasn't spend enough time on the question. And I hope people would do the same to ...

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Help us redesign the Stack Overflow homepage
3 votes

You might give users certain presets depending on how they arrive at Stack Overflow. Say you arrive on Stack Overflow from Google on a SQL+SQL-Server topic, you set their preferred tags to SQL or SQL-...

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Can we become our own "Northwind" for teaching SQL / databases?
3 votes

Some problems I can think of: This would only work for one SQL Server version. But there are questions for SQL Server 2000, 2005, 2008, and 2008R2. You'd need an equivalent for MySQL, Oracle, ...

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Seeing my question forced into community wiki mode is aggravating beyond belief!
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3 votes

Totally agree with this one. The system should reward you for coming back and perfecting your question, not punish you for it.

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How can SO improve the automatic pre-question search?
3 votes

The fact that you can ask a question by entering four fields on a single page is the single greatest thing about Stack Overflow. Duplicates are a pretty small problem. Making questions more complex ...

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Make it possible to unassociate your SO account from your Careers account?
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3 votes

Even serious and helpful answers can be reason to deny you a job position. For example, I know that showing any liking for perl disqualifies you as a serious developer in the eyes of my boss. So if ...

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Why is my vote now too old to be changed?
3 votes

Editing an answer will reset the change-your-vote timer. So if you have enough reputation, edit the answer and change your vote. If you don't, post the answer here. I bet someone will be willing to ...

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What should be done to another person's outdated answer?
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2 votes

It would be disrespectful to downvote, flag or even close an old question. Instead, you could edit it so it says at the top: This answer was valid until ios 4.2 A version of this question for later ...

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My question was closed as being "off topic". Can someone tell me what about the question is off topic?
2 votes

In general people vote to close questions they don't like. And nobody likes to read a paragraph like: I realize this issue may not be exactly the type of thing for Stack Overflow, as it has ...

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Is there a way for me to get my questions undeleted?
2 votes

I've browsed through your questions: and answers: The worst is what appears to be a self-promotional question, which you answered in the same minute as asking it. I'm rather surprised you got ...

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