Richard JP Le Guen
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Public Service Announcement: ongoing, offsite discussion about Area 51 graduates' branding
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I've tried to refactor @Aarobot's answer so it is less angry and less personal-attack-ey, as I feel it has a lot of relevant points in it and people should be able to vote on them. Since it's more a ...

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Give better explanations when accounts are blocked
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Perhaps just adding a link to the 'error' message would do it? Oops! Your question couldn't be submitted because: Sorry, we are no longer accepting questions from this account. For more ...

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What is "private beta" status?
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See the question Should the beta badges stop being awarded to users? about awarding of the Beta Badge. You can also check out the FAQ on Area 51 to learn about the Beta Phase: Perhaps the most ...

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New Badge Idea: Willing to Sacrifice
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I don't think encouraging down-voting is a good idea; but encouraging constructive down-voting definitly makes sense. Perhaps if the badge took into consideration if comments are accompanying down-...

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Criticizing an almost three-year-old answer because it's too short?
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What makes you think "The system doesn't like me deleting answers, so doing so would hurt me"? There are two badges encouraging deletion of answers: Peer Pressure and Disciplined

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Why such dull colours?
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I disagree completely; the SO interface is clear and provides all the information its users need. In particular, the absence of Orange on the page makes the appearance of an Orange alert across the ...

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What is the [pure] tag for?
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I've gone through more than half of the questions formerly tagged pure, removing the label when it was clearly not necessary: Thinigs like "pure HTML", "pure CSS", "pure JS", "pure Java", "pure ...

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How do you deal with upvotes on answers that are just farming?
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The question itself is a few years old, so I don't really see how the age of the answers suggests this is upvote farming. As a matter of fact, there's a badge devoted to answering old inactive ...

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How do we ensure new users to SE on SE 2.0 sites are not discouraged by question closure and encourage question improvement?
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Personally, I don't think social problems can be solved by technical measures. New users, community members need a pinch of ambassadorial behavior. That's not to say that the community has to give it ...

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So, why do you contribute to SO? (SF?)
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Because my entry-level job is so boring it makes me want to cry ;) while the exchanges and challenges of the questions on SO can be stimulating.

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What is the biggest challenge facing Stack Exchange?
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Perhaps it's more an Area 51 challenge, but Stefano Borini recently blogged a bit about the challenges faced with creation of new sites and how there's a lack of more general proposals, resulting in ...

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What's The Point of Logging Out?
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First thing that comes to mind for me is session fixation. From the "Logout Function" section of Wikipedia's "Session Fixation" article: A logout function is useful as it allows users to indicate ...

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When can I start editing (to know it is not a waste of time)?
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You don't know if a question will be closed/deleted. You answer it and edit your answers because you want to provide the original poster with an answer. If you feel they'd get a better answer looking ...

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Why does SO log me in with a wrong account?
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I think you're not understanding part of OpenID. If you're "logged into Google with A" any sites you visit using a Google OpenID will log you in using A. OpenID is a kind of Single Sign On concept, ...

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Have a checkmark to turn an imgurl'ed web image into a link to the original automatically (default=on)
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I can get where you're coming from... but I think any user who understands web concepts well enough to get what that feature means would be comfortable editing the Markup manually. It merits note ...

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How to deal with splintered questions?
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Really, you just have to figure out what they really want and then edit the tags as necessary. If they want it all, maybe you should vote to close. But I can't help but wonder if there should be a ...

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How can I get rep on Meta?
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You get rep on meta the same way you would on other sites; answering questions, asking questions, getting up-voted. I'm not aware of a way to transfer rep from one site to another.

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Is this a workaround for being binned?
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I think there needs to be a kind of policy of damnatio memoriae as this user is attaining a kind of herostratic fame and probably gets a kick out of seeing users on meta fuss over his antics. I don't ...

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Suggestion: auto-answer common questions
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I'm sure it's a ridiculous idea that would be nearly impossible to implement well. I think auto detection/answering is not feasible; as such, it would have to guess what "common question" you asked; ...

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Too few software design questions. Why?
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This is an interesting observation! I totally agree; questions about design, or interpretation of design, tend to get little attention. (Here's an example which I thought was a fantastic question but ...

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Are Peer-Review Style Questions Helpful / Relevant?
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I think that would be too localized; the answers would be literally only relevant to that code snippet. It could also result in argumentative/subjective debates/discussions over coding style. Maybe ...

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Add a link to the data explorer from the SOFU/StackExchange sites
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Personally I think it's only necessary on meta.stackoverflow - maybe on the other sites' metas too. But definitely a link would be nice.

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Long words in comments overlap side bar
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I don't think there is a valid use case / business case for 50-to-100-character long strings of non-whitespace in comments. Not until the day comes when we need to tag things C++++++++++++++++++++++++...

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What can we do about all the reoccurring spam?
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Very few of these posts get more than 5-6 downvotes, and almost never get enough flags to disappear on their own, meaning they can be around for a long time. Perhaps a badge would mitigate this issue?...

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