Toon Krijthe
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Should tags use dashes, camel case or underscores? Should they be singular or plural?
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Yes, I have seen that too. And it is even worse. Most of the tags are only used once or twice, and there are typos and other similar tags. The problem is, even if we create a standard, there will ...

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How does comment voting and flagging work?
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Some parts of this answer are taken from the 2009 Stack Overflow blog post Comments: Now with Flags and Votes. Note that flagging has changed considerably since that blog post. Comment votes      You ...

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Why did my answer get downvoted?
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10 votes

A downvote is a signal. You can choose to ignore or complain, but normally that won't help anybody. If I get a downvote, I reread my contribution. Sometimes, I did make a mistake and I correct it. ...

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Why do unicorn-related posts have so many upvotes?
7 votes

Unicorns where among the founders of this site. Without them there would be a different site, probably one using an hyphen. But luckily they where at the right time and place and made a difference. ...

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Reviewing low quality posts: when to delete
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44 votes

Some guidelines: You should Edit a post If the post is acceptable, but the grammar or the formatting has issues. If the post needs copy-editing, and you understand the spirit. If the post contains ...

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Why do we have to be rude?
7 votes

With a Q&A site, you want as much information as possible on the first page, so people can see if they can answer it. Greetings are taking part of this space, so we can't see as much information ...

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Where is my Electorate badge?
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70 votes

Electorate: Voted on 600 questions and 25% or more of total votes are on questions So there are two requirements for this badge that must both be met: You must have at least 600 votes on questions. ...

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Is it safe to use the rubber duck?
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It depends if you have any pets. My cat almost choked on the duck. I finally removed it using the Heimlich, but the duck has been quiet since and the cat has become a vegan.

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What is the minimum complexity required for a question in this community?
7 votes

1) Yes you can, but we appreciate it if you have taken any steps yourself first. 2) That would be great. But you don't have to delve through the entire internet before asking a question here (else we ...

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Why flairs of some people show their reputation in multiples of 1000 while others don't?
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5 votes

There are two kinds of flair: the per site flair, which shows only one SE site; and the summed flair which shows the summed reputation and badges of all SE sites (with 200 rep or more). The summed one ...

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Badges accomplishment status display
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7 votes

This is implemented for the reviewing badges. See this link. These badges require your effort (reviewing) so you have a direct effect on the progress. There are several issues with progress ...

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How to permanently delete my question from Stack Overflow?
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16 votes

Stack Exchange does not permanently delete questions from the database. I have a hunch you are confused between deletion and closure. The difference between closure and deletion: A closed question ...

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Editing someone else's question is wrong
5 votes

Editing is a key concept of Stack Exchange sites. That way, we can keep the quality up as much as possible. But editors should not change the spirit of the question. And code sample should be ...

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How can I retrieve my lost account?
3 votes

First up, try the account recovery page on the site you're trying to log back into - e.g. https://meta.stackexchange.com/users/account-recovery. You can find this through the "forgot password?" link ...

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Suggested Edit overwritten by OP edit
3 votes

The post is not locked if it is edited. So it is possible that two or more users are editing at the same time. However, there is some intelligence behind this to preserve the most 'heavy' edit. But ...

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On which Stack Exchange site should I ask question about DNS?
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4 votes

According to the Server Fault FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions What kind of questions can I ask here? Server Fault is for Information Technology Professionals needing expert answers related to ...

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Are rumors of a film true? I hope so by golly!
13 votes

It was a quiet day on Stack Overflow. The trolls haven't left their puny grotto's and the Spammers focused on other parts of the Internet. A seasoned user with 9970 rep was looking for an easy ...

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Are the images from deleted posts kept?
2 votes

Deleted posts are not hard deleted. Users with 10.000 reputation points can still see them. So the images are saved too. The revision history is also kept. Hard deletion of posts or revisions are ...

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Correct Flagging Incentive
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There are already several incentives for flagging: First there are the flagging badges. (Citizen patrol, Deputy, Marshall) Second, if your number of helpful flags grows, your flags appear higher on ...

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Should I answer a question and also flag it for deletion?
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11 votes

If the question is off topic and should be deleted, do not answer. You can: Add a comment, pointing the user to the right site. Vote to close the question. If you can't vote to close, you can flag ...

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Is this user advertising his product acceptable?
9 votes

I think this is spam and it shouldn't be allowed. I flagged one post with a link to this meta post, and as a result, 37 posts of the user are deleted, so I assume at least one mod thinks it is spam ...

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Should I revamp my own question or ask a new question?
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Your question already has answers. So changing it to another question is not a good idea. If the iPad question is seriously different than the iPhone one, you can post it as a new question, probably ...

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What is the polite way to deal with comments which augment answers?
3 votes

If someone comments your answer with an improvement. You are free to edit that into your answer. You can even credit them if you like. Comments have a more volatile nature than answers. Besides, ...

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Reputation numbers don't match. Is it a bug?
5 votes

If you check your reputation on your profile, on the graph you see a -2 on mar 26. And 10 + 10 + -2 equals 18.

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Why do people down vote?
10 votes

The use of this site is free. But you need to follow the rules. And it is your task to make the question as clear as possible. I checked your question, and I agree it is not perfectly clear. But if ...

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Will Unicoin-based questions be cleaned up
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5 votes

No need for the cleanup. Temporary features (for example winterbash) are part of the SE network and as such deserve full support.

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Unicorn Coin Mining Stratagies
28 votes

There are several tricks you can use: Mine the front rocks first. The front rocks are nearer to you so you get the better part of the schlemiel the painters algorithm. Use the right rhythm. The ...

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Why do some very simple questions get lots of upvotes?
17 votes

Simple questions can be understood by more people. They get a lot of attention and, as such, a larger number of votes. These questions are also easier to answer.

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How to review my flags?
5 votes

The idea is that you go back to your flagging summary and check your declined flags. And try to understand why they are declined. So you can cast flags that are valid in the future. The number of ...

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Bounty for a question
2 votes

There is no way to directly award points to a question. But there are several ways to attract attention to a question, which will result (if it indeed is a good question) in upvotes (and possible ...

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