Toon Krijthe
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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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Are the images from deleted posts kept?
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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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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?
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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?
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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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Why do unicorn-related posts have so many upvotes?
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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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Reputation numbers don't match. Is it a bug?
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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?
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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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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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Blessings and other appeals to deities
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Only if those gods correctly answer the question. But even in that case, an upvote is better, because even the gods have to worry about their reputation.

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Effects of a Stack Overflow (or Stack Exchange) prolonged outage on programming businesses economy?
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A prolonged outage of Stackoverflow has two effects: New programmers heve more trouble to find their answers so they probably need more time to finish their assignments. Experienced programmers can ...

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How should I handle suggested edits which translate from another langauge?
9 votes

If you can't verify the edit, you should skip it. There are enough other users on the review queue that can verify the translation.

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Have I done the right thing?
3 votes

There are two main reasons to mark an answer Community Wiki: You want a lower edit threshold. You don't want (or you think you do not deserve) the reputation points. The first is not often needed ...

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review section I think has a bug
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The review audits are here to counter the robo-reviewers that are constantly clicking the simplest option (approve in suggested edits). Yes you can cheat the test by clicking flag or edit (and there ...

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How long will Stack Overflow at least exist?
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Internet communities die if there are not enough active people anymore. This can happen for example because of: there is a better alternative the management stops listening to the community it is ...

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Clear rules on reviewing edits
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5 votes

When to reject? When there are (several) other issues in the post. When the edit adds wrong information. When the edit adds spam or profanity. When the edit makes no sense. When the edit changes the ...

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useful question marked useless
5 votes

The post was edited after it was closed. Before editing it was practically "useless". If privileges are abused, there are ways to handle that. In this case there is no abuse.

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What's the feeling of having more than 10k points of rep?
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To speak for myself, my focus shifted from answering questions to performing more maintenance oriented tasks. An annoying side effect of having 10k/20k on one site, is that you are going to miss the ...

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How do I remove a question I asked, when it has an upvoted answer?
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You can delete your own question if there are no (upvoted) answers. But if you delete too much, you can lose the ability to ask questions. If other people have answered, they spend time into your ...

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Ultimatum for NARQs
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12 votes

The whole idea behind closing questions as not a real question, is to hold the answers so the OP (or another user) can improve the question. A comment is not mandatory. And this system works. ...

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matchers and matcher should be synonyms
1 votes

The tag matchers has 15 questions and the tag matcher 145 so a little "hand job" should at least remove the plural form. But I seriuously doubt this tag. I think they can be removed with some ...

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Why are some questions that look for the "best" way to do something closed, where others aren't?
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13 votes

In the early days of the site, this kind of questions were allowed. But now they are not. We try to clean up these youthful mistakes as much as possible, but there are a lot of them, so it will take ...

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Close down voting for a bad question
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13 votes

If the question is closed, it can't receive new answers, so closed questions without answers can be deleted. But you should be careful with deleting too many questions, because it can give you a post ...

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Is it welcome to ask "what's wrong with my answer" on Meta?
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As a personal opinion, I would not mind these questions, with a few exceptions: Questions that are clearly within (or out of) the bounds given by the FAQ. Questions that are duplicates. Users that ...

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Down-voting an answer in light of an edited question
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This is one of the reasons a downvote can be reversed if the post is edited. Ideally, with up and downvotes there will be an order of good to less optimal answers. And if the question is changed, ...

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