Toon Krijthe
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Where has my account gone on Stack Overflow? Is it deleted?
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You can send a mail to team@stackoverflow.com. They are able to tell what has happened and possibly correct it.

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New close reason: Trivial variation
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Why not combine the trivial variation and the exact duplicate? In order to simplify the system, there are three categories of close reasons: Question belongs on an other SE site, the question is ...

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A place to ask everything on earth?
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If you create a site for all subjects, nobody is going to find the answer. The power of SO is the concentration of people with the right knowledge. And even the programming field is too broad for ...

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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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correction with less than 6 characters
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There are a few things: this is not a forum but a question and answer site. the community doesn't like to change the code in answers. If there is a mistake, post a comment and let the original poster ...

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How is it possible to get more than 6 reviewer Badges?
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In the old system, you got the review badge if you had 1000 reviews with over 200 actioned. This badge was not revoked with the new system. If you see the reviewer badges in my profile, you see the ...

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Is suggesting an edit soon after initial posting a discouraged behavior?
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It looks like the edit suggestion conflicted with an edit of the OP. It happens often that a user posts a question (or answer) and directly edits it. Sometimes because the rendering of the mark down ...

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How to deal with a highly voted non-constructive question
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Back in the old days, questions like this were more accepted, but the community has matured beyond that point. For old posts there are three options: Ignore, if nobody complains, nothing has to be ...

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Search results being duplicated (again)
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It looks like you get the duplicates, because some results point to an answer and some results point to a question. Both have the same title, but there is a Q: or an A: in the summary. Example for ...

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Flagging competing answers as Not an Answer
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The other answers are not wrong. If the method is deprecated, one should have a very good reason to use it in new software. (Deprecated methods can be removed from future versions). Your answer is ...

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Are you guys turning SE into a 404 black hole?
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Most posts are deleted with a reason. The most obvious is that they do not fit in the image of a SE site. If you don't delete these posts, people see these and are confused about the true image of ...

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Deputy badge after a reputation of 3000
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You can see the number of helpful flags on your profile. That way you can track your progress towards the deputy badge. You can still flag for other reasons. And you can flag to close if you run out ...

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Could we split up revision queues to get counts closer to zero?
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I have a better idea. Lets make a commitment. Starting today, lets all review at least 50 (or until close votes are depleted). With 60000 questions and 5 close votes per question, it takes 300000 ...

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Users with high number of badges break layout
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This is an ongoing struggle. The SE network tries to provide the users with a flawless Q&A engine. And the users are working hard to find the flaws in the system.

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Questions with very few words
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Due to a flood of post with less quality (often related to new users that are not aware of the rules), there are some mechanisms active to lighten the load of the moderators. In some cases experienced ...

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Small Grammar Bug in Stackoverflow User Questions Tab
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Right now we have the habit of bludgeoning any pluralizsation complainer with a giant S. This is great, but kind of messy. So I have a counter proposal: Let anybody that wants to report a ...

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Are votes really anonymous?
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Votes are anonymous. I think only devs with access to the database (and too much time) can figure out the voteres. But sometimes people leave traces: A comment You got serially downvoted and an ...

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Negative votes necessary for newbie?
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Please have a look at this post. The problem (if you want to call it a problem) is not new. It is not even unique to Stack Overflow. Any community has rules and new users are expected to follow these ...

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Manual rep recalc (new user) - lost 500 points - nothing in audit re associated accounts?
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It looks like a lot of points, but if you are active, you will collect some of these ghost points. You probably had a fan or some answers on deleted questions. Edit We got this kind of questions a ...

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What should I do when I spot a user who is up-voting their alternate account
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Mark for moderator attention will be enough. You can also mail the team. Its not a user task to judge other users. That task belongs to the mods.

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Please help me eliminate stem/dangling tags
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In addition, I found the following: 7bit 5 tags 8bit 8 tags 16bit 26 tags 24-bit 8 tags 32bit 209 tags 64bit 887 tags 128-bit 7 tags I think it should be either xxbit ...

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How do you challenge the closing of one of your questions?
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Ok, there is no real procedure. But there are some guidelines: To keep a question open: Keep the question on topic (programming in this case) Search for duplicates Mind your language and attitude ...

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Answer what's asked, or answer what's desired?
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I try to answer the question, and give extra advice. (For example don't do that...). On of the most important lessons learned in IT is that the customer (in this case the asker of the question), does ...

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Why flairs of some people show their reputation in multiples of 1000 while others don't?
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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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Editing someone else's question is wrong
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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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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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Will Unicoin-based questions be cleaned up
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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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How to review my flags?
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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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Why are low-rep users rate-limited when posting questions?
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To avoid spamming. 125 rep is not that hard to get.

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Clear rules on reviewing edits
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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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