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How can people outside the US help with SOPA?
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You could have your government forces occupyliberate the United States of America.

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Why has the SOPA banner disappeared from the site header?
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I believe the following photograph may shed light on the subject.

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Are code troubleshooting questions really what we want to encourage?
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Based on the OP's last sentence, "[if] you need any more information i would gladly give it to you," I don't think they understand how SO works. Based on their prior question, it seems obvious they ...

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Stack Overflow Annual User Survey 2012
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Under "What other departments / roles do you interact with regularly?" it would be best to include: Engineers / Technologists (e.g. mechanical, electrical, or nuclear) Research Staff ...as I have ...

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What is this 2605 thing when you move your mouse to each tag
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What you're seeing is a glyph from the Unicode Fallback Font. It should be the BLACK STAR character (★, Unicode: U+2605). The font list for that element is Helvetica Neue, Helvetica, Arial, and sans-...

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Why hasn't anyone gotten the Generalist badge?
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The reason is likely that one or more of the Top 40 tags does not at least have 200 questions associated with it. I'll bet if you check out each of the tags you'll find at least one or two of them ...

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Isn't Stack Overflow a bit like the Stonecutter's club?
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I've found the best way to use StackOverflow is to provide answers to many questions and to ask questions when you need a little help. This may or may not be what the "highly educated individuals" ...

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Do we answer questions that depend on illegal software?
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It doesn't matter how he procured VB6, you flag it for moderator attention because he's using VB6. If the original poster was reasonably intelligent about his predicament, he could have stated that ...

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Mitigating publicity-driven vote inflation
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(tl;dr: The top 50-100 are already crowded with worse, more popular questions. If a vote limiter is put into place it won't help move better questions to the top, without cleaning up the top first.) ...

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Clarification on useful questions getting closed
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You answered your Meta question inadvertently with a green checkmark and a comment of yours on the question you linked: At the time of the post, I hadn't used Telerik's MVC controls. Now that I ...

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Is it okay to write answers that compete with moderators' or 10k+ users' answers?
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To answer your first bullet: Yes, you should. Just because you have a diamond or 10k+ reputation on Stack Overflow, that does not mean their answer is correct, complete, or useful in any manner ...

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Can people PLEASE spell out their slang acronyms
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IMHO, AFAIK "AFAIK" is not in the same class as DOS, LINQ, SQL, etc. IMNSHO you should edit or suggest edits to posts containing non-technical acronyms which are merely noise (AFAIK, LOL, or ...

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Any idea why my self-answer might have been downvoted?
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Because it isn't really an answer and is at best a comment on your question. Why not just leave your question open? We no longer show your accept rate publicly, so there is no impetus to accept a non-...

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Why are questions sometimes deleted by moderators?
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It shows little research, no concrete problem besides "show me the code". Basically, it really doesn't have much value: I voted to close as Too Localized (although Not Constructive would have been ...

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are there guidelines on how severe suggested edits can be?
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You removed code which materially changes the meaning and intent of the question. Please, please, please do not do that. A suggested edit which removes--or sometimes just substantially reformats--...

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When should we close a question as "it belongs to superuser"?
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Most questions about IDE's used during development are on-topic. The folks who troll SO are far more likely to have an IDE installed than the folks on SU by the definition of the sites alone. Per the ...

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Invite someone into chat
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Full disclosure: I thought Chat was a horrific idea to begin with, but its high usage means I'm alone in my own corner. I'm imagining this is implemented as you've requested. I'm also assuming that ...

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What criteria does Community use for approving/rejecting edits?
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Someone else had their own suggested edit, which apparently was more substantial than yours. Community "rejected" your edit because it wasn't accepted, not due to any quality criteria. As this is ...

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Why are legitimate misplaced questions downvoted and closed instead of moved to the proper subsite?
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I recognize you're new to the Stack Exchange network so I hope you take this as constructive criticism rather than a personal attack. Regardless... Neither of those questions are legitimate for Stack ...

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What's the correct way to post open source code on SO which isn't CC-Wiki?
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If you're going to post the whole source which is under a given license, then yes you should ensure that the license is well known to any viewer of the answer. This is not incompatible with the CC-...

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Asking questions as a software customer without being closed
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Your question is off-topic for StackOverflow (how are we going to fix the documentation for their code), but it may be on-topic for Programmers*. *This is under the assumption your core question is, "...

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Reviewing posts, something better than flagging
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The vast majority of questions I flag do not merit a comment (spam, not just low-quality but no-quality, etc). If the question can be improved with a comment or an edit, you should comment and/or edit ...

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Is it acceptable to unupvote and unaccept an answer to delete a question?
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It depends on a few things: Value of the content to the community Rationale for removing the content Quantity of content removed If the post is valuable in the long term, vote to undelete it or flag ...

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A little more info on why was this question closed?
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It was closed as it is an opinion based, speculative question that will not be applicable in the near future. The three possible answers, each of which are equally correct: Yes, it is stable enough ...

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Downvoted an answer, then marked it as spam - still lost rep
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Once the answer is deleted you will regain the reputation during your next reputation recalc. You can visit https://stackoverflow.com/reputation and request a recalculation be done immediately if you ...

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Adding an upvote for googlers (and the like)
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If you click the voting arrows it records positive or negative feedback on the post. Also, comments which say "Thanks" are superfluous and noisy and hide the content which matters. Comments are ...

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Why is Stack Overflow discouraging "which book should I read for..." questions?
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I think this is a great idea, we could expand it to what blogs are the best, which movies relating to Computer Science are the best, which podcasts are the best, which languages are the best, which ...

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Confused about why I can't comment on my own question, and why my answers are deleted
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When you posted the question, the system considered you User X. This mythical user account would have been allowed to comment on the question and the answers, as it was that account's own question. ...

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How can tolerance of new / young programmers be improved?
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Welcome to The Internets. Put on your big boy or girl britches, because this network isn't a day care or a magical suburb of Mr. Roger's Neighborhood. Whether you are 8, 18, or 80 this site has ...

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Is there a proper Stack Exchange site for language specific feature requests?
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In 99.999%* of these cases, StackOverflow is not going to be the proper place to solicit feature requests. We can't answer a feature request! Well, I can't answer a request to add syntax to the C# ...

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