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Am I allowed to create a Stack Exchange-like forum?
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You are allowed to create almost everything as long you don't infringe any patents or copyrights claimed by SEI. ... but I have not found any license ruling the concept of Stack Overflow itself. ...

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Perception - "Does this answer your question?" reads as sarcastic or 'snarky', not 'friendly'
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I can't spot any unfriendliness or sarcasm in that duplicate notice. It's just a clear question for the OP, and an invitation to read up the answers in the link, and confirm or not. ... but it was ...

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Has there been an increase in suspensions on MSE lately?
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In my subjective perception, it just feels like a high number of users are suspended these days, but without any insights into statistics that is pure speculation. That's always a bad starting point (...

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Perhaps someone from the Stack Exchange Leadership Team should hold a town-hall meeting?
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I believe there's a real urge that the new CEO introduces themselves to the community, and what are their plans to solve the actual problems.Meta is burning and many users are just confused.Don&#...

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Why aren't moderators moderating but wait for high-rep users to do it?
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Aren't moderators supposed to show users how each site works, keep questions clean, edit bad titles, give askers tips etc.? No, the job of site moderators is to handle the exceptional cases of ...

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SE fires mods, updates terms and invites to apply for reinstatement
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The most fundamental concept about SE is, community. This is not the right way to fire a mod. We should handle things a a community and decisions should be up to the members of the community. I don't ...

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Shorten the FAQ on being downvoted to make it more friendly to new users
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My experience (being here for a couple of years) is that new users don't read anything and just ignore what the sites engine tells them (popups whatever). A major part of these just want to get an ...

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Why "flag" a question when I have access to "close"?
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Why should I flag it if I have access to vote to close a question? There are still (not close worthy) reasons that you can only flag which don't appear in the close dialog, like e.g. spam, rude or ...

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Is it acceptable to edit someone else's question which entirely changes the original question OR ask a question that may be marked as duplicate?
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No, editing the original question to fit your needs isn't acceptable in any way. If you have a similar question about a problem, but different problems conveyed by your particular environment or ...

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Posted a bounty, now my reputation is too low to comment on the bounty question
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Well, suspecting you've put that bounty not on a question of your own (you can always put comments at posts regarding your own questions and answers), seems you've reached catch 22 now. It's not a ...

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Not evaluating the quality of the question, rather evaluate the question per answers it provided
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What could be possible pros and cons if we stopped evaluating the questions, but rather evaluate answers only? NO Stack Exchange sites aren't ad hoc help forae, or personal helpdesks. As we need to ...

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Is it a hat or a cake?
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It's very probably a cake, since sufganiyot refers to this Jewish Hanukkah speciality mentioned here, which is kinda jelly filled cake/doughnut: And also you can wear it as a hat now here. That's ...

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Where should I ask a question about modding Minecraft?
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I'd say the correct site is Game Development. Arqade doesn't accept programming oriented questions.

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Why is an uploaded picture still viewable even if I cancelled my post?
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How did this happen? Pictures are uploaded to a special imgur repo (for hosting SE's images) that works independently of any appearance of the image in a post. That's why the uploaded picture will be ...

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Warn new users that they cannot accept more than one answer
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A typical error made by new users consists in trying to accept more than one answer to one of their questions. How do you know that this is really erroneous behavior, but not choosing a better ...

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Is there a specific site to ask about recycling railroads at SE?
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Is there a specific site to ask about recycling railroads at SE? No there isn't. This is obviously not the place to ask the question, but it regards the recycling (or lack thereof) of rails and ...

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Why is it a problem, to collect so many rep as possible?
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The rep is not given for anything. It correlates well with the useful work for the sites. So the crucial thing is what's considered to be useful by the community. Constantly answering off-topic or ...

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How to post a "Possible duplicate of [QUESTION]" comment?
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How does such a comment work and how do I post one? Such comments are automatically applied if the question was close flagged / voted for the duplicate reason. There are generally two ways to place ...

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How and when should one add "[sic]" to a quotation in a SE answer?
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[sic] means exactly so or verbatim and usually is used to point out an authors inability of correct writing. It's often enough abused just to exhibit a person, and that's a thing going ad hominem and ...

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Indicating education status on Stack Exchange forums
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... I was wondering if sites such as Stack Exchange (and all its companion websites) have considered allowing for users to verify educational status (such as Master's/PhD degrees, number of years ...

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Is there any way to transfer reputation other than bounties?
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Are there any ways to transfer reputation between users without using bounties? No there aren't, and abusing bounties that way is frowned upon.

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Why are comments being deleted so quickly at the moment?
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1I posted a comment yesterday on an answer pointing out that the answer had mostly strayed from the topic in my question and requesting that the user actually answer the question I had asked. The ...

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We have several Stack Apps userscripts that help with moderation, but the recent UI changes break them
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The recent UI changes have unintentionally broken our userscripts. I don't believe that the Stack Exchange development or even product management team can reasonably take into account which changes ...

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Question closed before I updated it. Do I need to just write a new one or just wait?
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I received feedback that I needed to update the question, but it was closed before I was able to update it (I was still trying some other things and wanted to wait until I could update with results of ...

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How can I refer and link to other posts in my post?
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All the ways to link you mentioned are considered just fine. But more important, besides the link (formatted in which ever possible way), you should always cite the linked post in your question, and ...

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Hide notifications about a specific question?
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Is there any way to hide rep notifications about a specific question? Yes, technically there is: You can make your post belong to the community wiki. The flip side up is, that you won't earn any ...

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What is the correct way to appeal to authority as a Computer Scientist/Engineer?
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What is the correct way to appeal to authority as a Computer Scientist/Engineer TL;DR; You don't, you can't. That doesn't enhance your posts quality in any way. There's no relevance to your current ...

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How to handle a professional argument at Stack Exchange sites
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Our argument was, in the end, more about terminologies rather than practical issues. This is an ever bigger shame because of two things: Sometimes the situation boils down to this: Better to let ...

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On what Stack Exchange site would I ask a question about translating a text from Bengali?
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There's a number of sites available to ask for language specific concerns and subtleties. See them listed under the culture/recreation category. Unfortunately Bengali isn't a language listed there. ...

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Is it just me, or is this an obvious way to see in an instant whether or not a post to review is a test?
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For example, if I have an Opinion-based filter, whenever I see a post that have been flagged as Needs details or clarity, I know it's a test (I enjoy clicking on the link to text posts before casting ...

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