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Shutting down recurring community self-evaluations
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Engineering SE is scheduled to begin a site self-evaluation in a few days. If they are to be shut down "this week" I hope that one of two things will occur: They will be shut down before ours begins; ...

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Should introspection be encouraged in light of the new standards for graduation?
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The introspection itself, and the inclusion of the users in that process, I consider fairly useful—as long as you get participation. What I like about the current, automated self-evaluations: The ...

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Stackagotchi Strategery
12 votes

You could think of this as a juggling game. Each of your stats decays at a rate much slower than 1 heart per turn (but you have multiple stats). The rate of decay of a stat can be influenced by the ...

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Which Stack Exchange website for machine learning and computational algorithms?
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Questions about use and selection of machine learning algorithms, or about machine learning generally, are appropriate for DataScience.SE, where machine-learning has been the most popular tag in the ...

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How are the icons for each Stack Exchange community chosen?
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Just to expand a bit on Monica's answer: Who can change them ? There is no mechanism for community moderators (volunteers) or community managers (staff) to change the site icon routinely or on-the-...

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What are these "useful artifacts" on Stack Exchange?
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The first clue for readers outside of the software field lies in What does artifact mean? on Programmers SE. Quoting the accepted answer (emphasis mine): In software development life cycle (SDLC), ...

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Is there a site for game console topics?
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According to What topics can I ask about here? on Arqade (gaming.stackexchange.com), you can ask certain questions about consoles there: Arqade is for passionate videogamers from all platforms, ...

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Is copying documentation bad?
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No, there's nothing wrong with using documentation in an answer, as long as you take care to provide attribution and make clear that it is a direct quote. A link is usually good enough for attribution;...

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Is it useful to tag a question when the tag is already (appropriately) in the title?
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There are two main purposes for tags: To aid search algorithms in distinguishing the most important words or phrases from among many; To organize information into categories that can be browsed or ...

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Submitting design elements for Stack Exchange sites
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5 votes

Sites are given full designs when they graduate from beta—though the beta/graduated terminology may be changing in the future, and the process could change as well. In the meantime, you can discuss ...

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New sticky vote feature doesn't work on directly-linked answers
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I am almost certain that the reason for this is that you've linked to one of your own posts. You can't vote for your own posts, and it could be argued that there's no reason to apply this feature to a ...

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Why was my Secret Hat answer deleted?
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As one of the authors of a non-joke answer that was deleted, I'm disappointed by the characterization that the rest of the answers on that question were useless or duplicates. I made six revisions to ...

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