Ixrec
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Let’s improve our site navigation
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I really like the idea of "stuff to read", "stuff to moderate" and "stuff to answer" tabs, but the tab names in the mockup don't seem to match that. "Needs Answer" is obvious, but I don't see the ...

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What do I do if I know only half the answer to a question?
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If that half of the answer is useful on its own (e.g. it's something the OP probably didn't know that gets him/her substantially closer to his/her goal), I would post it anyway, while making clear ...

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Join us for the second MSE Town Hall on Wednesday June 22nd
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Should flaggers be able to (or required to) provide a reason for their flags? When flags do come up, it's fairly common for me to look at the message and have absolutely no idea what's wrong with it. ...

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What should I do when I'm asking a question that needs a new tag, but I don't have enough rep?
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14 votes

Pick the best tag you can find, and leave a comment under the post asking someone to create the tag you think it should have. If a high-rep/experienced user agrees, they'll create it and edit it into ...

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Where can I ask questions about the physics of fiction?
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11 votes

The trick is distinguishing the motivation for the question from the actual question itself. If your question is "In movie X, how/why did character A do F?" (i.e., you want an "in-...

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Join us for the second MSE Town Hall on Wednesday June 22nd
10 votes

Should flagged chat messages be reviewed in isolation or in context? Personally, I almost never click the "valid" button on a flagged message because whether or not something is offensive, in my ...

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Where do I ask IT support questions?
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10 votes

Questions that boil down to "[software] is not working, what do I do?" are technical support, and the only reliable way to solve such problems is to contact the owner/creator of [software] about it. ...

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Area 51 sample question word limit is too restrictive for proposals that require more detail in example questions
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A question's title is not meant to contain all the detail needed to make it answerable, only enough to give a rough idea what it's about. Area51 asks for titles and not bodies because it wants to ...

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Does a question about software architecture using a specific framework belong on Programmers or Stack Overflow?
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6 votes

Hard to say without actually seeing the question, but since you're using words like "design" and "architecture", my guess would be Programmers. Just because we don't have tags for specific frameworks ...

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"not well received" warning displayed improperly
5 votes

It sounds like you're on the verge of getting a question ban. This post explains question bans in great detail, but the key point is that you've had too many questions which got downvoted, closed, or ...

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Do we have a community for identifying the title of a music or tune?
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I don't think we do. But more importantly, can you ask the question in such a way that music experts could give an objectively correct answer? I believe there is no site for this because that's ...

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How does having different StackOverflow, CS, and DSP sites help anyone?
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I'm not familiar with these particular sites, but assuming they were created for all the right reasons, then it helps you because: 1) If you have a question that's only on-topic on one of those sites,...

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Do Stack Exchange sites have an option of changing the default homepage?
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As far as I know, every tab and search on an SE site homepage corresponds to a unique URL that you can bookmark, which serves the same purpose. I don't see a need for SE to add some site-specific home ...

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Where would a question about education be on-topic?
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3 votes

I don't know of any SE sites that cover education as a whole, but Academia SE (which usually focuses on graduate/PhD-level education) and MathEducators SE definitely cover parts of it. I also see ...

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Usernames with weird unicode characters that are annoying and adversely affect formatting
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I can understand why some users would find these names annoying, but I don't see any actual problems being caused by them. A comment starting with or mentioning that username is still perfectly ...

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Cannot login to some meta sites - asking a question causes a redirect loop
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I had this problem today, and the comments here helped me figure out how to work around it. The exact workaround that solved it for me was: On the non-meta page, click "Try" or "Help" in the top-...

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Where should I ask this Quaternion / Euler Angle question
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The idea of using quaternions for the purpose of avoiding gimbal lock sounds to me like a game development thing (at least, that's the only context where I've heard of it before), so you could try ...

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