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Yes, I support adding Android and removing Gaming from the migration options on Super User Please note, I will view the vote split and only count positive votes, so downvoting the option you dislike won't make any difference. This is now status-completed!


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I like the concept that you're raising, but not the implementation. I feel its a bit counterintuitive to have two types of downvotes - we've already had instances of people using Close votes as a "Super Downvote", we wouldn't want to make it even more confusing. Instead - we should stick to just having 'downvote', with one of the additional features you ...


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I am very strongly against this. The whole point of a Q/A site is to generate useful questions and answers. Where would we be if we didn't allow answers to perfectly valid questions anymore? If you don't need any more answers, ignore it, but there might always be a better answer that is not only useful to you, but all the others reading. Don't forget that ...


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This has been discussed/requested many times on Meta Stack Overflow. The canonical response is here: Would it be possible to have a "community accepted" feature? The request is marked status-declined, under the premise that the question with the most upvotes is effectively the community-accepted answer. Actually marking an accepted answer is the ...


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I have to agree with Oliver there. Generally, those kinds of users who post egregriously low quality stuff are also the ones who skip past the guides you put in their way. The How to Ask page is not mandatory, so you'd have to actively click and read through it. Posts in all caps lock are very rarely found. And I would assume that any reasonable person ...


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There is nothing else to do to them This is where you are incorrect. These questions are thrown onto the "Review" page, and we can actually edit them, and improve them. Once they are improved, we can flag them to be re-opened by a moderator, or by asking on Meta. I am against taking them out of the review tab.


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Good idea, but the wording in the question contains a double negative — "not about ... electronic devices except for home networking equipment" — which is a bit awkward. My wording proposal: Super User is for computer enthusiasts and power users. If you have a question about … computer hardware computer software personal/home ...


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The keyboard on Apple.SE also looks much better than the one on MSO:


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I have to say, I don't remember any instance of LMGTFY that uses that exact website/term. So I'm having a hard time seeing the problem. However, I fully agree that the site/the phenomenon are a rude and condescending response in the context of our site. So I would approve of a ban. When I see people being referred to Google, it's usually in a different ...


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After thinking about this some more, I think it might be a good idea to reduce the frequency of review audits by 80% or so, for users who have a gold review badge. If you've earned a gold review badge, while suffering through the fairly frequent audits the whole way and passing a majority of them so you don't get review-banned, that's much better evidence ...


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Just flag them as no longer needed. Assuming the commenter dosen't catch on and delete it first, a mod will.


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I read somewhere, that cross posting is not allowed or encouraged between SE sites. Official faq question: Is it possible to post questions across a couple of the sites because it's debatable which site it fits best? 1) If I have questions on Google Earth, I'll want to post it both on the SuperUser and GIS.SE sites. The faq of both sites considers this ...


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If you don't know an answer, why don't you simply pass-by? Your meta-question (quoted above) is based upon the assumption that the question you asked on the main site meets our criteria for what a valid question is. IF you asked a question that is: On-topic, Answerable (with something other than opinions), Focused on an actual problem you're having, ......


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I don't think so. It may just end up promoting people to answer questions with more useless answers. The current badges for answering questions, such as "Great Answer" promote quality over quantity, which I think is more oriented towards SE's goal than just having a ton of answers


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I feel (entirely biasedly) that this proposal seems to miss a lot of context and community culture. First and formost, most of these sites are successful by Stack Exchange standards and have met all the requirements for graduation. Where they didn't, they still have large self sustaining communities capable of answering questions. Lets start with 2/3rd of ...


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The lack of information describing your exact progress towards badges has been indicated by Jeff and/or the other developers to be an intentional design choice 1, 2 so anything of this nature is unlikely to be implemented However, if you look at the Data Explorer, you will find quite a few queries that will help estimate progress (do remember the data ...


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I have now created an extension that adds the requested button: The extension is available on GitHub and should work as: Userscript Firefox Extension Chrome Extension Opera Extension Please go to the StackApps page for the latest download links and report any issues on the GitHub issue tracker and I'll look into it.


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You mean this … … becomes this?


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It doesn't work reliably anyway. http://thedoghousediaries.com/comics/uncategorized/2011-12-26-59358b5.png


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Why aren't posts getting votes? While the views are from different IPs, most of them aren't even by registered users or users with the privilege to vote. If—quoting Jeff Atwood—90% of all visitors can't vote on the stuff they see, then this would explain the lack of votes quite easily. And I agree: It's sad to see good questions stick around with 0 votes. ...


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This has been requested hundreds of times in the history of Stack Exchange. The Stack Exchange founders and team are adamant that voting shall always be anonymous. Requiring a comment to downvote would remove that anonymity. Changes were made to remind people to leave a comment when downvoting, but it has not been made and will not be made mandatory.


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If you go through the list of unanswered questions and you see a question that you would consider a "bad question" because you think that it can't be answered, downvote it. If a question can't be answered, it's not helpful. By downvoting it, you make it clear to other users that it's not worth looking at. Likewise, if you see a question that you would ...


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Everything you said about questions applies equally to answers.  A few days ago I posted a one-line answer (to this question) because I was in a hurry.  By the time I got back to it, 15 hours later, it had accrued two downvotes – as far as I can tell, simply because it was too short (lacked explanation).  I proceed to expand on the answer, so it’s now over ...


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I would support this but we need to be somewhat clear about why and when we want to push people to those sites. I actually prefer this to adding those sites to our list of migration targets because we can tell them very explicitly how they can fix their question here (pointing at our site) as well as what is expected over there (hand wave), instead of just ...


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There is a grace period - you get a whole week to assign the bounty. How would adding a 3 day "grace period" be any different from just making bounties last 10 days? You can assign the bounty any time after the first two days, so there's if there's an answer you like, assign the bounty a little sooner. Unless I'm missing your point, I feel like this is ...


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Here's my take on this... I think there are way too many questions that have no accepted answer, but upon reading the answers, you find a comment from the OP similar to this: "Hey, that worked!! You solved my problem." (sorry, no checkmark for you.) Or, a Question with plenty of answers, good answers with many upvotes, and comments from other users ...


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The badges are not per site. They are all the same on every site, and thus, newer sites will actually have this badge with members who have it. Despite that, about 2 years ago it was removed from Meta.StackOverflow. We really should be getting it removed on all meta sites, and trilogy sites.


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I disagree, basically because we aren't an IM client - we're a chat room. I think all that would do is just add more data for the servers to transmit, and doesn't really benefit us as a whole in the end. Also it's slightly creepy I find.. Much easier to just wait for that sound you hear when someone @'s you back. It's also a bit ineffective when you have ...


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Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. Do you really mean to suggest that computer enthusiasts and power users don't want to run nginx or related software at home because they're enthusiastic and/or power users? Server Fault is a question and answer site for professional system and network administrators. ...


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