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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 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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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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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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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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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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There really isn't any policy on this. Just note that content is licensed under cc-by-sa, but Stack Exchange additionally requires you to: (…) attribute the work in the manner specified by the author or licensor (…) So if you quote (or copy without using visual indication of a quote) content from a Stack Exchange site, you should at the very least ...


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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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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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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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"questioner tags" like, say, newbie or software-engineer or neuroscience-researcher are not very useful for the following reasons: Just because you add a tag to a question, doesn't mean that you are actually that thing. I could add a tag of intel-cpu-designer to my questions, but that doesn't automatically mean that I work for Intel designing the next CPU ...


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Done. win10 has been merged into and synonymised with windows-10.


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You can request email notifications for your inbox, if you haven't accessed it in a while, which takes care of answers to your own questions, and comments to your posts or addressing you. While you can mark questions as favorites by clicking the star, and have them show up in your user profile, there's no email notifications for it. There's also an RSS ...


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Comment upvotes are... special. They don't actually really mean anything (I seem to recall, at most a badge). On the other hand, comments are a useful way to extract and elicit more information from an OP, or to suggest something too minor to be a question on its own. A comment upvote is just a way to say "this comment added something" (and we don't downvote,...


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This has been enabled. Highlighting is now on, with no default language set on both SU and Meta SU. VB highlighting has also been enabled for the VB tag. You'll need to remember to manually add the hints, and you should be good to go. Also, this is a pretty advanced feature, so please don't expect new users to know about it (as there's really no way for ...


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I'm not sure we should be closing these questions outright, much less have a specific close reason for them. At the end of the day, people are unhappy about how they are phrased. These questions can be trivially rewritten from "Give me a script to X" to "How can I do (automate) X", and answers can choose to write scripts if they wish to do so, or provide ...


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I don't know why the particular person downvoted you, but the post was confusing. It was unclear whether you wanted to remove 1+ spaces, or 2+ spaces. First you answered for 2+ then you decided 1+. You have also mixed up whitespace and space in your question, stating space in the title, then whitespace in the first sentence. You should include what you have ...


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If we don't edit the questions, the destruction of a bad tag would be delayed, and then people would keep using useless tags. That's not to say that editors should just rip through all questions with a given tag, mindlessly removing it from them. Rather, every user who retags a question (or makes any minor change to any post, really) should also make sure ...


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I'm going to go out on a limb and say a restriction of this type would be a bad thing. Keep on rejecting edits that aren't good edits, per editing guidelines, but not allowing new users to edit a question that is closed could lead to not allowing a user to edit a question that they found via search, but was abandoned the first time, leading to a collective ...


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New users need at least 10 reputation in order to post images. They also need more than 10 rep to post more than 2 links. This is mainly an anti spam measure and does not (usually) significantly affect the user. Considering 10 reputation can be achieved by one upvote on an answer or two question upvotes it is a trivial inconvenience. It should probably be ...


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Before doing this, I like to look at what might have been lost. The following 133 tags have been created by users with < 1500 reputation at the time of creation during the past 365 days and are currently in-use on at least 2 questions: Name Used User Created RepOnCreation ------------------------ ---- ----------------...


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I think either a review process for new tags could be a good thing. Alternatively could we just make entering the tag description (short & long) mandatory and put all these in the review queue. That way we end up with a (hopefully) good tag description and the creator is forced to think about it while creating the tag.


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There's literally nothing we can do. There's even a grace period after the one week/168 hours, but no way to undo a 'lost' bounty or to do anything once the bounty period is over. meta.se's got an in depth answer that has basically everything anyone needs to know on bounties


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This is the review audit feature. It was added in response to people (or scripts) mindlessly clicking "No change needed" or "Close ..." or whatever (just to get badges, for example). You could easily block the behavior if they always clicked the same button, but if they had their script click the buttons available randomly, it would be impossible to ...


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My two cents: There really isn't a good list of specs that would be useful across most questions. This might end up creating some additional clutter for little gain. For example, details like amount of RAM, and what CPU and GPU you have, seem like basic specs, but they're actually irrelevant for many (most?) questions. How much will it actually be used? ...


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Your idea is based on a false premise. The key is that the metric of reputation conflates, by design, answer-writing ability and technical knowledge. By extension, your statement that "we can expect higher-quality answers from experienced users" is problematic: what do you mean by higher-quality? Answer-writing ability consists of: How well the user ...


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Why is it that a closed thread can continue to be downvoted even if it's legitimate, just needing tweaking by the question asker? I’m not 100 sure of the official reason, but you can also up-vote a question if it is closed as well. And you can down-vote an open question and accepted answer as well. Votes are opinions and nothing more. Closed questions don’...


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You stated: It is possible that he/she forgets about that edit and miss even the comment that sometimes are given with the rejection. Unlikely, as the next time they submit an edit they will see a warning about the last reject: Kevin implemented this as described below. One rejected edit will produce the following warning: That links back ...


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