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!
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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:
Answerable (with something other than opinions),
Focused on an actual problem you're having,
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 ...
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
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 ...
I have now created an extension that adds the requested button:
The extension is available on GitHub and should work as:
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
When I leave a comment that allows the OP to resolve the problem, great, but that wasn't my intention.
I usually do this when I don't have the time (or simply don't want) to write a proper answer. I still want to leave the hint for the author of the question.
Now when the author follows that hint, it was actually useful and it allowed the author to resolve ...
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 ...
"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 ...
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 ...
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.
The validity of your post is checked once you try to post it.
There is no real reason to do the check at a different time and show you an indicator that might simply be incorrect at the time where the validity is actually checked (as it might simply no longer be true at that point).
Assuming you wrote a lengthy post, just to be told "You can't post 6 ...
I don't think that this is really that big of a problem and isn't happening all that often. Most times, I've seen that these comments are migrated to the answers section when the OP realizes that it's an acceptable answer and/or has more time to elaborate on the comment.
If all else fails (i.e. you see that the comment is super old, and the OP is no ...
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,...
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 ...