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Concept of "conditional" downvotes?

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 "...
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Acknowledging comments so that they can be removed

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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Concept of "conditional" downvotes?

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, ...
11 votes

Difficulty trying to answer old unanswered questions

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 ...
11 votes
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Proposal: Merge SuperUser, Unix&Linux, ServerFault, AskUbuntu, AskDifferent

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 ...
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11 votes
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Change the close question text

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 ...
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10 votes
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Shouldn't there be a "Questioner Tag" so that responders should know how to frame ans. to best suit the OP?

"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 ...
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10 votes
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Merge tags windows-10 and win10

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

Protecting or marking self answered questions to avoid "lack of research" downvotes

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+. ...
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Add a new off-topic close reason for questions asking for scripts

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 ...
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9 votes
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Should we edit old, non-interesting questions?

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 ...
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9 votes

Set a rep threshold for editing closed questions?

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 ...
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9 votes

Automatically embed image links

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 ...
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8 votes

Restrict tag creation?

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. ...
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8 votes

Why do I need 15 reputation to mark an answer correct and 50 to add a comment?

Welcome to Super User! First of all, let's distinguish between two things: Upvoting an answer, and Accepting an answer. Since the question you linked to was not asked by you, you cannot (with any ...
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Please let me award a bounty to a qualified answer despite my tardiness?

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 ...
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8 votes

New tag request - 'newbie-friendly'

It is unlikely because its a meta tag. The 'quality' of a question doesn't entirely rely on specific subject matter expertise. Its about showing your research or lack thereof and giving folks the ...
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7 votes
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Effect of downvote on reputation

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 ...
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7 votes
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Downvoting a Closed Thread?

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 ...
7 votes

Notify a rejected or accepted edit

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 ...
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7 votes
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Allow migration of suitable hardware questions to the Hardware Recommendations Stack site

Public beta's too early for migration anyway, and considering the two recommendations sites are unique in their scope and previous experience as a moderator on software recommendations I'm not sure ...
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7 votes
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Allow rep from ALL Stack-Exchanges sites to be considered for rep-required functions

Might it be useful to somehow consider other Stack-Exchange sub-site rep when determining restrictions? It kind of is already. Once any of your accounts on the Stack* network reach 200 rep, the other ...
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7 votes

Can we have "drive" as a separate tag?

drive would be a meta tag. We don't like meta tags because they require more information in the question or in other tags for them to be useful. They are rarely useful on their own. For example: for ...
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7 votes

Can I disable the Review Icon

You can use the following custom stylesheet to hide just the red alert indicator: .js-review-button._danger-indicator:after { display: none } or hide the entire button: .js-review-button { ...
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7 votes
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Add Windows 11 tag

Since Windows 11 released this morning, the tag should be made for people who have questions about Windows 11. Windows 11 was announced it was not actually released. However, I already created it, ...
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7 votes

Is the format bar code sample/block option inefficient

Neither of these styles is incorrect, old, deprecated etc. Stack Exchange is using Commonmark which allows both styles: indented, fenced. Actually, if anything, it's the fenced style that is ...
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6 votes

Edits required for on-topic help page

It comes under product recommendation. It's actually been disallowed longer than software recommendations. A software recommendation is a software recommendation, free, paid, or if you get paid to use ...
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6 votes

Restrict tag creation?

There actually is kind of a way to review new tags. Users with more than 10K reputation have a "tools" page that shows, among other things, the most recently created tags. Those can be found at the ...
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6 votes
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How to format Excel tables in questions?

I use the Tables Generator web site as a starting point. (Note that I'm not affiliated with it.) The unmodified result of creating a 5-row by 8-column table and filling it with the raw data from your ...
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6 votes
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The edit queue is full at the moment - enlarge number of items?

Apparently it is possible that we only have a suggested edit queue of 40 edits: What's the fixed size of the suggested edit queue? tells us that we only have 40 edits pending at a time. While there ...
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