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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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For a close reason to be displayed, it requires only three of five users to select that reason. It's possible that two of them chose something else, e.g. off topic, since you're asking for a product recommendation. That's actually prohibited, even if not explicitly mentioned on the FAQ. Regarding the close reason not constructive, and why it applies: It's ...


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Super User is in no way a community specific to Windows products. While we do discuss Windows-related problems, we also discuss pretty much any other operating system. So putting Windows into the description wouldn't be appropriate.


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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 am strongly objecting the removal this tag. If title and body contain important (non-meta) information about the topic of the question, then there should also be a tag for it—especially with "big" things like Android. This is the case for any question that deals with a topic of reasonable importance. Which Android definitely has, even if it's just about ...


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


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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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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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Migration for old posts is not possible even if we vetted it. Disable migration for questions older than 60 days questions older than 60 days should not be eligible for migration, either by normal user close-votes or by moderators.


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The whole point is that you don't want to send tons of "exp" (it's actually "reputation") around. I don't see how it would benefit the community, really. That, and the fact that it's really a little old. Oh, and we have a dupe anyway. So, there's no real point in migrating this.


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Why would you "nest" keys in the first place? Keys aren't Russian Matryoska dolls. Just do Ctrl + Alt... I fail to see what the "bug" is about -- there are no "actual keys or other single units of input" that can't be expressed as <kbd>text here</kbd> + <kbd>text here</kbd>. The nested keys is a funny concept that serves no ...


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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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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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Note that I got some good answers to this question too! and Q&A for computer enthusiasts and power users do not conclude that a question is on topic. You can get answers for any question here, if people are willing to answer them, and just because you're a computer enthusiast, well, that doesn't make a question about Service Level Agreements ...


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They're not. You can discuss a topic without posting a request for changes. As examples, see this and this topic, both of which aren't suggestions or requests. OTOH, the request and suggestion tags allow users to quickly search for topics that are about these specific and rather common issues.


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I'm not sure the two cases are really symmetric. When the asker marks an answer as solving their problem (by accepting it), then effectively by definition of the tick it is the one that was most helpful to them. As the most helpful answer, it deserves the bounty and so it is safe to automatically allocate (unless, for some reason, the user has already ...


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Originally, the bounty system was strongly linked to "accepting" an answer: There are three possible outcomes: You accept an answer. The bounty is subtracted from your reputation, and awarded to the answerer. You do not accept an answer. Any answer that was a) provided after the bounty period started and b) has 2 or more upvotes is ...


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I don't know what you mean by "can't alow one user one IP". If you're advocating that a user must be allowed to interact on a site from only one allowed IP, then that's a stupid suggestion. With DHCP IP addresses are recycled across many users and by such a method we're talking about blocking a lot of legitimate users out there. Account suspensions are ...


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A good reason to keep these posts around—and I'm not talking about Viagra or Gucci spam, but excessive promotion for file recovery tools et cetera—is to keep the evidence. Note that I'm using the word "spam" synonymously here: In essence, undisclosed and excessive advertisement. We've had cases where certain companies or individuals spammed… well, the hell ...


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This request hails from the early days of Stack Overflow, and was one of the first and most frequent feature requests to be declined. The official reference thread is A "friends list" on Stack Overflow would be nice on Meta Stack Overflow. What it essentially comes down to is what you've said - Stack Exchange isn't a social networking site. We ...


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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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You the user are more suited to judging what are the best tags to put on your question (mostly) than an algorithm best-guessing through passes of keywords in your question. If you have a question about cascading windows on a Red Hat setup, the weight of the windows tag, for its sheer use count, might have the system suggest that as a possible tag, even ...


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This is very hard to implement because here on Super User (and every other Stack Exchange community), more users with the same user name are allowed to exist. Because this can lead to conflict in which user should be linked to, it's not used. Implementing this feature would require a complete redesign of the comment/user system. More reading on this matter ...


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First the question was bumped because someone added an answer. This is, and always will be, intended behavior (non-bumping "minor" edits have been refused multiple times, and with good reason). Of course, this is the same for questions with an accepted answer as well - they will be bumped if new answers are added (again, intentional behavior). We could ...


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Moderators don't have such super powers, we can't accept questions for other users nor can we alter the sorting order on the question pages. Besides, its not always a bad thing to have old questions float to the frontpage, perhaps they're outdated or a good answer teaches you something you didn't know. If you don't want to see such questions, simply use ...


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