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Remind people that included files are part of an MCVE

This question concerns C or C++, but it may be relevant to other languages. When constructing a minimal, complete, and verifiable example (MCVE), occasionally the question asker does not include the ...

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Are there any objections to Winter Bash hats?

Winter Bash is coming soon. Each SE site can choose not to participate. I can't think of any reason why we wouldn't participate, particularly since each user has the option to turn the feature off and ...

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Add metrics to profile page to measure the users influence

In addition to the reputation score there could be additional metrics on a users profile page measuring the influence of the user. The influence of a user can be measured with bibliometric measures, ...

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Rewriting “minimal understanding”

This current close reason is confusing and potentially misleading. Questions must demonstrate a minimal understanding of the problem being solved. Try including attempted solutions, why they ...

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Burninate [ratio]

Several weeks ago I answered this question. It was about calculating ratio of sides of rectangle in Scala. I received 5 upvotes and on my tag list I had scala tag with score 5. I Quickly realized that ...

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On a lighter note: 'Tis the season for Hats!

Winterbash 2014 is coming!* 'Tis the season of earning silly hats for your avatar to wear by achieving achievements in Stack usage. Not only are these achievements more "fun", off-kilter, and promote ...

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Not enough contrast for link text

I like Academia's site design. It is very pretty. I don't like the link text color. It does not stand out very well. Perhaps it is my computer so here's a snapshot Tell me if you can see the link ...

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Do unrelated keywords in the careers bar and footer hurt Googlers, and can we fix it by not serving them to the Googlebot?

Recently a junior colleague of mine started working on a project with Drupal. Nobody in our shop has used Drupal before, and so he frequently hits Google for debugging help. A typical Google search ...

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Reason for deleting comments?

Several days ago (perhaps week before last?), I posted a comment on this answer: As closely as I can recall, my comment was: This answer is the ...

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Are “What is this thing called?” questions on-topic for Stack Overflow?

In a recent question on Stack Overflow, the user was asking for the proper name for a concept, so that they could further research the topic (on their own). We all know how difficult it is to ...

2 answers | 29 mins ago by metacubed on Meta Stack Overflow
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Is it OK to ask for a “word-choice” on Stack Overflow?

Sometimes I need to name a database table or a class or just a variable, but I'm unable to find a descriptive name which can be easily understood by others. Obviously, a more general or a well-known ...

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Possible UI bug?

I noticed a bug (maybe) in the UI, specifically in the 'Related Questions' pane: Notice the '1' right under the '17'. I don't know if this is a bug, but it is quite ugly. It should reproduce itself ...

1 answers | 38 mins ago by Khan Power on Meta Stack Overflow
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Where should [location] be dumped?

The location tag is undefined and is used in numerous ways: file location memory location software/OS installation device locale GPS position IP address/VPN location geographical source of images ...

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Are we going to get hats?

Winter Bash 2014 is coming up! Should Mi Yodeya have hats? The mods didn't seem to pick up on the trend, so i'm posting it for them. From the MSO post: Here's the rundown: Hats are ...

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Do we want hats 2014 edition?

For those new to the site. StackExchange has a little winter themed event in December for sites to participate in called Winter Bash (2014 link). Basically, users earned "hats" for their gravatars ...

4 answers | 55 mins ago by iKlsR on Blender Meta
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Can videos be posted as answers to questions?

Sometimes the best answer to a question is to post a video showing how to accomplish something (especially if it involves manipulating some sort of GUI, I guess). Can this be done? If not, can the ...

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Button to insert <kbd></kbd> for users with moderator rights?

I come across a lot of posts which lack proper hotkey formatting: any key And I change it to: AnyKey It would save me 11 keystrokes per <kbd></kbd> if there was a button in the post ...

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Why are there no notifications for edits after I casted a downvote on it

The whole stackexchange concept is great. But there is one thing I do not understand. A small logic chain would be New user creates a poorly written question. Very specific. About ~100 views. ...

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Will there be hats on Meta Stack Exchange?

They were on Meta Stack Overflow previous year, but since the split occurred, I would expect them to appear here, on Meta Stack Exchange, this year. Will it happen (or any discussion on it)? I want ...

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Risqué and uninformative title.

I found the previous title of Realizing proper pure quaternions as conjugates slightly risqué and also uninformative. So in the spirit of being bold I just changed it to something mathematical. ...

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How do we feel about requests for learning materials?

We recently had a brief discussion in chat about this question which asks for learning materials (specifically, online video courses). I feel that such questions are not a good fit for the site ...

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Feedback Requested: Stack Overflow design update

As you can see, Meta.SO looks a bit different today. Over the years I've gotten a lot of requests to "redesign" Stack Overflow. I've always felt SO's site design had good usability and was very ...

55 answers | 1 hour ago by Jin on Meta Stack Overflow
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Is there a way to share authorship of an answer?

In the question What visual wave behavior help to tell... of the Earth Science Stack, the current accepted answer was first drafted by me, but another user provided a very good complement to the ...

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What is the copyright status of Indian books?

In my answer here, I posted PDF's of most of the volumes of the 10-volume Motilal Banarsidass translation of the Padma Purana. I was able to get volumes 2-8 from two sources, DSpace (the digital ...

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2014 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

In connection with the moderator elections, we will be holding a Q&A with the candidates. This will be an opportunity for members of the community to pose questions to the candidates on the topic ...

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60 day migration limit forces cross posting

I came across a question on Ask Ubuntu. It's a fine question for AU, it's on topic, clear, well written and the OP has been answering all requests for information. Everything is just as it should be. ...

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The Word “Beautiful” in Titles

I've noticed that there are two users (here and here) are including the word "Beautiful" in the title of almost every question they ask. It seems to me that the purpose of including that word in the ...

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Feedback Requested: Search Engine Usage

As part of our ongoing mission to improve our network of sites for our users, we're working on improving search. As some of you may have already noticed, we have begun recording metrics on the use of ...

14 answers | 2 hours ago by Haney on Meta Stack Overflow
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Hats are coming

Winterbash 2014 is on its way. It will run from 15 December 2014 to 4 January 2015. (The site isn't live yet.) For those are unfamiliar with the Winterbash hat dash, it is a time of festive fun and ...

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Is it safe to assume C++11 by now even if the question is not tagged as such?

I frequently come across questions from new users that are tagged just with c++, whereas it is very likely that by now (end of 2014) their compilers are C++11 compliant. In such cases, should we ...

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