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When is a question deemed 'unsalvagable'?

I was reviewing some posts and I ran into one question in particular which made me question where is the line between 'should be improved' and unsalvagable? The user asking the question seemed to ...

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Can an answer recommend a game that isn't a role-playing game yet remain on topic?

The question Can I play D&D4E solo? seems to really need an answer recommending Wizards of the Coast's line of Dungeons & Dragons Board Games (e.g. Legend of Drizzt, Wrath of Ashardalon), and ...

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Aren't some questions becoming too localized?

Some questions like the following seem to be valueless to anybody except the question poster which is strictly against SE mentality where a question should hold value for all future readers and not ...

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Please do not blindly approve trivial Suggested Edits

Editing a question/answer is good, as far as it makes some sense and really improves the post. Reviewing a suggested edit is a responsibility and not just a matter of formality. A single-character ...

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Removed post caused minus 2 points

My first question on Meta. Today I noticed I got 2 reputations minus for a post which got removed. I hardly remember what I did to that post, in the history of reps achieved I couldn't find it for ...

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April 2015 Community Moderator Election Results

Stack Overflow's 6th moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the 3 new moderators are: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly — please thank them for ...

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Sandbox for Proposed Challenges

What is the Sandbox? This "Sandbox" is a place where Programming Puzzles & Code Golf (PPCG) users can get feedback on prospective challenges they wish to post to the main page. This is useful ...

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StackExchange iOS app - long title bug

I was using the Stack Exchange iOS app today and came across a title that messed up the layout a bit. Not sure whether this has been noted to the admins already. See screenshot of the issue: As ...

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Attracting users from smaller individual forums here?

There are a lot of smaller sub-forums about Video production, VFX etc. like VideoCopilot.net forum, The Foundry's forum, Houdini's forum etc. These forums have some pretty good and useful content, and ...

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How can we write a query in data.stackexchange to find the CloseAsOffTopicReasonType for a closed question?

I am attempting some data mining via data.stackexchange but failing in my current task, as I cannot find the "off topic reason" for closed "off-topic" questions. Given a closed 'off topic' question ...

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Merge/Synonymize Proposal: [uiautomator] [android-uiautomator]

I just became aware of this, but would need to wait some time for my lazy reputation. uiautomator's wiki: The uiautomator testing framework lets you test your user interface (UI) efficiently by ...

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Why can't I edit my comment after 5 minutes but can delete and create a new one?

I just wanted to edit a comment of mine and when I tried to submit the edit I got the message that comments cannot be edited after 5 minutes. However I was able to delete the comment and post a new ...

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MO-Hard Questions

The term "MO-Hard" has entered the mathematical vocabulary, describing interesting questions that were asked on MathOverflow but haven't been answered in spite of efforts by many community members. ...

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Displaying LaTeX in comments

Would it be possible to display Latex in comments. Yesterday I posted a math question, which someone helpfully edited. They changed all occurrences of a^b to a (super script) b. Like two squared can ...

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Major bugs caught in questions

I wrote a question, but forgot to thoroughly re-test my code after I made a modification and before I posted the question. I was notified of a major bug by mjolka (thank you!) in chat, such a major ...

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Always show same tag badge in recommedation

I have asked a question on Meta and here I am able to see two tags in my profile. By default it show discussion tag in progress but where I have click on setting icon there is only one support tag and ...

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Are visits to permalinks by an account still attributed to it after it's merged?

Account 4145951 was merged into account 1333493. Instead of a permalink with trailing /4145951, the user will now be offered a trailing /1333493 by the "share" link / "share a link to this answer" ...

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Is there a way to validate my account and the emails that have been used to login?

I know that when an email has been compromised that I can go to my profile and click on my login and get rid of an email. I have an issue where my professor suspects me of plagiarizing off my own post ...

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Historical Activity on Area 51

So I occasionally look at http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/4296/personal-productivity - but because I don't necessarily note down the figures, it's hard to tell if they are going up, staying ...

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Duplicate account on Area 51

I created a profile on Area 51 recently. Just went to use it, and ended up creating a duplicate profile instead. Still seems linked to my main account on the user information pages, but has separate ...

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Keeping track of our statistics

On the Sustainability beta site user EnergyNumbers has created a meta post where he keeps track of the Area51 statistics of the site. Since we cannot see any history of this site's statistics (only ...

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Weird popup ads from stackoverflow sites

I am not sure if this is browser issue or stackoverflow's spamming ads but while clicking on a link or random place i get these popups for "http://bellevueavenue.us/". At first i thought if this is an ...

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Custom off-topic close reasons

We can set up to 3 custom close reasons. Do we want any custom close reasons? From What do site moderators need to do to support the new custom question close reasons?: This can be tricky; your ...

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Lateral-thinking requires a new policy

The lateral-thinking tag is for sure one of the most controversial tags in the history of Puzzling. It was often criticized for its inaccurate description, ambiguous meaning, tendency to "mask" low ...

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Beating the beta tag

Considering we already recommend having a sub-tag for betas and RCs, beta is redundant. Can we get rid of it?

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What to do with [equals] and [equality]

So there is equality: Test to determine if two or more items are either the exact same item or of equal values. and equals: Refers to Java equals method, indicating whether some object is ...

1 answers | 1 hour ago by jdphenix on Meta Stack Overflow meta.stackoverflow.com
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原文と一致しない日本語:「ツアー」の説明文

場所:  https://ja.stackoverflow.com/tour 原文: Don't ask about... Questions you haven't tried to find an answer for (show your work!) Product or service recommendations or comparisons ...

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How to ask people to re-answer a question in light of new information, when you're not sure if the answer has changed?

There were a lot of questions answered before the DMG came out that hypothesized about what it might include. Now that the DMG is out, those answers might be wrong. If it's obvious that they are, ...

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About vox-populi badge

I have voted for 40 [Questions + Answers] , I got warning about daily limit and now I am not able to do new vote as its limit reached but in my Profile Activity it shows 37 out of 40 [37/40], Why? and ...

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Split profile page to add site specific part

I would like to be able to have different profiles on the different stack exchange sites. But on the other side I want to be able to create a common profile for all network sites. Therefore my ...

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