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"IE Web Development Support Moving to Stack Overflow"

It was announced today that: "The Internet Explorer team is excited to announce that web-development support is moving to Stack Overflow." Well, that is exciting. Questions though: A lot of ...

discussion outsourcing  
asked by Danack 108 votes
answered by Ben Voigt 47 votes

Should it be more obvious that stack snippets are only meant for HTML/CSS/JS?

Sometimes I see questions like one, two and three where a user unfamiliar with stack snippets pastes their C or C++ code into the stack snippet box. Now admittedly this doesn't happen very often, but ...

discussion questions stack-snippets  
asked by remyabel 103 votes
answered by Tanner 12 votes

Please take away the Google juice from

This Google search: "T[]" comes up with absolute garbage; it isn't clear why these things are hosted on a subdomain to begin with, since they have nothing ...

feature-request google  
asked by Ben Voigt 84 votes
answered by MichaelT 33 votes

Would anyone else enjoy a way to see reputation earned by activity?

I was looking at the reputation tag, and I liked the way it shows each of the activities that caused reputation changes: I think it would be interesting to see a breakdown of all rep ever gained, ...

discussion feature-request reputation reputation-history  
asked by McAdam331 77 votes
answered by nicael 47 votes

Get rid of the Reversal badge

I'm only asking this here, because the badge may have applications outside of Stack Overflow (for example, the main Stack Exchange Meta), but if it belongs on, all the ...

discussion feature-request badges  
asked by LittleBobbyTables 71 votes
answered by Ben Voigt 24 votes

What to do when I am basically forced to serially downvote a user because they keep on posting crap in my tags?

So, there's a user (link removed, see note at the bottom) who is a member since today, has no idea how the site works and practices programming by iterative SO query. They've asked three python ...

discussion serial-voting  
asked by l4mpi 64 votes
answered by Oded 56 votes

Remove the mention of "Super User" from the standard off-topic close reasons

You currently have this close reason – emphasis mine: Questions about general computing hardware and software are off-topic for Stack Overflow unless they directly involve tools used primarily for ...

feature-request close-reasons migration superuser  
asked by slhck 58 votes
answered by Andrew T. 22 votes

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

Should we add to the Stack Overflow URL blacklist?

Over the years, a lot of people have been posting links to on Stack Overflow when referring to books. That site only exists to host bootleg (some would call them pirated) ebooks ...

discussion hyperlinks  
asked by Brad Larson 84 votes
answered by Shog9 37 votes

Why Does Stack Overflow Avoid Gender in Profiles?

I noticed many posts about how to address individuals due to the ambiguity of their gender on the internet (including Stack Exchange) such as these: The use of gender-specific pronouns on Stack ...

discussion profile-page gender  
asked by Tai Hirabayashi 16 votes
answered by Anna Lear 64 votes

Can you answer these?

Google Chrome shows broken text on Stack Overflow

Just signed up and looking through posts. Running Chrome Version 39.0.2171.65 m Here is a screenshot if wondering. I have no extra fonts installed and browsing with Zoom 100% (Original)

bug google-chrome  
asked by xtrman 8 votes

Reference style markdown links being misidentified as code: "Your post appears to contain code that is not properly formatted as code."

I had problems posting an answer as it was misidentified as code. When trying to post I received the following error message: Your post appears to contain code that is not properly formatted as ...

feature-request bug markdown  
asked by curiousinternals 27 votes

Questions marked as duplicate but have higher visiblity than the original

Sometimes I see questions marked as duplicated but actually they have a better keywords in title so they are better indexed by google and visits are way higher than original. I actually have an answer ...

discussion duplicate-questions reopen-closed  
asked by Fabio 2 votes
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