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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 ...

discussion featured election  
asked by Shog9 649 votes
answered by Bill the Lizard 473 votes

Shouldn't there be a special badge or profile emblem for retired moderators?

In the announcement of the results of the latest election, there was an announcement of the stepping down of Bill the Lizard as a moderator in May. By recognizing that moderators are doing lots of ...

discussion feature-request  
asked by Nick L. 207 votes
answered by Ben Voigt 103 votes

Why am I receiving down votes for this question and how can I improve it?

Previously I posted a similar question with rather lengthy code, so it was downvoted. I worked on it and narrowed down the area I was stuck, but this time I was downvoted continuously. The link to ...

support specific-question  
asked by Java Enthusiast 117 votes
answered by jww 79 votes

A moderator deleted someone's good post and it's my fault

The question Firefox does not pick up css received this answer: You have some mistakes in your css code that you need to fix. This site is good for validating code: ...

discussion deleted-answers  
asked by Oriol 95 votes
answered by Brad Larson 83 votes

How should we go about users "rage quitting" Stack Overflow?

Today I came across a question that seemed a little too broad and I asked him to elaborate (screenshot). Then, the user began ranting and says he "quits the site" and some other harsh words. How ...

discussion new-users  
asked by Shaun Loftin 74 votes
answered by Brad Larson 116 votes

Provide asking instructions for [regex] - just like for [sql]

You won't believe this: regex suffers from low-quality questions. First, as you may know, there are several regex flavors in use. The flavor can impact available features, valid syntax or much more ...

feature-request tag-tips  
asked by Lucas Trzesniewski 62 votes

The learn-c-the-hard-way tag just seems no good to me

learn-c-the-hard-way is a bad tag, in my opinion, because it's misleading and not useful. I did not even know there was book with that title, and I thought this had to do with the approach the OP ...

discussion burninate-request  
asked by G. Samaras 59 votes
answered by Cerbrus 57 votes

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

How to deal with a 'stolen' answer?

This has happened to me a fair number of times... I check out a question that has been answered but not accepted because the answer was flat out incorrect I then provide an answer that does indeed ...

discussion answers etiquette attribution  
asked by Display Name is missing 19 votes
answered by Hans Passant 109 votes

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 ...

discussion design  
asked by Jin 308 votes
answered by Jason C 317 votes

Can you answer these?

Should session-state and session-variables tags be merged?

I just answered a question on session state in PHP. After I wrote my answer I went back to edit the details of the quest based on some of the OP's comments and to fix the tags. I noticed two ...

discussion retag-request  
asked by Vincent Ugenti 1 vote

Convert code snippet to code block button

In the tags I frequent (C# and ASP.NET) the code snippet feature is often not used correctly. Code snippets don't support ASP.NET controls, inline syntax from ASP.NET Web Forms or Razor, and certainly ...

asked by mason 13 votes

Multiple Voting on Advertisements

Yes, Another Advertisement question. I noticed that, after voting on an advertisement, and after waiting awhile, I was able to vote again for the exact same advertisement, and so every time I came ...

bug advertising  
asked by Ben Morris 3 votes
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