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Warlords of Documentation: A Proposed Expansion of Stack Overflow

It’s been 7 years and 10,000,000+ Questions since Stack Overflow was launched. The amount of good that has been done for the field - all the developers helped, all the person-hours saved, all the ...

discussion featured documentation  
asked by Kevin Montrose 436 votes
answered by Stijn 164 votes

Google is mixing GitHub and Stack Overflow

I don’t know if anybody cares, but Google is apparently mixing up GitHub and Stack Overflow: You can find this at the bottom of every Google Glass documentation page. I propose that a Stack ...

discussion status-completed google  
asked by idmean 176 votes
answered by Danny Miller 57 votes

Is it bad practice to post a short answer first and then add details afterwards?

I have the habit of posting quick code-only answers to "simple" questions, and then add details / context later... for example on a question that I stumble upon in a review queue, that can be solved ...

discussion edits answers code fastest-gun  
asked by Mikk3lRo 139 votes
answered by Deduplicator 107 votes

Discourage screenshots of code and/or errors

Can we add some guidance to discourage new users from posting screenshots of their code and/or errors? It may not be the most common problem, but I've run into it more than a few times. New-ish user ...

feature-request images tooltips  
asked by apaul34208 103 votes
answered by Luke McGregor 37 votes

Getting "Suspicious request" every time I log in

Since the first time I tried log in to Stack Overflow with the new login form I always get Suspicious request Sorry, your request could not be completed because it looked suspicious. If you ...

bug login  
asked by codroipo 95 votes
answered by Anna Lear 17 votes

Is it OK to systematically edit the questions titles like this?

Should I continue removing tags from titles and reword the questions titles with actual English sentences even if it troubles the OP? I follow mostly Apple-related questions. It includes tags for ...

discussion  
asked by Eric D. 89 votes
answered by Cerbrus 129 votes

Who are the winners in the #SOreadytohelp t-shirt drawing?

Stack Overflow recently surpassed 10 million questions, and we're giving away a bunch of t-shirts to celebrate: Because it's coming up, here's some brief info about the t-shirt contest: Twitter ...

discussion 10m-questions-milestone  
asked by abby hairboat 74 votes
answered by abby hairboat 46 votes

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

How do you answer the Human Verification?

I can't solve the reCAPTCHA on Stack Overflow. It's almost impossible. Two human beings (fully certified) have attempted to answer it and failed. I don't know what these are even trying to say: ...

support captcha  
asked by Druckles 91 votes
answered by JamesHueston 25 votes

Why we're not customer support for [your favorite company]

Why can't I ask customer service-related questions here, like: How do I get my Facebook developer account confirmation code? Will Apple approve my app, and under what conditions? Where can I ...

discussion faq outsourcing  
asked by Robert Harvey 171 votes
answered by Robert Harvey 199 votes

Can you answer these?

Collecting [gems]

There are currently two tags for Ruby Gems: rubygems gem (with synonym gems) The synonym is already proposed here: http://stackoverflow.com/tags/rubygems/synonyms (The other synonym-suggestion, ...

discussion support synonym-request  
asked by Deduplicator 17 votes

"Editing" a Review Audit's deleted post doesn't automatically pass/fail, why not?

I passed a First Post review audit this morning, though it was a two step process. I went to format the unformatted code by clicking the "edit" link, but was met with a mostly blank web page and ...

support review-audits  
asked by Trobbins 2 votes

What's the best way to handle user posting a (second) restated question?

After trying to help a user in chat, I suggested that they clarify their question by posting a GIF illustrating the problem (which cleared up a misunderstanding on my part about the original issue). ...

discussion questions duplicate-questions  
asked by PetahChristian 11 votes
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