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Top new questions this week:

Notify me when my flag has been handled

I have always been "interrupt-driven" - I'm very bad at polling to see if something has completed. I'd rather fire and forget, and to be notified later. But that doesn't work with flags. As they are ...

feature-request flags notifications  
asked by John Saunders 116 votes
answered by Shog9 29 votes

So you got banned? No problem, just create a new account (or not?)

The bottom line of post-bans and creating new accounts has in the past always been "don't try to circumvent bans in that way, it will get you into trouble". Now, disregarding some of the feasibility ...

discussion support post-ban  
asked by Bart 111 votes
answered by gnat 5 votes

Reduce "try this" answers by giving a helpful message

An answer that consists solely of a code block or "Try this" (and variations) followed by a code block and nothing else is usually not useful if not very low quality. So let's encourage people to fix ...

feature-request low-quality-posts answer-quality code  
asked by T.J. Crowder 100 votes
answered by sth 43 votes

Why is "Can someone help me?" not an "actual" question?

Disclaimer: I am not actually asking this. This is intended as a "reference" post. My question seems pretty good. I: Explained the context of my project Included a detailed list of what I want to ...

discussion faq-proposed  
asked by BradleyDotNET 89 votes
answered by BradleyDotNET 98 votes

Linking to Ideone to show "your code works"

I was answering a question where the OP stated their code does not work as intended. I checked and found that from my reading of the C++ standard, the code should work and the OP is therefore ...

feature-request link-only-answers hyperlinks  
asked by Angew 66 votes
answered by Ben Voigt 20 votes

What is a cool comment?

I was looking at Newly upvoted cool comments get an uncolored score, because it was trending, and I was just wondering, what is a "cool" comment? What is the deciding algorithm between a useful ...

discussion comments  
asked by Nick Humrich 66 votes
answered by animuson 103 votes

Add another canned flag decline reason

Please can we get a 4th pre-canned flag decline reason added to the options when declining flags. Something like: Don't use custom moderator flags for raising issues that are covered by the ...

feature-request flags declined-flags moderator-tools  
asked by Flexo 53 votes
answered by BoltClock 32 votes

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

Is asking reasons for downvote in comments non-constructive?

Several users tend to scream in comments Why was my answer downvoted and such whenever their post is downvoted. (The reason for downvote might be legitimate or not, that's not the point.) My ...

discussion comments downvote-reason  
asked by devnull 129 votes
answered by ouflak 227 votes

An experiment: Stack Overflow TV

Stack Overflow is beginning an experiment called Stack Overflow TV, or SOTV for short. It will be a series of fast, smart videos for experienced programmers who want to learn a new thing. The videos ...

discussion education  
asked by Matt Sherman 587 votes
answered by trlkly 507 votes

Can you answer these?

Some tags [require] a clean up, others should be [required] to be split up, like [requires]

When looking over the proposal to burninate [inclusion], comments were made about require, requires, and required existing. All three of these tags are very broad, covering a variety of languages and ...

discussion retag-request burninate-request  
asked by Kevin Brown 14 votes

Flag's 'other' box is too large (comment flagging)

I was going through the Triage review queue, when I came to this question. I acknowledge that the OP edited the code out of their comment to their question, but however before this their comment was: ...

discussion bug design  
asked by ʎǝʞuoɯɹǝqʎɔ 26 votes

received a review audit in triage queue for a question that I already acted on before outside of the queue

I received this audit in Triage. Looked like possible spam and I guess I already flagged it as spam before since when I clicked on "unsalvageable" it greyed out the area of spam/offensive flag saying ...

bug review-audits triage  
asked by bluet 8 votes
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