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comment Make voting activity on your posts available on site metas (what you would get from rep if metas had rep)
Receiving upvotes is always a positive event, even if you don't get rep from them. People usually will be happy if they are notified about positive things that are happening to them.
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comment Make voting activity on your posts available on site metas (what you would get from rep if metas had rep)
I don't think "noise" is the reason for not alerting people of downvotes. Receiving downvotes makes people angry and unhappy and getting a big red alert that something bad happened to you is not a pleasant experience. With the current system you don't get a -2 notification that gets people upset, you get a +8 notification when the next upvote comes in. There is still the downvote, but it's accompanied by the good news of a new upvote that takes off some of the sting.
Aug
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answered Make voting activity on your posts available on site metas (what you would get from rep if metas had rep)
Aug
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awarded Altruist
Aug
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comment Need help with getline()
@TheAlchemist: ws isn't a method, but it's a function you can apply to a stream.
Aug
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comment Volunteer to help mentor one of 16 new graduates starting a career in programming
@Wooble: People don't have to pay to ask questions on SO.
Aug
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comment Volunteer to help mentor one of 16 new graduates starting a career in programming
@AnnaLear: It's just a little strange to do free mentoring when the people who are mentored have to pay lots of money for it to a third party.
Aug
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comment Placeholder Answers: Will update with answer soon!
Simply downvote the answer and assume the user will learn from it because they probably dislike getting downvoted?
Aug
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revised How can an answer be down-voted two seconds after posting?
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answered How can an answer be down-voted two seconds after posting?
Aug
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comment What is the difference between a cyclic list and an infinite list in haskell?
There is the semantic difference that a cyclic list repeats a number of elements over and over again, while an infinite list might not do that. Not every infinite list can be turned into a cyclic one.
Aug
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comment How to return a generator object in python
Do you have a code example that illustrates the problem? Because a generator function creates a new generator every time it's called and an existing generator object would be returned with a simple return. I suspect you have something different in mind, but it's not clear what that is.
Aug
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answered Line breaks/paragraphs for bounty text
Aug
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comment How can I select all of the Sundays for a year using Python?
@sjpatel: You need to change the offset calculation to start with the first saturday instead of sunday. This could be done with timedelta(days = (5 - d.weekday() + 7) % 7). Or, more explicitly timedelta(days = (5 - d.weekday() if d.weekday() <= 5 else 7 + 5 - d.weekday()))
Aug
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answered Send image through C socket
Aug
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comment Python is reusing variables from one instance of an object for a new one
See also stackoverflow.com/questions/1132941/…
Aug
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comment Shouldn't this answer be converted into a comment or just deleted?
@chris: I don't really care about this specific case. The problem is that generally all answers that point to external solutions get deleted. If the answer uses completely unoffensive language and points to an external solution that works and was found by other means than google and whatnot it's usually deleted just the same, from what I've seen. I think that makes the content on SO worse, not better. I think thats bad. The snarkyness and the references to Google are not really relevant, they could easily be edited, but the resulting answer would likely be deleted anyway because "link-only".
Aug
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comment Passing argv as const
With what arguments are you trying to call the function when you get the warning? With which types are they declared?
Aug
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comment Shouldn't this answer be converted into a comment or just deleted?
@Chris: It seems that lots of people found it helpful and upvoted. Without having really looked into the subject I assume you can fairly easily create a good implementation from the linked code and the upvoted comment. But more generally, I just don't agree with the idea that a deleted answer is somehow more useful than an answer with a link to helpful content.
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