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Should we translate non-English questions?

Sometimes, users will post questions in a language other than English. What should we do about such posts? Should we try and translate with automatic translators? Should we close as unclear? Something ...
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Is the new question's up-vote policy on SO coming to

The value of an up-vote on questions have recently been changed on, here is the acticle with the details (now an up-vote on a question have the same rep value as an up-vote on an ...
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Is it acceptable to transcribe images?

More often than I'd like, I see screenshots of terminal emulators while browsing through the newest questions and the "First Posts" review queue. If, given the context of the post, it is clear that ...
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Should we redact/remove IP addresses?

I have just edited this thread and I'm now somehow concerned about this person's security. Generally, when users are requested to give back debug output a lot of private information could leak. Some ...
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Reviewing Low Quality Posts that are Code Only

Following up on this question (and its answers), I was recently confronted with one of Stephane's answers in the LQPRQ. I commented that he should know better, he responded that awk code is self-...
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PSA: Please don't post images of text

When asking or answering questions, please don't post screenshots of text. This is a very bad idea because: You can't copy/paste the commands into answers, google searches, local files to work on a ...
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