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Based on the idea from the math site where they use different shapes for bronze, silver, and gold badges, what about having different prompts for ours? Gold could be a (root shell) #, but I'm not sure how to differentiate silver and bronze (> and $?) Update: Based on feedback in the comments, here's a clearer proposal: Gold: #_ Silver: $_ Bronze: >_ ...


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Pattern of Abuse. Or maybe just a pattern of reviewing? So as one of the top candidates in the potential review abuse department, I will put in my two cents. I think the pattern you are seeing may simply be that the names that keep recurring are the same names that appear in the list of those who are taking the time to do the reviews in the first place. ...


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Since I've been named as a possible abuser of close votes (and since voting-to-close is fresh in my head), I'm happy to speak to my votes. I am not shy about voting my opinion on Questions and Answers, because ever since finding this site only 2 years ago, I have found it valuable and rewarding (and often confusing), and I am still (at my slow pace) getting ...


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I applaud your desire to upvote those that have helped you. Sadly SPAM and other nefarious activities are a sad fact of the modern internet. So these limits are in place. But it turns out your idea has been implemented. It is just that the thresholds are a bit higher than your proposal. As soon as you have 200 points on any SE site, then you will be ...


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I was bored so I re-made the badges' design proposed by Jeff Schaller. My take on it is according to the aviation.SE, which has the biggest badges that I managed to find on SE (increased here by a factor of 10): I draw the black pixels to show how I measured it, the image suggests that SO/SE badges are 16x16 pixels sprites. The aviation.SE badges are not ...


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Sorry, but this is a network-wide feature, not something that can be configured for each site. That said, this statement is really problematic: Regardless of whether a post is truly low-quality or not, every post deserves their existence, and visibility to the public. I am afraid that if that's the way you feel, then Stack Exchange is not a good fit. ...


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It won't show up in your SE "mailbox", but there is an RSS feed for every question: the link is at the bottom of the page: Subscribing will allow you to monitor updates to the page.


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Keyboard shortcuts are already available. Enable them in your preferences: The help ?: Voting v:


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Is there a problem with a flood of trivial questions on UnixLinuxSE so that we need to react? Not that I am aware of. In fact, taking all of the questions asked on the site, irrespective of their quality, I would struggle to apply the adjective "flood". Yes, there are questions that are regularly asked that exhibit at best an introductory understanding of ...


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There is actually a style that applies the color (answered-accepted), but then another one overrides it; I can't tell if this is intentional or not. This is what it looks like with the color coming through: I'm not sure if it stands out enough, but it's definitely visible. I'm definitely for some sort of indicator though


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Glad you put it. I came to U&L (and whole stackexchange site) to learn, and I learn more than I answer question. understanding U&L The difficult mission of U&L is to mix plain english question and technical one. My first question here was about "encrypted password that look like $6$sds.." (plain english), had I asked about "sha512 hash" (...


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No. And, again, no. Neither are a good idea. To clarify, and head off the inevitable complaints about the brevity of my answer, the people that originially voted to close are in fact the most qualified to review as they will be most familiar with the specific efforts made to improve the question—which is, of course, the only legitimate reason to ...


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The main sites we would probably want new paths to are superuser (SU), serverfault (SF), and askubuntu (AU). I'd be fine with SU for when we get Windows questions; I think it's fairly rare, but I don't see a downside. I mentioned the downsides to the others here. People outside of SF don't understand their unique policies, so virtually all of the requests we ...


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I went ahead and installed this in the blacklist today. .... ducks


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I have rejected your edit so no harm done. In my opinion, this is not something that happens often enough to merit a feature. Next time, just pop into the main site's chat room and ask someone there to reject your edit. If there's no one around, you can also flag the post with a custom flag and tell us (the mods) what happened. We'll deal with it. Thanks ...


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I would think not. We don't want to discourage people from asking for help with their homework, per se. Users that are seeking help with their homework should be welcomed to the SE sites, rather we want to discourage them from simply dumping their assignments here, and expecting users to provide them a solution. For this we can use custom comments as ...


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There's no option currently on the site for that, but there are a bunch of Data Explorer queries that might work depending on what you're trying to do. It's a little tricky because the "Location" field on a user's profile is freeform, but this one lets you search by country, and this one counts up the number of users from each country.


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I think Caleb's answer is on the right track, but it has a fatal flaw: I want an easy way to know how many votes I have left before voting, not after. It does give me an idea: include the current vote count in the tooltip. For example, instead of ”This answer is useful“, show “This answer is useful (39 votes left)”.


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You don't like it because the normal vote-to-close behavior tricks you into thinking your opinion is worth less than it really is. But it is a trick. Your opinion is worth a lot. Finding duplicates is hard. You have to know what to search for, and then know enough about the topic to say whether the results match what's being asked. No one has complete ...


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Not as far as I know, no. That's not what SE is about. There are many sites out there that help you hire programmers, we just do Q&A. There have been similar proposals on the main meta which have always been turned down. Adding money to the SE model would just result in loads of unanswered questions since people would go for the ones they get paid ...


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Having spent quite some time on this site and its review queues, I don't think there is need to worry, and that the "influx" of question dumpers is well within limits. Not accepting answers is not a problem, although not very nice behaviour. I think the system might actually prompt you after some time if you upvote an answer without accepting it. And if ...


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I think you're looking for the "linked" box in the sidebar: Any time a question, one of its answers, or a comment links to another post, both posts will show links to each other in that box


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Suggestion: Make links brighter, add dotted underline My suggestion is to make all links a brighter blue or a different brighter color and/or add dotted underline to all links to make it very clear there's a link. Meta.Stackoverflow uses this:


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In the answer you linked, I would format it as: infile 1 2 3 4 a b c d # $ @ % outfile 1 a # 2 b $ 3 c @ 4 d %


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According to How do I enable dark mode on other sites in the network?, it is not yet available outside of Stack Overflow: Dark mode is currently in beta and only available on Stack Overflow. You cannot enable it anywhere else at this time.


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Whenever you are in the Low Quality Review Queue, you are evaluating the quality of the post, not of the user. If the post needs improvements and you can improve it, please do so. If only the author can do those improvements, you should comment asking for elaboration and select recommend deletion. If you are not sure, just hit skip. Reputation should not be ...


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They show up there purely due to their length (being too short). His answers are often just code with no explanations, so they often fall into this category, and I regularly have to approve them as OK too. I agree that it seems ridiculous, but I'm not sure how well received making a change to that automated audit will be. We can ask the higher ups to see ...


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it would be nice to be informed of edits to a post which one has downvoted I had a similar thought, and chased it down through various Metas, eventually landing at Stack Apps: Get a list of posts you've voted on that have been edited where there's a browser-based userscript that adds a sub-tab to your profile's Votes tab. I use it occasionally by going to ...


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I imagine rename was meant to refer to the action of renaming, not the actual tool, but there's no tag wiki to be sure. I don't know where you came up with 169, but the synonym only took effect 40 times, so the rest of the time people have been choosing rename to describe their problem. I dropped the synonym for now in case there's actually a need to ...


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