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The system supports questions with multiple answers poorly (and is becoming worse at it)

TL;DR Can the system do something to help us more efficiently handle quality of the content in questions with multiple answers? Recently I've seen notes from Stack Exchange staff about how it would ...
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If the scope is wrong, which of these questions belong here?

Over in Is this site failing? And should it go away? I posted this list and haven't gotten a satisfactory response yet. If the site's scope is at issue, then some percentage of these questions should ...
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Regarding the “one return only” question

Regarding this question: Where did the notion of “one return only” come from? What should be done with it? Nothing Close Delete Wiki lock Something else
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Use pink background when rendering historically locked posts

Related: Tags that only exist on locked questions, should we treat these the same as tags that don't exist at all? philosophically Historical Lock questions are deleted Visual difference between ...
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Historical locked trash, please delete

I cannot flag this question for deletion, nor vote to delete it. It has been apparently decided that it should be locked, so that it may fester in our backlog permanently. I disagree. I should like ...
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So many bad questions

At the time I am writing this, 7 out of 15 questions in the first page have negative score. That's almost a half. Second page has 4 out of 15, and the third page has 6 out of 15. I never counted them ...
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Recent Trouble With Popularity

A few recent questions seem to exhibit issues explained in The Trouble With Popularity article: we discovered that these posts... truly start to drown out everything else on the site... it's too ...
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Should the comment detection bot be moved to a separate chat room?

See: New SE Chat Bot feature for identifying when Programmers is mentioned on Stack Overflow Right now, the chat bot is publishing messages into The Whiteboard, the main chat room for Programmers. ...
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Is it time to tighten up the quality filter at Programmers?

Some recent posts make me feel like these could be automatically rejected by quality filter, thus saving community efforts for better quality questions and answers. "I want To develope My Own linux ...
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What are P.SE's new user limitations?

Short version: Does P.SE have similar new user limitations as SO does? Buried in the MSO FAQ is this answer about new user restrictions. And it states that new users are only allowed 6 questions in ...
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Minimum word feature when posting a question or answer

This is one of those things that I really didn't put much stock into until I saw this award-winning question posted... https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/156673/which-editor-is-...
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Encouraging the “unpolished” question?

I'm not fond of calling users out, but with this question, I'm a bit confused. It came across initially as fitting the "I'm question banned on SO, so I'm parking it here" category to be honest and ...
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Are programming-related history/trivia questions acceptable on P.SE? [duplicate]

I think I have found an appropriate tag for this type of questions: trivia Inventor and History of programming technology Who is the father of CIL? version:1 Favorite Pascal language features and ...
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Should the voting system be changed from LIKE to BUY?

It seems to me that P.SE is full of people that cares more for looking smart than for helping others out, at the same time with good questions / answers / votes. Unfortunately, quality goes hand in ...