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Remove CW conversion at 30 answers

Since most questions here can have an unlimited number of answers, I think the automatic conversion to CW when a question receives 30 answers should be removed. See also: Purpose of Community Wiki
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Would you like to see Programmers get a less playful/cartoonish design to attract professional questions?

All the scribbly-doodles and the cartoonish font on Programmers seems to me like a reason people might assume from the start that this site is for more chatty non-professional questions. Would it be ...
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Can we anti-vote for closing/re-opening in parallel, instead of in series?

There is quite a high close rate here on Programmers.SE. I think it's fair to say that not everyone agrees with some of the decisions to close. As a result there's also a fairly high re-open rate. ...
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Migration path to Workplace?

Workplace has been officially graduated: new site design has no "beta" anymore, and privileges are set to the level of graduated sites. This makes it possible to add this site to our migration path, ...
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Ability to review questions being transferred from SO before they appear

A significant proportion of questions being transferred here from SO are being closed pretty rapidly upon arrival. Would it be possible to have them transfer to a holding area where they can be ...
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Blacklist [good]

We have a good tag! Only two questions so far, the second one appeared today. Let's just get rid of it, sooner than later.
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Blacklist [career] and [jobs] [duplicate]

So pursuant to the monumental task we have to clean up the career and jobs tags, we've taken to putting the following notice in the tag wiki excerpts: Do not use this tag. Click "learn more" for ...
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How to encourage thoughtful answers to complex questions?

Many questions on Programmers.SE are complex, behavior related and subjective ("My team lead is a psycho", "How to best teach coding", "Meetings in agile" etc). The nuances and depth of the questions ...
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Can the closed questions please be removed from “related”?

I keep clicking on related questions and they are closed. Its annoying. It would be more helpful if it was only related open questions. Or even if they are older related questions with good answers, ...
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Can we get Mathjax on Software Engineering?

While I realize that it might not be used as often as it is on Math.SE, it would be nice to be able to use inline Latex every now and then to illustrate an algorithm or a math function. Would this be ...
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Cross website tags

I have a suggestion. It'd be really nice if we had a way to see if the tag exists on other sites or not from the wiki page of the tag. For example, if I'm currently viewing the "Ruby" tag, I would ...
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Suggestion: Top referrers for popular questions

Every once in a while there seems to be a question which starts bringing in tons of traffic from an external link. For example, I've noticed that the question Why do programmers write applications ...
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Cancelled votes should not count as votes for lock-in.

I'm sure you're familiar with the process: When you vote on a question or answer, you're given a brief period in which to cancel your vote (as if you never voted) or reverse your vote, but then your ...
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Belated birthday celebration proposal [closed]

We're a month behind, but that's no excuse to not celebrate our first birthday. :) Following the discussion here, it looks like we have most of a proposal in place that we can go to the community ...
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Software recommendations stackexchange

Would it be worth having the new Software Recommendation Stack Exchange site added as an option in the close option "This question belongs on another site in the Stack Exchange network" dialogue? I ...
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Badge progress display like the Percentage Till privilages display

Can we have a Progress percentage or indicator that shows how much of a remaining __ till the badge. Like we have the percentage reputation displayed till privilege in the privileges tab. It seems ...
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More information on why threads were closed

Sometimes a see questions that to me seem to fit the faq but have been closed (this for example). Could there be some way of giving more information or more specific details of why a question is ...
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Should we have a migration route to IT Security?

A couple of questions have been flagged today as more appropriate on IT Security. I thought I'd do a check on what had been migrated there by moderators and came up with the following list: https://...
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Add a “flamebait” close reason

I often close questions here as S&A just for the "argumentative" part, as all questions here are subjective. To replace S&A, I think there should be a close reason for anything that has a high ...
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Should we force adding a comment with every down-vote?

Personally I find unexplained down-votes very frustrating, also IMHO, this isn't constructive criticism. On the contrary it promotes bad behavior.. I suggest enforcing adding a comment when casting a ...
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Can we please add http://sqa.stackexchange.com as a migration target?

Consider this question. It would be a perfect candidate for the Software QA Stack Exchange site. So can we please add http://sqa.stackexchange.com as a migration target?
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Cross Site Questions

I think we should allow for a question to be listed on multiple sites, if it meets the charter of both sites. There would be a feature similar to the "migrate" feature except it will be a "share with ...
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Could there be an option to ask questions anonymously?

I've often wanted to ask some questions or post comments and answers here but refrained because I didn't want my current employer to find them. I understand that we don't want to have too many ...
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Flagging off-topic should allow you to migrate to CodeReview

https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/129576/c-character-count I wanted to flag this as "Move to CodeReview", but the only options were StackOverflow and Meta. The ability to ...
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Duplicate Questions

I can understand the desire to close duplicate questions. However, as the site grows I suspect that there will be a lot of new users that can offer valuable responses to old questions. I worry that ...
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It doesn't belong here doesn't allows me to select a suggestion that is not listed

I noticed that lately every time I want to click it doesn't belongs here as a flag I can't find the appropriate community I would suggest. So I find myself writing on other what I think it belongs. ...
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Add a button/link for canceling a question edit (discarding change)

When editing my own question, sometimes I want to discard the change. This can be done by navigating away, but ideally there should be a place within the browseable area (e.g. a button or link near ...
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Why is it only 5 reputation points for an up vote on a question?

I would have thought that it should be the same as it is for answers. A good question is just as important as a good answer.
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Polling as a measure to prevent answer flood.

Here is an example (speculative) of the question: What IDE do you like. So, shortly we'd see something like: 'VS6 blah-blah..' x500 'blah-blamm VS2010..' x100 'bzzzz Eclipse..' x1000 'vim is cool!' ...
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Extra commas in 'Share a link to this question via email,,, or

I looked at a couple of questions this morning and noticed we have a few extra commas in the text below the question:
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Change site name from 'Programmers' to 'Programming' [duplicate]

It would make 1000% more sense given the type of discussions people want to see here.
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Site style: bold text is not distinguishable from normal text

I'm trying to replicate (this was supposed to be bold) the problem here. Browser: Firefox 17.0.6 ESR. bold (doesn't work) normal italic (works) That's how bold shows up on Unix SE: Update: turns ...
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Can we have some way to not show closed questions on the front page?

I've noticed that Programmers has a whole lot of [Closed] questions hanging around. It's better than it has been in the past (I'm seeing about 25% of the front page, as opposed to more like 40% a ...
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Can we fuzzy match the speculative, open-ended questions at source to reduce the number of such questions having to be closed or put on hold?

I'm talking about questions like: What tool should I use for x What language should I learn next What is the future of technology x What will be the next big thing in technology x These questions ...
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Migration path to Code Review please? [duplicate]

I know we don't want too many migration paths, and we definitely don't want ones that are likely to leech away our good questions, but I think of all the technology related websites, the scope of Code ...
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Text from the side overlaps to the footer when I scroll to the bottom most part of the page

Take a look at this screenshot. Then if you scroll at the bottom most part of the page you can see this. I think the text from the side overlaps to the footer of the page. It says here that it is ...
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What badges could we add to promote good behavior on our site? [closed]

Our community is a bit different from other communities, this means that we might need new badges... Do you have any great ideas?
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Synonym / merge request: [team] → [teamwork]

Could we merge team with teamwork? Went quickly through their questions, they seem to discuss exactly the same topic. And they are high on my list of cleanup candidates, merging them into a single ...
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Background image makes the text into jpeg artifacts when used with citrix terminal client

Not sure if it's due to the background image, but i see the text on few stackexchange sites as a low-quality jpeg, when viewed with citrix terminal client. This is likely due to the usage of ...
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Is this a bug in the site, or in Internet Explorer?

https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/7656/do-you-ever-write-code-with-pen-and-paper-and-should-we-do-it-more-often/21307#21307 When I view my answer, it contains the following text ...
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Add codereview.stackexchange.com to close options [duplicate]

When flagging a question you can go down the following path: Flagging > Closing > Off-Topic > Migration You then have two choices - meta.programmers.stackexchange.com - stackoverflow.com. I propose ...
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Users should receive a warning before they're banned from asking questions

Sorry, we are no longer accepting questions from this account. My Programmers account was banned recently from asking questions with only two questions raised, one get downvote to -1, and the other ...
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Can we please add Project Management as a migration path from Programmers?

I just saw Can we please add http://sqa.stackexchange.com as a migration target? and in reading Tim Post's answer, I understand why SQA, or DBA would both make for poor migration paths away from ...
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A site for life-outside-work issues dedicated to programmers

Is there a SO related site dedicated to issues faced by programmers for life outside work?e.g: Health/Relationships? if not, maybe create one.. Most of the popular forums dealing with these kind of ...
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Offtopic posts - Can they be moved rather than closed?

I have noticed several very active threads that have been closed as off topic or not constructive (here is just one example). Given the vote count these posts are obviously interesting and popular. I ...
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Can we tag answers?

Can we tag answers with tags, not just the questions? Especially on this site where multiple answers may be good, and none are necessarily best, just most popular, it might be worthwhile to tag the ...
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Tag merge / synonym request: [maintainability] -> [maintenance]

Suggest to merge maintainability (35 questions, no tag wiki) into maintenance (80 questions, tag wiki quoted below), and make them synonyms. Tag wiki for maintenance: The activities that occur ...
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Bold-ify first line of the About page

Can you bold-ify the first line of the about page? I think that first line is more important than any other line (for stackoverflow ppl).
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Can my question about RapidXML be migrated to Stack Overflow?

Could someone please reopen then migrate {RapidXML} Cannot open XML files unless in main to Stack Overflow?
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Ever thought of adding a Poll-of-the-Day option to SE?

I was wondering if the SE team had considered adding a Poll option to their framework. A lot of the questions here are similiar to a poll and it would be nice to total results and view summaries. ...