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Got "An Error has occured" while upvoting answer

I couldn't repro this so don't have more info, but I received "An Error has Occured" while trying to upvote an answer. What I think happened was I tried to open the comments section for the answer ...
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Why isn't my reputation increasing?

I have an answer with 10 up-votes on programmers.stackexchange.com, but my reputation is still stuck at 101 (for linking my accounts across other Stack* sites). Shouldn't my reputation be increasing ...
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Software Engineering soon to be beta, what should we do with SE questions? [closed]

There are some questions on our site regarding Software Engineering. (Example 1, Example 2) What should we do with those questions when Area 51 - Software Engineering will be pubilc beta? Should we.....
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Can I ask a Subject Question about Stackoverflow?

I know subjective questions are unacceptable on stackoverflow.com, but what if the question is directly about stackoverflow, for example: Have you noticed more [insert lanuage of you choice] ...
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Lots of subjective questions here [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What's the difference between Programmers and Stack Overflow? It seems like half of this site should be community wiki. Also, what kind of questions are supposed to go ...
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[work], [job], [career-development], [employment] => [career] [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Posse request: jobs/career/etc. tag cleanup career: 29 questions work: 5 questions job: 15 questions career-development: 8 questions employment: 3 questions hiring and work-...
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How do you deal with famous questions of Stack Overflow that are being asked again on Programmers?

I'm seeing a lot of great famous Stack Overflow questions asked again here on Programmers. Why allowing to duplicate those greatest hits questions? Here are some examples : https://stackoverflow.com/...
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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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Are all the current badges sufficient for our community?

Are all the current badges sufficient for the community or are there badges that don't fit the community? Related: Is the Tumbleweed badge working?
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Will tag wikis have any use? Which tags should we create a wiki for?

There are a lot of tags where a tag wiki wouldn't fit or is just plain stupid. For example... For the tag programming-languages a wiki could be made but would it be useful?
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Should a tag be singular or plural?

Examples: [career] or [careers] [design-pattern] or [design-patterns] [best-practice] or [best-practices]
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[language(s)] --> [programming-languages] or [spoken-languages] [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Request for comment: structured tag cleanups [language] [languages] [programming-languages] [spoken-languages]
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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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Should we (or Jeff) create a Facebook page?

Once the domain name is decided, should we create a Facebook page to help the site grow?
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Is this question about users and their computer on-topic?

How to deals with users that think their computer could think? does not answer to "expert programmers who are interested in subjective discussions on software development" Yet people are answering... ...
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Problem with the site introductory text

The following text is shown to non logged in users. Italic is mine. Welcome New User Programmers is a collaboratively edited question and answer site for people who love indirectly relate to ...
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Grammar of Off topic close reason

So this question was closed at off topic, but the close reason took me back Questions on Programmers are expected to generally relate to indirectly relate to programming, within the scope ...
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FAQ is out of date (rep requirements still refer to private beta levels)

As in title - the site is now public beta, but the FAQ has not been updated to reflect this. Specifically, the rep requirements mostly all say 1, but I can't (for example) vote to close.
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Should the point distribution system be changed to encourage discussion, not answering?

Relating to "why should anyone accept an answer", why not alter the point allocation system in a way that encourages discussion, thought provoking questions, or something along those lines? It could ...
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Should we worry about accept rate? [closed]

I've asked a lot of questions, but very few of them have any answer that nicely covers the whole issue or which is so much higher quality than the other answers that it deserves to be highlighted? My ...
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What's the correct style for asking a list question. [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to ask a question about software library resources When asking a question that will result in a list (which is a big chunk of this site's content), people often provide an ...
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"pi" character in Captcha... really?

I just got prompted by captcha to enter in the pi symbol. Not really possible on any keyboard I've seen. Could be an issue with the new site.
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Is recruiting appropriate?

I'm speaking mainly of this. What do you think?
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Why do I keep getting a captcha?

Any time I post a question or answer, I have to enter a captcha. I don't get this on other stack exchange sites.
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Are hidden features questions on-topic?

Is this a good place to ask questions about the hidden features of programming languages and tools? Our example: hidden features
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Is there a way to move questions from stackoverflow to this site? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can we get a "Belongs on StackOverflow" as a closing reason? It would be nice if some questions such as the famous quote and cartoon questions from StackOverflow ...
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How to handle repeat questions after a certain age?

This is thinking ahead a bit, but since most of these questions are subjective, there's a couple situations we'll eventually have to deal with: Questions with changing answers. For example, if ...
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Tag consolidation and blacklist [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Request for comment: structured tag cleanups I think we're starting to already get some duplication and unnecessary tagging; we should use this post as a means to figure out ...
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"The question you're asking appears subjective and is likely to be closed." yeah baby!

Since everything is pretty much subjective here, perhaps this message should be disabled on this site. "The question you're asking appears subjective and is likely to be closed." Thoughts?
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What types of subjective questions are not acceptable?

There are now a lot of questions that are of the same caliber: What's your favourite programming quote? What is your favorite “programmer” cartoon? What is your favorite editor/IDE? What's your ...
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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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How should we handle questions currently closed on SO?

Note (copied from Mark Trapp's answer) This question was posted before the Great Disciplining of Programmers.SE and is rendered obsolete by the following resources: Programmers.SE FAQ Good Subjective,...
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Should each point be posted in a separate answer?

This is an issue in a lot of subjective questions but is relevant particularly here. Should people post large answers with lots of points or post each one in a separate answer?
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Where do Code Golf/Code Challenge questions belong?

Code golf questions are a perennial favorite on Stack Overflow, but are under constant threat of being closed for being off topic or not a real question. Now that Programmers is live, do Code Golf and ...
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Should we migrate too stackoverflowish questions to stackoverflow? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can we get a "Belongs on StackOverflow" as a closing reason? suggestions, please!
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Are locale or time-dependent questions acceptable? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Too localized: by population size instead of geographical area Should questions that depend on a specific location (continent, country, city) or time (anything that changes ...
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Should we migrate subjective question from StackOverflow ? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can we get a "Belongs on StackOverflow" as a closing reason? When the beta will be over, should the subjective question of StackOverflow be migrated here ? Example ...
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Minimum rep to ask questions

Most of the subjective questions on StackOverflow relied on being popular enough to have a lot of replies. However, at some point there'll probably be a flood of questions and the answers will be ...
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Should we have a "not subjective enough" close reason? [closed]

To delininate what makes this site different from stackoverflow.com: All questions here should be inherently subjective and unanswerable, and all the answers to said questions should be 100% based ...
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Purpose of Community Wiki

Update Community Wiki is no longer an option, across the network, for regular users when creating or editing a question. If a question should be flagged community wiki, flag a moderator for attention. ...
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How do we promote our site?

One of the big 7 questions. One sugestion per answer, please
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Who should the moderators be? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Moderator Pro Tem Announcement In about two weeks, this community will receive some provisional moderators to help get this site started prior to the elections at the end of ...
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What should our logo and site design look like?

One of the big 7 questions. One suggestion per answer please Logo guidance, from Jin (resident UI designer for at least some of the Stack Exchange sites): Please note: I prefer gray-scaled logo ...
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What should our domain name be? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Write an Elevator Pitch / Tagline Note: We are closing this domain naming thread. It is asking the entirely wrong question. See this blog post for details: Domain Names: Wrong ...
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Why would anyone accept an answer?

I'm looking at the questions proposed during the Area 51 process: My supervisor thinks that all If statements should include else statements. Do you agree? What are common mistakes in Software ...

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