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Frankly, I think that you are off base. Or at least your "change enforcement" is too thinly scoped. No amount of name changing or scope massaging or helpful blurbs will fix the community. As it stands, we have a fairly insular group of regulars who view questions as something to vet - things to protect the site from. We reliably have purges where old, ...


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Lord Loh.'s "How is spinlock different from polling?" was one of those questions that made me think "Huh, he's right, what is the difference?" when I first saw it. But after reading Jorg's answer, it makes perfect sense to me; I feel like I learned something. pduersteler's "Git branching from a feature branch to work on a subfeature" Most git branching ...


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Here are my thoughts on the solutions currently listed. Change Name is BAD because it was already rejected by SE top brass and for seemingly valid reasons; namely, there isn't an alternative name that narrows the definition whilst staying true to this site's purpose. Add Sub-title is GOOD providing that the right wording could be found. Sub-titles are less ...


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Some good questions or answers that I thought were astounding this year: Just downright interesting: Which language is a BIOS written in? Great question, felt compelled to write an answer myself amongst other great answers: Where to describe architectural problems? Are there any significant disadvantages to depending upon abstractions? I really liked ...


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It's the unfortunate fate of software which interfaces with different facets of the collective human behavior. These reactions from the users are inevitable; but can be managed. A tagline (or subtitle) would go a long way. This tagline should serve as a reminder on all events: questions, comments, votes, and so on. It would serve as a means to return the ...


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I'm going to blow my own trumpet here but as the question was good, I feel ok with it. (parrrrrp) Should You Write Your Back End as an API this is a question hat encouraged some discussion (in a good way, not the usual "you suck", "no you suck" kind of discussion) to build up answers that took the questioner from a somewhat entrenched position to a better ...


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Actions Taken Suggestion 1 is being advanced by a renewed request for name change, this is being advanced by @Rachel in Four years later - Can we change our site name?. Suggestion 2 is being advanced by active community discussion about change in moderation style. This is being advanced by @DocBrown in How to improve our style for reacting on “low quality ...


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Alright I'll bite. I have a few general points, but first off, it was my question referenced by OP, and I'd like to point out that while I used questionable / bad wording ("Is it possible?"), there was more to my question than that, taking it beyond the yes/no answer format, and of the scope, it certainly seems to meet at least one point, if not a few other ...


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