Josh K
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Are answers being posted as comments?
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Encouraging them to post it as an answer is an excellent way to remedy this. Then there is Jeff's definitive answer:

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Copyright of posted code
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I believe that is correct as code is included in the content. to Share — to copy, distribute and transmit the work to Remix — to adapt the work to make commercial use of the work ...

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Blacklist [programming] and [programmers]
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Go for it. I agree, having the main focus as a tag doesn't make sense.

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Should moderators be programmers?
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My first thought was that the question was muddy babble. "Means of production", alluding to serfs in the middle ages, etc. When I went and re-read the question I found this: So, as programmers, ...

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The 15-answer CW conversion really sucks.
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Write Better Questions and down vote bad answers. Questions with more then 15 answers are at risk of being not constructive questions. There are several previous meta post in regards to these voting ...

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stalked and downvoted by upset users?
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7 votes

The user has been contacted privately. The system should resolve the downvotes within the next few days.

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Editing a question to remove the "do not close this" plea
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If a question is obviously asking something different in the original then it should be easily inferred from the question, not by any pleas to not close. If the questions are close, I think it would ...

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Why this Question was Closed/Locked, and a Question on a Mod's Comments
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I would like to take the time to fully detail my actions involved with your question. However, given I just got in the middle of something I can't take the time to do so at the moment. In a (very ...

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Blacklist [software-engineering]
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I think it's safe to kill it now.

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Should we rename tags subjected to the Structured Tag Cleanup Initiative?
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Good idea, I like it. Maybe throw a non-printing invisible in the middle of that tag as well.

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Do we need a new Off-Topic site?
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I think the results from the Programmers “off-topic” experiment showed that off-topic questions can't be bucketed together by the singluar fact that they are off-topic.

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Voting on questions that might fall in the "All Careers" circle of FAQ
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Go commit to The Workplace It's been lagging, and while we have some excellent referrers it needs to get pushed through and into beta. After that we can see how well it works and if it is suitable ...

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Could there be an option to ask questions anonymously?
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It is possible to post questions without creating an account. Simply log out, and when posting your question create a random display name and use an old email address. Note that posting a question in ...

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Faq clarification
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We are voiding a certain class of subjective questions. Namely the kinds listed there. every answer is equally valid: “What’s your favorite __?” your answer is provided along with the question, and ...

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Question (and answers) moved to a beta site ... will it get moved back if the beta fails?
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I don't think so, but I'm not positive either. If the beta site doesn't go live, I would restructure the question to make it acceptable on a current site.

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Synonym request: multithreading / multi-threading / multi-threaded
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I like the multithreading choice. Merge away!

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Why was the SQL injection question closed?
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Just to chime in as the major closing party. The question started off bad enough: "How do I get Programmers to stop writing this?". How do you get programmers to stop writing anything? This isn't a ...

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2011 Moderator Elections - Town Hall Chat: 11pm UTC on the 2nd (happening now!)
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Unfortunately I'm with Chris, this is right on the edge of my availability due to a rescheduled meetup that I'm running. In fact this is right in the middle of my transit, so I most likely will be ...

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Voting to Close vs. Flagging
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I prefer that approach. Moderators are for edge cases, not power closing every question they come across. Some questions still hang around for days but that's fine. With almost 100 users with closing ...

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Should this question be closed? Consider reopening
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There were a couple possible choices to close with, duplicate seemed the easiest. There is also As a sole developer (for now), how should I be using Git? which might help you best. You're asking a ...

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Heavily editing a question to avoid closing or not?
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Editing is encouraged! If the question is off topic but has good answers, editing the question to make it relate better to the good answers is fine.

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Please help me understand my deleted answer better
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Your answer addressed primarily punctuation issues, rather then experience vs. degree. Mark left a comment to this effect. While this is all and good, the question is about experience versus degree,...

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Forms of "what language should I learn next"?
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Saw your flag. I think it's closer to not constructive though, and as a rule of thumb I wait for a few other people to vote before I do. I'm leaving the flag open so the question can be referenced ...

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Tag merge discussion: jobs → career
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No reason I know of. Lots of closed questions in both. I would support merging them.

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How to flag a question for reopening
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Yes, just issue a flag for a moderators attention. As ChrisF was the original moderator vote I let him issue the reopen - though you're three votes there already.

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Is there a reason why my rep gains for a certain day would have been removed?
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There are checks to "recall" mass voting by a singular user in either direction. It's quite possible that your friend got caught in one of them. I'll do some digging, but I'm fairly certain there isn'...

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Is linking to a blog post of yourself to get more constructive opinions a bad practice?
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Yes This would most likely be considered spam and self promotion. If the question is answered in the blog post, what is the point of the question? If not, then there is little reason to link to the ...

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If I delete my own question, can I still see it?
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Yes You should be able to view your own deleted questions.

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Nominees 2011: Could you please tell more about your future moderation style?
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In introductions I've seen many different way of describing moderation. I’ve seen words like serving, leading, navigating, guiding, facilitating, etc. Those are very different way of ...

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Is it really a good idea to revert privileges from people who already gained them?
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Yes In beta you want to demonstrate a very active self-moderating community. Out of beta you don't need that.

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