ChrisF
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The Psychology Tag
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I have removed the psychology tag from that question. The tag will now disappear overnight.

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A guide to moderating programmers.stackexchange yourself - close voting
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Adapted from Cryptography meta, originally posted by Ninefingers Rationale: why do we close questions? There are really two ways to do moderation. If you've been on any of the .moderated newsgroups ...

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Synonym request: multithreading, threading, thread
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The relevant synonyms have been created.

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Cross Site Questions
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There's nothing wrong with posting the same question on multiple sites - as long as it's tailored for each site and not a cut and paste repost. Each site is unique. It has it's own community and own ...

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What moderators should do?
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Moderators are supposed to be human exception handlers. If there's something on the site that you as a regular user can't deal with - either alone (e.g. by editing) or in conjunction with other users (...

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How can I get my question reopened as someone answered in the comments?
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There are three things you can, and should, do: Edit the question. Remove any ambiguity, add extra details, fix the spelling and grammar, etc. Generally improve it. This will add the question to the ...

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Is question about user interface optimization on topic?
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This sounds more like a question for Code Review. You have working code, but want to improve it, so it's not suitable for Stack Overflow. Programmers is really for questions you'd have at the start ...

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Is this a good place to ask a question I have about programming?
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You're in the wrong place. For coding issues you need to ask on Stack Overflow. This site is for conceptual and design issues. The simplest explanation is that if you're standing in front of a ...

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Popular software recommendation question - acceptable?
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No you are not wrong to vote to close. If you look at the dates when the moderators last interacted with the question you'll see that it was quite a while ago now - certainly before the "software ...

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Where does this question fit?
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I'm not sure that there is a site where such a question would be on topic. We have a Network Engineering site and there's Server Fault, but I'm thinking you might be better off asking in one of their ...

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What is wrong with this question ABOUT programing?
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The close reason says it all: put on hold as primarily opinion-based There are probably as many views on this topic as there are developers. Stack Exchange is built around getting answerable ...

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Should cross-posting be allowed sometimes on Programmers?
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Reasking the question so that it's tailored to the other site's audience is OK. You'll bring out aspects that the first site missed or you'll be able to focus your question as a result of the answers ...

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Is it kosher to copy a tag wiki from another SE site?
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Should the tag wiki be the same though? The focus of the sites is different and we don't need to go into the technical details that are present in the Stack Overflow tag. Our tag should be more of an ...

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I just failed an audit, but I was right and it was wrong. What now?
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Do nothing. Even if there weren't issues around certain aspects of the review system one failed audit isn't going to cause you a problem. The audits are designed to catch so-called "robo-reviewers" ...

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Migration path to Workplace?
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I'm with Tim on this. We haven't had a good record when it's come to migrations to The Workplace and opening it up to more people is only going to make it worse. Part of the problem is that the ...

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why my answer was mark as down regarding a webform question?
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The down-vote has been now been removed - presumably the voter saw the edit and realised that the answer was OK after all. No one is able to see who voted for what so this is only a guess on my part. ...

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How to get a link on the deleted answer?
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You can always see your deleted answers (regardless of your reputation) when viewing the question. So as long as you have (or can find) a link to the question you can then find the the link to the ...

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What is this site's definitions of development methodologies?
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I think your question is definitely on topic so I've reopened it. Sometimes we (the community) get things wrong, so bringing it up here is the right thing to do. Watch me get down voted on this one ...

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Can we get a "Belongs on StackOverflow" as a closing reason?
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Not until the site leaves beta, and then we'll have to provide evidence of open questions that should be migrated and closed questions that should have been migrated. To that end - if anyone comes ...

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One badge awarded twice, also on meta site
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This is by design. The rules for the Yearling badge are quite simple, it divides your reputation by the number of years you have been a member and if the answer is > 200 you get a Yearling badge per ...

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Can a Mod disassociate my old questions?
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This is only something the community team can do. I've passed your request along, but it's up to them whether they do this or not.

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Conversion to community wiki after multiple edits by a single user?
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This is by design: How does a post become a Community Wiki post? There are several ways a question or answer can enter community wiki mode, and most of >these ways will occur automatically based ...

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Can I ask a question?
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Your level of experience doesn't matter. What all Stack Exchange sites are about is getting expert answers to your question. However, you do have to find the right site for your question. Check the \...

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duplicate of what?
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The question that it is a duplicate of has been deleted and you don't have enough reputation to view deleted posts. In cases like this flag the closed question for moderator attention and explain the ...

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Can we just have a place for programmers to ask questions?
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This was tried in the initial days of Programmers and it failed spectacularly. The site came very close to be being shut down, but we managed, through the herculean efforts of everybody - moderators, ...

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Should we have a "This is a polling question" close reason?
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To answer your side question - yes there is a limit to the number of custom close reasons. By default it's 3 so under the current scheme one of the other existing ones will have to be dropped. If we ...

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Should ux.stackexchange be a migration target
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The evidence (10Κ+ link) doesn't back this up: In the last 90 days there has only been 1 migration to UX. Looking at graduated sites only, there have been: 8 to Super User. 7 to DBA (14% rejected) ...

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Top answers duplicated on community wiki question
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If you read the answers they are not identical: I find the first method more readable, especially if you have nested blocks. The second method reminds me of basic, it's like you're trying to not ...

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Closing a two year old question as a duplicate of a one year old question?
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While in general the newer question should be closed as a duplicate of the older, there are occasions when the new question is "better" (in some way): It expresses the problem more succinctly. There'...

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greenfield tag plagiarism
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I've rolled it back to being empty. Tag excerpts can't contain any markdown so adding a citation isn't really sensible.

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