Fishtoaster
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Are questions not directly related to programming (but might concern programmers) on-topic?
20 votes

I propose the following criteria by which to judge such questions: Is it interesting to programmers in general? * Would answers be significantly different without "for programmers" added? ...

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What to do with Community Wiki?
10 votes

Allow Mods and/or 10k (2k for beta) users to De-CW a question This would solve our problem without losing the CW feature. However, it's require a more active effort on the part of the mods and the ...

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Who should the moderators be?
10 votes

FishToaster (meta) I'd like to throw my hat in, since the guidelines say self-nomination is encouraged. No one's been here long enough to really establish their credentials, but we need people with ...

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Should we worry about accept rate?
10 votes

I think that a low accept rate should/will become the norm. There are some cases where there's a clear correct answer and some where there's at least one answer that stands out somewhat in quality, ...

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"pi" character in Captcha... really?
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10 votes

I'd recommend reading up on reCAPTCHA. TLDR: reCAPTCHA is a system that uses captcha strings to parse books that its OCR can't read. You are presented with 2 words- one is a control word that ...

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What to do with Community Wiki?
8 votes

Add a warning when marking anything CW Saying something like "This is P.SE, read the FAQ, you probably don't want to do that." This would at least help a bit with new users being ...

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Where do Code Golf/Code Challenge questions belong?
7 votes

Have any code golfers considered starting a new SE? "Code Games," maybe?

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Why would anyone accept an answer?
7 votes

A few options would be: Always pick the highest-voted answer. This relies on the asker either keeping this up to date as new answers get voted up, or just picking the highest voted after N days from ...

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Is recruiting appropriate?
6 votes

My opinion matches Zneaks, in that it opens a bad door. I wouldn't mind allowing MakerOfThings7's specific question, but we need to structure a rule on this such that we prevent both commercial ...

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What to do with Community Wiki?
5 votes

Remove the Community Wiki feature entirely This would eliminate the issue. Based on the purpose-of-community-wiki thread, it looks like there's no need for it anyway. The only problem would be that ...

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Are we now voting to close based on content in other websites?
5 votes

I think the issue with that question is more that it was off topic for here than anything else. Graphic design really isn't a P.SE thing.

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Should the point distribution system be changed to encourage discussion, not answering?
4 votes

I think we should leave the system as-is. A lot of thought and data has gone into balancing out the current numbers, and we've only been at this for about 6 days. I think we should wait until we've ...

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Tag consolidation and blacklist
4 votes

I'd have thought this'd be obvious, but someone went through and tagged a bunch of questions "subjective." I've untagged them, and I really don't see any reason to have such a tag, since it's almost ...

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What types of subjective questions are not acceptable?
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I don't think subjectivity should be among the criteria for being unacceptable. I mean, one of the stated goals of this site was to catch what SO considers off-topic, and "Favorite Cartoon" was even ...

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The Six Subjective Question Guidelines -- Enforcement Notice
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Will these rules be applied to existing questions, or just to new ones? Specifically with regards to old, popular questions (Favorite Joke,What music do you code to, or Favorite Cartoon)? Edit: Ok, a ...

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"The question you're asking appears subjective and is likely to be closed." yeah baby!
3 votes

I concur. I don't know what level of customization we can do, but I understand we have CSS control, so we could at least hide that message, if not replace is as per Dori's suggestion.

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Is this kind of activity allowed?
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2 votes

Probably a good thing to decide. Personally, I'd vote yes: It would be very difficult to enforce it if we decided to say that that was unacceptable. You're likely to get different answers from ...

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Why do I keep getting a captcha?
2 votes

I've been getting it periodically. I thought it was happening when I posted too fast or too much in a given time period.

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Are locale or time-dependent questions acceptable?
1 votes

I'm conflicted. I see a few points to this: Some interesting and worthy questions may require local context (eg, "What's the average salary" is less useful than "What's the average salary in the UK?)...

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Should the "Six Subjective Question Guidelines" be revised?
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Regardless of what you think of the rules, they've been handed down from on high as a StackExchange-wide policy: http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2010/09/good-subjective-bad-subjective/ As such, they'...

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Polling as a measure to prevent answer flood.
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I think this is kinda self-correcting. If there's 10 "VS2010" answers, generally only one (usually one of the first ones) gets voted up significantly. As such, the relevant and distinct answers tend ...

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How can historical questions be on topic?
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No. Historical questions should not be allowed here because they're too objective, or they're subjective but not useful, or they're subjective and just not in the scope of P.SE. (Answer included for ...

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