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SE used to have such a mechanism. It was simply showing the user's acceptances as a percentage of the number of questions that user had asked with upvoted answers. In my own case, if the person asking the question had an acceptance score of 10 % or lower, it was just like that person had earned the "help vampire" gold badge - and I moved on. At one point, ...


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This was discussed on MSO. From the accepted answer: The latter user has 10 reputation. The right to upvote is earned at 15 reputation. See https://stackoverflow.com/faq#reputation Therefore, this proposal doesn't make a lot of sense for the type of users you're talking about. As this came from Jeff Atwood, it is safe to assume it is a ...


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I agree with MPD, here. Both Stack Overflow and Server Fault have strict requirements about the questions they accept; I don't think that (generally speaking) the users on Drupal Answers have the experience needed to understand when a question is a better suit for one of those sites. Furthermore, the new off-topic closing reasons, with their sub-reasons, ...


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Why is this not a standard here? I'd imagine it's because StackExchange enforce stricter quality guidelines than other places. It's part of what sets SE aparts from forums and other Q&A service...attention to detail. People who ask questions are expected to to make more time and care over their formatting/language, but in return the quality of answers/...


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Since there isn't a way to add a border to an image, and attributes added to an image tag are filtered out, the easier workaround is to wrap the image with a quote block, such as in the following case. > ![Selection popup][10] It doesn't add a border, but it makes the background color different from the page one, and it makes the screenshot more ...


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I do not think video would add any value to the site. One, on a technical site like this, I don't think they add much to the answer. Just having a video would be the equivalent of a link-only answer. The video would have to be "transcribed" anyway. Two, we are one of the prime spam targets on the Stack Exchange network, and I deal with a lot of spam. I ...


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A down vote without reason is pointless because the other user doesn't know how they can fix their question/answer to make it better That isn't what voting is for - voting is a quality indicator for the larger community. It's designed so that people can see at a glance whether the community has deemed a question well researched and useful to our repository ...


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Only if you can see this post. One of the following condition must be met: You have 10'000 reputation and access to moderator tools allows you to see all deleted posts. It was your question that got deleted - you can see own deleted questions and comments under them. I think I can guess what you did wrong, anyway. Someone commented at you. It means you ...


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This is done. Note that this blocks edits to old posts as well as new ones, so you may find the occasional prompt to rework a link when editing.


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To add to what MPD said, I think that automatic vote-up should not be implemented. While it makes sense to automatically down-vote spam posts, an automatic up-vote for an accepted answer would be something the OP decides to do. Accepting an answer already gives 15 reputation points to the user who answered; if the user who asked the question thinks the ...


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In theory, I merged D8 into 8, and made them synonyms, with 8 being the master. So, in theory, D8 will never appear again.


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Just to reinforce one aspect, please just flag spam as spam. Please Don't use any flags, other than spam. Don't edit to remove links. Don't re-tag as spam. These three actions can interfere with the spam gets handled. Fore more information, read What are the “spam” and “rude or abusive” (offensive) flags, and how do they work? over on MSO.


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I'm not sure there's a problem here really. The tags v6 and v8 don't exist, so we couldn't synonymise them even if we wanted to (well, short of creating them first, but that would be counter-intuitive). v7 has zero questions related to it, so will be deleted by the midnight scripts. If a pattern emerges, and those tags keep popping up, then absolutely we'...


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Instead of making the two tags synonym, I have deleted them, since I agree with MPD. I don't think we have users who answer questions about warning messages, and just to those questions. The fact then that some code is causing an warning message is not so relevant for answering to need its own tag.


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Stack Exchange sites use Markdown, where text indented with four characters is rendered as code. This doesn't mean you need to manually indent the code (except in one case): You can do as Clive said, or you can simply select the code, and press ctrl+k. Also, as some HTML is allowed, you can enter code with <pre><code>, without the need to indent ...


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It's now possible to retract a raised flag. Once flagged a post, clicking on flag will show a dialog box similar to the following one. Instead of the Flag Answer or Flag Question button, there is the Retract Flag button that allows to retract the raised flag, and eventually flag the post for another reason.


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I second this. Yesterday, I posted comments asking somebody with a (IMHO) very confused question to improve specific points. This morning, the user had added some comments that did not improve things (they made the question even more confusing - again IMHO). So I flagged it as "low quality". Then, I few hours later, the OP had cleaned up the question. ...


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Yes that was weird, about 4 spam posts from newly registered accounts in the space of about half an hour, and I think some earlier today as well. I destroyed a few accounts and other mods have taken action too so it's all been cleared up. Personally I think flagging's enough at the moment, while it's unsavoury to see spam it's not a massive problem on this ...


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I don't like the idea personally. As already mentioned in the comments, migration is extremely rare and I don't think we need to increase the surface area for it. Even mods basically never migrate questions, it's very rarely a useful thing to do. If people still manage to post off topic recommendation questions that you think can be answered elsewhere, just ...


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I am going to go on record and say this shouldn't be our decision. SR will be the ones left with what ends up there. We should let them decide at https://softwarerecs.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/2669 If they want the questions then we should make it happen. We already decided that we don't want the questions, but we shouldn't be the ones to say they ...


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Software Recommendations moderator here. Thanks for posting https://softwarerecs.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/2669/do-you-want-a-migration-path-for-recommendation-questions-from-drupal-answers on our meta. Apparently, our community likes the idea (9 votes for, 0 votes against, as of now). So, let's try that as an experiment. Our rules are extremely ...


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Mass-downvoting several posts by a single user is forbidden and will usually be reversed by the system, as explained in the FAQ on Meta Stack Exchange: What is serial voting and how does it affect me? The voting was corrected last night (see screenshot below); if this doesn't happen in a future situation, flag one of your posts for ♦ moderator attention. ...


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No, there is no auto-flagging functionality like this. But if the spammer is using a particular URL very often, the URL can be blacklisted which will prevent the spam from being posted in the first place.


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There is already a preview for the listed questions: Hover the mouse over the question title, and for run javascript every 24 hours you get the following tooltip. It doesn't show any Markdown, and the preview is limited to X characters, but you can get an idea of what a question is asking without seeing the question. On https://drupal.stackexchange.com/...


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I'm fairly certain I know which user you're talking about, and yes they are ignoring community members, vandalising their own posts, and generally polluting the site with awful questions. There is an automated system that bans users after some criteria or other is met, but the algorithm is not public knowledge (even to mods) so that people can't game it. ...


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It used to be as you want it. But it was found to be lacking. See this answer on Meta Stack Exchange: We just rolled out a change to how questions are automatically added to the reopen queue. Previously, if the author edited a closed post within 5 days of it being closed, that would trigger it to be added to the queue. This was a great way to get ...


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I disagree. Votes are too important to make people reluctant to cast them. Notifications like the one you proposed would quickly flood inboxes. We are pretty safe as we are here for relatively short time, but think about Clive or kiamlaluno - after 2 years of their voting there must be hundreds if not thousands posts they have voted on. Also, I disagree on ...


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While I am not contrary to changing the text shown to users, I will point out a reason why the text is the one actually used. The How to Ask page, which is linked from the page used to write a question, states the following. Have you thoroughly searched for an answer before asking your question? Sharing your research helps everyone. Tell us what you ...


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Making a tag synonym of another one is made when strictly necessary, which means there are users who keep using the wrong tag that is synonym of another tag. In your case, v7 could be considered a synonym of 7, and it would be made a synonym of that tag if editing questions would not be enough to remove the tag from the existing questions because for each ...


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It's already got community-drupal-org, that'll probably cover it :) I suspect you probably meant Best way to get module and commit meta data from drupal.org (which didn't have that tag but does now)


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