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Hide the "describe what you've tried" bullet (new askers' modal)

Yes. This statement implies that if you've tried and failed, then you can post your non-working attempt on CR. We should remove that instruction.
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If in doubt, post the question on Meta first?

The best thing to do is to read the Help Center, and specifically, in your case, where your questions are not off-topic, but not that well received: How do I ask a good question? That said, Meta is ...
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Making great content more visible

You can do this using bounties. Get an answer you want to reward. Take this one (this is the question I got the images below on). Select the 'start a bounty' option. Select the size of the bounty ...
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Possible Solution for Zombies (unanswered questions)

I think this would require a large cultural shift to get others to do this too. If you want to post a bounty then feel free to do so. I post bounties for questions every now and then, and I've seen ...
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New tag proposition: Leetcode

Forgive my bluntness, but absolutely not. Today it's leetcode, yesterday it was hackerrank and tomorrow it might be who-knows-what. But what value does it add to know that by the tags? Are there ...
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Accepting without upvoting

Technical limitations: Upvotes require 15 rep. Accepts do not. Self-Answers can not be upvoted. Every user is limited to 40 votes per day. Accepts are not subject to that limitation Non-Technical ...
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I suggest two tags, [readability] and [compatibility]

We are actively trying to reduce "meta tags". For example, see: Optimize our meta tags? Tags are expected to summarize the content of the code in the question. They are not expected to summarize the ...
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The "How to Answer" page should be amended to discourage anything too "personal"

I make all my answers personal. Please don't make me delete all my answers! Making an answer personal doesn't make the answer contentious. Neither of the following are contentious: 'I think using a ...
Peilonrayz's user avatar
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Proposal to clarify "on-topic" help page

I agree. That small change in wording will make a significant difference, but the part about "for your specific project" makes it a little unclear. I would recommend the change... From: Best ...
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How do we train our self-moderators?

Use Comments and Chat You could leave a comment challenging the VTC. This way, both OP and the community are aware of the pending VTC and your concerns about it. OP may react to reflect on their ...
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Tool for Zombie-hunting

I've noticed during my searches of unanswered questions that some of the answers actually have answers that haven't been voted up. This is what I call "Ripe Zombies" (ripe as in ready for the ...
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Wouldn't it be more useful to notify OPs automatically about close votes, instead of having (stock) comments all the time?

Wouldn't it be more efficient to notify the OP (even below 250 rep) directly about close votes, Yes it would. Feel free to make a feature-request on the site-wide meta. instead of that constantly ...
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Making great content more visible

If I get this question correctly then it's not (primarily) about voting more for answers that are of good quality but to make them somehow visible so more people can learn from them. Well, I think ...
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Give [jison] a higher tag priority than [javascript]

To make jison be in the title it has to be the most popular tag on the question. Since it has one question you'd have to remove all the other tags, which I'd advise against. As Malachi has mentioned ...
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Please add the tag [red]

Please post a question using the language, drop a link to that question here and we will take care of the rest. Update: tag created, tag definition and excerpt added. status-completed
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A "The answer's author agreed to this edit in question" button which could be used only if code was expanded

No. No custom button for "answerer approved edits". I have multiple concerns. The primary one being that code-editing in (answered) questions is complex enough as it is, and the default case should ...
rolfl's user avatar
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Rollback reason

Lock the question as soon as it is answered. Sound a bit too drastic. Locking is a moderator tool with good reason. For one the lock mechanism implemented by SE currently only allows completely ...
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Can we constrict the [python-2.*] tags?

Yes! I think that is very reasonable, for 2 reasons: As you stated, we don't have individual tags for Python 3.5, 3.6, etc. and having python-2.x would be consistent. While Python 2.6 has some ...
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What to do about "It's asking for more details"?

I dug into the implementation of this, since I couldn't recall whether fractional ratios were possible. And, good news, it looks like it's a bit more flexible than I'd remembered: If this check is ...
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Change the licensing of code in Code Review contributions to MIT

Stack Exchange staff proposed a license change to MIT within the last year. In my argument against the change, I pointed out that it was a bad idea, especially for Code Review, since our intention is ...
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A "The answer's author agreed to this edit in question" button which could be used only if code was expanded

For the record, the full comment: For the record, usually we're against updating the code in the question after answers have been received. It creates a mess if more answers come in, reviews of all ...
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Checklist for how to write a good Code Review question

The number one most important thing you can do is: Explain what your code is supposed to do! All too often, questions on Code Review look like this, and are simply impossible to answer. This is a ...
Gareth Rees's user avatar
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Character limit on Code Review

Starting at some time in 2016 if I remember correctly, the character limit on Code Review is now 65535 characters.
Simon Forsberg's user avatar
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Common Review Quotes

Experiment one did not really work. I have rolled back the C++ tag wiki page. With the minor addition of a couple of lines at the top: As an experiment I am starting to collect snippets of common ...
Loki Astari's user avatar
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Clarify edit review screen

At the time of your meta posting, one reviewer had voted to reject your suggested edit, but one vote is not sufficient to finalize the rejection. Your suggested wording for the status is an ...
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Requesting tag [arcpy] be created

I have gone through the search results you indicate and I have added the [arcpy] tag. Appreciate the pointer. I have added the tag info as well, copied from StackOverflow.
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Perl6 is now known as Raku

I agree with this, and it should be done. I started the process by creating the raku tag, but then ran out of privileges to complete it (I don't have enough perl6 tag-rep to complete the synonym. The ...
rolfl's user avatar
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Tag Request: "Angular" (Angular is not Angular.js)

It seems like Stack Overflow does this differentiation, so we might as well do it: SO's angularjs: Use for questions about AngularJS, the open-source JavaScript framework. Do NOT use this tag for ...
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Add question editing recommendations to Community Tour

A lot of things would be helpful to new users to explicitly mention in the tour... the whole entire Help Center would be helpful! The thing about answer-invalidating edits isn't specific to Code ...
Mathieu Guindon's user avatar
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Should there be a gcc tag?

To be honest, you would probably be better off asking that question on Stack Overflow. The question contains a short code snippet (which could be considered an MCVE), and you are asking a specific ...
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