29 votes

Should we stay opted-in for Winter Bash 2016?

It's not simply tradition, it's part of the community's culture. We're one of the few SE sites known for actually liking fun™. Let's keep it that way. Let the Winterbash games commence! May the odds ...
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Close-vote threshold lowered from five to three

Yes. I surveyed the recent close-vote history, and it's clear that there is a good quorum at three votes. Pulling out yesterday's reviews, it's clear that almost all the votes for closing questions ...
rolfl's user avatar
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25 votes

Request to add an extra moderator given the 2021 election results

We've discussed this request internally and with the moderators and we decided that there's universal support for this request and so I've just made Mast a moderator on this site, joining Sᴀᴍ Onᴇᴌᴀ ...
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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.
Toby Speight's user avatar
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21 votes

Should we stay opted-in for Winter Bash 2016?

WEAR TEH HATZ! I think we should participate, it is kind of a tradition.
Malachi's user avatar
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19 votes

if ( [conditions].isGoodTag() ) { return "keep" } else { return "burninate" }

Really, I think that the tag is really broad. We have enough tags that we don't need one for Conditions. (almost)All code has conditions in it for one thing or another. I really don't think that ...
Malachi's user avatar
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17 votes
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How should we revisit our standard close reasons?

As I see it, some of the problems with the existing close reasons are: Ambiguity of "broken code". Some users seem to think that anything that compiles is not broken. Accusations of "not real code". ...
200_success's user avatar
17 votes

Request to add an extra moderator given the 2021 election results

Yes, Yes, Yes. many times during my terms as moderator, the discussions with the CM's requested 5 moderators. I am sure the discussion happened again before this election, and I am surprised that it ...
rolfl's user avatar
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16 votes
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Disable Anonymous Contributions

Disable anonymous users editing posts
Peilonrayz's user avatar
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15 votes
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Can we replace the misleading [unity] tag with a more distinct tag?

I think this is a good suggestion. I would support it, but let's give it a few days to garner support in meta. I would propose that we follow the convention that StackOverflow has taken like you ...
rolfl's user avatar
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14 votes
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"What to do when someone answers" seems to give bad advice at a glance

I propose to add a new section: I improved my code based on the reviews. What next? First of all, consider accepting one of the answers. The one that helped you the most, or the one you ...
janos's user avatar
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for (post in [loop]) { post.tagMoreAppropriately(); }

Burnination is probably fine and the iterator tag probably suffices for the examples my previous answer references. The tag is pretty terrible.
nhgrif's user avatar
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12 votes
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Let's update the tour- what should be added?

Should the following be added? After an answer is posted, you must not edit your question to invalidate any advice. This is one of the rules here that users from other communities won't be ...
mickmackusa's user avatar
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11 votes
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Capitalization Bug in Title Prompt

Time was, every prompt started with a lower-case character. Life was good. Then people started complaining about specific instances. "We're a site for people studying proper English" they said, "It'...
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11 votes
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Font style doesn't work with new font

Update This problem has been submitted to Meta.StackExchange. At the time of this edit, it has not yet been resolved. Cause I done some testing on my machine, and found that I have a broken Open ...
Peilonrayz's user avatar
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11 votes

The context of "Lacks concrete context": let's fix it

IMO the biggest and simplest problem is LCC being used as UCWYA. But why is this happening? I don't know, but I can guess. The reason's name "Lacks Concrete Context" makes it sound like any context. ...
Peilonrayz's user avatar
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10 votes
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Are community ads ever served?

I just found out, they aren't live yet: @Szabolcs I'm thinking like until mid or late February at the moment. It'll depend a lot on how much new submissions we get. – Grace Note♦ 3 hours ago In the ...
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"What to do when someone answers" seems to give bad advice at a glance

My simple solution would be to add a third header after the "Do not add an improved version of the code", like so: Instead... and then show the list.
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10 votes
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Revising the "insufficient explanation" post notice

We are looking for answers that provide insightful observations about the code in the question. Answers that consist of independent solutions with no justification do not constitute a code review, and ...
200_success's user avatar
10 votes
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Should we forever deconstruct [data-structures]?

Yes, blacklist it. As stated above: We already have separate tags for the most common data structures, so there's no reason for this one to keep coming back. Additionally, to define a post as being ...
9 votes
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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
Mast's user avatar
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9 votes
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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 ...
rolfl's user avatar
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9 votes
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Let's update the modal for new askers

Question close stats for the 30 days leading to 2020-05-17 are: Close Reason Closed % of total Missing Context 51 20.08% Broken 147 57.87% Migrated 12 4.72% Authorship 12 4.72% Custom 4 1.57% ...
Peilonrayz's user avatar
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9 votes

Close-vote threshold lowered from five to three

This is now live! Thanks for your patience. When I came to check out the discussion here, it was nice to see good support - y'all have an active site and I know that you likely get a good amount of ...
Catija's user avatar
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9 votes
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Rubberduck is growing out of SE chat

Done. Rubberduck played a big role in the history of Code Review. If the links ever change, make sure you update your question so people can still find the way.
Mast's user avatar
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8 votes
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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 ...
Shog9's user avatar
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8 votes

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 ...
Phrancis's user avatar
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8 votes

Close-vote threshold lowered from five to three

Since I'm the one being cited, I may as well write an update clarifying my stance back then and my current one. It started out in December with me linking in chat to the MSO post, a little earlier ...
Mast's user avatar
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8 votes
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"I'm Done" option disabled

That's not a radio button you can ever select. If you edit the question, leave a comment or flag/vote-to-close, it will be selected automatically. It should've moved up automatically and luckily there'...
Mast's user avatar
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7 votes

Revising the "insufficient explanation" post notice

Classic auto-comments text from @200_success: You have presented an alternative solution, but haven't reviewed the code. Please explain your reasoning (how your solution works and how it improves ...
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