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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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28 votes

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 ...
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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.
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21 votes

Should we do something about our meta tags?

I think many of the above can go, but I think these should definitely get burninated: refactoring clean-code code-smell They really add nothing to the question, and they are already naturally ...
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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.
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20 votes

Making a tag for a Code Review community project

Tags for specific community-owned projects are nice, and rubberduck has been a good tag. However, this does not mean that anyone and everyone can/should say "I'm gonna post all my code for project ...
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Should we do something about our meta tags?

I feel that these are useful and should stay. Users may want to follow or ignore these tags for various reasons. For example: I'm an intermediate level code monkey, so I find if easier to answer the ...
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Should we sign up for Winter Bash 2014?

Yes. I think it's absolutely fantastic. Also, we need to propose this as a hat:
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19 votes

Should we nuke this post from orbit?

No. We shouldn't nuke it. Not only is it a piece of CR folklore at this point, but it's an on topic question. Just wondering if there was someone out there that could offer help in optimizing my ...
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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 ...
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17 votes
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Stop mentioning major concerns in title

It seemed like a good idea at the time (Prompt for more meaningful question titles). However, it seems like either People have a hard time trying to satisfy both requirements, and/or Some people ...
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17 votes

Should we sign up for Winter Bash 2014?

YES. I want a hat! [Obligatory text to reach the minimum answer length.]
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17 votes

Should we sign up for Winter Bash 2014?

Do we really need to ask? Of course we should!!
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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". ...
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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 ...
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16 votes

Should we sign up for Winter Bash 2015?

ho-ho-ho Yes, I think we definitely should. It encourages participation and might get some of our more inactive reviewers (myself included) to do more reviews :-)
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Should we sign up for Winter Bash 2014?

On the plus side... It will be a massive boost on the fun level. Gamification on steroids. On the negative side... Uhm, is there a negative side? No, there isn't, BRING IT ON!
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15 votes
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Working code vs. working program

This site being Code Review, we require working code. We review excerpts of code that aren't complete programs. They could be library functions or even just a line or two of code. Let's not change ...
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Making a tag for a Code Review community project

17 questions is substantial, it is also active, and growing. There are a number of people who would 'follow' or favourite the tag. The tag would describe the context in which the code is being ...
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Shall we stop [naming] things?

Yes, the naming tag should be eliminated through burnination, since it adds no value. Every piece of code (except simple assembly and esoteric languages such as brainfuck) involves naming, and every ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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13 votes
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Can we revisit "Did I write that code myself"?

To add to the discussion and to clarify my point... I'm not saying we should only eliminate this rule. It's highly likely that we need different, more specific rules in place of this rule. The ...
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13 votes
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action = ([ternary-operator] == bad_tag ? "burninate" : "keep")

I think this should be synonymized with conditions instead of burninating it altogether. This does still involve conditionals, the difference being is that this is about the operator. A few ...
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13 votes

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.
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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 ...
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Should we sign up for Winter Bash 2015?

According to the mod email that was just sent out, no further action is necessary for opting in for Winter Bash this year: If you want in, you don't need to do anything; that's the default this ...
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11 votes
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The NS-specific tags

No - these tags should go! I have been struggling to describe why I think these tags are bad. There are a number of arguments for, and against these tags. First though, some assumptions I have made (...
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