When a user posts the same thing to several questions a flag is automatically raised. Often this indicates spam or questions that are in fact duplicates.
This happens for just two identical posts. When a second/third/... identical post is made another flag gets raised also - this is sensible, it...
<i style="font-style: normal;">anchor</i> <-- I just used that. A non-italic italic tag :P Legitimate use, I wanted emphasis inside a font-size:italic'd span. Of course, there's the deprecated tag, but who cares!
@Pekka while I write the script, can you think up some other taglines, akin to the That's a fascinating problem, but I really have no idea how to solve it. Have this great Calvin & Hobbes strip instead! on that post?
I don't know why poor grammar and punctuation frustrates me so much. I was told to add a drop down to something that has 3 options: "Commercial", "Residential", or "". After I add it, I get this in response:
--- Can we just have….Commercial or Residential…..Do not allow a blank. Can we do that.
Why all the extra periods? Why would you ask a question and not end it with a question mark?
Ok so I answered a question about PHP global variables, and my answer was right to the point and solved the OP's problem. I had two upvotes and the OP accepted my answer. However, maybe 3 hours later (when the question would have been burried deep below the newer ones) I got downvoted like crazy:...
@Lix i did same, it shows me a textbox of "Find usre:" but when i enter my name "Lucifer" it is not showing me, neither your , when i enter your name "Lix", i also tried my profile link, but it is not showing me :(
Moderator elections are the one time where it's ok to straight up criticize another person on SO (vs something specific they've written). You've gotta expect it. Especially when there are other, earlier nominees with less reputation but a much longer or richer history of "moderation" (both meanings) on SO.
@Lix You're too kind! My observation: given the massive proliferation of new SE sites and the increasing number of 4K users, we're starting to see on-topic questions getting closed/migrated simply because they are arguably "more on topic" in another SE community.
@Lix Allowing close votes to be countered would be a fine way to control this.
@Lix But, of course, if I post a new question on MSO, it will be closed as a duplicate.
@Lix The problem with @JeffAtwood's supposed solution (the one that's voted down to -65) is that it assumes StackExchange users have no jobs and spend their days/nights monitoring arbitrary unpopular questions in their mothers' basements.
@Lix Unlikely. When a question is being VTCed only by a minority of OCD users -- "This is a Unix question! It belongs on U&L, not on ServerFault" -- it takes hours or even days to reach 5, but it still happens, even if a majority of people who see the question think it's on topic.
@JeremyBanks I suppose there are two angles: one, that the official "solution" has proven to be highly unpopular, and two, that there is a whole new world with the proliferation of specialist SE sites, causing the OCD types among us to get a bit too excited about migrating questions (reference blog.stackoverflow.com/2012/03/…).
The development of new StackExchange sites has led to a disturbing tendency for on-topic questions to attract close/migration votes from a minority of users simply because they are arguably "more on topic" at a different StackExchange site. The "silent majority" cannot prevent such migrations. The suggested (and notably unpopular) approach of monitoring questions until they are closed, and then voting to reopen, does not work in migration scenarios. Let's revisit this feature request.
If you go to a user page, it has a link on "vote casts" to http://judaism.stackexchange.com/users/208/joe-shmoe?tab=votes
This page is reported to be a 404.
If I don't have permission to see more info about the user's voting history, why is there this link?
Whilst viewing someone else's profile, click on "view more" underneath Votes, you'll get a Page Not Found error.
NOTE: It works when you do it on your own profile
Try it on my StackOverflow profile HERE. When logged in as someone else and viewing my profile,
Scroll to the bottom for th...
@awood I know :) I asked Robert about it in TL, he hasn't replied :\ Probably was scared of a slew of C&H (it's just Pekka and me and one other guy who have planned on doing this. Pekka started it with a similar post).
Recent cases of whole-sale plagiarism like the three instances collected in this question (one, two, three, four) make me think, maybe there should be a clear policy on plagiarism in place in the FAQ?
A FAQ entry, say under the headline "Can I use other people's work?", could highlight the essen...
Rofl :) The other day I was happy on finding that I had a clean record on TL (no search results before appointment). Next thing I know, everyone tells me how hard it was to clean up all those messages :p
Heh! Hold on, I'll copy the sentence that I'm unsure about
If a bank sends you a message titled
> Comercio exterior / Liquidacion Ordenes de abono
followed by the details of a transaction where you received money, does that mean that
A. the transaction was aborted (which a spanish librarian is saying but I'm having trouble believing it, it's a long story)
B. the transaction happened and the bank is writing you to tell about it
The thing is the "liquidacion", it sounds so negative and a friend of mine who is dealing with the bank was unsure what it means. She can ask the bank themselves in a couple days but it would be nice to know now, as it's an important transaction.