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Nominate temporary moderators for this site here
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I'd like to nominate Gilles. profile for Gilles on Stack Exchange, a network of free, community-driven Q&A sites http://stackexchange.com/users/flair/164368.png He's been very active on Meta, ...

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Haaaaaaaaaaaats
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I want hats, they sound awesome and will keep my ears warm.

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Should we accept root/hack/jailbreak related questions?
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I believe that we should treat these questions just like we would any others. They aren't really special, and jailbreaking/rooting is not illegal (at least in the US). I don't see a need to make a ...

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When will we graduate?
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Our Area 51 stats look fairly decent, but they're mostly a red herring in this sort of thing. If they're all red, we need to sit up and take notice, but having all/most of them green doesn't mean we'...

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Answer to duplicate question no longer relevant once merged
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This was completely my fault, I should have seen that. A community manager has unmerged it. Thanks for reporting it! And I'll be a whole lot more careful in the future. Much like Santa, checking ...

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Nominate temporary moderators for this site here
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I'd like to nominate Seth profile for Seth on Stack Exchange, a network of free, community-driven Q&A sites http://stackexchange.com/users/flair/1208323.png He's been a huge part of helping ...

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Should we be transparent when recommending our own software?
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Absolutely! If you don't, that's almost the very definition of spam. Make sure you reveal your association with the software up front, openly, and clearly. Of course, also make sure that you aren't ...

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Congratulations! Software Recommendations is graduating!
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I'd like to extend a huge thank you to the community and my fellow moderators, with special thanks to the prolific flaggers out there - you know who you are. Together we've deleted more than 700 posts,...

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Advertising on Super User (2014)
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Rough draft, can use some work. But still, a possible start.

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Bounty expired, no answers, but I still lost my bounty points?
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Yep, this is how it's supposed to work. See the privilege page for bounties: Bounties expire after seven days. You will receive several notifications a few days before this happens. If you do not ...

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Found a copy of an answer here on another site. Are they copying SE? Is it legal?
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Looking at this more (and reading the comments below), these are missing the required author attribution - links to the author's profile. It should be reported as described in A site (or scraper) is ...

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Is it allowed to request software that breaks a service's terms of service (TOS)?
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We do not enforce agreements between third parties - and we shouldn't set that precedent. You're free to downvote, comment, and refrain from answering, but it's unlikely that any moderation action ...

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Why are comments deleted?
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I'm the one that deleted the comments. Here's the chain: They were flagged as obsolete, and I deleted them. There's a nice short answer on mSO about obsolete comments: Comments are, by their very ...

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Should we allow minimal (link-only) 'responses' to questions?
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I'm the one that deleted your answer. Here's a screenshot of it for those that can't see it anymore: There are two things wrong with it, which I'll explain here: First, it's link-only. We can't ...

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Should we disable the Roomba?
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No, for a simple reason. There's another problem here: has a score of 0 The Roomba (or this task, specifically) only deletes questions with score = 0. That means there's a very simple solution, ...

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Why did the % answered dropped from 74% to 63% yesterday?
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There was a bug in the algorithm that calculates IsAnswered. That field is used to calculate the % answered value. The bug is now gone as of two days ago: I've updated the query to check for nulls on ...

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What to do about recommendations containing potentially harmful adware?
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I don't think we should be deleting such answers on the spot. I believe that this mSO answer applies here. An answer that is not an answer should be deleted (should be a comment, doesn't answer the ...

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Software Recommendations New Site Design
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For a site with such an abstract, hard-to-design-for topic, you've done great. A few minor nitpicks: The usercard feels a little lopsided: Seems like there should be more whitespace on the left ...

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90 days have past, how do our statistics look?
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Note that I'm looking at this from a purely number-driven perspective. I don't necessarily think that some of these stats really matter for this site. We're special. And nothing I say here is official ...

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Can I answer with website/webapp?
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I would say that it's certainly okay to answer a question with a webapp, as long as They don't say it needs to work offline (yeah, some do, but you still have to load them) The question doesn't ...

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Do you want a migration path for recommendation questions from Drupal Answers?
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My opinion on this differs from Izzy's a bit - I'd be fine with a standard migration path from Drupal, and from other sites where we can mutually decide it'd be a good thing. We've grown enough that ...

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Community Promotion Ads - 2017
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How were those questions modified by 1 rep user Megan?
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There are deleted answers from Megan on those questions. The system counts this as a modification, and it isn't reset when the answer is deleted.

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How to handle dreamware requests?
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Since we require a large amount of information in questions for them to be acceptable here, it makes sense that many questions would be unanswered. Often, software that does exactly what people need ...

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Case Correction when editing questions
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The Stack Exchange system is built around peer editing. Everyone is encouraged to correct mistakes when they see them. If they have the editing privilege, they should use it to correct what's wrong. ...

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Using a sledgehammer to crack a nut?
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I would say that such an answer is perfectly appropriate. A great many extra features don't invalidate a recommendation - in fact, they often make it stronger! In the (very rare) cases where a piece ...

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What should our chatroom be named?
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Thought of this overnight... The Rec Center It's not perfectly matched to our topic, but it sounds kinda good. Maybe it'll give some people inspiration to come up with something better!

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Is "let someone develop that for you" an acceptable answer
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No, it's not an answer IMO. We want each answer to recommend a product. If there isn't a solution for a problem, the question should stay unanswered until one is found.

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Are answers which provide a complete script acceptable?
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I would say that we probably shouldn't be giving people large blocks of code in the answer (a simple cron job to run another program is probably okay) In regard to throwing it out on GitHub, I say ...

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Is 109 not more than 10? I can't answer protected questions!
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The protection system requires 10 rep earned on the site - meaning the association bonus doesn't count. As far as the protection system is concerned, you only have 8 rep here.

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