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Whos downvoting every question lately?

Every new post I feel like, no matter how good or bad it is, gets an immediate downvote. Is this one person serially voting (if so could CMs take care of that) or is this just a bunch of people ...
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Can we burninate the language design tag? Should we reconsider our consensus about removing it? [duplicate]

Pretty similar to this other post, but I saw a few users who wanted one tag but not the other so here we are in 2 different posts. A consensus was established not to have it. And yet it exists and ...
Starship - On Strike's user avatar
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What I need to do to reopen my question?

I had a question: What are the pros and cons of three ways to implement programming language? It is closed with "This question needs to be more focused." reason. But what I need to do, to ...
чистов_n's user avatar
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Hit the question ban even though my question was well-recieved

I just asked a question. It appears to be quite well-recieved by the community (score of 1), however when I accidentally clicked the ask question button I hit the question ban. Does anyone know what ...
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Please try to ask more questions

We have a rapidly decreasing quantity of questions. Our average is 12.5 questions per day and we have only had 4 questions in the past 24 hours. Note that asking poor quality questions that are just ...
Starship - On Strike's user avatar
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How can a post have a score of 3 with only 2 views

Look at the top post. Score of 3, but 2 views. You can upvote without viewing it. How did this happen?
Starship - On Strike's user avatar
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Let's workshop an examples question

There has been a lot of pushback on questions seeking examples of certain things in different languages, but also a lot of people noting that they see value in surfacing different approaches taken in ...
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What to do about answers that are trapped in Catch 22 situations?

Question #1: What are the advantages of providing an until loop construct? Question #2: What are the advantages of `do {…} until` over `do {…} while`? Question #1 was flagged as ambiguous: Please ...
Ray Butterworth's user avatar
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How to beat Wadler's law?

I was looking forward to the PLDI StackExchange site, but am dismayed to seee that it has fallen victim to Wadler's law: ...
Andrej Bauer's user avatar
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What are the pros and cons of mechanistically prefixing every question with "What are the pros and cons of"?

I ask motivated in particular by this question, but also by the general pattern seen so far. That question was originally titled Should generators be their own type?, but was now renamed to What are ...
Michael Homer's user avatar
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What's going on with this question?

This question (edit: as well as this) is downvoted which brought me here. I've observed the following phenomenon: Lots of users are asking questions about 'what should be a syntax for x'. The fact is,...
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Why are new questions not showing up on the front page?

Oftentimes, when I see a chat message from @NewPosts, I can't get to the same post from the home page. What's up with that?
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Can anything be done to highlight non-syntax questions?

As the private beta starts, there are so many questions about syntax that I want to weep. Many of these questions are borderline unanswerable. Wadler's Law notwithstanding, if the site continues to ...
Norman Ramsey's user avatar