Shog9
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Cleanup 2014: The war on obsolete comments
23 votes

I cannot stress this enough: do not rely on simple pattern matching to identify obsolete comments. Yes, a good many of these comments can be removed without hurting anything. But not everything that ...

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2014 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection
21 votes

Arqade has a very active chatroom. But sometimes, folks who are able to contribute constructively on the site itself are unable to participate in chat without bringing out the worst in everyone they ...

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Increase tag length limit to 32 or 35
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20 votes

This is now at 35 - as of 8-8-2017, tags can be up to 35 characters long everywhere. Big thanks to everyone who jumped in here to help make this site a test subject for this change - if anything ...

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Won't "Answer your own question" just encourage people to game the system?
20 votes

I know, right? Folks are gonna dump all their tips and information in a convenient format that appeals to other readers and make off with all of our precious EXP! Oh, wait... That's the idea. This ...

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I am having issues with Stack Exchange chat, and feel I may have been hacked. What can I do?
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16 votes

No one has hacked into your account. Or done anything else with your account. You've been using it for the past couple hours, and that's the only thing that's happened with it in several days.

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What warranted this 24 hour chat ban?
15 votes

Scanning the question I'm responding to, I'd say "calling someone a dick" warranted the suspension. Scanning the transcript, I'd say "arguing about politics in chat" warranted the timeout. I wouldn'...

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I AM A MAN, NOT A MACHINE
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12 votes

Not sure exactly what you did there, but somehow you managed to hit the answer submission route twice within a few seconds. So the spam-checker got spooked and decided to test you. Congratulations, ...

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Why don't I have a positive question record?
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11 votes

Because you've asked questions that weren't... Positive. Most of these are deleted, of which you can still see the recent ones on your profile: All questions count when determining your record.

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Are there grounds for getting an extra custom reason close slot?
8 votes

Here's a graph of the off-topic reasons used during the past 20 weeks, by week: It seems pretty clear that a distinct ITG reason is needed. I don't care for the idea of lumping this in with game ...

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Add the ability to hide text in chat
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7 votes

The more I think about this, the less I like it. If you don't want to post something in Chat, don't post it. If you want to target specific users, you can easily create a room for just you & them. ...

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Can't we all just get along?
6 votes

If you've neither the time nor desire to be bothered by potentially-frivolous flags... Just ignore them. As you say, there are plenty of moderators and high-rep users across the network who can ...

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What is it with the first custom off-topic close reason?
1 votes

The original reason I wrote up for this, based on the number of actual questions closed, read: Questions asking for game recommendations are off-topic. For details on why, and how you might ask ...

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The election message in the community bulletin looks bad
-11 votes

I'll bet you clicked on it though.

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