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I don't think we should. There's a few reasons. We're still in a mess with designer reasons: lots of people are over-sensitive to determining a question is designer reasons, but really the only thing that wasn't working is “explain to me their thought process behind why they did that.” The mod team has had to reopen a lot of questions incorrectly caught ...


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Personally I'd like to see a way to edit bounty text, even if it's just for 5 mins a la comments, and for the page where you enter the bounty to 1) display a preview, and 2) to inform you about the doubling of bounty amounts.


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Agreed: That this is useful to know and would ideally be mentioned somewhere discoverable. That a brief editable period for bounty text would be following the Principle of Least Surprise. Disagreed: That it should work differently otherwise. The asker of a question has only a tiny bit more authority over the question's answers and whether they're good or ...


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The comment formatting section of the editing help pages lists all the available shortcut links you can use in comments, including [help] for the help center. As of posting that is: [meta] – link to the current site's Meta; link text is the site name (e.g. "Super User Meta"). Does nothing if the site doesn't have (or already is) a Meta site. [...


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Unfortunately, Help pages other than (part of) the on-topic page are static and can't be edited. Brian's statements are useful though and we should probably fold them into a more directly topical FAQ about comments, such as Why are site comments being deleted?, or (perhaps even better) a new faq-proposal like “What should I (not) do if I disagree with an ...


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I agree - I think there should be a link to FAQ for Stack Exchange sites, which is the master list of general how-does-it-work FAQs (the lazy man's version of documentation) in the standard part of our FAQ section. Even diamond mods can only edit the "What questions should I ask here" part however - the rest is off limits to us. Down at the bottom there's ...


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To me, questions about locating hard to find material should be on topic for the site. Answers as to how to find such material should not give directions as to how to obtain grey or black market copies of such material. Where can I find a copy of "The Dragon, Issue 1" Would be (probably, I'm only guessing it's hard to find) on topic. Answers should ...


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I don't know we need that spelled out. In this case, the poster seems to have believed in good faith that GOO had released it for free, as they did that with their other properties when they went under.


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According to How are "Suggested Tags" chosen?, the ones below the tag field are generated by analysing the text of the question as compared to our existing questions. I haven't found how the one in the sidebar is chosen, but I expect it's something similar but based on all questions we get. That one is there before the asker starts typing, so it's general ...


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If you bounty a question, you used to be able to award it to an answer you posted (even a self-answer on a question you posted). You wouldn't get the rep from the bounty, but the added attention from the bounty could well get more rep than that from upvotes due to the question being featured. Furthermore, the blue "+ \d" notation would appear beside the ...


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Nevermind, I just figured it out. It's [help], which is converted into the text "help center".


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