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This has been discussed before. Most users are looking for an immediate answer and will not want to be a part of a community with voting and acknowledging contributions. They ask, you answer, they learn. But they will not necessarily acknowledge your answer. If you can't handle that, stop answering. If you want to contribute solutions, regardless of ...


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First: For spam, you can cast a flag instead, there is a specific flag for 'spam - Exists only to promote a product or service'. For downvotes, the user being downvoted gets -2 reps, the person voting down gets -1. If the answer / post is then deleted, all reputation is given back. The reasoning behind the person voting down losing a point is somewhat given ...


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But, of course! Search is one of the most powerful tools we have here. To get your posts, you simply type user:me, and you'll get all your posts! Nice, but how do I get only my answers, and not my questions? Equally simple, just add the is:answer to user:me, and you'll have your answers. user:me is:answer. Oh! I'm starting to like this. But I have several ...


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Even if you did punish them, "they" wouldn't care because there not coming back so your only hurting yourself. Perhaps you could just make it more apparent that It considered polite to upvote if it was helpful edit: I think it behooves the entire stack environment to resist the urge to be seen as snotty and elitist as much as possible. 100 people may come ...


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I should say the answer is still the same; Flag the posts on Stack Overflow and let their moderators take actions to migrate the question.


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Personally, no I don't think so. A down vote in and of itself should trigger that something might be wrong with my answer. Review it to see if it matches with the intent of the question. Did I supply an answer that is all code when someone asks for no code solutions? Was my answer too short or assumed some level of understanding that the user might not have?...


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If you hit the Unanswered button at the top, you have the option to select the no anwser tab.


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Just tag the question with it and the tag will be created. If someone in the community has a better tag that is already used, they can ask for a merge of the two terms


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I'm new to this site and I have asked a question, but with my low reputation, I have no possibility to reward the answers to this questions by upvoting. I noticed that compared to other stack exchange sites, questions are only very rarely upvoted. But that's another topic, I think.


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I've been there too, requesting such a feature, since you put a lot of effort to your answers and questions. And then comes this user who seemingly by random down vote a post. I think it's bad behavior - and someone who can down vote, often have some idea of why. As poster you could benefit from constructive feedback and learn something. But we can't force ...


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Yes, click the little star button below the up/down vote arrows to favorite a post. This will bookmark it for you. To see all your favorited posts, simply go to your profile and click on favorites.


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The fun of adding additional badges represented by hats every year wouldn't be as fun if it was available all year around. My guess is, when a lot of users have vacation due to the holiday, SE want to keep up the hit rates of the sites (which drives commercial revenue). So having this event to celebrate all learning users and keep the site running at full ...


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But I often get the impression that some users don't notice it's there. This is the first time I've noticed it, and I visit often. How about we instead have some CSS to show something along the following lines over the body textbox, and have it go away when it takes focus. Something along the lines of what you see when you go to submit a post on Reddit's ...


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All paid-for third party products related to SharePoint have their own support channels, and sometimes even their own forum. As in the case with Nintex, where I also have an account and have asked questions. By that it's not really suited for this site where we work with SharePoint and open-source free products and add-ons. Please use the Nintex community ...


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I'd say summarize those steps. I think what we don't like seeing are just plain link answers that can eventually become dead links, and have before many times. If you summarize the steps involved, that should suffice. If the "answer" is something a little more in depth for a question that involves a lot of explanation (like the homework questions), you could ...


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Unfortunately only questions can be favorited, and afaik there are no plans to make it possible to favorite answers. Your only options are to favorite the question manage bookmarks yourself by selecting the "share" link on the post containing the comment


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Well, that's odd. But not all that troublesome. Our sister site https://ux.stackexchange.com/ use no icons whatsoever, but make the Ask action look like a button. Here, we use a different color to make the ask action stand out. But I agree with you, it should have an icon to emphasize its use.


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As of now we have 5404 questions with no answers. I guess that's more then enough to keep you occupied until Easter...?! :-) https://sharepoint.stackexchange.com/unanswered Duplicate on Stackoverflow? If there is a duplicate you can always cite the SO answer provided that you reference and give correct credit to the answer on SO. Or you write a better answer ...


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Having already debated the intrinsic problem of uncommented downvotes, which as far as I am concerned only add noise unless the reason behind them is immediately clear (just to reasume my reasoning, when you downvote without comment you are basically creating doubt in an answer validity and therefore incrementing the confusion of whoever may be reading the ...


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This is a very good suggestion and would be happy to implement more migration options. This has also been asked for before, and the suggestion then was: StackOverflow Serverfault Super User There is a limit of three Off topic > Migration options where two spots are already taken by Meta and StackOverflow. Personally I think that questions which could be ...


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I agree, sometimes the question is off-topic that is a reasonable question, but it doesn't go on Meta, or even on any related Stack Exchange. These are some tweaks that I think we can make as moderator, Benny! I know it's been out there as a feature request before. In the off-topic flag, I would like to see at least: SuperUser StackOverflow ServerFault ...


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People downvoting without a comment is unfortunate behaviour, and something that's been frequently discussed in the past: why cant we see who down/upvoted you? Can we have a feature which will enforce users to add comments after down voting a question or answer Encouraging people to explain downvotes Why not allow downvote only with at least an anonymous ...


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These quite harmless yet annoying Spam Bots run a specific pattern, pretty much like the pattern of pickpocketing. When there is a lot of activity due to an upcoming holiday - these trolls also increase their activity. At least this is my experience in other .SE sites. We'll see if these things won't disappear by them selves in the beginning of next year. ...


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I feel as though Workflow Manager is specific to the installation/setup and not pertaining with the implementation and integration with SharePoint 2013. I agree here with @ghangas, at least a tag synonym for workflow 2013 would be a good idea. Plus workflow manager is a little ambiguous for those users that aren't sure what workflow manager pertains to.


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There is already a tag for workflow-manager, so I guess that answers your question. But if you'd like you could improve the tag wiki so we know what its for. The only link I find valuable is Installing and Configuring Workflow Manager 1.0.


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It "should be" lower, based on this answer from Adam Lear. However, looking into the matter, creating tag synonyms require 1250 rep and creating tags require 300 rep. So my guess is your looking at the wrong heading... See Privileges page for more details.


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Maybe placing as mandatory extra fields such as version/O365 (or jquery/csom) would help clarify that the question should be specific. The tagging system is not obvious to novices and it is hard to properly tag when you do not have the full view of all tags available. It took me several months to understand that there was a tag '2013'. However do not ...


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It has been requested several times but never implemented on StackExchange. Please add a system to allow file uploads attached to questions and answers feature request: upload solution files Where to upload too big files? How to upload files/images This has been the general rule for at least five years: There are lots of free file hosts you can use -- ...


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Looks like it won't happen, several dupes in meta all linking back to this: Convert non-answers into new questions?


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You can't, but no worries. We rather handle one flag to much, than one to few :)


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