One problem that many are not aware of is the behaviour of the re-open queue.
There is an inherent SE-design problem with our desire to edit posts into shape and our behaviour in trying to ensure this with fast and numerous small friendly edits.
Please do not edit questions that have recently been put "on hold"
—— with minor edits that do not attempt ...
In answer to:
Should we require that all new tags should be first discussed on meta?
Yes, I think we should.
It's sometimes a fine line between what is useful and what isn't so I think input / thoughts from several members of the community is the best option.
My suggestion is EITHER:
(1) proposals for new tags can be made in a meta question with TWO ...
I'm going break this down in to different answers: (1) edit limits, and (2) discussing new tags (see my other answer).
First, in answer to:
Should we set an explicit upper limit on the number of edits a user should be allowed to make in a row?
Should there be an explicit upper limit on the number of edits a user should be allowed to make in a day?
Both have now been closed and deleted.*
I know some stacks as a matter of policy remove the contents of any post considered spam. This is usually noted, with a remark that anyone interested in seeing the original spam may check the revision history.
However, I'm a bit uncomfortable with users doing that for messages that have not yet been closed as spam. ...
The question is nothing but a troll and ought to have been closed, in my opinion, without any answer, because:
It's reacting to a recent troll by an Alaskan Republican without citing it. However historical the substance of the matter, the question probably belongs more in Politics or Skeptics.
It's asking for a counter-example to something that's widely ...
what is a tag? When is it useful?
The site already has a very good key word search. Making every keyword a tag has several detrimental effects:
There are too many to search. Tags are useful when there are few enough that one can scan them for ways to further restrict a key word search.
There are too many to assign. If every keyword is a tag, what to do if ...
I suspect we are going to have issues like this whenever a question tagged clothing comes up. American and British terms for articles of clothing are just completely, irreconcilably (and very often hilariously) different. The "poofy" issue is simply the icing on the metaphorical cake of linguistic misunderstanding. On this side of the pond, that is the word ...
This is a network design, not a History.SE specific issue. It had been requested on Meta.SE years ago but was declined by SE staff. There's nothing we can actually do about this here, whether or not we think it's a necessary feature.
No this is a known caching issue and status-bydesign.
Quoting Shog's answer:
Caching. And some complicated eligibility rules.
Most of the time, the top bar will indicate what's still TO DO for
the site, while the numbers under /review will indicate what's still
TO DO for you. But when reviews are being done quickly, they can
I think we had a discussion in chat about this a few years back.
I'm the kind of person who likes to tweak things. Writing is never finished, just abandoned.
The issue many people have with late minor edits is that it artificially "bumps" old questions on the active question list. The worst part about this is that someone could use it to game the system by ...
I did it based on broken window theory. Violations of the rules tend to nurture other rulebreakers; or to put it another way, in a healthy, well maintained community people are more content to follow the rules. In this case I found the violation of the rules so egregious and I felt that there was a potential to be offensive. I chose to suppress the ...