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Reduce voting threshold from 5 to 3 votes for close/reopen

Yes, please change the threshold on close/reopen votes.
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Is cs.stackexchange.com fair to new users?

Is it fair? I don't know. Fairness is notoriously subjective. What's fair to one person, is often unfair to another. Since you mention you're new to the community, it might be helpful to first ...
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Please enable JavaScripts in posts

There is a Stack Snippets feature that we can turn on. However, as we told GIS: [Snippets] are really only for JS/HTML/CSS code (a replacement for jsfiddle.net, basically). A good indicator of ...
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Another self-deleted question

If the answer was recent and is deleted, try following the “deleted recent answers” link at the bottom of the “Answers” tab in your profile. The URL is ...
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Comments on deleted answers

I'd guess it's a side effect of the fact that Stack Exchange considers comments second-class citizens: transient, liable to disappear at any time, not a priority for preserving, etc. Or, it might be ...
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Users deleting questions after obtaining answers

I consider deleting one's question after receiving an answer to be an abuse of the system. If you're aware that this has happened and the question is appropriate here, you can raise a custom flag for ...
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Warn when some tags are used

As D.W. points out, something like this was already implemented on StackOverflow! Hence, this feature only has to be turned on. I propose that this feature is turned on on all the language-specific ...
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Catch 22: It is not fair that some people get question blocked for 6 months and get no votes on their new question thus creating another 6 month wait

Before I get to your question of whether the question ban system is fair and should be changed, let me first explain a bit of how getting out of a question ban works in the current system. The full ...
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Stackexchange promotes cheating

I think the title is misleading. SE doesn't promote cheating; true is that it doesn't (and can't) prevent it. There is no tech solution to this human problem. Here are two simple ways everybody can ...
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Stackexchange promotes cheating

I suspect it's very unlikely that Stack Exchange is going to change the behavior of the software for just this site. Realistically, the revenue from our site is nowhere near large enough to make it a ...
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Request for the citation feature

We've just turned this on for you folks. Enjoy!
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Syntax highlighting -- should we have it?

We've turned on Syntax Highlighting in an opt-in basis. That is, to use it, you'll need to specify the language for your highlighting in an HTML comment, as explained in the Editing Help section for ...
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I don’t think a user who answers an OP’s question should have his points reduced when the OP’s user account is removed

You do not directly lose reputation because you answered a question and the asker's account gets deleted. You only lose reputation in two cases: if the account that cast an upvote or an accept vote on ...
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Recently deleted questions invisible

This has come up before, so I'm not going to repeat what I wrote the last times: Self-deleted questions Another self-deleted question There hasn't been any change in the Stack Exchange software. ...
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Integration of an interactive graph editor

Congratulations Joey that you work at the company that created the awesome yEd - Graph Editor (I use the Java-based desktop application, not the browser-based one). While I do see benefit in educating ...
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Anyway to mark my answers as "mis-interpreted question"?

I can suggest two ways to handle the case where you misinterpreted the question: Delete your answer. Enough said, no further action needed. Delete your answer. Post a new question, that asks the ...
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Is there a feature that will notify me about particular questions that I may be able to answer?

You can: create custom filters; watch tags, configured at https://cs.stackexchange.com/users/tag-notifications/$userid; create a fancy search and bookmark it; ...
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MathJax on Meta

We're not really sure why it wasn't turned on for Meta - it should have been enabled here when it was enabled on main. It's enabled now. :)
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Where to ask questions related to Real-Time-Systems/Embedded Systems?

That would depend on whether your question is a computer science one; embedded systems touch multiple fields. There are multiple SE sites that potentially fit, for instance these: Computer Science ...
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Do not automatically expire single-use tags

It is now possible to protect a tag from this silent deletion by [writing a tag wiki] (Do not expire single-use tags that have a tag wiki). So that's one more incentive to write a tag wiki when you ...
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Please enable migration path to SO

In the last 90 days, there have been 16 CS => SO migrations and 2 have been rejected.1 That migration volume falls just short of my prefered criteria.2 That said, there have been 94 questions closed ...
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Add short reference for Latex commands

You may use this online graphical tool to create Latex formulas: http://www.codecogs.com/latex/eqneditor.php
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Syntax highlighting -- should we have it?

I definitely think that syntax highlighting can make huge chunks of pseudocode more readable. At a minimum, keywords could be fat to indicate some structure. The hightlighting method Stack Exchange ...
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Is this site the most appropriate to ask questions about distributed algorithms?

Algorithms are generally on-topic; implementing them is a gray area since programming questions are offtopic. This question would certainly be welcome on our site. Note that we have a tag [...
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Add question "difficulty"

I don't want to disrupt your suggestion, but I can make the following offer in the meantime: If you see a good question that you think is of high difficulty and has a good answer that hasn't received ...
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Reduce voting threshold from 5 to 3 votes for close/reopen

I suggest keeping the close vote requirement (stuff gets closed quickly anyway) but lowering the open vote requirement since there is usually less interest in questions that have been closed, and this ...
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Users deleting questions after obtaining answers

A similar feature has been requested on the main Meta: My work has been deleted - how can we discourage that? and People deleting their own questions once they have an answer, but the system hasn't ...
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I want to be able to formulate a question about X3C-algorithm; while being question banned. And wait until the ban is over

Apparently you can create a post here. So open a new post here. write your text. You have the same formatting possibility as on the main site. You can view your formatted post here without actually ...
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Reduce voting threshold from 5 to 3 votes for close/reopen

No, please do not change the threshold on close/reopen votes.
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