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Why do people keep putting "+1 for .... " in the comments?

It's a vital part of the system, just like posting "-1" comments. The point is to let people know what part of their answer was especially good, to encourage those parts of the answer in the future, ...
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Should Law.SE be an automatic migration destination?

It would be nice to have somewhere to ship those questions. But migration isn't only about getting the wrong kind of content off our site, it is also about getting the right kind of content onto the ...
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Potentially harmful links

Codifying it or removing it is the way forward, depending on context. It certainly shouldn't be clickable. There are no automated systems in place to do this. Your proposal seems like improving ...
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Migration flag is limited to a very short SE sites list, why?

The vast majority of all migrations are to the top two in the list, these were chosen from the initial data gathered when we were a young site and mods had to do most of the migration. This has been ...
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Why do people keep putting "+1 for .... " in the comments?

AviD explains the reason very well: To put it simply (and as politely as I can): on average, people are of average intelligence. People like to be heard, and possibly to focus their approval on the ...
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Downvotes, but no idea why!

This is absolutely not going to happen. It has been discussed many times on meta.se and the cons far outweigh the pros. These include revenge voting, leveraging pressure, general nastiness etc. We ...
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Let's welcome discussion without interfering with Q&A culture

The management of Stackexchange has had this request multiple times, and Jeff Atwood provided a blog post explaining the situation: http://blog.codinghorror.com/civilized-discourse-construction-kit/ ...
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A duplicate of question is on other SE site

That question is perfectly appropriate where it is. It would also be on topic here but that doesn't mean we would migrate it. Flagging as dupe only works on the same site, but remember you can always ...
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Why do people keep putting "+1 for .... " in the comments?

We upvote answers to show our approval of an answer. We put "+1 for.." in the comments to show our approval of a specific point the poster had made. It is the very same concept, and therefore one very ...
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Why do people keep putting "+1 for .... " in the comments?

I would agree that this is something that should not be done if you have nothing to say but "I agree." However, I frequently find questions with a top answer that has received dozens of +1's because ...
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Potentially harmful links

Do we have a canonical way of doing this (as an example, I codified the link in this question : Why is Ollydbg detected as trojan by anti-virus software?) Seems like a good way to me. Though I'm not ...
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Why do people keep putting "+1 for .... " in the comments?

I use +1 in comments when: I upvoted on the question, and had a relevant comment that adds to the discussion. I often find great answers that I agree with and want to make some comment on them. E.g....
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font - Arial to Georgia, reading with more comfortability

Currently your only option if you want different fonts is to write or copy a user script that does it. There is definitely no way SE will do this, they have actually rationalised designs and fonts ...
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Should experience sharing questions/discussions be allowed or do we need another community for it?

We have a Workplace Stack Exchange for questions related to, well, the workplace, and a range of other sites, but all of them are focused on a specific question and answer format. This is the way ...
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Should the Security Stack Exchange tour page list best security tool questions as bad questions?

The key problem here is that 'best' is an opinion, and Stack Exchange is very much not a place to ask questions that will result in opinions. As an example, I may really like tool X. Someone else may ...
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Review Lock on Review Tasks

Down votes are, in fact, one indication that reviewers are doing their jobs. One of the review actions that you can take on a first or late post is indeed to up or down vote the post. It stands to ...
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Should a Software Security site be created?

You have a couple of bits in there I want to answer: First off - no, this site really doesn't have an implicit slant to network security at all. Some consider it very process focused. Others see it ...
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Why not have a resource sharing section?

I think if you posted items like that in chat, most folks would welcome it. If it's good enough people may star it so it stays in the sidebar in chat. Stack Exchange is not a site for sharing links ...
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Pending review count in the status bar

I'm pretty sure that orange icon displays the number of reviews waiting in the queues to which you have privileges - e.g. since you don't yet have close privileges you wont be seeing that queue. On ...
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Would it be useful to invite tag wiki edit reviewers to check for possible copy-pastes?

I think that is a good idea. I am one of the persons who accepted that particular edit. I simply did not think about googling to see if it was a copy paste. Had there been a friendly reminder in the ...
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Add a WATCH option to questions so that any new answer will be notified

As per How do favorite questions work? you simply mark the question as a favourite. A question is marked as a favorite by clicking the star beneath the vote counter: A number beneath the star ...
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Is a Retina JPEG image of a CC-BY-2.0 bear's arms prohibited as a community ad on security?

The specification is very... specific, and it is given in the post describing how to submit adverts. It must be 220x250 pixels - retina is not even vaguely relevant here. "With Retina support" does ...
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Recommanded method of exchange with private information

Stack Exchange is built on the idea that all the information is made public (except who voted for what). They even frown on private chat rooms. Thus, the best practice for private or sensitive ...
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Why don't links made to questions from meta show up for meta users at the actual question?

In my personal experience, there are two different situations: The question serves as a concrete example and occasion to ask a general question (for instance about formulation details or SE features)....
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Re-opening the MathML Latex discussion

No, I don't think it's worth it. There's only a small percentage of our posts that include complex formulas, maybe as much as 1%. I don't think we should slow down all pages by a noticeable amount to ...
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Can we get a dark mode?

Some new features, such as following questions and answers, are very easy to roll out across the entire network. Just update the codebase and it works. Dark Mode is sadly not one of those things; they'...
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Will Security SE upgrade to the latest SE profile dashboard?

The page you linked to says this in the top paragraph: Anyway, as of today, it’s live on SO and about half the network, and we’ll be rolling out to the rest over the next few weeks.
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Review Lock on Review Tasks

There is a proposed reform of first posts review, which includes the idea of locking posts at some stage of the review to avoid precipitation. This being said, you seem to be confused as to the ...
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