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Boilerplate in answers directing users to mark as accepted?

I'm not sure the network permits this, "If this answers your question, please click on the check mark to accept. Let's keep up on forum maintenance. ;-)" There are 1,500 that have this message ...
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Can we share our cs50 code?

Can we share our cs50 code for problems or is that prohibited here? I have a question about getting a 4/5 on style for one of my assignments that style50 shows is good. I don't want to break any ...
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Should questions/answers have the dates (deadlines)?

Can psets be graded a second time in edX? Is it important or relevant to state something need/want to up until the 31 Dec 2014 deadline. It seems like adding in a deadline will make the ...
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THINK before editing someone else's question or answer!

Are you about to edit someone else's work? Before you do, think about what you are doing!!!! I write this because of a recent rash of trivial and/or harmful edits. Edits should materially ...
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Course ending on December 31st 2018

So I logged into edx and when I was looking at the psets, and I saw an announcement that said the class ends on December 31st 2018. I was under the impression that I needed to have everything ...
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Should we encourage question upvoting?

This is my first post to the CS50 Meta group. I don't think this is a duplicate question/comment: Would it be useful to encourage people (including moderators & alumni) to upvote good questions? ...
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Why questions don't get answers or why people are ignored?

[EDIT: 2/5/17 For those referred here as well as everyone else! ] READ THIS FIRST!!! If you were referred to this post, please don't take it badly or the wrong way, especially if you are new to the ...
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There are too many tags

There are way too many tags. Honestly, should 0 be a tag? What about honesty, academichonesty, and academic-honesty all be tags? Many tags are unnecessary, and/or too vague. We need to get rid of ...
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It looks like a code “steal”, what should I do?

It looks like the load function in q16858 is a copy (except for the correction!) of the load function in q16598. I marked it as a "possible duplicate". I couldn't find any guidance or reporting ...
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Hacker editions of problem sets

Are we allowed to ask questions about hacker editions of the problem sets? They are given just for exploring purposes not for credit. Would they be off-topic?
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Opinion questions - Some should stand!

The standard rules for this forum (and I think most stack exchange forums) is that questions that call for an opinion-based answer rather than a fact based answer should be removed. I would like to ...
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Forum has 30%+ open questions. Time for a housekeeping policy?

I've noticed an abundance of open questions on the forum (just over 30% as I write this.) Many of them have been answered in comments, but don't have a formal answer. These questions are going to sit ...
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What is this site for?

What is the correct usage of this site? Should I be using this for all my CS50 questions, or are some not allowed? What about overlap with Stack Overflow?
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Is this a “plz [sic] fix my code” website?

Stackoverflow is clearly not a "plz [sic] fix my code" website. You can see comments to that effect, and code just dumped in there is quickly down voted. Do we allow plz fix des codez questions here?
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Tagging convention for problem sets

We currently use the tags pset1, pset2, etc. to categorize questions according to the 2013 version of the course syllabus. However, the syllabus changes from year to year; for example, the 2014 ...
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Spoilers caused due to unchanged psets for next year

I don't know whether this question fits well for meta or not, But I would like to draw staff's attention to the fact that, solutions to many psets or I should rather say most part of solutions are ...
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Redundant tags for the game of fifteen in pset 3

The tags fifteen and gameoffifteen clearly refer to the same program. Unfortunately, the file is called fifteen.c while the problem set refers to "The Game of Fifteen" so people will instinctively try ...
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Case study: Code dump and multiple questions

A question came up today, which I thought could be useful as a case study to address some of the issues raised here on meta, specifically relating to other questions about code dumps and broad ...
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How should we deal with code dumps and other Academic Honesty issues?

There's currently not a single obvious way to approach questions and answers that include too much of a user's own code. We can suggest edits, but only 3 non-moderator users currently have earned ...
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Why the need to edit everyone's questions?

I've noticed lately that almost every question asked is being edited by someone else? Why is that necessary? Sometimes the way the question is worded tells the reader a lot about the knowledge level ...
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Burninate numeric tags, e.g. “400”

Bare numbers are not useful tags and should be burninated: .53 0.53 400
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Rules about broad questions

In most SE websites (e.g : Academia, Stack Overflow...) questions considered to be too broad and questions which can accept too many valid answers are close. I was going to post a PSA on reddit ...