Presumably they *allow* anything, but would filter out anything they don't like into "other", even if any particular item had more responses than some things they didn't treat that way. I no longer assume they'll report data honestly.
It is surprising they still allow freeform answers in their survey for questions like
> Please name up to 5 other online developer communities you belong to
There's now an answer about this part of their new policy: https://meta.stackexchange.com/a/364763
These ads are chosen by the communities, so any interference looks bad to me. Last year CMs with 101 rep (i.e. could only downvote because they're CMs) were downvoting them, which was also dishonest. They should leave the communities alone and let them choose.
Oh, sorry! Thanks; I'll fix that. (Odd. Usually I *do* write it as "TopAnswers", without the space, but for some bizarre reason didn't there. And I can't blame the red squiggles from the browser, since it doesn't know "Codidact" either. :-) )
I think the open source projects should take this as a big compliment :)
We're doing different things, and doing things SO doesn't offer. They're already the 800-pound gorilla; more gracious people wouldn't reach for the hammer like that.
Woo hoo! They're afraid of us and think we're competition! (I jest. It's actually sad that they still see it that way, that they are unwilling to conceive of "both/and" and insist on "either/or", as in either you support SO or you need to be squashed.)
Someone seems to be afraid....
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Only a partial trick - you can restrict the search to the current community by prefixing with `!` and a space, eg `! profile`
Is there a trick to specify the community for a search? I have cross-community feeds enables and normally the search will show me results from all the communities, but sometimes I would like to only show results from e.g. meta
Might not be a good idea? If I thought of editing something, but then I got to a point that I edited it too much that I might as well send a new message so I clicked 'x' --- I would want the message to remain. I _could_ make sure to copy my message first before clicking 'x'...but I forget and accidents happen. Opinion: it's more frustrating to lose a draft of your message, than having to "Select all text", then "delete" a message you no longer need to send.
(this also explains how to abort an edit, I was always reloading the page because I did not know how else to do it)