The C book list has gone haywire. What to do with it?

The Definitive C Book Guide and List was a project I once liked and supported. However, over time I started to realize how bad and harmful that post really is. The main issue with it is the community-maintained format. This works for factual, specific programming topics. Not so much for subjective, opinion-based book recommendations. Anyone can and will add any random book, out of the blue. There are no rules. For example there was a…

"The C book list has gone haywire. What to do with it?"

Don’t count failed post submissions towards post limit

I’ve just experienced this issue right now and it is incredibly annoying. I tried to post a question regarding a problem I’m currently having, but the title was the same as another post. I changed the title and then tried to re-submit, but was met with the “You can only post once every 90 minutes.” error. Now I am stuck waiting 90 minutes before I can post the issue I need help with. A failed…

"Don’t count failed post submissions towards post limit"

[Swift]Extra empty cell below table view. [Blocked on stackOverflow]

I have a tableView on a viewController . The tableView width extends from screen. So I have kept scrollView to scroll through the table The tableView and scrollView constraints are as per suggested by xCode. So the tableView can be scrolled horizontally and vertically. I have kept numberOfRowsInSection to 11. My problem is that I am getting an extra cell after the 11th cell. I have went through some research and tried removing header and…

"[Swift]Extra empty cell below table view. [Blocked on stackOverflow]"

Report this moderator – josliber ♦

I would like to bring to the attention of the Stackoverflow META community about the moderator josliber ♦. I was told this on StackOverflow when I asked a question on the wrong Stack Exchange site: I did that as I was told to do by josliber ♦ but my question has received a lot of negative attention and I have received about 15 downvotes which are all related to this question on StackOverflow Meta. This…

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What’s the logic behind selecting a tag for the HTML title, and can it be improved?

SO seems to sometimes pick a tag and place it at the start of the page’s tag. AFAICS it seems to happen when the tag in question is not already part of the question title. But how is a tag chosen among the up to five tags a question can have? I am often a bit confused when googling something due to the page’s title starting with a seemingly irrelevant tag. A few example from…

"What’s the logic behind selecting a tag for the HTML title, and can it be improved?"

Heads up: editing of long lines of code in Chrome no longer possible

Google Chrome just pushed an update, 60.0.3112.101, which makes it impossible to format code containing long lines: 01234567890123456789 Try to put four spaces at the start of the line. After two spaces, the third will become a line break. Not really sure this is on-topic for Meta, but wanted to post it to warn others.

"Heads up: editing of long lines of code in Chrome no longer possible"

How to handle answers that are just code?

In the moderation options, there is no specific flag for “this is just some code” when someone posts an answer with only code and no explanation as to how to what that code does, or how it resolves the authors problems. How should these be moderated? I would think a specific moderation flag type should be added for “please explain the code you are recommending”. Thanks.

"How to handle answers that are just code?"

I think there are [connections] with [connection]

Apparently, the tag [connections] has 367 questions tagged with it. That’s about 5% the amount of those tagged with [connection]. And it has no wiki or and no synonym. I browsed through some of them and the tag seems to be surprisingly used like [connection]. My guts tell me it should become a synonym of [connection]. (First meta-post, I fear the (harmless) downvote bashing a bit.)

"I think there are [connections] with [connection]"