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How can we recruit and retain more talent?

It's a downward spiral, at least for me. I used to be very active. I believe I averaged 30k rep per year for the last couple years, but my participation is essentially non-existent now. I've been ...
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On the paucity of voting

Why don't you an active member of Server Fault bother to vote on people's answers1? I guess it's this: I usually only view questions I personally care about, which by the time I wade through all the ...
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Can we increase the number of close-votes per day?

One thing is certain: without an attendant increase in the close vote review limit, this would only result in the close review queue length increasing. Putting questions on hold is not a panacea for ...
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How can we recruit and retain more talent?

Warning: This is something of a though-stream, so... The visible symptom: Attracting and retaining people who can positively participate in the community, either both asking and answering questions, ...
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How can we recruit and retain more talent?

I will chime in & basically say I do not think this is an issue with the quality of posts & interactions here as much as the state of I.T. & developers in general nowadays. Seriously, I ...
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On the paucity of voting

I've made 682 votes so far this year, roughly about 4/day. However, I've trailed off considerably over the last 2 months, both in voting and in activity. For reference, I asked a similar style ...
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11 votes

How can we recruit and retain more talent?

We could re-examine the list of things that we shut down as "not professional", and see whether there is a community of professionals who work with those subjects we could embrace. The datacenter is ...
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How can we recruit and retain more talent?

After reading all the answers thus far, and initially convincing myself that I had nothing to add, I noticed something that's missing from everyone's analysis thus far. Us. We are missing from our ...
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Election Voting -- Why can I DOWNVOTE a candidate?

It is a feature. Upvote is approval. No vote neutral. Downvote is disapproval. This gives an overall sense of how the Server Fault community and the wider Stack Exchange users feel about a ...
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Can we increase the number of close-votes per day?

I've set the limit at 50 per day, making Server Fault consistent with other large sites on the network.
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How can we recruit and retain more talent?

Law of Diminishing Returns I'm still a baby with SE and have been on the sites for around a year or so. I believe what is occurring is the law of diminishing returns. I believe as experience and ...
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How can we recruit and retain more talent?

I think we are a little quick on the draw to close questions. I spend a lot of time looking at the close queue (I believe I am the 4th most prevalent close vote reviewer at the moment), and when I ...
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8 votes

Can we increase the number of close-votes per day?

Bumping this. Given recent events it's possible we need this now more than ever. I've burned through 20 in an hour today alone, and our close queue is steadily increasing. I'm in favor of an ...
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Cannot do a primary vote: errors

There's a bug with some localization code - a fix is going out right now. Also, your vote was properly recorded; the bug only affected any optional display message that might have been sent back to ...
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How can we recruit and retain more talent?

Speaking only for myself: I got really busy at work. I think that's just something that's going to happen to everyone from time to time. I also find that unless I spend a certain amount of time ...
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On the paucity of voting

I know you're not talking about me, because even though I've been busy/distracted/absent much of the past two months, I'm still #1 for the year. There've been previous questions about this but not ...
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On the paucity of voting

I voted! I voted 565 times and counting this year. That's what, 4 times a day? It's close to your (arbitrary, I think and mean without offense?) threshold of 5. I recently introduced a coworker of ...
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On the paucity of voting

Heres my frank answer(s). I'm not by any stretch suggesting these are reasonable answers. But, thats how content consumption goes on the internet. Questions I've seen so many of the same question (...
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How can we recruit and retain more talent?

I think SF is too heavy handed on the closes and non-professional complaints. Closing a question because the OS happened to be XP? Yeah, it's not a server OS, and if given a choice I wouldn't run it....
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How can we recruit and retain more talent?

I'm an enthusiast for answering questions - I like to be able to contribute to the 'wisdom of the internet' in a positive way. I've answered a few questions on ServerFault, but not as many as I'd have ...
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On the paucity of voting

Some reasons why I don't vote. I don't vote on duplicate content. I don't vote when the question/answer is poorly written or formatted. I don't vote when the issue is overly specific and does not ...
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On the paucity of voting

I actually vote less since I took up the diamond. I thought I did, and the numbers do bear it out. So, I don't vote on: Questions I don't understand Answers I don't understand I also don't usually ...
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Election Voting -- Why can I DOWNVOTE a candidate?

To add to Iain's answer, to make it to the second Election round, I believe the candidate needs to have a positive net vote count. That is, more people approve than disapprove of the candidate.
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How can we recruit and retain more talent?

Simple answer; revenue sharing. Right now people volunteer their time while those who own the site are rolling in cash. Revenue share on a per ad impression/click-through so that the person who ...
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