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Best way to use Stack Exchange sites offline or on dialup

I am going offline. Or rather, I will have intermittent or bad Internet access for a year, hopping on random Wi-Fi access points, crappy 3G or dialup connections. How can I keep participating here? ...
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What is the correct attribution for remixing content of answers.onstartups.com?

According to http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2012/04/when-a-site-grows-quiet/, data dumps of closed-down sites are available under the same CC BY-SA license as other data dumps. However, since the ...
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Latest stack Exchange data dump on internet archive not latest

At first, there was a problem downloding with the torrent, as you can see in the comments area here. More specifically, the downloading of stackoverflow dump data got stuck. A few days later the ...
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Strange dates in the data dump

I'm toying around with the data dump and I have a question regarding dates. Take this question for example: General suggestions for debugging R? It says the question was posted 14th December 2010, ...
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Is SODDI still working with Data Dump?

I'm following this guide: How to Query the StackExchange Databases, but when trying to connect with SQL Server 2014 it doesn't let me connect to the db. Does SODDI work for the data of January 2015? ...
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Include Impact as record in Users table [duplicate]

The new profile pages has aired with a new statistic, "People reached". This stat may have research value, but it's not provided in the data dumps. This would be useful, for example, where: ...
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Is there exist a site dedicated to Stack Exchange Data Explorer questions?

Where should I ask questions about the StackExchange Data Explorer? I found this page which explains that stack exchange data is dumped somewhere, and in the help section I am told to ask questions ...
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Data dump: Are vote ids in chronological order?

The timestamps of the votes in the data dump are all at time 00.00.00. Are the ids of the vote rows in chronological order? I mean, did the vote with id 1 arrive before the vote with id 2?
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Database Diagram of Stack Exchange model?

I went over the Archive site where I could retrieve data from Astronomy.SE. After I downloaded the content, I found 8 XML files that came maybe from a dump process. Now I am not able to assemble all ...
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Should we include information on whether post activity was from one of the mobile apps in the public data?

Internally, we are discussing making it easier for us to tell if post activities came via the mobile version of the site. We already have a column in the PostHistory table called ApplicationId that ...
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Missing ProfileImageUrl for many profiles in StackOverflow data dump

I noticed that in the StackOverflow data dump many profiles miss the ProfileImageUrl column. What is the reason for this, because I could still get this data by scraping all profiles that I am ...
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Access to earlier data dumps (Looking for May 2014 data dump) [duplicate]

The latest September 2014 Stack Exchange data dump is available at https://archive.org/details/stackexchange. I am interested in previous data dumps, and in May 2014 data dump (the one that was ...
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What is the purpose of PostLinks.xml in data dumps?

On the Internet Archive data dumps for Stack Exchange, there is a file called PostLinks.xml. I know from viewing the files it contains the following fields: Id, CreationDate, PostId, RelatedPostId, ...
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Data dump for closed public beta - Guitars - is not available?

I am calculating the differences between graduated betas v.s. discontinued betas for an academic paper. In order to do so, I have located closed public betas and downloaded the data dumps from each ...
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Downloading visitor statistics in bulk for beta sites

I am calculating the differences between graduated betas v.s. discontinued betas for an academic paper. One of my intended data points is visitor statistics: number of visitors, visitor demographics, ...
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Data dump that exclusively covers the beta phase of a graduated site

I am calculating the differences between graduated betas v.s. discontinued betas for an academic paper. In order to make a fair comparison - I need to compare the beta phase performance of the ...
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Why aren't files for review tasks and suggested edits or the votes on them in the data-dump?

In the data base schema (Database schema documentation for the public data dump and SEDE), there are tables called ReviewTasks, ReviewTaskResults, SuggestedEdits, and SuggestedEditVotes but there are ...
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Votes in the data-dump

I am doing a project on user behavior on StackOverflow and found a discrepancy of 538,756 when I summed post scores minus the number of up votes plus the number of down votes. Are votes that are ...
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What is the tangible benefit to SE from legitimate “scraper” sites?

We know that some sites are "illegal" scrapers that SE does not tolerate for obvious reasons. But why does SE tolerate sites that re-post its content (scraped or from Data Dump) with correct ...
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Finding historical reputation requirements

Stack Exchange sites have different reputation thresholds that allow users to do various things. For example, on Stack Overflow, creating tags requires 1,500 reputation, while on Database ...
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Stackexchange data dump - Discrepancy of PostIDs in posts.xml and votes.xml

I am inspecting the stackexchange data dump and found a discrepancy of PostIDs included in posts.xml and votes.xml. It is obvious that there are some posts that do not have any voting activity. My ...
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Stack Exchange September 2014 Data Dump is available

The complete Stack Exchange data dump up to September 2014 is ready and can be found hosted on the Internet Archive. The latest can always be found here: https://archive.org/details/stackexchange ...
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Can I re-publish links extracted from Stack Exchange data dumps under the public domain?

After looking around and finding none, I'm trying to link as many Stack Exchange tags as possible to WikiData entities. My ultimate goal is to automatically categorize tags on Stack Overflow based on ...
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How to make a distinction between Closed and Duplicates in the public SE Dataset? [duplicate]

A while ago the official datasets of the Stack Exchange network were released [1][2]. They are represented as huge XML files that follow the database model used by SE [3]. My question is the ...
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Could we have some glazed meat substance early?

We're scheduled to get some genuine spam dumps eventually, which is awesome. But I just figured out how to run Bayesian algorithms in Python, which just happens to be the language our friendly ...
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Update frequency of SE Data Dump on Web Archive

Since there's is no clear indication of the data-dump date, a visit to the Stack Exchange Data Dump on the Web Archive is dated May 2, 2014: How frequently is this archive updated?
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Easy way to make local copy of entire SE database?

Recently, I have been using the Data Explorer to try to find fishy users on SO. However, the Data Explorer is limited when it comes to cross-site and time-consuming queries, so I want to create a ...
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dump time stamps of views and votes

I was told by team@stackoverflow.com to try to post the following as a feature-request. I'm a scientist, and a few colleagues and I are interested in how networks of tagged knowledge units(bits) ...
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Missing migration-information in the StackExchange Data Dumps

I downloaded the Stack Exchange Data Dump for space.stackexchange.com and astronomy.stackexchange.com. As listed here, the PostHistoryTypeId of the PostHistory.xml-Files should be "17" if a post was ...
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My project requires data from Stack Overflow. What can I do?

I want to make research on Stack Overflow (or any other Stack Exchange website). How can I parse the website's data using regular expressions?
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Site Names in stackexchange_files.xml

I am working with the StackExchange data dump, thanks ot StackExchange's splendid work, the data can not only be processed very conveniently, but also downloaded automatically, based on the files list ...
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Does Stack Exchange Track Clicks to “Hot Network Questions”

I'd love to make or see a graph analysis of click-throughs from Stack Overflow to other community's questions. I expect to see attractors that SO types tend to fall into (e.g. RPGs). Does Stack ...
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Stack Overflow files in data dump not having .xml extension

I am working on a project where I am doing some NLP analyses on various Stack Exchange sites, and I downloaded the data dump made public by Stack Exchange at this link. When I downloaded and ...
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Is there any table for users' activity on data dump?

I haven't found any table that has user history information in the Stack Exchange Data Dump. For example, when a specific user has asked, answered, commented, edited and his answer is accepted. ...
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Are Data Explorer Queries included in the Data Dump?

Since the Data Dump includes all the Stack Exchange sites, is Data Explorer included? If not, is there a way to backup queries besides copy/paste?
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What is CompletedByReviewTaskId in the ReviewTasks table?

Could someone clarify what is the field "CompletedByReviewTaskId" in the "ReviewTasks" table in the stackexchange schema? Is this the userId of the user who completed the review?
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What is the meaning of postlinks table?

I have look into Database schema documentation for the public data dump and SEDE. But there is no explanation about postlinks table. Can anyone explain me the meaning of each column of that table?
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Expose SuggestedEditVotes in the data dump

I'd like to use the SuggestedEditVotes table (which is available in SEDE) to find robo-reviewers. I'm often offline without connection to SEDE, and I want to do something remotely productive during ...
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All Stack Exchange data dumps

The original ClearBits link to the September 2011 data dump has broken. How can I access it and other previous data dumps? The Internet Archive only has the latest one.
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Update posts to reflect Stack Exchange data dump hosted by the Internet Archive

I have updated a couple of answers with the new data dump location. I suggest reviewing and updating a few of the dozen or so questions/answers that refer to old locations, that suggested Amazon, ...
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where is the previous data dump of stack overflow [duplicate]

As far as I know, the previous version of data dump of stackoverflow is on clearbits.net. However, recently, I cannot find them. I even cannot access clearbits website. Right now, I can only find the ...
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why in the stackoverflow 2014 data dump, the files of meta.stackoverflow began on 2009-06

I checked the meta.stackoverflow, the earliest post should be on Aug-05 2008. However, in the stackoverflow 2014 data dump, the files of meta.stackoverflow began on 2009-06. So where is the data in ...
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Data Dump- Tags missing from internet archive torrent [duplicate]

I have downloaded the data dump of stack overflow and I am trying to find a link between users and tags. For example : https://stackoverflow.com/users/446515/vache?tab=tags this person has 276 tags ...
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Is there a reason why tag pages aren't part of the data dump? [duplicate]

Tag excerpts and tag wikis are cc-by-sa licensed content, just like the rest of the content, but they don't appear in the dumps. Shouldn't they be included as well?
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Where did EmailHash go?

There are at least four ways to get to StackExchange data: OData (http://data.stackexchange.com/stackoverflow/atom/), Data Explorer (http://data.stackexchange.com/), XML data dumps ...
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Request for linked voting in data dump

I am interested in analyzing directed voting behavior of users in relation to their reputation on stackoverflow. Since voting is an anonymous activity for obvious reasons, I was hoping that I could ...
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Add date to data dump download

Current StackExchange data dumps are available via torrents: However, there's no reference of the extraction date; you have to find this in the FAQ at the bottom of the page. Would it be possible ...
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Internet Archive Dump of StackExchange Data [duplicate]

The new dump of StackExchange data that has been posted on Internet Archive, does it contain previous snapshots of the data or does it just contain the snapshot at Jan 20th,2014. If it does not ...
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Access to the stack-exchange data dump [duplicate]

I would like to access the Stack Exchange data dump. I am aware the dump is available as torrent download through ClearBits, however clearbits is currently down (since at least December 2013 - when I ...
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Is there a problem with the ClearBits data dump?

I tried to connect to http://www.clearbits.net/creators/146-stack-exchange-data-dump and got an error message: ERR_ADDRESS_UNREACHABLE. Is this a known problem? Do you expect that the problem ...