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Alpha test for short survey in banner ad slots starting on week of September 25th on SO and some network sites

TL;DR: Starting on the week of September 25th, we will be showing a short survey in the banner ad slots on Stack Overflow and Stack Exchange tech sites. What is this survey about? The survey is meant ...

support featured advertising announcements  
user avatar asked by JNat Score of 40

Every site requesting verification that I'm human

I keep several (many) tabs for SE sites open on a continuous basis. Over the past couple of days, every time I refresh the questions, I'm getting the intercept page that checks the security of my ...

bug status-completed captcha cloudflare  
user avatar asked by Jeff Zeitlin Score of 18
user avatar answered by Catija Score of 10

Stack Exchange Meta Sites are down

A lot of meta sites have become unavailable recently (in the last few hours or so), for example Math Stack Exchange Meta and 3D Printing Meta. Here is the error message: I am using Chrome on Windows ...

bug status-completed per-site-meta connectivity  
user avatar asked by bobeyt6 Score of 17
user avatar answered by Catija Score of 11

Cloudflare CAPTCHA for Tor Browser

I'm living in a country where it is illegal to access the internet. Thanks to the Tor browser we can access the internet freely. Before today, it was possible to access this website with the Tor ...

bug status-completed captcha cloudflare tor  
user avatar asked by hamed.3d172 Score of 15
user avatar answered by Catija Score of 17

Why is the URL advanced search operator only finding lowercase URLs?

Consider the search url:DarthFubuMVC (even searching globally). It returns posts that have that GitHub username in lowercase (, but not ones like A: fubumvc - ...

bug status-review search hyperlinks  
user avatar asked by Laurel Score of 15

All links in all emails are broken

The links from Stack Exchange's inbox and SOFT inbox notifications emails go through a link. Currently these links are hitting an "offline for maintenance&...

bug status-completed notifications email maintenance  
user avatar asked by Journeyman Geek Score of 15
user avatar answered by Dalmarus Score of 7

Enhancement Request: Attribution Block Markdown

Over at Worldbuilding we constantly bring images and quotes in from outside sources. I suspect other Stacks do that a lot, too. When it comes to images, charts, and graphs, we want people to properly ...

feature-request markdown copyright attribution  
user avatar asked by JBH Score of 14

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

Reduce Character Limit for Bounty Custom Text

I am suggesting dramatically lowering the custom text characters allowed in any bounty from 3000 to the length of a comment (600). The reasons for this is as follows: There are no no paragraph breaks ...

discussion feature-request bounties  
user avatar asked by enderland Score of 34
user avatar answered by Jason Sturges Score of 11

Short url for StackOverflow?

Sometimes, writing and hitting Enter on keyboard comes longer and harder. If there was a chance to enter here with shorter urls like, or ,`, or etc. could it be ...

discussion feature-request short-links  
user avatar asked by ekremkaraca Score of 13
user avatar answered by Bill the Lizard Score of 9

Revising the criteria for moderator nominees

It is very easy to be a candidate in a moderator election. If we exclude the prerequisites to become a moderator on Stack Overflow and the necessary 1,000 rep for Mathematics, a nominee needs only ...

discussion feature-request election nominations  
user avatar asked by Mari-Lou A Слава Україні Score of 15
user avatar answered by mdewey Score of 19

Add social media sharing icons to the "link" popup

Given the "problem" raised here: But I don't wanna share The problem is, and others seem to uphold my opinion on this, I don't want to share my answers. What I do want to share are other ...

discussion feature-request status-completed sharing share-this  
user avatar asked by jcolebrand Score of 40
user avatar answered by Rebecca Chernoff Score of 19

Add the ability to cite questions and answers on all Stack Exchange sites

The Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science Stack Exchange sites have a great feature that allows a user to quickly create a citation to answers and questions. This is accomplished by clicking ...

discussion feature-request citation  
user avatar asked by ahsteele Score of 72

Do we need a 'reject and improve' button?

Have a look at this simple example: There is a approved suggested edit, and an improvement was added on by a 10k user. The interesting thing is that ...

discussion feature-request status-completed suggested-edits review  
user avatar asked by Yi Jiang Score of 166
user avatar answered by waffles Score of 48

On-topic list is too hard to find in the new help center

The On-Topic section is really the core of what defines a site. In the former FAQ sections, it was prominently placed and easy to identify. Now in the Help Center, it is buried half way down and 3 ...

discussion feature-request status-completed scope help-center  
user avatar asked by AJ Henderson Score of 38
user avatar answered by Laura Score of 6

Can you answer these questions?

Human Verification Broken Again

The fix implemented in response to my previous question has broken, and I'm getting requests to re-verify if I refresh after five minutes. It happens only once (each five minutes) for any *....

bug status-review captcha cloudflare  
user avatar asked by Jeff Zeitlin Score of 5

I can't answer a question because there's no captcha

I want to answer a question, but there's no captcha present. I tried reloading the page, and I even tried a different browser. Still no captcha. Here's the question, in case it matters. It's been a ...

bug captcha  
user avatar asked by Rich006 Score of 3

How can I find out if I voted on a post with historical lock?

Other than laboriously going through my votes in my profile, is there any way to know if I voted on a post where the vote arrows are missing due to a lock? In this case it's a content dispute (...

support voting locked-questions historical-lock  
user avatar asked by Laurel Score of 11
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