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Help with code formatting on a question

I'm not sure if this is the correct place to ask - so please don't berate me if it isn't :) I'm trying to answer my own question on Stackoverflow. I've followed the guides on pasting XML, however it ...
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What are the differences between spam-flag-nuking and moderator manually validating spam flags?

What are the differences when a post is deleted for 6 spam flags or a mod spam flag (or R/A flag) deleted by mod and pending spam flags manually approved? One thing I know is the -100 rep penalty is ...
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Double submit cookie pattern vs Synchronizer token pattern [on hold]

What are the Pros and Cons of double submit cookie pattern and Synchronizer token pattern?
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Web Applications is being “flooded” with spam

Today several accounts were used to post answers that look like legitimate answers but the strange thing is that they include a sequence of numbers, sometimes preceded by call +1. Specifically, the ...
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Can't change password

I took the following steps to try to change my stackoverflow.com password: I browse to stackoverflow.com. Click Edit Profile & Settings. Click on My Logins. There is one, Stack Exchange. Click ...
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Duplicate newsletters

For the past week or two I've been getting two copies of each of the newsletters I'm subscribed to, just seconds apart. A few minutes ago I received two copies of the ServerFault newsletter. Here are ...
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Frequently getting “An error has occurred - please retry your request” while voting on posts

Recently, I've been getting this error frequently and I have to refresh page to vote again. Is this happening to anyone else? It would be nice if it would retry automatically when this error happens (...
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Remove Google+ recommendations and references

Now that Google is officially killing Google+, we should drop it from the list of sharing suggestions at the bottom of every unanswered question throughout the network (except meta sites). The ...
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List of my own questions

In the Stack Exchange iOS app, there doesn't seem to be any way to list your own questions. You can potentially see some in your activity list but they may show along side other questions that you ...
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How can I see chat messages starred by others?

I just earned the outspoken badge out of the blue. I rarely use chat, so I'm really surprised to find I said enough interesting things for people to star apparently. But I wouldn't know where or what ...
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Double posting of comments

When replying (via a comment) to a comment on a question of mine, the comment box got grayed out when I pressed Add Comment, stayed like this for some time and then the comment was posted in ...
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Remove “Go get it” for Research Assistant

This request is a follow up to my question "Go get it" link is broken for Research Assistant and some other badges. I found out from Brain Nickel's answer that it is not a bug but intended ...
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Have a 'migrate' link in addition to 'share', 'edit', and 'flag' links under a question

If it's not possible to directly migrate a question from a link, the link could just pop up a notice saying "Use the 'flag' link and request migration from a moderator". Either that or have a label ...
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Show a description of each site in the header, in smaller font, to logged-in users who haven't posted before [duplicate]

Every site in the Stack Exchange network has a brief description, as in the list here - https://stackexchange.com/sites, but when you actually visit one, there's no explanation of what the site is for,...
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“Save and copy changes” button copies not only changes!

The button Save and copy changes to all public communities from profile page copies not only changes from my ruSO profile to all my public communities profiles. In partucular, I've only changed ...
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Show Requests and Bugs links in left sidebar

It's not obvious when you go to https://meta.stackexchange.com how to add a feature request or bug report - clicking on Ask Question is counter-intuitive - it takes some digging around on the site to ...
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Is there an history of my tickets/correspondence initiated from the “Contact Us” page?

I'd like to know if there is a log that I can access (within Stack Exchange, without looking in my mailbox) reporting my usage of the "Contact Us" form across the SE sites. I believe that the ...
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No badge for taking the Stack Exchange tour?

While looking for a new Stack Exchange site to join, I noticed there is a tour here: https://stackexchange.com/tour But what was my deception, after having carefully taken the whole tour, to discover ...
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Why don't you get reputation for answers on your question?

Since one posted a problem that other people can benefit from, one should receive reputation points for every answer, even if the answer doesn't solve your problem. Sometimes the 'marked as correct' ...
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Stack Overflow profile account GUI bug in Google Chrome [duplicate]

Problem I had a problem with one bug in my Stack Overflow account user profile while I wanted to click on next badge. Solution Through Ctrl + Shift + I console I selected item boxes and ...
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Create a page for useful links? [duplicate]

A lot of the time, it's handy to use outside resources to post information relevant to a question or answer, like SQL Fiddle or Pastebin. On the one hand, link rot is a consideration, but would it ...
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What exactly is data.stackexchange.com? [duplicate]

What exactly is data.stackexchange.com? I cannot understand, regardless of how much I read about it. It would be helpful if someone explained.
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Next badge overlaps with the categories [duplicate]

On my profile page, the "track the next badge let us pick" thing overlaps with the buttons. Is this a bug, and has it been seen before? Edit: I clicked "let us pick" and earned another badge, but it ...
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Avatars are downscaled incorrectly on Retina displays

I just changed my avatar on SE, and noticed that it's quite blurry in answer boxes: I opened the image in a new tab, and it looked a lot nicer. (It also looks like this on my non-Retina external ...
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What are the advantages of exploring SE data via Google BigQuery over the T-SQL data explorer?

I have seen that it's possible to explore Stack Exchange data via Google BigQuery as well as via the Data Explorer. What are the benefits of this? As far as I see, the data explorer is T-SQL, which ...
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Answer awarded bounty but not accepted as an answer. Bounty not added to reputation

I've answered a question with a bounty. Ultimately the question author found out the solution by himself, posted it and accepted that answer. But they decided to award my answer a bounty for my ...
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Filtering star list in a room for a specific user

As the tittle says, I am wondering if there is a way to filter the list of starred messages in a room to only show the message that were starred by a specific user. Showing the message that were ...
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Can we have a Blockchain community? [duplicate]

Just a thought, I see that many questions arise with 'Blockchain' and to address that can we have separate community in the Stack Exchange network? We do have a 'Bitcoin' community, can we make a ...
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What should I do if I believe an Area 51 proposal was closed incorrectly or prematurely due to the administrator not knowing much about the domain?

This question may be best way to describe the issue brought up in this question - A new stackexchange for Linux Desktop Environments is needed : Askubuntu is too specific, Unix and Linux is too broad ....
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Rephrase low-quality-posts comment about “reputation required to comment”

https://stackoverflow.com/review/low-quality-posts has an option to select a comment This is commentary on another post, not an answer. “This does not provide an answer to the question. Once ...
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Bounty system and automatic awards [duplicate]

Can someone please explain the bounty system? I answered a question that featured a 50 rep bounty that no one else answered and I received nothing, The other day I answered a question first that ...
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Static, unchanging font size, leading, and measure incompatible with dynamics of responsive design

In the new, would-be “responsive” design, the actual font size used does not vary as a function of the width of the viewport. Neither do any of the other measures that should in turn be scaled as a ...
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Question migrated, but user doesn't exist on the new site [duplicate]

I stumbled upon a question which was migrated from Security to Stack Overflow. The problem is that the user doesn't have an account on Stack Overflow and the question needs clarifications from the OP ...
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We have meetups, events, community-events, conferences tags. Are all the same?

We have three tags that together have 39 questions. events 22 questions, 0 watchers, no tag excerpt, no tag wiki meetups 14 questions, 0 watchers, tag excerpt and tag wiki community-events 3 ...
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How do I track my badge status with this, why does curious require a “positive question record”? [duplicate]

This isn't useful if I'm 7/5's the way there. Stack Exchange forged a status indicator even more useless than Windows 95 informing me about remaining install time. It seems like there is also a ...
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What does it mean to “take without giving back”, when an user is banned? [duplicate]

More than once, I stumbled on some SE users who had their accounts temporarily "blocked"/"banned" (e.g. locked reputation at 1, cannot ask or reply to questions, and maybe some other restrictions). ...
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A new stackexchange for Linux Desktop Environments is needed : Askubuntu is too specific, Unix and Linux is too broad [duplicate]

PPS. I have added a related question now - How to proceed when proposal for a new Stack Exchange is turned due to admin's ignorance of domain? which addresses the point raised here. PS. The ...
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How can I introduce people to the Stack Exchange Sites?

I am from a country where people are not very familiar with Stack Exchange sites and about 90% of them don't know their existence even if they use the Internet. Maybe this question could not be asked ...
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Can't log in to Area 51 - long error message [on hold]

When I try log on into Area 51 after logging in to Stack Exchange I get a long error message with an extra long URL. What is preventing in logging into to Area 51 when I am already logged ...
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Strange padding around reputation on Meta profile page

The way reputation is displayed in a user's profile page on meta sites is a bit off. There's a gray padding around it: which is not visible on the main site: The 'top x%' label being so close to it ...
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Change MSE logo in bounty email notifications

In the past, bounty email notifications from MSE had the general Stack Exchange logo: This is fine. However, today I noticed a change which doesn't look good: The transparent logo doesn't ...
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Can I keep the old design? It looks better than the new one

The new responsive design with a left nav-bar has been rolled out on various sites, and users have complained about it being ugly and counterproductive. The first example I would like to present is ...
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Separate keys for the “About” string in Transifex

On SOen About on the tag page: and in footer: are the same. But on SOru (and, probably, on other localized sites) about in footer is О компании (like about the company), and on tag's page О ...
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Add to help/privileges/comment link explaining why comments need higher reputation than answers

The question “Why do I need 50 reputation to comment?”  was raised many times (see duplicates of Why do I need 50 reputation to comment? What can I do instead? ). It will be useful on Comment ...
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Add top link on the bottom only on Mobile

I request a top ( ^ ) link to be available on the bottom (near paging links) only on Mobile site. It will be used when scroll down until last question in page. It'll be useful mainly when loading ...
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Understanding risks of logging into Stack Exchange sites from a shared computer or network

What are the risks of logging in from a shared computer? What about on a shared network, but on a personal laptop? I have, in many cases, wanted to log in from a shared computer or shared network, ...
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Issues with topbar of sites I'm not participating in

For sites I'm not a member of there are two issues with the top bar after. Problem 1: Logo cut off and white space on the right I don't see this problem on sites I'm logged into: Problem 2: When ...
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What do you use to mark questions that need editing when you want to avoid excessive bumping?

As far as I can tell, on many sites there is a consensus that it is better to avoid bumping too many questions at the same time. (At least on the sites I visit frequently I have seen some discussions ...
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How to get to the “leave closed/reopen/etc” dialogue window of a question in the reopen queue?

I suspect this has been explained somewhere, but I could not find it. Apparently I have never needed to do the following before, so I lost my way. Anyway, here's what happened at Math.SE today. ...
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Is it appropriate to edit a Q/A for the indentation of brackets (curly braces: “{}”) in code on SE sites (SO, SU, …)? [duplicate]

Is there a standard/preferred/approved way to format the indentation/placement of curly braces ("{}") in code on SE sites (SO, SU, ...) ? More precisely, I'm talking about the placement of the ...

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