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How many SE sites are there? What about an "N sites and counting..." message at the top of stackexchange.com/sites?

In this recent site meta answer I wrote There are almost 200 SE sites to choose from! But they vary in question rate and temperament. I actually took the time to count them the first time I used ...
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Why was "Companies" option moved to PUBLIC section in left navigation bar since April 1,2022?

I recently noticed that there's an option in the sidebar of Ask Ubuntu named "Companies" under the PUBLIC section. This is how it previously looked (before April 1, 2022): The "...
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Limit the maximum amount a user can offer for a bounty to user-credit - threshold_for_commenting_priviledge [duplicate]

I think profitable to the community (not to say that it is common sense) that any user offering a bounty on another user's question can interact by commenting the question as well as the answers. ...
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Links should not look the same as plain text

This image shows three users in the comments on German Meta: One of them is deleted and therefore lacks a link to their profile. However, all of the links look like regular text so it's impossible to ...
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Is there a way to find out what user preferences are available to me (networkwide or per-stack), or will be at certain stages? [duplicate]

I love the quality of all (even downvoted) comments I've seen on e.g. mathoverflow, and reading what not to do is good for me as a newb, anyway. How would one know whether an expand-all-comments ...
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Site recommendation questions and offsite alternatives - could we set some boundaries for sites outside the network?

I've recently come across a few answers where folks recommended a site on another Q&A network and it attracted spam flags and downvotes. I'm personally fine with other Q&A sites and networks ...
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Ngram Chart appears empty

A couple of hours ago I was reading an answer on EL&U, which was posted four months ago, when I noticed two Google Books Ngrams were completely empty. The two graphs are completely blank except ...
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Which answer should I mark as Accepted? Best way or way I actually used? [duplicate]

As the title states, I came across a small but tricky question. The specific content can be found here: how to properly handle input dependent async data calls in react component? I got one answer ...
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"edit your question" link on author-only guidance on duplicate questions has wrong URL on sites other than Meta Stack Exchange

When a question is closed as duplicate, the post owner has their own guidance to edit their question. The guidance also include "edit your question" link. The link is supposed to redirect ...
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Could election announcement posts be formatted better?

The moderation election post posted by the community bot looks something like this, in this case for Codegolf.SE: The 2022 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections ...
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Where can I ask about VPN tools for Windows?

I want to ask a question about how to configure a L2TP (a type of connection) with some tools other than Windows' default configurations, or a question about how to configure that type of connection ...
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Why is selection of the first tag automatic?

The tag appearing in the title of a webpage in the browser is the first one that appears below the question. For example, in this question, the first tag appearing below the question is real-analysis; ...
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'Newest' tab not showing newest question while 'Active' does [duplicate]

I came across a new JQ question which was asked just now. When going to the tag in question; jq, the Newest tab (still) does not show the new question, were as the Active tab does show the question. ...
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Revision history behaves strangely when there is only an edit in Markdown

I was trying to see what was changed from revision 1 to revision 2 of this post and it appeared that nothing changed in the side-by-side view: I switched to the side-by-side Markdown view and the ...
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Do we really need "new contributor" messages for Stack Exchange staff?

From this Chess.SE meta post we have: It feels a bit mismatched for this message to pop up for Stack Exchange staff. Question: Do we really need "new contributor" messages for Stack ...
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Close-vote power and question tags [closed]

I did see that when the first close-vote is placed, the second and third follow quickly. And one thing those voters have in common is that they do not have a high reputation in the tag in which the ...
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On some sites the "Leave Closed Reasons" dialog is missing the second page, for reasons

In the announcement "Review queue workflows - Final release", where bug reports after Sept 10, 2021 are to be reported in a new question, it shows the reopen dialog in section 3 (Leave ...
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What happened to old postmortems on stackstatus.net?

In 2016, Stack Overflow had an outage due to catastrophic backtracking in a regex. There's a tweet about the outage, which links to the postmortem on stackstatus.net. That link is now dead. I've tried ...
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Human verification test for answering a question (or: how on earth does Stack Exchange calculate spam risk?)

If internet points serve anything, it should be at least to bear clear evidence whether a user provides valid answers or spam. Not for Stack Exchange though. I tried to answer a question in Ask Ubuntu ...
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Mod-only page for site-specific close reasons is giving a "Something Bad Happened"

I can't access /admin/flags/site-specific-close-reasons on either of the sites where I'm a moderator (here and here). Clicking the "Manage community-specific close reasons" link from /admin/...
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Why is an election mentioned twice in the sidebar?

Politics Stack Exchange is currently having an election, and the site sidebar currently looks like this: As you can see, the election is mentioned under the section with heading Upcoming Events, and ...
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"Show X more comments" link appears even when there is nothing to be shown [duplicate]

My flag "It's no longer needed" was accepted for four comments under this question: Safeness of changing proto field number After deletion, when I revisited the post, it showed "Show 2 ...
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Plans and pricing of Stack Overflow for Teams [migrated]

There are four plans available for Stack Overflow for Teams: free, basics, business and enterprise. Is there any way to use the trial version of the basic and business plans?
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Java SDK of Stack Overflow for integrating my application

I'm developing a connector to integrate with Stack Overflow. So, is there any Java SDK available for Stack Overflow so that I can integrate it with my connector?
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API returns the same content in paginated response [duplicate]

I'm trying to get linked questions for this question which currently has around 490 linked questions. Since it has so many linked questions, I'm using a page size of 100 which is the maximum page size ...
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Why do basic questions that show no signs of research or anything get hundreds of upvotes, but other detailed questions get downvoted? [duplicate]

Exactly as the question title states, I see people on Stack Overflow ask "How does slicing work in Python?" and get 400 upvotes and all the answers have 600 + upvotes, but when some users ...
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On sites where accepting an answer does not pin it, should it get a boost in rankings?

Some sites no longer pin accepted answers to the top. While I understand the reasoning (e.g. the OP's favorite answer might be wrong), it does seem like acceptance should "boost" the answer ...
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I would like to request that `answers:no` be interpreted to mean `answers:0`

I often type answers:0 closed:no into the search bar. Today, I typed answers:no closed:no There are questions with 9 or more pre-existing answers in the search results. My feature request is: Use some ...
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Giving a generic comment/message for negative vote [duplicate]

I have seen a couple of suggestions on downvoting, such as: Every downvote should be accompanied by a mandatory comment. The first downvote should be accompanied by a mandatory comment. Downvotes ...
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Why are downvotes so confusing? [duplicate]

Downvotes reduce the rep of the author by 2 (and the voter's by one on answers), compared to upvotes which increase author rep by 10 and cost nothing to the voter. A post with 0 score can in fact ...
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Change "removed from network questions" to "removed from hot network questions" in HNQ timeline and revision history

The timeline and revisions for this question includes: became hot network question And, subsequently: removed from network questions Should the latter entry say "removed from hot network ...
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Newsletter says to cast a vote "by" the date of the end of the nomination phase instead of after

Recently I got an email with the MathOverflow newsletter (digest) which contained the following text: 2022 Community Moderator Election The community moderator election is currently in the nomination ...
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Help Center page search results appear to be outdated by the tag email change

I see that email notifications for tag subscriptions was recently removed, but when I search the Help Center on various sites, the search results still indicate "email" as a possibility, ...
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Can we lower the two-day minimum wait for placing a bounty to one day for smaller Stack Exchange sites?

After posting a question, can we lower the two-day minimum wait for placing a bounty to, for example, one day, for smaller, more inactive Stack Exchange sites?
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Is it possible to see if a post has been linked somewhere?

Is it possible to see if and toward what a post (question or answer or comment) has been linked? For example if you click here you get to the main meta.se page but is it possible to see that that page ...
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Are wrong answers non-answers? [duplicate]

Suppose I ask, "What is the best way to add two numbers with my pocket calculator?" and someone answers "jQuery." That answer is obviously wrong, but it is technically an answer; ...
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User submit throttle - 40 minutes - Global or Group-focused [duplicate]

Is there a reason why the 40-minutes delay throttle applies globally to all discussion groups? If you allow 1 per 40 minutes, couldn't the "firewall" be modified to allow 3 questions per 6 ...
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Change the created site category on Area 51 [duplicate]

I've just created a site on Area 51 and realized that I had set the wrong category, but realized that I couldn't change it with editing. Is the only way to delete the site and create it again tomorrow?...
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Are these actions counted as "interactions"? [duplicate]

From the suggestion when you have to share the network with other people, the best thing to do is avoid interacting with the other. I know "upvote" is counted as "interactions". It ...
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Merging account bug - "Save and copy change to all public community" doesn't work properly

I found this while I was checking my account. https://stackexchange.com/users/13397842/ro-theory?tab=accounts When I click two of these, It links to another account name. I think it is one of the ...
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Is it OK to create a timetable to avoid getting merged when I have to share the same network with other people?

I stay in a dormitory and have a problem: I have to share the same network with four other people. We know each other's accounts and avoid interacting with each other. The problem is even though we ...
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Warning message before the system merge any accounts when the system detects suspect behavior

When you use a network that is shared with many people, it is possible that they interact with each other without knowing about each other. The problem is when the interaction reach some point, the ...
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Area 51 » Login Error [duplicate]

https://area51.stackexchange.com/categories/8/technology At here, If you press the button in the picture here The error appears as shown in the picture. This error continues a few weeks ago
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Where can I ask how others made friends on the internet?

Where should I go for questions about how other people made friends online? The question I want to ask is this: I want to make real friends online. We believe that if we talk often or do things ...
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Remove an account promoting escort services [duplicate]

I just rejected a spam edit on MSO from a new user promoting an escort service. Looking at the user's profile here on MSE, it seems to have no purpose other than (spammingly?) promoting an escort ...
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Text not vertically centered in recent flag declined banner

I noticed that unlike many of the elements across SE the text in the "recent flag declined" banner isn't vertically centered inside the box. Notice the text is above a centered line, instead ...
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Unable to add an image link from Imgur

I am trying to add an image to a question using Stack Exchange's image upload tool. However, the link isn't accepted by the upload tool. When I paste the URL of the image into my browser, it works ...
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Why did single sign-on disappear? [duplicate]

Some time ago, signing in on one page signed in on all pages. Now I need to sign in on every page separately. Why has this change been implemented?
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Why do some sites in the site switcher have a long query parameter (e.g. "mathoverflow.net/?_gl=1*i2ckzl*_ga*…")?

When I am on a SE site on the stackexchange.com domain, and go to a site with its own domain such as MathOverflow, Ask Ubuntu, or Server Fault using the links in “Your Communities” or “More Stack ...
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Add syntax highlighting support for Solidity

Recently, I have been active a lot on the Ethereum site. It got a recent design overhaul which shows that some progression is happening. Unfortunately, one of the main issues is that the Solidity code ...
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