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### Python Question [closed]

This is the given prompt: Write a loop to see if a has any letter that comes before b in the alphabet. (all letters are lowercase) (Line of code) a = input("type a word: ") b = input("type a letter: "...
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### Is it possible to have posts in multiple languages, via either translation and later via user translations into other languages?

Related: http://labs.theguardian.com/digital-language-divide/ Is it possible to auto translate posts in most of other languages (at least Chinese, as it seems to have most of the users using internet ...
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### Why is the Hot Network Questions page not responsive?

I browse the hot network questions every day and for years I've been wondering why every individual stack exchange site has a mobile version, but the hot network questions page is not responsive. ...
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### Closing 'own' question leaves a nonsensical comment

(Comment link; it was not auto-deleted as suggested in a comment) Notice the color of the username's background. It is the question asker. When closing own question, the new auto-comment does not ...
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### Find the right site to ask a question [duplicate]

Where can I find the place to ask my question? I'm looking for a way to copy a web page with its LaTeX commands. The page is in HTML with MathJax. I tried the Stack Overflow site, but no answer ...
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### Still 1 rep despite no longer being suspended [duplicate]

After serving a one month suspension, I am now able to post questions and answers but little else. As can be seen in the screenshot below, I only have 1 rep. My badges and the number of edits are ...
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### When can someone show their gratitude on this site for things a person has done (not necessarily on this site)? [closed]

I have read this question. It doesn't seem like a question to me; it looks more like a comment one can put below questions and answers. I thought one should avoid comments (assuming this question is ...
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While reading a protected xls, PHP throwing error. How to input the worksheet and workbook password in PHP code. Help me on this. Thank you.
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### <Ursprache> Meta programming language (MPL) [closed]

Human Proto language In the computing context, is an MPL conceivable? What would be a workable definition of an MPL? Suggested high-level objectives are: Interface between StackExchange (SE) and a ...
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### How do I list the SE sites that have a specified tag, sorted by the number of questions with that tag?

I whipped up a Chinese.SE meta post in which: Sites that have a [China] tag... Travel (tag; 718 Q's) History (tag; 281 Q's) Politics (tag; 201 Q's) Skeptics (tag; 74 Q's) ...
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### Is one size fits all really the best for all stacks to use? [duplicate]

One size fits nobody. Some stacks have so many users it is easy to quickly accumulate thousands of points. Others so few that it takes months or longer. And that is made harder by the bullies ...
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### What should I do if I am afraid to post for fear of downvote hell?

--- The General Question --- Should I avoid posting (writing questions or answers) unless I am willing (and able) to put forth the exorbitant effort required to produce "exceptional content". **Will ...
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### Question flagged as duplicate, but links to duplicated questions not shown [duplicate]

The question in question: SQL Server and connection loss in the middle of a transaction Maybe a bug?
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### Would it be helpful if the user community defined its own “survey”, and “publishes” that as a meta question?

I just came across Is there any user satisfaction data for other SE sites than Stack Overflow? and I think, most likely, the bleak answer will be: no, there is no official survey data that explicitly ...
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### Is there any user satisfaction data for other SE sites than Stack Overflow?

A lot has been written and said about users finding Stack Overflow unwelcoming. For example, see The Loop 2: Understanding Site Satisfaction on the weblog, or What about the community is "toxic&...
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### Do Moderators of community make money or get paid? [duplicate]

Do Moderators of the community make any money or get paid from SE. Just wanted to know what is the motivation factors that drive them to work as a moderator ?
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### Delete an answered question, when I cannot safely comment on the answer? [duplicate]

I have run into the awkward situation, where I've posted a programming question, and received an answer, that I cannot apply due to project guidelines. The account under which I posted the question ...
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### Alignment issue in the individual badge details page

There is an alignment issue in the individual badge details page, when the characters in the user name is around 27 or more, it is not aligned correctly. The position of the "Awarded xxx" and user ...
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### Edit question offline including in particular pictures, title and text

I often prepare a Stack Exchange question when I am offline (for example in a train) with my Emacs and then copy and paste it if I am online again. Now if I include several pictures I have to upload ...
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### Was the character limit on tag wikis lowered?

On SO, the PHP wiki was a bit... long. Anyways, people love to make minor tweaks when new versions come out. I went to prune some old material, when I got an error stating there was a hard limit of 30,...
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### Clarity needed on stackoverflow.blog comments [duplicate]

I'll be honest, yesterday's blog post, The Loop #2: Understanding Site Satisfaction, Summer 2019, didn't sit well with me. So much so that I decided to comment. My comment represented the very first ...
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### Stack Exchange requires external JavaScript from another domain, which is blocked or failed to load

[Whatever] Stack Exchange requires external JavaScript from another domain, which is blocked or failed to load. I am now getting this 'banner warning' when I visit any Stack Exchange site using ...
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### How do I migrate a question to a more appropriate SE site? [duplicate]

I asked a question on SO and someone has pointed out (via a close vote) that it would be better suited to Super User. I agree. Let's move the question. How do I do that? A minute or two of looking ...
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### Who in the company is responsible for accessibility?

We've had a number of accessibility concerns/complaints lately: "The Loop #2" contains inaccessible images with no transcription (January 23, 2020) Low contrast text --- doesn't meet ...
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### “The Loop #2” contains inaccessible images with no transcription

The latest blog post, "The Loop #2: Understanding Site Satisfaction, Summer 2019", contains a graph showing percentages of responses to the site satisfaction survey: Coded responses to "What ...
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### What about the community is “toxic”?

In Chapter #2 of The Loop, the following graph is being shown: The blog post states the following as explanation for what it defines as "unwelcoming": Unwelcoming community (10.6% of responses):...
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### Can we have the dataset for the loop #2?

Independent verification is a pillar of the scientific method, partly for sanity-checking and also because (and I've mentioned this multiple times before) both the cohorts used for the loop and the ...
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### Why are “approving a pending duplicate vote” and “casting a close-as-duplicate vote” different actions when done by the asker?

When a question is flagged/close-voted as duplicate by other users, the question asker has the possibility to unilaterally approve this vote and have the question closed. If this happens, the last ...
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### Should linked questions be more visible?

Every now and then I remember that there are actually links to other questions on the right hand side. For people who don't know: Whenever you post a URL to another question, the question that links ...
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### Cannot post question using specific MathJax because of warning about missing code formatting

On Mathematica SE, this snippet couldn't be submitted as a question some text... some more text.... $$\rho_h(f)=R_h(f)/R_0(f)$$ The error was Your post appears to contain ...
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### When is an elected moderator shown as “departed” on the election page?

On Philosophy, one of the elected moderators has since deleted their account, and they're shown as "Departed" on the election page: However, on The Workplace, one of the elected moderators still ...
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### Why isn't there is any special community for Maple and MATLAB on Stack Exchange? [duplicate]

I want to find a learning community which is similar to the Mathematica community that specializes in Maple, MATLAB, and CAE, but I can't find it on Stack Exchange.
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### Username has Two Display Forms [duplicate]

I believe this is a bug? Question-in-question: Reward finding duplicate questions - +10, +2, -5 User-related: https://meta.stackexchange.com/users/138112/pekka
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Why do I see so many answers in comments on SO? Aren't we supposed to answer questions in an answer post? Is it ok/should I flag these types of "answers?" I know this is frustrating to me to be ...
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### Does Victoria Taylor's firing from Reddit in 2015 seem similar to recent events? What can Stack Exchange learn from it?

Victoria Taylor was fired from Reddit in 2015; her story shares some similarities with Shog9 and Robert Cartaino's firing from Stack Exchange. Maybe there's some lessons to be learned, so I list some ...
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### Did this question require editing?

This question is already asked on local meta. I want answers based on experience of other sites. I could've asked in moderators team, but I prefer public sites whenever possible. Yes, I'm a moderator ...
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### Why is a bug report about Stack Overflow's search functionality considered “off-topic”?

A bug report I posted earlier today (Search fails to find matching issues) was just closed due to being "off-topic". This is despite the fact that it is a very clear, easy to reproduce bug affecting ...
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### “(0 answers)” shows up as “( answers)” in new duplicate post notice

This question of mine was voted to be closed as a duplicate, and I received a banner at the top asking Does this answer your question? Auto-delete orphaned tag synonyms ( answers) I presume ...
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### A plea to the new CEO: drop the marketing buzzwords

The new Stack Overflow CEO has started interacting directly with the community. There was a blog, a podcast, and even some direct responses to user questions. Those are all great starts, but one of my ...
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### Tag synonym persists even after parent tag is deleted [duplicate]

On Music Fans SE, the tag milesdavis was merged with the tag miles-davis on May 27 '15. At some point, the parent tag was removed from all existing questions, so it was auto-deleted. But, the synonym ...
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### Privilege tracker on user profile activity tab still lists “expandable usercard” as a 1,000+ reputation privilege

Recently, the expanded usercard is now offered universally to all users, rather than requiring the established user privilege (1,000+ rep on designed sites). However, the privilege tracker in the ...
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### Why don't off-topic close notices indicate which specific users voted for specific off-topic canned reasons anymore?

In the old notices, on questions closed as off-topic, the notice would not only indicate all of the close voters who closed the question, but also the specific users who voted for specific canned ...
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### Search fails to find matching issues

When I search for the string "cwlogs.push.reader" "reason: timestamp could not be parsed from message" on Google, one of the top results is the following Stack Overflow question: AWS Clouwatch ...
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### Stack Overflow doesn’t allow me to post, says my post contains code, when my post does not contain any code at all [closed]

Editor's note for reopen reviewers: This question is currently closed as off-topic, only applicable to one specific site. However, the actual question being asked here isn't specific to just Stack ...
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### What were the complaints filed under “other” in the survey data?

In the latest blog post, The Loop #2: Understanding Site Satisfaction, Summer 2019, this graphic is included: Coded responses to "What do you find most frustrating or unappealing about using Stack ...
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### How can I disassociate my main Stack Exchange account from my teams account? [migrated]

From time to time, I log out of Stack Overflow so that I can focus on my day-to-day activities. But I'm presented with a challenge: I recently started a trial of teams at my institution, so I'd like ...
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### Audit fail message and our more friendly community

I'm more of a reader than a contributor on SO, but I try to jump in sometimes when I can. I tried to triage a post today and it turned out to be an audit. I suggested a moderator review because it had ...
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### Please make the cursor in empty areas the default arrow [closed]

In the parts of an SE site that do not contain content, please default to the arrow (default) cursor CSS property. I instinctively move the cursor off of content while I read, and then shake the ...