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Where on Stack Exchange should I ask whether the streets in Ireland in 1955 were "end-on to hills" more often than those in England?

In the 1955 Philip Larkin poem "The Importance of Elsewhere", it reads: Their draughty streets, end-on to hills, the faint Archaic smell of dockland, like a stable, The herring-hawker's ...
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Now that internally shared link clicks count toward publicity badges, can we please keep the user ID referral in oneboxed links posted in chat?

I recently posted a shared link to an answer in chat that contained my user ID, in order to try and earn a publicity badge (e.g. Announcer) for sharing the link (taking a chance even if it's unlikely)....
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I got an email from someone soliciting support for an Area 51 proposal. How did they get my email address, and is this behavior allowed?

I received an email from someone telling me they noticed I was a backer on a stack exchange site, and asking if I would be willing to back a proposal for a related technology. The email did not go ...
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How can I update my question to get reopened? [migrated]

My question was closed for needing more debugging details. As you can see, I'm a new user here so don't know much about how this site work. In my question, I've provided every piece of code that might ...
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"Bot" label appears next to my username when I delete a comment posted by the Community bot

On this post: A user asked an off-topic question The community closed it An irrelevant comment was posted by the Community Bot I (a moderator) deleted the irrelevant comment My username in the ...
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Should feature announcements be closed after the initial feedback period is over?

This is basically the reverse of Should bug-report/feature-request *questions* that duplicate Grab-bag *answers* be closed as duplicates? From time to time, staff members post announcements questions ...
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Vote limit not taken into account for First Answers / First Questions review queue

Upon reaching my vote limit while reviewing Late Answers, I was stopped in my Reviewing tracks by this: The same thing used to happen in the old First Posts review queue; see this question and this ...
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Why does my comment show 41 "license: CC by SA 4.0"? Are all comments protected under copyright?

Why does my comment show this? 41 license: CC by SA 4.0 Are all comments protected under "creative commons" copyright? What does 41 mean? Why not 1 license - why 41?
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Why can't I ask a question "Why aren't all my IAM groups listed?"

Title cannot contain "Why aren't all my IAM groups listed?". Please provide a title that summarizes your question. For assistance, see: How do I ask a good question? What's wrong with my ...
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Code Redirect copying Stack Overflow content? [duplicate]

I just came across this website Code Redirect. And I see many questions and answers directly copied from Stack Overflow. For example, igraph: Resolving tight overlapping nodes is a Stack Overflow ...
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Should I be able to read/interact with a deleted post?

I was on the Biology Stack Exchange (where I have in the low 100 area of rep currently) and stumbled across a deleted answer: It's harder to read the text through the screenshot, but it states: i ...
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Unable to login to 2020 Winter Bash page

I'm trying to log in to the 2020 Winter Bash page. After clicking the "Log in or Sign up" it returns the below message: redirect_uri is not under the registered domain for this application ...
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Why was my "not reproducible" flag declined on a fixed issue?

Today a new answer was posted on Can't start a numbered list on a number other than 1. The issue seems to have been fixed since 2014 by default on all sites. This makes the issue described in the ...
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"Followed posts" filter drop down has misaligned arrows

In the following posts tab of my profile I see these arrows:
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Will there be a winter bash 2021 this year?

Are we having a Winterbash this year? I really hope so. Usually this late in November the countdown page is already up. In 2020 it was up by November 24th. In 2018 it was up by November 23rd. In 2019 ...
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Should you make a "see revisions" button, even if the post has no edit? [duplicate]

For now, if a post hasn't got any edits, the only way to see the revision is to change the link to: posts/<id>/revisions. This was kind of unprofessional in my opinion. For example, if I want to ...
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Did something change with Stack Exchange's cross-domain login process? (no longer working)

I have my web browser set to block all third-party cookies. The only place where this is an issue is on Stack Exchange sites, where it prevents a log in action on one site from successfully logging ...
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Anonymous users get no notification when attempting to follow a post from a review queue

When checking out the review-queue item created by an anonymous edit of mine, I noticed that clicking on the "follow" link does nothing. No console messages, no confirmation, no pop-up. ...
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Is there a reason for >3k users to "Submit for review"?

Following the latest Review queue workflows - Final release, we now have the option to decide if edits of closed questions should actually send it to the reopen votes queue or not (as was done ...
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Duplicate question target doesn't have an upvoted or accepted answer, but the success notification still pops up when trying to associate

After Changes to "close as duplicate" it looks like you can't suggest a duplicate target, if that question doesn't have upvoted or accepted answer. Well I had question that looked like a ...
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How can I get Devanagari characters in the display name?

When I opened my account here, I used "Niranjan" as my display name. Now I want to change it and have Devanagari characters in it, but the site doesn't allow me to do so. It says the ...
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User with suicidal ideation, welfare of user and young readers. Filter?

About an hour ago by this time, a user with clear suicidal ideation posted on Medical Sciences: [........... preamble] loneliness [....] This is my own decision taken myself [....] I want to die in ...
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Username on mobile-sized responsive profile page is messy in some cases [duplicate]

The username is kinda messy in some profiles as the spacing is not appropriate. Look at these screenshots: Browser: Firefox 94.1.2 (Build #2015844587) OS: Android 11 Please fix this issue.
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How do I type a diameter symbol on MathJax-enabled sites?

Is there a directive for a diameter symbol ⌀ in MathJax? The internet mentions \diameter but that seems to require some package (wasysym? or something) that isn't supported here and so doesn't work. ...
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Weird scrollbar on "Report this Ad" popup

The "Report Ad" popup has a weird and disabled scrollbar on the right side: Windows 10, Firefox 94.0.2 (64-bit)
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Use cron to get SE Data Explorer data when it's updated

According to this answer from 2012, the SE Data Explorer data is updated every Sunday at 3am. If true, is it possible to schedule a cron job to run every Monday and execute this query? When the query ...
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CLI table to a Stack Overflow table [duplicate]

Let's say I run: docker ps -a --format "table {{.ID}}\t{{.Names}}\t{{.State}}\t{{.Image}}" and it outputs: How can I copy and paste that into Stack Overflow and retain the column alignment? ...
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Is there a better way to permanently stop the spam questions?

I just saw the post as Coin~~Ba$e!!&upp0rt Number ™+⥙【↶ퟷퟖ+1.555⍨555⍨555↶】 ☎️ ๑۩۞۩๑ $$UMG$$$ Is there a permanent solution to stop these spam posts? Yes, I flagged the question as spam and ...
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What happens to an upvote attempt by users without the upvote privilege? [duplicate]

When a user with less than 15 rep attempts to upvote a question, they get the following message. Thanks for the feedback! You need at least 15 reputation to cast a vote, but your feedback has been ...
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Mysteriously getting signed out of my accounts, (never happened even in a week of inactivity)

The whole situation I was reading this (the day I posted this): How do you output a multi-line string that includes slashes and other special characters?, and when trying to bookmark it, an error ...
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Why is the non-required tag displayed as the first tag of the question?

In general, for all questions one of the required tags is displayed as the first tag. But for this community wiki question, a moderator-only-tag is displayed as the first tag and the required tag is ...
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When will Stack Overflow sort answers by software version? [duplicate]

I'll pose this question with Swift as a reference, but I know that it applies to many other languages/frameworks/libraries. Swift answers are almost always made far less useful because questions often ...
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Are there any good Stack Exchange sites for daily life questions?

I sometimes want to ask questions about daily life in Germany, like a certain service, bank, location, strategy, etc, on the Expatriates Stack Exchange but it gets closed because it’s not about life ...
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Occasionally reset to mobile view on phone

From time to time opening any of SE site pages on my phone leads to show them in mobile view: Despite I selected full site and enabled responsiveness early before. It seems that cookies are outdated ...
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What is 'Active Reading' meant to imply in the edit reason field?

I've noticed a few times the phrase 'Active Reading' in the edit summary, such as on this revision Looking up the term: Active reading simply means reading something with a determination to ...
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No popup for links in mobile chat: Can't copy/preview/open in a new tab

I long tap on links and it usually looks like this: But in mobile chat it does something like this, where the link follows my finger and doesn't allow me to actually look at it (like many people, my ...
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If I offer an answer or add a comment to a question on Stack Overflow, I will invariably want to follow the question. Have you ever considered adding a Settings option to do this automatically? EDIT: ...
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Timestamp in reputation history is a little too wide (in Firefox), causing unnecessary vertical whitespace

In the latest Firefox (94.0.2) on the latest macOS (Monterey 12.0.1), there is not always enough space to fit the relative timestamp for reputation history events on a single line. The longest ...
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I was perplexed why a shared link to an answer in an answer was not populating the Linked section on the right-hand side. It turns out, it's because I edited in the link while the post was deleted ...
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How are users' tags determined?

I've looked at this question, but it's still not clear to me. Searching https://stackoverflow.com/users/ my user tags are HTML, JavaScript and jQuery. This is the case for all filters (week, month, ...
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Tags for improving a closed question?

I notice we must have a tag on a question on meta sites that's either discussion, support, bug, or feature-request. so I guess requiring help to improve a question is like discussion? also besides ...
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How do I turn off all of the Notes in my feed in the iOS app? [duplicate]

I don’t want any incoming Notes in my “Feed” — How do I turn this off? The worst part is that I searched numerous avenues to find this, and this was not obvious to locate in the app. App Version: 1.6....
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Server error for non-diamonds when attempting to look at some old election pages

When I attempt to access the "Nomination" phase of an election which has concluded, I get the "Oops! Something Bad Happened" page. This happens both on sites which I am a member of ...
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Why would I only lose 10 rep for reversal of serial voting? [duplicate]

Apparently I gained a fan. Flattering as it is I noticed this when on one site I lost 10 rep. I've checked other sites and can't find any other similar or matching adjustment. I'm actually quite ...
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Start a chat with OP before reaching the 10+ comment mark

I was trying to solve someone's question and due to language gap, they are unable to describe it properly. I know that the "let's continue this on the chat" message and link auto adds to the ...
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Why is the "last seen" field shown in own profile, and can it be removed?

Is there any reason to see the "last seen" field on the current user's (i.e. your own) profile page? Can this ever be anything other than "Last seen this week"? Maybe it should be ...
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Should I get Revival for answering my own question? [duplicate]

I asked a question. No-one answered. 5 years later, I answered it. Today, the answer got an upvote that qualified it for the Revival badge. But can one really Revive one's own question? I am not sure ...
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A[n] [In]complete Character-Limiting Guide to Stack Exchange

The Stack Exchange network user interface has a lot of forms, and subsequently, inputs with various character limits in place. Some of them are notorious (such as custom moderator flag character limit ...