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Triage Audits 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 ticket today and it turned out to be an audit. I suggested a moderator review the ticket ...
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Please make the `cursor` in empty areas the default arrow

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 ...
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Alter decision made during review [duplicate]

Honest mistake, I accidentally chose the incorrect option when reviewing a newly submitted question. Instead of clicking Requires Editing, I accidentally chose Looks OK. Then I realised I was not able ...
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Is there a Stack Exchange site where I can ask my question about clothes making sounds?

Is there a Stack Exchange site where I can ask about what causes my clothes (usually upper body clothes, such as sweaters) to make certain soft sounds when taking them off or moving them after sitting ...
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Does re-opening, using the dupe hammer, cause the question to be modified?

I saw my own question in the recently active question lists as this: And I wonder what caused this specific user to show up as having modified it. I know that edits, and (deleted) answers cause a ...
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Change the way deleted users are shown in the Community Moderator Elections page

In the Community Moderator Elections page, when there is a former moderator who since deleted their account on the site, it's showing an image saying "Departed" instead of their flair. Example: ...
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Notification links sometimes showing in wrong color on some sites

When you check your notifications, they can come up the wrong color. This is brand new, and it depends on the site. This is on ELU: Whereas this is on MSE (or SO): and this is on Mi Yodeya: It’s ...
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Impossible to finish/save my developer story [closed]

I've filled up the developer story tab under my profile page for 4 times. Everything seems to be in order (except some of the red warngin messages, but even those should be there). I filled out my ...
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Was the recent increase in reputation for question upvotes applied retroactively to all users? [duplicate]

I had recently come back to Stack Exchange after some absence and noticed that all my reputation scores had increased. At first, I thought I had gotten some upvotes in the meantime, but after looking ...
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Where was the issue acknowledgement and apology?

In his blog post today, Prashanth Chandrasekar said, We acknowledge these issues, apologize for our mistakes, and have plans for improving in the future. "Scripting the Future of Stack ...
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“Scripting the Future of Stack Overflow” blog post discussion on MSO

Our CEO just posted a blog post to kick off 2020 and reflect on his first 90 days. You can see his blog post here and his Meta Stack Overflow post here. Please follow the second link to engage with ...
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Merging technical sites with Stack Overflow

Listening to the recent podcast A chat with our CEO about the future of our company and community it seems that merging other SE technical sites with Stack Overflow is imminent. That was also vaguely ...
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activity tab shows weird compressed usercards [duplicate]

I think this screenshot of the responses tab of my profile's activity tab says it all. Using a wide-screen monitor, fullscreen. Firefox 68.4.2esr on macOS 10.14.6
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Are any of the “community members” SE Inc. is talking to … around here?

The latest podcast mentions again that there are "community members" that get to talk to SE Inc., for example via streaming during the SE Inc. "come together" in Austin lately. Also the "post loop" ...
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CEO in Stack Overflow Podcast - Is there a transcribed version available?

In the most recent Stack Overflow Podcast, announced in this blogpost, it is claimed that the CEO talks about the future of our company and community. The title of the blogpost is: Podcast: A chat ...
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Which sites are missing from the All Sites list? [duplicate]

On stackexchange.com there is a list of all sites. Except that the list does not include all sites. Today I was reminded of CS50, which is not listed there. I had forgotten about this site. Area ...
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Unable to dismiss the suggested duplicate [duplicate]

Today someone suggested that my post was a duplicate of another post. I disagreed and dismissed the message by selecting the [No] button below, and clicking the [Submit] button. This however doesn't ...
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When not logged in, why is my search limited to 500 hits?

In answering this question I stumbled upon some peculiar behavior. No account: 500 hits Incognito mode: 500 hits I'm not sure why this is... Question: When not logged in, why is my search limited ...
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Wording of notice when dismissing a suggested duplicate

Today someone suggested my question was a duplicate. I contested and selected the NO option in the displayed box. Below is the text I got as response: Thanks! Edit your question to explain how it's ...
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Don't send automated “community milestone” emails, send personal ones instead

I just got a lovely little email... Congratulations for hitting a quarter-million points on Ask Ubuntu! Few people will ever make as big a difference teaching others as you have. Did you know ...
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Text of Bounty Grace Period notice is confusing

This bounty has ended. Answers to this question are eligible for a +50 reputation bounty. You have 19 hours to award this bounty. The question to which I awarded a bounty has exactly one answer, by ...
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Numbers in green and red [duplicate]

Can you explain to me how do numbers on the right correspond with a number on the left? https://imgur.com/KAIT7n2
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In 2019, which sites had the fewest/most moderator-handled flags per question?

I just ask out of curiosity... Question: In 2019, which sites had the fewest/most moderator-handled flags per question? How to calculate this: from Shog9's Chinese.SE 2019: a year in moderation: ...
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Why don't the owners of a chatroom receive notifications?

Today I realized that an owner of a chatroom does not receive any notification if somebody else leave a comment in your chatroom (unless they ping you). This does not makes much sense to me. On the ...
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Question about whether a working solution is bad practise [closed]

I want to ask a conceptual question whether some code piece that works perfectly fine is considered an example of bad practice or misuse of some design pattern / library that is available. I was ...
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How do you interact with a moderator?

Recently, there have been many unfortunate incidents relating to our moderators. Several have felt the need to stop moderating - others have (maybe) been thrown out (?). I have great respect for our ...
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Am I allowed to create a Stack Exchange-like forum?

I am looking into creating a forum with a system of self-moderation and reputation which is the same system as Stack Exchange sites. I have seen many websites on the Web with the same format, ...
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Is the CEO's job now to prepare Stack Exchange for acquisition? [duplicate]

It's normal for a company to have a spate of firings 2-3 months after a new CEO is installed as they determine what cultural changes they want to make to an organization they must lead. Bringing the ...
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Adding owner indication for “edited” entry in timeline

In the timeline view, for the comment entries, if it is added by the owner, we can see some background color to differentiate from other user's comment entries. But the identification of owner is not ...
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How does legal@ work?

Some users have already complained on Meta.SE that they didn't receive answers on legal issues. I also sent two messages to legal (at) stackoverflow (dot) com from different emails last month, but ...
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Markdown 'tag:x' fails to render tags with non-ASCII characters as tags

In Markdown posts or comments, [tag:x] is supposed to create a little tag icon + link. However, this fails for non-ASCII characters: [tag:featured] results in featured, which is correct [tag:важное] ...
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How does the activity on SE-sites compare to previous months/years? [duplicate]

There has been some turmoil lately, and many highly active users, moderators and community moderators have stepped down. I'm wondering how/if this has affected the activity on various SE-sites (and ...
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How can I browse custom tag filters created by other users? [duplicate]

I am a heavy user of custom tag filters through stackexchange.com. For all of my custom filters, I am (unsurprisingly) the only follower. However, custom filters are public, and I can browse/view/...
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I just registered to Area 51 and it sent a confirmation email to my old (already-changed) email address [duplicate]

I just registered to Area 51 and it sent a confirmation email to my old (already-changed) email address; here is a screenshot to indicate this: Well, This problem seems to be related to another ...
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Magic link doesn't render in Network Profile

Looking at a recent comment in my Network Profile I see that the regular link contained therein rendered properly (i.e. the link is hidden and the text is in blue) but the magic link does not: When I ...
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Why Bounty Notification seems like question has answers when there are no answer? [duplicate]

Recently, I activated a bounty of 100 on one of my questions. The bounty grace period has now ended. Here is a link to my question: Stack_overflow_bounty_question. The notification of bounty appears ...
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How or when is the featured tag supposed to take effect? [duplicate]

If I add or remove the featured tag from a meta-topic, that doesn't take effect immediately -- i.e. the text isn't immediately added or removed from the sidebar of the main site. When and how does it ...
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Swag in “Community Milestones Notifications about bounties, reputation and more. Hint: sometimes involves swag”

What does swag mean in "Community Milestones Notifications about bounties, reputation and more. Hint: sometimes involves swag"?
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Why does the SE community dislike Answer that suggest coercive force so much? [closed]

A trend I’ve noticed with some of my Answers is that Answers I post suggesting the use of coercive force to achieve an outcome tend to be heavily downvoted by the SE community, even though they’re ...
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Quora users (bots?) are copying a significant amount of Stack Exchange questions to Quora, without proper attribution [duplicate]

Quora users (bots?) are copying a significant amount of Stack Exchange questions to Quora, without proper attribution. It seems quite systematic. Examples from https://money.stackexchange.com: Are ...
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Does this answer your question? Notice remains open even after submitting feedback

I have asked a question today and one member was voted as duplicate and private feedback was there, I choose no and submitted the form. When I revisit the question or refresh the page same notice ...
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Has a CM (specifically) gone back to being a mod before?

I know that some Stack Exchange site moderators have become Stack Exchange employees and then later left the company and gone back to being moderators on their individual sites. Sklivvz and Jeremy ...
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Does the Stack Exchange network claim to have a site for every possible topic?

I wonder if network has a site for everything. Or are there topics which are not covered by stackexchange?
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We need to stop hoping for change in, or help from, SO Inc

This is a message primarily aimed at the avid SE users. Those of us who spend several hours, most every day, asking or answering or editing or closing or reopening or otherwise contributing to the ...
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How do I search for multiple tag combinations at once?

I would like to search for questions with foo and bar OR foo and foobar. So written in JavaScript it would look like this: if ((foo && bar) || (foo && foobar)) {} How can I achieve ...
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What is the content of the files in the Stack Exchange archive? [duplicate]

I have found here server files containing data from Stack Exchange. How can I know the content of each file, e.g. where the README is? For example, what is the difference between stackoverflow....
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How multiple answers by one user on same question impact on People Reached

EDIT We're working on a new stat to help convey the reach of your posts here discuss the Big Question #1: Do you have any suggested tweaks to improve the calculation method? Big Question #2: What'...
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Dump my Stack Exchange Favorites

I'm trying to morph this wonderful query to get all of one's posts so that it retrieves all the posts I have favorited. Full code here but here is the key piece I have modified, but does not work. ...
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SE seems pretty set in their path to change the sites as we know them and the testimony of former employees are proof of that

A Tweet from Tim Post that always stood out to me was the following: We never manage through sharp sticks, ultimatums or threats. I honestly believe this is why we have the most professional ...
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“On hold” is not yet removed from the privilege pages

As per the New Post Notices are live network-wide post, "on hold" label is removed from the post notices (title suffix). Where did the "On Hold" label go? "On Hold" had been used to label ...

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