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Why does "disclaimmer" return a result but not "disclaimer"?

Searching for "disclaimmer" returns a result but not "disclaimer", even though the matched text in the returned post is "disclaiming". Why? (Ignore results pointing to ...
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No highlighting for OP on post timeline in some cases [duplicate]

As far as I know original poster's (OP) username should have special highlighting anywhere, but it's not true for timeline in some cases. E.g. here: OK for: creating a post comment Not OK for: ...
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Upcoming sign-up experiments related to tags

In April, we shared that we had been conducting sign-up experiments on Stack Overflow and found positive results. These were centered around simplifying the typical sign-up flow and experience. Our ...
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Tutorials on Stack Overflow

Is there a reason why doesn't Stack Overflow have a tutorial section on its website? I think this would be a great feature as yes, you can get an answer to a specific problem but sometimes it's just a ...
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Are the logs that record moderators' access to users' personally identifiable information (PII) monitored and/or independently reviewed?

This 11+ year old answer states that per-site moderator access to the following information about individual users is logged: real name email IP address Notwithstanding the need to keep certain ...
user 55905's user avatar
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Is my flair broken for some reason?

I've received reports that Firefox, Chrome, and Vivaldi users can see my flair, but on Safari I just get (console message) [Error] Failed to load resource: the server responded with a status of 500 () ...
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Network profile badges section not showing all my badges

Or at least- it's not showing them in order. I don't know. I'm not paging through every page to check. For example, I (somehow) earned 7 Announcer badges on June 5th and none of them show up in my ...
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Filter out questions modified by Community Bot [duplicate]

When I go to apple.SE, the default sort is Active, showing questions that have been modified recently. But many of these are old questions that have been bumped by Community Bot with the reason This ...
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What's with people downvoting answers? [closed]

Why do so many users downvote answers even if they are right? They might not like the wording, or feel it's a duplicate, but a lot of people in Math.SE are so mean. You could, for example, forget an ...
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The state of the stack a year on : A retrospective on "Stack Exchange is failing its community"

I'm pretty sure I don't want to do this every year, but I've been randomly reminded of my old post after the downsizings before last… about 4 times in the last two weeks. It seems like a sign. I feel ...
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asking for link to mathjax shortcuts and code [duplicate]

Does anyone kindly have a mathjax shortcut link and relevant codes that work with stack exchange that they can share. I appreciate all the help. I'm kind of new to mathjax, so copy and paste will help ...
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The "talkative" user problem

After asking questions and providing answers here for about 10 years, few days ago I have faced with a very irritating problem. Currently, the subject of my interest is ImageMagick, a command-line ...
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Can moderators chat in gallery chat rooms? [duplicate]

When reaching 1k reputation, user gains the create gallery chat rooms privilege, which states: A gallery chat room allows anyone to enter, but only specific users may talk in the room, as determined ...
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CAPTCHA dialog box is overflowing

CAPTCHA dialog box is overflowing. Example: Tested with the latest version of Chrome on Windows 10.
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Relentless cookies panel [closed]

I get the cookies panel everywhere I go. Not just when I log into SE. Not just when I log into a Stack site not within SE, e.g. Stack Overflow, Ask Ubuntu, etc. Not just when I open a thread. What has ...
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unix.stackexchange.com redirects to https://www.citysearch.com/profile/13672866/?publisher=adnet [closed]

I thought you had this subdomain but you don't; was surprised where it redirected though. You might need to modify your server.
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Sites from Stack Exchange don't work on mobile data [closed]

As in the title, sites from the Stack Exchange family don't work when connected to mobile data, they just show a "Too Many Requests" text. It works just fine when connected to wi-fi. Is ...
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What is the Stack Exchange answer with the highest score relative to its length

If we have the metric of "score per character" for SE answers, which would be the highest? i.e: what is the most elegant-in-conciseness answer?
AvidSeeker's user avatar
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"Sign in with Google" banner shows up even if one is signed in on the network but hasn't joined the site, and incorrectly in Firefox private mode

Right now when I visit any site that I don't have a profile on, I see the following: This happens on every site I don't have a profile even when I'm logged into my SE account in private browsing ...
Mad Scientist's user avatar
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Why obscure data as a privilege when you can run a database query for SE sites? [duplicate]

No, this isn’t off topic as a programming question. Also, the best security is obscurity. Not. Why is it a privilege that only users with 1K rep can see upvote and downvote figures? Because just now I ...
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Stack Overflow Jobs - FAQ help page - help article link is linked with "/link"

On the "Stack Overflow Jobs -> Frequently Asked Questions" help page, the 5th point discusses how to report a job. However, the provided link redirects to a 404 error page. Upon ...
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Turning thumbs, waiting for a review audit test

As described in this other question, sometimes the creation of an audit test takes several seconds, making it a real giveaway. Is there a way to improve the performance?
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Which sites use citation helper?

On which sites is the citation helper enabled? As far as I know, it was first introduced on MathOverflow: New feature - citation helper. And it was later added to Mathematics Stack Exchange, too: Let'...
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Why are the site icons offset again? [duplicate]

The site icons (in the "Communities" tab, and in the "Hot Network Questions" sidebar) are misaligned. I've checked on multiple devices and multiple sites, so I don't think this is ...
User 23415's user avatar
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Every SE site that I don't have an account for started prompting me for Google login

This started today (5 jun 2024) or yesterday. Example: Is this initiated by Google or by SE? In the latter case, how can I disable this? ========= Follow up ========= From the answers/comments so far ...
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Why does Stack Overflow import jQuery using Google?

Google has been blocked by the GFW(Great Firewall) in China. This means that visiting the website is slow. Even the chat function in Stack Overflow is unable to be used. jQuery has an official CDN on ...
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Why do I keep getting logged out from Stack Overflow?

I don't know what is going on with the Stack Overflow website. Every day I open the website, my user account is logged out. It is very annoying and frustrating behavior to log in again and again. The ...
Sachin Kumar's user avatar
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On stackexchange.com, the inbox message count erroneously briefly shows 0 upon page reload

On the stackexchange.com homepage, the inbox message count erroneously shows 0 upon page reload. Example: Tested with the latest version of Chrome on Windows 10.
Franck Dernoncourt's user avatar
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How do one create a new Stack Exchange site for an emerging open-source project? [duplicate]

I'm working on an open-source project. We intend to create a Stack Exchange site such as Solana. How do we proceed?
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Not Receiving Email Confirmation for Proposal Creation on Area 51 [duplicate]

I'm experiencing an issue where I'm not receiving the email confirmation required to create a proposal on Area 51. The goal is a register a Stack Exchange site for an open source community. This is ...
Jørgen Svennevik Notland's user avatar
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Incorrect processing of "Enter" press on tag merge

In tag merge tool (available to site moderators) it's possible to select target tag from dropdown list, e.g.: You can use either mouse or keyboard to confirm the choice. Unfortunately if you use a ...
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Unable to post the question despite meeting the indent conditions

For the following question, I'm getting the indent error and not able to post the question despite my proper indentation: Image: https://i.sstatic.net/c0CReRgY.png I'm trying to import data (a cell ...
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Do you think the close vote option should have some sort of lag time? [duplicate]

The context is that often times there is someone who votes to close down the question for lack of context. Of course that is fair and I am always happy to edit my question and provide further context ...
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Getting Save Count for a particular post

Is there any way to see how many users have saved a particular post in Stack Overflow? For example, I have saved the following post in Stack Overflow. Ansible-galaxy throws ImportError: No module ...
khairul alam's user avatar
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What factors could prevent a question from appearing in the reopen review queue for a specific reviewer?

Recently, I was one of five users to vote to close a question (timeline link) on Movies & TV SE. After it was closed, I realized that my chosen close reason didn't accurately apply (my bad), so I ...
galacticninja's user avatar
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Does downvoting reputation loss get regained when an answer is deleted? [duplicate]

Obviously, reputation is regained when a question or answer is deleted. And reputation is subtracted (-1) on my downvote- as in when I downvote a post. But what happens if I downvoted a answer, lost 2 ...
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Remove "but no other action is required" part in case of completed mod actions regarding the flag

When someone does flag on the post for moderator intervention, then the flag itself on mod page has an option The flags have merit, but no other action is required. This makes sense if no other ...
αλεχολυτ's user avatar
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In the AI policy on SE sites allowing GenAI, don't discourage sharing the entire prompt(s). Sharing the entire prompt(s) should be instead encouraged

Regarding the SE sites allowing the use of generative AI: https://physics.stackexchange.com/help/ai-policy, https://webapps.stackexchange.com/help/ai-policy, https://serverfault.com/help/ai-policy, ...
Franck Dernoncourt's user avatar
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No profile link from the main page if the profile was created after migration

We have a question migrated to our stack from another one. At the time of migration, the original poster didn't have a profile on our site, but later, they created a profile (linked to the original ...
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Is something in the Stack Exchange UI inadvertently wrongly leading people to MSE?

I've noticed recently that among the various posts here on meta.stackexchange.com that appear clearly intended for one or another main network site (and there seem to be a handful per day) that: The ...
Karl Knechtel's user avatar
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1 answer
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What is this string in the translation DB that refers to moderators accepting bribes to be unsuspended?

Just found an interesting string on translation DB: A moderator has unsuspended this user for good behavior (or bribe) This string appears on user history page visible to site moderators. I'm merely ...
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Stack Overflow needs tag inheritance [duplicate]

Tag inheritance would allow, for example, to exclude in the search, by -[django], all [django-any.] Also join all versions of a language into a single tag. It would also allow us to separate questions ...
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I log in and I find out I am another user. What are the privacy implications?

I just logged in after being off for a week and I found out I was in the profile of another user. I understood what happened because some notifications pointed me to this and this question. I ...
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Tags disappeared after edit

I don't know how to repro, but I observed one case of tags that disappeared after an edit on this post. Refreshing the page fixed the issue, but that's still unexpected. I was using the latest ...
Franck Dernoncourt's user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
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Skip to main content link on the Meta Stack Exchange header

Randomly, I encountered a "Skip to main content" link on the Meta Stack Exchange header. Clicking on it redirects to https://meta.stackexchange.com/#content and hides the Meta site bar. I ...
Arulkumar's user avatar
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How do I revert an edit to my question? [duplicate]

Someone else edited my question inappropriately (IMO). What is the right way to revert their changes? There is a Rollback link for all the other revisions in the history but not for the top one, just ...
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Is "required" tooltip on required fields legend required?

Recently the new "required" icon (a red star symbol) was added next to Title, Body, Tags words on Ask New Question page around all SE network. I think it's a good change for site UX. But do ...
αλεχολυτ's user avatar
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Why do questions remain visible after answers are deleted?

While browsing SE sites, I often see questions (some quite old) that have been bumped because answers have been deleted. I did originally assume these were pending edits, but they're not. Should ...
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Why do emails for other Stack Exchange sites come from Stack Overflow?

Take Security Stack Exchange, for example, which is my main SE site. Whenever I get an email relating to it, e.g. a question is closed, this bounty was accepted, whatever it is, the email is always ...
security_paranoid's user avatar
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No margin between tags in the search results on stackexchange.com

If you search for anything on stackexchange.com, the results show tags that are way too close together. Surely a result of other recent changes to tag rendering.
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