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Here is a list of special, unlinked pages (they may be linked in questions and answers) on Stack Exchange sites. Most pages listed here are work in progress or legacy. Currently, this list is incomplete.

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    You know, if you link to them here, they won't be unlinked anymore... STOP INVALIDATING YOUR OWN TITLE! – Shog9 Jan 26 '11 at 20:17
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    @Shog9 Catch 22! – Dr. belisarius Jan 26 '11 at 20:18
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Global pages

Site list

  • can be accessed from any site, with identical contents
  • HTML format

Hot questions for mobile

  • JSON format (need to parse it manually)
  • Used by the mobile apps to show hot questions

Site-wide pages

Site moderator elections

  • points to the ongoing election if there is one; shows a summary of past elections otherwise

The error page

The Captcha pages

  • /captcha, e.g., stackoverflow.com/captcha
    • used to show the traditional captcha puzzle in which one must decipher letters, is now the same as /nocaptcha
  • /nocaptcha, e.g. stackoverflow.com/nocaptcha
    • shows the "no-CAPTCHA reCAPTCHA", which one has to check the "I'm not a robot" box and possibly solve a picture puzzle

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Greatest Hits

Annotated Posts

Debug homepage

Advice page

  • Only shown on certain sites for first question askers; once one checks the box it will never show again for that user.

Force standard homepage

  • On sites with custom homepages for logged-out users (currently only Stack Overflow), forces the standard "question list" homepage

Active tab

  • On sites with a different default homepage from the "active" tab used on most sites (currently only Stack Overflow), forces the active tab, which is not available as a tab option with the new homepage tab design.
  • This also forces the old homepage for logged-out users; it's not necessary to use something like ?questions&tab=active (although that also works).

Users by participation

  • A list of users ordered by their participation on the site - in descending order of the combined number of posts, votes, comments, and edits made in the last 60 days.
  • This page is only linked on per-site metas, as a replacement for the reputation tab, as per-site metas don't have reputation. However, it can be accessed on all sites by manually navigating to it.

Per-user information

For the items in this section, you must be logged in, and you get the data corresponding to your account.

Personal reputation report

  • Plain text format
  • Also known as reputation audit page, more details here.

Inbox

  • can be accessed from any site, with identical contents
  • HTML format
  • can be accessed from any site, with identical contents
  • HTML format

Tag prediction

Network flair of any user

  • network flair showing all accounts; works on all accounts, not just your own account; old method of obtaining code
  • This flair is still supported, but the "preferred" way of obtaining the code is through the settings page on a specific site, rather than on the network profile

Flags declined in the last seven days

  • /users/flag-summary/current?showDeclined=true e.g., meta.stackexchange.com/users/flag-summary/current?showDeclined=true
    • a hidden view of your flag history that shows the flags you cast that were declined in the last seven days.
    • The link to this view is shown only to users who are banned from flagging because too many of the flags handled within the last seven days were declined.

Flag history

  • /users/flag-summary/current
    • your personal flag history
    • This page is unlinked for users with less than 15 reputation, or who are suspended.

Post information

Question revision history

  • shown as the “history” link for questions and answers with at least two revisions
  • contains links to individual revisions and their source code, as well as summaries of a number of other events such as closing, reopening, (un)deleting, bounty start/end, (un)locking, tweeting, marked (not) community wiki, and merging.

Votes page

  • a JSON representation of your personal upvote or downvote towards the post

Comments page

  • a textual representation of the comments on a given post

Individual review items

Chat-related pages

Recent messages, extended history

List of pingable users in a room

  • JSON format (array of objects)
  • Each room has a list of users who can be @-pinged, who are the users currently in the room, or who have been in the room in the last 7 days and posted in that room at least once in the past.

Raw HTML content of a message

  • Plain text format (HTML)
  • If you append ?plain=true to the end of the URL, you get raw Markdown (see below)

User-typed content of a message

  • Plain text format (Markdown)
  • Also available via chat.stackexchange.com/message/<message_id>?plain=true

Chat profile for a given network profile

  • Obtains the chat profile corresponding to a specific user's stackexchange.com network profile
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    How do you know /404 is actually an unlinked page, rather than just a non-existent page that therefore gives a 404 error? – Mechanical snail Sep 25 '12 at 10:43
  • True, stackoverflow.com/8675309 gives me the same page... – Aaron Hall Oct 15 '15 at 22:40
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    moderator agreement is linked from Help Center: stackoverflow.com/help/site-moderators – unarist Dec 18 '15 at 9:02
  • @Vogel612'sShadow Added it in. – EKons Jun 3 '16 at 15:04
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    @ΈρικΚωνσταντόπουλος I don't think we should put here privileges/reputation based links. This is not the purpose of this faq as far as I can see. Removed your addition. – Shadow Wizard Wearing Mask Jun 13 '16 at 10:21
  • @ΈρικΚωνσταντόπουλος in the review page, which on turn is linked from the top bar. – Shadow Wizard Wearing Mask Jun 13 '16 at 10:36
  • As for edit wars, there's no "legal" or "illegal" - it's matter of who has more patience, and moderator will eventually come over and lock the post anyway. (as it raise automatic flag.) – Shadow Wizard Wearing Mask Jun 13 '16 at 10:37
  • @ShadowWizard The review page isn't linked for everyone, though. – EKons Jun 13 '16 at 10:37
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    @ΈρικΚωνσταντόπουλος there's no "everyone" mentioned here. This specific question is for pages unlinked anywhere, to anyone. That's its one and single purpose. If we start making it reputation based, we should also add the "flag" option (seen only when you have 15 reputation), bounty which is 75 etc. NOT what this question is about. – Shadow Wizard Wearing Mask Jun 13 '16 at 10:40
  • Technically the annotated posts page (/annotated-posts) is actually linked from the /admin/links page (as I've just been informed), but that latter links page is only visible to mods even though the annotated posts page is visible to everyone. – V2Blast May 29 at 0:32

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