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    You know, if you link to them here, they won't be unlinked anymore... STOP INVALIDATING YOUR OWN TITLE!
    – Shog9
    Commented Jan 26, 2011 at 20:17
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    @Shog9 Catch 22! Commented Jan 26, 2011 at 20:18

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Global pages

Site list

  • /topbar/site-switcher/site-list, e.g. stackoverflow.com/topbar/site-switcher/site-list
    • Can be accessed from any site, with identical contents
    • Contains non-meta sites and the meta site for the Stack Exchange site from which it was requested
    • HTML format
  • /topbar/site-switcher/all-pinnable-sites, e.g. stackoverflow.com/topbar/site-switcher/all-pinnable-sites
    • Can be accessed from any site, with identical contents
    • Contains all SE sites, both main sites and meta sites
    • JSON format
      • A list of Objects, each describing a site
      • Example site Object:
            "title":"3d printing meta",
            "sitename":"3D Printing Meta",

Hot questions in JSON format

  • https://stackexchange.com/hot-questions-json
    • A textual overview of the current Hot Network Questions, for use by applications
    • JSON format (need to parse it manually)
    • Was previously located at /hot-questions-for-mobile, as it was created to be used by the mobile apps to show hot questions. Since November 2022, has been relocated to its current URL, with the old URL kept as a redirect.

Site-wide pages

Site moderator elections

  • /election, e.g., stackoverflow.com/election
    • 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

Questions from deleted accounts

Debug homepage

jQuery fallback cookie

Advice page

Ask a question with pre-filled tags

Force standard homepage

  • /?questions, e.g. stackoverflow.com/?questions
    • On sites with custom homepages for logged-out users (currently only Stack Overflow), forces the standard "question list" homepage

Active tab

  • /?tab=active, e.g. stackoverflow.com/?tab=active
    • 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).

All Collectives™ articles (Stack Overflow only)

Beta access (Area 51 only)

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


Tag prediction

Network flair of any user

  • https://stackexchange.com/users/[network account ID]/?tab=flair, e.g. https://stackexchange.com/users/current/?tab=flair
    • 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.

Privileges of any user

Post information

Question revision history

  • /posts/[post ID]/revisions, e.g., meta.stackexchange.com/posts/76569/revisions
    • 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

Comments page

Individual review items

  • Recent reviews can be found easily with the 10k tools.

Short URLs for comments

  • /posts/comments/[comment ID], e.g. stackoverflow.com/posts/comments/1612336
    • To get a shorter URL for a comment, get the comment ID from the full URL. For example, in the URL https://stackoverflow.com/questions/1732348/regex-match-open-tags-except-xhtml-self-contained-tags/1732454#comment1612336_1732454, the comment ID is 1612336. Replace the "[comment ID]" in the above template with that.

Chat-related pages

Recent messages, extended history

List of pingable users in a room

  • /rooms/pingable/[room number] e.g. chat.meta.stackexchange.com/rooms/pingable/89
    • 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

User-typed content of a message

Chat profile for a given network profile

List of recent chat flags (moderator only)

  • /admin/recent-flags - Per-server basic list of messages flagged.

    • Requires you to have a recognized diamond on that chat server.
    • Only shows you flags that are visible to you (some flags are not visible to all moderators)
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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? Commented Sep 25, 2012 at 10:43
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    True, stackoverflow.com/8675309 gives me the same page...
    – Aaron Hall
    Commented Oct 15, 2015 at 22:40
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    moderator agreement is linked from Help Center: stackoverflow.com/help/site-moderators
    – unarist
    Commented Dec 18, 2015 at 9:02
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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. Commented Jun 13, 2016 at 10:21
  • @ΈρικΚωνσταντόπουλος in the review page, which on turn is linked from the top bar. Commented Jun 13, 2016 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.) Commented Jun 13, 2016 at 10:37
  • @ShadowWizard The review page isn't linked for everyone, though.
    – EKons
    Commented Jun 13, 2016 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. Commented Jun 13, 2016 at 10:40
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    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
    Commented May 29, 2020 at 0:32
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    The /election page is actually linked from the badge descriptions (I guess it should also be linked somewhere else on a site during election so people could participate easily). Also 5 of these links can be accessed freely through a top/side bar (and 1 through comments), so there's not much point in them. And the tag prediction doesn't seem to work.
    – EvgenKo423
    Commented May 3, 2021 at 13:50
  • Wow - the greatest hit probably got 251,610 rep from a luckily-timed question about GitHub.
    – n00dles
    Commented Dec 18, 2022 at 16:17

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