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How does SOPA threaten Stack Overflow / Stack Exchange?

Today's Stack Overflow system message reads: SOPA is a dangerous law. It breaks the Internet and threatens sites like Stack Overflow. Protect the Internet! How is it a threat to Stack Overflow?
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Dennis Ritchie goes into the night without a quote on Stack Overflow? [closed]

Alas, Dennis Ritchie is no longer with us. But I don't see a Dennis Ritchie quote on Stack Overflow. Why is this so? I think he deserves it. Out of 100 programmers (Stack Overflow's audience last ...
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How can people outside the US help with SOPA?

I saw the following message appear on SO a few minutes ago: SOPA is a dangerous law. It breaks the Internet and threatens sites like Stack Overflow. Protect the Internet! Unfortunately, I can't ...
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Allow us an exit hatch to dismiss the system message notification bar [closed]

Please add the functionality to dismiss or kill the site-wide announcement bars. Not the standard notification bars that come with phrases such as: You've earned "Iconoclast" and 1 other badges. ...
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Does Stack Exchange have an ethical responsibility to address global discrimination and marginalisation?

1. Stack Exchange has a Problem There's been a commotion on Stack Overflow since the latest blog was posted. Too many people experience Stack Overflow¹ as a hostile or elitist place, especially ...
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Provide a non-system-message channel for moderators to contact all users

For various reasons, SE site moderators occasionally want to send a message to all users. It could be to announce a new in-site contest, promotion, or event. It could be to alert people to pending ...
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If the SOPA message is so important, why isn't it displayed on the other sites?

I suppose this is the opposite of complaining about too much use of the system-status banner... If something is so sinister that it threatens the very existence of the StackExchange network, why isn'...
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Non-neutral political phrases and terms in user profile and messages

1. Example user @bytebuster Stack Exchange profile (archive copy): Since February 2014, Ukraine is suffering from Russia's armed invasion. If we fail to stop the Russian tanks in Ukraine, we would ...
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Why is there rep on Meta? [duplicate]

What is the reason for having rep on Meta? Why bother having up- or down-votes on meta? Isn't this a place to express your opinions? Why penalize people for expressing their opinions on this site? ...
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Would it be possible to organize the stackoverflow community to oppose SOPA?

While I realize this is a technical Q & A site, many normally non-political organizations, including the Internet Society and Wikipedia are either opposing or considering opposing the bill, so I ...
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Which question/answer had the most upvotes and downvotes combined?

Which question or answer in all of Stack Exchange had the most upvotes and downvotes combined? Under the criteria the following criteria: Upvote percentage must be between 40% and 60% (inclusive). ...
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Can a Reddit-like SOPA-blackout be of benefit to SO and/or its users? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Any chance of StackExchange blacking out Jan 18, along with Reddit, in opposition of SOPA/PIPA? Reddit will go down in protest to SOPA, a law that could, in theory, bring down ...
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From what pool is the weekly newsletter created?

I just got the meta weekly newsletter and lo and behold the top questions from the past 2 hours are on the Top new questions this week: list. Shouldn't some older questions have priority? Why do I ...
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Why does Meta allow posts that are not questions?

I have searched to see if there was any post about this but the only thing I could find was this answer explaining what Meta is, and it still suggests that Meta is supposed to be used for asking ...