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New Community Bulletin box in side area [duplicate]

I've noticed that a new "Community Bulletin" box is being rolled out network-wide: Can someone describe this new feature?
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What formula should be used to determine "hot" questions?

Right now the front page Popular tab is fairly broken -- it's a simple descending sort by views. As Joel said in podcast #18, it is "a self-fulfilling prophecy." But this is not intentional, ...
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Redesigned community bulletin

Update June 25, 2014: We made some tweaks based on feedback: Got rid of "Community Bulletin" as a header Switched sub-headers to Title Case instead of ALL CAPS Added score to hot meta posts ...
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1 answer

What criteria are used to select the links that appear in the community bulletin sidebar block?

On Drupal Answers, there are two posts from the meta site shown on the Community Bulletin is, at moment I am writing this question. Previously, there was just a single meta post linked from that block,...
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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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Allow me to get notifications for new Meta posts, like mods do

I'm currently helping out on a beta site. One of the most valuable things on new beta sites, especially private/early public betas, is Meta participation - see this mod newsletter: Treat Meta ...
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Should SO/SE have a Community Calendar?

I hope I haven't missed that this feature already exists. If it doesn't, then please read on. I'm a User Group Manager and I've been looking for better places to promote the group's meetings. I've ...
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2 answers

Create a permanent link to the ElectionArea™ during ElectionTime™

I opened this question, and one of the excellent suggestions I got from Tim Post was to open a new request for this feature. I can at least partially understand the reasoning behind not keeping the ...
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Do we need MSE in the hot list?

Apparently MSE questions are able to appear in the hot list, which the old MSO didn't managed to. Shouldn't MSE behave the same way as the old MSO in this aspect?
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16 votes
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Can we have a Stack Overflow specific blog?

The blog at is distinctly different from its cousins at or In particular, it has little to do with programming. It ...
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3 answers

Did the Meta Community Bulletin Board die?

Came across this post somehow: Nailing it up on your Community Bulletin Board Which, in turn, took me to a host of other questions with screen prints of said bulletin board. Yet, I can't remember ...
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Give moderators a bit more control over the Community Bulletin

A few weeks ago, I featured a meta post: Vote Early, Vote Often to encourage folks to vote. Today, I got sick of seeing it (and not noticing any effect), so I removed the featured tag. This is the ...
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Community Bulletin duplicates links [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Don't show Meta posts that are also linked as Community Bulletins On the Movies & TV Site, we posted a couple of events that were of community importance. Since we ...
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Missing last activity date [duplicate]

So, there's a modification to a question and I was curious what the change was: But when I got to the question, there was no 'last activity' on the right hand side: Though you could see it ...
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