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Sudden sharp reputation drop problem: points disappeared and score lost (recalc?)

I just experienced a drop in rep. Maybe that's due to a rep recalc, but then I'd really like to see that in my recent activity, which shows no clue as to what happened. How do I find out exactly what ...
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The Great Question Deletion Audit of 2010 [closed]

First, let me go on record saying I absolutely support the concept that closed questions which are not useful in either content or as a search term variety duplicate, absolutely should be deleted. ...
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What is this “answer your own question” jazz?

I showed up here to write a perfectly normal rant about misaligned pixels, and there's a big fat checkbox cluttering up the "Ask" page: WHAT THE EEEEK IS THIS NEW ABOMINATION?
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Which sites are excluded or limited from Hot Network Questions?

I was curious but couldn't find any definitive listing on this. Is there an official list of sites excluded from Hot Network Questions somewhere? Additionally, which sites are penalized from Hot ...
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How do I participate in Meta and not die trying?

Meta doesn't like me; I can't seem to keep my points. How can I make good posts that are well-received?
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MSE Feedback post: Feedback on Q1 2021 Community and Public Platform Roadmap

I just posted to our blog about our The Loop: Our Community & Public Platform strategy & roadmap for Q1 2021. Please see the post for details on the projects that our Community and Public ...
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Stack Overflow T-shirt, 3rd anniversary edition [closed]

I was talking to Jarrod the other night about the early days of Stack Overflow. I then realized SO came out of private Beta three years ago. What better way to celebrate this milestone than making a T-...
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What's the difference between an obvious homework question and one tagged plzsendtehcodez on SO? [closed]

plz send teh codez => homework What's the difference between an obvious [homework] question and one tagged [plz send teh codez] over at SO? Especially where the former has at least a thousand more ...
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Why does the Stack Overflow logo lean to the right? [closed]

Why does it have to overflow in a direction? And why to the right? Who was the person behind the logo design? Maybe he/she can answer this.
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Is the voting and reputation system sustainable? How can we improve it or maybe it should be replaced?

Is voting still sustainable? The number of votes going down and the dynamics changing towards questions and answers only being relevant during the first few days. This makes the rating system, by ...
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Can we restrict the ability of users to keep changing their names?

Obviously one of the things that this site encourages is the building up of reputation which is a reflection of how the community perceives you. However, after spending a while in any given tag, you ...
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Is it fair that a post in Jeff's blog will send your rep over the roof? [closed]

Today at about 2PM, Jeff wrote an article about him thinking how parsing HTML with regexes is a bad idea. In that post, he links to this answer to a question in SO. Nine to ten hours later, the ...
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Are Stack Overflow people *still* nice?

The title is a reference to Why are Stack Overflow people nice?. We had the good fortune, to start this experiment with a really positive culture and have managed to hang onto it through vast growth ...
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Why are images of text, code and mathematical expressions discouraged?

Often I see new users posting images, containing the text of the question they were intending to ask, or a part of it. This is especially true for the science and math based sites where new users don'...
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Please join me in welcoming Valued Associate #861 Philippe Beaudette

Philippe Beaudette has been working in Community for 25 years. He’s spent some time with several great companies, including AOL, Wikipedia, Reddit, and Atlassian. He started at AOL, which in my ...

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