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Six simple tips to get Stack Overflow reputation fast

From "6 Simple Tips to Get Stackoverflow Reputation Fast" at codexon.com: Be the First to Answer. Even at the cost of quality. Use Downvotes and Comments Strategically Use obnoxious in-your-face ...
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Why are the Code of Conduct changes received so negatively, and what can / could have been done to change that?

The announcement of the Code of Conduct changes (now deleted, alternative link) had a score of -1922 (with 2371 downvotes). I can't remember a change announcement being received so negatively (this ...
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Make the “past names” list public info for 30 days after changing your name

So this new feature just got rolled out... There's a new numerical field in user profiles called "past names" which when clicked will display a dialog listing previous usernames and when ...
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Does Stack Exchange report on the numbers of requests and orders it receives from law enforcement agencies?

Does Stack Exchange report on the numbers of requests and orders it receives from law enforcement agencies, as Apple, Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Yahoo do?
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Can moderators see unused profile pictures I uploaded?

I put the default identicon as my profile picture aka avatar. I have also uploaded my photo and it is part of the uploaded pictures. Is a Moderator able to see my uploaded pictures?
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websocket connection worked fine for one day

Here on my network, the websocket's port 80 is disconnected. So, the websocket connection for stackexchange sites does not work. it throws an error in console always as shown below: WebSocket ...
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Which are the changes to ensure the Privacy Shield?

There has been a recent announcement of the new privacy policy. However I would like to know what has been done to ensure the privacy respect to the previous setting. If the NSA or CIA or any other ...
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Who are famous users of Stack Exchange? [closed]

For example I know Jason Garrett-Glaser (aka Dark Shikari) - author of x264 Terence Tao - Fields Medal holder There is a similar question about developers-only, Are there famous developers using ...
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If an account gets hijacked and used for posting illegal material, will Stack Exchange be willing to cooperate with local attorneys?

It makes several years that this post is status-planned. There are reason to consider it won’t be status-completed in the upcoming years. So whatever I can do, my account can be hijacked anytime ...
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Stack Overflow login is very complicated without third-party cookies and NoScript

I try to login with OpenID (stackexchange.com provider) with third-party cookies disabled and NoScript (with sane setup: always allow main domain). First you need to click two times "temporary allow ...
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Will Stack Exchange consider publishing a transparency (FISA, DMCA, etc.) report?

GitHub regularly publishes its yearly transparency report with the following data (or legally required mutilation thereof): Disclosure Requests — requests to disclose user information, which ...
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What is the Stack Exchange community's stance on digital anonymity?

Although I understand the site hosts information and that information in itself should not be censored, looking at tor.stackexchange.com it seems that a sizeable number of questions are related to ...