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A Terms of Service update restricting companies that scrape your profile information without your permission

Update (April 19, 2016): This change is now live. You can view the updated Terms of Service here, or read about them below. tl;dr: We’re planning to make some changes to our Terms of Service to stop ...
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FAQ for Stack Exchange sites

Community FAQ For sites in the Stack Exchange 2.0 network To see a list of commonly used words and phrases, see the glossary. For official guidance from Stack Exchange, visit the Help Center. Asking ...
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Are there any clones/alternatives for running a Stack Exchange style Q&A site?

Since the source code for this site isn't available for purchase or external use, I'm looking for software that can run a Q&A environment similar to Stack Exchange. Are there any such pieces of ...
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Is it legal to copy Stack Overflow questions and answers?

I just found http://programmingfaq.w3ec.com/faq/4761/whats-the-hi-lo-algorithm which has an exact copy of this Stack Overflow question, What's the Hi/Lo Algorithm, with all its answers and no ...
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Report sites that use Stack Exchange content without following attribution rules here [duplicate]

NB The following is a community-generated list of websites that republish Stack Exchange content without attributing it properly. It is no longer being maintained, because the procedure for reporting ...
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What to do when plagiarism is discovered

How should I act if I discover a user plagiarizing fellow users' posts? What if I find someone plagiarizing external resources without attribution? See also: Users are calling me a plagiarist. What ...
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Planned maintenance scheduled for March 17, 2018 at 13:00 UTC (9AM US/Eastern) [closed]

Update: The maintenance went as planned. We were read-only for less than 10 minutes and everything is back online and working as expected. tl;dr; Planned service interruption that will impact all ...
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Report high-Google-ranking Stack Exchange content copiers here [duplicate]

NB The following is a community-generated list of web pages that display Stack Exchange content and rank higher in search results than the original SE posts they copy. It is no longer being maintained,...
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Does the migration of edited posts violate attribution requirements?

I'm not meaning this to be a duplicate of this feature request. Here, I'd really like to find out if the current migration process is a violation of the license under which contributors grant their ...
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Please don't ask us to act on other websites in a way you made impossible on yours (aka be fair about nofollow)

Currently ToS requires, that when we reuse content from Stack Exchange sites: You will ensure that any such Internet use of Subscriber Content Hyperlink each author name directly back to his or her ...
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Quora users (bots?) are copying a significant amount of Stack Exchange questions to Quora, without proper attribution [duplicate]

Quora users (bots?) are copying a significant amount of Stack Exchange questions to Quora, without proper attribution. It seems quite systematic. Examples from https://money.stackexchange.com: Are ...
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Is Quora stealing questions / answers from Stack Exchange sites?

A while back I posted this question on Server Fault. I now see that it appears on Quora with both the question and answer copied from my question. Why is my question appearing there? Is Quora stealing ...
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Is there a succession plan for Stack Exchange sites if Stack Exchange goes bankrupt?

I recently found that an Internet community I've been a part of for the past decade (run by a fairly well-known startup) was shut down. It seems that the public offering/community they maintained was ...
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Policy for informing Stack Exchange about illegit Stack Overflow merchandise

I came across this t-shirt which has Stack Overflow logo on it and is available in various colors and styles. This doesn't look legit and I understand from this answer that Stack Exchange store is ...
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“Attribution Required” misses requirement to reference the license [duplicate]

The license info in the footer of every Stack Exchange page contains a link to the blog post Attribution Required. In this post, Jeff Atwood explains what the attribution is required to contain. ...

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