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A site (or scraper) is copying content from Stack Exchange. What should I do?

Since day one of Stack Overflow, all content posted on Stack Exchange sites by their users (i.e. you wonderful people) has been provided to the whole universe under the CC BY-SA license. For my fellow ...
102 votes
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How does editing work?

It is possible for users to edit an existing post. How do edits work? Who may edit a question or answer? How can you tell what has been changed between edits? For more information, see "Why can ...
29 votes
2 answers

Migrated questions / answers should keep their full edit history

When migrating a question to another Stack Exchange site, the full edit history of the question and its answers is lost. I searched on meta, and, according to Jeff, this is "by design". I still want ...
Etienne Neveu's user avatar
9 votes
2 answers

Do closed migrated questions always redirect now?

I've noticed today that migrated questions now redirect immediately to the target site. Previously, I had enough rep that the original question was still visible on the original site without an ...
Greg Hewgill's user avatar
16 votes
1 answer

Questions migrated more than 60 days ago no longer link to their revision history on the origin site (possible license violation)

In January 2014, the migration banner on questions migrated from other sites was changed to link to the revision history of the question on the origin site (the migration stub), and said revision ...
Sonic the Anonymous Hedgehog's user avatar
11 votes
1 answer

Why can I see the revision history of a deleted question?

I'm under 10k rep on Stack Overflow, so I can't see deleted content. I looked at this question from a meta post. When I visit the question page, I get the standard removed for moderation reasons ...
Steven V's user avatar
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17 votes
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Preserve revision history on migrated questions

When a post is migrated from one site to another, the revision history is lost. I think that it's important to retain this history even if the post is moved to a different site. There is also a ...
Kyle Cronin's user avatar
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5 votes
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Does using rejected suggested edit text without attribution violate the attribution requirement?

I recently posted an answer to which a useful edit was suggested. It added a paragraph to the answer, and got rejected as an attempt to reply. It actually made a good point, and I ended up adjusting ...
Joshua Taylor's user avatar
9 votes
0 answers

Links to migrated answers' revision histories incorrectly go to the parent question's revision history instead of the answer's history

When a question along with its answers is migrated to another site, only its latest revision is copied to the destination site. Originally, there was no attribution supplied to users who edited either ...
Sonic the Anonymous Hedgehog's user avatar
2 votes
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Does community wiki still have to be attributed? [duplicate]

If there is a community wiki post, does it come under the same attribution rules? Or is there no need for me to link back to it?
Tim's user avatar
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3 votes
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Does a migration remove edits from the edit history?

According to D.W., someone else edited this answer before it was migrated. However, when I go to the edit history, I only see 2 versions, which corresponds to only his edit. Does migration remove ...
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