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The Many Memes of Meta

Catchphrases and concepts that spread from person to person are known as memes, which, courtesy the Internet, can now explode across the Earth like a highly contagious virus (hence "going viral"). As ...
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Deleted Meta Questions Archive

Some keep deleting questions with a lot of discussion, both relevant and/or historical, and we can't search on deleted questions. Some of them are locked so that they cannot be undeleted, so I'm ...
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F**k you, f**k you, and f**k you - who's next

First of all, please don't get offended from the title, and if you don't know what this is look at this video (Warning: NSFW). I have seen online communities over the years, and the amount of foul ...
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Why am I suspended from chatting for a message from three months ago?

I have just been suspended from chatting in the C++ lounge for a message that was deleted by the @Feeds bot, that is from May this year. Why now the suspension (30 mins) for a message so old already?!...
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Who owns the content I post?

Does Stack Exchange own the content that I post? What do I do if I want all of my posts and my user account deleted? Return to FAQ Index
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xkcd-style graphs in meta

After seeing how to make xkcd style graphs in Mathematica, LaTeX, R, Matlab, and now looking for one in Python, I thought that this is too much. I am now eagerly awaiting for "xkcd style graphs in C++...
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What if a user is searching and is only removing profanity?

While reviewing "Suggested Edits" on Stack Overflow, I've noticed a lot of edits lately from the same user, and all of the edits consist of nothing but removing profanity. While I'm inclined to ...
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Am I allowed to be (at least a little) ignorant on SO? [closed]

I asked a question that apparently offended a number of c++ programmers, and made me realize that there are some things I didn't know about C++. Here is a link: How do you program safely outside of ...
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What is the code on Stack Overflow's 'Page Not Found' pages? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What's the joke in the Stack Overflow 404 page code? For example: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/does_not_exist What is the code on the right pane, and if it is a ...
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Offensive flag declined for the wrong reason

I flagged a question as offensive, figuring that it may not get the 6 votes needed to shut it down, but it was the right thing to do (no, I won't point out which one, since that would derail the ...
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It is a sad day on Stack Overflow [closed]

not-programming-related is no more shot of close reasons http://www.juanformoso.com.ar/images/so9.png Long live NPR!
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What is the rationale behind the “no cursing” rule?

I know, can of worms, I'm sorry, but this is bugging me. As computer scientists I believe we'd all like to think that the decisions we make on a day-to-day basis are somewhat backed by some kind of ...
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What, if anything should one do if a user's “about me” profile section contains extremely inflammatory terms (racist, etc.)

I don't think anyone wants to be the thought police, and I'm particularly wary of censorship on a part of the site that is a user's personal self-statement, and is a little off the beaten path. On ...
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Profanity in hot questions list

I don't participate enough in PCG to feel I should have a say in whether that community allows profanity in their question titles, and I'm not particularly interested in opening yet another, "Is the ...
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Blacklist for display names

I just noticed a(n unregistered) user on Super User who'd set his/her/its display name to the famous four-letter English word for "fecal matter". I've manually edited the offending display name to ...

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