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Does the Stack Exchange community support using bots on the community? [duplicate]

Recently I came across this user- I don't really know if this is really a bot on the site, but it claims to be one (If it really is a bot how did it ...
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Jon Skeet Facts

I'm looking for Chuck Norris Facts style answers. In case anyone is curious, this question was inspired by Jon's own comment to this question. Now with official sanction from the powers that be!
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Are answers that just contain links elsewhere really "good answers"?

I have often wondered at the practice on Stack Overflow, Server Fault, and the other sites where someone will ask a question and an answer will come in that says "Look here: https://link ...
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Academic papers using Stack Exchange data

As a result of being interested in Stack Overflow data myself, the need arose to track other Stack Overflow-based research. The following is an attempt to list the academic papers mentioning Stack ...
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Award accepted answer reputation for finding duplicates verified by OP

Consider the following theoretical situation: New user asks a question: Why does my program process a sorted array faster than an unsorted array? I see this question, I can: Vote to close as ...
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Is it acceptable to add a duplicate answer to several questions?

Let's say there is a user who has found a satisfactory answer to a common question asked on Stack Overflow (or other Stack Exchange website). This answer may be a snippet of code, or an addon, or a ...
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Has anyone ever tried running an answer bot on Stack Overflow?

I think Stack Overflow could be a very interesting AI test bed for answer bots. Obviously it would be too much work for a single person, but maybe a university or corporate research group... I'm ...
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Is there a bot on Stack Overflow?

In a recent discussion, user Pascal Cuoq noticed a very strangely written reply by this user. While reading some answers from his profile, I can't help to think the same. What do you guys think? (I ...
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What's the official Stack Overflow / Stack Exchange policy regarding bots?

One can build bots to comment and answer questions on Stack Overflow (or on any Stack Exchange site). Is that allowed? What's the official Stack Overflow / Stack Exchange policy regarding bots? See ...
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Circular duplicates strike again

It looks like this issue has come up before, and been resolved, but it just happened again on Travel.SE. Perhaps this is another corner case? These two questions are closed as duplicates of each other....
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Could Stack Overflow benefit from some AI with regards to commenting?

There are questions with specific phrases that sort of bug me, and in combination with having a short length, they are probably lousy questions. We've all seen it: zero code, and the phrase "is it ...
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Are there migration bots on SE?

I recently asked a question on Security.SE. In less than a minute, the question got migrated to Server fault. The process seems impressive. I'm suspicious that it is done by a bot. If yes, what is ...
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Would more-heavily involved moderation bots be beneficial to Stack Exchange?

Quora has bots that do a lot of moderation, such as: auto-question-tagging, marking questions as "needs improvement," auto-question-merging, auto-answer-collapsing, and even auto-question-editing (...
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