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Formatting Sandbox

Notes: Answers will occasionally be moved to the Sandbox archive when there are too many of them. When using them to report bugs, keep an eye on the post. You may also want to take a look at the ...
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41 answers
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New Feature: Table Support

Update: I've just enabled this feature network-wide. All sites across Stack Exchange are now able to use tables. Thanks for all the feedback. We'll keep monitoring this question and we'll continue to ...
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Sandbox archive

This post exists purely to house answers formerly attached to the formatting sandbox. You can safely ignore it.
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Is Gravatar a privacy risk?

I ran across the comment below at http://onemansblog.com/2007/02/02/protect-your-privacy-delete-internet-usage-tracks/#comment-58200 about Gravatar. I'm particularly curious of Meta Stack Overflow's ...
449 votes
1 answer
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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 ...
107 votes
6 answers
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Someone contacted me by email but my email is not public

Last week I got an email to my email address saying "I saw on Stack Overflow that you were interested in.." and the content of the question I asked. The email suggested I'll star a bug \ feature ...
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What events trigger an inbox notification?

The global inbox was once introduced because it became hard "to keep track of all your questions, answers, and comments across every site you participated on". The small red number tells ...
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Sudden increase in off-topic posts on MSE

It seems that the Updated Terms of Service message linking to the MSE post discussing it had a undesired side effect: there is a huge increase in off-topic (mostly programming) questions. (Not to ...
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2 answers
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Can one take the entire Q&A base and move it to a new site?

In the light of all recent moderators and experienced users quitting, I was wondering if anyone is allowed to take the entire Q&A set of a site, and move it to a new site, with new rules? I think ...
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2 answers
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"Expand all comments" button

When there are lots of comments under a post, they're automatically collapsed, and if you want to find (Ctrl + F) a specific word/phrase on the page, you have to look for and click the show (n) more ...
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Is my script in violation of new TOS?

I have a userscript that I wrote to see who downvoted my answers on Stack Overflow. It does so by requesting and parsing other users' profiles via AJAX. Is this in violation of the new policy?
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2 answers
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Is this data broker violating SE terms of service?

Recently SE amended its terms of use to prevent automatic scraping of site information by third parties for information brokering (at least, that's what I gathered from it). I just read about a new ...
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What gives SE the legal right, under the CC-BY-SA license, to modify user profiles without indicating that the content has changed?

The Terms of Service clearly indicated that all content that you provide to SO Inc is licensed under CC-BY-SA, and that would include your About Me section of your user profile, which SO Inc is ...
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Profile Images with copyright

What happens if a user uses a copyright image as a profile image on SO or any other site? Is it ok to use such images because according to law it is illegal to use anything which has a copyright? My ...
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Could I hire someone on Stack Overflow to do some projects for me?

Occasionally I come across a good programmer that I could use to do some projects for me. I have lots of ideas and need help sometimes. I wondered if it's allowed to hire someone?
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