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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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 you how ...
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Is “About me” portion of my profile licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0?

I recently read this comment, which is quoted below (without its inline links): @Robotnik, here's your profile page, which contains information that you, as a user of the Stack Exchange service, ...
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(How) should I report someone abusing data from Stack Exchange for spam?

Disclaimer: the email below has turned out to be from the person signed below it The general question in title still stands. So I got this spam from Gmail address address removed since it turned to ...
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Are comments indexed by Google?

Are comments made on SE sites indexed by Google? Or is the site configured in such a way that only questions and answered are "seen" by Google robots? I know this question appears related, but its ...
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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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Color the background of block quotes on mobile

The desktop site has a nice yellow background for block quotes. As an example, this post shows block quotes like this on the desktop: But like this on mobile: In my opinion, the background is ...
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Shouldn't the Terms of Service use Stack Overflow, Inc.?

The Terms of Service still uses the term Stack Exchange, Inc. However, I believe that the name is now Stack Overflow, Inc. , so I believe that should be changed to that. It is weird to have the ...
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Statistics regarding users who recently flooded MSE with blatantly off-topic debugging questions

Related: Sudden increase in off-topic posts on MSE Ways to give users some specific education about question quality and topicality Block migration if user is suspended/question-blocked at ...
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Make it clear that you need to have the right to license any pictures under CC BY-SA 3.0

When you try to upload an image it says User contributions licensed under cc by-sa 3.0 with attribution required (content policy) My proposal would be to change it to something more along the ...

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