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Why is Stack Exchange allowing Google ads though they have their own profitable revenue model via https://stackoverflow.com/jobs? [duplicate]

Why is Stack Exchange allowing Google ads though they have their own profitable revenue model via https://stackoverflow.com/jobs? I mean, I just recently saw Google ads here. Don't you think it adds ...
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Why are the Code of Conduct changes received so negatively, and what can / could have been done to change that?

The announcement of the Code of Conduct changes (now deleted, alternative link) had a score of -1922 (with 2371 downvotes). I can't remember a change announcement being received so negatively (this ...
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Recent feature changes to Stack Exchange

This is an unofficial list/changelog of new features and various changes to Stack Overflow and the Stack Exchange network. It is maintained by the community, while a Stack Exchange employee changes ...
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We're enabling display ads on select Stack Exchange sites

We knew that the Stack Exchange Network would eventually play a bigger role in contributing to the financial end of our business, but we didn't know how long that would take. Turns out, it was roughly ...
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Should the weight of question upvotes be increased network-wide?

Stack Exchange has expressed an interest in increasing the reputation earned from question upvotes from 5 to 10 on all sites. Do you think this is a good idea?
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Affiliate Ads Are Coming To The Network

Some time ago, we announced that certain SE sites will have advertising enabled. This has gone well and we're extremely thankful to everyone for their support and feedback. Because it has been ...
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Checking in with moderators that suspended their activity

As of December 24th, 2019, there seem to be maybe 24 moderators who suspended activity and are still in that state as a result of the ongoing fiasco centered around SE's firing of Monica Cellio. ...
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What are the most upvoted/downvoted questions and answers on the sites?

What are the most downvoted questions and answers on Stack Overflow, Server Fault, Meta, and Super User history to date? Similarly, what are the most upvoted questions and answers on SO, SF, Meta, ...
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Ads on SE sites are excessively animated, irrelevant, dubious and resource-intensive

SE had very high standards for ads on Stack Overflow, ads were curated, generally static images and well-behaved. I found the stance SE took on acceptable ads admirable, and they certainly left some ...
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Has Stack Exchange seen an outrage like the current one before?

Right now there's quite some stuff happening around the Stack Exchange network, and even spreading to outside the network itself with "The Register" covering it and other (more forum focused) sites ...
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Stack Overflow is not trying to start audio

After a thorough investigation and inquiry, we were able to get an update on this. The ads in question were not intending to start audio but were rather checking to see if there was an audio player ...
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Please don't refer to 2019 as 'a great year'

There's a bug on the Winter Bash 2019 homepage: Stack Exchange invites you to celebrate the end of a great year …with HATS! As you use your site, you'll discover hats and other items hidden behind ...
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Are there any great reasons for or against having a paid for tier for the main SE sites, and what could that entail?

There's been a few suggestions from fellow users that we should consider having a paid tier on SE. Now, SE's fundamentally against being behind a paywall of any sort. I also remember someone ...
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How much money does Stack Exchange make?

I get how it makes money. I'm curious about the financial data, how much profit, etc. it makes. I've tried searching on the SEC to no avail.
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What sort of ads should SE managers accept?

Everybody seems to complain about the inappropriateness of some ads which have been posted so far, be it for sexual or other “sensitive” issues that may have disturbed some users. We all would be ...
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What changes have resulted from SE network sites becoming a source of income?

Nearly three years ago, display ads stopped being an SO-only thing and came to some other relevant sites. More recently, this programme widened to include affiliate ads on most sites. Both times, one ...
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What sites have advertisements enabled?

Apparently Drupal.SE has ads: Which doesn't seems to be mentioned in the advertising program list. Are there sites that have ads enabled yet not documented (apart from the trilogy)? Other sites ...
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Inappropriate weight loss ad on The Workplace, ELU, and Travel

Technically I guess this might be site-specific (so migrate if needed), but as the official announcement on ads says the following, I'm reporting it here for the time being1. Additionally, the way I ...
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NSFW video and annoying animated advertising on Music SE

I'm seeing this annoying animated advertisement on Music SE. Somehow saving the gif was impossible, so I recreated it as well as I could from screenshots (first image). The actual thing is even more ...
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Microsoft Azure advertisement breaks the back button behaviour

There is a Microsoft Azure banner style advertisement (present on several sites, targeted to Dutch speaking users it appears) that breaks the behaviour of the back button. It adds the page URL to your ...
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How successful has Stack Exchange's “teams” been so far?

How successful has the Private Q&A option been so far? Free up resources It’s expensive and time-consuming to answer the same questions over and over. By making the right information ...
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Non-tech ad on Stack Exchange site?

I clicked on a Stack Exchange ad on Facebook and saw this: I have used SE for many years, and I have never seen such a non-tech add... Is this something my ISP injected? Maybe Facebook did it? If so, ...
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Will the incoming Affiliate Ads be held to an accessibility standard?

The Web_Content_Accessibility_Guidelines (WCAG) provide a set of success criteria to help devs ensure our content is accessible to folks with disabilities. Will the Affiliate Ads be subject to these ...
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Why did this comment disappear?

I posted a comment on this answer fairly soon after the answer was posted, then immediately edited the comment to provide a specific counterexample to the assumptions in the post. (There is a 5 minute ...
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Why is only Stack Overflow so large?

Stack Overflow has been around for almost nine years, and I don't think anyone can deny that it is an absolute resounding success by any objective standard. There are not very many serious programmers ...
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Please give us an easy way to flag inappropriate ads

According to a comment on Workplace Meta, the ads experiment will be running for a while: @DavidK The experiment will last 6 months - so most of the this year. We're planning a recap at the end to ...
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What data is being gathered during the advertisement test? What about end-user feedback?

As many user have already noticed, the network is apparently undergoing some "Ads testing" aimed at evaluating the various available alternatives for publishing advertisement to the network. It is my ...
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Should edits for double spaces be allowed?

I just had a post edited for a questionable grammatical 'thingie' and for double spacing after a period/full stop. That's right. Like this. See? No, you can't! Unless I do this.  There it is....
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What happens to a user who has received a ton of downvotes?

I was always curious to what happens to users that have a ton of downvotes on their question/topics. Maybe I'm just finding this unfair for this guy. After all, he is just doing his job to post an ...
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Does Stack Exchange have an Accessibility Policy?

I've seen several laudable posts on the network and associated blogs about SE's dedication to accessibility and how that informed the types of affiliate ads allowed: This blog post - "...our effort ...
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Are beta stats removed from the home page?

We are generally shown stats of beta sites on the right side of home page under watched and ignored tags. I am not able to see them now. In the place of beta stats, I am directly seeing Hot Network ...
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A New Code License: The MIT, this time with Attribution Required

Update: January 15, 2016 Thank you for your patience and feedback. The changes proposed here have been delayed indefinitely - we'll be back later to open some more discussions. Important ...