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An apology to our community, and next steps

I’m David Fullerton, Stack Overflow’s CTO, responsible for the product, engineering, and community teams. I joined Stack Overflow in 2010 because I believed in the vision and mission of Stack ...
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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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Why is Stack Overflow trying to start audio?

I often have my browser's devtools open since I'm often debugging a snippet. I noticed this message often recently: Why is Stack Overflow trying to start audio? Update. I see it's from an ad(?). ...
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Where do we go from here?

I came across the resignation letter by Robert Harvey by pure coincidence, a few minutes after he wrote that. Since then, I paid close attention to what happened on MSO and MSE. I think we have seen ...
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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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More than 15k bottles of Viagra from Kenya, asking 110+ people for money, seriously?

I received a strange mail from a well-known SE user with the following body two days ago: HALLO EVERYONE. I am writing to you from Kenya. I have recently come into contact with a great bunches of ...
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We're testing advertisements across the network

For several years we've had advertising solely on technology-related sites. But many of our sites aren't about technology at all, so we haven't sold ads for them. Traditionally, that hasn't been a ...
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Oy! Animated ads!

Stack Overflow delivered a little piece of coal to me, today (or I noticed it for the first time today). Animated GIFs as ads. Like, the old-school, flashy-flashy kind: Here are two deanimated frames:...
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Inappropriate ad: online gambling on Music SE

I have repeatedly been shown this ad for an online gambling site on Music SE: While (heavily regulated) gambling is legal in my jurisdiction, I consider advertisements for online gambling to be ...
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Why does Stack Overflow seem to be less welcoming to its top contributors?

Note: by contribution I mean all effort put into growing the community starting from useful edits and ending in moderation The recent events that involved lots of moderators leaving as a protest made ...
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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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Full page adverts?

Browsing SFF this morning on my phone and I was hit in the face with noticed a full page ad. The usual type that of full page ad that injects itself in the page and has that annoying hiding content ...
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Does downvoting an answer on Meta cost rep now? [duplicate]

I recently (an hour or so ago) downvoted this answer (which had been at a score of 0 before my downvote, in case that's relevant), and I saw my Meta.SE rep go from 101 to 100 (and got a notification ...
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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 ...