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Can a community edit its How to Ask page? [duplicate]

The How To Ask page is written for Stack Overflow only. If the community desires to edit its How to Ask page to be better adapted to its site, can they? I asked it on Skeptics' meta but got no ...
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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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Stack Overflow 2020 Q1&2 Company Commitments Report Card

Five months ago, Teresa Dietrich posted an introduction and a mission statement of sorts, laying out some admissions of past failures, and intentions for the new year. This was followed by two ...
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Community and Moderator guidelines for escalating issues via new response process (March-April 2020)

Last week I posted the company’s commitment to responding to Meta and the Moderators here. If you haven’t read it yet, doing so before reading this one is recommended, since it gives a higher-level ...
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Contest: what was the most impactful change on Stack Exchange in 2020?

Short summary for short attention-spans: Read answers below, vote them up or down based on how they align with your own perspective. Write your own answer to the question, What change has the company ...
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Usability issues for first-time Stack Exchange users - a micro-study

I come from lands afar, also known as Hardware Recommendations Stack Exchange. Over there, we have a serious problem with first-time Stack Exchange users coming along and asking off-topic questions - ...
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What posts should be escalated to staff using [status-review], and how do I escalate them?

For context on how this process came to be, please see our initial commitment to responding to Meta and Mods, our guidelines for the testing period, and the results of the initial test and next steps. ...
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What's the protocol for requesting a tag warning?

On a particular site, RPG Stack Exchange, we've decided on our meta on a couple of tags that should have tag warnings, and on what those tag warnings should say. I am a diamond moderator on the site ...
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Make “how to tag” actually helpful for new users

When you ask a new question (or edit one whithout having the edit privilege) and edit the tag field, a help box with the following appears on the right: How to Tag A tag is a keyword or label that ...
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Post ban warning not showing up

Back in 2014, a warning was added for posters who are on their way to receiving a question ban. That post includes screenshots of the warning, but the visual styling depicted in the screenshots is ...
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Title and question body are the same

Look at this question. The title and question body are the same. I think this is not a good practice. Is it possible to create a mechanism to force a user to give a brief description which is ...
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Block questions where the body is the same as the title [duplicate]

UPDATE: It looks that the requested feature is already in place...the body of the post that triggered this request originaly wasn't the same as the title, this was caused by an edit (I included the ...
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What can we do to stop spammers from exploiting the grace period?

Recently, spammers on WordPress Development discovered a "new" trick - the grace period. They post a spam post without the link and immediately edit it in. Yesterday, I happened to spot yet another ...
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Tag warning only shown for a second when I post directly after adding tags

When I do the following: write the title and body of a question; go to the tag field; add a tag that triggers a tag warning; do not defocus the tag window; hit Post your question; then I only see ...
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Allow each SE site to customize its How to Ask page

According to Rebecca, it is currently impossible for a Stack Exchange site's community to customize its How to Ask page: This page is currently static across the network - it isn't set up to be ...

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