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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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What formula should be used to determine “hot” questions?

Right now the front page Popular tab is fairly broken -- it's a simple descending sort by views. As Joel said in podcast #18, it is "a self-fulfilling prophecy." But this is not intentional, ...
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What criteria are used to select the links that appear in the community bulletin sidebar block?

On Drupal Answers, the number of meta posts shown on the Community Bulletin is, at moment I am writing this question, 2. Previously, there was just a single meta post linked from that block, and it ...
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Why isn't providing feedback mandatory on downvotes, and why are ideas suggesting such negatively received?

Sometimes my post receives downvotes with no explanation on what I've done wrong. Even worse, sometimes I just get snarky comments! It seems like this is especially bad for new users, who are made to ...
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Add easier links to meta sites

I am using the Worldbuilding site as an example. As of now, there is no way to easily get from the main site to meta (or back). To get there, you either have to change the URL in your browser or click ...
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Post remains featured in the bulletin even if [featured] tag is removed

This question about nominations for Pro Tempore Moderators on Computer Science Educators Meta was a featured question, but was unfeatured on June 23. However, it sometimes still appears as featured on ...
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Per-site “hot meta questions” are still hot after being deleted

I often click on the questions in the "Hot Meta Posts" section of the sidebar. Today when I clicked on one of the questions I noticed that it had already been deleted. I view this as a bug, though ...
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Two years later: How has moving the Meta link affected Meta usage?

Two years ago the link to a site's Meta was moved from an always-visible position in the top bar to subitems in the help and Site Switcher menus, as part of the top bar redesign progressively rolled ...
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Three “hamburgers” but still no direct link to meta

Users from EL&U will know I am not an admirer of the new theme which has befallen on my once beloved site. See my answer on English Language & Usage's updated site theme is ready for ...
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Is there a list of all historical Hot Meta Posts across the network?

Since August 2020, questions which become Hot Meta Posts and are visible in the site's Community Bulletin, get an event in their timeline indicating this. Is it possible to view which questions have ...
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Add a “became hot meta question” timeline event

As I understand, per-site meta questions can become "hot". For example: However, this event doesn't show up on their timeline. For the example above, its timeline shows: This is unlike non-...