Linked Questions

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Can moderators get access to Community user and perform moderation activities?

According to its profile description, the Community user can perform some actions like bumping old unanswered questions, deleting unwanted questions, tag tuning etc., but there are some unmentioned ...
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Allow customizable “magic links” on a per-site basis. [duplicate]

When writing comments, you can type certain "magic links" to link to common help pages. For example, if a new post is lacking a minimal, complete and verifiable example, I can just write Please ...
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Oneboxing has suddenly become too eager (aka oneboxing links formatted as code)

Here are a few examples of something I just noticed today, none of which previously became oneboxes: http://chat.stackexchange.com/rooms/info/240/the-nineteenth-byte asdfasdf This is a link to ...
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Why some superusers have Unicorn as profile pic? [duplicate]

Why some superusers(users with awesome reputation points) have Unicorn as profile pic? I don't understand philosophy behind it. You can check yourself -> This account And this account And this ...
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Why relevance points are added to the querystring of search results?

I just noticed that search results now contain a new querystring parameter named "s" with value in the format of s=[a]|[B] where "a" is the search result index and "b" the relevance points, i.e. how ...
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Allow Stack Exchange Moderators access to April Fools Day for entire April Fools Day Period [closed]

As a moderator (and somewhat de facto first line of support when things go awry), it's helpful when we can reproduce issues and see what the users are seeing. With the latest April Fools Day (Unicoin,...
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Any way to recover my unicorn?

As many of you know, a few years ago, April Fools Day was celebrated by generating an image of a unicorn, complete with rainbows, for each user and displaying that unicorn for the users avatar. The ...
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Why are some posts treated differently from others?

This is a perennial question which, as best I can tell, has never been directly addressed (probably because the answer is too obvious to most experienced users). It is asked here as a general ...
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Acknowledging Pictures Posted on this site and then used on this site

If I use pictures taken from this site to post on this site. Like here. Do I have to acknowledge where the pics came from each time, or is it ok to recycle material like this from within the site. (I ...
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Askoverflow.com has stolen your unicorns… Sad, but true [duplicate]

I just stumbled onto this when looking at Stack Exchange clones and found http://askoverflow.com/ which seems to be a truly laughable rip off to say the least... But when I looked at their "Top Users ...
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Cannot flag comments made Community♦ regarding dead URLs

I was digging through some lovely unicorn paraphernalia, when I came across a comment which is now incorrect. I attempted flagging it as 'obsolete', but I got this error message: Doesn't Community ...
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Why there are so many unicorns among top-level SO users? [duplicate]

These top users have the same cartoon rainbow unicorns in their avatar: https://stackoverflow.com/users/61974/mark-byers https://stackoverflow.com/users/218196/felix-kling https://stackoverflow.com/...
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Why is meta in a question and answer format?

If meta is to discuss the community outside of the community, then why Q and A? Wouldn't http://www.discourse.org/ be better?
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How does StackOverflow generate profile picture dynamically? [duplicate]

I am curious how Stack Overflow generates profile pictures randomly in cute way. What is the best way to achieve that? What tools or programming knowledge I should know?
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Why can't I change my name to Jon Skeet?

I had the best April Fools' joke idea. I've been brewing it for months. And it flopped. It involved changing my name and picture to Jon Skeet. (No, that was not the prank itself.) I did that last ...
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Don't use Gravatar as the default profile picture for new users

We have received a few complaints recently from folks who signed up on one of the sites to ask a question or post an answer and were surprised that their avatar was automatically pulled from Gravatar. ...
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What are the criteria for deleting/keeping a Low Quality Post?

I searched and searched and I couldn't find the criteria for deletion/keeping of LQPs. What are the criteria for keeping or deleting a LQP? Usually in my experience it takes 6 Recommend Deletions, but ...
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Invalid link comment with no links in question [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Auto-Link-validator marks punycode URLs are invalid I just noticed this question, which contains no links, has a comment from Community♦ indication a broken link in the ...
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What is unicorn on Stack Overflow?

When I search "unicorn" on meta, it gives me about: 150 results. When I do similar search on google, it is more then 5,500 results. And wikipedia says this: The unicorn is a legendary animal ...
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Deformed text in some answers/comments

I was reading through a question, and on one of the comments, there were some weird symbols running vertically through one of the words. Later I found a post on Stack Overflow that looked even worse......
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What is the strange relationship between Stack Overflow and unicorns? [closed]

First, there was a cute animation that played on the first of April. Now a rainbow unicorn can be clearly seen on the Stack Overflow Dev Days 2011 advert. There seems to be a trend here. Is the site ...
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Can we have Robohash avatars? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Change gravatar type to "monsterid" for meta only I know, it's silly, but it's also very cute: http://robohash.org/ Also, I think it's a cool hack.
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Allow awarding a bounty to “question” poster at stackapps

Since many "questions" at stackapps are actually finished scripts (e.g. this) I'd like to be able to award a bounty to the script itself.
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Redesigning the /users page

After 2.5 years of being almost entirely unchanged, we're thinking about redesigning https://stackoverflow.com/users This page is kind of underutilized real estate at the moment: It is rather ...
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Would it be possible to get different favicons per beta site?

I don't know how many of these I plan to save, but I like to have all these sites on my bookmarks toolbar for easy access. Surely I can't be the only one who works like this.
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What is the longest comment thread of any SO question/answer?

Does anybody know what the longest comment thread on SO is? By "longest" I guess I mean either the question or answer with the greatest number of comments in response to that single question/answer. ...
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What's your most unexpectedly upvoted question/answer?

I think most of us have seen it. You post something innocuous, it receives an upvote, then another, then another, and before you know it you've got another handful of badges pinned onto your chest. ...
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9answers
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People care more about their gravatars than their reputation [closed]

Both the recent recalculation and the April Fool's Day hijinks have created somewhat of a storm on meta. I find it interesting, however, that the number of complaints about messed up gravatars seems ...
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4answers
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Are any two unicorns the same? [closed]

Are all unicorns here unique, or are there repeats? If they are all unique, is it some sort of REALLY cool unicorn-orithm?
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Un-Official April Fools Day 2010 Happenings

April fools day is here! Feel free to post any oddities on the SO family here rather than creating 200000 posts about avatars changing to Ponies Unicorns with rainbows in the background.

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