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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1answer
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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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1answer
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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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3answers
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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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1answer
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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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1answer
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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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1answer
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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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0answers
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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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1answer
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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 ...
10
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1answer
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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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1answer
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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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1answer
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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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2answers
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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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2answers
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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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0answers
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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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0answers
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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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4answers
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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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1answer
892 views

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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2answers
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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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0answers
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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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1answer
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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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37answers
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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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2answers
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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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1answer
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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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8answers
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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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9answers
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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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8answers
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Super User and Server Fault are Doomed

Possible Duplicate: How do we grow the Server Fault and Super User communities? And I'm not sure we can do anything about it. At any given point in time, if you look at the home page of Stack ...
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6answers
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S[OFU] users don't read?

We've all seen the excessive number of questions on MSO about the recent reputation recalc. It seems to me that the change was communicated in every reasonable way, but many seem to be able to miss ...
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1answer
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Allow adding an URL to the image in the user's profile

I'd like to hotlink a different image in my profile, instead of having to upload it to gravatar. Could we have an option between gravatar (that would remain as default) and a link to an image? If ...
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2answers
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Internationalized domain name silently dropped

If you try to enter a internationalized domain name as your "website" in your profile, it will be silently stripped of any non-English characters. Ex: My webiste is http://linus.unnebäck.se/ but when ...
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2answers
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My gravatar icon is the wrong image [closed]

Here's what I did... I have a bunch of images in my gravatar account, but stackoverflow always seemed to display the same one no matter which was picked on gravatar.com. One day my icon spontaneously ...
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1answer
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Is it possible to make a question CW but not its answers?

Is it possible to make a question Community Wiki to avoid the appearance of, and discussions about, rep-gathering (especially when it's a "easy" question likely to get many upvotes) but not the ...
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5answers
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What do you think should happen when the 500,000th question is asked? [closed]

SO is quickly approaching the 500,000th question asked. Is there something special planned to celebrate this? Should the poster be awarded a special badge or something? Post below what you think ...
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3answers
299 views

Empty Space at the Bottom of the Page

Why do I see this huge gap at the bottom of most pages?
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8answers
6k views

Change gravatar type to “monsterid” for meta only

Come on, let's have some fun! vs Do I need to say more ? Apparently I do! If a user has a custom avatar, such as me, then nothing will change. If a user doesn't have a custom avatar then an ...
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5answers
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“Unanswered” question sort order on profile pages

To help users keep track of (and hopefully get answers to) unanswered questions, it would be useful to have an "unanswered" sort order on a user's profile page. It would order the list of questions ...
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15answers
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Stickers for Stackers (i.e. post your sticker shots!)

UPDATE: For those feeling left out of the sticker party, details on how to obtain stickers are now on the blog! Look what arrived in the mail yesterday - stickers! Thanks Jeff! First, I put a ...
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71answers
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The Many Memes of Meta

Catchphrases and concepts that spread from person to person are known as memes, which, courtesy the Internet, can now explode across the Earth like a highly contagious virus (hence "going viral"). As ...
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3answers
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10K rep users should have the Cornify button back

For those not familiar with Cornify: StackOverflow April Fools I personally believe that the option to completely cornify our screen is a God/Allah/Buddha/FSM/Sarah Palin given right and that ...
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5answers
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Add link to most recent activity of a question

Currently in the front page, if a question is modified, answered, commented etc. the last user to affect the question appears: Which is great. The problem is when I want to know what that user ...
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4answers
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How is the default user avatar generated?

Is there a name for the default avatars that are generated for users who do not assign one themselves? Not the avatar of the blank user, but the one made up of shards, shapes, and colours: ...