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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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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: ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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“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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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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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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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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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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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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