Linked Questions

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Can we use non-gravatar avatars?

Alternative to Gravatar has been rolled out. It would be nice to have the option to just upload an avatar rather than have to use some external service like gravatar. While gravatar may be ...
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12answers
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Is it legal to copy Stack Overflow questions and answers?

I just found http://programmingfaq.w3ec.com/faq/4761/whats-the-hi-lo-algorithm which has an exact copy of this Stack Overflow question, What's the Hi/Lo Algorithm, with all its answers and no ...
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4answers
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Support disabling Gravatar on Stack Overflow

I like to use my Gravatar on other websites but not Stack Overflow. How can I turn it off? I'd still like to use the same email address.
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3answers
1k views

Make the “past names” list public info for 30 days after changing your name

So this new feature just got rolled out... There's a new numerical field in user profiles called "past names" which when clicked will display a dialog listing previous usernames and when they were ...
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3answers
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Tab name completion for comments please!

I find I'm doing the Unix command completion/IRC name completion thing where I type a few letters of the username and hit tab when I'm entering comments. Please consider adding a bit of JavaScript ...
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2answers
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Where are the Stack Exchange data dumps?

I see a lot of talk around here regarding the Stack Overflow public data dump. Where is it? How can I play with it? Return to FAQ index
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5answers
2k views

Prevent my username to be searchable by google

Is it even possible to prevent my username to be searchable by google? If it is possible can anyone please explain to me how can I achieve that - i.e. hide my username from being searchable by google? ...
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2answers
609 views

What happens to unanswered questions from deleted accounts?

(By unanswered I mean with no accepted answer, as seen in the Unanswered tab.) They're potentially bringing the numbers down in terms of completed questions. Here are some oldies: Need Help: VS ...
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2answers
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Why do old regular users still use autogenerated names like user######?

Following my off-topic comment in another thread, I would like to post it as a question now: I always wondered, why do old regular users with high reputation use names like user370305 ? What's ...
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2answers
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Etiquette for username changes

I'm thinking of changing my username to my real name. Given that I have a presence on some of the sites here (mostly codegolf), what etiquette should I follow when choosing my new name? As my ...
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1answer
653 views

What are the pros and cons of supporting anonymous participation on Stack Exchange?

I was reading this answer, and it included the following: Stack Exchange doesn't make it too hard for someone to create an account just to post crap. So far though, the benefits far outweigh ...
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2answers
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I changed my oldname to currentname … now the @me comments point nowhere

When I changed my old user name to current username the comments that address me by starting with @myoldname look silly and pointing to nobody. Shouldnt they by approriately updated as well ?? ...
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1answer
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How does SO calculate email hash?

I'm not sure how sensitive this piece of information is considered (don't throw stones), but I was wondering how SO calculates the email hash. We want to check if certain people for which we have the ...
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1answer
689 views

If I delete my Stack Overflow account, will all my questions be deleted?

If I delete my Stack Overflow account, will all my questions be deleted which I have asked on SO. Due to privacy I need to delete all my questions, is it possible?
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2answers
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Would it be OK to switch from the alias I used when I signed up to my actual name? [duplicate]

As the activity piles up over the past 1+ years I'm starting to view it as a potential resume building thing and wishing I had used my real name. Any issues (and is it possible) to switch it?

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