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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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How do comment @replies work?

How do the comment replies (aka "pinging users") work? Who can I send an @reply to? How do I respond to a specific user when entering my comment? Will they be notified? What do people mean ...
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Should we require minimum reputation to continue asking questions?

We are reevaluating this based on community feedback. The new heuristic to prevent questions being asked will probably be based on a combination of question closes, question deletes, question flags, ...
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Why are votes per post on the decrease (what can we do to improve this)?

I just wrote this totally nasty query on (same query including all community wiki questions). It is ... complicated but this is what it looks at: It splits up data in to 1 month chunks (2009 -...
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Is it bad to use your "real name" as your user name?

I use my real name. However, I started wondering if this is bad and am considering changing it. I ask A LOT of questions on Stack Overflow, way more than I answer. Mainly because for most questions ...
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Allow for Comment Reply to Usernames With Less Than Three Characters in First Word

I know this is somewhat of a rare request/edge case, but this is becoming really annoying. In the faq, which I've linked to below, you state that for the comment reply system to work, There must ...
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How long will questions and answers be stored at stackoverflow?

Having some interesting questions in my favorite list that could help me if I stumble over them in the future, I wondered about how long the questions and answers will be stored (so, if I should save ...
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Should we stop auto-deleting dupe-closed questions?

In this meta post, Shog9 writes: But don't delete duplicates Seriously, don't. Unless they're literally word-for-word duplicates, just leave them be - folks tend to find all sorts of different ways ...
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What to do with "unanswered" questions where OP appears to be gone and there's a good answer?

I'm surprised to not see another post for this. Sometimes a user will post one question and never respond to anything. An answer is posted that appears to be correct. A year goes by. The post is ...
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Do closed questions get deleted automatically after some time?

If my question is closed, for being unclear and vague, then would it get deleted by default after a few days? EDIT 1: Another thing I want to know is what is the reason, generally, to delete a ...
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What happened to Clickonomics?

I'd like to know why a question of mine (not the first, by the way), was deleted. This was an UX improvement proposal that got, at ...
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If I request Account deletion, negatively rated questions of mine will get auto-deleted even if there is highly voted answers?

According to this answer "Deleted" users have their display name denormalized, their account deleted, and all of their negatively rated posts will be deleted. Anything with a score of 0 or higher ...
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What are all the penalties to delete or close our own Questions or Answers? [duplicate]

EDIT: This is wrongly tagged a duplicate as it deals with clarifying and finding out information about penalties for the deletion and closing process, a topic that has spawned much confusion and past ...
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Are questions of this level welcome on SO?

This was a question which i had flagged for deletion. Do-while Loop in Turbo C++ becomes infinite loop? [closed] However the flag was declined. Why was the flag declined ? I have nothing against ...
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