Linked Questions

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Are group profiles allowed? [duplicate]

Say a company (or a team of contributors to a FOSS project, or whatever other group of people) wants to show off its expertise in some area. Would it be ok for it to create a profile on SO and let the ...
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1answer
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How can I share my Stack Overflow account with a team member? [duplicate]

I would like to give access to my Stack Overflow account to a member of my team. Is it possible? If yes, how could I protect my profile data?
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0answers
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Can multiple people use the same account? [duplicate]

On Workplace.SE, we have come across an interesting user, who seemed to have had a roller coaster ride in his first week at work. Quoting JackArbiter's comment on this user from the chat: This guy ...
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13answers
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Limits for self-promotion in answers

It's been covered before that posting links to your own website is ok, but should there be a line drawn? There were several spam flags today for Ira Baxter's recent posts, presumably because they all ...
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5answers
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Why would people want to purchase Stack Overflow accounts versus creating a new one?

I posted a new question on SO this afternoon and immediately after received an offer by e-mail to purchase my StackOverflow account. I'm confused as to why someone would even consider purchasing an ...
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7answers
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Need feedback on company page idea

NOTE: This is purely an idea I had and in no way represents an intended feature we're going to add. I'm posting it to see if it could be shaped into something useful, get feedback, etc. I haven't ...
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4answers
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Is there ever a time to create a user for a company?

I'm wondering if there's ever a reason or time when a company should have its own user (like say, Stack Overflow), instead of users that make it up (like, Jeff Atwood). I figure this is kind of a ...
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1answer
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Update the Terms of Service to reflect the established community consensus on shared accounts

In this recent question the issue came up as to whether shared accounts were permitted on Stack Exchange. I remember this having been discussed many times over the years, and the consensus has always ...
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3answers
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How much advertising is allowed on userinfo pages?

Users often put links to their projects on the userinfo pages (for example, Jon Skeet has a link to Amazon selling C# in Depth) and that looks quite allright. However some users push this to the limit ...
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1answer
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I cannot post two questions in a day

I asked a question by 9:30 am (IST) and cannot ask another now at 4:00 pm. The error show that we cannot ask two questions in 20 mins. However, the error is incorrect.
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2answers
135 views

impact of corporate accounts on the community and compatibility with the site intention

Stack Overflow is a very important site when it comes to finding information regarding the technical details of certain software products. For questions such as "How do you integrate this?" or "How do ...
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1answer
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When seeing account sharing, what to do? Especially when result is low-quality post

There was a formally bad, newbie-looking question (formatting, question part in comment, stuff like that) by a 2K+ user. I commented wondering about this, and it came up that the question was in fact ...
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0answers
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Strategies to draw in experts from walled communities

SO and most SE sites that are currently flourishing deal with open communities discussing technologies and subjects that are, for the most part, public domain or at least open for discussion. Other ...