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Has anyone ever hacked Stack Overflow?

While chatting with friends about hacking, a guy said that "if a site is getting popular/ or any competitive, it will somehow face severe hacks. Some used to expose it, others hide it". Out of ...
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Jon Skeet's broken the C# tag stats page formatting on SO!

See https://stackoverflow.com/tags/c%23/topusers
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Who is the user with highest combined reputation from all Stack Exchange sites?

I am aware that there is a list of top users for each of the Stack Exchange sites. However, I am wondering if there is a list showing the combined reputation of each Stack Exchange user from every of ...
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How does Stack Overflow work so well with search engines? [duplicate]

How does Stack Overflow work so well with search engines? It's really amazing; if I post a question, it'll show up in Google's search results within 15-30 minutes! What are the tricks? sitemap.xml? ...
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With your permission, can I send you some stuff?

From time to time, companies and project teams approach us about sending users stuff as a special thank you for participating in a particular tag or other activity on the site. Historically, our ...
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How to get initial reputation on Stack Overflow with the new-user restrictions in place?

I understand that reputation can be gained by answering questions. However, it seems that more often than not the questions do not contain all the required information to give an answer. Since new ...
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What should we do about the fake Jon Skeets?

There has been a recent surge in Jon Skeet imitators on SO. What should be done about this? He's asking questions about Java pointers and stuff... The 'current' Skeets https://stackoverflow.com/...
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Present and future of bots on Stack Exchange

There are discussions on Meta already for some time now about the potential usage of bots on Stack Exchange (SE). The earliest I could find goes back to 2009, but there have been others [link], [link]...
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Members discussing other members

I would like to make a suggestion. I suggest that SE considers adopting a policy of Not discussing members publicly on the site. To me it is totally at odds with the sites aim of being Q&A and not ...
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Is there a bot on Stack Overflow?

In a recent discussion, user Pascal Cuoq noticed a very strangely written reply by this user. While reading some answers from his profile, I can't help to think the same. What do you guys think? (I ...
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Do I lack the knowledge to answer questions, or is this normal?

Every time I look at questions, whether on Stack Overflow or other sites, I find myself not being able to answer most questions. Thus, I ask more than answer, which is what I hate. I think that I ...
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May we have the Jon Skeet Facts thread back?

I did a google search for "Jon Skeet facts" but the meta page which listed them all is gone: Jon Skeet Facts Google cache still has a copy, but may I ask the Powers That Be to UPDATE TABLE SET ...
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Do shared link to ANSWERS also count for Announcer, Booster, Publicist badges?

The legends for these badges say Shared a link to a question that was visited ... But if I share a link directly to the answer, like this one, does it also count for these badges? BTW, does it ...
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What limitations does converting question links to links with titles have?

On this question there are more than 50 links to Stack Overflow questions. However, the last 6 links aren't converted to titles (http://facebook.stackoverflow.com/questions/6530420/control-the-image-...
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Be Jon Skeet for a month

Prompted by the recent questions about negative voted questions and inspired by the actual most negative question on meta. Because it's obvious that unless Jon, God forbid, would lose interest or ...

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