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Questions tagged [announcements]

For the questions about announcement of recent changes or feature applied on the network

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The road to .NET Core - please help Stack Exchange test EF Core!

Here at Stack Overflow we're migrating many things to .NET Core. Along the way we have to swap out parts that existed in the old .NET world but don't in the new. Now that we've safely diverged our ...
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Responsive design for international sites has been released

I am excited to announce that international sites have gotten the new responsive design Wednesday, September 26th. Last week, all beta and undesigned sites got the new theme: Some things to be ...
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Responsive design released for all Beta & Undesigned sites

This is now out for all of the sites We've had the new default unified theme up on Programming Puzzles & Code Golf for a month and a half now and the response there has been really positive. We ...
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Feedback And Initiatives On International Sites

Stack Overflow's ultimate goal is, with our community's help, to build a library of detailed answers to every programming question. Together with our brave users, we've gone on an amazing adventure as ...
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Rollout of responsive design site themes - Tracking post

This post will be updated as the responsive design and left navigation layouts are released on each site. Previously, we tried this out by releasing still screenshots of the site designs and getting ...
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Opt in to beta testing new themes

As we continue to deploy new unified themes for each site in the network*, we realized we need more control over who sees what when. This allows us to better test the themes in production and allows ...
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Come Take a Look at our New Contributor Indicator!

This feature is now live across the network. We've been doing quite a bit of research into ways that we could help new users have better experiences that ultimately lead them to becoming increasingly ...
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Dismissing the CoC announcement also closes the “join this community” hero banner

Screencast to demonstrate the issue, more detailed explanation below. Sorry for the bad quality, it seems that imgur compresses the gif a bit ... a bit much. On Stack Exchange communities that I have ...
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Welcome Stack Overflow Valued Associate #599, Catherine Kuck AKA Catija!

We're extremely pleased to announce that Catherine Kuck (most of you know her as Catija) started yesterday on our Community Growth team as a Community Manager. As soon as she's completed a small ...
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New Resources for Our Stack Exchange Network - Part 2

A strong, and often unseen part of our Stack Exchange Network is our International Stack Overflow sites. Three of the four sites can be found in the Top 10 list for Questions per Day. The rate at ...
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The second draft of our Code of Conduct is available for feedback and review

You provided us with some really helpful feedback on our first draft attempt to expand our 'Be nice' policy into a formal code of conduct, and we're extremely grateful for your time, patience and ...
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New Resources for Our Stack Exchange Network

It's nice to be here! Hello, fellow humans! My name is Juan M and I’ve served as the Community Manager of Stack Overflow en español as well as the Manager for the International Stack Overflow ...
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New global preferences: keyboard shortcuts and sticky topbar

Following a global preference for unpinning the left navigation sidebar, as of now, the preferences for enabling keyboard shortcuts and disabling the fixed topbar are network-wide* as well. If you ...
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Planned maintenance scheduled for July 14, 2018 at 13:00 UTC (9AM US/Eastern)

tl;dr; Planned service interruption that will impact all Stack Overflow/Stack Exchange sites. All sites will be read-only for up to an hour on July 14, 2018. Enterprise cloud hosted instances will not ...
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Rollout of new network site themes

For the remainder of updates, see the tracking post: Rollout of responsive design site themes - Tracking post See updated schedule below and updated stock theme As promised (albeit delayed), we ...
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'Favorite Tags' is now 'Tag Watching'

tl;dr We rolled out some improvements for how you track the topics you are interested in for your favorite Q&A sites. This feature used to be called Favorite Tags. We are renaming it Tag Watching....
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Hide Left nav everywhere with a global preference

We have rolled out a change to make the "Hide left navigation" preference global. This means that changing the preference on any site will change it for all sites. We will also be making the "enable ...
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Left nav, responsive design, and theming next steps

Those interested can now opt-in to beta testing new themes across the network. More details in Opt in to beta testing new themes In the post entitled Ch-ch-ch-changes: Left nav, responsive design, &...
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Ch-ch-ch-changes: Left nav, responsive design, & themes

Thanks everyone for your feedback. The team has responded to feedback in the post Left nav, responsive design, and theming next steps . Check it out. Ch-ch-ch-changes are coming. As you've ...
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Site Sponsorships — Bringing Resources BACK to Stack Exchange

As our devs continue to work on features like Talent and Channels (now called Teams), I've been anxiously looking for ways to increase engagement in our current Stack Exchange sites to help assure ...
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Planned maintenance scheduled for March 17, 2018 at 13:00 UTC (9AM US/Eastern)

Update: The maintenance went as planned. We were read-only for less than 10 minutes and everything is back online and working as expected. tl;dr; Planned service interruption that will impact all ...
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2018 monthly product team updates

Mid-2017 TeamDAG started publishing monthly updates. This post will continue that effort into 2018. (See 2017's updates here.) Updates are posted at the beginning of the month. They cover what was ...
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New top bar is live

UPDATE: TeamDAG has reviewed all of the feedback below and updated with status. We are actively working on fixes as time allows. Thanks to everyone who contributed constructive feedback. We released ...
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2017 TeamDAG project updates

Who is TeamDAG? What is the TeamDAG working on? Why are you working on that and not [insert favorite feature request here]. These are some of the questions that we hear regularly on meta.so and ...
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Brief maintenances planned for Sat, July 22, 2017 at 00:01 UTC (Fri July 21, 8pm US/Eastern)

Update: The July 21st maintenance is complete. All systems are back to normal now. There will be a service degradation for up to 20 minutes shortly after Sat, July 22, 2017 at 00:00 UTC (which is Fri,...
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Brief maintenances planned for Sat, July 8 & 22, 2017 both at 14:00 UTC (10AM US/Eastern)

Update: The July 8 maintenance is complete. The actual read-only duration was about 8 minutes. All systems are back to normal now. MicroVersion: Planned service degradation: All Stack Overflow/Stack ...
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Why isn't tag [announcements] a red moderator tag?

Sub-question: Is it true that all Stack Exchange employees are moderators of Meta.SE? I find there no point in leaving announcements as a regular tag, because everyone can post questions that carry ...
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Brief outage planned for Wed, May 3, 2017 at 8pm US/Eastern (00:00 UTC) (like a fire drill for computers)

UPDATE 2017-05-04: FYI: The planned outage last night went as planned. The user-facing "read only" period lasted about 12 minutes (from 00:01 UTC to 00:13 UTC). Thanks to everyone negatively affected....
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Stack Exchange Privacy Policy Update

As you all know, once in a while we have to update our Privacy Policy. Now is one of those times. Here's what's different with today's update: Safe Harbor has been replaced by the EU-US Privacy ...
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Network-wide HTTPS: It's time

Update 2017-05-22 stackoverflow.com is now https://. I've written up a lot of what it took to get here in a blog post. Next up is chat and then https-only cookies. We'll be ramping up HSTS max-age ...
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Dear Stack Exchange: “New” is not a version

Check out the new top bar (it's this new top bar). I mean, check out the new top bar. I mean, check out 35 + 8 pages of vaguely tagged questions regarding the "top bar", or the "new top bar", or some ...
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Should we update the TOS post with a banner to point clueless users at SO for their programming questions?

Ever since the TOS update, Meta Stack Exchange keeps getting flooded by ridiculous questions (mostly about general programming and code, but occasionally for other sites than SO) whenever the ...
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Test the new mobile chat!

Update: As of February 23, 2016, the new mobile version is the default. If you've tested the new version before this date, nothing will change for you (even if you've disabled the new version since, ...
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List of communities with base css updates completed

By January 2016, All communities have been updated The design team has been rolling out design updates to sites as part of network-wide update to a new base css framework. The updates allow us to: ...
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Markdown change: Intra-word emphasis now works

There are tons of questions I could maybe post this as an answer to, but before choosing the best one, I'll just post this as an announcement question that can be linked elsewhere. The short story ...
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“Autobiographer” Badge now only requires sharing what YOU want with the community

As of today, "Autobiographer" will be awarded to anyone fills out the free-form "About Me" field on their profile. We will be awarding it retroactively, so you don't need to do anything if you ...
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New! Smarter profile creation and syncing

We've made some changes to profile editing. The TL;DR is: We now encourage users to set a name and picture during signup. If you sign up with Google or Facebook, we pull them in and let you edit ...
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Mobile web refresher, part 3

Here’s the final major installment of the mobile web redesign/refresher. We have also fixed or implemented a minimal large part of the issues and requests mentioned in the previous refresher questions....
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Keyboard shortcuts are now integrated into the site

Originally we had implemented keyboard shortcuts as a user script. We have now finally made the change to have them integrated into the site. When you go to the Edit Profile & Settings page on ...
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Mobile web refresher [duplicate]

We are rolling out a revisited version of our mobile web sites with the following aims: A navigation and look-and-feel more consistent with our desktop UI in a mobile friendly way. Better usability ...
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Redesigned community bulletin

Update June 25, 2014: We made some tweaks based on feedback: Got rid of "Community Bulletin" as a header Switched sub-headers to Title Case instead of ALL CAPS Added score to hot meta posts so they ...
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New login & signup pathway for the Stack Exchange network

We will be rolling out a new, fully re-factored and redesigned login & signup pathway on Meta tomorrow morning, just missing Marc's estimate of 6-8 weeks back in October. As many of you are ...
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Closing changes: on hold, unclear, too broad, opinion-based, off-topic reasons, bye-bye to Too Localized

After a ton of discussion, work and input from the community, we're rolling out the remainder of major closing changes that you've helped us design, as discussed in these prior posts. They're live, ...
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Join us in Denver for our opening reception! [closed]

In case you haven't seen my blog post announcing this, we’re planning a big office shindig for the evening of September 27th at our new Denver office, and you're all invited! Check out the details ...
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How to “answer” announcements posted on a site's meta?

It's important to every main site that its meta site is healthy and thriving. One way to ensure that a meta is thriving is to make sure that posts don't go unanswered. However, we have some meta ...
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Will ACTA achieve a site announcement? [closed]

Will StackOverflow/StackExchange display a message about ACTA (IMO 1000x worse than SOPA) as well?
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Should site-wide special announcements appear above the action buttons

In this case i'm talking about the Steve Jobs one on http://stackoverflow.com. Note that I'm not debating whether it should be displayed or not. I just feel that, since it has a coloured background ...
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Announcements feature on SE

I think it would be nice to have an Announcements feature on the SE sites. An announcement would work different then a question in the form that some relevant information to the community as a whole ...
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Where should we post statements regarding Area 51 proposals?

This proposal had announcements deleted with the following comment: Announcements are not for comments: Please ask questions in the discussion section. But the stuff that was deleted was not a ...
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Allow site proposers to post an admin message during commitment phase

So, Jeff and Robert left admin messages at Developer Testing : Unit Testing and more… and Electronics and Robotics: So, technically the [feature-request] Allow one announcement during commitment ...