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For questions about Stack Exchange announcements, or announcements from the Stack Exchange team that detail recent changes across the network.

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New post summary designs on site home pages and greatest hits now; everywhere else eventually

Update 1 - 2022-01-25 Most of the reported bugs have been squashed. We're currently gathering together all the discussion and feature-request feedback items to decide how we want to alter the design. ...
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Congratulations to the 59 sites that just left Beta

This is an exciting day for all of us who work on community here, and for the communities that have given thousands of hours of their time to build sites on the Stack Exchange network. Today, we are ...
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Stack Overflow and CVE-2021-44228 vulnerability (in Log4J)

Update 2021-12-21: Mitigation for all Log4j-related 3 CVEs is complete on the following products: Stackoverflow.com and related (public) websites Stack Overflow Teams: Free, Basic and Business Stack ...
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Planned maintenance scheduled for Thursday, 16 December at 01:30-2:00 UTC (Wednesday, December 15 at 8:30-9:00 PM US/EST)

This work is now complete tl;dr Planned service interruption that will impact all Stack Overflow & Stack Exchange sites, Jobs, and Chat. All sites may be read-only for up to 30 minutes beginning ...
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We're Migrating our JavaScript

TL;DR: We’re making a substantial repayment on our JavaScript technical debt. Apologies in advance for any bugs as we work through it! An administrative note: Rather than posting bug reports as ...
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Should feature announcements be closed after the initial feedback period is over?

This is basically the reverse of Should bug-report/feature-request *questions* that duplicate Grab-bag *answers* be closed as duplicates? From time to time, staff members post announcements questions ...
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New responsive Activity page

Update 2 - December 8, 2021: We’ve shipped a bunch of refinements over the last 24 hours or so. We’re going through the bugs and design requests and marking them with the proper tags. There’s a lot ...
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Please welcome Valued Associates #999 - Bella Blue & #1001 - Salmon of Wisdom

Earlier this year, we hired Philippe to join me on what was the newly created Trust & Safety subteam of the Community Team. He then promptly left me alone again and became VP of Community instead. ...
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Planned maintenance scheduled for Oct 30 & 31, 2021, starting at 13:00 UTC

Update 2021-10-31T14:19:00Z: We are done. Thank you for your patience and all your supportive tweets. Update 2021-10-31T13:22:00Z: Today's work will be starting shortly. https://twitter.com/...
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Announcing our new Manager, Community Trust & Safety: Cesar M

When I joined Stack Overflow (the company, not the site), I was initially asked to work on a nascent Trust and Safety team. This was a new team for the community department, just formed, at the ...
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Review queue workflows: impact of significant edit feature on Reopen queue

In August, we released a new feature, significant edits, that changed how posts enter the Reopen queue. As promised, we conducted a data analysis to determine whether or not users are abusing the new ...
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Now live: A fully responsive profile

Update As of 2021-10-21T18:05:38+00:00 this is now live across the network. If you find any issues, you can post them as answers on this question. Try to give some details about your browser and ...
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Planned SEDE maintenance scheduled for Oct 15, 2021 and Oct 16, 2021 15:00-17:00 UTC (11am-1pm ET)

Update 4: 2021-10-16 16:33 UTC: Today's window is done. Actual user-visible downtime was negligible. Thanks for bearing with us! This round of maintenance is done. Update 3: 2021-10-16 15:00 UTC: ...
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Planned network maintenance scheduled for Saturday, October 2 at 15:00-17:00 UTC (11:00-13:00 EDT)

NOTE: 02-OCT-2021 1627Z: Maintenance successfully completed. NOTE: 02-OCT-2021 1500Z: Maintenance is starting. Because we weren't able to accomplish all of the objectives during the last maintenance ...
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Planned network maintenance scheduled for Friday, October 1 at 01:00-04:00 UTC (Thursday, September 30 at 9:00 PM-midnight EDT)

Note: 2021-10-01 04:00Z - Maintenance is complete. We didn't finish all the tasks and we have scheduled another maintenance window. Thank you for your patience! Note: 2021-10-01 01:00Z - Beginning ...
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Updates to Privacy Policy (September 2021)

As you know, periodically we update our privacy policy. Today is one of those days: we've made a few changes to the privacy policy. The policy covers how we collect and use data on the entire network, ...
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Profile image changes (Gravatar images won’t be recoverable after email change)

TL/DR: You won't be able to switch back to your old Gravatar image if you change your email (or have changed your email in the past). Please save and re-upload your Gravatar image if you want to keep ...
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Community team Q4/2021 Roadmap

This is just an FYI: I've just published the Q4 2021 Community team roadmap on the blog (and it's early, even!). I'm taking questions or comments here, or over there. :-)
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Planned SEDE maintenance scheduled for Sept 22, 2021 at 01:00-04:00 UTC (Sept 21 9:00 pm-midnight EDT)

Note: The originally planned second window on Sept 24 is cancelled as the upgrade was a success within the first window. Note: 2021-09-21 0225Z - Maintenance has ended. Please leave a comment if there ...
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We’ve shipped some changes to the user profile navigation

The changes discussed and demoed in Additional profile refinements are now getting rolled out. We’re changing some layout before enabling responsiveness on user profiles. However, we can’t enable ...
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Resolving Community user and "share feedback" issues in review queues

On our announcement for our updates to review queue workflows, we got a ton of feedback on the Community user being the one posting comments for users. Here's a quick summary of some of the major ...
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Please welcome Valued Associates: #958 - V2Blast & #959 - SpencerG

It is with much excitement that I present to you our newest members of the Community Team: V2Blast and SpencerG! These Community Managers - including one who comes from the existing corps of ...
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Review queue workflows - Final release

All good things must come to an end and so must the review queues project. This project would not have been successful without the community. Thank you all for the hours of reviewing, testing, and ...
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Planned maintenance scheduled for Thursday, September 2 at 12:00am UTC (Wednesday September 1 8:00 PM US/EDT)

Update: The maintenance went as planned. tl;dr; Planned service interruption that will impact all Stack Overflow/Stack Exchange sites, Jobs, Chat, and Teams. All sites may be read-only for up to 30 ...
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We’ve removed the option to disable the fixed top bar

We’ve removed the option to disable the fixed top bar. We didn’t change the default. We’ve only removed the ability to change the default. According to SEDE, we’ve got ~13k users with the fixed top ...
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Additional profile refinements

Update This is now live across the network. See the new post for feedback now that you can see it in action. Original Post I’m still noodling on the user profile while on our way to full ...
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Some changes to the profile while we make it responsive

Update 1 I’ve restored the profile age to all and fixed a few bugs y’all reported. I’ll be addressing individual answers as best as I can. Original post On our way to a fully responsive Stack Overflow,...
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Join me in Welcoming Valued Associates: #945 - Slate - and #948 - Vanny

I’m excited to introduce you to the two newest members of the Community team. Slate and Vanny have joined us as Associate Community Managers. They are joining JNat and Catija on Community Ops and will ...
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Planned maintenance scheduled for Thursday, July 29 at 12:00am UTC (Wednesday July 28 8:00 PM US/EDT)

Update: The maintenance went as planned. tl;dr; Planned service interruption that will impact all Stack Exchange sites, Jobs, and Chat. All sites may be read-only for up to 60 minutes on Thursday, ...
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Deprecating our mobile views

I’m Aaron Shekey. I’m a product designer at Stack Overflow, working on our design system, Stacks. At the time of writing this, I’ve been chipping away at our front-end for 4 years. You may recognize ...
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Changing the question reopening experience

Now that the Public Platform team is actively working on updating review queue workflows, it’s time we address the feedback and feature requests related to the question reopening experience. How it ...
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API 2.3 Release

Today, we are releasing version 2.3 of the Stack Exchange API. It includes new functionality around Collectives and Articles as well as the ability to retract flags. Check out the Change Log.
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Planned maintenance COMPLETED for Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at 01:00 UTC (Tuesday June 29 9:00 PM US/EDT)

UPDATE: The test is complete. tl;dr; Planned service interruption that will impact all Stack Exchange sites, Jobs, and Chat. All sites will be read-only for up to 1 hour on Wed June 30, 2021 at 01:00 ...
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Turning off the mobile feed for the Stack Exchange app

As we've recently mentioned, we are no longer actively supporting our Stack Overflow and Stack Exchange apps on iOS and Android, and they have both been delisted from the App Store and Google Play. ...
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Moderator Elections: tools for Community Managers

We have just wrapped up our project to make it easier for our community managers to run moderator elections for our Stack Exchange sites. Between April and June, we released a number of administrative ...
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Planned maintenance scheduled for Friday, June 4, 2021 at 12:00am UTC (Thursday June 3 8:00 PM US/EDT)

Update: The maintenance went as planned. tl;dr; Planned service interruption that will impact all Stack Exchange sites, Jobs, and Chat. All sites may be read-only for up to 15 minutes on Friday June ...
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The future of Community Promotion, Open Source, and Hot Network Questions Ads

September update: The ads are now live! As a way to try to address some of the concerns about the voting period being too short, we're running the selected ads that score 6 or more, or any ads scoring ...
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We’re looking for a new Vice President of Community at Stack Overflow

You might have noticed that we posted a VP of Community job description on our “Careers at Stack Overflow” page. It’s a big role, and important here at the company. As we move forward in the process ...
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MSE Feedback post: Q2 2021 Community and Public Platform Roadmap Blog Post

We just posted to our blog about our The Loop: Our Community & Public Platform strategy & roadmap for Q2 2021. Please see the post for details on the projects that our Community and Public ...
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Workflow changes for review queues

[Update: June 01, 2021] First and foremost, thanks again to the community members for providing their thoughts and feedback on this phase of the project. We read through the community responses and ...
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New onboarding for review queues

The Public Platform team is continuing to work towards improving the review queues and we’re here today to announce a new onboarding experience for the review queues. In the product discovery phase (...
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How often do people actually copy and paste from Stack Overflow? Now we know

My name is David, I am the Senior Data Analyst on the Marketing team of Stack Exchange. I am new to the team but am not new to copying from Stack Overflow. I am very excited to share my first ...
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Moderator Elections: new questionnaire UI

As part of our project to make it easier for our community managers to run moderator elections for our Stack Exchange sites, we've just released new functionality related to creating, answering and ...
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Please join me in welcoming Valued Associate #861 Philippe Beaudette

Philippe Beaudette has been working in Community for 25 years. He’s spent some time with several great companies, including AOL, Wikipedia, Reddit, and Atlassian. He started at AOL, which in my ...
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Planned maintenance scheduled for Saturday, March 27, 2021 at 1:00 UTC (Friday March 26 9:00 PM US/EDT)

Update: The maintenance went as planned. tl;dr; Planned service interruption that will impact all Stack Overflow/Stack Exchange sites, Jobs, Chat, and Teams. All sites may be read-only for up to 15 ...
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Stack Overflow for Teams is now free for up to 50 users, forever

Today we’re launching our Free plan on Stack Overflow for Teams. We know that sharing knowledge and async collaboration is critical to companies and teams of all sizes. We also know people need a good ...
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Moderator Elections functionality: voting UI, commenting and flagging

As we mentioned In our Community & Public Platform strategy & roadmap for Q1 2021, we've been working on a project to make it easier for our community managers to run moderator elections for ...
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Join me in Welcoming Valued Associate #843: Rosie

I’m thrilled to be the first to introduce Rosie, our new Manager on the Community Management team. Rosie is joining us to be a part of the Community Operations team. In the past, she’s worked at ...
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Ticket smash for [status-review] tag

In 2020, we instituted a new process for escalating and responding to Meta feature requests and bugs. As we announced a few weeks ago, we are doing a ticket smash today to work through the backlog of ...
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Join me in welcoming Valued Associate #820: Shodipo Ayomide

For some time now, I’ve been looking forward to announcing the following news. Our dedicated team of Community Managers has increased today with the addition of Shodipo Ayomide! Please help me welcome ...