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What does the recent blog post mean by "community-driven AI"?

The title of this blog post is: OverflowAI is now Generally Available! A new era of community-driven AI I don't fully understand what it means by "community-driven AI". From a lot of the ...
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Upcoming research at Stack Overflow

Today, I shared on the blog all of the things we are looking to learn at Stack Overflow over the next couple months. I want to remind you all that this type of research typically operates months in ...
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Inline code in blog contains raw markdown (backticks) instead of proper inline code

In the recent blog post on Rust & the White House, there's some unescaped Markdown: (and Rust will let you explicitly mark code `unsafe`) But suppose you can’t rewrite your entire C or C++ ...
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Is the RSS feed for the Stack Overblog broken?

https://stackoverflow.blog/feed is returning a 400 error. Is this intentional? Is the RSS feed being removed or is this just a bug?
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Ryan's bio description has a first/third person mixup

The bio of Ryan Polk contains mixed references to him, it's partly in first person and partly in third person: Ryan is Chief Product Officer at Stack Overflow. My role is to grow the product pieces ...
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Stack Gives Back 2023 is now complete!

Stack Gives Back is an annual tradition where the company donates $100 to a charity on behalf of each moderator on the Stack Exchange network. We are thrilled to announce that we donated $53,600 USD ...
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Author card content is truncated in the blog

In the recent blog post titled The path to socially responsible AI, the content within the author card appears truncated, concluding with an ellipsis. Unfortunately, there is no tooltip available for ...
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Will developers listen to hostile podcast? (aka wrong URL of podcast iframe breaking it)

In the Will developers return to hostile offices? blog post, there is iframe pointing to the podcast episode. However, it's broken: For reference, this is how it should look like: (taken from this ...
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Differentiating clickable and downloadable links in Stack Overflow Blog post

When accessing the Stack Overflow Blog post via mobile data, it becomes crucial to distinguish between clickable links and downloadable PDFs. The ability to identify and ignore PDF links can help ...
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How can I suggest edits to Stack Overflow Blog posts?

Kevin Henner's An intuitive introduction to text embeddings (2023-11-09) is a very impressive write-up, except for one paragraph near the beginning, which unceremoniously demolishes the analogy that ...
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Markdown errors in blog post about RAG

Editor note: While there's at least one other applicable tag, I'd like to leave it at four tags to allow for a status-* tag. In this blog post, there's an unusual use of a code block to quote LLM ...
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Mistake in code in recent blog post

The recent blog post looks like this: Timing of the blogpost aside, can the post be updated to remove python at the start of the code block? I presume someone intended to set the language and instead ...
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Blog links to /category pages are broken

Related but not the same issue: Blog post redirects without the /dd/ in the URL are broken This link: https://blog.stackoverflow.com/category/cc-wiki-dump/ Should correctly lead to a list of blog ...
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Improve load speed of side nav links on blog, or include loading indicator

When visiting the blog I noticed that it takes a long time for pages to load when clicking on the links in the left navigation sidebar. In addition, there is no visual indicator that anything is ...
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Mysterious comment content beneath the question title in the "From the Network" feature in Stack Overflow blog

In the Stack Overflow blog, there is a new feature named "From the Network" has been introduced at the top of the page. This feature spotlights intriguing questions from various sites within ...
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The "A day in the penalty box" needs a comments cleanup, and better curation

There's a proper, fairly well documented process of appealing a suspension - via moderator message replies or the contact pages. For some reason, folks, including many who know how things work, have ...
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Formatting in some blog posts is broken

Quoted Lists In blog posts like The 7 Essential Meta Questions of Every Beta, some quoted material has escaped from its blockquote: And here's the first example from C'Mon Get Meta!: I don't know ...
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Stack Overflow blog : same post with different languages in the search result

While conducting a search on the Stack Overflow blog using the keyword "Winter Bash 2017", I observed the presence of three posts sharing an identical title. Upon examining each post, it ...
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Enhancing Stack Overflow blog search: filtering out test entries

In the Stack Overflow blog search, upon entering the keyword "Test", I was presented with a compilation of blog post titles. However, it's worth noting that among these results, two entries ...
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Browsing for any non-recent blog post is significantly harder with the new design

The new blog design looks great! But it's left behind a feature that was really useful for navigating through old content: the archive/ date-based browsing page(s). The old blog design had date-based ...
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Blog posts by former staff members are missing attribution

Certain blog posts written by members of staff that are no longer with the company seem to be missing the attribution for posts that they wrote. For instance, JNat and animuson: workin' on ur problemz ...
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Blog post redirects without the /dd/ in the URL are broken

Links to the blog that use the format https://stackoverflow.blog/yyyy/mm/post-title instead of https://stackoverflow.blog/yyyy/mm/dd/post-title are no longer redirecting properly to the intended ...
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Add thousands separator to reputation in Stack Overflow blog header

The Stack Overflow blog is redesigned, and in the new design we are able to log in to the blog. Upon successfully logging in, users are now greeted with a refined header layout that prominently ...
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Pluralization issue in the blog post comments count

There is a pluralization issue in the blog post's comments count. When there is only one comment for the blog post, it is showing as 1 comments. It should be displayed as 1 comment. Also the same ...
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Any details about the August 2023 blog redesign?

I just noticed the blog got a new design after following a bug report saying it's down. Can we get details about the redesign? It looks pretty massive, and I didn't see any post about it, neither in ...
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The blog is down

Trying to visit any link to the blog (which used to work and are still found in Google) says "Domain not found" or similar: stackoverflow.blog https://stackoverflow.blog https://...
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Errors in blog post "Ask like a human: Implementing semantic search on Stack Overflow"

I probably should have included these earlier, but I didn’t realize at the time of posting. I also realize this post is rather nit-picky, but most, if not all, of these are valid issues anyways. Here ...
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Unparsed Markdown in blog post "Ask like a human: Implementing semantic search on Stack Overflow"

Here is the blog post I'm referring to. See this paragraph (link ommitted from paragraph as it isn't relevant here) Building on the work we did to build course recommendations, we used the same ...
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Will SE seek and act on community input in developing OverflowAI?

SE announced OverflowAI today, another attempt to incorporate GenAI into the sites. From reading this post, the uses actually sound like they could be helpful; I certainly hope they are. If they are ...
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Escaping bug in the Blog

The raw HTML is visible - can this be fixed to have it actually be italics? It renders as Not 4-bit but 4 <em>n</em> bit. It should be Not 4-bit but 4n-bit. Blog link: https://...
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Are Stack Exchange blog articles also under Creative Common license?

Recently I stumbled on the site of an IT company that replicated the entire article "Do large language models know what they are talking about?" with attribution. For basic content on the ...
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Who is the original artist of the comic on the blog post "Do large language models know what they are talking about?"

The blog post Do large language models know what they are talking about? has the comic: A: It is time to learn about magic circles. B: ugh, why is it so complex? ... What does this symbol in the ...
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Does the new "Do large language models know what they are talking about?" post say that GenAI is bad?

The newest blog post on the Stack Overflow blog is titled "Do large language models know what they are talking about?". My reading of this post is that Generative AI is unreliable. I used ...
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Blog post: CEO Update: Paving the road forward with AI and community at the center

The CEO [of SE] recently posted a blog post titled CEO Update: Paving the road forward with AI and community at the center. Stack Exchange staff haven't posted a request-for-comments on it, so... I ...
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When picking articles for the company blog, can we please try to avoid posts that can be negatively tied to recent events?

Recently Stack Exchange found itself at the center of two new "incidents". Today's actions by Stack Overflow (May 10, 2023): Stack Overflow disclosed the reduction of its workforce by 58 ...
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Partner content on the blog - what's the value of these?

The Stack Overflow blog was historically a means of communication for the company to the community, and eventually ended up being a way for the company to communicate with potential users of their ...
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New blog post from our CEO Prashanth: Community is the future of AI

For posts following this one, see: An example of a generative AI tool: Suggesting better question titles AI/ML Tool examples part 3 - Title-Drafting Assistant Stack Overflow will be testing a title-...
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Proofreading the "Five Stack Exchange sites turned ten years old this quarter!" blog post

A preface, as a frequent critic of the blog (lest anyone think I'm totally negative on it): this post was good! I enjoyed reading it and clicking through to the posts on some sites that I don't ...
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Intro paragraph for blog posts with an intro doesn’t fit into page

Blog posts with an intro paragraph have some trimming on the left and right if the screen is narrow. One example: the link from the profile page of a suspended account refers to Stack Overflow Blog ...
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Make all links in 'Stack Gives Back 2022!' and 'Stack Gives Back 2023!' HTTPS

Two links in Stack Gives Back 2022! are HTTP, while their HTTPS equivalents work fine: Doctors Without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières) UNICEF In the spirit of Network-wide HTTPS: It's time, ...
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Blog onebox always showing the same author, even when the post is written by someone else

For a while now, all the blog posts oneboxed in chat (which is a 50/50 chance, but that's a different issue) appear to be written by Ryan Donovan. However, that's not always true. The latest case was ...
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If you don't look good, we don't look good – could there be more aggressive copy editing of the blog?

Admittedly – I'm the denizen of MSE who gets edited the most often. I've a community who reads my posts and spends the effort and time to fix up my quirks. There are a significant number of posts ...
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Consider having someone spot-check the rendering of blog posts after they are posted [duplicate]

We've had a few bugs about issues with the rendering of blog posts, including unloaded characters in the blog post title, broken links, HTML entities appearing in the text, etc. After discussing the ...
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Unloaded characters in SO blog title

The blog title of this new blog post posted today is broken: Beware the scammers posing as tech recruiters (Ep. 497)
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Not accepting targeting cookies leads to YouTube videos not loading in blog posts, resulting in huge gaps

Background: I've never accepted all cookies on Stack Overflow. Note: I do not block any cookies. When I'm viewing this latest blog post for example, it has 7 huge gaps between paragraphs where the ...
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Line break and typo issues in the blog post "The many strengths of neurodivergence"

In the recent blog post The many strengths of neurodivergence, there are two issues there: The content of "... Stack Overflow about their experience as ..." is split into two paragraphs, ...
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The title of the blog post "The many strengths of neurodivergence" has a junk object 

In the recent blog post The many strengths of neurodivergence, the title has a junk object. Screenshot from blog post: Screenshot from Stack Overflow sidebar
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Five nines, four , one bugged blog post

One picture worth 1000 words: The title of this blog post has four  (object replacement) characters injected to it, which doesn't look good. It affects the blog title itself, the link to the blog, ...
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Can advertorial blog posts be clearly and consistently marked as such?

The conclusion of the latest blog post, titled "Why the number input is the worst input", is: I felt compelled to build my own form builder [...] Your last option is to do what I built for ...
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Errant line break in the "Forrester Consulting TEI Study: Five ways Stack Overflow for Teams delivered 191% ROI" blog post

There's an errant linebreak in this blog listicle. Could it be fixed please?
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