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Images in "Agility starts with trust" blog post have no alt text, making it less accessible

If we have any hope of making technology more diverse and inclusive, we have to make technical learning resources accessible to all. That's a direct quote from "Agility starts with trust", ...
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Math error in blog post on web3

From yesterday's blog post on web3: Of the 595 developers surveyed, a sizable portion had no idea what we were talking about: 36% responded with “What’s Web3?” Of those in the know, 25% think Web3 is ...
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Stack Gives Back total is off by $6 (...to 8)

In the blog that was just published: Stack Gives Back 2021 the total of the donations is off by 6. When adding up all the amounts mentioned per organisation the total comes to $55,694 instead of $55,...
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Wordpress should be in Pascal Case in the blog's footer

In The Overflow blog's footer the word "Wordpress" should be stylized in Pascal Case as "WordPress". That's how it's usually written, see wordpress.com.
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Text in table in blog post Stack Overflow Badge Feedback is hard to read in dark mode

I was reading the blog article Stack Overflow Badge Feedback. The text in the second column of the table is tough to read in dark mode because of the grey background colour. Please fix the background ...
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Link to podcast 400's transcript is broken

Podcast 400 of the SO podcast links to https://the-stack-overflow-podcast.simplecast.com/episodes/an-oral-history-of-stack-overflow-from-its-first-four-employees/transcript . It should link to https:/...
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Sites list link in recent Overflow blog post should have the view set to list

In the Check out the Stack Exchange sites that turned 10 years old in Q4 blog post, there is a link to the Stack Exchange sites list with the sort set to total "Question Per Day" (https://...
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Many authors' profiles are missing in https://stackoverflow.blog/authors/

I was going through https://stackoverflow.blog/authors/ and could not find the profiles of many authors (including the CEO of Stack Overflow). Please add the profiles of all the authors.
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An Overflow Blog page is over-sized and extends beyond the edges of my screen

The title and first paragraph of the Blog page A Day in the Penalty Box over-extends beyond my screen's margins while viewing it via the Google app on an Android phone1: I've not been able to ...
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The SSL certificate for the archived Stack Exchange Gaming Blog is invalid

I tried to visit the Stack Exchange Gaming Blog's archive today but was greeted by a classic SSL warning. Turns out, the certificate behind https://blog.gaming.stackexchange.com/ is invalid as it is ...
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Minor typo in the Metaverse blog post

In this blog post: The leading "t" is not included in the link for "trading virtual sword and shields in World of Warcraft". The phrase probably should read "...swords...&...
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Wrong Area 51 meta site URL linked in blog post

In the recent blog post Celebrating the Stack Exchange sites that turned 10 years old, end of the post there is a link for Area 51 meta site. The URL is wrongly mapped and it throws a security error. ...
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Typos in the blog links prevent some from working

The most recent blog post showcases some of the best questions from the sites that have recently turned 10. Unfortunately, some of the links have typos/formatting errors that break them. Digging into ...
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Have blog posts be reviewed by mods before posting

Recently there were mistakes in the "celebrating SE sites that are 10 years old" blog post. Area 51 Discussions should not be present and proper names weren't given to some websites. This ...
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"Celebrating 10 years" link in Bulletin leads to error page

Clicking the link "Celebrating the Stack Exchange sites that turned 10 Years old" fails. Link is at the top right of the first snapshot
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Please fix the "celebrating SE sites that are 10 years old" blog post: remove "Area 51 Discussions" and update the names of sites and the network

Currently, there's a table with a list of sites in the blog post Celebrating the Stack Exchange sites that turned 10 years old: Graphic Design Database Administrators Science Fiction Area 51 ...
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Not all posts featured here show up in the community bulletin on all sites, by-design or a bug?

Currently the community bulletin is filled with at most 4 posts according to this answer. Which also states: Additionally, up to two featured posts from Meta Stack Exchange will appear in the ...
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State of the Stack Q2 2021 Blog Post

I’ve just posted my Stack of the Stack blog post for Q2 . I cover the Prosus announcement and address questions you’ve raised about what this means for Stack Overflow & Stack Exchange. I also ...
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Latest blog post redirects to stackoverflow.blog

The latest blog post, https://stackoverflow.blog/2021/06/07/most-developers-believe-blockchain-technology-is-a-game-changer/ , redirects to https://stackoverflow.blog/ instead of the blog post that it'...
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Make the podcast transcript easier to find

I wanted to take a look at the latest podcast's transcripts - there's a meta question going on about it right now, and I wanted to get up to speed. At the moment, my brain's not quite up to dealing ...
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Calling people "haters" is unwelcoming

There's a podcast linked in the sidebar titled Podcast 341: Blocking the haters as a service: The Code of Conduct clearly forbids name calling and personal insults: No name-calling or personal ...
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Are the SpaceX related blogs (software-in-space), blogs or advertorials?

Recently several blogs tagged software-in-space have appeared. They very much read like one big advertisement, with some information sprinkled through. This reminded me more of advertorials then blogs....
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Bug in paragraph spacing on today's Webby Award Overflow Blog page

On today's Vote for Stack Overflow in this year's Webby Awards page, I spotted an error in the paragraph spacing: Separate <p> tags are causing that; can we fix it?
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Why was there no feedback post for the quarterly CEO blog post?

Yesterday, the quarterly CEO blog post was posted: "Accelerating Stack Overflow’s transformation" Previously, there have been Meta.SE feedback posts where users could provide feedback and ...
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April 2021 CEO blog post contains inaccessible images

When scrolling through the April 2021 blog post by the CEO, "Accelerating Stack Overflow’s transformation", I happened to have images turned off. While reading, there was a graph included ...
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On all sites, the bulletin incorrectly displays certain blog posts for up to a week even if they're ineligible to appear on the site due to their tags

This blog post is currently featured on all network sites' community bulletins. As per this staff post, only those posts that have the announcements tag are supposed to be featured across the network: ...
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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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Does The Key use regular 'ctrl' keys on the keyboard?

I just realized that there seems to be a confusion about the Key. Get this: Normal computers use 'ctrl + c' (or 'cmd + c') and 'ctrl + v' (or 'cmd + v') for copying and pasting respectively. On the ...
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What sort of switch does the Key have?

The description of the key is described as Our click’s volume and tone were crafted by sampling the natural wonder of song bird chirps. We run that audio data through cutting edge deep learning ...
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State of the Stack Q1 2021 Blog Post

I just posted my first quarterly blog post. I cover what I have learned in my first year at Stack and what the team has accomplished in Q4 and is working on in Q1. I welcome your thoughts and ...
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The "Summer 2010 Moderator Appointments" blog article is missing the appointees

On the blog from the 11th of July 2010 it is announced which new moderators are appointed. For Stack Overflow this must have listed Michael Myers because the /users/moderators page links to the blog: ...
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A deeper dive into the May 2019 security incident: blog post feedback

We just posted an update to the security incident that happened back in May 2019 with technical details of what happened, how it happened, and the remediations we applied to prevent an incident like ...
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Winter bash blog posts are not tagged correctly

There are many winter bash posts in The Overflow blog posts. Those can be searched by the wording winter bash. But we have tag option in The Overflow blog, but it was not linked properly to the post. ...
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Where's John gone? (aka Blog post onebox showing only one author while there are more)

When a blog post is oneboxed in chat, we see only one author: (example onebox) However, the blog post itself has two authors: Can this please be fixed?
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CEO Blog Post: Feedback on "Communities and Connections will Power our Growth in 2021"

It’s been a year since I had the honor to join Stack Overflow as CEO. We’ve made a lot of progress in that time, and also faced challenges unlike anything seen in our lifetimes. I’m immensely proud of ...
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Percentage sign missing in newsletter and in the blog post

Today's newsletter contains this sentence: Research has found that almost 90 of machine learning models developed by companies never make it into production. Just 90 out of all the models ever made? ...
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Podcast transcripts are gone again

We've had this in the past: Provide official podcast transcripts Since then, the following podcasts do not have transcripts: Ok, who vandalized Wikipedia The magic of metric, micro frontends, and ...
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Are there any updates to the May 17, 2019 security incident?

About a year ago, there was a security incident on Stack Exchange. The last blog post I found on that matter concludes with: We will provide more public information after our investigation cycle ...
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Why was so much spam blocked on March 28, 2014? [duplicate]

The recent June 25th, 2020 blog article How does spam protection work on Stack Exchange? shows a graph of how much spam SpamRam blocked between March 2 and April 1, 2014. According to that graph, &...
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What is reputation's association bonuses' link leads to a 404

Go on any What is reputation? page. (Tested on Meta Meta, Code Review and Travel) In the "How do I earn reputation?" section below the list there is a link for association bonuses. Click on &...
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Feedback for The Loop - June 2020: Defining the Stack Community

June’s “The Loop” blog post was just posted: Defining the Stack Community. In this post, I attempt to define the term “Community” as it is used on our Public Platform. My overall suggestion can be ...
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"The Loop May 2020" contains inaccessible image with no transcription [duplicate]

In the latest blog post, The Loop, May 2020: Dark Mode, there's an image directly after the first line. It contains a chart and looks like it contains useful information, which is nice. However, if ...
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What are the number of active participants joining Stack Overflow every day? [closed]

Inspired by a graph posted on blog: https://stackoverflow.blog/2020/05/07/the-way-forward/ CEO says: Along with the surge in traffic to our sites, we have also seen an encouraging lift in new ...
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The reply button being full width makes it hard to scroll the blog comments

I'm reading the blog on my phone (example article), and scrolling through the comments, when I tap on the highlighted area to scroll. I expect that dragging there will scroll the page, but it doesn't. ...
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How is the current pandemic negatively affecting some SE sites?

I just read this blog post about the change in traffic due to the pandemic. It's very interesting and I'm grateful to the people who took the time to write it. However, it only talks about SE sites ...
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This month’s “The Loop” is all about how we utilize feedback

One thing we’ve discussed a lot in the past here on Meta and at Stack Overflow is how we receive, prioritize and implement feedback. A project that we announced in Q1 this year was identifying and ...
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What happened to comments on the blog?

The most recent posts on the SO blog all seem to have comments disabled. Is this deliberate? If so, why? And if so, are you aware that you can still comment on the old posts?
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Why is Jeff Atwood's title "Co-Founder (Former)" on The Overflow?

I recently followed a link to The Overflow, which I suppose is a post from the old blog: https://stackoverflow.blog/2011/06/13/optimizing-for-pearls-not-sand/ The post's author is: Jeff Atwood Co-...
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Feedback for The Loop: March 2020

Sara Chipps (our Director of Product, Community) just posted to our blog for The Loop: March 2020. The post gives some context behind some of the breakdowns in communication and interaction between ...
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Can the pencil icon of the blog get its own tooltip as well?

The other icons in the sidebar have a tooltip, as per screenshots. Can the blog icon get a tooltip too? It's feeling left out.
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