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This tag is for questions about the Stack Overflow blog, the place for official company communications as well as essays, opinions, and advice on the act of computer programming.

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Clarity needed on stackoverflow.blog comments [duplicate]

I'll be honest, yesterday's blog post, The Loop #2: Understanding Site Satisfaction, Summer 2019, didn't sit well with me. So much so that I decided to comment. My comment represented the very first ...
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“The Loop #2” contains inaccessible images with no transcription

The latest blog post, "The Loop #2: Understanding Site Satisfaction, Summer 2019", contains a graph showing percentages of responses to the site satisfaction survey: Coded responses to "What ...
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What were the complaints filed under “other” in the survey data?

In the latest blog post, The Loop #2: Understanding Site Satisfaction, Summer 2019, this graphic is included: Coded responses to "What do you find most frustrating or unappealing about using Stack ...
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Where was the issue acknowledgement and apology?

In his blog post today, Prashanth Chandrasekar said, We acknowledge these issues, apologize for our mistakes, and have plans for improving in the future. "Scripting the Future of Stack ...
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“Scripting the Future of Stack Overflow” blog post discussion on MSO

Our CEO just posted a blog post to kick off 2020 and reflect on his first 90 days. You can see his blog post here and his Meta Stack Overflow post here. Please follow the second link to engage with ...
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CEO in Stack Overflow Podcast - Is there a transcribed version available?

In the most recent Stack Overflow Podcast, announced in this blogpost, it is claimed that the CEO talks about the future of our company and community. The title of the blogpost is: Podcast: A chat ...
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Blog posts look like Meta Stack Exchange posts; mistakenly display “Meta Stack Exchange” in the icon tooltip

On Music, I saw this little bar on the right: This is weird. I don't read things closely and thus didn't see "Blog", so I clicked on it thinking "hmm, is this some very unusual announcement?" based ...
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Who decides upon the title for blog posts?

Who decides upon the title of blog posts on the Stack Overflow blog, such as Tapping into the coding power of migrants and refugees in Mexico? Is it the author of the blog post, Stack Exchange, Inc., ...
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Who is the intended audience for the Stack Overflow blog?

So I can't make sense of the blog. In addition to not showing the posts in order, I just don't understand who the intended audience for it is. The blog has posts about: Ads for Teams: 1, 2 Ads for ...
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Can I edit my comments on the Stack Overflow blog?

I posted a comment on What senior developers can learn from beginners on the Stack Overflow blog. When I wrote my comment, I failed to realize that <cctype> and <ctype.h> would each be ...
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What can be done about the noisy blog posts?

I like the blog here. Or I mostly do. It used to provide useful network wide information, or some relevant programming information. Now it feels like there is 'content for content's sake' (no ...
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The featured stackoverflow blog posts have the stackexchange logo

See picture: The icon/logo and tooltip are confusing at first glance.
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Where was that blog post about misreading technical communications as a personal attack?

Sometime earlier this year, there was a post from a Stack Overflow manager who initially thought her SO team had behaved unprofessionally to her, but, on later review of her messages (and some IM's), ...
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Broken image in new post notices blog post

Broken image in the blog post related to the New Post Notices are live network-wide announcement. The below image source is not available: <img src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/...
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The Stack Overflow blog lacks findable search or pagination

There's been a push to try to move over more communication to Stack Overflow's blog. There are a few fundamental issues that seem to make it unsuitable for the task, or for that matter, any purpose at ...
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Numbered list in Winter Bash blog post isn't working correctly

The list at the bottom of the Winter Bash blog post has four steps, all numbered 1.: Whether you’re new to Winter Bash or need a quick refresher, here’s how it works: 1. Ask, answer, vote, ...
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Will there be a blog post for Winter Bash 2019?

In years past, there would be an announcement on the Stack Overflow Blog to launch Winter Bash. WB 2012 WB 2013 WB 2014 WB 2015 WB 2016 (even includes a video!) WB 2017 WB 2018 There doesn't seem to ...
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There is no nuance to the 'Frustration Feedback' bar chart, in the loop blog

The first thing that struck me about the recent blog post was this lop-sided bar chart. I didn't think it would be productive to post a comment on it, so I'm airing my frustrations with this bar ...
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Will comments on “The Loop” blog posting be shared?

From The Loop Blog Entry Our commitment to you, moving forward, is to continue to share reports on what we’re learning here publicly on the blog. I can't help noticing that after this has been ...
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What is the role of Meta after the arrival of “The Loop”? [duplicate]

Meta is ( was?) a place where the community can come together to discuss about site policies, feature requests and to understand about how the site works. The community can vote up or down a question ...
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Joel left, and SE as we know it is dead

The recent blog post, which I don't even want to link to, made it perfectly clear for me. Joel left, and with that SE as we know it died. It will take a while before it's totally gone, but it will go ...
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How does one join the new “working group”?

In today's blog post Introducing “The Loop”: A Foundation in Listening, it is mentioned, That’s why we’re creating a working group of users made up of people from all corners of the developer ...
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The “loop” has arrived. What does the community think about it?

According to plan, SE Inc. has released a lengthy blog post about "the loop", and their vision of a new "community feedback" system. Or something: TLDR; We’re going to be sharing our product ...
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Blog post announcing today's podcast is missing the link to the audio

There was a new podcast announced on the blog just now. There is a long description about what's happening in the podcast ...except it's missing the link to the actual podcast. Can that mistake ...
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Joel Spolsky's profile description is Co-founder & CEO. Should it be updated?

In the blog authors page, the description of the Joel Spolsky's profile is Co-founder & CEO. On October 1st, 2019, Prashanth Chandrasekar joined as New CEO. Is it required to update Joel Spolsky'...
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Minor alignment issue in the blog pagination icons

There is a minor alignment issue in the blog's pagination icons. The previous and next page icons in the authors page, articles page are partially displayed in the pagination section, which is in ...
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Blog comment moderation rules

Since my profile will be deleted in a few hours, this doesn't concern me, but the remaining people may be interested. We know the already famous post: https://stackoverflow.blog/2019/11/13/were-...
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Was the questions quality, actually, decreased with a new Wizard or not?

In the last blog post, Sara mentioned: We also looked at question quality because we wanted to make sure we were helping all people write questions that were likely to get answered. We saw no ...
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What is the new upcoming feedback mechanism?

In the newest blog post We’re Rewarding the Question Askers in the final paragraph, Sara mentioned: These changes—increasing reputation points for question upvotes and the improved question asking ...
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Is it ok to call a question silly?

The latest CoC at the time of writing states the following. I feel the example violates all three sentences. Whether you’ve come to ask questions or to generously share what you know, join us in ...
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Where did my blog comment go?

About three hours ago I commented on the blog Looking to understand which API is best for a certain task? A new study uses Stack Overflow data to rank them. I got a comment ID: 425507, but it leads to ...
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This blog post's title could do with less clickbait!

IMHO the recent blog post titled "How Stack Overflow for Teams Brought This Company’s Leadership and…" has no reason to use "this company" there. The URL (https://stackoverflow.blog/2019/10/24/stack-...
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Is “Stacker” a common term for Stack Overflow members?

In the official Stack Overflow blog post What a very bad day at work taught me about building Stack Overflow’s community the Director of Public Q&A at Stack Overflow, Ms. Sara Chipps described ...
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Podcast: “This content is not available in your country”. Why is it not available in Russia?

The latest SE blog post looks to me like this: It gives me the message "This content is not available in your country" in white on a black background. I am in Russia. Is this intentional behaviour? ...
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When is the new Improving Feedback for All Users message coming? [duplicate]

In August, this blog post was made with an exciting update on a new closed question view for both the author and for public users. I was wondering if there is any word on when this new view is coming?...
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Please change the blog to show posts by date

https://stackoverflow.blog/ The new very important blog post about the CoC changes is in the fifth position on the blog. Please fix the blog to show posts by date. As pretty much every other blog I'...
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Remove misleading statements from the blog and the tour pages

Please remove phrases like We don’t run Stack Overflow. You do. or It's built and run by you from your blog New 10k Rep Tools Now Available and tour pages. They are clearly misleading and ...
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Are the blog goals for the next year just repeating our goals for this year?

The current blog post talks about big goals for the year ahead. We want to make Stack Overflow more diverse, inclusive, and welcoming. Isn't it 2019 with 2020 in sight? Weren't being "diverse", "...
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Favourite a Stack Overflow Blog Article

How do I favourite/star an article from the Stack Overflow blog? (Similar to how it is done for Stack Overflow questions.) I want to add the below article to my Stack Overflow favourites: https://...
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How could we improve our planned post notice improvements?

Megan has written a post on the Stack Overflow blog about changes that are planned/upcoming on the Stack Exchange platform. I've seen a bunch of discussion about it on chat - but it feels like having ...
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Has the blog become a place for advertisment?

Seeing the current disruption on MSO, I took my post here. As it is not about SO, but more about SE, albeit the background of the MSO discussion certainly plays a role. Recently SE (the company) ...
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Page not found error for an image in the dev days blog page

There is a "Page not found" error on the Dev Days blog post. When clicking on the image in the page, it navigate to the "Page not found" page. When inspecting the element of the image, the href ...
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Please change title of the highlighted blog post

I take issue with the title of the blog post currently highlighted on so many SE pages. The title says: "Adios to Unfriendly Badges: Ahoy, Lifejacket and Lifeboat" which leads one to believe that the ...
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Onebox of new blog posts is broken

Trying to onebox new blog posts from https://stackoverflow.blog fails, the message stay as a plain link to the blog post and does not onebox anymore. Example. Oneboxing of older posts is still fine. ...
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Page not found error for an image in the protected question blog page

There is a "Page not found" error on the Proctected questions blog post. I navigated to the blog post from the Protect questions privilege page. When clicking on the image in the page, it navigate to ...
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Fuzzy text blog

The blog has some fuzzy text on the highlighted article blocks. https://stackoverflow.blog/2019/05/16/security-update/?cb=1 The platform used is Windows 7 64 bit. Seen in Google Chrome: Versie ...
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Why did the Stack Overflow blog switch back to WordPress from Jekyll? [duplicate]

Why did the Stack Overflow blog switch back to WordPress from Jekyll again? It was originally on WordPress, then switched to Jekyll for some time, and now it's been switched back. This screenshot ...
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Blog post invites people to apply to become CEO of Stack Exchange, Inc., but doesn't indicate how to apply

Having just seen the blog post about Joel stepping down as CEO, I am (of course) immediately wondering how to apply. In his haste to publish the news, he seems to have left of that vital bit of ...
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Default plural form for the singular noun ‘result’

I noticed that string “{count} results” that is used for search results was updated recently. On blog, and on the site itself I see “1 results”:
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Missing SVG logo on official blog

Is anyone seeing the missing SVG logo issue on the top-left of stackoverflow.blog? I think the issue is the CORS policy on the image host: Access to XMLHttpRequest at 'https://zgab33vy595fw5zq-...