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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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Please change “Blog” to indicate it’s a Stack Exchange blog, not a site blog

Currently, each site has a listed "Blog": It just says "Blog" and it's prominent on each page. I worry it could be mistaken for a site blog (e.g. at Chinese.SE, "plain text" could be related to ...
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The Overflow's latest blog content is duplicated

The latest issue of The Overflow blog has some duplicated sections beneath the From the blog category. As you can see, the top three links are completely duplicated in the next three links. On a ...
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“The Overflow” blog is nearly impossible to read in dark mode

The latest issue of "The Overflow" is on the blog, and is formatted as a table. In the site-specified dark mode, it is difficult to read: Similar to this question, it seems related to the fact that ...
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Pencil or edit icon for blog posts in sidebar? [duplicate]

There is a icon for the blog posts in the sidebar. Previously it was displayed with Meta Stack Exchange icon, but now it with pencil or edit icon. Is this expected or a bug? Screenshot for reference:...
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Discrepancy between Stack Overflow Blog's title and content for author's name

The author page for John Au-Yeung document's title is displaying: Ryan Donovan, Stack Overflow Blog There, however, does not seem to exist an author by the name of Ryan Donovan.
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Can't comment on blog article

Tried to comment on this article for the first time but it said "Duplicate comment detected; it looks as though you’ve already said that!" (which is a Wordpress message). Why? Is this a bug? What am I ...
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What exactly does the “Featured” mark on blog posts mean?

All blog posts in the Stack Overflow Blog homepage appear as "Featured", e.g. What is the meaning of a blog post being "Featured", and impact on visibility on SE sites, if any?
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Can you please consider to use the word “please” more often?

The "reminder" blog post about the 2020 developer survey says: First and foremost, we ask that you share the survey with your networks. and ... we want to learn about how they work. Okay, I ...
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Stop misusing the blog sidebar and restrict the announcements tag of the blog to posts which are actually announcements of network-wide significance

Catija has recently explained that which blog posts get displayed in the side bar for each site depends on a blog tag: It's tag-dependent. Blog posts tagged "bulletin" appear in the sidebar ...
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Why are different blog articles featured on different sites?

On sustainability.se, skeptics.se, meta.se, and several others, I see: On electronics.se, engineering.se, so, and several others, I see: My best guess is that it has to do with the audience of the ...
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Are moderators the appropriate representatives for a pro-tempore council?

In a variety of blog posts, ranging from the initial announcement of the Loop to this latest post, there has been mounting suspense regarding formation of a group of user representatives to discuss ...
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What data about meta has eluded Stack Exchange until recently?

In the recent blog post there is the following paragraph (emphasis mine): Opinions and feelings about the best way forward are extremely valid things to consider, but the devil is in the details ...
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Tables on blog articles are not responsive

In addition to my previous question about the blog's design: I just browsed the article I linked there on a mobile device. Which yields a nice and responsive page. Except for tables, they maintain ...
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Tables on blog are incredibly hard to read in dark mode

This blog article has a table, and so do other blog entries. Tables look similar in all of them, and are very hard to read when viewing the blog in dark mode, as per screenshot below: Do note ...
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Issue with image alternate text in blog authors page

There is an issue with the <img alt in the Stack Overflow Blog - Authors page. Today when I'm accessing the blog authors page in slow internet connection, I see the image alternate text is ...
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Can you please remove that annoying “giphy” from the developer survey 2020 blog?

When looking at the blog page, I see Gary Oldman (?) yelling at me. Seriously, my motivation to participate in your interview to give you more data ... is pretty close to not existing anyway (...
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What does “comments” mean in the coded responses to the Site Satisfaction Survey Summer 2019?

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 ...
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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 &...
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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 ...
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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 Overflow&...
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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. I just don't understand who the intended audience for it is. The blog has posts about: Ads for Teams: 1, 2 Ads for other companies/organisations: 1, 2, 3, 4 ...
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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, edit, and ...
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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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