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Line break and typo issues in the blog post

In the recent blog The many strengths of neurodivergence, there are two issues there. 1. The content of "... Stack Overflow about their experience as ..." is split into two paragraphs, line ...
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The blog title has a junk object 

In the recent blog post, the title has a junk object in the The many strengths of neurodivergence 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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Code samples in recent blog post about Perl are difficult to read when system is in dark mode

Apparently in the past there have been difficulties with color issues in the blog. The recent blog post This is not your grandfather’s Perl contains some code samples. Two of the first samples, under ...
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What's Flow State, and what does it mean to the SE community?

I recently became aware that Stack Exchange is running a conference called Flow State. The banner on Stack Overflow says: Register to virtually attend our inaugural conference focused on our products,...
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The blog post announcing the Student Ambassador program is missing a space in "StackOverflow"

In the recent blog post Stack Overflow is launching a Student Ambassador program. Here’s how to apply., under the section "Why are we launching this program?", the "Stack Overflow" ...
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Questionable blog "content"

Consider the recent blog post "The last technical interview you’ll ever take". It is labeled, honestly, partner-content. What it really is is a complete crock of advertising baloney, without ...
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Let's escape The Overflow Newsletter entirely

Continuing the trend: Escaped HTML in The Overflow blog The latest edition of The Overflow's content has incorrectly generated quote and apostrophe characters There's no escape from HTML ...
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Escaped HTML in The Overflow blog

There are several instances of escaped HTML in the latest issue of The Overflow, Sufficiently advanced HTML conversion feels like magic: Further down there's another '.
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Episode 464 blog post links the wrong post for the Lifeboat badge shoutout

The podcast episode notes in the blog post, Code completion isn’t magic; it just feels that way, links the question, instead of the answer, for the Lifeboat badge shoutout: The Lifeboat badge ...
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"How Rust manages memory using ownership and borrowing" blog post contains numerous errors

First, a quick disclaimer: I don't know Rust (or Go). So I'm going to focus on only things that are obvious to a programmer unfamiliar with the languages discussed in the post. I'm sure a Rust or Go ...
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Can we fix the link at the start of the When Is An Account “Abandoned” blog post?

The When Is An Account “Abandoned”? blog post begins: Now, if you (like me) are reading this post for the first time, this is rather confusing: it says question deletion "works this way", ...
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1st July 2022 "Seeing is believing" blog post has a few problems

The blog post "Seeing is believing: The Stack Overflow Podcast now available as video" has a few problems for me. There's no clickable link to the Stack Overflow's YouTube channel. For ...
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"Seeing is believing: [...]" blog post is untagged

The Stack Overflow Podcast is now available as video, but the relevant blog post is not tagged: Presumably, it should have the "the stack overflow podcast" tag and any other relevant tags.
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The latest edition of The Overflow's content has incorrectly generated quote and apostrophe characters [duplicate]

The Overflow #132 has some unescaped/incorrectly generated apostrophes and quotation marks. Here's a screenshot of the problematic content in question: In particular: The term to use when trash ...
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Episode notes for podcast episode 458 links the wrong answer for the Lifeboat badge

The podcast episode notes (and the blog post containing them) say: Today’s Lifeboat badge goes to user Jarzon for their answer to Make a hidden field required. Jarzon's answer to that question is ...
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2022 Q2 Celebrating 10 years blog is untagged

The quarterly 10 years anniversary blog is up, but it doesn't have any tags at the bottom: unlike the previous one, which is tagged [community]. Interestingly, the tag is shown at the top:
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Different on focus highlight sizes in "Want updates to your inbox?" blog section

One of the three buttons under the section titled "Want updates to your inbox?" has a different highlight height on focus. (Screenshot collated to show differences side-by-side). Using ...
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No audio in Ep. 455 and discrepancy in episode numbers

Today's episode "An Engineer’s Field Guide to Great Technical Writing (Ep. 455)" doesn't have audio (this seems fixed now). Error message is: 404 Audio Not Found The episode numbers in the ...
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Almost none of the JSON in the blog about JSON is JSON

The blog published an article called A beginner’s guide to JSON, the data format for the internet in which it talks about the JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) serialisation format. It shows examples ...
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Typo in today's podcast - Github should be GitHub

If you notice How an average programmer became Github’s CTO, both the title and the body of the post have Github written with only one capital letter while the usual styling of the name should be ...
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The Overflow's content is difficult to read in dark mode

The most recent "The Overflow" edition is very difficult to read in dark mode. Here's a screenshot to showcase what I mean: The new format looks great, it's just that the content isn't ...
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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, as "WordPress", 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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