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Old, discontinued service for community-generated blogs tied to specific Stack Exchange sites.

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Link to missing page on https://stackmod.blog/

The company-owned blog https://stackmod.blog/ shows a link to a no-longer-available page As far as I know, Blog Overflow doesn't exist anymore. I think the link should therefore be removed or ...
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Archived Arqade Blog Overflow gets certificate error

http://blog.gaming.stackexchange.com/2012/08/identifying-games-when-you-cant-remember-the-name/ redirects to https://blog.gaming.stackexchange.com/2012/08/identifying-games-when-you-cant-remember-the-...
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Markdown source for old BlogOverflow posts?

On EL&U, we've started a project to migrate select posts from the deprecated blog to Q&A on Meta (or the parent site, as appropriate to the content of the particular post). To facilitate ...
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What's going to replace the moderator newsletter when Blog Overflow is shut down?

I realize I might be jumping the gun a bit in asking this question, but I'm very curious to know what Stack Exchange is going to be replacing the moderator newsletter with, given that it's hosted on ...
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We will no longer be hosting Blog Overflow

We are discontinuing Blog Overflow as a service on this network. Not only does this mean that no new blogs will be created, but it will also mean that all extant blogs are becoming functionally shut ...
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Can Community Blogs be redeemed?

Stack Exchange is asking site owners of Community Blogs what they want to do about dispositioning their existing blog entries, in preparation for taking community blogs offline. Why are the ...
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Using Blog Overflow design elements on an off-site blog [closed]

As mentioned in this question, we (the SF/F community) are expecting that Blog Overflow will be shutting down at some point in the future. Given that we actually use our blog on a regular basis, we ...
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Why doesn't anyone use the Stack Exchange community blogs anymore?

Looks like activity is slowing down - do these blogs still get good readership, or is that not the direction Stack Exchange is going in? Where is a good place to post thought leadership about the ...
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BlogOverflow text overflow

I checked out this blog post on Arqade and clicked on the OP's name to find the overflowng text:
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BlogOverflow just blocked me for less than 10 page views as “too many requests from this IP”

I realize nobody reads it so it's "unusual" but come on guys I didn't even click 20 links! Granted I only went to click those links because I spotted a bug with text and image formatting, and ...
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I'm not logged in automatically on SE blogs, unlike the rest of SE

If I log in to one Stack Exchange site and then visit another site where I have an account, I'm automatically logged in to the second site as soon as I visit it. Even if the second site is one where I ...
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Include MathJax support in CS Theory's Blog

MathJax is not being rendered in the CS Theory blog. (Confirmed on OsX G.Chrome and OsX Firefox.) Maybe MathJax is not a feature in (BlogOverflow or just CS Theory blog). So, please include it in ...
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Site switcher shows blank community name in Community Moderators Blog

In Stack Exchange Community Moderator Blog, the site switcher shows me... Well...have I strayed from Stack Exchange network?
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Show recent per-site blog posts in the Featured box near the StackOverflow blog

When there is a new post to the SO blog, it's featured on every site in the Feature box on the top-right of the sidebar, in the Blog section. Only posts from the main blog show up here automatically (...
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Blog Overflow page is out-of-date

The blogs aren't used much1. The chat room dedicated to the blogging system isn't used much either2. That's unfortunate, but sometimes experiments fail. Moving on. The website you're directed to when ...
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Amazing! All sites have blogs!

Check. It. Out. Open Source has a blog. Or do they? I've already found it slightly unusual that Open Source even has a blog. No announcements, so I was skeptical. But as curious and adventurous I am, ...
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Why isn't there any blog site for Stack Overflow? [duplicate]

I think this is very awkward thing that there is no blog site for Stack Overflow, whereas many of the Stack Exchange sites have their own blog sites. Why isn't there any blog site for Stack ...
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I'm getting 'Howdy 22370' in email, even though I do have a nickname defined

I was advised to post it here. Here is the e-mail which I've received from the blog: As you can see, it's using the username/ID. I've checked at my profile at: http://cstheory.blogoverflow.com/...
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We're no longer starting new individual site Community Blogs - here's why

We've learned a lot by creating these per-site blogs for any site which asked for them. However, we at Stack Exchange have not been doing enough to make blogs work - neither for the contributors nor ...
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Post to blogoverflow from desktop blogging app?

Is it possible to post to a Stack Exchange blog from a desktop blogging app? How? I'm personally most interested in posting from MS Word, because that's where my source material is already held, but ...
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The Blog Overflow “No Blog” page has an extra <a> HTML tag

The HTML for http://blogoverflow.com/no-blog-yet.html seems to have an extra tag. "There is a dedicated" is a link of its own, separated from "chat room," but it doesn't have any href associated with ...
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Stack Exchange blogs do not load properly over https

Currently none of the Stack Exchange blogs work over HTTPS. There are several different ways in which they seem to be broken, and the blogs don't seem to be getting served in a consistent manner. ...
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What wordpress bar is doing on Stack Exchange Blogs?

I was on a Stack Exchange site. I haven't gone to blog of any Stack Exchange site but today I went and something bothered my their. I logged in to Stack Exchange site's blog and than WordPress bar ...
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Icons in MultiCollider Dropdown are wrong on Gaming's Blog site

When you click the StackExchange™ MultiCollider SuperDropdown™ on a blog. subdomain, the Stack Exchange icon is used instead of the icons for the community the blog is for. Screenshot demonstrating ...
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Community Blogs Point Back to Blog Overflow Instead of SE.com/blogs

I was reading the Security.SE blog and noticed it points back to Blog Overflow, which is mostly dead as far as I can tell. I checked the SuperUser Community Blog and noticed the same thing - But ...
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“Error establishing a database connection” on blogoverflow.com [duplicate]

I get the following error message when I try to go to http://blogoverflow.com/ Not sure if its down for maintenance or something. Just a heads up. Firefox: Chrome: IE10
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Where have the blogs gone? [duplicate]

I have just posted about the EL&U blog being gone and though I'd try the other blogs. They're all gone! (Apart from the main SE blog.) Where are the blogs?
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DIY.Blogoverflow.com is redirecting to stackexchange.com/blogs

I seem to be the unlucky recipient of a 302 redirect from the blogoverflow site, and was asked by Grace Note to upload the issue here. While trying to access the DIY blog site, I'm getting bounced ...
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Blog Overflow database error

blogoverflow.com, which is linked from site-specific blogs, says Error establishing a database connection I believe this is an error.
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“Sorry, but there aren't any posts by [user].” sometimes appears erroneously on BlogOverflow

Visit IT Security's blog. As of now, the two most recent posts are by "Terry Chia". The third-most-recent post is by "scottpack". Clicking on scottpack's name in the byline of his post ("Stump the ...
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On SE blogs some author names are linked to broken links

Here are a few blog posts where the author name is broken link: Programmers: Tools are not skills — broken link to Ed Woodcock Programmers: Why CS teachers should stop teaching Java applets &...
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How to flag spam found on *.blogoverflow.com? [duplicate]

I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask, but how are we supposed to flag spam like this found on security.blogoverflow.com, or on *.blogoverflow.com in general?
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It's time for the blogs to get some more site presence

Currently the only way to navigate from a main site to its blog is from a link hidden all the way at the bottom of the page: and that's it. To a new user, or the public it's not very easy to see ...
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Anonymous (non-logged-in) users do not see any links to new blog posts

Now that blog posts go into the community bulletin instead of the main header, and given that the community bulletin is (apparently) not shown to anonymous users, it would appear that anonymous users ...
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Do/Should blog overflow authors have to disclose any compensation?

Let's say I have enough reputation and participation on Stack Overflow or any of the Stack Exchange sites to realistically get a blog entry published, and I decide to leverage this into $. There are ...
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Is there a way to report spam, or OT comments on Stack Exchange blogs?

Is there a way to flag spam comments, or other OT comments on a Stack Exchange blog? Is there a way for blogs associated to Stack Exchange 2.0 sites? I just noticed the last two comments on http://...
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EL&U blog profile 404s

My blog overflow profile 404s, probably because of the space in my name. Can this be fixed? Here is the main page. UPDATE: This fix has unraveled, and Barrie England's is 404ing as well.
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New Badge Idea: Blog Contributor

This badge would be awarded for contributing to the blog with an article. Your piece would have to be in the published status to qualify.
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Beta community blogs use old Sketchy favicon

The favicons on beta community blog sites use the old Sketchy version rather than the new Grainy versions:
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Add a markdown preview on community blogs

One thing that's so nice about Stack Exchange is the markdown preview. You can type in code, and have it instantly rendered to make sure it looks like it should. The Blogoverflow community blogs do ...
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Stack Exchange Blogs Authentication, now with 80% less suck!

It appears that this post hasn't been entirely clear on how brand new blog users register. Check this post for a quick explanation on the process. Otherwise, read below for the announcement. You may ...
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The community bulletin is not good enough for promoting community blog posts

On Cooking.Stackexchange, we started a blog around the time the Community bulletin was introduced. We would like to get more readers (and writers) from inside our community. The only way new posts get ...
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Stack Exchange Blogs Compromised and Passwords Reset [closed]

Some of our WordPress instances were exploited yesterday at 11 AM UTC. We noticed that the compromise had taken place today and took the blogs offline as soon as we noticed. We have since restored the ...
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Does Blogoverflow support code syntax highlighting?

I don't seem to see where it says that the blog engine in use supports syntax highlighting for code and the like, does the current configuration support syntax highlighting, and if so, how do I use it?...
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Blog Overflow comment responses are outdented instead of indented

Check out the responses to comments. They're misaligned and cut off on account of the margin-left: -20px important;
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“1 comments” on Blog Overflow [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: “viewed 1 times” On Blog Overflow: Can the script check for the number of comments and output a plural or singular as appropriate?
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PHP version exposed on blogoverflow

The HTTP response header for Blog Overflow does not give a Server: string at all, assumably for (slight) security benefit. However, it does include an X-Powered-By: PHP/5.3.3 header, and also supports ...
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Image scaling on Blog Overflow?

I'm trying to write a post for Cooking's new blog, but when I try to insert an image, all size options (except for "full size") are disabled. The full-size is 1097 × 1462, and the thumbnail, medium, ...
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Right people to contact to get a beta community blog on Blog Overflow?

Cooking.SE would like to set up a beta community blog on Blogoverflow. We have post ideas, volunteers to write and run it, and an idea of its scope. We've been discussing setting up the blog a fair ...
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When can a community blog become “official”?

On the IT Security Stack Exchange Blog, the About page says: This is the (currently) unofficial blog for the IT Security Stack Exchange site. Other BlogOverflow sites either do not appear to have ...