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Change display order of answers in contests

We have a second contest going on. And whenever we have these sort of things I see how unfair the voting system is. Whoever posts first, or quickly gets more votes, has a huge advantage, since most ...
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The copyright statement on the Contests site contains an `Â` character

The copyright statement on the Contests site appears to contain an additional  character before the copyright symbol: <p> site design / logo © 2018 Stack Exchange, Inc; [...] </p> ...
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Does Stack Exchange have a policy about supporting sites' occasional competitions by providing swag for prizes or otherwise?

Firstly, since this was not apparent, I'm a Travel Stack Exchange contributor since it was in Area 51. I don't have a company or an organization or even a job right now. I'm an independent traveller ...
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Proposed contest for close review queue posse [closed]

Many hands make light work. I propose that we offer a coveted Stack Exchange coffee mug to the top 25 people who work to clear the close queue in the next 45 days, and a USB rocket launcher to the ...
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Why does StackOverflow “promote” Microsoft products like Win8? [closed]

Before you read: Please note that I'm not criticizing SE, which has done quiet good things to make the web a better place. I'm just trying to understand the SE policy. I've seen many events by SE, ...
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Programming Contests on StackOverflow [closed]

Its no wonder that Stack Overflow has a vast community of great and enthusiastic programmers. Don't you think Stack Overflow should be organizing weekly or monthly programming contests/challenges for ...
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Is there a policy on questions taken from prize-bearing coding competitions?

The subject matter of Algorithm to compute solution set of single simple equation with two variables is on-topic, and the question is well-posed; however, as a comment points out, This asks for ...
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Can't every site have a contest?

Any site that is receiving CHAOS attention is eligible for a contest. That is a quote from the new blog post, More Notes on Contest Format. So that makes me wonder: Can any site do a contest? I mean, ...
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Are more contests like the Gaming/Mass Effect 3 one planned?

So Gaming has an Epic Mass Effect 3 contest right now. Is this something SE plans to do more with the launched SE sites? I noticed Android also has a contest.
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Would you support a Stack Apps Advertising - Sidebar contest?

I would like to propose a contest for promoting StackApps applications and scripts. How? With the same rules of Open-source Advertising Sidebar contest. Why? Well, quoting Joel and Jeff on podcast #...
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Meta Image Contest

On Meta, we have many 'meta' memes. Unicorns, waffles, etc. We even have an entire sub-category of memes specifically designed for images, such as free-hand circles and lens flares. Well, it is times ...
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Stackoverflow Language Research [closed]

I recently asked a SO question about language productivity. What emerged from the question was that there really was not much good research into the topic of language productivity and that any ...
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Contest to predict date and time that Marc Gravell will eclipse 100k [closed]

Now that our Jon Skeet contest is over. I'd like to try our hand again but this time with Marc Gravell. When do you think he'll surpass the 100,000 mark? Current Score http://www.grumpydev.com/...
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What kind of place should there be for “Contest” questions

Some of my favorite reads have been the "Code Golf" questions, as well as similar contests - such as the embedding an image into a Twitter message question. What kind of role should these type of ...