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Where to ask a question regarding the capabilities of a specific light intensity sensor?

I have an interesting question. Please help me find a site where it would be appropriate. Can I use the BH1750FVI digital light intensity light sensor to measure the wavelength of a sample? (https://...
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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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Please welcome Glorfindel to the MSE moderation team

After discussing it with the Meta Stack Exchange Mods, we're glad to welcome Glorfindel to the MSE moderation team and we are excited that he's accepted the diamond here. As with the existing mods, he'...
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Should Jeff Atwood's question about downvote weight be unlocked?

The question in question: Should the weight of downvotes be increased? I have read Why was this question about increasing downvote weight locked? which says it was probably locked due to an abusive ...
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Is there Documentation for Stack Exchange Chat Design System?

I want to create a userscript that will change Stack Exchange Chat but I will need to first study Stack Exchange Chat Design before I start to develop. I have found Stacks but since Stack Overflow's ...
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What is the difference between Mathematics Stack Exchange and Mathematica Stack Exchange?

While Mathematics Stack Exchange exists, I discovered that there's another Stack Exchange website called Mathematica Stack Exchange, that has a very similar name to the other website. Both of these ...
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Let the user see their own votes [duplicate]

Especially when you are a new user your vote doesn't count (yet). I found myself voting on questions at the beginning but quickly lost motivation for it because it always went something like this: ...
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Odd pop-up when commenting [closed]

Why would this gray box appear when commenting on an answer? I was not using e-mail and had not been recently.
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Moderator Elections: tools for Community Managers

We have just wrapped up our project to make it easier for our community managers to run moderator elections for our Stack Exchange sites. Between April and June, we released a number of administrative ...
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What is the course of actions when elected moderators lock and close questions with unjustified reasons? [duplicate]

What should be my course of actions when elected moderators (specifically "Stack Overflow in Russian") unjustifiably lock and close questions on the Meta? I realize, that deciding what is ...
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How do I report a user who has not posted and has an “about me” section full of spam? [duplicate]

A few minutes ago, I came upon this user whose About Me section was an advertisement. The user has not created any posts. How do I report this user? Other questions said to flag any post as moderator ...
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Is there any other simple yet quite an okay way to make my chatbot code communicate with chat window? [closed]

I'm making a simplest chat bot for SE rooms. I've already written code for it. Basically I create text message and send it to chat textbox and click send button, all using JavaScript, but I've to ...
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Do https://meta.stackexchange.com/ questions make it to the HMP or HNQ?

I found https://meta.stackexchange.com/a/280506/235923 and feel like I used to see Main Meta posts. Did something get lost in the shuffle when HMP was removed/re-instated?
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Is there any way to connect to SE Chat's WebSocket or access the socket response object in browser console? [duplicate]

I'm writing a script to send messages using a browser console for an SE Chat bot. Now, I need the user name and timestamp of each message. I found that it is sent in WebSockets. But the only global ...
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Etiquette: A Corollary to the Fastest Gun in the West [migrated]

I apologize for giving the negative definition (under What This Post Is Not) before the positive (under What This Post Is). I do so in order to clarify that this is not a simple reiteration of some ...
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Why do I get so many downvotes? [duplicate]

I am new and getting lots of downvotes. Can you see what I did wrong in these two examples? Help would be very much appreciated. Show your work: one simple trick to make meta effective Posts ...
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Site-recommendation: Question about home office setup

I have a PC, Macbook and HP Laptop, and I want to have a good home-office setup with KVM shared through USBC (HP), Thunderbolt (Macbook), USB 2.0 (PC). Which community do I ask this to?
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Having 'nice' text - are we too strict? [duplicate]

I recently posted an answer and also have posted questions as well with text like "Thanks for your help" "I hope this helps you" "I hope this is helpful" These types of ...
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Stack Exchange seems to be down

Meta Stack Exchange and many other sites in the network seem to be down, what's happening? (In case you were wondering: this question was posted via the officially deprecated Stack Exchange iOS app.)
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Posting questions on different Stack Exchange sites [duplicate]

I asked a question on unix.stackexchange and after not getting an answer for two days I asked the same question on Ask Ubuntu. There I got an answer immediately. Should I now delete my first question, ...
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Should questions with bounties have same `user shared attempt` requirements (regarding downvoting and closure)? [duplicate]

I saw this post but didn't think it addressed this question. I'm relatively new to being an answer producer at Stack Overflow. I've learned that answering possible duplicates (instead of voting for ...
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What are restrictions on screenshots from Stack Exchange that I want to post on my Blog?

I run a blog with a friend of mine on Digital Easter Eggs, and I wanted to document some of the Easter Eggs all over the site. Since it is possible that I might take screenshots of the same, I wanted ...
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List of Stack Exchange community promotion ads

I would like to have the list of all the community promotion ads on all the Stack Exchange sites.
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Stack Overflow vs. Prosus on social justice: How does Stack Overflow plan to deal with Naspers past?

The events of the scandal involving firing of moderators a year ago made some things clear. Stack Overflow did several things wrong in that affair, but taking a firm stance against anti-trans members ...
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Can bots which require moderator privileges operate on SE?

Recently, a discussion came up in our internal Charcoal team (requires access) as to autoflags and pinging users whose accounts are used to cast automatic flags that are later deemed to have been ...
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Can a user have more than one "Hot Network Question” (HNQ) concurrently on one given SE site?

I wonder whether a user may have more than one "Hot Network Question” (HNQ) concurrently on one given SE site (i.e., >1 questions posted by the same user are HNQ at the same time in the same ...
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Where can I ask a question about Amazon AWS free tier?

Is there any Stack Exchange site where this question of mine would be topical? - AWS free tier account with credit card - is it possible to make sure nothing is charged? Super User closed it as off-...
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Why does the Wayback Machine not show our text inside spoiler code? [closed]

See here. Why does the Wayback Machine not show our text inside spoiler code? Can't the SE team do something about it?
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Can I use images such as from Tiananmen Square Protests to criticise the Chinese government on my profile page?

Dear Stack Exchange Community, As many of you know, for I long time I have been allowed to show images that criticise the Chinese government on my profile for several years, for which I'm thankful. ...
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How can SO's CEO claim to speak on behalf of all SO contributors?

Regarding Prosus’s Acquisition of Stack Overflow, I see that Prashanth Chandrasekar states "This is tremendously exciting news for our employees, our customers, our community members, and for ...
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Virtual Assistants: A drain on the community? [duplicate]

I've noticed a recent glut of so called "Virtual Assistants" asking for help within a few different Google Sheets / Excel related tags on StackOverflow. I'm fine to help such folks if it's ...
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Would Stack Exchange take action against posting copyrighted material? (considered fair use)

I just want to make sure that I don't get in trouble with Stack Exchange for posting this image. I have written a paper that is a specific rebuttal to the proof contained in the image. I didn't even ...
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User data in light of Stack Overflow's / Stack Exchange, Inc.'s acquisition

I would like to know how the acquisition impacts our user data, and specifically private user data. I am aware that a large part of our contributions could be scraped from the outside (or even, ...
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What does the recent sale of Stack Exchange mean for the community?

The Wall Street Journal recently reported that Stack Exchange has been sold for $1.8 billion. What does this mean for the community as a whole? Are there any changes coming as a result? If so, can we ...
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In-site search still significantly deficient relative to external search engines

For years I have been peeved by how external search engines, in particular DuckDuckGo and Google, are often able to find better, even much better, matching questions on StackOverflow than the internal ...
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“Is this answer outdated” how to improve UX [migrated]

While I'm not sure if I'm in the right place to post it I'd like to share my thoughts about this new feature on SO and how to improve it: The sentence is a bit confusing. This is a negative question, ...
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How long are Meta posts featured on average?

Inspired by How long does the SE team feature meta posts? featured questions are automatically un-featured after 30 days, but most of the times staff decides to unfeature questions manually, because ...
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Ask moderators to undo my votes or make them upvotes

I have downvoted some answers or questions in Stack Overflow that now that I see, my choice was not right and I should either make them neutral or upvote. I read in another Meta Q&A regarding this ...
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Do religious sites generally require assumptions their religion is true to some extent?

What is the scope of the religious Stack Exchange sites? Are those sites, like any other page, open to everyone, and you can ask any type of questions about the religion, as long as they respect the ...
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What site is valid for challenging evolution?

I know of people who tried to post challenges to evolution at the skeptics Stack Exchange site, and the questions were closed. What Stack Exchange site, if any, is the right one to post questions that ...
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How do I thank Stack Exchange users in my thesis?

I am a graduate student of mathematics. I find the math.stackexchange.com site very useful in my understanding of mathematics. (I never used the site without mentioning about it in my homework, etc.) ...
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Forfeit accepted answer points when attributable to someone else's helpful comment [duplicate]

I recently posted an answer on unix.stackexchange.com that included someone else's pointful comment. To me the comment was to the point but was also obvious, and I did not think twice about including ...
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Why did the SE team unfeature the recent announcement about font changes?

I noticed that this post about the change of fonts was once featured in Meta, but now, it seems that it is no longer featured. How long do Meta posts stay featured? I'm not asking about the technical ...
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Why are there some users named userxxxx and I can't view their profile? [duplicate]

I saw some users with userxxxxx with some of them blue and grayed out. Why are some grayed out?
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Planned maintenance scheduled for Friday, June 4, 2021 at 12:00am UTC (Thursday June 3 8:00 PM US/EDT)

Update: The maintenance went as planned. tl;dr; Planned service interruption that will impact all Stack Exchange sites, Jobs, and Chat. All sites may be read-only for up to 15 minutes on Friday June ...
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Where can I ask for suggestions about making a web application? [duplicate]

Which site can I go to for asking a suggestion about making an app or web application? Of course, not Stack Overflow, because I already asked there and I knew it was not the right place.
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New Users and New Coders [duplicate]

Is there a specific area for new users that are new to coding where they can go and ask questions without being blocked for asking a question they may not have the answer to or isn't sure how to ...
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Asking a technical question with a political aspect

I think most of you have heard of the recent unrest in Israel/Palestinian territory. Arabs have viewed Facebook as a biased social media platform that favors Israeli posts. Therefore, they've started ...
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Download Stack Overflow dataset for college project [duplicate]

I would like to download the Stack Overflow dataset that contains the question title and top-rated answer (not answer id).
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Can't rescind my close vote after closure

I just voted to close an SO question because of some community-specific reason. However, on a closer read, it seems the question has an answer which is different than what the OP specifically asked ...

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