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Can moderation decisions pull a jury together to discuss before deleting?

Premise All of the moderation systems for SE/SO (thinking of both the community moderators and users with reputation-based privileges for deleting posts) are based on either the opinion of one person ...
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Why do people remove "Technology:" prefaces from question titles? [duplicate]

I end up on Stack Overflow exclusively through Google searches, and I've seen lots of others for whom this is the case as well. When I'm scanning results to a Google query, it's helpful to see the ...
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Is there an API for user badges?

Is there was a way to pull down 'badges' for users of various sites in the network. I noticed that there is an API call for all badges in the system, but can't see one for users.
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Can I ask a question about a great Stack Overflow contributor who has just not been active for the past several years on any Stack Exchange site?

While going through a post on Stack Overflow I went through the answer and could identify the answerer has a lot of Stack Overflow reputation. I sometimes go through people's Stack Overflow profiles ...
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Should the information link in Teams have javascript:void(0)? [migrated]

I noticed in the sidebar the information link of Teams has the destination javascript:void(0). Should it read like that? It seems there could be a prettier text. Reference: Don't use the <a> ...
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"Serial voting was reversed" on a community where I have only 1 post [duplicate]

I got a "-10 Serial voting was reversed" on the Buddhism community - a community that the only post I made was a question in 2014. The last reputation I got from that question was in 2016. ...
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Can I make a YouTube video about SO content?

There are many interesting SO questions that have many good answers and many good comments. I want to make an animated YouTube video about a question and some answers to help visual learners better ...
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I got an email from someone soliciting support for an Area 51 proposal. How did they get my email address, and is this behavior allowed?

I received an email from someone telling me they noticed I was a backer on a stack exchange site, and asking if I would be willing to back a proposal for a related technology. The email did not go ...
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How can I update my question to get reopened? [migrated]

My question was closed for needing more debugging details. As you can see, I'm a new user here so don't know much about how this site work. In my question, I've provided every piece of code that might ...
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Should feature announcements be closed after the initial feedback period is over?

This is basically the reverse of Should bug-report/feature-request *questions* that duplicate Grab-bag *answers* be closed as duplicates? From time to time, staff members post announcements questions ...
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Why does my comment show 41 "license: CC by SA 4.0"? Are all comments protected under copyright?

Why does my comment show this? 41 license: CC by SA 4.0 Are all comments protected under "creative commons" copyright? What does 41 mean? Why not 1 license - why 41?
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Code Redirect copying Stack Overflow content? [duplicate]

I just came across this website Code Redirect. And I see many questions and answers directly copied from Stack Overflow. For example, igraph: Resolving tight overlapping nodes is a Stack Overflow ...
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Should I be able to read/interact with a deleted post?

I was on the Biology Stack Exchange (where I have in the low 100 area of rep currently) and stumbled across a deleted answer: It's harder to read the text through the screenshot, but it states: i ...
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Why was my "not reproducible" flag declined on a fixed issue?

Today a new answer was posted on Can't start a numbered list on a number other than 1. The issue seems to have been fixed since 2014 by default on all sites. This makes the issue described in the ...
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Will there be a Winter Bash 2021 this year?

Are we having a Winter Bash this year? I really hope so. Usually this late in November the countdown page is already up. In 2020 it was up by November 24th. In 2018 it was up by November 23rd. In 2019 ...
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Should you make a "see revisions" button, even if the post has no edit? [duplicate]

For now, if a post hasn't got any edits, the only way to see the revision is to change the link to: posts/<id>/revisions. This was kind of unprofessional in my opinion. For example, if I want to ...
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Is there a reason for >3k users to "Submit for review"?

Following the latest Review queue workflows - Final release, we now have the option to decide if edits of closed questions should actually send it to the reopen votes queue or not (as was done ...
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User with suicidal ideation, welfare of user and young readers. Filter?

About an hour ago by this time, a user with clear suicidal ideation posted on Medical Sciences: [........... preamble] loneliness [....] This is my own decision taken myself [....] I want to die in ...
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Is there a better way to permanently stop the spam questions?

I just saw the post as Coin~~Ba$e!!&upp0rt Number ™+⥙【↶ퟷퟖ+1.555⍨555⍨555↶】 ☎️ ๑۩۞۩๑ $$$$$$UMG$$$$$ Is there a permanent solution to stop these spam posts? Yes, I flagged the question as spam and ...
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What happens to an upvote attempt by users without the upvote privilege? [duplicate]

When a user with less than 15 rep attempts to upvote a question, they get the following message. Thanks for the feedback! You need at least 15 reputation to cast a vote, but your feedback has been ...
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Mysteriously getting signed out of my accounts, (never happened even in a week of inactivity)

The whole situation I was reading this (the day I posted this): How do you output a multi-line string that includes slashes and other special characters?, and when trying to bookmark it, an error ...
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Are there any good Stack Exchange sites for daily life questions?

I sometimes want to ask questions about daily life in Germany, like a certain service, bank, location, strategy, etc, on the Expatriates Stack Exchange but it gets closed because it’s not about life ...
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What is 'Active Reading' meant to imply in the edit reason field?

I've noticed a few times the phrase 'Active Reading' in the edit summary, such as on this revision Looking up the term: Active reading simply means reading something with a determination to ...
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Tags for improving a closed question?

I notice we must have a tag on a question on meta sites that's either discussion, support, bug, or feature-request. so I guess requiring help to improve a question is like discussion? also besides ...
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Why is the "last seen" field shown in own profile, and can it be removed?

Is there any reason to see the "last seen" field on the current user's (i.e. your own) profile page? Can this ever be anything other than "Last seen this week"? Maybe it should be ...
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Should I get Revival for answering my own question? [duplicate]

I asked a question. No-one answered. 5 years later, I answered it. Today, the answer got an upvote that qualified it for the Revival badge. But can one really Revive one's own question? I am not sure ...
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What is the fastest Area 51 proposal to reach the Beta stage?

The site proposal Proof Assistants has gone from Definition to completing Commitment in just over three days. Has any proposal (whether it managed through Beta or not) achieved this in a shorter ...
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Should I unaccept an answer if it becomes obsolete?

I accept an answer to my question. Years later, the question still stands but the answer is obsolete and there may be a more appropriate answer. Should I unaccept it? There are some small variations: ...
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If a pro-tem moderator was elected (not appointed), do they then face another election when a beta site graduates?

Many pro-tem moderators on older beta sites appear to have been appointed. However, for newer beta sites and in some cases of long running beta sites, they are now actually elected in. The question is,...
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Creating a "good title" for a new question [duplicate]

How do people create a "good title"? IIUC, the title should just describe a problem and then you will describe the details of the problem. Now, could someone please explain what is wrong ...
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Upcoming responsive Activity page

In our continued effort to deprecate our mobile views, we’ve turned our attention to the Activity page. We’re planning on shipping the changes next week sometime soon and wanted to show it off first. ...
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How about doing something more with the "Today's Featured Site" thing?

A little-known fact about Stack Exchange is that, on the Hot Network Questions list at SE.com, in the top right corner of the page, there's a little box for "Today's Featured Site": each day,...
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Reducing the weight of our footer

As you may be aware, we’re deprecating our mobile views, so with that in mind, it would only make sense to try to reduce the page weight in the responsive views that’ll be replacing them. Currently, ...
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On which Stack Exchange site should I ask a question about GitLab/StackEdit?

I just created a GitLab application to connect it with StackEdit.io. I had to create the GitLab application with api scope and I had to uncheck confidential due to 1 and 2. I'm not very familiar with ...
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Are there any (research-based) classifications of user types for sites like Stack Exchange?

In the game industry, we have the Bartle taxonomy of player types which is a way to classify users into four main categories: Achievers, Explorers, Socialisers, and Killers. I was researching if there ...
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Will the "Content Health" feature come to public Q&A on Stack Exchange?

It was announced in The Overflow today there's a new Content Health feature is being launched on Stack Overflow for Teams. Are there currently plans to introduce this to public Q&A sites on Stack ...
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Are generic questions about programming languages on topic on SO? [duplicate]

My question is something like: Why does != exclude NULL values in SQL? It seems to function in a different way than any other != operators in any language I know. [...] I'm not trying to find an ...
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Remove (or rename) the ineffective "recommend deletion" option from Late Answers queue

Someone pointed out to me that at least some users see a Recommend deletion option in the Late Answers queue. This completes the review, but aside from giving the user the option to leave one of the ...
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Will we get moderation statistics published on all sites for 2021?

Since 2018, at the beginning of every new year, the team has posted annual moderation statistics on all meta sites on the network. These included a full table of how many of which moderation actions ...
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Mark as duplicate for an identical question that was answered outside Stack Overflow?

Sometimes the exact same question is asked verbatim in two different places, for example: On Stack Overflow and in MATLAB Central. The author has accepted the answer to the latter case, and I wanted ...
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Enable following questions locked with historical lock

Following questions locked with the historical lock is currently not possible. Since the historical lock is not set in stone, and it can be removed at any time, there is no reason to prevent following/...
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Should the Disciplined and Peer Pressure badges be (partially) retired?

For context: the Disciplined and Peer Pressure badges are awarded for deleting one's own content with a score of 3 or higher or -3 or lower respectively. Earlier today, someone posted a comment that ...
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Dissonance between allowing signposts and forbidding crossposts

I want to call out the dissonance between Stack Exchange favoring redundant content within one community and forbidding redundant content between multiple communities. How can we say that duplicate ...
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Moderator activity limits (voting, reviewing, etc.) [duplicate]

I'm curious about something. Do moderators have limits for various actions like normal users? In particular Voting (normal users have 40 votes) Reviews (20/40 per queue for normal users) Asking ...
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Serious mistakes in question and deletion in case of no answers/comments [duplicate]

This is regarding a question I had posted on Math SE. After an hour or so, I realized that there were serious errors in the question (that may lead to misinterpretation). I was unaware of what the ...
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Recommended way(s) to share video on Stack Exchange sites?

YouTube is a quick and easy way to share a video, but it i) blocks content in some areas (example), and ii) requires account creation in order to upload video. Is there any recommended way(s) to share ...
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Is "Voting corrected" used for other purposes? [duplicate]

I just had 22 upvotes "corrected" by "the system" for which is linked help says (emphasis mine): When a single user continually votes (up or down) on many of your posts within a ...
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The [broken-link] tag here is being used incorrectly

It seems people are using broken-link to specify broken links, but not within posts as the info/excerpt says. Tag Info For discussing the effects of broken links within posts and comments across the ...
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Ebooks or Graphic Design Stack Exchange for a question about using InDesign to create ebooks?

I have a question about exporting eBooks from InDesign: How to tell InDesign to skip color in css export for the ePub export I asked it on Graphic Design Stack Exchange. But I do not know if that was ...
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Is it reasonable for dupes to appear before the non-dupe in search results? [duplicate]

If you search Stack Overflow for [c++] static block, you get this (as of 2021-11-08): Q: What is static block in c or c++? [duplicate] Q: Static blocks in C++ [duplicate] Q: What's the C++ idiom ...

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