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Questions that may not necessarily have a clear-cut right or wrong answer and are often subjective. If your question isn't a bug report, feature request, or request for assistance, or question with a concrete answer, it's probably a discussion.

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Is there an unanounced change to side-bar function?

On worldbuilding.se the side-tab for questions generates what I might usually expect from "recent activity" tabs. (That tab no longer exists AFAIK). That is, recently edited questions et al ...
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some bitcoin noob questions [closed]

Do all cryptocurrencies operate on the same blockchain or do different cryptocurrencies each have their own separate ones they're being validated on? Also if miners stop mining bitcoins and validating ...
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Yahoo! Answers is shutting down. Should we be worried? [closed]

A similar site to Stack Exchange, Yahoo!Answers, is shutting down, effective next month. I can't say I'm sad to see them go (most questions were bad and answers were worse), but it does worry me. ...
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Which SE website should I ask my question about a web design framework on?

I would like a site recommendation. I want to ask a question about how to use Bootstrap 5 (a Web design framework) to implement a type of web page design. In other words, about how to use Bootstrap 5 ...
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Where can I ask a crypto-currency or blockchain questions?

There seems to be a plethora of places where you can ask crypto-currency and blockchain (distributed ledger, mining etc.) related questions on Stack Exchange. However, there doesn't seem to be a ...
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Should [the-key] be removed as a synonym of [april-fools]?

Recently, the-key was added as a synonym of april-fools. As the help page on synonyms says: Whenever you see questions being repeatedly tagged with the wrong or incorrect tag -- or multiple tags ...
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Should a score on one Stack Exchange site “help” a user on other Stack Exchange sites? [closed]

I did very well on some Stack Exchange sites, like Stack Overflow. So I got good scores on some Stack Exchange sites, but I can't ask any more questions on the others. That seems permanent. Just ...
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Locked posts not showing up in search - is this intentional? [duplicate]

Forwarding this bug report from CGCC meta: We have a meta tag best-of, which is an annual category for our site. It's basically a competition, and so we have a meta post to vote for nominations. The ...
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Why is SO letting me enter edit mode if the edit queue is full? [duplicate]

This is happening quite frequently and this is so annoying While I'm reviewing First Posts, I see some posts that require better formatting and corrections. So, I press the edit button to enter the ...
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What will be the migrated blog.msdn links?

There are many posts referring to https://blogs.msdn.com and we see below message. If you were looking for MSDN or TechNet blogs, please know that MSDN and TechNet blog sites have been retired, and ...
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Is Array Overflow a Stack Exchange web site?

There's a site called Array Overflow at https://arrayoverflow.com. Is it legit? Its Facebook Page says nothing about the operator of the web site, and at the bottom of the site it just says (C) Array ...
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How can I remove my username from a Stack Exchange site? [duplicate]

Basically I do not want people to recognize me as sharen. I want something like user4534 or stuff like that. I also want to remove my profile picture. How do I do so? The similar questions ask how to &...
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Prefer code fences or indenting? [duplicate]

Personally, code fences are cleaner (less whitespace) and are parsed more quickly due to the ability to hint at the language via cpp,lang-none,js, etc. Other than requiring indenting to use code in ...
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Is it typical for self-answered questions to be downvoted? [duplicate]

As a habit, I have always tried to answer my own questions on Stack Overflow and other sites if no one provided an answer, and I later found the answer myself. I consider this to be essential to ...
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Moderator Elections: new questionnaire UI

As part of our project to make it easier for our community managers to run moderator elections for our Stack Exchange sites, we've just released new functionality related to creating, answering and ...
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NFT on Stack Exchange / Stack Overflow [duplicate]

I'm totally not an expert, but do you think it could be possible to sell an answer or question on any Stack Exchange in NFT (non-fungible token)? There are a lot of question around this: how could it ...
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Can the community use a scope different from that mentioned in the help-center?

Without mentioning the Stack Exchange site, can a site's community allow questions that are off-topic according to the help-center of that site? Or is there anything that enforces what is on-topic ...
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On the persistence of links upon deletion of answers [duplicate]

Suppose that I answer a question. In my answer, I link to another question or answer on the same Stack Exchange site. Then, I delete my answer. It seems that, even upon deletion of the answer, the ...
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What's the punishment for users who copy their answers from other sources (Quora, etc.) without citing them?

I'm curious to know what are the punishment(s) for copy-pasting answers from other sources (not copying an answer from Stack Exchange itself) without citing them.
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Require close voters to continually interact with questions they voted to close [closed]

People who vote to close a question should be responsible for being active with the question poster. Meaning that if you vote to close the ownus is on you, the voter, to see the changes that you have ...
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Please close voting system for “feature request” questions or at least replace it with something else

A statement by an SE user: On meta-, down-votes don't necessarily mean that it is a bad question. Down-votes (on meta) can also signify that you don't agree with the premise. Well, imagine a feature ...
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Is there an actual “The Key” keyboard or anything similar to it that I could actually buy? [closed]

So I saw the Stack Overflow April fool joke for "The Key" and I know it's just a joke. But I kind of want a real one similar to it just for novelty. Are there any products out there actually ...
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Maximizing visibility when your question works on two metas but you have to choose one?

I'm trying to decide which of two sites is better for a specific question, and so, before deciding, I'd like to first ask about that question on those sites' metas to find out where it's more on topic....
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Does The Key use regular 'ctrl' keys on the keyboard?

I just realized that there seems to be a confusion about the Key. Get this: Normal computers use 'ctrl + c' (or 'cmd + c') and 'ctrl + v' (or 'cmd + v') for copying and pasting respectively. On the ...
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What is this dialog about? STOP! You have one(1) copy/paste remaining

STOP! You have one (1) free copy/paste remaining. Get unlimited copy/pasting with The Key by Stack Overflow today. Have you checked it?
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How can I view how many downvotes I received on my questions across the SE network?

I wonder how I can view how many downvotes I received on my questions across the SE network.
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Is Stack Exchange contributing back to Prosemirror?

Stack Exchange has released an alpha version of a new WYSIWYG editor based on the open source project Prosemirror. In addition to benefitting from this open source work, is SE giving back to it and ...
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Does one get two reputation points for replying to a comment on a closed question?

Under this question I posted a comment, to which someone replied, and then I replied to that. I was surprised to see that at that moment I got two reputation points because of something about that ...
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Did the owner of Stack Overflow ask coding questions?

I was wondering if Stack Overflow owner "Jeff Atwood" was asking questions on Stack Overflow or Stack Exchange about coding? What is his Stack Overflow username? Or if you downvoted his ...
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Question about SO private site: Could two companies share one Stack Overflow private site and split the invoice? [migrated]

Is it possible for two companies to purchase the seats for one SO private site? Basically, those two companies will split the invoice and will need SO to issue two separate invoices to these two ...
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Accepted answer to “Migrate to any site?” is self-contradictory

The accepted answer to this question: Migrate to *any* site? says: the best thing to do in this scenario is to flag the question for Moderator attention and mark it as "other". Then add a ...
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So what's the deal with needing to manually type in my migration target suggestion? [duplicate]

I have a gold badge in some subject tag on some SX site. I see a newbie question, just asked, which clearly belongs on another site (not some borderline issue). Yet - the UI for closure still does not ...
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Which site can I use to ask about how to control a player's actions in Minecraft?

Is it possible to control the player's actions in Minecraft using fabric? I was told that asking for tutorials or API calls is off-topic on SO, and that I should ask for a site recommendation. ...
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Out-of-scope answers [duplicate]

For instance, there is a question that specifies a precisely defined scope. And there are answers that go far beyond that scope, but don't really answer the question that was actually asked. Is this ...
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Where to ask questions about online advertising

I'm interested in learning strategies and tips about online advertising. Especially targeted ads on Facebook, Instagram and Google. I have several questions to ask around this topic. Where should I ...
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My question did not get an appropriate answer [duplicate]

Regarding I subscribed to Stack Overflow feeds to my email but haven't received any till today: I asked a question and I got some comments. I was not able to get an appropriate answer and I have ...
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What is the view regarding AMP project links being used in posts?

I am of two minds on the subject and this question has arisen out of an answer provided to the question in Psychology & Neuroscience Is there a benefit for humans to lose memory access when under ...
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Should we update/clarify our help center with respect to other sites and teams?

It has been brought to our attention that one of our community specific close reasons could use a little more backup from the help center. As avid meta denizens might be familiar - If an issue is ...
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A question I submitted as a guest was removed. How can I recover the question, and why was it removed without any feedback? [closed]

I submitted this question as a guest, while logged out. For reasons unknown the post was removed. Perhaps it was deemed unsuitable for Superuser or whatever, but in any case I would like to recover ...
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What should we do about our [donation]s?

The donation tag has 21 questions and no tag wiki or usage guidance. The questions tagged with it vary from inquiries about donating to Stack Exchange/Stack Overflow, the Stack Gives Back event, or ...
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Are Philippe and Rosie doppelgängers?

Looking at the profile of Sara Chipps ♦ (our Director of community), something struck me as odd. She has recently posted, amongst others, two posts welcoming the latest additions to the CM team, ...
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What would be our options to draw attention to niche/site specific features or bugs off the roadmap?

In various parts of the network I've been active at - there's occasional complaints of bug-fix requests, such as the Autocard Feature being bugfixed and the one here where lowered meta thresholds are ...
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Should Stack Overflow for Teams be on topic on meta SE?

While it has been asked before - there's been a significant change in Stack Overflow for Teams. It's still 'formally' hosted on the Stack Overflow website, but you can access your teams from nearly ...
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Is Stack Exchange/Stack Overflow still donating to open source projects as part of Stack Overflow gives back?

While looking up past posts for a question based on a flawed premise, I noticed that in 2018's Stack Overflow gives back post, SE mentioned that they donated to organisations that built tools that ...
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Please join me in welcoming Valued Associate #861 Philippe Beaudette

Philippe Beaudette has been working in Community for 25 years. He’s spent some time with several great companies, including AOL, Wikipedia, Reddit, and Atlassian. He started at AOL, which in my ...
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How one can achieve that in the Stack Exchange questions/answers one types Greek letters, other symbols and symbols with subscripts?

I am active in the Mathematica Stack Exchange site. I would like to be able to use Greek letters in my questions and answers instead of something like \[Omega]. I already asked this question several ...
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Let's get rid of this [page]

The page tag has 8 questions, no wiki or excerpt. There are many other tags for what it could be talking about: homepage, frontpage, profile-page, tags-page, etc... this question, for instance, ...
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Do we really need linked images?

I had posted a question, What is the correct way to insert images to Stack Exchange posts?, where I asked what the correct way to insert images into Stack Exchange posts was. I included the default ...
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Which Stack Exchange site is for suggestions on improving one's study of mathematics?

Someone kindly direct me to a Stack Exchange where I could properly pose questions about improving my study and reading of mathematics. I may be suffering from limitations of talent, but I notice ...
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How much spam is manually posted?

Spam can be broken into a few categories: Spam posts that are blocked from being posted Spam posts that make it past the automatic blocks Profile spam (not sure there are any preventative measures ...

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