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Where do I report people for deleting their questions on purpose after they get an answer

Today I was looking at the question of this user. The question was pretty simple, he was looking for the eval function in php not knowing of it's existence. He received a comment and while I was ...
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Cormorant vs Eel? [on hold]

I recently saw a cormorant at our local park. It dove pretty quickly, soon after it came up struggling with a large green eel. The thick 2' eel seemed quite determined to escape by thrashing and even ...
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What is a “thread” called on SE?

How do we refer to a question and all of its answers and comments collectively? What is the normal word to use for this? I associate thread more with forums, not with SE. But is it used? What's the ...
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How could we improve our planned post notice improvements?

Megan has written a post on the Stack Overflow blog about changes that are planned/upcoming on the Stack Exchange platform. I've seen a bunch of discussion about it on chat - but it feels like having ...
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Closing Questions. Stack-Exchange Web-Design [on hold]

Why do people anonymously vote;i.e why do the web-designers allow/enable them to do so? The OP does not know their Stack-exchange e-identity,i.e their nickname . Nor the close-reason they support. If ...
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Is there a popular music stackexchange? [duplicate]

Is there a popular music stackexchange? There isn't right? Just an idea, it would probably be carnage.
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Unable to fetch complete records from salesforce using python [on hold]

0 I am trying to fetch the data from salesforce using simple_salesforce library in python. I am able to get the correct count of records while running the count query. But while I am trying to put ...
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Stack Overflow is not trying to start audio

After a thorough investigation and inquiry, we were able to get an update on this. The ads in question were not intending to start audio but were rather checking to see if there was an audio player ...
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What are my options if a scraper found and published one of my posts that I have since deleted?

I have deleted an old question that I posted on Stack Overflow quite a time back, but it still shows at below location: https://coredump.pt/questions/44386120/facing-oom-issue-with-twitter-finagle-...
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Show preview of link target in a tooltip with popup effect

Description of the problem Many times a post links to another answer. Example : So far everything is correct. But what happens if there are several links to a post, and that post contains links to ...
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Why not auto-convert posts made by deleted users to community wiki?

Speaking from personal experience, substantial edits to existing answers are usually rejected because the reviewer may not always be an expert in the topic discussed even if they are, some are ...
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What is “Luncheon meat detected” in Smoke Detector on Chat?

I recently noticed an odd warning by the SmokeDetector bot about this question: What does this mean? Should I be worried about it?
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A thanks to this network [on hold]

Till now, I have learned a lot from this network. I believe that there is unlimited knowledge here. It is a good place to share and gain knowledge of almost all types. This network inspired all the ...
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Is it acceptable to insult god in a user profile?

Like always I hang around in Stack Overflow's chatrooms. Today, someone posted a link to his new "reloaded" user profile. Along the lines I read in Arabic "god is a pig". So I asked him to remove it: ...
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Should we hide the reward value of a bounty?

In my opinion a bounty is a great way to revive a question but I'm just wondering whether displaying the reward value may sometimes cause any disservice to the question itself. I've seen some high-...
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Which computer science / programming Stack Exchange sites do I post on?

There seems to be more than a few computer science/programming Stack Exchange networks (is that the correct term?). Stack Overflow, being the first, has by far the most users, questions, and answers. ...
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Can we accept an answer more than 1 time?

In the reputation tab, when hover on the accepted answer, I can see the tooltip as "answer was accepted 1 time". It seems that, the answer can be accepted multiple times. It is enough that, the ...
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On which site can I ask about websites?

I have a question about Google, but not about SEO or code. I want to know if someone knows if Google Search (no different URL and no plugins) let me include and prioritize Google history/bookmark ...
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What will happen to a site if the product it is based on is no longer relevant?

What will happen to a graduated site if the product it is based on is no longer relevant and no questions are being asked? I thought about this when I saw the Windows Phone site graduate out of beta. ...
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Better podcast transcriptions

How can we encourage more people to transcribe portions of the Stack Overflow Podcasts? Would a reCAPTCHA-like system be appropriate for this? Better yet, how can we encourage people to create a ...
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Which Stack Overflow website on survey tools?

We're about to launch a new survey tool. For customer support and knowledge sharing we are looking for a great place on the web for receiving and answering questions on surveying in general and of ...
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Should we add Web Applications to “Which computer science / programming Stack Exchange sites do I post on?”?

Web Applications has an increasing number of questions about automating tasks in Google apps like Gmail, Docs, Slides but mostly in Sheets. This is done by using Google Apps Script which is a SaaS ...
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“Viewed 1 times” bug still around after 10 years [duplicate]

Almost a decade ago now, somebody asked about this: "viewed 1 times" All the replies to that question/bug report are of a very hostile kind. Why has this bug not been fixed for this long? ...
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Soft question: code of ethics of using answers in writing an academic paper

Do we have any code of ethics about using the answers in Stack Exchange for writing the academic paper? Situation 1. Someone is writing a paper, but stuck. He found several answers in the Stack ...
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Where should CMS questions go to?

I am sure a lot of developers/ system admins/ power users have question about a CMS such as Drupal or Joomla, but it seems that there is no proper place for those questions. CMS questions can be about ...
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Let us measure the community’s effort using specific metrics

The goal of international communities is to create a world in which, for any search engine query on programming, the search results will show a link to a detailed answer in our first language. The ...
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How can I find tag with most jobs in Stackoverflow? [on hold]

All the jobs are listed with their corresponding tags. Can we sort the tags in descending order of their association with job posting so that we can find the morst demanding skill sets?
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To Downvote or Not to Downvote…or to Wait?

Apologies if this has been covered. It's extremely difficult to search for questions on downvotes on meta. I very recently had an exchange with a user where I was told I was "known to be a downvoter"...
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Change the official criterion for downvoting to exclude causes for closing

At the moment, it is suggested to users that they should downvote if This question does not show any research effort; it is unclear or not useful This is a pretty lax criterion. Also, it overlaps ...
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Why was my question put on hold? [on hold]

I am a Senior Developer, FoxPro and C#, with 25 years experience and 50 years old. For this question Searching for equivalent of (MSSQL or Rushmore) index optimization for LINQ it was put on hold ...
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Down Voting a feature request and locked features on META [closed]

When I requested a feature here on this site, I got down-voted because the voters didn't like the request, and didn't think it was right. I don't think this is the appropriate behavior, and I will ...
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How to contest a gold badge duplicate closure as low-rep user? [duplicate]

I asked Assign name to Hyper-V guest for Windows 10 host? to get a constructive response to the problem on how to get a host name for a client VM known to the host. Another user then came by and ...
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Congratulations to our 29 oldest beta sites - They're now no longer beta!

If you're a user on a long-toiling beta site that's been waiting 7-8 years to get out of beta, this may be the post you've been waiting for. The 29 Beta sites that are 7+ years old no longer have the ...
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What to do when nobody sees your questions? [duplicate]

This is a recurring/constant problem: I ask a question. Nothing happens. Many times, I simply cannot continue before the question is answered, because it's that important. But nobody sees it. I ...
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How to petition to have a Stack Exchange Site closed [on hold]

There are some communities that are completely bogus. For example, the "interpersonal skills" community will only allow questions that pertain to light hearted subjects and are easy to answer ...
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Introducing the Stack Exchange Data Explorer aka SEDE

This is the announcement post of the Stack Exchange Data Explorer. Its answers were meant to iron out the initial glitches 6 to 8 years ago. If you have found a bug or need support today with any ...
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In which stack exchange site should I ask about game development?

I want to ask a question about the development of a popular game (not one that I am making, but a game by another company) where should I ask it? my question is: why didn't Minecraft's code moved ...
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How accurate is the “people reached” counter?

I have a kind of relatively high number for "people reached" (3.5 million) on my Stack Overflow account and I'm just kind of wondering what that really means. Is it the sum of the view counters on all ...
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New mod-menu design rolling out

Note: This announcement is directed at moderators as it is about moderator-only tools. The post and user moderator menus are getting a design, accessibility, and UX refresh. Before ...
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Flags in chat are defective by design

Yes, I know the topic has been discussed before. I know that Meta already has threads that complain about how flagging doesn't work. I wanted to give a practical example. Today, a user came in to the ...
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Results of Pro Tempore elections experiment

Last year I announced an experiment of electing Pro Tempore moderators. We've completed 26 elections (with 4 more scheduled), including the Parenting pilot. One election, Tezos, picked the initial ...
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Summarized list of diamond moderator tools pages with strings which need to be added into Transifex

In this post I want to summarize links to all posts related to localization of mod tools pages. Moderator private messages: The absence of some strings in Transifex. Post flag history page: Add ...
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Sometimes, search leads to a question that was marked duplicate [closed]

It is annoying to get directed to a question that has been closed as a duplicate, while the original's answers thoroughly solve the problem. On the other hand, sometimes the duplicate has answers ...
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Time for [regression] to make an egression?

I just noticed that one of my questions was tagged regression. I think that's a meta-tag, not a proper Meta tag: Avoid meta-tags Do not use meta-tags in questions. Here are some tips to help ...
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What to do if a user asks a question that can be improved if asked differently?

There are many examples of questions opened in SO that are not in their best forms when asked. Considering the OP is open for suggestions, how do we point the right directions? For example, in a ...
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Moderator Flag Dashboard hard launch

Previous posts Moderator Flag Dashboard soft launch Moderator flag dashboard design refresh (alpha) As of today, the Moderator Flag Dashboard is officially graduated and the old version ...
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What would be the best way to advocate for real change in the culture of Stack Exchange? [closed]

While this is only my third question on SE, I've used the site for years. As an amateur science enthusiast, I Google frequently for answers to science questions and often find myself on one of the SE ...
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Should transcriptions of text-based images be included (only) as alt-text?

Often on Skeptics.SE, we get questions about some viral meme taken from social media which is a graphic containing nothing but text. This makes it difficult for search engines to find the page when ...
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Editing answers for removing excuses for answering an old question

I often read excuses for answering an old question. Like this one that I quote for the following question: I see this question is a bit old, but I decided to give an answer anyway for those who ...
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Do question authors receive a second notification if I undelete my previously deleted answer?

When posting an answer, the question author's receives a notification. Let's assume I delete my own answer, edit it and then undelete it. Will the question author receive a second notification?