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How to join multiple tables in different databases with different connections in laravel [closed]

I am a laravel developer and i am currently developing an application which has four databases. I have already set my connections in the database.php and .env files they are running just fine. I am ...
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Feedback for The Loop - May 2020

May’s “The Loop” blog post was just posted, you can read it here. A popular response last month to our post about how we receive, prioritize and implement feedback was a question around how this ...
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What kind and in which circumstances a content can or should be cited in a reply on Stack Exchange?

In particular, I would like to understand what is the policy regarding scientific papers (i.e., peer reviewed contents) and a non peer reviewed non-fiction book. In my experience up to now on Stack ...
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Is there a Demonstrable Correlation between Question/Answer Length and Reputation?

Is the length of a question or answer positively correlated to a user's reputation? The fineprint: We'd like to explore questions and answers separately as they are qualitatively different things. We ...
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How to suggest to change “X is a duplicate of Y” to “Y is a duplicate of X”?

Example situation: How do I full-screen my CMD? is marked as a duplicate of Fullscreen Vista's Command Prompt, or Replacement. But: the first is more general: [windows] higher-voted more marked ...
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Quality of search results in general

I didn't really know how to break this down or ask it in a way that would be focused and concretely provable and answerable. It may very well be "in my head", but I am reasonably confident it is not, ...
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Clarification Needed For Editing Guideline [duplicate]

I am a novice SE user. Unfortunately, some moderators of a local community locked my first Meta post and did not allow me to talk. So I have to post my concern here (honesty speaking, I expected that ...
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How did 'Stack exchange' get it's name? [duplicate]

Stack exchange is a network of QnA websites and I don't see how they could have named it "Stack Exchange" . I mean, it definitely makes sense from a computer background, now that we're analysing in ...
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The Q1 2020 Community Roadmap is on the Blog

I just posted to our blog about our First Quarter Community Roadmap for 2020. Here's a preview of what the roadmap looks for this quarter: Please see the post for details on the different themes of ...
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I hope we'll be keeping the existing “Tools”

I'm talking about the old tools links; I hope they will be staying. I find numerous posts this way that have slipped through the 'Review' system due to people simply gaming it. For example, I just ...
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Corona StackExchange [duplicate]

Now that the world is locked up there are questions all over the Internet, but i could not find one single spot for answer threads. This is not only medical but also questions on how to organize ...
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Proper SE site to ask about the “Flying Spaghetti Monster”

What is the proper SE site to ask the following question? I was reading the Flying Spaghetti Monster and this question came in my mind: Maybe in the middle east this kind of action happen ...
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Experimented with an alternate account to see the new user experience through veteran habits, eyes

On November 2013 I created this "secret" persona in which I went all out: New email address New JSFiddle account New GitHub account Permission from the Stack Exchange team to run my experiment ... ...
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Can good answers definitely lift a question ban? [duplicate]

Can good answers definitely lift a question ban? An elected moderator of the site in question says that no number of good answers will ever lift a question ban. He also says that the only reliable ...
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Why did the bountied questions increase so rapidly? [closed]

I don't get it, just yesterday, the bounties questions on Stack Overflow was about 50, and today, 500! Any ideas?
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What is the etiquette for extending my question?

I've recently asked a question, then thought about it more, and now I want to add to my question something like "I've tried A and it didn't work. Might B work?" What is the etiquette for this kind of ...
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How can I view top contributors in a country by week?

I just want to view the top contributors based on the reputation points by this week in a given country. select row_number() over(order by reputation desc) , reputation , views , id as ...
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How can we improve the inconsistent tagging of the questions relating to the recent uproar and associated issues?

Question description There are many questions (~250 in the last five weeks) relating to Firing mods and forced relicensing: is Stack Exchange still interested in cooperating with the community? ...
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Do well-voted and detailed answers signal for well asked questions?

It is known that in professional sites like StackExchange - subsites users take question very seriously. A good question is a mix of all sorts of things such as making the users think, research, and ...
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How will SE draw attention to the Code of Conduct once it's no longer new?

The Code of Conduct is still new right now, so it appears in the notification bar at the top of the page: Join us in building a kind, collaborative learning community via our updated Code of ...
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Suspect crawler without citing source [duplicate]

This question from this site seems to be a SO question: Unfortunately, it is all translated to my language so I couldn't search for the origin question. All the users are changed to Vietnamese names ...
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Is there a preferred format for numbers on Stack Exchange? [duplicate]

In the US and UK, numbers have a comma separating the thousands and a period separating the decimal portion. The median round-trip time is 1,256,532.65 milliseconds. In much of the EU, as well as ...
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iOS Mobile App - Push notifications down from 5/25 - 6/4

Push notifications will be down on the iOS SE mobile app from 5/25 - 6/4. Our iOS certificate for the SE mobile app is set to expire on May 25th and the team is working through some account recovery ...
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Creative Commons Licensing UI and Data Updates

When we last updated you to clarify concerns and answer questions about our transition to version 4.0 of the CC BY-SA license we committed to posting updates to the UI and addressing unanswered ...
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Change the colour of quote borders depending on the site?

The feedback on my question Change the colour of quotes to blue, grey or black? seemed to suggest that the new change to <blockquotes> is a considerable improvement as it looks cleaner. But I ...
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Change the colour of quotes to blue, grey or black?

Note: not a duplicate of Please revert the quote background from white to yellow Many people dislike the change of citation colours from yellow and orange to white and grey: Please revert the quote ...
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How old can a question get before it's considered “dead” [migrated]

I've noticed that on stackoverflow, most questions get answered pretty quickly (<30 minutes for the first answer, with more answers coming in over the course of the next day or so). But if a ...
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Do not count views of the asker

As stated in the question "Does the number of views on an SO question exclude my own views?" the views of the question asker are included in the view count of a question. I think it would be a good ...
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Why are quote-only answers not helpful?

There are many questions addressing link-only answers: Are answers that just contain links elsewhere really "good answers"? Why is linking bad? Can I copy content from third party sources ...
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Could Stack Exchange be less American-centric?

In the loop survey, a question wrecks my mind: Note that this survey has been updated; the original version had far fewer options which staff explained was a mistake. Of course I selected Other: ...
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2020 Community-a-thon: Increasing SE staff engagement with our sites and communities

As was announced in the Q2 roadmap and subsequently discussed on MSE, we will be hosting an internal company Community-a-thon event in June. The exact dates are still to be decided, but it should ...
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Can I ask my question about some understanding issues with some code on Stack Overflow? [duplicate]

Background I have been trying to learn Python, so I tried solo learn, but I got stuck at some point. Then I tried the book "Learning Python the hard way", but I got stuck at some point there too. ...
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Why does downvoting on Meta Stack Exchange reduce reputation if it signals disagreement? [duplicate]

According to user @luuklag, downvotes signal disagreement: Because this is a forum for suggesting new ideas and pointing out different issues that are related to this site, some people would agree ...
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Some improvements to blockquotes

Update Sorry for the delay! I’ve been thinking about this feedback in between my other projects, and I’ve landed where I’ve started 😕 I’ve made sure to continue highlighting spoilers in gray. The ...
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Formatting Sandbox

Note: Answers will occasionally be moved to the Sandbox archive when there are too many of them. When using them to report bugs, keep an eye. As per Jeff's suggestion in this comment: You can use ...
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Why are there separate Stack Exchange sites for various Artificial Intelligence topics?

My question has similarities to this one, but also has other aspects to it. The answer points out that the top tags on all three websites differ. But here are a few points to consider: In practical ...
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When will be a post considered as a first post?

If the first post of a user got deleted, then that user posted another one. Will it be considered as a first post? ie, will it be shown on the first posts review queue? I have another question on ...
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What would be a good SE site to ask a question about building a wooden bike jump?

So in my run through the list of SE sites, I was able to narrow down my options to just a few. I want to ask a question asking for advice finding a good design to build a wooden bike jump off of. The ...
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Meta escalation/response process update (March-April 2020 test results, next steps)

In the beginning of March, I shared a process by which posts that need staff attention could get escalated, and a plan to test it out between March 16 and April 30, 2020. As promised on that post’s ...
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Let's disallow moderator nominations from people who've been suspended in the past year

Well, it's election season again. On sites all over the network, moderators are being selected from among the good folk willing to volunteer their time to help guide and support their communities. I'm ...
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Is the “review your question” page expected to be beneficial if none of the detectable warnings are triggered?

As per this announcement of the new ask page 2 months ago (March 2020): after you've written your question, you are taken to a 2nd page which prompts you to "Review your question". There are 2 ...
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Do not capture Ctrl + F/B/K keyboard events when browsing Stack Overflow on Mac OS X

On Mac OS X, these shortcuts Ctrl + B, Ctrl + K belong to Mac's readline shortcut: https://jblevins.org/log/kbd Since Stack Overflow has used Cmd + B/K as a shortcut for editing, there isn't any need ...
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Why are Unicode characters allowed in usernames?

I find it to be very informal, Some names can vary between Japanese letter/words (for example!) or mathematical notations. It makes it way harder to find these accounts in a simple search. For a site ...
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Does the dual license in the pre-2018 Terms of Service allow SE to permit others to redistribute subscriber content outside of CC BY-SA?

I was reading around the topic of the precise details of subscriber-content licensing on SE, and I found (and read more carefully than the previous times I'd seen it) this thread on FOSS.SE from 2017, ...
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When will the Stack Overflow Survey 2020 results be announced? [duplicate]

When will the results be announced? It has been more than three months since the survey was published.
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Can I tell who downvoted one of my answers? [duplicate]

I've got a particular answer that got downvoted a couple of times, for reasons I don't understand. I'm not particularly concerned about the odd point of rep (though for us low-rung ladder people, it ...
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Profile picture on Stack Exchange [duplicate]

It's been a month or so that I have started using Stack Exchange. Almost everytime I have noticed that my profile pic is different than it was before. The geometry as well as the color. Can anyone ...
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Academic Advancements Made on the Stack Exchange Network

Have any significant/notable academic advancements (like new theorems or proofs in mathematics, or new scientific concepts, etc.) emerged from discussions on the Stack Exchange network?
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Insightful Questions and Answers? [duplicate]

Have there been any SE questions and answers that have truly advanced some discipline or area of study? What I mean by truly is formally, or significantly... I'm looking for questions that are ...
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Editing old questions should bump them?

Look at this: A fellow decided to "curate" some old questions and now the feed is completely polluted with old questions that prob don't make anymore sense, since most of them are about a buggy patch ...

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