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Print a lexicographically-smallest string [on hold]

You are given three strings s1 ,s2 , and s3. Let x be any subsequence of s2 (x can be an empty string). The name is in the form of (s1 + x + s2), here (+) means concatenation of strings. You are ...
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User deletes his own question after getting an answer [on hold]

I answered a question today on Stackoverflow (https://stackoverflow.com/q/58050217/1941973) and two minutes after I answered the question author thanked users in the comments and deleted his question. ...
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Where should I start building the community for a new Stack Exchange site?

Changes have been announced to how Area 51 works in the future. Robert describes how the goal is to bring an existing and active community to Area 51 and start building their new Stack Exchange site, ...
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Is it acceptable to ask questions that have content from multiple subjects

I want to ask a Question in the 'Mythology and Folklore' site, pertaining to world ending entities in Mythology. In the description I am including the inspiration for the question, which is the lore ...
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Include relevant site participation for privilege threshold instead of reputation alone

Currently, the privilege is decided by a minimum reputation, say 2000 for edits. Suppose Alice has been a long-time user and keeps the site clean and organized by making quality edits, and has a rep ...
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Changing placeholder of comment box for adding @ pinging info

Proposing a different approach to what I think enable ping completion for all comments wanted to achieve. New users should know that @ pinging in comments exists, and get educated on how to use them ...
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Where do I get a community for a proposal? [duplicate]

For a proposal I need 200 people. My Question is simple: Where do I find them? Is there any site, or other social network for proposing stack sites or similar to this use?
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Seeking Stack Overflow data dump from 2012 to 2016

From this answer to All Stack Exchange data dumps, the historical versions of Stack Overflow data dump are provided. However, from 2012 to 2016, it seems that the data dumps are not available. Has ...
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Prefering How to <something>, How do I do <something> or Doing <something> in question titles?

A current FAQ on How do I write a good title? seems ambiguous on whether titles that begin with "How do I <do something> ... ?" or "How to <do something> ... ?" are desirable on Stack ...
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Please post here your site's useful lists of canonical posts, potential duplicate targets, faq, etc [on hold]

Please post here your site's master list of basics that are used to refer participants to. The name is not the most important thing! It might be called potential duplicate targets, reference list, ...
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Why the site header has to be so big? [on hold]

I'll restrict to how this is rendered at my end. Beware oversimplification. Let's start with the top bar. It shows the company logo, which is an obvious must, in small, that's cool. Then there's a ...
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We're testing advertisements across the network

For several years we've had advertising solely on technology-related sites. But many of our sites aren't about technology at all, so we haven't sold ads for them. Traditionally, that hasn't been a ...
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What could be the reason for duplicating an existing question?

This question was asked today on Parenting. It immediately rang a bell when I read it so I went for search which returned a result very quickly: this question. As you can see, except for very minimal ...
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Are interstitial ads, video ads and autoplay audio ads coming to SE?

There is a new blog post on the Stack Exchange company blog announcing SE's advertising principles. But reading that there are very few principles actually mentioned in the post, it directs that part ...
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Does an iOS app with Sign In with Apple ID work on iOS 12? [migrated]

I want to know whether an iOS app with Sign In with Apple ID runs on iOS 12 or not.
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Where I can find Stack Overflow’s open source dataset

Based on the info posted here, I realize that there is a Stack Overflow’s open source dataset How can I get it?
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Stack Exchange and Stack Overflow are moving to CC BY-SA 4.0

Effective today, all Subscriber Content on Stack Overflow and the Stack Exchange network will be available under the terms of version 4.0 of the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike (CC BY-SA) ...
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Am I hacked? Or what happened with my reputation? [duplicate]

I just logged in- and.. I am worried. Is it okay? Just to make sure, I don't use and never wished to use and never used a hacking engine.
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Reputation requirements compared

How do reputation requirements for various privileges compare on Stack Overflow vs a graduated Stack Exchange 2.0 site vs a site in public or private beta? Return to FAQ Index
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How do I write a good title?

A good title helps your question get the attention it deserves. What goes into a good title? Return to FAQ index
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Preferred title format: gerund or “how to”?

Possible Duplicate: How do I write a good title? What format for question titles is preferred, if any, of these two? How to do something with something Doing something with something These ...
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Is it okay to use Data Explorer as a recruiting tool?

It occurred to me that the Data Explorer makes enough user information publicly available that it can be an effective recruiting tool. I.e. it is easy to get a list of users in a particular location, ...
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Anyone with a “visited: 3652 days, 3652 consecutive” in their profile?

Back in May, 27th 2009, the Stack Overflow team introduced a little counter to monitor the consecutive days you visited the site. And 30 days later (June 26th 2009), the first "Enthusiast" badges were ...
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How do I suggest a merge of tags on a Stack Exchange website?

For example, on Stack Overflow there are two tags for Application Insights, ms-application-insights and az-application-insights. I'm guessing this is originally to distinguish Application ...
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How Can I Ask a Question on Stack Overflow According to their Policy? [on hold]

Hay, Everyone I am new here and I just want some help in making my Stack Exchange Profile Secure. Please any can guide me proper according to their policy. Thanks.
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Use a privacy-friendly reCaptcha alternative

I'm very concerned with Google tracking my online activity. According to this article, Google's reCaptcha v3 poses significant privacy concerns, including: sending "hardware and software information, ...
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Are printer-friendly versions available?

Many community wiki questions get absolutely fantastic answers, and so must be read out at length. How do I print a page of answers using minimum paper, without the comments and user avatars, etc? I ...
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Is it better for SEO for question titles to actually be questions (grammatically speaking)?

When asking or editing a question, is it better (from SEO or user perspective) for the title of the question to be an actual question? Do we even care? If the preference is for questions, is there ...
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Common reasons why your meta post may be negatively received

This post functions as a complement to How can I participate in meta and not die trying? As you may already be aware, meta is one such grim place where disagreements happen. It just seems so ...
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What good is downvoting really? Seems not to serve much useful purpose [duplicate]

I'm not a fan of the downvoting feature in general; frankly, I think it should be removed from all of the stackexchange sites. Negative feedback leads to negative results. I recognize that the intent ...
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Following up issues that former employees were handling

I was lead into a trail of investigation into a UI issue from this post on Meta Stack Overflow Review queue showing review alert for users who can't review, that led me to this post Please don'...
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What's responsible for the increase in the number of accounts created every week here on Meta Stack Exchange?

I've noticed that since the past year, the number of accounts created on Meta Stack Exchange every week has increased noticeably, and has sustained a much higher rate than it has sustained for the ...
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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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Options to hide reputation info on StackOverflow?

Is there any way to view the site without having to look at reputation information? I do not want to track my rep info or see anyone else's. I think that'll let me focus more on the questions ...
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Can a machine be taught to flag spam automatically?

TL;DR: We did it, so... yes. What is this? Charcoal is the organization behind the SmokeDetector bot and other nice things. This bot scans new posts across the entire network for spam posts and ...
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Why is Stack Exchange allowing Google ads though they have their own profitable revenue model via https://stackoverflow.com/jobs? [duplicate]

Why is Stack Exchange allowing Google ads though they have their own profitable revenue model via https://stackoverflow.com/jobs? I mean, I just recently saw Google ads here. Don't you think it adds ...
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Trigger happy Edit Suggestion approvals - what can we do? [duplicate]

I have just seen an approval for a Suggested Edit that takes the cake, and makes me wonder exactly how much attention some people are paying to what they do. In this edit suggestion the editor ...
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Where can I find the total number of flags (helpful/not helpful)? [duplicate]

From the post Showing number of helpful flags in user profile, I can see comment/answer that we can only see the flags in our own profile and not others. Also it is available in our profile section. ...
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What's the best way to compose very long answers?

In the process of writing very long answers, whether on meta sites or main sites, what is the best way to format content for future visitors? For the record, I am not talking about the validity of ...
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Capitalization inconsistencies between the favicon.ico and icon-16.png pictures for several non-designed sites

Well this is very unimportant, but captured my attention. Linguistics.SE favorite icon in browser capitalises only the L, but in Tabs Outliner (just installed) capitalises all the three letters. I ...
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In Ask Different visited questions are coloured the same as non visited

I think this is very unique of AskDifferent compared to the vast majority, if not all, of the rest of the network. I just visited "Equivalent of =SUM(ABOVE) in numbers?", and yet everything will look ...
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Using the Stack engine for the blog – a long-term idea for maintaining a healthy blogging culture

What's the current status? Let's say this first: The Super User blog is a great idea, and we've had enormous success with it. We've had a lot of diverse contributions, inspired by our Question of the ...
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Community bounties request for comments

A handful of the less big sites in the network have no active bounties: For example: https://ux.stackexchange.com/ Trouble is that this hides the featured tab in the main UI on the home page, and ...
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The “share box” won't pop up in older Chromium builds

In Opera clicking the "share" label will make that box pop up: This won't happen in older (as far as version 47) Chromium builds, which is not a great deal as long as the important bit is in the link ...
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Could we please be a bit nicer to new users?

There is a distinct decline in the level of civility on all the sites here. Some of this is due to new users coming in and posting spam and other nonsense, but the off-topic and downvote buttons are ...
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Is a downvote legitimate if the voter's lack of knowledge is what makes the question unclear? [duplicate]

If a question is unclear to a person on this site, but is actually a well formed, concise question to someone with the correct background knowledge - would the person who doesn't understand still be ...
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On which Stack Exchange site should I post questions about app recommendations? [duplicate]

I have to find the desired app of which I know the description (for example, currently I am searching for an app through which we can write text on wallpaper.
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Clarification on “what if _ happened?” off-topic questions

Many (all?) Stack Exchange sites include an off-topic question category that reads: you are asking an open-ended, hypothetical question: “What if ______ happened?” I read this as referring ...
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Is it possible to put a Stack Overflow icon on my business card?

I've been perusing questing regarding the use of the Stack Overflow icon, but I'm a bit stumped on this one. I am designing a business card, and I want to put logos of all the sites I am connected on (...
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User is suspended till '18, but it is 2019 and he/she is still suspended? [duplicate]

Just now I saw a user with a banner on his/her profile page that says the user is suspended until '18. Right now, it is 2019. The user should have been set free last year, but for some reason he/she ...