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Visual design changes to the review queues

The Public Platform team would like to announce another release in a series of planned work for the Review queues. This release focuses on refreshing the queue user interface in preparation for ...
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Can I say on my profile that I find that an (ex) president of a country or other major political public figure is “disgusting as a person”?

Edit: subcase where the president has committed genocide asked at: https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/361493/if-a-politician-has-committed-genocide-can-i-say-they-look-like-winnie-the-pooh It ...
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Showing question with active Bounty: what it means? [duplicate]

I'm looking for question with active bounty. What does bounty means and how does a question become the questions with active bounty?
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May a diamond moderator utilize a second, non-diamond account e.g. to cast regular close votes?

This question is prompted by: Add a way for moderators to cast a normal, non binding close/open vote and Do moderators not have a way to just push a post into the close queue?. Basically, some ...
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Does the Be Nice policy require SE users to “be nice” to people who are not SE users (e.g. public figures)?

I've seen users remark that it is not a violation of the Be Nice policy to insult people who are not SE users -- i.e. that users are only required to "be nice" to other SE users. Usually this is ...
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Are mods allowed to use secondary account(s) to cast non-decisive votes? [duplicate]

(Motivated by this, now falsely dupe-closed question.) Mods can not cast non-decisive votes. Sometimes they would like to. Sometimes they would like to talk with users so that the diamond does not ...
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Deleting old no-answer questions? [duplicate]

I deleted some old questions of mine with no answers from stackoverflow.com. Is this OK?, as I don't want a question ban.
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Accidentally upvoting an answer written by a main account while using a sockpuppet?

Let's say I have a main account that I've "retired" from and have created a new account to start afresh. Now say I was looking up an answer to a question and unknowingly stumbled upon an ...
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Why is comment history a mod-only privilege?

I just noticed recently that edited comments get this cute little pencil next to them. What I also noticed is that as a mod I can see the entire edit history of the comment, but non-mods cannot. ...
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Opt-in alpha test for a new Stacks editor

TL;DR: We are testing our new open source Stacks editor that offers both Markdown and rich text input options. If you’re interested in testing it out and giving us feedback, you can opt in by visiting ...
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What is the correct way to insert images to Stack posts?

The default code to insert images into Stack Exchange is: [![enter image description here][1]][1] [1]: image-url This creates an image link of the provided image, like: But if you change the code ...
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How do I participate in Meta and not die trying?

Meta doesn't like me; I can't seem to keep my points. How can I make good posts that are well-received?
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The Community Teams @ Stack Exchange and how we work together

I wanted to share with you about who the people that work on our Community are, and how we are organized. For context, I am the head of Product, Community, Design and Engineering, a combined Chief ...
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Best practices for tagging: a search engine optimization view

Should we optimize the tags both for "connecting experts with questions" and for search engines to better index the questions? The above Help page mentions: Because the tags appear below ...
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Whether the chatroom is used for topic related chatting or not [closed]

I found a chat section in stack overflow.Whether is it used for simply chatting or a particular topic. If Android is the name of chat room then only android related chat are allowed.
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Unnecessary feedback banner on Close Voting and Flagging

New in the past few hours, if I vote to close something I'm given one of those totally nanny pop-ups I really didn't need. I know my vote has been recorded. It shows in the 'close' tag right under ...
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Where should I go to get insights into platform-specific assembly quirks?

I'm working on a project that involves some assembly programming, but I'm not sure if Stack Exchange is where I should be asking about it. I posted a little while back, looking for help on Stack ...
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Someone is closing my questions saying they are duplicate but they were not [closed]

I posted a question on stack overflow and someone closed it saying it was a duplicate of some other question. I looked at the question that was said to be duplicate but it was not. I posted the same ...
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Is it wrong or unethical to ask questions using English produced by a machine translation tool?

Is it wrong or unethical to ask questions in English using Google Translate? What is the correct procedure to ask questions in the English language when you do not know the English language?
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Why is reputation used instead of the simple common word: “points”?

Reputation is the points of all of the company's sites, and I need them to unlock "goodies" in the website(s). I wonder how it got its name other than "points", and the definition ...
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The Follow Questions and Answers feature is now live across the Network

We are happy to announce that the previously announced follow question and answer feature is now live across the Network, including Stack Overflow, all Stack Exchange sites, and all Meta sites. (...
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Formatting Sandbox

Notes: 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 on the post. This site, Meta Stack Exchange, is usually ...
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All localized Stack Overflows seem to suffer from a decline to some degree. Why?

As previously discussed on Stack Overflow in Russian Meta, site analytics show a severe decline for quite some time. Here're stats of Ru.SO: As you can see, all stats are on decline for two years. ...
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What's the difference between a regular CM and a Staff CM?

I noticed there was an opening for a Staff CM on the work here page. Broadly speaking - the requirements are identical to our regular CMs. Requirements seem the same, with the 3-5 year experience ...
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Can I answer a question and/or any comment and answer if I have inputs? [duplicate]

per title, I see another perspective(s) and have inputs to a comment or answer, can I put them as an answer to the question? I ask "can I" in case I step across any community rule or ...
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Deletion notification

I just found out that one of my answers had been deleted 17 days ago. It had 18 up votes and I don't have the rep to see down votes, close votes, or whatever else would have notified me that it was ...
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Demote duplicate flags to 'similarity'

I am not a high-score user on StackOverflow, so I don't know, if this feature exists for more established users. Sorry if this is a duplicate in itself. I often come across new questions in my search ...
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What's the official SE response to serious mentions of suicide or self-harm in posts?

Last night on Mi Yodeya, someone posted a question that was basically a suicide note, along with the question of what Judaism thought about suicide. The question was put on hold very quickly, and ...
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What should be done about a user who makes a threat?

I have recently come across an answer on one of Stack Exchange's sites (Skeptics) that was quite surprising to me. I have been a part of the Stack Exchange network for a while, and this is the ...
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The limits to a Very Low Quality answer

I was rereading Jeff Atwood's answer to the question: Is the Very Low Quality flag too ambiguous? mainly because today I wanted to use that flag for the first time. Quoting him, this flag means that: ...
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Employee profiles are now marked with a “Staff” indicator

Starting today, all staff member accounts will have "Staff" next to their name on their user profile. It looks like this: For reference, it used to look like this: We took our cue from the existing ...
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Should VHDL and other hardware description languages go on Stack Overflow or Electrical Engineering? [duplicate]

Today I ran into a question on the "new questions page" about handling some VHDL code, after answering it, I decided to look at other, similar, questions and noticed a large propensity of them getting ...
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Migrating Project Management questions

The Area 51 public beta for Project Management is not getting enough questions, avid users or visitors. After a good discussion on meta-SO yesterday about the direction of SO, it seems that ...
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The captcha appears in an inconvenient location on Android

The captcha appears in an inconvenient location on Chrome and Opera Mobile on Android. E.g. I saw the following after trying to post a question: I had to zoom out or horizontally scroll to see where ...
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Severe traffic drop for some sites since the last Google algorithm update

The recent update from Google to their search algorithm seems to have hit a few sites rather severely. I can't say for sure that this change is responsible, but the traffic graph from Skeptics looks ...
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Most appropriate place to expect answers that fit on POSIXism?

I mean the word POSIXism (or POSIX fundamentalism or POSIX centralism) by a programming method to depend on POSIX features only as well as possible to make your programs compatible and sustainable, as ...
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Which one is active among candidate sites for coding in deep learning?

Data Science, Cross Validated, AI, Stack Overflow are the candidate sites to ask questions related to deep learning. Stack Overflow is mostly intended for general coding and AI is intended for ...
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Join me in Welcoming Valued Associate #843: Rosie

I’m thrilled to be the first to introduce Rosie, our new Manager on the Community Management team. Rosie is joining us to be a part of the Community Operations team. In the past, she’s worked at ...
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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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What is Stack Overflow's business model?

I once answered a question that asked how Stack Overflow makes money, but that was before the time of VC. Now, Stack Overflow has cash, and they have an ever-growing list of employees, but where's the ...
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Why down-vote questions? [duplicate]

Down-voting a question is like saying, the question is stupid. I recently gave an example of some code I had written. I asked what would be the cleanest way to get the function that I was looking for. ...
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Status tags versus the tag limit

Moderators apply status tags, such as status-completed, to questions on Meta when a bug/feature/request/etc. is resolved. But the number of tags is limited to 5. So what happens if my question already ...
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Is there a “test” chat room? [duplicate]

I'm looking into a possible bug in the SE chat system. To do this, I need to be able to send a bunch (10+) of chat messages. I don't want to bother anyone. Is there already a "test" chat ...
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What do you think of an SO for Beginners, only? [duplicate]

SO has helped me so much in times of need. It is crazy - sometimes I am having a huge issue with a program I'm working on at school or work, and I post it on SO and the answers come quickly and easily....
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How should I deal with unregistered users trying to delete their question?

Recently, I came across a question that had been vandalized by the OP. I left a canned "Don't vandalize posts" comment I use for these situations that contains the text: ... If you want to ...
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Tag creation in SO [closed]

In the past, users with more than 300 or so reputation points (I don't remember the exact number) had the ability to create new tags. Those tags made it easier to search for similar questions and to ...
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Questions with little research are very highly upvoted

For a long time, each vote for a question gave you only 5 rep. Why? Because if you have a question, do no research on it, then put it on a Stack Exchange site (especially Stack Overflow) and it's a ...
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Useful posts about FFmpeg are spread over four sites [duplicate]

Good and useful posts about FFmpeg are spread over four sites. A few examples: Stack Overflow FFmpeg - Multiple videos with 4 areas and different play times FFmpeg - Overlay one video onto another ...
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Overly hostile enforcement of self-promotion rules

There was a recent case on SO where a user that was highly active in a very specialized tag asked on Meta.SO why their comment was deleted. The comment was linking to a site (non-profit, no ads) ...
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A Stack Exchange site for estimations? [duplicate]

I suppose Stack Exchange is more of a platform to ask questions which mostly have only one correct, definitive answer instead of conducting surveys/asking soft questions. But would it be possible to ...

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