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Some sites in the SE network don't have their topics specified in on topic help page [closed]

One of the most important page in Help Center of any site in the SE network is the page that defines what kind of questions are on topic for particular site linked accessible though help/on-topic ...
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Can't access Stack Overflow [closed]

EDIT: Question moved to superuser I am unable to access when using a modern router supporting Wi-Fi 6 via mainstream browsers (Edge, Firefox, Chrome). I can access all Stack Exchange ...
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Is implying moderator misconduct a violation of code of conduct? [duplicate]

While I believe the original revision of the question below provides sufficient details to distinguish itself from the duplicates, I'd like to tldr it: What recourse do I have if I believe a ...
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Why is there no Stack app available for mobile devices? [duplicate]

Description: As every Stack user knows that Stack itself is a combination of many great platforms for different purposes. Its accessibility from a mobile device/remote device would impact its ...
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Why is there no way to upgrade a half-bounty to a full bounty after 7 days? Maybe some way should be implemented?

(I am only putting this up for discussion. It's just food for thought. Please don't downvote for merely disliking the suggestion.) I generally agree that it makes sense to limit the bounty period to 7 ...
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Upcoming privacy updates: removal of the Activity data section and Google conversion pixel deprecation

Activity Data section within the Users Preference page Stack Overflow and Stack Exchange sites currently have an “Activity data” section within the Users Preference page. It looks like this: What’s ...
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How can I find on which sites my question will be on-topic? [duplicate]

I'm going to ask a question about a web application, in detail how to arrange the objects on the page so the application is well usable on most devices and appears nice and practical to end users. I ...
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Is the term "Indian spammer" offensive?

I recently encountered a post here on Meta Stack Exchange that was worded very similarly to a poorly-received post by a now-suspended user. I flagged the post as relating to a likely sock-puppet of ...
Robert Columbia's user avatar
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The correct use of chat rooms, for new users (improve visibility and description)

This publication is not related to the chat rooms created or derived from the comments on question and/or answer posts. Maybe this question is bad for old users who already know how to use the ...
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Proposed changes to Help Center articles to include mention of AI-generated content policy

Feb 16 2024 Update: Please see the revised proposed copy for the relevant help center articles below, that takes your feedback into account ^_^ Feb 14 2024 Update: Thanks for all the feedback. To ...
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Duplicate answers?

Observe the following scenario: You post an answer to a question, and then remember that there is another method to solve the problem. You edit your answer, but after a few minutes someone else post ...
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Where could I ask a question on what effect an action has on crime rates?

What would be the appropriate site, if any, for this question? Do signs indicating that a gun owner lives in a home increase or decrease the likelihood of a burglary? It is fairly common in certain ...
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Logged in or not?

There are several related items in meta, but I can’t tell whether they are the duplicates to this.  And if they were, I can’t put an image in a comment, so … These were displayed on the same page ...
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Did the number of questions decrease with the arrival of ChatGPT? [duplicate]

I know: If this effect exists, it would be hard to separate from other possible reasons, and it might be too early to ask anyway. In any case, ChatGPT is very "servile" - people with ...
Hauke Reddmann's user avatar
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When is it OK for site moderators to go against the consensus established by their community? And when should such a decision be overturned?

Last year in particular I made a few gambles as a moderator by establishing new policies on the local meta without first gathering community consensus. However, every time I found my policies ...
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Is my reputation and reach on my Stack Exchange linked to my Stack Overflow profile? [closed]

I just linked my Stack Overflow profile to my meta.stackexchange profile. Is the platform going to link both reputations and reach together?
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What would you like to change about the moderator election process?

Update – February 13th, 2024 Thank you to everyone who provided feedback and expressed their interest in joining the working group. The selection has been made, and those individuals have been invited....
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Where would I ask questions related to notetaking on Obsidian?

I have a few questions about the note taking app Obsidian, but I'm not too sure where to ask them. I've seen some Obsidian tags on the main page Stack Overflow, but I realized those questions are more ...
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Why is there no "duplicate answer" comment on late answer reviews? [duplicate]

When reviewing Late Answers, the Delete option description reads Answer does not address the question, is a duplicate, or cannot be improved.emphasis added as shown here: However, when I select ...
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How can I assign a bounty and the "accepted answer" checkmark to more than two equally good answers?

I posted a question and added a 100 point bounty. I got (so far) three equally great answers. Each of the answers approached the problem from a different angle. All three answers are independent. All ...
Timur Shtatland's user avatar
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I want to use content from a Stack Overflow / Stack Exchange question and answer. How do I comply with the Attribution requirements?

One of the requirements of the CC BY-SA license used for content on the Network is Attribution. What does proper attribution look like for questions and answers found on the Network?
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What is the correct meaning/interpretation of the number of upvotes next to an answer on Stack Exchange?

I am not so naive to think that this wasn't asked/discussed, but I have not found a close enough fit to my question (yet). Also, I will appreciate any improvements to my question (also as per language)...
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Cookie consent going down hill

SE's cookie reject seems to have just got a lot worse. I now have to both opt-out, and then reject "legitimate interest". But that is not enough; I have to then go through all the vendors, ...
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2023: a year in moderation

It’s that time of the year again! As we wave goodbye to last year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here might be ...
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2023: a year in closing

One of the traditions we have here on MSE as the calendar year changes, is to post some statistics about post closures and reopenings across the network for the preceding calendar year. In light of ...
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Stack Gives Back 2023 is now complete!

Stack Gives Back is an annual tradition where the company donates $100 to a charity on behalf of each moderator on the Stack Exchange network. We are thrilled to announce that we donated $53,600 USD ...
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Should migrations continue to be allowed if the author is question-banned but their 6-month rate has opened up, or should they be blocked?

This is a follow-up to my prior question Are migrations allowed if the user is banned on the destination site, but their 6-month limit has opened up?. For context, users who are banned from asking ...
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Updates to the Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) – January 2024

As part of our ongoing efforts to review and update policies, we’ve updated our Acceptable Use Policy. These changes come after a review period in which we made adjustments as a result of moderator ...
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YouTube Channels Stealing SE Network Content

Although this has been reported before (1, 2), and the current canonical guidance for how to approach sites or scrapers copying SE content is also available, I wanted to share information that I have ...
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Can I edit a question to make it clearer when an answer asks for clarification? [duplicate]

This question addresses the specific case where an answer asks for clarification of the terms of the question thus it is not a duplicate question The following question has been reworded to make it ...
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How can I hide optionally right side panel at

Is there a built-in way to hide right-side panel (with links and blog entities) when reading answers to questions at It takes significant place on screen and makes text and code too ...
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Is it considered to be bad form to update a question to address objections raised in answers? [duplicate]

Is it considered to be bad form to improve the original question (addressing the objections raised in these answers) making the original answers no longer apply? Here is the prior answer that I am ...
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Old And Incorrect Answers Are A Big Problem

There has been discussion about answers which have been incorrect due to language/framework updates (Introducing Outdated Answers project, and the various linked questions in that question). ...
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Low quality posts: Other Action

When reviewing answers in the Low quality posts review queue there seems like there should be an option for other action instead of just looks okay, edit, and delete/recommend deletion. I am asking ...
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How should I inform a user I'm using their answer in a book?

I used my popular question Do Projects Ever End Early? as the basis of a book I wrote. (Available for free, for a limited time, here.) What is the appropriate protocol to inform the 14 users whose ...
Danny Schoemann's user avatar
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Talking to the Community user [closed]

Is it possible to talk to the Community user? If not, why? So you may know it's a bot that sometimes bumps old unanswered questions, owns community votes, own downvotes on permanently deleted ...
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What is the best formatting to quote an LLM/ChatGPT question/answer?

Say I want to mention what ChatGPT said. How is the best way to delineate what is the prompt and what is the response?
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Where can I ask if recycled aluminium is safe for using as cooking pots?

As per the title, I've seen many YouTubers heat up old aluminium cans and then mold the liquid in to cooking pots (among other things) and I'm wondering whether the pots are likely to melt or ...
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Why does my question get this many views?

I recently asked a question on the fairly unpopular "Yocto" tag. That is, most new questions have barely 20 to 30 views. Now this one has amassed more than 3k views in just one day, which I ...
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What Stack Exchange website can I ask for website recommendations?

Is there a Stack Exchange community I can ask for website recommendations? Specifically, I am looking for a website that tells about the differences between two words that are often confused with each ...
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If I let ChatGPT improve a post of mine linguistically, does that count as "AI generated content"?

As a non-native English speaker, I am often a little bit unsure about grammar, wording, or phrasing of my posts. Ignoring the fact that this might be hard to detect by others: if I ask an LLM like ...
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Is it possible to require pre-approval for content on an SE site? If not, how can I deal with a site with too much hostile content?

The comments on this Politics SE answer are but one of example of how argumentative and caustic people can be to each other specifically on that SE site compared to other SE sites. I am open to the ...
D J Sims's user avatar
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What can we do with [culture]? It hasn't a tag wiki and most questions are old

The tag culture doesn't have a tag wiki. Required tags: As of January 16th, 2024, there are 16 questions tagged discussion, three questions tagged feature-request, and one question tagged support. ...
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Stack Exchange site names for API URL query parameter

When calling a Stack Exchange API we need to specify which site we are trying to fetch the data from in a API URL query parameter (site=webapps.meta) like below:
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Why have I been able to access the Suggested Edits queues when I have <2K rep? [duplicate]

Back when I had around 850 reputation on the Mathematics Stack Exchange, I got a review task in the Suggested Edits queue for this question of mine. The thing is, this was back when I had way less ...
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Why is the maximum image size one can upload in the chat twice larger than the maximum image size one can upload in a question or answer?

The upload limit for images and GIF files in questions and answers is 2 MiB, while the chat uploader has a size limit of 4 MiB for JPG and PNG (I haven't looked at GIF). In both cases, large images ...
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Question downvotes issues in regards to the points system [closed]

I noticed that recently I am losing reputation points due to a question that gets downvotes. I don't understand how I got the points in the first place, but that's a different story. I don't want to ...
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Explain reasons for accepting an answer in Help Center

A new user on an SE site indicated in the comments that one of the answers to their posted question was best. I left a comment encouraging them to accept that answer, and gave a link to this help ...
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What was the "test" I was given on the "first questions" list about? [duplicate]

So, recently I reached 500 reputation on MSE, which gives me access to a tool in which I can review first answers and first questions. I noticed there was a question in the "First Questions" ...
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When discussing in chat about an alleged CoC violation, is it ok to link to the post containing the alleged CoC violation? If not, how to discuss it?

When discussing in the chat about an alleged CoC violation, is it ok to link to the post containing the alleged CoC violation? If not, how to publicly discuss the alleged CoC violation? Motivation of ...
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