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Are there examples of searching better?

I’m getting my questions marked as duplicates even though I start a question, look through the suggestions, and can’t find anything close to what I want. Yet I post the question and somebody has found ...
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Please allow to edit questions that are mostly code [duplicate]

There are some low-quality questions that consist mostly of wrongly formatted code. When trying to format it correctly (i.e., code actually becomes code), you get a notification that "your" ...
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We’ve shipped some changes to the user profile navigation

The changes discussed and demoed in Additional profile refinements are now getting rolled out. We’re changing some layout before enabling responsiveness on user profiles. However, we can’t enable ...
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Resolving Community user and "share feedback" issues in review queues

On our announcement for our updates to review queue workflows, we got a ton of feedback on the Community user being the one posting comments for users. Here's a quick summary of some of the major ...
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Please welcome Valued Associates: #958 - V2Blast & #959 - SpencerG

It is with much excitement that I present to you our newest members of the Community Team: V2Blast and SpencerG! These Community Managers - including one who comes from the existing corps of ...
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How can we correctly deal with downvoted edited questions?

Let's say a question is asked, which receives a few downvotes and suggestions that a question should be improved, then closed. The question is later edited by the OP, addressing some of the issues, ...
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Saving information from a question

If a question is closed and people keep commenting on it, How do you keep the question preserved so you can still see the comments answers for offline reading? Does the question and the comments get ...
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Am I not allowed to answer a post that is badly written?

Here I answered a question, but before doing so, I did provide anonymous feedback, from review, that the question needs improvement, but I got two downvotes, not because of the answer, so am I not ...
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Consecutive _good_ suggested edits on the same post by the same user [duplicate]

Is it okay for one user to suggest multiple consecutive edits? Assuming: Both (or all) of the edits are good suggestions. They were all suggested within a short enough time period that the first edit ...
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Does Stack Exchange have a mechanism to ask users about changes? [duplicate]

Sometimes we get fait accompli declarations like We’ve removed the option to disable the fixed top bar which turn out to get lots of downvotes. I am sure that I don't need to quote more than just ...
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Frequency of appearing of audits in review queues - WHEN do they appear?

I've asked the same question on Mathematics Stack Exchange meta, as my experience explained below was on the MathSE site. It seemed that the situation is something network-wide, and therefore I tried ...
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Thank you, Jarrod Dixon

Jarrod Dixon, Stack Overflow Valued Associate #00002, announced yesterday that he is no longer working at Stack Overflow: @jarrod_dixon: After over 13 years at @StackOverflow, today is my last day :( ...
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Are Community Wiki questions able to appear on Hot Network Questions?

Over at Photography Stack Exchange, we have a biweekly photo submission contest on our main site. For awhile, the contest was just posted as a regular question, and in order to counteract the ...
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The new Meta labels for Mod and Staff cover descenders [duplicate]

The height of new labels takes them all the way up to the above baseline thus covering the desenders Is this intentional? (And apologies for the image and the lack of a freehand circle.)
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Review queue workflows - Final release

All good things must come to an end and so must the review queues project. This project would not have been successful without the community. Thank you all for the hours of reviewing, testing, and ...
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Planned maintenance scheduled for Thursday, September 2 at 12:00am UTC (Wednesday September 1 8:00 PM US/EDT)

Update: The maintenance went as planned. tl;dr; Planned service interruption that will impact all Stack Overflow/Stack Exchange sites, Jobs, Chat, and Teams. All sites may be read-only for up to 30 ...
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Can we please remove the weird looking orange banner that appears when a new answer is posted while I view a question?

I don't know when this came to be, or if this is the reason we can't have nice things like disabled stickyness on the topbar but it looks godawfull. What was wrong with the old pop-up above the ...
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We’ve removed the option to disable the fixed top bar

We’ve removed the option to disable the fixed top bar. We didn’t change the default. We’ve only removed the ability to change the default. According to SEDE, we’ve got ~13k users with the fixed top ...
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Are staff members considering our requests to reintroduce the "last seen" metrics? [duplicate]

I know this has been a sore issue to discuss, and still is. I was glad to see "member since" come back on our user profiles, and this is a good opportunity to express gratitude towards SE ...
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If I delete a question, will it count towards the 50 questions a month limit or not?

On Stack Overflow you can ask 50 questions in 30 days. If I ask a question and delete it, will it be treated as an asked question or not? Will I have 49 opportunities to ask a question left, or 50?
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SE is a dating site (revisit the last seen field)

We have amongst others: Please make the "last seen" entry optional (which is not a duplicate of) "Last seen" time appears on Google and SE profile pages and should be removed ...
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What's one thing that you wish we remembered?

Twice this week, I heard some permutation on the phrase "if only [they (mods, staff)] knew that we...." In the first case, it was "if only the staff knew how much time we spend on sock ...
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Farewell, Brian!

Thursday we said goodbye to Brian Nickel, the dev largely responsible for the (sadly, now de-listed) Stack Exchange iOS app... but he's done much more than that in his time here as a valued member of ...
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Minimum working example in Django [migrated]

The intention of this question is to better understand how to properly ask questions on SO. I have been reading SO for quite some time, and have not been posting that much as I was somewhat afraid to ...
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Disambiguate [duplicate-proposal]

We have a duplicate-proposal tag (17 questions, no excerpt) which is ambiguously used for proposals about duplicate questions/proposed duplicate questions and duplicate Area 51 site proposals. I ...
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Why has there been no reduction in reputation? [duplicate]

In What is reputation? it states that you lose reputation by 2 when your answer is voted down and you gain reputation by 10 when your answer is voted up. However, this answer from a new contributor ...
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(Mega-) feature request: Answer labels

A recent post on SO Meta mentioned this: [...] we are in the early exploration phase of: [...] making it possible to label individual answers with technology versions — for example, [python-v2] vs. [...
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Have blog posts be reviewed by mods before posting

Recently there were mistakes in the "celebrating SE sites that are 10 years old" blog post. Area 51 Discussions should not be present and proper names weren't given to some websites. This ...
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Preventing cannibalism from sister sites

Many years ago, there were fewer Stack Exchange sites. Right now, Astronomy is in beta and attracts questions like this one about speed-of-light. Sure, I can see why somebody would associate this with ...
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So long, and thanks for all the fish Nick Craver!

Some folks tend to leave an indelible impression on the spaces they've been in, whether or not they're noticed. While admittedly, most of my interactions with Nick have been off the sites proper - ...
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Additional profile refinements

Update This is now live across the network. See the new post for feedback now that you can see it in action. Original Post I’m still noodling on the user profile while on our way to full ...
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Would content curators support/value a feature that prevented new and problem answerers from answering the freshest questions?

As a passionate, daily curator of content in multiple Stack Exchange communities, I've noticed that Stack Overflow (SO) is in dire need of an enhancement to combat the flood of answers on pages that ...
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Could we talk about turd polishing better?

Aside from the fact that you can actually polish a turd, it's a bit of scatology that might potentially be best flushed away. It came up in an answer to another question and I feel like it's worth ...
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Should outdated "Related" questions be edited to address the overarching problem? [duplicate]

I mainly contribute to ProWebmasters - Google changes all the time and I and notice a ton of questions that the correct answer to which is no longer relevant. I come across a ton of very old "...
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Post a question to generate tag wikis

Over on Sustainability.SE we just issued a call for tag wikis. Historically, we've struggled to generate tag wikis, and those we do have aren't always great. To address this problem (in addition to ...
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What makes a community healthy?

Continuing my series of questions to the community here: Shifting back to community theory a bit, because I’m a geek that way… How do you define a healthy community? By the standard that you just ...
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Are opinions not allowed on meta.SE?

Though there's no reason mentioned, the most probable one from my POV is opinion-based. Is that assumption correct? https://meta.stackexchange.com/a/368569/273829 (for those who can see it) Where can ...
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Reporting ads as off-topic / irrelevant based on the site scope

I usually do not pay attention to ads but lately I've noticed that most of the ads on Web Applications that are shown to me are related to developing web applications but that is off-topic on the site ...
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Are questions about Flatpak packaging more appropriate on Stack Overflow or Unix Stack Exchange?

I have a question about how to best acquire a certain build system in a Flatpak build manifest that is to be used on Flathub. More specifically, I would like to know how to best build a project using ...
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Best Stack Exchange site for asking about Bugzilla future development [duplicate]

What is the best Stack Exchange site for asking about Bugzilla future development and forks? I'd like to understand how the original Bugzilla (last release on 2018), BMO (the Mozilla fork), Bugzilla ...
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Confusing "The Question" text in "convert answer to comment" dialog box

As a first-time mod in an SE site, I was confused by the extra text "The Question" that shows up after the question ID in the text field of the dialog to convert an answer into a comment: ...
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Implement LegacyProfiles userscript as additional option in the user profile

When I find a question that I want to answer, I look at the user's profile to understand whether it is feasible to wait for a response or not. The same with comments, answers and so on. How do I do ...
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Why was it decided to no longer show how long a user has been a member of the community? [closed]

The user profile page of Stack Exchange sites usually used to have a "Member For" field showing how long a user has been a member of the community. Ever since the profile page has been ...
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User consent is required before closing the question [duplicate]

I came across an article and tried to answer the question, but unfortunately, it was closed, so that I couldn't answer it. It isn't easy to decide whether the question should be closed or not, so it ...
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Should a question be closed without a discussion? [closed]

I recently posted a couple of questions in two stack communities (this one on physics and this one on skeptics) that have been closed, both deemed off topic. In one case (skeptics) it has been ...
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A clear policy regarding links to Wikipedia vs. Wikiwand or m.wikipedia.org?

Most people who link to Wikipedia on Stack Exchange sites do so with the regular en.wikipedia.org links, but occasionally you also find www.wikiwand.com/en or en.m.wikipedia.org versions – which have ...
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Decrease the gain of reputation for popular questions or answers above certain limits [duplicate]

As I'm new on Stack Overflow I wanted to share my point of view regarding reputation score. I think it's unfair and discouraging for newcomers that old users have billions in score on Stack Overflow. ...
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Are there changes in the format of user profiles? [duplicate]

Until a few days ago, I could click on the name of a user and see for how long they've been a user and when they last used the site. But now it seems this information is not available anymore. Is this ...
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Why did Stack Exchange remove the "last seen" feature? [duplicate]

Old profile page: New profile page: Why did Stack Exchange remove the "last seen" feature? Also, the statistics "last seen" and "member since" are no longer displayed ...
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Why are "Last seen", "xxx profile views", "Member for", and "Visited xxx days, xxx consecutive" information now missing from the Profile page? [duplicate]

Today I noticed that the following information is missing from the Profile page: Last seen xxx profile views The following are visible only for my own profile, but not for others: Member for xx ...