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Is there an actual “The Key” keyboard or anything similar to it that I could actually buy? [closed]

So I saw the Stack Overflow April fool joke for "The Key" and I know it's just a joke. But I kind of want a real one similar to it just for novelty. Are there any products out there actually ...
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Maximizing visibility when your question works on two metas but you have to choose one?

I'm trying to decide which of two sites is better for a specific question, and so, before deciding, I'd like to first ask about that question on those sites' metas to find out where it's more on topic....
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Does The Key use regular 'ctrl' keys on the keyboard?

I just realized that there seems to be a confusion about the Key. Get this: Normal computers use 'ctrl + c' (or 'cmd + c') and 'ctrl + v' (or 'cmd + v') for copying and pasting respectively. On the ...
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What is this dialog about? STOP! You have one(1) copy/paste remaining

STOP! You have one (1) free copy/paste remaining. Get unlimited copy/pasting with The Key by Stack Overflow today. Have you checked it?
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How can I view how many downvotes I received on my questions across the SE network?

I wonder how I can view how many downvotes I received on my questions across the SE network.
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Is Stack Exchange contributing back to Prosemirror?

Stack Exchange has released an alpha version of a new WYSIWYG editor based on the open source project Prosemirror. In addition to benefitting from this open source work, is SE giving back to it and ...
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Does one get two reputation points for replying to a comment on a closed question?

Under this question I posted a comment, to which someone replied, and then I replied to that. I was surprised to see that at that moment I got two reputation points because of something about that ...
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Did the owner of Stack Overflow ask coding questions?

I was wondering if Stack Overflow owner "Jeff Atwood" was asking questions on Stack Overflow or Stack Exchange about coding? What is his Stack Overflow username? Or if you downvoted his ...
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Question about SO private site: Could two companies share one Stack Overflow private site and split the invoice? [migrated]

Is it possible for two companies to purchase the seats for one SO private site? Basically, those two companies will split the invoice and will need SO to issue two separate invoices to these two ...
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Accepted answer to “Migrate to any site?” is self-contradictory

The accepted answer to this question: Migrate to *any* site? says: the best thing to do in this scenario is to flag the question for Moderator attention and mark it as "other". Then add a ...
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So what's the deal with needing to manually type in my migration target suggestion? [duplicate]

I have a gold badge in some subject tag on some SX site. I see a newbie question, just asked, which clearly belongs on another site (not some borderline issue). Yet - the UI for closure still does not ...
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Which site can I use to ask about how to control a player's actions in Minecraft?

Is it possible to control the player's actions in Minecraft using fabric? I was told that asking for tutorials or API calls is off-topic on SO, and that I should ask for a site recommendation. ...
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Out-of-scope answers [duplicate]

For instance, there is a question that specifies a precisely defined scope. And there are answers that go far beyond that scope, but don't really answer the question that was actually asked. Is this ...
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Where to ask questions about online advertising

I'm interested in learning strategies and tips about online advertising. Especially targeted ads on Facebook, Instagram and Google. I have several questions to ask around this topic. Where should I ...
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My question did not get an appropriate answer [duplicate]

Regarding I subscribed to Stack Overflow feeds to my email but haven't received any till today: I asked a question and I got some comments. I was not able to get an appropriate answer and I have ...
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What is the view regarding AMP project links being used in posts?

I am of two minds on the subject and this question has arisen out of an answer provided to the question in Psychology & Neuroscience Is there a benefit for humans to lose memory access when under ...
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Should we update/clarify our help center with respect to other sites and teams?

It has been brought to our attention that one of our community specific close reasons could use a little more backup from the help center. As avid meta denizens might be familiar - If an issue is ...
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A question I submitted as a guest was removed. How can I recover the question, and why was it removed without any feedback? [closed]

I submitted this question as a guest, while logged out. For reasons unknown the post was removed. Perhaps it was deemed unsuitable for Superuser or whatever, but in any case I would like to recover ...
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What should we do about our [donation]s?

The donation tag has 21 questions and no tag wiki or usage guidance. The questions tagged with it vary from inquiries about donating to Stack Exchange/Stack Overflow, the Stack Gives Back event, or ...
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Are Philippe and Rosie doppelgängers?

Looking at the profile of Sara Chipps ♦ (our Director of community), something struck me as odd. She has recently posted, amongst others, two posts welcoming the latest additions to the CM team, ...
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What would be our options to draw attention to niche/site specific features or bugs off the roadmap?

In various parts of the network I've been active at - there's occasional complaints of bug-fix requests, such as the Autocard Feature being bugfixed and the one here where lowered meta thresholds are ...
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Should Stack Overflow for Teams be on topic on meta SE?

While it has been asked before - there's been a significant change in Stack Overflow for Teams. It's still 'formally' hosted on the Stack Overflow website, but you can access your teams from nearly ...
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Is Stack Exchange/Stack Overflow still donating to open source projects as part of Stack Overflow gives back?

While looking up past posts for a question based on a flawed premise, I noticed that in 2018's Stack Overflow gives back post, SE mentioned that they donated to organisations that built tools that ...
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Please join me in welcoming Valued Associate #861 Philippe Beaudette

Philippe Beaudette has been working in Community for 25 years. He’s spent some time with several great companies, including AOL, Wikipedia, Reddit, and Atlassian. He started at AOL, which in my ...
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How one can achieve that in the Stack Exchange questions/answers one types Greek letters, other symbols and symbols with subscripts?

I am active in the Mathematica Stack Exchange site. I would like to be able to use Greek letters in my questions and answers instead of something like \[Omega]. I already asked this question several ...
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Let's get rid of this [page]

The page tag has 8 questions, no wiki or excerpt. There are many other tags for what it could be talking about: homepage, frontpage, profile-page, tags-page, etc... this question, for instance, ...
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Do we really need linked images?

I had posted a question, What is the correct way to insert images to Stack Exchange posts?, where I asked what the correct way to insert images into Stack Exchange posts was. I included the default ...
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Which Stack Exchange site is for suggestions on improving one's study of mathematics?

Someone kindly direct me to a Stack Exchange where I could properly pose questions about improving my study and reading of mathematics. I may be suffering from limitations of talent, but I notice ...
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How much spam is manually posted?

Spam can be broken into a few categories: Spam posts that are blocked from being posted Spam posts that make it past the automatic blocks Profile spam (not sure there are any preventative measures ...
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Shouldn't it be “this post” instead of “your post” while editing someone else's post?

While editing someone's post on Stack Overflow, I came across this message when OP's post was mostly code: But.. this isn't my post.. Shouldn't it be "this post" (or some other pronoun) ...
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Is it a good approach to report a bug with an answer to a similar question, rather than asking a new question?

Is it a good approach to report a bug with an answer to a similar question, rather than asking a new question? I see something like this happening here: Stack Overflow for Teams is now free for up to ...
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Should Stack Overflow be featured?

Browsing the Hot Network Questions, I noticed that "Today's Featured Site" is Stack Overflow: Given that Stack Overflow's traffic is greater than that of all other SE sites combined [...
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Should we be replacing the blacklist tag with blocklist to reflect current SE standards?

I came across the blacklist tag in a post, and SE's moved over to calling them "blocklists". In the interests of accuracy, I'd propose creating a blocklist tag, and synonymising or merging ...
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Why were my flags declined? [duplicate]

This is kind of a meta-question for Meta Stack Exchange. You may remember my question about a Vietnamese to English translation issue. I realized it wasn't suitable for Meta Stack Exchange, and ...
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Planned maintenance scheduled for Saturday, March 27, 2021 at 1:00 UTC (Friday March 26 9:00 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 15 ...
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Why do I no longer see the usual login screen? [closed]

I'm "Youvan". When I try to login, all I see is as option to login with Facebook or Google. I just installed Facebook. What's up? Is there a URL for the normal login page?
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After ten years why are we still not telling folks that their questions have been bountied by good samaritans?

If somebody bountifies my question I would like to know about it because I would like to keep an eye on the activity there. If somebody bountifies a question I'd answered, especially if they are ...
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Question about “safe websites”

What is the most appropriate Stack Exchange site to ask about safe websites? Currently, I am trying to find the best, most safe YouTube-to-MP3 converter, as Ontiva seems weird now (it was not weird ...
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Abstract questions for insights

On which sub-platform of Stack Exchange would the following question fit? I don't care for tools used or code, but just insights on the matter of the issue. Question: I have a platform with multiple ...
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Stack Overflow for Teams is now free for up to 50 users, forever

Today we’re launching our Free plan on Stack Overflow for Teams. We know that sharing knowledge and async collaboration is critical to companies and teams of all sizes. We also know people need a good ...
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Is there a Stack Exchange community for dance?

I am learning certain Latin dance styles and I wanted to ask certain questions about them. What, if any, is the Stack Exchange community for dance-related topics? My questions/queries are around ...
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Do we know the exact number of participants in each year's Winter Bash?

I wonder: is there a way to know the exact number of participants* in each year's Winter Bash? I am interested in knowing the exact number of participants from the Stack Overflow community in the past ...
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Which Stack Exchange community is most appropriate for asking about war statistics?

I asked this question on Politics.SE, but I apparently chose badly: Do rural dwellers have a higher probability of survival than city dwellers in times of war? It seems logical that the probability ...
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Should we disallow downvotes for first question if vote total is 0? [duplicate]

In order to be nicer to new participants I think it could be nice if they should not experience a negative vote total for the first question. I think it is one of the most discouraging things to ...
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Why does copying a code block line contain a trailing newline?

Using macOS and Chrome, triple clicking a line to select and copy in a code block results in a trailing newline. When pasting a command into a shell, this results in the cursor being placed on a line ...
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Why isn't it possible to launch a non-English SE site? [duplicate]

I'd like to launch a site in French: https://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/125462/transition-ecologique, but my proposal got blocked by a rule I wasn't aware of (since there exist foreign ...
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There is any option to unsubcribe/unfollow already subscribed community [closed]

There is any option to unsubscribe/unfollow already subscribed community in stack overflow (Is this logout is an option for unsubscribing/unfollowing)
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On which site are questions about etymology on topic?

Especially this one I asked on another site. How did it come to be that so many types of creatures typically known as worms are actually insect larvae? Silkworms are not actually worms at all, but ...
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Rethinking when to block users from posting questions

Stack Exchange allows users to both upvote and downvote posts, but how this is implemented right now is a double-edged sword. If a user received too many downvotes in a period of time they will be ...
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How can we know the number of deleted and edited posts?

Is there any way to find the number of deleted posts and number of edited posts on Stack Exchange Meta in a specific period of time?