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Where to ask about the meaning of a joke?

If you have a short fictional story which you don't quite get, where on Stack Exchange would you go?
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Finding meta.stackexchange.com on Data S.E [duplicate]

It is well known that Data Explorer can extract data from all Stack Exchange sites, even including meta sites and Primary Meta Stack Exchange (metaSE). I request for the functionality to switch sites ...
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URL of Meta Stack Exchange chat room transcript (which I opened from inbox) contains 2 slashes after “chat.meta.stackexchange.com”. Why?

I was chatting in a chat room and I went offline after some time. When I came back online, I checked my inbox and there was a chat reply in the chat room. The URL of the transcript (which I opened ...
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Year of being elected as moderator missing in stackexchange.com/about/moderators

There are 10 moderators for Ask Ubuntu as of writing this post. In https://stackexchange.com/about/moderators, the year of being elected as moderator is missing for one of the moderators (Marco Ceppi♦...
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Is it acceptable to team up with other users to cause flag-based autodeletion of comments and posts?

This may be a controversial question, but I think it is important to know the opinion of the community (and hopefully of SE) on this. In the comments on a recent answer to another question, I have ...
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Are we scaring away new users? [duplicate]

This is most prevalant in SO but it happens everywhere Misguided new user posts HORRIBLE question It gets closed/deleted User never comes back to SO How do we let them know it's bad to post these ...
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Username / company association

This question touches on Is there ever a time to create a user for a company?, but (a) is not identical and (b) The terms and conditions referenced in some answers appear to have changed. (...
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Responding to the Lavender Letter and commitments moving forward

I want to start by acknowledging the hurt and exhaustion that the members of the LGBTQIA+ community and their allies have experienced in our community as moderators and users. We have read the ...
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Where do I ask questions from the intersection of software engineering, translations, and linguistics? [duplicate]

This is a repost of a quickly closed question to make it clear that it has nothing to do with naming conventions. Naming conventions are, well conventions: following simple patterns and using simple ...
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Are general “let's discuss this proposal” threads allowed on Area 51 Discussion Zone?

A recent proposal on Area 51 has yielded a corresponding question (About Islam medical science) on Area 51 Discussion Zone, with the "question" simply a statement of the proposal's merits ...
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Rules for closing the question as duplicate [closed]

I have bad experience today on my question that is closed. I see it was decided by single person? Will that be previously by group of people vote then close right? Why there is no time interval to ...
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Is there a Q&A site where I can ask questions for a best term for constructs in software engineering? [duplicate]

I do not know to what extent this is a personal thing as it's not something I think I have seen others struggle with, but, when programming, I think a lot about proper names for classes; I use ...
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Can I use a title with an error message on Stack Overflow? [closed]

I wanted to make a title like this: Laravel 6 Error: GET http://localhost/fonts/vendor/@fortawesome/fontawesome-free/webfa-solid-900.woff2?55071ae1abc18726e23174192ebc0b68 net::ERR_ABORTED 404 Can I ...
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Can I ask different questions with the same title twice on Stack Overflow? [duplicate]

I want to ask two different questions with the same title on Stack Overflow. Is this possible? If it is not then why can I not? I have two different purposes for the same title. We cannot explain our ...
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Pirate's eye (Feature request to disable watched/ignored-tags with a single click)

The Pirate's eye The current design of all stack-exchange sites allow the users to Watch and Ignore tags. The purpose of this feature has been described in the following post: What do “watched tags” ...
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What Stack Exchange site should be used for miscellaneous questions, if there is no site for that topic? [duplicate]

If some question is of some rare topic, and no Stack Exchange site has this topic, is there some special Stack Exchange site meant for such rare "Misc" questions, like misc.stackexchange.com ...
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Fixing complex syntax highlighting of existing posts [duplicate]

I noticed when reading Goodbye, Prettify. Hello highlight.js! Swapping out our Syntax Highlighter that the syntax: <!-- language: lang-foo --> something in the Foo programming language is ...
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“Sorry, we are no longer accepting questions from this account” message on Stack Overflow [duplicate]

I have been blocked from asking questions. An expert did not accept, that I did not mention the code and that I did not mention the whole XML-document. But I was not using any code and it was only a ...
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Are there any plans to raise from the dead r/StackOverflow and r/StackExchange subreddits in the near future?

This past year the company has committed to "Community growth" as one of the priority points on the to-do list. I was wondering if that includes (re)taking ownership of the subreddits named ...
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Why are people casting fewer votes [closed]

Fewer people are casting their votes. Check these queries: Votes https://data.stackexchange.com/stackoverflow/query/1303081/votes-on-posts-year-on-year Posts https://data.stackexchange.com/...
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Feedback for The Loop, September 2020: Summer Bridge to Tech for Kids

September’s Loop Blog post was just published: Summer Bridge to Tech for Kids. In this post, we go over the Summer Bridge program that we got to be a part of! The purpose of the program is to expose ...
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How can I find out the name of user who has asked the most questions on Stack Overflow [duplicate]

I would like to know who has asked the most number of questions and how many they asked.
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Any successful mergers of Stack Exchange sites?

Have there been any successful mergers? This is some basic Q&A about merging sites, but I'm looking for more information.
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Adopting WindowsPhone into RetroComputing? [closed]

In a little over 4 years windows phone will be vintage and although updates have stalled at this point have there been any successful mergers? This has been discussed briefly on WindowsPhone.se and a ...
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Does tagging two software systems really make a question into two questions? [duplicate]

I am asking this in the context of the GIS Stack Exchange site where I've seen this issue arise multiple times. A person will ask "how do I do X?". They tag the question with two software ...
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Limit Community Users bumping in network

The question feed on Signal Processing is mostly comprised of questions bumped by the Community User, as discussed here on the site's meta. Seeing that Signal Processing isn't the smallest site in the ...
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Planned Maintenance scheduled for Tuesday, September 29, 2020 for Data Explorer

Update: The maintenance went as planned. tl;dr; Planned service interruption that will impact Stack Exchange Data Explorer (SEDE). The site will be inaccessible for up to 12 hours on September 29, ...
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Are “trigger keywords” matched in mentioned usernames as well?

I have read How does comment voting and flagging work? Comments containing certain "trigger" keywords are deleted instantly after a single flag, regardless of upvotes. The list of trigger ...
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99 reputation yet getting “Earn 10 reputation in order to answer this question” [duplicate]

Asking this here because I think this is very likely to be a general behaviour. Some months ago I wrote an answer to a question in Software Engineering that got very bad feedback (two negative votes ...
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Change the text of the [ask] magic link to “How to Ask a Good Question”

I (and I'm sure most of you) often type comments like this: Blah blah blah... please read [ask] blah blah ..which gets expanded to: Blah blah blah... please read How to Ask blah blah This has ...
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New highlighting is suboptimal for colorblind individuals

Within the last like hour or so, the highlighting for many languages appears to have changed. Browsing questions now, I'm seeing code like this: And this: I have to say, as a red/green colorblind ...
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Why do we have [deleted-questions] and [deleted-answers] tags when we have [deleted-posts]?

The tag info about deleted-posts is: For questions about questions or answers that are deleted. If this tag is for questions about both deleted answers and deleted questions, then why do we have ...
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Is the reputation requirement to appear in the network reputation graph separate or combined?

Accounts must have a minimum of 200 reputation to appear in this graph Is the reputation requirement specified here combined from all Stack Exchange sites, or that the reputation in at least one of ...
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I've been getting grammar corrections rejected - resulting in a ban, while in the past every single one was always accepted. Review system broken? [closed]

I've so far been very impressed with Stack Overflow's unique review system, which has been a marked improvement on most any other. Yet, I got banned for reviewing... What I think happened was that non-...
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How and when should one add “[sic]” to a quotation in a SE answer?

In What should I do about answers that are obviously intended to be accepted, but actually aren't? - Meta Stack Exchange, I directly quoted someone's comment: @sanjay I see your new to stack exchange....
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Should bare URLs to SE posts show up as links in bounty messages, the same way that they do in comments?

From the answer to How does the bounty system work? Can I use Markdown formatting in the bounty remarks? Can I edit the remark? Bounty notices support the Markdown mini format used for comments, with ...
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What should I do about answers that are obviously intended to be accepted, but actually aren't? [duplicate]

ludo - If a player rolls 3 consecutive 6s and on second six landed on another player’s token can they take a turn? - Board & Card Games Stack Exchange contains these comments: @sanjay I see your [...
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Could we include the Stack Exchange Highlight.js theme in the Highlight.js core package?

Once the final theme is agreed upon would Stack Exchange be open to submitting a PR to add the theme "officially" to the core project so smaller sites who enjoyed your theme could use it on ...
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Is there a text field where moderators can specify reason for deleting an answer?

When a moderator deletes an answer (not the whole question), is there a text field where they can specify reason? Searching related discussions here suggests that such an (optional) field does exist ...
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Why am I not notified for edits on answers and posts? [duplicate]

There's a question I answered some time ago (about 2 weeks) and now I see there were some edits introduced a week ago by another person to the question and to my answer. Why am I not notified of these ...
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Moving a two-month old post across sites denied [duplicate]

I asked this question two month back. It got answer which does not quite work for me. A while after I came back to the problem at hand and decided to flag my post to have it moved to Math.SE or CS.SE....
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Is there such a thing as an SE angst-o-meter? Some attempt to quantify on a site-by-site basis?

The (currently unanswered) meta question Were plans made for metrics associated with the Second Iteration of the Stack Exchange Quality Project? ends: Is there a way to try to identify the greatest ...
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What can be done for questions asking about YouTube quota? - these questions can't be solved for Stack Overflow [closed]

Questions made in Stack Overflow about YouTube quota are those kind of questions that can't be answered - due it's not a programming problem, but a support-like type of question. I posted this ...
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Does everyone see the same “Hot Network Questions”? [duplicate]

Hot Network Questions are wonderful to discover things one never expected to read about. I was always wondering whether the list seen on the side bar, or the one at https://stackexchange.com/questions?...
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Do we have a site where I may ask farming and animal husbandry questions?

I wanted to ask questions about poultry, animal husbandry and farming practices. Is there a site for those questions?
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Review badges, we need more of them! [duplicate]

In the past a lot of people have argued to get rid of review badges all together. For example here and here. To an extent these questions are a bit old, and are based on different mechanics of the ...
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How many voting irregularities do we tolerate? [duplicate]

All names below are created and do not refer to any specific users or SE sites. In the early days, when user W participated in SE site X, user W gained lots of "reputation" by plagiarising ...
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Skip spam LQP review audits or click on Recommend deletion

From the reviewing guidelines FAQ for low quality posts: [QA] Spam or rude/abusive posts: click the "link" to the post, and cast its corresponding flag. Do not "close", "...
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Oh CMs Where art thou?

I've been waffling a bit about bringing this up - but what are the plans/status on the new CM hires that were mentioned in the post about SE raising funds? There's certainly demand for their services, ...
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A lot of sites are going to be 10 this year - could we do something to celebrate?

Admittedly, the other site I mod is 11, and I embarrassingly missed the anniversary in the midst of a bunch of things. I had a mod go "My community is coming up on its 10 year anniversary, and I ...