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Whose answer should you accept: Another person's or your own? [duplicate]

I asked a question about a programming problem and someone wrote a couple of comments, trying to help me find the source of the problem and even pointing out a problem with my code that was easy to ...
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Is the Stack Exchange Meta site advertised?

I've noticed that there are a low number of users on Stack Exchange Meta, compared to other SE sites, such as Stack Overflow. Do the Stack Exchange Team ever advertise this site?
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Why does the `FAQ for Stack Exchange Sites` appear in the unanswered tab?

When I opened the 'Unanswered' tab on the side, as shown below, the first question that shows up is the FAQ. Why is it there? Why isn't it removed from the 'Unanswered' tab?
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Why can you not answer a question more than once? [closed]

When you have a question, and you have multiple suggestions, you have to put it in the same answer. Why can't SE sites allow you to answer a question more than once?
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What is the best place to upload files for use in questions? [duplicate]

Let's say I have a file, such as a HTML file or a Node project in a ZIP file. Where is the best place to upload this file when adding it to a question on Stack Overflow or another SE site?
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What recourse do I have if I believe an SO employee has unfairly declined a feature request? [closed]

I made a feature request a while back, and a Staff-marked user (who is a paid employee, as I understand correctly) marked it status-declined before the community had voted much on it (must have been -...
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Avoiding misuse of SE/SO for online university tests during COVID-19

A number of science and technology-related sites have traditionally considered homework off-topic. As far as I understand, this is because we aim to create a base of answers which are useful for ...
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Tighten vote-to-close conditions for high-score questions [duplicate]

I've seen some questions with score 5+ on the verge of getting closed and sometimes I thought "Mmmh that's a shame". I know I can vote to re-open but perhaps we don't have to go through that. Surely ...
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“Detailed answers to any questions you might have” wording improvement

The wording for the Help Center has always struck me as particularly...unhelpful. Could it be reconsidered? My usual use case is I'm trying to find out what is on- and off-topic for a given site. ...
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Improving Review Queues - Design overview II: Changing review bans and other new features

This is one of three project announcements for Improving Review Queues. We’ve summarized the project objectives and goals here. As a reminder, this project is still in the early stages of discovery. ...
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Improving Review Queues - Design overview I: Onboarding and updating workflows

This is one of three project announcements for Improving Review Queues. We’ve summarized the project objectives and goals here. As a reminder, this project is still in the early stages of discovery. ...
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Improving the Review Queues - Project overview

As part of our Q2 roadmap, the Community Product team is working towards improving Review Queues. This project is still in the early stages of discovery. In addition to user research interviews, we ...
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Does/could/should SE prompt users harder to vote on and accept answers to their questions?

If I remember rightly, when I view a question to which I haven't yet accepted an answer, I sometimes see a reminder to accept an answer. But I was wondering if SE sites could push users harder to ...
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New Feedback Tag – [product-discovery]

As a product team, we’re taking a look at our end-to-end product development lifecycle and identifying points where project work has reached a milestone that can be shared with you for input. We ...
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How can the required number of votes for community promotion ads be lowered on smaller sites?

Martial Arts SE just got our first community ads a few months ago. The requirement is that in order for an ad to be shown, it must have at least 6 votes. However, I'm sure I speak for many small ...
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How does Stack Exchange allow two similar questions to hit HNQ?

See these two questions. They are very much similar to each other. I was shocked to see both these questions hit the HNQ. How does Stack Exchange allow two similar questions to hit HNQ?
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How is the current pandemic negatively affecting some SE sites?

I just read this blog post about the change in traffic due to the pandemic. It's very interesting and I'm grateful to the people who took the time to write it. However, it only talks about SE sites ...
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Close voters can be seen by those without the privilege to do so [duplicate]

This is what I see from my account (which has the close vote privilege): It says "Viewable by the post author and users with the close/reopen votes privilege," yet this is not true. Here is ...
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What is the proper capitalization of “Question” and “Answer”?

Basically, I've been capitalizing Question and Answer when referring to Stack Exchange Questions and Answers - that is, the pieces of content on the site - to distinguish them from just questions and ...
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Let new-comers know what they should know

I would like to focus two things here: Neither the Tour, nor Ask A Question, shows What the question poster should when someone answers their question? which most of the new comers often don't know ...
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Which Stack Exchange website has the highest question close percentage? [duplicate]

Which Stack Exchange website has the highest question close percentage? I see on https://medicalsciences.stackexchange.com/tools/question-close-stats that Medical Sciences Stack Exchange's question ...
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No minimum question limit on SE sites? [closed]

I was browsing the Stack Overflow site (specifically the machine-learning tag (ML)) and I was surprised by how short the questions are becoming in that place. ML is fast growing, but there isn't any ...
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A bug In Stack Exchange Data Query for How Unsung Am I

I was surfing through the How Unsung Am I data queries, because I felt I would receive that soon. But one of the famous query by Martijn Pieters showed that I had to go a long way to get that. But ...
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Will a draft of the new moderator agreement be published on Meta to solicit feedback before it's implemented?

Will a draft of the new moderator agreement (see The Q1 2020 Community Roadmap is on the Blog) be published on SE Meta to solicit feedback before it's implemented? After all, non-moderator users have ...
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Question Close Updates

This week we rolled out a series of changes to improve parts of the question close workflow. You can read more about the details of these changes here. For context, the overall effort to improve ...
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Is it an abuse of power if a moderator edits a user's meta post by adding their objections against the post itself?

Recently, a diamond moderator of this math sub-site of Stack Exchange, added comments (see below) into a meta post that they objects against. (The edit was rolled back by the post maker later though.)...
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This month’s “The Loop” is all about how we utilize feedback

One thing we’ve discussed a lot in the past here on Meta and at Stack Overflow is how we receive, prioritize and implement feedback. A project that we announced in Q1 this year was identifying and ...
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Break Up stackoverflow? [duplicate]

I think it might be time to consider breaking up stackoverflow into several different sites. I just posted a JS question. I never even saw it on the first page. As soon as it's off the first page, the ...
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Is there a way of seeing the evolution of the statistics of a site as a function of time?

Is there a way of seeing the evolution of the statistics of a site as a function of time? For example, I would like to see these statistics (e.g. number of visits, regular users, number of questions,...
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Why has this question become hot twice within a few seconds of interval? [duplicate]

Why has this question become hot twice within a few seconds of interval? Is that expected to see this in the question log? https://politics.stackexchange.com/posts/52764/revisions
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“One day flies” phenomenon and community metrics in Area 51

The community metrics in Area 51 give a great impression of an SE community health. Also, I've seen the following statement from a research paper: An interesting characteristic of SO is that about ...
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What is the opposite of the XY problem?

There is the XY problem, where a solution for X is wanted, but a question about Y is asked. I think there's also the problem of the assumed XY problem, where a question about Y is asked, but X is ...
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Should the community decide which questions become hot?

Since I have been elected a moderator at Artificial Intelligence SE (about 1 month ago), I've noticed that certain questions that have high value (for our site, but not only), such as What are the AI ...
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What website can I go in which I can find people that discuss Window-style OS improvements? [duplicate]

This is more of a hobby of mine that I've been working on for the past 5 years. I'd like to find a group of people that I can discuss innovative ideas that would be a major improvement to the current ...
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How do I get email notifications of new questions? [duplicate]

I would like to get email notifications when someone submits a new questions to a specific community. I have not found a setting for this in my group profile page. Is this possible?
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Can you use the association bonus to post a bounty on one of your alt accounts' questions?

I'd like some clarification on the rules for having alt accounts/sock puppet accounts. I suspect I have seen someone doing this, and think it is exploitative. Account X posts a question on a site. ...
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Can StackExchange network site(s) be considered “Social Media”? [closed]

After compiling the below references (to try to determine this myself), an Answer is still ambiguous enough [to me] to ask this Question here. *This Question is similar to, but more general in ...
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Keyboard shortcut for key formatting?

Is there a shortcut to apply keyboard formatting to text? E.g. Rather of manually typing the opening and closing <kbd> tags, is there a way to automatically apply them by highlighting the ...
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What happens when I use a Stack Overflow snippet without attribution [closed]

What happens if I don't give attribution when I was using a code snippet in my software?
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Stack Exchange copyright - where should we give attribution?

I know that code from the Stack Exchange sites is licensed under Creative Commons BY-SA. So if I use code from Stack Exchange sites, attribution is required (as mentioned in this article). How ...
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Connect Stack Overflow

I already have a Stack Overflow account (logged with GitHub) and I saw I can use the Stack Exchange app to receive my notifications, so I have installed the app, but when I try to link, it made me a ...
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How can I access the Formatting Sandbox if I have less than 10 reputation here?

According to this thread, I can use this thread to test compositions of messages. However, it requires 10 reputation points. I got 100 points automatically, but it doesn't seem to help. I'm ...
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How to ask for clarification from editor on suggested edits [duplicate]

I have an answer that a user (with low reputation) has suggested edits on: https://stackoverflow.com/review/suggested-edits/25841208 I'm a little confused about the rationale behind their suggested ...
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Can we ask any question on any topic by tagging “Community Wiki” post? [duplicate]

If yes, then here is my question: What is the global lock down's impact on the software industry for the long term? What will be the impact on technology trends?
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UI - Reputation graph has a smaller gap for a certain period of days

The gap between days is smaller for a certain period of days And it's reproducible in multiple user's graph Update Since it seems using the lib highcharts I searched one of their official demos ...
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Most adequate writing point of view in self-answered questions [closed]

Which is the most adequate writing point of view to self-answer a question? 1. First person. Taking into account that the person who asks and answers are the same. Something like: I found a ...
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How does comment hiding work on Stack Overflow? [duplicate]

I tried to find an answer to this question on meta. While I found several posts such as the following related to this topic, they do not accurately answer the specific question I have. Also, they are ...
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Why do some answers have dofollow links while others don't? [duplicate]

Why do some answers have dofollow links - like this one https://magento.stackexchange.com/a/87262/39924 while others don't (for example, https://magento.stackexchange.com/a/310057/39924, notice ...
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What is Meta's definition of a “more frivolous” post?

I was recently advised of the purpose of meta being: for "more frivolous discussions" Meta Stack Exchange is a special place for suggestions, bugs, support questions, and discussion about the ...
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We’re Updating The GDPR-Related Sections Of Our Legal Portal

We’re doing a bit of an overhaul in our legal portal when it comes to how we organize our GDPR-related pages and information. There’s no change in what we collect or how we use it. Our goal is to make ...