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There are [multiple] problems with this tag

The multiple tag has 11 questions about ... multiple ... different things: e.g. multiple accounts, multiple tags, multiple duplicates. It doesn't have an excerpt, and can probably never be used as the ...
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Log in problem via GitHub

Generally I log into https://stackoverflow.com/ via GitHub, and I can access all my Stack Exchange network sites. I do not need to log in to all Stack Exchange network sites separately. But this thing ...
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Which Stack Exchange site for website-user questions?

Basically, questions like "I'm a user, I'm having trouble with website X, and I think it's them, not me." I'm experiencing what seems like a bug in a text field in Amazon.com, and Super User ...
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How can we preserve Area 51 sites that get closed during the beta?

This is the second time I've been hit by an Area 51 site I got really involved in (Productivity.SE), being closed due to "not enough activity" (the first was Startups). Productivity.SE was ...
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Why are the community-specific close reasons not automatically included in the don't ask help article?

Any person can read a general pan-SE list of close reasons. Any person can read a site-specific list of on-topic areas – these are available in the help center. In a few SE sites, there is a list of &...
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Automatically load external images in posts onto Imgur (like GitHub camo) [duplicate]

GitHub uses "camo" (anonymized image URLs) for all external images that appears on GitHub, like when rendered in a README file, in a document, or in issues/pull requests. Using a proxy for ...
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How can I find the total number of times each website on Stack Exchange has participated on Winter Bash?

How can I find the total number of times each website on Stack Exchange has participated on Winter Bash? Is there a way to know this? If it is difficult to find, Is there any way to find out the total ...
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Recent change in tag-badges style doesn't look good in dark mode?

I think there's been a recent change to tag-badge styles in dark mode that in my opinion makes those badges look less appealing that they used to. I recall tag-badges used to have a deep dark look to ...
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Curious badge display 3/5 instead of 4/5

I have asked well-received 4 questions on 4 separate days but its display 3/5 instead of 4/5 in this network. Date: Dec 16 '20 at 11:20, Dec 17 '20 at 11:42, Dec 4 '20 at 9:01, 2 days ago, Note one ...
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Option To Delete Question Even If There Is One Answer

I find it very annoying that you are not able to remove a question you posted even if it has a single answer that is of low quality or has been down voted. There are many questions that have been ...
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Where should I ask this type of question? [duplicate]

I have a question about algorithms that need to be computationally efficient (optimal would be better). In particular the tone of the question would be: "I have well-known mathematical problem X, ...
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My question is not shared in LinkedIn when I copy the link

One of my questions was closed for being a duplicate. When I share it to dev.to it's shared. The problem is when I try to share it via copy link to LinkedIn, it fetches the duplicate question instead ...
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What percentage of users actively answer questions?

How can I determine the percentage of users who actively answer questions in any given Stack Exchange forum? By active, I mean have answered at least one question within the last 12 months, regardless ...
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What happens to the associaton bonus if an user is deleted and then recreate on a site? [duplicate]

This question came to mind while reading a comment on another question about loosing privileges dues to bounties. Suppose an user has enough rep on a site to get the association bonus on their other ...
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Is there an ideal Stack Exchange mindset? [closed]

For me, the Stack Exchange mindset is: ask good questions (e.g. practical or theoretical problems, clarification on a particular subject or about a moment from history) - and provide equally good ...
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We have no [knowledge] of this tag

The Meta Stack Exchange tag knowledge has ten questions about many different topics. It does not have a tag wiki or excerpt. Since about everything we do here is asking for or sharing knowledge, I ...
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Site for question about feminism

What site should this question be posted on? I've seen this definition: Radical feminism is a perspective within feminism that calls for a radical reordering of society in which male supremacy is ...
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Is there a community for beauty tips here? [duplicate]

Would you know if there a beauty community created here? I would love to participate in regards of beauty expertise.
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We’re adding more user controls for cookie consent

Update (Feb 8): We’ll be doing some a/b testing with the consent interface. Once we’ve landed on a final design, we’ll use that design on all of our sites network wide. Additionally, we’re working on ...
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Reputation and post deletion: Saving rep from downvotes

In my most downvoted question/lowest scored question, I had these words in it: My relations with reputation is something that should be dealt with at all times. I have had some struggles with losing ...
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The Empty tag is a meaningless void of meta

I just came across empty. It's a classic meta tag, bereft of meaning. I'd like to consign it to the void, and proper oblivion, but I wonder if anyone finds meaning in emptiness. So... any reasons to ...
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Is it ok to give a similar answer to someone else?

I recently had a problem with centralizing an image in a carousel - specifically, I couldn't vertically align it in the center. I did some digging and found an answer here: How to center image in ...
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What is the fate of the Vexillologist hat?

Now that Winter Bash 2020 is over, I have a question... Will the second trigger for the Vexillologist secret hat be revealed? It's still listed as "Not figured out yet": Now that there is ...
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Preserve indent across lines in the editor

One of the limitations of the text editor is encountered when working with text that includes indentation. For instance, if I type in 4 spaces to start a new level of indent, I have to type in 4 ...
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Winter Bash 2020 Closing Blog Post Feedback

We have just posted out Ciao Winter Bash 2020! post on the blog where we go over some of the highlights and stats of the event that just ended. Here is an excerpt: Nick and VonC earned the very first ...
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The Winter Bash 2020 has ended. What are your thoughts?

I will share my thoughts first. I think the hat dash and the Defender of the Unicorn were fun games. Here are some comments of them: Hat Dash Defender of the Unicorn About Rules similar to Chrome T-...
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What term is appropriate to use to describe activity/engaging with others on SE user?

If I were to describe myself as an active user, should I say "I'm a micro blogger at Stack Exchange/Stack Overflow"? Or is there a better term to use?
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What will happen to the bounty offered if I delete my posts through which I've earned reputation?

What will happen to the bounty offered if I delete my posts through which I've earned reputation? For example, currently I have a reputation of 400+ in the Workplace and let's say I start a bounty for ...
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On which Community should I ask questions about 'Vulnerability Scanning'?

Which is the dedicated Stack Community to asking questions about network vulnerability scanning? The network can be OT and IT. I would like to know how they work in details.
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What should I do with my post on logos?

I posted Logos and their representation and it seems like the community doesn't support it: Now I read the downvote reason, and clearly they voted the question for it being useless. However, someone ...
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What does the logo of each Stack Exchange site represent?

There are many sites on the SE Network that are based on different topics. From the question topics to the identity of each site's logo, what does it represent?
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The Stack Exchange Data Explorer reports an error on Line 0

In the fix I wrote for Include a line number when there's a syntax error I tried to handle both regular errors and errors that come with an Line number: if (response.line) { msg = 'Line ' + ...
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Are pronoun-only suggested edits acceptable?

On Chess.SE, there's a user who is suggesting pronoun-only edits. And I mean lots of edits. Some even change quotes. Is there an official policy regarding such edits? Should they be approved (improve ...
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Synonyms suggestions should require moderator approval, not just 4 votes. The system should be overhauled in general

The synonym system needs an overhaul. Right now, there's a synonym request tag, just because of how useless the site's synonym system is, where on some SEs at least it is encouraged not to use it, as ...
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Why is the awarding of Nice Answer badge much faster than Enlightened badge? [duplicate]

I have this answer I did yesterday on SO: Convert type str (with number and words) column into int pandas And I got my tenth upvote today. So I got the Nice Answer badge an hour ago: https://...
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How can I see the percentages of the data coming from different websites on Stack Exchange?

I have to write a data description of the data collected using the query below. SELECT p.Title,p.Body,c.Text FROM Posts p JOIN Comments c ON c.PostId = p.Id -- filter on tags inner join posttags pt ...
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When does Winter Bash really end?

I am just wondering what time exactly does the Winter Bash end. As mentioned in the FAQ here, it says: What is going on? Why do I see hats? From December 16th through January 4th, you'll be able to ...
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“0 posts edited” is greyed out whereas “0 helpful flags” is clickable. What's the rationale behind that?

On my user profile, I see that 0 posts edited is greyed out whereas 0 helpful flags is clickable. What's the rationale behind that? Is there a declined flag perhaps? – Tinkeringbell♦ 54 secs ago No ...
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What is the origin of “It's important to know your history… in more ways than one”?

The hat lists of some years include the quote "It's important to know your history... in more ways than one", e.g. Winter Bash 2019: Provided that "It's important to know your history.....
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How many people have won hats during different years?

I am trying to find the number of people participating in WB each year. "Participate in WB" means that acquiring at least one hat of that year's WB. Is there any way I can achieve that?
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“Be nice” is not working. It's just a fact [closed]

I used this website a long time ago but got turned off by how rude people were. So I stopped using it. I asked a question today in a field I'm not familiar with and instead of answers got snark. The ...
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I changed my email in my “Email Settings”, and I'm not completely sure what happened [duplicate]

On my "DUO" account, I changed my email address in "Email settings" to my email address for my "Quote Dave" account. However, when I pressed "save", it changed ...
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After getting four reopen votes, why did it not reopen my question? Confused [duplicate]

My one question got four reopen votes. More than one day goes down, but still it did not reopen my question. What was wrong? Question link Someone explain, please I followed the question How long does ...
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What's the opinion on Long-running questions?

For questions which the answer is currently known, but likely to change in the future, should I ask in a way that the immediate answer closes the question? Or write in a way that the question remains ...
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Is it unusual for a moderator to ask for credentials or other user specifics related to the topic of an SE site?

Related to the A.I. SE meta question What is the policy on one-boxing AI-related links in this site's general chatroom? and a now apparently accidentally deleted comment (immediately below this ...
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Will we get a “2020: a year in moderation” post this year? [duplicate]

Since 2016, Shog9 has been posting every year a "year in moderation" post to every meta site with some interesting stats. However, 12 days after the last post, he was fired. Will we get ...
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Line next to username on profile [duplicate]

My Retrocomputing profile shows a short line next to my username: I thought it might be like a placeholder for the "top x%" that's next to my profile on other sites where I have more rep, ...
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Why is the JavaScript file that deal with Winter Bash hats called “hakovaim.js”?

Looking through Network tab on Chrome developer tools, I noticed a file called "hakovaim.js" and in it seems to be code that controls the Winter Bash hats. Why was this name chosen? The word ...
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TOS and Ill/Quasi-legal Activity

I'm a moderator at the Raspberry Pi exchange and just had a question flagged for something involving "illegal behaviour": RPi4 wifi and captive portal failure I've closed it as off-topic, ...
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What else is required from me to earn the “Defender of the Unicorn” hat?

I managed to get an illegitimate score into the top of the leaderboard while circumventing the updated auto-ban system, and I reported how it was done. Unless there exists additional criteria that I'm ...