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New chat moderation tools for the Teachers' Lounge

The Teachers' Lounge (or "TL" for short) is a private chat room that is a dedicated space for the diamond moderators of the Stack Exchange sites to communicate with each other for a variety ...
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Should questions of the form “How can I do A without using X or Y for some reason that I don't understand?” be answered?

Here's the question that prompted me to post this Meta question: Creating a list of instances(objects) of a class in Python without explicit list comprehension or for loops My question is how we ...
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Complete versus complex answers [closed]

In this question, the OP asks "How could I create a randomly-variable-length list of instances (objects) of this class Teacher without using any list comprehension (maybe from vectorization or ...
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Where should I ask journalism/media studies questions?

I enrolled in the media studies master program at the university and as long term SE user, and I find it quite surprising that there is no SE site for this field. Is there a proper place to ask these ...
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Built-in (or recommended safe) way to post a link to an image inside a comment? [duplicate]

Screenshots are so useful. Is there a built-in way to upload an image that produces a link that can be shared inside a comment (since images can't be put into comments directly)? If not, what is a ...
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Seeking site(s) to ask questions about metric units and spelling

On October 16, 2019, I asked the question Why is the ångström not a metric unit? And why is the ångström spelled with the Swedish/Finnish letters "å" and "ö...
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What should one do when they have been accused wrongly of using sockpuppets, and can the deleted accounts be recovered?

On the "A Day In The Penalty Box" post's comment section, someone posted, If your account has been suspended, do you lose the opportunity of becoming a moderator? My brother has an Arqade ...
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Protected questions page has broken experience

Protected questions view has broken experience in mobile browser, which makes reviewing difficult. Browser: Chrome Mobile: iPhone 12
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Can we [table] this tag, and use [tables] instead?

I saw the table tag on this, now deleted, off-topic question. I figure, since tables are now supported in markdown, we should be able to merge table into tables, especially considering the latter has ...
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What should I do if my question was flawed, but the answer was correct to the question I asked?

For example, I currently have this question: How can I get the value of a row in a column in SQLite 3 table with Tkinter Listbox widget? I made a mistake in my question. I forgot to mention that: &...
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Where to ask for a specific brand of food [duplicate]

I'm looking for a brand of cookies from my childhood. On which Stack Exchange site should I ask?
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We’re Adding our Subprocessors to the GDPR Section of Our Legal Portal

As part of our continued effort to ensure compliance with the GDPR, we are publishing a list of our subprocessors - a list of third party vendors who process personal information for each of our ...
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Does this site offer bounties or badges for kindness?

Does this site offer bounties or badges for kindness? And by 'kindness' I mean a comprehensiveness of views, an inviting way of welcoming newcomers, a kind and unarrogant way of inciting the other ...
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Reputation after deleting a post [duplicate]

I just got started on Stack Exchange. What happens to your reputation after deleting a question on a Stack Exchange website? Do you lose the reputation associated with the deleted question? If yes: ...
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How can a Stack Exchange site expand scope significantly, where the scope expansion implies a new name and URL?

Consider Freelancing SE as a hypothetical [for now!] example. Freelancing has been in beta for 7+ years. Given its narrow scope, it doesn't get many questions each year, and that number is shrinking. ...
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Is it “by design” that “answers in flight” are not accepted on closed questions, but that some still can submit?

Discussion This question comes off the back of a question I asked on Stack Overflow Meta about the grace periods of answers. Specifically it was my confusion that I, personally, cannot submit answers ...
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What does it mean when we say “be nice to new users”?

Today a brand new user to the SE community, asked a question about graph theory. This is the full text of their question Let G be a bipartite graph with 2n vertices exactly one perfect matching. Show ...
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Why exactly is *German* a requirement for a role that is India based?

Amusingly, I'm not actually sure if this goes on meta, but this is probably the place it's most likely to be seen. I was looking through the "work here" page and looking at one of the roles -...
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What's the most appropriate site for COVID-19 statistics questions?

Regarding COVID-19, Cross Validated or Data Science would be the appropriate place for extrapolation (forecasting) questions. But for questions centred around the interpretation of COVID-19 data, ...
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What to do when someone with more reputation trying to mislead my question into an opinion based question? [closed]

I have asked this question: Is there any way to check for badblocks that use uncompressible data and also also can do multiple pass? Apparently I expect an answer to come up with a good way to test ...
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Questions about the new minimum age for diamond moderators

Today we've released a policy that moderators must be 18 years old or older to be diamond moderators on our sites. Since the policy post isn't well-suited to address questions about the policy, that's ...
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Is there a minimum age for Community Moderators on Stack Exchange?

If I'm 16, can I be a moderator on one of the Stack Exchange network sites? I know that due to COPPA and GDPR users have to be a specific age before they can have accounts on Stack Exchange - are ...
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Is avoiding to report underage users a violation of the moderator agreement now?

There is a new official policy on reporting underage users by moderators: What are our policies regarding underage users?. This is posted with the mod-agreement-policy tag, so it is officially part of ...
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What is the purpose of ordering answers SOLELY by date? [duplicate]

I find this really annoying and it gets worse all the time. The addition to not only sort answers based on upvotes is great - things get outdated and new answers might keep it up to date. At the start,...
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Why is traffic on some of SE sites stagnant or in decline, and what is the destiny of such sites?

I noticed that some of the SE sites simply declined in terms of new posts in the last several years. Is there any analysis of what these sites are, and reasons why that happened? What would be the ...
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Can't edit questions on meta posts; unable to gain reputation on them

I wanted to edit this question's title which is on Mathematics Meta Stack Exchange because it did not have anything to do with the question itself. However, I could not edit it. When I tried to edit ...
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How do I get attention for a bug report or feature request that was deferred a long time ago?

As I was using the site, I had an idea for a new feature for the network. As I searched through the Meta archives, I found that someone already asked for the same thing a long time in the past. The ...
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Where should I ask a question about GDPR?

I want to ask this: "Will ad business comply with GDPR law. If yes how?". Where should I ask this question? It seems related to both business model and law?
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Where should I ask a question about office maintenance? (Specifically, magnetic door holder)

I googled "maintenance stack exchange", but obviously that had undesired results :) Where can/should I ask questions about office maintenance? I'm leaning toward Home Improvement, but I ...
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Automated welcome message from the moderators when you join a site

I just joined a new community on Reddit, and got a very nice message welcoming me to the community and giving me a few links to important documentation and some tips on how to get the most out of the ...
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Winter Bash and user participation stats

Multiple times in the past, when talking about the reasons behind Winter Bash, employees among other things mentioned it being a "way to promote participation during a period that usually sees a ...
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Has this tag been [hacked]?

The tag hacked (18 questions) here on this site doesn't seem to have a clear use or intent. The tag has a usage description, which states the following: Use for questions about hacked Stack Exchange ...
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Can I hit on someone? [closed]

I know you must think I am very weird, but I once met a user I liked on Stack Overflow that answered one of my questions. If I asked them for their number (through the comments), would I get banned or ...
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Announcing a design experiment re: placement of “Ask question” button

TL;DR Because the current location of the “Ask question” button is inconsistent, we want to move it. But first, we’re testing the proposed new location to ensure we don’t negatively impact question ...
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What is the goal of “accepted answer mark” [duplicate]

As in Would it be possible to have a "community accepted" feature?, votes can already mark better answer (though not always work especially when there are a lot of answers). Then except for ...
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Mobile experience of the website not standardized, very impractical to use and add code

Title says it all. When writing an answer on a mobile device the options for adding snippets do not appear at all in any way in the slightest, there's no way I can either add, or even view, a code ...
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On which SE site can I ask questions about migrants and refugees?

I'm planning on making a video that depicts a map of the locations of the deaths of migrants and refugees that attempt to cross the Mediterranean Sea as time progresses. In particular, I'd like to ...
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The existence of these tags reduce my [efficiency] and [productivity]

The efficiency and productivity tags have no tag wiki, only 5 resp. 8 questions, and (especially the first one) are not used in a consistent way. I can see some point in focusing productivity on tips &...
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How to check the source of a question flagged as duplicate

I was writing a question and got to the end of it. I then realized that there is a possible solution in another answer - and it indeed worked. I nevertheless posted my question and immediately marked ...
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How can I report a user that abusively self-promotes their own company?

There is a user on Stack Overflow that clearly self-promotes their own company. This behavior includes: Editing the questions of other users in order to add a new tag, and the text of the tag equals ...
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Is the “Congratulations” message in the FP Queue misguiding use of VLQ?

There have been numerous discussions about the merits (or otherwise) of the "Very Low Quality" (VLQ) flag for questions, such as here on Meta.SE, along with many closely related questions on ...
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MAINTENANCE WARNING: Possible downtime early morning Dec 2, 4, and 9 UTC (8:30PM NYC-time on Dec 1, 3, and 8, 2020)

Update: (2020-12-09 UTC) Window C is complete. No outages or degradations. Update: (2020-12-04 UTC) Window B is complete. No outages or degradations. Update: (2020-12-02 UTC) Window A is complete....
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What is the point of edits that make source citations more visible?

Someone recently edited my question on a SE site and made the source citation more visible. The editor replaced my [Source] with From the Wikipedia article about Entropy (Source view via The ...
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New Feature: Table Support

Update: I've just enabled this feature network-wide. All sites across Stack Exchange are now able to use tables. Thanks for all the feedback. We'll keep monitoring this question and we'll continue to ...
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Why does Meta get more votes than Main? [closed]

I usually take a look at certain questions on both Stack Overflow and Mathematics Stack Exchange, and what's interesting is the vote counts. They usually have around 0 - 2 votes. Now I go to meta, I ...
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Why is the page design for search results different than questions/tagged results?

For example, check out stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/python as compared to stackoverflow.com/search Personally, I find the /search version much less visually pleasing. (I am curious if others ...
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Do users have right to not allow redistribution of their posts?

In my understanding, the CC BY-SA 4.0 license allows me to redistribute any material posted in Stack Exchange, as long as I put a link back to the original post. Does that mean a user has a right to ...
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Why would the number of columns in the “Stack Exchange Network” section in the footer vary? [duplicate]

The number of columns in the "Stack Exchange Network" in the footer varies. For example, the Science section has 2 columns, but there are still 10 more unlisted sites. Why don't they be ...
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Bad advice on “How to not be a spammer” page

The standard /help/promotion page includes the following: Avoid poorly-written questions. Posting a well-written answer under a poorly-written question just makes your answer look worse. IMHO this ...
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Feedback on The Loop: Adding review guidance to the help center

I just posted to our blog about our recent review guidance work for the help center. In the post, I go into detail about our motivations, thinking, and the work that took place to complete this ...