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Questions tagged [events]

For questions about events organized by Stack Overflow Inc. or Stack Exchange communities.

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University Ambassadors for SE community promotion

Recently, I stumbled upon this old post (2011) on Quantitative Finance SE: Quant.SE University Ambassadors Program: calling students and teachers, which announced an (private?) initiative to run a "...
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Should we let users delete their answers in official swag events after it's already over?

I just noticed someone who deleted their answer in the recent swag contest, apparently because being frustrated at not getting the swag yet. I don't think that's a valid reason to delete the answer. ...
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Make a “gif” knitting

How do all of you make a gif knit with the winter bash knitting website? I saw a couple of gifs from this question here And I thought maybe I could make mine into one. But I'm not too sure how?
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How can I introduce people to the Stack Exchange Sites?

I am from a country where people are not very familiar with Stack Exchange sites and about 90% of them don't know their existence even if they use the Internet. Maybe this question could not be asked ...
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When is Stack Exchange holding an event program?

I have been seeing tech conferences all around, and I wonder why Stack Exchange hasn't held one. Or am I just not aware of any? Stack Exchange is a big community with huge interest in almost every ...
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Ended Events in Community Bulletin Don't Go Away

I happened to have a question open at the point where a chat event in the community bulletin ended. The time indicator on the event kept on ticking, showing me how long it had been since the "upcoming ...
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Can we add the ability to place multiple links in chat event schedules?

The Space Exploration site has many chat events, all based on live broadcasts of events like launches, arrival of probes at mission targets, mission press conferences, major lectures, and so on. ...
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(Should it) Include buffer time between opening the Questionnaires for Candidates and Primary in elections?

I've been thinking, since the questionnaires are open for the candidates as primary begins but people are already voting, shouldn't there be buffer time for them to fill out the thing first? Source ...
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Adding a chat event with invalid date ends in either “website not found” or a JSON response

When I try to create an event for a chat room with an incomplete date the end-result is not what a useability expert would call acceptable. steps to reproduce: visit your favourite chatroom ...
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Is there a way to find out when someone earned a hat?

As per title. Does the hat-earning "event" appear in the activity tab, or similar?
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What's about Meta Site's events purposes?

What is the purposes of performing events on Meta? I'm talking about events like Winterbash and April Fools. Are there any badges or tags for Meta site events?
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A non-competitive, chat-based event for reviewing close-votes? [duplicate]

tl;dr "Many hands make light work." Based on the belief that incentivizing moderation (e.g. close-votes reviews) via competition can undermine the integrity and quality of said moderation, this is ...
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How do I stop getting notifications for a chat event?

For example, I registered for "Happy Hour" on Meta Stack Overflow chat; now every week I get a notification about it. I am most of time unable to follow it and want to de-register from getting these ...
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The event creation screen for chat room events is kind of broken

I created an event and the default date was tomorrow. Why tomorrow? Why not today? Or next week? I think that the default should be today's date. The time field needs a colon. Typing "2200" breaks ...
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Can we get more opportunities to “earn” Stack Overflow swag?

In light of the Stack Exchange swag store closing (luckily I already got my SO shirt), I've realized it's very difficult to get a Stack Overflow t-shirt. I propose we get more opportunities across all ...
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Event ends in 22 hours? Why not starts in 21 hours? [closed]

Recently noticed on the front page there is this text: Get your Windows 8 questions answered with Doris Chen and Jerry Nixon – ends in 22 hours Am I the only person who thinks this reads very ...
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Change logo theme according to important events/holidays?

Similar to Google, but with some important differences: It will be more like adding stuff to the logo, instead of making the logo out of stuff The changes should not take away your attention for more ...
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Stack Overflow Worldwide Meetups 2012 [closed]

We recently announced the Second Annual Stack Overflow Meetup Everywhere day. This year, it will be on Saturday, April 28 (though local groups are welcome to pick any other day that week if a Saturday ...
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Why might the displayed Accept/Unaccept totals be inconsistent with the state of the Accepted Answer flag?

I have an answer on Stack Overflow that currently is marked as accepted. However, when you look at my rep totals for that post, you see exactly one accept and exactly one unaccept. It would seem ...
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What guidelines should one follow when referencing Stack Exchange, Inc in media?

I'm going to be giving a TED Talk at a TEDx event my school is helping coordinate. The subject of my talk is "technology as a medium for education." I say education in relation to Stack Exchange ...
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Stack Overflow not displaying new events anymore in tab titles [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: New profile format: How do we get the “alerts” back? The Stack Overflow site has a new design, and now, when I come back to the site, I don't see the new ...
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Can the iCalendar link in Chat be made a little clearer?

It would be superawesome if, when you register for a special event in chat, you could get an iCalendar link to register the event in your fav calendar application. Superawesome. Sorry, but "Export?" ...
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Scheduled event displayed in room info box, clicking on it gets you to the cat

When I look at the C++ chat room's scheduled events tab, it shows one current event. (The event itself is silly, it was just someone playing with this feature.) That event is also shown in the room's ...