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Dissecting the Stack Overflow views counter [duplicate]

The last couple of days I've been trying to understand how the Stack Overflow page views counter works. I wish to add a views counter to a project of mine and investigating the options. Stack Overflow ...
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Suggested implementation for Generalist badge

Take the set of 500 of most popular tags on the site in question. Find and store the correlation of pairs of these tags, e.g. the proportion of the time that a question tagged c# is also tagged .net. ...
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How are Stack Exchange engine updates deployed to production? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is Stack Overflow's deployment process? I'm just wondering, how does the Stack Exchange team deploy updates to production? As you have multiple servers, what strategy ...
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Stackoverflow-like text editing

We use a markup style system in a CMS. It works in a similar way to the system used for asking questions on stackoverflow (though it uses a different syntax). I am curious if the text editing system ...
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How does SO's new auto-login feature work without any refresh?

How does SO's new auto-login feature work? The above link talks about how auto login is implemented in SO. Answer to that post points to this solution. Is there a new auto-login feature? Now ...
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How about recently viewed question in Stack Overflow? [duplicate]

I what to ask you about recently viewed question in one panel at right side. Basically sometimes, after viewing a question, you may realize that you needs to review it again. So, in that case there ...
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Details on how search map in careers is implemented

On the search page http://careers.stackoverflow.com/employer/search the map is just great. I am interested in technology behind it. What is used to draw the markers client-side? Where aggregation ...
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How does Stack Exchange handle a unified user database?

I was wondering how a site like Stack Exchange manages to have a unified login system for all of their sites. Is the login/user management system kept separate from the sites?
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How does Stack Overflow logout work?

I just want to logout from Stack Overflow. I got below screen. Now I have a doubt, though - there is one checkbox with text "log out on all devices". I do not understand what this stands for? ...
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How many views does the Stack Overflow solution contain?

How many views does the Stack Overflow solution contain? I'm just curious, I want to compare with my MVC web app.
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Query about the structure of the flagged posts review page

I'm writing a WPF app, and I've been pondering for a while on how to show a preview of an HTML page then when the user clicks on a glyph the display expands and shows the full HTML page. So to cut a ...
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How does Stack Overflow do caching? [duplicate]

I'm writing an ASP.NET MVC site where I'm running into a dilmena on how to set up proper caching. I'm trying to achieve something similar to how Stack Overflow works with caching, in that all pages ...
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Is it wrong to ask how a Stack Overflow feature is implemented on Stack Overflow?

I really like the notification system that Stack Overflow has in place. For example, when I am typing in an answer to a question and someone else answers that same question, an orange notification ...
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Does Stack Exchange merge edit branches?

Update: The suggested duplicate is not a duplicate to this question for a simple reason: the suggested duplicate does not explain how StackExchange deals with conflicting edits in the queue. And the ...
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How is the tags system implemented?

I like StackExchange's tag system. I want to know how it works. What libraries does it use?
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How is the Stack Exchange CAPTCHA system implemented?

How does the CAPTCHA system in the Stack Exchange platform work behind-the-scenes? Specifically, after the system decides to display a challenge to the user, how is the result URL stored? Furthermore,...
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Regular expression for hyperlinks used by SO/SE

What is the regular expression SO/SE sites use for making the hyperlink active? There is a problem if the hyperlink is in the sentence, that it might be followed by interpunction. I see that if there ...
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How are the question integer IDs generated? [duplicate]

I've tried asking this on Stack Overflow, but to no avail, and since I don't have the ability to move questions to other parts of Stack Exchange, I'm posting the question here. Essentially, my ...