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Trackbacks from SE to the

Is it possible to implement trackbacks from SE sites to the Example: Here is a list of trackbacks to the arXiv preprint arXiv:0905.2658 from various blogs. My feature-request is that if a ...
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Why is the marketing team playing into the trope of mocking duplicate closure?

In this recent post by the official Stack Overflow account on Instagram, it links to a SO blog post called "Sing Me A Song of Stack Overflow: A Musical Tail Call Optimization" from back in ...
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Is SO/SE about to be sold (and does that explain recent events)? [duplicate]

I have seen some hypotheses that the recent series corporate actions and statements are a sign of SO/SE being in the process of being, or about to be, sold. Arguments cited include the corp statements ...
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Would you consider starting a Q&A forum for Online Marketing and Monetization? [duplicate]

So much I don't know. Would love to be able to ask, learn, and discuss as I do in your other forums.
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Are custom analytics tags OK in tag wikis?

While adding usage guidance to a set of related tags on Stack Overflow, I found that the links in an existing tag wiki (twilio) included custom analytics. Example: [2]:
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Should Stack Exchange start marketing itself, like Quora does?

The rise of Quora has surprised me. It is quite a good service, though not quite as good as Stack Overflow, which is still the best. Still, it has bypassed Stack Exchange, or will bypass it in the ...
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How can we best market our proposals to non-technical people?

How can we explain the benefits of a SE 2.0 site to people who have never heard of StackOverflow, and only use forums (if that)? For instance, when I posted on a Blender forum about a proposal, the ...
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Do business of software questions belong on Stack Overflow?

Do questions revolving around some of the kinds of things Joel Spolsky sometimes discusses in his blog or Inc. articles have a place on Stack Overflow? For example I mean subjects such as pricing ...
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Referring to "Stack Overflow" as "Stack Exchange", and vice versa

When writing generally about Stack Exchange, I often find myself either: Saying "Stack Overflow" instead since it is more well-known. Saying something like "Stack Overflow/Exchange". That's a bit ...
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RFC - Stack Exchange 2-minute intro

EDIT NEW! - taking into account the feedback from Robert and Jeff, here is a new, simpler, shorter 2-minute intro to Stack Exchange. Stack Exchange 2-minute intro (choose full-screen option for ...
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Would allowing moderators to update their Stack Exchange sites' Twitter accounts improve visibility and offer more value?

Stack Exchange sites have their own Twitter accounts, like These accounts appear to just autotweet the latest interesting questions using the question's tags as ...
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Where to ask question about alternative Android Markets in South Korea?

I have a question about Android App markets. It is not programming-related, so I would say it is not for SO. On the other hand, it is of interest to SO more than any other other SE site I know. ...
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Is there a place to link questions that show the strength of Stack Overflow?

On this question about "What kind of a language is JavaScript" there were specific answers, and that's it. That question was inviting a flame war, but none happened. So just wondering if you have ...
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Is it bad to ask questions regarding communication?

I was thinking about asking a question regarding communicating effectively, but I realized it may be not directly related to programmers. So, I will ask here. Is it ok to ask questions on ...