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Newsletter service (also called 'Digest'), introduced in July 2011, dishing out the top posts of a Stack Exchange site

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Stack Exchange needs a better way to inform their moderators about feature and policy changes

With the ever-growing network of Stack Exchange sites as well as the increased traffic and therefore larger number of moderators, the way policy updates and feature changes are currently announced ...
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Are the “greatest hits” in the Stack Overflow newsletter appropriate?

I have been surprised by the questions featured as the "greatest hits" in the Stack Overflow newsletter. 2012 January 3 Most useful free third-party Java libraries (deleted) 2011 November ...
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Are you sure that The Overflow newsletter is GDPR compliant?

I (European citizen) just received "The Overflow" newsletter, which I was opted into without my active consent. The GDPR is very clear that users should be told in advance what their personal ...
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Did anyone else get an attachment from the Super User newsletter?

What in all actually is this PDF attachment doing with the newsletter? I'm fairly confident that this also came from Stack Exchange, so would someone care to enlighten me as to what's going on? I ...
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How about an interesting newsletter?

The weekly newsletter is rather simplistic. We get "Top questions last week" and "Can you answer these?", and from my understanding the top questions are taken from the "This Week" tab, and the "Can ...
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Weekly site newsletters?

This is now live and nearing 1.0 at http://stackexchange.com/newsletters We've noticed that a lot of users (ourselves included) have a bunch of sites that they're interested in, but don't necessarily ...
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Links in newsletter preview link to YouTube

The problem: The links at the bottom of the Stack Exchange newsletter link to a YouTube video instead of the right place on the website. I´m not sure if this is an oversight or a clever hack. ...
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Animated avatars in user profile and newsletter

First, to make it clear Stack Exchange does not allow animated avatars, the Can I have an animated profile picture? feature request has been declined by SE staff back in 2016. However, as of today, ...
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Include information about elections in the newsletter

It is currently community moderator election at Ask Ubuntu. I just got the Ask Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter and it does not mention the election. An election is a very important event for a Stack Exchange ...
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Can newsletters take into account a user's favorite tags on that site?

Stack Overflow is huge and varied. Wouldn't it be great if I could just subscribe to a newsletter with a list of my favorite tags? If I love dealing with android, I think it would make sense for my ...
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The newsletter is suddenly calling questions with low votes, low views and no answers “top new questions this week”

So I just received my Ask Ubuntu newsletter and upon opening it up I was disappointed to see what it now considers "top questions" for the week all have <1 vote, low views (~<50) and sometimes ...
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Include some meta posts in the newsletter

For any Stack Exchange community the meta site is important. This is currently not reflected by the newsletter since it does not include any meta posts. Therefore I would like to suggest that in any ...
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Shared 'confirmation link' for newsletters allows anyone to subscribe the user

Bart De Vos shared a link to the SE newsletter page: http://stackexchange.com/newsletters/54685/1129940053?code=555e60701591569ee92f9fb88c9a2cf49bdf25c9237d0da88ea7aff8145a72ce&confirmed=...
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Customized newsletters

I've signed up for three different newsletters from Stack Exchange, each is received on an unique weekday. I learn a lot from other people's problems. The newsletters are far from the only emails I ...
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Filter Newsletter feed by interesting tags

I am a regular SO user and just received my first SO Newsletter. Its a nice way to keep yourself up-to-date with some interesting questions / answers and get a chance to help with unanswered questions ...
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What is the weekly newsletter? Who composes them?

Each Stack Exchange site has a weekly email newsletter. What is in the newsletter? Who composes them and selects what is included? How do I subscribe and unsubscribe to a newsletter? Return to FAQ ...
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Give reviewers/editor a bit of lead time before the newsletter is sent to users

This is more of a StackExchange network request than one for SO itself, but here goes: Generally speaking the bit of logic that picks questions for the email newsletter does a good job of picking ...
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Don't send all newsletters on the same day

I've subscribed to the weekly newsletters of several Stack Exchange sites, mostly smaller ones that I'm interesting in but don't regularly visit. I just received all of them in my inbox at once. I ...
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Please fix the minor glitches in example newsletter

Here are some of the issues that I encountered with example newsletter section that appears on the right side, if you haven't subscribed to newsletter. All the below mentioned scenarios were generated ...
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Can we get a Hot Network Questions newsletter?

I love SE's newsletters, and I love going through the hot network questions. There's always something interesting, if not fascinating being asked and answered. Basically, there are newsletters for ...
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What's going to replace the moderator newsletter when Blog Overflow is shut down?

I realize I might be jumping the gun a bit in asking this question, but I'm very curious to know what Stack Exchange is going to be replacing the moderator newsletter with, given that it's hosted on ...
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Add tags to the Stack Overflow newsletter

Could someone add tags to the featured questions in the Stack Overflow newsletter? I find it annoying to have to follow each question's link to figure out which tags apply to it, though this may have ...
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Create a landing page for site newsletters

I quite like the UX newsletter, and I'd like to share it with other people. But it's really awkward that there's no URL I can direct them to. I have to tell them to sign up to UX, then go to the "...
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Beta Newsletters Don't Match the Beta Theme

The newsletters for beta sites don't match the main theme of the beta sites. For example, compare the beta site theme and the beta site newsletter. Look at those curves... It's all blocky.....
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Some of the gravatars in the Newsletter don't belong to the user

Thanks for the weekly Meta Newsletter. There seems to be something off with the gravatars of some users: Shog9's avatar is If I disassemble the link in the newsletter I find this gravatar ...
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Newsletter Feature Request: Add link to view newsletter on a web page

I really like the new newsletter showing top questions, but it would be great to have a link in there to "view this newsletter on the website" so that I could quickly go down the list and open each ...
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Does signing up for many newsletters give rise to spam?

I was really unsure where to ask this question. If someone knowledgeable thinks I am just freaking out, please feel free to tell me why and close the question. However, the claims I am making here are ...
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Show unconfirmed email addresses in the preferences tab

The email for getting notifications can be changed by clicking the "preferences" tab in your profile. After entering a new email address, the "Save email settings" button becomes clickable: Clicking ...
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Last entry in newsletter has messed-up user links, gravatars

I received two newsletters today and both have the same odd behavior: the asker (or answer) link for the last entry is missing: That question has several answers and, of course, an asker (none ...
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New SE sites don't have a newsletter

I took a look at the newsletter subscription statistics for Biology.SE and to my suprise, not a single user was subscribed to it. To make sure that this is a bug and to exclude the possibility that ...
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Newsletters should not contain duplicate posts

I noticed that this week's MSO newsletter contains the same question twice. The script to generate these (assuming it is a script?) shouldn't do this.
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Spoiler text is not hidden in community digest newsletter

I received a SciFi newsletter today and the spoiler tags were not hidden, unlike how they are elsewhere on the site. This seems inconsistent. Can this be fixed? Image is attached with spoiler ...
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Newsletter Archive?

I think I've done due diligence in searching, and I cannot find a StackOverflow newsletter archive. Does one exist? If not, would it be possible?
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Please condense the markup for Stack Exchange newsletters

(This was already mentioned in Last entry in newsletter has messed-up user links, gravatars but not as an actionable feature-request.) Gmail (which many people are surely using using to receive ...
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Implement a Newsletter for Area51

At http://stackexchange.com/newsletters there's a list of newsletters one can subscribe to. Since Area51 is not exactly the same format as the other sites within the SE network, it doesn't have a ...
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Why did I automatically unsubscribe to about 75% of all my newsletters

Since SE changed the mail sending address from "do-not-reply<at>stackexchange.com" to "do-not-reply<at>stackoverflow.email" I seem to lost all my newsletter subscriptions. Before this change, I ...
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Example Newsletter of meta sites results in Oops! Something Bad Happened!

When i follow the link http://stackexchange.com/newsletters/newsletter?site=meta.security.stackexchange.com the Oops! Something Bad Happened! with Panda Style opens. I also tried the example ...
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Word-wrapping plain-text messages at 72 columns?

Would it be possible to word wrap the text/plain email messages at 72 columns? As is, it's reasonably difficult to read in a plain-text email client. This is what it looks like right now: 8 new ...
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Add Blog Highlights to StackExchange Newsletters

As a new blogger on DIY.StackExchange.COM, it has become apparent that the blog reader base isn't as prevalent as on maybe some of the other sites. It would be very beneficial to some of the smaller ...
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Incorrect logo in Meta SE newsletter banner

I don't know but this might be related to the new layout. On this meta site the newsletter form shows the Stack Overflow logo: Browser: Firefox 61 on Windows 10, no relevant plugins. The problem ...
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Privacy link from the footer of newsletter is broken

Recently I've got an Email newsletter for Stack Overflow in Russian and noticed that "Privacy" link in the letter's body footer is broken:
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Example newsletter dialog close character is NULL (HEX 0)

When logged in we sometimes see this in the right side of a page on Stack Exchange site: (Meta also) Clicking the "example newsletter" opens it in a pop over window aka dialog: (taken with Chrome)...
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Newsletter preferences page should have an option to change your notifications email address

When you are viewing an emailed newsletter, there is a link to "change your email preferences" on the emails. On my account it goes to http://stackexchange.com/users/101122/jessica-brown?tab=...
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Newsletter “Love this Site” header graphic still in English

On https://ja.stackoverflow.com/ and possibly others (although I couldn't coax ru or pt into showing me this ad), the newsletter ad header is still in English: The background image is cdn.sstatic.net/...
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Weird error message at bottom of newsletter

The bottom of today's newsletter looks like this: (The dark colours come from a browser extension.) Copied text: Fuze calling... Can't complete call We're sorry about that. Please try again or ...
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Link in example newsletter leads to dead YouTube video

When visiting an SE community you are currently not a part of, you may see something like this: Upon clicking the "example newsletter" link you can scroll all the way to the bottom to find these ...
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Getting “Subscribed!” message while unsubscribing from newletter

After successfully unsubscribing from a newsletter a message is displayed saying "Subscribed!". This can be seen in the following screenshot: I got this message on Stack Overflow but it was ...
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URLs break in plain text emails

In plain text emails, the links contain a line break if they become “too long”, which breaks them: Clicking at them doesn’t lead to the correct question if (part of) the question ID is in the ...
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Should Meta's “hot” tab show hottest content of the last 7 days, like the Newsletter?

Meta's "Hot" tab seems to be based on an algorithm that takes questions into account that are currently near the top, and picks out the hottest of them. This makes sense for a site like Stack ...
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Provide RSS feeds for site specific newsletters

I have been enjoying the new Stack Exchange site specific newsletters. While receiving the newsletters in my email works I still use an RSS reader and would rather consume the newsletter that way. Can ...