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Community wiki revision and user links separation

For wiki posts (e.g. this one) link to the user with the most contribution placed on the next line to the percent value: Should this 26% be on the same line with the user link? It might look like ...
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Converting 'Is Stack Overflow a forum' Q&A into Community Wiki?

There is a Meta SE Q&A that I would like to be able to cite quite frequently: Is Stack Overflow a forum? and I would cite it frequently if it were titled something like `Are Stack Exchange (...
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Community Owned Posts

I am curious to know about the community owned posts. Is there a place where we can see the total number of community owned posts: both questions and answers, sorted by users who first posted them? ...
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How about being able to take-over existing questions made by inactive users? [duplicate]

On the entire SE network there is a huge number of questions that are unaswered and where the author doesn't use the system anymore, usually is a user that has a score of < 100 and that will not ...
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How do you become an owner of an ownerless chatroom? [duplicate]

For example the rooms created from a post are ownerless. How does one become the owner of such a room, or any other room that has no owner? Related but not the same: Give chat-rooms imported from ...
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I don't want to be associated with my question. How can I hide it? [duplicate]

One of my highest voted questions on stack exchange, while interesting, is not something I want to be associated with when someone decides to look at my profile. I'd be happier if I had more questions ...
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Giving credit for help [closed]

How should I give credit for someone's help in writing my code when part of the code that I put together was written by someone else? I want to give them credit for their work, but I do not know how ...
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Do the top contributors to Stack Overflow have profit-sharing with the owners of Stack Overflow? If not, why?

Why be politically correct, Stack Overflow is the top Q&A site for programmers as of present. And members answer questions just for the love & passion of knowledge without any expectation as ...
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The user who first proposed a tag wiki is treated as owner for suggested edits

This suggested edit was declined by the user who created the tag wiki excerpt, who doesn't yet have the reputation to be a trusted user. (The site is still in beta, and the reputation necessary to be ...
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Does offering a bounty on someone else's question make you the owner? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How does the bounty system work? I'm sure I could answer this myself by starting one, but I don't want to risk it quite yet. Basically I'm trying to understand, if I were to ...
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Disallow deletion of questions for 24 hours after last answer was posted

Currently, authors can't delete their own question if it has multiple answers if it has a single answer with one or more upvotes, even if it has a negative score if it has an answer with an awarded ...
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When a deleted answer get pruned and gone forever? [closed]

I recently deleted an answer of mine in a question on Super User as the current answer proved mine to be false and, as such, maybe even harmful. Now, I'd like to offer @Nathan a +50 bounty, which I ...
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Does it make sense to add an option to request ownership of a question?

There are lots of good questions made by people that are not using stackoverflow anymore and they need attention: to accept and answer or to update the question with missing details. From the ...
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No way to delete an answered question

Here's my issue, mostly with privacy: I connected all my SE accounts long ago but recent events have made it much easier to jump from my profile here to my profile elsewhere. I have questions on site ...
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Migration of old information to Stack Overflow

I regularly get information from an unrelated mailing list about Stata. I would love to propose that the community to switch to the Stack Overflow Stata tag. I Statalist is old and archaic and harder ...
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Migrating to meta lost answer ownership

badp posted an answer on this question, which was subsequently migrated to meta. It's on an SE beta, so the concept of meta users doesn't really exist, he has the same account on meta. Somehow when ...
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Comments by OP on migrated question become “anonymous”

user434507 asked What does it mean for the file name to be shown with red background on Stack Overflow, which was closed and migrated to Super User. This user doesn't have an account on Super User, ...
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Allow anonymization of posts

I wanted to post a response to this question, but I don't want it to show up in my list of answers (not only because I don't want it associated with my careers account, but also I don't want it ...
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What is up with the source code license on Stack Overflow? [duplicate]

I know this has been asked several times. I've read the responses. I'm still very confused. What are the legal requirements for using samples from SO in other projects? If there are requirements, ...
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Who owns the intellectual property of answers? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Who owns the copyright to S[OFU] content? Questions often ask for solutions to difficult problems. Since many users are resourceful and creative, I wouldn't be surprised to ...
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Let me vote to move my own questions to a different site (SO | SU | SF)

I recently posted about problems with ASP.NET and IIS in Stack Overflow thinking it was a program related problem but it became evident that it was probably ServerFault material. Several others (2) ...
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How can we use the Stack Overflow name/logo?

I've toyed with the idea of designing a shirt, but toying with an idea is pointless. If I did design a Stack Overflow shirt, what would be the legal extent to which I could profit from my work? ...
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Ownership of content in Community Wiki posts

The CC-Wiki license makes use of the term "the author." When Bob makes a post, it's obvious Bob "owns" the content, but what happens when he checks the Community Wiki button? Does it become the ...
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Is there any point forcing a post to Community Wiki after 6 owner edits?

Personally I think not. If the concern is spurious bumping then simply stop bumping the post after some arbitrary edit. This site might be part-Wiki, part-Q&A but I think its clear that people ...
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Who owns the content I post?

Does Stack Exchange own the content that I post? What do I do if I want all of my posts and my user account deleted? Return to FAQ Index