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Stack Overflow Sitemap implementation when question is deleted or updated?

As Jeff Atwood answers in "Does Stack Overflow have a sitemap?", Stack Overflow has a Sitemap, but they protect it. My question is about Stack Overflow Sitemap implementation when a question is "...
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How to access the sitemap.xml file of stackoverflow.com

A simple Google search (filetype:xml site:stackoverflow.com) tells me the SO sitemap.xml file is here: http://stackoverflow.com/sitemap.xml But When I access this file in the browser, I get a "Page ...
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Where is the sitemap.xml file for StackOverflow.com? [duplicate]

Searching Google for: filetype:xml site:stackoverflow.com gives you as the first result: Stack Overflow sitemap But clicking on it stackoverflow.com shows you a "Page Not Found" page. Here is the ...
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How do I get to top questions on Stack Overflow

How do you get to Top Questions on Stack Overflow? I got there once, and would like to go there again.
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Is a full or partial sitemap better on Stack Overflow?

I heard on an older podcast that Google spider traffic is significant on Stack Overflow, and the sitemap only contains entries for the newest 50,000 pages. Would it be more efficient, in terms ...
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Why do Google present links to sitemap xml files?

Just runned this long query on Google: http://www.google.se/#q=telerik+mvc+grid+filter+template+unicode+500+Internal+Server+Error.+The+request+was+rejected+by+the+HTTP+filter The three top results ...
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What is the structure of the sitemap.xml of Stackoverflow?

Usually we tend to organize the sitemaps.xml files in a human way (by categories). But for Stackoverflow, due to the number of modifications in each categories, all the sitemaps files would need to ...
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Why does the Stack Overflow sitemap.xml use a user-agent whitelist instead of a blacklist?

It's been pointed out that the Stack Overflow sitemap is only available to certain user agents (for instance, msnbot/2.1, Googlebot/2.1 (+http://www.google.com/bot.html), and presumably other common ...
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Does anyone know the formula used by SO to calculate the <priority> in the sitemap?

https://stackoverflow.com/sitemap.xml (you need to impersonate google to see it) I think the <priority> field is handled really well. Questions with many answers and/or upvotes have higher ...
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How does Stack Overflow protect its sitemap?

The purpose of this question is not to find out how SO protects its sitemap in order to subvert it, so to that end, I don't expect an exact answer. However, questions around SO's sitemap have popped ...
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Stack Overflow Sitemap: WTF?

There have been many questions about the Stack Overflow sitemap, but this question is not like those. My goal is not to figure out how the sitemap works, I just want to look at it (don't worry, I'm ...
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Does Stack Overflow have a sitemap?

I can't find the sitemap. Is there one? I know some websites use a gzip file to compress the sitemap but I can't seem to find that either. Is SO sitemapless? I'm actually just looking for examples of ...
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How does Stack Overflow work so well with search engines? [duplicate]

How does Stack Overflow work so well with search engines? It's really amazing; if I post a question, it'll show up in Google's search results within 15-30 minutes! What are the tricks? sitemap.xml? ...