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Should this question be migrated to MSO? "Are questions about improving performance on topic on Stack Overflow?" [duplicate]

Are questions about improving performance on topic on Stack Overflow? This question is specific to Stack Overflow and still relevant, since it's been linked from MSO here: What makes a "good&...
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Why was my question - Why does downvoting mean 'no?' - downvoted? [duplicate]

I asked this question which ended up with a -7 score. However, I am puzzled. It seems to be a legitimate question. While I understand that feature requests are downvoted to indicate disagreement, I ...
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Do users pay attention to account's age? [closed]

I am currently in the process of writing a paper about the discourse within Stack Overflow. I am focusing on the concept of seniority within the site. My question for the site users is: Do you pay any ...
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A post is not rendering properly

I don't have the knowledge to use the correct terminology, but the post I earned 2cool4skool on a site I have not visited is greyed out on the "home" and "questions" pages with ...
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Is topic-hostile downvoting a thing, and are SE algorithms designed to catch it?

I am well aware that there are endless topics regarding hostile downvoting and how it should be dealt with. I have read a bunch of these threads, but one thing I have never seen raised is persistent ...
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Should "Why 'What Stack Overflow is Not' was deleted" be historically locked?

A long time ago, Shog9 deleted a popularly-linked question here. He then made another post, Why "What Stack Overflow is Not" was deleted, to explain his reasons for deleting the question ...
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Should this question, which reports a bug that has the same root cause as another bug but manifests in a different place, be closed as a duplicate?

This bug report, which reports that clicking the "Share" button before the page fully loads, causes the page to refresh because the button is a link is to a redirect to the same page, which ...
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Is this duplicate closure, of a question asking to discuss the content of an answer, correct?

I just asked What can I do if I have a feature idea that was already requested, but the author removed the suggestion in the meantime? here a few hours ago. That is a discussion regarding how to ...
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How is the Sandbox archive off-topic?

I was looking at the Sandbox archive here, and it says at the top, "This question and its answers are locked because the question is off-topic but has historical significance. It is not currently ...
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Why is this deleted meta question considered spam or abusive? (Why were my flags to remove the spam or rude/abusive flags declined?)

This question here on this site was deleted ten years ago, as it was a non-useful joke question. (It was posted during an era when joke questions were not necessarily considered bad or harmful ...
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How can I improve my question asking about when an answer to an announcement marked as planned will be implemented, and have it reopened? [duplicate]

Yesterday, I asked the question Will the pluralization issue in number of bookmarks on list of bountied questions in user profile page be fixed at some point?, which in its original revision reported ...
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How to clarify a question closed as site specific

My question How to handle an unnecessarily complex question was closed as site specific. I didn't intend it as such, as any Stack Exchange site can have the kind of overly complex question the meta ...
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What answer should one accept when they both answer different aspects of the question? [duplicate]

This question of mine asks for multiple things, and two different answers cover different parts. Is here the metric which answer took the most time and work? Because I wouldn't know. Or is it which ...
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Why is the non-required tag displayed as the first tag of the question?

In general, for all questions one of the required tags is displayed as the first tag. But for this community wiki question, a moderator-only-tag is displayed as the first tag and the required tag is ...
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Revision history shows all the text changed - post stored as one long line with 
 instead of line breaks

For example, look at this edit history: https://meta.stackexchange.com/posts/359735/revisions It looks like every single revision replaced all the text in the post, even when the revision comment says ...
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What should I do with my post on logos?

I posted Logos and their representation and it seems like the community doesn't support it: Now I read the downvote reason, and clearly they voted the question for it being useless. However, someone ...
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Reputation after deleting a post [duplicate]

I just got started on Stack Exchange. What happens to your reputation after deleting a question on a Stack Exchange website? Do you lose the reputation associated with the deleted question? If yes: ...
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Does it make sense to offer a bounty "Thanking users who answered my question" as Current answers are outdated?

The accepted answer (+162 / -1) to Thanking users who answered my question was last edited on Dec, 2017. It's a community wiki and includes the following First of all, anyone posting here with the ...
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Improving my question about the Teachers' Lounge so it can be reopened

I am trying to improve my Meta Stack Exchange question Rename the Teachers' Lounge in order to get it reopened. It was closed in October 2019 for the reason "This question does not appear to be ...
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Why is a bug report about Stack Overflow's search functionality considered "off-topic"?

A bug report I posted earlier today (Search fails to find matching issues) was just closed due to being "off-topic". This is despite the fact that it is a very clear, easy to reproduce bug affecting ...
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Would a drug related question best belong on "Biology.SE", "Medical Sciences.SE" or "Chemistry.SE"?

First of all, an important detail: Chemistry.SE has a tag for "drugs", and Biology.SE doesn't (it has one for "pharmacology"). Yet, I am still a little uncertain, and considering this question could ...
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Why was "Update: an agreement with Monica Cellio" historically locked?

The question Update: an agreement with Monica Cellio was given a historical lock yesterday. According to the tag wiki for historical-lock, A historical lock preserves older content that was very ...
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Why was my recurring question about suggestions for Winter Bash 2020 received so negatively? [closed]

Recently, I asked Suggestions for Winter Bash 2020, which is a recurring yearly question asking for suggestions about the next year's Winter Bash (or other winter celebration). It is a recurring ...
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My question (which had an answer from a Stack Exchange staff) was deleted by a moderator, what should I do next appropriately?

I recently posted the following question on meta: Has Stack Exchange ever permanently kicked out (by the longest possible suspension) a high rep troll? (now closed and deleted by a moderator) Some ...
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What is the dispute surrounding my 2018 chat suspension question?

My old question How could I have handled this better in chat (flag apparently led to suspension)? from September 2018 has, within the last hour, been locked, unlocked, locked, unlocked, and then ...
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Weird boxes in question title and body

I've just noticed these weird boxes in this specific question. Is this normal or does this look like a bug? It even appears in this link-generated sentence: Javascript line-height Property with █████...
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Why was the previous Code of Conduct FAQ (and all answers) removed?

I noticed that the original-now-replaced CoC FAQ was deleted. When the new CoC FAQ came out, I tried to look for my old answer as well as others for comparison. Why not just mark the old one ...
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Is there a reason why calls for the MRRP post being [featured] are being ignored? [duplicate]

The post Feedback post: Moderator review and reinstatement processes affects the community as a whole. It is supposed to exist to collect feedback from users regarding the recent changes. Surely it ...
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Why people are downvoting this question? [closed]

Can anybody please tell me what is wrong with this question? People are down voting it and I am not getting any comments telling the reason. Which technology would be good to use to calculate ...
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Question I didn't favorite shows up in my network profile list of favorite questions (but not in site account's list)

I have this Stack Overflow question as top-voted among my favorite questions on my network profile: But I didn't ever see this question until today, and I never marked it as favorite. And in my site ...
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Is the site 'i.stack.infuriating.com' affiliated with Stack Exchange?

The (now deleted) questing in Biology SE Why female mosquito not considered as a parasites? appears to contain an embedded image but it is not displaying for me. The URL is shown below, it looks ...
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Where should I ask my question about ISP networks?

I tried asking the following in networking, but it does not seem to fit the topics. Maybe there is a better place to ask? I have a pretty general question about how networks work on ISP (Internet ...
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Should this question about the Code of Conduct be moved here from Politics Meta?

I believe the "Code of Conduct" is of broader concern than just one site. Would my question here be better served on Meta Stack Exchange than on Politics Meta? If so, can someone help me with its ...
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What is the difference between "only applicable to one specific site" and "a general question stems from a specific example"?

The reason I ask Would adding more examples to a post be acceptable? in the mother meta instead of the child meta is because I think it's applicable to other sites as well. So what is the difference ...
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Why does this question continue to show as Community Wiki, even though a moderator removed community wiki status?

This question shows as being Community Wiki on the question page. However, if you check its revision history, it shows that a moderator removed Community Wiki status. Additionally, I tried answering ...
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Android app not updating content

I used the Android app to edit an answer that I had previously posted on Stack Overflow for this question. But the app is not displaying the updated content, even though I can see it OK on the Stack ...
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Is this kind of question "unclear what you're asking" or "too broad? [closed]

What should a question like this be flagged for? I'm torn between "unclear what you're asking" and "too broad". My problem here is indeed applicable to other sites, too. This question on the blender ...
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What to do with deleted question that is off topic for this site

I posted a question: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/49772011/no-page-information-in-search-results-magento-2-1-8 Then realised that it doesn't belong on stack-overflow and deleted it. I got the ...
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What to do if I find an answer, but I don't have permission to post from the author?

Last month I asked a question on Arqade about the luck-based Mario Party 2 minigame "Day at the Races". I wanted to know if each of the 4 selectable racers had an equal chance of winning. A few days ...
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Are these duplicates?

Add tag wiki/excerpt audits with copied content We need tag wiki plagiarism audits I'm very curious why they aren't duplicates. Both are requesting basically the same feature, with highly similar ...
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Why was the recent question about "unwarranted" suspensions deleted?

This isn't a big deal; I'm partially curious about what happened, but I also think it was a pretty good question with some very useful answers. There was a question posted here yesterday by someone ...
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Is this request for statistics of skipping in reviews hard to accomplish or does it somehow lack visibility?

Related: New top bar is live (section "Review queue icon sucks") Review queue updates & icon poll Please change the review icon back to a text link Review icon survey by Stack Exchange DAG ...
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Was the Ask Different <kbd> style implemented?

While browsing SE, I came across a request to implement Ask Different's <kbd> tag style network-wide. (Can we have the nicer Apple SE/Ask Different <kbd> tag network-wide?.) The accepted ...
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Why was this question about increasing downvote weight locked?

I'm a bit unsure why the following question was locked: Should the weight of downvotes be increased? Typically, locked questions display a specific reason for being locked. Strangely, the linked post ...
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Is it appropriate for a moderator to delete a question based on borderline self-promotion rather than closing or putting on hold?

I'm on a team that develops APIs for developers to create apps within our platform. We thought Stack Overflow was an appropriate place to do Q&A specifically for programming questions about our ...
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iOS app crashes on a specific question in Movies & TV

In the Hot Questions feed right now is a question titled What cameos has Stan Lee had?. Tapping on this question displays the post and then the app crashes about 4 seconds later. Happens for me ...
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Bounty claimed by answer with just URL in it on Stack Overflow [closed]

I started a bounty for the first time for a question. Someone immediately posted an answer which had only a link in it and referenced link, and also it didn't have anything about answer. And it seems ...
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Starting counter of 50 questions per month? [duplicate]

How do I check when my month ends? For Math stack exchange I recently got the 50 questions a month limit, just wondering how to check.
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Why doesn't this question show a vote to close?

I voted to close a question. Later, I was brought back to the question by a comment and noticed that it doesn't show any votes to close. So I clicked the link, only to see that it said I'd already ...
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Where to ask questions, that are related to 2 Different sub-Sites? [duplicate]

I have a question about how to mount best a DSLR camera to an aeroplane. But now I'm wondering, where I would have to ask it? The camera does also have to be controlled from inside the plane. In the ...
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