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Using Stack Exchange to look for scholarly articles and working with the scientific community

I have been part of a university for a few years now. I have learnt on my own and from my colleagues how to look for scientific papers and how the community works. I realized I could not find any ...
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Where should I ask "general programming questions"?

A question I am currently trying to ask is roughly as follows: I am trying to develop a C++ static library which can work on multiple platforms (in fact, the whole point of the library is that it ...
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How can I turn on dark mode on Stack Exchange? [duplicate]

I have tried to turn on dark mode on Stack Exchange web application from my "edit profile page" and "settings page" but there is no option for that. Is there any way to turn on ...
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Why only 50 related tags?

I'm using the Stack Exchange API and I want to get related tags of a particular tag. Fortunately, the API provides such an endpoint (/2.3/tags/devops/related?pagesize=100&site=stackoverflow). ...
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How is Stack Exchange Inc dealing with current and future business with Russian entities?

I've been putting off asking this question for a while, but it came up in the comments for the question about Stack Exchange Q&A access in Russia and is worth addressing. While I consider public Q&...
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Where has the Stack Exchange official dump gone? archive.org/details/stackexchange [duplicate]

Why do I see this message after I only download StackOverflow-Posts.7z? I have tried to use a VPN, but I receive the same error message: This item is no longer available. Items may be taken down for ...
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Is Stack Exchange blocked in/by Russia?

Stack Exchange recently announced that they are not blocking Russia. However, is the converse also true—that Russia is not blocking Stack Exchange? (I'm asking this because if Russia is not blocking ...
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Does anyone have an account on every Stack Exchange site?

Does anyone have an account on every Stack Exchange site? Also, why would anyone do that? Bonus points for all of the Beta sites.
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Stack Exchange Public Q&A access will not be restricted in Russia

Like so many people around the world, we are watching the tragic and unlawful invasion of Ukraine unfold. Several of the discussions on Meta and in conversations with us have raised the question of ...
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Why doesn't the privacy popup go away? Can you fix it? [duplicate]

I sometimes have a popup that shows up and refuses to go. Regardless what button I click it doesn't react. It just stays and covers part of the page. I have to resort to ctrl-shift-C to remove it. ...
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How many questions is "NaN%", what SO for Teams is a "Q&A for", and how come is it listed as a network site?

The page with the https://stackexchange.com/sites URL, amongst normal sites, returns an entry for Stack Overflow for Teams: If this is intentional, and Stack Overflow for Teams should appear there, ...
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Highlight all subscribed sites on the "all sites" overview

proposal On the "all sites" overview, it would be nice to indicate to a logged-in user which sites he/she is a member of (i.e., has an account) by visually highlighting the corresponding ...
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Why does the license link take me to Stack Overflow's license page? [duplicate]

The license information in the lower right corner of every page links to https://stackoverflow.com/help/licensing instead of to the site's (existing) corresponding page (for example, on the Cross ...
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Are there any (research-based) classifications of user types for sites like Stack Exchange?

In the game industry, we have the Bartle taxonomy of player types which is a way to classify users into four main categories: Achievers, Explorers, Socialisers, and Killers. I was researching if there ...
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Too many requests from this IP address [duplicate]

I am using the StackAPI library for Python to access Stack Overflow questions. I need to collect all question IDs attached with a particular tag (for example, regex). I used the search bar on Stack ...
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There's a Windows Phone.SE Why? [duplicate]

According to 2020: a year in closing In 2020 the number of questions posted on Windows Phone was 30, seven of which were asked and closed. The total number of questions closed that year was eight. The ...
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Preventing cannibalism from sister sites

Many years ago, there were fewer Stack Exchange sites. Right now, Astronomy is in beta and attracts questions like this one about speed-of-light. Sure, I can see why somebody would associate this with ...
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What are some examples of major changes that came from peoples' posted suggestions on this site? [closed]

I understand that on this site it's possible to make suggestions for changes to the network. If this is an effective way of getting changes made to the network, then surely there must be some ...
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Is there a Stack Exchange site where questions regarding building & construction could be asked?

As the title already reveals, I have a question regarding building/construction. More precisely about outside facade/stucco and which detergents are suitable for cleaning it (since it became a bit ...
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Is Stack Exchange a type of exploitation? [duplicate]

These sites ask for a professional level of research both in questions and answers. They are for-profit sites, but people are not paid for questions or answers. So, is this a form of exploitation? If, ...
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Is it possible to make the "full site" persistent for mobile across Stack Exchange?

The "full site" setting seems to be stored in a cookie that has a frequent expiry time, and it's unique for every SE site. Whenever it expires, it is a pain to have to click on the tiny link ...
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Should we reconsider the requirements for making new cryptocurrency sites?

This post by Sara Chipps says that "Area 51 lifecycle" is one of the things that SE plans to work on in the next month (June 2021), but it's not clear what exactly is going to happen. ...
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We are switching to system fonts on May 10, 2021

Update 3 - The changes from round 2 are live, but with one notable exception: On Linux, we spec’d “Liberation Sans” and “Liberation Mono”. Did some digging on that PR and installed a few Linux VMs and ...
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Names of certain sites are cut off in the sites page icons

In the sites page (grid view), the names of Software Quality Assurance & Testing and ExpressionEngine® Answers in the icons are cut off. These sites have less users, questions and traffic when ...
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On using SE as a sort of survey of perspectives on hypothetical issues. Also, on posting same questions in different SE sites to do so [closed]

I am writing a science fiction novel. It is my first time trying to write sci-fi. My knowledge of science is rather amateur. I have, somewhat seriously, taught myself physics and chemistry. On ...
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How to gather or where to find statistics on different metrics of Stack Exchange sites?

I'm thinking about proposing a pharmacology site for Stack Exchange. However, pharmacology is a tag on Biology.SE, among other related tags, and psychopharmacology & pharmacopsychiatry are tags on ...
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Pondering a 'better' model of site creation - can we encourage more generalist sites?

While the most recent round of changes were meant to improve the chances of successful site proposals, I feel it's useful to revisit it. We're past the point of rapid growth in site numbers - and a ...
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Bug in Stack Exchange's "top questions" page [duplicate]

It seems like if Stack Exchange has not registered correctly how many votes my Stack Overflow question has. From my Stack Exchange user page I see my question to have 7 votes When if I go to the ...
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Is there a definitive list of URL patterns of Stack Exchange sites for use in user scripts?

When writing user scripts, one needs to insert @include / @match directives at the start of the script so that the script knows on which sites it should execute. Naturally, people sometimes write ...
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Is Stack Exchange/Stack Overflow still donating to open source projects as part of Stack Overflow gives back?

While looking up past posts for a question based on a flawed premise, I noticed that in 2018's Stack Overflow gives back post, SE mentioned that they donated to organisations that built tools that ...
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This post is hidden. No, it's not. (SE has a weird definition of "hidden"...)

Why does Stack Exchange leave junk posts around claiming they are "hidden", when in reality they are totally visible, but just have a pink background? This is something I have been ...
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How can an existing site join the network?

According to an answer on Which Stack Exchange sites weren't proposed in Area 51?, several of our current network sites were pre-existing sites that somehow "joined" the network and ...
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Finding the right SE site for a problem

I am not sure how to make a suggestion. I will position the problem and then a solution/idea. Even if my idea would be adopted there may still be a problem, but I am just trying to close the gap. ...
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Cross Stack Exchange search through all of my questions?

I struggled with finding my own question that finally was on StackOverflow. First, I had checked Unix & Linux, then AskUbuntu, then SuperUser. I will not be the only one with that problem, there ...
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How often does Stack Exchange get a platform and technology stack review?

I was curious to know how often the SE development team evaluate the current technology stack that powers the sites and what would constitute a good enough reason to migrate? For example, jQuery was ...
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Is there an ideal Stack Exchange mindset? [closed]

For me, the Stack Exchange mindset is: ask good questions (e.g. practical or theoretical problems, clarification on a particular subject or about a moment from history) - and provide equally good ...
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Is there a Stack Exchange site for topics related to sales/accounting/inventory valuation?

Are any of the SE sites a suitable place to ask questions about perpetual inventory valuation, which is about keeping track of the value of the inventory/stock of materials you own? A bit related to ...
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Email me new responses to my posts. ERROR

I apologise if I am posting my question in a wrong place. If it is then kindly direct me about which sub-site this should be posted. When I post any question on any Stack- Exchange site, I mark the ...
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Is there a page listing the founding date and the "out of beta" date for all Stack Exchange communities?

Just out of curiosity I would like to see a list of all Stack Exchange communities along with the founding date and "out of beta" date. If the list can be generated using a query, that would ...
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Searching for “fasting” on Medical Sciences does not reproduce reliable results [duplicate]

On Skeptics meta, I wrote an answer in which I recommended: Instead, why not post on Medical Sciences? I was going to say there are 500 posts containing the term “fasting” but many of the results are ...
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How can I change the website URL displayed on my Stack Exchange profile webpages?

In 2020, in a browser where I'm not logged in to Stack Exchange, I go to my Meta user profile page. That page offers a Profile link at the top left and a Network Profile link at the top right. Below ...
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Stack Exchange API, access token request

I've done the OAuth process with Stack Exchange and I have my access token. I'm trying to perform this request https://api.stackexchange.com/docs/me-posts#order=desc&sort=activity&filter=...
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Which SE sites accept "identification" questions?

Various sites on the Stack Exchange network take questions of the form "please identify this thing", perhaps from a photo or a description (where the nature of the "thing" would ...
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Why am I logged out of the Stack Exchange sites so often?

For a few months now, it seems that I have to reenter my login credentials more and more often (it used to be once every few months, and it is now several times per week) when navigating Stack ...
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How can I fetch all the new users that are created on all Stack Exchange sites via Stack Exchange API?

Is it possible to fetch all the new user accounts that are created (from some date) on all Stack Exchange sites via the Stack Exchange API? And how can it be done?
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Is there any Stack Exchange site for mobile's special features disussion? [duplicate]

I just realized that it's possible for companies (e.g. Xiaomi, OnePlus) to include their own special features to their android phones. My Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro has some special features include (GameTurbo, ...
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Is there a succession plan for Stack Exchange sites if Stack Exchange goes bankrupt?

I recently found that an Internet community I've been a part of for the past decade (run by a fairly well-known startup) was shut down. It seems that the public offering/community they maintained was ...
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The Applications in Settings page is still showing SE application for Android

The Stack Exchange Android app has been removed from Google Play, but the Applications option in the Settings page is still showing the SE application for Android. Yes, we can remove them manually by ...
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CEO Blog Post: Feedback on "Communities and Connections will Power our Growth in 2021"

It’s been a year since I had the honor to join Stack Overflow as CEO. We’ve made a lot of progress in that time, and also faced challenges unlike anything seen in our lifetimes. I’m immensely proud of ...
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What Stack Exchange site should be used for miscellaneous questions, if there is no site for that topic? [duplicate]

If some question is of some rare topic, and no Stack Exchange site has this topic, is there some special Stack Exchange site meant for such rare "Misc" questions, like misc.stackexchange.com ...
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