Questions tagged [stack-exchange]

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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 the Google play store, but the Applications option in Settings page is still showing SE application for android. Yes, we can remove them manually ...
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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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Any successful mergers of Stack Exchange sites?

Have there been any successful mergers? This is some basic Q&A about merging sites, but I'm looking for more information.
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Walled gardens and Stack Overflow content

One of the greatest benefits of Stack Overflow is that it's not a walled garden. Content is accessible to everyone who searches for the answer to a question. It is similar to what Usenet forums used ...
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Is the reputation requirement to appear in the network reputation graph separate or combined?

Accounts must have a minimum of 200 reputation to appear in this graph Is the reputation requirement specified here combined from all Stack Exchange sites, or that the reputation in at least one of ...
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Oh CMs Where art thou?

I've been waffling a bit about bringing this up - but what are the plans/status on the new CM hires that were mentioned in the post about SE raising funds? There's certainly demand for their services, ...
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A lot of sites are going to be 10 this year - could we do something to celebrate?

Admittedly, the other site I mod is 11, and I embarrassingly missed the anniversary in the midst of a bunch of things. I had a mod go "My community is coming up on its 10 year anniversary, and I ...
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Meta question on Stack Exhange Android app [duplicate]

How come when I click on "download the Android app for Stack Exchange" in a mail of Stack Overflow, I arrive on Google Play and it tells me there is no such app? Is there really no app for ...
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Now that the app is no longer available, what is the recommended method for having your phone beep on SE notifications?

Up to a few days ago, I was able to keep up to date with the notifications from Stack Exchange, using the official Stack Exchange app. Every time a notification was issued, my phone would beep and ...
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Is there any Stack Exchange site about book recommendations, reviews, feedbacks, etc.? [duplicate]

I am looking for this, but cannot find yet. Do we have any Stack Exchange site which serves the purpose of book recommendations, reviews, analysis, feedbacks, etc.? This would have been great, as ...
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Are there any ways to petition to increase your Stack Exchange API limit?

I know there is a 10,000 query limit for the Stack Exchange API, but I was curious if there was any way to ask for a one-time increase of API requests as I just need to do a one-time pull to get a bit ...
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Merge all Language learning Stack Exchange sites together? [duplicate]

I'm confused by why there are so many separate sites for specific languages on here. Wouldn't it be better to just have one "Languages" Stack Exchange where you can indicate which language ...
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Which Stack Exchange Q&A site should I use to ask questions related to university admissions?

I wanted to ask a few questions regarding the universities I'm interested in. So which Stack Exchange Q&A community should I be using for this? I have visited Academia and I felt that it is more ...
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What does 'StackExchange' mean? [duplicate]

As the question implies, I am talking about the name of this website. It has evidently been formed from 'Stack' & 'Exchange'. But what does it mean and why was this name chosen ?
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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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Where can I see a treemap of all the Stack Exchange sites?

I remember seeing a treemap of all the Stack Exchange websites at some point, where each site was represented by a box, on a grid, with the size of the box representing the amount of traffic it got. ...
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Why is the “say thanks for this answer” feature only available on Stack Overflow?

We noticed that in last days the appearance of a useless feature "say thanks for this answer" ONLY on Stack Overflow. I do believe that it shouldn't be available even in SO, but for ...
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Why is a stackoverflow.com/a/{answer-id} generated by Google not working when passed to the Stack Exchange API?

I am writing a crawler that takes a URL from a Google search, for example https://www.google.com/search?q=site:www.stackoverflow.com+for+loop+python and use it to fetch data from Stack Overflow using ...
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Stack Exchange API Optimal, Acceptable Request Frequency [duplicate]

I used the Stack Exchange API and received this error: [1] "{\"error_id\":502,\"error_message\":\"too many requests from this app/user pair, more requests available in ...
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Why does Stack Exchange not have an expat website? [duplicate]

We, as expats for example in Germany, face a lot situations which require asking questions and seeking answers. We do in private groups, on Facebook, or search on Google. However, I believe if we have ...
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All Sites page not sorting correctly [duplicate]

On https://stackexchange.com/sites#name, I was looking for the Elementary OS SE page, but could not find it in the list. OK, try Technology... not seeing it there. Finally, I decided to do a Ctrl+F, ...
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Are all current SE policies in the Help Center?

As we know, all users should follow the SE policies, so all policies should be easily accessible to all users. I think the only place one can find them is the Help Center. So, the following question ...
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What posts should be escalated to staff using [status-review], and how do I escalate them?

For context on how this process came to be, please see our initial commitment to responding to Meta and Mods, our guidelines for the testing period, and the results of the initial test and next steps. ...
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Profile picture on Stack Exchange [duplicate]

It's been a month or so that I have started using Stack Exchange. Almost everytime I have noticed that my profile pic is different than it was before. The geometry as well as the color. Can anyone ...
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A problem in the Stack Exchange app [duplicate]

For the past few days, when I click on the notification icon in the Stack Exchange Android app, it is closing suddenly. So to view any notification regarding my post/comments, I need to go the ...
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Meta escalation/response process update (March-April 2020 test results, next steps)

In the beginning of March, I shared a process by which posts that need staff attention could get escalated, and a plan to test it out between March 16 and April 30, 2020. As promised on that post’s ...
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Where should I ask my question about partition types and performance? [duplicate]

I have a question about partition types and their performance for an external HDD. So is there any Stack Exchange site in which I could ask this question? I have searched on the Internet, but I ...
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Community and Moderator guidelines for escalating issues via new response process (March-April 2020)

Last week I posted the company’s commitment to responding to Meta and the Moderators here. If you haven’t read it yet, doing so before reading this one is recommended, since it gives a higher-level ...
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Our Commitment to Responding to Meta and Moderators

As Teresa mentioned in our Q1 roadmap blog post, the company is working on establishing our commitment to responding on our Meta sites and to our moderators, by setting up a new Meta engagement policy....
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Is “Stack Gives Back” for 2019 going to happen?

Recognizing that I resigned right before the questionnaire should have gone out for Moderators to choose their charity, so I wouldn't have likely been asked to take part; I haven't heard anything ...
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The new ask page is now live on the network!

After rolling it out to the International Stack Overflow sites last week, we're rolling out the new ask page to the whole network today. The new page was designed with the goal of helping new askers ...
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What is the purpose of “Full name” field in my profile on the Stack Exchange network outside of Stack Overflow? [duplicate]

On Stack Exchange sites, the field has no explanation for what it is used, other than it is "not shown publicly": On Stack Overflow there is a hint text "Shown to employers only if opt-in": ...
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Make public Q&A a nonprofit

It is not news that the relationship between the community of invested Stack Overflow users and the company is at an all-time low. The core reason is arguably an unresolvable tension between their ...
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Stack Exchange sometimes fails to @-tab-complete a username

When we comment about others' answers or questions, we may want to notify the other user. As far as I known, we can type @username_you_want to mention the user you want get in touch with. Most times ...
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What makes a “Top Network Asker”? [duplicate]

On Stackexchange.com, in the side bar is a list of the "Top Network Askers", having just found this I thought it would be showing off the most prolific and highest rep earning users ever to ask ...
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SE seems pretty set in their path to change the sites as we know them and the testimony of former employees are proof of that

A Tweet from Tim Post that always stood out to me was the following: We never manage through sharp sticks, ultimatums or threats. I honestly believe this is why we have the most professional ...
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Can we trust the impartiality of answers on Stack Exchange anymore? [closed]

Stack Overflow Inc. has recently fired several high profile members and implemented policies that have caused many other high profile members to quit the network. I am concerned that the quality of ...
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Please don't let Stack Exchange die [closed]

With the recent flow of moderator resignations, I am quite worried. I have no right to be as I myself have made a couple of trash questions in the past, but I just feel like a lot of people have a ...
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Where on Stack Exchange can I ask questions about internships? [closed]

I've looked through some of the sites, and I don't know where's a good place to ask questions about data science research opportunities?
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Unable to view Twitter because it's blocked in my country; what do Shog9's recent Stack Exchange-related tweets say?

Since Shog9 was a longstanding Stack Exchange employee, his opinions may give valuable insight into the future of Stack Exchange. Recently, it seems he has expressed his opinions on Twitter. But I'm ...
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Remember when Stack Exchange and the Community worked side-by-side to “make the Internet a better place”? Can we go back to this please?

I've been here for 10+ years now*. Like for a lot of people, Stack Exchange isn't a random website: it's a major chunk of my life. Years ago, Stack Exchange and the Community worked side-by-side ...
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After the recent CM departures, are there plans to shut down network sites or Area 51?

Yesterday, there were some major staffing changes, and the end result is that two long-time Community Managers, Shog9 and Robert Cartaino, are no longer with Stack Overflow, Inc. This seems to be a ...
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I feel helpless. Is there anything we can do to help guide SE?

Preface I'm a newer contributor, but a long time visitor. As a result, my view is more of an outsider's view. Take my points with that in mind. Stack Exchange appeared to flourish under the ...
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Why was the original Q&A apology about Monica Cellio deleted? [duplicate]

After reading on the subject, in one of the many, many Q&As and comments on it, I noticed the original link is now a 404 page (https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/334248/an-update-to-our-...
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How does SE manage their domains and determine the ones to renew?

Stack Exchange owns various domains that were used for various contests mini-sites across the network. However, there doesn't seem to be a uniform way in which SE handles their domains. Examples ...
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Replace the 100k and 250k swag instead of just dropping it

In a half-sentence to https://meta.stackexchange.com/a/341194 Unfortunately, we are no longer able to promise swag for any activities on our site. That covers spontaneous contests which aren't ...
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Make moderators edit and close threads instead of deleting them [duplicate]

My idea is: if a thread has prohibited content, the thread should be edited (by removing all content and replacing with something like "moderator edit" on the title, content and tags) instead of ...
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Seeking Stack Exchange site to post questions regarding using company services like Google?

Is there a platform on stack exchange I can post questions regarding using company services like Google? I'm specifically looking to download my Google activity and have some questions regarding this,...

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