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We spent a sprint addressing your requests — here’s how it went

You may have noticed posts getting status-completed at an unusually high rate last week — there’s a reason for that, which I’ll get into further down. But first, some context for those who might need ...
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The state of the stack a year on : A retrospective on "Stack Exchange is failing its community"

I'm pretty sure I don't want to do this every year, but I've been randomly reminded of my old post after the downsizings before last… about 4 times in the last two weeks. It seems like a sign. I feel ...
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unix.stackexchange.com redirects to https://www.citysearch.com/profile/13672866/?publisher=adnet [closed]

I thought you had this subdomain but you don't; was surprised where it redirected though. You might need to modify your server.
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Why do emails for other Stack Exchange sites come from Stack Overflow?

Take Security Stack Exchange, for example, which is my main SE site. Whenever I get an email relating to it, e.g. a question is closed, this bounty was accepted, whatever it is, the email is always ...
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Stack Overflow needs to change to become less restrictive to adapt to an environment where ChatGPT is available

I want to write a post on the meta (here) to raise awareness of a realization that I had this morning while trying to find some information via the Internet. Sorry for the length of this post; I think ...
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Why there is no link to Area 51 discussion in all sites in Stack Exchange?

Why is there no link to Area 51 discussion in all sites ? Are there any other sites that are not included in all sites ?
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Are old Winterbash leaderboards still available?

I tried to search for old Winterbash leaderboards but I always get redirect on a blog page. Is there a way to see old leaderboard pages or are they lost forever?
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Upcoming changes to sign-up flow on the Stack Exchange network

Over the last couple of months, we’ve conducted several experiments surrounding some changes to the sign-up flow on Stack Overflow, all of which we’ve successfully graduated in some fashion on Stack ...
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Site load delay

Today at 19.50 GMT: Some sites are taking more than two minutes to load content, including the questions page and individual questions, including: science fiction and fantasy, medical sciences. and ...
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The Help Center page titled "Our model" doesn't describe … our model

The Help page whose title is "Our Model" (but whose URL slug is /help/stackexchange) is currently a random grab bag of policies, formatting help, and random questions. I was hoping that a ...
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Bot is unable to access site from GitHub Actions [duplicate]

Since a couple of weeks back, a chat bot I run is unable to access the site, specifically when run from GitHub Actions. I sent a question about this using the "contact us" form a couple of ...
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Why is stackexchange.com not a single website with one account? [duplicate]

Why do I have to create another account every time I post on a new site?
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How can I hide optionally right side panel at stackexchange.com?

Is there a built-in way to hide right-side panel (with links and blog entities) when reading answers to questions at stackexchange.com? It takes significant place on screen and makes text and code too ...
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Which engine does Stack Overflow use to generate edit history? [duplicate]

What is the engine that Stack Overflow uses for the comparison of the two question versions? Below is an example from Math Stack Exchange: I'd like to use a similar solution for my website, but ...
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The Cookie Policy link is broken

The post below made me investigate the links at the bottom of the page. Opt in or out of cookie tracking To opt in or out of cookie tracking, scroll down all the way to the bottom of any page on ...
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Usenet: should good questions be ported to StackExchange?

Since about 2005 I’ve posted on Usenet, in comp.lang.postscript. Some of these posts have been ‘small’ questions or answers, some have been more substantial (e.g., the two linked from Bézier ...
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Sound Design SE Down? [closed]

When I browse to Sound Design SE, Cloudflare serves a Origin DNS error 1016. Basically, Cloudflare can't resolve this domain. Not sure who is responsible for this, but can someone look into this, ...
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Why is the 'Favorite' count so low in the Stack Overflow data? [duplicate]

In the Stack Overflow database, there is a column called "favorite count". I have found that favorite count indicates users find the question interesting or save it for later review. I have ...
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Why are Stack Exchange sites too complicated to understand? [closed]

There isn't any way I can get around in any of the Stack Exchange site. Do sites demand technical background and more professionalism?
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Stack Exchange network sites’ IP addresses may change in the coming weeks

From time to time, Stack Exchange makes improvements to our network infrastructure. One change we're making in the coming weeks will include new IP addresses for most, if not all, of our public Stack ...
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Discrepancy in Post Counts between Local MySQL Stack Overflow Database and Data Stack Exchange Query

I recently downloaded the Stack Overflow data from Stack Overflow datadump and imported it into my local MySQL database. While attempting to retrieve the total number of posts for the year 2021 using ...
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How can I download a small data set (1 year 2023-2022) from Stack Exchange?

I want to download a small dataset for one year. I didn't find a link that allows me to download 1 year of data or the last five years' data. I tried "https://data.stackexchange.com/stackoverflow/...
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How can Stack Exchange use AI, and especially GenAI, to facilitate Q&A?

We’ve got a dedicated team working on adding GenAI to Stack Overflow and Stack Overflow for Teams and will have some exciting news to share this summer. --- Prashanth Chandrasekar, April 2023. The ...
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Competing with ChatGPT Answers: An Expert's Perspective

Although I'm a moderator on two network sites who has had to deal with GenAI answers, I'm writing this from the perspective of a lower (<2k reputation, with limited access to moderation tools) user ...
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How can I find the creation date of a Stack Exchange site?

I did some looking up, but I couldn't figure out how to look it up with Google searches or if it's stated anywhere on a given site. I've also tried this terminal command: whois softwarerecs....
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Is "You need us, we don't need you" a difficult concept for S.E. leadership to understand?

Regarding the reversal of the AI generated content ban, once again I'm astonished at the self-serving decisions and actions taken by those who profit materially from this network. Alienating trusted ...
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Stack Exchange is failing its community

I guess this is very much an intervention. There's a few policies in the pipeline - here's one, and there's another one that's not been officially announced that a good many moderators are opposed to. ...
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As of May 2023, what current communities using SE software have non-standard features or use standard features in a unique non-standard way? [closed]

TL;DR: Besides Ask Patents, CS50, Math Overflow, Meta Stack Exchange, and Stack Apps, what open communities that use the Stack Exchange software have non-standard features or use standard features in ...
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May 2023 layoff impacting 58 SO/SE staff

A few minutes ago, CEO Prashanth Chandrasekar posted a note to our blog to share the news that Stack Overflow has made the difficult decision to reduce our workforce by 58 people, or about 10% of our ...
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What tag is used for Stack Exchange rules and their respective enforcement instruments?

Each site has a Tour, a Help Center and meta sites having faq where the site's purpose, workings and features of the Stack Overflow and Stack Exchange system are explained. Also, there is FAQ for ...
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Partner content on the blog - what's the value of these?

The Stack Overflow blog was historically a means of communication for the company to the community, and eventually ended up being a way for the company to communicate with potential users of their ...
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The SE About page should be less Stack Overflow-focused: "The world’s largest programming community is growing"

As of April 9, 2023 https://stackexchange.com/about shows the following text The world’s largest programming community is growing There is no doubt that programming is the specific topic of the ...
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Where can we find a site charter/purpose that tells us the types of question on/off topic?

There's a question currently posted at What unexpected things can happen if a user runs commands expecting a text file on input lacking a file-final newline? that's closed as it's been deemed ...
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Preparing a better question: large data file (JSON from a SVG) on Pastebin.com to be run through JavaScript, AWK, and sed:

I have a task that will benefit from writing a good question on Stack Exchange - in that I think the results will be instructive in general. Of course. There is a large SVG file already on Pastebin....
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Which sites have customized their help center homepage?

I have some ideas for the homepage of the Web Applications SE Help Center; before I start writing the draft I would like to learn from the experiences of other sites. I remember have seeing posts here ...
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Is there a Stack Exchange for A.I. Ethics and/or ethical usage?

Objective I was having a bit of trouble trying to figure which Stack Exchange branch to: 'find answers to' or 'pose a question' about Artificial Intelligence ethics. Example Inquiries With Microsoft'...
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Are there plans to switch to the current version of MathJax?

As pointed out on Mathematics Meta, Stack Exchange still uses MathJax v2, although v4 was released recently. (The answer by Davide Cervone - one of the MathJax developers - summarized some potential ...
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Demonym (nickname) for a Stack Exchange user? [duplicate]

I wonder if there is a noun meaning a person who uses Stack Exchange. Please see this question. What is the equivalent of a demonym, but for organizations?
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Can the compendium of SE Q&A’s be translated into an encyclopedia?

Stack Exchange has become quite the concentration of years of Socratic knowledge - that is to say, having many questions asked, answered, and peer reviewed to some degree - of the main site pages. I ...
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Why do Stack Exchange users want to get upvoted? Are they rewarded for that? [duplicate]

Why do Stack Exchange users compete to get votes or points? Just for the pleasure of doing it? For public recognition? To get job offers? Do they receive money or gifts for it?
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On which sites can you earn the You Got Splunk! hat?

The trigger for the You Got Splunk! hat is as follows: Ask or answer a question with a tag that includes the string "data". Your post must have score 1 or above. Is it possible to earn ...
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Merged list of all favourites from all Stack Exchange sites

Until recently I was accessing a list of all of my starred or favourited questions via the following URL: https://stackexchange.com/users/1309702/jimadine?tab=favorites This would list all favourites ...
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How do Stack Exchange sites that do not require professionals work?

This is just from assumption, but the Stack Exchange websites such as Movies & TV or Anime & Manga are most likely having their questions answered by similar viewers and readers, rather than ...
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Which Stack Exchange sites were fully redesigned after their original designs were deployed?

Some sites on the network have been completely redesigned from the time they received their original site designs (a part of site graduation prior to July 2015). For instance, Android Enthusiasts was ...
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What does the "reached" property mean on Stack Exchange? [duplicate]

If you go on my profile you will see that I have "reached" 703k: First I thought it was the number of persons who: saw an answer of me saw a question of me or an edit I made on a question ...
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Where should I ask on the SE community about a non-programming question related to google earth? [closed]

I want to ask something about Google Earth that is not related to development of any kind. Where should I ask in the SE community?
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Where can I ask for non-computer hardware recommendations?

I am looking for a good semi-professional heat press. I make custom t-shirts and bags for my business. I have been heat-pressing with an iron and the volume has got to a point where I want a machine. ...
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Can't log in to other communities. Only on SO (GitHub account) [duplicate]

I'm able to log in with a GitHub account on SO (Stack Overflow). When I go to other communities I see this: When I try to log in, I don't see an option to use GitHub: I think this is a bug, because ...
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Did Prosus acquire just Stack Overflow or the whole Stack Exchange Network?

I'm asking you guys since I can't find relevant info. Google says that the parent company of Stack Exchange Network is Prosus. Wikipedia says that Prosus only owns Stack Overflow. This is confusing. ...
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Remove Shell company's advertisements?

I reported 3 of Shell's ads: which were shown on Stack Overflow. This ad is offensive. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RnQSa_AVpSo, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6uuW4AP8M4M and https://www....
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