Questions tagged [stack-exchange]

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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Does it make sense to offer a bounty “Thanking users who answered my question” as Current answers are outdated?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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Stack Exchange API - How to get only question title and accepted answer with specific tags?

How can I get questions with x, y, z tags having at least three upvotes and with an accepted answer? Also, I would like to only retrieve the question title, only the accepted answer, tags on questions ...
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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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How can a site get sponsored tags?

There has been quite a bit of chatter recently on Stack Exchange's priorities with respect to the sites, specifically on how Stack Overflow and technical sites are seen as the primary revenue streams. ...
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Stats are not aligned properly on SE about page

The grid items on the Stack Overflow Stats section of the Stack Exchange about page are not aligned properly (stackexchange.com/about). Currently it looks like this: Whould it be an idea to change ...
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Strange overlapping post-layout and sidebar

I've noticed this issue on a handful of other communities, but making the browser window narrow (mine is 1080x960) makes the .post-layout and #sidebar elements overlap. Maybe something to do with the ...
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How does Stack Overflow plan on increasing traffic and user base of other Network sites?

As an answer to another question I wrote out an analysis that, effectively, Stack Overflow is likely close to the point of saturation. Consider the following: According to Evans Data Corporation, ...
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Please don't bring The Loop to per-site metas

On my fourth reading of the blog post introducing The Loop, I noticed something that seems to indicate that the company wants to introduce changes in how the child metas function - something I didn't ...
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Joel left, and SE as we know it is dead

The recent blog post, which I don't even want to link to, made it perfectly clear for me. Joel left, and with that SE as we know it died. It will take a while before it's totally gone, but it will go ...
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Will Meta Stack Exchange be removed now?

This is a question related to the new feedback procedures announcement. This site (Meta Stack Exchange) has various functions: (per the help center) Meta is for... ... Stack Exchange users ...
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How many sites changed their highest-rep user as a result of the recent question rep recalc?

In the recent reputation recalculation resulting from weighting question upvotes back to 10 rep instead of 5 rep, some sites on the SE network underwent not only a reshuffle of the reputation leagues ...
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Are there any guidelines for changes of this magnitude?

By now most people are aware that the value of question upvotes was changed, and millions of reputation points were retroactively awarded. For the purposes of this question let's ignore any debates ...
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Statistics about least exposed sites in Hot Network Questions

Related: New Resources for Our Stack Exchange Network What is the impact of the recent changes to how Hot Network Questions work? I am looking for some statistics about 30-50 least exposed sites (...
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Am I using SE for the wrong purpose? [closed]

This is how I tend to use SE sites: I work. I run into a problem I cannot solve myself (at least not easily, without devoting very substantial time or effort I cannot now devote). For example: I ...
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Is It Time To Decentralize?

Is It Time To Decentralize? Disclaimer: Some may take this as a middle finger to SE and/or staff. I genuinely don't intend that. I think SE should want to decentralize, and could benefit from it. ...
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Is Monica's situation a good example of why you should opt out of forced arbitration? [closed]

The new forced arbitration clause was a hot topic a while ago. I'm wondering whether Monica's current situation and her plans to possibly sue Stack Exchange are a good example for why you should ...

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