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Why not show the appointed/elected date for moderators on ALL Stack Exchange sites?

Why doesn't the https://stackexchange.com/about/moderators page have the elected/appointed date for moderators on all sites? I see that (to name a few): Christianity does display the date Islam does ...
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What unlisted, but public, Stack Exchange sites exist in the Stack Exchange network? [duplicate]

I recently found out about CS50 Stack Exchange, which appears to be a normal beta Stack Exchange site (I was able to sign up immediately and receive the standard Association Bonus, etc.), but I ...
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How successful has Stack Exchange's “teams” been so far?

How successful has the Private Q&A option been so far? Free up resources It’s expensive and time-consuming to answer the same questions over and over. By making the right information ...
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Where do I ask “What are video games nowadays considered as”?

I have the following question which I'm unsure on which site in the SE network it would be on-topic: Nowadays, the majority of people consider video games as a form of light entertainment. But to ...
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Where to ask for advice on software projects

Is there a community here on the Stack Exchange network or somewhere else on the internet where I can ask and receive answers questions such as: If I needed to purchase 10 copies of Windows 10 Pro, ...
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No way to change or delete Stack Exchange login

My Stack Exchange login is registered to a email address on domain that will soon be owned by another person. For security reasons, I would like to deactivate my login on Stack Exchange and dissociate ...
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Can SE be considered to a both dangerous and helpful network? [duplicate]

While I feel that SO or SE helps people especially programmers and sysadmins to get knowledge on things they really need to do or work on I tend to feel the down votes, regulation of questions and ...
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Does Stack Exchange generally “not split off subjects simply to give them their own space”?

On my Area 51 proposal for an anti-natalism site (unilaterally closed and now deleted, as I recorded here, Robert Cartaino commented: This subject is already well-covered by a live Stack Exchange ...
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Goodbye and thank you, Jaydles!

Today is Jay Hanlon’s (aka Jaydles) last day at Stack Overflow. Since I’ve been working with him for nearly 7 years now, I wanted to take a minute to wish him a public goodbye. Jay joined us way back ...
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Why is Syntax Highlighting enabled only for some SE sites? [duplicate]

Syntax highlighting is available on some SE sites. It certainly works on Stackoverflow, and it also appears to work in this example: var a = 3; while( !(a < 0)){ alert("JavaScript code <b&...
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Is there a way to know the new launched sites over the years?

Stack Exchange now has more than 170 sites. Is there a way to know when those sites were launched? I know I can download all dumps and figure it out, but is there any cheaper way to do so?
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Do anyone dissapoiint the achievement rules of Stack network? [duplicate]

I am curious why Stack Network can't count all websites' achievements together. If someone has many stack websites, it will not show all points of a contributor. It sounds that it's a waste of time to ...
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Does the Stack Exchange owner have a user account?

Just a curious question, does he/she actually use this site or any of the sub topic sites? If so, where is his/her account?
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Are some sites in Stack Exchange dying because only duplicate questions remain?

As SE is a Q&A network with different websites for different fields of expertise, is it possible that some of the more 'obscure' websites that cover a narrow field slowly die out? There is only a ...
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Is the 'In the news' section of Stack Exchange's site updated regularly?

In the footer of every Stack Exchange site there is a link to Press, where a page with the title 'In The News' shows a list of news entries talking about Stack Overflow as a company. I noticed there ...
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The query on Stack Exchange Data Explorer returns different results from Stack Exchange website

I am running this query on the Stack Exchange Data Explorer (for Stack Overflow): select owneruserid , row_number() over(order by rep desc) as ranking , rep from ( select p.owneruserid ,sum(...
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Why do some StackExchange sites have a nice logo and others a simple speech bubble with 2 letters?

From my Stack Exchange sites: Nice logos Simple boring logos Why is that? Not enough questions or people joined to the site Nobody did design a cool logo Other reason
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What do the colors indicate on the SE site cloud?

https://stackexchange.com/sites Is it personalized? Because I can't see why some are colored and some maintain the default color. If it is, then maybe I have visited the colored sites at some point(I ...
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How to format the Stack Exchange “feed”?

I just made an account here on Stack Exchange, so I apologize if I haven't quite learned the etiquette around here. I also so far have only used the mobile app for SE, not the website, so this ...
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Does Stack Exchange have a policy of forcing its employees into Mandatory Arbitration over Sexual Harassment claims?

I was just reading this article released today by the Intercept GOOGLE AND FACEBOOK ENDED MANDATORY ARBITRATION FOR SEXUAL HARASSMENT CLAIMS. WILL WORKERS OUTSIDE THE TECH INDUSTRY BENEFIT? And, ...
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The Stack Exchange app does not let me log in with my Google account and displays an error [duplicate]

I downloaded the Stack Exchange app on my secondary phone (Android 6.0) and installed it. I tried to log in with my Google account. However, an error occurred. I tried the next day on my main phone (...
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What happened to the 2018 monthly product team updates?

There was no update in the 2018 monthly product team updates page for the past two months (September and October). Last month I got a reply from Adam Lear that September update will be included in ...
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Should Stack Exchange hire someone to deal with off-platform interactions? [duplicate]

Sadly, SE doesn't have anymore the list of all their paid employees, so I can't verify that there is someone dedicated to this. Yet the recent events on off platform venues and the response of SE as ...
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Learning to write code for Stack Exchange maths questions? [duplicate]

I am new to Stack Exchange and I wish to know the methods, people use in this community. For example, I saw many maths questions written in codes. Where can I learn to write those codes?
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A new stackexchange for Linux Desktop Environments is needed : Askubuntu is too specific, Unix and Linux is too broad [duplicate]

PPS. I have added a related question now - How to proceed when proposal for a new Stack Exchange is turned due to admin's ignorance of domain? which addresses the point raised here. PS. The ...
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How can I introduce people to the Stack Exchange Sites?

I am from a country where people are not very familiar with Stack Exchange sites and about 90% of them don't know their existence even if they use the Internet. Maybe this question could not be asked ...
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Can we make a free app on Earth Sciences Exchange with information from posts?

We are receiving a lot of questions at Earth Sciences Exchange asking for identification of stones. I am trying to start a list of the identified minerals we have on our site's Meta. As list point ...
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How much maintenance and operating effort or cost does Stack Exchange need to put for launching one site?

One of the most appreciable approach of Stack Exchange I like is giving opportunity to group of people to gather and build communities (passionate about specific area of expertise) as a part of Stack ...
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The game theory model behind Stack Exchange [duplicate]

Where or how (and if, of course) is it possible to see the game theory model behind Stack Exchange, the one responsible for user motivation and improvement? How was it built? Is it frequently tested ...
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How to get rid of banners from Stack Exchange when not logged in? [duplicate]

If I view a Stack Exchange page without being logged in there are three banners which I have to remove first before browsing. The page looks for example like this: That's totally unusable for me. As ...
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Move the sites' information panel in the Stack Exchange's “All Sites” page inside the screen (remove overflow with scroll)

I would like to suggest that when opening a site's information panel in the Stack Exchange's "All Sites" page that it doesn't overflow outside the visible window. This is how it currently is: I think ...
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The Code of Conduct image is too SO-oriented

I just visited the shiny new Code of Conduct page on my home site. And was immediately put off by a giant picture of the SO logo, in a style of drawing which I've seen before (maybe on the blog?) and ...
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How much of Stack Exchange can be replicated by other sites?

I just found Am I allowed to make a Stack Overflow clone? which answers most of my question below (yes, look & feel (or method of operation) is not copyrightable). However, I don't know where the ...
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How do you flag questions on the mobile app?

I’m wondering how you can flag questions on the mobile app. For instance, flagging a question that is off topic. Is this possible to do on mobile? Thank you! Edit: As I posted this question, I saw a “...
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Are comments too volatile on Stack Exchange sites vis a vis Stack Overflow?

I've been participating on Stack Overflow and other Stack Exchange sites for several years, and lately it seems that comments on most Stack Exchange sites are deleted pretty easily (by moderators). On ...
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When will the iOS app get the update? [duplicate]

It's been a long time using an unmaintained iOS app. Does anybody know when will we (for example all iPhone X users) get the update?
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New Resources for Our Stack Exchange Network

It's nice to be here! Hello, fellow humans! My name is Juan M and I’ve served as the Community Manager of Stack Overflow en español as well as the Manager for the International Stack Overflow ...
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Stack Exchange Site “Where to ask this?” Guidance

A common response to many questions on Stack Exchange sites is along the lines of, "This question belongs on [another.stackexchangesite.com]." Hopefully it's phrased nicely, etc., but that's ...
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Why do people persist in complaining about the code of conduct set for this network?

TL;DR: With so many platforms that provide chat rooms for people that can be made private, why do people persist in complaining about the code of conduct set for this network? This post is for ...
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Top Network Askers are wrong?

I recently noticed the "Top Network Askers" information at the right side when i call my default link to my newest favorite-tags on Stack Overflow: https://stackexchange.com/filters/341093/favorite-...
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Please provide How to on how to write to specific site user in chat

In my questions I am urged to not discuss much in comments and use chat instead. I've reviewed chat FAQ https://chat.stackexchange.com/faq but there is no info on how to write to specific user.
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What community would I use to ask about vehicle titles, Law or Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair?

I have an issue with a used motorcycle that I want to buy, but there are some iffy things about the title that I would like to ask about. What would be the appropriate Stack Exchange site for such a ...
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Number of SE Sites in site list tooltip is wrong

It's generally accepted the Stack Exchange has 173 sites. It's shown in the login page, stackexchange.com, and in the Site Tour. For example (from the Meta Site Tour): However, the tooltip from ...
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Who serves as the General Counsel of Stack Exchange Inc.?

I could not find any general counsel or other legal position in the Stack Exchange management page. I believe it's common for companies this size to have one, see e.g. a company from the same a16z ...
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Where should I start building the community for a new Stack Exchange site?

Changes have been announced to how Area 51 works in the future. Robert describes how the goal is to bring an existing and active community to Area 51 and start building their new Stack Exchange site, ...
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Most of the SE sites are down [closed]

Most of the SE sites are down for few mins, but MSE is working fine.
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What Stack Exchange sites are dedicated to a product or company?

What's a list of Stack Exchange sites that are dedicated to a product or company? For example, Ask Different is dedicated to Apple. Ask Ubuntu is dedicated to...well... Ubuntu. Are there any rules ...
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Quack Overflow should also accept keyboard input [closed]

I love the new Quack Overflow. My coworkers noticed the yellow friend in the corner of their screen, explained their problems and got their solution. Or, well, at least found the source of their ...
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Checking reputation points on Stack Exchange

I am a newbie here, and the more I try to interact here, it asks me to gain some reputation. How do you check your reputation points on Stack Exchange?
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Why does SO's community feel a lot harsher than any of the other communities? [duplicate]

For some reason, every time I go to SO after being at one of the other sites and ask a question, I almost always get negative results. I ask just about the same way on every site, and on just about ...