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What is the content of the files in the Stack Exchange archive?

I have found here server files containing data from Stack Exchange. How can I know the content of each file, e.g. where the README is? For example, what is the difference between stackoverflow....
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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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Web browser versus IOS app syntax/text

On Stack Exchange I use the chrome browser and sometimes I use the actual stack exchange app to ask questions. But sometimes when I get answers the text is sometimes different from when I use the ...
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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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Are other sites (besides MSE) growing inactive?

Ever since Everything That Happened with Stack Exchange, it's understandable that many users are hesitant to get re-involved on SE. It's understandable that many users are deleting their own accounts,...
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Will the public Q&A network stay completely free, and remain the company's main focus?

After reading the interview (alt Glorfindel's post which has the complete text in his answer, for when the link doesn' t work) the new CEO Prashanth Chandrasekar had with Business Insider I got a ...
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Send users to the correct site's tagged questions from the SE search results

In the search results of stackexchange.com/search?q=*, allow people to click on a tag and go to that website with the tag page open. For example, https://stackexchange.com/search?q=regex shows me ...
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How can we find the fastest growing sites within the last year?

How can we find the fastest growing sites within the last year? (With a minimum of say a certain amount of marked answers (averaged of course) per month?) Are there any good sites for this?
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Fundamentally, what should a Question and Answer site look like?

This question is inspired by two answers that in many ways reach the core of what the community is discussing right now. First, I think that is the fundamental divide that SE does not seem to ...
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SE Inc. Director of Public Q&A retweets bad-faith, misrepresentative tweet

As we all know, SE Inc. has engaged in highly problematic and widely criticized actions against the SE community and specific moderators. Earlier today (Oct 11th, 2019), Ms. Sara Chipps, "Director ...
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Dear Stack Exchange, it is time for a change

How do you call someone who turns to force to impose their view? That is how I call you, and I think it is time for a change. Consider how SE works: You are the one that built a platform -- thank ...
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An apology to our community, and next steps

I’m David Fullerton, Stack Overflow’s CTO, responsible for the product, engineering, and community teams. I joined Stack Overflow in 2010 because I believed in the vision and mission of Stack ...
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Summing up the main issues (The Story So Far)

Could we have a neutral summing up of the issues (without any editorializing)? I will attempt to do so in an answer, big picture style. Or you could think of this as "The Story So Far" for those who ...
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Why was the CoC page changed to remove Jeff Atwood's original one?

Why was the Code of Conduct page changed last month? It used to have a excellent CoC written by the SE co-founder Jeff Atwood himself, and that is why I am an SE member and moderator. Am I missing ...
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Perhaps someone from the Stack Exchange Leadership Team should hold a town-hall meeting?

While Sara Chipps, the Director of Public Q&A, did make a response to the Stack Exchange Community, it has been very negatively received and the featured tag isn't enough to keep it visible to the ...
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Search for “similar questions” across multiple sites?

After typing the title of a question, the "similar questions" are displayed. Is there any feature, that would provide such suggestions across all (or a configured subset of) stackexchange communities?...
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How do I find all questions containing certain text and the user is from a certain country?

I am trying to build the following query: Find all questions containing certain text and the user is from a certain country. What I have done so far is: SELECT q.Id AS [Post Link], q....
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Why is Stack Exchange allowing Google ads though they have their own profitable revenue model via https://stackoverflow.com/jobs? [duplicate]

Why is Stack Exchange allowing Google ads though they have their own profitable revenue model via https://stackoverflow.com/jobs? I mean, I just recently saw Google ads here. Don't you think it adds ...
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Is Stack Overflow Enterprise suitable for in-house corporate expert communities?

Everyone knows Stack Overflow is good for software developers. Is it good for other expert communities? For example, are there successful examples of use as a corporate Q&A platform for ...
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What will happen to a site if the product it is based on is no longer relevant?

What will happen to a graduated site if the product it is based on is no longer relevant and no questions are being asked? I thought about this when I saw the Windows Phone site graduate out of beta. ...
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Why do we still not have a Software Development Recommendations SE? [duplicate]

Time can be saved by answering things like, "I have X and want to get Y. What are some development tool/libraries/framework options that can achieve this that you'd recommend?" These kinds of ...
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How can I find the number of communities for a user in the Stack Exchange data set?

Is there any way I can extract, from the Stack Exchange data set, the communities that a user joined? I want to use this data set to extract this feature for all users: https://archive.org/download/...
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Linux Mint site? [duplicate]

I'm a Linux Mint user, and I use Ask Ubuntu a lot. However, some questions about the Mint GUI don't fit there. Should we start a Mint site?
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How do I create an account on Super User using this account?

I've been able to sign up to different Stack Exchange sites by "linking" with my existing account, but I can't seem to do this for Super User. I don't want to end up with different accounts and ...
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How can I look up any bounties (active and previous ones) I ever offered with any of my site accounts?

Is there a way to look up the bounties I have ever offered with any of my individual site accounts? Preferably I'd like the active ones first, sorted from newest to oldest, and then the "expired" ones,...
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Why is the sub-header font in the stack exchange app only displaying the top half of header titles in iOS?

I haven't updated my iOS Stack Exchange app in a long time, and suddenly I am noticing differences or glitches in how it works or displays/renders itself. When posting a question, before typing ...