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Once Jeff Atwood left the company, who became "in charge"?

Now that Jeff Atwood has moved on (see Joel's blog, and Jeff's own), who succeeded him as the ultimate authority over feature requests, change requests, cross-site policy, and the like? To be ...
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Are there any clones/alternatives for running a Stack Exchange style Q&A site?

Since the source code for this site isn't available for purchase or external use, I'm looking for software that can run a Q&A environment similar to Stack Exchange. Are there any such pieces of ...
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Which tools and technologies are used to build the Stack Exchange Network?

What tools and technologies are used to build the Stack Exchange Network? See also: Which tools and technologies are used to build Data Explorer? Return to FAQ index
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Stack Exchange cross-site signup: login with Stack Exchange doesn't work

It is the third time I've encountered this problem over the years.. Every time I go to a new Stack Exchange site, I think that (because I'm a SO member) I should use the "login with Stack ...
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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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Why do I have different reputation on each Stack Exchange site?

For example, on bitcoin.stackexchange.com and android.stackexchange.com and stackoverflow.com I have different reputation scores. This is very frustrating because I have no interest in wasting hours ...
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Who is on the Community Management Team, and what does it do?

The members of the Community Management Team (sometimes referred to as the Community Team or CMs) are employees of Stack Exchange the company, but not all SE employees are Community Management Team ...
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To what extent might scores, on my posts on one SE site, affect scores on another? [duplicate]

As my formal training in biology was limited to about 40 hours, half a century ago, in a classroom of a state school system that had been (and remains) legally banned from discussion of a concept ...
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Using Stack Exchange to look for scholarly articles and working with the scientific community

I have been part of a university for a few years now. I have learnt on my own and from my colleagues how to look for scientific papers and how the community works. I realized I could not find any ...
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Where should I ask "general programming questions"?

A question I am currently trying to ask is roughly as follows: I am trying to develop a C++ static library which can work on multiple platforms (in fact, the whole point of the library is that it ...
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Statistics are not aligned properly on the SE 'About' page

The grid items on the Stack Overflow Stats section of the Stack Exchange 'About' page are not aligned properly. Currently it looks like this: Would it be an idea to change it to look like this? Is ...
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Stack Exchange network with overlapping questions [duplicate]

This is a big feature request, so I'm not suggesting an immediate implementation or conversion. For the future of SE however, I believe it solves some existing issues which might only grow bigger as ...
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Why only 50 related tags?

I'm using the Stack Exchange API and I want to get related tags of a particular tag. Fortunately, the API provides such an endpoint (/2.3/tags/devops/related?pagesize=100&site=stackoverflow). ...
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How do I change my Stack Exchange password?

How do I change my password? I have a Stack Exchange account but can't seem to find the option to change my password.
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Stack Exchange Public Q&A access will not be restricted in Russia

Like so many people around the world, we are watching the tragic and unlawful invasion of Ukraine unfold. Several of the discussions on Meta and in conversations with us have raised the question of ...
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SE sites to provide official product support (or "The case of Ask Ubuntu")

Firstly, I think that I understand the relation between Stack Overflow and Canonical and the roles of each one in the management of Ask Ubuntu site. Here are some related questions: Does Canonical ...
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How can I edit my preferences?

I was just wondering about Stack Exchange's account. I don't know how to modify the password and the other preferences which can be applied to all Stack Exchange sites. So far, I can edit some ...
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How is Stack Exchange Inc dealing with current and future business with Russian entities?

I've been putting off asking this question for a while, but it came up in the comments for the question about Stack Exchange Q&A access in Russia and is worth addressing. While I consider public Q&...
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Users should not be able to upvote comments they have flagged

After a user upvotes a comment, the option to flag as noise/offensive/spam disappears, while the up arrow icon "sticks" permanently. This has caused minor grumbling but is generally accepted as by ...
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Where has the Stack Exchange official dump gone? archive.org/details/stackexchange [duplicate]

Why do I see this message after I only download StackOverflow-Posts.7z? I have tried to use a VPN, but I receive the same error message: This item is no longer available. Items may be taken down for ...
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Is Stack Exchange blocked in/by Russia?

Stack Exchange recently announced that they are not blocking Russia. However, is the converse also true—that Russia is not blocking Stack Exchange? (I'm asking this because if Russia is not blocking ...
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Does anyone have an account on every Stack Exchange site?

Does anyone have an account on every Stack Exchange site? Also, why would anyone do that? Bonus points for all of the Beta sites.
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I found a SO clone, is this the place to report it? [duplicate]

I saw similar posts before, so I am reporting one I did not find already posted here: nujk.com Edit: I found it's not a clone, but just takes the content from SO and displays ads.
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Which Stack Exchange sites weren't proposed in Area 51?

Recently I found some sites that are a part of the Stack Exchange network but were not proposed. In other words, I'm talking about sites that are not established through Area51, like Super User. ...
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Is Stack Exchange part of the OpenID Foundation?

As I post this, I don't see the Stack Exchange logo on the OpenID Foundation's sponsoring members page. This means Stack Exchange is not a member of the OpenID Foundation, right? If so, does that ...
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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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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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Why doesn't the privacy popup go away? Can you fix it? [duplicate]

I sometimes have a popup that shows up and refuses to go. Regardless what button I click it doesn't react. It just stays and covers part of the page. I have to resort to ctrl-shift-C to remove it. ...
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How many questions is "NaN%", what SO for Teams is a "Q&A for", and how come is it listed as a network site?

The page with the https://stackexchange.com/sites URL, amongst normal sites, returns an entry for Stack Overflow for Teams: If this is intentional, and Stack Overflow for Teams should appear there, ...
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Search for which Stack Exchange site to use

I would like to be able to search on the Stack Exchange gateway for a subject and get a list of the most relevant sites (possibly Google instant style, filtering the normal list). Searching is often a ...
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Highlight all subscribed sites on the "all sites" overview

proposal On the "all sites" overview, it would be nice to indicate to a logged-in user which sites he/she is a member of (i.e., has an account) by visually highlighting the corresponding ...
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We are switching to system fonts on May 10, 2021

Update 3 - The changes from round 2 are live, but with one notable exception: On Linux, we spec’d “Liberation Sans” and “Liberation Mono”. Did some digging on that PR and installed a few Linux VMs and ...
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Should Stack Exchange switch to CC BY-SA 3.0? [duplicate]

Currently, Stack Exchange sites use the CC BY-SA 2.5 license. There's a lot of content (not the least of which is Wikipedia) under the newer 3.0 version of this license. Content licensed under 2.5 ...
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Which SE sites accept "identification" questions?

Various sites on the Stack Exchange network take questions of the form "please identify this thing", perhaps from a photo or a description (where the nature of the "thing" would ...
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Which computer science / programming Stack Exchange sites do I post on?

There seems to be more than a few computer science/programming Stack Exchange sites. Stack Overflow, being the first, has by far the most users, questions, and answers. What is the reasoning for ...
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There's a Windows Phone.SE Why? [duplicate]

According to 2020: a year in closing In 2020 the number of questions posted on Windows Phone was 30, seven of which were asked and closed. The total number of questions closed that year was eight. The ...
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Why does the license link take me to Stack Overflow's license page? [duplicate]

The license information in the lower right corner of every page links to https://stackoverflow.com/help/licensing instead of to the site's (existing) corresponding page (for example, on the Cross ...
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Global list of all Stack Exchange sites

Where can I find a list of all the Stack Exchange sites? I need to ask a question about cars (where my total knowledge is about zero) but I can't find a cars Stack Exchange site - tried guessing all ...
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Is Stack Exchange / Stack Overflow available for private or internal use?

Is the Stack Exchange engine that powers Stack Overflow available to download or install internally for an enterprise or company? I think Stack Exchange's engine is very great and could be very cool ...
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Are there any (research-based) classifications of user types for sites like Stack Exchange?

In the game industry, we have the Bartle taxonomy of player types which is a way to classify users into four main categories: Achievers, Explorers, Socialisers, and Killers. I was researching if there ...
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Too many requests from this IP address [duplicate]

I am using the StackAPI library for Python to access Stack Overflow questions. I need to collect all question IDs attached with a particular tag (for example, regex). I used the search bar on Stack ...
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Pay money to SO for quick support

Foreword: I've read the other questions about the Make Money Fast(TM) (like Offering actual money as a bounty?). The basic idea is to offer money to the site for quick support on a probably complex ...
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Could an opt-in Stack Exchange "globally merged" site save us from all the Merge proposals and debates?

Shorter title: Why can't I have my cake and eat it too? Why is having many overlapping sites bad? Cross-posting is discouraged, because the value of answers is diluted across the sites (you can't ...
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How to see featured (bounty) questions from all Stack Exchange sites [duplicate]

I am aware of the below links which shows the questions from all Stack Exchange sites: Hot questions on the Stack Exchange network! 'real-time' on the Stack Exchange network All Stack Exchange Meta ...
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How to search all meta sites

I saw a question on a meta site earlier today, but didn't have an answer then. I thought about it for a while, and now have an answer. The problem is I can't remember which meta it was on. Is there a ...
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Wanted Stack Exchange's Markdown editor for github.com/slack.com

I would like to have the same WYSIWYG markdown editor as the one on Stack Exchange's websites. The most wanted feature is the keyboard shortcuts like Ctrl + K to add backticks around selection, Ctrl +...
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If I created a SE site for my college, would my college have to host the communication data or would Stack Overflow host it?

This is really a hypothetical question for my class. We are designing a system that would be kind of a Stack Overflow-like site for students to talk about academic and career advice. We were thinking ...
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Where (and how) can I post tips & tricks for using Stack Exchange?

I have a tip about using Stack Exchange I want to share. It's just a small tip for adding comments on iOS, nothing spectacular, but I'm certain there are other users who'll find it useful. I'm ...
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Amusing 404 "Page Not Found" Images for Trilogy sites?

I'd like to have amusing but on-topic images for our 404 Page Not Found page on: Stack Overflow Server Fault Super User Meta By on topic, I mean the 404 image on Stack Overflow should be a ...
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Preventing cannibalism from sister sites

Many years ago, there were fewer Stack Exchange sites. Right now, Astronomy is in beta and attracts questions like this one about speed-of-light. Sure, I can see why somebody would associate this with ...

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