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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 networks (is that the correct term?). Stack Overflow, being the first, has by far the most users, questions, and answers. ...
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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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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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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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Who is on the Community Management Team, and what do they 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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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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Allow diamond moderators to reverse question migrations?

It has happened on occasion, due to the high amount of 10K moderators on SO that questions are migrated to the wrong site, and needs to be reversed. Although currently it is possible to re-open the ...
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Replace trilogy raw links with the current question title?

It often happens that people will refer to other questions by simply pasting the full link to this question, especially on Meta. Would it be a good idea to detect such links, and replace them ...
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What is the Goal of “Hot Network Questions”?

There has been a tug-of-war in the hot-questions list. Community members like JonW seem to be unhappy with the traffic that it brings to their site: 'But we want to encourage people to post, that's ...
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Why can't I just offer a bounty for a question right off the bat?

Sometimes at work I have an immediate need to get an answer for a question. I have 3,000 points at my disposal so I'd like to just put a bounty on the question as soon as I post it to give it the ...
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Increase captcha threshold for post editing

It's a very common behavior to refine answers several times after submitting them. Most of the time, the refinement is just adding and removing several characters or words. You might notice some other ...
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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, "...
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Will it be possible to migrate questions between the trilogy and the Stack Exchange 2.0 sites?

May not be the best place to ask this, but my ask is mostly linked to the original trilogy. I haven't found duplicates as well. From what I understood, the Stack Exchange 2.0 sites will be hosted by ...
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Meta sites' front pages should not hide questions with very low scores

On Meta SO, downvoting merely means "disagree." This convention carried over to per-site metas. But questions with very low scores — e.g. this question on Meta Math SE with net score of -5 &#...
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Make the search box return results from all StackOverflowian sites?

There should be an easy way to search Server Fault from Stack Overflow (and the others) The easiest thing would be to add a "Try searching Server Fault" link next to the "Alternately, try your search ...
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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 ...
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Too many SE sites causes confusion

More than 30 websites have already been created through Area 51. More than 10 websites have already completed their beta stage and are waiting for launch. More than 5 websites are in public beta stage....
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Stack Exchange Community Statistics

Many Meta users have asked for statistics that involve data that isn't available through the public data dumps (especially voting-related stats). In conjunction with the SE team, I will be bringing ...
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Why do we need the trilogy instead of just one site?

As I see it, the only effect of having three sites instead of one is that questions in Server Fault and Super User are seen less and answered less. This just causes audience fragmentation ...
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Differentiate between employees and moderators [duplicate]

My understanding of who has diamonds: All moderators have diamonds on the sites they moderate and their respective meta Stack Exchange employees have diamonds everywhere they're needed Right now, ...
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Monthly Summary of What's New

There have been a few requests for a change log or release notes which I think would be great. I understand that things are constantly changing, and if the team had to update us with every change, it ...
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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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Why separate Stack Exchange accounts?

I understand the reason why Stack Exchange has different sites to separate Cooking from Programming or Gaming. I understand too why the reputation is associated on each site. Why do I have to create ...
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How does SOPA threaten Stack Overflow / Stack Exchange?

Today's Stack Overflow system message reads: SOPA is a dangerous law. It breaks the Internet and threatens sites like Stack Overflow. Protect the Internet! How is it a threat to Stack Overflow?
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Individual community preferences vs. SE network policy: who wins?

In the recent question Where can I ask a question about advice for my job?, the OP asks where the following question would be appropriate: What would be the best way to approach someone that works ...
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How should a user's death be handled?

It is a bit of a morbid concept, but having recently had a friend die unexpectedly and having to deal with the online repercussions of this event has gotten me to thinking about what should happen to ...
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Prevent questions with movie/tv shows/game spoilers from appearing in the hot questions list

I've noticed that occasionally "hot questions" from SciFi and the Movies & TV network contain major spoilers about the movie/show discussed. The Matrix spoilers: I like browsing through those ...
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Can Stack Exchange follow a more generic approach?

I have been a member of Stack Overflow for almost a year and a half. Recently I've also registered for SuperUser, Programmers.SE and WebApps.SE. But now I am getting a bit confused maintaining so many ...
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This place is AWESOME! [closed]

Not really a question but an incredibly grateful comment. I am so thankful for this site's creation. I only recently became aware of it having a lot of programming questions lately. Seems any and all ...
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Why do migrated questions lack redirection via HTTP response status code 301 (Moved Permanently)?

I've just been quite surprised to click on a highly ranked Google result for a Stack Overflow question just to end up on the search page, because the page doesn't exist anymore. I figured it might ...
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What is CS50 and why can't I access it?

I just stumbled over this page in the Stack Exchange dropdown (top left corner). cs50 - For students of HarvardX CS50x: Introduction to Computer Science When I click on it I get the following ...
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Hot Questions, inability to filter sites… and now German questions? Too much “noise”!

We used to have the ability to filter Stack Exchange wide stories. I was sad to see the ability go away. I'll admit it isn't the end of the world. I do like seeing questions on occasion that I ...
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Create one page on SE to show my notifications for all SE, etc sites

Rather than visit every SOFU, SE, and meta site every day to see if anyone has answered/replied/voted on my posts, I would like to have one page that consolidates all of these notifications.
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How frequently are new questions indexed by search engines?

How frequently are the trilogy sites indexed by search engines? Are the more popular trilogy sites indexed more frequently than the others? What I've asked is a search-engine-independent question, ...
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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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Web-based IRC for the Trilogy?

This is a followup meta topic from the blog post. http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2010/04/do-trilogy-sites-need-a-third-place/ I tend to think that meta is the work part, while Stack Overflow, Super ...
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Add links to official status pages in the read-only mode status message

When the site is in read-only mode, I get a message like this: This site is currently in read-only mode. Would it be possible to update that message to provide links to these resources on SE's ...
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serverfault.com is not your trash bin! [closed]

I keep seeing inappropriate questions get migrated from Stack Overflow to Server Fault. Such as this one: How to set desktop background in ubuntu? How to set desktop back ground for twin view ...
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Are we creating too many different Stack Exchange sites? [duplicate]

I was just thinking that maybe if we have more Stack Exchange websites then each person would be a member of more different sites on average. Since the time a person can spend online on average ...
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Could there be a bit of reputation leakage between the sites, please? [duplicate]

It's a bit frustrating that, even though I'm above rep 100 on Stack Overflow, I'm still restricted with the most basic 'idiot prevention' limits on the other sites as I start there. Really, is it ...
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What's the official SE response to serious mentions of suicide or self-harm in posts?

Last night on Mi Yodeya, someone posted a question that was basically a suicide note, along with the question of what Judaism thought about suicide. The question was put on hold very quickly, and ...
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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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Stack Exchange should stop using the Creative Commons logo [duplicate]

If I understand correctly, SE reproduces its user-produced content using a CC-BY-SA license with additional restrictions: namely, from point 3 of the TOS, In the event that You post or otherwise use ...
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Should we have a subjective version of every Stack Exchange site? [duplicate]

Take this chef proposal, and note the description: Proposed Q&A site for professional and expert amateur chefs interested in the more subjective aspects of cooking; this would be to Cooking SE ...
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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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Would the Stack Exchange network be better if titles contained complete, grammatical questions?

We have had quite a few discussions here in the past of whether titles should be phrased as complete questions. For example: Should question titles be phrased as questions? (A straw poll) What's in a ...
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Are there going to be public details about the enterprise version of SE?

Apparently it is possible to purchase a Stack Exchange site again. What is considered a large organization? Google/Apple/MS sized organizations? Obviously it will cost a fair bit, but any information ...
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See all my questions across all Stack Exchange sites?

Is there a way for me to see all my questions across all Stack Exchange sites? If not, how about just to see which sites I have subscribed to?
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Please add Right To Left text support in Stack Exchange

You know, some of us read right to left... Certain sites like Mi Yodeya and Islam have an obvious need for this, as Arabic and Hebrew are Right To Left (RTL) languages. Many answers on those sites ...
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Implement cross-site posting rate limits to slow down spammers

In the morning of March 19th, a newly-registered user posted 11 spam questions in as many minutes: While asking questions is rate-limited, these rate limits are not applied across sites, allowing ...

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