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Bug in Stack Exchange's “top questions” page [duplicate]

It seems like if Stack Exchange has not registered correctly how many votes my Stack Overflow question has. From my Stack Exchange user page I see my question to have 7 votes When if I go to the ...
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Is there a definitive list of URL patterns of Stack Exchange sites for use in user scripts?

When writing user scripts, one needs to insert @include / @match directives at the start of the script so that the script knows on which sites it should execute. Naturally, people sometimes write ...
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Is Stack Exchange/Stack Overflow still donating to open source projects as part of Stack Overflow gives back?

While looking up past posts for a question based on a flawed premise, I noticed that in 2018's Stack Overflow gives back post, SE mentioned that they donated to organisations that built tools that ...
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This post is hidden. No, it's not. (SE has a weird definition of “hidden”…)

Why does Stack Exchange leave junk posts around claiming they are "hidden", when in reality they are totally visible, but just have a pink background? This is something I have been ...
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How can an existing site join the network?

According to an answer on Which Stack Exchange sites weren't proposed in Area 51?, several of our current network sites were pre-existing sites that somehow "joined" the network and ...
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Finding the right SE site for a problem

I am not sure how to make a suggestion. I will position the problem and then a solution/idea. Even if my idea would be adopted there may still be a problem, but I am just trying to close the gap. ...
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Cross Stack Exchange search through all of my questions?

I struggled with finding my own question that finally was on StackOverflow. First, I had checked Unix & Linux, then AskUbuntu, then SuperUser. I will not be the only one with that problem, there ...
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How often does Stack Exchange get a platform and technology stack review?

I was curious to know how often the SE development team evaluate the current technology stack that powers the sites and what would constitute a good enough reason to migrate? For example, jQuery was ...
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Is there an ideal Stack Exchange mindset? [closed]

For me, the Stack Exchange mindset is: ask good questions (e.g. practical or theoretical problems, clarification on a particular subject or about a moment from history) - and provide equally good ...
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Is there a Stack Exchange site for topics related to sales/accounting/inventory valuation?

Are any of the SE sites a suitable place to ask questions about perpetual inventory valuation, which is about keeping track of the value of the inventory/stock of materials you own? A bit related to ...
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Email me new responses to my posts. ERROR

I apologise if I am posting my question in a wrong place. If it is then kindly direct me about which sub-site this should be posted. When I post any question on any Stack- Exchange site, I mark the ...
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Is there a page listing the founding date and the “out of beta” date for all Stack Exchange communities?

Just out of curiosity I would like to see a list of all Stack Exchange communities along with the founding date and "out of beta" date. If the list can be generated using a query, that would ...
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Searching for “fasting” on Medical Sciences does not reproduce reliable results [duplicate]

On Skeptics meta, I wrote an answer in which I recommended: Instead, why not post on Medical Sciences? I was going to say there are 500 posts containing the term “fasting” but many of the results are ...
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How can I change the website URL displayed on my Stack Exchange profile webpages?

In 2020, in a browser where I'm not logged in to Stack Exchange, I go to my Meta user profile page. That page offers a Profile link at the top left and a Network Profile link at the top right. Below ...
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Stack Exchange API, access token request

I've done the OAuth process with Stack Exchange and I have my access token. I'm trying to perform this request https://api.stackexchange.com/docs/me-posts#order=desc&sort=activity&filter=...
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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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Why am I logged out of the Stack Exchange sites so often?

For a few months now, it seems that I have to reenter my login credentials more and more often (it used to be once every few months, and it is now several times per week) when navigating Stack ...
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How can I fetch all the new users that are created on all Stack Exchange sites via Stack Exchange API?

Is it possible to fetch all the new user accounts that are created (from some date) on all Stack Exchange sites via the Stack Exchange API? And how can it be done?
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Is there any Stack Exchange site for mobile's special features disussion? [duplicate]

I just realized that it's possible for companies (e.g. Xiaomi, OnePlus) to include their own special features to their android phones. My Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro has some special features include (GameTurbo, ...
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Is there a succession plan for Stack Exchange sites if Stack Exchange goes bankrupt?

I recently found that an Internet community I've been a part of for the past decade (run by a fairly well-known startup) was shut down. It seems that the public offering/community they maintained was ...
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The Applications in Settings page is still showing SE application for Android

The Stack Exchange Android app has been removed from Google Play, but the Applications option in the Settings page is still showing the SE application for Android. Yes, we can remove them manually by ...
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CEO Blog Post: Feedback on “Communities and Connections will Power our Growth in 2021”

It’s been a year since I had the honor to join Stack Overflow as CEO. We’ve made a lot of progress in that time, and also faced challenges unlike anything seen in our lifetimes. I’m immensely proud of ...
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What Stack Exchange site should be used for miscellaneous questions, if there is no site for that topic? [duplicate]

If some question is of some rare topic, and no Stack Exchange site has this topic, is there some special Stack Exchange site meant for such rare "Misc" questions, like misc.stackexchange.com ...
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Any successful mergers of Stack Exchange sites?

Have there been any successful mergers? This is some basic Q&A about merging sites, but I'm looking for more information.
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Walled gardens and Stack Overflow content

One of the greatest benefits of Stack Overflow is that it's not a walled garden. Content is accessible to everyone who searches for the answer to a question. It is similar to what Usenet forums used ...
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Is the reputation requirement to appear in the network reputation graph separate or combined?

Accounts must have a minimum of 200 reputation to appear in this graph Is the reputation requirement specified here combined from all Stack Exchange sites, or that the reputation in at least one of ...
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Oh CMs Where art thou?

I've been waffling a bit about bringing this up - but what are the plans/status on the new CM hires that were mentioned in the post about SE raising funds? There's certainly demand for their services, ...
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A lot of sites are going to be 10 this year - could we do something to celebrate?

Admittedly, the other site I mod is 11, and I embarrassingly missed the anniversary in the midst of a bunch of things. I had a mod go "My community is coming up on its 10 year anniversary, and I ...
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Meta question on Stack Exhange Android app [duplicate]

How come when I click on "download the Android app for Stack Exchange" in a mail of Stack Overflow, I arrive on Google Play and it tells me there is no such app? Is there really no app for ...
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Now that the app is no longer available, what is the recommended method for having your phone beep on SE notifications?

Up to a few days ago, I was able to keep up to date with the notifications from Stack Exchange, using the official Stack Exchange app. Every time a notification was issued, my phone would beep and ...
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Is there any Stack Exchange site about book recommendations, reviews, feedbacks, etc.? [duplicate]

I am looking for this, but cannot find yet. Do we have any Stack Exchange site which serves the purpose of book recommendations, reviews, analysis, feedbacks, etc.? This would have been great, as ...
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Are there any ways to petition to increase your Stack Exchange API limit?

I know there is a 10,000 query limit for the Stack Exchange API, but I was curious if there was any way to ask for a one-time increase of API requests as I just need to do a one-time pull to get a bit ...
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Merge all Language learning Stack Exchange sites together? [duplicate]

I'm confused by why there are so many separate sites for specific languages on here. Wouldn't it be better to just have one "Languages" Stack Exchange where you can indicate which language ...
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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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