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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, "...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Does Stack Exchange have the intention to become carbon neutral?

In this post on Sustainable Living SE a rough estimate was calculated for the carbon footprint of the Stack Exchange platform. It says that in 2018 their hosting company QTS used 32% renewable energy....
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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 me,...
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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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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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