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Questions specific to stackoverflow.com should be asked on meta.stackoverflow.com; such questions will be closed here. This is for questions about the Stack Overflow site that still relate to the SE network as a whole. Questions about Stack Overflow (the company) should be tagged [company] instead.

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Oracle Application Express 4.0 [on hold]

About 5 hours ago, I had posted "Application Express 4.0" questions pertaining to how I downloaded the free product from OTN, but discovered the install to be confusing/complicated, asking whether I ...
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Stack Overflow loads extremely slow and sporadically appears as offline*

Everything loads extremely slow. No matter what I click. Sometimes the site appears offline. But when I check its status with Down For Everyone Or Just Me, it appears online. I am getting random ...
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Who are the users that work for Stack Overflow?

I know Jeff Atwood and Joel Spolsky are the owners or creators because I came by the site from reading their blogs. Who else works for Stack Overflow in here? Does Jon Skeet? There's also a fair ...
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Lost my actual Stack Overflow ID [closed]

I lost my old Stack Overflow ID with the new OpenID changes. How can I get it back?
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How can I encourage Stack Overflow to rein in the 'subjective' vigilantes?

I'm on SO pretty much every day researching something to do with programming, and over the last month or two, I find I'm growing frustrated and a little disgusted at how many interesting questions ...
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Script running slow

I have been getting the following error a few times today - any body else getting it? Anybody know how to get rid of it? A script on this page may be busy, or it may have stopped responding. You ...
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What can Stack Overflow do to persuade female programmers to participate more? [closed]

I know a lot of female programmers, and I know there are a good number of them out there. But I don't recall ever having one of my questions answered by, nor have I ever answered a question by a ...
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Why does the Stack Overflow logo lean to the right? [closed]

Why does it have to overflow in a direction? And why to the right? Who was the person behind the logo design? Maybe he/she can answer this.
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Banned from asking good questions, how to write better questions [duplicate]

Before anyone downvotes this question or marks it as a duplicate please read fully. I know the reason for why my StackOverflow account is banned from asking questions, as the more recent questions ...
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Can not post question because of “You can only post once every 90 minutes.” message [duplicate]

StackOverflow is not letting me post question. When I tried to ask a question "You can only post once every 90 minutes." message is shown. I posted a question just 10 minutes before on superuser. Why ...
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Logo displayed when site is down should match the flair size

I visited my website just now, and was greeted with the following StackOverflow logo display on my flair because StackOverflow was down for maintenance: (source: zachjohnson.net) As you can see, ...
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Fake community members booted?

NFL season is about to be back in full swing and I've seen two posts regarding NFL games and what is the best way to stream, blah - blah - blah, providing a link to said magic website! It is clear ...
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How to prevent stackoverflow traffic from appearing in Google Analytics?

Hi, When developing sites I sometimes post links to sites I have problems with. I don't want this information to appear in google analytics, is there a way I can prevent the question from appearing ...
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WordPress Q&A plugin blatently ripping off Stack Overflow design

Check out this WordPress Q&A Plugin by WPMU Dev, they have completely ripped-off the Stack Overflow design in their plugin. Even down to the details like the accepting answers tick and tabs. What'...
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What is My Rank On Stack Overflow? [duplicate]

How do I know my rank among all Stack Overflow users? Where can I see a list of top users according to their rank on Stack Overflow?
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Anyone with a “visited: 3333 days, 3333 consecutive” in their profile?

Back in May, 27th 2009, the Stack Overflow team introduced a little counter to monitor the consecutive days you visited the site. And 30 days later (June 26th 2009), the first "Enthusiast" badges were ...
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Fake Stack Overflow clone sites [duplicate]

Are the clone sites listed below affiliated with Stack Overflow and if they aren't, is it possible to get them shut down? They look like phishing websites to me. https://krom.cryptoo.online/ ...
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Stack Overflow icon instead of Stack Exchange icon in login page [duplicate]

Not a serious bug, but when joining a new SE site, it says "using a login from Stack Exchange", whereas the Stack Overflow icon is used.
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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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How to turn off 'Back to the future' on the SO website? [duplicate]

A couple minutes ago, the website turned into a old version of SO (Back to the future). Even if I switch to the normal design (via button 'Time travel!'), the next post of SO will still have the '...
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Who inspires you the most here at SO? [closed]

SO is a great place to know how sharp people are there and how in-depth knowledge they have. They certainly become a source of inspiration for us. Just wanted to know who are you most inspired by here ...
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Repository of useful pro-forma comments

Every tag has its questions that make the same mistake(s) over and over and over again. (But some tags more than others.) That's where Benjol's pro forma comments script comes in. The only downside ...
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Why don't new Stack Overflow questions get as many views as like 4 years ago? [closed]

I was out of the coding game for a while. Now I noticed, without considering the question time, that it's really rare for a question to get at least 1/4 of the views that a question asked a couple of ...
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Embedding code sandbox

Is it possible to embed codesandbox preview in Stack Overflow? I have tried iframe, embed URL and links but none of it works.
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Does LastActivityDate for a question from Posts.xml consider answers, comments, votes? [duplicate]

From some answers regarding LastActivityDate, I know that LastActivityDate of a question considers: a) Posting a question, b) Answering a question, c) Edits to either question or answer(s) I want ...
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Computer Science and Programming [closed]

I'm a PhD student with 7 years of experience in programming. I have worked on large systems in different platforms. When I ask a question related to Computer Science, there were times that the ...
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Stack Overflow network / load balancer architecture

I've seen the various posts about the software architecture and indeed the db hardware is documented too. I've also seen a reference to HAProxy as the load balancing software. What does HAProxy run ...
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Clarification on writing community wiki posts to fairly generic questions [closed]

Lately I've been writing self-answering community wiki posts to address common questions I see in the Stack Overflow community that require more in-depth answers than most people are willing to devote ...
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What is a day in the life of a Stack Exchange moderator like?

What is it like to be a Stack Exchange moderator? Do you have to be on the site 24/7? Are there certain expectations of you every day (answering set amount of questions, reviewing set amount of items,...
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One homepage for Stack Overflow, Super User, meta and Server Fault? [closed]

On my user page for each site I can view my questions/answers for that site. Is there anywhere that I can view all of them at once? It is inconvenient to have to view three pages every morning ...
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Is there a way to see top Stack Overflow users for a particular time range?

Is there any way we can find the top users for a tag given in a particular time period? For example, someone was very active and rose to top 10 for certain tags in 2014 but then changed technologies ...
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Funny observation about Experts-Exchange and Stack Overflow

I was searching Google for a question about JavaScript string byte length and opened some of the results in a bunch of tabs without looking at the URLs. One of the pages was an Experts-Exchange ...
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What should I do with SO questions about learning or resources?

While browsing the list of ruby questions with no other tags, I came across https://stackoverflow.com/questions/6806/what-is-the-best-way-to-learn-ruby (53 upvotes, 46 favorites, 31 answers). ...
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Stack Overflow and Super User icons for use in Windows 7's taskbar with Prism

I use Stack Overflow, Super User and Server Fault every day, so I have them pinned to my Windows 7 taskbar with Prism, a web application that lets you use websites like they're normal Windows ...
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Is it OK to downvote an answer in a question that I also answered if it is wrong?

Take a look here. I have answered the question providing all the necessary information and a piece of working code to illustrate the results. However there is another answer providing the same logic ...
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Appropriate to clarify conceptual understanding on SO [closed]

As a relatively new developer, I often have intuitions of rudimentary understandings of various concepts (can be language-specific or broad enough to cover the entire domain of "programming"). I am ...
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Why is superuser.com telling me that it works better with JavaScript enabled?

I am very sure this is a website question now. I'm on Google Chrome, and JavaScript is most definitely enabled. There are no exceptions in the settings. I'm running on Ubuntu Linux, with the GNOME ...
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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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Where should I ask questions about CSS architecture? [duplicate]

We are building web applications and I'm a front-end developer. In my job, I often have questions about CSS architecture, what is the best way to organize CSS/HTML markup. Examples of these would be ...
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Mobile optimized version of Stack Overflow [duplicate]

I found this one on UserVoice, and I thought it was fitting to bring it up here for further discussion. "Stack Overflow already works with Mobile Safari, but the experience is far from optimum. ...
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Why do so many people ask basic questions instead of searching first?

I've never understood why for so many basic questions, the perfect answer can be found simply by taking the title, copying it to Google, and clicking "I'm Feeling Lucky". Why do some people have an ...
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WordPress reputation plug-in

I have formed a new limited company and on our web site there is a blog where we would like to show all the questions/answers posted by our team on Stack Overflow. The website is based on ...
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How to access the sitemap.xml file of stackoverflow.com

A simple Google search (filetype:xml site:stackoverflow.com) tells me the SO sitemap.xml file is here: http://stackoverflow.com/sitemap.xml But When I access this file in the browser, I get a "Page ...
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Why has Stack Overflow become so bloated with heavily distracting ads?

[Update 2] I've provided feedback and this doesn't seem to be going anywhere different. So I'm done with this question and all the responses and comments. Let this RIP. [End of Update 2] [Update] OK ...
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How long can a temporary suspension be?

I ran into a user profile that states: This account is temporarily suspended to cool down. The suspension period ends on Apr 27 '24 at 7:54 At first, it seemed like a somewhat longish ...
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Quick Comment Option to Contributors [duplicate]

Recently I felt that one feature is really required on Stack Overflow. I am active user since I love Stack Overflow. I love to review questions and visit this Newest tab for each new questions. I ...
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Is copy-pasting your own answer between Stack Exchange sites appropriate?

I recently posted a question and self-answer on Stack Overflow. Because (in my opinion), it's the best contribution I have made to the site thus far, I would like to post it on other topic-appropriate ...
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When is high reputation too high?

Stack Overflow is maturing very nicely. As many people are saying in a recent thread there are numerous good reasons for us all to be here and we're making the most of it. A few moments ago there ...
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Where to ask a question about an IDE? [duplicate]

Where to ask a question about an IDE? It's programming related (well, kinda), but it's also a question about software. It's most likely that programmers will be able to answer the question correctly. ...
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Why accept an answer that isn't an answer? [closed]

First off, I like the idea of accept rate. I'm tired of giving good answers and not having them accepted. The idea of adding another incentive to accept answers was another great idea by SO. I have ...