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What are the main competitor sites to Stack Overflow?

What are the main competitor sites to Stack Overflow? I'm aware of Experts-Exchange and several forum sites that I use for C#, however this question is more about sites that cater for all programming ...
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How to add color commands in a question on stack overflow [duplicate]

Dear all I have posted this question in stackoverflow but I can not add the colors for the code. For example: d=100000; %dimension of the vectors nv=6 %quantiy of vectors for j=1:nv; VItimeseries(:,...
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Plural tag gesture(s) [closed]

[https://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/gesture] (1756 questions) and [https://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/gestures] (529 questions) would seem to be identical. Cleanup of singular and ...
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“Your vote has been recorded and it affects this post’s ranking ” - Stack Overflow's new message about downvoting a question [duplicate]

Thanks for your vote! Your vote has been recorded and it affects this post’s ranking. Since this post’s score is below -1, your vote will not be displayed. Please consider adding a comment if you ...
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Reputation and reputation graph out of sync [duplicate]

I noticed that the top point of the reputation graph is not showing the current reputation as expected. I think this happened after I have reported some suspicious ratings and I have received some ...
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Force Accepted Answers on Questions by Inactive Users

As a disclaimer, I must admit this may benefit me (I haven't checked), but probably not as significantly as most others. This issue is also something that has prevented me from answering questions by ...
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Stack Overflow returning HTTP error code 418 (I'm a teapot)?

First a little background: I recently wrote a reverse proxy which I have found to work wonderfully so far, and being an avid Stack Overflow user, I thought I would try it out there. I was ...
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Where can I find a Stack Overflow Icon for my website? [closed]

I would like to have a Stack Overflow icon similar to the icons I have at the top of my site. Does Stack Overflow/Stack Exchange provide free icons or what would be an alternative to getting an icon ...
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Stack Overflow Outdated Dump

I downloaded Stack Overflow posts dump ('stackoverflow.com-Posts.7z') on 13 Sept 2019 which was lastly modified on 4 Sept 2019 according to https://archive.org. However, after I extracted the data I ...
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Why is one stack piece in the Stack Overflow logo slightly off? [closed]

I understand this question has already been asked but in this I have expounded on the issue and explain more unsightly features of the Stack Overflow logo. I'm not sure why but every time I visit ...
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Stack Overflow - Developer Story Tab [migrated]

In Developer story tab we can see the contribution of the user for a particular technology or tag. It will be nice if clicking on those tags redirects to some meaningful page/tab. There can be two ...
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How to highlight comments in stackoverflow [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to use formatting in comments? Its being more than a month since I started using Stack Overflow, and yet I haven't figured out how to highlight words on the comments that ...
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Where I can find Stack Overflow’s open source dataset

Based on the info posted here, I realize that there is a Stack Overflow’s open source dataset How can I get it?
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Anyone with a “visited: 3652 days, 3652 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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What happen to Stack Overflow iOS app?

Actually what happen to Stack Overflow iOS app? Earlier I used and it's very useful when we get the messages from it via push notification.
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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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Policy regarding questions related to unethical or “shady” practices

I recently saw a question on Stack Overflow relating to the iPhone Unlock Process. The guy wasn't asking for code at all, meerly asking what the process involved. It was immediately slapped with a ...
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Bookmark questions for later view [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do favorite questions work? I'm new to Stack Overflow. Is there a way to bookmark and organize questions into my account, so I can review them later (I will need them ...
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Jobs in sites other than stack overflow

I am new to stack exchange. What I figured out is that there are no job sections in sites other than stack overflow. Is my observation correct? And if yes, is there no scope of getting a job through ...
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Why did Stack Overflow use onclick JavaScript on the homepage?

This is a technical question about the way SO implements a feature. Why does SO use JS to direct the user to the question page if they click on the votes/number/views on the question list on the ...
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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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Wrong answer marked accepted [duplicate]

This question: RESTful URL design for search Is a great question and has 71 up-votes to boot, but has unfortunately been marked with the wrong answer. The correct answer quite rightly has 60 up-...
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I think we need a flag for non-English speakers [duplicate]

It would help everyone if we provided a mechanism that people could use to flag their post if English is language they are not comfortably fluent in. A lot of non-English speakers have to go to ...
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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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Where can I get a Stack Overflow-like site to use as my company's knowledge base? [duplicate]

Where can I get a Stack Overflow-like site to use as my company's knowledge base?
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Stack Overflow for the lazy (newbie) developer? [closed]

Would it be reasonable if I intend to learn a new language, to ask programming questions that are just "TOO SIMPLE" for anyone who has 6 months or so with the language but are not so obvious at the ...
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Could we possibly get a “featured program” section for profiles on Stack Overflow?

I would love to see a section on profiles where users could post small code snippets (<75ish lines) that they are particularly proud of. This could be a form of self recognition for advancing in a ...
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How to query for the most popular job tags in Data Explorer

I'm just looking for a way to query the most popular tags in Stack Overflow Jobs, but I can't find anything related to it, I mean, a Jobs column or table or so. Is there a means to accomplish that ...
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Why ON earth is stackoverflow more strict than the other sites? [duplicate]

On stack overflow, it is much easier to see the You post cannot be submitted due to the volume of spam and abuse originating from your network error. Also this you can only post every 90 minutes ...
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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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writing article instead of asking question [duplicate]

I recently saw this question How to start using PDO? which answer is almost 7 pages long and the OP is saying he is still writing. My question is: is that appropriate to write an article on a FAQ form?...
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What are the top issues when it comes to low quality questions? [closed]

If a "How to ask a good question" FAQ were to be compiled, what do people here think are the top issues that it should address? On my list are: rudeness, vagueness, spelling and grammar. Edit ...
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What are my choices when I don't receive any correct answers for my bounty question? [duplicate]

I've asked a question on Stack Overflow with a bounty. Assume I have received three answers, but all of them are incorrect and not what I asked. I clearly mentioned what my problem was and what I'm ...
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Questions per page resets when you go to the next page [duplicate]

While using https://stackoverflow.com/questions, I experienced the following issue with the Questions page. I selected the number of questions per page to be 50. However, when I navigated to the ...
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My thought on the “Minimal, Complete, and Verifiable example” [closed]

I am not a very active user on stackoverflow, but during my ten-year career as a developer I have often asked questions and received satisfactory answers. I noticed with disappointment that the only ...
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Is there a way to buy SO reputation? [closed]

Is there a feature by which we can buy reputation on SO (e.g 100 rep for $1)?, or a bot by which we can hack and increase our reputation?
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Profile page says question viewed 2K times but it was actually 1501 [duplicate]

My profile page displays 2K views for this question, but when I opened the question itself to check out how many views it has gotten I discovered it had only 1501 views. What's up with that?
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Application to read Stack Overflow off-line

I'm now going on vacation, and I won't be having Internet connection there. I was thinking it would be a good time to browse through the Stack Overflow data dump. However, it's all in XML and I'd have ...
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How to calculate “top % all time”

I've been using the fact that my profile says "top 5% all time" as a bragging factor to demonstrate my knowledge to clients. Now that I'm active again on the site it's started saying "top 2% this ...
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Why is “Post Your Question” button in Ask Question grayed out? [closed]

Why when I try to ask a question on Stack Overflow, the "Post Your Question" button is grayed out? But when I go to DBA Stack Exchange, or here (Meta Stack Exchange), the button is not grayed out?
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How can I connect to Stack Overflow with a mobile phone?

I plan to buy a mobile phone. After getting motivated by Jon Skeet's schedule :p, I realized that I have around 24 hours a week when I am free, and I am with my mobile phone. I love to be on Stack ...
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How do I post a picture on Stack Overflow?

I'd like to accompany my question with pictures, how do I do that?
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Best way to get informed of new questions on Stack Overflow?

What is your preferred way to get informed of new interesting questions on Stack Overflow? Do you use RSS feeds? Do you keep an eye on your "interesting tags"? Are there other alternatives? I'm new ...
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Cleaning the Prototype tag [closed]

Summary The prototype is ambiguous. After reviewing the current questions, the tag wiki should be updated. Progress update I have retagged over 1700 questions. We need a better tag wiki excerpt. If ...
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Why is the Stack Overflow community so aggressive about question criteria? [closed]

I have found Stack Overflow very useful for finding out information, largely because Google gives high page ranks to many useful questions. Recently I have had experience of asking questions on ...
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Snippet CSS content is corrupting the console display

I have encountered a bug in the Stack Overflow snippet interface. I have created a div and wrote some css in the CSS section for the same. I noticed that the div CSS content is affecting the console ...
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What is “code golf” on Stack Overflow? [closed]

See http://codegolf.stackexchange.com It seems that someone gives us a problem to solve, tags the question code-golf and the winner is whoever completes the solution in the fewest characters. I haven'...
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Will we get our reputation back if bounty is not answered in SOF [2019]? [duplicate]

I saw many other old posts which states that we won't get our reputation back but I would like to know whether stackoverflow has added an option for it or not? If there is no feature till now please ...
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What software development methodology was used to develop Stack Overflow? [duplicate]

Do you use agile or waterfall? What documentation is kept?
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Can Stack Overflow handle heaps of questions? [closed]

I don't think Stack Overflow can handle as many questions as pop up per second. Before I started using Stack Overflow, if I asked one question there were many people answering for me and I could ...