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A new stackexchange for Linux Desktop Environments is needed : Askubuntu is too specific, Unix and Linux is too broad [duplicate]

PPS. I have added a related question now - How to proceed when proposal for a new Stack Exchange is turned due to admin's ignorance of domain? which addresses the point raised here. PS. The ...
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How can I introduce people to the Stack Exchange Sites?

I am from a country where people are not very familiar with Stack Exchange sites and about 90% of them don't know their existence even if they use the Internet. Maybe this question could not be asked ...
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Can we make a free app on Earth Sciences Exchange with information from posts?

We are receiving a lot of questions at Earth Sciences Exchange asking for identification of stones. I am trying to start a list of the identified minerals we have on our site's Meta. As list point ...
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How much maintenance and operating effort or cost does Stack Exchange need to put for launching one site?

One of the most appreciable approach of Stack Exchange I like is giving opportunity to group of people to gather and build communities (passionate about specific area of expertise) as a part of Stack ...
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The game theory model behind Stack Exchange [duplicate]

Where or how (and if, of course) is it possible to see the game theory model behind Stack Exchange, the one responsible for user motivation and improvement? How was it built? Is it frequently tested ...
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How to get rid of banners from Stack Exchange when not logged in? [duplicate]

If I view a Stack Exchange page without being logged in there are three banners which I have to remove first before browsing. The page looks for example like this: That's totally unusable for me. As ...
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Move the sites' information panel in the Stack Exchange's “All Sites” page inside the screen (remove overflow with scroll)

I would like to suggest that when opening a site's information panel in the Stack Exchange's "All Sites" page that it doesn't overflow outside the visible window. This is how it currently is: I think ...
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The Code of Conduct image is too SO-oriented

I just visited the shiny new Code of Conduct page on my home site. And was immediately put off by a giant picture of the SO logo, in a style of drawing which I've seen before (maybe on the blog?) and ...
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How much of Stack Exchange can be replicated by other sites?

I just found Am I allowed to make a Stack Overflow clone? which answers most of my question below (yes, look & feel (or method of operation) is not copyrightable). However, I don't know where the ...
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How do you flag questions on the mobile app?

I’m wondering how you can flag questions on the mobile app. For instance, flagging a question that is off topic. Is this possible to do on mobile? Thank you! Edit: As I posted this question, I saw a “...
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Are comments too volatile on Stack Exchange sites vis a vis Stack Overflow?

I've been participating on Stack Overflow and other Stack Exchange sites for several years, and lately it seems that comments on most Stack Exchange sites are deleted pretty easily (by moderators). On ...
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When will the iOS app get the update? [duplicate]

It's been a long time using an unmaintained iOS app. Does anybody know when will we (for example all iPhone X users) get the update?
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New Resources for Our Stack Exchange Network

It's nice to be here! Hello, fellow humans! My name is Juan M and I’ve served as the Community Manager of Stack Overflow en español as well as the Manager for the International Stack Overflow ...
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Stack Exchange Site “Where to ask this?” Guidance

A common response to many questions on Stack Exchange sites is along the lines of, "This question belongs on [another.stackexchangesite.com]." Hopefully it's phrased nicely, etc., but that's ...
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Why do people persist in complaining about the code of conduct set for this network?

TL;DR: With so many platforms that provide chat rooms for people that can be made private, why do people persist in complaining about the code of conduct set for this network? This post is for ...
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Top Network Askers are wrong?

I recently noticed the "Top Network Askers" information at the right side when i call my default link to my newest favorite-tags on stackoverflow: https://stackexchange.com/filters/341093/favorite-...
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Please provide How to on how to write to specific site user in chat

In my questions I am urged to not discuss much in comments and use chat instead. I've reviewed chat FAQ https://chat.stackexchange.com/faq but there is no info on how to write to specific user.
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What community would I use to ask about vehicle titles, Law or Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair?

I have an issue with a used motorcycle that I want to buy, but there are some iffy things about the title that I would like to ask about. What would be the appropriate Stack Exchange site for such a ...
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Number of SE Sites in site list tooltip is wrong

It's generally accepted the Stack Exchange has 173 sites. It's shown in the login page, stackexchange.com, and in the Site Tour. For example (from the Meta Site Tour): However, the tooltip from ...
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Who serves as the General Counsel of Stack Exchange Inc.?

I could not find any general counsel or other legal position in the Stack Exchange management page. I believe it's common for companies this size to have one, see e.g. a company from the same a16z ...
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Where should I start building the community for a new Stack Exchange site?

Changes have been announced to how Area 51 works in the future. Robert describes how the goal is to bring an existing and active community to Area 51 and start building their new Stack Exchange site, ...
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Most of the SE sites are down [closed]

Most of the SE sites are down for few mins, but MSE is working fine.
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What Stack Exchange sites are dedicated to a product or company?

What's a list of Stack Exchange sites that are dedicated to a product or company? For example, Ask Different is dedicated to Apple. Ask Ubuntu is dedicated to...well... Ubuntu. Are there any rules ...
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Quack Overflow should also accept keyboard input

I love the new Quack Overflow. My coworkers noticed the yellow friend in the corner of their screen, explained their problems and got their solution. Or, well, at least found the source of their ...
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Checking reputation points on Stack Exchange

I am a newbie here, and the more I try to interact here, it asks me to gain some reputation. How do you check your reputation points on Stack Exchange?
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Why does SO's community feel a lot harsher than any of the other communities? [duplicate]

For some reason, every time I go to SO after being at one of the other sites and ask a question, I almost always get negative results. I ask just about the same way on every site, and on just about ...
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Open links from questions and answers in new tab [duplicate]

I need to open links from posts and answers in a new tab instead of the annoying in-place opening, without use of the <Ctrl> button or anything else just in ordinary way.
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Why is Stack Exchange run by the community?

I've been told everywhere (including the help center!) about the fact that Stack Exchange is run by the community. Why is this?
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What was the first Stack Exchange site created?

I've been wondering about this for a while, and I can't seem to figure it out. I keep going between this site, SO, and Mathematics; I can't stick to one of these.
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Why is the chat hidden from the front page of every SE site? [duplicate]

As above. Maybe just a silly question from me, but I think the chat link should be outside on the front page, so if you want some guidance you can ask there instead of posting an unwanted question. ...
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Update profile information - Calling Update profile information on Meta Stack Exchange profile does not get dynamic anchor links [duplicate]

When navigating to your own network profile and selecting Update profile info from a profile which has formatting i.e. links, it doesn't seem the formatting is copied over to the Stack Exchange ...
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Biggest Stack Exchange sites

Are there some statistics about number of users, number of questions, etc. on different Stack Exchange sites? I'm interested in seeing which are the biggest ones and how far behind are the others. I ...
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Data Explorer: Shrink query window a little more

The "Query Window" textbox on data.stackexchange.com is already stretchable, but it would be helpful if the minimum height were set "even smaller". When testing quick edits to a query, it would be ...
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is it ok to (ab)use one of the stackexchange sites to create google playstore independent android app rating? [duplicate]

I am looking for a place where ratings of android apps of the fdroid-app-store can take place. For Android-apps currently there is only the "google playstore rating". This rating works fine but is ...
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What site would I ask a question about baseball on TV?

I'm thinking of asking a question about why the box that shows strikes in baseball is still in college baseball games. I know one reason: colleges don't pay to get rid of it, but I don't know the ...
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StackExchange Clone for private organization free [duplicate]

I would like to have a StackExchange website dedicated and available with and for our organization people / resources only. Hence would be hosting it internally having at most functionality of current ...
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Is there a site synopsis page offering a little more detail than the one with bubbles? [duplicate]

Given that the SE community is so fragmented (specific sites for specific topics or collections thereof), it can be a bit of a pain to visit each of a number of specific sites' about/help page(s) to ...
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How is WordPress used to create the site stackoverflow.blog? [closed]

I don't have enough experience in WordPress. All I know is we can install themes in it, make customization in the themes, create your own theme, and use it. I was reading this and found that ...
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Do Stack Exchange websites use cookies?

Does Stack Exchange use cookies? If so, how do they comply with the European cookie law?
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Is there AI on the server side for Stack Exchange? [closed]

Do all the Stack Exchange sites have artificial intelligence programs running on the server side?
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Consider donating to the Internet Archive as part of “Stack Overflow Gives Back”

As part of "Stack Exchange/Overflow Gives Back", "some of the tools and organizations that make what we do possible" receive donations of USD 1000. For 2017, this is the list: LetsEncrypt Python ...
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How to get data (question details) of a specific Stack Exchange site?

I am working on a data science project for which I need data (questions and corresponding tags) of a specific Stack Exchange site, Academia SE for example. From this blog we know that SE data is ...
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extra closing parentheses `)` at the end of og:url meta tag value on all Stack exchange pages

Funny thing I have noticed, literally all the pages in stackoverflow with open graph og:url meta tag has their URL value being appended with a closing parenthesis ). I know that this tag does not ...
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Where can I ask questions regarding apps?

Let's say I need help with certain apps - like Spotify or Photoshop - with regards to technical issues. I may ask questions like How do I view history tab or how do I access this tool and what not. ...
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Different behaviour of mouse over for top bar menu on stackexchange.com and other sites

On the most of Stack Exchange sites you need to make a click/tap on the menu item in the top bar if you want to open it: But on stackexchange.com it works without clicking/tapping if any menu is ...
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Is it possible to join the Server Fault community using my Stack Exchange login?

Aside from Server Fault, when I visit ( seemingly ) any of the other Stack Exchange sites where I am not already active, I am presented with the option to Join followed by an option to sign in using ...
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Are hints rather than full answers for educating beginners allowed? [duplicate]

Sometimes I see beginners in a subject (it is apparent in the question) asking for solving some issue. My natural instinct is to guide them to resolving the problem themselves rather that just giving ...
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Do I have to enter email address to other communities also?

I already entered my email address while signing up at this site. But other sites still showing blank space under email address. Do I have to ignore and also tell me what will happen if I don't ...
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Does Stack Exchange still use SVN for their code base?

Recently I used svn-revision tag in my question on MSE and fell in thoughts: does SE still use SVN versioning system for their code base as described in the tag? This is for any kind of question ...
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Most of the network is throwing a Runtime error

Server Error in '/' Application. Runtime Error Description: An exception occurred while processing your request. Additionally, another exception occurred while executing the custom ...