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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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One homepage for stack, super, meta and fault?

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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What is the difference between Computer Science Stack Exchange and Stack Overflow? [duplicate]

Which sorts of questions should be posted on the Stack Exchange site and which types on Stack Overflow? Also, on which site is the probability of getting you an answer high?
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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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Someone deleted the question which I answered and got up-votes [migrated]

I answered one question and got 3 upvotes, but someone deleted the question and I lost the reputation points. When I tried to delete a question of mine which someone else answered, Stack Overflow said ...
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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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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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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 ...
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Why do you post to Stack Overflow? [closed]

I'm interested in your answer to this question: Why do you post to Stack Overflow? In other words, what drives you to contribute here? Is it an aspiration for recognition of expertise? Is it a need ...
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Send my link “Sponsored links for this tag” [duplicate]

I saw this thing many times. I do now know whether anyone clicking on these links or not but I thought to put my link on this section. Is there any way to send my links or SO just getting randomly ...
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What is the Stack Overflow “trilogy”? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Stack Exchange Glossary - Dictionary of Commonly-Used Terms What are people referring to when they talk about the Stack Overflow "trilogy"? Sometimes they refer to it as the ...
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Everyone is off line on SO [duplicate]

I asked this question which did not get any answers in a while. I need answers asap How can I get answers fast and why is noone online? or am I just fake news
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Should SO be a place to learn how to program? [closed]

My question is not "Is SO the place to learn..." but rather should it be? There is a concerted drive from many people on SO to answer every question, irrespective of the quality of the question or ...
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Where can I get Stack Overflow wallpapers?

I want a Stack Overflow wallpaper to be set as my desktop background. Is there a collection of Stack Overflow wallpapers? It looks like a good way to show the interest to people in answering ...
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Stack Overflow as a learning tool [closed]

One of my mates is at start of his computer science degree. I had a word with him about advantages and importance of code review and Stack Overflow on daily basis, as he is addicted to some social ...
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Some people just do not know how to search

Problems and questions aside, I found that in SO, many questions are either Have very similar ones in SO Easily searched via google etc Sometimes despite me knowing the answer, I really just felt ...
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Daily Reputation Limit Bug?

I'm not sure if this is a duplicate or a bug / feature but looking at the following screenshot: Shouldn't my reputation be 210 and get capped down to 200? Why 192? I noticed this after seeing my rep ...
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What happened to “What's your best programming joke?”?

One of the most popular questions on Stack Overflow, What's your best programming joke? has recently been deleted. Why was this done, rather than migrated to programmers.SE? Does this not fall into ...
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“show X more comments” - Bug?

Take a look at this question on SO. The comment portion for the accepted answer shows 5 of them on load and displayed a hyperlink with text "show 2 more comments". Upon clicking, two more showed up....
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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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Stack Overflow question resolved in Chat discussion

I have added a comment on a Stack Overflow question and the OP offers "Move this discussion to chat" and we have discussed his issue in chat. And I have resolved his issue. Can I reform the chat ...
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Can we get a test.stackoverflow.com?

Or better yet: xyzzy.stackoverflow.com to test against? ETA: sandbox.stackoverflow.com is a much better name, and better encapsulates my idea. Thanks dbr.
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Weird Logo at bottom

I was reviewing the close votes and meanwhile, I saw the following where the Stack Overflow logo is popping out of the footer at the left bottom and remains there even if you scroll up or down. ...
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'Hide Snippet By Default' option is not working with a mouse click

On Stack Overflow if you try to add a code snippet the last option with a checkbox on the left labeled as Hide Snippet By Default isn't clickable with the mouse when using full view. There is a minor ...
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Why does it keep saying my post is mostly code?

I'm trying to post a sample of code that looks like this: Look at all of those comments, and it still won't allow me post! What am I doing wrong?
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Where should I post a Windows PowerShell question? [duplicate]

Should it ask it in StackOverflow, Superuser or any other site? The question is related to how to find some files in the filesystem.
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Do I have reputation on meta? [duplicate]

This is weird. On meta.SO I seem to have my own reputation, different from my Stack Overflow reputation. Yet, according to the FAQs, there is no reputation on any meta site (other than this one, ...
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Area 51 - Where's Stack Overflow?

Where is Stack Overflow on Area 51? Usually, when you head to search and type something like EL&U (I wanted to check the stats), it pops up. But when I search Stack Overflow, nothing comes up. ...
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Link direct to advertisement broken

I would like to receive some information about advertising on Stack Overflow--the link located at the bottom of the page is not currently working.
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Is “M$” for “Microsoft” Allowed / Considered Ok?

Just wondering if there is any policy towards the use of M$ in place of Microsoft. If you're editing another user's answer, do you change it or leave it as is?
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Is there a web button for Stack Overflow?

I really like Stack Overflow and I want to support it by putting a web button on my blog that links to SO. Has anyone designed one? I tried to design it myself but the text "stackoverflow" didn't fit ...
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Let's Ban the [ASP] Tag on StackOverflow! [closed]

If the question is about ASP.NET, then it should say asp.net If the question is about Classic ASP, then it should say asp-classic I can think of no valid reason to tag a question with asp. Let's get ...
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Why Stack Overflow is not displaying markdown options in answer section?

I am not able to see the Stack Overflow markdown options in the answer section, which contains options like B I , attachment options but same is visible in Stack Exchange. Is there any reason for ...