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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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Why has the Stack Overflow icon changed?

Is there any thought process behind changing the icon of Stack Overflow Old one: New One:
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Is it okay to use Stack Overflow as a code sample repository?

I recently saw a Visual Studio extension called Developer Assistant that simply grabs code examples from various places including Stack Overflow. The tool shows the code samples only, and allows ...
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Answer question or improve code? [closed]

In SO there's quite a few new programmers posting bits of (copy & pasted) code they're having issues with, riddled with problems that, while not relevant to the question, are issues they will ...
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Stack overflow links not working

Most of the links on stackoverflow are not working. I suspect it is due to a js that is not being loaded. I am getting following error in console. Can anyone please suggest on how to get rid of this ...
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Is .Net 4.6 being used in the deployment of Stack Overflow? [duplicate]

One of the developers at Stack Overflow, Nick Craver, advised us to hold off upgrading to .Net 4.6, pending for the resolution of a bug in RyuJIT. Now that this bug is solved, so I wonder whether ...
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The problematic UX/UI of all Stack Exchange sites - Why don't they make any of these things better already? [duplicate]

Hey I'm going to finally start learning programming and making stuff and I was wondering this: As an example, if you look at -- https://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/github?sort=votes&...
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What does SO do to keep old questions useful? Or: What does SO do to keep the best answers easy to find?

It's a theme of my StackOverflow sessions that I always end up speedreading old solutions to problems, which is great - I can learn a lot that way, it's basically how SO is used by everyone ever, cool ...
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Typo in “Stack Overflow Thanks YOU!” page [closed]

As can be seen here, highlighted in yellow color:
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In case I do not get answers tools for this question and wish to program/ automate for this, which site should I go and post to? [duplicate]

Consider this question on Super User: Strategy & Steps to whitelist Chrome cookies for Sites whose logins & passwords are saved? Essentially, mapping an exported CSV list towards creating a ...
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Site etiquette re: posting code and why doesn't Stack Overflow have a text editor? [closed]

I am having a little trouble knowing how to proceed on the site. When my questions were math-based I had less trouble, but now that I have moved to programming questions I have run into problems. My ...
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StackOverflow: bugs in reputation score values placed in site markup

During development of my StackUnderflow script I spotted possible bug in SO markup. In my script I need to evaluate user reputation so I look for user-details <div> to get it. And this <div&...
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Stack Overflow Careers profile is not showing up on Stack Overflow settings

I can't set my Stack Overflow Careers profile on my Stack Overflow settings. It's still asking me to create a Careers profile. I think this is a bug in Stack Overflow, but if not, what can I do?
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Where can I ask Stackoverflow users to participate in an academic study?

I'm writing my Master's thesis in Economics and would like to investigate the link between Stackoverflow and salary improvements of its users compared to national averages (by role), as well as run ...
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Stack Overflow UI related issue [duplicate]

Today when i opened Stack overflow i saw this : So i thought some problem with net , I asked the person sitting near me to open SO but he was having same issue. I want to know is it because ...
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Favicon not showing up when adding an article or blog post to Stack Overflow Careers

I'm clicking "add an article or blog post you’ve written" on my Careers profile, and adding a URL such as: http://www.websightdesigns.com/posts/view/how-to-set-up-a-local-web-server-with-homebrew-on-...
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The time asked of the question isn't accurate

So I asked a question on stackoverflow.com yesterday and it got answered yesterday, and it became a long forgotten post. I wanted to re-check the answer when i noticed that this question was asked ...
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Blocked Account without Justified Proofs [closed]

Unfortunately my account was blocked last week because a moderator mentioned that I was using sockpuppets. Please see this image: I believe that the user(s) linked with my account were not even ...
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How can a question be marked duplicate by two users? [duplicate]

I marked an answer as duplicate. How is it possible that another user also marked that answer as duplicate? Shouldn't the question be closed on first marking of duplicate? Let me explain I marked an ...
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Why was bounty not awarded automatically in this case? [duplicate]

https://stackoverflow.com/a/31276463/2314308 When I wrote the answer, the bounty period still had two days to go according to the message. Yesterday it started showing the "grace period has 'x' hours ...
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Show Views Count Next to the Questions on StackOverflow's Mobile UI

I would to propose a small UI tweak to the current version of StackOverflow's Mobile-friendly optimized site for displaying the number of views next to the question. To illustrate this better, here ...
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Discrepancy in Stats for StackOverflow's Top Users by Week, Month, Quarter, or Year

There is a discrepancy in members stats (position/ranking) shown for the StackOverflow's Top Users by Week, Month, Quarter, or Year on the Stack Exchange Leagues web page. The listing incorrectly ...
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“An error occurred submitting the question” in Stack Overflow

For a few weeks now since I registered my account on Stack Overflow I have not been able to post questions or answers. I have gone through similar/duplicate questions here on Meta about this issue, ...
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How do new posts on Stack Overflow appear almost instantly on Google? [duplicate]

Are there API calls for sites to invoke when new content is submitted? I see that new posts on Stack Overflow appear almost instantly on Google.
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Phishing sites (proxies) to most common Stack Network sites

A similar problem was already reported here: What is stackoverflow.com.80bola.com?, but it does not answers my question. I want to know what us as a community need to do to block this kind of sites ...
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Get keyword not highlighted (SO) [duplicate]

When I was browsing SO, I came upon a unexpected syntax highlighting quirk. In C# code, the "set" keyword, used in properties, was highlighted, but not "get". Could this be changed? Here's a sample ...
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How to flag users with many unaccepted answers on Stack Overflow

While using Stack Overflow, I have seen many users who post their questions and do not accept answers after getting correct answers. Is there any way to flag such users? I am not asking for a Force ...
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How to send users in the right direction before they post asking for the wrong technique? [duplicate]

I often see users asking for batch programming on Windows and they try to solve rather complex tasks. A lot of these tasks would be better solved with a different technique that is also built-in to ...
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Does a question about software architecture using a specific framework belong on Programmers or Stack Overflow? [duplicate]

I have a question about how to best design my React.JS/Flux app. Does it belong on Stack Overflow or the Programmers community? I was thinking Programmers, but there's no React or Flux tag on that ...
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Question not being answered: Am I being mined for rep? [closed]

I recently posted a Python related question. Rather than answers suggesting modifications to the code as posted, the only respondent suggested one change to make (adding a "[0]" to an above line of ...
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What is wrong with questions about favorite things on Stack Overflow? [duplicate]

What is with the ban against Stack Overflow questions concerning preferences? I understand the focus on facts, but information regarding preferences can be very valuable. Some examples: What is your ...
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Can I ask interview programming questions at Stack Overflow? [closed]

I recently have asked couple of programming questions on Stack Overflow which were asked to me during an interview process. I embedded my solution code in the question and asked for a better/optimized ...
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What can be done for an account with only 9 reputation for the problem "We are no longer accepting questions/answers from this account”? [duplicate]

My situation is extremely weird. I never asked questions very frequently in stackoverflow.Most of the time I found an answer to a question just checking the previous posts. I also contributed to the ...
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Reporting Close-Voting misuse [closed]

I sometimes come across a question on SO from a new user that was structured well, asked properly and the user showed their code, etc. Essentially it's a good question and follows the rules. But I ...
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Live updates missing on new navigation tag pages [duplicate]

In the alpha version of the new navigation, there does not seem to be a live update on the tag pages anymore. Example: Filtered Questions
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Why does SO use a cc license for published code?

The CC license FAQ states: Can I apply a Creative Commons license to software? We recommend against using Creative Commons licenses for software. Instead, we strongly encourage you to use ...
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How do I appeal a suspension on Stack Overflow? [closed]

I have been a user for about two months. I was recently suspended for one month. The reason given for the suspension was inappropriate comments, but I disagree with this. I have been trying my best ...
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How help to the development community with the most duplicated questions on Stack Overflow [duplicate]

How it may works? I think it is important for the development community to understand what issues are raised again and again (of course by tag or similar tags). This may point on some poor ...
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Is the Stack Overflow site offline? [closed]

Currently when I try to access the stackoverflow.com site I get the error "ERR_NAME_NOT_RESOLVED". I take it this means that there is an error on the Stack Overflow server. If this is true, is ...
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Policy for informing Stack Exchange about illegit Stack Overflow merchandise

I came across this t-shirt which has Stack Overflow logo on it and is available in various colors and styles. This doesn't look legit and I understand from this answer that Stack Exchange store is ...
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Difference between SO mobile and Desktop Sites

Perhaps a noob question, but here is what I see on my android device. By default I'm on "show: interesting" questions. And I feel they are good fit for my taste. But I don't see this on the desktop ...
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How does having different StackOverflow, CS, and DSP sites help anyone?

I've been working a lot with computer vision, in particular OpenCV. I used to be able to work with just SO, however I'm increasingly having to search across Stack Overflow, Signal Processing, and ...
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Stackoverflow design has changed on chrome but not on Opera or FF [duplicate]

When I open stackoverflow with chrome, it looks as follows this is just on Chrome, but on Opera and FF it looks like it was before. So what could be the problem?
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Why BLT file of the SO 2015 moderator election is not formatted as described?

In https://code.google.com/p/droop/wiki/BltFileFormat the developer, showing this example: 4 2 -2 3 1 3 4 0 <- #third line 4 1 3 2 0 2 4 1 3 0 1 2 0 2 2 4 3 1 0 1 3 4 2 0 0 "Adam" "Basil" "...
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Language-based review tasks

There are already some good review tasks on Stack Exchange (like First Posts, Late Answer...), but I think another review task feature would be nice. Consider this Lots of people here aren't ...
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Why do “we” want Code-Review (and Code-Golf, …) to be separate sites?

Why do we even have Code Review has the right title and raises the right issues, especially: Sure, there can be some overlap sometimes, but these other sites shouldn't be a complete subset of ...
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Why can't I link my Stack Overflow profile with Careers [duplicate]

It says in my profile that I do not have a Careers account, but I do.
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What is the best way to upvote [duplicate]

This may sound like an odd question, but this is what I have the most trouble understanding on Stack Overflow (and other Stack Exchange sites). What is the correct way to upvote? Should I upvote every ...
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Does StackOverflow automatically filter what I see on the homepage?

I'm trying to work out if there are vastly more questions on web development than on other topics, or whether my view of the homepage is being prefiltered- or both. When I log onto the home page, I ...
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How could I visit StackExchange when I am on StackOverflow? [duplicate]

How could I visit StackExchange when I am on StackOverflow? Now, I input the address of StackExchange to visit it when I am on StackOverflow. Is there another way?
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Why are all the Stacks Overflows are svgified except pt.SO?

SO, ru.SO, ja.SO are svigified: But not pt.SO: It seems to use semi-old design (can be seen by looking at the logo). That's also strange because pt.SO is older than ja.SO or ru.SO, but still not ...