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Where to ask Careers questions, Stack Overflow meta or Stack Exchange Meta?

There are a lot of Careers questions in SEMeta popping up. When Careers is placed as a branch of Stack Overflow, isn't Careers more affiliated with SO, instead of SEMeta? Aren't StackOverflow Careers ...
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Can associating my real identity with Stack Exchange have any serious risk?

What are the pros and cons of associating your actual identity with your Stack Overflow account? I am more interested in understanding the cons. I am aware of all the pros, especially with SO ...
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Can we use ` to recognize when the asker post too much code in comments?

I notice with new users when I ask something like "please post your controller code" they will almost always copy and paste it into a comment. Can there be a way to look for large chunks of code (say ...
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Why is my question put on-hold since there are plenty similar ones? [closed]

Do you know is there anything different between my question (https://stackoverflow.com/questions/29206889/are-there-any-examples-of-using-the-state-design-pattern-in-net-framework) which is put on-...
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Any mechanism to prevent rep farming with no-brainer editing?

I've just came from the Suggested Edits review queue of StackOverflow because I found an user who was farming reputation with no-brainer editing. The reason why I referred it as "farming" and "no-...
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Bug on Safari Mobile iOS 8.2 Copying whole page causes page to reload and doesn't work

Here's how to reproduce. Go to Stack Overflow. Find a question that has some action on it (I've noticed that very short questions/answers work fine). Highlight the whole page. Tap copy. Safari ...
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Has Stack Exchange ever purchased “premium” domain names?

The landing page of stackoverflow.com in June 2004 looked something like this: Suddenly, in July of 2008 there was a teaser of the site to come: The link goes to the original Stack Overflow blog. ...
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google-code-prettify seems dead

The code formating engine used by SO (google-code-prettify) seems dead (lasts two commits have been made on sep 2013 & mar 2014). As stated on this post, each code-formatting request have to be ...
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Jon Skeet's Points without 200 limit? [duplicate]

I just read this post (and these too - 1, 2) answering how does Jon Skeet get above 200 reps a day. I was just curious to know how much Jon Skeet's reputation would be by now (14 March 2015) without ...
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One answer to multiple questions? [duplicate]

Some time ago I created these two questions: "How to build nested responses in an Apigility driven application with a ZfcBase-DbMapper based model?" and "How to access and manipulate data in Apigility ...
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Regarding reputation change

I usually found that when I am not doing anything on Stackoverflow my reputation shows me some -ve change. Whenever I looked to the reputation change history it showed mu user deleted. Now this time ...
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What does Qanswers mean in the formula for selecting hot questions?

The formula: As we know, the formula is used to determine hot questions. What does Qanswers mean in the hot tab but not the week or month tab? Is it mean how many answers were generated in the past ...
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What does Qupdated mean in the formula for selecting hot questions?

The formula: (log(Qviews)*4) + ((Qanswers * Qscore)/5) + sum(Ascores) -------------------------------------------------------- ((QageInHours+1) - ((QageInHours - Qupdated)/2)) ^ 1.5 What does ...
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What does “scoring tags” mean?

On the blog entry Stack Overflow Homepage Changes there is mention of "scoring tags". What does this reference to "scoring tags" mean? For example: Your top 40 scoring tags...
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How does Stack Overflow define interesting questions on the home page? [duplicate]

There is interesting questions tab on the home page. How does Stack Overflow define what is interesting to me?
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Http version of Stack Overflow doesn't show icons

Recently, the http version of Stack Overflow doesn't show voting icons. This is due to a XML error in the svg file that's being served. To reproduce: Go to Dictionaries and files in python for ...
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How can I retrieve stack overflow account email id?

I have a stack overflow account with a Google account synced with it.Recently I have forgotten my Google account ID and I cannot log in to stack overflow. I have seen my account info from another ...
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Code rendered as text when placed after a list [duplicate]

I have some problems formatting code on so. If i use only 4 spaces in the code snipped in this post: SO-Post, the code will not be formatted as code. I think it has some thing to do with the list (1, ...
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Stack Overflow query not returning all data

This is the first time I have tried querying the SO dataset so I may not be doing it correctly. SELECT CreationDate, ViewCount, Tags, ClosedDate , id FROM Posts returns to me a datagrid headed ...
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Intercept certain tags to support sites which are born from Stack Overflow?

IMPORTANT: the difference between this proposal and others previously posted: the proposal is addressing only those technology tags which have their exact SE sites already. The complete list: ...
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Where should I post question about practical experience using a “framework” in an “unusual” context? [duplicate]

I'm working on a project where we need to have distributed synchronization between machines in a network. Zookeeper, Curator and Exhibitor seem to fulfil our needs. However, we are mostly a Windows, ...
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Stackoverflow logo pixelated? [closed]

Today i have seen design changes in Stackoverflow. Every thing is cool, Site is now looking more better. But because of logo size is reduced, i believe font is pixelating. See following image: I ...
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Are tags for what the content of the question is, or what the answer is? [duplicate]

I was having some trouble with a recent question I asked and people kept editing in erroneous tags as I described the problem. I reverted back to the original over and over and finally I arrived at my ...
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Abnormal burst in the First Posts review queue? [duplicate]

From the review queue of StackOverflow: As you can see. Just few minutes ago, there was a sudden burst in the First Posts review queue. Most posts in the queue were posted around 20~30 days ago. ...
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Is StackOverflow for professional programmers or for newbiew too? [duplicate]

As stated in: https://stackoverflow.com/help/on-topic Stack Overflow is for professional and enthusiast programmers, people who write code because they love it. We feel the best Stack Overflow ...
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OpenID is not working. How to map the previous account to the new account

I had openId and I logged into Stack Overflow with the login, but OpenID was shut down and I'm not able to login with the openid, so I have created a new user account. Is it possible to map my old ...
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http://stackexchange.com/about does not contain any overview info

Neither the home page, nor the about us page, contain any overview info about the site. For examples, why and when the site was created, and any major direction changes. There are many diferent ...
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Are command prompt questions for Stack Overflow or Super User?

Are command prompt questions for Stack Overflow or Super User? I have no idea, they're both programming right? The question in question is specifically about diagnosing internet connectivity issues, ...
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Expertland / Stackexchange - are the sites the same? [duplicate]

this site seems to have a copy of my stackoverflow question and the stackoverflow site. Is this legal? http://expertland.net/questions/sl54u5y8yu34x5v7y9192u9o3m62lqm54/listby-1.html
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Overlapping Text on Stack Overflow comments [duplicate]

I was just reading through some comments on URL rewriting with PHP and noticed the comments overlap the right-sidebar links slightly.
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StackOverflow helps regulating the addicted users. Really?

There's an simplified Chinese article at June 4 this year (not April 1 !) said : StackOverflow会对上瘾的人关闭特定功能,以限制他们的使用 which means StackOverflow regulates addicted users by restricting their ...
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Should I downvote an answer which has the correct concept to answer the question but has syntax errors? [closed]

in a recent case on SO, a particular user answered the question the right way but his answer had syntax errors and even some typos. Normally, as I've seen this happen before to other users and me as ...
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Hyperlink to the old meta site available on user's profile

When looking at my friends Stack Overflow profile I noticed the meta user link (as highlighted in red): When I click it, it brings up the old meta website with an incorrect reputation for that user ...
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Is Stack Overflow really beneficial to beginners in programming? [closed]

I find it quite discouraging. So many restrictions. The people are very stern. It helps sometimes but a beginner can't really be a part of the active community. Please give your thoughts.
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Do Android programming questions belong in Stack Overflow or Android Enthusiasts?

Sometimes I do Android programming. I don't have any specific Android programming questions at the moment (since most have already been asked and answered), but it would be nice to know where to put ...
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Down and duplicate votes on my questions as a new user seem like bullying [duplicate]

Lot of people have posted these kind of questions, but mine deals with another perspective of the same problem, so before you cry out duplicate! just hear me out. I'm a pretty new user on Stack ...
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Can't award bounty, js error on page around “vote-sub”

I am unable to award a bounty to my question on SO. I tried it on two different systems (one has a direct connection and one connects through a proxy) and with a wide spectrum of different browsers (...
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jailbreakqa.com have copied stackexchange [duplicate]

jailbreaqa.com have copied the stackexchange (especially stackoverflow). some screenshots of the site: and also this one: [Note: Whether we can report this kind stuff here or not, I don't know. I ...
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filter by tag in review is not working

I click on review in StackOverflow, and its open review page. Then I clicked on java in by tag: filter in Close Vote section. Now I want to change filter from java to python, when I change in url ?...
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StackOverflow losing its luster? [closed]

Is StackOverflow losing its lust? I have been on SO for almost 5 years now.. and the decision to rigidly limit SO for Q/A programming question only has severely reduce its attractiveness. Even ...
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Should this question be migrated to the programme's stack exhange [closed]

It is to my understanding that programmers stack exchange is "a question and answer site for professionals and students in software development" that are asking "conceptual questions about software ...
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Series of questions - yes or no - how to do it properly

I have recently tried to solve programming problems using questions on stackoverflow and database-administrators sites. I have observed following pattern in my behavior: Simplier questions are ...
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Audit first-post review not anonymized (3.5k user answer used as the audit)

This could be a bug affecting the whole StackExchange network, but it has happened on StackOverflow (this is the reason I post this here) I have posted earlier this question on Meta.SO : How can an ...
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Download data for StackOverflow User Survey?

The DropBox link to download the data for this survey is expired. Is there another place to get the data? http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2014/02/2013-stack-overflow-user-survey-results/
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Suggesting a modification to a wiki post

I have been trying to figure out the Prettify (<!-- language: lang-or-tag-here -->) languages tags. Language Codes: default lang-none lang-bash, lang-bsh, lang-csh, lang-sh lang-c, ...
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Will the remaining questions here that belong on MSO, eventually get migrated?

The last couple of weeks I've been closing some questions in the review queue that were asked before the split but currently belong on MSO. From what I understand, the point of that is to eventually ...
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Crawling Data from stack overflow and careers 2.0

I am thinking of making a recommendation engine that looks for job listings in careers 2.0 and activity of a user in stack overflow so as to recommend user (without a career profile) about prospective ...
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Response rate to questions on Stack Overflow [closed]

Do you think questions on Stack Overflow get a higher response when prefaced with: I'm a little stuck... or I'm really shaky on this concept... or I'm a rails noob" or similar ...
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Why is my question “opinion-based”? [closed]

First timer in Stack Exchange, and I started with a deleted question. Here it is: I'm a newbie here. I'm pretty sure my question's already been asked, I tried to search for it but I could not find ...
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Reputation points decreased without downvotes / negative points [duplicate]

I'm using Stack Overflow. I got 35 points there yesterday. Today 2/1 points were subtracted from the total (i.e. 33/34 points), but downvotes / negative points are not visible in my reputation history....