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Does stackexchange.com or its subsidiaries keep any records on how often a user has been banned or warned by a moderator?

About 5 years ago I was banned once from stackoverflow.com for trolling the comments of an SO question. I can remember that my ban was automatically lifted after some of my own questions had received ...
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Cannot award bounty [duplicate]

In this question, I had started a bounty to draw more attention. When I got an extensive answer by user Eddie Kelley, I awarded the bounty to that answer. Immediately after this, I found that there is ...
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Why are some user cards white? [duplicate]

I noticed that some users have a white user card, and their name in the comments is also surrounded by a white box. (I'm using dark mode, otherwise they're blue) Why is this? (screenshot taken from ...
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Accessing Stack Exchange API behind a firewall - are there IP address ranges to whitelist?

Scenario I am calling Stack Exchange APIs to collect Stack Overflow Teams data for my organization. In order to call these APIs from the server where I would like to run it, I must first request ...
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Can I upload an image into stack.imgur.com and not post the question? [duplicate]

We can upload an image into stack.imgur.com when to open a new post and publish the question, and I know how to do it. Can I upload an image into stack.imgur.com (not imgur.com) and not post question?
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Do the automated deletion scripts not run on questions that aren't viewed that often?

A couple days ago, someone posted a bug report that a question that qualified for a Roomba automatic deletion criterion wasn't deleted despite qualifying for at least three weekly runs of the script ...
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Area 51 reps and badge counts are still being updated for sites that graduated in 2019 or 2021

I have just noticed that the reputation statistics and the badge counts for users of sites that graduated in 2019 or December 2021 are still being updated, even though the other data are frozen. My ...
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Seeking an efficient way (no scraping) to get details about all the SEDE queries in non-HTML (JSON / XML / etc.) format

I am looking for an efficient way to get a dump of the current revisions of (preferably all) the SEDE queries, in a format which is natively queryable (such as XML / JSON). For each query, I ideally ...
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Why has the parsing of the   in tables changed?

I am used to using the   HTML character to visually fill out the width and/or height of tables so they are used to their full potential: So that instead of this: I get this:                 ...
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Bounties' function and procedure [duplicate]

I can't understand why the given question is said to be a duplicate to the previous edit. That is a very similar question (the difference is that I never considered a bounty to be an advertisement ...
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Should deleted answers prevent a question from being Roomba'ed?

This question should qualify as an abandoned question eligible to be Roomba'ed: it seems to satisfy all criteria. (It has quite some views, but certainly less than the threshold, because it's already ...
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How can I see my posts that were edited by someone else most recently?

I wonder how I can see my posts that were edited by someone else most recently. SEDE query or is that somewhere in the UI? The activity tab captures other kinds of activity, e.g. my edits.
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Can the mass-replacement tool also replace and remove?

Stack Exchange staff has a tool which can change a bunch of links without bumping the edited posts, see here: How to find and/or change a set of hyperlinks on a site? In the situation that I've seen ...
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Stack Gives Back total is off by $6 (...to 8)

In the blog that was just published: Stack Gives Back 2021 the total of the donations is off by 6. When adding up all the amounts mentioned per organisation the total comes to $55,694 instead of $55,...
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Can't post question on Stack Overflow - 'this looks like spam.' [duplicate]

I just signed up to Stack Overflow, trying to post my first question. What's wrong with it? I've already removed redundant text in the post, but still Stack Overflow says This looks like spam.
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How can I format code on Stack Overflow?

I don't understand the explanation of code formatting given on Stack Overflow. Should '<code> </code>' be used on stackoverflow.com? There are times when the site accepts '<code> &...
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Where can I see who voted for closing/re-opening a/my question? [duplicate]

As far as I can remember, 2 years ago it was possible to see the status of question marked for closure/reopening (who voted which way and possibly also the reasons given). I cannot find it anymore. ...
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How do I "undo" my mobile chat preference?

Although I am given notice that I can change this option in my profile preferences, I can't, for the life of me, figure how that is done, exactly. Can anyone tell me?
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Asking multiple questions about the same code [migrated]

Background: Having been on the Code Review (SE) I then click on the blue box that says it's the Meta Code Review SE: And that brings me here, to this site, thus I believe this is the appropriate site,...
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How do I view my calendar of days visited? [duplicate]

I recall being able to hover over my days visited/consecutive days to reveal a little calendar of which days I was deemed to have visited the site. It looks like the profile page got a redesign ...
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In a chat room, what are the full mechanics of being "in the room"?

In a chat room, what are all the mechanics around being listed as "in the room" or not? The various states of being "in a room" I know of at least three states that a chat user can ...
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Which site is appropriate for asking questions about hand-held calculators? [duplicate]

The question would be: I'm using a Casio fx-82MS. However, while I'm solving a complex equation, say the square root of (50^2+30^2+70^2), in case I miss the brackets, you have to put at the beginning,...
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I accidentally deleted my entire Stack Exchange account (10 years old with 1000+ points on Stack Overflow) trying to change my email address [duplicate]

All I wanted to do was to change my email address, and somehow (since it's an extraordinarily complicated process) I deleted all of my Stack Exchange accounts. What can I do to get them back?!
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Which site can I ask about blocking a certain kind of email spam?

I have been getting, since a couple of weeks ago, a very strange kind of spam which my mail host cannot block. On which site can I ask about finding a way to block it? All the spam mails I get have a ...
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Do I automatically follow (edits, comments, etc) to wiki answers I've made that I later made community wiki? [duplicate]

I think I remember a few times some of my CW answers were edited but I wasn't notified. Not sure. But I guess since there isn't a 'follow' button below such answers, I still do follow them? If this is ...
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I can't fix a typo in an answer to my question [duplicate]

There is an answer to my question in which the user typed recovation. I can't change it to revocation because of limits of Stack Exchange. Why do we need those limits???
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We are no longer accepting answers from this account [duplicate]

I am getting an error message: We are no longer accepting answers from this account. I've written a single answer yesterday and it wasn't downvoted, at least as far I can see. So why am I getting ...
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Where do I post questions about email address best practices?

I want to ask a best practices question for creating email address. Specifically, how to structure the name and domain. Which Stack Exchange site is the correct one? For more context, right now my ...
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Who owns the site after it gets approved in Stack Exchange Area 51 [duplicate]

I've seen the Area 51 section of Stack Exchange. I have a question about that. Suppose I submit a proposal on the site and it gets accepted. After the site gets published on Stack Exchange, who owns ...
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Is there a way to transfer reputation between the Stack Exchange sites that you use? [duplicate]

For more detail let me give you an example: Let's say that a user uses two Stack Exchange sites, Stack Overflow and Super User. The user has 1 thousand reputation on Stack Overflow and only 30 on ...
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Posting Q & A, then closing the Q as duplicate?

I posted a question and answered it myself. I then self-closed this question as a dupe. Is this an accepted practice? I wanted the next person who steps on this rake to be able to quickly find the ...
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Why is the Google Analytics cookie defined as "strictly necessary" and saved without consent?

When you open a Stack Exchange site the first time you are asked about your consent for storing cookies. You can disallow all cookies except those that are defined as "strictly necessary". ...
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"Defender of the Unicorn" hat, who found it with both triggers?

The Defender of the Unicorn hat is a very special hat, since it has two triggers: resolve the puzzle (save Sparkles) receive a status-completed on a question Since Winter Bash 2021 came to an end, ...
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What hour will hats stop?

As mentioned in the Winter Bash FAQ page, Winter Bash ends on January 5th... Is the end of Winter Bash January 5th UTC 23:59? Or January 5th UTC 11:59? It isn't clear on the FAQ page.
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Is it possible to start a chat with a user? [duplicate]

I'd like to start something like a private chat room and invite a user to it to discuss possible research. Is this possible on Stack Exchange?
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Is flagging a bunch of "thanks" comments OK?

I made a SEDE query to find all the comments that contained thank, the @ character, weren't saying yes/no to something, and were less than 20 characters. The query is here. It returned over 1400 ...
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How to register unregistered accounts that used a mailinator email?

Sometimes I want to ask a question in a more anonymous way, so I ask it as a guest and use a throwaway Mailinator email. For those who are not familiar, Mailinator provides open inboxes that everyone ...
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Delete uploaded picture in profile (from i.stack.imgur.com hosting)

I opened a ticket to remove an uploaded image with sensitive data (uploaded by mistake), but it is impossible to get an answer. What is the faster way to remove an image from the https://i.stack.imgur....
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Can't create my question, because it looks like spam

I have read a lot about this theme now and I don't get why my question looks like a spam... Question:
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Will we get hats for fulfilling hat requirements on per-site-metas?

Will we be able to get hats from per-site-metas (not sure that's the right wording)? Let's say I have two comments with 5+ score on Meta Stack Overflow. Would I get Starfish? List of possible hats: ...
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With limited remaining brain cells, how can I work in a more roomba-aware way (and not lose track of questions permanently)?

I've asked more SE questions than I have remaining brain cells to keep track of them. Sometimes I remember enough about the question to ask for assistance in a site's meta How to get a link to an old ...
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Can I show a hand-crafted flair-like widget on my website?

Can I show the following on my personal website/blog? The white icon on the blue background is taken from fontawesome, so I guess it's ok I use it. Clicking on it redirects to my account, whereas ...
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Viewing questions from the Similar Questions feed after a post is made

Prior to submitting a post, I can see "Similar Questions", which I can click on to view questions issuing topics which the AI deems related to my post. Some of these may even not be related, ...
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What to do with these accidental duplicate posts of feature-requests and bug reports, where the original hadn't been recently or at all addressed?

Based on some of my recent feature-requests and bug reports being closed as duplicates, helpful discussions with the community and reading through Why can a feature request or bug report without an ...
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What is posthistory? [duplicate]

I am trying to use Stack Overflow offline and I see that there are 2 files names Posts and PostHistory in archive.org available for downloads. Can someone tell me what PostHistory is? Is it all the ...
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Is punctuation inconsistent in the already closed message?

I wonder if the banner that reads "This question is already closed - please refresh the page" should have a full stop? Other banners like it usually have punctuation, for example "...
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Where can I ask a question about the history of numbers?

I first tried asking this question on https://math.stackexchange.com/. The question was marked as off-topic on the Math site. Why do South Asians often use "lakhs" and "crores" ...
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Top network askers?

This is probably very easy for anyone who knows how Data.SE and whatever programming language it uses, but beyond my non-existent programming knowledge. Is there a way to get a list of who has asked ...
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Date discrepancy between today's The Overflow Blog article and its comments?

I was reading an article featured today on The Overflow Blog titled Best practices for writing code comments that has today's publication timestamp... when I noticed the comments underneath the ...
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Tooltip for "Application" page

As far as I see only the "Application" item has tooltip in Settings section of profile page: Should it be removed? Or add tooltips for the rest items?

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