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How long do IP bans on IP pools last?

I am using an LTE dongle for internet connections. Yesterday after some reconnections I couldn't reach any SE sites. I checked with Tor and could connect. It appeared that I got some IP address that ...
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Where can I ask for help when my computer shuts down whenever I move it? [closed]

I have the following question: My laptop randomly shuts down, only if I move it. sometimes it shuts down, sometimes it doesn't. I keep my laptop on for 12+ hrs a day and it never shuts down, given ...
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Recreate a query for the tags associated with a user based on time filter

I'm looking to recreate a SEDE query that represents the tags associated with a user based on a specific time filter. Consider, for example, the list of users sorted by reputation, filtered by week: ...
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How to Edit profile in all Stack Overflow powered sites?

I have accounts in close to 10 Stack Exchange powered sites. I want to change my nickname in all the sites. Is there a way I can do it from one page that would reflect in all of the Stack Overflow/...
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Proper SE site to ask about personal medical problem

I know I can not ask the below question on the medical Stack Exchange site, but is there any other place to ask it on the network, like chat or another stack? The question is: My mother has had a ...
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Search doesn't allow exact phrase “[=1]” [duplicate]

Is there any additional advanced search operators that would enforce the existence of [=1] in search results? Using double quote "[=1]" does not work. I couldn't find relevant info in https://...
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Numbers on stats don't match the number of reviews completed

I'll try to be brief. It's not a big deal but it does seem odd and I can't find a logical explanation. On English Language for Learners I reviewed a couple of questions on the close votes queue, I ...
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Is there a “statute of limitations” on misbehavior?

Background: A "statute of limitations" is a law that provides that certain very old transgressions are no longer punishable today - the idea that e.g. it's a waste of everyone's time to search through ...
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Which Stack Exchange sites use MathJax?

As the title says, I could use an exhaustive list of all Stack Exchange sites that use MathJax. If the list included any site-specific customizations made to the MathJax configuration on each site, ...
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Formatting Sandbox

Note: Answers will occasionally be moved to the Sandbox archive when there are too many of them. When using them to report bugs, keep an eye. As per Jeff's suggestion in this comment: You can use ...
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Does clicking on OK in the “flag for moderator” window with an empty input text field raise any flag?

Does clicking on OK in the "flag for moderator" window with an empty input text field raise any flag?
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Why do I need 50 reputation to comment? What can I do instead?

Users with less than 50 reputation points cannot write comments on questions and answers that they don't own. Why does this limit exist? But I want to contribute now. What should I do instead? But I ...
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StackOverflow API for R?

Is there an R package for accessing the StackOverflow questions, answers, user profiles, badges, etc. through an API? I would like to make a word cloud of popular tags and other such plots.
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What is syntax highlighting and how does it work?

I noticed that sometimes my code gets highlighted in different colors when rendered. What is syntax highlighting? How does it work? Why isn't my code being highlighted correctly? How do I report a ...
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Why did the suggested edit review queue disappear?

As shown, I have 2463 rep in MSE, but suddenly the suggested edit review queue disappeared. Is this a bug?
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Why does the Need review counter often appear inaccurate after a passed review audit?

After passing a review audit, and after the congratulations screen is shown, I sometimes click the stats-link to find out how many additional posts need review. I noticed that the actual number shown,...
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If there are no personal messages, what can I do in my case? [duplicate]

There's a question, and I want to ask the user what wallpaper they are using: How to change syntax highlighting for mode? But I can't, since we don't have personal messages. I understand argument ...
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Why I don't have any review queues? [duplicate]

I have 700 reputation in StackOverflow right now. Once I've reached 500 rep I've got an opportunity to review first posts and do the triage. But now for some reason I can't do that. The inscription "...
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Subscribe to tagged questions on all sites except one?

I am subscribed to the crypto++ throughout the Stack Exchange network. Code Review changed the crypto++, and made it a synonym of another more general tag. I get a fair amount of spurious hits, so I'...
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How can I find my own answer to a deleted question?

Sometimes questions are deleted, like this. When someone like me invests some work to answer such a question, it is not nice that the answer isn't readable in my personal activity. Are my now-deleted ...
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What are the badges I can earn on each site, and what are the exact criteria for earning each badge?

Formerly List of all badges with full descriptions. What are badge name's requirements? Why didn't I get badge name (right now)? Which badges can I earn multiple times? Jump to: Question ...
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How do I escape a backtick ` within in-line code in Markdown?

How do I escape a backtick ` within a code block? This is probably a duplicate, since I'm sure it's a common concern, but I can't find a question that addresses this specifically. How do I write ...
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Where can I ask a question about an issue on WordPress hosted on EC2 with ELB?

Which Stack Exchange community should I ask help from? I'm having mixed content issue. Even though have set the HTTP_X_PROTO check in wp-config.php in order to set $_SERVER[ "HTTPS" ] = "on". Still ...
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Black border around chat text input

I suddenly notice a black border around the chat text box: Why is that, and what can I do to fix it?
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Two ways of adding images? What is the difference?

The insert image button works like this: [![enter image description here][1]][1] [1]: https://i.stack.imgur.com/zVL6w.png Display: But this shorter code does the same thing (I couldn't spot a ...
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What can I do to minimize my chances of getting banned? [duplicate]

One thing that I have been doing that may hurt me is that when an answer gets down votes I delete the answer and rewrite it. I don't just rewrite it because I have found that the down votes ...
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Why am I not receiving the “explainer” badge? [duplicate]

I recently edited this question on MA stack exchange, and within 10 minutes posted an answer. My answer received 2 votes. When I look at my badges, the "explainer" badge has not yet been conquered. ...
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How can I post my Python code on stack overflow? [closed]

I am a newbie on Stackoverflow and I am unable to post my Python code for help. When I copy-paste my code in the Body, it asked to add 4 tabs space. I select my code and click on the {} icon, and yet ...
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Can a Stack Overflow admin grant badges to users?

I am aware it is possible for administrators to delete badges if needed. Is the reverse possible - can an admin grant badges if needed? A situation where this could be relevant is that a badge was ...
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What is migration and how does it work?

I posted a question which was closed as off-topic and it seems like it could fit on another site in the network. How can I go about moving it there? What is migration? When can a question be migrated,...
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What does “full reputation history” provide in addition to “reputation history”?

There is an API for "full reputation history", in addition to one for just "reputation history". What does the "full" version give me that's missing in the regular one? Thanks!
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When is the message “Have you considered accepting an answer or starting a bounty for this question?” displayed?

Sometimes I notice the following message on the Questions tab in my profile on Stack Exchange site: Have you considered accepting an answer or starting a bounty for this question? On what criteria ...
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Where can I see my previous bans?

I remember seeing a warning that I couldn't post in Stack Overflow for about 6 months, but I can no longer find that message in my profile or settings anymore. Where can I view it?
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A question from an online programming exam I was partly responsible for conducting was asked here

This question was asked, which is identical to this problem from an online exam, the (Indian) Zonal Computing Olympiad 2013. This exam is one of the preliminary rounds which leads to the selection of ...
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What are the “suggested edit stats” mentioned in the 10k tools page?

The access to moderator tools page mentions that you can view the "suggested edit stats": You now have access to various lists and statistical reports, giving you a broad overview of activity on ...
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Are the newest Stack Overflow data dumps still usable today? [closed]

The network connection hasn't worked for some weeks in my place, so I'd want something like hosting a Stack Overflow Dump offline before the Internet connection stops working. I don't think I'll ...
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Finding a possibly deleted user account profile page

Where is the "about" page for user8680478? If "my" URL is: https://meta.stackexchange.com/users/177328/thufir I tried: https://meta.stackexchange.com/users/8680478 but that just gives me a 404 ...
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How can I suggest to change “X is a duplicate of Y” to “Y is a duplicate of X”?

Example situation: How do I full-screen my CMD? is marked as a duplicate of Fullscreen Vista's Command Prompt, or Replacement. But: the first is more general (Windows): higher-voted more marked ...
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Where can I ask questions about plays and musicals?

As there is no Theatre SE, I wonder where I should post questions about plays and musicals? I couldn't decide between Movies & TV or Music or even Literature. More specifically, in this case it ...
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Who in the company is responsible for accessibility?

We've had a number of accessibility concerns/complaints lately: "The Loop May 2020" contains inaccessible image with no transcription (May 26, 2020) Changes to the close dialogue have ...
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Which Stack Exchange website is the most suitable for this question? [duplicate]

I want to ask a question but unsure which Stack Exchange website it would be the most suitable to ask it on, while also not breaking that website's rules - I'm not sure where it should go: I'm a ...
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Is Stack Exchange / Stack Overflow available for private or internal use?

Is the Stack Exchange engine that powers Stack Overflow available to download or install internally for an enterprise or company? I think Stack Exchange's engine is very great and could be very cool ...
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Where to ask about particular part of data getting transferred to your computer?

I'm not really sure on which Stack Exchange site the following question belongs. It certainly has something to do with computer science, but it does not ask about specific algorithms, code or bugs (...
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What events trigger an inbox notification?

The global inbox was once introduced because it became hard "to keep track of all your questions, answers, and comments across every site you participated on". The small red number tells you how ...
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How is the number of “people chatting” computed?

The Music Fans chat is pretty lonely, but the system doesn't seem to think so: Image: Chat sidebar claims that there are "66 people chatting" On a good day, there are probably 3 people in ...
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Search for usernames across the network

In Charcoal HQ, from time to time, we create a detection for a username which has been used in a lot of spam posts across the network. We need to make sure that the username being considered for use ...
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Can good answers definitely lift a question ban? [duplicate]

Can good answers definitely lift a question ban? An elected moderator of the site in question says that no number of good answers will ever lift a question ban. He also says that the only reliable ...
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Need help about Stack Exchange password reset [duplicate]

I need help to reset my Stack Exchange account password. I understand the simplest approach is to click on "forgot password?". The problem is, I have tried this three times in a time span of two ...
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Is there a Stack Exchange site for board game makers?

I'm looking to create a physical floor-game/game board but would like input from experienced game makers/players. Is there a home on Stack Exchange for that?
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The scope of JavaScript datatypes related question

I need to know the scope of the follwoing question in the stackexchange network, I am not sure about its relevancy to Stack Overflow: I am not able to understand how could undefined and null are ...

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