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What causes Community to destroy non RA or spam-flagged questions?

On Politics, a troll used to like to spam some weird question about urbanization and homicide in South America or some similar incoherent nonsense. Looking through some deleted questions in moderation ...
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How can I change the font color for questions? [on hold]

My browser is Firefox. The questions are displayed in a light blue font that is hard for me to read. How can I change the color to black, a dark blue, or another dark color? Thanks.
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User information is not showing [duplicate]

I have seen a question where user information isn't mentioned in the question: What's the primary use of Windows Event Viewer? When I checked if the bug reported earlier, I found: What is ...
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Can users 13 to 15 years old who are based outside of the European Union use SE while traveling to the EU?

The Terms of Service contains the following snippet: If you are located within the European Union, you must be at least 16 years old to access or use the Network or Services, including without ...
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Repercussions for posting links to certain legal fund campaigns?

As announced by this recent question all links to a certain GoFundMe campaign will be removed from the site. To be precise; they will be removed from user profiles and posts whenever a staff member ...
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What caused the server outage?

Until just a minute ago, I was getting the following error on SO/Meta.SE/other network sites: Description: An exception occurred while processing your request. Additionally, another exception ...
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Is Stack Exchange still planning to respond to the community's open letters?

On October 6th, moderators, ex-moderators, and members of the community published two open letters to Stack Exchange Inc.. These letters have, as of today, been signed 768 times (general letter) and ...
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“You can only post once every 40 minutes”. How much reputation should I have to free this? [duplicate]

Sometimes I asked a question in the wrong place and was put on hold as off-topic. The moderator suggests me to ask it on a certain another site in SE. But when I was about to post it, I got a ...
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Does the question reputation increase apply to Area 51?

Recently, the reputation for question upvotes to the asker increased from 5 to 10 reputation per question. On Area 51, I still seem to have 5 Internet points per question. Area 51 doesn't have ...
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Not complaining, but I just gained 500 points without reason [duplicate]

Last night I received 500 points extra without any (to me know) particular reason. I still had a browser open so here's a screenshot of my stats of yesterday: and currently it's: with no actual ...
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Where did 125 of my reputation go?

It seems I have lost 125 reputation on Stack Overflow since yesterday. Of course this has happened before when a user/question gets removed. However this has always been reflected in the ...
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Question weight recount, does it retroactively affect daily limit counters? [duplicate]

Can anyone say whether the complete recount of question voting changed counters such as the one for the Legendary badge?
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How to flag spam user profiles in the absence of posts to flag? [duplicate]

I came across this user profile, which contains links to the website of some sort of tv streaming service. A quick google revealed that the same text and links have been posted to dozens of websites ...
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Was the questions quality, actually, decreased with a new Wizard or not?

In the last blog post, Sara mentioned: We also looked at question quality because we wanted to make sure we were helping all people write questions that were likely to get answered. We saw no ...
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My profile's about me randomly changed across all sites [duplicate]

I have two styles for my user accounts: Accounts under the Peilonrayz pseudonym. Same username and picture, similar about me. Accounts that have been anonymized. Random name and picture, and no ...
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My reputation suddenly raised by 10k!

My reputation on Stack Overflow suddenly raised from 35k to 45k! And it seems that on other sites as well! It must have been in the past hour! What happened? I don't see any record in the reputation ...
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Weird increase in my reputation [duplicate]

I am a pretty new contributor so forgive me if this is some common phenomenon. I was writing an answer a few minutes ago on MathSE, but when I opened my profile to check on my reputation, there was a ...
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Where did Delete Profile move to? [duplicate]

It appears How can I delete my account? is no longer accurate. There is no longer a Delete Profile link under Site Settings. It looks like it changed in the last week or so. How does one delete ...
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Why am I getting so many “yearling” badges today?

Here is a screenshot showing this: Originally I thought it was due to the rep recalculation today, but on most if not all of these sites, I had 200 rep or more both before and after the recalculation....
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My suggestion for Winter Bash 2019 was deleted for no reasons

Not a long time ago, there was an idea to create the "Reinstate Monica" hat. I've put that into action. After an hour of photoshopping, I got the result. And I posted it, with the title "Reinstate ...
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Will downvoting a question cost reputation?

This is a rather obvious question so I guess it is probably a duplicate, but I couldn't find anything myself. With the recent changes, will downvoting a question cost -1 rep point, as it does ...
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Will old (+5) reputation remain in the old reputation leagues?

Reputation leagues offer at least approximate values showing how much reputation the users had at some point in the past. For example, I can check the reputation at the end of 2018, at the end of 2017,...
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What is the new upcoming feedback mechanism?

In the newest blog post We’re Rewarding the Question Askers in the final paragraph, Sara mentioned: These changes—increasing reputation points for question upvotes and the improved question asking ...
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Yearling Badges broken here on MSE?

I just received three Yearling badges in the span of a few minutes... That seems odd, is this a bug or intended behavior?
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Will the reputation I retrospectively gain count toward my “rep cap” badge? [duplicate]

As of today, receiving an upvote on your question will give you 10 points of reputation instead of 5. The whole reputation of any user is being recalculated and is taking into account the "200 daily ...
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On which Stack Exchange site can I ask a question about aMule? [on hold]

I'd like to know on which Stack Exchange site I can ask a question about aMule (or eMule, for Windows Users).
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How do you join between Posts and Users in the Stack Overflow database?

I'm trying to join between stackoverflow.com's dataset Posts and Users files and I'm having trouble. I want to add the user profile of the question poster to a Post. Do I use User.AccountId or User....
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What happened to accounts that were previously of age, but became underage once GDPR was adopted?

I'm aware that in 2018, the GDPR was adopted in the European Union, and in response, SE amended its license terms to require that all users from the EU be at least 16 to participate in the site. ...
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Where can I get a list of all the Stack Exchange sites available? [duplicate]

Where can I get a list of all the Stack Exchange sites available? I have seen the list in the footer of Meta, but I'm not sure if this is the complete list.
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Statistics about least exposed sites in Hot Network Questions

Related: New Resources for Our Stack Exchange Network What is the impact of the recent changes to how Hot Network Questions work? I am looking for some statistics about 30-50 least exposed sites (...
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What is the proper way of reviving declined feature request? [duplicate]

What would be the proper way of reviving a very old feature request that has already been declined? If I post a new feature request, it may be closed as a duplicate of the old one. For instance, ...
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What new functionality was implemented that resulted in Internet Explorer 11 support being removed?

Which browsers are officially supported, and what else do I need? previously contained the following words regarding Internet Explorer support: This browser is mostly supported on a “because it ...
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Where can I find my suggested edits to a post if they were rejected in peer review? [duplicate]

I have edited an answer. I was curious whether my suggested edits (which I made obviously with best intentions) where accepted or not. I think they were rejected, because I cannot find them in the ...
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Was my question not good enough? [closed]

So back in January I hit my limit on asking "bad questions". Since then I did a lot of work on all my questions to fix them up. I read all the guides and reached out here to see what else I could do ...
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Android app having trouble accessing posts

I'm using the Stack Exchange app v1. 0.95 1 on a Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge running Android v8.0.0. I'm aware that development on the app is frozen. The interface is cleaner and (usually) faster for me ...
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Can I wholly replace a graphic with another one?

I have an image that I use over and over... I am savvy to how SE stores images on Imgur. So whenever I insert it, I find the URL of the image https://i.stack.imgur.com/Gh0yO.png, and tell "post image"...
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Why is there such a difference in the change column?

This is a follow up question to this question: Rank change - So big increase? This is my current ranking: And this is another ranking: How come my change is that much greater if we got the same ...
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Which SE community should I post a question about the technical details of search engines?

I want to ask a question about how Google (and other search engines) manage complex developer related searches when dealing with different versions of different software, etc. Which community would be ...
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Delete own questions with upvoted answers is not allowed [duplicate]

The comment "The Code of Conduct change has been pushed through and the network-wide F.A.Q. has been announced. – Tonepoet Oct 10 at 16:39" (as a few others) refers to deleted https://meta....
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What does the participation tab measure? [duplicate]

As suggested from: Add a link to the participation tab It's not obvious what it's measuring eg: top listed user on WB.SE has a reputation of 101 (unable to down-vote), has never asked or answered, ...
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Where did my blog comment go?

About three hours ago I commented on the blog Looking to understand which API is best for a certain task? A new study uses Stack Overflow data to rank them. I got a comment ID: 425507, but it leads to ...
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How can I always show the search bar at a medium window width?

My preferred window width is wide enough to have plenty of space between the left-hand icons and the right-hand icons, but too narrow to have the search bar displayed. How can I cause it to be always ...
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How is the start of a bounty grace period a community milestone?

I received an email announcing the start of my bounty grace period: At the bottom it says: You’re receiving this message because you reached a Meta Stack Exchange community milestone. How is this ...
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What is the right site to ask about Turkish TV?

I want to ask a question about watching Turkish TV over the internet. What is the right site for this?
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Get/reply to new posts and topics from the last X hours by mail

For Discourse forums you can get new posts and topics by mail and also reply to them by mail. Is there a way to get all the latest topics and posts from a specific Stack Exchange site by mail ...
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On Stack Overflow for Teams, are votes undone when users leave? [migrated]

On regular Stack Exchange websites, if a user is deleted, their votes are undone. Is the same true for Stack Overflow for Teams? On a team site I'm part of, I've never seen a reputation change due ...
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Does some kind of middle ground exist regarding the CoC for a moderator who might need to avoid singular 'they' for personal reasons?

Let's suppose that we have a moderator who is willing to use any pronoun made available to their attention, including neopronouns, except the pronoun "they". Does this stance constitute a violation ...
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Can I access Area 51 from the Stack Exchange app? [duplicate]

I'm trying to access Area 51 from my Stack Exchange app. But it is not showing any options to go. Is Area 51 accessible from the app?
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Mismatch between the top users in the Stack Exchange league and period wise report pages [duplicate]

In the Stack Exchange Leagues page, there are some mismatches between the display in the main page and the period-wise report page. For example in the Stack Overflow League, the top user for the ...
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What is the threshold for hiding questions on the main page of main sites, local metas, and MSE? [duplicate]

I've looked around at various questions, but I haven't found a clear place where this is documented. When posts reach a certain (low) score, a post will stop showing up on the main page of whatever ...