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Git clone -b <branchname> [closed]

When I clone a branch giving Belo command git clone -b branchname url. Iam getting repository not upstream error getting.
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How to apply special formatting within a question’s title, e.g. to highlight a keyword such as … 𝙇𝙞𝙣𝙪𝙭?

Have a look at the formatting of the title of the question “What does the ASCII art on the 𝘼𝙢𝙖𝙯𝙤𝙣 𝙇𝙞𝙣𝙪𝙭 2 𝘼𝙈𝙄 MOTD mean?”, and notice that some of the words used in the title (such as 𝙇�...
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How are badges ordered on the profile page? [duplicate]

I wonder how badges ordered on the profile page: Is it random? I couldn't see any non-random pattern.
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How can I find posts with particularly large code blocks in a non-code-based site?

From time to time in Space SE a question or answer about a calculation will need to share a significant amount of tabular data, say 100 or 1000 lines. It needs to be forever available to future ...
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Is the post body of the Stack Exchange data dump sanitized?

I am building a project based on the Stack Overflow data dump. As per Database schema documentation for the public data dump and SEDE the Body of Posts / PostsWithDeleted is given as rendered HTML and ...
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Where would the question "Roughly how many people are typically on the seas at one time?" be on-topic?

Is there a Stack Exchange site where the following question would be on-topic? I was thinking about the reasons why NASA launches rockets by the coast, and one of them is that the ocean has less ...
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How do we reach out to users for an academic study? [duplicate]

For an academic study, a team of researchers is looking forward to reach out to Stack Exchange users. The purpose of our research is to understand how personal and professional background of ...
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Moderator missing on election overview page

We have three moderators on Spanish Language Stack Exchange. Yet if you look at the election page, you only see two of us: Why isn't Charlie shown in the results of the first election? That election ...
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A moved question lost tags [duplicate]

I wrote a question on a Stack Exchange site, only to find out that a few hours later, it was moved to another site in the Stack Exchange network. It's OK, but when the question was moved, the tags I ...
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Same First Answer reappears in queue after being deleted

I just opened a First Answer in the review queue on English Language Learning. I switched tabs to read the question and gloss over the other answers. When getting back to the answer, it had been ...
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Are all undesigned graduated sites getting their design? [duplicate]

As of recently SE has hired new developers to make site designs it appears: Bitcoin Ethereum Others? There are many more sites that have lost their beta labels, and graduated since SE stopped ...
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Is there a good reason the various Stack Exchanges are not alphabetized in the grid view on the "all sites" main page? [duplicate]

The order of icons on the https://stackexchange.com/sites?view=grid page appears quite random, and makes searching difficult. Why are they not organized in some useful manner? ADDENDUM: Several ...
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SO Dataset query to retrieve questions, related answers and comments with a specific question tag

For a small part of my master thesis I need to retrieve a dataset from SEDE that contains all questions as well as the related multiple answers (and if possible also comments) with the tag "text-...
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Is the accept/bounty reminder still shown after the Activity page revamp in 2021?

Back in 2019-2020, there was still an accept/bounty reminder that was shown on the user's profile page (despite the possible layout bug): Alignment issue with the accept reminder message in Activity -&...
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I already took the census. Why does the 'Census' badge not show on my profile?

I completed the developer survey, but I did not get the Census badge credited to my account. I took the census while I was not logged in and logged in after the fact. I'm not able to retake the census ...
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How do I find out why I got question banned on Stack Overflow? [duplicate]

I was learning some SQL today and ran into a roadblock while trying to understand check constraints. Everyone was very helpful and I was able to comprehend what I was confused about. However, after I ...
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Does a flag get stuck on pending if the post is migrated?

So I followed the FAQ's migration flow chart, and flagged a post—custom flag/"in need of moderator intervention" since the only migrate to option is to the local meta—for it to be migrated ...
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How to get tags of questions answered by a user in Stack Exchange Data Explorer

I can't solve this problem: using a remote DBMS from the Stack Overflow site (URL: http://data.stackexchange.com/stackoverflow/query/new). Write a SQL query that displays the names of users with a ...
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Person icon with drop down symbol in the stackexchange.com top bar [duplicate]

There is an person icon with a drop down symbol in the Stack Exchange header (top bar). Clicking on that doesn't respond any. What is the icon for? Screenshot for reference:
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To what extent might scores, on my posts on one SE site, affect scores on another? [duplicate]

As my formal training in biology was limited to about 40 hours, half a century ago, in a classroom of a state school system that had been (and remains) legally banned from discussion of a concept ...
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How can I close this kind of question for being "off-topic"? [closed]

I want to close a question on French Language that is absolutely not about the French language at all; it's just a random question in French. When I press "Close", the only options I have ...
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Can't sign up into Area 51

I wanted to propose a new site, so I went to https://area51.stackexchange.com/ If I click on the link "Propose a new technology site" then it shows: Area 51 >> Login Error Unable to ...
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What makes a comment substantive enough to deactivate "one-flag deletion" due to "certain keywords"?

Per How do comments work? Comments containing certain keywords can be deleted with a single flag. It is thought "thanks" is one of them. Which for a second was alarming; a single flag can ...
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What Replacement Strings are available for use in Community Specific Close Reasons?

I've been working on a project to update some of our Community Specific closure reasons on Stack Overflow. In my research, I've been looking network wide at our various community's closure reasons. I'...
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Where I can ask question about developers community and about contacts? [duplicate]

I've asked a question about AMO on Super User, but it was closed as off-topic. Where I can ask questions like this? I need to some instructions or contacts to challenge the unfair moderation decision ...
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Has the Stack Exchange websites' design started to update faster than before?

I am not sure if it is just me, but I feel in the last six months the changes on the SE interface have been occurring at a rate much greater than when I began using this site. Is there a reason for ...
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Reputation bug?

On my English Language Learners account (ELL), my reputation suddenly went down by 2, even though there was nothing in the reputation changes drop down menu. The very next day I received the Unsung ...
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Why is my Python code not highlighted? [duplicate]

I have posted the following code in my question: import numpy as np for i in range(3): n = np.random.randint(2, 10000) m = np.random.randint(1, n) A = np.random.randn(m, n) * ((1 / m) ** ...
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Can you help Stack Exchange find the missing election?

There is an oddity we encountered during development of the ElectionBot that might or might not be by-design. Normally, elections are numbered sequentially, and thus we assumed this is a reliable ...
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Is paraphrasing someone else's ideas and not crediting them considered plagiarism? [closed]

A certain SE site has a new policy to blindly delete all answers that cite scholars, papers and journals without looking at the merits of the arguments and if the citation addresses the question or ...
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Why didn't my edit go in the Review Queue? And if it did why didn't I get +2 rep? [duplicate]

I edited this question to show the current terminology, and was expecting the canned response saying it was waiting for peer review - however the question updated immediately. My rep at the time was ...
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Questions about merging sock puppet accounts

Recently I created two accounts, and I must admit, I use them to sock puppet (not on meta), but now I want to merge them, because it's really hard to live with this lie, and I have several questions: ...
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Why did this uploaded image disappear?

A post on Super User was deleted. Its final revision contained an uploaded image, which has since been deleted from Stack Exchange's image host (Imgur): Why did this image disappear? The original ...
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Review queue sizes are incorrect

The review queue sizes on the /review page on Stack Apps (and maybe other sites as well) are off. When I visit https://stackapps.com/review/ in a private browser window (or while logged in with a ...
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Can I make a private Stack Exchange site? [duplicate]

I want to make a private Stack Exchange site (self-hosted preferred). Is this possible? If Stack Overflow's software is not available for use, are there alternatives?
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Has the tag editing policy on Stack Overflow changed? [migrated]

I've come across an interesting tag, namely [fortify] on Stack Overflow. That particular tag says the following: Use this tag only for Fortify, the software application security products and services ...
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404: Q1 2022 Community team roadmap not found

Since we are now on our way into the second month of the Q2 of 2022, it is time to address the elephant in the room: where is the Q1 2022 Community team roadmap? It hasn't been published on the blog; ...
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Can a question be immediately closed without any close votes?

One of my recent question was closed immediately (within 1 min) without any votes to close. I wonder if this is normal if the question is not blatantly off-topic, spam, etc. We should assume that ...
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How can I find the revisions history for the help center?

Some parts of the help center can be edited by the moderators and, of course, any part can be edited by a Stack Exchange employees. According to this post, the link to revisions is accessible to ...
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Where can I ask a question here about earbuds (not headphones)? [duplicate]

Earbuds have a large community of users, yet they are underrated, because not many are using them compared to headphones. This will be useful to know where we can exactly find the Stack Exchange ...
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Why was this upvote marked as `+50` in the profile page? [duplicate]

From this profile page (mirror 1, mirror 2) : Why was this upvote marked as +50 in the profile page?
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Posts Removed as Spam Still Appear in Network Profile

I know it is quite likely that this post is a duplicate of Question still appears in my top network posts even after having it disassociated from my account at least with regard to how these posts are ...
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How can a moderator clear a tag wiki or excerpt?

From time to time, we come across plagiarized content in tag wikis or excerpts that we want to delete. Ideally, we'd rewrite it to something non-plagiarized, but we're not subject-matter experts on ...
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Given an imgur image URL, can one see which user uploaded it, and if so, how?

Given an imgur image URL (e.g., https://i.stack.imgur.com/ZZRVq.png, I uploaded it just for the example), can one see which user uploaded it, and if so, how?
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Pending Edits, and Limit on Number of Edits [duplicate]

I am trying to Edit the questions posted on Computer Science. But, I am receiving this: You have too many pending edits. Further edits cannot be submitted until prior edits have been approved. My ...
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Getting a code formatting error when I try to post this question on Stack Overflow

When I try to post this question to Stack Overflow I get the following error: Your post appears to contain code that is not properly formatted as code. Please indent all code by 4 spaces using the ...
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Hyperlinks do not work if they are inside square brackets

I can imagine situations when somebody might include a bare URL in post. And the link might even be between [ and ] - if it is a part of some explanatory remark. It seems that in such cases the link ...
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Where can I ask questions about Valgrind, if anywhere?

Valgrind is a tool that watches the execution of a program and detects problems like uninitialised data leading to undefined behavior, memory leaks, etc. Is there a good place in Stack Exchange to ask ...
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Is there a biomathematics site?

Is there a Stack Exchange site for the biomathematics field (for example, with the theory from the J.D. Murray books) or are such questions answered simply on a general mathematics forum?
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How to choose the best answer for bounties [duplicate]

I am in a problem. I made a bounty and I got 2 good answers, but they are "different". I know the bounty system is to award the effort and help others to find the best answer, and that is ...
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