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"Oops! Something Bad Happened!" error when joining communities, what can I do?

What can I do when I repeatedly over a long time get the "Oops! Something Bad Happened!" error when trying to join a community? (I tried either Law and law.meta and both gave the same error. ...
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How can I get bounty information from the API?

I want to get information about all bounties that were active within last 3-4 days. This should include started, awarded and expired bounties. How do I do this? Here are my thoughts. If a bounty is ...
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How can I add a clickable magnet link to a post? [duplicate]

How can I add a clickable magnet link to a post? I unsuccessfully tried: [data](magnet:?xt=urn:btih:5f96d43576e3d386c9ba65b883210a393b68210e&tr=https%3A%2F%2Facademictorrents.com%2Fannounce.php&...
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Flag as duplicate from another Stack Exchange site? [duplicate]

I recently noticed a question that was asked by the same user, the exact same content, at the same time (within minutes) across two Stack Exchange sites - Stack Overflow and Geographic Information ...
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Possible incentive problem since edits bump questions

I posted Is armageddon more fair in a Vickrey auction? in Chess Stack Exchange on February 9th 2023. It was bumped a year later when someone edited my post on 18th March 2024. Why doesn't this create ...
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Area 51 login/signup links broken again

The login/signup links redirect to: https://meta.stackexchange.com/users/login?returnurl=https%3a%2f%2farea51.stackexchange.com%2fusers%2flogin-or-signup%2fdelegated%3freturnurl%3dhttps%253a%252f%...
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GDPR deletion form is unintuitive

One would assume that a user who's going to be deleting their account completely and irrevocably network-wide would be unimpressed with dark patterns. I was looking up the GDPR deletion page to point ...
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What is the sorting order of the names of custom filters?

I can see that alpha characters are sorted case-insensitively in ascending alphabetical order. What about other characters - how would they be sorted compared to alpha characters?
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Bold text conversion doesn't work across paragraph break

When there is a paragraph break between two bold codes (double asterisk), the asterisks are displayed and nothing is bolded.  Is it a bug, or intentional? Possibly related; not duplicate: Markdown ...
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How can I write and run a SEDE query without the query itself being visible to other regular SEDE users?

How can I write and run a query in SEDE without the query itself being visible to other regular SEDE users, such as in the "everything" tab of the "queries" page?
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What exactly is the "sql" parameter in SEDE and what purpose does it serve?

SEDE supports query parameters. I found that if I try to define a query parameter of string type named "sql", whatever I pass as the argument for that parameter will be prepended by a string ...
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What’s the difference between the tags [convert-to-comment] and [answers-as-comments]? [duplicate]

I found it weird, there are two tags convert-to-comment and answers-as-comments. I have looked the tag wiki given, I found that these two tags mean the same things, that is “For questions related to ...
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Really old question draft appears in Safari after machine restart

After doing a lot of editing yesterday and today in the Math SE Ask a Question box on Safari, when I absentmindedly restarted my laptop (MacBook Pro) without thinking about the possible consequences, ...
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If a comment URL is pasted to chat will the message be retained if the underlying comment is deleted?

Let's say I paste a comment URL such as: https://christianity.stackexchange.com/questions/100303/what-are-christian-responses-to-graham-oppys-argument-for-atheism-from-naturali#comment284517_100303 ...
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I can't manage to delete filters in the stackexchange.com/filters section [duplicate]

When I go into https://stackexchange.com/filters and then click on one of them, for example, https://stackexchange.com/filters/453904/my-filter, I am shown: The left-side allows me to edit the filter'...
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No April Fools 2024 prank: rationale and next steps

Many long-time community members are familiar with the annual April Fools joke that Stack Overflow has done most years, last year being an exception. We are proactively letting you know that we will ...
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Can not post question from iPad [duplicate]

I can’t post a question on SE from my iPad. When I press “Answer your own question” or “Review your question” nothing happens. Is this a bug or is something wrong with my device? It is not the first ...
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Cannot register to music.stackexchange.com

I couldn't register to music.stackexchange.com—I kept getting this: From the upper-right corner, we can see that I’ve already logged in, and when clicking on "Join this community" button, ...
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Bot is unable to access site from GitHub Actions [duplicate]

Since a couple of weeks back, a chat bot I run is unable to access the site, specifically when run from GitHub Actions. I sent a question about this using the "contact us" form a couple of ...
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What is the font used in the Stack Overflow logo, after it was changed few years ago?

What is the font used in the Stack Overflow logo? No, this is not a duplicate! This question has been asked on here before but that was 14 years ago and the logo and font have changed since. I'm ...
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Why is the "Highly active" label still present even after all activity has ceased? [duplicate]

I was browsing Aviation by top voted, and came across Why does Chicago O'Hare have a penalty box? Asked and answered in 2014, the most recent activity on this question includes: 3 years ago: an ...
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User activity reputation graph missing on Cross Validated

Typically there was a user reputation cumulative graph on the activity page. For example, mine for Meta Stack Exchange looks like this on Feb. 28, 2024 https://meta.stackexchange.com/users/341152/carl:...
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How can I see the number of questions that a given user voted to close but got later reopened by someone else?

I wonder the following: for a given user, how can I see the number of questions that they voted to close, but the question was later reopened by someone else (possibly a group of users)?
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Only five communities appear in the displayed list in my profile where there should be 7 (I have 10, of which 3 are hidden)

I have joined 10 communities, but only five appear in the displayed list in my profile. If I edit the list of five, I am shown all seven. So why the restriction? The communities icon at the top right ...
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How does Stack Exchange verify an advertiser is adhering to its advertising policies?

How does Stack Exchange ensure that ads don't deliver a tracking pixel if I have opted out of cookies? Is it impossible for an ad to track me if I have opted out of targeting pixels or could an ad ...
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Should this question be migrated to MSO? "Are questions about improving performance on topic on Stack Overflow?" [duplicate]

Are questions about improving performance on topic on Stack Overflow? This question is specific to Stack Overflow and still relevant, since it's been linked from MSO here: What makes a "good&...
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Why did the recent maintenance notices point to a search for [maintenance] or [maintenance]? [duplicate]

The second link in these notices that were up today: point to https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/maintenance+or+maintenance?tab=Newest Why the duplicate: [maintenance] or [...
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Long loading time on reputation page

When I open my Stack Overflow profile page (when logged in) it takes a long time for the page to load. The first request takes at least 7 seconds. This is easily reproducible. It happens in all ...
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Why is “top questions” on mobile view broken for meta.stackexchange.com?

I navigated to “meta.stackexchange.com”, and it defaulted to “Top Questions”, but no questions showed up on the mobile view. Is this feature broken?
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Asking how to format code blocks on SOF because I am prohibited from commenting on an existing post

I am getting this warning when proofreading a question: Your post appears to contain code that is not properly formatted as code. Please indent all code by 4 spaces using the code toolbar button or ...
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In the data request page, what does the "Do not sell my information" request type do?

The recent "Upcoming privacy updates: removal of the Activity data section and Google conversion pixel deprecation" communication made me realize that the Data Request submit page includes &...
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Why is there a blue border around focused textboxes now? [duplicate]

I noticed that in all Stack Exchange sites, when I focus any textbox, there is now a very visible blue border/outline around it. Was this outline intentionally added, and if so, what is its purpose? ...
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Why is stackexchange.com not a single website with one account? [duplicate]

Why do I have to create another account every time I post on a new site?
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How can I get email updates on questions I post?

How do I subscribe to receive email updates on comments and answers to questions that I post? Preferably this would be enabled by default on any new question I post. It used to be the case, but for ...
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Downvoted migrated question still affecting reputation [duplicate]

I asked this question on Ask Different. It was admittedly off-topic and appropriately migrated to Stack Overflow. However, the downvote I received before it was migrated remains as does the hit to ...
Daniel Walker's user avatar
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(COMPLETED) Site maintenance - Saturday, February 24th, 2024, 14:00 - 22:00 UTC (9 AM - 5 PM EST)

[UPDATE - Maintenance complete] We have planned maintenance that will impact Stack Overflow and Stack Exchange sites. The ​​window is scheduled for Saturday, February 24th, 2024, 14:00 - 22:00 UTC (9 ...
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Can a user request to know if/when a moderator accessed their PII?

Moderator have access to user's PII, for the sake of moderation activities. Can a regular user request at any moment to know when and if moderators of a given community have accessed their PII?
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What does "1 consecutive" mean with respect to the consecutive days count?

I visited SU today for the first time after a short break and noticed: As far as I know, it is not possible to have "1 consecutive" of anything. I am not sure what it should be, maybe ...
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The correct use of chat rooms, for new users (improve visibility and description)

This publication is not related to the chat rooms created or derived from the comments on question and/or answer posts. Maybe this question is bad for old users who already know how to use the ...
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Duplicate answers?

Observe the following scenario: You post an answer to a question, and then remember that there is another method to solve the problem. You edit your answer, but after a few minutes someone else post ...
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Close votes on "review first questions" [duplicate]

When I get questions like this one in the "first questions" review queue, what am I supposed to do? The question had already been answered by the author in the post's comments and it was a ...
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Question with vote to undelete isn't visible in 10k tool

I have a roomba-deleted question with an active vote to undelete: I'm expecting to see it in the list of questions with undelete votes in 10k tools page. But for some reason I don't see it: From my ...
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My code with remarks in Traditional Chinese characters is taken as spam [duplicate]

If I embed the following code with Chinese characters as remarks, the post is taken as spam, I need to remove all the Chinese characters to pass it. Please elaborate on this and advise, thanks. # 2024-...
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The logic of moderators statistics highlighting

There's a note on the main moderator page {sitename}/admin regarding moderator activity statistics highlighting: I'm curious which rules are used for applying this highlighting, in particular: What'...
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Data Dumps Releases: Timeline Updates and Clarification

We release our quarterly Data Dump towards the end of every quarter. We begin processing the Data Dump at the beginning of the last month of a quarter, but for the past three quarters, we’ve run into ...
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Missing some comment notifications on my answer

I followed What would you like to change about the moderator election process? for a while, but the notifications blew up my inbox, so I unfollowed it. I can't find the exact time I unfollowed it, but ...
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Why is the Community user's reach infinity?

Why does the Community user's profile have infinity in its "reached" section? It's definitely not a number. This is how it looks like:
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Are manually undeleted questions eligible to auto deletion by roomba script again if other deletion conditions not changed? [duplicate]

I have questions (the recent one here) that has been deleted by Roomba. I'm curious will these questions be eligible to auto deletion again if they will be undeleted manually by users? Will be there ...
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Who currently owns Stack Exchange?

Is it Prosus, a Netherlands-based subsidiary of South African media company Naspers, who announced a deal to acquire Stack Overflow for $1.8 billion?
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Should I make edits immediately after receiving feedback when asking for improvements on meta?

I made this post on Stack Overflow Meta, asking if there's anything wrong with my answer. Not long after, there's a comment giving feedback for improvement to my answer. I found this feedback useful ...
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