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Explicitly use Highlight.js auto detected language for a code block [duplicate]

Highlight.js does a reasonable job of automatically highlighting blocks of code in an unknown language. Sometimes as I'm writing a post which has blocks from multiple languages, console commands, log ...
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Fanatic Badge is not showing right away in profile under "Badges" right after receiving it [duplicate]

After 100 days of consistency I've attained the first gold badge "Fanatic". Now the badge is disappeared there. Also this my Stack Overflow profile. I don't know what it happened and what ...
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Is there a "top banner" also for new users or low-rep users?

When I view some site without being logged in (or in incognito mode), I see a banner near the top of the site with some basic information about the site. For example, on Meta Stack Exchange I get this ...
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Where can I ask questions about the alt-codes for the Glottal stop sign?

Where can I ask questions about the alt-codes for the Glottal Stop sign? Just to make it clear: I am giving the text of my question as context, NOT to actually ask it, since that's not how the site's ...
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Why only 50 related tags?

I'm using the Stack Exchange API and I want to get related tags of a particular tag. Fortunately, the API provides such an endpoint (/2.3/tags/devops/related?pagesize=100&site=stackoverflow). ...
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Using blockquote in chat doesn't work when it's part of a text block [duplicate]

In the chat, when using a blockquote markup after a line of text, the blockquote doesn't render. For example, if I try: text: > quote I get this: What's the correct way to use it in this case?
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Does Meta Stack Exchange reputation count for a commitment in Area 51?

As far as I understood from an old question, the Meta reputation doesn't count for the "200+ reputation" criteria in the Commitment stage of a site proposal. Is it still in this way or did ...
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How can I download an information page of Stack Overflow tags? [closed]

I am unable to download the information page of Stack Overflow tags. Is there a way to download information pages in the same way as we can download excerpts of Stack Overflow tags, as described here?
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Which elements of the frontpage can be customized per site?

What are various things which can be added to the frontpage of a single site to include some information to the users? (As opposed to stuff which is displayed on all Stack Exchange sites.) So far I ...
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Why is this deleted meta question considered spam or abusive? (Why were my flags to remove the spam or rude/abusive flags declined?)

This question here on this site was deleted ten years ago, as it was a non-useful joke question. (It was posted during an era when joke questions were not necessarily considered bad or harmful ...
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In 2022, what actually happens to a candidate question for the HNQ when MathJax is in the title? (e.g. edit changing n=25 to "$n=25$")

For my recently asked Physics SE question How can an $n=25$ Rydberg state exist in a solid? What does the wave function look like? an edit was made changing n=25 to "$n=25$". Presumably this ...
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Where should a user post to ask for help bridging the knowledge / communication gap between experts in a field and themselves?

Is there a location where someone can post a potential question so that experts in the fields could help insert/correct the jargon used within it. Jargon being terminology that an amateur in the field ...
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Where can I ask for a function with certain characteristics?

For statistical purposes, I am trying to construct a function that have a range of outputs given two inputs. My math skills are not good enough to do it myself and I am certain there must be a single &...
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Is there a way to combine multiple columns in a table? [duplicate]

I would like to create a table that has some combined columns. Something like this: | title 1 | title 2 | title 3 | |:-------:|:-------:|:-------:| | info 1 & 2 | info 3 | | info 4 | ...
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Is there a way for users to collaborate on a post?

There are times when multiple users wish to jointly prepare a question or answer, and not release it for general viewing before it is done. If it is of more than trivial length, that isn't practical ...
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Can I award a bounty to a comment owner?

I've seen the following in the Article about bounties under "How is a bounty awarded?": The bounty period lasts 7 days. Bounties must have a minimum duration of at least 1 day. After the ...
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How can I log in into Stack Overflow NOT using a Google account? [closed]

I was very furious that by clicking on "log in", Stack Overflow gives only two options: create a Google account or get the hell out of here. I have an account here and I want to log in to it,...
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Does the bulk replacement tool also check if the new link is working?

Sometimes (on the request of the local community), the CMs mass replace some dead links by new ones. See, for example, this post (and Shog9's answer): How to find and/or change a set of hyperlinks on ...
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Is there a way to find a link to a user-deleted question?

A new user asked a question and I commented to ask for clarification. The question later disappeared from the home page. My comment disappeared from my user page. The question was not listed under ...
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How can I query SEDE to see the number of questions for a specific tag per year?

Having in mind a specific tag from Stack Overflow (i.e. python). Is there any query to make in SEDE which could provide the number of questions and answers posted per year in the specific tag?
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Is there an API that I can consume to detect the current release version of each SE network site?

Is there an API that I can consume to detect the current release version of each SE network site? For example, during the last 5 months the design of the sites has changed, and changes have been made ...
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Why does the "too many requests" error message no longer have error info?

After a long while, I finally managed to get a "Too many requests" error message in my regular course of browsing the site. However, this message used to include a lot of error info, which ...
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Where on Stack Exchange should I ask about how to find a book on Amazon?

I looked at an interesting math book (an analysis book) on Amazon's website a while ago but I don't remember what it was at all. I remember some details from reviews of the book though. A reviewer ...
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Getting code formatting error on Stack Overflow

I don't know what is wrong with my indentation but it's not taking this input from me. I get the error: Your post appears to contain code that is not properly formatted as code. Please indent all ...
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When a question is migrated to another site, are askers/answers who aren't members of the target site notified of later comments/answers?

I came across a question that had recently been migrated from another site, after which an experienced user added a standard asking-for-more-information comment. But I then noticed that the question's ...
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How can you merge accounts when you've not got access to old email? [duplicate]

I have this old account and I can't log in to the email associated with it anymore: https://stackoverflow.com/users/847047/avenas8808 https://meta.stackexchange.com/users/171485/avenas8808 How can I ...
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My account has been suspended and I'm not sure how to contact moderators to appeal [duplicate]

I had written "I love spamming" in the answer section of one the questions, but I have deleted it very soon after I had written it. I did it because I was bored and now I realize the mistake....
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Is there a complete list of private guidance for network-wide closure reasons?

There is a difference between what privileged users see and what the post owner sees when a question is closed. For example, when a question is closed as a duplicate privileged users see1: Some ...
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Why is the header bar suddenly brighter and with a different layout? [duplicate]

Before: After: In particular, the profile picture seems a bit jammed in, and the icons have gotten visibly brighter. What is this change and why did it occur?
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Number of users in a Stack Overflow SEDE query

I tried to run this query on SEDE: SELECT * FROM ( SELECT ROW_NUMBER() OVER (ORDER BY u.Displayname DESC) AS row, u.Id, u.Reputation FROM Users u WHERE ...
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How to locate unwritten rules which suspend your account

Fundamentally any punishment is intended to remedy undesirable behavior Yet when there is no definition of what is desirable or undesirable, punishment crosses the line into abuse as, it is not ...
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How many users eligible to vote were active in the three months preceding an election?

I would like to know, among the number of users eligible to vote in an election, how many have actually visited a site or been active e.g voting, reviewing, commenting etc. in the three months ...
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Where can I ask questions about demographics, human mortality?

If there's a part of SE which is fitting for this question, please move it there. Or break it down to me gently. I've got a question about mortality rates. I want to find the mortality or death rates ...
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Prerequisites to enable mhchem on a site

mhchem offers some advantages with respect to MathJax when writing chemical formulas and so on. What are the prerequisites that need to be satisfied in order to have mhchem enabled on a given site?
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Is there a way to differentiate between transparent and white parts of images?

I saw an answer that displays a transparent image with a white circle in the center. Is there a way to differentiate between the two parts? I know that I can right click on the image and open the ...
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How can I find a question on Stack Exchange? [duplicate]

I have read a question a few years back, and it has been answered: 'What would be the last artificial light after apocalypse' I couldn't find it with tags, and I'm not sure on which site it was asked ...
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My chat profiles were not merged when my accounts were merged [duplicate]

I recently merged my multiple accounts. All my reputations, badges, chat ping notifications, privilege notifications, etc. from my duplicate account were moved to my primary (original) account. But my ...
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The Ethereum Stack Exchange site says I wasn't here yesterday, but I was [duplicate]

I know it’s not a big deal in the grand scheme of issues, but I have been diligently coming every day to be consistent and work towards those achievements and now my days visited have been reset to 1 ...
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How is Stack Exchange Inc dealing with current and future business with Russian entities?

I've been putting off asking this question for a while, but it came up in the comments for the question about Stack Exchange Q&A access in Russia and is worth addressing. While I consider public Q&...
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Is the old help desk still used?

Continuation of what has been asked/answered here: Did Stack Overflow/Stack Exchange shift from Jira Service Management to something new? Has SE staff completely switched over to the new site (...
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Unable to join Area 51 community [closed]

I tried to join the "Area 51" community to support a proposal, but I have problems connecting to my other profiles. I commit before joining the community and this might have been the problem....
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On Code Review SE, I see curly braces "{}" with reputation [closed]

On Code review SE, the design in the top navigation bar shows curly braces '{}' with user reputation. Here's a snap for reference. Looks like a design flaw.
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Text sorting layout on “answers” is broken on mobile

Just notice how the formatting is off in the middle where you can choose to sort by tab group.
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What's the tiebreaker for top tags?

My profile on Science Fiction & Fantasy shows [tolkien-languages] as my top tag. It's one of the tags on my highest scoring question there, but I'm wondering why this tag is chosen instead of the ...
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What is the best Stack Exchange community to ask about bullying?

I have been looking for a community that deals with bullies and bullying and the victims of bullying. I cannot find one, and I thought that it would be best suited to be discussed under "...
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Should a comment lock invalidate a reopen review?

Does anyone know why this question's reopen review was invalidated? Can I say "the US people"? Timeline (before I cast the third and final reopen vote): Post is closed Someone cast a reopen ...
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Should I download stackoverflow.com-PostHistory.7z to be able to use the StackedOff app?

I'm currently trying to use that app. StackedOff - an offline StackExchange indexer and search engine During an internet GB restriction on my side, the stackoverflow.com-PostHistory.7z file is 30 GB; ...
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How long am I going to be rate-limited for "too many requests"?

From Update on the ongoing DDoS attacks and blocking Tor exit nodes My IP address was banned on March 13. But I wasn't using Tor (and I'm not a Tor node.)... Of course, my first reaction was to sent ...
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Were Stack Exchange Data dumps removed from Archive.org? [duplicate]

It seems that Stack Exchange data dumps are no longer available at Archive.org: This item is no longer available. Items may be taken down for various reasons, including by decision of the uploader or ...
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math.SE has been stuck in read-only mode for 7 hours

Since this answer doesn’t seem to be drawing any attention from anyone who can do something about it, I’m posting it as a question. The Mathematics Stack Exchange has been in read-only mode for 7 ...
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