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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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Will edited comments to one post notify the poster multiple times? [duplicate]

I checked the What events trigger an inbox notification? and searched for "edit" but didn't find this specific problem about "edited comments". Since "Another user comments on ...
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Does the network currently promote "shows no effort" as a good reason to downvote a post?

A little history. Many years ago the network settled for banning comments to low-effort-questions that contained "Let me google that for you" links in an attempt to be more "welcoming&...
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Logging into Stack Exchange doesn't log me into my existing Stack Overflow account, it keeps asking me to create a new account even though I have one?

From long ago I have a Stack Exchange account with two site accounts: One for Stack Overflow and one for Software Engineering. Recently, after not using any of these accounts for years, I got a ...
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Why was this spam post locked and deleted twice by the Community bot?

Looking at the revision history of some spam, it was deleted and locked twice: Checking another spam post, that one was only locked and deleted once. What caused this one to get deleted & locked ...
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Is the RSS feed for the Stack Overblog broken?

https://stackoverflow.blog/feed is returning a 400 error. Is this intentional? Is the RSS feed being removed or is this just a bug?
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Does the network minimum age requirement also include users without an account?

Context: why I am asking this Recently the network Acceptable Usage Policy was changed. As a result of those changes now it is technically possible to include what the policy defines as "Sexually ...
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What are the conditions and events that trigger the Community User to reopen questions?

I noticed that the Community User bot has reopened questions on various SE sites, based on the stats from the “2023: a year in moderation” meta posts. However, I don’t know what makes the Community ...
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Is answering closed questions via comments allowed? [duplicate]

When a question is closed, you can still comment on it. Say that you know the answer to the question. Are you allowed to answer it in a comment?
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UPDATE - MAINTENANCE COMPLETED - Site maintenance - Thursday, February 1, 2024 @ 01:00 UTC (Wednesday, January 31 @ 8:00 PM ET)

[UPDATE]: Maintenance has been completed. We have planned maintenance that will impact Stack Overflow and Stack Exchange sites. The ​​window is scheduled for Thursday, February 1, 2024 01:00 UTC- 02:...
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How can I view the list of my suspensions on a given SE site?

I know that past suspensions aren't public information (aside from using e.g. archive.org), but I wonder how I can view the list of my own suspensions on a given SE site. Assume that I can't use my ...
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How can I hide optionally right side panel at stackexchange.com?

Is there a built-in way to hide right-side panel (with links and blog entities) when reading answers to questions at stackexchange.com? It takes significant place on screen and makes text and code too ...
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Can you comment or vote on a revision? [duplicate]

How do you comment on a revision? example It would also be nice to have a vote button to appreciate a revision change.
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Why does the image with ID 0JRqu auto download when fetched with the "s" thumbnail suffix?

https://i.sstatic.net/0JRqu.png doesn't auto download, and is returned with Content-Type: image/png. https://i.sstatic.net/0JRqus.png autodownloads, and is returned with Content-Type: application/...
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Which engine does Stack Overflow use to generate edit history? [duplicate]

What is the engine that Stack Overflow uses for the comparison of the two question versions? Below is an example from Math Stack Exchange: I'd like to use a similar solution for my website, but ...
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What is Stack Exchange doing to fundamentally fix the recent and ongoing chat disruption through serial starring of messages?

Many chatrooms right now have someone or something methodically starring every single recent message, disrupting the starboard messages and making stars effectively useless because they're on every ...
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Why is starring a post still allowed for read-only users in gallery mode chat rooms?

The recent mass star-trolling incident made me realize that any registered user can star any message in read-only gallery chat rooms they don't have any write permission on. This doesn't really seem ...
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Has there been a global change to how comments are displayed?

My understanding is that there is a per-site configuration on how to display comments. On Software Engineering, the last time comments were discussed on Meta, the behavior was that some comments would ...
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Why are you telling me to undo my vote when my vote is locked in?

When I hover over the upvote or downvote arrows on a post where I have voted, I see the following tooltip "this answer is useful (click again to undo)". I never really noticed the phrase &...
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According to "Be part of the community that decides how the sites work" MSE is only about the SE software. Is that correct for 2024? [closed]

According to the tour, to be part of this community, we should limit ourselves to asking questions about the "software that powers the Stack Exchange network" and about questions related to ...
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What's going on with SEDE right now? It's being fickle

When I open a new tab, I get "we are currently offline", and then I refresh a couple of times and it's fine. Then when I try to run a query, it will give unknown job being polled! or ...
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How can I view the list of my questions that were undeleted on a given SE site?

I wonder if there is a way to view the list of my questions that were undeleted on a given SE site.
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How can I view the list of the questions that were the most recently reopened on a given SE site?

I wonder if there is a way to view the list of the questions that were the most recently reopened on a given SE site.
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Is it possible to require pre-approval for content on an SE site? If not, how can I deal with a site with too much hostile content?

The comments on this Politics SE answer are but one of example of how argumentative and caustic people can be to each other specifically on that SE site compared to other SE sites. I am open to the ...
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"An error occurred with log in."

(N.B., this is not affecting me, who uses Google auth., but has been reported by multiple people within the Meta Discussion discord). Upon trying to log in, the error: An error occurred with log in. ...
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Which site is a question about how radio signal jammers work best suited to?

I have a question regarding how radio signal jammers work and I'm wondering whether it's more suited to 'Electrical Engineering' or 'Physics'. My question is as follows: I understand that radio ...
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Does SE track previous website access?

I am wondering if math.stackexchange.com tracks or otherwise has a record of specific user-initiated access to the site, from a certain device at a specific time and date.
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If several edits are made to a question and then it is subsequently rolled back to the original version, what happens to the history? [duplicate]

If the initial version is rolled back to become live then why would the intermediate revisions not remain in history? Question in question: How does the presumption of innocence apply to investigative ...
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Debugging links that don't display correctly in chat (without making a big mess) [duplicate]

In Politics's Agora chat room I posted this text and the display was unsatisfactory because the links didn't show nicely. I expected something like this (except with text dashes instead of the ...
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Do Stack Exchange websites know my location? [duplicate]

Do Stack Exchange websites know my location? Stack Exchange uses cookies, right? Do my coordinates go to some database?
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Sites can now request to enable a banner to warn about their policy on AI-generated content

February 22, 2024 Update The help center articles have been rolled out network-wide. See revision 15 of the February 7th post for more details. If you're interested in enabling one of these banners on ...
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Stack Exchange site names for API URL query parameter

When calling a Stack Exchange API we need to specify which site we are trying to fetch the data from in a API URL query parameter (site=webapps.meta) like below: https://api.stackexchange.com/docs/...
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Stack Exchange API doesn't work for meta sites

The Stack Exchange API doesn't seem to be working for certain sites like meta.stackoverflow.com. For example, the below API to get the answers to a question by ID doesn't work for the following ...
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How can I install the Stack Exchange Auto Comments for Google Chrome?

How can I install Auto Comments script for Google Chrome? The Google Chrome extension listed on GitHub doesn't exist anymore.
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Community about Rocky Linux

What is a community where I can get an answer to my question about Rocky Linux? Is Rocky Linux OK to use on a government project in terms of security? The reason to use Rocky Linux on the project is ...
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What can I do (besides a rollback) if I disagree with an edit of my post?

Suppose I consider someone's edit of my post bad or useless. I do a rollback. Now I want to draw attention of moderators to the user who did this bad edit. What should I do in this case? Update: ...
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On which day did it become impossible to upload images via the SE mobile app?

Still trying to understand why some images and GIF files hosted on i.stack.imgur.com larger than 2 MiB, I wonder the following: on which day did it become impossible to upload images via the SE mobile ...
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Why are some images and GIF files hosted on i.stack.imgur.com larger than 2 MiB?

The upload limit for images and GIF files is 2 MiB. However, some images and GIF files are larger than 2 MiB, e.g.: This 9.9 MiB GIF file posted in this question. This 9.6 MiB image posted in this ...
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Can i.stack.imgur.com/[ID].gif, i.stack.imgur.com/[ID].jpg and i.stack.imgur.com/[ID].png be different images?

I believe that i.stack.imgur.com supports only 3 extensions: .gif, .jpg and .png. Assume these three URLs with the same [ID]: i.stack.imgur.com/[ID].gif i.stack.imgur.com/[ID].jpg i.stack.imgur.com/[...
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Are Stack Exchange websites' UI/UX development still happening? [closed]

I am curious to know if the platform itself for Stack Exchange is still being developed from a UI/UX point of view. Personally I haven't seen much change over the years, so that's why I am asking. Is ...
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I have three pending suggested edits but there appears to be only one post in the Suggested edits queue

I have three pending Suggested edits on ELL, however there appears to be only one post in the Suggested edits queue: Here are the three links to the pending suggested edits: here, here, and here (...
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Which would be the proper SE site to ask a question about a computer scanner issue? [duplicate]

I have noticed that sometimes when I scan a negative, the scan has light and dark horizontal stripes around the edges of objects in the image. I'm wondering if I'm doing something wrong when I make ...
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Why am I being prompted to help improve the site when I don't have the reputation yet to access any review queues?

On Meta Stack Overflow, mousing over the review queue menu item on the top navbar displays the tooltip "Review queues - help improve the site" together with the hand cursor, so I click and ...
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Why were yesterday’s answers from me deleted and my account blocked? [closed]

I subscribed yesterday to address two unresolved threads about incremental site build technologies, for which I have subject matter experience in the field. Can someone help me understand why my ...
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What is an alternative to <iframe> for Stack Exchange websites when we want to embed a Google nGram?

Stack Exchange allows a limited subset of HTML in Markdown. The full description of what parts of HTML are allowed on Stack Exchange can be found here. I was trying to embed a Google nGram. However, I ...
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