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As of August 2023, is [email protected] still an active email address for reaching out to the SE Team?

I am trying to reach out to the SE team regarding a site moderation issue, but my message text exceeds the contact form’s 5000-character limit. According to this 2019 post, "Compare methods of ...
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What does one do when the moderators of a site go rogue? [duplicate]

The moderators of WebApps have taken it upon themselves to enforce a policy that all questions “need details or clarity”, even when the questions have plenty of detail and are perfectly clear, and ...
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New account suspension

I created an account on Super User today. Subsequently it said, you get 100 bonus reputation points since you are on other networks. But my reputation points still shows as 1. On the accounts page it ...
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Can I see other user's badge progress and/or tag progress short of doing SEDE query?

I can see my own badge/tag progress in the "Select your next badge" dialog box from the User Activity screen. For example, I can see that I'm 455/500 for a gold Copy Editor badge in ...
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How to change account login email [duplicate]

I'm trying to make a change to my Stack Exchange account's login email but it seemed to fail. I did update the email address from my “profile” and validated the new email address via the confirmation ...
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Where can I ask Docker troubleshooting questions?

I asked this question on Stack Overflow, and it was closed as "not about programming or software development". The question is about troubleshooting a Docker connectivity issue. Where can I ...
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How to read the "tag merge" log

Site moderators have a tool to merge tags. As a result of such a merge, a popup window with a log appears, e.g. here is a recent merging: updating post history, 130 rows affected (pipe delimited) ...
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Where do I go to ask some Linux/Chrome OS questions?

I have some questions about Linux and Chrome OS. I want to ask questions about how to use Linux in Chromebook and how to use its features. Where do I go to post those questions?
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How can one see the number of reopen votes that were cast and that haven't expired yet on a question that is now locked?

Example of a locked question: What do the red dashed lines mean in Google Maps? How can one see the number of reopen votes that were cast and that haven't expired yet on a question that is now locked? ...
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Is an Area 51 replacement in the works?

In Starting the Prompt Design Site: A New Home in our Stack Exchange Neighborhood, there were two announcements: one of a new SE site (namely GenAI.SE) and one of a new site launch process... We have ...
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Which community is best suited for a question about repairing my electronic device?

I have a 2006 electronic dictionary whose LCD screen is starting to show some problems (entire vertical lines of pixels are invisible). I want to ask what can be done to repair this, if anything can ...
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How can I hide related questions section in all sites?

I suppose this is trivial, but my Google searching didn't yield any solution. I suppose you all know what "related questions" means, the section of the sidebar (or middle bar) that displays ...
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How do I change the email I use to log in to Stack Exchange? [duplicate]

I want to change my Stack Exchange account email, because I cannot log in to that email. I rarely use that email, which was only used for registering with Stack Exchange in the very early days. After ...
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Minimum suspension sentencing and transparency rules

Are there rules or guidance for moderators to help them determine minimal amount of suspension time depending on the offense? Or a rule requiring transparency if the community considers the sentencing ...
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How can I completely log out of Area 51? [duplicate]

I've accidentally logged in with the wrong account and I wanted to log out. I've succeed to log out from Stack Exchange, but when I came to Area 51 I see that I'm still logged in. Is there a way to ...
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Flagging question edits [duplicate]

From where can I flag edits made by a user with enough score to do so, but which not only do not contribute anything new to the question but also modify the meaning of it or vandalize it?
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Where can I ask my question on the use of the terms EKG or ECG?

Where should I ask my question: I have long wondered why doctors use EKG and ECG seemingly interchangeably for for an electrocardiogram. ECG makes sense but EKG always confused me and I discovered ...
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The expanded user card is not being displayed to me. What I'm missing? As of August 2023, are there system or privileges requirements?

The expanded user card is not showing when I mouse hover on any question and answer user card. I have looked at top users and staff I know that have set information in the About section of their user ...
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What is the meaning of the different diamond colors shown to moderators in the top bar?

Some moderators have been talking about things like "orange diamond events" but I couldn't find a good reference on Meta for what that means. So I must ask: What diamond? What colors are ...
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How can a network-wide-suspended account be posting questions and accepting answers?

Please reference this question: Why was Booster 9's 29 engine static fire ended 2.36 seconds early? The user's profile states that they have a network-wide suspension, yet they posted two ...
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What am I supposed to do when I get what is probably the "requires external JavaScript" error for the chat domains and SEDE?

I'm suddenly getting this error in my main sites (like SO and MSE) Meta Stack Exchange requires external JavaScript from another domain, which is blocked or failed to load. Retry using another source....
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(Interim) Policy on AI-content detection reports

This post is (finally) to announce that I have formally rescinded the policy on Generative AI (specifically the one regarding GPT content detectors, which was announced on the moderators team and ...
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How can I download my "saves" lists?

I have almost 1700 questions listed in my "saves" on Stack Overflow (mostly to give me a curated set to search within, when looking for targets to close duplicates), partially organized into ...
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How can I get information of a tag with the Stack Exchange API?

The API documentation of usage of /tags/{tags}/info GET does not give us this information: How can I get this text description?
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Where can I ask this question about cell phone repair/cleaning or general micro-USB port cleaning?

My question is about a dumb cell phone, but it's also about a micro-USB port. My MIL died. Went through her stuff and found an older cell phone, the dumb kind with a slide out keyboard. I'd like to ...
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How to disable predictive text suggestions when typing on the website? [closed]

Sometimes when I type, Stack Overflow will attempt to predict what I will type next and provide a suggestion as a shortcut. I can click tab to quickly use the prediction. How can I completely disable ...
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Merging and synonymizing tags: how can we handle tag information?

This is the question about tools accessible to site moderators. We have several tags that we want to synonymize/merge in some cases. Some tags have tag information, but others don't. What's the ...
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Why has my account disappeared without any notifications or warnings?

I used to have an account with id user:12361700 with more than 12,000 points on Stack Overflow. Eight hours ago, I could log in without any problem, but this morning, without any prior warning nor ...
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Are these new accounts simply touting for business? [duplicate]

This is one of the newly opened accounts: https://stackexchange.com/users/29091928/the-mike-hostilo-law-firm There are at least two others from different locations. They represent a U.S. law firm and ...
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How can I get notified only for new answer posts for a followed question? [duplicate]

I know I can follow a question, but I was wondering if it is possible to only get notified if there is a new answer posted? I would like to avoid notifications of comments, especially if I follow a ...
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Are OverflowAI and Stack Overflow Labs the same thing?

https://stackoverflow.co/labs has several sections having buttons and links. Box below the page title Get previews and early access to our public platform featuresSign Up For more information about ...
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What is "Community" in the Stack Exchange/Stack Overflow context?

I've been reading a bunch of messages from assorted staff. Some internal, such as on Meta, some in the company blog and other annoncements, and some on media releases. Most from the CEO, or C-level ...
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What does "the traffic data in this chart is outdated" mean on the site analytics pages?

I encountered this message at the Chinese and Math analytics pages and don't know what it means: Effective May 10th 2022, the traffic data in this chart is outdated. We are working to resolve the ...
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How can I browse popular questions of multiple communities?

I have joined more than 15 communities on Stack Exchange. One of the things I enjoy is going to Questions → More → Score and seeing the most upvoted questions. A lot of them are really interesting and ...
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The company's commitment to the data dumps, the API, and SEDE

Many words have been written around the company's commitment to the ongoing existence of the data dumps, the API, and the Stack Exchange Data Explorer (SEDE). Much of that text can be confusing or ...
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(Historical) Policy on the use of GPT detectors

The policy below was posted on the Mod Team on May 29, 2023 to update moderators as to changes in how the GPT policy should be enforced. A day later, a shortened version of this policy was published ...
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How can I troubleshoot email notifications from Stack Exchange sites not working?

I don't get email notifications when people reply to or comment on my questions on any Stack Exchange sites. This behavior is consistent whether I have a Stack Exchange site open in one of my browser ...
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What exactly do VoteTypeId=4 (offensive) and VoteTypeId=12 (spam) mean?

According to the Database schema documentation for SEDE, the table Votes contains as VoteTypeId 4 = Offensive and 12 = Spam. The latter was mentioned, for example, here: How to find posts closed as ...
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On the 'Activity' page, inconsistent dates are given for the creation of tag-wikis/excerpts

When on my profile, and going to Activity > All Actions > Posts, I can see a list of all the posts I've ever made listed in chronological order. Here, tag-wikis and tag-excerpts are also ...
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How can I download a small data set (1 year 2023-2022) from Stack Exchange?

I want to download a small dataset for one year. I didn't find a link that allows me to download 1 year of data or the last five years' data. I tried "https://data.stackexchange.com/stackoverflow/...
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What happened to my account? What am I suspended for? [closed]

Yesterday, when I wanted to log back into my politics.stackexchange account for a long time, everything was the same as with the new registration and all the progress I had there until now is gone. ...
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Does Stack Exchange Inc. intend to sue firms that use language models that are partly trained on Stack Exchange?

Stack Exchange Inc. has expressed an interest in financially profiting from some companies that use Stack Exchange data to train their model. Many language models are partly trained on Stack Exchange ...
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Where is the icon to exit the site? [duplicate]

I just signed up. I'm not computer savvy. Where is the sign-out option? I've pressed on icons but I haven't found one that allows me to sign out.
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Exactly what metadata is preserved when uploading an image on the network?

This old question "Is EXIF data removed from uploaded SE pictures?" claims that Imgur will strip the EXIF data once the image is uploaded to their server Recently, a question posted on the ...
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Are Meta accounts deleted along their "main" account?

As the title says, I wonder if scheduling for deletion of an account (say on The Workplace) will also delete the Meta account related to that Stack? (Meta The Workplace) I checked How can I delete my ...
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The "Delete" button on comments now always shows instead of only on hover; is this an intentional change?

I've noticed that the "Delete" button on my own comments now always shows, instead of being shown only when I mouse over the comment as before. I personally like the change, as it makes it ...
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Why do the flagging options sometimes differ between different answers on the same SE site?

Example from http://academia.stackexchange.com: vs.
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What is meant by "n/m score" and "p/q answers" in profile activity page in Summary box?

In my profile activity page I see What is the meaning of those (fractional) numbers at bottom centre (and how do the progress bars under them relate to the values)
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Where can I find what kind of questions are accepted on specific Stack Exchange sites?

As an example, on Seasoned Advice, questions about food-related health issues are not encouraged, but questions about utensils are accepted. I got to know this from comments on other posts. I know ...
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What're my options for 'data preservation' for SE chat?

Inspired by reddit deciding to purge their chat history with no warning(for the love of dog, don't!) and a current project of trying to back up the prompts of a defunct bot (and searching through chat'...
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