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Featured tag question stopped listing in the “Featured on Meta” section of side bar [closed]

Why all of a sudden, Thank you, Robert Cartaino is stopped listing in the "Featured on Meta" section of side bar in all of the Stack Exchange sites. There are only two questions with the featured tag ...
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Shog9 and Robert Cartaino are still listed as moderators in Area 51 Discussion

Based on the posts Thank you, Shog9 and Thank You, Robert Cartaino, they no longer work for Stack Exchange, and their moderator access was revoked from all the Stack Exchange sites. However, when I ...
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Would a drug related question best belong on “Biology.SE”, “Medical Sciences.SE” or “Chemistry.SE”?

First of all, an important detail: Chemistry.SE has a tag for "drugs", and Biology.SE doesn't (it has one for "pharmacology"). Yet, I am still a little uncertain, and considering this question could ...
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Firing Community Managers: Stack Exchange is not interested in cooperating with the community, is it?

Less than a month ago, there was some settling of the incident with firing Monica. It's obvious that there was not a lot of approval from the community on the course of action chosen by SE, or the ...
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How can I find out which user earned badge X the most often?

Each badge has a list of when and to whom it has been awarded, e.g. this one. Since some badges can be awarded multiple times, is there a way to get a list of users who earned a specific badge most ...
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Reputation display in top bar when accepting an answer in responsive design

There is a minor display issue in the desktop and mobile web view with the responsiveness is enabled. When the responsiveness is enabled, usually we didn't see the reputation in the top bar. But if ...
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Why some phrases auto recognised as tags and other not [duplicate]

In Stackoverflow when I search for angular it show me the tag [angular] and so I can follow it and when I search for vue or react it isn't. Angular search: Vue search: When I search for [vue] it is ...
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Where can I ask about wheeled vehicle design solutions?

I would like to ask about design of a military wheeled vehicle: why it was done that way and not the other.
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How does one cite an answer in MLA? [duplicate]

I used an answer from https://crypto.stackexchange.com and the links that were provided in the answer. Now, I am presenting the project for which I used the answer, and I would like to give proper ...
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What does the column “created” in the list of tag synonyms mean?

The list of tag synonyms contains a column called "created". Does this column contain the date when a synonym was proposed or the date when the synonym was approved? For example, on Mathematics Stack ...
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Wrong daily reputation total on profile page

While answering a question about daily reputation limit I noticed something odd in my reputation history. My profile shows a total reputation gained of 204 for December 4th, 2019 (for you all, it'll ...
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Where can I download previous SE database snapshots?

I'm aware I can download the entire anonymized Stack Exchange databases from https://archive.org/details/stackexchange But from what I can see, I can only download the latest snapshot, updated ...
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Why do I own this tag, and not Community ♦?

A follow-up from: Do tag descriptions/wikis edit suggestions no longer require two reviews? From the dupe and comments, the tag creator should be Community ♦, why isn't it the case here? Why do I own ...
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Do tag descriptions/wikis edit suggestions no longer require two reviews? [duplicate]

I tried to search for new and active topics on the subject here. As far as I know, only mods can approve tag description/wiki suggestions by placing one vote. By I just approved a suggestion for ...
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A user's original email address is retained in the system even after they've changed it on all sites (privacy risk, potential Area 51 sync issues)

To understand this report, first, let's have a look at the profile fields for setting one's primary email address in the system. On most sites in the network, you'll find that option in Edit profile ...
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How long should I expect a GDPR data rectification request to take?

Likely in September (2019), through looking at my profile using moderator tools (which I no longer have access to since I resigned as a moderator in early October, and I tried very hard to avoid using ...
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Fold a big chunk of text in a question

Is it possible to fold a big chunk of text in a question? In my case I need to paste this html into this question. I need this, because, the big chunk of text is relevant for the question, but is ...
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Query regarding an user's reputation cap detail

Today I see an user's reputation tab, where the user received +201 reputation from upvote. Regarding reputation cap, as I aware we can still earn rep beyond the cap by winning a bounty, accepting an ...
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Which badge is the rarest? [duplicate]

Which badges on this site are so rare very few people have earned them? Please tell me a badge that has less than ten people who have earned it. Also please don’t tell me badges that no one ever ...
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Is it valid to edit “how to do off-topic X” questions into “Where to ask how to do X”?

Some day this week I came across a question that a asked about a Microsoft product licence thing. The question title and body was a clear "Where to ask about ..." I agreed with one comment that ...
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Description of the “Flag as duplicate” doesn't match official staff reply

I know I'm not the only person noticing inconsistencies in the description since it started Should we change the description of "Duplicate of"? Duplicate explanation should encourage ...
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URL in Array mode (MathJax)

I'm trying to build a table with MathJax where one column is going to contain an external link. Unfortunately, as I can see in the math mode (MathJax) the link does not occur. It displayed in math ...
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Why can't I post this question on Stack Overflow?

I'm trying to post a question on Stack Overflow, but I got the following error message: Please add some context to explain the code sections (or check that you have not incorrectly formatted all of ...
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Why didn't I get any bounty after the question was accepted? [duplicate]

I have answered a question, and after the bounty expired, I didn't get any bounty. And the bounty was started by the question owner, the question owner accepted an answer during the bounty period, ...
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Picture are not shown in all Stack Exchange sites [duplicate]

This is a screen shoot of SE I took from here. That's mine. But mine or others are the same, not working, no image is shown. That's makes it difficult for me to understand a topic. I have tried with ...
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Can users award existing bounties on questions that get historically locked? Do automatic awards still work?

(Please note: while the topic of the example question cited here is controversial, this question is not a place to express your thoughts about it. This is a simple support question asking about the ...
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If my post is clearly not a duplicate but users keep closing it as duplicate what am I supposed to do? [duplicate]

Respect User's prefers-color-scheme Setting on StackExchange Network to allow dark mode I've already edited it before posting to make sure it is not a duplicate and users are mistaking it as a ...
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Question edited after that answer was not matched [duplicate]

Suppose i answered some one's question and after some times OP was change the question body that my answer was not matched with the question. So, in future anyone else visited and found that ...
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Where can I ask a question about Microsoft's partner program?

On which Stack Exchange site could I ask the following question: Does a Microsoft Partner have authorization, distribution agreement, licensing agreement or any other documents that can prove that “...
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A question about spam prevention recognized by SE network as spam

I am trying to post the following question on Web Applications SE but I keep getting the error "this looks like spam". Therefore, I tried to create a Web Applications SE Meta question about this but ...
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Who is most “legendary” on the non-meta non-programming part of SE?

(As a non-programmer) I'd be interested to see a list of who is most "legendary" on the non-programming, non-meta (NPNM) part of the site, defined as looking only at "legendary" (L) badges gained on ...
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Is Meta.StackOverflow having problems?

This morning, initially I could still access https://meta.stackoverflow.com/, however, only the front page, and questions from that. If I tried clicking or searching a tag (such as discussion) I was ...
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Which sites are running Site Satisfaction Survey?

Currently there is Site Satisfaction Survey running on Stack Overflow. One of the question mentions other sites like Super User, Server Fault and DevOps. Is this survey Stack Overflow specific or is ...
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How to select the time of a Review Task Result in Data Explorer Stack Exchange?

I am trying to find those posts that were edited after a Leave Closed result of a Reopen Votes review queue. For that, I had written the following query in the Stack Exchange Data explorer: SELECT ...
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What's the canonical link for comments being “second-class citizens”? [duplicate]

Comments are often described as "second-class citizens" on Stack Exchange: Comments are purposely second-class citizens, but this seems like privileging them--protection for comments that should be ...
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Do some types of deleted posts not show up in the Recently Deleted section in the “deleted posts” 10k tool?

On a site where I have 10,000 reputation the Recently Deleted section of the Tools page shows me only one post deleted 15 hours ago: However, I know that a post was just deleted within the last half ...
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Why does a particular user profile trigger 'Deceptive Site Ahead' message?

Clicking on the username in a comment by user l'L'l on this question seems to trigger chrome's security alert, stating Attackers on iplo.ru may trick you into doing something dangerous like ...
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Where can I see my Leave Closed votes?

I would like to see again those questions in which I voted for Leave Closed, in my Reopen Votes reviews. I've seen the Votes section of my Activity page, but I don't see those posts found there. ...
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When a question was voted to Leave Closed, does it return to the Reopen Votes review queue after being edited? [duplicate]

In some [closed] questions, an edit may not be enough to the community consider it to reopening, so it is voted to Leave Closed three times. Therefore, the question will no longer be on the Reopen ...
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Where can I ask about naturally deriving standards of measure without modern tools?

I have a question to ask, and I have no idea where it is appropriate to put it.. , If a scientifically minded person from a modern society were lost in a remote wilderness and had knowledge of ...
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Get upvoted answers where question doesn’t have tag

I want to get all of my upvoted answers where the question doesn’t have a specific tag. What query can I write to get that data from SEDE? For example, I want to get all my upvoted answers to posts ...
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Which Stack Exchange sites have dedicated sponsors?

Some Stack Exchange sites have a 'sponsored by' logo just under the top bar: Which sites in the network are/were sponsored, by which company/organization/product and when did that start?
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Is there any way to view an answer's score over time? [duplicate]

I'd like to see the time-graph of how many points an answer (or a question, I guess?) had. Can I get at that data (even in a raw form, to shove into Excel!)
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Get overall activity difference between two years

Recently the 'Moderation results' were published across all Stack Exchange sites. On my main site, Drupal Answers, I noticed a drastic fall in moderation actions, flagging etc. from the results that ...
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Is there a limit to how many questions can be added to the duplicate list?

A question can be a duplicate of more than one question. Moderators and users with gold tag badges can add questions to the list of questions that a given question is a duplicate of. I was recently ...
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What is the minimum reputation amount required to view questions without replies tagged as “duplicate”"?

When not logged in, attempting to visit a question that is marked as duplicate of another and doesn't have any replies, redirects to the original question (i.e. the question displayed in the "possible ...
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When does a user's edit count decrease?

In the users page we can see top by edits. For example, recently Nicolas Chabanovsky had 20,001 edits. But right now only 20,000. When and why edits count could be decreased?
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Proper SE Site To ask about stimulating brain by light (Optogenetics) with non surgical method

I like to ask about stimulating brain by light (similar to Optogenetics) non surgical way by combinations of effectiveness of brain stimulation by light and none surgical stimulating brain methods. i ...
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Can a site enforce its own rules above and beyond the Code of Conduct?

tl;dr version: May elected moderators on a specific Stack Exchange site ban users for doing things that the site's community disfavors but that are not against the Code of Conduct? The Code of ...
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How can I tell if my votes have been reversed?

I'm a bit of a generous upvoter at times. Perhaps I have a different voting philosophy to others: rather than downvote one post, I upvote all the other posts (those I consider upvote-worthy). I'm ...

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