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Is there an easy way for me to go back to the old layout of the information to the left of the question title? [duplicate]

I don't like the new layout of votes, answers, views on the left side of the page. How do I go back to how it looked previously? This question has been marked as a duplicate of Please revert the new ...
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Why is the Community user listed on two brand-new sites as having been a member for 3 years and 11 months?

Two new sites (Proof Assistants and Substrate) came out today, and as of now they're 0 days into their private beta. Checking on our good robot friend Community on the Proof Assistants site, I noticed ...
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What happens when a late answer is upvoted?

I have a doubt concerning the way the Late Answers review queue works. Suppose that, at the moment that an answer is posted, it qualifies to be sent to the Late Answers review queue. That is (please ...
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A duplicated question with bad writing and bad tagging but better answers [duplicate]

The first question was asked, with all possible tags, but received no long answers. A few months later, the second question was asked without address the first one. The second was poorly worded with ...
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How to ask a question so it does not get taken down

How should I ask questions on this site? If I give all of the information and details I have, which sometimes is not a lot, my question gets taken down. Is there a guideline on how to ask a question ...
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Stack Overflow Offline - No announcement [duplicate]

Stack Overflow is currently offline; it was around half an hour ago too but came back for a short while (but it was showing very slow response times). The "We are currently offline for ...
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Some sites are offline, but no blog or Twitter information. Is all OK?

Worldbuilding and Biology, for example, have been offline for about 15 minutes, Science Fiction & Fantasy and Psychology & Neuroscience for somewhat less. Meta disappeared for a bit, but it is ...
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Stack Exchange says flair is not available because I have less than 200 rep, but I do have more than 200

This is what I see when viewing my global flair: It says: You do not have any linked accounts with 200+ rep ☹ But, I do have more 200+ reputation on one of the sites. I see the above on https://...
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Searching for animations

I spend most of my time in Stack Exchange in either Stack Overflow or Cross Validated. Over a number of years I have seen numerous beautiful animations -- mainly GIF animations I think -- that make ...
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What is the appropriate site for asking a "building VMware-workstation on Rocky Linux" question?

What is the appropriate site for asking a "building VMware-workstation on Rocky Linux" question? I have searched for rocky and VMware, with no matches on the general form, so I have not ...
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What delimiters work for MathJax?

I thought I knew a thing or two about post formatting, but these posts on the two Mathematics sites surprised me: Vector Convolution? (Mathematics SE) and Vector convolution? (MathOverflow). The first ...
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What site is best to use for questions about the differences between cleaning products?

I was trying to put oil on my paper shredder for the first time, and I wanted to know how to do it properly. After going through my shredder's manual, I bought some oil they sell and noticed it had a ...
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How can I change the fonts of the code snippets in Stack Overflow back to Consolas?

I've installed the Windows Terminal from Microsoft Store and, together with it, the Cascadia Code font family (mono and code) in my system, but I don't use them. Since then, the snippets on Stack ...
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How do I handle suggested edits changing code block style?

I'm new to reviewing suggested edits, but one pattern I noticed is that many edits only change the style of code block formatting (mostly from indented to ```-based, example), in a way that does not ...
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How should I reply to a comment which is a request for code?

In a comments discussion I was asked in a comment to share my code. Unfortunately the code exceeds the number of characters allowed in the comment. I'm not a question owner nor the answer.
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How do you consolidate different accounts if you've migrated the main account to GitHub login? [duplicate]

I mainly use Stack Overflow but have migrated my log in to GitHub on that account. The issue is that I can't now log in to the other accounts that in the past were associated (via email login I ...
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Is it possible to find out if/when my account has received a (review) ban before?

I'm wondering if there's a way for a user to find out if (and when) their account has ever received a review ban (or any other kind of ban for that matter) on a given site. Can this information be ...
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What can I do if my support tickets are not being reviewed?

I made a ticket about an issue 18 days ago and I have not received any help or messages. What can I do about this? Is this normal? Why do they take so long to review the ticket? Are they even going to ...
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Intermittent "maintenance"

I've been getting this on and off for what must be hours: We are currently offline for maintenance Routine maintenance usually takes less than an hour. If this turns into an extended outage, we will ...
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Where to ask about specific component of packets

I'm wanting to know about these hex digits found in packets that specify the "length" of the next field: As shown, the 0b indicates the length of the next field (fn=Room 110) is 11. This ...
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Can I unstar a message if I'm the room owner? [duplicate]

Can I unstar a message if I'm the room owner (RO) by clearing the stars (assume that I only starred)? Is that possible?
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Questions with ignored tags are displayed in grayscale instead of lower opacity [duplicate]

I just noticed that along with the recent changes to questions lists, questions with ignored tags on the home page are now displayed in grayscale instead of showing them in lower opacity1. This is how ...
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Is Stack Exchange affected by the upcoming mass revocation of Let's Encrypt SSL certificates?

For a few years now, Stack Exchange has used Let's Encrypt as their SSL security certificate provider. Just today, a large number of security certificates issued by Let's Encrypt were found to have ...
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In what site can I ask about the comparative characteristics of a family of languages?

In February 2021, I asked the question Pronunciation of "ll" in the Romance languages on the Language Learning site. I received 2 answers and I accepted 1 answer. However, my question was ...
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Rules which Meta Stack Exchange moderators need to follow regarding adding [status-review] tag in conflict of interest cases

Meta Stack Exchange moderators add the status-review tag to a post when Stack Exchange staff can give an appropriate response to the post. I am curious to know about the rules which Meta Stack ...
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Scanning information has become harder on home site pages [duplicate]

How am I supposed to navigate the new site home pages?. I look at the page, and it is just a giant blob of meaningless non-information in a dense cluster and white space — the only regular information ...
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How can I see at a glance which questions interest me with the new UI?

I read the Travel Stack Exchange site a lot, and I have a bunch of tags which interested me, and a bunch of which (mostly related to visa issues, which unfortunately seem to be in the majority on that ...
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Can I ask for a recent feature change to be reverted in whole, and what are the chances of such a request succeeding?

(This is a general question and isn't specifically asking about one particular change.) In the current times, quite a few radical changes are being made to the Stack Exchange engine, such as the ...
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Where did the "helpful flags" go?

I just noticed that I can no longer see the number of helpful flags on other users' profiles. They used to be shown for all users (only clickable when someone is viewing their own profile). However, ...
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How "complete" can the deletion of SE accounts be?

How complete can the deletion of SE accounts be? Would the SE database still keep some of the user data? More specifically: email addresses that were used for logging in; IP addresses; activity ...
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Is it Help Center, Help center, or help center?

What is the correct casing for help center? If we look at the help center we find the heading in sentence casing with only the first word capitalized (Help center) but if we look further down we see ...
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Listing of the recent answers

In Stack Exchange websites, the home page shows recent active posts (new question, new answer, new edit, reopened, closed etc.). In Questions page, the recent/active/bountied/.../(also unanswered) ...
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Why can't I see a list of all my communities in the profile area?

In my Stack Overflow profile there is a window on the left that shows some of the other communities I'm active on. When I click 'edit', a new menu appears that contains an option called 'hide ...
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How do I ask a good question without getting struck by the hammer of downvotes? [duplicate]

I've been asking questions here for 8 months and every time I try to ask a question it either gets downvoted within 10 minutes and people say that "you're just looking to gain reputation" ...
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Does Stack Exchange or its subsidiaries keep any records on how often a user has been banned or warned by a moderator?

About 5 years ago I was banned once from Stack Overflow for trolling in the comments of a question. I can remember that my ban was automatically lifted after some of my own questions had received some ...
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Cannot award bounty [duplicate]

In this question, I had started a bounty to draw more attention. When I got an extensive answer by user Eddie Kelley, I awarded the bounty to that answer. Immediately after this, I found that there is ...
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Why are some user cards white? [duplicate]

I noticed that some users have a white user card, and their name in the comments is also surrounded by a white box. (I'm using dark mode, otherwise they're blue) Why is this? (screenshot taken from ...
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Accessing Stack Exchange API behind a firewall - are there IP address ranges to whitelist?

Scenario I am calling Stack Exchange APIs to collect Stack Overflow Teams data for my organization. In order to call these APIs from the server where I would like to run it, I must first request ...
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Can I upload an image into stack.imgur.com and not post the question? [duplicate]

We can upload an image into stack.imgur.com when to open a new post and publish the question, and I know how to do it. Can I upload an image into stack.imgur.com (not imgur.com) and not post question?
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Do the automated deletion scripts not run on questions that aren't viewed that often?

A couple days ago, someone posted a bug report that a question that qualified for a Roomba automatic deletion criterion wasn't deleted despite qualifying for at least three weekly runs of the script ...
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Area 51 reps and badge counts are still being updated for sites that graduated in 2019 or 2021

I have just noticed that the reputation statistics and the badge counts for users of sites that graduated in 2019 or December 2021 are still being updated, even though the other data are frozen. My ...
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Seeking an efficient way (no scraping) to get details about all the SEDE queries in non-HTML (JSON / XML / etc.) format

I am looking for an efficient way to get a dump of the current revisions of (preferably all) the SEDE queries, in a format which is natively queryable (such as XML / JSON). For each query, I ideally ...
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Why has the parsing of the   in tables changed?

I am used to using the   HTML character to visually fill out the width and/or height of tables so they are used to their full potential: So that instead of this: I get this:                 ...
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Should deleted answers prevent a question from being Roomba'ed?

This question should qualify as an abandoned question eligible to be Roomba'ed: it seems to satisfy all criteria. (It has quite some views, but certainly less than the threshold, because it's already ...
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How can I see my posts that were edited by someone else most recently?

I wonder how I can see my posts that were edited by someone else most recently. SEDE query or is that somewhere in the UI? The activity tab captures other kinds of activity, e.g. my edits.
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Can the mass-replacement tool also replace and remove?

Stack Exchange staff has a tool which can change a bunch of links without bumping the edited posts, see here: How to find and/or change a set of hyperlinks on a site? In the situation that I've seen ...
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Stack Gives Back total is off by $6 (...to 8)

In the blog that was just published: Stack Gives Back 2021 the total of the donations is off by 6. When adding up all the amounts mentioned per organisation the total comes to $55,694 instead of $55,...
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Can't post question on Stack Overflow - 'this looks like spam.' [duplicate]

I just signed up to Stack Overflow, trying to post my first question. What's wrong with it? I've already removed redundant text in the post, but still Stack Overflow says This looks like spam.
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How do I "undo" my mobile chat preference?

Although I am given notice that I can change this option in my profile preferences, I can't, for the life of me, figure how that is done, exactly. Can anyone tell me?
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How do I view my calendar of days visited?

I recall being able to hover over my days visited/consecutive days to reveal a little calendar of which days I was deemed to have visited the site. It looks like the profile page got a redesign ...
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