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Why was so much spam blocked on March 28, 2014? [duplicate]

The recent June 25th, 2020 blog article How does spam protection work on Stack Exchange? shows a graph of how much spam SpamRam blocked between March 2 and April 1, 2014. According to that graph, &...
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It seems like a loop hole that I'll have to go into a room to leave the other room

If I click "leave" in a chat room, as many of you know, I could still be there. I've read two posts on it (one posted 7 years ago, the other 2 years ago), and it seems to be a bug that has ...
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Which site to ask a question about using Infogram?

I've done an internet search for "stack exchange infogram" but I didn't see a site where questions about using Infogram would be clearly on topic. I want to create an Infogram chart and link ...
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Stopped earning reputation at 313, even though I hit the reputation cap and have 9 accepted answers

I am really confused about the reputation cap. If I have 9 accepted answers, the cap should be at 335, but mine stopped at 313. I know I have an unaccept, but even so, it should be at 320. Maybe it ...
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Are there any banned subjects on Area 51?

I know of the following rules for creating a proposal on Area 51: The scope must be reasonably well-defined, not too unclear (e.g. "cool stuff"), too opinion-based (e.g. "car reviews&...
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How should I update the link used for marking a question as duplicate?

I tried to search but couldn't find an answer to this. The problem seems to be very basic. I saw a question on SO and found that It's a duplicate of another question so decided to cast Close vote on ...
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In which order are delete voters shown?

When a post is deleted, a banner is shown indicating which users voted to delete the post: What determines the order in which these users are shown? Often, it seems to be a chronological order (like ...
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How to delete my own question to prevent new comments and answers? [duplicate]

I have recently asked a question where I wanted to scrape data from Google maps, but it turns out it's ethically wrong. I would have liked to delete my question, but as other people have spent time on ...
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Why was inline editing only ever implemented for users with editing privileges?

This is not a duplicate of the following posts: On the <2k edit page, can we please see the comments on our post? - that's a feature request asking to enable inline editing for <2k users; this ...
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Is it possible to change country location? [duplicate]

I'm soon moving to a different country and am wondering if it is possible to change the country details in Stack Exchange, if so, how? The option doesn't seem to appear on my profile
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Does a bounty get awarded to the oldest answer or most recently edited answer? [duplicate]

When a bounty is automatically awarded, it goes to the first answer. Is this still the case when an answer was older, but was edited more recently by the original answerer than a newer answer with the ...
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Is there a way to put bold text after a punctuation sign in comments?

According to this announcement (is this the last announcement on the matter?), Markdown emphasis (bold or italics) inside a word is possible, as long as it does not happen directly next to a ...
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Cannot “read further comments ” or add comments [duplicate]

For a week now I cannot add comments, or use the blue "view more comments" or flag questions. How to fix this? A week ago when travelling I had the captcha option happen on all my comments ...
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If a moderator unilaterally deletes Meta questions about deleted main site questions, where ought I post my worries? [duplicate]

I'm addled why there are comments with "you falsely claimed", and they're upvoted. The title of post unmistakably states "a moderator unilaterally deletes Meta questions", and I've ...
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Why is the Title option in the user profile only available on Stack Overflow? [duplicate]

Why is the option to add a "Title" in the user profile available only on Stack Overflow (as seen on the screenshot below) and not available on the other Stack Exchange sites?
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What is the appropriate site for asking questions related to electronic parts and manufacturers? [duplicate]

I've a DIP I scavenged from a old receiver but I cannot find a datasheet that's why I've to ask a question about its manufacturer but I don't know on which site I should ask the question. I've tried ...
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DGS-1005A switch question - which site to go? [duplicate]

I've got a question on getting 1 Gbit/s on my D-Link DGS-1005A. I managed to test getting 1 Gbit/s (>700 Mbit/s) connections on my PC, but now it's stuck at 100 Mbit/s. Fiddling with my Ethernet ...
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How do I make voice to text work in SE chat? [closed]

As I recover from a hand injury, I attempted to use voice-to-text in RPG.SE chat. It did not work. It did work in the upper room. (Christianity.SE chat). It did work in the title to the question, but ...
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How come I don't see a close button on Electrical Engineering SE site? [duplicate]

I am a member of a fair number of sites on the Stack Exchange network. On most of them, I see a "vote to close" button on posts. I have 900+ rep on the EE SE, but don't see a close button. ...
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Ads on Android open regardless of whether I touch them

I have a problem which I encounter only on Stack Exchange group sites (although it can be my phone's problem). The problem is: I don't tap on the ad, but it still opens. I want to drag my finger to ...
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Where can I see a treemap of all the Stack Exchange sites?

I remember seeing a treemap of all the Stack Exchange websites at some point, where each site was represented by a box, on a grid, with the size of the box representing the amount of traffic it got. ...
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Why is the “say thanks for this answer” feature only available on Stack Overflow?

We noticed that in last days the appearance of a useless feature "say thanks for this answer" ONLY on Stack Overflow. I do believe that it shouldn't be available even in SO, but for ...
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Do you get a notification if your comment is deleted? [duplicate]

Basically the title is the question: Do you get a notification if your comment is deleted? I couldn't find the answer in the help center or here on meta. But I'm pretty sure that I had comments under ...
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What are the magic links for Meta Stack Overflow, Meta Super User, and Meta Server Fault? [duplicate]

I found out that the Meta Stack Overflow magic link is not included in this list nor this list. There are generic links that follow the pattern [<something>.se] -> [meta.<something>.se]....
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My chat room appears to be hacked! [duplicate]

My chat room started displaying weird text. Is it the case with me only? I'm not sure whether this is the right place to put this question; but I was completely baffled by seeing that. I guess this ...
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Where can I ask about non-platform specific questions about mobile devices?

I've asked the following question on Network Engineering and Android Enthusiasts, where it was closed as off-topic. Network Engineering said questions about hosts are off-topic, and Android ...
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Is merging accounts not automated?

Earlier I used to have multiple stack exchange accounts: Account C I wanted for publicly identifiable (in the sense that it had my LinkedIn URL and real photo) and mostly involved StackOverflow ...
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Why show an audit review answer if my review filter excludes answers? [duplicate]

I was performing some First Posts reviews on an SE site that has audit reviews enabled. And I had enabled the filter to limit it to Questions only (I wanted to skip all Answers to be reviewed). ...
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Where to ask - Video Subscription Platform [duplicate]

Hello where can I ask this question? I've a customer that wants a web platform with a monthly(or other term) subscription plan to provide gym/fitness videos and a few articles. I started by building ...
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Checkmark option appears to be missing - can't accept answer! [duplicate]

I signed up yesterday and asked a question on StackOverflow - and received an answer within about an hour. But I can't find anyway to 'accept' it. I realize there's supposed to be checkmarks, but they'...
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Is there a difference between these two flagging reasons or is this a bug? [duplicate]

When flagging a post as needs improvement because of a community-specific reason, I get a list of reasons to choose from. Two of those reasons (given below) seem to imply the same thing. This ...
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Is there enough info in the system to deal with serial unupvotes enabled by automatic edits?

It's yet another time when we're having posts massively edited by automated scripts. When a user upvotes or downvotes a post, their vote gets locked in after five minutes, and is only unlocked if/when ...
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Where should I ask this question? Work tools and work managment tools for a volunteer activism group? [duplicate]

We have about 15 people with more joining in. We'll have our overview group & several subprojects. We need tools to coordinate ourselves. Where do I ask about tool ideas? I've looked around and PM ...
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How to disable the new tooltips that started a day or two ago?

A day or two ago, new tooltips appeared giving directions to new users on how to use the site. For example explaining how to upvote a question, etc... They are a good idea for new users, but they are ...
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SNS Stack Exchange [duplicate]

Is there a Stack Exchange site that deals with specific questions about SNSs e.g. Facebook or Instagram? Questions like How can I batch unfollow multiple people? If I unfollow him/her, does he/she ...
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If I set a bounty will my reputation be deducted from that stack exchange site only?

I had got 100 reputation bonus on all stack exchange sites as association bonus. I need to set 50 bounty on a question in the biology stack exchange. I understand my reputation will be deducted only ...
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Can I undelete an answer myself if it was deleted via Recommend deletion votes from review?

In the FAQ it says: Depending on who deleted your post, you may or may not be able to undelete it. If it was deleted by [...] from review (without three trusted users voting to delete): you can ...
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Why do I have to cherry-pick when performing reviews in iOS?

Starting about 2 days ago, something seems terribly wrong with the various review screens. And this for any SE site, using an iOS device (running 9.3.5), and browser either Safari or Dolphin. No idea ...
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Is all reputation equal, or was this a bug? [duplicate]

Due to long use and positive reputation across other stack exchange sites, I've started getting 100 reputation immediately on joining a new stack-exchange site. A question interested me in a site I ...
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Change the reason of a flag to a question

It happened that I flagged a question for a wrong reason and then I want to change my reason. So I know that I have the possibility to cancel my flag using the 'Retract Flag' button. But after ...
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If I review a post in the First Posts queue, is it also removed from the Late Answers queue for everyone else?

If a post appears in the First Posts queue and the Late Answers queue, and I review it in one of the queues, is it also removed from the other queue for everyone else? I know that I cannot review the ...
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Do you get notifications during suspension? [duplicate]

When a user is suspended, they cannot do any action on the site where they were suspended. (Or on any site, in the case of networkwide suspension.) Still, they can visit the site and they can log in. ...
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When I try to add a comment, the question is restarted. Why?

Earlier today I was able to view new comments and add comments. But a few hours ago, suddenly when I tried to view some new comments and clicked on the "add comment" link, the browser ...
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When is the “Edit question” button shown on close notices?

I noticed now that on closed questions, a new button called "Edit question" shows up: The button also shows for logged-out users, except it's titled "Improve this question": No ...
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Why do Stack Exchange sites occasionally request my device location?

I received the following prompt when visiting Math Stack Exchange following a link from Google: The exact URL in my address bar was: https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/606375/prove-that-every-...
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Is it possible for a user to have many badges, lots of voted questions and answer and have reputation 1? [duplicate]

User jww has plenty of badges on Stack Overflow (57 gold, 298 silver & 650 bronze). He has 740 questions and 1.752 answers, some having lots of votes and reputation 1. I can see he has: 47 Offered ...
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What filter should I use to get a good number of upvoted answers and those are new?

I was said to use the search bar to see how upvoted questions look like and that too new ones. I saw the filter and if I filter by votes, I get 11-year-old posts and if I filter for newest I get 0 ...
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The edited posts look distorted on Firefox 52.9.0

I use Stack Exchange sites on my IBM R52 laptop with Windows XP SP3. It's got a 1024*768 display and the highest supported version of Firefox is 52.9.0 ESR (2018). When a post is edited, the page ...
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How can I get the shared link statistics? [duplicate]

There's a share permalink for each answer to a question (and for each question as well). It's right next to the flag and edit links at the bottom of the answer. How can I get the shared link ...
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What options exist to monitor reputation by “group” of users on a Stack Overflow Enterprise instance?

I'm trying to figure out the best way to monitor/query/aggregate/analyse group reputation in a Enterprise Stack Overflow instance. These groups could be defined by email domain (by sub-company), for ...

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