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Let's escape The Overflow Newsletter entirely

Continuing the trend: Escaped HTML in The Overflow blog The latest edition of The Overflow's content has incorrectly generated quote and apostrophe characters There's no escape from HTML ...
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Escaped HTML in The Overflow blog

There are several instances of escaped HTML in the latest issue of The Overflow, Sufficiently advanced HTML conversion feels like magic: Further down there's another '.
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"How Rust manages memory using ownership and borrowing" blog post contains numerous errors

First, a quick disclaimer: I don't know Rust (or Go). So I'm going to focus on only things that are obvious to a programmer unfamiliar with the languages discussed in the post. I'm sure a Rust or Go ...
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The Stack Overflow logo seems a bit too low in the blog

I get the impression when looking at the logos in The Overflow blog's top right corner that the Stack Exchange logo stands out for being aligned slightly too low. (The strange thing is that every ...
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1st July 2022 "Seeing is believing" blog post has a few problems

The blog post "Seeing is believing: The Stack Overflow Podcast now available as video" has a few problems for me. There's no clickable link to the Stack Overflow's YouTube channel. For ...
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"Seeing is believing: [...]" blog post is untagged

The Stack Overflow Podcast is now available as video, but the relevant blog post is not tagged: Presumably, it should have the "the stack overflow podcast" tag and any other relevant tags.
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The latest edition of The Overflow's content has incorrectly generated quote and apostrophe characters [duplicate]

The Overflow #132 has some unescaped/incorrectly generated apostrophes and quotation marks. Here's a screenshot of the problematic content in question: In particular: The term to use when trash ...
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The Overflow's content is difficult to read in dark mode

The most recent "The Overflow" edition is very difficult to read in dark mode. Here's a screenshot to showcase what I mean: The new format looks great, it's just that the content isn't ...
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"Wordpress" should be in Pascal Case, as "WordPress", in the blog's footer

In The Overflow blog's footer the word "Wordpress" should be stylized in Pascal Case as "WordPress". That's how it's usually written, see wordpress.com.
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Date selection text highlight isn't inline on the The Overflow blog

The text selection highlight for dates in The Overflow blog is sometimes not entirely inline with the date. Selecting the date adds a small highlight to the left that's offset. I noticed this because ...
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Date discrepancy between today's The Overflow Blog article and its comments?

I was reading an article featured today on The Overflow Blog titled Best practices for writing code comments that has today's publication timestamp... when I noticed the comments underneath the ...
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An Overflow Blog page is over-sized and extends beyond the edges of my screen

The title and first paragraph of the Blog page A Day in the Penalty Box over-extends beyond my screen's margins while viewing it via the Google app on an Android phone1: I've not been able to ...
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Weird error message at bottom of newsletter

The bottom of today's newsletter looks like this: (The dark colours come from a browser extension.) Copied text: Fuze calling... Can't complete call We're sorry about that. Please try again or ...
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Percentage sign missing in newsletter and in the blog post

Today's newsletter contains this sentence: Research has found that almost 90 of machine learning models developed by companies never make it into production. Just 90 out of all the models ever made? ...
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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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Why is Jeff Atwood's title "Co-Founder (Former)" on The Overflow?

I recently followed a link to The Overflow, which I suppose is a post from the old blog: https://stackoverflow.blog/2011/06/13/optimizing-for-pearls-not-sand/ The post's author is: Jeff Atwood Co-...
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