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Remove <religion>.SE sites from Hot Network Questions

I have deep issues with the 'Hot Network Questions' containing questions from the religion sub-sites. This is not because I dislike questions about religion, nor because I think these sites have no ...
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How to format question while using SO on phone

What is the easiest way to format question on the phone. Most of the time I use SO on my iPhone and don't find it that easy. Also do we have any iPhone app for SO ? I couldn't find any in the app ...
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How do I contact a user privately, as a moderator?

As a moderator, I sometimes need to contact a user about his behavior on the site or about other site-related issues. How can I contact a user privately, as a moderator? What are the possibilities ...
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Backwards the migration close reason text is

When choosing a migration path in the close dialog, the text associated with each option doesn't make sense when reading, since it puts the name of the site first and then the text "belongs on": The ...
23 votes
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Non-standard names used for main chatrooms of a site across the networks?

For inspiration, amusement, and reference, I am interested in a list of all chatrooms that: are the official/main chat room of some Stack Exchange site; have a non-standard name, i.e., something ...
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Wrong metadata in Google search result

It is the first time I see a Stack Overflow answer's metadata so wrong on Google Search (mine or a direct link to the question). I'm not sure where else to file a bug related to SEO. If this isn't the ...
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1 answer
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How can I resolve the "oops! this isn't a link to a valid profile" error in the contact form?

When trying to make an account merge request at https://meta.stackexchange.com/contact, I always get this error: oops! this isn't a link to a valid profile But the URL link I put in the form is ...
21 votes
5 answers
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Stack Overflow for hardware / embedded systems?

Is it acceptable to ask hardware (mostly embedded systems) questions on Stack Overflow? And, if not, is there another site out there with a quality reader base for such questions where answers will ...
83 votes
1 answer
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What is an acceptable answer?

I answered a question and my answer was: (pick one) Deleted Converted to a comment Added to my question as an edit Why was this? Why was my answer not acceptable? What is the definition of an ...
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2 answers
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Is uncited LLM usage considered a CoC violation under the Inauthentic Usage policy?

In the new CoC, there's an Inauthentic Usage policy that prohibits "Plagiarizing or copying content from websites, books, or other online and offline tools without proper attribution in a manner ...
5 votes
1 answer
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Too small margins between user names on the timeline

In the post timeline, the margins between usernames are too small, especially when a moderator (with the additional displayed icon) has participated:
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Offensive profiles - where to draw the line?

I stumbled upon a profile where the profile picture is, from my point of view, islamophobic. After browsing the Terms of Service and searching meta for the search term "offensive" I'm still ...
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Add an owner indicator to the suggested edit review after it has been reviewed [duplicate]

When a review has been evaluated by the question asker (OP) in the suggested edit review, it fails to indicate that it was reviewed by the question asker. Typically, the question asker's identity is ...
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Question merge log still mentions 'bookmarks' instead of 'saves'

When merging two questions, the log mentions 'bookmarks' in the next-to-last line, even though Bookmarks have evolved into Saves: Beginning merge of question.Id = 396316 into question.Id = 176961 ...
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1 answer
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Does the network minimum age requirement also include users without an account?

Context: why I am asking this Recently the network Acceptable Usage Policy was changed. As a result of those changes now it is technically possible to include what the policy defines as "Sexually ...
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Add option 'exclude these sites' in a filter rule

This feature request is not a duplicate of Add the ability to exclude sites in global searches. Please, note the URLs in the quotations below are different. That question is asking for the ability to ...
12 votes
2 answers
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How can I find posts that need editing using Data Explorer?

Is there a way, using Data Explorer queries, to find posts with chatty noise such as 'Hello guys' (or 'people', 'hi there', 'help me our', etc.)? It occurred to me that I could try something like ...
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5 answers
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Do SE's religion sites generally require an assumption that a religion is true to some extent?

What is the scope of the Stack Exchange sites on religion? Are those sites, like all others, open to everyone? (Can anyone ask any type of questions about the religion, as long as they respect the ...
109 votes
21 answers
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Stack Exchange’s image hosting arrangement with Imgur is ending - advance notice

Since 2010, Imgur has provided image hosting services to Stack Exchange, but that hosting contract with Imgur comes to an end this upcoming April 2024. This April will conclude a 13-year-long ...
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2 answers
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Where do I get the widget that displays my ranking on all SE network sites?

I noticed a widget on Jeff Atwood's website that displays his ranking on all sites on the Stack Exchange network. Where can I get this widget from?
2 votes
1 answer
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Where to ask question about extracting data from optical media?

I have several hundreds of optical media disks (mainly DVD-R & CD-R) that stores data, that needs to be transferred to a hard disk drive to improve accessibility. I need to ask a question about ...
6 votes
1 answer
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Who are "tag followers"? [duplicate]

People that have the tag in their "favourites", or maybe those who have subscribed to the RSS feed?
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1 answer
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Stack Overflow iPhone App, interest? [closed]

Last few months I've been busy developing (yet another) iPhone application for Stack Overflow. Now that it's almost done, I'm thinking of publishing it to the App Store. Question that's on my mind: ...
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1 answer
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A[n] [In]complete Character-Limiting Guide to Stack Exchange

The Stack Exchange network user interface has a lot of forms, and subsequently, inputs with various character limits in place. Some of them are notorious (such as custom moderator flag character limit ...
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The Role of AI in Question and Answer Sites: Addressing Concerns of Plagiarism and Quality

The Role of AI in Question and Answer Sites: Addressing Concerns of Plagiarism and Quality Introduction This document aims to shed light on the role of AI, specifically ChatGPT, in question and answer ...
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1 answer
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What does "1 consecutive" mean with respect to the consecutive days count?

I visited SU today for the first time after a short break and noticed: As far as I know, it is not possible to have "1 consecutive" of anything. I am not sure what it should be, maybe ...
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Why is Area 51 not logging in?

I am not able to log in to Area 51, it says “Completing log in to Area 51. You will be redirected automatically.” When that error occurs this is my url: https://meta.stackexchange.com/users/signup?...
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1 answer
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Can we report abuse on suggested edits?

It might be rare, but I just saw this suggested edit: Income For Life Oppointunity:dot.ws is it;Just like .com;this is where you make real money,click the link below and go for premium,that's where ...
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Suggested edits dialog needs a Report button

The Suggested edits dialog needs a fourth button: Reject and report to moderators. Else after we reject it it might not stay around on our screen for us to figure out how to report it.
60 votes
51 answers
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Inbox improvements are live

The feedback up until January 3rd, 2023 has been catalogued and handed over to the product team. Any further feedback or bug reports should be posted as a new question. TL;DR: The inbox improvements ...
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4 answers
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Does the new user rate limit apply even when you are a new user on only one site?

I am registered on about 80 SE sites, am an "avid user"(>200 rep) on about 30, and a modest user (103-199 rep) on about 20 more. Once when I tried to ask a question on Open Data (my "new user" site), ...
51 votes
0 answers
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Sometimes, two or more identical copies of the same question get posted at the same time despite only submitting once

I've noticed that with the new question asking form, sometimes, attempting to submit a question will post two, or rarely more than two, identical copies of the same question with identical timestamps ...
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"Report Ad" with diagnostic information fails in Firefox

In Firefox, when I checked "Share diagnostic information" on the advertising report form and submitted it, an error occurred and I was unable to report it. This seems to be because navigator....
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Did Stack Exchange's traffic go down since ChatGPT?

I was wondering whether the traffic of Stack Exchange sites went down since the open access to ChatGPT. There is so much gossip in terms of "Will programmers be unnecessary with ChatGPT? Will ...
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1 answer
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Why is accept rate more important for /review tasks than answers?

In Shog9's answer to a question about why the voting options have been removed from the \Review task beta, he explains: The core philosophy here is that each queue focuses on a specific task or ...
23 votes
2 answers
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When a question is merged, redirect original question URL to new one automatically

Some of the posts I requested in this post got merged, and now I can only see 404 pages. When the question is merged, can we redirect the original question to the new one automatically? Related: ...
7 votes
1 answer
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Overlapped items on cookie customization popup

There are overlapping items on cookie customization popup on mobile devices like Android phone:
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The SE Data Explorer captcha is unnecessarily annoying

Whenever I try to run a query with the Data Explorer, my process is: Type the parameters for the query. Click "Run query". Click the "I'm not a robot" checkbox that suddenly ...
116 votes
2 answers
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Why isn't it required to provide comments/feedback for downvotes, and why are proposals suggesting this so negatively received?

Sometimes my post receives downvotes with no explanation on what I've done wrong. Even worse, sometimes I just get snarky comments! It seems like this is especially bad for new users, who are made to ...
43 votes
2 answers
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Enable the announced 'Answers generated by Artificial Intelligence tools are not allowed' banner on Meta.SE

This a follow-up on Sites can now request to enable a banner to warn about their policy on AI-generated content where I posted a now-deleted answer to comply with the guidelines. We frequently see ...
17 votes
1 answer
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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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2 answers
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The correct use of chat rooms, for new users (improve visibility and description)

This publication is not related to the chat rooms created or derived from the comments on question and/or answer posts. Maybe this question is bad for old users who already know how to use the ...
15 votes
3 answers
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Commenting switches Internet Explorer 8 to Compatibility Mode

Once in compatibility mode, pressing Enter to add comments no longer works. So there is something wonky going on with the scripts (happened on a recent change set that was rolled out?)
4 votes
1 answer
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Can't comment because of a bug

Wherever I click Add a comment on Stack Exchange sites, even on my own questions, the screen gets like this: without any possibility to comment. How can I fix it? I'm using Chrome version 111.0.5563....
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3 answers
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RemoveDeadQuestions should not apply to Meta posts

There is an automated system that eventually deletes all unanswered negative scoring questions (as long as they're not locked). I understand why this exists for regular sites – a negative score ...
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Newly added comments can't be imported to the old chat room after some comments are deleted [duplicate]

I have one old chat room, but some comments in that are deleted. Then after adding many comments, "Please avoid extended discussions in comments. Would you like to automatically move this ...
4 votes
2 answers
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Tag Info vs. Tag Wiki: be clear they are NOT the same

Here the user has just edited a "Tag Info" item. They then read about a seemingly additional "Tag Wiki" that they might want to edit. As Tag Info and Tag Wiki are probably NOT in ...
18 votes
3 answers
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Eeek! Footer can be broken when certain code is inserted to a post

On the SO post https://stackoverflow.com/questions/46677752/the-difference-between-requirex-and-import-x#:~:text=require%20uses%20module.,more%20or%20less%20like%20module. The footer style is ...
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1 answer
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Duplicate answers?

Observe the following scenario: You post an answer to a question, and then remember that there is another method to solve the problem. You edit your answer, but after a few minutes someone else post ...
58 votes
1 answer
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What is the status of the changes to the moderator agreement agreed to during the negotiations in August?

As part of the strike negotiation results, several changes to the Moderator Agreement were agreed upon. These include: A mandatory review period for binding policies Stack Exchange, Inc. staff cannot ...

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