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SE seems pretty set in their path to change the sites as we know them and the testimony of former employees are proof of that

A Tweet from Tim Post that always stood out to me was the following: We never manage through sharp sticks, ultimatums or threats. I honestly believe this is why we have the most professional ...
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What are the reputation requirements for privileges on sites, and how do they differ per site?

Formerly Reputation requirements compared. What are the reputation requirements for privileges on the various sites in the network? Also, how do reputation requirements for various privileges ...
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What reputation-based privileges are not awarded as part of moderator rights?

I was working on updating the FAQ What are the reputation requirements for privileges on sites, and how do they differ per site?, which says that despite most privileges of 25k+ users being conferred ...
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Why do some user profile photos display a larger thumbnail and description and others don't? [duplicate]

Sometimes the profile picture thumbnail that appears below an answer is converted into a larger picture and description, sort of a tooltip, upon mouseover, while other pictures don't display that ...
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Markdown 'tag:x' fails to render tags with non-ASCII characters as tags

In Markdown posts or comments, [tag:x] is supposed to create a little tag icon + link. However, this fails for non-ASCII characters: [tag:featured] results in featured, which is correct [tag:важное] ...
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Question about whether a working solution is bad practise [closed]

I want to ask a conceptual question whether some code piece that works perfectly fine is considered an example of bad practice or misuse of some design pattern / library that is available. I was ...
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Does “Opt-in to our Research email list” only encompass Stack Overflow?

✋Opt-in to our Research email list (must have a Stack Overflow account). You’ll receive invitations to participate in surveys, user interviews, and more. You’ll receive up to a few emails per year and ...
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How to deal with questions that change [duplicate]

Sometimes, we give a correct answer to a question, and then later, the OP changes the question, so that the answer does not match the question any more. Later, some careless readers come in and vote ...
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Should questions include “tags” in their titles?

I've seen questions edited to remove the language name from the title. Won't search engines - and folks using search engines - have an easier time finding them if these "tags" are kept as part of the ...
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Can we make the “expanded user card” privilege universal?

Pursuant to discussion on the new Code of Conduct FAQ on pronouns, several have asked how far they'll need to search to determine if a user has expressed their preferred pronouns. This requested ...
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Where to ask: Etiquette on GitHub / Open Source Development: Should I help with the triage of issues?

I often wander in the issues of a big Open Source project on GitHub. I feel that I now know enough to spot some old issues that can be closed. I'm tempted to do so but I wonder if it's polite (helps ...
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Stack Exchange and Stack Overflow have moved to CC BY-SA 4.0

Effective today, all Subscriber Content on Stack Overflow and the Stack Exchange network will be available under the terms of version 4.0 of the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike (CC BY-SA) ...
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Is the CEO's job now to prepare Stack Exchange for acquisition? [duplicate]

It's normal for a company to have a spate of firings 2-3 months after a new CEO is installed as they determine what cultural changes they want to make to an organization they must lead. Bringing the ...
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Bounty grace period - no answers - award it to who exactly?

The bounty I offered on this question is now in its grace period and the information box tells me: you must award this bounty as soon as possible But there are no answers - what do I do?
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What are Established Users?

Meta already has a page with same title as this question: https://meta.stackoverflow.com/privileges/established-user, but it doesn't answer its own question. So, to repeat, what is an "Established ...
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Recent feature changes to Stack Exchange

This is an unofficial list/changelog of new features and various changes to Stack Overflow and the Stack Exchange network. It is maintained by the community, while a Stack Exchange employee changes ...
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The “loop” has arrived. What does the community think about it?

According to plan, SE Inc. has released a lengthy blog post about "the loop", and their vision of a new "community feedback" system. Or something: TLDR; We’re going to be sharing our product ...
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How does legal@ work?

Some users have already complained on Meta.SE that they didn't receive answers on legal issues. I also sent two messages to legal (at) stackoverflow (dot) com from different emails last month, but ...
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Has there been an increase in suspensions on MSE lately?

I have recently noticed several "high-rep"(1) users (who were pretty active over the past weeks and months) are currently suspended, adding to plenty of other suspensions I've noticed since October ...
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Is It Time To Decentralize?

Is It Time To Decentralize? Disclaimer: Some may take this as a middle finger to SE and/or staff. I genuinely don't intend that. I think SE should want to decentralize, and could benefit from it. ...
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Who is the intended audience for the Stack Overflow blog?

So I can't make sense of the blog. In addition to not showing the posts in order, I just don't understand who the intended audience for it is. The blog has posts about: Ads for Teams: 1, 2 Ads for ...
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Recruitment agencies on careers

I just got a message from a recruitment agent on careers - I was under the impression that careers was for actual employers and not for recruitment agencies. Has this changed?
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How can I browse custom tag filters created by other users? [duplicate]

I am a heavy user of custom tag filters through stackexchange.com. For all of my custom filters, I am (unsurprisingly) the only follower. However, custom filters are public, and I can browse/view/...
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Swag in “Community Milestones Notifications about bounties, reputation and more. Hint: sometimes involves swag”

What does swag mean in "Community Milestones Notifications about bounties, reputation and more. Hint: sometimes involves swag"?
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Post remains featured in the bulletin even if [featured] tag is removed

This question about nominations for Pro Tempore Moderators on Computer Science Educators Meta was a featured question, but was unfeatured on June 23. However, it sometimes still appears as featured on ...
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How can I ask a question when I have a poor grasp on English?

I am a little upset with what has happened with my previous post. It seems to me that one particular user has some problem with my posts and always posts negative comments regarding my poor English. ...
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What does “user was removed” mean and why did my reputation change because of it?

Message appearing when a user was removed. It seems I lost 1765 reputation points on Stack Overflow yesterday. The reason given in my history is "removed", with the description of "User was removed (...
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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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Why Bounty Notification seems like question has answers when there are no answer? [duplicate]

Recently, I activated a bounty of 100 on one of my questions. The bounty grace period has now ended. Here is a link to my question: Stack_overflow_bounty_question. The notification of bounty appears ...
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How or when is the featured tag supposed to take effect? [duplicate]

If I add or remove the featured tag from a meta-topic, that doesn't take effect immediately -- i.e. the text isn't immediately added or removed from the sidebar of the main site. When and how does it ...
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I just registered to Area 51 and it sent a confirmation email to my old (already-changed) email address [duplicate]

I just registered to Area 51 and it sent a confirmation email to my old (already-changed) email address; here is a screenshot to indicate this: Well, This problem seems to be related to another ...
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Stack Overflow vs Code Review vs Software Engineering vs Codegolf [duplicate]

Whenever I want to post a programming question, I'm tempted to post it on all four of the above SEs. What's the difference between them? The FAQs I find too skim.
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Has anyone tried approaching any of the investors to improve community-company communication?

We've had woefully poor success attempting to dialogue with the company through Meta, a petition, email, phone, and the Contact Us form. What attempts, if any, have been made to reach out to members ...
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Magic link doesn't render in Network Profile

Looking at a recent comment in my Network Profile I see that the regular link contained therein rendered properly (i.e. the link is hidden and the text is in blue) but the magic link does not: When I ...
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Today's inappropriate ad: fixing bunions without surgery (and probably without any doctor) on Chemistry

Five days ago, I wrote: Yeah I'm aware that "a tool to manage ad experience" is currently being developed, but as long as it's not available, I'll keep on reporting these. I'll also keep on ...
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Best place to ask science related question

Is there any place on Stack Exchange to ask science related questions , like E = MC2, what does it really mean? or We know that oxygen is needed for various life forms; why are other gases ...
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An apology to our community, and next steps

I’m David Fullerton, Stack Overflow’s CTO, responsible for the product, engineering, and community teams. I joined Stack Overflow in 2010 because I believed in the vision and mission of Stack ...
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What is the content of the files in the Stack Exchange archive? [duplicate]

I have found here server files containing data from Stack Exchange. How can I know the content of each file, e.g. where the README is? For example, what is the difference between stackoverflow....
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Do posts have to be in English on Stack Exchange?

Otherwise known as 必须用英语吗?(is English required?) ¿Necesito hablar en inglés? ?אני חייב לדבר באנגלית Brauche ich auf Englisch zu schreiben? Do I have to use English when posting a question, an answer ...
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Is scrolling on Anime and Wordbuilding slow as compared to sites with no background images?

I am using Safari 12.1.1 on macOS, with no extensions. https://worldbuilding.stackexchange.com and https://anime.stackexchange.com seem to have a bit sluggish, inertial and non-smooth scrolling on ...
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How do I search for multiple tag combinations at once?

I would like to search for questions with foo and bar OR foo and foobar. So written in JavaScript it would look like this: if ((foo && bar) || (foo && foobar)) {} How can I achieve ...
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Leave newlines intact in bounty messages

Bounties allow us to provide a message along with bounties we place, should we deem it useful to include one. I use this myself regularly, and sometimes a decent explanation is warranted so that ...
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Does the Stack Exchange network claim to have a site for every possible topic?

I wonder if network has a site for everything. Or are there topics which are not covered by stackexchange?
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A site (or scraper) is copying content from Stack Exchange. What should I do?

Since day one of Stack Overflow, all content posted on Stack Exchange sites by their users (i.e. you wonderful people) has been provided to the whole universe under the CC BY-SA license. For my fellow ...
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Quora users (bots?) are copying a significant amount of Stack Exchange questions to Quora, without proper attribution [duplicate]

Quora users (bots?) are copying a significant amount of Stack Exchange questions to Quora, without proper attribution. It seems quite systematic. Examples from https://money.stackexchange.com: Are ...
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Where on Stack Exchange can I ask questions about internships? [closed]

I've looked through some of the sites, and I don't know where's a good place to ask questions about data science research opportunities?
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Having a dark theme for Stack Exchange sites

Each Stack Exchange site should provide users the option of using a dark site design/theme. Why is this feature missing? The major IDEs are already a letdown regarding dark color schemes.
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Dump my Stack Exchange Favorites

I'm trying to morph this wonderful query to get all of one's posts so that it retrieves all the posts I have favorited. Full code here but here is the key piece I have modified, but does not work. ...
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Why is SE gutting the CM team?

It looks like SE has fired two of the most experienced CMs just now. What does this mean for the community, and for the plans SE has for the future of the network? In a blog post about new feedback ...
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Checking in with “.*Monica.*” users

On 2019-12-23 Monica Cellio updated her gofundme to announce a legal settlement with SE Inc. (Latest) Since that day, I am wondering if (or what) that means for that unorganized ad-hoc "campaign" ...

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