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Multiple duplicates links are not added to the “Linked” section immediately

Whenever a questions is closed with multiple duplicates, the "Linked" section only shows the original duplicate the question was closed with. The subsequent edits are not updated. Half an hour later, ...
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Deleted comments on followed posts persist in the global inbox

I think the title says most of it, but when you follow a post you get notifications in your inbox about comments made on those posts. These notifications persist even after the comment is deleted even ...
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Why is there no SE on relationship advice?

I've seen multiple SE on a large amount of subjects and I think that is great, however, I've come to realized that there is no SE on relationship questions. I think there is much to share in those ...
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What does the logo of each Stack Exchange site represent?

There are many sites on the SE Network that are based on different topics. From the question topics to the identity of each site's logo, what does it represent?
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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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URL text box is no longer autofocused in duplicate flag dialog

Reproduce: Goto any question Enable keyboard shortcuts, and press M F 4 (or alternatively just click Flag->a duplicate) Observe that the text box is not autofocused. (so you have to click on it or ...
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Too little space selecting long tags in custom question filter

This screenshot shows my first impression the new info button when creating a filter (on RPG SE): There are two problems here: The top tag shown here has 11 questions, not 1 The bottom tag makes the ...
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How can we preserve Area 51 sites that get closed during the beta?

This is the second time I've been hit by an Area 51 site I got really involved in (Productivity.SE), being closed due to "not enough activity" (the first was Startups). Productivity.SE was ...
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Where's the 'Edit my profile' button gone?

I clearly remember that when on a PC I would go to my profile page > Edit Profile and Settings and there I could change stuff like my login settings and alike. Now I got to my profile and all I ...
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We’re adding more user controls for cookie consent

Update: We’ve rolled out the new cookie settings to the following four sites: Super User, Cross Validated, TeX - LaTeX, and Database Administrators As part of the recent updates designed to create ...
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Cross Validated asking ad nauseam about accepting cookies? [duplicate]

Recently (the last two or three days) on Cross Validated (CV) pages, each time a new page/tab is opened, it asks anew on accepting cookies. Quite molesting. First I thought it was my browser (Chrome ...
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Which Stack Exchange site for website-user questions?

Basically, questions like "I'm a user, I'm having trouble with website X, and I think it's them, not me." I'm experiencing what seems like a bug in a text field in Amazon.com, and Super User ...
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How can I search for posts with special characters, like “${^MATCH}”? [duplicate]

How can I search for posts with special characters, like ${^MATCH}? Using quotes doesn’t work.
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Filter timeline by only vote summaries

When viewing a question's timeline there are two options for what to display: "Hide vote summaries" and "Show vote summaries". I would find it useful to be able to view only vote ...
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User activity hours

On the user activity page it would be nice to be able to see what hours of the day a person tends to be active. This would give one a good idea of whether the person is ignoring your answer (or ...
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Get the dates of last five answers by top users

I've been trying to get the dates of the last five answers by the top 50 users (say Reputation > 3000 AND Count(Posts.Id) > 50). I've modeled my SEDE query after another popular query and here's ...
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Why are the community-specific close reasons not automatically included in the don't ask help article?

Any person can read a general pan-SE list of close reasons. Any person can read a site-specific list of on-topic areas – these are available in the help center. In a few SE sites, there is a list of &...
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How to type a dash (— or –) instead of a hyphen(-) in Stack Exchange?

On Mac and some other systems, typing two hyphens quickly "--", would be automatically converted to an em dash "—" or an en dash "–" depending on the setting. But Stack Exchange fields are different, ...
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Having difficulty listing my comments on Stack Exchange Data Explorer [duplicate]

I'm having difficulty listing my comments on Stack Exchange Data Explorer. I'm not experienced with it. I tried this query, and it didn't list anything. 42672 is my id on SuperUser. SELECT Id AS [...
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Search doesn't allow exact phrase “[=1]” [duplicate]

Is there any additional advanced search operators that would enforce the existence of [=1] in search results? Using double quote "[=1]" does not work. I couldn't find relevant info in https://...
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How do I search for code fragments that are punctuation? For example, how do I search for the strings ||: or ->? [duplicate]

How do I search for code fragments that are punctuation? For example, how do I search for ||: or -> ? Is there a way to search for these sorts of things in StackExchange? Here's what I've ...
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“OpCode 'Votes' not defined” bug deleting a post for second time(while it was deleted)

I tried to delete a post for a second time but was met with the following dialog: This post has been deleted; deleted posts can't be voted on. Why on earth does it say "voted"?
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How do I search for double quotes in Stack Overflow? [duplicate]

Long story short, I'd like to search for question containing the text operator"".
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Why does my profile picture look stretched after uploading? [duplicate]

Browser: Google Chrome Version 87.0.4280.141 (Official Build) (64-bit) It seems like my profile picture looks stretched everywhere on every Stack Exchange website. The only place it's not stretched is ...
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If a Beta site closes, are the questions and answers lost?

I am answering questions on Arduino Beta - some of those answers are quite lengthy, including images and code (as are answers by others) and it would be a pity if they were just lost one day. If the ...
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How many Area 51 sites failed the beta phase?

Has any Area 51 proposal failed the beta phase and been closed? If so, is there a list of them?
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When voting to close/flag as a duplicate, the Vote to Close/Flag Question button is disabled when the “back” button is pressed

When voting to close or flag a question as a duplicate, if you choose a duplicate target, then press the "Back" button (not the "back to questions" button), then press the "...
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Allow adding an URL to the image in the user's profile

I'd like to hotlink a different image in my profile, instead of having to upload it to gravatar. Could we have an option between gravatar (that would remain as default) and a link to an image? If you ...
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My God—it's full of unicorns [closed]

Based on this comment, I have started building a unicorn avatar maker. It's still quite ugly, and the results aren't different enough yet, but this is what it looks like so far: Question list / Joel's ...
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Respect aspect ratio of profile picture [duplicate]

It looks like profile pictures are just stretched to be squares. Look at this profile: https://stackoverflow.com/users/191226/bill-criswell A sweet and simple object-fit: cover or object-fit: scale-...
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Recent change in tag-badges style doesn't look good in dark mode?

I think there's been a recent change to tag-badge styles in dark mode that in my opinion makes those badges look less appealing that they used to. I recall tag-badges used to have a deep dark look to ...
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Version tags reloaded

I'm getting sick of version numbers in tag names (aka version tags). Look, jsf-1.1 jsf-1.2 jsf-2 jsf-2.2 jsf-2.3 I just want them all to be just jsf. They are all about JSF. I browse and answer ...
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Automatically load external images in posts onto Imgur (like GitHub camo) [duplicate]

GitHub uses "camo" (anonymized image URLs) for all external images that appears on GitHub, like when rendered in a README file, in a document, or in issues/pull requests. Using a proxy for ...
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How do I properly use the “Not an Answer” flag?

What is the "Not an Answer" flag and what is its purpose? When should I use this flag? When should I not use this flag? But I'm still not sure if I'm using the flag correctly... An answer is "Not an ...
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Text in Hide Communities page is misleading [duplicate]

The 'Hide Communities' page in 'Edit Profile and Settings' says: Choose which communities will appear in the Communities and Top Network Posts sections of your profile. Hiding a community means other ...
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How can I find the total number of times each website on Stack Exchange has participated on Winter Bash?

How can I find the total number of times each website on Stack Exchange has participated on Winter Bash? Is there a way to know this? If it is difficult to find, Is there any way to find out the total ...
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If a Roomba-deleted question gets undeleted, please make it exempt from its next runs

If a question deleted by the Roomba gets undeleted, that means that a strong part of the community (at least two 10k+ users, possibly more, possibly also mods) think, yes it should exist. This is ...
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“Seguir” string switches to English when you follow a post on Portuguese SO

Over at Stack Overflow in Portuguese, when you click the "seguir" button (Follow) to follow a post: It switches to the English "following": Instead of showing "Following&...
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Moderator Cheat Sheet

As an alternative to the other FAQ format being fleshed out here on Meta Stack Exchange, I'd like to propose something far more terse that covers the bare essential mechanics of being a moderator. ...
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Allow an edit to notify downvoters: “I think I've fixed the issue now - please check”

To me, a downvote usually indicates a problem with an answer. When I downvote it's to mark the answer as having a problem, not the person. If the answer is fixed, I want to remove that downvote - but ...
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“Max 2 MiB” and “Provide a link from the web” strings overlap in the profile-pic uploader on SO in Russian

On SO in Russian, the "Max 2 MiB" and "Provide a link from the web" strings overlap in the profile-picture uploader: And when actually uploading the picture. It's fine on SO in ...
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Data and statistics regarding the subject of duplicate questions?

Browsing the WordPress community, there seems to be many questions on the same exact problem, such as: using .htaccess to redirect to HTTPS... Obviously, we are not searching (enough) prior to asking. ...
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Typo on https://api.stackexchange.com/docs/posts-by-ids

In https://api.stackexchange.com/docs/posts-by-ids: To find ids programatically look for post_id, answer_id, or question_id on post, answer, and question objects respectively. It should be: To ...
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Need of search bar in Stack Exchange API Documentation Pages

The is a need of search bar in Stack Exchange API Documentation Pages. Eg. the place marked in the snapshot
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Answer links from search pages do not load the page at the linked answer

This appears to have started breaking in the last four hours or so. To reproduce: Do a search for answers on a Stack Exchange site. For the sake of a demonstration I'll use is:a on Meta Stack ...
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Incorrect preview of fenced code block within an ordered list

The preview for a fenced code block within an ordered list: This is the actual result after posting: The fenced code block turned into inline code! The preview is wrong. 1. scheme (doc id: 1 title: &...
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Curious badge display 3/5 instead of 4/5

I have asked well-received 4 questions on 4 separate days but its display 3/5 instead of 4/5 in this network. Date: Dec 16 '20 at 11:20, Dec 17 '20 at 11:42, Dec 4 '20 at 9:01, 2 days ago, Note one ...
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Please implement a way to see post timestamps on the mobile site

On the desktop site, when looking at posts that are recent enough, sometimes the site just says "1 hour ago." However, if I hover over it, it shows a nice little timestamp: I would love to be able ...
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How to disable syntax highlighting in Markdown fenced code blocks [duplicate]

For indented code blocks, adding <!-- language: lang-none --> disables syntax highlighting. What about for fenced code blocks? Can I use lang-none or none in fenced code blocks too? Which of the ...
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What can I do if I want to answer a protected question without having the required reputation to do so? [duplicate]

… although I have more than enough on Stack Overflow. The question I'm trying to answer is: Rails - Does using partials slow views rendering? This problem has annoyed me for awhile. I found the ...

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