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Monster in Top Network Askers! [duplicate]

Just... take a look at this, please: Link to reproduce, see sidebar. (It's much worse there, my screen recording frame rate isn't great.) I think it's needless to say... but: it's irritating, ...
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Flag button disappears after flagging as a moderator [closed]

When I flag an answer as a ♦ moderator, the flag button/link becomes hidden. Granted, it's not an option I use very often, but flagging as VLQ/NAA might work if you want the community to decide ...
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How did this user post a comment on other's answer without 50 rep?

An hour ago a new user (1 rep) posted a comment on my answer, where the question is asked by another user. I don't know why this has happened because IMO that user needed 50 rep to post the comment. ...
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Some advice that I “hope” the heads of the community could consider [closed]

Hope you guys could take a minute and think about it. In my opinion, this community is "WAY TOO HARSH"!!! You guys put TOO MUCH emphasize on Do your research first before you post a question, but ...
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How will Article 13 (EU) impact content on the Stack Exchange network? [duplicate]

First I posted this on meta.stackoverflow.com, because I only thought about code. But it will affect all sites. So I posted my questions also here, because I think it fits better here. As you ...
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Goodbye and thank you, Jaydles!

Today is Jay Hanlon’s (aka Jaydles) last day at Stack Overflow. Since I’ve been working with him for nearly 7 years now, I wanted to take a minute to wish him a public goodbye. Jay joined us way back ...
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How can I order users by the number of questions they have asked on Stack Overflow?

How can I order users by the number of questions they have asked on Stack Overflow?
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Page title while asking a question should be distinctive from already asked question after title has been entered

Before entering the question title↑, the page title was “Ask a Question - Meta Stack Exchange” While asking this question, the page title adapts to what is written inside of the question title text ...
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The Tags page should provide easy access to the special tag list

Currently, meta users can see a list of special tags in several ways: Via How does Meta Stack Exchange work - Required Tags Via Tag description/list for "special" tags used on Meta (not up to date) ...
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Contriving questions to fit answers [duplicate]

There have been a couple of questions here on meta asking about changing questions to fit existing answers. However, this presupposes the existence of a question for which there exists a question/...
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1answer
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Why do I get -2 point of reputation from “user was removed”, apparently for an accepted answer?

Recently, I got -2 of reputation from a removed user. I was able to track it down to the fact, that I have accepted an answer from a removed user. The green checkmark is still there and I see no ...
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Filter sites are not responsive

Viewing questions from a global filter (like this one) looks like this on my mobile device: My requests: Please make filter sites responsive, so I don't have to zoom and scroll horizontally when I ...
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1answer
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Don't show canned off-topic reason in close banner if a moderator or a majority of users override it with a custom reason

I just voted to close this question because it's off-topic for Ask Different. There were two pending close votes with one of the canned reasons we use: "Questions about software development are off-...
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Can users with a gold tag badge but not enough reputation to vote to close use their immediate duplicate closing powers?

It's possible for users to have a gold tag badge but not have enough reputation to vote to close, such as if they've given away most of their rep in bounties, or if they started off posting a lot of ...
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Where should I ask questions about recommendations about developing and promoting open source library for Android? [duplicate]

I developed and published open source ORM for SQLite\Android (KittyORM) and now I have some questions about how to promote it to get community and some questions about API (just want to get some ...
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Why am I getting a blank page on mobile after adding a comment? [duplicate]

I encountered this situation a few times before, but I didn't care much. This is a bit annoying for mobile users, me alike. Yesterday I added a comment to this answer using the Stack Exchange ...
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How are tags removed if they aren't used by at least 2 questions in 6 months?

According to the create new tags privilege page: However, note that: on some sites, new tags will be automatically culled and removed from the system if they are not used by at least 1 ...
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Feeds bot posts announcements without user flair links

The bot posted 2019 Community Moderator Election Results in the appropriate channel but the links to the two users' profiles were lost in translation. Perhaps it needs a filter to replace the user ...
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What can be done about job posters seeking to get free development work? [migrated]

Over the past couple of years, I've seen the same job posted numerous times with the same description. The position is described as remote with competitive salary and benefits along with the perks of ...
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Why isn’t there a notification when my posts are put on hold? [duplicate]

On Chinese, I posted a question. This question was put on hold. I was not sent a notification. Why? Shouldn’t users be notified when their questions are put on hold, so that they know that they should ...
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1answer
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Can't add tag while editing someone's question

I tried replacing the jsx tag with the react-jsx tag in this question: VSCode Prettier reformat adds {" "} when adding new line between html tags The new tag never got added. I tried ...
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1answer
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Single-use tags with no tag wiki, but with rejected proposals for the tag wiki, aren't auto-burninated after six months

Recently, there was some confusion as to why a single-use tag without a tag wiki wasn't auto-burninated after six months. It was later discovered that as someone made a rejected proposal for the tag ...
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Enabled/disabled mod menu options should be more visibly distinguished

Moderators get a menu of things we can do to questions. Some that aren't applicable will be disabled. There's a problem: depending on one's browser and OS it's nearly impossible to tell what's enabled ...
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1answer
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Why wasn't this tag removed - despite having single occurrence?

From what I understood about tag pruning, tags which are used only on one question are automatically removed if they are used only on one question. This happens after the tag is 6 months old (if it ...
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Recovery email still includes instructions for signing on using an OpenID

The mail sent when trying to recover a password tells me I can log in to Stack Overflow through Wordpress with the help of an OpenId. Click the "more login options" link, enter "[my openID url]"...
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1answer
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Why can only some child meta sites host chat rooms? Is there any way to bypass this restriction?

When I try to create a new Chat Stack Exchange room from here, and type "meta" in the "select a site" box, I see only 8 child meta sites. Any specific reason for this? Update: I just noted Which per-...
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Delete or edit my own question?

Assume I have asked a poor question. Also assume that the question can become good with editing and without changing the meaning of the question. Is deleting it and creating a new question ever a ...
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1answer
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File Sharing Links, are they allowed, or should they be avoided? [duplicate]

See: Please add a system to allow file uploads attached to questions and answers Question has largely already been answered (in above link); I have found further discussion helpful, as clarification ...
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1answer
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Where should I go to ask a question about guns?

I spend most of my time on the Writing Beta SE, because I'm a writer. I have a question about how to refer to and explain gun mechanics in my novel, as I am not experienced with guns, but these types ...
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1answer
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Caucus Badge award multiple times for one election

As shown in the picture below, I received 3 badges (so far) for visiting the Stack Overflow election page.
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19answers
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Updating the Hot Network Questions List - now with a bit more network and a little less “hotness”!

Some of you may have noticed that we've been making some changes to the Hot Network Questions on the back end over the last week or so. I'm here announcing our first round of changes to how the HNQ ...
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Nomination owner highlight is displayer in the comments only after clicking the “show n more comments” link [duplicate]

When navigating to the election nomination page, in the comments section, by default there is no highlight for the nomination owner. But when I click the "show n more comments" link at the end of the ...
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New contributor has more than 1000 rep [duplicate]

This user has 1568 reputation yet is still a new contributor: It's probably that this is the first time they post on meta.
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Allow the stack snippets console to be maximized

Consider the following stack snippet: // A Tree(a) is one of: // - null // - tree(a, Tree(a), Tree(a)) const tree = (value, left, right) => ({ value, left, right }); const buildTree =...
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Where should I ask a question about Ivan Illich (opponent of academia)?

To me, Academia Stack Exchange, Parenting Stack Exchange, or Philosophy Stack Exchange would be places to discuss unschooling and Ivan Illich. Which Stack Exchange site would be most appropriate for ...
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Formatting of link works in post editor, but not in post itself

I recently answered a question on Stack Overflow where I included a link to a Wolfram Alpha computation. In the editor, I write the link as: [wolfram alpha](https://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=sum+...
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Do the referencing guidelines apply to images as well as text?

I was having a discussion with a user who included an image in their post without indicating the source. My understanding is that any content that is not the work of the author needs to be attributed,...
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Tag wiki request for [deleted-room] [closed]

There is no tag wiki for deleted-room. Can someone create a tag wiki? I don't have the reputation to do the wiki and I couldn't find a good wiki.
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Chat rooms associated with posts should never be automatically deleted

Chat rooms that have been inactive for a period of time and which have fewer than 15 messages are automatically deleted. This is a very reasonable thing to do in general, but not when the room was ...
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This tag needs some [clarification]

The tag clarification seems to be useless. When looking at the questions, I see two main use cases: as a meta-tag for questions where the author wants to have something explained similar to comments ...
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Why is Syntax Highlighting enabled only for some SE sites? [duplicate]

Syntax highlighting is available on some SE sites. It certainly works on Stackoverflow, and it also appears to work in this example: var a = 3; while( !(a < 0)){ alert("JavaScript code <b&...
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1answer
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Stats about askers and answerers in Stack Exchange

How can I get the statistics data of how many people ask questions and how many answer here? I'm curious about the distributions and seeing if more people ask than answer.
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1answer
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What are the rules for moderator re-appointment after suspension?

It seems to be Stack Exchange's policy, that moderators are elected for life and can also be reinstated when they wish to continue their duties after stepping down. (example). I have now heard of/...
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When you are trying to edit question tags, new tag appears

For example, in this question: Phalcon: setVars() и Volt. Probably, it's related to migration. The question had this tag before migration from hashcode, but later this tag was removed.
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Meta Stack Exchange should not be listed as a “Technology” site

Meta.Se does not qualify as a "Technology" site and should go in another category: the obvious correct answer of "Weird and Wonderful", or missing that any of "Culture/Recreation", "Business" or "...
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Reduce number of questions from the same site in the Hot Network Questions on the right sidebar

Sometimes multiple questions from one site could be chosen to show on the HNQ list. This looks rather ugly, especially when this list is truncated to 5 or less questions - it feels as if the system ...
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Missing capital in “info” tab of tag page

Very very minor issue, but at some point, a capital "I" went missing in the "info" tab below, whereas all the other tabs are capitalized. Happens on the 4-5 sites I've tested, likely on all others. It ...
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Post closed as duplicate, but there is a better original

My question was recently closed as a duplicate. The linked question does not actually contain an answer to my question, though. However, I found another question that contains a (better) answer to my ...
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Does a “Positive question record” count across the whole SE network?

So, I've been reading up on the curious badge. I get the formula, but I have a question about it, because of reasons described below. I just joined SCI-FI. I asked a question that got 4 upvotes (at ...
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Error on both iOS and Android apps [duplicate]

Since recently (about a week ago), the SE app doesn't work for me any more - either or Android or on iOS. When I open the app, I see the progress spinner for a short while, after which I get: On ...

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