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### Planned Maintenance scheduled for Wednesday, February 5, 2020 for Data Explorer

Update: The maintenance went as planned. tl;dr; Planned service interruption that will impact Stack Exchange Data Explorer (SEDE). The site will be inaccessible for up to 12 hours on February 5, 2020 ...
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### Handling myths in answers [duplicate]

Every now and then an answer is (fully or partially) based on a myth. Myth, as in: there is literally zero evidence that supports it, yet many swear it is true This of course leads to a certain ...
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### Clicking on inbox notifications ... ends up "slightly" in the wrong place?

I have seen this a few times by now, and I am wondering whether this is a real UI bug, or just some sort of strange glitch: I open meta.stackexchange (or stackoverflow.com, or meta.stackoverflow.com) ...
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Can we add thousands separator to the reputation in the "This page requires more privilege" page? If we are not yet achieved the reputation to the privileges and trying to access the tool options, we ...
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### Include variable names and formula in LaTeX style

I have some lengthy discussions and detailed questions in other threads and need to include formulas or just variable names which are not clearly readable in plain text. Example: V_CE should look ...
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### Why do some users have a blank avatar? [duplicate]

I have noticed that some users are getting a bluish Gravatar which looks like the following: jee Clara Diaz Sanchez Riya Is this intentional or just a bug?
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### Why do Chemistry and Physics SE use text numbers instead of lining numbers?

[N.B.: I use a Mac, but I'm assuming the following is not Mac-specific.] I've noticed that, font-wise, SE sites can be divided into two categories: 1) Those that employ a sans-serif font (e.g., TeX ...
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### After scrolling beyond the SE site's logo/name, replace the "StackExchange" sticky header logo with it

It's very useful for the user to know which SE site they're using at a glance. For example, I use Unix & Linux, Ask Ubuntu, Vi and Vim, Stack Overflow, and Server Fault, which can have ...
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### Does Stack Overflow for Teams Enterprise (on premises) offer a data migration tool from open source Q/A platforms?

I suggested Stack Overflow on premises for my employer. The result is that I was allowed to set up a open-source Q&A-Platform for the company and if the acceptance is high there might be a budget ...
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### Did the kerning/leading just change on SE?

It's very slight, but I just ran through all my SE tabs in Safari refreshing one after the other, as I do a hundred times a day [when I'm bored] & everything on each page just spaced a tiny bit ...
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### What IP addresses and ports are required for firewall exceptions for Stack Overflow sites? [duplicate]

While using the Stack Exchange sites, image uploading is restricted in my office by default and I need to request an exception to interact with Stack Exchange sites (i.e., post questions answers with ...
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### Link to line in code snippet

When sharing code from Github with people, I can get a link to the exact line, which helps with clarity when I'm bringing attention to something specific. I would like to do the same when linking ...
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### How to refine / improve a posed question? [closed]

Suppose I asked a question in an area where I am no expert. Then the question is getting answers that point out that the question is ambiguous or has not enough information for a meaningful answer. ...
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### What does "comments" mean in the coded responses to the Site Satisfaction Survey Summer 2019?

In the latest blog post, The Loop #2: Understanding Site Satisfaction, Summer 2019, this graphic is included: Coded responses to "What do you find most frustrating or unappealing about using ...
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### Is there a Stack Exchange site for culture and cultural differences?

In particular, I would like to ask this question, but I cannot find a Stack Exchange site for it: Are Americans indeed reluctant to exercise "position power"? I'm reading the book "High Output ...
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### Is there a mechanism for closing graduated SE sites?

I'm familiar with the Area 51->Beta->Graduation process for creating new SE sites, but is there an established mechanism for closing SE sites either permanently or temporarily? Has it been done before?...
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### Why do I see multiple Stack Exchange accounts on the My Logins page?

However I've changed my logins a few times, I would expect to have only one Stack Exchange account. I dug my emails and got the following history. Registered with StackOverflow by Facebook login (...
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### The bounty gambit: Is it misuse to add e.g. a 50-point bounty aiming to attract >5 upvotes? [duplicate]

On some of my posts (like this one) I feel like it would be worthwhile playing the bounty gambit: add a bounty with the sole aim of getting those points back and more in upvotes. E.g. a 50-point ...
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### When is a featured post not featured?

Currently there are three posts tagged “featured” on Meta.SE but only two appear in Featured on Meta. For example, on EL&U (English Language & Usage) we see "Thank you, Roberto Cartaino" and “...
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### Can we have a single SO/SE for all languages, to have large community/data, to answer/identify questions, to attain any desired conformations?

Related: http://labs.theguardian.com/digital-language-divide/ Can we allow posts in any language, and auto translate them, or allow users to translate them, or leave them in original language, in ...
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### Why is the Hot Network Questions page not responsive? [duplicate]

I browse the hot network questions every day and for years I've been wondering why every individual Stack Exchange site has a mobile version, but the hot network questions page is not responsive. ...
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### Closing 'own' question leaves a nonsensical comment

(Comment link; it was not auto-deleted as suggested in a comment) Notice the color of the username's background. It is the question asker. When closing own question, the new auto-comment does not ...
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### Find the right site to ask a question [duplicate]

Where can I find the place to ask my question? I'm looking for a way to copy a web page with its LaTeX commands. The page is in HTML with MathJax. I tried the Stack Overflow site, but no answer ...
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### Still 1 rep despite no longer being suspended [duplicate]

After serving a one month suspension, I am now able to post questions and answers but little else. As can be seen in the screenshot below, I only have 1 rep. My badges and the number of edits are ...
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### When can someone show gratitude on this site for things a person has done (not necessarily on this site)?

I have read this question. It doesn't seem like a question to me; it looks more like a comment one can put below questions and answers. I thought one should avoid comments (assuming this question is ...
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### How do I list the SE sites that have a specified tag, sorted by the number of questions with that tag?

I whipped up a Chinese.SE meta post in which: Sites that have a [China] tag... Travel (tag; 718 Q's) History (tag; 281 Q's) Politics (tag; 201 Q's) Skeptics (tag; 74 Q's) Expatriates (tag; 54 Q's) [...
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### What should I do if I am afraid to post for fear of downvote hell?

--- The General Question --- Should I avoid posting (writing questions or answers) unless I am willing (and able) to put forth the exorbitant effort required to produce "exceptional content". **Will ...
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### Question flagged as duplicate, but links to duplicated questions not shown [duplicate]

The question in question: SQL Server and connection loss in the middle of a transaction Maybe a bug?
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### Would it be helpful if the user community defined its own "survey", and "publishes" that as a meta question?

I just came across Is there any user satisfaction data for other SE sites than Stack Overflow? and I think, most likely, the bleak answer will be: no, there is no official survey data that explicitly ...
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### Is there any user satisfaction data for other SE sites than Stack Overflow?

A lot has been written and said about users finding Stack Overflow unwelcoming. For example, see The Loop 2: Understanding Site Satisfaction on the weblog, or What about the community is "toxic&...
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### Do Moderators of community make money or get paid? [duplicate]

Do Moderators of the community make any money or get paid from SE. Just wanted to know what is the motivation factors that drive them to work as a moderator ?
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### Delete an answered question, when I cannot safely comment on the answer? [duplicate]

I have run into the awkward situation, where I've posted a programming question, and received an answer, that I cannot apply due to project guidelines. The account under which I posted the question ...
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### Alignment issue in the individual badge details page

There is an alignment issue in the individual badge details page, when the characters in the user name is around 27 or more, it is not aligned correctly. The position of the "Awarded xxx" and user ...
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### Edit question offline including in particular pictures, title and text

I often prepare a Stack Exchange question when I am offline (for example in a train) with my Emacs and then copy and paste it if I am online again. Now if I include several pictures I have to upload ...
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### Was the character limit on tag wikis lowered?

On SO, the PHP wiki was a bit... long. Anyways, people love to make minor tweaks when new versions come out. I went to prune some old material, when I got an error stating there was a hard limit of 30,...
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### Clarity needed on stackoverflow.blog comments [duplicate]

I'll be honest, yesterday's blog post, The Loop #2: Understanding Site Satisfaction, Summer 2019, didn't sit well with me. So much so that I decided to comment. My comment represented the very first ...
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### Stack Exchange requires external JavaScript from another domain, which is blocked or failed to load

[Whatever] Stack Exchange requires external JavaScript from another domain, which is blocked or failed to load. I am now getting this 'banner warning' when I visit any Stack Exchange site using ...
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### How do I migrate a question to a more appropriate SE site? [duplicate]

I asked a question on SO and someone has pointed out (via a close vote) that it would be better suited to Super User. I agree. Let's move the question. How do I do that? A minute or two of looking ...
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### Who in the company is responsible for accessibility?

We've had a number of accessibility concerns/complaints lately: "The Loop May 2020" contains inaccessible image with no transcription (May 26, 2020) Changes to the close dialogue have ...
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### "The Loop #2" contains inaccessible images with no transcription

The latest blog post, "The Loop #2: Understanding Site Satisfaction, Summer 2019", contains a graph showing percentages of responses to the site satisfaction survey: Coded responses to &...
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### What about the community is "toxic" to new users?

In Chapter #2 of The Loop, the following graph is being shown: The blog post states the following as explanation for what it defines as "unwelcoming": Unwelcoming community (10.6% of responses):...
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### Can we have the dataset for the loop #2?

Independent verification is a pillar of the scientific method, partly for sanity-checking and also because (and I've mentioned this multiple times before) both the cohorts used for the loop and the ...
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### Why are "approving a pending duplicate vote" and "casting a close-as-duplicate vote" different actions when done by the asker?

When a question is flagged/close-voted as duplicate by other users, the question asker has the possibility to unilaterally approve this vote and have the question closed. If this happens, the last ...
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### Should linked questions be more visible?

Every now and then I remember that there are actually links to other questions on the right hand side. For people who don't know: Whenever you post a URL to another question, the question that links ...
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### Cannot post question using specific MathJax because of warning about missing code formatting

On Mathematica SE, this snippet couldn't be submitted as a question some text... some more text.... $$\rho_h(f)=R_h(f)/R_0(f)$$ The error was Your post appears to contain ...
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### When is an elected moderator shown as "departed" on the election page?

On Philosophy, one of the elected moderators has since deleted their account, and they're shown as "Departed" on the election page: However, on The Workplace, one of the elected moderators still ...
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### Username has Two Display Forms [duplicate]

I believe this is a bug? Question-in-question: Reward finding duplicate questions - +10, +2, -5 User-related: https://meta.stackexchange.com/users/138112/pekka