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Is it possible to download and upload all questions? [duplicate]

Previously I was using another Stack Exchange account for using all communities. I have some questions in that account. Now I am using another Stack Exchange account for using all ...
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Use the wording and links of “you don't have edit privileges” banner from mobile web in the desktop version

Prompted by the comments on this answer. On mobile, when I try to edit a post on a site I don't have edit privileges on, I get this banner: You do not have edit privileges. Your edit will be ...
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Can I see my own votes after an election is closed?

I'd like to revisit my own vote after the final results are in. Is this possible? No, I didn't take a screenshot
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On international SO sites, the Hot Meta Posts box contains [status-completed] posts

According to What criteria is used to select the links that appear in the community bulletin (events / featured / hot meta posts / blog) sidebar block?: If there are still under 4 items, the ...
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Is there a list of all Stack Exchange sites that advertise themselves with Community Ads on other sites?

I know that some Stack Exchange sites (e.g. Writing) have community ads that they submit on other sites (example below). Is there a list of all such SE sites? I assume based on past questions that ...
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How is misrepresentation of Stack Exchange in the media (and in science) handled?

I'm a regular reader of the site of the British newspaper The Guardian. The quality of the articles is generally high and they cover a wide range of topics. Today I was surprised to come across an ...
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Undeleting a bad question further worsens reputation [duplicate]

If an undeleted question does not have a chance of getting up vote due to the question being not worth a try, how will it help in getting out of question ban? Leaving it as deleted too does not help ...
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Should we change the phrasing of the “under 6 characters minimum” message to prevent confusion and duplicate questions

When making a small edit (say to code or hyperlinks) to fix something that's testably broken, you may get the error message forcing you to leave provably broken code. Edits must be at least 6 ...
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Is the visual design of Area 51 intended to appeal largely to geeks?

Space, aliens, freakin' unicorns. Area 51's all a bit geek-centric (making it inherently more male-oriented). However, aren't we supposed to be proposing sites for the internet community at large? Isn'...
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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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I would like more specifics on how the Announcer badge is awarded

When I post a link to a question or answer, and my user ID is part of the link, I know it is counted toward the Announcer badge when someone else clicks on it. However, I have received the Announcer ...
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A site on women's issues

Is there a site on the Stack Exchange network to ask and answer questions relating to women's issues?
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How does highlights view work in Chat?

There's an option to view "highlights" in rooms on Chat. This hides some messages, but shows most of them. How are these determined? It seems to be random, other than showing all starred messages that ...
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Negative score limit for Questions to show in any of the tabs?

First, apologies if this is a duplicate, I couldn't find it. I was looking at various queries on Data Explorer earlier and noticed something a bit odd, this question on SO: https://stackoverflow.com/...
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Stack Overflow load extremely slow and sporadically appears as offline

Everything loads extremely slow. No matter what I click. Sometimes the site appears offline. But when I checked its online status with Down For Everyone Or Just Me, it appeared online. I get random ...
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Can someone please fix the link in the 'access to moderator tools' privilege page?

I was discussing deletion privileges with someone when I noticed that help/privileges/moderator-tools includes an unformatted link: Can the page be updated so the link reads as the actual title of ...
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The NEW new “Be Nice” Policy (“Code of Conduct”) — Updated with your feedback

Update: Thanks for all the additional feedback below. We incorporated a lot of your suggestions, and this is going live (as https://meta.stackexchange.com/help/be-nice). We're also looking at ways ...
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Where to ask a question about compression? [duplicate]

I want to ask a question about compression and I'm unsure where to ask the question because I couldn't find any sites where this question would fit according to the Help Center. The question: Is ...
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Are we allowed according to the ToS to exempt a part of our post from the CC license?

tl;dr: Right now we are not allowed to cite outside sources (unless they are compatible with cc by-sa 3.0) or use images under fair use exceptions in our posts. Creative Commons provides guidance how ...
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“Show x more comments” button doesn’t work on deleted posts

One of my questions was recently deleted. When I viewed it on the mobile site, I tried to click the “view 4 more comments” button on the answer, but it didn’t work. I tried reloading and the like, but ...
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Where would I ask a question regarding the cycle time of a SIMATIC PLC with high-speed analog module

I have a quite specific question regarding the sampling rate of a hs-anolog modul in combination with the cycle-time of my program (TIA-portal V15) running on a Siemens Simatic CPU 1510SP-1 PN for ET ...
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Code block with more than 81 characters adds a newline if preceded with spaces

The standard editor for posts seems to have problem with non-word-breakable code blocks above a certain length. If such a 'word' is present in the editor, inserting spaces before it to create a code ...
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Who are the users that work for Stack Overflow?

I know Jeff Atwood and Joel Spolsky are the owners or creators because I came by the site from reading their blogs. Who else works for Stack Overflow in here? Does Jon Skeet? There's also a fair ...
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Adding a link with a space in front causes the link to not work

When you paste a link into the "Insert Hyperlink" box, it adds it automatically as a citation link: [Example 1][1] [1]: http://example.com But when you paste a link starting with a space , it ...
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Pasting hyperlink as text with leading space leads needlessly to broken links [duplicate]

When inserting a link via the SE editor it happens a lot that a broken link is generated. This seems to happen because a link is selected as text and pasted into the box. The result is a generated ...
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Is the [c#3.0] tag new, and should it exist? [closed]

What happened here? (source: tejp.de) Was it a retag? (I couldn't find any [retag-request] about this.) If it's the result of a retag, shouldn't the tag rather be [c#-3.0]? This format seems to ...
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Single location for SO/SF/SU user info

With the addition of Server Fault and the future addition of Super User, I can imagine it gets relatively hard to keep track of all that is going on without having three windows open at the same time ...
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Indicate if a new contributor is new to Stack Exchange, or new to the current Stack

I just came across a question by a new contributor to a Stack (in this case, SF & Fantasy), as indicated by the new contributor indicator. Since it was an ID request, I launched into a comment ...
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Can't delete the filter called My Filter

I'm unable to get rid of a filter that goes by the name of "My Filter". This is the default name you get when you click on New Filter. There's a clickable "Delete this filter", which leads to a ...
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The font size on the mobile site for question titles in the list

I'm considering using the mobile site instead of the app that is no longer supported, but the first thing I noticed was that I was squinting to read the question titles in the question list. My phone ...
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Uploader in Chat doesn't use HTTPS

In the uploader in Chat, when putting an image on Stack Imgur from the web, it doesn't make the link it puts in the message use HTTPS. Here is an example of the uploader doing this. This should be ...
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I just featured a question on meta…and I'm not a moderator [duplicate]

In a strange twist of events, I got this error that said that my edits couldn't be submitted because I needed the moderator tag featured. I'm not a moderator, so I just decided to humor the system. ...
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Why aren't Stack Exchange moderators paid for their service?

Why are moderators of Stack Exchange communities never paid for their service? Moderators remove spam from the site, so why should they struggle and never get paid? https://meta.stackexchange.com/...
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Can't disable usage of my on-site activity

https://meta.stackexchange.com/users/preferences/current After clicking the page just refreshes, and I can't change this option.
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Unable to access the default profile tab for users?

If I try to access a user's profile (Examples: MSE, Stack Apps, Aviation, etc.), it eventually times out and throws me to the "Oops! Something Bad Happened!" page (Example). This has been going on ...
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Number of questions missing with Custom Question Lists

Without Custom Question Lists on the left, with Custom Question Lists on the right: The one with CQL is missing the part where it says "16,828,657 questions". I frequently use this number when I'...
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Getting mails for non subscribed content and no link to unsubscribe

I got a mail from Stack Overflow regarding a chat event. I joined the chat event few months ago and this is the first time I'm getting a mail for that. I checked my email subscription settings and ...
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Don't show how to format code when I'm not on a programming site [duplicate]

Instructions on how to format code are the first thing you see under "How to Format" when asking a question, which is great, except when you're on a site that isn't about programming: ► create code ...
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Unicorn Meta Zoo #3: How do we grade questions?

Welcome to the Unicorn Meta Zoo, a podcast by members of the Stack Exchange community team. If you want to avoid spoilers, jump straight to the audio. Participants We're talking about whether or not ...
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How can I link two Google accounts to one Stack Exchange account?

I have one SO login that is linked to a Google Apps Account. The thing is... I have a second Google Apps account and I would like to add it to My Logins but nothing I have tried has worked. I've ...
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What are the criteria for questions to be selected for Hot Network Questions?

I really like the new Stack Exchange home page, where certain questions from the Stack Exchange Network are presented, along with a hotness rating that is described as "arbitrary" in its tooltip. Such ...
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Remove “be nice new user” message from users who are active in other sites on the network [duplicate]

This answer is clearly not answering the question (examples before 1950), and is marked a new user, but has a 61K+ reputation on another site (stack overflow) and thus we shouldn't have to explain the ...
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Text in spoilers shows before being hidden

When there’s text in a spoiler, it loads and is completely visible (sometimes for quite a while on slow connections) before being hidden. It is kind of counterintuitive; could this be changed so that ...
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Unicorn Meta Zoo #2: What is the role of moderators?

Welcome to the second episode of Unicorn Meta Zoo, a brand new podcast by members of the Stack Exchange community team. If you want to avoid spoilers, jump straight to the audio. Participants We're ...
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An SE site for identifying an old postcard

Is there any place in the SE-universe to ask a question or seek for help in identifying an old (probably pre world war II) postcard, based on its front image (reproduction of Carl von. Bergen XIX ...
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Wording of the title and heading of flag history page

Situation The title of a user's flag history page is "Flagged Posts for $(name)", and its h1 heading reads "Flags for $(name)". Problem with the title The page lists comment flags too, so the ...
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Show starred posts on chat in chronological order

Sometime recently a change was made to chat to show posts 'starred by me' in order of the number of stars. From time to time I have occasion to star posts in a chat room for reference, and having ...
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Please re-consider enabling low-rep users to see up/down votes on their own posts

This post is a request to re-consider the question "Please enable low-rep users to easily breakout up and down votes on their own questions", which was declined in 2010. This is not a duplicate post. ...
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Downvotes and close of beginner question

I experienced it several times, that beginner questions are closed or downvoted. Now I read the FAQ and found the following. A question is closed if it is exact duplicate off topic not ...
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Stack Exchange appears to be less suitable for inexperienced coders than it used to be before [duplicate]

In the past, the programming sites of Stack Exchange (e.g. Stack Overflow) used to accept fairly straightforward questions about HTML, CSS, JS and alike, scripting in powershell or BASH or simple ...

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