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Extend “Hide left navigation” preference with “Show upper right”

As part of "Left nav, responsive design, and theming next steps", the related profile setting "Hide left navigation" was introduced, which you can enable/disable in your profile settings. On top of ...
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Allow users with less than 50 rep to comment if they've already commented

The title of my question could look weird at the first sight, but I will explain you. Recently I’ve seen a user that posted an answer to an old question, but their answer was actually a ...
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When accepting an answer (or unaccepting it), the layout of the comments change

When I accept or unaccept an answer, the comments get "squished" in a weird manner. Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10.6; en-US; rv:1.9.1.6) Gecko/20091201 Firefox/3.5.6 Good : Not ...
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Where did the question with fun captcha combinations go?

I could have SWORN there was a question on SO or here that had interesting word combinations that pop up in the Captcha. Am I crazy, or where is it?
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Bright green + white = not really readable

This is a very minor issue, but I figured I'd put it out there: When a tag is edited on a question on meta, it is displayed in the log as bright green with white text. On my screen I can't read it ...
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Stack Exchange Profile Picture Squisher™

Recently strolling through profiles of fellow chat members I noticed that there are some images squished. Example profiles are Катерина and Proxy. The biggest thing that made me realize the issue is ...
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What does a site sponsorship require from the sponsor?

Two sites, Quantum Computing and Artificial Intelligence, have corporate sponsors (Strangeworks and IBM, respectively). This is part of a pilot program to increase community engagement. From the ...
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Why is the word “!” banned from titles?‼?

That's so strange, so weird something like that can happen... "This question body does not meet our quality standards. Please make sure that it completely describes your problem - including what you ...
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Why are images shown next to each comment?

In my opinion it would look cleaner if the comment images/buttons were only shown when hovering over the comments (on desktop). Why are they always shown?
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Which Stack Exchange sites have syntax highlighting enabled?

The code syntax highlighting feature is only enabled on certain sites. In order for code to be highlighted and for any of the hints listed in the above question to work, the Markdown extension has to ...
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Filtered Questions missing PHP activity

When I view my Favorite Tags the most recent PHP activity on Stack Overflow has been missing from the results for most of the day today. Once in a while a couple of PHP tagged items from Stack ...
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Writing.SE clamours for graduation

Writing.SE has raised the issue of our desire to graduate a year ago Here it is: we're tired of being a beta site. We believe we have been a consistently successful site, we've been around for more ...
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I can add comments on an old election

I was looking at an old election page, and I noticed that I am able to add comments, as well as the other standard moderator actions for comments (deleting, editing, etc.): I clicked "add a comment", ...
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Is there any down side to cleaning up unused/unwanted SE accounts?

I prefer to delete old accounts that I no longer use or want, for privacy and security reasons. Say I have an account on a SE sub-site. It's at the default score, or maybe +/-5. So usually in the ...
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How many sites are there on Stack Exchange?

In different places I see a different number of Stack Exchange sites: http://meta.stackexchange.com http://stackexchange.com I suppose this number should be the same everywhere. P.S. ...
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While editing the previous version of answer, the warning box in the side bar is not sticky

When the top bar stickiness is enabled or disabled, in the answer section while edit an answer If I select any one of the previous revision, I'm receiving the warning below in the side bar: Warning!...
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Warn moderators when migrating questions if the migration would be blocked should normal users vote

When normal users vote to migrate a question to another site, the system performs multiple checks: Post author is not Q-banned or suspended on the destination At least one tag the question uses ...
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Allow to search by user id when user is deleted

Specifying the user:<id> option to the search string allows you to search for posts written by specified user. That also includes the wiki posts, which are considered community owned (almost ...
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This CoC is getting out of control--it's eating zombies now

One of the best answers on this website was deleted late last year. Why is asking a question on "best practice" a bad thing? Well, actually, it wasn't just deleted, the answerer was struck ...
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Appropriate response to incorrect polyglot rejects of English edits

It's quite rare to find people who are so good at a written foreign language that they'd make a good copy editor of that language. Suppose you noticed a minor bit of clarity and context editing, (of ...
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What is migration and how does it work?

I posted a question which was closed as off-topic and it seems like it could fit on another site in the network. How can I go about moving it there? What is migration and how does the process ...
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Where can I ask a question about an error I'm getting in Debian?

This question is about an error of a sign of MikTeX in my computer with Debian. This error is E: El repositorio «http://miktex.org/download/debian stretch InRelease» no está firmado. This ...
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What could have caused this question to be sent to the reopen queue?

I noticed a question had gotten reviewed earlier today, but I can't figure out what prompted the review. The question was asked almost a week ago, on January 17th at 10:16. It was reviewed and closed ...
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Exact phrase search with tag gets wrapped with additional set of quotes on Meta.SE

Only on Meta Stack Exchange, searching with an exact phrase in the search box will result in the entire query wrapped in an additional pair of quotes. For example: [feature-request] "There are no ...
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Why is asking a question on “best practice” a bad thing?

I've written a few questions on Stack Overflow before that have been closed due to being "not constructive" or "not a real question". Now, after scanning the FAQ for the site a few times, I ...
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Missing SVG logo on official blog

Is anyone seeing the missing SVG logo issue on the top-left of stackoverflow.blog? I think the issue is the CORS policy on the image host: Access to XMLHttpRequest at 'https://zgab33vy595fw5zq-...
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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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Has a spammer ever actually repented and reformed?

In this answer on the merits of the -100 reputation penalty for spamming, Journeyman Geek ♦ comments, Its worth remembering there's two (and half) types of spammers. There's the big commercial ...
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The Complete Rate-Limiting Guide

I noticed that I can only perform certain actions such as commenting a finite number of times in a given period of time. Obviously, rate limiting is in place to prevent accidental misuse or ...
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My picture is missing on my profile page

The profile picture is missing on my profile page. The relevant part looks like Since this profile picture appears almost everywhere when I am referenced, quite a few other pages looks buggy. For ...
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What to do with broken avatars generated by Google?

Recently, some users that have their avatar generated by (or just imported from?) Google have a broken avatar, since Google no longer provides an image at the given URL, but a 404. See My picture is ...
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People vote reputation, myth or reality?

Hypothetic situation: You answer a question, a couple of minutes later another user with much more reputation than you post the same answer. And that's all for you in that question! All votes go ...
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Current state of the stack ignores user needs

I read the blog, I re-read it, I made notes and re-read it again, I walked away and then re-read it for a fifth and sixth time. I still found none of my concerns addressed (see end). First, there ...
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Cutting text from comments does not put text on the clipboard

Twice now, while typing up a comment on a question, my comment was too long, so I selected a portion of the text, tapped cut, posted the comment, then went into my notes app to save the cut text to ...
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Profile pictures on the profile page shouldn't be stretched [duplicate]

It looks like there's been a recent change in the profile picture system. However, that appears to have broken images which are not squares. This is what I see on my profile page. It's horizontally ...
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How do I format Perl's $` variable in Stackoverflow?

In Uninitialized Value $` in Perl, I want to format as code several Perl variables. If I have one $`, there isn't a problem because the paragraph doesn't have another backtick. If I double up the ...
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No notification when someone with gold badge edits my question or answer

I recently asked in the SO.pt Meta about some edits made to my questions and answers where I wasn't notified in my inbox. To test the "theory", I asked someone with a gold badge in a tag that I used ...
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Traffic (views, visits) is not correctly registered on Site Analytics or Area 51

In the site analytics, privileged users can monitor some things like the total traffic on the site. However, it seems to be broken at the moment, all figures are almost zero. This is how it looks for ...
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What kind of edits of my posts by other users are not fall into inbox? [duplicate]

I noticed that not all of edits of my posts are fall into my inbox. I know that when the edit only contains a tag manupulation then it doesn't go into my inbox. But seems there is more complex ...
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Make it easier to find what you want [duplicate]

I am really annoyed by how little screen space is used for a question or actual content when I am not logged in to sites on the network. I visited an AskUbuntu question and found less than 10% of the ...
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Reimplement career page to be not indexed by search engines [on hold]

In the past it had option to hide my CV (and story page) from bots. It placed a noindex and nofollow tags in the meta. Thus my CV page disappeared from Google search results. Unfortunately it looks ...
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Long words in tag excerpts move outside the box

When there's an extremely long 'word', like a link, the tag excerpt popup does not hyphenate the word and break it to a new line. Instead, it extends outwards, like so: (link to that particular ...
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Captcha not shown with JavaScript turned on which makes things difficult

It just happened to me on SU that the captcha was not shown. Neither in Safari nor in Firefox was there any way to show it. There was just that robot guy with the numbers on it. Of course I was ...
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Ads acting strange?

I was on Arqade, and I noticed an ad that I wasn't particurlarly interested in, but thought I'd take a look. Immediately after clicking it, I was taken to link 1. Perhaps it is something to do with my ...
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How does Stack Overflow manage all these questions and answers (basically data)? [duplicate]

I am wondering, there are a lot of questions and answers on Stack Overflow, So how do they manage this much data? How do they store this much data? How much backup do they have (in case one day we ...
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How to search for posts with special characters like “${^MATCH}”? [duplicate]

How to search for posts with special characters like ${^MATCH}? Using quotes doesn’t work.
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Where do I ask for naming advice for a future Perl (CPAN) Module?

I'm currently developing a Perl Module, but haven't yet decided on its name. I have a few ideas and would like to know if these are rather good or bad names. I'm also open to completely new ...
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Is there any correlation between the reputation and the politeness?

I'm thinking that it would be interesting to investigate the correlation between the user's reputation and its politeness. Here are some simple investigation directions: Whether high-reputation users ...
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What are the badges I can earn on each site, and what are the exact criteria for earning each badge?

Formerly List of all badges with full descriptions. What are badge name's requirements? Why didn't I get badge name (right now)? Which badges can I earn multiple times? Jump to: Question ...
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CAPTCHA not displaying on “Human verification”

I'm not able to answer a question on Stack Overflow because the Human Verification page is showing up but without any CAPTCHA. I found many questions relating this but without a solution that worked ...

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