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Is there a habit to downvote new users by default? [on hold]

Continuing a rather dated Downvoting of new user questions, I wonder whether meta SE has a habit to downvote new users. Every single question of mine got downvoted, sometimes with a reason, sometimes ...
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Populate “about me” from Network Profile instead of oldest site account upon joining a new site

Related: Don't copy "about me" from my oldest account when I join a community Use another profile other than the oldest when joining new community or site This is basically the feature-...
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Is dropping the final period in a bare url done by-design?

I have no idea if this is a potentially exploitable security issue or just a nit pick. In this comment: yep! ;-) btw that's A._B._and_C. If you just past the link without the brackets, the SE url ...
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Why I did not receive a notification that grace period of a bounty started?

From my past experience with bounties, you receive several notification as the bounty is closing to end: bounty expires in three days, bounty expires in one day, bounty expiring soon (this is ...
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Visit chat section

On some questions (e.g. here) I see the "Visit chat" section which refers to the current community chat page: Other questions don't have such a section. Moreover on several questions (e.g. here) ...
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Why does adding a duplicate bump a question if marking it as a duplicate in the first place doesn't?

I recently added questions to the list of duplicates on a couple of closed questions. To my surprise I then found those questions at the top of the homepage. This was surprising to me because closing ...
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How to properly cite someone on Stack Exchange?

I have asked a question a couple of weeks ago and I was given a very detailed and nicely presented answer. I was wondering if I would like to use such an answer how do I cite the person or what do I ...
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Is it feasible to deplatform a user off of SE using a small group of people, and if so how to prevent it [duplicate]

Backstory: I'll start this off by saying my reputation is at 1 for a reason. Not disputing that. My main concern is the manner in which this happened. It's readily apparent that at least two users ...
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Does notifying the close-voters violate the code of conduct or other rulings of stackexchange in any way?

Continuing http://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/1751, is it a violation of the code of conduct or any other rulings of stackexchange when the author of a closed/on-hold question notifies (via a ...
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Add a statement to the help center and ask question sidebar that site-specific questions are off-topic

On this site, we routinely get questions that are about one specific site. In many of those cases, people use old questions from back when this site accepted Stack Overflow-specific questions pre-mso-...
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Disallow user names which result in unclickable links

This is not a duplicate of Why are usernames allowed to be composed entirely of non-visible Unicode characters? as that simply asks why this ability exists. This is a feature request asking for this ...
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VoteTypeIds in the context of Comments for StackOverflow Posts

Known information: As per this answer comments can't be downvoted. VoteTypeId 3 means downvote on a given post. referred answer My Assumption: Comments should not be downvoted and therefore Votes ...
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Comments: You've heard of +1, you've heard of -1. Now get ready for ±0!

In comments, some people voluntarily write "+1" or "-1" to indicate what they did vote-wise on the post. But when people want to say that they weren't the person who downvoted, there's no way to ...
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Where can I ask a question about my Motorola phone not finding Wi-Fi?

Where can I ask the following question? My Motorola phone will not find our WiFi but will find my neighbor's. Note, my laptop can connect perfectly to my WiFi. My Motorola is an Android-based phone....
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Moderators’ behavior in small Stack Exchange communities

Lately I have been visiting some Stack Exchange sites like Italian Language and similar, and I saw a lot of people (moderators included) tend to comment chatty things like “Welcome to ...”. I know it’...
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When are tag wikis created by the Community user vs a normal user?

When viewing the history of tag wikis, I've come across quite a few tags showing that the original revision was by the Community user, and quite a few that were by normal users. Two random examples I'...
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Everytime that I switch stacks the system requires a password reset [closed]

How can I get StackExchange to quit forgetting my password? Now it is even worse. It wont let me edit my own posts or comments.
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Tapping site icon on stackexchange.com increases page width

Stackexchange.com page with site tiles looks normal initially: But if you tap on any tile from the right side the page width will be increased to make popup visible: In the same time top bar ...
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Planned maintenance scheduled April 23, 2019 at 00:00UTC (8:00pm US/Eastern)

Update 2019-04-18: We have hit some unexpected issues and are postponing the maintenance. The new target is Tuesday, April 23rd pending several dependencies. tl;dr: Planned service interruption that ...
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2answers
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Post editor, image upload, and post preview all broken network-wide

Across the network (I've checked SO, MSO, SSE, and MSE), for questions and answers, I see that the entire toolbar on the post editor is blank; no icons are present. Screenshot: The post preview also ...
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Options from HTML select inside a Stack Overflow question or answer will be positioned fixed

As the title already tells: When someone is answering a question or creating a question with a fiddle inside and when this fiddle contains a HTML <select> element, the child <option> ...
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Improve the UX so it's obvious that the previous answer will be unaccepted when accepting another one

A new user receives a good answer Clicks the tick✅ next to it Receives another good answer Proceeds to tick that as well Unexpected[to a new user] result: First answer gets unaccepted User potentially ...
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Incorrect Reputation amount in SO's profile Reputation chart

In the past, my reputation got reduced due to the banning of an SO user. In the Reputation chart on my profile page, this reduce is visible. However, the amount of reputation shown when hovering the ...
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Can upvotes be sorted and searched?

I am constantly wanting to back through helpful questions and answers that I remember, and upvote, so I can reference and view them multiple times, continuing to get benefit from them. The search bar ...
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Do recommended deletions turn into delete votes when the delete privilege is earned?

Users with >2k rep but <20k (1k and 4k respectively on beta sites) can recommend deletion on low quality answers. Once the upper bound is reached, users unlock the ability to cast delete votes on ...
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Feeds are no longer posted in chat

As far as I can tell, at some point today today chat feeds posted in various rooms stopped being posted as chat messages into rooms. What is actually the problem? Can this be fixed? Some examples ...
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“Move Comments to Chat” Mod button is broken

I'm trying to move a conversation to chat on a site I moderate. When I click the big button from the flag dialog, I get this: It links to a chatroom that is most definitely empty. I have also tried ...
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How to “unfollow” a question that I posted an answer to?

I made a post in a sandbox question and now I get notifications about other posts. I could not find any option to ignore notifications from that thread. Is there no such option or did I miss it?
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Twitter icon missing on the profile page of the network sites

When I first started seeing this, I thought this could be some render because of poor internet error that time or whatever. I basically ignored it. I think its a issue which was okay few weeks ago I ...
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2answers
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Are there any Stack Exchange website(s) for asking questions about animals and birds? [closed]

what i want to ask I decided to launch a donation website and app. Here is the concept of not get more then one rupees, and here want to collect one rs (indian currency) for the animals and birds ...
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Is it against the site policy to include an offer of a bitcoin bounty in my stackoverflow question? [duplicate]

As the title explains, is it acceptable to add something like the following to a stackoverflow question: I'm offering a $10 reward in bitcoin to the submitter of the accepted answer. UPDATE ...
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Bounty wrongly assigned to my answer

It seems OP accepted the valid answer which solved his problem after bounty has been assigned to my answer. Here is the post: consuming xml webservice using retrofit Parameter `soap12:Body` does not ...
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How do I cancel an edit? [duplicate]

I've edited a post and realised I was in error. How do I retract that edit? The edit is in the review queue, and I'd like to abort it because by rights it should be rejected, and if it isn't then it'...
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How should I respond to edits on questions that should be closed? [duplicate]

I recently gained access to the suggested edit queue on Stack Overflow. There are often minor edits on off-topic questions that will assuredly get closed (e.g., "Why is Python better than Node.JS?"). ...
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Non-employee Moderators on MSE [duplicate]

As far a small I know only employees are moderators on MSE so how is this user a moderator?
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Announcing the arrival of Valued Associate #679: Cesar Manara

We mentioned last year that we were looking to rev up on additional resources for the Stack Exchange network and this announcement is meant to support that claim. Due to the increased growth of our ...
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Should the Astronomy site pop up when someone queries for “space”?

I wanted to ask a question for the 1st image of a black hole. I searched for the right site in SE, and what better keyword for my query other than "space", right? Space exploration site came up as ...
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Search by permalink number

When I put a question ID into the search box of any site on Stack Exchange, I'm taken right away to that question, e.g. https://meta.stackexchange.com/search?q=326607 However, this feature does not ...
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If OP ends up answering their own question that they offered a bounty, why don't they get it? [duplicate]

I understand the current rules and terms related to bounties. I understand they are non-refundable but this is not a refund but rather, the OP receiving the bounty payment they offered up if they end ...
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How to prove I didn't downvote? [duplicate]

In Merge two mysql tables from all row in table 1, but extra row in table 2 by id column the answerer accused me of downvoting his answer, just because I made comments that his answer doesn't really ...
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Why can't you vote to leave open after previously voting to close and reopen?

Here's an interesting scenario: A question was closed as off-topic. I voted to reopen it and it was eventually reopened. However, in the process of getting reopened the question was edited. I closed ...
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Writing how the advice turned out

There are some SE sites, where an answer is obviously either correct or wrong (like math) and then there are some where there isnt a correct answer in principle (like codegolf) and some where the ...
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Can I prevent link back(appear in Linked Sidebar) when adding a link to another post?

Frequently I add links to other questions or answers in my posts, providing additional information for a subject. This link appears on the Linked Sidebar of the question, which is ok. The issue is ...
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Why was this particular “not an answer” flag declined? [migrated]

I flagged this particular answer as "not an answer". For reference, the question was: How to block bluetooth device that spams me with pairing requests? and the answer I flagged was: Doesn’t ...
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Where can I ask a question about hardware? [duplicate]

I am building my own computer and I have doubts about which fan should I choose. I've seen here Super User might be the place, but they say "if you are not looking for a shopping recommendation". ...
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Unicorn Meta Zoo #1: Why another podcast?

Welcome to the 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. Listener grooveplex has started a wiki ...
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Fake Stack Overflow clone sites [duplicate]

Are the clone sites listed below affiliated with Stack Overflow and if they aren't, is it possible to get them shut down? They look like phishing websites to me. https://krom.cryptoo.online/ ...
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Is there any chat feature on Stack Exchange? [duplicate]

In one of my earlier posts, an user initiated a private discussion for understanding my concern better. (There is a chat window on the 5th comment) Which badge is required for that?
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Posts edited counter (for Strunk & White badge) is sometimes off

This question is inspired by Edit counts toward Strunk & White badge do not always add up to 80, where I remembered that I wrote a Global Edit Summary, which is (on some sites) off by one or more ...
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Why does talk in chat still require 20 reputation on meta?

Alert! low rep user here! I'm trying to work on my rep by participating more around the StackExchange. It can be a little daunting though, writing a question and wondering if it will be well received.....

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