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Why doesn't the Community user have a Stack Exchange Chat account?

Why does the Community user not have a Stack Exchange Chat account? Why can't it fulfill its purpose THERE just like all other Stack Exchange sites?
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Announcing a change to the data-dump process

Please note: We usually avoid posting on Fridays, but with the data dump scheduled for the end of July, we wanted to share this information with the community as soon as possible. We will monitor this ...
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Moderator Agreement notice disappeared without dismissing it

There was a banner with a new moderator agreement information. I didn't dismiss it (and I didn't yet accepted new Agreement), but it has disappeared now. Is it expected behavior? Actually I'm waiting ...
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Change "Hot Network Questions" to "Trending Network Questions"?

The word Hot in Hot Network Questions feels like it carries a sexual connotation. Should the phrase Hot Network Questions be changed to Trending Network Questions? Do you think the latter is more ...
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Is it possible to send a request to a person by a private message? [duplicate]

Is it possible to request the person by PM? Scenario: Someone asked a question. He is asked to show the code. The code was used unfortunately in 1 week later session expired pastebin....
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Are questions asking about a standard way of doing things automatically an opinion based question? [closed]

I come across a lot of questions asking if there is a standard way of doing things. 98.7% of these questions are closed as being "opinion-based". That is not really helping when there are ...
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Using "and" in the search field always does a regular search instead of a tag search

Background on searching There are two search types one can perform: Tag search Only returns questions when searching for tags, like [tag-a] [tag-b] which gives results of questions that have both ...
148 votes
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Stack Exchange’s image hosting arrangement with Imgur has ended - migration complete!

Update on the Imgur migration, May 28th 2024: Migration complete! As of today, we are pronouncing the work associated with the Imgur migration "complete" for all intents and purposes. There ...
103 votes
31 answers

Changing how community leadership works on Stack Exchange: a proposal and rough timeline

For nearly fifteen years, Stack Exchange community leadership has taken a very simple form: there is the community-at-large, and there are moderators elected by ranked-choice voting. This system is ...
28 votes
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What makes a community healthy?

Continuing my series of questions to the community here: Shifting back to community theory a bit, because I’m a geek that way… How do you define a healthy community? By the standard that you just ...
63 votes
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When is a review task "completed" or "invalidated"?

I've noticed that the number of reviews required to remove a post from a queue varies. For example, to accept/reject a suggested edit, you need two votes of the same kind. If the votes are conflicting,...
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Upcoming sign-up experiments related to tags

In April, we shared that we had been conducting sign-up experiments on Stack Overflow and found positive results. These were centered around simplifying the typical sign-up flow and experience. Our ...
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Verification emails don't seem to be sending from Area 51

It looks like a similar issue to Not getting any email confirmation mail from Area 51. I hit "re-send email verification to my_email_address" for a couple of times, but I didn't receive ...
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In today's era where artificial intelligence is becoming increasingly ubiquitous, what significance does a Q&A website still hold? [duplicate]

We can ask AI (like Chat GPT) for answers to almost any question. It usually provides multi-faceted and correct answers, and always remains calm. Especially for knowledge-based questions, AI has ...
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Area 51-- Can't receive Email Verifications [duplicate]

I can't receive email for verification in Area 51 after repeated attempts of clicking.
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How can SE gate access to the Dump that will allow individuals access to the data while preventing "misuse" by for-profit organizations?

I read this answer written by Jody Bailey: We are looking for ways to gate access to the Dump, APIs, and SEDE, that will allow individuals access to the data while preventing misuse by organizations ...
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Why is a nondeterministic algorithm used to schedule badge calculation?

I read this question: I hit 50 days with 200+ rep two months ago; where's my ticket to the Epic club? And one of the answers was "The scheduled process that grants that badge has 1/10 chance ...
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Unable to translate the notice about updated Moderator Agreement

I know that the self Moderator Agreement is not translatable due to some legal issues. But I expect that the notice regarding the updated agreement should be translatable. Unfortunately I don't see ...
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"Image uploads are limited to 50 megapixels" looks weird for animated GIF [duplicate]

I tried to upload animated GIF with the size less than 2MiB and dimensions 600 х 388, but got unexpected error message: Image uploads are limited to 50 megapixels; please use a smaller image It ...
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What's the rationale behind placing a limit on uploaded gifs in terms of pixels? (instead of bytes or frame dimensions)

I read: Image uploads are limited to 50 megapixels; please use a smaller image What's the rationale behind placing a limit on uploaded gifs in terms of pixels? (instead of bytes or frame dimensions)
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Url protocol should not be required for image links

It is possible to write links without specifying the protocol, in this manner: [This is a reference-style link][some-link] [This is an inline-style link](// [some-link]: //...
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I want to force a change of my Stack Overflow profile name [closed]

I want to forcefully change my profile name in Stack Overflow, I don't want to wait 30 days: My account has had a lot of problems recently, and several accounts have suddenly been merged together. I ...
12 votes
1 answer

Stack Overflow CAPTCHA-Check fails - Oops! Robot detection failed

I try to post an answer to a question in Stack Overflow, than get CAPTCHA-Check with the box to click. After clicking I get the failed check (tested on Firefox, Chrome, and Edge): The last time I was ...
21 votes
2 answers

Close as duplicate fails on HTTPS links

When closing a question as a duplicate there is a text box which says: "search, or enter a question link or numeric id". You can copy and paste a question link into here, but this fails if the URL ...
3 votes
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New nav filters fail to work on HTTPS

On HTTPS, the JavaScript used to update the URL when changing the filter is hardcoded to use plaintext HTTP; it should be protocol-relative.: Uncaught SecurityError: Failed to execute 'replaceState'...
848 votes
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What does "user was removed" mean and why did my reputation change because of it?

Message appearing when a user was removed. It seems I lost 1765 reputation points on Stack Overflow yesterday. The reason given in my history is "removed", with the description of User was ...
646 votes
291 answers

Formatting Sandbox

Notes: Answers will occasionally be moved to the Sandbox archive when there are too many of them. When using them to report bugs, keep an eye on the post. You may also want to take a look at the ...
30 votes
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Manually clear saved question drafts

I've seen lately that new question editing is stored somewhere for later use if we wander off the new question without posting it and then return back to the page. Which is a good functionality ...
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What was the answer for which I earned and then lost rep points from removed user? [duplicate]

From time to time I lose 10 rep points for a "User was removed" reason. I'm really curious to know in what way I helped that user, that is, what was his\her question, and what did I answer? ...
153 votes
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Make voting activity on your posts available on site metas (what you would get from rep if metas had rep)

Child metas don't have rep, so there's no point in tracking a rep stat or reporting changes. But one of the things rep updates do on main sites is to alert me when there's activity on older posts. ...
3 votes
1 answer

Why can I still see vote counts in spite of having dropped below 1000 reputation? (And the other way around.) [closed]

I know from these answers that privileges are lost after dropping below the threshold for required reputation. I've done that, and appear to have kept my privilege, though. I used to have more than ...
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Why was an answer partially made using AI to make the point that you shouldn't use AI deleted?

My answer to a recent MSE question was deleted by a moderator a few hours ago. I have posted the screenshots below for those below 10,000 reputation. Yes, part of it did technically use AI to generate ...
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Do I own and retain all rights (copyright) to all the content posted on my profile page? [duplicate]

Does the 'public Network' include content on the profile page such as the profile picture and display name? Does the answer to Do I have to give attribution to SO when using my own content elsewhere? ...
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We are offline (or were) [duplicate]

Main meta seemed to be unavailable for a few seconds just now. It's happened for very short periods occasionally on refresh that the page goes to the : We are offline. And a referral link to the ...
9 votes
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Error message “User has already voted this way. Undo the vote, or change the vote to continue” when trying to retract a delete vote [duplicate]

There is an existing question about the same error but when trying to unfollow: Error message “User has already voted this way. Undo the vote, or change the vote to continue” when unfollowing posts. ...
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I can accept my own answer without waiting for 48 hours. If I retract the accept vote, it shows an error message [duplicate]

I accidentally accepted my own answer at The “View all” community buttons in the Community user's site profiles link to a server error page. When I accepted my own answer, I was shocked. Here it ...
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Error message “User has already voted this way. Undo the vote, or change the vote to continue” when undoing certain actions

There seems to be a bug where unfollowing posts, unaccepting an answer, and retracting (un)deletion votes gives this message: User has already voted this way. Undo the vote, or change the vote to ...
7 votes
1 answer

The “View all” community buttons in the Community user's site profiles link to a server error page

When I click the “View all” community button on the Community bot profile page, it links to the page as shown below: It shows that “Oops! Something Bad Happened!”. Is there any reason for this error?...
47 votes
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Images from only work for me after being accessed from another IP address

Problem There's the new image hosting system and Super User (my main "playground") is trialling it. My problem is I cannot see images hosted on This is how it looks like: ...
9 votes
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Unfollow doesn't work anymore [duplicate]

If I try to unfollow a post, this message appears: and the "Following" remains: I tried on both and
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1 answer

People using comments to answer questions [duplicate]

I have been noticing new questions often have answers in the comments instead of the answer list. What is the rationale behind this? I have seen this with users that have a lot of reputation too, so ...
810 votes
15 answers

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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Where can I ask this question about managing Git servers?

I have the following question that I've already attempted to ask on Software Engineering SE and Stack Overflow, but both were closed. Where can I ask this question? I'm planning to manage a cluster ...
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Saves’ private notes has some escaped HTML on sites where I'm a moderator

There’s a bug with the private notes for Saves, but I can only manage to reproduce it on the site on which I'm a moderator. This does not happen on sites where I'm not a moderator. On Music.SE, go to ...
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Can users with sufficient reputation get free ChatGPT Plus accounts?

I'm just going to put this out there, with no real idea how it'll be received but... Question: Can users with sufficient reputation get free ChatGPT Plus accounts? In particular: Stack Exchange is ...
40 votes
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Automatically resize images if their file size is too large

I posted this in 2018 here and it was marked as status-deferred. It's almost three years later and this is still an issue on Gardening and Landscaping and any site where photos are used to help ...
529 votes
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How does deleting work? What can cause a post to be deleted, and what does that actually mean? What are the criteria for deletion?

What circumstances can cause a question or answer to be deleted, and what does that actually mean? How can a post be deleted? When can't I delete my own post? Can I still see my post even after it's ...
57 votes
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Making a better image uploader

For those who don't know me, I'm a product designer here at Stack Overflow. Currently I'm working on a project called Teams (for more information about Teams and other projects, read Tim's post on ...
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How can I stop receiving downvotes from a question that the community is keeping up? [duplicate]

Recently, I read the [help article on bounties][help-center/bounties]. I initially misread the article and asked the following question based on that misunderstanding:
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Edge case where upon automatic page refresh after deleting saves list, listing in left col still shows that list

Repro steps: Save some post "A" to a new list "foo" Save another post "B" and click "manage" (leave the dialog open) In another tab, go to saves page, open &...

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