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Form to request erasure under GDPR doesn't indicate that attribution will be removed from all posts, a possible license violation

It's long been the case that when a user requests their account be deleted, all of their contributions are dissociated from their name. This would ordinarily be considered a violation of the CC BY-SA ...
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Is the Texas anti-censoring law a concern for SE sites?

Texas has recently passed a bill that allows users to sue social media sites for "censoring" their content. To quote CNN: Texas’s law makes it illegal for any social media platform with 50 ...
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New Post Notices are live network-wide

For further issues, bugs and feedback that have not been covered by existing answers here please feel free to ask a new question. A few minutes ago, new Post Notices were launched across the Stack ...
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Please allow users without the close/reopen votes privilege to see the full details of close reasons

Let me first establish what I'm not asking about: I know that there are posts that don't show a specific close reason to anyone when three different reasons were chosen. I know that users who don't ...
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Is the post body of the Stack Exchange data dump sanitized?

I am building a project based on the Stack Overflow data dump. As per Database schema documentation for the public data dump and SEDE the Body of Posts / PostsWithDeleted is given as rendered HTML and ...
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Change all @username references in comments when a user changes their name?

The fact that a user can change their name at will can lead to some confusion in the comments. For instance, suppose a user named "foo" changes his name to "bar", all those comments signed by "foo" ...
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Questions migrated to other sites incorrectly show as "closed" instead of "migrated" in search results

When a question is migrated to a different site, the copy on the original site (the migration stub) has "[migrated]" appended to the title. Here's an example. On the question page itself: ...
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How can I unfollow all answers to a question at once?

As for now, I'm following many answers in a specific question, for example here: Visual design changes to the review queues But I just lost my curiosity of this particular discussion. So how can I ...
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How can I keep Stack Overflow clones out of my Google search results?

What is the best way to keep the various Stack Overflow clones and aggregators out of my Google search results? Sites that are not to be named; I'm looking at you. They are seriously messing up my ...
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'Add Another Answer' button lacks styling in Safari on iOS

When viewing the website in full site mode in Safari on iOS, some of the buttons lack the new styling. I've already reported a few instances occurring in the new flag dashboard: 'Undelete post'...
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Account "*temporarily* suspended" network-wide for the next 10 years, and cannot chat for 3 centuries?

Ron Maimon has his account "temporarily suspended" network-wide, as stated in one of his profiles: This account is temporarily suspended network-wide. The suspension period ends on Aug 8 '...
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Can the "Add Another Answer" button have its own draggable pop-up too?

If I recall correctly, there used to be a browser pop-up after clicking/pressing the "Answer Your Question" button. Now it has been changed to an in-site draggable pop-up: Can the same be ...
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Shouldn't it be "this post" instead of "your post" while editing someone else's post?

While editing someone's post on Stack Overflow, I came across this message when OP's post was mostly code: But.. this isn't my post.. Shouldn't it be "this post" (or some other pronoun) ...
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Is there a place where I can look up the actual SE names of visual elements on pages and site functionalities? [duplicate]

note for reopening: I'm not asking about the Stack Exchange Glossary - Dictionary of Commonly-Used Terms. That isn't a place to list "the actual SE names of the various items on pages and site ...
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Stack Exchange Glossary - Dictionary of Commonly-Used Terms

What are the common phrases, words, abbreviations that are used on Stack Overflow, Server Fault, Super User, Meta Stack Overflow, and the other Stack Exchange sites? This is meant to be a very quick ...
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Suggestion: exclude the author from the pool of edit review candidates to limit bias? [duplicate]

Sometimes I suggest an edit even on an SE site on which I have few reputation points, just to improve readability. In such cases the edit awaits review by a user with more reputation. But here's the ...
324 votes
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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 ...
29 votes
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Obtaining full chat transcripts

How do I download all chat messages or those from a particular room (over all time)? A script may be able to do it, but is there a more convenient way? Is there something at https://data....
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The ability to unfollow all

Looking at the occasional new post to an old question that I've followed, I realise that most of the posts I'm getting pings from I'm no longer interested in. Having been over-enthusiastic at pressing ...
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Where would the question "Roughly how many people are typically on the seas at one time?" be on-topic?

Is there a Stack Exchange site where the following question would be on-topic? I was thinking about the reasons why NASA launches rockets by the coast, and one of them is that the ocean has less ...
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With new designs planned for some sites, are there plans to tackle the backlog?

I recently became aware that Ethereum and some other sites are getting new designs, comprising of a logo, background colors, and textures. This seems an excellent start to things, especially with ...
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How's site design going for smaller out-of-beta sites? [duplicate]

I'm curious about the progress towards site design for multiple out-of-beta sites, particularly smaller sites, which are yet to have a design. I understand this is not a straightforward process and ...
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What is the state of the new site designs promised after the redesign?

Last year, Jon Ericson wrote in an announcement about the completion of the responsive design rollout: We'll continue fixing bugs and starting in 2019 we'll be working on designs for sites with the ...
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When is the "happy anniversary" banner displayed?

I have noticed a banner saying "Happy 10 year anniversary!" in the right sidebar on some sites recently - on Sports and on Academia. Questions. Is this something which has to be requested ...
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Remove Introductory banner for signed in accounts over a certain age?

I noticed today that this banner appeared again on my front-page: I recall having removed the banner several times after I understood how the site works many moons ago, yet it keeps on reappearing ...
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The "Code Language" selection on the tag wiki page isn't in sync with available and supported syntax highlighting options

Moderators can set the default syntax highlighter on tags by selecting a value from a drop-down list: The community maintains a list of supported languages by inspecting the Highlight.js code file ...
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Reputation gains for Teams not vertically aligned in daily summary in achievements dialog

In the achievements dialog, the reputation gains/losses per site per day are aligned vertically, but for Stack Overflow for Teams the icon is too large, which pushes the '+12' in the screenshot below ...
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Should we change the positive asking record criteria for the Curious badge set?

Poking around the people's profiles to see how the new activity page looks I keep seeing things like this: It looks strange to have a 25/5 progress on a badge, but the dialog explains that what this ...
139 votes
1 answer
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What are the reputation requirements for privileges on sites, and how do they differ per site?

Formerly Reputation requirements compared. What are the reputation requirements for privileges on the various sites in the network? Also, how do reputation requirements for various privileges compare ...
263 votes
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Dark Mode for Stack Exchange sites

Each Stack Exchange site should provide users the option of using a dark mode design/theme. Why is this feature missing? The major IDEs are already a letdown regarding dark color schemes.
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Introduce a rule: When questions are closed as "off-topic", the moderator who closes must not do so without also proposing a better place to ask [duplicate]

Back in 2011 and 2012, SE was different. These days it feels as if more than half my questions get shut down as off topic, and of those, only half are done so politely and helpfully. Here's the latest ...
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The Bridge chatroom is struggling with reopening after the browser has been closed

In The Bridge chatroom, me and a number of other users have the problem that when we close our browser (for me it's Edge 101) and reopen it (for example, when rebooting our computers or signing out of ...
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Programmatically sending instant e-mail alerts about new SE replies

How can I code a program in C# that can check for replies to my Stack Exchange questions and send me instant e-mail alerts when new replies are posted? It'd be great if all users' activity here went ...
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Answers/comments were not copied during migration to another site

My question What are the correct pronouns for referring to someone whom I have never met in person when the gender is apparent? has a banner migrated from english.stackexchange.com  Oct 25 at 0:44. ...
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Improvements to site status and incident communication

TL;DR: Starting on the 8th of June, 2022, our status page will be updated automatically, bringing us closer to our goal of better communicating outage statuses with our community. The URL https://...
357 votes
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Database schema documentation for the public data dump and SEDE

Stack Exchange releases "data dumps" of all its publicly available content roughly every three months via archive.org, and also makes that information queryable over the Internet at the Stack Exchange ...
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Markdown reformatting is broken if a list item starts with a block element

The new/stacks editor, when switching from source mode to Markdown mode, breaks alignment of list items <li> if it begins with a block-level element (<blockquote> or <pre>). For ...
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1 answer
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Many API requests to /questions with filter parameters are failing with status code 400 errors

For some questions, using a filter parameter appears to break the API, causing it to return a "400 Bad Request" status code with the following payload: {"error_id":404,"...
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Markdown formatting problems in the Help Center article "How do I search?"

In the Help Center article How do I search?, there seem to be a few Markdown formatting problems: In the section "Boolean Operators", the subheading "OR operator" is not rendered ...
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1 answer
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Improving migration quality

We have usually the same statements against more/simplified migration paths like stated in this question: the question is low quality and should rather be closed the question doesn't belong on the ...
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Who is on the Community Management Team, and what does it do?

The members of the Community Management Team (sometimes referred to as the Community Team or CMs) are employees of Stack Exchange the company, but not all SE employees are Community Management Team ...
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Long site names shown in the visible communities in the Profile tab are not truncated, resulting in inconsistent left-column widths

When users have accounts on sites with long names (for example, History of Science and Mathematics) and have them displayed in the visible communities list in the Profile tab, the width of the left ...
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Cannot cancel out of unwanted account creation

I visited a stack exchange site at which I have no account. I wished to ask a question, but not to associate the activity with my identity across the network. So I intentionally did not click on 'join ...
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1 answer
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Make the "Help" icon link to the Help Center

This is just a tiny request to simply change the href attribute of the "Help" icon's link from "#" to "/help". All the other icons/menus have useful links except for ...
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4 answers
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Can there be a notification for bounties started on questions you've asked or answered?

Can there be a notification for those people that participated in the question in the past (either who asked or answered it) once a bounty is started on it?
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This star on the Warm Welcome hat looks like a communist symbol

I've just earned the "Warm Welcome hat" and the red star on it looks like a communist symbol. I associate this symbol on this particular hat closely with many atrocities against my country: Poland, as ...
184 votes
5 answers
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New Reputation Calculation - was the community asked?

Stack Exchange is recalculating everyone's reputation to award more reputation for receiving an upvote on a question. To my knowledge, the community wasn't asked for input on whether this was a good ...
55 votes
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The Community Teams @ Stack Exchange and how we work together

I wanted to share with you about who the people that work on our Community are, and how we are organized. For context, I (Teresa Dietrich) am the head of Product, Community, Design and Engineering, a ...
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Is it ok for a moderator to join a private WhatsApp or Telegram group with users from the same site they moderate?

All SE sites already have chat rooms and meta sites to discuss things related to the main site. However, some like-minded users can sometimes create parallel groups on WhatsApp, Facebook, Telegram, ...
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How come that sometimes established users don't use proper link formatting?

Sometimes, I encounter a post by an established user that contains plain URLs, like: See my three-part series of articles on that: https://ericlippert.com/2011/03/17/implementing-the-virtual-method-...

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