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Can I ask why someone else was deleted from the Physics SE-site (which means write his name explicitly)?

I have read some very good answers given by a person who had a very high reputation on the Physics SE site. He was (unfortunately) removed. Can I ask the question of why someone got removed from that ...
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A site URL changed and now its icon in SEDE is broken

This has happened before, and it's happened again, all because Cognitive Sciences recently was renamed Psychology & Neuroscience, with a change to the URL. The first thing that needs to be fixed ...
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Planned Maintenance scheduled for Wednesday, February 5, 2020 for Data Explorer

tl;dr; Planned service interruption that will impact Stack Exchange Data Explorer (SEDE). The site will be inaccessible for up to 12 hours on February 5, 2020 starting at 2:00pm UTC. Short Version: ...
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Different reputation system?

How about complete revamp or removal of reputation system? The issue I'm having with current system is that as far as I can tell, current system: Does not reward knowledgeable people and difficult ...
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Retrieve list of top 100 user on stackexchange for a specific tag sorted by posted content?

I am trying to replicate the top user page with user sorted by number of post for a specific tag. Suppose there are two users for tag. User 'A' with 5608 post for tag. And User 'B' with 2627 post. ...
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Increase discoverability of collapse/expand function in achievements dialog

This morning I discovered by accident that you can click on the headers ('Today', 'Yesterday', 'Last 7 days') in the achievements dialog to collapse them: Can something be done to increase the ...
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Why there is no “vote to accept” option for answered but not accepted questions? [duplicate]

Why there is no "vote to accept" option for answered but not accepted questions? because there are a lot of questions in SE that received good answers but the OPs left the answers without any response ...
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Data Explorer fails to properly format lists of tags with Cyrillic characters

There is a minor issue with how Data Explorer handles tag output. Ordinarily it replaces every one of them with a decorated and clickable link. But it seems like whenever that list includes tags with ...
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Why do some users have a blank avatar? [duplicate]

I have noticed that some users are getting a bluish Gravatar which looks like the following: jee Clara Diaz Sanchez Riya Is this intentional or just a bug?
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Where should I ask a question about specific headphones?

My headphones recently broke and I'm looking to buy the exact same type, but I don't know anything other than the fact they are JBL ear-in headphones. I have Googled its description, I have tried to ...
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What can I do when getting “We are no longer accepting questions/answers from this account”?

If you are reading this, you may have been affected by one of our post quality bans. If so, it is important that you read the following information to understand what has happened and how to regain ...
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Handling myths in answers

Every now and then an answer is (fully or partially) based on a myth. Myth, as in: there is literally zero evidence that supports it, yet many swear it is true This of course leads to a certain ...
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Include variable names and formula in LaTeX style

I have some lengthy discussions and detailed questions in other threads and need to include formulas or just variable names which are not clearly readable in plain text. Example: V_CE should look ...
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After scrolling beyond the SE site's logo/name, replace the “StackExchange” sticky header logo with it

It's very useful for the user to know which SE site they're using at a glance. For example, I use Unix & Linux, Ask Ubuntu, Vi and Vim, Stack Overflow, and Server Fault, which can have ...
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The “Does this answer your question?” banner persists. Why? [duplicate]

I had a suggested duplicate on a site-meta post, and the yes/no banner came up. I chose "no" and a popup came up recommending editing the post. I did so, by clicking on the popup's edit button, and, ...
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Do posts have to be in English on Stack Exchange?

Otherwise known as 必须用英语吗?(is English required?) ¿Necesito hablar en inglés? ?אני חייב לדבר באנגלית Muss ich auf Englisch schreiben? Do I have to use English when posting a question, an answer or a ...
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Firing Community Managers: Stack Exchange is not interested in cooperating with the community, is it?

Less than a month ago, there was some settling of the incident with firing Monica. It's obvious that there was not a lot of approval from the community on the course of action chosen by SE, or the ...
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Firing mods and forced relicensing: is Stack Exchange still interested in cooperating with the community?

The last weeks and days have seen some erratic behaviour by Stack Exchange Inc., such as likely illegal changes to the content license and the firing of an upstanding community moderator with no ...
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Is there a specific site to ask about recycling railroads at SE?

I seem to remember having asked or commented on questions related to railroads. But now that I have one, I cannot find a pertinent stack using "train" or "rail" or "railroad" nor the plurals of those....
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How does legal@ work?

Some users have already complained on Meta.SE that they didn't receive answers on legal issues. I also sent two messages to legal (at) stackoverflow (dot) com from different emails last month, but ...
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Does Stack Overflow for Teams Enterprise (on premises) offer a data migration tool from open source Q/A platforms?

I suggested Stack Overflow on premises for my employer. The result is that I was allowed to set up a open-source Q&A-Platform for the company and if the acceptance is high there might be a budget ...
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Checking in with “*Monica*” users

On 2019-12-23 Monica Cellio updated her gofundme to announce a legal settlement with SE Inc. (Latest) Since that day, I've been wondering if (or what) that means for that unorganized ad-hoc "...
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If Stack Exchange ceased operations tomorrow, where would you go for Q&A? [closed]

The SE Network covers a wide variety of subjects. Some communities are more active than others. Over the years, I've used a variety of online forums to ask questions, but there is a convenience in ...
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Please lower rep threshold to get automatic notifications about new user activity

At How do I keep track of activity by new users so I can encourage them?, I read that there's a New Posts by New Users link in the moderator tools that you get access to at 10k reputation on grown-up ...
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Clicking on inbox notifications … ends up “slightly” in the wrong place?

I have seen this a few times by now, and I am wondering whether this is a real UI bug, or just some sort of strange glitch: I open meta.stackexchange (or stackoverflow.com, or meta.stackoverflow.com) ...
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Can we add thousands separator to the reputation in “This page requires more privileges” page

Can we add thousands separator to the reputation in the "This page requires more privilege" page? If we are not yet achieved the reputation to the privileges and trying to access the tool options, we ...
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Why was my answer removed without a reason? [migrated]

Yesterday, I answered a question on https://ell.stackexchange.com/, however, today when I look at my answer it says it has been removed by this user https://ell.stackexchange.com/users/230/snailcar I ...
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Is it possible to get multiple Fanatic/Enthusiast badges?

Can I get multiple Fanatic/Enthusiast badges? I don't really care if I can or not, I'm just curious... after all we are talking about a colored dot on a computer screen :)
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The “loop” has arrived. What does the community think about it?

According to plan, SE Inc. has released a lengthy blog post about "the loop", and their vision of a new "community feedback" system. Or something: TLDR; We’re going to be sharing our product ...
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“(0 answers)” shows up as “( answers)” in new duplicate post notice

This question of mine was voted to be closed as a duplicate, and I received a banner at the top asking Does this answer your question? Auto-delete orphaned tag synonyms ( answers) I presume ...
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Allow for more delimiters in display names

Currently, we can use a half-width space and a half-width hyphen - in our display name (username) as a delimiter. However, there are more delimiter symbols commonly used in the international ...
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How can we help Monica Cellio?

Monica's demotion as a moderator was in the words of Stack Exchange's CTO a procedural error . The consensus among witnesses and users is that the faulty process resulted in an erroneous outcome. ...
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Discourage URL shorteners in comments: don't add link's href size to the total comment size

If a comment has [short title](http://lo-o-ong.example.com/url) link, then http://lo-o-ong.example.com/url is counted towards the total comment length limit. The answer to the same issue (to ignore ...
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Can we have a list of all the Stack Exchange domains somewhere, for firewall purposes?

I work behind an really annoying firewall, and I just want the net admin to add all the SE websites to the whitelist. Right now I've lost access to Stack Overflow's authentication, but not Meta's... ...
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Has anyone tried approaching any of the investors to improve community-company communication?

We've had woefully poor success attempting to dialogue with the company through Meta, a petition, email, phone, and the Contact Us form. What attempts, if any, have been made to reach out to members ...
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Can the community satisfy Sparky's demands before the earth is destroyed? [A novel Winter Bash idea]

Out of character: This is a Winter Bash idea motivated by comments such as: As an aside, I would love to hear suggestions from people that have nothing to do with hats. This was the 8th year we've ...
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Formatting Sandbox

Note: 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. As per Jeff's suggestion in this comment: You can use ...
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Why do Chemistry and Physics SE use text numbers instead of lining numbers?

[N.B.: I use a Mac, but I'm assuming the following is not Mac-specific.] I've noticed that, font-wise, SE sites can be divided into two categories: 1) Those that employ a sans-serif font (e.g., TeX ...
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Is there a mechanism for closing graduated SE sites?

I'm familiar with the Area 51->Beta->Graduation process for creating new SE sites, but is there an established mechanism for closing SE sites either permanently or temporarily? Has it been done before?...
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What IP addresses and ports are required for firewall exceptions for Stack Overflow sites? [duplicate]

While using the Stack Exchange sites, image uploading is restricted in my office by default and I need to request an exception to interact with Stack Exchange sites (i.e., post questions answers with ...
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Is there a Stack Exchange site for culture and cultural differences?

In particular, I would like to ask this question, but I cannot find a Stack Exchange site for it: Are Americans indeed reluctant to exercise "position power"? I'm reading the book "High Output ...
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What does “comments” mean in the coded responses to the Site Satisfaction Survey Summer 2019?

In the latest blog post, The Loop #2: Understanding Site Satisfaction, Summer 2019, this graphic is included: Coded responses to "What do you find most frustrating or unappealing about using Stack ...
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When can someone show gratitude on this site for things a person has done (not necessarily on this site)?

I have read this question. It doesn't seem like a question to me; it looks more like a comment one can put below questions and answers. I thought one should avoid comments (assuming this question is ...
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What are the “spam” and “rude or abusive” (offensive) flags, and how do they work?

When flagging, there are two special case options: spam and rude or abusive. What is spam, and when should I flag content as such? What is considered offensive, rude or abusive content? How does the ...
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“The Loop #2” contains inaccessible images with no transcription

The latest blog post, "The Loop #2: Understanding Site Satisfaction, Summer 2019", contains a graph showing percentages of responses to the site satisfaction survey: Coded responses to "What ...
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Did the kerning/leading just change on SE?

It's very slight, but I just ran through all my SE tabs in Safari refreshing one after the other, as I do a hundred times a day [when I'm bored] & everything on each page just spaced a tiny bit ...
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After disassociation request, username is still included in comments section via @replies [duplicate]

I thought I would raise a feature request with disassociating username from a question, aka going anon. Only one time did I find I wanted to disassociate a post from my username, a few months after ...
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Add hashtag with tag of question in 'share' before posting

I have two suggestions by clicking 'Share' a question or answer: When click in Twitter and Facebook auto add #{main tag} ({main tag} represents first tag in question) in field text, like this: ...
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What about the community is “toxic”?

In Chapter #2 of The Loop, the following graph is being shown: The blog post states the following as explanation for what it defines as "unwelcoming": Unwelcoming community (10.6% of responses):...

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