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Stop with the Sex Ads on SE sites, ESPECIALLY sites like “The Workplace”

I mean come on guys... this post should not even need a body. Are you asleep at the wheel? You tried show me "targeted ads"? Wow, way to fail. That must be a joke. You are showing me completely ...
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Could Stack Exchange sites be shut down because of recent events?

Is there a possibility that recent high tensions between moderators and Stack Exchange managers will result in the shutdown of a number of Stack Exchange sites?
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Why was Zoe's bounty message removed?

Look at the revisions for Will concerns regarding the move to CC BY-SA 4.0 elicit any further dialogue from Stack Exchange, Inc.?: A bounty message posted by Zoe the transgirl was removed by an ...
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Can we resolve the differences between statements by moderators and Stack Exchange with respect to recent events?

We've had a mixture of varying statements with regards to events leading to the removal of Monica Celio as a moderator. A statement and apology by SE does not match previous statements by moderators, ...
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Why does Stack Overflow seem to be less welcoming to its top contributors?

Note: by contribution I mean all effort put into growing the community starting from useful edits and ending in moderation The recent events that involved lots of moderators leaving as a protest made ...
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Is Stack Exchange infected with malware?

I use a Mac with Safari. I have found that when I visit Physics Stack Exchange an app entitled managerpages tries to install itself. Has anyone else had this problem? Update: I have now experienced ...
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This is not the same site I registered on [closed]

I registered on Stack Overflow 7 years ago. I was amazed by the site, as it put a large focus on the programming community, building a place where everyone was free to ask and answer, as long as they ...
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Posts reaching 1000 downvotes don't get truncated to kilos on mobile web

On mobile web (Chrome 75.0 for Android), a post reaching a score of -1,097 sees its score overlapping the vote arrow: This should probably read -1.1k, like the post above (positively upvoted).
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The Exact Use Of Question Upvotes And A Suggestion On Question Downvotes

I was wondering why there is question upvotes. The obvious reason would be that the question is useful, clear, and has a positive impact towards the community. Also, the question asker has researched ...
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Kings, Farmers, and Moderators

I spend most of my SE time on Worldbuilding and rarely post or even spectate over here. But after taking a three-month hiatus changing locale and jobs in the real world, I logged back onto SE only to ...
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Tiny text box in “Manage Off-Topic Close Reasons” tool

In /admin/flags/close-as-off-topic, the text box to add a new reason is tiny: Safari 12.1.1 / macOS 10.14.5.
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How can I find to which stack exchange did I post a question?

I posed a question on stack exchange about Bessel functions and radiation from loop antenna. I suppose I asked in physics.stackexchange, but maybe math.stackexchange. Heck, could have been anywhere. I ...
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Where should I ask for help with FAMIlab/3d printing?

I'm a little intimidated, and I'm not sure which StackExchange fits my needs as a complete beginner. I will likely be using Blender for the modeling. I'm looking for "best practices" before a simple ...
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Create a separate, more independent Advanced SO focusing on being a knowledge library

I thought I was forever done writing lunatic feature requests on Meta, but... Preface As recent events have shown, there is a rift and a serious loss of trust between a significant part of the ...
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Reputation and reputation graph out of sync [duplicate]

I noticed that the top point of the reputation graph is not showing the current reputation as expected. I think this happened after I have reported some suspicious ratings and I have received some ...
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A proposed turnaround plan after Monica's firing

The recent firing of a beloved moderator has created a crisis. Moderators are leaving. Users are up in arms. Much energy is expended in reading/writing/commenting on meta posts. More critically for ...
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Has Stack Exchange seen an outrage like the current one before?

Right now there's quite some stuff happening around the Stack Exchange network, and even spreading to outside the network itself with "The Register" covering it and other (more forum focused) sites ...
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The ship is sinking, but communication is down (need orders from the captain (CEO))

It looks like we have far more serious problems than just following the CoC in every thinkable correct way. The engineer from the machine room reports to the bridge: The ship is sinking. Give ...
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Does Stack Exchange insist on a special language for posts? Please describe

Reading a bit about recent Monica Cellio related posts, I am afraid that I may be using a language that is a lot like English, but might not be the Stack-Exchange-approved version of English. For ...
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What does the self-requested reinstatement of two Workplace moderators mean for the community? [closed]

After the flurry of moderator resignations and strikes this past week, two resigned moderators have recently asked to be reinstated (here and here) and are now active again. This is frankly ...
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Why do moderators behave as a separate, private sub-community? (i.e., why does the Teacher's Lounge exist in its current form?)

This is, of course, a response to [gestures broadly at everything]. One recurring theme in the discussions about these issues, reflected even in the headline of the article in the Register, is that ...
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The rich get richer phenomenon in stackexchange communities [duplicate]

I've noticed that when two or more answers are provided to a question, people's votes tend to gravitate toward the answer posted by the person with higher reputation. I've observed this "rich get ...
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What changes are needed to the Moderator Action Review Process?

As you may have noticed, SE staff have recently announced that the Moderator Action Review Process is being replaced by a new process. Now, the MARP seems to be written for purposes of removing a ...
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Why does this user have a negative tag score on MSO, but not on MSE?

I found a user that has a net negative post score on both MSO and MSE. On MSO, the user has a negative tag score: However, on MSE, the score is not negative (screenshot from MSE): Is the tag score ...
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What is the appropriate Stack Exchange site for questions about font editing?

I have some questions about editing fonts, changing character widths, etc. What's the most appropriate Stack Exchange site to raise these questions?
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Summing up the main issues (The Story So Far)

Could we have a neutral summing up of the issues (without any editorializing)? I will attempt to do so in an answer, big picture style. Or you could think of this as "The Story So Far" for those who ...
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Can a suspended user still post and vote?

This question is about this user on TeX.SE. He is suspended network-wide for one year, from 23 April 2019 to 23 April 2020, after a conflict on TeX.SE Meta. As I read in this article, he can't vote, ...
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New lock type: “Official Announcement Lock” [duplicate]

I have wanted to propose something along these lines, but a comment by rjzii stated it very well: @GeorgeStocker In all fairness, an official SE post should just be locked from the beginning as a ...
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Is it possible to buy “bounty” or directly incentivise answers? [duplicate]

Occasionally I need an answer more urgently than normal. I have noticed that placing a "bounty" really helps. Is there a way I can just offer money for answers, or crypto, or something like that?
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What level of English proficiency do we expect of people participating on SE sites?

Premise There is an English language construct called singular they SE writers would like to do their best to use the correct way to address readers. SE readers might prefer pronouns that are not ...
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What disputes need to be resolved with respect to “An Update to our Community and an Apology”?

The question An Update to our Community and an Apology was locked about ten hours ago with a message that clarification can be sought right here on Meta Stack Exchange: This post has been locked ...
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Are the meta mods overwhelmed?

I have had a flag pending for 20+ hours now. In the past flags have always been handled in under an hour. I understand that the current turmoil is generating a LOT of work - abusive language is flying ...
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My new account is brand new and I can't submit answers [duplicate]

Today I've seen an user requesting help for a bug which I have stumbled upon and I'd like to share my solution with him. My account is pristine (Angular wink), at least I don't remember to have answer,...
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Avoid “shipping” news on a Friday evening

We learned (or were painfully reminded, rather) to never ship at 6 PM (EDT) on a Friday. We didn’t follow that rule last week and as a result there was a lot of confusion over the weekend. Even more, ...
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Why is voting prevented on locked posts? [duplicate]

I can totally see why content coming in, unfortunately, sometimes, is really getting out of control. Like here An Update to our Community and an Apology or there (or not right now, but maybe again in ...
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How can I delete my account…? [duplicate]

Recent events have made it clear to me that after giving up attempts to create a friendly environment years ago, Stack Exchange now prioritises identity politics over everything else. This is not an ...
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chat.<site>.stackexchange.com is mapped by DNS and triggers errors

One of our users recently tried to access the StackExchange chat through chat.crypto.stackexchange.com which depending on a few things will either yield a domain miss-match certificate error or will ...
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Full page adverts?

Browsing SFF this morning on my phone and I was hit in the face with noticed a full page ad. The usual type that of full page ad that injects itself in the page and has that annoying hiding content ...
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Are you sure that The Overflow newsletter is GDPR compliant?

I (European citizen) just received "The Overflow" newsletter, which I was opted into without my active consent. The GDPR is very clear that users should be told in advance what their personal ...
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“Title cannot be longer than 150 characters” - why doesn't the field have an input limit or a character count then? [duplicate]

This is really frustrating. Having to edit a title because it was "too long" despite the title field not having a hard limit or a character count.
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Allow Monica to have a structured conversation (à la mediation) with SE leadership

I read a recent comment by Monica Cellio that said perhaps an actual conversation between a person in authority and Monica would be a good first step. SE isn't taking my calls; I can't initiate ...
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Why was the CoC page changed to remove Jeff Atwood's original one?

Why was the Code of Conduct page changed last month? It used to have a excellent CoC written by the SE co-founder Jeff Atwood himself, and that is why I am an SE member and moderator. Am I missing ...
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Perhaps someone from the Stack Exchange Leadership Team should hold a town-hall meeting?

While Sara Chipps, the Director of Public Q&A did make a response to the Stack Exchange Community, it has been very negatively received and the featured tag isn't enough to keep it visible to the ...
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How can we help and support users with anxiety in the context of Stack Exchange?

As a user, I have noticed that there doesn't seem to be much overall consideration or discussion about this topic. Now as a user with anxiety this is pretty important to me and I would like it to be ...
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Bulletin board doesn't show 3 featured questions at a time

We know that questions with featured are visible throughout the network in the bulletin board i.e., The Yellow Box. Currently there are 3 featured questions out of which only two are visible on the ...
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How do I get my area51.stackexchange.com profile deleted? [duplicate]

There is no obviously apparent way to request that sites profile to be removed like on all the other sites. How do I get that profile removed?
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Why has my Software Engineering profile not been deleted yet? [duplicate]

As you can see, this was scheduled to be deleted 2 days ago. Why is it still not processed?
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Publish a procedure for reinstating a removed moderator

As part of the follow-up to their hurried removal of Monica Cellio from her moderator position at six different Stack Exchange communities, Stack Overflow, Inc. has committed to "releas[ing] an ...
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Should I consciously protect myself from becoming too invested in the Stack Exchange community?

It's happened to me before, with seemingly unimportant things, and yet it really did hurt. For instance... Feeling like a part of the community of a small, indy computer game; a vibrant community, ...
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An Update to our Community and an Apology

Last week we made an important decision for our community. We removed a moderator for repeatedly violating our existing Code of Conduct and being unwilling to accept our CM’s repeated requests to ...

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