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Share links to own answers without disclosure [duplicate]

In my latest question in this community, the answer i envisioned would include the answer to this question as well. Instead, it was marked as dup and I still didn't manage to find out the answer. ...
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“You’re receiving this email because you are subscribed to The Overflow Newsletter from Stack Overflow.” - are you sure?

This morning I received a spam email from SE ("The Overflow - issue #1..."). At the bottom it says that "You’re receiving this email because you are subscribed to The Overflow Newsletter from Stack ...
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What is the correct way for SE to handle the pronoun issue?

I think the new (reported, and unseen by most of us) pronoun policy is (probably, as I have not seen it) correct in spirit, but (almost surely) utterly impractical in its strictness. What are the ...
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Disclose the discussion that started the current SE-moderators debate

Recently there was a discussion between the moderators and the SE staff that led to one moderator being fired and many other resigning as a protest. Unfortunately, all I could see is accusations ...
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What is the optimal way to upvote answers? [closed]

Normally I just start reading from the oldest and upvote if I find something useful. A good example is - How to determine a Python variable's type? The first answer essentially says to use type(v). ...
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Which Stack Exchange site for asking about printers & accessories?

What is the best Stack Exchange site for asking about printers (devices) and printing accessories (home & small business use)?
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Are there any objections to using singular they for everyone?

Disclaimer: I am in no way part of any under-represented group, quite the contrary, so if anyone feels that I am out of place with this suggestion please let me know. Of what we can piece together ...
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Has Stack Exchange made anything approaching a clear or detailed statement on the current crisis? [duplicate]

Over the past few days, a great many Meta sites for various sites in the Stack Exchange network have been lit up by publicized moderator resignations and some dismissals. Most of these have blamed a ...
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Does raising a flag again after a LQ answer was kicked off the queue by “Edit” actually work?

The rationale behind allowing the Edit button in the LQ (low-quality) review queue is if a reviewer didn't actually fix "all the problems" (what the usage guide says), it will at least bump the post ...
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Why must edits be at least 6 characters? [duplicate]

I understand people don't want to be flooded with edit requests for trivial edits. However, I don't believe the length of an edit is a good indicator on how important an edit is. Often one character ...
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Communication priorities

Two days ago, via a post on codegolf.meta which summarised a number of recent network-level issues, I stumbled upon Stack Exchange and Stack Overflow have moved to CC BY-SA 4.0. I was astonished to ...
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Deletion by someone outside the community

Note that I have posted this in the SE Meta rather than the Spanish Meta with prompting from one of the Spanish moderators after I complained about it. His suggestion was the following: Mi ...
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Strange bug with “edited” block in one question in Firefox

Вводится целое число F. Найти число n, для которого значение n-ого числа Фибоначчи является ближайшим числу F, но не больше его. (на си) нужна помощь. But it should be like this: Firefox 69....
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Is it OK to continue Reviewing?

These days there appear to be various moderators resigning, getting fired or suspending activities, as mentioned in "Firing mods and forced relicensing: is Stack Exchange still interested in ...
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Is there any way for diamond moderators to suspend a user without sending a moderator message?

I was looking at this question (now deleted) and the user claims to have not received any kind of message about their suspension. (I'm not interested in this specific case, just giving the example ...
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Why English SO uses Kazakh ornaments theme? [closed]

I mean this theme near "ENGLISH LANGUAGE USAGE": https://english.stackexchange.com/ You can search: "Kazakh ornaments" and get similar decorations
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How can SE and community improve respecting feelings of mentally ill people and their relatives/friends?

There was a (now deleted) question on MSO about freezing the meta room (10k link). The answer was that nasty things were said there, now the nastiness got cleared and the room was unfrozen when heads ...
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Did not receive additional privileges per “Join Meta today and earn extra privileges like posting, commenting and voting.”

I did not receive additional privileges per "Join Meta today and earn extra privileges like posting, commenting and voting." This message shows up if you (for example) try to comment without an ...
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Let's have a formal way for mods to contact the Community Team about suicidal users in chat

There was recently an incident where a user entered a chat room I was in and made remarks that indicated that they might be suicidal. Obviously, we moderators are usually not at all capable of ...
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Improved experience when joining a new community

I noticed a few things that are sub-optimal when joining a new community. When you are creating a new profile on a site with an existing network profile, the default behavior is to apply a display ...
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How to answer a question which already has acceptable answers and my answer will add at most 5% to the existing answers

Few hours ago I answered the question reading file without newlines in Python. The problem is that my answer is made up of existing answers with probably 5% tweak. I did it to facilitate future ...
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Does downvoting an answer on Meta cost rep now? [duplicate]

I recently (an hour or so ago) downvoted this answer (which had been at a score of 0 before my downvote, in case that's relevant), and I saw my Meta.SE rep go from 101 to 100 (and got a notification ...
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Dismiss the “Meet The Overflow” banner network-wide

There's a new banner shown on some of the technology Stack Exchange sites: Meet The Overflow, a newsletter by developers, for developers. Fascinating questions, illuminating answers, and ...
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Question closed by both Android Enthusiasts and Ask Ubuntu while they referred to each other [closed]

I asked a question related to an android app in Android Enthusiasts (android.stackexchange.com) which is linked to linux (Ubuntu). My question was put on hold saying that it is off topic, and I was ...
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A general call for increased transparency from Stack Exchange, Incꓸ

As everyone who has so much as glanced at Meta.SE or any of a number of site metas over the last few days knows by this point, there has been a lot of controversy over the demodding (which many have ...
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Stack Exchange staff speaking to the press instead of the community

The Register's recent article contains a comment from a company spokesperson: Asked to confirm that Cellio was the moderator in question, a company spokesperson said, "Cellio (she/her) would not ...
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NSFW video and annoying animated advertising on Music SE

I'm seeing this annoying animated advertisement on Music SE. Somehow saving the gif was impossible, so I recreated it as well as I could from screenshots (first image). The actual thing is even more ...
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Flagging a message by a moderator resulted in a suspension from another moderator [closed]

What can a person do if they flagged a chat message posted by a moderator that is spam, inappropriate, and/or offensive, and then another moderator suspends that person that flagged the original ...
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How many moderators are there on SE?

I'm looking for a simple count of all moderators. It can be as of now or as of a week ago. It should be reasonably accurate and up-to-date but it doesn't have to be exact. I would like: The ...
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In beta site chat rooms, the account suspension message is nearly unreadable [duplicate]

On the Board and Card games chat site, the account suspension message is very difficult to see. In my browser (Chrome on Linux) it looks like this: For anyone who has trouble seeing it, that says ...
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How can the community assist in welcoming LGBTQ users?

This is a followup to my question Are there specific issues with unwelcoming behavior toward LGBTQ persons on Stack Exchange? . StrongBad, in a comment replying to one of my comments, suggested that I ...
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Can't like or post [duplicate]

I joined simply because I wanted to like two comments in the "word for terrible and beautiful" thread. But I can't like or briefly comment and this site is confusing. I don't want to spend a lot of ...
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Comment notification keeps returning

For the past 45 minutes, the notification of the most recent comment directed at me keep returning a few minutes after I've dismissed it by clicking on the inbox and viewed the comment. It doesn't ...
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Usability issue: Comment voting policy negatively affects people with minor tremor

Like more than 1% of the American population, I have a tremor. It's minor enough that I don't have problems with any apps except for one: Stack Overflow. When I try to upvote a comment, my tap often ...
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Does a new answer on a migrated question cause an inbox notification?

I just answered a question on Computer Science SE that had been migrated from Theoretical Computer Science SE. The asker only has an account activated on the latter site, and not on the site the ...
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Long username partially overlaps with site logo in chat profile popup

For users with rather long names, the username partially overlaps with the site logo in the chat profile popup: Tested in the latest Firefox and Chrome on macOS Mojave.
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Do I have a right for references to my username to be anonymized if I delete my account?

I'm posting this from an anonymous account for privacy reasons. I understand that, should I remove my account, content remains available. However, there are many references to my username scattered ...
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Lack of disclosure where disclosure is required vs. voluntary disclosure where none is strictly required [duplicate]

Problem (The question will be found at the end, Question.) As a user of any Stack Exchange's community, you most likely stumbled through a post where for you that would be considered spam, but you'...
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What does '100% answered' mean in 'Today's Featured Site'?

Today's featured site is Role-playing Games and the card is shown as follows: RPG clearly has unanswered questions. What is meant by the '100% answered'?
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Are there specific issues with unwelcoming behavior toward LGBTQ persons on Stack Exchange?

Ever since the mass moderator resignations started, there have been hints that it is somehow related to how LGBTQ members of the community are or should be treated or welcomed. For example, in her ...
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Animated profile pictures on HNQ

It seems that animated user profile pictures will animate on the HNQ: Is this a bug?
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Are there any guidelines for appropriately welcoming new members?

When a "new contributor" makes their first post the first comment is often something along the line "Welcome to [subsite]. Please take the tour." Where "the tour" is a link. When I saw this at first I ...
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How long do the “share” links last?

I want to add a link to Stack Overflow as a "See this for more information". I clicked the "Share" link and put that URL in the comments of my code. But then I realized, that is not the main URL to ...
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Can one take the entire Q&A base and move it to a new site?

In the light of all recent moderators and experienced users quitting, I was wondering if anyone is allowed to take the entire Q&A set of a site, and move it to a new site, with new rules? I think ...
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Problem in posting after inserting text in landscape mode

I notice the app Stack Exchange for mobile has a bug. Namely, if I use landscape mode for input, and then I press the post button, the app doesn't send the message, and it doesn't work anymore, also ...
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So disappointed to see the fall out this week

I stepped down as moderator on Stack Overflow 10 days ago. There were many reasons, mainly tiredness and being time poor, if I'm to be honest with myself. Participating on this network has always ...
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A very recent post asking people to go “on strike” was just deleted

I was just reading a new post suggesting members go "on strike", i.e., stop moderation and similar type duties, for some period of time to get the attention of the SE staff. It was only on the site ...
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Has anyone sued SE for changing licensing? [closed]

There seems to be a lot of current drama flowing from the post Stack Exchange and Stack Overflow are moving to CC BY-SA 4.0 and related activities. It seems like some authors who published under 3.0 ...
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Stack Overflow Outdated Dump

I downloaded Stack Overflow posts dump ('stackoverflow.com-Posts.7z') on 13 Sept 2019 which was lastly modified on 4 Sept 2019 according to https://archive.org. However, after I extracted the data I ...
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A new Era requires new badges (Badge request) [duplicate]

This community has some absolute rock stars and as a community, we should have a badge to help these individuals stand out for their thoughtful and planned out answers. badge request badge name: "...

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