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Not receiving email confirmation on My filtered tags

I have tried to subscribe to my required tags for every 3 hours. But it just doesn't work. I have also tried "resend confirmation mail"; the page says confirmation mail sent. But I have not received ...
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Free mortarboard badge for no reason [duplicate]

I'm pretty sure I couldn't earn 200 rep recently, moreover I'm an inactive user for years, just occasionally returning here to have a look
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Forced to login to Meta to be able to login to Area51

I was forced to login to Meta Stack Exchange to be able to login to Area51. Is this expected?
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Include original link on error page [duplicate]

Recently I've tried to open my profile, but there was a problem with a server. So I've been redirected to: https://ru.stackoverflow.com/error?aspxerrorpath=/users/15479/suvitruf-says-reinstate-monica. ...
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Not enough right margin for the tags on tag pages (on iPadOS)

I’ve marked only the most obvious situations on the picture: As you can see the rectangular background part of tags is too small for tag name. Tested on iPadOS 13.2.2 in Chrome browser
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What effect does the current crisis have on the SE network?

Outraged users are telling Stack Exchange Inc. that their management of the current crisis is endangering the wellbeing of the Stack Exchange sites. This warning has been repeated in many forms ...
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Duplicate post notice missing the duplicate

Just browsing and came across a question marked as duplicate, but the post notice doesn't have a link to the duplicate:
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What causes Community to destroy non RA or spam-flagged questions?

On Politics, a troll used to like to spam some weird question about urbanization and homicide in South America or some similar incoherent nonsense. Looking through some deleted questions in moderation ...
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I should be able to tell what a Stack Exchange site is about from its front page, even when logged in

I'm staring at the front pages of Stack Exchange and Super User. I'm a member of both, which means there is NOTHING to indicate what either one is for on the front page: no text of any sort describes ...
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Why did my reputation nearly double? [duplicate]

Today on SO, I see I'm at 30K, last week I was at 16K. Did the scoring system change or is this some kind of bug? That is a pretty huge swing!
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Why was the reputation change not announced on this meta site?

I'm aware that there was a blog announcing the reputation change, but I only just came across the meta post. I was surprised to see it on the SO meta rather than here because it affects all SE sites. ...
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How can I change the font color for questions? [on hold]

My browser is Firefox. The questions are displayed in a light blue font that is hard for me to read. How can I change the color to black, a dark blue, or another dark color? Thanks.
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User information is not showing [duplicate]

I have seen a question where user information isn't mentioned in the question: What's the primary use of Windows Event Viewer? When I checked if the bug reported earlier, I found: What is ...
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How are we supposed to define what makes a question better? [duplicate]

When reviewing Reopen votes on Stack Overflow this morning I stumbled across a case that was generating some heat: vote to close a question as duplicate, even though it's much older than the other. ...
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Can users 13 to 15 years old who are based outside of the European Union use SE while traveling to the EU?

The Terms of Service contains the following snippet: If you are located within the European Union, you must be at least 16 years old to access or use the Network or Services, including without ...
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Will the old “about me” message be affected by these recent pronoun usage rules?

While browsing various Stack Exchange sites + the private one I am currently administrating where I work I see that many profiles still show the classic About me placeholder: Apparently, this user ...
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Automatically tag hot network questions as such [duplicate]

Over on Sustainability.SE, we've been keeping track of questions that hit the HNQ whenever we find them. We're a small site, and like getting on the list because it brings in new users. Case in point -...
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UI improvements for those who opt-in to ads

I turned off Hot Network questions and turned on Ads. I thought the ads would take the place of the hot network questions. The right margin area is dead space and could be used to generate some ...
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How to be nice (even when you don't want to) - The basics

Note: at first I considered to ask this question in the Moderator Teams, but then I thought it would do better here. It has just happened. In the site I moderate two users have engaged in a ...
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Policing gender expressions and pronouns

The current FAQ on pronouns says the following: 8. What if someone wants to be referred to as "the Great and Mighty One" or by an obscenity or something? If something is obviously unreasonable ...
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Should the privilege levels be adapted after changing the question upvote weight? [duplicate]

After studying Why wasn't reputation loss on downvoted questions doubled as well? it seems like there is a "consensus like" understanding that the "official" goal of the "question weight change" ...
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Comments not being indexed in network profiles (again)

This Academia comment still has not shown up on my network profile's list of comments. The last time this happened (2012), some script needed to be run or something.
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Why was it possible to earn multiple “Yearling” badges on the same date? [duplicate]

Here's a rather tall screenshot of my inbox (thanks to the magic of css and full-page screenshots) which has some but not all of the sites I have accounts on, and there appear to be several duplicate ...
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Un-responsive profile pages

Profile pages across the network don't seem to be responsive. Unless I fully maximize the window on my 1280x800 screen, I'm stuck with horizontal scroll bars. Are there any plans to fix this? An easy ...
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Why wasn't reputation loss on downvoted questions doubled as well?

The official reasoning behind doubling the reward for question upvotes from +5 to +10 was - when I understood it correctly - SE (inc.) wants to encourage the community to generate more "good" ...
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Tour for SE: Question upvote score +5 is not updated to +10

Tour page +5: question voted up should be changed to +10 in light of recent changes. Source: SE Main Tour
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A thank-you note to the technical folks at SE Inc: great job regarding question-weights!

Unfortunately, I have to start with a brief disclaimer: I very much dislike how SE Inc. again made another decision (about changing questions weight) that affects the community without consulting the ...
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Is SO/SE About to Be Sold (and Does That Explain Recent Events)?

I have seen some hypotheses that the recent series corporate actions and statements are a sign of SO/SE being in the process of being, or about to be, sold. Arguments cited include the corp statements ...
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Review Queue - Pop-up won't dismiss - “Nominate this question for reopening?” [duplicate]

In the Review Queue for reopening it has a pop-up titled "Nominate this question for reopening?" but when you click on "Vote to reopen" the queue advances but the pop-up remains. The choices offered ...
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The Great Meta Tire Fire of 2019: is anybody keeping receipts?

While CMs have been remarkably liberal in leaving even content extremely critical of Stack Overflow untouched here on Meta since Monica was removed as a moderator, it is not completely unreasonable to ...
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What is the relationship between the paper by May, Wachs, and Hannák (2019) and the recent changes to question reputation?

It seems non-coincidental that the paper by May, Wachs, and Hannák (2019) was published online on the 8-th February 2019, shortly prior to the recent change to question reputation points (13-th ...
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Reputation recalculation didn't retroactively award Mortarboard

With the recalculation of reputation due to the update to rep gained from questions, there are a few stacks where I hit the daily reputation cap, where I didn't before. Take for example this profile. ...
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Minor alignment issue in the blog pagination icon

There is a minor alignment issue in the blog's pagination icon. The previous and next page icons in the authors page are partially displayed in the pagination section, which is in the bottom of the ...
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Does the recent question reputation change aim to fulfill moderation needs left by resigning moderators?

The recent question rep reward change must have bumped several users to 10k or 'mod user'. Considering that last month there were so many moderators resigning or halting activity, possibly leaving the ...
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Repercussions for posting links to certain legal fund campaigns?

As announced by this recent question all links to a certain GoFundMe campaign will be removed from the site. To be precise; they will be removed from user profiles and posts whenever a staff member ...
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Can we get diff markup/markdown within posts?

I just realised recently how useful it would be to show diffs in posts. Mostly on programming sites, but it could be useful on language sites as well. For Stack Overflow, Software Engineering, etc.: ...
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What legal risks would Stack Exchange face if it does not actively remove links to a legal fund campaign?

Juan M announced "Stack Exchange staff will actively remove links to a legal fund campaign from user profiles and posts" and implies that this is being done "under direction from our legal team". What ...
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At what other sites do people discuss Stack Exchange?

I occasionally read comments that seem to imply there are other places on the Internet where the Stack community has discussions. Other than the occasional Medium post I'm not aware of these. Do ...
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API has been failing with CORS errors since 11/13

Other posts on the topic Meta.SO Stack Apps The API is no longer sending Cross-Origin Resource Sharing (CORS) headers after 180 calls You can replicate it from any browser using the code below. ...
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Displaying the questions or answers reputation, in addition to the total reputation [duplicate]

This request was triggered by the very recent blog post We’re Rewarding the Question Askers, which announced that now, also retroactively, the askers are given as many reputation points (10) as the ...
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How can we mitigate the difficulties some autistic users have with pronouns?

A subset of autistic users has reported that they are not always able to use the pronouns that another user requests. The problem The current Code of Conduct is clear on this matter: Using stated ...
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What caused the server outage?

Until just a minute ago, I was getting the following error on SO/Meta.SE/other network sites: Description: An exception occurred while processing your request. Additionally, another exception ...
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When should edits removing clarifying links be reverted

An SE employee has removed a link that added clarity to an answer. This is presumably in response a new SE policy. It seems the SE policy, at least if applied to links that add clarity) is at odds ...
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Time for SE Volunteer Labor Union?

This question has been on my mind for a while. Today I posted at Law.SE to check on the legality, it seems a very grey area see: Volunteer Labor Union in New York State If there is interest in ...
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Is Stack Exchange still planning to respond to the community's open letters?

On October 6th, moderators, ex-moderators, and members of the community published two open letters to Stack Exchange Inc.. These letters have, as of today, been signed 768 times (general letter) and ...
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When is it reasonable to change the owner of a post?

A question about a controversial policy was posted and self-answered by a staff member. After the fact, the ownership of the original question was changed to another staff member, using the tool that ...
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Why is there no SE on relationship advice?

I've seen multiple SE on a large amount of subjects and I think that is great, however, I've come to realized that there is no SE on relationship questions. I think there is much to share in those ...
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Can we increase the reputation per answer uptick to 20?

Many economists, contemporary or otherwise, argue that controlled measured inflation is good for an economy as it can be shown to increase productivity. With the recent doubling of question ...
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How wide/narrow does SE consider activities related to Monica?

In this answer an SE employee has told us that Under guidance from our legal team, we are not able to respond to anything regarding Monica's situation. We will not be answering any questions or ...
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Split reputation: one for questions and one for answers [duplicate]

This request was triggered by the very recent blog post We’re Rewarding the Question Askers, which announced that now, also retroactively, the askers are given as many reputation points (10) as the ...

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