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Question whether working solution is bad practise [closed]

I want to ask a conceptual question whether some code piece that works perfectly fine is considered an example of bad practice or misuse of some design pattern / library that is available. I was ...
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How do you interact with a moderator?

In the recent period, there have been many dull episodes around our moderators. Several have felt the need to stop - others have (maybe) been thrown out (?). I have great respect for our moderators ...
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Am I allowed to create a StackExchange-like forum?

I am looking into creating a forum with a system of self-moderation and reputation which is the same system as StackExchange sites. I have seen on the Web many websites with the same format but I ...
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Is the CEO's job now to prepare Stack Exchange for acquisition? [duplicate]

It's normal for a company to have a spate of firings 2-3 months after a new CEO is installed as they determine what cultural changes they want to make to an organization they must lead. Bringing the ...
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What specific reasons do you receive a question ban for? [duplicate]

I tried asking a question today on Stack Overflow and received the following error: You have reached your question limit Sorry, we are no longer accepting questions from this account. See the ...
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Adding owner indication for “edited” entry in timeline

In the timeline view, for the comment entries, if it is added by the owner, we can see some background color to differentiate from other user's comment entries. But the identification of owner is not ...
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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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markdown 'tag:x' fails to render tags with non-ASCII characters as tags

In markdown posts or comments, [tag:x] is supposed to create a little tag icon + link. However, this fails for non-ASCII characters: [tag:featured] results in featured, which is correct [tag:важное] ...
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How does the activity on SE-sites compare to previous months/years? [duplicate]

There has been some turmoil lately, and many highly active users, moderators and community moderators have stepped down. I'm wondering how/if this has affected the activity on various SE-sites (and ...
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How can I browse custom tag filters created by other users? [duplicate]

I am a heavy user of custom tag filters through stackexchange.com. For all of my custom filters, I am (unsurprisingly) the only follower. However, custom filters are public, and I can browse/view/...
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I just registered to Area 51 and it sent a confirmation email to my old (already-changed) email address [duplicate]

I just registered to Area 51 and it sent a confirmation email to my old (already-changed) email address; here is a screenshot to indicate this: Well, This problem seems to be related to another ...
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Magic link doesn't render in Network Profile

Looking at a recent comment in my Network Profile I see that the regular link contained therein rendered properly (i.e. the link is hidden and the text is in blue) but the magic link does not: When I ...
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Why Bounty Notification seems like question has answers when there are no answer? [duplicate]

Recently, I activated a bounty of 100 on one of my questions. The bounty grace period has now ended. Here is a link to my question: Stack_overflow_bounty_question. The notification of bounty appears ...
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How or when is the featured tag supposed to take effect? [duplicate]

If I add or remove the featured tag from a meta-topic, that doesn't take effect immediately -- i.e. the text isn't immediately added or removed from the sidebar of the main site. When and how does it ...
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Swag in “Community Milestones Notifications about bounties, reputation and more. Hint: sometimes involves swag”

What does swag mean in "Community Milestones Notifications about bounties, reputation and more. Hint: sometimes involves swag"?
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Why does the SE community dislike Answer that suggest coercive force so much? [closed]

A trend I’ve noticed with some of my Answers is that Answers I post suggesting the use of coercive force to achieve an outcome tend to be heavily downvoted by the SE community, even though they’re ...
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Quora users (bots?) are copying a significant amount of Stack Exchange questions to Quora, without proper attribution [duplicate]

Quora users (bots?) are copying a significant amount of Stack Exchange questions to Quora, without proper attribution. It seems quite systematic. Examples from https://money.stackexchange.com: Are ...
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Does this answer your question? Notice remains open even after submitting feedback

I have asked a question today and one member was voted as duplicate and private feedback was there, I choose no and submitted the form. When I revisit the question or refresh the page same notice ...
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Has a CM (specifically) gone back to being a mod before?

I know that some Stack Exchange site moderators have become Stack Exchange employees and then later left the company and gone back to being moderators on their individual sites. Sklivvz and Jeremy ...
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Does the Stack Exchange network claim to have a site for every possible topic?

I wonder if network has a site for everything. Or are there topics which are not covered by stackexchange?
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We need to stop hoping for change in, or help from, SO Inc

This is a message primarily aimed at the avid SE users. Those of us who spend several hours, most every day, asking or answering or editing or closing or reopening or otherwise contributing to the ...
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How do I search for multiple tag combinations at once?

I would like to search for questions with foo and bar OR foo and foobar. So written in JavaScript it would look like this: if ((foo && bar) || (foo && foobar)) {} How can I achieve ...
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What is the content of the files in the Stack Exchange archive? [duplicate]

I have found here server files containing data from Stack Exchange. How can I know the content of each file, e.g. where the README is? For example, what is the difference between stackoverflow....
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How multiple answers by one user on same question impact on People Reached

EDIT We're working on a new stat to help convey the reach of your posts here discuss the Big Question #1: Do you have any suggested tweaks to improve the calculation method? Big Question #2: What'...
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Dump my Stack Exchange Favorites

I'm trying to morph this wonderful query to get all of one's posts so that it retrieves all the posts I have favorited. Full code here but here is the key piece I have modified, but does not work. ...
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SE seems pretty set in their path to change the sites as we know them and the testimony of former employees are proof of that

A Tweet from Tim Post that always stood out to me was the following: We never manage through sharp sticks, ultimatums or threats. I honestly believe this is why we have the most professional ...
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“On hold” is not yet removed from the privilege pages

As per the New Post Notices are live network-wide post, "on hold" label is removed from the post notices (title suffix). Where did the "On Hold" label go? "On Hold" had been used to label ...
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Can we trust the impartiality of answers on Stack Exchange anymore? [closed]

Stack Overflow Inc. has recently fired several high profile members and implemented policies that have caused many other high profile members to quit the network. I am concerned that the quality of ...
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Please don't let Stack Exchange die [closed]

With the recent flow of moderator resignations, I am quite worried. I have no right to be as I myself have made a couple of trash questions in the past, but I just feel like a lot of people have a ...
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Where on Stack Exchange can I ask questions about internships? [closed]

I've looked through some of the sites, and I don't know where's a good place to ask questions about data science research opportunities?
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Reputation in chat is incorrect

Reputation in chat is incorrect. Example: Jon Skeet https://chat.stackexchange.com/users?tab=all&sort=reputation&page=1: 1168k https://stackexchange.com/users/11683/jon-skeet?tab=accounts: >...
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My question about having an option for hiding “Featured on Meta” has been closed as duplicate incorrectly [closed]

May I ask why my question was closed a duplicate? Please note that I am not asking how to do this myself via a user script but to have it as an option in the user settings page. It's a feature ...
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Allow to hide “Featured on Meta” in the user settings page

I know I could simply not interact with it but I cannot not see what is most of the time irrelevant content to me. I am not interested in the "Hot Network Questions" list and I am glad that I can turn ...
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Is there a way to backup an SE site? [duplicate]

I am not a high rep user nor active on Meta SE yet I worried that SE might disappear forever. Can I backup a certain site?
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What is Stack Overflow's plan for continued growth as a company in 2020?

Juan M delivered an unpleasant message to the community yesterday detailing how SE plans to move forward after the dismissal of Shog and Robert. Here's an excerpt from the post: We’re seeking to ...
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Add string “moderator” from the profile activity page into transifex (or use existed key)

For example, tooltip on my activity page. But on the profile page it's translated. There is the string "moderator" in the transifex (0408f3c997f309c03b08bf3a4bc7b730), and it's used on the ...
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Text field and tabs becomes wider while fetching results in Users search [duplicate]

Whenever I add some text to search for users, the text field and the tabs on the right becomes unexpectedly wider. I'm using Firefox 72 and Chrome 79 on Ubuntu 18.04.
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Is it possible to see which percentile I'm in for the given year?

I see on my profile below my reputation score "top x% this month". My questions are: 1) Is it possible to see which specific percentile I'm in? I don't know if they just show "10%" for everyone in ...
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Unable to view Twitter because it's blocked in my country; what do Shog9's recent Stack Exchange-related tweets say?

Since Shog9 was a longstanding Stack Exchange employee, his opinions may give valuable insight into the future of Stack Exchange. Recently, it seems he has expressed his opinions on Twitter. But I'm ...
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Change in roles for Jon Ericson (leaving SE)

It’s a bit surreal to be writing this post—not many people can say they left their dream job twice. Today is my last day as an employee of Stack Overflow. I’ll be joining College Confidential as their ...
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Why does quoting [ ] characters not search for the [ ] characters in a post title?

I know there is a question recently about the usefulness of the filter. This is mentioned in the question title as "[Filter]". The full title is: Let's disambiguate / burninate [filter] When I ...
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Why does the Stack Overflow evaluation system give me so more points? [duplicate]

I have never learnt IT knowledge at school, and there wasn't any PC in my young age. To learn IT knowledge make me happy. I am wondering why the Stack Overflow evaluation system gave me 8000 ...
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Re-open world-building question [closed]

Resources to create a homebrew world It asked a specific question: are there any resources for building a home-brew world? The only comment actually answered the question quite well. I did not ask ...
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Do we have a problem with hostile moderator resignation posts?

In a recent answer, Juan M ♦ mentioned that: Lately, we have had an increase of resignation posts that have served to host combative and hurtful words to attack Stack employees, other mods, and ...
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Where can I ask a question about a SNES game?

I want to ask a question about the Mega Man X game on SNES. There are helmet enemies in every level and at the end of each level there appears a table with many helmet enemies and a number on each. ...
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Achievements bar is showing positive reputation gain in spite of the answer getting unaccepted?

On Physics.SE my answer to this question got unticked/unaccepted. I found this because my reputation got down (and surely unless I get serially downvoted or a user get removed such reputation change ...
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Editing code with security issues or performance issues

I often edit code on stackoverflow when I see a security issue or a big performance issue that can be changed without altering the meaning of the answer, so in all fairness I would call it an useful ...
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Area51 site says “no user found” if I press register button

I have create an account from "sign up" button in the Area51 site but when I try to connect me to Area51 site it says "No user found". I have followed a topic that interest me and seems it have ...
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Formatting help needs to show how to do keyboard key markdown

Related to: How can I format as keyboard keys? The markdown editing help page, here for example: https://superuser.com/editing-help , does not include this example.
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“Watched Tags” as links on the top of each page

I have about 10 tags in my "Watched Tags". Once I go to a particular tag, there is no way to jump to another tag unless I go back to "Watched Tags" and click on the other tag I am interested in. This ...

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