44 votes
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Why does the Community user have 0 profile views?

So, this question led me through a wild goose chase down the code, to figure out why this would be happening. Since the Community User does have a metadata record, with exactly one pageview recorded. ...
Yaakov Ellis's user avatar
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Resolving Community user and "share feedback" issues in review queues

First of all, thanks a lot for this detailed response to the Community's ... our feedback! Users who try to respond to the Community bot's posts will be informed, additionally, that they are replying ...
Glorfindel's user avatar
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38 votes
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How did the Community bot earn the "Not a Robot" badge on Stack Overflow?

It was manually awarded to Community user by the Stack Overflow team, as confirmed by Nick Craver♦ on Meta Stack Overflow: I was wondering how long it'd take meta to notice. About 21 hours, not too ...
Aziz Shaikh's user avatar
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37 votes
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Please use the new Mod/Staff label tech to identify Community as a bot

Community bot now has its own label. It looks like this: A tooltip will show when hovering over the label with the following text: Community Bot — not a real person. Replies to this bot are not ...
Yaakov Ellis's user avatar
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35 votes
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Closed as a duplicate, but the duplicate list is empty?

2nd Update: I have just run a backfill to fix all occurrences of this across all sites on the network (332 instances of it happening on the entire network that needed to be fixed, including 216 on ...
Yaakov Ellis's user avatar
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Is there a correlation between opposing the use of AI-generated content on Stack Exchange and rating AI low in general?

I'll level with you as someone who is adamantly against any of this AI stuff making its way on the network. AI can be a useful tool if applied in appropriate contexts. Things that are more routine ...
Makoto's user avatar
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32 votes
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Take the diamond away from Community ♦

Now that there are "mod" and "staff" labels, the Community user's "mod" label could be changed to a "bot" label, possibly in a different color. Here is a ...
Donald Duck's user avatar
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Community should not autodownvote "low quality" autoflags cleared by edits

Update: August 15, 2019 The system no longer automatically downvotes posts as a result of automatic flags anymore. Update: August 31, 2017 Internally, we discussed several ways to implement this, but ...
Taryn's user avatar
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32 votes
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Why has Community's profile picture changed?

Way back in the day we started salting Gravatar image URLs, but only for new users. Older users do not have a salted Gravatar URL. Today we performed a backfill so we can drop an old column Users....
Dean Ward's user avatar
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Is there a correlation between opposing the use of AI-generated content on Stack Exchange and rating AI low in general?

How strong is the correlation between not liking AI on Stack Exchange, and not liking AI in general? I would say there is none. If you look more closely, the people that object to AI on Stack ...
Resistance Is Futile's user avatar
29 votes
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CommonMark migration is causing license changes when it should not

This is now fixed. "Commonmark migration" edits no longer add licenses to their revisions in the timeline or cause the post revision to change. A backfill is being run to fix this for any ...
Yaakov Ellis's user avatar
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26 votes

Is there a correlation between opposing the use of AI-generated content on Stack Exchange and rating AI low in general?

How strong is the correlation between not liking AI on Stack Exchange, and not liking AI in general? Not at all. That's because the reasons behind banning ChatGPT content are very clear and sound. ...
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Why is the Community user's reach infinity?

This is definitely not a bug. You can probably put the story together about what data is associated with the community user, and the load this might place on its/their profile page - a Jon Skeet ...
Aaron Bertrand's user avatar
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How can we make the purpose of Community "bumping" more obvious?

Maybe just put a temporary message below the question body, right where the "closed" message currently goes. Bumped by Community user 30 minutes ago Please help make the site better by ...
Bill the Lizard's user avatar
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Is it possible for a mod to delete the community user?

No, it's not possible. I can fill in a form specifying the reason for deletion, but upon submitting I get a 500 Internal Server Error page: Oops! Something Bad Happened! We apologize for any ...
Glorfindel's user avatar
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22 votes
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Is the Community user able to earn badges?

All badge queries exclude Community in an effort to treat robots as second class citizens so that they don't get any delusions of grandeur and remain in their place of servitude to our great cause. ...
Nick Craver's user avatar
21 votes
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Please give Community its diamond back

Diamond implies an actual moderator, that handles flags, or can be reached when one is in trouble. The Community account can do neither of those, the diamond was there just to distinguish it from ...
Shadow Wizard Love Zelda's user avatar
21 votes

Is there a correlation between opposing the use of AI-generated content on Stack Exchange and rating AI low in general?

I like the current crop of generative AI tools. I think they will democratize a lot of fields and allow people to make their ideas real even if they may not enough knowledge or skill to implement ...
ColleenV's user avatar
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21 votes

Is there a correlation between opposing the use of AI-generated content on Stack Exchange and rating AI low in general?

How strong is the correlation between not liking AI on Stack Exchange, and not liking AI in general? The issue is that while Artificial "Intelligence" is a widespread term that is used for ...
SPArcheon's user avatar
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Is there any way to see which posts Community has bumped?

As of about a week ago, there's a new PostHistory record added when Community bumps a post: These are also in the Stack Exchange Data Explorer (PostHistoryType #50), so you can query and analyze the ...
Shog9's user avatar
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20 votes

Resolving Community user and "share feedback" issues in review queues

Reviewers will have the option to submit their feedback as either the Community user or as themselves. Sounds like a good plan. Could this option persist across reviews? It would be mildly annoying ...
TheLethalCarrot's user avatar
19 votes
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When and why is the [featured] tag removed by the Community user?

According to this post, it is automatically removed after 30 days. In this case, it apparently took a week longer. Jeff Atwood says this is because: if we did not, every meta would be littered with ...
Glorfindel's user avatar
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19 votes

Is there a correlation between opposing the use of AI-generated content on Stack Exchange and rating AI low in general?

How strong is the correlation between not liking AI on Stack Exchange, and not liking AI in general? Likely zero correlation. These chat engine LLM's can be great tools. Many of us are technophiles ...
ouflak's user avatar
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18 votes

Resolving Community user and "share feedback" issues in review queues

Please disallow audits from posts deleted via red-flags. It's not clear what you're supposed to do, for instance, when presented with blatant spam. "Share Feedback" is the "correct"...
Machavity's user avatar
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How to stop the Community user from dredging up old questions over and over?

You can stop Community from bumping a question by: Upvoting that answer, if it merits it. An answer with a positive score prevents the bump. Answering it yourself, if the current answer is ...
Monica Cellio's user avatar
16 votes

Resolving Community user and "share feedback" issues in review queues

Thanks for bringing the suggestions about this important feature into a separate post. This should keep things more organized. Reviewers can't undo feedback that they've sent in error - This will be ...
41686d6564's user avatar
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16 votes
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Is there a correlation between opposing the use of AI-generated content on Stack Exchange and rating AI low in general?

Whenever you ask humans questions to understand how they feel about something, it's important to recognize that different understandings/interpretation of the question influence the answers. There are ...
Bryan Krause's user avatar
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15 votes
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Why was this question with score of +2 deleted by Community?

The question had two downvotes on it as well, and was deleted when the score was 0. The downvotes were later invalidated due to some voting irregularities, which caused the score to rise back up to 2. ...
animuson's user avatar
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15 votes

Why badge Constable not awarded to Community

The description of the badge is: Served as a pro-tem moderator for at least 1 year or through site graduation. Community (and Stack Overflow employees with diamonds) are not pro-tem moderators and ...
Oded's user avatar
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14 votes
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Why is the community user locked at one reputation?

The community user is not a real user. It is just a bot that perform many automatic actions in SE sites. So, in fact it doesn't need any reputation at all. It will not post any question nor any ...
Victor Stafusa - BozoNaCadeia's user avatar

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