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Will there be a maintenance banner during this period in case users experience some difficulty? This heads up is great, but it may not be broadcast to all users across the network before the window and having a reminder does not hurt.


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feature-requeststatus-declined Please add the ability to make tables without headers.


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bugstatus-deferred The link renderer (which automatically converts raw links to a link displaying the title of a question) works in the preview, but not in the actually rendered post, unless you add leading and trailing spaces. Source Link Spaces | https://meta.stackexchange.com/q/277369 | A Terms of Service update restricting companies that scrape your ...


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What is "negative" in terms of the question asking experience? Is it fewer people asking questions? Is it that question asking takes longer? Is it that question asking is a bit tougher? ...none of which I would objectively consider "negative"? Would this metric (not the one I suggested, but a metric of negativity) be scaled to apply to ...


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If you have enabled “Hide left navigation” via your profile settings or are viewing on a mobile device, the “Ask question” button will appear inside the hamburger menu instead of being visible on the page itself. That's going to be really annoying. I keep the sidebar collapsed; I have almost no need for what's in it as a general rule, and I can use keyboard ...


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bugstatus-review The tables render differently in the timeline of a post than in the actual thing. For example, here is a screenshot of a table in the timeline of this post: And here's the table in the actual post: You can see that the "user group" and "preference of style" are not separated with the lines the | pipe should make. The ...


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Along the lines of the other questions: Will there be some sort of live notification? Not everyone is going to keep track of meta, which I suppose is their own fault. In other words, when you're typing a comment or an answer, the system will warn you that someone has posted something new and give you the chance to expand it and read the comment/answer. Will ...


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Where you see them: Answering a question loosely related to his company by sponsoring his company (for e.g. answering a question about ML by sponsoring his own library, even when his own library doesn't allow to perform that specific ML task answered in the question). I think you should flag the post using the "in need of moderator attention" ...


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For example, do new users on site suddenly decrease a few weeks before the event starts? That's something we can answer with the Stack Exchange Data Explorer: This is the number of users and questions created on Stack Overflow around Winter Bash 2019. I'm not sure what the spike in users at the end of November is, but otherwise it seems to follow a regular ...


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I'll offer a corollary. Any information that a user has in their profile can be used to get in touch with them if they so desire. They would still have the ability to decline anyway. Note that the Stack Exchange network is not social media nor a dating site, so any messages to that effect on the network aren't acceptable. Besides, it's still silly to ask. ...


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That would be a bad idea. You shouldn't do that, and any such comments should be flagged as, at minimum, "no longer needed." Stack Exchange is about questions and answers. It's right in the tour: "Ask questions, get answers, no distractions." Comments are just in service of improving questions and answers. Hitting on a user or ...


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You can flag an answer as spam: Exists only to promote a product or service, does not disclose the author's affiliation. The link gives some scope on what is acceptable. Don't talk about your product / website / book / job too much. [...] Don't tell - show! The best way to avoid being seen as a snake-oil salesman is to demonstrate a solution rather than ...


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I consider this a "sub tag" of security. While indeed all hacking questions do belong to security, in general, the extra tag has a meaning and helps to identify and find the questions related to hacking. I don't think it should be removed.


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Indeed this is intentional for anonymous users. See this answer by SE staff for details. What would be the value of users reading your question, only to find out in the end the answer is to be found elsewhere? Your question isn't without value. Seeing that your wording didn't result in you finding the other question (with the answer), and hence others who ...


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Either Law or The Workplace I'd err toward Law because it's a legal requirement in certain countries. You'll need to be pretty specific about your request however as there's plenty of resources about GDPR on the internet in general, so you need to demonstrate in what way that information wasn't suitable for you. As always, search before asking as GDPR has ...


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Let me make a concrete proposal for comment. If there is a common theme behind the efficiency and productivity tags it is people trying to improve their personal efficiency in using the site. They are not asking how to make the underlying software more efficient. It is therefore hard to see any difference between that and asking for tips about how to use the ...


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Home Improvement seems the best bet here, I don't think that the situation of an "office" environment will make your question off-topic: Ask about... Questions you would typically ask a home contractor. Which tools, materials, and best practices for home improvement task. Identifying the source or cause of a problem within your home. National ...


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bugstatus-bydesign Spoilers in a table render in neither the preview nor the actual post: A header Another header >! First >! row >! Second >! row And in the preview:


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bug On Opera (unsupported I know but FYI) with Opera's dark mode on on Android 10: table borders are sometimes grey, sometimes white:


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UPDATE 2020: Jon Skeet currently has 4775054 uncapped reputation Running https://data.stackexchange.com/stackoverflow/query/161622/how-much-rep-would-i-have-without-rep-cap?UserId=22656 he is currently a


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The principal benefit is that the accepted answer, when accepted by a user other than the answerer, gets pinned to the top. This means that it will usually be the answer first read, and if useful, often upvoted. Consequently, the 15 points for being accepted may be negligible in comparison to later upvotes. Personally, I do not think that they should be ...


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It sounds like you are wanting to ask questions about an open dataset so I think the site you should use is the Open Data Stack Exchange.


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A Stack Overflow or Database Administrators minimum reproducible example should have code that readers can cut & paste and run, including initial values for tables or similar data structures formatted in a tabular way for readability. Unfortunately these new markdown tables are going to make it harder to get MREs because initial values will be given in a ...


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