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I read the revision history, and noticed that you mentioned apparently unrelated "CO issues". What were those? I'm glad that this was fast and fairly painless. Thanks for your work!


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For some of those pages (the question list and question page), the reason that the text may look small is because you have the Desktop site setting turned off in chrome. See the following screenshot. If you don't have Desktop site disabled, the pages won't be responsive. Keep in mind that other pages (like the profile page) are not responsive yet but I ...


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People with a moderator diamond have moderator privileges. Those privileges include the ability to unilaterally re-open a question, post an answer and then unilaterally close the question again. This does not give the same effect as answering a closed question, as the re-open/re-close actions will be recorded in the posts history, but it comes close. Some ...


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Since Roman numbers aren't used any more I suspect how to write them is a subject for History. I imagine the experts on that site could tell you how the Romans themselves wrote numbers. The history site help is here but be careful as it says that the following is off-topic Questions answered by a simple Google search or to be found in a Wikipedia page ...


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No, but they can instantly re-open them, answer them, and then re-close them to effectively do so. It would be rare for this to happen and, if it did, then I would expect any moderator involved to be prepared to explain to their community why they did it.


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An Ubuntu-specific site makes sense in itself, ignoring all else. So is a general Unix & Linux site. Perhaps so does superuser.com (although IMHO it's a bit too general). However they weren't formed simultaneously. And - you can't just excise a third of a site because another site got started. So yeah, there's overlap, and sometimes it's frustrating to ...


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Good luck with the upgrades, we appreciate these updates. And I think I speak for everyone when I say that I hope that anyone who has to physically go in on Saturday stays safe and doesn't catch the dread virus. Sending good, antiviral vibes your way!


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Your problem seems to me to have a different solution A comment roughly along the lines of "you're just posting this question to get rep" left me challenged how best to answer beyond "no I'm not." There's no reason to reply in such a manner. (As tempting as it is, yeah, I get that). ;) Report that user to the mods (flag the comment) for a ...


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Reputation is like money: you get it (ideally) as result of working and contributing, it let you do things you can't do otherwise, and for some it's fun to earn and stash. Personally, I always want to know exactly how much money I have, not just estimation. Knowing how much other people have is also something I would like, though in real life it's not ...


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Comments below the question propose (1, 2) the existence of people who strongly focus on maximizing their reputation points. These users, if they exist, might find the existence of users without a precise displayed reputation troubling, because they could not easily tell if those users had more reputation than they did or not. This situation might be ...


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Past 30k, there's no additional privileges for users. Its just a number. I know of one user on a smaller site, who found having 100k unbearably boring, got a second account, and got it up to 100k as well. On the other hand, outside the obvious - some folks play for the score. I'd love to hit 100k, even if there's no more swag for it (😟), and I keep my ...


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Since this is hypothetical and not a feature request, personally (very subjective) I don't see any downsides if it's global. In fact it crossed my mind before. After I passed 20k for all the perks, it's really pointless. To steal @Nij's comment: (...) there's a massive difference between users with 100 rep and 500 rep on most sites, but no change at all ...


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Thanks for this feature, hopefully that will put an end to the inappropriate-advertisements out there. Purely out of curiosity, how were the test sites chosen? I don't see any obvious correlation between them (though maybe that's the point), and I'm a bit surprised SO is not in it; I'd expect way more feedback from SO, given the traffic there (though Server ...


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Yes, and in most cases, the flag should be rude or abusive. For the vast majority of questions, it is clear that the asker wants to hear more than a yes or no, for example the why or the namely. This particularly applies even if the asker is explicitly soliciting a yes or no as an answer. Answering a question simply with yes or no implies that an ...


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Glorfindel and CRABOLO are correct. I actually did learn something different from school last semester for on the topic of pharmaceuticals and psychology. A lot of Medicine and Health Professors at Emory promote the bioinformatics stack exchange in addition to stack-overflow and cross-validated: https://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/109245/...


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It's probably worth noting that Health Stack Exchange, from the proposal mentioned in @CRABOLO's answer has been renamed to Medical Sciences Stack Exchange and its scope has been changed to focus more on 'professional' questions: Medical Sciences is a site primarily directed at professionals in medical and allied health fields, students of those ...


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I, like many others, don't believe your sincerity for the following reasons: You did not reinstate Monica, which would have been a very easy and effective way to show us that you accept that your firing her was a mistake that had to be corrected You did not fire the employee who fired Monica for being suspected of committing the thought crime of possibly ...


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I don't have a thorough answer to this very good question (yet). Just leaving a placeholder here to make it clear that: We have seen this (actually, was seen widely internally right after it was posted) We plan on posting a response to this question (potentially as part of a bigger: "what is our strategy" post) at a later date (hopefully in the next ...


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In times of crisis I think it is important to have access to tools that can be relied upon. Stack Exchange sites are the "go to places" for instant answers to questions users may have been thinking about asking here or somewhere else. I think we will be doing the community the greatest service if we can: Maintain and improve our sites with Q&A that is ...


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There is a site on Stack Exchange that is dedicated to Code Review. You can ask people there to look over your code and provide you with suggestions to improve it. But before asking questions there, please make sure your code is working and as well written as you you think it can be. It is not about asking questions how to implement something. It should be ...


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I think the site you may be looking for is the Code Review Stack Exchange but, if you decide to ask there, be sure to take their Tour and read their On-topic help page first.


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This older question has no answer. This duplicate new question cannot be closed. Seems wrong to me. And if repeated we can have any number of such duplicate questions, until someone provides an answer. What would make sense is to have one such question.


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I partially agree with M--'s answer on this. If it's a question, don't translate it and close it as unclear. If the OP doesn't know how to speak English, they won't be able to read the answers or respond to requests for clarification. If it's an answer and something simple like what M-- mentioned ("Try this"), then that's OK. But that's not a quality ...


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I agree with most of what has been said so far in the other answers. Quotes are intended to be separate from the main content, and this change makes it harder to tell apart quotes from other text. I tend to skip it automatically because I just see it as indentation, and not a quote. You mentioned GH, but took their quote entirely out of context. This ...


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What about automatically deleting WHYT after a time period. I see posts where people have taken some effort to ask a question, but they don't show what they've done. I think if we assume the users best intents, we would assume they do not know how to ask a question. If they are able to update their question, then the WHYT would become irrelevant, and if ...


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You can pretty much have anything you want on your profile (of course, taking into spirit and letter of the COC and other policies of the network), and as far as I know, there's nothing that tells us not to. There's proper (implicit?) disclosure of affiliation, clear, good faith engagement in the site and network (so clearly they're not only here to shill ...


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This resurfaced again here: GIS-SE - Answer to XY points not displaying – now deleted after this discussion. I want to point out another issue with these kind of edits, and more importantly encouraging them, besides the fact that it contradicts with the community's purpose which is asking/answering on-topic posts and not translating them. When ...


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Each site has its own strict on-topic definition. While there are some sites with overlapping definitions, this isn't all that common. It is unlikely that you can cross post a question without any changes and have it be on-topic on both sites. If you tailor it to the second site, then that's fine. Also consider making a bounty on the original question to ...


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Suggested compromise The major design goal of this change appears to be to remove the "overpowering" background: Historically, we had a bit of feedback that the yellow backgrounds were overpowering, reducing the contrast of the quote itself. The yellow border also lacks contrast with the background. Yet, according to users, differentiation is also ...


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I like the loud coloration for blockquotes as it makes the content appear foreign in the post which a quotation actually is. However I consider the unlimited availability of infinite depth quote something of an ...


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Here is a SEDE Query that implements your first two requirements. Promise you don't use this query to go on a serial upvote spree. The query basically is a left outer join between post and votes where rows with a votetypeid = 2 do not need to be present. The rest is shaping and reducing noise. select owneruserid [User Link] , count(distinct p.id) [# ...


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The issue of having to add something as code is a unique issue with an always decreasing amount of posts where the issue you encountered applies: e.g. posts with JSFiddle links that did not include code and that were made before the regex rule was put in place. Eventually we may see a day where no one will encounter that exact issue anymore. As for your two ...


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According Alexey Kolchenko Some points to consider: Use clear visual cues for users: change cursor type and show the border between rows (as on the pictures) Increase the width of the handling area to make it easier to resize (Fitts's Law in action!) Set default columns width according to their content, so as to minimize resizing ...


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ProWebmasters has over 2900 results for the tag google-analytics, 750 results for googlebot, almost 470 for google-index, over 190 results for google-ranking, and over 1600 results for google-search, etc. SEO is on-topic. Tag Usage: Google Analytics is a free web analytics solution provided by Google, featuring several client-side APIs, as well as REST ...


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Across the network blockquotes are by far more commonly used than spoilers, so it seems unfortunate to sacrifice the readability/identifiability of blockquotes to differentiate them better from spoilers. (This change would seem like a good idea if the usage of quotes vs. spoilers was something like 1:50, but across the network it's probably more like 50000:...


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No, it is not. Our entire accounts system is built on the premise of an email address, which is required for any and all interactions on the network. Unfortunately that is also PII that we are not allowed to collect from an underage user. There is no way we could set up a site that does not collect PII. But let's also not set aside the fact that we would ...


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That is a CSS button focus outline. It helps the user when they are using keyboards 'Tab' key to navigate the page. I see no necessary reason to remove it. For more information please do visit: outlinenone.com here it is explained why this feature is necessary and important


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In this instance, "Close Votes" is the subject of the "review." In other words, you're reviewing the "Close Votes" on various questions in this queue. Remove "Close" from the scenario. Now, you have "Review Votes." Does that sound better? "Close" in this instance is an adjective for "votes." It clarifies what kind of votes they are. Also, "Close Votes" ...


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While it's an interesting idea, I disagree. This would be setting the precedent for more flash-in-the-pan sites in the future. Do we make a site for the US 2020 election? For the Olympics? I'm sure every big event has a lot of questions around it, but that doesn't mean we need a site for them. Instead, I'd advise taking your question to one of the existing ...


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If a user follows a question, they will receive inbox messages related to any event for which the post owner would have received notifications: ... New comments on the question that are not @pinged to other users Edits to the question When I edit or comment on my own question, I don't get notified. However, if I follow a question because I ...


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Will the new "Bookmarks" (now "Favorite") feature have a "set private" option so only I (and maybe moderators) can see my favorite list??


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Few comments on Follow feature from curator perspective. All data about followers should be kept private. Following poor posts that need further attention will be common use case. Experience tells me that many such posts will eventually get closed and deleted and there is no need to additionally publicly expose curators to potential harassment. Also, data ...


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This is IMHO totally counter productive. There might be some remote cases where the nesting is better rendered with the left bar style, but for the most part you are breaking the intent of posters on SO who want the contrast provided by the light-yellow background. This move does not fix any real problem. You should at least apply the common sense wisdom: ...


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The close reason is now only shown to the question author and users with the ability to vote to close (usually unlocked at 3k rep). I prefer the old way, so I brought this up when the change was first made and it’s status-declined for this reason: Declined: there are legitimate reasons to show close reasons for the public view. However, we are not going ...


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Note that this did not solve the problem with spoilers you wanted to solve. Uncovered spoilers still look exactly like quotes:   This is a quote.


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I thought stackoverflow started out as being a programming site...Let's see: Python documentation uses color. Java API uses color. Even MSDN has color (verifiable here.) Now we're supposed to go ASCII retro black&white and consider that better? No amount of rationale would lead me to believe that. (SO is not a .txt file, I don't recall seeing 1 single ...


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The answer by @Shog9 matches my feeling of how your question is best answered but I want to add why I think a pure count of votes provides an unwise measure to use. It is because of how numbers in the reputation leagues are heavily biased towards inexperienced Stack Exchange users. For example, on this site today we have: Total Rep* | Users 100,000+ | ...


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and we’ll add it to our system manually Any chance that you will make this list of tasks with priorities public? Would be nice to see it.


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(IANAL) A big technical difference that has not yet been mentioned is that CC BY-SA 4.0 code can be used in a GPL3 program, while CC BY-SA 3.0 code cannot. However, this compatibility does not allow the CC BY-SA 4.0 content to be adapted under "GPL3 or any later version". See here In practice, this change is not significant to projects using GPL3+. For GPL3 ...


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If you escalated an issue by adding the status-review tag, but something caused it to be “solved” — maybe someone from the community could actually answer it and did so; maybe a bug was really an issue on the user’s side; etc. — please ping a CM in the Teachers’ Lounge explaining the situation. My instinct for handling cases like this would be to simply ...


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