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Options when locking an official discussion post that keep communication avenues open

Regarding the "staffling John Doe is getting stressed because of criticism on meta after announcing feature x", we had that discussion a hundred times before. There are two simple, obvious ...
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Options when locking an official discussion post that keep communication avenues open

I believe I might be the one who added an answer to the official feedback thread here. I find the new graphic changes so horrible that I'm admittedly having a hard time keeping the criticism ...
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Options when locking an official discussion post that keep communication avenues open

I think its worth looking at the bigger picture, and contrasting this with a recent, better managed rollout. While I'm not a developer - I've a background in computer forensics academically, and the ...
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Options when locking an official discussion post that keep communication avenues open

In my opinion, the key problem here came from a lack of communication, rather than the act of pushing the change. This comment from the later bug report summarizes this well: I just love how SE loves ...
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Options when locking an official discussion post that keep communication avenues open

I would very much welcome having a new post when rolling out some changes to receive feedback once a change is live. First, the proposed changes could look fine when proposed, while in real life ...
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Stack Exchange reputation leagues will soon list only the top 400 users

bug Not sure if it's a bug, but at least it looks inconsistent. If you've got no rep per period, the information about your ranking is not displayed at all (not even the "rep needed"): Edit:...
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Stack Exchange reputation leagues will soon list only the top 400 users

I'd like to respectfully request StackOverflow to reconsider this change. The decision to stop tracking reputation rank for most developers seems a bit heavy handed. Many developers value their rank ...
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Imgur image URL migration: Coming soon to a Stack Exchange site near you!

About two days ago I was looking at this old CodeGolf post, which (used to have) some great images on it. Draw an Image with a Snake I noticed that the Python code in the post had had a lot of array ...
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Seeking feedback on tag colors update

Option #0, do not change anything. The previous design was utterly superior in every single way to the one rolled out on May 21st, 2024. Way too much attention is now drawn to the tags themselves. ...
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Stack Exchange reputation leagues will soon list only the top 400 users

"I'm a little upset" by this. If there are some query timeouts, lot's of data (800k is a lot?), etc., can't you either: include users with 500 (or 1000) reputation points in the statistics, ...
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Questions about ChatGPT code

No, that is probably not desirable. That is probably not in keeping with the purpose of this site. I am not aware of a hard prohibition, but the kind of usage you are discussing does not seem ...
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Stack Exchange reputation leagues will soon list only the top 400 users

feature-request status-completed Choosing to see 50 users per page triggers CloudFlare's "too many requests" and cause all profile pictures hosted in SE to be blank. This doesn't look nice: ...
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Account creation on Stack Overflow + Email verification

I'd say with a decade and change since this question was asked - we've had more trouble than use out of people using these accounts. That they might be blocklisted due to abuse aside, if you're a ...
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Stack Exchange reputation leagues will soon list only the top 400 users

bugdesignprofile-pagereputation-leagues OK, here's another regression if we're talking about bugs here. When you're not ranked you get an award for nothing:
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Stack Exchange reputation leagues will soon list only the top 400 users

I put this on my resume (for math.se) and have gotten jobs because of it. You’re destroying a valuable feature for higher rep but not top-400 users. If performance is the concern you could reduce the ...
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Informational questions and semi-duplicates for SEO

If you have editing privileges, consider adding synonyms to words in the title in parentheses. This not only helps "keyword-stuff" for general SEO, but makes it easier and more reliable for ...
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Stack Exchange reputation leagues will soon list only the top 400 users

That is unfortunate. At a minimum some effort could have been put into offering a SEDE query to replicate parts of the functionality. For example this SEDE query takes the most relevant reputation ...
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Stack Exchange reputation leagues will soon list only the top 400 users

There seems to be a bug after this change. I have never reached 28k rep on Mathematics so I'm not sure where this surplus comes from.
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Stack Exchange reputation leagues will soon list only the top 400 users

I'm very unhappy with this feature being cut. I always used this X% number from my user profile to quickly estimate the total rep I'm going to get this year. Due to query timeouts, the data are often ...
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Stack Exchange reputation leagues will soon list only the top 400 users

I'm curious. What actually made this feature be expensive to run? How does this change make it less expensive? I'm having a hard time imagining. To be able to rank anyone (accurately), don't you need ...
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Known Issues with MVP Stack Overflow Jobs Launch

Rather than responding to each answer and comment I am making one consolidated reply here. Thank you for all the bugs and other issues mentioned on this post. We are keeping track of what has been ...
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What deliverables would you like to see out of a working group?

This is going to sound negative, but I want to be honest: As a general principle, transparency is good. But I find it hard to care much either way. Personally my desire to see deliverables from a ...
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What deliverables would you like to see out of a working group?

I'd keep it simple On the conclusion of a working group A clear timeline for implementation of what the working group was working on decisions based on the working groups conclusion. While I'm ...
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What deliverables would you like to see out of a working group?

Everything. What posts were opened, their contents, the discussion that occurred surrounding each, the answers/comments, results of in person or other survey research, all in a format anyone can ...
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What deliverables would you like to see out of a working group?

I don't think there is a universal set of deliverables that would be appropriate for each working group. Instead, once the need for a working group has been noted, one of the first things the working ...
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Imgur image URL migration: Coming soon to a Stack Exchange site near you!

The image resize characters do not work the same way on the new hosting as they did on imgur. Resizing the images only takes the width into account, not the height. This causes problems for extremely ...
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Why are people so unhappy about the OpenAI partnership? Am I missing something?

For those of us who have been around since the beginning, this move towards AI integration is just one more move where the needs of the community that built Stack Overflow into what it is are being ...
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Imgur image URL migration: Coming soon to a Stack Exchange site near you!

The last few weeks or so, I have experienced issues viewing images on Stack Exchange sites. Often, I don't see images at all. I only see links with the alternate texts (often the default "Enter ...
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What does the recent blog post mean by "community-driven AI"?

I don't fully understand what it means by "community-driven AI". The community creates the data used by the AI. That's why "knowledge community" is also used, and this sentence is ...
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Why is a user's reputation re-calculated when one of their posts is deleted?

The concept behind reputation changes being reversed when a post is deleted is that it's supposed to be as if the post never happened (which means nobody got to vote on it). This is reinforced in a ...
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Why are people so unhappy about the OpenAI partnership? Am I missing something?

Personally, with regards to this announcement, Google before it, and their other AI-related product announcements, it's just too... fake. Empty promises, marketing speak/dancing hotdogs on how this is ...
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What, exactly, is Stack Overflow's agreement with OpenAI?

I understand that there are a lot of questions about our partnership with OpenAI and what this means in terms of attribution. While I can’t answer every bullet point or all of the questions on the ...
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Why is a user's reputation re-calculated when one of their posts is deleted?

To an extent, the reputation system is supposed to be self-regulating. Upvoted posts flow to the top, downvoted ones go to the bottom, and sufficiently negatively scored posts can be deleted by the ...
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Why are people so unhappy about the OpenAI partnership? Am I missing something?

If you compare the recent announcement about the partnership with Google with this new announcement about the partnership with OpenAI, the scores are similarly negative but the community outrage/...
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Our Partnership with OpenAI

I despair ... SO has been on strike over ChatGPT use and the company just go for more!!!
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Why are people so unhappy about the OpenAI partnership? Am I missing something?

If you look at Microsoft page for Responsible AI usage you will find a pretty good image that presents six keys principles in working with AI-related technology. Disregarding Fairness and ...
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If I delete my answers from SO (as of 12 May 2024), is it too late for Prosus to give them to OpenAI? What's the situation with deleted answers?

I feel like you misunderstand how deletion works here. It’s soft deletion and it’s all still in the database. We're not sure what's the scope of the APIs available yet, and your posts are probably ...
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Why are people so unhappy about the OpenAI partnership? Am I missing something?

I'm going to twist the intended audience here, tackle one subset of the reasons, and go on a bit of a (hopefully useful) tangent. A lot of the people I see unhappy seem to be unhappy for reasons that ...
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If I delete my answers from SO (as of 12 May 2024), is it too late for Prosus to give them to OpenAI? What's the situation with deleted answers?

When you signed up/started contributing you agreed to the Terms Of Service. It states: You agree that any and all content, including without limitation any and all text, graphics, logos, tools, ...
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If I delete my answers from SO (as of 12 May 2024), is it too late for Prosus to give them to OpenAI? What's the situation with deleted answers?

If I delete my answers from SO say today (Sunday), is it too late for Prosus to give them to OpenAI? Yes, they will be given to OpenAI to use as training. (Rationale: mods will undelete these deleted ...
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Why are people so unhappy about the OpenAI partnership? Am I missing something?

Why are people so unhappy about the OpenAI partnership? Am I missing something? Here are some reasons that I've seen: Lack of attribution. Feeling of license violation. Don't want one's work to help ...
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Why are people so unhappy about the OpenAI partnership? Am I missing something?

In a sense—it's because both AI companies and to an extent the company haven't acted in a manner that engenders trust. I'd note our first brush with AI was people posting AI output on our sites with ...
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Which communities are shunning Stack Exchange, and where have they gone?

Communities often die in a whimper, not a flash. As a nearly 15 year veteran of the network I've seen communities torn apart by drama. I'd note that the most recent attempt at microblog driven ...
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Our Partnership with OpenAI

Wow, you guys made me log in again. (And that's not a good thing) I, personally, am not anti-AI but this partnership was not discussed with us, your users. You previously banned ChatGPT's webcrawler ...
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Formatting Sandbox

eval("public_variable+2", {"builtins" : None }, safe_dict) 12 eval("private_variable+2", {"builtins" : None }, safe_dict) Traceback (most recent call last): ...
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How can we verify the integrity or safety of hyperlinks in SE posts?

I want to know how we as a community or an individual can verify the integrity or safety of a hyper link posted in a Q/A or in a comment. That is 100% on the individual. No one is forced to click a ...
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Our Partnership with OpenAI

Just comparing how the community reacted to banning GPT vs Partnership with OpenAI shows how they feel about this relationship and these two different products! I’m not going to talk any further about ...
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Our Partnership with OpenAI

Long ago we tended crops, hunted, traded, and crafted. It was hard work, but we took pride in what we did. We built a civilization in spite of this labor. Then the machines came, and put metal between ...
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Which communities are shunning Stack Exchange, and where have they gone?

The GTK Project advises users to use the GNOME Discourse instance “instead of using StackOverflow [sic]” for “your questions about GTK and the GNOME software stack”, “applications and the overall ...
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Proper course of action for own question that was edited and closed

I have asked How to silence the "default shell is zsh" warning This was incorrect - it does not fall in the scope of Stack Overflow because it is not a programming question or one that ...
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