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Change all @username references in comments when a user changes their name?

Another suggestion similar to Brad Gilbert‘s and Federico Poloni‘s answers When saving comments, change @username to @username[@12345], where [@12345] is an id of referred user. The system resolves ...
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How can I keep Stack Overflow clones out of my Google search results?

The uBlacklist extension (Chrome Web Store / Firefox Add-ons) provides blocking of custom sites from a number of search engines, including Google and Duck Duck Go. It allows you to add "...
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Shouldn't it be "this post" instead of "your post" while editing someone else's post?

It's been over a year, so I'd like to post an update. The wording of the error message has been changed since then: Please add some context to explain the code sections (or check that you have not ...
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Suggestion: exclude the author from the pool of edit review candidates to limit bias?

Blocking post authors from reviewing edits on their own contributions won't solve any of your described problems, for 2 reasons: The author has significant, if not final, say in how the post is ...
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With new designs planned for some sites, are there plans to tackle the backlog?

First off, you're correct - we have started reaching out to sites about getting them away from the beta blue theme. We know that custom themes are often seen as an important part of a site's ...
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Programmatically sending instant e-mail alerts about new SE replies

It isn't really immediate notification. And you'll get only those items from your global inbox that you haven't already read here. But in your email settings you have options to get an email about ...
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Is it ok for a moderator to join a private WhatsApp or Telegram group with users from the same site they moderate?

While I do agree with the other answers here that say it's OK for moderator to join such groups, I want to bring possible exceptions to this. A group called "Downvote all the n00bs!!1!!!" (...
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Is it ok for a moderator to join a private WhatsApp or Telegram group with users from the same site they moderate?

However, some like-minded users can sometimes create parallel groups on WhatsApp, Facebook, Telegram, etc. to share and discuss interesting posts, any sites issues, policies, sometimes also influence ...
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Is it ok for a moderator to join a private WhatsApp or Telegram group with users from the same site they moderate?

When it comes to data from SE sites, including PII, flag data, chat logs, and any other sensitive information that moderators have access it, moderators are bound by the exact same rules no matter ...
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Why does the URL to an answer include the question ID?

It doesn't. 819887 is a user ID, to be precise the one who clicked on the 'Share' link underneath the answer. You can see it in your profile as well: https://stackoverflow.com/users/819887/surfmuggle. ...
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Announcing the arrival of Valued Associate #1214: Dalmarus

Welcome, Dalmarus! I know our Support team has definitely needed more, well, support – I'm glad you're on the team now! You definitely seem to have lots of experience in that field. (We should play ...
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Announcing the arrival of Valued Associate #1214: Dalmarus

We have been on a journey to revamp and improve the /contact support experience - it has moved back to the Community Team, we hired dedicated folks to do it, and switched systems more than once by now....
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Announcing the arrival of Valued Associate #1214: Dalmarus

Thanks for the welcome, Cesar. I'm excited to be here and am looking forward to improving Community Support for everyone. :) As requested, pictures of our little monsters... I mean pets ;)
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Conduct a [survey] about tags on Meta

I've gone ahead and renamed the survey tag to stack-overflow-developer-survey now, as suggested in Spevacus' answer. I've also added survey (and some other alternatives) as synonyms of the tag.
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Appearance of sock puppet-y users in comments

So, this is a bit of a perfect storm but this is, as far as I can tell, all pretty much legitimate usage of the site - that said, I can understand it being confusing because... well, it's somewhat ...
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Appearance of sock puppet-y users in comments

There's no evidence of sock puppetry here. The two The Workplace (TWP) accounts that you saw have earned the association bonus on other sites and then hid their accounts. This makes it harder for ...
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To what extent might scores, on my posts on one SE site, affect scores on another?

They don't. In almost no cases is your activity on one site impactful of any other site. Some users have excellent reception on one site but end up with downvotes or even suspensions on others. We do ...
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Is it encouraged to intentionally post duplicates for searchability?

In my opinion, posting duplicate questions for searchability purpose would be a good idea. The same question may have different wordings and different wordings are searchable by different search ...
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What can we do to stop spammers from exploiting the grace period?

As of May 13th, 2022, the grace period is no longer applied to users with less than 10 reputation. This should stop virtually all spammers from misusing the grace period; spam by users with higher ...
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Is the Texas anti-censoring law a concern for SE sites?

I'm not a lawyer, nor do I play one on TV. I'm also not an SE employee. I don't think there's much to be concerned about at present. There's a number of reasons I say this This is a preliminary ...
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"I have read your message" moderator message

♦ moderators can already see if (and when) the user first read the message. The messages are written in such a way that we expect them to be read and understood, and there will be consequences if not (...
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"I have read your message" moderator message

There is no need. Moderators already can see when you've read your message in the mod-message UI. It looks something like this: Anything else would just add noise, so it's better to stick with the ...
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Is it okay to flag blatant spam using two accounts?

Personally, as much as I would prefer that blatant spam not be allowed to exist on any site any longer than it has to, I think we should not allow an exception for this type of post. Some reasons to ...
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Is it okay to flag blatant spam using two accounts?

No. This is effectively giving yourself twice as many votes toward the post's deletion. It would be similarly against the rules to cast two close votes, two delete votes, etc. You can, however, ask ...
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Do I need to reply to a moderator message?

No need. You are not required to reply to a mod message unless there is something you want to clarify, something that needs to be clarified on their end or something that was done that you think ...
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Are developers/moderators keen on adding new reputation achievements?

On-site privileges tied to reputation currently max out at 35k, because that's when you get 30 delete votes per day, the maximum (see the moderator tools privilege page). At 100k you're put on the ...
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Are developers/moderators keen on adding new reputation achievements?

The thing is, there's isn't much difference in experience between a 10k and a 30k user (I've even seen people mentioning 3k as a low limit, because that's when you can cast close votes.) So there's no ...
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Using Stack Exchange to look for scholarly articles and working with the scientific community

It looks like your questions are related to the topics of Academia Stack Exchange: This site is for academics of all levels – from students to senior researchers – as well as anyone in or interested ...
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Is it Better to Leave a Comment or Pose a New Question Asking for Elaboration?

Post it as a new question. You can include a link back to the original to make the context clear, but it's not necessary.
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Reputation icon links to Stack Exchange instead of the current network site

The goal of the reputation icon is to show reputation changes across the whole network. If you want to see your reputation changes on the current site, go to your profile and it's there. So having the ...
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Where should I ask communication engineering questions?

Signals and systems. That should be covered by our dsp.se stack. Control systems by electronics.se and drones.se. Analog and digital communication by ham.se. For the associated field of general ...
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Is paraphrasing someone else's ideas and not crediting them considered plagiarism?

I think the difference between Kent State University's guidelines & https://meta.stackexchange.com/help/referencing is mainly due to the fact that the latter is trying to set a minimum, ...
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Is paraphrasing someone else's ideas and not crediting them considered plagiarism?

Plagiarism is plagiarism. If you present someone else's work without identifying it as a quote and without attribution, that’s plagiarism, and it must be deleted. That the motivation for ...
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Why does the "About Us" link to about "Stack Overflow"?

As of February 2022, company pages and product marketing pages have moved to the stackoverflow.co domain, instead of sharing a domain with the Q&A website Stack Overflow. Correspondingly, the &...
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Are the images from deleted posts kept?

As of July 2019, when a post is deleted through spam or offensive flags Stack Exchange sends automatic removal request to imgur for any image in that post. More details.
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Is there a new kind of spam floating around the network nowadays (Spring 2022)?

This type of spam is reasonably common across the Stack Exchange network. It's harder to spot than the ones advertising drugs or spellcasters, but you were right, it's definitely spam. Sometimes, ...
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Is it OK to crosspost Stack Overflow questions, now that the Portuguese SO is open?

The canonical Stack Overflow em Português answers to this question are: The Help Center article: Posso traduzir perguntas/respostas de outros idiomas para o Português? and the meta post: Posso fazer ...
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The tags [about-page] and [stackexchange-tour] should merge

Merge about-page into stackexchange-tour, and rename it to site-tour I agree with your suggestion; both tags are clearly asking about the same thing. Currently, plenty of the questions with the about-...
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Is it OK to crosspost Stack Overflow questions, now that the Portuguese SO is open?

The official standpoint is yes. Each non-English site has a Help Center article about this topic. Here is an attempt to translate the Spanish version: Should I translate questions from English to ...
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New Feature: Table Support

bug Inline code in backticks is processed correctly in cells. Inline code in <code> messes the columns if it happens to contain the | character. Rendered correctly: | One | Two | | - | - | | `1|...
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How might the Staging Ground & the new Ask Wizard work on the Stack Exchange network?

tl;dr: a sandbox will only alienate new users, and closing questions is toxic; instead, make a "needs improvements" banner. I never really understood the point of a question sandbox (except ...
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Formatting Sandbox

Testing comment upvote by low rep user.
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Formatting Sandbox

Eye in the pyramid
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Do fun-with-literalism answers (that block further edits) break the CoC?

I see nothing wrong with the question as asked, and neither did two others who answered. Your example: "Q: If spoilers are released in flight without descending, what could happen? A: "...
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Is calling an individual user or their post "pedantic" a CoC violation?

You, basically reporting a bug, voluntarily and for zero compensation, for a company's staff to decide whether to work on it or not (they did), and others feeling the need to mark it by downvoting as ...
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Why aren't bounties refunded if they are not awarded?

It is not good behavior as it is in that current way. All bounties are paid for up front and non-refundable under any circumstances. Some circumstances should be added. What is the value I have to ...
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How should we deal with a question being bumped repeatedly via edits performed by the author of the accepted answer?

This is absolutely inappropriate; the edits don't improve anything which is further reflected by the fact that the user rolls them back repeatedly. This is a blatant abuse of privileges and you should ...
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Do fun-with-literalism answers (that block further edits) break the CoC?

As the code of conduct states: Unacceptable Behavior No subtle put-downs or unfriendly language. Even if you don’t intend it, this can have a negative impact on others. This could be classified as ...
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Formatting Sandbox

not quoted, but highlighted printf("here's some code\n"); int x = 99 + 100; quoted and highlighted printf("here's some code\n"); int x = 99 + 100;
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How might the Staging Ground & the new Ask Wizard work on the Stack Exchange network?

This isn't meant to be negative and as such I request people refrain from attacking me, but my initial thought is why would someone spend their time in what must surely be a very tedious activity, an ...
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