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What is the association bonus, and how does it work?

Congratulations! One of your linked accounts has reached 200 reputation points, and as a result, all associated accounts are given a 100 point bonus. What is the "association bonus"? The ...
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The Many Memes of Meta

Meme: Twitter-driven development (also occasionally called Twittergate) Origin: Meta Stack Exchange on revisiting the Hot Network Questions feature Twitter Cultural height: Whenever a feature is ...
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What does the Code of Conduct say about pronouns?

But what about...? The edge cases. This section is designed to address specific circumstances that apply to a subset of users. 1. Am I forbidden to express my opinion about this? In most contexts, ...
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What does the Code of Conduct say about pronouns?

What's this all about? - Implementation This section focuses on guiding you on how to use these pronouns correctly. 1. Does this mean that I will be in trouble if I ever get someone's pronouns wrong?...
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Why isn't it required to provide comments/feedback for downvotes, and why are proposals suggesting this so negatively received?

Forcing downvotes to be accompanied by comments or other feedback sounds like a good idea at first, and many here would like to see new users get all the info they need to ask questions that are a ...
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Recent feature changes to Stack Exchange

December 2019 2019-12-22: Protected question notices are no longer shown to users who have enough reputation to answer, but not enough reputation to unprotect the question. 2019-12-20: The period of ...
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What does the Code of Conduct say about pronouns?

What's this all about? - The Basics This section is an explanation of singular third-person pronouns. 1. What's this business about "pronouns"? It would be rude to refer to a man as "she" or a ...
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The Many Memes of Meta

Meme: Too Many Shogs Originator: JAL First Heard: A bug report posted by JAL where when Shog closed a question as multiple duplicates, the iOS Stack Exchange App would show that the question was ...
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What does the Code of Conduct say about pronouns?

So, as a curator or moderator, what's my role? This section covers some moderator and curator FAQs. As a moderator M1. I'm a moderator. What should I do if I see these rules being broken? If ...
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Database schema documentation for the public data dump and SEDE

The Schema Visualized The Entity Relationship Diagram (ERD) above was constructed using the data found in the information_schema.columns table. (Thank you to ashleedawg for paring the table down to ...
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How can I report bugs with or request features for the Stack Exchange mobile apps?

TL;DR: Unfortunately, you can't. Thank you for taking the time to improve the Stack Exchange platform. Sadly, the mobile apps are no longer in development. To quote one of the Stack Exchange ...
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The Many Memes of Meta

Meme: Getting Shogged Origin: Unknown (possibly the Tavern) Cultural Height: unfortunately, somewhere in the past Usage: whenever somebody, having posted an (often unfounded) complaint about Stack ...
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Recent feature changes to Stack Exchange

November 2017 2017-11-16: The new top bar is now live on stackexchange.com 2017-11-13: All Website fields and links in the "About Me" network profile sections are now unlinked on stackexchange.com. (...
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Recent feature changes to Stack Exchange

December 2020 2020-12-16: In chat, moderators now have a diamond next to their name on chat messages, and their name is now italicized, whereas previously, their name was merely written in blue with ...
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What events trigger an inbox notification?

What kind of notifications trigger, send, or result in an inbox notification? The following events trigger an inbox notification. They are grouped by the 'item type' which is displayed next to the ...
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The Many Memes of Meta

Meme: Tim Post lost his keys Originator: Tim Post Cultural Height: TBD Background: In his answer to Should 'drive by' downvoting be more effectively caught?, Tim Post describes a long chain ...
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What are the badges I can earn on each site, and what are the exact criteria for earning each badge?

Documentation Badges (Stack Overflow) Return to Top Note As Stack Overflow Documentation has been discontinued, all Documentation badges, except for Documentation Beta and Documentation Pioneer, have ...
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How do I properly use the "Not an Answer" flag?

What is the not an answer flag? The not an answer flag (NAA) is a flag to indicate that someone used the "answer the question" box to post something that doesn't attempt to answer the ...
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Recent feature changes to Stack Exchange

December 2018 2018-12-14: Any validated "rude or abusive" flags on a post will make that post ineligible for use as a "known-bad" audit in the Triage and Low Quality Posts review ...
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The Many Memes of Meta

Meme: bring back the polyglot Originators: gparyani, the4kman Background: It started when the Stack Overflow 404 page was changed to no longer include the polyglot. gparyani asked Bring back the 404 ...
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What are the badges I can earn on each site, and what are the exact criteria for earning each badge?

Why didn't I get badge name right now? (even though the badge progress tracker on my user profile or the review stats page indicates that I qualify for the badge; I even got the message "...
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Recent feature changes to Stack Exchange

November 2022 2022-11-29: Inbox improvements are live. October 2022 2022-10-19: For comment flags, the maximum length of the user supplied text for "Something else" flags was increased to ...
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Recent feature changes to Stack Exchange

December 2021 2021-12-07: [DMV] New responsive Activity page: horizontal navigation turned into vertical, most of the sections rearranged and placed in one column instead of two, each section now has ...
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What can I do to lift or reduce a suspension?

If I am a new contributor and unfamiliar with how things work on SE, can I appeal the suspension? First of all, if it's your first offense and a minor one, you will usually be warned but not suspended....
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The Many Memes of Meta

Meme: The homepage is being Yaakoved Originator: Shadow Wizard (in chat) Cultural height: 2021 Background: When launching a new feature that has been discussed for years. Yaakov Ellis ♦ will mark ...
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What events trigger an inbox notification?

What kind of events do not trigger an inbox notification, even though one might expect so? Some notable events do not trigger an inbox notification: One of your posts or comments is deleted or ...
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Meme: Moderator paper bag Originator: Martijn Pieters Cultural Height: It was highlighted as a needed thing from this comment: Why was I suspended? but seems to have only two instances (latter links)...
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The Many Memes of Meta

Meme: Downvote, flag and move on Originator: TBD Cultural Height: TBD Description: The response to most of "What should we do when a question is low quality" or "What should be the response for ...
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Recent feature changes to Stack Exchange

March 2023 2023-03-23: Answers converted to comments (either automatically or by a moderator) now leave a trace in the post timeline. 2023-03-22: A plagiarism flag. This will only be enabled on ...
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Should questions include "tags" in their titles?

Yes, it is important to provide context in question titles. Tags are wonderful tools but they do NOT provide context in all situations, most notably: The sidebar: Imagine, if you will, that the use ...

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