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Thanks for the report! We added the contents of the chart into the alt text on the image. Please let me know if there's anything else we can update to make the post more accessible.


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The blog post you linked is a bit out of date: SE no longer shuts down sites simply for "struggl[ing] to maintain any semblance of steady progress". But a few sites have still been shut down in the last year or two: Startups Personal Productivity Augur As I recall, in all three cases the shutdown was because of not enough people to moderate the sites (...


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Is it possible to auto translate posts in most of other languages (at least Chinese, as it seems to have most of the users using internet after English), and to show them as auto translated and as original post? No, I don't think it's worth to spent developer time to realize this. Most auto translators (e.g. like browser plugins or google translate) are ...


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I confess, I like the idea. I guess one of the top reasons why people answer questions but don't upvote them is the paradox of choice - when we have to make a decision between different alternatives, we often tend to make no decision at all. I am pretty sure making the "upvote" the default option and the "no vote at all" the option which requires an active ...


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The functionality to search by tag synonym is also converted to perform a search by the master tag. Take, for example, markdown-rendering (currently having 193 posts associated with it) which is a synonym of the master markdown (with 1,568 posts associated with it): Clicking on either will show posts under both markdown-rendering and markdown (a total of ...


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It is outrageous that SE disrespects our privacy so much. Maybe they don't understand the implications yet. Some of the implications are (as discussed in the comments to this question): Millions of users are unaware that if they copy a link to a question that they didn't ask nor answer nor comment, and email it to 50 coworkers, then 50 coworkers have the ...


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Another aspect related to this: Sometimes even high reputation users might be among problematic users of the site. (For example, I could imagine a typical FGITW user having a rather large reputation, while some part of their activity might be actually detrimental to the site.) I have also seen a situation when some user used email of this type as an ...


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Thanks everyone for your suggestions. I have gone ahead and used the image from Rand's comment. Election results are update on SciFi and Philosophy. I appreciate everyone's efforts here.


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This isn't consistent. This election was won by a now-deleted moderator but their flair remains (along with badge and rep count intact). However, the elevator pitch post has been removed.


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I like this feature request because I did some research about these questions especially on SO and my impression is that most of these questions are indeed close worthy, but some of them also may profit a lot from improvement. Being in a review queue should be a good thing in any case for them. The clickbait might actually be involuntary, i.e. the result of ...


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I'd argue it should not be implemented, this is coming from someone who has made the same mistake. I think this because of the following; You should always carefully consider your decision based on carefully reading through the post in question, a knowledge of the tags (if needed, spam is spam!) and considering the implications of your clicks I learned ...


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Remember that this is a very special and rather unusual situation, a former moderator who won an election and later deleted their account. I think it's OK to have a very special and unusual way of showing that that happened. Community bot's flair? For people who don't know what the Community bot is, that looks like a moderator called "Community" with 1 rep. ...


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I find using the Community user there very confusing. And I know who the community user is, it would be far more confusing to new users. If we don't need a specific user to be there, and presumably we don't since we don't have one now, why not use something that clearly indicates that the user has been deleted? Something like this, with a generic user card:


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I think this is an excellent idea. To be precise: to replace auto-generated mails with one or more of the suggestions made in the request. Similar to the recently suggested Replace the 100k and 250k swag ... it would really not cost much money to improve status quo. It would only require some people at SE Inc. to sit down and be creative. There are so ...


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If this is implemented, please disable it by default. I'm one of the room owners of the main room of Code Review and I don't need hundreds of notifications each day. I practically live there anyway, so I don't need the notifications to know what's going on. For smaller rooms, rooms that are only active once every so many days, I could see a benefit. But it ...


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The Feature ("receive a notification saying that someone left a comment") is configurable: "There is a configurable sound trigger in every room, at the top of the page. Sounds can be set to occur only when you are mentioned, for new messages on visible rooms, for new messages on any room you're in … or not at all. ...". It is possible for ...


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I don't think this is necessary, and I suspect that most room owners wouldn't want it. Consider that active rooms on the network can receive a hundred new messages a day; during very active surges, even a hundred messages in an hour. If room owners received notifications every time a new message was posted they would be getting notifications all day. This ...


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I am happy to announce that hover cards are now working for all users. We have removed the rep requirement for this (previously 1000 rep), so it will show for any user. Based on your feedback, we have also moved down the content requirement for showing the hover card from 28 characters to 6 characters. This is now live on all sites on the network, and ...


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One way is to do a site-specific search with Google or another search engine. For your example: site:meta.stackexchange.com (foo or bar) and (foo or foobar)


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Currently the "dark mode" option is added to the Stacks (Stack Overflow design site). I hope, in near future it may implement into all the Stack Exchange sites too. GIF from Stacks:


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One problem of this approach is that, on meta sites down votes/low reputation doesn't mean bad Q/As since downvotes here often mean different opinions. You get low reputation and be forbidden to answer protected questions, etc? For example: User 1: Have 1 Q/A on a meta which earns 1 upvotes, then user 1 can answer protected questions. User 2: Have 10 Q/A ...


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This is now possible with the release of Custom Filters in question lists. The 'Unanswered' tab most closely resembles the 'No accepted answer' option, but 'No answers' might also be worth exploring.


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Every timeline of a question has, near the top and above the (new) Event filters, a line starting with "Timeline for ...". It is followed by the question title, which can be used to ... return to the question. And even though it doesn't have a link title like Return to question, it should be obvious what will happen if you use that link ... i.e return to the ...


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This is done. I just merged the PR and pushed a build.


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Community bump attribution has now been corrected, as part of the recent upgrade for post timelines.


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The public timeline for all questions and answers is now available for all users. More details are available here.


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I am happy to announce that a new and improved post timeline is now available to all users. It can be accessed by clicking the clock icon underneath the voting and favorite buttons that are located to the left of a question or answer. Clicking on the button will bring you to the timeline page for the given question or answer. This page shows everything ...


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This alignment issue has been fixed per your suggestion. It now looks like this:


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The API has been updated. No more [On Hold] text should be coming through. This should be reflected in the mobile apps as well as anything else using the API.


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Both the Google+ and StumbleUpon buttons in the Share dialog for Area 51 are no longer being shown.


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Thanks for the suggestion. This has been fixed. “Smart Quotes” in the search box will now be treated identically as "Regular Quotes".


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This feature has been implemented. When you add a bounty to a question, the button for awarding the bounty to an answer is now grayed out for 24 hours, with an appropriate tooltip message and cursor. If anyone wants to see how it looks, I encourage you to add a bounty to this question.


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but the comments are still there that have arguments about clarifying the question Then you flag your own question for moderator attention and ask the moderator(s) to cleanup all the no longer required comments. Alternatively, you can click on each comment that you think is no longer necessary ... and directly flag that comment as "no longer needed". But ...


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I have created an userscript for this request, please find in StackApps. If the tags position is not less than the current window's height, then it will clone and paste the tags list below the post title. Clone the tags in questions page, if the tags are not visible in the initial window For example, after installed the userscript, the output of this ...


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I think that there are currently 3 solutions to this question, but all of them are workarounds. Displaying an SVG image on browser and copy-pasting the displayed image into Stack Overflow post. Posting an SVG file on another site and adding an <img> HTML tag referencing this file as already explained on this question. Adding a stack snippet in adding ...


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Alternatively we could have the community user own the latest activity (deletion). So then it would become: Modified by community 6-8 times ago But it would even be better to replace the modified with a more descriptive word.


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This is already possible. You aren't required to use the same username on all sites; you can use different usernames on different sites. Simply enter a different username on a given site's profile editor, and click the translation of "Save changes just for this community". You'll have a different username for that community. I understand that this is a bit ...


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A half-decent workaround for this would be to add a feed of the activity on this question to your moderator chatroom. The appropriate RSS link can be found just under the Hot Network Questions list in the sidebar:


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This is not an official API, but it is not too hard to simulate the login via OpenID and use the session to start executing a query, poll the job that executes it and retrieve the results in the end. I do most of my Stack Exchange development work in Java, but it should be easy to port to other languages even if you don't know Java. I'm using fairly standard ...


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Paste the table result of https://senseful.github.io/text-table/ this. It shows like this :-) +-----------------------------------+------------+--------+ | Col1 | Col2 | NumCol | +-----------------------------------+------------+--------+ | Value 1 | Value 2 | 123 | | This is a row with ...


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You make quite a few incorrect assumptions when writing about this. I've written about this email field before in a few places, somewhere, but let's sum up the issue here: The two email field cannot be "unified" because they are stored in completely different places. The old Email field was stored directly on the User, which means it could be different on ...


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I don't think this would be a wise change One specific way this would immediately be abused would be by spammers. The moment which new users are able to comment with 1 reputation, we are going to start getting spammers using them. And the 5-comment limitation doesn't really affect them because spammers generally operate on complex networks with multiple ...


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I made a change for the creative commons version update to refer version 4.0 in the /help page, and raised the pull request #95. Updated the license to cc-by-sa 4.0 in /help page.


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My understanding was always that up-votes on comments was intended to be a way to represent the fact that multiple people would have written that same comment, essentially, it would prevent "me too" comments. I came to this understanding due to the way automatically-generated comments from the review queues worked. Certain reviewing actions would leave a ...


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I was able to reproduce the issue by opening the same post in a new tab, upvoting a comment from the earlier tab, and attempting to upvote the same comment from the new tab. While this message may seem like it can only be triggered if one tries to intentionally exploit it, it can also be triggered in certain accidental circumstances, e.g. if you navigate ...


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Well - these are exceptional times. Under very normal circumstances - I suspect there would be significantly less answers, and we'd be a little more aggressive over pruning non answers (as hard as it is to believe!). In short, this isn't normal. I feel meta does poorly as a soapbox - and essentially that's roughly what a lot of these posts were. On the ...


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Based on an answer that I received (a comment), I was able to completely revamp my "solution" to this issue. No new tools needed as the tools are already there; however, it could be more streamlined. Solution Streamlined "Summary Posts" I was made aware that the Monica post caused such an issue in the community that people had a hard time understanding ...


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If there are only two sides, there are (usually) only two answers. ...therefore... If an question has so many answers they fill several pages, there are more than two sides There are exceptions, of course, where someone rephrases an answer as a separate one, or when answers are posted simultaneously (like this one), but usually if there is already an ...


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No. Even if we could pretend that the views of loads of people could be neatly dropped into little "buckets" of predefined categories (which they can't), there is little benefit to this. It could even be harmful, as people might then either stick to their own "bucket" (thus only hearing reinforcing opinions), or stick to the "opposite" bucket in order to ...


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Implementing what you're asking for might be achievable by introducing something what I'd call introducing the concept of "labels" to be used by a user for the purpose of personalization. Read on for more details. The concept of a label Think of a label as similar to favorites, whereas each user is free to "mark" something with such label, but with many ...


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