The PDF in question is linked to from this question in the form of a drive.google.com link. Judging by the sample newsletter, the question was included in the newsletter you received.
Gmail autodetects Google Drive links, and adds them as friendly attachments*.. which causes crazy in this particular, albeit pretty rare, instance.
* You can test this ...
It was likely illegal, because the permission to send "features and announcements" emails does not seem to cover sending a newsletter. As you point out, explicit opt-in permission is required for this new use of your personal data (email address).
I suggest you submit a formal GDPR complaint to Stack Exchange. If they fail to act on it you can escalate to ...
I like this suggestion a lot.
Some issues with the other suggestions:
There are many policy and/or moderation tools/procedures that we don't want to publicize and wouldn't be appropriate to have in a meta post.
Not everyone uses TL, and even if they did it's hard to parse through the noise if you don't get the message for a few hours or days.
Looks like your account and about 500 others had a problem during the backfill for a major newsletter infrastructure change that occurred earlier in the week. I checked the logs originally but missed some failures towards the end.
Entirely my fault; I've fixed the issue and you're now subscribed to all the newsletters that you were subscribed to previously (...
You are still subscribed to the newsletter for the site. You need to go into your profile settings and unsubscribe from any you no longer wish to receive.
Direct link: https://meta.stackexchange.com/users/email/newsletters/current
We've been getting quite a few emails regarding this, of users being absolutely confused about why their settings are not updating. Unless they have notifications for new emails like I do, they're not going to know that there's some magical link in an email sitting inside their inbox. Nothing told them to look there. There's no instructions anywhere on that ...
default locale explained the problem in a comment. The problem is with Gmail, not SE (though SE could mitigate).
Gmail automatically clips messages that are longer than 102k, and there is nothing users can do about it (other than get a new email provider, I guess). It's really easy to miss the "message clipped" notice at the bottom. If you do see and ...
I don't see any reason to keep this banner title in graphic. Using "envelope" image only + text available via Transifex would be much better solution than creating a separate image for each localized site.
This string is translatable now in Transifex. Key is 90d0b739a13a0b5e9f33391811ecda8b. Current look in English:
Example view in Russian ...
As many as you want. There's no limit beyond the actual number of the sites we have, and even then you could subscribe multiple times for the same newsletter with different email addresses.
I don't know why you'd want to subscribe to 140+ newsletters, but hey. It's your inbox. :)
The newsletters are only summaries of interesting question. To start and to earn some reputation you should go to question page of your network site and scroll through it, open question that sound interesting for you by their name and try to answer them to get reputation.
You can also edit posts and earning reputation (up to a maximum of 1000) through it.
Right now there's 3 kinds of information we want to be distributing across moderators. One is important, not-specifically-mod-stuff, but discussions and announcements (either by Blog or Meta) that moderators should at least be aware of so they can consciously figure out "This is something our community should speak up about" or "This is something I need to ...
Well, that was an oversight... We recently moved newsletters from being sent / managed by stackexchange.com into the main Q&A network sites. The original code had no explicit step to generate plain text so it got missed when moving things over.
We now have an explicit template for doing so and I've just pushed that to prod. Any emails you receive ...
The email contains the link, as you said yourself. It's part of the email message already.
It's not really SE fault that some email clients truncate emails and show you only partial version.
I don't think SE should bend and change their logic just so it will fit certain email client.
Anyway, you can see all newsletters with links to subscribe/unsubscribe ...
We've gotten two network-wide moderation notices (orange diamond, like the newsletters of yore) this week. Both linked to posts on Meta.SE. I suspect that this is what they meant by "can be directly a part of the Stack Exchange system".
This does mean that non-moderators can't easily see what SE is particularly highlighting for moderators, but -- as with ...
status-completed (See Network-wide HTTPS: It's time)
The example newsletter is loaded as an iframe from the main domain (stackexchange.com) over HTTP; since MSE (this domain) is now served over HTTPS, the HTTP request is blocked. You can see the mixed content warning in the console:
From Network-wide HTTPS: It's time:
This is for Q&A. Area ...
Well this is entirely my fault - I mixed up two string parameters when calling User.GetProfileImageUrl and the underlying code generated an invalid hash for users using Gravatar for their profile image.
I probably should have picked this up earlier but all my test accounts used images from Google profiles rather than Gravatar.
A fix is on its way to prod ...
If you mean "just upvotes, ignoring the effects of downvotes", that's not displayed anywhere on the site that I know of, so I don't see why it should be in the newsletter. You always have to click for that; the site displays the net votes.
If you just mean that you want scores for both questions and answers, they're already there:
So, a change introduced on the 24th meant that our scheduler didn't hit the "send newsletter" schedule.
I've fixed that and newsletters should start flowing from 18:00GMT today (that is, about 5 and a half hours from when this is posted).
Wheeeee, this was a hard one to track down... Essentially this is a long standing bug related to ad caching that was exaggerated by another bug in the newsletter ad rendering path. It manifested itself when there is a race between anonymous and registered users.
Ads are heavily cached and the cache key is constructed based upon a number of parameters. One ...
We broke text-only email and that was only fixed yesterday evening. I suspect you're attempting to parse the HTML version of the newsletter. Text newsletters sent as of today will have shorter links...
Example content (from the meta.SE newsletter):
The link in the "possible rollback war" flag should be to the revision history, not the post (https://meta....
Apologies, the past few days have been problematic on the newsletter front because of the size of the email batches for Stack Overflow and some other network sites.
Essentially we were hitting some request limits sending to our email service. I've tweaked down batch sizes so that everything works a little more smoothly.
Normal service will resume as of ...
Done! the date in the subject was fixed by using DateTime.ToString("D").
For the other strings to be translated on the email, we need to add those translations to traducir (and have them approved). Here are the links:
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It's not exactly a newsletter, but you can create a digest of your favorite tags from https://stackexchange.com/filters/:
It's a little annoying and confusing how this feature is separate from watching a tag, but that's what's available at the moment.
I think that the only reasonable way to do this, as perhaps you intended, is to remove the spoiler content entirely from the email.
Otherwise you would have to include them as hidden text in the email, which contains the message twice over, once as plain text and once as HTML. It would not be possible in the plain text and might be hard to do for all ...
This great injustice has been fixed.
I'm also happy to report that this is the first commit to any of the Stack Exchange repositories in 2014, I couldn't have asked for a better bug to set the mood for the year, thanks!
You already get a badge for a good question or answer.
I do agree it's an obscure feature. I can't find anything about it on the help pages and you only seem to be able to subscribe to a newsletter by visiting your own network wide profile.