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We spent a sprint addressing your requests — here’s how it went

This is a good effort; the uptick in visible development work, even outside the flood of edits to status-review and status-deferred, was noticed and appreciated. This is pretty much exactly what we've ...
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We spent a sprint addressing your requests — here’s how it went

First and foremost, this sprint was great--all sprints should be like this (I know they can't really all be about shipping long-desired features or bug fixes, but still)! Please convey to company ...
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We spent a sprint addressing your requests — here’s how it went

our plan is to dedicate time, across all our public-facing developer teams, to work exclusively on requests that have come in from the community This is awesome and I can't find words to express how ...
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Upcoming changes to sign-up flow on the Stack Exchange network

Instead, we will show […] “Google one-tap.” […] An exception to this is made for users navigating the site in private/incognito browser sessions, who’ll see a sign-up banner at the bottom of the page. ...
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Upcoming changes to sign-up flow on the Stack Exchange network

It seems I'm possibly facing an issue related to this, as pointed out in my post at MSO: Being logged in with a Google account automatically creates Stack account The system is creating an account for ...
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The state of the stack a year on : A retrospective on "Stack Exchange is failing its community"

I fear you are seriously underestimating the detachment between the community and the company if you think that the average user "review" is "lacks enthusiasm". I may be wrong, but ...
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Upcoming changes to sign-up flow on the Stack Exchange network

Stack Overflow and the international Stack Overflow sites will also allow for signing up using the GitHub option. All other options will be removed. This remains weird. I understood it as a testing ...
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Stack Overflow needs to change to become less restrictive to adapt to an environment where ChatGPT is available

There's nothing stopping you from using both, and in some cases, I've found ChatGPT handy in adopting information from a post for my specific conditions. I've seen people do the reverse and ask why ...
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How can Stack Exchange use AI, and especially GenAI, to facilitate Q&A?

Given what I've seen of GPTs so far, I think it's best to set aside trying to find ways to integrate AI into the site entirely for the time being, at least until the strike is over and SE begins to ...
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We spent a sprint addressing your requests — here’s how it went

Firstly - whoa, quite a lot of old requests across the network were looked at, and retagged. The effort is appreciated. I do feel like there could have been better visibility, as Dan Mašek alludes to ...
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How can Stack Exchange use AI, and especially GenAI, to facilitate Q&A?

I think there's potential for ML to be useful in improving the quality of the knowledge base, but I don't think focusing on GenAI is useful. And I'd hope to see experimentation being done carefully, ...
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Why is stackexchange.com not a single website with one account?

I can think of several reasons why you have to create a Stack Exchange account on every new site (and there are certainly more): The accounts you created appear on your network profile. It's possible ...
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Upcoming changes to sign-up flow on the Stack Exchange network

Personalize your profile Finish setting up your account by sharing more about yourself and (your) interests. Complete your profile Maybe later Can you add the word "your" before "...
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Upcoming changes to sign-up flow on the Stack Exchange network

bugstatus-completed The "Log in with Google" and "Log in with Facebook" buttons no longer work: Clicking them does... nothing. No error in console, no request in Network tab.
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We spent a sprint addressing your requests — here’s how it went

Not much to add to existing answers here, so I'll focus on a concern I have. You said: Over the next quarter, we’ll focus on how we can turn this into a repeatable, efficient process that we can use ...
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Why there is no link to Area 51 discussion in all sites in Stack Exchange?

The Area 51 Discussion Zone is the per-site meta for Area 51, and the list of sites in the Stack Exchange portal (https://stackexchange.com) does not include the per-site metas. Worth to mention that ...
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What posts should be escalated to staff using [status-review], and how do I escalate them?

Jul—Sep 2023 Targets: Respond to 70% of Meta posts from across the network to which status-review was added during this period. [not met, got to ~61% (+9% change from previous period); see below for ...
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Why are Stack Exchange sites too complicated to understand?

This is... not an easy question to answer. The sites in Stack Exchange network (typically) require some degree of professionalism, yes. That said, a decent amount of expectations from a "be nice&...
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Stack Exchange network sites’ IP addresses may change in the coming weeks

While we don't expect any downtime or technical issues... Such optimism! We sincerely wish you well, but everyone who has been around technology for more than a few minutes knows that such optimism, ...
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unix.stackexchange.com redirects to https://www.citysearch.com/profile/13672866/?publisher=adnet

I thought you had this subdomain but you don't The WHOIS database thinks otherwise Domain Name: stackexchange.com Registry Domain ID: 1558969914_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN Registrar WHOIS Server: whois....
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Why is stackexchange.com not a single website with one account?

Stack Exchange users (usually) only have one account, which is used to log in to sites across the network. Unfortunately, the UI here is... really confusing and frequently uses the terms "account&...
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Upcoming changes to sign-up flow on the Stack Exchange network

bug The "Complete Registration" button no longer works. Furthermore, it is very user-hostile to remove the "Maybe later" button. DevTools has a 404 POSTing https://vi.stackexchange....
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The Cookie Policy link is broken

Thanks for the report. The team is aware and working on fixing the issues. I'll edit this post once it's fixed. Update: Since December 2023, we have been testing and slowly implementing our updated ...
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We spent a sprint addressing your requests — here’s how it went

Can there be some focus on reviewing the older status-planned posts as well? There appear to be only 19 questions with this tag, and some of them have been "planned" for a very long time. ...
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How can I download a small data set (1 year 2023-2022) from Stack Exchange?

How download small dataset (1 year 2023-2022) from stack exchange? Not possible, only the entire data dump is downloadable (https://archive.org/download/stackexchange) (one file per SE site. SO is ...
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Upcoming changes to sign-up flow on the Stack Exchange network

a smaller, modal-like window to show up for the user to complete the process: Do you mean a popup? If so, please don't. As annoying as popups are in general, my experience elseweb is that more often ...
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Upcoming changes to sign-up flow on the Stack Exchange network

The main goal there is to ensure the user can get back to what prompted them to create an account as soon as possible, instead of making them jump through several hoops that might disrupt their flow. ...
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Are old Winterbash leaderboards still available?

They are not available on Stack Exchange, but the Wayback Machine may be of help. Links like these list various (sub)pages of the leaderboards, both network-wide and per site. Of course, many pages ...
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Discrepancy in Post Counts between Local MySQL Stack Overflow Database and Data Stack Exchange Query

There will always be discrepancies between the count of rows in the datadump and SEDE. The chance they are both based on the same data is near zero. Even the weekly refreshed SEDE database will be ...
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What posts should be escalated to staff using [status-review], and how do I escalate them?

Oct–Dec 2023 Targets: Respond to 70% of Meta posts from across the network to which status-review was added during this period. Respond to Meta posts from across the network where status-review was ...
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