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My people reached count decreased from 250k to 11k

Almost certainly this answer had a score of 5 at one time but then one of those 5 voter's accounts was deleted taking their vote with it and reducing your answer to its current score so that question'...
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Are there any tricks to "bypass" duplicated question checking when asking on Stack OverFlow?

This duplicated question system is stupid. It goes like this, a 12th grader starts learning about general relativity and asking a simple question. Instead of answering the boy's question, and the ...
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SO Dataset query to retrieve questions, related answers and comments with a specific question tag

You're right, tags (and title and number of views) are only stored for questions, not answers. That means that for answers, you need to JOIN the Posts table with itself, like this query. Because the ...
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Can't post on Stack Overflow, editor thinks I have unformatted code

Try one or all of the following options: Remove the markup from the first line (so no *file1*, etc.). Before a table, always include a blank line: **File1:** |ID|IP|Name|Comments|OS|Title|Status| |--...
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Header hiding top of page on Firefox

Today's unannounced(!) changes to the design unfortunately broke a couple of essential user scripts, e.g. We’ve removed the option to disable the fixed top bar . You'll have to disable them to be able ...
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Why are Glare Reducers awarded to inactive members?

Yes, they are intentionally being awarded to inactive members. Unlike many other user preferences and account settings, we dont track the date on which a user toggles dark mode on or off. Also - it is ...
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The Stack Overflow leaderboard hats run off the side of the page

I've just pushed a slight layout overhaul to make the leaderboards page more responsive. Hats should now wrap regardless of screen size, and items should look aligned regardless of content size. As a ...
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Query for retrieving all answer ids for questions which a user already answered

Here is the SEDE query that selects all Posts.Id of the answers (Posts.PostTypeId = 2) for a specific user (the userid is stored in Posts.OwnerUserId). I've then concat and string_agg the projection ...
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I cannot log in to Stack Overflow

I contacted the SO support. After providing some info, they helped me to merge my old and new account. I can now use my new credentials to access the original account.
4 votes

SO Dataset query to retrieve questions, related answers and comments with a specific question tag

As already mentioned by Glorfindel, one thing which could make your queries faster is using the table PostTags. Some examples: questions, answers. (Notice that for answers we have to use ParentId and ...
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Header hiding top of page on Firefox

Here is a Stylus user style to make the top bar unsticky again: @-moz-document domain("stackexchange.com"), domain("mathoverflow.net"), domain("stackoverflow.com"), ...
4 votes

Downvoting of new user questions

This question was recently linked by a confused individual on Stack Overflow. Let's be clear here: You should not vote differently based on whether a user is new or not. This is not a matter of ...
3 votes

What is the best time to ask questions?

For most questions, I don't think there's such thing as a best time. As others have stated, the moment there are many users online to answer questions, there are also more users online to ask ...
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Stack Overflow login problem - I can't log in!

The quickest way in In short, StackOverflow checks the cookies. The quickest way to give permission in Google Chrome browser: Type the below address in the URL chrome://settings/cookies Select &...
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Social media icon set that includes Stack Overflow

GitHub & Commons Here are two more: One is my icon set I just updated on GitHub: github.com/JesseSteele/socicons These are "flat" (all-black or all-white), open-source icons in "...
3 votes

Are there any tricks to "bypass" duplicated question checking when asking on Stack OverFlow?

Here's how to fix your problem: If you think your question is not a duplicate, and the other question is completely different. If you think this is the case, edit your question explaining why it isn't ...
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How should I reply to a comment which is a request for code?

If you are the poster of a question or answer: Click the Edit button on your post to include the code. Make sure your code is a minimal reproducible example. If you commented on a post, and were asked ...
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Stack Overflow login problem - I can't log in!

This happened to me on a newly installed Arch Linux system. It was resolved by enabling NTP with timedatectl set-ntp true. Edit: to be clear, I had first tried clearing cookies, forgetting the page ...
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Intended purpose of Self-Learner badge on SE?

After this question was asked a blog post on the subject was published: July 1st 2011 It’s OK to Ask and Answer Your Own Questions (...) Bottom line — never hesitate to ask and answer your own ...
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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 "...
2 votes

Stack Overflow as a reference in a professional paper/presentation

It's already being done Science is better when you build a big tent and make friends. It is sadder when you engage in foolish gatekeeping. Be like Anonymous 4chan poster, Robin Houston, Jay Pantone, ...
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Stack Overflow login problem - I can't log in!

In Chrome, rather than blindly allowing all cookies, you can go to: chrome://settings/cookies locate Sites that can always use cookies click Add enter: [*.]stackoverflow.com click Add to confirm
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