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TL;DR I can't believe that there is no answer yet where people could vote for the capital M and lowercase k. This is one. +1 for international standards here. -1 if you dislike international standards. Reasoning Disclaimer: I'm a non-native English speaker and user of SO and SE sites. And perhaps I can speak for some other users who are more familiar ...


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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 manager like Greasemonkey or Tampermonkey for your browser, if you don't have one already. Then click this link, which should prompt you whether you want to ...


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Japan has a very long and storied history. Little known is that during the Yayoi era the Japanese invented computers, the internet, and yes, even Stack Overflow, but unfortunately the database became corrupted sometime during the Warring States era. That's why the stats seem wrong. What is certain, however, is that 8.7 questions/day over 2013 years makes ...


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It will be, just haven't gotten there yet. Implementing it on other code bases is trickier and involves some duplication. We want to make sure it's exactly how we want it on the main Q&A engine before duplicating anything to the other sites, as that potentially means fixing n things rather than 1 down the road. Also, there are a few APIs and such to ...


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a lone character) trailing after a mere link once was, is no more


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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 this code pretty well and still spent today git reverting my changes getting nowhere. This is such a great example of tech debt it's ridiculous. Ultimately, we ...


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This has been implemented. If you look at my network profile you'll discover my 3D Printing account is not listed. That is, unless you are a moderator, in which case, you should see:


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That's been fixed and is currently on our dev server. Will push out to production soonish (after some unrelated bug is fixed). Thanks for reporting!


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Here's the explanation: There are 119 sites in the drop-down menu, there are 117 sites listed as Q&A sites under stackexchange.com/sites. The two sites that are not there are Area 51 (which is still linked in the footer, but is not a Q&A site) and Mathematics Educators, which is in private beta at the time of writing this answer. The 233 that is ...


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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 opportunity to provide feedback about some parts of the Stack Overflow functionality. The other Stack Exchange websites are not currently represented. You can ...


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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 method, it's now a Parallel.ForEach fetching many site moderators at once (we need data stored in each site's database). 3 methods down there was a "current ...


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I'm going to blame caching on this one. I'm looking at it now and I see stats. Also, space - http://thefinalfrontier.stackexchange.com


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Oh, Val does have an account – including an excellent avatar no less: And now it's also correctly linked on the team page.


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stackexchange.com only aggregates information from other network sites. It's a portal, if you will. There is no way for anyone to post on it directly.


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This should be back online, we've been attacked in a variety of ways the last 12 hours, it's been fun. This was not so much a direct attack as a very abusive crawl bot from china (not even related to a search engine). This was causing us to load profiles on SE.com like crazy, tying up the API backend that serves those default profiles and inboxes, the ...


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The tooltip will now be consistent with the rest of the network (minus the occasional blip that will occur as we launch sites):


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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, parts of it, have been selected arbitrarily (say - things like the relative weights of different factors).


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It is a random selection from the list of graduated sites. So, conceivably, the same site could feature a couple of days in a row.


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Before it's closed, I wanted to stash all the past animations but alas, they changed the whole source to some dynamic picture creator and archive.org is borked when it comes to jQuery. I was able to salvage some via Google, if anyone can find more please add them as well. Thanks! Since it's going to be lots of animations, wrapping it as code - just click &...


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So, I looked around and found out that yes, both the data explorer and stackexchange.com still have a few obsolete openId providers listed in the login / signup options. I have pushed fixes to both, which will remove claimId (and a couple of others) that are no longer in operation. The obsolete openId providers will be gone in the next builds of either. ...


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It's simply an artifact of going 'out of the box' to stand up a site. Our system is built around: Site topic is proposed on Area 51 Said topic is vetted with a clear statement of purpose and audience A private beta for the site is brought up If all goes well, site goes into public Our international sites are developed and tested on our development tier, ...


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As far as I can tell, the below sites will be counted in the "higher" count and won't be counted in the tour page number: Sites during Private Beta phase Experimental sites, e.g. https://cs50.stackexchange.com Area 51 which isn't really a Q&A site. The above gets a strong positive nudge from the fact the full sites list on stackexchange.com ...


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The main issue here is creating a new Q&A site - the subdomain is just an implementation detail. The process for suggesting and creating a new site is done via Area 51, and explained pretty extensively in its FAQ.


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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.com/users/158100/rene // @version 0.1 // @description set selected site in league // @author rene // @match https://stackexchange.com/...


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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 %, total users, and daily visits, sorted in the descending order. Specifically: ((TotalQs + (TotalAs / 3)) * PercentAnswered / 100) + TotalUsers + ...


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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 that has not reoccurred. Both the profiles have now been deleted, given it's pretty much impossible to track down a real account or what happened without a ...


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I think this would be a bit misleading, considering that the Careers site is only for programming jobs and is tightly integrated with Stack Overflow. There are lots of sites on the Stack Exchange network, but only one or two of them deal with computer programming. In fact, if I saw a link to http://careers.stackexchange.com/, I would assume that was a way to ...


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stackexchange.com is behaving very strangely today on two of our webservers. Luckily we have nine of them available, so until we've found and fixed the underlying issue I've taken those two servers out of the load balancer, letting the remaining (apparently not drunk) web servers handle the traffic.


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That works already for me by clicking StackExchange with the ctrl pressed in IE11 and right click > Open in Chrome/Firefox... As indicated by Anna Lear you could click or touch More Stack Exchange communities. In my setup that is just visible... I don't think I want to waste more screen real-estate with a link that I hardly ever use.


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