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June 2023 Data Dump is missing

Update 2023-06-18 The Data Dump has been re-enabled. The latest data dump is available on The Internet Archive. It was uploaded at 2023-06-14, and contains data up to 2023-06-03. Additionally, a ...
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New post formatting

status-bydesign The amount of whitespace between lines of text (line-height) has changed. I don't know if this is intentional, but I liked the old one better. Was there a good reason for changing it, ...
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Dear Stack Exchange: a statement and a letter from your moderators

When you're reading through the vast outpouring of concern from our community - whether that be this letter, the comments/answers on your apology announcement(s), the 40+ meta questions as a result of ...
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Implement ```-style (fenced) Markdown code blocks

Code fences work now. function DeepThought(task) { this.task = task; } DeepThought.prototype.answer = function () { switch (this.task) { case "life, universe, and everything": return ...
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Add a link to the timeline of a post

I am happy to announce that a new and improved post timeline is now available to all users. It can be accessed by clicking the clock icon underneath the voting and favorite buttons that are located to ...
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Deprecating our mobile views

Can we increase information density on the responsive site on mobile? All the padding on the desktop site is fine for a large screen, but there's a lot of wasted space on mobile. This is the single ...
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How to avoid "Hot Network Questions" on the sidebar

No further need for self control or userscripts! As of 11 March 2019 you can hide the HNQ list from the sidebar globally by visiting your preferences page and choosing "Hide Hot Network Questions", ...
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June 2023 Data Dump is missing

Few things have made me more livid than what we've just learned through the answer given by AMtwo. The data dump is one of the main reasons why I'm still participating to this day and has been part of ...
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Dear Stack Exchange: a statement and a letter from your moderators

This is a second drafted letter (also drafted before the meta post) addressing more specifically the issues the LGBT+ community feels it is necessary to address. You can read this letter in full and ...
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Dear Stack Exchange: a statement and a letter from your moderators

I'm one of the moderators that helped draft, and then signed this letter. I'd like to offer my personal take on things. I joined Stack Overflow in 2008, in one of the first Beta waves when you needed ...
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Could authors overturn recent community review decisions?

This has bugged me for years too; I have full edit rights over my own posts, I can single-handedly approve or reject any edit suggested to them if I catch it in time, why can't I override an approval ...
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Cancel misclicked flags

This is now completed and as of August 2016, live network-wide. Note that if you're a moderator (and thus your flags are authoritative), there's no retracting. Also, close flags get converted into ...
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TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1 removal for Stack Exchange services

Removing support for outdated security technologies is surely a good move. But I see your statistics includes only TLS 1.2, so do you have any plan for TLS 1.3? It's the new standard in 2018 and is ...
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We're switching to CommonMark

bug licensing status-completed For these posts, we’ve built a tool that automatically fixes these well-known issues by changing a post’s Markdown source directly and re-rendering the HTML of the post ...
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New post formatting

OK, here are two suggestions. First, please go back to the original line spacing. I find this one hard to read. Second, please send out a message to everyone about this instead of relying on the Meta ...
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June 2023 Data Dump is missing

Friday evening That's it, and the dump is uploaded. Many thanks to the stackers involved, especially Aaron Bertrand, who babysat the thing for days. Update as of Friday morning (2023-06-16 12:29:39Z)...
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Drop "not constructive", combine "noisy", reword "rude" and "other" comment flags

Adam makes it happen! This is the new UI for flagging comments: (for reference this was the old UI) The first flag replaces the former "rude or offensive" flag; the last replaces "other". The ...
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Make moderator messages anonymous

There is another reason to change this: the single name below the message sometimes gives the impression that the suspension was a lone decision by that moderator. While many suspensions are decided ...
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Can we get a comments only lock?

As a moderator, I deleted thousands of comments and left many links to chat for people to follow. I've had to apply off-topic comments locks to many posts to get comments to stop. Unfortunately, as ...
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Missing publicist badge?

Thanks for reporting this. The query was broken and has been for a little while. It should now be fixed along with some improvements to it. The original queries for the sharing badges Announcer, ...
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Excavator and Marshal badges are being awarded over and over

We just did a major revamp of how badges are awarded behind the scenes to drastically reduce the load on SQL Server. It now takes advantage of some pre-compute work we're doing to track badge progress ...
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This star on the Warm Welcome hat looks like a communist symbol

Thanks for bringing this to our attention! I was (mainly) responsible for picking hats this year. When this hat was first introduced in 2014, there was a comment on the Secret Hats post from that year ...
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Dear Stack Exchange: a statement and a letter from your moderators

Thank you for writing to us about this. This isn’t our final response here, but in the interest of being transparent and keeping lines of communication open, we wanted to respond with something as ...
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We're switching to CommonMark

Migration Schedule Here's an overview of the sites we're going to migrate, when we're planning to run the migration and the current status of that site. I'll keep it updated as we go. We might run ...
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Allow moderators to flag comments normally

This has been fixed, thanks for posting! Moderators can now flag comments with the "Something else" reason so that they can draw comments to the attention of other moderators on their team. ...
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Close the loop on "Too Broad"; make the close reason's actual intent reflected in its message

The description of the "Too Broad" close reason has been changed. This is the new text: Please edit the question to limit it to a specific problem with enough detail to identify an adequate ...
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Raising the 25 chars limit for tags

Thunderforge makes a compelling argument that the tag length limit should be longer than 25 characters. Tim and animuson are quite right that shorter tags are generally better; regardless, supporting ...
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June 2023 Data Dump is missing

We are looking for ways to gate access to the Dump, APIs, and SEDE, that will allow individuals access to the data while preventing misuse by organizations looking to profit from the work of our ...
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Make moderator messages anonymous

Update August 7, 2017 Part 3 has also been implemented. A user is provided with an option to contact us (/contact), after they have already responded to a moderator message and did not receive ...
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75 votes
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Rate limit suggested edits

As of a few seconds ago, this limit is now active network-wide: at-most 20 pending suggested edits per editor on beta sites at-most 5 pending suggested edits per editor on graduated sites These ...
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