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Degraded Stack Exchange network performance

[UPDATE #7 (March 11)] Issue has been resolved. The team has adjusted the way traffic is distributed among various load balancers and the fixes appear to have been holding solid for a number of days ...
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SE WebSocket partially broken: WebSocket repeatedly disconnects after about 100 seconds, prior to server sending normal heartbeat

My bad. The keepalive timeout I set was appropriate for Chat, but not WebSockets. I missed this when testing in Dev, and now the timeouts are set appropriately for each app.
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Create a view that provides a list of databases

I've built something you will hopefully find useful, as it will present a list of databases (and a bunch of additional information) that you can use for cross-database queries. Before I explain ...
Aaron Bertrand's user avatar
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Possible delay in Data Dump release - now targeting September 5th

We completed uploading files for the September data dump over the weekend. All of Archive's background tasks have completed overnight. I now consider the dump complete (including the torrent file) and ...
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Does the Code of Conduct prohibit content justifying war crimes?

There are a number of sites where discussion about the legal or ethical concerns around conduct in conflict and war are on-topic. Law and Philosophy come to mind. It could also come up in the context ...
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Can't upload images

Thank you for making this post. We diagnosed the issue with Imgur uploads and reached out to Imgur for support. They responded quickly, investigated, and resolved the issue. We should now have full ...
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Better handling of inbox notifications that have been merged together

We've addressed the issue in the topbar inbox with the notifications of the same type related to the same post not being marked as read when the newest, unread one is marked as read. With this fix in ...
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The tour link has disappeared from the help menu in the top bar

Update: the fix is live across all sites. Thanks for the report and for your patience. This was an unintentional regression. We're working on getting a fix pushed out right now. Will update when ...
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Reputation league ranking showing #426 while there are only 400 ranked users

This bug has existed since Leagues began, and it is fascinating to me that it was found today. It was found for a preposterously silly reason - I don't think anyone would have noticed, were the length ...
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21 votes
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Profile picture missing on Super User

I will accept 100% responsibility for this one, acting on my own and inadvertently skirting the boundaries of the well-organized project to transition from Imgur to our own service. TL;DR As part of ...
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Strange new database 'Data.StackExchangePOC' is messing up cross-site SEDE queries

Sorry, this was me, and it is now fixed. Before going on vacation this past weekend, I had started work on a mini-project to enable developers to test Data Explorer locally. To be portable, we can't ...
Aaron Bertrand's user avatar
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Mobile font-size way too large

tl;dr: This bug has been patched in our design system and the update has been shipped to production. Good catch @0stone0! This was due to a change to some font-size values to replace explicit pixel ...
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Why has my account disappeared without any notifications or warnings?

The short version: Alberto's account did in fact "disappear" recently. This was attributed to an erasure request in the past that was inadvertently included in an otherwise intentional ...
Aaron Bertrand's user avatar
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Remove the 160px minimum image size limit on Stack Exchange internal image hosting

As Slate mentioned, we had initially restricted the size requirement due to a new set of platform safety features we had implemented. However, we saw that limiting the size of uploads in this way ...
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Tags column of Posts table changed delimiter format. Many historical queries broken. Special tag rendering also broken

This is fixed; sorry for any inconvenience. What happened An inefficient scalar function that took a flattened list of tags and swapped it from one denormalized form (|tag1|tag2|) to another (<tag1&...
Aaron Bertrand's user avatar
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Strange new database 'Data.StackExchangePOC' is messing up cross-site SEDE queries

While we wait for this rogue database to be dropped, hopefully accompanied with an answer explaining what Proof of Concept we can look forward for, let's fix our network-wide queries by checking if we ...
rene's user avatar
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18 votes

Delay in Data Dump release

I just received confirmation that the Data Dump for this quarter has now successfully been released. Thank you again for your patience.
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18 votes
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Cloudflare CAPTCHA for Tor Browser

Thanks for your patience while we looked into this situation - it sounds like it's been very stressful for you. Our intention is not to prevent TOR access on our sites generally. After raising this ...
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Positive reputation notification for edit approvals uses relative URL, which causes the link to go to the wrong place

Thanks for reporting! I fixed this issue - it was due to a refactoring error in a switch statement determining how we were creating the URL for the Achievements tab. Those dang fall-throughs... Anyway,...
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Usercard expansion does not work

It seems that someone in charge of the front end forgot to have coffee this morning. This would've been me. I'm sorry for the mess. I introduced a sweeping but innocent-looking change that included ...
Ham Vocke's user avatar
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Enable the announced 'Answers generated by Artificial Intelligence tools are not allowed' banner on Meta.SE

Yes please. Both as a former moderator, and as an active user, there's never been any redeeming value to GenAI meta posts here. Generally they're vapid, generic non-answers, and while I am not ...
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Explicitly mention the consequences of the different user destruction options

The "mod" menu on user profiles has had some changes since this question was posted. The most recent one was rolled out yesterday, and it now looks like this: The "Learn more" ...
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Use localized icons for Q&A in left navigation menu

Thank you for reporting this. We were not using localized icons for non-English sites. This has been fixed and should now be live.
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Attempting to update my profile ends in error

TL;DR: Hopefully, John is unblocked now, after a couple of manual tweaks. As background, a very simplified diagram of the account <---> user profile relationship: Basically, an e-mail address ...
Aaron Bertrand's user avatar
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16 votes
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Chat entries from deleted users shouldn't be attributed to feeds

This was due to a minor error in the deletion process. Specifically, when a user is removed: For many data elements we perform a soft delete (put a non-NULL value in a DeletedDate column). For some ...
Aaron Bertrand's user avatar
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16 votes
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Imgur TOS change on May 15th 2023 could cause the loss of thousands of Stack Exchange images!

As Spencer indicated, we have updated all of the URLs that we could, across the network, to the new i.stack.imgur.com. A little more background on what I did; hopefully, this helps explain why it took ...
Aaron Bertrand's user avatar
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Remove the 160px minimum image size limit on Stack Exchange internal image hosting

I ran into the same issue attempting to attach part of a datasheet while trying to answer dual power supply - digital line current limiting on the Electrical Engineering stack, following the move to ...
Chester Gillon's user avatar
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Why are there some Stack Exchange sites that are not registered by me, but shown in “my community” and can be accessed by me?

The reason that it took so long was because the actions that were necessary to diagnose and un-do the original erroneous merge require manual intervention by one of a very few qualified staff members, ...
Philippe's user avatar
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Does the Code of Conduct prohibit content justifying war crimes?

I thought about this for a while. I agree with the conclusions of Thomas Owens and curiousdannii, but came up with a practical rationale. There is little point to having religion-scoped sites on the ...
Robert Columbia's user avatar
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Too small search bar and the search icon/magnifying glass is shown twice while viewing sites in portrait mode on mobile

Looks fixed now!
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