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A bunch of people worked on that blog post, but I'm the one that put everyone's input and work into something that resembled coherency. Had I caught that exact phrase that you cited, I would have written "communities" instead, because we're referring to everyone that considers meta a major influence on how they participate on the main site. At the same time,...


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Our motivation for the change was to recognize that both question askers and answerers are a vital part of our ecosystem and to reward them both equally. Having examined the data from before and after the change, we haven’t seen any lasting impact (positive or negative) on voting behaviors for questions or answers, question quality, answer rates, or usage ...


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Thanks for asking this, even though you will most likely be a little disappointed with the answer. At this point, we're not entirely sure what the cause of the outage was and we're still investigating it. What we do know is that we hit a considerable number of timeouts across the network when attempting to connect to SQL Server. The exact error was: ...


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I'm afraid that this isn't possible in the current configuration. At best, you can use headings to split apart your post into clearly defined sections, so users can easily scroll your post to read relevant parts. There exists a feature request asking for this ability: Allow folding/collapsing of certain segments of posts. It's several years old; you can ...


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The academia stack exchange will answer questions about how scientific research gets published, and why some research gets published while other research doesn't. In this specific case, if you want to ask the chemistry community if the science behind that article is legit and/or whether or not it would pass the tests required for publication, you could ...


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Quoting Kevin's response from MSO: This will be fixed in the next build. A small refactor to bring those progress bars up to date with our current CSS (there's not much visually, just some rounded corners, but the change lays some groundwork for better responsiveness and variable contrast modes) broke the JS that dynamically updated their values. ...


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The bounty was not awarded because you did not manually award it and there was no qualifying answer to award it to automatically. A bounty can only go automatically to an answer that was posted after the bounty was started. From the bounty help page: If you do not award your bounty within 7 days (plus the grace period), the highest voted answer created ...


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Yes, possible. You need to prefix title without the space as in, title:"all types of" Please refer the Advanced Search page


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You would earn that badge for all your accounts if you visit all of them each day. Or, if you visit only a couple of them (let's say Stack Overflow and Meta Stack Exchange) every day, you'll get the badge on exactly those two sites. Just visiting a single site on Monday, another one on Tuesday, etc. won't work. When it comes to badges, sites/accounts are (...


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To answer the question somewhat indirectly: before approaching any of those board members it might be useful to know how they think. I just stumbled upon this quotation: The current business model is recipe for failure. That's the conclusion of Peter Levine, a partner at Andreessen Horowitz, the Silicon Valley venture capital firm that backed Facebook, ...


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This is a demonstration of how to use Stack Snippets to display animated stroke order for writing Chinese characters. It is related to this question, but Stack Snippets aren't currently enabled on the Chinese Language site. var writer = HanziWriter.create('character-target-div', '赢', { width: 180, height: 180, padding: 2, showOutline: true, ...


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This is all covered in the excellent SEDE tutorial, so I'll add some steps and leave the rest as an exercise to the reader: Fork the query In the database schema, you see the reputation is stored in the column Reputation in the Users table You can add it to the list of selected columns For bonus points, you can add a condition to the WHERE clause to filter ...


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If you click the link in the above post, while logged in, it will take you to the edit page for your profile. I used this to edit a typo in my About Me section.


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(Recreation of the example post from this upcoming blockquote change announcement.) Quotes are cool: But are they? How do they work? Do they work and look good? What about wtht code And other stuff? Seems OK. That's not bad. Quotes all the way down? Turtles ...


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Same thing happened with me I was so disappointed why my reputation point is reducing after a certain time. But there is a check box on activity page show removed posts if you click on that you would got to know whats happening with reputation points I am sharing the screen shot below: Hope it would help to reduce confusion.


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