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Formatting Sandbox

The following text is from answer to: "How to indent a few lines in Markdown markup?" by AgainPsychoX. It is under a CC BY-SA 4.0 license. This is normal text. This gets indented, without ...
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When does a post return to the top?

Assuming that you have the active tab up - any edit (to the question or answers to it ), bounty or new answer would bump up the post. Unanswered questions are also periodically bumped up for ...
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Typo in user rep league?

No, because it refers to a specific month — namely the current one — and not to an average month, which your suggested phrasing would imply. This phrasing is a shortened form of "the change that ...
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"Top X% this month" - top X of what?

Take the percentage from the profile, its precision are two fractional significant digits; in the example it's 0,59%: Check your place in that reputation league, in the example it's 3113: Check the ...
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"Top X% this month" - top X of what?

Yes it is calculated correctly. It is 0.59% of this year and only users with above 200 rep. You are 0.59% out of the users in the league, not the total users in the whole stack overflow. Most users ...
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How can I see the list of questions that were removed by a mod from the list of hot network questions on a given SE website?

You can do so using this SEDE query. This should give you a list of all moderator-removed hot network questions only, along with other details (date and time of removal, number of hours on the HNQ ...
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Finding Number of Followers of a Tag in the Data Dump

In the following paper, authors collected Stack Overflow's tags. The data is available here. M. Yazdaninia, D. Lo, and A. Sami. "Characterization and Prediction of Questions without Accepted ...
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Are the private-beta sites also under Creative Common license?

Sharing CC-licensed material on password-protected sites & communities is explicitly clarified as allowed by CC's FAQ page: Can I share CC-licensed material on password-protected sites? Yes. This ...
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Are the private-beta sites also under Creative Common license?

Does it also include the beta sites that are still in the private stage? Yes, they are licensed under CC-BY-SA. If you go to the timeline page for a post you can even see the current license version: ...
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How do I have an over 33,000 change in reputation?

The change is compared with the previous week's rank. Your previous week rank is #34132 and this week's rank is #324, so the change is +33808 in the rank and not in the reputation.
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What is a reliable way to search for URLs containing tilde?

I don't have a perfect answer, but I do have an answer that often works. Just split up the URL: url:python.net url:goodger This could create false positives. How likely that is depends on the exact ...
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Our site just graduated/launched/left beta! Do we need to do anything?

When a site leaves Public Beta, the most noticeable change is the "Beta" label on the main site is removed. Aside from that here are the other changes and options to sites once they've ...
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Syntax highlighting for Excel Formulae - language suggestions

Adding syntax highlighting for Excel Formula would be a good thing. Ideally it would be specific to Excel formula (ie as supported by highlight.js), however if that's unlikely to be supported on SO/...
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Find questions with the longest titles

Here's your query. You can adjust the number in SELECT TOP 100 to change the number of rows returned. Note that the ordering among posts tied for title length is arbitrary, and changes from execution ...
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How can I bypass automatic string-tag conversion?

Just wrap your keyword in double quotes: searching for "ukraine" bypasses the tag conversion: though the first hit not tagged [ukraine] takes some scrolling: Why are PiS and Fidesz split ...
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How can we know who raised a flag on our question/answer posted in Stack Overflow?

Why would it matter who raised a flag on your post? The flag is either valid or it's not. If it's not then nothing happens to your post or to your account. If it is then it's your post that's the ...
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How can we know who raised a flag on our question/answer posted in Stack Overflow?

Flags and reputation have nothing to do with each other. Reputation unlocks the flagging privilege, but you don't get reputation for every X flags raised. However, a public count is visible of your ...
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How do I export my questions and answers?

This is now a feature that is supported according to this answer: There is a data access request form at https://stackoverflow.com/legal/gdpr/request Do note, the request takes a while to be ...
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The Many Memes of Meta

Meme: Blog Onebox Shenanigans Originator: Andrew Cultural Height: Every time a blog post is posted and shared in Tavern by Feeds. First Appearance: September 10, 2019 Background: At some point, ...
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Is it valid to ask if or when a request tagged as under review or planned a long time ago will be implemented, or for its current progress?

as it gives off a "we'll get to it when we get to it" aura. But that's exactly what it is: they will actually get to it when they will get to it. Stack Exchange has internal list of all the ...
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Formatting Sandbox

Testing spoilers and code fences: Hmm...
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Which tags attract drive-by questions? Or: How do I compute, for each tag, the number of users of that tag who have ≤N total questions?

It seems your hunch is right: [character-identification] has a lot of drive-by users asking questions. This SEDE query confirms that. Only [seal] seems 'worse' but it has significant overlap with [...
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How do I view "Hot Network Question" history associated with a given account?

Neither of the things I mention are probably directly what you want, but I suppose they are at least worth mentioning. rene created the site SE HNQ Feeds for Chat. It is mentioned, for example, in ...
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Is serial voting detection script run for meta-sites, too?

Yes, it does run on child metas and here on Meta SE, the same as any site. Here is the most conclusive post (and also a request for this to be changed): The vote fraud script breaks legitimate polling ...
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How can I stop receiving notifications from a certain site?

The easiest way is probably to delete your account on Emacs.SE. You won't get notifications generated by activity on 'your' posts anymore. On the other hand, how many notifications do you actually get?...
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Is there now no logical "OR" operator with the new search engine?

If you are able to limit your search scope well enough (say: within a single tag) you can use the Stack Exchange Data Explorer. Here is a query to get you going: Search for 3 OR terms in the Body of ...
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Where can I ask question details about ISO 8601 (date-time standard)?

I don't think that SE has a site to ask What are the differences between national standards of ISO8601? as it looks to me to require more focus, but you might find helpful to search for related ...
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I cannot log in to Stack Overflow

I contacted the SO support. After providing some info, they helped me to merge my old and new account. I can now use my new credentials to access the original account.
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What is the right place to discuss adding or modifying tags for a given site?

Ask on the meta of the site that the tag you which to discuss. Tag the question with tag, discussion, and possibly the relevant tag (if it exists). In particular, ask your WordPress tag question at ...
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Is there syntax highlighting for DOS command line operations or DOS batch files?

You can try lang-dos. It's a somewhat weak approach, but may be better than nothing: @echo off SET Var=Value ECHO Var is now %Var% "C:\Program Files\SomeCommand.exe" /? IF NOT %ERRORLEVEL% ...
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Is there a way to separately view edits made to own posts and edits made to others' posts?

If you don't care about the results being up to one week old, you can use the Stack Exchange Data Explorer. Here are two queries, one for others' posts and one for your own posts. If you ever get ...
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Missing UserIDs

What's "the 2010"? A Stack Exchange data dump from 2010? What you're experiencing might be caused by the backup of the Users finishing earlier than the Comments and Posts table, which are ...
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Alleged serial voting reversed but no suspiciousness of such activity taking place in the past 7 days

Earlier today, a tranche of upvotes was removed from select sites once it became clear enough (given the available evidence) that they were cast with little-to-no consideration for the content of the ...
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How long does the Data Explorer Refresh take for each database?

We can not know exactly how long it took because that meta data isn't kept in the sys schema of SQL Server. Because we have some insight in how the refresh is implemented we can determine the start ...
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How to write multiline quotes in an answer

Unfortunately that's how Markdown is designed. Just like emails where every line of quoted content begins with a >, you should add a leading > for every line of <blockquote> Markdown ...
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How to write multiline quotes in an answer

This is not exclusive to blockquotes; text on a new line is always appended to the previous line. Here is an example. This is written as a second line but appears on the same line as the first. Using &...
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