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Maybe. I'm not sure what's the normal number, but there are currently over 200 hundred users with a reputation of 1 on MSE and some relatively active posts, of which over 20 users have a few posts with score higher than 5 and sometimes a very big absolute score. See the query 1-reputation users with a meta posts with more than 5 votes , where you'll quickly ...


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"swag" is branded memorabilia that Stack used to give out at times. For instance, I have a t-shirt with the Science Fiction & Fantasy Stack Exchange logo on it, and a hoodie with the Super User logo... there's been a lot of swag given out over the past few years. There used to be contests here on Meta and the winners would get a swag package in the mail. ...


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No, it does not. There is (or, at least, was) a process for new Stack Exchange sites to be created, using a site called Area 51. One of the main people in charge of Area 51 was fired earlier this week, so whether things will change moving forward hasn't yet been clarified, but in general, it is safe to say that there is not a SE site for every topic. ...


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You need to join the Votes row to your per site User.id The from and where clause needs to become this: from posts p inner join votes v on v.PostId = p.id and v.VoteTypeId = 5 inner join posts q on q.id = coalesce(p.parentid, p.id) inner join users pu on pu.id = v.userid -- your favorites where pu.accountid = '+ cast(@accountid as nvarchar) + ';'...


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It doesn't matter how many answers you have on a question. The given query uses the UNION clause to find Id's of the questions. The UNION will return an id only once. Even if that wasn't the case, the query that select the eligible questions for your people reached stat uses an IN clause. That will also guarantee a question will be included once. This makes ...


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I'm not very good at reading Twitter, so this may not be complete. Shog9: I have to say something. I don't want to, but I fear my silence is harmful here. Some of you are angry, hurt, afraid. I feel that way too. It is natural. But please, be careful how and when you express those feelings. My former colleagues have an amazing skill: they ...


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You question could also be on-topic in The Workplace. Be sure to read the tour and how to ask so your question is well-received and you may get help. There on TWP you can ask almost anything that is workplace-related, and that includes internships (we even have a tag for that). Just, make sure you ask something answerable. If you pretend to ask "Where can ...


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Your question may be on topic on Academia If you have a question about a decision you need to make, please focus on how to make the decision, the pros and cons of a certain choice, or what relevant aspects you should consider. We cannot possibly know or judge all the details of your situation, in particular your personal preferences and the quality of ...


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As a manager myself, I cannot help but be amazed and impressed with the extraordinary level of political incompetence on display among the management at Stack Exchange. Since I've been contributing, and even before that, one of the attractive qualities of the community was the tolerance and respect that members had for one another. I had the impression that ...


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There's always Arqade.SE for gameplay, mechanics, etc. This sounds close enough that I would try there first. If you purely need backstory, however, SciFi and Fantasy might be better.


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That +15 is caused by three upvotes (+30 reputation) minus 15 because of the unaccept. Since all events happened on the same post, they're lumped together. I do see the unaccept in your reputation history:


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Down votes are for bad answers. Delete votes are for answers that are actively detrimental to understanding. No matter how bad SE's corporate answers are, they are crucial to understanding the thought process of corporate leadership, especially as other avenues of communication have been cut off. As such, I'd say that while that answer deserves all of the ...


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No there isn't, but there should be one, if not many. Personal Productivity, is not what your looking for and besides its closed anyways.


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Users who voted to delete the post need to understand that they're making the situation worse. We as a community need to know opinions of the company's employees and need to see how the community grades their posts just to make well informed decisions. We have already lost a big part of history when two posts with more than 2000 downvotes each were deleted. ...


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For what it's worth...in general I absolutely agree with Lightness that delete votes get over/abused on Meta for "I think this is wrong", and they shouldn't be. As you can see now from the post's timeline, I cast one of those delete votes. When I did so, I thought it was important to give a reason, and "I disagree" wasn't it. I left this comment, which was ...


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You can view the information by clicking on the "Timeline" icon: which displays:


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Current practice on meta is to have moderators delete everything left and right that might be seen negative. This is also the company's approved/demanded way of handling things. It is not all too surprising if users start to follow that guidance and example. There is no good reason to delete the post in question, but neither are there good reasons for the ...


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While it's vastly unwelcomed by the community as indicated by its votes, I see no valid reason to delete it. It remains as an official response and thus should be kept. Perhaps it's an appropriate occasion for a ♦ mod to delete-and-undelete it just to clear the pending delvotes.


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Testing Rollbacks Just a test answer to get my hands on rollbacks. Edit 1111 Edit 2222


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There are already lots of answers and I want to add a more optimistic perspective about a possible future where the company concentrates on selling software for Q&A for enterprises and the public Q&A knowledge base has moved somewhere else for good. It's really clear beyond any doubt that the company strongly reduced any support for the community, ...


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I'm not typically very active on meta and also a bit late to the party, but this one amuses me. Really. I'm going to tell a story (to the users, I know SE staff doesn't care), which is a bit long but please, see if someone can notice any similarities. A few years ago I worked in a very well known company for one of their local websites. There was a guy ...


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You appear to have more than one account on that site. While your other account indeed has many question, the account you used here has no old questions, just the one you posted today, so you're still considered a New Contributor. Stack Exchange does not perform deep check for sock/alternative accounts, we're allowed to have them as long as they're not ...


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As I've continued to say: It's time to leave the Stack Exchange network. This post only further fuels what I and many others are feeling about the direction Stack Exchange has been going recently. This isn't the Stack Exchange network I signed up for, and it's not the Stack Exchange network I intend to stay in. It's time to send a message: Going down this ...


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The answer to this question appears to be that they are not.


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We’re seeking to align the company so that it can continue growing in 2020 and we continue to be committed in investing in the community and ensuring that it has a seat at the table as we keep moving forward. These changes are a part of that process. (source) I understand that sometimes companies need to reorganize, cut costs, etc. I don't have a problem ...


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I would like to use this answer as a way to remind everyone, or inform anyone who did not already sign, know or wanted to sign, to visit the link to the Community's letter to the Stack Exchange management. Seeing as meta will probably be phased out anyway now, at least some artefact of the community's reaction and sentiment will be out on the internet.


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It seems as though the one's in charge have ordered full engines ahead. Never mind the hole on port or the massive gash on starboard. Disregard the boilers flooding. Pay no heed to the crew calling out that forward are lots of underwater rocks that keep scraping the hull and busting the bulkheads. Now the helm yells "keep going!" The crew is thinking of ...


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I wish I could say I didn't see this coming. But I did. Not exactly this, but the continuation of a series of mistakes. How did we get here? Mistakes happen, nothing new. But when they do, they have to be fixed; otherwise new mistakes tend to accumulate over the old ones. This is what is also happening here. Mistakes were made, but they were never properly ...


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It seems to be back in the side bar section of "Featured on Meta".


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This should now be fixed; if it doesn't show immediately: the cache is sentimental 😢.


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Here are the stats from all Winter Bashes. | Year | Users | Hats | Winners | # of Winners | |------|--------|--------|-----------------------------------------------|--------------| | 2012 | 46710 | 108924 | N/A* | N/A | | 2013 | 76586 | 214172 | Logan M ...


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All Stack Overflow needs to do, is to own up to her mistakes. I find it so baffling and beyond comprehension as to what's keeping them from it. I might be being too cynic, but the simplest explanation would be that now it's an ego problem for the people top in the foodchain. I think the community and SO need to start seeing a couples-counsellor.


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It isn't. There was no statement from a higher up to this thread, not even saying "That's our internal thing and we won't discuss it publicly, we'll do this and that to improve community", or no statement at all (company shouldn't discuss employee terminations after all, but it'd be nice to show some community building plans, if any exist). The ones at the ...


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The help center posts "What topics can I ask about here" should help you judge whether a question is on topic for a given SE site. Look at those rather than looking at the available tags. Biology.SE topics Your question could be on topic for Biology.SE if it is written to focus on biological concepts or drug mechanisms MedicalScience.SE topics ...


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We’re seeking to align the company so that it can continue growing in 2020 and we continue to be committed in investing in the community and ensuring that it has a seat at the table as we keep moving forward. Bummer. And I just decided to get up, and leave my chair at Stack Overflow. Last summer, my plan was to double my reputation to at least 250 K ...


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We’re seeking to align the company so that it can continue growing in 2020 and we continue to be committed in investing in the community and ensuring that it has a seat at the table as we keep moving forward. These changes are a part of that process. - Juan M ♦ Quoted for context, not necessarily because I'm passing judgement on the messenger. ...


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I, personally encourage everyone to at least withhold judgement until we learn more about why this is happening. Trying to learn more should always be the first step when reacting to these sorts of actions. With that in mind, it is a very good time to start asking questions. You can't just remove multiple CMs and expect people to not want answers. I ...


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This action and the response from SE are an insult to every meta user's intelligence. I refuse to accept that someone would actually think that firing the people that could hold this community together after all that's happened would be the right move into investing in the community. I don't know why you folks at management are doing what you're doing, but ...


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We’re seeking to align the company so that it can continue growing in 2020 and we continue to be committed in investing in the community and ensuring that it has a seat at the table as we keep moving forward. These changes are a part of that process. (source) In other words, you feel that the best way of ensuring that the community has a seat at the table ...


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You all should know that this is very hard for us. This is what I am able to share: As you have seen, today there were some changes on the Community Team. Out of respect for their privacy, we aren’t able to comment on any specific current or former employees. We’re seeking to align the company so that it can continue growing in 2020 and we continue to be ...


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January 2020 2020-01-16: The link to the post timeline is now shown to all users, not only moderators. Also, the "daily vote summary" entries in the timeline are now hidden from logged-out users, and not shown to logged-in users by default unless they specifically opt for it. 2020-01-13: The mobile apps (both android and iOS) are declared as officially ...


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There is no dedicated page for this, but this information can be retrieved relatively easily from the Stack Exchange Data Explorer. This query shows Jon Skeet is the ultimate Stack Overflow Guru (not that that needed any further confirmation...).


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The reputation update in the top bar is 'powered' by the same websocket on all pages. No matter where you are, you will always receive the same updates. It might take a few seconds for the +2 to register, so if you navigate away from the page too soon, you'll miss it. But AFAIK this has always been the case and is definitely status-bydesign.


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The simplest solution is to click on your user profile, and then "Select your next badge". If not obtained yet, Proofreader will be in the collection and there is a bar that tracks your progress (e.g. below).


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At the moment your question is a bit vague (but maybe that was intentional). If you can supply more details (photos etc.) it might be welcomed by Engineering Stack Exchange. They have quite a few questions about automotive engineering and I suspect your question might fit under that umbrella. For example, this question about military vehicle design: What is ...


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It is what the label promises, the creationdate of the synonym and that is the date the synonym got proposed. Here is how I reach that conclusion: Lets look at the list, specially the synonym for total-reputation. I picked that one because it was created by a non-diamond. Now look at this SEDE Query: The approval date is in June, but Cody created/...


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You're the owner of the tag wiki because you created the tag wiki excerpt. As tag wiki and excerpt edits have to be submitted at the same time, once you submitted your excerpt edit without entering anything into the wiki box, it also submitted the blank wiki, so thus you own it. This behavior is harder to find because it's inconsistent with what happens ...


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You make quite a few incorrect assumptions when writing about this. I've written about this email field before in a few places, somewhere, but let's sum up the issue here: The two email field cannot be "unified" because they are stored in completely different places. The old Email field was stored directly on the User, which means it could be different on ...


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This is a vestigial field; it's still used for unregistered users, Gravatar, and maybe a few other things I forget... But it's no longer directly editable except on Area51. If you need / want to clear it, you can contact support and we'll get you taken care of. I've cleared all of these emails from your account, with the exception of Area51 - you can do ...


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