Pierre.Vriens
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Resizing an image in a post?
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You can also add a query string like ?s=xyz (with xyz = 16, 32, 64, 128, 256 or 512) after the name of the image to change it from gSpBi.png to (eg) gSpBi.png?s=128. I.e I just added the query string ?...

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Could we have a nicer way to display multiple images?
15 votes

Your request is indeed not a trivial feature request (as in your question). However while waiting for it to get implemented, you may want to take advantage of some image related facilities that are ...

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The Stack Imgur service is no longer resizing images correctly
12 votes

Yet another workaround might be adding a query string like ?s=xyz (with xyz = 16, 32, 64, 128, 256 or 512) after the name of the image to change it from gSpBi.png to (eg) gSpBi.png?s=128. I.e I just ...

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Is it a bad practice to make assumptions in order to answer a question?
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There are SE sites, such as Drupal.SE, where answers may depend on the release of a software in the question, whereas that release is indicated in the question using either the title, the body or some ...

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Trying to improve a tag wiki while blocked causes incorrect 'This post has been deleted'
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8 votes

I assume that the misleading message is because of my assumption "user is banned somehow". And therefor the message should rather be something like ... - no more edits are allowed (pick ...

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What is the rationale behind RemoveAbandonedQuestions?
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6 votes

The rational that you're asking about, is mentioned on the help page located at relative path /help/roomba on any SE-site, i.e.: Abandoned, unanswered questions can be a nuisance for readers when ...

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What do you use to mark questions that need editing when you want to avoid excessive bumping?
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The solution which for my works is to use the "bookmarking" feature of the browser I use. By doing so, I can organize them in subfolders, add descriptions, etc. And there is no risk anybody comes ...

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Can I regain question asking privilege by editing posts
6 votes

I had a similar experience as described in the answer posted prior to mine, on another site, where quite recently the ban has been lifted. Read on for a summary of my trial and error attempts from ...

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What are the Stack Exchange goals in terms of anonymity or otherwise?
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6 votes

What are the Stack Exchange goals in terms of anonymity or otherwise? If you navigate to the edit profile & settings link (within your profile), you'll see within "Web presence" that you can (...

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Add a link to the timeline of a post
6 votes

I'm also a fan (and frequent user) of the timeline feature. And while I'd (also) really appreciate an official link, I've come up with another rather simplistic (but pretty effective IMO) workaround ...

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How exactly are Area 51 beta stats calculated?
6 votes

A partial answer to your question can be found in the accepted answer to "how can we have a 31-day old site with >14k views, but only 138 visits/day?", which states: The "visits/day" number is ...

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Timeline page should have a "return to the question" link
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5 votes

Every timeline of a question has, near the top and above the (new) Event filters, a line starting with "Timeline for ...". It is followed by the question title, which can be used to ... return to the ...

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What is a Post on SE?
5 votes

What you're suggesting is already implemented for reviewing, i.e. for those review queues where it says posts, they can either be related to a question or an answer (eg: First posts and/or low quality ...

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I can upvote, but can't downvote
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5 votes

You may want to check the help pages for the site the question is related to (in this case for SO) ... i.e. the privileges part of it: Vote up requires (only) rep of 15. Vote Down requires 125. Note:...

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First Posts reviews not working/coming in anymore
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Your observation is correct, though incomplete ... On ALL sites, and with a few exceptions, no posts are being added to the First Posts review queues. This appears to be the case since yesterday ...

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Is there a reason why this year's Winter Bash site prevents crawling?
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There are possibly 2 other explanations for this (apart from what Shog mentioned already): It is to prevent using search engines to answer searches about secret hats. It's a way to implement the ...

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Help us improve the user profile and settings
4 votes

Something related to the Winter Bash opt-out/opt-in: for those who prefer to NOT participate in it, they have to repeat, each year, something like "I do not like hats". Because by default, every year, ...

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Etiquette of accepting answers
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Yet another approach is like so: Mark some answer accepted (whenever you think the time is right). Later on, if you think some other answer is better, un-accept the previously accepted answer, and ...

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Stack Exchange has been taken over by a rubber duck!
4 votes

Some issues (problems?) get resolved by just being patient "a bit". Pretty sure this "duck" is related to april-fools indeed (as per one of the tags you also used in your question). So it'll be ...

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How to deal with non answers? Automated ways preferred
4 votes

If your device/OS supports it, you can use "keyboard shortcuts" to create your own "template comments" (eg if you're using iOS). Here are some of my own shortcuts: -tour = Welcome ...

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How do I attract attention to a new answer to an old question?
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It depends a bit on the type of answer you wrote. But if it's an answer that's a kind of reusable, you can use another approach also: by linking to your answer from any of your other answers you ...

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Are there any exceptions to "reputation for a bounty is irreversibly deducted from your reputation"?
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The answer is YES, there is at least 1 such situation: When a question with an open bounty is put on hold. For a real world illustration of it, refer to what happened in this question: around the ...

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Points from earning hats in the winter bash?
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Hats are temporarily, as explained also in winter-bash: ... that typically runs from mid-December until early January each year ... Also, as mentioned in the accepted answer to ' Is there a simple ...

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How is a new beginner meant to grow on one of the Stack Exchange communities
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Back in the days when I first joined SE-sites, I made a mistake which I think many new users make. For short: I was mostly only posting questions, and hardly any answers (if any). However, after a ...

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Why are actions on deleted questions not shown in my activity list?
3 votes

If such questions would still be shown, then a low rep user could (ab)use it to post comments to any questions the user does still want to have access to after the question is deleted ... eg using a ...

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Strangely low reputation
3 votes

I'm not sure if it applies to the specific user this question is about, but apart from what's already mentioned in the previous answer and/or question, these could be other reasons why a user's total ...

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How can I start being a useful member of this community?
3 votes

Pretty forward: start suggesting edits, each of them that gets approved increases your reputation with +2. And you get up to 500 chances to do so ... The result is that you'll have a rep increase of ...

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Confusion about reputation activity?
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3 votes

Try checking the "show removed posts" checkbox on the bottom of your reputation page (Credits: Donald Duck). Also, removed posts are hidden by default. If there are posts removed the same day it ...

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How can I find a post I believe was deleted?
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If you use this search you'll get 1 hit ... i.e the question you seem to be looking for. The search keywords themselves are just like this: user:65767 terminal.app That is: list all (non-deleted) ...

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Brief outage planned for Wed, May 3, 2017 at 8pm US/Eastern (00:00 UTC) (like a fire drill for computers)
3 votes

Apart from this challenging task described in your question, you may want to also consider these related topics: using Monkeys and Gorillas. rules about where to put the SE Eggs. For way more ...

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