7 votes
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Is there a license on all the code put on SE?

All post content is available under CC-BY-SA. But I disagree slightly with the spirit of muru's post. You can add additional licenses to your posts. If a post declares its content to be available ...
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5 votes
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Inconsistency of Tag definitions across the various Stack Exchange sites

Contrary to the way the majority of people (wrongly) use them, tag wiki excerpts are meant to explain how to use the tag. Obviously different sites will have different scopes so you couldn't sync this ...
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4 votes
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How does SE generate profile pictures for new users?

They're third party. Look at the src URL of one. Here's muru's: https://www.gravatar.com/avatar/0ce9def9898b5e9e0339ccc26c57ae94?s=48&d=identicon&r=PG The jumble there is an MD5 hash of the ...
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Why is the Search box close to invisible on Stack Exchange?

The design of the site is a global concept across all stackexchange sites. See Ask Ubuntu new site theme is live (and the closed Ask Ubuntu new site theme coming soon ) Important link from that ...
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How does SE generate profile pictures for new users?

Third party. The service is by Gravatar, which provides similar services for a number of sites, including Github, Disqus and Wordpress.
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2 votes
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Full documentation on formatting?

Actually it's right there with the other formatting help.
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2 votes
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CAPTCHA bypass issue

That is part of reCaptcha's system, I believe. And because of that, the people to report that issue to is reCaptcha, especially if it's global across all the reCaptcha things you see. The developer'...
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2 votes

Merging launchpad + stackexchange

As Seth said you can use multiple login methods on StackExchange, one of them is OpenID and for example the link to your Launchpad profile. Launchpad and StackExchange however are completely ...
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1 vote
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What is "UNIKONG"?

It is this year's Stack Exchange Easter Egg for April fools day. It's a simple game similar to Donkey Kong, but with an evil unicorn instead of a gorilla - therefore the name "UniKong". Oh, and the ...
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1 vote

What is "UNIKONG"?

Short answer: it's the best thing since IPv6. Click it!
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Is there a license on all the code put on SE?

All content posted to Stack Exchange, including code, is licensed CC-BY-SA. If you "declare" another license on your post, and that license is incompatible with CC-BY-SA, you're in violation of Stack ...
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Merging launchpad + stackexchange

To help you with the question on why weren't all askubuntu accounts automatically linked to stackexchange, it is because, back when askubuntu was born, the stackexchange worked on common account ...
1 vote

Full documentation on formatting?

Learn to search better.
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