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We're graduating! I feel the only appropriate way to respond is a Stack Exchange themed puzzle:

  • Albertan politician who succeeded Lucien Maynard (6, 7 or 6, 8)
  • Approved for passport authorization (6)
  • Famous stage direction from The Winter's Tale (4, 7, 2, 1, 4)
  • Method of hiding messages undetected inside images, audio, or text (13)
  • Pigment made from antimony (6, 6)
  • Rapper or theater worker (5)
  • Revealed or exposed - what the Scooby-Doo gang did to the villain of the week (both literally and figuratively!) (8)
  • Voice of Carl from Up (2, 5)

What's my message to the SE admins? You'll know it when you find it.

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The message for the SE Admins is:

Thank You!

This can be found by looking at something hidden in the answers to each of the clues:

Albertan politician who succeeded Lucien Maynard (6, 7)

Arthur Soetaert

Approved for passport authorization (6)

Visaed

Famous stage direction from The Winter's Tale (4, 7, 2, 1, 4)

Exit, pursued by a bear

Method of hiding messages undetected inside images, audio, or text (13)

Steganography

Pigment made from antimony (6, 6)

Naples yellow

Rapper or theater worker (5)

Usher

Revealed or exposed - what the Scooby-Doo gang did to the villain of the week (both literally and figuratively!) (8)

Unmasked

Voice of Carl from Up (2, 5)

Ed Asner

All of these answers have

the pattern S?E in them with a letter replacing the question mark. If you rearrange them by the position of S?E you get...

 STEGANOGRAPHY
 USHER
 VISAED
 EDASNER
 UNMASKED
 NAPLESYELLOW
 ARTHURSOETART
 EXITPURSUEDBYABEAR
 
Then just read the letters in between and you get "THANK YOU"!

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I hope you don't mind me editing your answer as you'd done most of the hard work. – Gordon K Mar 30 at 15:50
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Nice job so far! It's not just an anagram - take another look. I'll accept when you find the ordering mechanism. – Deusovi Mar 30 at 16:35
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Edited that part in, then :) – Khale_Kitha Mar 30 at 16:49
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Now what would be really nice is if this puzzle, serendipitously, ended up in the Hot Questions sidebar – question_asker Mar 30 at 16:52
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@question_asker Look! :D – Deusovi Mar 30 at 18:13

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