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The meta site produces a bunch of great suggestions, many of which get implemented.

Take the narcissism question, for example... Can "user profile views" NOT include narcissism please?

My guess is that some people (particularly those who don't frequent meta) won't realise when a piece of functionality has changed. So I'd like to see some sort of an indicator appear for a while (week? month?) to say "something has changed here, click here to find out what", with a link back to the relevant question, or FAQ entry, etc, etc...


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I support this idea. – sbi Jan 30 '11 at 18:31
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Just subscribe to the feed for the status-completed tag

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You only see this when you are on meta, though. And most users aren't. – sbi Jan 29 '11 at 17:39
+1 I'm going to write a Safari Extension for this. – rightfold Jan 30 '11 at 10:30
why the downvote? – Sam Hasler Mar 11 '11 at 22:26

I don't think we need that for every change, but it would definitely be good for some of the changes.

The narcissism question you referenced, doesn't really need to be brought to most users attention. Most users will probably never even realize that it has changed.

Any change where users have grown accustomed to how it used to work, and the new change is significantly different, should be referenced. For example -5 rep for getting a down-vote

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Most of the changes are likely not incredibly-noticeable. It would be annoying to have alerts for those. But if anything substantial happened, I'd definitely like to know about it :)

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Well, I think if there was various littering of links to help pages, where Jeff (et al), then people could click on things to see information about how those things are calculated, and perhaps if the page has changed recently, the link could be indicated in different way or something. – Rob Farley Aug 14 '09 at 2:14

How about turning the build number at the bottom of the page into a link to the new features/changes meta article which I can never find?

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