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Can we auto-hide the 'Thanks for contributing an answer…' box when the focus goes away from the textarea?

For unregistered users, when you click the textarea for answering a question, a big box comes up with information on how to answer, but when you click away, it should go away itself, you shouldn't ...
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Why is the editor toolbar grayed out for unregistered users?

Why is the editor toolbar grayed out for unregistered users on sites where they can post answers? I don't think it really makes sense for it to be grayed out if they can post answers - what's the ...
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Can we remove the textarea border for asking/posting questions?

This is a bug report/feature-request. The feature-request: Normally, the border is fine, but for unregistered users, or registered users who click the 'help' button, the top part of the border ...
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How much reputation can I gain for a significant helpful contribution by editing a post?

Suppose that an answer was up-voted or accepted after my editing. Do I always get only a maximum of +2 to my reputation on each approved edits? Is there a mechanism that provides more improved ...
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Add site recommendation when flagging off topic [duplicate]

There's an option "This question only pertains to a specific site" when flagging "off-topic". Is it possible to add a box which asks you about the site that the question belongs to, and auto posts ...
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Please cool the color of the questions which have my favorite tags (beta theme)

The colorscheme on beta sites is blueish and "cold", but this yellow color of the questions which contain your favourite tags dizzies me pretty much. The earlier beta theme used light blue, which ...
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Community bulletin on MSE begs for background color

Community bulletin seems to have lost the background color since the redesign, and doesn't look great now: I'd suggest adding a light grey background: or light blue, like the one it ...
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The text size in the Stack Exchange app should be user-configurable

Why can we not adjust the size of the text in the Stack Exchange app? The tiny size text may be unhealthy to my eyes. Can the ability to adjust the text size be added?
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Announce new sites when they reach beta and when they finally get released

When a new site gets into beta (when moderators are chosen) and when the site lauches officially with its own skin (alpha?), please announce it in the side below hot network questions as SE news or ...
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Don't consider post owner decisions when serving edit bans

I'm looking at a user whose edit suggestions simply consist of unnecessary bold formatting. Some of these edits are getting rejected, correctly, but the vast majority of their edits that are getting ...
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Is the FAQ accessible by a link on the sites (besides MSE)?

Is there a direct link to the FAQ anywhere consistent on all of the sites? Either the main MSE FAQ or the individual site FAQs (which generally link back to MSE's). Places I have looked (using SO and ...
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More useful “review queue cleared” page

Whenever a review queue is cleared, we're presented with the following screen: I'd like to suggest making that screen a bit more useful. Having just cleared a queue, you're riding a bit of a high ...
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“Yes, that solved my problem” forces me to acknowledge or reject all targets

Here is what the "Yes, that solved my problem!" dialog looks like when there are multiple targets. I clicked the button for experimental purposes, and you can see what happened. My only options are ...
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Don't include posts in known good when a plurality of reviews on the post recommend deletion

Take for example, this review which failed with a 'recommend deletion' for something that wasn't an answer: I'm a developer at Spotify. We know that there are some regressions in the new client, ...
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Include Videos on the Stack Overflow Careers Page

I'm quite proud of the various talks, webinars and videos that I've put together and would love to be able to add them to my Stack Overflow Careers page. I imagine it would be similar to the books and ...
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Show the targeted region when viewing Job Listings

Following this bug report, I learned that the Job Listings results are based on the user location. After the bug fix, this is what I see when browsing as usual: (Israel) Users from Japan see ...
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Can we use ` to recognize when the asker post too much code in comments?

I notice with new users when I ask something like "please post your controller code" they will almost always copy and paste it into a comment. Can there be a way to look for large chunks of code (say ...
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Remove “google code” from careers profiles

Google Code should be removed at some point. Sunset schedule from the Goog: March 12, 2015 - New project creation disabled. August 24, 2015 - The site goes read-only. You can still ...
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Allow the user to see the rejection feedback for his/her edit

It would help if I could see the feedback when I edit question or answer for other user, so I do not do the same thing again. for example: if I edit an answer and it rejected by the reviewer for the ...
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Omit “+10” green notification in global inbox for my old&good answers which already gained my attention enough times

It is pleasant to see that my question or answer is useful for somebody. My revisit&improve attempt of them is sometimes triggered by this notification. But when the question or answer is ...
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Force user to provide the reason for downvote - but keep the downvoter anonymous to the viewers [duplicate]

I think Stack Exchange team should take this as a serious feature update. That is, force all downvoters to provide the reason for downvote. This will help the user to understand why his/her question ...
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Auto-hide the comment toolbar after an action

Since (at least) iOS SEß 1.2.2.199, instead of popping up a list of actions, the devs added a little cute bar with four options which shows itself when I click on a comment. After an action, like ...
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Please display user's local time when I hover the mouse over their icon

I'm always curious what time it is for other people in the chat room. Yes, I suppose I could ask them ... but I wish that, when I hovered my mouse over their icon (or clicked on it) I'd see any of ...
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Don't suggest a tag that I've added a synonym of [duplicate]

I have already added the tag comment, but it is also suggesting I add the tag comments: Could it grey it out, or hide it, if I have already added a synonym please? Also, can there be a space ...
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Can we add a link to the chat “FAQ” page in the description of the privilege?

A lot of new chat users (myself included) begin by asking someone in the room how to use the chat system. I think an easy-to-find link to the chat "Frequently Asked Questions" page would help people ...
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Previously followed links don't change on hover

When I have followed a link (the top one) it doesn't change when I hover. However, the non followed one does: Could the followed link change to another colour on hover please? For example, on ...
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1answer
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Not Answered & Solved Question? [duplicate]

I have seen many questions in Stack Overflow which are unanswered or answers that do not provide solutions. When I need a solution for something, I have been stuck because there's no solution there. ...
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1answer
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Can we show how many meta reviews there are? [duplicate]

Can we show how many meta reviews there are, like all other review tasks? Just add a number in the blank space on the left.
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Can we have review queues expanded from the review link when hovering it?

I'd like to see the similar dropdown to the one which appears when you click "help" in the top bar... but for the "review" link. Which could show the review queues and the number of tasks available ...
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It's time to revert removing @name from comments

Yes, I am aware of: Eeeeek - what happened to my @ salutation? Don't remove the @ part of my comment Alert users as to why their @lert is being removed from comments But now that several years ...
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Add all review types to user_timeline in Stack Exchange API

In the Stack Exchange API, for a user's past actions (analogous to the 'All Actions' section of a user profile), there's user_timeline. However, it contains very limited information on the review ...
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The site should not make speculative statements about its users

The redesigned user profile sees it fit to speculate about the motives and inclinations of the user. E.g. here: Apparently, this user prefers to keep an air of mystery about them. We ...
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Please can we have all the logos? [duplicate]

On the Logos tab of Stack Exchange, it has: Stack Exchange logo Stack Overflow logo Stack Overflow Careers logo Server Fault logo Super User logo I have 3 requests: They may be the highest ...
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Can we have the new Captcha on the Data Explorer

The new Captcha is active on the sites: But on the Data Explorer we have the old one: Could we have the new one on this as well please? Or is there a reason (less secure, doesn't work because of ...
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Detection/fix for the hanging close bracket of a code block

I cannot recall how many times I have edited questions like this (look at the bottom part in red).. Down there at the bottom is a } that should obviously have been included in the code block. I ...
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Close votes before someone became a mod look strange

J. Musser and Mooseman both Close Voted this before they became moderator. However, because their names have changed (to have the ♦), their names have changed in the close list too: This makes it ...
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Show the number of profile views in the iOS app

When viewing a user's profile on a specific site in the iOS app, it will display the user's "Member for" and "Last active" information (unless you encounter the bug that I've described in another ...
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Show the number of question views in the iOS app

This is basically the same as this request for the Android app, except I am making the request for the iOS app. When viewing a question in the iOS app, I'd like to see the total number of views for ...
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Show number of answers as tooltip in the sidebar questions

I don't know it is good idea or not but as an user when I go to some question and couldn't find good answer there I tend to look into the sidebar questions. It shows me number of upvotes for each ...
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Fix old links to Activities profile tab [duplicate]

In the past day or two, the profile tab for 'activities' was changed to 'all actions'. Part of this included a change to the URL parameter for that tab, ?tab=activities became ?tab=allactions. If ...
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Rename “all actions” tab in your profile to just “actions”

Very recently the "activities" tab in the user profile was renamed to "all actions": I think that should be renamed to "actions". If you are going to call it "all actions", then why not call the ...
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Don't grey out negative answers on Meta sites

I'm not suggesting to apply this on main sites (-3 score), as wrong answers or with bad advice/bad code (etc) are beneficial being less visible (greyed out). However, Metas are different beasts to ...
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Why does it say “User was removed” and not anything else? [duplicate]

I just entered Stackoverflow and saw "-10" on the top, I checked it and it said "User was Removed". I was like "What?". So: I answered X's question. Y upvoted it. Y's account got deleted. Y's vote ...
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'Featured meta post' is confusing in app feed

In the mobile app feed, the Android one specifically, I'll see 'Featured meta post' show up once in a while. When I see that wording with the megaphone icon, I think that it's a post with featured and ...
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Whitelist the <span> tag with the lang= attribute, in order to support Han characters

Currently, <span> tags are not on the whitelist of allowed HTML tags. The lang= attribute also is not permitted anywhere. In some contexts, this causes a problem with characters that are ...
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Is there a way to automatically mention the author of an answer?

When I link to another's answer (or question, or sometimes comment) in my own answer (or question), I like to name that author, rather than just giving a bare link. As [so-and-so said](link-to-that) ...
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Add optional box for NAA flags letting you say why you think it's NAA

This is the same request as Add optional box for spam flags letting you say why you think it's spam, but for Not An Answer flags, and for much the same reasons. It may well be that it would be best to ...
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The new profile editor (only on MSE currently) doesn't ask for confirmation before saving changes to all the accounts

I realized it when I tested my answer to be sure it really works (you know, just in case) using the profile editor on MSE and then I had an edit suggested showing the confirmation dialog... and then I ...
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Delete question with OWN answer

I can't delete my own question if it has answers. Should the same limit be applied where my own answer is the same? If so, then why? Scenario: Let's say that I wanted to prove how cool I am and show ...
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Allow more than one accepted answer, if answers refer to different (sub-) questions [duplicate]

First of all, I do not think this is a duplicate of Which answer do I accept if I have multiple correct answers?. This question was about several answers that referred to the same question. If I ...