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Voluntary gender indication

Often when writing answers or comments, I refer to some other participant as “he”, fully aware that there is a good chance I'm using the wrong pronoun for a woman. But names often don't tell much, and ...
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Let's help the new users out!

As I woke up on the April 1st 2015, a brilliant idea hit me: wouldn't it be wonderful to allow the new users to show their humbleness & eagerness to improve by allowing them to carry certain tag, ...
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Gamified reviewery

Stack exchange has a basic gamification structure to encourage constructive behaviour from users. Yet the oversight of that system seems to be a problem at the scale of sites like SO. Given the ...
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We liked StackEgg - let the fun continue!

As already said by Jon Ericson: Tomorrow (or a bit later in your timezone), the game will be gone from the site. So, I would like to request StackEgg to be available elsewhere. Is it possible to ...
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Stack Egg - Force restart only if restart gains majority vote (at least 66% of total votes) [duplicate]

Tested this out on several sites with little activity/progress in the StackEgg game, so no harm done. Restarting can occur as long as you have either majority vote on second vote or top vote (even if ...
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The required and mod-only tags should be possibly translated on ru.SO (as it was done on pt.SO) [migrated]

The mod-only tags and required ones are translated on pt.SO, shouldn't they be translated on ru.SO?
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Apparently, ru.SO is launched; time to update the proposal page?

http://ru.stackoverflow.com is now live; time to update its proposal page? That's pretty interesting it is possible to commit to the site when it is in the beta phase already :D
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Automatic code formatting [duplicate]

I am a frequent user of StackOverflow. Many beginner questions contain code that has no formatting at all, some even close to winning a code obfuscation contest. I try to answer even beginner ...
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I want to title this question “[tag] prohibition in titles on meta sites is inappropriate”, but I can't

If you start the title of a question with a construction like "[tag]", you get a red box telling you that: Title contains a [tag] prefix; please use the tag field to enter tags instead. And ...
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Improve UX of suggesting edits when edits are pending

I saw a post that I wanted to improve on a site where I did not have 2K rep yet. I wanted to fix the grammar to improve the post, but was met with a very bland error message: No CSS, no proper SE ...
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User's network-wide activity RSS feed

I think it would be useful to have an RSS feed of network-wide activity, or at least posts, for a given network user, corresponding to the information available in the current network activity tab, ...
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Update badge style in the rep leagues

All sites: User reputation league: Please change the badges in the user reputation league to the new clean UI system. It looks much better that way.
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Reputation graph in network profile could have clarifcation of “All Accounts” [duplicate]

My reputation graph has options to select "Top 5 Accounts" or "All Accounts": But selecting the "All Accounts" only shows ones with 200+ rep. This is understandable - I don't want a graph with 66 ...
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Add a “this question is not about [X]” option when flagging a question as off-topic

Suppose you find a question titled "How tall is Jackie Chan?" in Stack Overflow or any other SE site. It is off-topic. So you flag it: This question doesn't fall under any of these. So you have to ...
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The “start a bounty” button doesn't look like one [duplicate]

Currently, the button to "start a bounty" seems to be suffering from Windows 8-syndrome—it looks a bit more like text than an actual button. This issue isn't specific to Meta.SE either—it's a ...
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Inconsistent colors

Inconsistent reputation color makes my eyes hurt. Blue jumps out too much from the green and grey. It disturbs the peacefulness of my profile.
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Multiple buttons for the same action - a UX solution to the Low Quality posts problem

This post outlines a problem: You're doing it wrong: A plea for sanity in the Low Quality Posts queue However, posting to meta isn't going to solve the issue, in my opinion. The majority of ...
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Links between my SE accounts should bypass login

When I get a notification in my inbox in the upper left corner about an event on one of the SE sites other than the one I am logged into, frequently I have to login again. This is mildly annoying, ...
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Add 404-detecting bot for internal links?

I've noticed that a lot of (especially older) content on Meta (and other places) which links directly to other content on the same site, following the link results in a 404 error. Especially since ...
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Add “Are you sure you want to navigate away from this page?” when writing a comment [duplicate]

When I'm writing a comment on skeptics.se, it takes a lot of time to create it and fix it and I use all the characters allowed that it looks like a small paragraph. Usually you have to link studies, ...
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Marking a question posted with an answer with an information box

A good reason for downvoting a question is a clear lack of research, asking more or less somebody else to solve your problem without having done any effort. Now, let's consider the particular case of ...
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Allow negative (exclusion) searches in careers.stackoverflow's location search

Self explanatory request: Allow search queries like ( - "Las Vegas") to remove cities from search results.
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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. It is the bar just under ...
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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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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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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.