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Review Count - Fix It or Lose It

Another meta question identified a bug that was marked as designed. To summarize the bug, the little number that appears next the Review link in the header shows an incorrect value most of the time. ...
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Suggestion: link to accepted answer

I would like feedback on this suggestion for make a link to accepted answer. When the user accepts an answer, middle circle is highlighted, and if this circle linked to accept answer then it would be ...
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What's the rationaIe behind using sans-serif font in questions?

Searched for this question on meta but couldn't beIieve it hadn't been asked, so l'm asking. Everytime l see something like "l-theanine" a red haze cIouds my vision. ls that "[eye]-theanine"? ...
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Ability to embed a snapshot of a main site post into a meta post

On any main site, if you post a link-only question or answer you're likely to get downvoted (possibly heavily) and your question or answer closed or deleted. This is good: links can break or change, ...
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Add an audit log to record when particular question enters and leaves hot list

Hot Network Questions page displays a constantly changing list of 100 questions, since it deals with time since recent activity. But are changes in this list ever recorded anywhere for posterity (or ...
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Visual clues to copy link to specific answer i.e. include anchor in link [duplicate]

currently it seems like if you want to create a link to a specific answer you have to look in to the source to get the name of the anchor for that answer
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Does a stack overflow chat app exist for OS X?

I really would love a chat app for the mac so that I don't have to keep a tab open in my browser. Less tabs the better.
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Prevent questions on Hot List from being upvoted by casual visitors (only rep is from association bonus)

I have experienced this on a couple of sites (and I'm not the only one) : You look through the question list. You see a pretty bad (or at least not-so-good) question heavily upvoted. Or even worse, ...
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Another widget idea, like hot questions but for specific set of sites

The thing about the Hot questions widget is that it's a neat idea, and well executed. However, it shows questions from all around the network. And most of the time from topics I have no interest in. ...
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Refresh close votes when a question is edited [duplicate]

Users should have the option to reassign their close vote once each time a post is edited. Consider the following scenarios: A question is Too Broad and also a Duplicate. I vote to close as Too ...
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Hot questions widget - Refresh tap target too small [duplicate]

The Hot questions widget that comes with the Android app has a refresh button with a tap target that is too small. It's just a small square box as seen here: Note: The red/blue markings and pink ...
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Should the resume's PDF highlight links? [duplicate]

This is a part of my resume generated using the Careers.SO website. The PDF generated is just great except that it does not highlight the links in a way that makes their presence known. The ...
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Persist sort criteria of tagged questions

The questions list itself already remembers the sort and filter in the iOS app. However, I would like the same for tagged questions. For example, sometimes when I choose a tag, the app automatically ...
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Ability to send a job offers to specific user(s)

I have used SO job posting service and though great, it would be nice to have the ability to target specific users. Example: Users A, B & C responded to a question I posted Through the careers ...
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Down vote a question which belongs to other SE site

I have seen many questions on Stack Overflow and other sites on Area 51. I found that people use to down vote a question if it isn't related to that particular site but related to other Stack Exchange ...
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Provide direct links to information pages in the mod menu on posts

There are several moderator tools accessed from the mod menu on a post that open a page containing information about the post: show N deleted comments show flag history show review history Often ...
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Jaring Refresh Rate on LaTeX Display

Whenever I enter LaTeX formatted questions and answers on sites such as Math.SE and CSTheory.SE, the region that dynamically displays the formatted text below the text-box. This is a wonderful ...
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Add tag wiki/excerpt audits with copied content

In line with the proposal of Shog to improve the reject reasons, I think we should also teach reviewers to search for plagiarization whenever they hit a tag wiki/excerpt edit. So, I suggest that ...
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Improve the context in the A51 “share proposal” ads

One of the lesser-known features in Area 51 lets you generate little sidebar-ad-sized images to promote proposals you're interested in, like this one: To use it, click the "Share This" link under ...
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Supporting Add to homescreen apps for Stack Exchange sites

Is it possible to add the meta tags <meta name="mobile-web-app-capable" content="yes"> <meta name="apple-mobile-web-app-capable" content="yes"> to the Stack Exchange web pages? With ...
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Make more, larger versions of the android app widget

Love the questions widget, but could we have larger version, that shows more questions? I'd like a 4x4 one but I guess having several versions would make for more flexibility for others.
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Make the android questions widget handle my imprecise fingers

Love the new questions widget, but it looks like I have to be very precise when tapping to refresh the question. I have to hit the icon dead on; tapping above, below or to the right behaves as if i'd ...
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Self deleting comments/Quick replies

Follow up on this question. I often feel the need to respond to another comment or answer in a way that expresses (sometimes really appropriate) thankfulness is educational, but not related to the ...
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Suggested edit to a Help page

I'd like to suggest an edit to the help page on closed/on-hold questions. The structure is along the lines of: What does it mean if a question is "closed" or "on hold"? Why are some questions ...
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Old answers converted to comments shouldn't show up as new messages in the global inbox

A comment from 2009 has just shown up at the top of my inbox. Initially it showed as one minute old, a few minutes later it's showing 4 minutes ago, so the time error appears to be dynamic not ...
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Edit reviewers don't know how to review because nobody told them!

I recently created a Stack Overflow chat room to whip low-quality edit reviewers into shape. It… worked. Most of them said they would be more careful about minor/invalid/vandalism edits and that they ...
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Provide overview over own answers to deleted questions

Today I wanted to link an old answer of mine in a comment. I knew very well that I had written it and it gained a couple of upvotes, but no way I could find it! I've tried everything in the search, ...
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A Markdown tutorial for new users?

Many new users post questions that lacks proper formatting, and it's mostly because they do not know how to use Markdown. Could we have a feature that suggests them to try out a dummy question with ...
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Mark an action to be remembered as soon as privileges are sufficient

If users are lacking privileges to execute a specific action (upvote, downvote, editing), they should be provided with the possiblility to mark the action in a way that se remembers them as soon as ...
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Filter questions by using both newest and votes filters, at the same time

If you are filter the question order by newest you can get the most recent and if you filter them by votes, you will get most voted questions. And when I am taking a look at the most voted questions, ...
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Make share links HTTPS

I've been using Stack Exchange (specifically Stack Overflow) on HTTPS for a while now. You should too. Either: Make the share link produce HTTPS every time. ...
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Log in with the Google Account of your choice?

I signed up to Stack Overflow and other related Stack Exchange websites using an old Google account which I still use for programming related communities. Nonetheless, I am signed in with another ...
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Can we know the users that voted on a tag synonym?

While supporting a user that was struggling with a tag synonym I tried to supply information on who voted on the tag-synonym. Unfortunately nor the tag synonyms page nor SEDE holds the 4 voters: ...
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How to navigate to a specific post in the mobile app?

There doesn't seem to be a way to navigate to a specific question using the [ios-app]. If there is, then it want obvious to me. I tried entering the question number or URL into the search field, but ...
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Undue attention to war-zone questions

Sometimes a question becomes subject to a community war if it should be closed or left open, and goes back and forth between the two sides until a mod can come along to lock it pending meta discussion ...
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Why doesn't SE default to https for the change password page?

The meta question page that I'm on right now seems to be https by default. However, when you go to change your SE password, it is plain http. This seems like an oversight to me. I know that in the ...
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Notify close-voters when the OP adds a comment after the question was closed

I recently encountered a rather confused but well-intentioned new member. This member asked a question that I and some others put on hold as too broad. The new member then added a comment to the ...
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Worries about content licensing (specifically code use) [closed]

The current license for everything, code and non-code, is CC-BY-SA 3.0. This license has exactly zero compatibility with non-Creative Commons licenses, and are thus very limiting/not free. Even ...
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Is it possible for a SE to create a Mouse Click picture with html handles, similar to <kbd> inputs?

Being most active in AskUbuntu, I think some questions would benefit (given that we are often dealing with new computer users) with some icons like this: Excuse my ignorance, but just as we have ...
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Block networks from appearing in the 'Hot Network Questions' list

I see this was asked a couple of times about three years ago and at the time the feature request was apparently denied: Filtering "hot" questions Can you filter out certain SE sites from ...
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View edit review queue, remove own suggested edits from queue

I realized I'd made a bad edit on Electrical Engineering SE right after I submitted the edit and I felt awful about it. By now, I'm sure its been denied but I really didn't like that I couldn't do a ...
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Give mods bulk operations for comments

Cleaning up long chains of comments is a pain in the butt. Major sort. It just takes too many damn clicks, with all the confirmation and flag reason picking dialogs. Please implement bulk operations ...
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View total Reputation for each month

Is there a way to check total reputation by month. For e.g. If current Reputation is 2000, I want to see following: Beginning of Year : 1000 Jan 2014 - 200 Feb 2014 - 300 Mar 2014 - 400 Apr 2014 ...
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Re-sizable fonts (Zoom) for the Android App and confusing contact link

The Android app is a great application. I see two problems with it. The fonts are too small. I have to use a magnifying glass to read the messages. At present I use it almost solely for a ...
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Daily-digest emails based on search-profiles

This post is correlated to my original question on StackOverflow Meta and a subsequent question there on RSS functionality. From the answers there I've learned that a feature for RSS of (fulltext) ...
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Indication when other down voters reversed their vote

Like many before me, I've noticed that some questions, which start off bad and take a while to get fixed. Gather a ton of down votes before their state improves and then take ages to get to a positive ...
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Allow seeing which posts were affected by removed users [duplicate]

When the reputation changes you can see what specific post caused the change, the exception to this rule (are there others?) is when a user is removed. When I see that my reputation has changed due ...
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Make the current page element into a hyperlink

Often I will scroll the whole page of "newest" questions to the bottom and want to see the first page again because the questions update at a frequent pace. It would make sense to be able to click the ...
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Improve question quality by informing users of reverse image search sites [migrated]

Over at Anime & Manga, a lot of users come with images of anime fan art, cosplays, gifs, etc and ask who the character is, or which show they are from. The only problem with these questions is ...
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Feature Request: Audio Snippets similar to image uploads [duplicate]

Note: First, I have reviewed other audio feature requests posted and they do not appear to duplicate this request. I originally proposed this feature on Chinese Meta SE... but after some time, the ...