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Switching to highlight.js for syntax highlighting

I'd like to offer our syntax highlighter library highlight.js for using on the StackExchange sites. I am perfectly aware that you already have one in place and there was a similar discussion a while ...
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No Area51 on iPad app? [duplicate]

I have some suggesting questions on Area51. When I get a notification in that, the app will switch to Safari. It's inconvenience for me, since I have to log in and don't feel so native. Why does the ...
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Can we have notifications sound [duplicate]

It would be better if we have sound alert for notifications. it's very difficult for me to check the browser each time for the expected notifications.
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distinguished color for links [duplicate]

In some SE sites the links in post are hardly seen particularly in comments. But in some other sites the links have different color and are visible. I think a permanent underline or an appropriate ...
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Allow auto hide of the “How it works” banner

Whenever I visit a site I have not yet an account for, I get the same "How it works" banner. Sometimes the big version, sometimes the smaller version, I don't know how that's decided. If I get the big ...
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Show question updates in the page title

Since Show inbox updates in the page title hasn't been picked up, I propose a different use of the page title. Whenever "something" is updated on a question, the title should reflect the number of ...
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Moderator-Designated Question-Asking Hints

It would be nice to have a section on the Ask Question page that allows a custom, site-specific hint that moderators can edit, just to give new (or even returning) users a quick hint or reminder of ...
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Introduce “reputation metrics” and better visualization to provide better ways to view a user's reputation data

The current reputation system fails to convey a lot of information about the contributor. I propose to add a simplistic data analysis based on e.g. academic citation metrics (H index, or any of the ...
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Don't show answered color if the question qualifies as unanswered

See What do the colors on Stack Overflow mean? When a question has the green answered background, it can be confusing if it still qualifies as unanswered (no upvoted answers). I would like it to show ...
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Correct tag-markdown display in sub/sup HTML

Tag-markdown is not fully-supported in <sub> and/or <sup> specifications as it retains its default font size: This is a [meta-tag:feature-request]. <sub><sup> This is a ...
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Badge for posting two positively scored answers to the same question

I propose a badge for providing two good answers to the same question. A "good answer" in this context is one with a positive score. It would be a bronze badge, and could be awarded multiple times. ...
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Do I violate any terms or agreements for rewarding people who answer my questions? [duplicate]

I want to reward people for their answers. Maybe something exists that uses the stackexchange API. Maybe stackexchange developers are working on a feature to allow me to give money to people as ...
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Add support for .gifv format in chat onebox

Recently Imgur announced to drop the legacy GIF format with the new GIFV format. Why GIFV? It's lightweight Being a video format, it also allows more flexibility like not autoplaying or autoloading ...
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A couple of UX suggestions for the iPad app

To close a popup window the iPad app (1.2.0.141), you need to tap the Done button in the top left corner of the heading bar. It would be intuitive if the popup windows would also close if you tap on ...
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Detect images with white edges and automatically give them a border

Images with white backgrounds often blur into the post. When the image itself contains text, this makes it difficult to see where the image ends and the next part of the post's text begins. People ...
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Can we have meta tags for chatrooms?

We can add tags to our chatroom which is great. What isn't great is that we have no way to indicate that we mean the tags from the meta site. I'm one of the room owners of the SO Close voters room ...
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Please use absolute timestamp in email notifications

I don't read my emails 24/7, and today read an email that was sent 2 days ago: The time stamps were correct in the time when the email was sent, but now they are pretty much useless. Can you ...
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Now that Socratic is awarded multiple times, Legendary should be too

The logic of Socratic and Legendary badges is similar: Socratic is given for 100 good asking days Legendary is given for 150 good rep-harvesting days But Socratic can be awarded multiple times, ...
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Add “Convert to Answer” flag option for comments [duplicate]

I do not feel this warrants closing as duplicate, considering the level of detail in this post and actual suggestion to resolve the problem. Other posts on this subject simply say "add this feature!" ...
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Changing bounty prize winner in short period of time after giving the prize to prevent mistakes

I have started bounty for +500 reputation points. By mistake I awarded it to the wrong person. Both user names started with Tony and I confused them. I want to repair the situation because user Tony ...
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Can moderators have the ability to add a “pinned” comment to a post?

From time to time, when we get either the "too many comments" autoflag or someone raises a flag to tell us that there are a lot of comments on a post it would be useful to be able to add a comment or ...
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feature request update the inbox messages [on hold]

Would it be possible to automatically update the inbox messages and rep. without having to refresh the page.
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Upload an image by pasting in Firefox

I don't know how, but there's a site that can let you paste images without any obvious flash/java crap. I don't have to explain how incredibly handy that would be. Unfortunately, Stack Exchange is ...
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Is it possible to preserve the current view in the Android app?

I was, just now, reading a question. It had a link to some relevant information on another website. I followed the link, which, of course, took me out of the app and into my browser. When I'd read ...
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Automatic warnings of 'dangerous' tags

Earlier Shog posted this answer over on MSO about "Help the helpless with how-to-ask tag tips". Fortunately, he didn't use the suggested interface: But instead did something a bit more in ...
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Are there close reasons that appear only for questions with specific tags?

We at Anime&Manga get a lot of identification-request questions, which usually don't conform to a number of rules for posting these kinds of questions. And while the generic "unclear" close reason ...
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Other top tags on profile

I've got a Stack Overflow Careers profile set up. It says I'm in the top 20% for Java on Stack Overflow. That's well and good (unless you know how much crap is in the other 80%). But I'm not the ...
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Full resolution option for embedded pictures?

Maybe this has already been addressed. I searched around here but maybe I'm searching for the wrong keywords. I'd like to see a built in "click through" option that would automatically open an ...
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Why can't we tag answers? [duplicate]

We can add tags to questions, but why cannot we add tags to answers? That would be a useful feature because sometimes answers bring up topics not tagged in the question.
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Can I request email with plain text only?

I'm grateful that there are both HTML and plain text sections in my daily notification emails, but every byte counts against my monthly email quotas. If I could choose to only receive plain text, I ...
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The new edit rejection message for “no improvement whatsoever” sounds too hostile

As you may have noticed, the edit rejection reasons were recently changed. And that's what we need to talk about: They have been live for about three weeks now, and, and least on Physics, it has been ...
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Use another colour for highlighting a permalink chat message

The yellow is only somewhat disruptive when it's a single line message, but with larger messages it hurts my poor eyes. Can you pick another colour?
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Possibility to view question revisions [duplicate]

It would be nice to view question revisions (edit history etc.) directly in the app.
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Can make the 'deleted answers' section in the help more accurate?

There is a little part of explanation missing in the help center section 'Why and how are some answers deleted?'. It explains very clearly that moderators can delete any answer and that 10K users can ...
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Unread Inbox Color Sends Wrong Message in Competitive Environment

Having designed many user interfaces it is understood that the intent of using the color red. It makes that something stand out, it asks for a take notice effect. Understood. I am proposing changing ...
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Link to official SE response on [status-*]'d feature requests

Sometimes when poking around MSE (or any meta site, really), I'll come across an interesting feature-request, read through it, think it's a great idea, and notice that, oh hey, it's already been ...
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Confusingly displayed arbitrary hotness points

Over at the Hot Network Questions page, when you hover over the posts, you get a glimpse at the arbitrarily awarded hotness points for that specific question. Here's what I saw: Whereas the ...
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Please let me kick a bad post when it's down

On sites where I either have 10k rep or am a moderator, I'll sometimes see a clearly-bad post -- incoherent, not even remotely an answer, etc -- that's already been deleted. So yay for the immediate ...
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Prevent exposure of messages from private chat rooms

Private chat rooms are solely used for moderation purposes, this is a hard rule by Stack Exchange. In most cases the information in such private rooms should not be made public, they often contain ...
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Add an “Answering Questions” Section to the Site Tours

Background to This Request This is a generalization of one of my MSO posts. I recently answered a question for a new user, who then replied to my answer with another "answer" instead of using the ...
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Timestamps should be less vague

There are some parts of the SE interface which use vague timestamps, always rounded to a day: On user profiles beside 'member for': The actual membership time in this case (found in the hover ...
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Keyboard shortcuts for review queues

Could we have keyboard shortcuts for reviewing? Something to the effect of: a - Approve/Looks OK e - Edit r - Reject/Recommend Deletion s - Skip Each of the queues do have their own options, so ...
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Negative vote to close, prevent question from being closed, instead of only voting to reopen [duplicate]

I am looking at a valid question with 4 votes to close on a site. I think the collective conscious has edited the question to make it appropriate, and there are answers for that question now. With ...
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Place questions with X net downvotes on hold automatically

To resolve the frequent issue of poor question unfairly gaining answers, and thus paving the way for more poor questions to be asked I Propose EDIT: From feedback, have changed net vote threshold to ...
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Stack overflow - Scholar badge [duplicate]

once I asked a question and after someday I solved the problem and answered my own question and accept my own answer ! so I get the Scholar badge because of asking a question and accepting an answer ...
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Profiling of 'Hot network questions' [duplicate]

I understand topic of Hot Network Questions was brought up a few times, but the question remains: Will there be any possibility to somewhat profile what is shown up there? I am totally uninterested in ...
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Allow Image Upload on Mobile Site [duplicate]

I just uploaded an image on Desktop site using smartphone (Android). Why don't you simplify everything to add image upload on mobile site?
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Why is there no meta for each question? [duplicate]

It really bothers me when a comment on a question is not about the question itself but some meta discussion like whether it should have a tag or not. I think it would be best to have some kind of ...
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Extra support for characters when pinging in chat

Currently, the rule is that if there's a single character of punctuation after a username in a mention, that user will be pinged. So for example: @Second, @Second! @Second. would all ping me, while ...
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Allow pull-down refresh when there is new activity

Ordinarily, you can pull down on the question list in the app to refresh it. However, if there is the new activity message, pull down refresh doesn't work. Instead, you have to tap the bar to refresh. ...