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Get notified of new answers when using mobile site

When I access sites from a Desktop or the mobile app, I get notified when there has been an edit or a new answer while I'm answering or commenting on a question. For example, if I'm writing an answer ...
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Request for new Site [duplicate]

I would like to see a Persian/Farsi language site included within the StackExchange world. How likely is this? Is it already being considered?
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Filtered Questions in iPhone app

It would be great to have access "Filtered Questions" (maybe under global feed) in iPhone app. I'm aware of "tags" feature for specific site, but i'm using more complex filter (search on multiple ...
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Trying to edit a comment after the grace period: The message “This comment was edited 1 time” is misleading

I tried to edit my comment which I had edited already in Pro Webmasters but I'm not allowed to edit and when I moved my mouse courser to edit symbol it indicating a message that "This comment was ...
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Reflection on podcast: improve the handling of chat

Listening to the new Stack Exchange podcast, they mentioned how chat was a pain on the iPhone app since it opened it into another app. Why can't we just open it within a browser inside the app? When ...
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What is a better way to mark posts as obsolete?

Answers sometimes become obsolete. New solutions arise that were not technically feasible at the time that the question was originally posed. People decide that the old way of doing things is no ...
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Is there any mechanism to deter users from unnecessarily messing with user points? [duplicate]

I had noticed that some users uses their right to vote up and down a question unnecessarily. I was a victim of such some months back, had to abandon my account for a new one because of some, some, ...
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Is there anywhere on Stack Exchange that offers a comprehensive list of code that serve as examples of good programming? [duplicate]

I know that Code Review is a great place to get feedback on programs and examine code. But, I would love to see a place on Stack Exchange that keeps a comprehensive list of complete programs that are ...
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Indicate that there are multiple answers in the notification

If, say, you get 3 answers to a question in quick succession (low-hanging fruit on SO), the notification bar will show a red 3, but clicking it only shows 1 new item - the latest answer. It's not ...
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Allow pinging a user who suggested a rejected edit [duplicate]

feature-request version of Are users who have a suggested edit rejected valid targets for @comment replies? If a user suggested an edit which was later rejected, they should still be manually ...
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Add extra info about user's bio

I'd like to propose a feature or change, where under user's bio there would be a small-font print about: when was the last time this bio was updated, whether it is a local bio or the one copied here ...
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Should “How to use <kbd> tags” be included in the “How To Format” list?

I have noticed that many edits by members of various SE sites are to change keystrokes like CTRL + A to the proper Ctrl+A format. Should information on how to properly use key command formatting be ...
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Link to the flag history page on the flagging privilege page

Users with 15 reputation points are told that they can flag posts. This is great, and is a big part of helping the community moderate their sites. However, some people have noticed that some users ...
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Let's view flags by type and how they were handled [duplicate]

On my flagging history page, I'm told that I have X moderator attention flags, of which Y were marked helpful, Z were disputed, and W were declined, and the same for spam, offensive, and comment ...
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It is hard to see what tag you are looking at

This is a screenshot of the 12.04 on Ask Ubuntu. Looking over the page, you can see the Tag Wiki - but that doesn't show you what the tag is. In fact, the biggest text is the question count. It's ...
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When tagging users, add an option to choose the user to ping

Kind of hard to identify a user if there are two completely separate users with different names. According to this user Gilles (moderator on French Language, CompSci and this user Gilles (on ...
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Tag-Wiki edit submit gets error, clearer reasons requested

I'm trying to submit a tag-wiki on Cogsi.SE, who's edit review queue is currently at 38. I keep getting the error: An error occurred while submitting the post Here's a screenshot of what's ...
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“Citizen” Badge

Just a few minutes ago, in "Philosophy," I earned the voting privilege. That was thanks to writing an answer, getting it upvoted, and having my answer accepted by the asker. You who have been in these ...
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The page “What kind of behavior is expected of users?” should include a link to “How not to be a spammer”

The help/behavior page has a brief section Avoid overt self-promotion. I think it should include a link to the recently added help/promotion page with much more specific guidance. This would be ...
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Allow moderators to flag comments normally

When a moderator flags a comment, the comment is instantly deleted. For a moderator, the only difference between using the “flag” and the “delete” button is that using the “flag” button asks for a ...
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Don't let moderators be chatroom owners

I would like to suggest the following, network wide, change in policy concerning the ownership of chatrooms: No moderator should be a chatroom owner. This, I believe, would be a more efficient use ...
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Duplicate search results are disappointing, can we fix this? [duplicate]

On the Android site, I wanted to close a question as a duplicate of another I was familiar with. In the close dialog, I typed where can i find stock or custom roms for my android device, expecting to ...
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Personality Types Exchange, would people be interested? [duplicate]

I wanted to get a sense if people are interested in starting a Personality Type Exchange site for things like myers briggs tests, enneagram types, and what X-Men Character are you. I do not know ...
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“Possible Duplicate” post notice links to removed question

I was just looking at this question, which is marked as a "Possible Duplicate" of this one. The keen observer will note that the latter has been "removed from Meta Stack Exchange for reasons of ...
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Stack Exchange should be capitalized in the copyright

In the footer of every SE site, it says: site design / logo © 2014 stack exchange inc; user contributions licensed under cc by-sa 3.0 with attribution required I think "stack exchange" there ...
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Cross-visibility between SE sites; confusion of appropriate SE for a question; multi-site UI

Here are a couple of issues and a proposal how to address it: Issue 1. Some questions seem to be applicable to multiple SE sites. Sometimes users wonder: should THIS applied math question go to ...
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Question sorting for unregistered sites [duplicate]

What is the reason/intention behind not allowing unregistered users to sort questions by categories like 'votes', 'active' etc. ? Questions are sorted by only the 'newest' type of sort. I visit many ...
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Reverse the disallowing of +1 and -1 in comments [closed]

I tried to post a comment on an answer recently which started with +1 and got the message that "that content" (well that's clear) wasn't allowed in the comment because it "could distract" the reader. ...
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Put an end to unregistered accounts [duplicate]

I posted a question as an unregistered user, and got a link via email. Later, when my private navigation window (and the cookies) were long gone, I visited that link (in a new private nav, no cookies) ...
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Can we retract flags? [duplicate]

I think we should be able to retract NAA and VLQ flags. This answer makes a good case for that: the original post should've been a comment (when I raised the NAA flag), but it was later edited to be a ...
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Change behavior of search parameter deleted for non-moderators

The search parameter deleted is only available for moderators. As a non-moderator, when I enter any combination of deleted parameter, like deleted:1, the query returns all posts. It seems that a ...
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Auto completion for the search field [duplicate]

It would be pretty helpful if the search fields (both quick search and advanced) would feature auto completion of tags, once the [ and the first few letters are entered (maybe even including some ...
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I want to be able to filter the Stack Exchange front page to remove specific sites [duplicate]

The front page contains hot questions from many sites. However, some sites I am not interested in and I want to permanently blacklist them. Can this feature be added (unless it is already present, in ...
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Display comment flag next to vote instead of below to reduce whitespace

On the desktop site, most of the vertical whitespace in one-line comments is to make space for the flag button, which is below the vote button. I find this whitespace to be excessive, especially given ...
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Ease the aggressive transition on images in spoilers

When a spoiler blockquote contains text, the text transitions in smoothly using a CSS transition. If it contains an image, the transition is abrupt. I've shared a brief video of the transition as-is ...
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MathJax in Comments, Titles [duplicate]

On the latest iOS StackExchange app, math symbols are not rendered at all in the titles and comments, while they work properly on the website. It's often useful to see, at a glance, what a question is ...
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Some Important Filters for Stack Careers Jobs' Listing

When we visit http://careers.stackoverflow.com/jobs?f=t Right now stackcareers display list of careers with respect to our search query. But it will be very beneficial if we could have useful filters ...
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Reference tag of any site in chat

Right now, in chat, we can use [tag:tagname] and [meta-tag:tagname]. But in MSE chat, I think it would be useful to reference a tag on any site through this format. For example: ...
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Bring back the chat feed autocomplete!

It's just.. cultural. This might be only affecting the morale of the folks in The 2nd Monitor chatroom, but before that chat system update that somehow changed how autocomplete works, we used to be ...
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When a question is closed for duplicate and <other-reason>, shouldn't the duplicate be shown?

It sometimes happens that a question has more than one problem, and could be closed for all of those. When that happens, the reason that collected most votes is chosen as the close reason: there can ...
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Expanding the roomba to auto-delete self-accepted-answered questions with low views, low scores, and only 1 answer

For background info, read about the current roomba that runs automatically to delete questions. This is a feature-request to add one more rule set on when questions will be auto-deleted by the ...
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Tooltip/Title to show tags of Hot Network Questions when hovered over

Currently, hovering the mouse over a Hot Network Question title does nothing (but show the URL in the bottom of the browser, if supported). Sometimes the title of the question alone doesn't make it ...
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Email notifications for search terms

I would like to get email notifications for questions which match a tag, and include a search keyword. I can see how to do this for tags, but not a way to filter based on keyword matches. Is this ...
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Newsletter preferences page should have an option to change your notificications email address

When you are viewing an emailed newsletter, there is a link to "change your email preferences" on the emails. On my account it goes to ...
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Closing Duplicate Questions on StackOverflow?

Twice today (11/17/14), I saw duplicate questions asked within 6 to 12 hours of each other (by separate users who copied and pasted almost identical text). I went to flag them as duplicate, but you ...
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Add icons indicating locked and protected questions

As it stands today, we can clearly see in questions lists when a question is closed. However, there is no way to know if a question is locked or protected, until we actually enter the question page ...
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Allow adding bounties from the Android app

(There is an existing feature-request for iOS from Undo, but none for Android, so here goes) I was happy to see a nice answer and wanted to award a bounty. But the SE app for Android doesn't ...
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Allow moderators to see a summary of flags against a user's comments

Moderators have easy access to all posts from a user that have been flagged (and how those flags were resolved), and we can see all comments from a user (including deleted ones). This feature request ...
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“Post as guest” is a bad user experience and encourages low quality contributions. Get rid of it

Since its inception Stack Exchange has tried to make it as easy as possible to ask a question, most of the time. This was done by implementing the concept of an "unregistered" user, identified only by ...
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Why is log in necessary on each site? [duplicate]

I have found 3 different sites in Stack Exchange that interest me, and I often have all 3 open at the same time. When I open the sites I should simply sign in once. That log in should appear on all ...