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Unify Main and Meta Mod agreements so that newly appointed moderators only have to accept the agreement once

A recent question pointed out that, apparently, the moderator agreement must be signed once for a Main site and a second time for that site's child meta site. Quiet failure of attempting to decline a ...
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Printing out all my posts [duplicate]

I asked this question on EL&U Meta and it was suggested I post it here. Does anybody know if there is a way that I could print out all of my answers and or questions on E&U or another SE site ...
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Include MathJax support in CS Theory's Blog

MathJax is not being rendered in the CS Theory blog. (Confirmed on OsX G.Chrome and OsX Firefox.) Maybe MathJax is not a feature in (BlogOverflow or just CS Theory blog). So, please include it in ...
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Comments in app are hard to distinguish from title

In the Android app, the comments show up on the right side when I swipe to the left. Each comment shows up with the title of the question and then the content of the comment. The problem is that it ...
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Where to ask for cheapest product meeting a certain condition?

I want to ask the question: What is the cheapest U.S. (consumer market) passenger car capable of self-driving in heavy traffic (i.e. bumper-to-bumper traffic under 30 mph on the highway)? Google is ...
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Why isn't the up/downvote ratio visible to everyone when the information is available anyway? [duplicate]

Low rep users can't see how many downvotes/upvotes a question or answer got, they can only see the total score. Except they actually can. They can go to the poster's profile, click the reputation ...
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Change the comment upvote “Up Arrow” to a “Thumbs Up” in the Android app

This is just a minor suggestion, but I think the "up arrow" button that appears in the action bar when selecting a comment on the Android app should be changed to "thumbs up". After all, the button ...
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Explain missing VLQ flag in the UI

As explained in Meta.SE question Where is very low quality Flag, the VLQ flag can be missing from available flags if the question is already undergoing triage, and this is by design. While it makes ...
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Expose Vote History “Given To” data to each user

This (see screenshot below) is already part of the moderator dashboard. Why not let a user view his own voting activity detail? One loses track over time, and I would occasionally find it useful to ...
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Make alt-text the tooltip for images in preview mode

This is similar to Also use alt tag as title on images, which asked to make the alt-text serve as the title. However, the OP in that question could not think of a good use case. I can think of a very ...
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Display a warning when backticks are used incorrectly to format text as code

This is a follow-up of a previous discussion. Recently I have seen several comments that use code formatting (with `…`) instead of emphasis (with *…*) in order to format some text. On one hand, ...
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Please disable links in close dialog [duplicate]

When I'm on mobile and I vote to close a question, my pudgy fingers often click the links instead of selecting the close reason. Can we disable these links, please?
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Change close vote reason before a question is closed

This question was asked 7 years ago and solved with introducing the ability to retract close votes. Ability to change close reason before it gets closed This question asks for a grace period within ...
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Testing that you are not a robot

I am always coming onto this website and posting to peoples answers but half the time I have to do a test to make sure I am not a robot. And with my slow internet it takes a long time. How can I ...
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Lost questions: Give the minimal feedback after receiving an answer

Many people often subscribe to Stack Exchange to ask the first question frequently without reading the minimum requirement to ask a question. But not only these people, also frequently users do it. ...
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Delete answer from mobile [duplicate]

Often I talk nonsense, and need to delete an invalid answer via mobile. This works for comments. Is this a planned feature on Android?
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Suggest Alternative Exchange Site or Other if Question Not Suitable [duplicate]

Having myself just been through this, it is very frustrating when a questions is closed when the OP has tried to find an alternative exchange site or other site to answer the question. Instead of ...
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SE API should handle 302 Found on image upload

This is the follow-up of Failed to upload image; the format is not supported which is related to the problem, when certain images can't be uploaded when pasting their URL into the Image section ...
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Automatic community detection / Aid to find the right community [duplicate]

There is a growing number of Stack Exchange communities. It happened a few times, that I was not sure, to which community my question suited the best and it also happened, that I totally forgot about ...
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Don't automatically delete comments with useful content on migration

When a question is migrated, any comment that mentions the name of the target site is automatically deleted. This makes sense when the comment is “you should have posted on <site>”, but comments ...
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Impose strict time-limit for questions on Hot Network Questions list

Right now there are multiple questions that have been on the Hot Network Questions list for a large number of days: 8 days - How can I explain to non-techie friends that "cryptography is ...
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Proposal for active update of review queues

I have enough rep on some sites to access review queues, and I have noticed that the numbers of posts shown in queues don't actively update. When I click on a queue which has say only one or two ...
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Be proud of tag wikis!

Was interested in learning more about a particular tag (in a single tag filter page) when I realized just how much tag wikis must be embarrassing to the folks who run this joint Look at that anemic ...
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Don't allow user to use their dupehammer to reopen their own question

There was recently a question on Stack Overflow that was a duplicate of a previous question. I voted to close as dupe, and as I have dupehammer privileges in a relevant tag, it was closed immediately. ...
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Announcer Badge list to show referrers to the question

Profile  Badges > Announcer shows the question to which link(s) refer, but  doesn't show the place when the link(s) are  located. I recently received Announcer Badge, but I don't remember where I ...
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'Articulate' badge for perfect presentation [duplicate]

I propose the Articulate badge, to be awarded for posting [n] questions which remain up for [given amount of time] receive no edits receive at least one up-vote receive at least one answer with ...
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Edit and leave closed?

One of the most common reasons for questions to end up in the reopen queue is when a closed question is edited. Sometimes, those edits are not in good faith, like this one: I do not want to either ...
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Bug Tracker Link on Stack Overflow

A number of issues found on SO are bugs in the discussed software, libraries, API's, etc. Most of this software has public bug tracking and reporting systems, and when a bug is identified on SO, it ...
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How can I view public flag history on a question?

Recently I had a basic question that so many others before me have also had, so I searched SO and found the question. There was an answer that indicated their previous great answer to a "similar" ...
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Can we increase the filters of what is posted on these sites to prevent extreme NSFW?

This isn't a regular, let's stop curse words post. Please read on. This post was precipitated by a report that came to my attention from the Smoke Detector in Charcoal HQ which is a bot that, I am ...
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What about capping the time a post remains in “Hot meta posts” instead of showing it for so long?

I have noticed that once a post in Meta gets some score, it gets boosted through the "Hot meta posts" section. That is great! However, I also noticed (in a small Stack Exchange site) that it will ...
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Should the age of a user profile determine rep?

When looking at the oldest posts of a site, I tend to find many non-active users with very high rep, just because their questions have been around the longest. Is it fair that the users who signed ...
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Replace maximum age for migration with a better criterion

As it was revealed in discussion with Shog9 in Reset votes on migrated questions, the actual parameter governing migration eligibility is "the ratio "question value by the troublesomeness of ...
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Don't invalidate NAA flags on answers simply deleted and then undeleted by OP [duplicate]

Quite often I've flagged answers as NAA and my flag has been marked as helpful but the answer has remained days later. Most of the time it's because the answer has been edited, and I can see some ...
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Omit comment replies from the minimum character limit check

Comments must be at least 15 characters long, which is supposed to make comments like "..." impossible to submit. This works fine, however there is a way around this, by using comment replies, even ...
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Could migrated questions use the migration date as the “asked” date?

This question requests that migrations get updated dates to match the time of their migration. That is not the feature I am asking for. I am asking that, in the case of migrations, could the system ...
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Can I get notifications from my favourite tags into the SE inbox?

I’ve labelled a few favourite tags here (and more on other sites). I appreciate them being highlighted on the question page. Sometimes, however, I take breaks from Stack Exchange that can be anything ...
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OP name not highlighted in new mobile view [duplicate]

In the new mobile view, I noticed that the OP's name is no longer highlighted in comments. Browser is Chrome 50.0.2661.89 running on Android 6.0.0. Not sure if this is a bug or an intentional ...
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Topics not getting a chance to reach users who could answer

I think it is very frustrating and hurts the sites "usefulness" that people are so prompt at closing topics they don't really understand. It would be nice solutions were found avoid theses cases: ...
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Got no real answers to my bounty question, but the bounty was auto-awarded to a non-answer [duplicate]

I had a question with 100 bounty that had one answer - and it was a complete non-answer. I was pretty shocked to see this answer got the bounty automatically. Is there a way to prevent this? ...
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Show us who deleted a post, and when, in the mobile web view

Deleted posts on the full site version are showing when the post was deleted, and by whom, e.g.: However, on the mobile theme, we don't have this information: Can this please added to ...
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OP's answer is question - We do something? [duplicate]

If an OP answer is own question, does we do something ? At first I suggested if we allow moderators to mark that answer as accepted. Does we let the system automatically show that answer first in ...
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“Post-it” badge for totally epic comments

Look, I know comments are ephemeral and all that, but still… could I have a badge for this, please?! As Yakk suggests: "Nice Post-It!" Badge needed: Comment with 5x more upvotes than ...
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Should we make country tags visually distinct?

Some SE sites have questions that apply only to certain countries, or where answers should at least take laws or customs in the country in question into account. Example SE sites would be Workplace, ...
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Notification for favourited posts

I think most users will agree with me for this one. Sometimes a post make us curious and we want to learn more about it so we favourite it. But we don't receive any notifications in the inbox for ...
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Add migration path to Mother Meta for per-site metas

There are multiple questions, feature-requests specifically, on per-site metas that affect the whole network. Migrating these questions here would make it seen by a larger community, likely bring it ...
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Let me know in advance that I can't suggest an edit on specific answer in the app

This happens frequently too me. After typing in a bunch of text, I get a message that I can't suggest edits. In the desktop version, the "edit" link is greyed out. Can I get that in the Android App ...
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Break “off topic” close reasons into specific reasons in Tools rather than grouping them in one bucket

The 10K user tools are really great! Recently I was attempting to get an idea of which close reasons are used more than others... Currently only applies to off topic, most sites have between 3-6 off ...
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Graph showing Impact over time

When I navigate to the Activity tab of my Stack Overflow user profile, one of the dashboard items is something called Impact, which is supposed to be an estimate of the total number of people reached ...
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I would like to see the deleted answer to my question [duplicate]

I know it's been asked a few times before, but has the situation changed since? 3 years ago apparently only users with 10k+ reputation could see deleted answers. All I'm asking for is to see a ...