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Seamless account creation on StackExchange sites

If try to create an account in any StackExchange site, you will be presented with a signup page, which has Google, Facebook, and StackExchange as signup options. Now when you choose and click ...
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When adding links in comments, can http:// be automatically added if no other protocol is specified?

I'm using FireFox and it never displays the http:// prefix. I had copied and pasted the URL of a webpage, I was going to link to in a comment, and was confused when it didn't work. It turns out when ...
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Support A4 PDF Output of My Resume

Careers has a somewhat useful PDF Resume output. It would be far more useful if I could print out my resume (eg. for reference while at an interview) without distortion. Unfortunately the conversion ...
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Open in app button [duplicate]

I often find myself in the situation that I browse the SE sites using my mobile browser (since I find it easier to keep multiple sites and questions open the same time) and then want the edit or ...
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Missing favourite star while reading posts [duplicate]

I tried the android app and so far I don't see any bugs etc, maybe one crash but I miss button for saving questions. If this is multiple "question" I apologize for spamming. Would you please add it? ...
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Can .question-status have a different background-color than blockquote & pre?

The .question-status div, which displays info about the question's duplicate, etc., blends in with other parts of the question. This screenshot is from StackOverflow: This confuses users. Can it ...
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Ninja close-voting hindered by teensy drag area

It's great that the Close/Flag dialog boxes are draggable, so you can see the content behind them. However, it seems only a small portion is draggable: Can the bottom chunk of whitespace, and the ...
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Show other Stack Exchange accounts on the account creation confirmation page

A user sent us a request to merge two accounts since they accidentally created an account with an OpenID that they didn't normally use for our network. (It's easy enough to merge in this case, so ...
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Prevent bounties for questions which hit a negative threshold (and auto remove if they hit this)

Situation On smaller sites, some low quality questions may be downvoted but not closed This also applies to in scope but low effort questions, such as "give me teh codez" on Stack Overflow There ...
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Can we use straight XML/XSLT for the meat of the API documentation?

This would make it much easier to create the bulk of language-specific wrappers (using a different XSLT or your favourite XML parsing tool). As it stands now, the documentation contains little ...
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Pagination of network-wide inbox is evil and buggy

Network-wide inbox has a lot of pages. The number of pages in my inbox must be tiny by comparison with the users who were active for years, but here is the illustration anyway: If I want to get ...
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Moderator messages are not shown in per-site user profile

I like to re-read the messages I get from moderators, savoring their style and content. I know they can be found in the global inbox: but being global, the inbox is cluttered and has lots of pages ...
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Do not show the “If you found this helpful, please upvote” message to experienced users [duplicate]

Experienced users should not be shown the top-of-screen pop-down message reminding them to upvote a question if they find it helpful. This is particularly annoying when that reminder comes right ...
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Keep negative score for offensive deleted posts

When someone posts something offensive, in a responsible community they get a flood of downvotes before someone can swoop in and delete their post. Then, the reputation loss from the downvotes is ...
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Incorrect wording for “Top Network Users” on Stack Exchange front page

So, I noticed last week that the wording for the Stack Exchange Front Page was confusing. Well, it turns out that the wording is actually completely incorrect. Travis J noticed that all of the users ...
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Community downvotes posts that were just fixed

If a post has a low quality score flag on it, it's automatically dismissed as helpful if a user edits it, which results in an automatic Community downvote. I understand (kind of) adding a downvote if ...
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I admire the popup, but should it be appearing on locked posts? [duplicate]

I noticed a wonderful popup reminding the user to upvote answers, but I thought it might confuse some people that it appears on locked posts.
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Indication of external links

Straight to my suggestion... When there is a link in any question, comment or answer, I think there should be an indication of whether it's an external link or not. I mean, maybe a different color ...
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Can Moderators get a timeline view by whole-site as well as per post?

Currently moderators can view a question timeline, showing everything that happened to a post in chronological order: User A Answers User B Commented on answer User A Edited Answer ... ...
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Is a Stack Exchange app for Windows in the works? [duplicate]

A Universal App for Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1 would be ideal. Why should Android and iOS get all the good apps?
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Update help center on syntax highlighting to point to an actual list of options

Reading the help center article on syntax highlighting, one of the paragraphs within it reads: You can use either one of the supported prettify language codes, like lang-cpp or lang-sql, or you ...
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Let's make the hot questions' icons clickable

I would like to see the icons in the Hot network questions right panel clickable, leading to the homepage of the site where the question comes from. It would make it more comfortable to switch to the ...
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Immediately delete if mod flags as “not an answer”

I like the idea of keeping a paper trail of moderation decisions by using flags. This works (more or less) nicely with comments and there is no reason not to do it with answers. So if I find an ...
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Sort Jobs by tag match on Careers [duplicate]

When looking for jobs on Careers I can sort the job list by date, job name or company name. But since jobs have tags it would be great if there were another sort option that takes the tags into ...
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Where is some guidance on good questions? Why isn't it shown prominently?

I was surprised to learn from the latest podcast episode (#60) how serious SE is about predicting good questions as well as about reviewing. I feel I put quite some effort into my questions, and they ...
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Allow selecting text from comments

Currently when you long-press a comment the "comment options" dialog appears, just like when you tap it. I am requesting to keep the "comment options" for a tap, but on long-press to show the text ...
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Suggested reviews with edits in code sections to require more precaution to be approved

I have been recently looking into 'edit reviews' that I have voted on and voting didn't go unanimously. My contested suggested edit reviews Where I have discovered a few cases where code ...
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Problems editing someone else's questions

I wanted to ask that whenever we edit someone else's question to improve formatting for ex- I saw a question in which the code wasn't properly indented, I clicked edit and did the required formatting ...
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Can “and” be made a synonym of “&” when searching for a site name?

I was trying to look up the "Board & Card Games" site in the site-switcher on the top bar, but I typed "Board and Card Games" and got no results. I see now that pretty much all multi-topic sites ...
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No, I am not looking for a job (but thank you for asking!)

Currently, I am not looking for a job (nor will I be in the near future), but the job posting is the most prominent, boldly colored thing on the page. It is not generally desirable to have the most ...
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Ability to disable SEDE plot for a query link, before the query is run [duplicate]

The Problem This request is to address Data Explorer page keeps freezing Chrome and Firefox. There is an issue now where large queries that result in complex plots can bring the browser to a ...
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Let me collapse the votes breakdown after expanding it

This is pretty trivial and only to satisfy my OCD, but why is it not possible to un-display the up/down vote breakdown on questions and answers here? I found the simplest workaround is to refresh the ...
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Login button in top menu

I frequently visit Stackexchange sites on my iPhone. Mostly I am already logged-in, but sometimes I get auto-logged out. I want to re-login as fast as possible. Currently I have to click on the site ...
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Increase vote limit for moderators

Being an active moderator on SharePoint.SE I find myself stuck with the limit of 30 votes a day. When I'm active I can spend hours on the site trying to make it more useful and interesting, which for ...
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Featured On Meta section is missing on meta sites

Featured on Meta section of the Community Bulletin is not displayed on per site Meta. Is it by-design? Any specific reason for this? I think it should be displayed. Community Bulletin on Main site: ...
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Why is [status-completed] red?

Could we have status-completed be green instead of red? Red to me sounds like rejected or not accepted.
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Feature Request: Keep Title bar on Top [duplicate]

It would be awesome if the top bar stays always on top, so if i scrolled down it doesn't disappear.. See YouTube as an Example.
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Use Stack Exchange icon for Stack Exchange blog posts in the Community Bulletin

http://blog.stackoverflow.com/ is used to host global Stack Exchange blog posts and is using favicon of Stack Exchange itself. All good. However, when published in the bulletin, the Meta Stack ...
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Let me handle Close reviews despite running out of Close votes

On MSO the bug I can still review in the CV queue after running out of CVs was reported and subsequently fixed. I verified in the comments what the consequences of this fix were: So...to be ...
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Add a link to the corresponding review queue item to user's flag summary

Since some types of flags cause a question/answer to show up in some review queue, I think it would be nice to have a link to the corresponding review queue item in user's flag summary to give them a ...
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Partial tag synonym matching behavior across different sites and functions

After this question came up again (see comments), I did some digging around on different sites and Metas as well as some testing, and realized that the current behavior for tag synonyms is confusing ...
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HTTPS opt-in during phase in

When Facebook and Gmail were rolling out HTTPS support, there was an option to opt-in to use HTTPS. Is it possible to have a similar functionality for Stack Exchange sites? I've read the blog post ...
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Specific-Revisions could use a onebox

Very similar to: Onebox suggested edits/revisions in chat I often find it helpful, especially when sorting flag-disputes and discussing posts to link to specific revisions of a post. This is ...
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Add StackExchange.com to Data Explorer

With the vast amount of sites on the network, I was hoping to write some queries using the meta site data on the Site listing page, such as 'Site traffic by age' or 'Question to answer ratio by site' ...
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Make the recommended tab available on a more permanent basis

In the Stack Exchange Podcast Episode 60, at around the 27:30 mark, there was a mention of the "recommended tab" which currently does not have a UI for it. Currently, the only way to get to it is to ...
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Add Post Id to Badges table when applicable

Many badges are awarded for specific posts (Great Answer, Notable Question, Publicist, Investor, etc). In such cases, the list of badges includes the post for which it was awarded. This is public ...
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Could there be a meta CW or curated list of other venues for OT questions?

I think I'm probably inviting the Paradox Police here, but... I wanted to post a URL to an author site and ask for a design/UX critique. A little poking around and I found a principle of "Don't ask ...
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Disable the default TAB key behavior in chat

Currently, TAB in chat has one purpose, name completion. You type @seTAB and it would complete to @SecondRikudo, awesome. But there's a problem, TAB's default behavior is to change focus to another ...
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Ignore American and British English spelling differences

This is network-wide, I'll demonstrate with dba.SE Searching for localisation gives 5 results: localisation, localised, localisation, localised and localisation Searching for localization gives 2481 ...
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Page in the Help Center describing how to close and delete your own question

I didn't see any clear description of how to close or delete your own question. There's already a page describing why and how are some questions deleted, which says this: Questions can also be ...