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Adding image to post using iOS app, does not make them clickable

Recently, there was a change to the web based SE interface, so that when an image is added, it is also automatically clickable, i.e.: [![Schematic][1]][1] en lieu of ![Schematic][1] However, when ...
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Sharing my question with others [duplicate]

Update: This is not a duplicate. I don't want to send personal message to anyone. I want to share my question with others To all downvoters and moderator: IF I SHARE MY QUESTION THROUGH MAIL, WILL ...
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Can we update the duplicate post finder to include other users?

This question originated from this MSO post where there is a discussion on an exact duplicate question by another user. The case itself is curious enough, and Bhargav Rao asked a good question in a ...
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Links to related posts in spoiler block should not be shown

A bit of a small issue I have: When I put a link to a related post within a spoiler block, it becomes a bit of a spoiler that the linked question becomes visible on the side-bar. For example: In my ...
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Separate notification for individual sites on SE sites

I would like to ask, would it fit the design on SE sites to have each site notify its user separately? This is what I mean, suppose I am a participant of Movies.SE, Stack Overflow etc etc, and I log ...
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Canned review comments should factor in answers owned by asker

The canned review comments already change based on the reputation of the post owner. A couple of the comments could be improved if they also factored in the case where the comment is being left on an ...
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Auto flag bounties on questions with pending close votes

As described in Close votes shouldn't expire on bountied questions a vote for closure is in effect a vote for deletion some day down the road. The issue is that when there is already a close vote ...
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A way for “new users” to ask about their post specifically

We currently require that new users have 5+ reputation to participate in meta support discussions: bugs, feedback, governance, etc. That's primarily because the use case for meta is not intrinsically ...
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“Would you like to automatically move these comments to chat?” could be clearer

When two users message each other in the comments one too many times, Stack Exchange presents a message as follows: Would you like to automatically move this discussion to chat? I clicked on it ...
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Providing Endorsements for a candidate in moderator elections

There really should be a way to include some kind of an endorsement for a candidate for moderator. As it stands right now, users can vote on an election that might not be particularly active. While I ...
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Primary Election Statistics: Query

There is a moderator election on Worldbuilding right now, and we are in the primary part of the election. We were wondering whether it was possible to see the evolution of the votes as a function of ...
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New Help Center article for constant changing questions

Most of us know this: How to deal with constant changing questions Etiquette for Russian Doll Questions Exit strategies for "chameleon questions" Dealing with solutions that end with a ...
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Small, unobtrusive indicator that the Accepted Answer is not the most upvoted

I find a lot of questions, especially on Stack Overflow, where the question was answered quickly and the solution may have worked for that person, satisfying the accepted answer criteria, but another ...
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Should we have a badge for users pointing out relevant related questions

Since pointing out relevant related questions in comments seems to be positively seen by the community. I think it's a useful addition to the ones that are automatically linked. Would it be ...
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Provide links from top users page to unanswered lists of questions?

I originally described this in an answer to Top users for a tag - the 30 day link should link to questions / answers for those 30 days and it was suggested that what I was describing warranted a new ...
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Insecure content on the network profile page

It seems pretty much all of SO is serving fully secure content, but the only things I'm seeing break that otherwise perfectly implemented security are the favicons for the network sites pulled in on ...
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Follow list of stackexchange users [duplicate]

Would be ever some kind of option to follow people answeres or questions besides question tags? I have discover people that are really interesting and they are always giving very interesting answeres ...
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Comment hierarchy on SE [duplicate]

Introduction There are many questions on SE with the long and fruitful discussions in comments. Such discussions often involve replying to other commenters using @username approach Problem ...
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Can we have a gold Lustrum badge in the same category as the Yearling badge? [duplicate]

I saw there was a similar request few years ago (Badge suggestion: Badge for being active member for 3 or 5 years) and I din't know how to bring that forward again. I think is just natural to have a ...
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How do I ping the right bob?

We have two bobs at the moment. Bob (with the fox avatar) is a long time user, and bob, with the green avatar. I'd like to ping Bob, without bothering bob with my pings. I see two ways to do this - ...
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Can the iOS app icon have the red notification indicator?

Would it be a nice idea to have the iOS app icon show the red notification circle when reputation changes, or comments are left? It would save time, from having to open up the app, just to find that ...
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Why does the mouse over review badge progress not show up in the “Choose which badge to track”?

When one is going through a Review queue, there is a pop up dialog when you hover over the mini progress bar, which shows one's progress towards the Reviewer badge like so: However, on the ...
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Replace vote locking with rate limit on changing votes

Status quo Currently, your votes are locked in permanently, after a 5 minute window from the time of your first vote, or your first vote cast after the most recent edit to the post ...
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Reward <3k reputation users for finding duplicates

I suggest rewarding a silver badge to users with <3k reputation for correctly finding and flagging duplicate questions. The community would benefit having most part of its users engaged to keep ...
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Redirect /ask to /questions/ask for convenience

Chrome autocompleted stackoverflow.com, but didn't provide any indication the correct URL was /questions/ask, not /ask, so I had no idea the former was the correct URL. Really small thing, but it ...
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Allow us to rank all the candidates in a moderator election

TL;DR To reduce the need for tactical voting as far as possible, allow us to rank all candidates in an election and not just three. Proposal Instead of just giving us three votes in a moderator ...
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Prevent protecting questions under certain circumstances

I've found a trend that I'd like to discuss. There are users that have reached 15K+ reputation that are participating in a question and then protecting it so that low reputation users can't answer. ...
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Update help/on-topic to push Careers onto MSO

SO Jobs (formerly Careers) is now supported on MSO primarily. But the help center here still says it's on-topic. If your question is about: ... Stack Overflow Careers ... ...
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Now that comment flags can be weeded out, can we show some flagging information in elections?

During moderator elections, a nomination includes certain statistics about the candidate. This information used to include the number of helpful flags, but this was removed because of concerns that ...
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Code Review should be option when voting to close SO question [migrated]

Why isn't Code Review an optional alternative site suggestion, to move a question to, when voting that a question is off topic? I think that is where this question needs to go: MDX Efficiency, ...
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Providing a public (or 5K-/ 10K-accessible) indicator of a “silent” revision (or the total number of “silent” revisions per mod)

Related: Allow moderators to hide a revision Current situation: after the revision-hiding silent-revision feature has been implemented, it takes two moderators to soft-hide a revision in silently ...
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Add link to allow editing profile from Meta

Here's what happened to me just now: (It took me an embarrassingly long time looking for an edit option on my meta profile to get to this step though) So, I realize that it makes sense that we ...
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Can we get delightful emojis, like those that GitHub has? [duplicate]

GitHub has emojis. And that's a good idea! For those who don’t know, in GitHub anywhere markdown is used emojis can be used. They are encoded in markdown as :emojiname:. Examples: :smile: -> ...
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hiding discussions originating from religion.SE from the “hot-network-question” list on scientific SE websites [duplicate]

Here I mention only hiding from hard-science SE websites : maths, phsycis, chemistry, earth science, etc. And I explained why with a simple and verifiable argument : religions are considered ...
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make it possible to search for Careers in the World and on Planet Earth [on hold]

As per earlier, in order to have the search results on Careers not filtered by the presumed location/region of the IPv4 address used to connect to the site, it's necessary to specify something ...
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Adding magic link for Meta Stack Overflow?

In comments on this site I can use the magic link [so] to link to http://stackoverflow.com. Consequently, I would have expected the magic link [meta.so] to link to http://meta.stackoverflow.com but ...
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Allow the ability to search for words which are the names of tags without being forced to only search for posts with those tags

For instance, sometimes I want to search for all posts which mention security, however when I put that into the search it immediately puts these [] around it and searches for all posts with that tag ...
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network answers in Careers should have bounty information, too

It appears that Careers shows whether an answer was accepted or not (in addition to the vote count), but doesn't show whether a bounty was won. That could be improved. Additionally, it's very ...
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Badge for an answer accepted with significantly fewer votes than highest voted answer

My apologies for tooting my own horn a little here, but I thought I should provide a concrete example of what inspired me to post this. A little over a year ago, I posted this answer. When I wrote ...
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Can we have an option to sort suggested edits by type?

Can we have an option to sort suggested edits by type? Tag only Tag wiki Tag excerpt In this type of format in the close vote review queue: This would help people trying to focus on misguided ...
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Reply to a message from transcript

In the full site theme, we can reply to a message directly from the transcript of the chat room: It is really useful when one wants to reply to a chat ping notification, for example. Would be ...
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Can we have a new On Hold category for questions that are only slightly unclear?

Some questions get put on hold as being unclear, when in fact the question is perfectly clear, it's just lacking a few details that are preventing it from getting answers. This is more common on the ...
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Limit the size of images uploaded into chat

I noticed that in some chatrooms there can often happen to be uploads of rather large images, usually animated GIFs. Now of course I don't want to inhibit anyone's right to upload images into chat, ...
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Can user names have a filter on whacky chars?

Is it too much to ask that "whacky" characters be prevented from being used in user names, so we don't have users like this one whose name renders as L̲̳o̲̳̳n̲̳̳g̲̳̳p̲̳o̲̳̳k̲̳̳e̲̳̳. I'm all for ...
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Enable two-step verification for all Stack Exchange sites [duplicate]

I have two-step verification (via Google Authenticator) enabled for almost all of my accounts on the Internet. I somehow feel safe with that. I have enabled two-step verification for almost all my ...
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Allow moderators to edit the sidebar text on the ask page

TL;DR: Moderators should be given the ability to edit the sidebar text on /questions/ask. Moderators can edit various documents and texts around their sites that the community can't. The help ...
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Show deleted posts due to account deletion in 10k tools

According to point 10 of How does deleting work? negatively voted posts are automatically deleted when a user's account is deleted: The system will automatically delete any question (and its ...
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View Favorites from iOS app [duplicate]

Can posts that have been favorited be viewed in a list on the iOS app similar to the desktop web version? If not, I'd like to request such a feature.
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Edit reject reasons: replace “causes harm” with “other”

When reviewing edit suggestions, I often use the custom reject reason. This allows me to give the editor some personalized guidance, so that in their next edit they can do better. For some reason, ...
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Terminate the grace period when a post receives a flag

Occasionally, someone posts something that is completely unintelligible or spam. Users then proceed to flag the post. Then the poster edits to replace the gibberish or spam with something more legit. ...