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Can “people chatting” be changed to actually reflect users actively chatting?

While I understand that the chat function is a convenience feature, I'd like to make a proposal. Modify the "Users chatting" tooltip on the right sidebar of each site to accurately reflect users that ...
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Can I opt out from obtaining specific badges?

I would like to ask whether I can opt out from obtaining badges that I consider ridiculous (yes, this has something to do with the new triplet). Or maybe opt out of all the badges since they are ...
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Visualizing code diffs on posts (not edits)

This question is not about the diff tool used to validate post edits. In many posts, the first person asks a question and provides some code, the reply contains some code as well. In some cases, it ...
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Description for Explainer, Refiner, Illuminator is unclear

The text on the badge description page reads as follows: Edited X questions within 12 hours of posting a positive-scoring answer. I was not the only one who thought this meant you edited any ...
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What to do with the 6 character edit limit?

Disclaimer: I searched and I found a lot of questions about the character limit, but none include the comprehensive feature request I make here, so I kindly request to consider this post not a ...
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Why don't the new Stack Exchange sites get creative and unique names?

If I go to the main Stack Exchange website and look at the most popular sites, here are some of the names that pop up (not necessarily in order): Stack Exchange - This is unique and everyone ...
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Add magic link for MCVE

Perhaps [help/mcve] (which would link to /help/mcve on sites that have it), it comes up a lot on SO. Ideally the autotext would be "MCVE" so a sample usage would be: It's not clear from your ...
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Applying Insufficient Explanation Post Notice to One-line Questions?

Moderators currently have a tool to add a Post Notice that says: insufficient explanation We're looking for long answers that provide some explanation and context. Don't just give a ...
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Recommended posts

I like reading about interesting topics in my free time and am interested in more than just coding so I often make use of the hot page at below: http://stackexchange.com/questions?page=1 I found it ...
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Ask question usability

I'm new to the app and am not clear how I'm navigating between sites. Some issues: The Ask question page should have the site name in the header, so I don't get flamed for asking on the wrong site. ...
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Edit got rejected after I approved it and then edited post

So I approved an edit. Then I went to the question revs, clicked to edit the last rev and edited it. Suggested edit got rejected. I think that edit should be autoapproved when I submit an edit to ...
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Flagging posts as spam from chat

I usually see new posts for the first time as they're fed to chat. If it's spam, I can flag the feed message, but not the original post. I need to follow the link to the question to do that. Wouldn't ...
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Make snippet comment tags start and end on their own line separate from text

When you add or edit a snippet, the start and end comment tags get jammed up against the text of the question/answer. They should be on their own line, ideally separated from the other text by a line ...
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Show snippet components in the same order they're included when running

In Stack Snippets, when you're running them, the running frame is constructed with the components in this order: CSS HTML JavaScript This is good, in keeping with what many believe to be best ...
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Changing my account login credentials

Not sure if this is OT or not, but I got laid off recently. My stack profile was mistakenly linked to a work email address that is now disabled. As I was already logged in from my phone,so I can ...
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FAQ sidebar for per site metas

Meta.StackExchange has a nice side bar over when you are on the main page (the one you hit when you go to the 'meta' link, not the 'questions' tab). Its great. You can see there is a 'faq' ...
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Ability to delete answers [duplicate]

We can delete answers in desktop version. I would like same feature in iOS app. It is currently missing as an option. We can already delete comments. This request is for the ability to delete answers. ...
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iOS app modal or sticky comments to questions

Having just tapped out a nice long comment to a question using the iOS app, and then accidentally clicked outside the comment field, I have one request: Please, please make the comment box modal or ...
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Binding closevotes should be recorded for moderators as they are for gold badge owners

When a question is closed by a user with gold tag badge, this fact is explicitly noted in the database. E.g., for this question the PostHistory table has ...
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Increase close and reopen vote weight for bronze and silver tag badge holders

Yesterday I finally reached 3k and able to cast close and reopen votes (yay!). A week ago I earned bronze discussion tag badge and today thought: maybe increase close and reopen votes weight for ...
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iOS app: View hot questions across all sites?

In the iOS app, is it possible to view all hot questions across all sites? Just like the "Hot" listing on the Stack Exchange homepage. I always find that there is constantly new interesting content ...
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Google-hosted Javascript should be loaded only over HTTPS

Stack Exchange loads Javascript required for full site functionality from both local domains as well as third-party domains. Examples of domains from which Javascript is loaded are stackexchange.com, ...
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Should the user who asked the question get rep for good answers

I just upvoted an answer that helped me solve the problem. I was just about to close the page when I realized that I should probably upvote the question which inspired the answer. This led to the ...
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Is there a way to edit my favorite tags in the iPad app?

Does the new iPad app have a way to edit my favorite tags for a community? Or for that matter, to filter my view of the community by my favorite tags?
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Title does not specify “On Hold”

Testing the app, I noticed the title does no specify if a question is "On Hold" ... I haven't checked specifically, but would assume it doesn't specify as "Duplicate" either ... Or am I missing it ...
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Pull Down to Refresh on Home Page (iPad App)

I see there are other questions about "pull to refresh" on questions. But I'm asking about on your user. I am using the Beta, and I am on my home page (my user profile). Normally on an iOS app, you ...
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Left-align name/rep for users with no avatar

The recent change in the signup screens has led to a significant influx of users with no avatar (citation needed). These folks' lack of avatar leads to an odd appearance due to the site reserving the ...
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flagging history for chat network

It can be useful for moderators to be able to see the flagging history. And what I mean by flagging history is two things: Flagging history of single users Flagging history of single chatrooms ...
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Add a warning about cross-site duplicates [duplicate]

In case a user asks the same question on two different SE, it would be great to automatically warn the readers that the question has been cross-posted and give a link to the cross-posts. The ...
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iPad app… Which site am I on?

In the iPad app, I see small icons on the left bar to show which SE site I'm on.... Useful, apart from the fact I'm a fairly casual SE user and don't know what half the sites are, never mind what the ...
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Add more meta data to the sites' HTML

I'm playing with live filtering the Stack pages and am extracting information about views, reputation and votes from title or content of the page elements. As HTML title attributes and text ...
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Capture image of code button on code blocks

Related to Shortcut or button for copying posted code from Stack Overflow In addition to a copy code button suggested in the other question (as well as many duplicates), I'd like to see a Copy Code ...
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Should audits not scrub comments from the question/answer?

A recent question on Meta.StackOverflow makes me question the practice of scrubbing comments from audits.* The user in question was presented with a poorly formatted but decent answer. There was ...
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How can I recall or take-back a flag? [duplicate]

While reviewing First Posts on Stack Overflow just now, I ran across an answer that gave a solution in code with an explanation in a language not English. Note that the question was in English. I ...
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Prevent [featured] questions from being closed

For the third time now in a short period, there's a close/reopen war on a featured MSO question. When it's closed, it disappears from the sidebar. Seems like a relatively simple check to add so this ...
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noindex and nofollow for bad questions

Do you think it's a good idea to add <meta name="robots" content="noindex, nofollow"/> HTML tag for questions that have a negative score, no answers and are closed? They're not what I'd like ...
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Users need to know the reason [migrated]

I hope user need to know the reason when one of their quwstions is/was deleted. This will also improve the site's quality as users will learn to ask quality questions from the reasons. Atleat the ...
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Accessing Topics of Interest

I became active user on Stackoverflow few months ago. Slowly i discovered in Stackexchange other interesting forums. Now I have no time to take a look at all. Is there any way to see the hot topics ...
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Mark applications in your message box as read if viewed via job listing

I have built up 266 unread messages over the last year or so, but I have reviewed the candidates via the manage candidates view on the job listing. I would be great if viewing a candidate marked ...
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Inconsistency between pull-to-refresh animations

When in a question, pulling down uses the style of the latest update, like Gmail; but pulling down on, for example, the main page, shows the older "Pull down to refresh" animation Just a minor OCD ...
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Provide different guidance text to suggested edit reviewers and to rejected editors

Some guidance is associated to suggested edit rejection reasons. This guidance is shown to reviewers and to the original author alike. But reviewers and editors don't need the same kind of input: ...
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Preventing impulsive downvotes with a timer [duplicate]

You write a quick answer and post it. You write an answer, post it and then OP updates the question You accidentally post the question/answer before it's ready All these cases have one thing ...
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New voting idea: “WHY” [duplicate]

Occasionally I get a downvote. Just a downvote. No comments, or other type of feedback whatsoever... and i think that it is frustrating. I mean, i like my points, i dont have many, so i cherish ...
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Duplicate Close message sends wrong message to users [duplicate]

Similar to this request. I was helping a user (through comments) with a question, and I believe a question was closed as a dupe for a wrong reason. Then, I read the message: So, we already ...
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Create warning in chat when @pinging someone who is not generally active at that time

If you click on someone in chat, you get a window like this: This shows when a user is generally active in chat. Chat is fickle* and will often make you look like you were active. And then ...
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Text wrapping images in posts

The space at right side is blank. In text mode editing with MS docx for example, we can fill up space with text. When a small image is attached for questions or answers some white space at the sides ...
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localStorage in Stack Snippets?

Can we have it? Please? Not a security issue, it's another domain anyways and I doubt snippets will steal information from each other (+ jsFiddle uses it flawlessly btw) Can use it to demonstrate ...
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Give me a direct link to the revision history in the Activity tab

Background In the Activity tab on the User Profile page, it is possible to see revisions made by the user. Currently the links for the revisions point to the actual posts (that is to the questions ...
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Commenting on your own posts should be a privilege

Commenting on other people's posts (comment everywhere) is a privilege requiring 50 reputation. But commenting on your own posts is not a privilege at all, users can do so from the start (? Or it is a ...
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Should red flags (spam/offensive) be listed first in the moderator flag review queue?

Currently, flags seem to be ordered FIFO, and the suggested review order is top-down. However, in the summary side-bar, the spam/offensive total is highlighted red and listed on top - rightly giving ...