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StackExchange global menu: Autofocus on text box upon typing, for immediate search

When I click the "StackExchange" (left of top toolbar) to navigate to another SE community, I have to scroll down to the text box and click it, and only then I can search. Feature requests: ...
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Let us choose a close reason after a migration has been blocked

Currently, when we try to migrate a question but the asking user is blocked from asking questions on the target site, the system closes the question anyway. It always picks the blanket "this is ...
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Why can't I see how many people favorited my question?

In full site you can see how many people favorited my question. One person, in this case. But in the mobile version, there is no number. Can the number of people who favorited your question be ...
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Votes should not be locked in [duplicate]

Votes should not be locked in. Sometimes a post looks very well thought out and detailed, and I'm going to go with it. But then I see another answer that may be just as good. It turns out the first ...
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How does the duplicate search work? [duplicate]

This search seems to work much better than the search bar at the top: In fact, this is the way I normally search. Is there anyway the way this search works could be incorporated into the main ...
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Stack Overflow or Stack Exchange [duplicate]

I'm a little confused, what is the difference between Stack Overflow and this (Stack Exchange)? I ask because I asked a question (thinking it was the right place) and I was wrong. (A little more of ...
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“You asked about this job” needs a year in the datestamp

From time to time I peruse the available jobs in the careers section, and a couple of weeks ago I saw this job: That's odd, I thought to myself, I'm quite sure I didn't make any job enquiries a ...
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0answers
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Make stackoverflow.stackexchange.com redirect to StackOverflow [duplicate]

While I admit that it is a bit goofy, but because StackOverflow is a StackExchange site, it seems like it would be reasonable to expect that stackoverflow.stackexchange.com would redirect to ...
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2answers
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Allow for easier ways to follow a profile [duplicate]

This is a very high-level suggestion, not at all a concrete request. I just thought about this recently when looking for interesting answers by Brian Goetz. It would be extremely interesting for some ...
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Super collider drop downs instant search

When looking for other stack-exchange site, I usually use the Super collider drop downs menu search bar. I would expect to be able to expand the menu and be able to type immediately the name of ...
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2answers
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Should meta sort answers based on total number of votes cast?

I'm pretty new to meta, so ignore this if it's a stupid question... I was wondering if meta should sort answers by the number of votes cast. Because on Meta, votes represent agreement or disagreement ...
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Touch and hold in iOS app to copy chat URLs

On iOS, I use a browser other than Chrome or Safari, and as a result I can't open notifications that link to chat. I'd like to see the commonly-used gesture of touch & hold to get a link to the ...
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Link bug on the iPad app

If you try and insert a link, and try to add an optional title, you do not have a space bar button to use. You also do not have quotation marks. I am using the beta app on an iPad running iOS 8.1.3. ...
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Unexpected jump to begin of question when starting to write comment

When I use Android Stack Exchange app to read a long question, scroll to near the end of question and am about to reply to some comment, the question viewer suddenly jump back to the beginning of ...
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2answers
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Could we allow bold and italics in question titles? [duplicate]

Well, could we? At first thought it seems nice. Has this been discussed before?
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Moving back and forth between communities

Often when looking at questions in a community that I have an account in (say, stackoverflow), I'll notice an interesting question from another community in the sidebar (say ...
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1answer
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Show when posts were edited, in the comment list

When a post is unclear, people comment on the post about clarifying it, as well as how to reach a solution. Occasionally, when the OP edits his post, the entire meaning of the post changes (usually, ...
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3answers
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Modernize the close vote aging logic

I've been putting this off for a long time... Close vote aging - the deactivation of votes that haven't resulted in a question being closed - is a critical part of the vote-to-close system, but has ...
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1answer
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Can the help center article on beta be changed for graduated sites?

I noticed that one of the articles in an SE site's help center is "What does "beta" mean?" It gives a quick run-down of all the important information about beta sites. This is helpful for new users on ...
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2answers
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Can we add a search to questions in a user's profile?

Sometimes I'll have a question that I know I asked before, maybe years ago, and got a good answer to, and need to refer back to. I could probably eventually find it using the relevant site's main ...
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Badge suggestion: Patient Zero

You had more than X questions marked as a duplicate of your question. Could have bronze, silver and gold versions depending on X. Suggestions for names: Patient Zero Columbus' Egg Dibs Did It First ...
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Extend profile hiding in chat for suspended users

When a user is suspended, his account is reduced to 1 rep and all of his privileges are stripped. However, they can still join chat rooms. This leads to various forms of abuse possible (all of those ...
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1answer
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Beta sites' front pages don't have chat banners

I have noticed that beta sites seem never to show chat room activity on their front page banner, although they do on their metas. Is there a reason for this? Could the front page chat banner be ...
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1answer
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Create “edit” link in Review Suggested Edits

Recently I suggested an edit for a question that fixed several typos/grammar mistakes in the original question. Immediatelly after hitting "Save Edits", I realized I had missed one typo. I went into ...
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There's no guidance in the help center for retracting close votes

I've seen a few questions around here about retracting close votes, and they bring up two primary points: It's not obvious that opening the close menu again will allow you to retract a close vote ...
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Highlight the part of a question that leads with “My question is”

If a question contains "My question is ..." the paragraph should automatically be given a different visual cue. For example, giving it a nice blue or green background. Askers often put a lot of ...
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1answer
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Include question title when sharing to Twitter from Android app

I am a user of the SE Android app; I recently came across the share feature and liked it a lot. I have tried using it with Twitter, but I feel in addition to sharing the question URL it should also ...
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1answer
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Retract close vote UI

Since "Can we have the ability to retract a close vote before it closes?" we do now have the possibility to retract close vote. However, as mentioned in "Retracting Close Vote, included in the Vote ...
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Receiving notifications for new questions with specific tag

I have been using the Stack Exchange App (iOS) for a little while now and have come to really appreciate what it brings to the table. But I have found one useful feature that does not seem to be ...
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Documentation on the personalized prediction data

The new Personalized Predication Data seems very nice to show relevant content, and the ability to download the data is excellent. It gives a feeling of trust. However, the downloaded data doesn't ...
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Sharing of StackOver question directly via StackOverflow [duplicate]

Currently if I need to invite someone to answer my question, I need to share questions via only through social websites like Facebook, Google+, Twitter etc. But since most people skilled enough to ...
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Make the Hide Communities feature apply to the network profile too

The "Hide Communities" page (on the "Edit profile & Settings" tab of your profile) says that communities you have hidden will not appear in a couple sections of your profile: Choose which ...
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Pings pinging too many times [duplicate]

In our glorious chat system (may it live forever!), I have noticed a grain of sand in the pearly gear system. This grain of sand is that when a message with a ping is sent, it pings (fine and well). ...
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StackExchange Sites Summary Profile Tab

With the new improvements to the profile page I think it would be nice to add an additional tab that has a summary of all your profiles reputations/Badges on one screen. Then you would be able to see ...
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In the era of the cloud and not that obvious limit between hardware and software: shall we change something in stack? [closed]

Intro: I am not a good user for many reasons. But One of them is the fact that I have been always at the limits between research and establishment. This is not now, it has been so in the last ten ...
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Change the profile link in top bar from the reputation tab to info tab in Area 51

When I click on my profile link on the top bar in Area51 it takes me to the reputation tab of my profile. http://area51.stackexchange.com/users/1/username?tab=reputation I think its more ...
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0answers
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Make the “put on hold” message accurate [duplicate]

I recently voted to close a question as "too broad;" several others chose "primarily opinion-based." When the question was put on hold, the message shown was: put on hold as primarily ...
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1answer
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Disable scroll wheel on the Google Maps on Careers

It is very annoying when I'm trying to scroll down the page and then at one point I'm just zooming out on the map and in order to continue scrolling I have to move away with the mouse (and if I ...
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1answer
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Button to filter out legal work authorizations requirement

I am using the Careers website everyday. I am however quite unhappy about the fact that most of job offers "allowing remote work" are also asking for a work permit, especially if the company is a US ...
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Can I revise/edit the custom message on bounty question? [duplicate]

When we apply bounty on question, The following dialogue box provides to add custom message (optional): After bounty applied, This message is shown as bottom line of bounty information. Now, If I ...
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1answer
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There should be a way of seeing how many people favorited a question (Android app)

There should be a way of seeing how many people favorited a question in the Stack Exchange Android app. Hopefully the developers can add this feature.
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1answer
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<kbd> tags in headings are too small

The styling for the <kbd> tags is, as we all know, quite nice: Enter, e.g. However, these are too small in headings: Saving files with CtrlS Body text, with CtrlS again. Note that the ...
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Inform new users if they can upvote an answer they accepted

I surprisingly often stumble upon answers which were accepted but clearly not upvoted by the asker. For example, the answer has not received any upvotes at all or the asker’s vote count is zero. While ...
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Adding bounty shows two listings on /revisions

I started a bounty on this question. On its /revisions, there are two entries for this: I propose that it look like this instead:
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Add a way to reveal all spoiler blocks in a post at once

Over at Puzzling.SE, we require all answers to contain explanations. For riddles, what usually happens is that the answerer will post an explanation within a spoiler block for each line of the ...
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Avoid ads for products I already own

I find that some well known companies in Java world (Jetbrains, Zeroturnaround) advertise quite a lot on SO. I already have their products (both of them actually), so this advertisement is a waste for ...
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1answer
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How to start a bounty on the stackexchange Android app [duplicate]

I can't see any button for starting a bounty on the mobile application of Stack Exchange. Could someone please help me on where to find this feature ? If it's impossible, could this feature be ...
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Personalization of Careers advertisements

I get a lot of Careers ads which don't really suit my expected position. E.g. I see myself more in the c# world than in java. Some may say the language does not matter, but my personal feeling is that ...
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Android application 'on hold'; 'duplicate';'closed' etc [duplicate]

I use android application to view question and answer them. Sometime i confuse with title of question which has been already marked on hold duplicate or closed. In web interface they get updated and ...
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Make the info box at the bottom of the screen closeable or (re)move it altogether

When viewing questions that are closed or have an open bounty, a box is displayed at the bottom of the screen (I'm talking about the android app). It does not only block a substantial part of my ...