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Vote Close adds reason as a comment

I know that that duplicate questions automatically post the duplicate to the comments on the question. Would it be possible / a good idea to have this for all vote closes? Possibly having a check ...
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Remove answers on app [duplicate]

I can't find a way to delete an answer on the mobile app. This feature should be added. This will prevent the need for using a laptop or desktop. === note not duplicate this is for a user to remove an ...
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A unified solution to the “can we have notifications for this?” problem

We've all seen the plethora of requests out there to have notifications added for this, that, and the other thing. Most of the people who are against such notifications are against them because they'd ...
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Make Tag Views data available on sites other than SO

The new User Prediction Data page offers the statistics on Tag Views, and some predictions derived from them. While the predictions are clearly meant for Stack Overflow, the tag view stats make just ...
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Changing name of main Unanswered button to perhaps Priority?

To avoid confusion between the two places that "unanswered" questions are listed, I would like to propose that the button name Unanswered (see top graphic below) be changed to something else. ...
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One page with all questions, open, closed

Can we have one page with all questions I asked, all answers I wrote, and filters for open, closed etc?! It's too much to track all sites!
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Do we need a Sub-Answers feature?

In my experience as a user of stack exchange sites, I have seen that some users who try to answer question want to complete an existing answer to a question or they want to share their own experience ...
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Change “Your Answer” to “Your Answer to this Question”

Many new users use the "Answer" section to answer another answer. It seems they (reasonably) assume the Stack Exchange sites work the way many forums and Facebook work: a chronological sequence of ...
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Insist on “on-topicness” when user enters Ask Question page

Off-topic and not constructive questions are an annoyance. I would like to reformulate the remarks made in this unanswered question (and also partially this question) but bring hopefully more ...
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Option to be notified when a post I downvoted is edited

Prologue: This is an effort to follow up on this post which is marked as a duplicate of this highly voted and status-declined feature request (although they seem to be different, one focusing on ...
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Why don't add a 3D Makers site? [duplicate]

3D printers are becoming cheapeer and more friendly day after day. A lot of people are discovering these amazing thing and even faster is the grouth of the curiousitiy about this expanding universe (I ...
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1answer
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Include Day-Of-Week in time-related hover-text

Many places in Stack Exchange include timestamps for events, the time posts were created, commented on, edited, answered, etc. When you 'hover' over those times, it gives a 'tooltip' indicating the ...
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Answer questions on the question main screen

I would like to be able to answer questions on the main screen of the question itself rather than going into a new screen like in phone. As tablets have larger screens and browsing from the tablet ...
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Button to minify Stack Snippets

I'm not sure of how much use this would be on other SEs, but on CodeGolf.SE, we use Stack Snippets more often to actually provide useful functionality, than to demo some code of interest. In that ...
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Android App and Baby Meta Sites

I would like to see the ability to switch between a site and its meta quickly in the android app instead of individually pinning the meta to the "Your Sites" tab. Users who have high reputation in ...
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Intercept certain tags to lead users to recommended SE sites? [duplicate]

This is an attempt to resurrect discussion on leading users to correct site in network. I think there should some mechanism exist proposing topical sites to users (especially StackOverflow spinoffs on ...
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Expand links to posts in flags inline

I was staring down an evil-looking flag the other day, and it had a bunch of links in it like this: Currently, to handle this I have to: take a deep breath click on the first link Go back to the ...
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Allow filters for bounty lists?

As you can tell, SO has quite a huge amount of bounties. Can we get a filter option for bounties like these? So similar to shopping sites, we can have filters for highest bounty --> lowest bounty, ...
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Is it possible to view Featured Question via the mobile site and iOS app?

On the mobile site and iOS app, I'm unable to find how to view featured questions for particular tags. I can see the choice for Active, Newest, Votes etc, but Featured isn't in the list.
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Android app: material design icon

I've noticed that in the Alpha version of the Android App, the icon has not been updated yet to the Material design guidelines. So I've taken the initiative and I created it for my own: The one of ...
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Allow flags on locked posts

There are historically locked posts (such as this one) containing offensive answers (such as this one). I am not interested in flagging the question for deletion -- a moderator already decided that ...
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1answer
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Should we include information on whether post activity was from one of the mobile apps in the public data?

Internally, we are discussing making it easier for us to tell if post activities came via the mobile version of the site. We already have a column in the PostHistory table called ApplicationId that ...
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1answer
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Add captions to onebox images in chat [duplicate]

When I share images with the folks in The Nineteenth Byte, I frequently find myself double posting just so that I can explain what the image is about or why I bothered posting it. For example: ...
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Make Markdown syntax of blockquote and spoiler block consistent

Comparison The blockquote Markdown syntax > plays nicely with all other features in Markdown syntax. A heading Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Ut wisi ...
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Introduce flags for comments that half-answer a question

Comments are just for requesting clarification and arguing with people, right? ;) Yet lately I'm seeing this more and more often (no data available; sorry to pick you specifically, Barry): What ...
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1answer
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Copy link address from Android/iOS app

Not sure if this actually applies to the iOS app, as I'm an Android user, but I figure both platforms share the same features. When browsing my favorite SE sites from the Chrome app, I can copy a ...
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How to make snippet use more intuitive?

I noticed that some users are using the snippet for ruby, vb, java, php, and other "things", Even though implicit in the text fields the words html, css and javascript. I suggested: Change position ...
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How can I create a community that only my website users can access? [duplicate]

Do you provide a white label version of your product?
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Should we make the Red Baron hat trigger a permanent badge?

During Winterbash 2014, there was a hat called Red Baron, which was earned by giving an answer scoring 5 or better to question that had a score of −3 or worse at the time of answering and later rose ...
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Reputation loan for new users to use sensibly? [duplicate]

I am a new StackExchange user and was frustrated to find that the only way to gain reputation at first was to ask a question or answer one quickly. I feel this incentivises new users to post ...
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1answer
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Please do not “lie” that the Community user “modified” the question

If the Community user bumps a question, It says It has modified it: However, It did not really modify the question, It rather just visited it. The word "modified" is a bit unfortunate IMHO because ...
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1answer
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ART stackexchange section [duplicate]

How can I open a new Stack exchange section to talk about art. In general. About questioning, history, philosophy, infringement with technology.
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Move the percentage below to avoid confusion in community wiki

Take a look at the image linked below. I request that the percentage which is given in the second line "7 revs, 5 users 54%" be moved to 3rd line, such that the third line becomes "54% unknown". ...
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Please link to chat room when mod moves comment to chat

In a recent discussion about a question, a moderator moved the numerous comments to chat, and left a comment with a link to the room. However, a bunch of us were left wondering why there isn't an ...
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1answer
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Add chat stuff to EACH stack exchange site

It would be very convenient to have a link or a list of links to related chat rooms on each of the stack exchange sites. It is a little bit of a hassle to go 'digging' for all the right ones all of ...
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Search for protected questions [duplicate]

With reference to this question Search for status of question and Can we have a "isprotected" search operator? Can be bring a feature to search for protected questions ? Why ?? Most of ...
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Standardize formatting on “Page Not Found” pages

It seems that MSE and Stack Overflow (and probably some other sites as well) have one very minor discrepancy that takes away from quick readability of the Page Not Found page. The MSE version looks ...
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Notify when a question is answered [duplicate]

There are some very good questions in SE network. Some of the best questions do not have answers. I do not really have examples now. So can we bring out a feature say "Follow Question" button near the ...
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Instantaneous Email Notification [duplicate]

I have seen a couple posts here on email notifications (such as this one Does Stack Exchange have email notification option?), but none seems to answer my question. Is it possible to receive ...
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Is there any real association between different sites (except Association Bonus)?

Stack Exchange has grown to consist of over 130 sites, that discuss a variety of subjects. We still call ourselves a single network. Apart from the fact that the basic functioning is the same, there ...
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I would like some order please (sites list in Filtered Questions rule)

When adding new rule in Filtered Questions, I get this for the list of all sites: This appears to be totally random. If I want to find a site, I must use the browser's search, or just scan the ...
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Allow comment markdown shortcuts in (meta?) questions and answers

Background I've thought about this on several occasions and always assumed someone already asked for it, but I can't find any duplicates. In comments (and on chat), we can use some handy little ...
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Let's limit MSE participation to people who have accounts on other sites

I'm sure we've all seen questions asked on MSE by new users, who think that this is a place to ask questions about parenting (as one did just tonight, but was deleted very quickly) or programming or ...
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Remember I expanded comments

Often when I follow a question, I had like to see the updates. So I have read a few comments (expanded the comments section since they are too many), then I hit Refresh in my browser to see the ...
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Notify room owners when a user is kicked

Currently when a user is kicked from the chatroom room owners other than the one who kicked the user do not get notified of the kick. This is problematic since it leaves us with two options: Notify ...
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Increase the Hot Network Questions randomness (proposal for testing)

Related: Ease up on the Hot Network Question Randomness. This is a recent change which resulted in a 30% increase in engagement. All of this engagement came from repeated clicks... we do have ...
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Add a PostLinkTypes table to SEDE

The PostLinks table in SEDE has a column called LinkTypeId, but there's nothing in the schema that describes what various values of LinkTypeId mean. For I think all of the other "Type" columns, there ...
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Increase close reasons from 400 to 512 characters?

The what is clear: To allow the entire StackExchange network to be inherently a little bit more polite while remaining helpful. The how is clear: To extend the Off-Topic Close Reasons by 112 ...
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Let us do something with links to deleted content (Android app version)

This is an Android app corollary to an iOS app suggestion: Let me do SOMETHING with a comment link to a deleted question As its users know, the Android app doesn't have support for viewing deleted ...
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Include ViewCount in the Posts table for tag wikis (in SEDE)

Currently, the ViewCount column of the Posts table in SEDE is always null for tag wikis (posts where PostTypeId = 4). But this data is certainly tracked somewhere internally - I can look at the ...