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Migrated flag in the question title does not give the direction of migration

Given the rising amount of migrated question, I think it would be nice to have flags in the title like [migrated from xy] or [migrated to wz] giving the direction of migration. Is this easy to ...
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Can we have rep from flagging? [duplicate]

Could we get rep from flagging spam? For example, for every 5 helpful flags, we get 1 rep? This would promote flagging bad stuff like spam. Also, if this is added, the following line should be added ...
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What is the sorting rule for a user's list of network accounts?

The page I'm talking about is the Accounts tab in the Network Profile, example here. The primary sort key seems fairly clearly "reputation," descending. However, secondary sort keys don't seem ...
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Prevent users from supplying emails

Occasionally, I will come across a post (either a question or an answer) where, at the end of their code, something like this will be there: If you have any more questions, you can contact me at ...
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Extend comment “magic links” syntax to allow arbitrary link text

The magic links are awesome. How much more awesome would it be to be able to make a comment linking to one of the URLs covered by a magic link, but with custom text? Since the square-bracket link ...
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Is there a way to get reminders/prompts to choose an answer to accept?

I have been in the following situation a couple of times: I post a question get some great answers - however I receive them once I have walked away from the computer and pick them up on my phone. ...
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Retain the user votes once its closed as duplicate [on hold]

Why can't we retain the user votes after closing it as duplicate. Scenario : Ask a question :abc and users whom aware that its duplicate vote for it and answers too gradually get updated with it ...
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Un-fade low-score answers on click/tap too

Since a couple of weeks ago, answers that are shown grayed out can be un-faded by hovering the mouse over them. This is great especially for users with poor eyesight, who can now read such answers ...
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If a comment appears to accept an answer, a one time dialogue should ask the user whether he wants to accept the answer [duplicate]

A modest idea to help accepted answers be "Accepted", might be to script the comments, that if the asker says something like, Thank you; that solution worked perfectly. The script would check for ...
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click on user picture links to the same page

Just today I noticed that it is possible to click on the user picture (e.g. here: http://stackoverflow.com/users/22656/jon-skeet). I had the feeling that there is some more functionality ...
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In iOS's “Today View,” can we show more questions?

In the widget, we see one of the featured questions from StackExchange with its logo next to it: Can we give the user a preference on how many questions from the site should show up here? I might ...
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Site health dashboard (for graduated and beta sites alike)

Related: How were the guidelines for a healthy site determined Shutting down recurring community self-evaluations Executive summary Could the devs please make a weekly updatable dashboard with ...
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Badges for using Stack Exchange apps

I would like to see a badge (or, better, badges) for signing in to a Stack Exchange site with one of the native apps. These would be bronze badges, and can only be awarded once per site. I'd expect ...
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Allow upvoting your own post/question if you click 1000 times

Sometimes I truly believe that my answer is superior. Why not introduce a 1000 click test of the faith? Not sure if captcha would be needed.
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Why is there is no Stack Exchange community to discuss general issues with smartphones?

Recently I lost my mobile and came across a trivial problem of accessing my contacts and text messages through my laptop. But instead of heading straight for a reliable Stack Exchange community, I ...
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Mark read notifications as unread

In the Android app, can we have some option to mark a read notification to unread? I know that this option is not available in the web version of Stack Exchange sites. But sometimes I open the ...
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Notify new users when their comment will not ping anyone

Quite often a new user asks a question which causes several people to comment on it and the OP later posts a comment, but does not ping any users (i.e. by typing @commentersName) in their comment even ...
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Rephrase site migration close reason header

There seems to be a fair amount of perpetual confusion over just what migration entails and what questions qualify. It seems to me that a bit of rephrasing would reduce that confusion considerably ...
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Hidden sites description should be clearer

What does the header on "hidden communities" mean? The following communities are hidden and are only visible to you and moderators What mods? This site? That site? Any site? It should be clearer ...
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Search `-[sometag]` broken in beta UI

I used to search for [dart-polymer] -[dart]. In the search box this is automatically changed to -[dart] [dart-polymer] example which is invalid AFAIR because a search must not start with -. The bar ...
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Editing favorite tags from tabs bar : list is not saved

repro : * from any tab, go to favorite filter and click edit add a tag and click apply return to home page http://stackoverflow.com/questions/new?show=all&sort=newest&tagFilter=favorite ...
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Include link to Google Cache version next to all external links [on hold]

(I am surprised, why so many people downvoted this) Well, we see that many many posts include 3rd party links (recommendations, tutorials, typical text content and etc...). Then the post may get ...
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Captchas too hard [duplicate]

The part with the code needed to copy and paste in captchas is not really possible on android (at least for me),because I can't copy the code,and typing them in 2 minutes is a difficult job. Please ...
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Auto award bounty to answer with the most upvotes since the bounty was posted, not excluding existing answers

I'm guessing I'm falling into an edge category here but I wanted to point out a slight issue in the auto-awarding of bounties. I'm using an example from English Language Learners but this can happen ...
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Confirming that my own question is a duplicate by voting to close should have immediate effect

Someone voted to close my question as a duplicate. I agreed, so I cast my close vote (I have enough reputation to vote to close). A question is closed immediately when the asker agrees that it's a ...
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Reduce the hassle of switching between new-nav views

With the new nav, on the front page or in a tag view, there are various dropdowns to select between selection and sorting options each with 2–4 options. Clicking on a dropdown just to select between ...
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Make “and” tag search the default in the new nav, like it is in the old one

In the new-nav, searching for [tag1] [tag2] defaults to [tag1] or [tag2]. I use “or” tag search maybe once a month, and it's inconsistent with the rest of the search syntax — if I search for [tag1] ...
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Can we have an option to post a selected close reason as a comment?

While the idea to copy a close reason to a comment is not new, I did not find a suggestion to implement it as an optional feature. Let's have a check-box (or something) that can indicate that a ...
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Stack Exchange API page should have proper capitalization

On the Stack Exchange API page, it says When it’s rendered, it’s all lowercase. However, it’s really Get Started With Our API So could the CSS be changed from .introtext{ color: ...
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Syntax highlight for the Swift programming language [duplicate]

Recently Apple announced the Swift language to be open sourced later this year. I noticed that google prettifier, which is used in eg. stack overflow to post code snippets, is not yet been adapted ...
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The lack of MathJax in chat [duplicate]

This is shocking. This is a lack of basic literacy. Obviously MathJax is needed in chat.
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Buttons/keyboard shortcuts for subscripts/superscripts

Sometimes certain posts, especially in scientific forums, use a lot of subscripted/superscripted characters which need not be rendered in TeX. In such cases it is a pain to keep typing (or even ...
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Read-only no-participation view to discourage meta effect

David Arenburg wrote in "Restrict up vote rights": I won't post examples because I don't want to create any Meta effects This refers to increased voting and other attention given to a post under ...
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Meta / Sub- rooms for chat rooms

Chat rooms bait for users and activity - that's a fact. Often when rooms grow to a point where discussions or meta-decisions needs to be conducted, a need to create more rooms around similar topics ...
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Request to enable switch profile in ios app

Request to enable switch profile in ios app fast. Like gmail app? Now only option is logout login
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New reason to close a question: “Abandoned question”

The issue has been addressed ealier. I'm mainly active on tex.stackexchange. There are some thousands of unanswered questions. I suggested to introduce a new reason for closing questions: an abandoned ...
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Pin tags as tabs in the new navigation

I thought it would be great to allow us to choose specific tags that will be available as tabs in the new navigation homepage (and even select one as the "home tab" as in the last update). That's ...
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Would a practice area for question and comment formatting be useful for newbies? [duplicate]

Would it be useful for newbies to have an area for practicing question and comment formatting? I am thinking of 2 different areas - 1 for each purpose. I think I need it... Every time (so far) that ...
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Messy/noisy URLs in the new navigation

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/new/c%2b%2b?show=all&sort=recentlyactive&mode=any compared to http://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/c%2b%2b the first URL has a pile of noise in it. ...
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Would a 'while you were away' banner/section be beneficial for users?

Sometimes when I log in I have to dig around a bit for interesting questions and answers. I know it's all subjective and there are filters etc, but it might be a cool idea to have a 'while you were ...
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Set most important Tag so that it shows in Title of browser tab [duplicate]

I would like to be able to indicate which Tag is most important so that when the Question displays, that Tag shows in the Title as displayed in my browser tab. I simply want it to be possible, not ...
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Provide blame for tag wiki content

I can't do a "blame" for tag wikis. For example, in http://stackoverflow.com/tags/jquery/info , I can't see what edit added "which represents less than 28% of all browsers in use", and see if a vandal ...
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Duplicates of unanswered questions

A recent case of a question being marked as a duplicate of another still unanswered question pushed me to think about unanswered questions and questions that asks already asked things. I understand ...
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Update the names of questions given in “naked” links

If I post a link to another question on the same Stack Exchange site, the name of the question is automatically rendered. For example, ...
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Modification to the 'excessive self-promotion' moderator private message

The boilerplate text for the 'excessive self-promotion' moderator contact form includes a direct quote from the help center: Be careful, because the community frowns on overt self-promotion and ...
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Incorrect spacing around headers

When we use a header in a Question or Answer, the header is starting a new section of text, and is not related to the previous text above it (we have bold etc for highlighting within current text). ...
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Add a calender to the new blog for navigating to posts based on date; And specific area being viewed

There have been a few questions asked recently about improving blog navigation. The main two which support my feature-request are: Can we list more blog posts per page? Show authors blog posts in ...
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Show authors blog posts in reverse chronological order

Currently, all of the blog posts for a given author on the newly re-designed SE blog platform are displayed in a chronological order (beginning with the oldest). For example, right now it takes 7 ...
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Tapping push notifications from the Android app just takes me to my feed [duplicate]

When I receive push notifications from the StackExchange app, my expectation that tapping them should take me to the post on which the notification happened is always violated. It seems wrong to me ...
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Can not copy link to answer or comment without inspecting HTML

It's hard to understand that "share" has a link to the answer. In comparison to a forum, which has a link to the post on the top of the post. It would be more handy if the "share" link was near ...