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Suggest valid location names when location score is too low

Coming from this bug report is a recommendation to make the Careers site better. The algorithm for location scores things based on the geocoding service from google. If the named position returns ...
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Terse error on subsequent click on completion email link

I created a new account to see the text mentioned in this question. I glanced at the other preferences and, seeing nothing more to report, I followed and accepted the delete option. I then clicked on ...
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In the “top posts”, please show the type of post

The desktop version already have "Q" and "A" before the titles in the "top posts" section. Please implement something similar in the mobile version.
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The isanswered search parameter should be documented

Feature request Document the isanswered search parameter on the advanced search help page. Rationale From time to time users ask about searching for questions that are unanswered-in-SE-sense (no ...
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“See page as it would appear at given reputation” moderator feature [duplicate]

Normally, moderators are shown some things by default that even a high-reputation user does not see by default. This is useful in many situations, but can sometimes cause uncertainty about what the ...
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Review audits shouldn't show me my own posts

I was going through the close vote review queue when I received an audit for my own question. This feels a little wrong. I don't know if this is a real problem—it's probably fairly rare, and I can't ...
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1answer
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Adding more info (up- downvotes) to activity feed

As Oded clarified, I should have posted this answer as a new feature request, so here goes. Currently, the activity feed in one's profile looks like this. ({user-profile}?tab=activities&sort=all) ...
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Where are the “Share” and “Tweet” buttons

This site has many interesting questions and conversations. I'm surprised there isn't a "Share" or "Tweet" button anywhere. Today, I copied and pasted a link to a question to my Twitter account. ...
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1answer
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Let me know how many reviews I've done inside the queue.

Once you already have a gold badge for a queue, the number of total reviews is hard to keep track of where you're at. I'd like to see how many reviews I've done so far today in the queue. For example, ...
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On the Careers profile, why not include the non-public employer searchers in your total views count?

I noticed Zeros for the amount of views on my profile – yet I had just been contacted by a recruiter on Careers, who explicitly stated that they had looked at my profile. I found that only public ...
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Visited link on the main page has a confusing coloring

In my example, green circles are put around those links which I didn't visit; visited links I circled with red. As you see, in the visited link only "modified" is colored, while the whole ...
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1answer
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Prevent all caps titles in Careers posts

Could we implement some rules about all caps titles in Careers posts ? We have the quality filter to deal with questions/answers in all caps on the main site, but there doesn't seem to be anything ...
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Ability to check questions already there or not when posting question in Android app [duplicate]

It would be wonderful if we can check before posting a question on Stack Overflow by Android app whether the question is already present or not the same (like in the website). This will help users by ...
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Why doesn't Stack Exchange support login via Microsoft Account?

For most of websites I use I am logging in via Microsoft account. But there is no way to log in to Stack Exchange via Microsoft account. Why? Are there a plans to add this feature in a near future?
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feature request: Subscribe to user [duplicate]

On sites like puzzling.stackexchange.com , it would be very helpful to be able to subscribe to a favorite author of puzzles. I'm sure this would also be helpful for other SE hobbyist sites as well. ...
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1answer
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Homework Question Flag

Can we have a "flag as homework question" button where we can effectively put a question on hold for X days in the even that we see a question that is blatantly a homework/assignment question and the ...
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Why don't we have profile editor available on Android app? [duplicate]

I am not sure how to edit, update profile pic, bio on Android app itself. While clicking on more info of summary text area is not expanding.
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Bounty award number is too tiny… or the box is too big

But I blame The Number, don't think it is the fault of The Box. This number is too small relative to the box: I suggest enlarging a bit, I can hardly see it!
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1answer
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Show tips on how to ask, not how to format, to reduce lousy questions

A lot of energy is spent managing poor quality questions. Poor questions create an enormous tax on SE sites: Good users spend an awful lot of time flagging, reviewing, commenting, clarifying, and ...
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There are no foreign-keys constraints in the data-explorer database

While creating the answer for Database Diagram of Stack Exchange model? I was looking for the schema information stored in the SEDE database. The sys.tables and sys.columns are populated but when I ...
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I want the old good star back!

Can I haz the circle around the star back? Without circle, it looks tiny and not MSE-ish. Want it back. Old design: New design:
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Make more close vote statistics available

Closing questions is a pretty important part of site moderation, and one of the aspects that a new site needs to figure out to be successful. Getting useful statistics about closing is pretty much ...
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1answer
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Should the questions put on hold be marked on questions list with a color?

When browsing on questions that I would like to answer or flag, I now ended up to a question that was put on hold. I had to open the question to realize it was not an eligible one and it was already ...
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Whole comment area clickable?

Instead of clicking the very tiny "..." button next to the comments so to show the comment action menu: Is it possible to change something so that the menu gets brought up when you click anywhere ...
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1answer
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Do we need a new Markdown formatting for indented / boxed text (for preambles, remarks / side notes, postscripts, footnotes, …)?

I have been called out for using blockquotes for the wrong purpose. For quick reference, here's the blockquote in question (taken from this answer): And this is the request that was made about ...
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1answer
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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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1answer
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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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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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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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Age close votes after 14 days, regardless of views, allowing recasting

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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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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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 ...