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How can we determine unique users participating in an Area51 proposal?

I have been active on Area51 for a while now, and I don't think this has ever been a real concern before. Some background. In July of this year I noticed that unless blantinatly obvious multiple ...
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Include a line number when there's a syntax error

When there's an error in a SEDE query, you just get the error message. Incorrect syntax near '*'. This can leave me guessing as to which one of the * in my query is causing the error. SSMS ...
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Scroll to the top when I open the app (after N minutes)

A frequent process: Open the app Think, "wtf? I answered that question yesterday." Remember to scroll up See new feed content preloaded (no refresh required) I can see why it behaves this way. ...
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Reliable count of votes that I've cast today

I often want to know how many votes (upvotes and downvotes) I've cast today, so as to know how far I am from the 40 vote limit. In the old days, this information was easily accessible on each page by ...
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Show profile picture in chat autocomplete

On the same note as this request to show profile pictures when drilling down to a specific user in search, it'd be swell if the chat @ autocomplete could show a tiny profile picture next to each ...
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Make the thread flag footer resizable

When I visit a thread with a pending flag as a moderator, a footer appears with information about the flags. When there are multiple flags, the footer expands to a fairly large height. I can dismiss ...
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Turn the “closed without comment” flag into a queue

One of the moderators on Stack Overflow in Portuguese was complaining about the number of "closed without comment" flags they had to deal with, considering the community has plenty of users who could ...
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Add Bootstrap to available external libraries

I've used the stack snippets feature a couple of times today (and love it!) by answering a couple of Bootstrap questions. It would be useful to include Bootstrap as well as jQuery, D3 and AngularJs as ...
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Browser back leaves page after going fullscreen in stack snippet

Opening a Stack Snippet in full screen should use history.pushState() to add an entry to the browser history stack. Clicking back will then close the snippet rather than leave the page completely.
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Allow top header to scroll with me [duplicate]

It would be super awesome if the stack exchange sites supported the header bar area: To follow me when I scroll. Search, the inbox, and my actual profile are very important to me as I believe they ...
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Do not expire bounties which failed to attract any (good) answers

As this question did not yield any answer as to why bounties which have failed to attract auto-awardable answers – i.e., answered by somebody who did not start the bounty, answered after the bounty ...
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Expand the roomba scripts to delete year or more old, up voted, closed questions

Currently the roomba has a criteria that deletes quite a bit of open questions that are considered abandoned after a year: If the question is more than 365 days old, and ... has a score of ...
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Short-link for MathOverflow is inconsistent

When referring to SE sites in comments or chat, using shortcodes is the most convenient way. We have [SO] ↦ [Stack Overflow](http://stackoverflow.com), [math.SE] ↦ ...
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Add a “move comments to chat” link in the “mod” menu, instead of only in the flag dashboard

Currently, the only way to migrate comments to chat is if a "too many comments" autoflag is raised on the post, in which case there's a "move to chat" button in the flag dashboard. Could this be ...
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Can I call out different parts of a snippet

I often format answers something like Do this var a = b * c; Then do this log("the answer is " + a); Is it possible to pull those lines separately out of a snippet of say 10 lines to include in ...
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I'm afraid to ask questions because of free downvotes [duplicate]

These days I try to avoid asking questions because I get downvotes more than upvotes. I ask only when I can't help it or badly need answer to my confusion. I'm not talking about Stackoverflow here, ...
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Make it more obvious that you can bookmark a conversation from the transcript if it is spread between days or time periods

Chat room transcripts are divided by day, and then by time of day if the chat room is active enough. For example, the transcript from yesterday for the Tavern on the Meta is split up like this: The ...
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Link to the pending review after the edit is submitted [duplicate]

Thanks for your Edit! This edit will be visible only to you until it is peer reviewed. I'm sure you've seen that, somewhere at some time in the past. Those who know, can go to their own ...
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Scroll down option in preview window

When writing a long post, if you want to check the output as you go along, you have to keep scrolling down and then back up to see the preview of the output. Which gets annoying after a post gets ...
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Let's set better expectations for how long beta lasts

Back when the idea of beta sites was young, the expectation was that beta was a fairly quick process. Even now, Area 51 sets the expectation that 90 days is a good "start thinking about graduation" ...
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Reply to chat messages on mobile [duplicate]

Is there a way to reply to chat messages from the mobile chat site? I have only been able to manually @ ping people, but that doesn't link conversations together.
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Display my profiles in rep order when I view my profile from the app's sidebar

Here's a snap of my profile when I select it from the top of the left-hand drawer menu: How does the app decide which three profiles of mine to show in that view? It makes sense to show MSE and ...
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Add markdown toolbar to mobile web [duplicate]

On the full site, there's that helpful Markdown toolbar above the post box: This is conspicuously missing in the mobile site: It's difficult just to get a bracket on my iPad. Backticks aren't even ...
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Visual indication of when a vote has worked, eg when on flakey connections

Fairly often, I find myself using various StackExchange sites while on trains or buses, connecting my laptop to the internet via my mobile phone. Given that I'm on the move, connectivity varies from ...
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Adding somebody else's answer to a question

Different questions may have same answers although they are not duplicate, check the following for instance: Create a blind footnote. I believe it would be a cool feature if I could cross-accept an ...
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Could you add a tag for “ProcessWire”? [on hold]

ProcessWire is a great CMS I'm using a lot of times and for which I try to help people get their answers. Recently I saw some processwire related questions poping up on stackexchange so I thought you ...
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Could we have a Help Center page on disassociating posts?

As a moderator I sometimes1 find myself needing to explain disassociation to a user, usually one who has tried to delete posts that he's belatedly realized are connected to him. It'd sure be handy if ...
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Can we preemptively direct flaggers (at least newer ones) to the location of flag responses?

As a moderator I respond to a lot of flags, and when I decline them I try to give good explanations. Most recently, I responded to a flag requesting that a question be deleted by directing the ...
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Adding chat transcripts as an available data dump

Since the chat system has received a bit more love recently (thank you @balpha), it would appear now is the time to make any suggestions regarding additional functionality. Chat is still an important ...
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A proposal for a comprehensive overhaul of the chat flagging system

In this post I'll detail my ideas on how to fix chat flagging. Most of them have been posted in some form before, but I think it is necessary to view those different ideas together as they interact at ...
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Allow upvotes/downvotes of own meta proposals?

I think we should consider allowing user's own vote to count. This would be more important on smaller meta sites where one vote is be a much larger percentage of votes cast. There would be the ...
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Suggestion: a switch user id option

Stackexchange seems to try very hard to hold on to your identity. In particular, even if you delete all cookies and log out, it still somehow often remembers who you are. If you have multiple people ...
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Why is the “recent answers” feature so well hidden?

For a long while, I've been wanting to find answers in the tags I'm interested in, because I like spending my votes. I've given up hoping for a chatroom-friendly answers RSS feed, so I ended up ...
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Notification on questions on which a user comments [duplicate]

Whenever I comment on a question like to post a fiddle or give more explanation on the problem statement, unless the OP does not mention my name I do not receive the comment what the OP or others ...
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Make ability to reply to chat transcript more clearly visible

Until just recently, I did not realize you could reply to a chat transcript. I have always used the arrow at the end of each line to reply and never use the dropdown. These are the buttons I use: ...
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Allow toggling between favorite/ignored/normal on the tag info page without the need for hovering

The way this currently works is completely unintuitive. On a tag info page like http://stackoverflow.com/tags/.net/info I need to hover over the tag in About .net and then in the tooltip aim carefully ...
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Add “Type to find tags” to my personal tag list

If I browse the tag list in my profile, I cannot search for a specific tag. I can sort alphabetically, but then I have to guess which page a particular tag would be on. Not easy: Can we add the ...
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Missing https-links on user page [duplicate]

If I go at my users page at https://stackexchange.com/users/1047481/rubo77?tab=accounts the links to my userpages in each account are missing the https please add the protocol to those links
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Bringing chat moderation to a stable state

So, room owners can now moderate their rooms which is great! I think this is an awesome step towards a less abuse prone chat. Now that it's implemented I'd like to suggest a few new additions to ...
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Apply the hyperlink on the Stack Exchange button after the dropdown menu is ready

The Stack Exchange button links to http://stackexchange.com/ Clicking on the button opens the dropdown menu, so accessing this link is only possible by using shortcuts to open the link in a new tab, ...
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Show exactly how you voted to close, rather than just the first-level category

After you vote to close a question, only the top-level vote is visible to you from the post UI. So let's say I'm on SuperUser and vote to close as off-topic, belongs elsewhere, belongs on Stack ...
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Find all posts you upvoted on all the sites

Just like you could find posts you upvoted on a particular site: http://xxx.stackexchange.com/users/{you}?tab=votes it'd be nice to have a feature to see all the posts you upvoted on all the ...
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Scroll vote buttons along with question or answer [duplicate]

I started using iOS app and one thing that bugs me is that I'm not ready to vote until I've read the answer (or question). But once I've read it, I don't want to scroll upside to vote. Ideally the ...
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Corporate / Private integration with public sites

I work for a very large, very public software company (Adobe Systems), and we've recently been discussing a StackExchange-like Q&A system for in-house use --- this would be questions we ask about ...
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Images of mathematical notation in newsletters

Could mathematical notation used in question titles and bodies be rendered as images in the weekly email newsletters for the relevant StackExchanges? Currently, one only sees the LaTeX markup, which ...
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Greasemonkey Script to Put Notification Indication in the Browser Tab

I find the number of questions that show up in the tab to be pretty useless. What would be really useful, is if notifications of comments or badges or rep would indicate in the tab. Since that is ...
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Question Tags, Score in Flair

I think it would be useful to add below or near the flair printed in response. the score that the user won in each tag question. Something like this: I know I can go to the user profile and look ...
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Should a user receive negative points for not giving any feedback to answers?

I see many questions asked on Stack Overflow which have received one one or more answers but the OP has not added any further feedback on them at all. No comments, no votes, no accepted answer, no ...
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Change to operation of Roomba when deleting duplicates

Earlier I noticed the question 12 v xbox connection on Electrical Engineering that is now a “Duplicate of…[deleted post]”. The question followed a pattern I've seen repeated many times: User posts a ...
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How to filter Q/A based on user (Questioner+Answerer)? [duplicate]

I want to filter question according to combination of Questioner & Answerer. Example if I want to search question(s) that asked by user:111 and answered by user:222 then how can I do that? ...