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Possible to find traffic sources for popular question I asked?

I recently asked a question on the Physics SE site that ended up being fairly popular. After 2 days it already has over 3,000 views. Over the years I've occasionally asked other questions where this ...
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Expand the 'locked question' notice in the iOS app

In the StackExchange iOS app, a locked question shows a locked note in the title and a banner at the bottom: In this case, with this particular question I was about to flag it for a moderator and ...
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Let me opt-out of certain sites for Hot Network Questions to avoid TV spoilers posted by inconsiderate people [duplicate]

While I was using Stack Overflow at work, someone's just spoilt the twelve-hour old Game of Thrones season finale for me with an extremely ill-advised question title over on SFF.SE. Hot Network ...
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Let me search for my drafts

If I start typing an answer, until I post it a draft is automatically saved. How can I find these drafts? If there isn't a way, can one please be created? The use case I have is I might start ...
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How about introducing <site>.s.tk work as <site>.stackexchange.com?

As we know that http://s.tk work as http://stackexchange.com. As listed here we've many s.tk URLs for communities and beta-communities. I've visited How do we get a new s.tk added? and related form ...
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Add the “one question per post” rule to the Help center

I just asked a user to separate his two (otherwise good) questions (real-world use) into two separate questions (stack-exchange use). That is, he was doing a single task, and was wondering about two ...
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Google Translate Plugin for chat [on hold]

Someone should create a Google Translate chat plugin for Stack Exchange. Has this been discussed before? Would this be allowed?
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List of downvoted posts that have changed

In this post, it was asked how one can list the posts that one has downvoted but has since been edited. Specifically the question was asked if this can be done using the data explorer. The answer ...
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Add support for Stack Snippets on the iOS app

When I view a post including a Stack Snippet, there is no ability to “run” the snippet like on the website. On the app: On the mobile site:
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Can there be an addition of a whisper ability to posts and answers? [duplicate]

Sometimes it feels right that a message gets sent to a poster without the entire forum hearing in efforts to reduce embarrassment to the poster. As it is, if someone feels to give correction, the ...
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The [chat] shortcut in comments links to all rooms instead of the main site room

It has already been requested that the magic link insertion when typing [chat] in a comment be improved to allow specifying which chat room (as a site may have a number of rooms). In addition to this,...
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Extra Share option to refer to other's answer within the same question

When answering  (or sometimes commenting) I often want to refer to other's answer within the same question  ( like discussed in How to refer to a different answer or comment when answering a question)....
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Add a line to distinguish the Dismiss button on the New Question panel in the iOS app

At the current, the Dismiss button is at the same line with the text. Even it is bigger and in blue, I still mistakenly read the line as "On the navigation Dismiss". I think adding a simple line ...
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Add reputation history to SEDE

A similar question was posed quite a while back, without much specificity. The only answer identifies the taxing nature of a SEDE query on the server in order to get a rough estimate of the user ...
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“Would you like to automatically move this discussion to chat?” should have Yes/No [duplicate]

I saw this in the comments on my latest question: Please avoid extended discussions in comments. Would you like to automatically move this discussion to chat? Clicking the second sentence starts ...
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1answer
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Could the iOS app for SE have a setting to use 1Password browser for links? It has that option for Chrome already [duplicate]

I like using the 1Password browser, so it would be nice if Stack Overflow for iOS had a setting specifying what browser to use. Right now it opens Chrome. edit: 1Password does has a published URL ...
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Embedding .SWF into posts

On Stack Overflow and similar sites, it would be nice to be able to embed .SWF files like you can with single scripts and images. I know that .SWFs may be considered unsafe, but you could have a peer-...
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Change the throttling on requests for split vote counts

Sometimes I want to see the split vote counts for multiple posts on the same page (usually a question and the accepted answer). So I click the score for one, click the other, and get hit with this: ...
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Accept magic links wherever a URL is accepted

Currently, one can make short links to some common SE-related locations with the magic-links syntax: [magic-keyword] Essentially, it fills the same niche as Interwiki in MediaWiki. But, the ...
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Prevent user banned on SE site from participating in that site's chat rooms

We have a case on Arqade where a user who is banned from the main site is still chatting in Arqade chat rooms, because his chat parent account was on a different site at the time of the Arqade site ...
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Allow and/or automatically construct relative and anchor links

(scroll to the last section for the proposed change summary) Rationale: When linking to the same site, there's no real need to insert the site's name The unnecessary part takes up (limited) message ...
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1answer
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Subscription email subject does not show the site name

Now it is New $tag_name questions for $date - Stack Exchange Could you please replace 'Stack Exchange' with the site name — Stack Overflow, Server Fault etc? It's useful because some tags ...
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Can we suggest emblems for sites that don't really have one? [duplicate]

There are a lot of sites that only have the blue box with the initials/abbreviation of the site's topic for their logo. Is it possible for the masses to suggest a different, fitting representation for ...
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1answer
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Add srcset to allowed img tag attributes?

According to What HTML tags are allowed on Stack Exchange sites?, the only supported attributes on an img tag in Stack Exchange markdown are src, width, height, alt, and title. Would it be possible ...
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Scoreboard based on recent actions

Currently, all of the monthly and weekly scoreboards seem to measure reputation gained based on all posts (I'm a new member, but this has been my experience so far, and I couldn't find any meta posts ...
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2answers
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Include questions from Meta SE in the “Hot Network Questions.” (Or in the Community Bulletin network-wide)

I've never seen a question from Meta included in the "Hot Network Questions." I'm talking about the site I'm posting this very question to, not site-specific Metas. If Meta SE is currently excluded, ...
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Learning new languages - language translation for foreign SE sites

The idea: I've recently come to realize that foreign SEs give excellent opportunities to learn new languages. For example, I am interested in learning Russian and I love programming so what better ...
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Moderator Flag Annotation

Flags are a great system for addressing issues in content, however sometimes the solution to a flag is not cut and dry. They may require discussion with other moderators or time to gather input from ...
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Tagkeeping: Tags

A tag organizer (by subject, possibly with overlap) would make finding appropriate tags for questions much easier to find. I am suggesting this on the tag search, not necessarily where you type them ...
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Add line break before device specs in bug report

Consider: It looks OK. It looks better. This separates the specifications from the rest of the question.
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Click to open any stack, even if I have no profile

In the Android app feed, there is a confusing difference in behavior between questions in stacks where I have an active profile and ones I don't. Clicking on the site icon of sites with profile (green ...
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SE Android app cannot show the full site name in title

When browsing a specific stack in the Android app, there doesn't seem to be a way to see the whole site name, only the first 8 characters or so. Usually that's not a problem, but when you're active in ...
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Allow moderators to add local guidance to the “how to ask a good question” page in the help center

The help center includes some good advice on how to ask a good question. This is good baseline advice for all sites, and this page is the same across the network. Some sites have developed ...
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Can we just remove the “locked in vote” feature? [duplicate]

It seems there is an outcry against the locked in voting feature. So far the only thing that has been asked in Meta are "why?" and can we get rid of it OR increase the time in which one can change one'...
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Notify me when a question receives an answer [duplicate]

Sometines I find questions that I am interested in but haven't received an answer yet. I would like to 'subscribe' to this question and be notified by email when it receives an answer. This is ...
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Favorites Menu Option [duplicate]

A menu option (in the slide-out menu) called 'favorites' that listed all of the questions a user favorited would be helpful.
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Do I really need to scroll through 1000 answers? [duplicate]

EDIT: Apparently someone has brought this up before here, dating back to 2014. It was status declined because 'you should read all answers before answering' and 'Sandbox questions' like what I am ...
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Reword "Would you like to automatically move this discussion to chat?” so it is clear what it does [duplicate]

My suggestion is to change Please avoid extended discussions in comments. Would you like to automatically move this discussion to chat? to Please avoid extended discussions in comments. ...
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Please, don't touch my eggs! (aka change the easter egg chat search)

Recently when I've tried to search egg on one of the chat-room of SE network, I got fake messages, for example: All of those non-existent messages with negative ID, e.g. http://chat.meta....
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Quick filter by favorites (tags) [duplicate]

Would be great to be able to filter by favorite tags.
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Close the notification panel when not necessary in iOS app

When I open a notification and start thinking for a comment or an answer, I want to focus to it and wish the notification panel disappears for a second. I suggest you to: automatically hide it when ...
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Swipe the notification to unread it in the iOS app

I suggest to have the swipe gesture feature on the notification to have it read without open it. Sometimes I don't need to open a notification to know what it says, and sometimes it doesn't become ...
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Can we try not to autolink URLs to reserved internal pages?

When people asking questions about web applications, they can describe the result of their actions as e.g. I load http://127.0.0.1/ in my browser. I click the button. I expect to be sent to http://...
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2answers
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Update privilege page so it doesn't claim I can answer protected questions while I can't

The privilege page tells me I can answer protected questions, but I still can't answer protected questions on The Workplace. I know it is because of the association bonus (also here); I have more than ...
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Adjust sound notification per chat room

At the top right of a chat room, just above the room title, there is a speaker icon. Clicking on this icon brings up the settings for "Sound notifications": Currently, a change to this setting ...
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Have a manual update button on the iOS app

As you can see below, my app hasn't been updated for a long time. It used to pop up a notification telling me to update the app, now it doesn't. This leads me to some failed bug reports today. What ...
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@name notifications for moderators on any post

I am a moderator on http://mathematica.stackexchange.com. More than a few times I have discovered after the fact that a user tried to reach me using @Mr.Wizard in a comment, but since it was below a ...
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Replace the picture of the half-naked man on the 404 page of Stackapps

Currently, the 404 page on Stackapps looks like this: To me, it seems a little.. strange to see a half-naked guy with a gun on what is supposed to be "professional" site, and it's not really ...
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Cannot distinguish (removed) from (removed)

I was on mobile chat today and I accidentally sent a message so I deleted it. Then as a joke the message was followed by a message with the literal text (removed). I suddenly realized I could not tell ...
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For duplicate questions, provide a direct link to the root duplicate

Yesterday I posted a question detailing my walk down a lengthy linked list of duplicates to finally find my Russian doll of an answer. It would have been so convenient to have had a Table of ...