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Reward <3k reputation users for finding duplicates

I suggest rewarding a silver badge to users with <3k reputation for correctly finding and flagging duplicate questions. The community would benefit having most part of its users engaged to keep ...
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Redirect /ask to /questions/ask for convenience

Chrome autocompleted stackoverflow.com, but didn't provide any indication the correct URL was /questions/ask, not /ask, so I had no idea the former was the correct URL. Really small thing, but it ...
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Allow us to rank all the candidates in a moderator election

TL;DR To reduce the need for tactical voting as far as possible, allow us to rank all candidates in an election and not just three. Proposal Instead of just giving us three votes in a moderator ...
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Prevent protecting questions under certain circumstances

I've found a trend that I'd like to discuss. There are users that have reached 15K+ reputation that are participating in a question and then protecting it so that low reputation users can't answer. ...
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Update help/on-topic to push Careers onto MSO

SO Jobs (formerly Careers) is now supported on MSO primarily. But the help center here still says it's on-topic. If your question is about: ... Stack Overflow Careers ... ...
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Now that comment flags can be weeded out, can we show some flagging information in elections?

During moderator elections, a nomination includes certain statistics about the candidate. This information used to include the number of helpful flags, but this was removed because of concerns that ...
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Code Review should be option when voting to close SO question [migrated]

Why isn't Code Review an optional alternative site suggestion, to move a question to, when voting that a question is off topic? I think that is where this question needs to go: MDX Efficiency, ...
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Providing a public (or 5K-/ 10K-accessible) indicator of a “silent” revision (or the total number of “silent” revisions per mod)

Related: Allow moderators to hide a revision Current situation: after the revision-hiding silent-revision feature has been implemented, it takes two moderators to soft-hide a revision in silently ...
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Add link to allow editing profile from Meta

Here's what happened to me just now: (It took me an embarrassingly long time looking for an edit option on my meta profile to get to this step though) So, I realize that it makes sense that we ...
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Can we get delightful emojis, like those that GitHub has? [duplicate]

GitHub has emojis. And that's a good idea! For those who don’t know, in GitHub anywhere markdown is used emojis can be used. They are encoded in markdown as :emojiname:. Examples: :smile: -> ...
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hiding discussions originating from religion.SE from the “hot-network-question” list on scientific SE websites [duplicate]

Here I mention only hiding from hard-science SE websites : maths, phsycis, chemistry, earth science, etc. And I explained why with a simple and verifiable argument : religions are considered ...
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make it possible to search for Careers in the World and on Planet Earth [on hold]

As per earlier, in order to have the search results on Careers not filtered by the presumed location/region of the IPv4 address used to connect to the site, it's necessary to specify something ...
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Adding magic link for Meta Stack Overflow?

In comments on this site I can use the magic link [so] to link to http://stackoverflow.com. Consequently, I would have expected the magic link [meta.so] to link to http://meta.stackoverflow.com but ...
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Allow the ability to search for words which are the names of tags without being forced to only search for posts with those tags

For instance, sometimes I want to search for all posts which mention security, however when I put that into the search it immediately puts these [] around it and searches for all posts with that tag ...
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network answers in Careers should have bounty information, too

It appears that Careers shows whether an answer was accepted or not (in addition to the vote count), but doesn't show whether a bounty was won. That could be improved. Additionally, it's very ...
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Badge for an answer accepted with significantly fewer votes than highest voted answer

My apologies for tooting my own horn a little here, but I thought I should provide a concrete example of what inspired me to post this. A little over a year ago, I posted this answer. When I wrote ...
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Can we have an option to sort suggested edits by type?

Can we have an option to sort suggested edits by type? Tag only Tag wiki Tag excerpt In this type of format in the close vote review queue: This would help people trying to focus on misguided ...
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Reply to a message from transcript

In the full site theme, we can reply to a message directly from the transcript of the chat room: It is really useful when one wants to reply to a chat ping notification, for example. Would be ...
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Can we have a new On Hold category for questions that are only slightly unclear?

Some questions get put on hold as being unclear, when in fact the question is perfectly clear, it's just lacking a few details that are preventing it from getting answers. This is more common on the ...
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Limit the size of images uploaded into chat

I noticed that in some chatrooms there can often happen to be uploads of rather large images, usually animated GIFs. Now of course I don't want to inhibit anyone's right to upload images into chat, ...
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Can user names have a filter on whacky chars?

Is it too much to ask that "whacky" characters be prevented from being used in user names, so we don't have users like this one whose name renders as L̲̳o̲̳̳n̲̳̳g̲̳̳p̲̳o̲̳̳k̲̳̳e̲̳̳. I'm all for ...
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Enable two-step verification for all Stack Exchange sites [duplicate]

I have two-step verification (via Google Authenticator) enabled for almost all of my accounts on the Internet. I somehow feel safe with that. I have enabled two-step verification for almost all my ...
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Allow moderators to edit the sidebar text on the ask page

TL;DR: Moderators should be given the ability to edit the sidebar text on /questions/ask. Moderators can edit various documents and texts around their sites that the community can't. The help ...
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Show deleted posts due to account deletion in 10k tools

According to point 10 of How does deleting work? negatively voted posts are automatically deleted when a user's account is deleted: The system will automatically delete any question (and its ...
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View Favorites from iOS app [duplicate]

Can posts that have been favorited be viewed in a list on the iOS app similar to the desktop web version? If not, I'd like to request such a feature.
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Edit reject reasons: replace “causes harm” with “other”

When reviewing edit suggestions, I often use the custom reject reason. This allows me to give the editor some personalized guidance, so that in their next edit they can do better. For some reason, ...
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Terminate the grace period when a post receives a flag

Occasionally, someone posts something that is completely unintelligible or spam. Users then proceed to flag the post. Then the poster edits to replace the gibberish or spam with something more legit. ...
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Indicate number of items in meta review queues when displayed from main review page [duplicate]

When viewing the review page on main, each queue has a number next to it indicating how many items remain. At the end of the list of queues is a link to the meta review page, but this gives no ...
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Retroactively approve suggested and rejected edits [duplicate]

There were already several support questions on applying rejected suggested edits to one's own post. Could this functionality be implemented? It is always possible to do so by hand, but this does ...
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Present a confirmation dialog before casting a spam flag using keyboard shortcuts

For the second time this year, I've accidentally flagged a non-answer as rude/abusive. 2 is very close to 3, at least on my keyboard. Muscle memory kicked in, and I hit enter right after ...
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Inconsistent actions offered to moderators for flagged comments

I noticed a moderator flag on the "action bar" and visited the page to see what it was, see image: You will notice that there are three possible actions for this report flagged as "not an answer": ...
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Include Constable in moderation badges for elections

In moderator elections, according to this candidate score query, the Constable badge is not counted as a moderation badge. Constable, being the badge one gets for being a pro-tem moderator for a beta ...
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Include question closure in heartbeat

The heartbeat now includes post deletion (it updates live when a post is deleted), which was added recently (I still cannot find a reference for the new addition). Can we please also have the closure ...
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Reopen a question from the Stack Exchange iOS app [duplicate]

A couple minutes ago I had a flag on a question. The question is now fine, but I can not reopen it, because I'm connected from the iOS app. I can see only the reason that my question was flagged and ...
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New badge suggestion for high negative score [duplicate]

I think a high negative score in a question shows an interest. It could deserve a badge!
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Add timestamps to chat “Kick” notifications

I'd like to request a small addition to the notifications room owners get on chat, when a user is kicked. I usually leave my PC on, overnight. Since I'm a RO in a couple of rooms, it's not that ...
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Request to allow copy-paste image from snipping tool into question/answer [duplicate]

Windows snipping tool has a little "copy" button, it looks like this: If you're composing and email in gmail, you can paste right into your email with Ctrl-V after copying from the snipping tool ...
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Can we allow moderators to upgrade a comment to an answer? [duplicate]

When someone posts an answer that's really a comment, mods can move it to the comments. But when someone posts a comment that is essentially a complete answer (and no further answer is likely to be ...
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“(deleted)” is a bit misleading when something like a close vote has been accepted [duplicate]

Currently in the history for one's votes it says (deleted) if a vote has either been accepted, denied, or deleted. So, for instance if I cast a close vote on a question and the question is closed, it ...
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Can we have Revisions and Suggestions in Network-Activity API?

Currently, v2.2 http://api.stackexchange.com/docs/users-network-activity is documented to only support posts, badges, and comments. However, the ?tab=activity of the Stack Exchange Network Profile ...
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Why is the Network Profile's activity tab missing 'Suggestions'?

I've noticed that in the Network Profile's activity tab, there is no 'Suggestions' category in the recent activity. Could this be provided, for an easier access to the edit suggestions trail across ...
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“Stack Exchange” should be in the title of login pages

The login page, for example from "Super User", just contains the site name and no reference to Stack Exchange. It would be nice to have the reference there so password managers using the window title ...
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Chat Onebox Raw Text File Links

Oftentimes, while testing code or linking to raw GitHub, I find myself wishing that raw text or program files would one box. For example, the link: ...
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Can vector images be uploaded? [duplicate]

I would like to be able to upload a vector image (pdf, eps, svg, etc.) to my question, but SE does not seem to allow this. I know I can post a link to Dropbox or something like that, but it would be ...
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Can you display upvote count near the comments posted under Profile section? [duplicate]

I want to track how close I am to getting the Pundit badge but I just don't seem to find a way. Leave 10 comments with score of 5 or more. While I am able to see all the comments posted under ...
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Show 10kers a larger list of recently protected questions

I recently reached 15k on Stack Overflow, and promptly went to check out my new privileges. Results: Questions protected: 0 Questions unprotected: >10 Turns out, people protect things for weird ...
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Let us pick the sound of chat ping

Getting ping'd in some chatrooms (servers?) makes a nice little ding!, in some others you get a loud bonk! Inconsistency is evil, this needs to be fixed. Or rather, instead of forcing a uniform bink! ...
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Please repeat a ping at most once when a message is edited

Please repeat a ping only once when a message is edited If a message containing a ping is edited, only re-ping the user after the edit time limit has expired. Give me a ping, Vasili. One ping ...
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Allow recasting used close votes on reopened questions, but for a different reason

Here's the problem... and I'll admit that I don't have an ideal solution. A question gets closed as a duplicate of another question. The question is modified so that it is no longer a duplicate The ...
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Can we have an (optional) mixed review queue?

Can we have an optional mixed review queue? This mixed queue would contain all pending reviews, combined in one queue. This should be an additional queue, not a replacement for the existing queues, ...