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Please give us Meta back!

It used to be so quiet here, a nice place where users understanding the basics of the SE network of sites discussed important matters, made wonderful feature requests and sometimes even filed a bug ...
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Delete comment on mobile version shows weird-looking combination of icon and letters

This probably is a bug. When I tried to delete my comment on the mobile version (particularly, Android mobile, Chrome browser, Stack Overflow's post), I noticed this strange looking combination of ...
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Show both sides of the conversation on-site when a moderator contacts a CM

When a moderator sends a message to a user, the message and all followup are available in the moderation tools. When a moderator contacts a CM through the site, on the other hand, the contact is ...
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Color the background of block quotes on mobile

The desktop site has a nice yellow background for block quotes. As an example, this post shows block quotes like this on the desktop: But like this on mobile: In my opinion, the background ...
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Suggestion, change “This Type of Flag” to something less ambiguous

A constant source of confusion is the wording on the menu for flagging a question or answer. In 2013 it seems it was first changed from this flag to this type of flag (Duplicate flag lists "you ...
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Community should not autodownvote “low quality” autoflags cleared by edits

Consider: User posts an answer. Community autoflags it as "low quality (auto)." (This is frequently a false positive.) User edits answer after 5-minute grace period. (Or perhaps someone else edits ...
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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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The same user should not be able to re-flag a comment multiple times for the same reason

On standard posts, if you have flagged something for one reason, you cannot re-flag the post for the same reason. This prevents people from spamming flags on specific posts if they didn't get the ...
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Please add the list of questions (un-)protected to the profile page

Currently, the profile page does not show which questions one (un-)protected. One can get a list from SEDE (at most one week old, not containing deleted questions), but that's somewhat cumbersome. I ...
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Proposal to make close votes scale with rep

There have been several proposals for how we’re ever going to get a handle on the ever-mounting close-vote queue. Dupehammer has been especially successful, and there have been several proposals ...
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Can we have an option to disable the new badge & privilege section in the achievements dropdown?

At the bottom of the "Achievements" dropdown, there is a new section displaying the next privilege & badge, similar to the profile page ones: It's nice, but for experienced users I don't ...
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Can CM pings show up the same way annotations do?

It's really useful to know if a CM ping has already been sent out for a user. Currently, you have to dig around in the user's history to find out if this has happened, and to read the message. Can ...
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Notifications for Area 51 proposals announcements

I'm a committer for an Area 51 proposal. A very important announcement1 was posted last week, but I didn't get a notification of it. I'm wondering if the other 645 committers received that ...
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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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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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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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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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Award accepted answer reputation for finding duplicates verified by OP

Consider the following theoretical situation: New user asks a question: Why does my program process a sorted array faster than an unsorted array? I see this question, I can: Vote to close as ...
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Need 'votes' filter on 'new' tab for default tag searches

With the new navigation, when you do a tag search only from the search box it takes you to the new tab with a filter of custom tags and the newest sort order. It can be pretty important to be able to ...
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What should clicking on the Site Logo & “Questions” links in the site header do?

This discussion (which is meant to be neutral) is about what the Site Logo and "Questions" links in the header should do. I think this is a worthy discussion and was recommended by Sklivvz♦ in an ...
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How to get rid of “recommended” as the default view?

When I load Stack Overflow (have not tried others) for the first time or switch from another site I see a recommended list (filter): I've always preferred the one you get by clicking on Questions: ...
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Tooltip for Newest tab inaccurate

The newest tab has to options on what to sort by, recently active and newest. Yet the tooltip says otherwise: I'm pretty sure interesting is not an option for sort: in the newest tab nor is it an ...
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Can we hide submenu in the new navigation?

Now, the new navigation is in alpha test. One of the reasons why we change the navigation is that we want to make it easy for inexperienced users to find the right place to either read, answer or ...
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Searching for tags is inconsistent with new navigation

There are currently a couple of ways to search for multiple tags: You do "show all", then filter "custom tags" and then add a few tags. This will by default result in a query for: Any of the tags ...
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Different search paths when searching using the new question page

I was just looking for a duplicate using the top search bar, so I typed global-inbox. I got this page: Here I can sort for votes, which I was looking for. Then I noticed I missed the tag ...
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Finding All Time Highest Voted Questions by tag

In the old navigation model, to see top questions in a particular tag you just Click the Tag Go to the Votes tab Profit With the new model, it took me a little while to find out how to get the ...
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Conflicting tag-only edit hard-stops me from submitting drafted edit!

Just now I was editing a question, fixing tags and body. Before I submitted my (2k) edit, someone else edited, changing some of the same tags as I. Well enough; my edit was more complete, so I'll just ...
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Hiding a community on SE doesn't hide on Area 51

I've hidden my Earth Science community from the "regular" network profile. But whenever I go on Area 51, it says that I'm active in that community. Is there a workaround? Why does it not ...
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Clicking “privileges” on another user's profile should not show me my own privileges

As a moderator, when I access any user's profile I am greeted with the following menu at the top of the page: When I click "edit" I am able to edit that user's profile. When I click "...
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Explicitly mention the consequences of the different user destruction options

There are two options when destroying a user: While it might not look that way from the dialog, the consequences of the two options are somewhat different. Both remove the user and all their posts, ...
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Revisiting question templates

This question suggested to have templates for tags. Their example was with the regex tag on Stack Overflow. I'm suggesting a more general approach: Templates, Mark II I suggest that each site will ...
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MSE itself should have a community bulletin

MSE should have it's own Community Bulletin like the rest of the SE sites do. It would basically just be hot questions of the main MSE site, instead of the meta (which doesn't exist here, obviously)......
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On a slow mobile connection attempting to open the notifications before fully loaded disables the button permanently

When on a slow mobile connection (30+ second page load time) the page appears to finish loading but the load bar still has a small amount to go. If there are inbox notifications the temptation is to ...
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Out-of-view inbox items can still be selected in mobile view

This bug is weird and hard to describe, so I'll demonstrate instead. These screenshots are of the stock Android browser. You can click any of these screenshots for a full view. Here's my inbox (left),...
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Is it possible to get access to deleted questions?

I still remember asking some questions on Stack Overflow which were very dificult to figure out. They were left unanswered, and after a couple of months I decided to delete them (deleted for good??). ...
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Implement secret badges

After watching the flurry of activity, and people (i.e. myself) trying to do a lot of stuff to try and get some of the secret hats, I realized that it might be worthwhile for SE to give out secret ...
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Duplicate answers should be blocked rather than just flagged

Currently the system detects duplicate answers from the same user and flags them for moderator attention. This is useful, but could be streamlined. Duplicate answers fall into two main categories: ...
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Why can I not comment though I have “comment everywhere” privilege on Meta Ask Patents?

Why can I not add a comment on Meta Ask Patents to, e.g., Question 47 although I have the "comment everywhere" privilege (only 1 rep. needed)? First, I was hesitant to raise this question as I found ...
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Automatically reject suggested edits where edit summary is an email address

Could we automatically reject a suggested edit if the edit summary is only an email address? We all know it is very common for spam bots to enter email address to the one-line field that is after a ...
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Is there a way to see the history of questions protected by me or another user?

Having a record of all actions taken on a site, as is provided by the "activity" and "votes" tabs of our profile, comes in handy very often. Perhaps the most common case is being able to find a ...
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Can I please be trusted to not to script a bot that dumps an endless stream of spam messages into the chat?

I will have been at Stack Overflow for three years this summer. Although I have mostly stopped answering questions long ago, I still rake in the occasional piece of rep, and have thus amassed >...
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Confusing review UI leads editors to accept tag wikis while rejecting corresponding excerpts

I suggested a few new tag wikis. Most were accepted, but in a few, the tag wiki body was accepted but the corresponding excerpt was rejected, leaving them with no summary. I inquired about it on ...
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Can we have the user page tabs on the flagging summary page?

When visiting the sites, I often check my profile page for any changes to: Flags I have submitted (and consequently my flag weight) Reputation changes Favourites However, at the moment, when I ...
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URLs with ' are not recognized in preview window

Examples: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Two's_complement two's complement two's complement The original Markdown was: 1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Two's_complement 2. [two's complement][1] 3. [...