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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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Could the “abusive to others” message template be revised to include a link to the Be Nice page?

We've got a great Be Nice policy, and when a user runs afoul of it, it seems like a good idea to point them in the direction of that page. However, the current candidate moderator message template ...
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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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Filtering questions by multiple tags doesn't work with the new navigation

This is not about selecting the "all" option in the new navigation when filtering for multiple tags, it's about the old tag links for filtering questions by multiple tags. You used to be able to ...
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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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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, ...
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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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Subsequent duplicate close votes should automatically upvote the possible duplicate comment

When voting to close as a duplicate, an automatic comment is generated, that's good. But sometimes that comment is lost in the influx of other comments, not visible to viewers or sometimes the OP ...
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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 ...
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Wrong tag synonym: webdriver -> selenium [closed]

I noticed that webdriver tag has been merged into selenium. This is not correct. Help me clean up tags for the Selenium framework has explained it well, but no one has taken any correct actions yet ...
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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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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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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. ...
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Answers posted to a migrated question post-migration remain visible and unlocked on the original site

Edge case, low priority, but odd enough that it caught my eye so I'm documenting it while it's fresh in my mind. Most of this I have not been able to test or reproduce, so I'll just post some examples ...