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Help us identify micro-privileges for top users

Are you familiar with tapas? These are little appetizers invented in Spain that people enjoy while talking and drinking in the cool of the evening. What makes them so great is that you get a ...
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Did the Stack Exchange staff members assist in the apprehension of Ross Ulbricht?

The recent arrest of someone behind Silk Road is in the news today, he was arrested in a San Francisco public library. A couple of background articles here and here. To what extent, if any, did ...
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Is it bad to use your “real name” as your user name?

I use my real name. However, I started wondering if this is bad and am considering changing it. I ask A LOT of questions on Stack Overflow, way more than I answer. Mainly because for most questions ...
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Can we restrict the ability of users to keep changing their names?

Obviously one of the things that this site encourages is the building up of reputation which is a reflection of how the community perceives you. However, after spending a while in any given tag, you ...
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3answers
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Keep short history of user display names

It'd be nice if each user's profile page showed what previous names that user had recently used.
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1answer
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Who can see the “past names” field in user profiles?

There's a new numerical field in user profiles called "past names" which when clicked will display a dialog listing previous usernames and when they were last used. (I can only see this on my own ...
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2answers
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What is “recent names” in my profile page? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Who can see the “past names” field in user profiles? In my profile page, there's a recent names under profile views. And I clicked the number(mine is 2), it shown ...
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2answers
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One of my names is missing!

Off of discussions from here and here I went to go see it for myself on my meta profile. So i saw that it said I had 4 past names I clicked on it an my username Neal is not there: That is weird ...
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1answer
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I want to remove “recent names” from my profile page? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Who can see the “past names” field in user profiles? I want to remove recent names from my profile page?
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1answer
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How long are recent names supposed to be visible? [duplicate]

I have an old display name on StackOverflow from when I merged two accounts a few months back (user1131435). I glanced at my profile today for the first time in a while, and found, to my surprise, ...
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1answer
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Can I find out the renaming history of a user in a post's context (or in general)?

In my opinion it's getting harder to distinguish who is/was talking to whom lately. It can be pretty confusing (and it's not really comfortable) to follow a thread of Alice - known as Bob until ...
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Accessing Topics of Interest

I became active user on Stackoverflow few months ago. Slowly i discovered in Stackexchange other interesting forums. Now I have no time to take a look at all. Is there any way to see the hot topics ...