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Recent feature changes to Stack Exchange

This is an unofficial list/changelog of new features and various changes to Stack Overflow and the Stack Exchange network. It is maintained by the community, while a Stack Exchange employee changes ...
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The editing race - the slackers always win

I'm having a pretty big problem with the way the editing system is working lately. I think it was a recent change, but there no longer appears to be a warning message when another user has edited the ...
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I only ask questions. Am I unwanted? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it considered rude if you only ask Questions but almost never answer one yourself I've been using Stack Overflow for maybe a year to get answers to questions I couldn't ...
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Quick edits force a badly-formatted post to wiki within minutes [closed]

Scenario A new user posts a question quite innocently (but obviously without looking at the preview). It may be a fine question, but because of the user's use of < in the code sections (which of ...
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Preventing conflicting simultaneous edits

Right now people over-write each other, edit unknowingly when others are editing, etc. Could we improve the edit-feature maybe to lock the question while it's being edited, and show who is currently ...
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Provide indicator that another user is editing a post

Sometimes (eg. this question) more than one user will simultaneously attempt to edit a post, particularly to fix poor formatting by the OP. It looks like in that case, I finished 30 seconds sooner ...
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“Improve” can fail to associate the approving user with the edit record

As indicated in this answer, it's possible for a user to approve an edit by electing to first improve it, then submitting no additional changes. This validates the suggested edit, but because no ...
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After saving, alert when post was meanwhile saved by someone else

To avoid edit collisions, I would suggest that when an edit is submitted, the server should check if the current version of the post is the same one that the editor has started with (i.e. no one has ...
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What will happen if more than one person edits the same question at the same time?

I haven't seen this happen yet.
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More and more images go missing. Can the cooked HTML be rebuilt?

Would it be doable to re-generate the cooked (cached) HTML of all posts that hold images and were last edited between August 16 2010 and June 21 2011? Many references to i.imgur.com were ...
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Optimistic concurrency for post edits?

Currently, subsequent edits of posts (questions and answers) completely overwrite previous edits silently and without prompt. I'm not sure how large a problem others feel this is, but personally it ...
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Five edits within the first five minutes caused a question to become CW [closed]

Four people, other than the original owner of this question, edited it in less than two minutes of each other. This was after the question had been open for only four minutes. Parse from a list with ...
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Valid question deleted because of invalid edit by the author

This question has just been deleted. Although it was possibly not the best question ever, it was specific, answerable and was showing a code snippet. The OP later edited his question to remove the ...
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Inline editing silently overwrites other people's changes

When you are editing in the dedicate edit page adding some awesomeness to a post and hit the "Save changes" button, you are warned if your edit will be writing over other awesome edit that happened ...
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My submitted Tag Edits caused the wrong tag to be removed!

This question "Egyption Fractions in C" was originally posted with the following tags: java c artificial-intelligence fractions The question was obviously not about artificial-intelligence, so I ...

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