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Let's do something about “I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it belongs on…”

By Stack Exchange policy, "better fit elsewhere" is not a sufficient justification for closing or migrating a question; there actually needs to be a bona fide reason, stated in the Help Center, for ...
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People don't read the tag excerpts because we don't swat them into their faces

You are a user asking a question, and the system is helpful, so it shows you this: (the 5 of them were suggested when I finished writing this post, I used only one, tag-wiki-excerpt) Seeing the ...
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Make comment flags less stupid

Update: declining this in favor of Drop "not constructive", combine "noisy", reword "rude" and "other" comment flags I'm sick of comment flags, and I'm pretty ...
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UI suggests that “better fit elsewhere” is a valid reason for closure

The criteria for migrating a question are: The question is off-topic on the current site. The question is high-quality. The question is on-topic for the target site. Or, as stated in the FAQ, ...
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New UI encourages askers to confirm or dispute duplicate votes

As of the 9th of March, the banner shown to askers whose questions have attracted at least one duplicate close vote has a couple of new options: If the author clicks the first button, they're shown a ...
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Swing the gold hammer even more

Since May 2014 users having the gold badge for a specific tag have been able to close questions as duplicates with a single close vote - the dupehammer. Back then, when asked if that feature would be ...
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4answers
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Send a notification to mods (and 10k users?) when questions go “hot”

Editor's note: This is not a duplicate of Now you can know if a question really hit the HNQ. This asks for a notification when a question hits HNQ; the revision history item mentioned in the other ...
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Additional RSS feeds

This is based on a few other posts here, such as 1, 2, 3, and 4. User Answers: A particular user's newly posted answers to questions. Every answer posted by the user gets published. Edits to answers ...
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Empowering tag-badge holders part II - let's look at silver?

Not long ago, we gave folks that have a gold tag badge the ability to instantly mark a question as a duplicate of another. This has worked out exceptionally well in practice. While there have been ...
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1answer
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Reliable count of votes that I've cast today

I often want to know how many votes (upvotes and downvotes) I've cast today, so as to know how far I am from the 40 vote limit. In the old days, this information was easily accessible on each page by ...
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4answers
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Prevent questions on Hot List from being upvoted by casual visitors (only rep is from association bonus)

I have experienced this on a couple of sites (and I'm not the only one) : You look through the question list. You see a pretty bad (or at least not-so-good) question heavily upvoted. Or even worse, ...
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Stats on how attempts to circumvent Stack Overflow question blocks impact other sites

I would like to better understand how attempts to circumvent Stack Overflow question blocks impact other sites. I believe this can be estimated by finding out how many migrations to Stack Overflow ...
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A pox upon small sites: the thing that prevents you from creating plural or hyphenated versions of tags

Recall that if the tag foo-bar exists, it is impossible to create either the tag foobar (which differs only in hyphenation) or the tag foo-bars (which differs only by a trailing "s"). Now, look. I ...
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MathJax half-broken in suggested edit diffs

In a suggested edit I just reviewed, about a third of the MathJax renders properly, but the rest doesn't. Note that the delimiters on puzzling are \$, so that doesn't escape it. Related: Don't ...
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Highlight answerer's name in comments [duplicate]

In the first comment in the above image, Chris's username is highlighted, because he is the original question asker. Sam's comment however, looks like anyone else's, despite being the answerer. While ...

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