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Question closed as duplicate with <empty link> and also shown as "Possible duplicate" [duplicate]

When Community marks a question as "Possible Duplicate" and at the same time the Question is closed as exact duplicate, the link is missing from the 1st notice. Examples: Where are my starred ...
Jannes Botis's user avatar
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"Highly active question" banner text has a couple of stray asterisks [duplicate]

The banner text for protected questions currently reads: Highly active question.** You have enough reputation to answer this question. The reputation requirement helps protect this question from ...
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Request to move hold, close, and lock notices to the top of posts [duplicate]

TL;DR I am requesting that historical lock, closed, and on hold notices be moved to the top of questions, just below the title. Background There are a lot of locked questions on Stack Overflow, and ...
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Specify again which Community bot process deleted a question [duplicate]

In the days of yore (i.e. before last Monday or so), on questions deleted automatically deleted by Community, one could see which process caused it to be deleted, e.g. RemoveDeadAbandonedQuestions. ...
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"This question was migrated" seems placed much more prominently than is warranted [duplicate]

See this question on Unix The first things each visitor reads when seeing this question are: The title A message that the question was migrated 8 years ago The actual question This seems really off ...
Cory Klein's user avatar
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Odd duplicates link for questions that were closed as duplicates a long time ago [duplicate]

I occasionally notice this odd duplicate notice, but only for questions that were closed a long time ago. Apparently there was an update that changed the interface, changed how closing questions as ...
Block of Diamond's user avatar
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Question flagged as duplicate, but links to duplicated questions not shown [duplicate]

The question in question: SQL Server and connection loss in the middle of a transaction Maybe a bug?
NickL's user avatar
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15 answers

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 "loop" has arrived. What does the community think about it?

According to plan, SE Inc. has released a lengthy blog post about "the loop", and their vision of a new "community feedback" system. Or something: TLDR; We’re going to be sharing our product ...
GhostCat's user avatar
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108 votes
75 answers

New Post Notices rollout on Stack Overflow

New Post Notices have been launched network-wide. Please post all new feedback, bugs and feature requests to the new announcement post. As has been previously announced, we have been working for some ...
Yaakov Ellis's user avatar
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343 votes
10 answers

Distinguish close votes by reason

Even though a question may be closed by receiving 5 close votes, the votes do not necessarily need to agree. I think this is a good behavior, but recently I voted to close a question for being an ...
Mark Elliot's user avatar
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79 votes
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New onboarding for review queues

The Public Platform team is continuing to work towards improving the review queues and we’re here today to announce a new onboarding experience for the review queues. In the product discovery phase (...
Lisa Park's user avatar
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52 votes
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How could we improve our planned post notice improvements?

Megan has written a post on the Stack Overflow blog about changes that are planned/upcoming on the Stack Exchange platform. I've seen a bunch of discussion about it on chat - but it feels like having ...
Journeyman Geek's user avatar
283 votes
1 answer

How does duplicate closing work? When is a question a duplicate, and how should duplicate questions be handled?

Questions can be closed as duplicates. When are two questions considered duplicates? Which question is the duplicate? It's a duplicate. What do I do? Should I edit the question? Should I answer it? ...
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Question Close Updates

This week we rolled out a series of changes to improve parts of the question close workflow. You can read more about the details of these changes here. For context, the overall effort to improve ...
Des's user avatar
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211 votes
1 answer

What is a "closed" or "duplicate" question, and how does question closing work?

Questions can be closed or marked as duplicates. What does it mean for a question to be "closed"? What does it mean for a question to be marked as a "duplicate"? Who can close a ...
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Perception - "Does this answer your question?" reads as sarcastic or 'snarky', not 'friendly'

I'm not saying that "Possible duplicate of..." was the most friendly way to advise of a potential duplicate, but it was at least accurate. The first time I saw "Does this answer your question?" on ...
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92 votes
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The auto-comment “Does this answer your question?” generated when voting to close as a duplicate is sometimes confusing

I noticed an old question similar to another existing question and voted to close as duplicate. After this, the system added a comment: Does this answer your question? Dotnet Windows service ...
Michael Freidgeim's user avatar
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4 answers

Remove or make "Highly active question" post notice less visible / annoying

Here's what I've seen today when checked out the question. I suggest to remove this post notice (and just show a message after someone who had not enough reputation tried to answer) or at least to ...
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45 votes
3 answers

Don't mark migrations as "rejected" if they were closed long after migration

A question was asked on Site A, where it collected answers before being migrated to Site B. On Site B it collected more answers and lived happily for a time. More than two years later, it was closed....
Monica Cellio's user avatar
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4 answers

How do I close my own question? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is a “closed” question in Stack Overflow? How do they work? Motives aside, I want to close some of my questions. Many of which have answers. Could someone ...
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1 answer

What should you do if you're serial downvoted & it isn't automatically reversed within 24 hours? [duplicate]

Example: Three days ago I was serial downvoted[?] After these weren't automatically reversed, 24 hours later, I flagged one of the posts. It was eventually marked as helpful, but the downvotes ...
Danny Beckett's user avatar
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3 answers

Winter Bash hats delay

Is there a delay before getting your Winter Bash hats once you meet the requirements to get them? I accepted by clicking I Love Hats and logged in. Meanwhile, I meet the requirements for some hats, ...
ʞunɥdɐpɐɥd's user avatar
58 votes
1 answer

Please allow users without the close/reopen votes privilege to see the full details of close reasons

Let me first establish what I'm not asking about: I know that there are posts that don't show a specific close reason to anyone when three different reasons were chosen. I know that users who don't ...
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11 votes
3 answers

How to access 'Private feedback for you'?

I got this on a question I asked (no big deal - I don't care if somebody closes it). Is this a feature? How would I access "private feedback"?
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Why is the auto generated duplicate comment disappearance not consistent?

I have flagged the following two questions as duplicates: Split list based on element value in Scala [duplicate] The POST method is not supported for this route. Supported methods: GET, HEAD. - ...
Tomer Shetah's user avatar
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1 answer

Why was the period for closed questions to enter the reopen queue extended from 5 days to 70 days?

It appears that on December 20, 2019, the team increased the period of time for questions to enter the reopen queue from 5 days to 70 days. There was no announcement made of this change at the time (...
Sonic the Anonymous Hedgehog's user avatar
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1 answer

New (December 2019) duplicate automatic comment makes literally zero sense when voting to close as a duplicate of an unanswered question

A few days ago, the automatic comment when voting to close a question as a duplicate was changed from: Possible duplicate of [x] to: Does this answer your question? [x] While some people may ...
Sonic the Anonymous Hedgehog's user avatar
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2 answers

Do closed migrated questions always redirect now?

I've noticed today that migrated questions now redirect immediately to the target site. Previously, I had enough rep that the original question was still visible on the original site without an ...
Greg Hewgill's user avatar
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17 votes
1 answer

Can we have a permanent bye to "on-hold"?

Whenever I click on "Close" button to cast a close vote on an already loaded page of a closed question when it wasn't closed, this dialog appears: But since the redesign of post notices, "on-hold" ...
Kulfy's user avatar
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16 votes
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Questions migrated more than 60 days ago no longer link to their revision history on the origin site (possible license violation)

In January 2014, the migration banner on questions migrated from other sites was changed to link to the revision history of the question on the origin site (the migration stub), and said revision ...
Sonic the Anonymous Hedgehog's user avatar
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1 answer

Where does that border come from?

Since today, post notices do have a blue border: As you can see in the images in the post notices rollout Q&A that these used to have a gray-ish border. Either the colors have been updated ...
Jonas Wilms's user avatar
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2 answers

Move the "highly active question" banner down below the question

Maybe it's just me, but the new "highly-active" banner seems kind of jarring: It feels to me like the most eye-catching thing on the page, positioned as it is above the question text, and yet it's ...
Mark Amery's user avatar
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30 votes
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2019: a year in closing

Closing and reopening questions is a very small part of what goes on around this network... But it gets a lot of attention, and always has. Particularly over the past year, as we've tested some pretty ...
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20 votes
1 answer

Migration message for per-site metas make no sense

We don't migrate posts cause they can be answered by professional and enthusiast programmers. We migrate them because they are to do with SO careers, Teams or other products primarily on SO. The ...
Journeyman Geek's user avatar
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1 answer

Hide notice for migrated questions after 30 days

When a question is migrated from another site, a stub is temporarily left on the original site before being automatically deleted after 30 days. (See What is migration and how does it work?) While ...
Stevoisiak's user avatar
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28 votes
1 answer

Where's the bump notice?

Does anyone remember this? Bumped to the homepage by Community♦ 2 hours ago This question has answers that may be good or bad; the system has marked it active so that they can be reviewed. With the ...
Laurel's user avatar
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23 votes
1 answer

The historical lock on the new post notices announcement should be removed and replaced with something else

New Post Notices are live network-wide, the original announcement of the new post notices, has been historically locked. I understand the intention of doing so: the announcement has run its course, ...
Sonic the Anonymous Hedgehog's user avatar
20 votes
1 answer

Say in the Help Center that casting the first "close as duplicate" vote triggers an automatic comment with the close-voter's name

When a user casts the first "close as duplicate" vote on a question, an automatic comment saying "Does this answer your question? [duplicate-link]" is posted with the name of the close-voting user ...
wimi's user avatar
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17 votes
1 answer

Some custom off-topic close reasons don't really describe off-topic questions [duplicate]

These two off-topic close reasons don't seem like they describe off-topic questions. Questions concerning problems with code you've written must describe the specific problem and include valid ...
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"Submit" is not an answer to the question "Does this answer your question?"

"Submit" is not an answer to the question "Some community members have suggested a similar question that may solve your problem. Does this answer your question?" Screenshot from Google Chrome on ...
Franck Dernoncourt's user avatar
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1 answer

Meta post title overflows sidebar

On Hinduism SE, the sidebar has a Hot Meta Post whose title contains a URL, and this URL overflows outside the edge of the sidebar. The displayed title of the question is Why is this question https://...
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1 answer

Stack Exchange mobile apps still use 'on hold' for recently closed questions

Since the introduction of new post notices, the "On Hold" label is not used anymore: "On Hold" had been used to label recently closed questions. The idea was that this language would imply less ...
Glorfindel's user avatar
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2 answers

To improve first poster experience, can questions have a suspend state before they can be voted for close? [duplicate]

Possible names for this feature: "Suspended" "Under review" I am sure newbies find it quite confronting to ask a question and then have it "closed". A suspend state ...
Kind Contributor's user avatar
13 votes
1 answer

Nothing happens when I press "Submit" on duplicate suggestion

For example, in this question.
Suvitruf - Andrei Apanasik's user avatar
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1 answer

"On hold" is not yet removed from the privilege pages

As per the New Post Notices are live network-wide post, "on hold" label is removed from the post notices (title suffix). Where did the "On Hold" label go? "On Hold" had been used to label ...
Arulkumar's user avatar
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9 votes
1 answer

Broken image in new post notices blog post

Broken image in the blog post related to the New Post Notices are live network-wide announcement. The below image source is not available: <img src="
Arulkumar's user avatar
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5 votes
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Some banners still have the yellow colour scheme. Can it be changed to blue like the rest of the post notices?

When I suggested an edit to a question here on MSE, I noticed that the banner saying "Thanks for submitting an edit" is yellow in colour, which was the colour scheme before the new post ...
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1 answer

“trivial, unless absolutely necessary” in edit guidelines does not make sense

The guidelines given to users who are about to suggest an edit are (boldface mine): Your edit will be placed in a queue until it is peer reviewed. We welcome all constructive edits, but please ...
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10 votes
1 answer

The Help Center page on "closed questions" on sites other than Stack Overflow contains the old descriptions of the close reasons

The Help Center page at /help/closed-questions titled What does it mean if a question is "closed"? lists the five top-level close reasons and their descriptions. However, the close reason ...
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