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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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Ban URL shortening services

Related: Ban LMGTFY links | Shall we spam-flag lmgtfy-links? | URL Shorteners cleanup Ban URL shorting services from being used in questions/answers. I have three major reasons to request this: It's ...
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How should bounties be categorized?

We are in the midst of round of improvements to the bounty system. We will be adding the facility for bounty remarks. We all agree that having this extra information is useful. The information will ...
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Allow rep lost to the repcap to be used for bounties

This was prompted by this chat message: @PearsonArtPhoto We're each losing at least 140 rep today due to rep cap ... we should put in motion idea to be able to spend excess rep on bounties, maybe ...
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Be Jon Skeet for a month

Prompted by the recent questions about negative voted questions and inspired by the actual most negative question on meta. Because it's obvious that unless Jon, God forbid, would lose interest or ...
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Has anyone out there tried to stop gaining rep so as to not surpass 10k?

I recently discovered, or possibly rediscovered, that all deleted items are "forced-visible to all 10k users all the time." I never considered rep gain to be something with a downside before, ...
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Waiting 24 hours to reward an existing answer is completely illogical

I'm bringing up this question again, because the previous one is four years old and the accepted answer is, well, wrong. There seems to be some disconnect between the people who want this feature and ...
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There should be a minimum time between placing and accepting a bounty

I wasn't sure it was possible, but last night I tested it out. You can place a bounty and then immediately accept an answer for that question. Purpose of Bounties The primary function of the bounty ...
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Why do I have to wait to “tip” a user for a great answer via Bounty? [duplicate]

I found a fantastic answer that saved me tons of time. Really, we are talking a lot of time and effort. So naturally I wanted to do more than just upvote it. I thought, "sweet, they changed the ...
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If a bounty question is deleted after awarding it, what happens?

In general, rep gain and loss for questions and answers that are deleted is gone - it's as though the questions and answers never existed. How does this work in relation to questions where a bounty ...
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Why don't high rep users contribute with a special Featured questions?

Honestly, I could understand how having a 10k+ rep on SO would be cool. But, why not make some incentive to give back by asking canonical questions and rewarding the lesser (and/or later joining) rep ...
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FAQ: update? Reputation is never given, Yet you get given reputation from bounty awards?

I was just wondering if this sounds wrong: Reputation is never given, it is earned by convincing fellow users that you know what you’re talking about. But when you get bounty awards you are given ...
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How many rep for an accepted answer?

I've had a look through the FAQ and either I'm going blind or there's no mention of how much rep an acceptance earns. On SF it's 15, so I naturally expected the same on MSO. However, when I logged in ...
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Why can I start a bounty only after 1 week?

One of my questions had not so good answers and I would start a bounty right now. Why do I have to wait so long?
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Why can't I award a bounty on my question when I have accepted an answer? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: I want to award a bounty to an existing answer, should I have to wait 24 hours? I asked this question which i had a bounty on. I got a good answer so I accepted it but I can'...