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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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Inline links in comments

Can we please have these? I would like to be able to write something like [Inline Link](http://example.com/) and have it work in a comment instead of "Inline Link - http://example.com/". Case in ...
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Capitalize “possible” in the automatically inserted comments when you vote to close as a dupe

The comment reads: possible duplicate of [link] The missing capitalization bothers me a lot; it should be Possible.
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How should duplicate questions be handled?

What should I do when I see a question that is a duplicate of another one? Should I answer it? Should I downvote it? Should I comment? Should I edit the question to indicate it's a duplicate? If I ...
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What is a “closed”, “on hold”, or “duplicate” question?

Questions can be put on hold, closed, or marked as duplicate. What does it mean for a question to be closed or “on hold”? What does it mean for a question to be "marked as duplicate"? Who can put a ...
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How do comments work?

Across the Stack Exchange network you may leave comments on a question or answer. How do comments work? Who can post comments? Who can edit comments? How can I format and link in comments? Who can ...
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Should meta.stackoverflow.com replace uservoice.com? [closed]

Now that we have meta.stackoverflow.com, should we continue using uservoice.com? The only requirement for participation here is that you have an existing stackoverflow / serverfault / superuser ...
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Add an alert when answering a question that has at least a close vote as duplicate

I have one feature-request with the objective of having duplicate questions with no answers: To (try to) avoid people answering duplicate questions, add an alert that says the question has a probable ...
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Choose the same question as others suggested when closing question as dup

When closing a question as duplicate, currently you can view what other people suggested as a duplicate. But when you cast your own vote, you still have to manually enter in the question ID or search ...
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Automatic “possible duplicate” links are removed even if the question isn't closed as a duplicate

I see that the system automatically adds "possible duplicate of..." links when voting to close as a duplicate. Earlier today, I voted to close Why is SVN better than VSS? as a duplicate of SVN? VSS? ...
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Cannot see duplicate votes when out of close votes

When you have close votes remaining, you can always see duplicates used as close votes by pretending you're going to close vote (select the 'exact duplicate' reason) and proceed. But, after the ...
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Show possible duplicates in the main post before it's closed

At the moment links to possible duplicates are inserted in the question text once a question is closed. It would be better to insert the links right away as soon as someone votes for it as a duplicate....
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Auto-posting who is voting to close is inviting trouble

Referring to the new feature here: Autocomment when voting to close as duplicate I'm really not happy about this. For starters, it came as a surprise (the original idea was posted in the middle of ...
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Instantly show the automatically posted comment when voting to close

The recent auto-comment-on-close feature is a good thing; however I wonder if most close voters are aware that their close vote triggers a comment being posted in their name, because they won't see it ...
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Is It Appropriate to Comment on Duplicates?

I have been on Stackoverflow for a while now, and I have noticed that many users comment on threads that are possible duplicates by saying, "Possible duplicate [link]." I know this is certainly ...

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