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1007 votes
24 answers
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Show all of my question/answers to me even if they are deleted

I would really like to see all of my questions and answers on the profile page, even if some of them were deleted, and I don't have enough rep to see them on the site. (Note that some questions are ...
vava's user avatar
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149 votes
13 answers
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Adding Favorites to the Stack Exchange global inbox

We're considering adding favorite notifications to the global inbox, and are looking for feedback on the idea (as we're not completely sold on it). But first, some history. Favorites are kind of ...
Kevin Montrose's user avatar
270 votes
1 answer
45k views

How do question bookmarks work?

What does bookmarking a question mean? How do you bookmark a question? Do users get updates on their bookmarked questions? Are my bookmarks publicly visible? How do you see your own bookmarks? How do ...
61 votes
11 answers
2k views

Question deletions are getting out of hand

Update: Delete votes are now limited, see Should delete votes be limited like close votes?. Should this question have been deleted? Why do people think functional programming will catch on? (now ...
Greg Hewgill's user avatar
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71 votes
8 answers
1k views

Create a tag homepage/FAQ

Create or allow for a community-wiki editable home page per tag. One where we could place essentially the tag-specific FAQ and other tag-specific links. Imported from uservoice
42 votes
4 answers
9k views

What makes Stack Exchange different from Quora? [closed]

What makes Stack Exchange different and unique from other Q&A sites? Why would someone use Stack Exchange over say Quora?
asifahnik's user avatar
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31 votes
7 answers
2k views

Four-year old question with 48 upvotes and 81 stars just got deleted [closed]

I had often referred to this question (for <10k) and last time I checked, it had 48 votes upvotes, 81 stars and 11 answers, with a total of over 100 upvotes. Today, after the question was live for ...
Dan Dascalescu's user avatar
38 votes
5 answers
554 views

Mark tag as "interesting" or "ignored" from that tag's page

Right now, if I want to add a tag to my list of "interesting" or "ignored" tags, I have to go to the home page, type in the tag name, and click Add. I think this would work better if, while I was on ...
43 votes
2 answers
5k views

What are the main competitor sites to Stack Overflow?

What are the main competitor sites to Stack Overflow? I'm aware of Experts-Exchange and several forum sites that I use for C#, however this question is more about sites that cater for all programming ...
Anonymous Type's user avatar
4 votes
6 answers
367 views

Ad infinitum scrolling for questions, like Google Reader

When I read a subscription on Google Reader, Google just-in-time loads more entries as I reach the bottom of the page. It would be nice to have the SO sites do this too instead of having a pager on ...
jasonh's user avatar
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23 votes
3 answers
605 views

Suggest "Questions you may have an answer to"

Based on user's previous answer history and, especially, reputation gains assotiated with each tag, provide an automatic selection of recently asked questions which "you may have an answer for". Of ...
Daniel Daranas's user avatar
10 votes
5 answers
1k views

Large blank gap between question list and pager

Description In the "Question" and "Unanswered" pages, there's a large gap between the list of questions and the pager when the page is displayed in Webkit-based browsers (Google ...
Seh Hui Leong's user avatar
10 votes
5 answers
652 views

Subscribe to user's activity [duplicate]

I would like to "follow" one specific Stack Overflow user. By following I mean I'd like to find the "follow the question" + "follow the user" features Quora has. For example: follow this user's ...
politicus's user avatar
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12 votes
6 answers
219 views

Do you find new tag info annoying?

Though I think that it's useful to provide information on what the tag is about, always displaying it on top of the page is really annoying. Can you move it to a side space? For me, having tag info ...
Alexander Pogrebnyak's user avatar
12 votes
3 answers
436 views

Is there a way to search for posts linked to other posts?

Is there a way to search for posts that have links to other posts? Say I have this post link text. and I want to find all posts that have that linked in. Is there a way to do this? If I just put ...
Mark Schultheiss's user avatar
12 votes
6 answers
267 views

Tag description

Is it possible to have an optional brief tag description? To sum-up what could go in it or simply what they are about. edit: For example knowing what can/should go in the "development" tag. Or ...
DrDro's user avatar
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9 votes
4 answers
354 views

Why does Stack Exchange have social media sharing?

What motivation(s) does Stack Exchange have for social media sharing? Is it: To enhance the experience of the person viewing the page? To increase the number of people visiting Stack Exchange? If ...
Andrew Grimm's user avatar
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21 votes
1 answer
678 views

Could good deleted questions find a new home on Quora?

Should Stack Exchange cooperate with Quora, migrating SO questions that were deleted as off-topic or subjective, but are much loved and useful, to their site in a concerted effort? Along with the ...
Pekka's user avatar
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12 votes
2 answers
190 views

Customizable Notification Preference Panel

This is certainly not a new idea, and could be improved into a bigger pref pane, but here it is: Global Inbox Site Summary E-mail RSS * reputation [ ] [x] ...
cregox's user avatar
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9 votes
2 answers
160 views

Subscribing to receive notifications at a fine-grained level

This old request is now [status-completed], but it was not implemented in the way proposed, with the ability to subscribe to specific answers and comment threads. I'm proposing to move it back into ...
Kevin Panko's user avatar
6 votes
1 answer
175 views

Is there a way to unfollow notifications on a particular post

Sometimes one would want to not get notified about comments or answers that they would normally get notified about. I was wondering as to the reason why this feature is missing. Is it because of the ...
Robin Maben's user avatar
9 votes
1 answer
442 views

Allow users to disable auto-login

(This is essentially a rebuttal idea to this feature request because as stated, it's not possible to implement.) What I'd like is the ability to manually control which sites I'm automatically logged ...
Jon Seigel's user avatar
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8 votes
2 answers
393 views

Could Google Profiles get a "big button" for login?

By "Big Button" I mean one of the same size as the Google button. This would be good for 2 reasons. It would encourage users to investigate and use Profiles, which would allow them to take advantage ...
deworde's user avatar
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-4 votes
1 answer
179 views

Aggregate User Feed Feature

Could we add a feature to that aggregates updates (posted questions, answers) from specified users? Not a friend list, but something like a 'wall' for followed individuals? This would facilitate user ...
Rob's user avatar
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0 votes
1 answer
216 views

Is Quora's "Limited Distribution" a good model for separating out controversial content?

Stack Exchange generates a lot of controversy about which questions should be on topic on a particular site. Quora recently introduced limited distribution for certain tags which prevents questions ...
Casebash's user avatar
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18 votes
1 answer
199 views

Send authors a courtesy copy when questions or answers are deleted

Please see this question for additional background. A feature request for granting users the ability to see their own deleted questions and answers was filed in 2009, and was denied, which enraged ...
Dan Dascalescu's user avatar
2 votes
1 answer
74 views

The 'X' to close the vote-to-close box is in the wrong place

It should be to the top right - like it is in all the other websites and programs - and where people expect it to be.
Andreas Bonini's user avatar
1 vote
2 answers
138 views

What are the most useful competitors to the individual StackExchange sites? [closed]

This question could be useful to have answers to, for two purposes. For users: alternative sites to go to if they don't get a good answer (or any answer) on a StackExchange site. For the owners and ...
Robin Green's user avatar
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