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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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Make recent activity and responses show new comments on questions/answers I have commented on (even if I don't own them)

I'd like the recent activity and responses pages to show new comments on questions/answers I have commented on (even if I don't own them). If I leave a comment somewhere, I am implicitly engaging in ...
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Allow for Comment Reply to Usernames With Less Than Three Characters in First Word

I know this is somewhat of a rare request/edge case, but this is becoming really annoying. In the faq, which I've linked to below, you state that for the comment reply system to work, There must ...
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Can my less than 3 character username be grandfathered in when I edit my profile?

When trying to edit my SO profile, it will not let me save any changes to my profile, since my username (yc) is below the 3 character limit: Now, when I created my username, it was of legal length. ...
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Too many people (even long time members) not using the “@”

I keep seeing the following scenario: John Doe posts a question. The question is either not clear enough or missing some code. People post comments asking to clarify and/or post his code. The OP post ...
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Why was a period added to my short display name?

I originally had "yx" as display name (when Stack Overflow still allowed 2 character display names). I did not change it, but I now see my display name contains a dot. Why was this change made? Even ...
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Three character minimum display name on Stackapps?

I just created my account on stackapps. When I tried to copy my profile from my associated accounts, it blew up ("something bad happened"). So I tried to fill in the information manually, and I ...
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Could punctuation be ignored in comment notification?

The comment notification system is quite intelligent – it ignores special characters (see Comment notification special characters). However, in my name, I have a period after my first initial. ...
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Disallow usernames that cannot be @replied to

Take e.g. the username t... Maybe they do it on purpose, but the @reply-system is there for a good reason.
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Bug when linking accounts with other sites

I got a bug when logging in for the first time on appstack and trying to associate my account with my other accounts on the trilogy site. I am using Google Open ID; then I say 'OK' on the Google page ...