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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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How do comment @replies work?

How do the comment replies (aka "pinging users") work? Who can I send an @reply to? How do I respond to a specific user when entering my comment? Will they be notified? What do people mean when ...
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What can be done about repetitive questions?

Some questions tend to get asked in thousands and thousands of permutations. One such type of question is questions on Apache's mod_rewrite. This list of questions tagged .htaccess catches most (not ...
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Tab name completion for comments please!

I find I'm doing the Unix command completion/IRC name completion thing where I type a few letters of the username and hit tab when I'm entering comments. Please consider adding a bit of JavaScript ...
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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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Prevent (or at least notify about) display names shorter than 3 chars

Until yesterday my display name was 2 characters. This ended when I started wondering about some issues with comments and notifications, went to meta, and found out that there is an important ...
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What happens to unanswered questions from deleted accounts?

(By unanswered I mean with no accepted answer, as seen in the Unanswered tab.) They're potentially bringing the numbers down in terms of completed questions. Here are some oldies: Need Help: VS ...
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Provide more user feedback for unsuccessful comment replies

The comment reply system is, at first glance, a fairly elegant and simple system that solves a fundamental problem with comments. However, there are many pitfalls and edge cases that even experienced ...
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Adding auto-completion for @nickname in comments or adding or a reply button

I find it very hard to sometimes type nicks that have characters that I don't have on my keyboard or have very long names. It's a convinience feature, makes the comments easier to use and also helps ...
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Auto-expand @username in comments to keep the username up-to-date

Comment-discussions are becoming very inconsistent if users change their names, so it might be a good idea if @username would be automatically replaced by @userno on submission and autoexpanded to the ...
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Using the comment “pro tip” increases the risk of not getting notified about responses by new users

Most experienced users know that if you post a comment then the author / editors will receive the comment automatically without the use of the @use(ername) notation. These same users know that they ...
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The `dot` in username within first 3 character preventing from comment replies?

The dot(.) in username within first 3 character preventing from comment replies? Because I never got replies from anyone else using that feature.
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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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Why am I not able to upvote, downvote, format, comment, etc. on Stack Overflow?

I am not able to upvote, downvote, format code or even insert comments on SO. There is a JavaScript or jQuery error, I think. Firefox's error console of says "$ is not defined."
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Does @notification work for users with spaces in their user names? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do comment replies work? I'm told that when I add a comment to a thread and begin with the @username syntax, the username gets a notification, however, I wonder whether ...

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