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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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What is FGITW and SCITE?

I only read Meta every so often but I've seen lots of talk about SCITE and FGITW. I have no idea what these are! Can someone please define and explain these abbreviations?
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I only ask questions. Am I unwanted? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it considered rude if you only ask Questions but almost never answer one yourself I've been using Stack Overflow for maybe a year to get answers to questions I couldn't ...
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Notifications for concurrent changes when editing posts

When editing other users' posts, to reformat code or to clarify the meaning of a question, for example, I always return to the post, and refresh it, before submitting the changes to make sure that ...
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Quick edits force a badly-formatted post to wiki within minutes [closed]

Scenario A new user posts a question quite innocently (but obviously without looking at the preview). It may be a fine question, but because of the user's use of < in the code sections (which of ...
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Provide indicator that another user is editing a post

Sometimes (eg. this question) more than one user will simultaneously attempt to edit a post, particularly to fix poor formatting by the OP. It looks like in that case, I finished 30 seconds sooner ...
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What will happen if more than one person edits the same question at the same time?

I haven't seen this happen yet.
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Would a “this edit is being improved” notification be useful?

The following just occurred to me: there was a suggested edit, I saw a couple of other things that could be improved so clicked "Improve". While I was busy improving, I got a notification that "This ...
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Inline editing silently overwrites other people's changes

When you are editing in the dedicate edit page adding some awesomeness to a post and hit the "Save changes" button, you are warned if your edit will be writing over other awesome edit that happened ...
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Indicator of an ongoing edit?

Several times I've gone to edit an answer that needed improvement, only to find afterward that the author or another community member was already in the process of editing it. It would be nice to see ...
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Why doesn't the “this post has already been edited” dialog allow you to continue overriding anyways?

For us experienced users, this can be extremely irritating at times. I typed out a well-thought-out edit but someone else had already submitted another not-as-well-thought-out edit that only covered a ...
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Can we restore support for the “+” operator in the global SE search?

The global network search at stackexchange.com uses Google search (though it doesn't show that on the homepage). Since Google has dropped the plus character for indicating required search terms, the ...
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Unconditionally ask for confirmation before submitting an edit if one was just submitted

Related questions: The editing race - the slackers always win Provide indicator that another user is editing a post https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/88186/collision-detection-fails-when-saving-...
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Don't raise an edit conflict over tags

If someone edits the tags of a question and someone else edits both the body and the tags, the latter edit can't go through and suggests refreshing. Can a notice perhaps be shown instead, and the ...
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Cross editing not blocked?

Regarding: Did I do my syntax highlighting wrong? If so, what is the right way? @Oded and I were editing the OP's post at the same time and Oded never got a message saying that the post has recently ...

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