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What deliverables would you like to see out of a working group?

Update June 3rd, 2024 Thank you to everyone who took the time to share their thoughts. We will review your suggestions and share an update once we have decided on what action to take with working ...
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Can't people here be nicer? [duplicate]

I've been using this site since about two years ago, and I've realised that people are very unfriendly here. Until now, I haven't got an upvote from anyone or a positive comment on my questions, ...
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Please let us know when significant changes are made to the HTML

It looks like, on the 12th of July, header HTML was changed from <h1> tags to <h1 id="..."> tag. Unfortunately, this broke at least one bot, as well as a userscript. This also ...
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A plea to the new CEO: drop the marketing buzzwords

The new Stack Overflow CEO has started interacting directly with the community. There was a blog, a podcast, and even some direct responses to user questions. Those are all great starts, but one of my ...
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What resources is Stack Exchange dedicating to meeting the needs of Photography Stack Exchange and other "non-technical" sites?

I'm reposting this from Photo Meta because it has gotten no response in over a month, and we are in a situation where other users are asking Is the Photo-SE community effectively dead? — it sure feels ...
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Communication priorities

Two days ago, via a post on codegolf.meta which summarised a number of recent network-level issues, I stumbled upon Stack Exchange and Stack Overflow have moved to CC BY-SA 4.0. I was astonished to ...
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Following up issues that former employees were handling

I was led into a trail of investigation into a UI issue from this post on Meta Stack Overflow Review queue showing review alert for users who can't review, that led me to this post Please don'...
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What to do if people discuss a problem outside of Stack Exchange by private communication? [duplicate]

I was looking for some explanation in the FAQs about this problem but I could not find anything. I will explain: User A asks a question about X User B starts helping him in the comments. After a few ...
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What is this question about (english language forum) [closed]

I would like to ask the meta forum about the logic in this question: I once read about a nice word that describes the specific noise made by a helicopter in flight. It wasn't a generic verb like &...
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We should always be able to include explanation with moderator flags, even if they're not a custom situation

I would like to have the ability to tell flag reviewers a little something in addition to the flag type. I know that different flag categories get treated differently, with VLQ going into the low ...
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Provide a non-system-message channel for moderators to contact all users

For various reasons, SE site moderators occasionally want to send a message to all users. It could be to announce a new in-site contest, promotion, or event. It could be to alert people to pending ...
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Just fix the Stack Overflow "Quality Question" text

There has been an obvious problem with newbies getting the dialog when they have been question banned, and they don't understand the basics of clicking on the link to get the answer to why it happened....
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Add Twitter feeds for the SE family for support and feature announcements

I'd like to know about things in advance. It would be nice if significant changes/issues could be announced via Twitter for those of us who use it. I suppose a Facebook page might work as well, ...
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How to handle question from guys about stuff way over their head?

Two samples from the last 24h: I read a question about a android beginner (his background was PHP) and he asked a question about the order of methods in Java/Android (showing no knowledge of OOP) ...
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How do I contact other users?

How can I contact another user, if that user has not specified any contact details in their profile? Return to FAQ index
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Public beta announcement email is a bit... obnoxious

I'm all for the conversational tone that Area 51 uses. However, in my opinion, the public beta announcement has gone a little over the top: The new Web Applications Stack Exchange site is now open to ...
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A better notification of significant modifications on the trilogy?

The SO-family is nicely evolving, day by day, there are new features, changes, etc. These changes, however, are not clear nor explained to the non-regular user. This was discussed a bit earlier there, ...
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Communication breakdown on the Global Rep Recalc: A userbase uninformed

On the back of the Global Reputation Recalc there has been a flurry, nay, swarm of questions along the lines of: Why my reputation decrease from XXXX to YYY? and How are rep change for today, ...
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