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Increase the character limit of the custom edit rejection reasons

During my time on Arqade, I sometimes take some time from my experience to visit the Suggested Edits review queue, and approve/reject the edits I see. I find myself rejecting a lot of edits that are ...
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Is it appropriate for new/unaware members know what a controversy is about? [duplicate]

After a long gap away from SE, I have returned to find innumerable requests to reinstate someone. As you can imagine my curiosity is piqued but, more importantly, I would like to know enough to form ...
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Image uploads could be faster

Image uploads are too slow. It takes at least 5 seconds to upload one image (demo: https://youtu.be/laNmsiLhcFY), not due to upload speed but because imgur processing is slow (in the demo, the network ...
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Why can't I add comment and even can't delete my own answer?

It works fine before until this afternoon. I can't add any comment at any answer on stack-overflow. And even can't delete my own answer(I find out I answer wrong). It's so weird and haven't encounter ...
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Why is the Moderator Council's role in the new reinstatement process such weak sauce?

The setting Two months ago, the "Moderator Council" was introduced, with a simple charter: a small group to escalate urgent or important issues or review our work before we make it public ...
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Where can I ask a question about per capita consumption of a food product?

I am curious about the per capita consumption of a new food product. I tried to find a site to ask this question but I couldn't find it. The question will/would be if the US has the highest per capita ...
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Stack Exchange's True Aim [closed]

I have been a member of the Stack Community for some time, nowadays not highly active though earlier I had a different account as well. I have a few questions about what this site wants to achieve. I ...
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Has activity on the site slowed down since COVID-19?

I’m curious insofar as Stack Overflow being a very rough proxy for how much people are working. Has site activity gone down since COVID-19? Are there any interesting patterns in the data (e.g. certain ...
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If a user name is long enough, we can comment anything to that user

There is a minimum amount of characters one can comment in each comment. That is obviously to discourage short unnecessary conversational remarks. But if a user name is long enough, we can comment ...
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Feedback post: New moderator reinstatement and appeal process revisions

We have not made any significant changes to the current moderator reinstatement policy since it was released. Though it has functioned well for the cases to which it was applied, we acknowledge that ...
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Why is the “question eligible for bounty in x hours/days” link not shown when you accepted an answer?

When viewing your own question which isn't 48 hours old yet, you'll see a link "question eligible for bounty in x hours/days": When you accept an answer, the link isn't shown. Is there any ...
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Meta profile's reputation area looks odd

Meta and main: The graph has been removed due to meta having no reputation, but why is the main reputation still shown? There's a grey rectangle (touching the "top NN% overall" text). What ...
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Debit card issuance as a startup in Australia? Which SE site is appropriate to ask?

We are a currently trying to develop a payments product that requires debit card issuance as a core function, however in Australia there is no equivalent for Stripe or similar financial API product ...
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Is there a problem with filtering questions after selecting them for the site homepage?

I occasionally open an incognito window on my favourite Stack just to check if there are any interesting questions on tags I have ignored. Today a large number of negatively-scored posts have been ...
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Don't say “Comment if you're trying to respond to an answer.” when there's no answer, after clicking on “answer your question”

Don't say "Comment if you're trying to respond to an answer." when there's no answer, after clicking on "answer your question": I think if we remove information that doesn't apply ...
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What happens to highly downvoted answers?

Does anything other than appearing lower on the page happen to downvoted answers? I had thought that sufficiently downvoted answers get set to moderator review or get hidden altogether, but I haven’t ...
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Is there a way to hire somebody and pay them with Stack Overflow reputation? [closed]

I would like to know if is it possible to hire somebody and pay them with Stack Overflow reputation, and moreover if it is legal according to Stack Exchange policy. I am speaking about large amounts ...
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Why does commenting require reputation? [duplicate]

Why am I allowed to post answers but not allowed to post comments? Gatekeeping with reputation makes sense in that it ensures people who contribute to the community have noble intentions, but then why ...
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Hide comments in audits [duplicate]

As shown, there is a comment which said, "Repeat Spammer. Flagged as spam." But the answer was posted few days ago, so this would have been deleted. So I immediately knew that this was an ...
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How can i make the productive question in Stack overflow? [duplicate]

I tried posting some question related to my queries but exposure wasn't that good.
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I've answered my own bounty question, and days later someone provided a duplicate answer, and the bounty goes to him? [duplicate]

I offered a bounty on this question that I asked last year. I have provided the answer with working code, and days later someone else provided a "duplicate" answer without code. Currently ...
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Add question classification on top of question tagging [duplicate]

Is it possible to add a question classification option? For example users who will be answering it may have preference for fixing issues (problem solving) vs how to build something (creativity). An ...
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Mark questions as Related - not Duplicate [closed]

Often times you get questions marked as "duplicates" which may or may not be true. Why not use "related" instead. This article demonstrates how they successfully able do this in a ...
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Reputation abuse policy? [closed]

Recently a user ('User') on a network site lost a lot of reputation automatically for the 'voting corrected' reason. A few weeks later every top user except User lost a lot of reputation due to an ...
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Why is the Title option in the user profile only available on Stack Overflow? [duplicate]

Why is the option to add a "Title" in the user profile available only on Stack Overflow (as seen on the screenshot below) and not available on the other Stack Exchange sites?
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Should comments like “I love this post” be flagged?

Recently, I had flagged a comment which said: This one is my favorite. I had flagged it as "No longer needed" because I thought that it was a type of "compliment" (not that I am ...
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isn't “Hot Network Questions” a bad naming (right panel of stack overflow)?

For some years, I saw 'Hot Network Questions' on the right panel of Stack Overflow, and I was wondering: why does Stack Overflow suggest network questions to me? (computer network) Today I noticed the ...
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Search question titles from all questions I have interacted with

This is basically a follow up to this popular thread, Can I search my comments using some keyword(s)?, with a similar reasoning behind it: I am sure I have seen an question already to a given problem ...
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Orphaned questions asked by deleted users

When a user gets deleted/destroyed, and their questions that don't yet have an accepted answer gets orphaned, they can no longer have an accepted answer. What's the general guidelines for dealing with ...
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Bring back the deleted post shade [duplicate]

A few months ago (?) there were some changes to the site aesthetics, including toning down the use of a contrasting background for code and deleted posts. I'd prefer they both come back, but the issue ...
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Why should I flag a question as a duplicate, instead of answering it? [duplicate]

Background: I have recently begun answering more questions on Stack Overflow. I have already learned new things about programming languages I use on a daily basis and have had an overall excellent ...
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How to handle spam questions [duplicate]

It has been suggested that this question is a duplicate of others. Sorry, but it is not. I am merely addressing the issue of: "flag the post right away as well as editing it, hoping for ...
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Are these synonyms: [code], [code-block], [code-formatting]?

I came across a question today that was tagged with code which seemed an odd tag to have here on Meta. Turned out that tag has 127 question and its description says: For questions or problems ...
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Is it a good idea for me to try to find a home here? [duplicate]

I was pretty hyped to come to Stack Overflow and I want to contribute and talk about coding on my Raspberry Pi. But... I have been pretty discouraged here. I can't ask questions where I want to. I ...
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Can tooltips be disabled? [duplicate]

I find tooltips really annoying and an accessibility problem; they're distracting and unexpectedly block content you're trying to read. I don't recall if they were present before or if I'd blocked the ...
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Notification about “I added the info you asked for” comment

On one hand, comments like "I added the info you asked for" should be deleted, as discussed here. On the other hand, if they get deleted, the previous commenter who had asked for the info ...
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Why can't I delete answers at 20k rep? [duplicate]

I have 20k reputation on Puzzling. This answer does not meet the standards of our site, and I wanted to vote to delete. Why can't I?
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Could the < 15 rep voting information text be made clearer [duplicate]

On the post "Feature Test: Thank you reaction" an edit was made to include the text "..." (unlike voting, which is only available for users with 15 reputation or more). Which ...
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Flag comments “please edit to clarify X”, “done” for deletion?

Should comments like "please add details of X to your answer", "done" be flagged for deletion? Deleting them would improve readability of the thread. The answer-relevant ...
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Proper etiquette when an answer is in the comments section [duplicate]

I frequently come across questions on Stack Overflow that don't have any answers posted, but do have answers in the comments section. They aren't normally well-explained answers, but still answers. ...
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Font size differ for no reason in link texts [duplicate]

Example from https://stats.stackexchange.com/help/badges/61/publicist, font size in red differ from font size in green. Tested on Firefox 77.0.1 x64.
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A Yaakov Ellis-inspired Meta.SE poetry contest: Write poems, win rep!

Yaakov Ellis Posting answers as haikus Poetry contest I'm sure that at least some of you have seen Yaakov Ellis's recent haiku answers. If not, here are some examples: (1), (2), (3). In that spirit, ...
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Protected question notice is confusing and incorrect, especially to users with the association bonus

The new notice for protected questions looks like this: Earn 10 reputation in order to answer this question. The reputation requirement helps protect this question from spam and non-answer activity. ...
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New round of UI updates… apparently. Edits in close banners, summary tab changes, and now new vote tooltip (content)s?

There's a lot going on in the UI right now that I can't find announcement or discussion posts for. An edit button is now prominently displayed in the close banner (for all users, for some reason, ...
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What's the reasoning behind the vote button tooltips having changed?

I recently noticed that the vote button tooltips have changed. They now say: Downvote this <post-type> if you find it unclear or not useful Upvote this <post-type> if you find it clear ...
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How do I identify whether a question is most appropriate on Super User or Unix & Linux? [duplicate]

It looks like the Unix & Linux site and the [unix] and [linux] Super User tags serve a similar purpose. How do I identify whether my question is appropriate for Unix & Linux or Super User? I ...
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Feedback for The Loop - June 2020: Defining the Stack Community

June’s “The Loop” blog post was just posted: Defining the Stack Community. In this post, I attempt to define the term “Community” as it is used on our Public Platform. My overall suggestion can be ...
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A user places a bounty on a question not theirs, can the OP withdraw their question from being bountied?

Situations where the OP might object to their question being bountied by someone else: The bounty benefactor is a well-known troublemaker and will (in all likelihood) award the bounty to either a low-...
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Should I replace terminal screenshots by plain text?

In some questions or answers, users post screenshots of their terminal to highlight a terminal application or simply to share the output of a command. In some cases, I find using a screenshot useless. ...
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Rendering a question containing MathJax makes for a really jumpy experience

As you can see in this animation (slowed down to 50% of original speed) rendering this page that has MathJax enabled is a really jumpy experience. There are a two things that play into this: There is ...

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