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Could election announcement posts be formatted better?

The moderation election post posted by the community bot looks something like this, in this case for Codegolf.SE: The 2022 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections ...
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Close-vote power and question tags [closed]

I did see that when the first close-vote is placed, the second and third follow quickly. And one thing those voters have in common is that they do not have a high reputation in the tag in which the ...
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On sites where accepting an answer does not pin it, should it get a boost in rankings?

Some sites no longer pin accepted answers to the top. While I understand the reasoning (e.g. the OP's favorite answer might be wrong), it does seem like acceptance should "boost" the answer ...
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I would like to request that `answers:no` be interpreted to mean `answers:0`

I often type answers:0 closed:no into the search bar. Today, I typed answers:no closed:no There are questions with 9 or more pre-existing answers in the search results. My feature request is: Use some ...
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Giving a generic comment/message for negative vote [duplicate]

I have seen a couple of suggestions on downvoting, such as: Every downvote should be accompanied by a mandatory comment. The first downvote should be accompanied by a mandatory comment. Downvotes ...
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Can we lower the two-day minimum wait for placing a bounty to one day for smaller Stack Exchange sites?

After posting a question, can we lower the two-day minimum wait for placing a bounty to, for example, one day, for smaller, more inactive Stack Exchange sites?
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Warning message before the system merge any accounts when the system detects suspect behavior

When you use a network that is shared with many people, it is possible that they interact with each other without knowing about each other. The problem is when the interaction reach some point, the ...
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Add syntax highlighting support for Solidity

Recently, I have been active a lot on the Ethereum site. It got a recent design overhaul which shows that some progression is happening. Unfortunately, one of the main issues is that the Solidity code ...
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Please make the "Show questions" button bigger in moderator election

I am seeing this election page on Math Overflow and the button which shows the selected nomination questions for the election is too small. Could the "Show questions" button be increased in ...
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Should question scores count toward tag-badges on Meta sites?

Throughout the Stack Exchange network, tag-badges are earned by receiving upvotes on answers to questions with the relevant tags. This is (IMHO) the way it should be for the main sites – each of those ...
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Can we strip preceding whitespace out and check for "https://" being present when pasting a URL for an image upload to prevent prepending "https://"?

On sites where there is reputation restriction for embedding images, I (and others) will often edit posts from new users that include only a link to an image to embed the image (mostly this is on ...
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Please make the revision history of help center articles public

Please make the revision history of help center articles public to all users. When a non-moderator tries to access the revision history of a help center article (example), this is shown: I really don'...
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Shouldn't Stack Overflow link in footer be https://stackoverflow.co/?

In the footer of every SE site, under Company section, there is a link for Stack Overflow, i.e., https://stackoverflow.com/. Since February 2022, stackoverflow.co has been used as the main domain ...
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Can answers to closed questions in search results get a 'closed' label as well?

Going through search results, answers have the same title as their questions, but lack the '[closed]' status indicator if the thread has been closed. This is an example from a search here on Meta. ...
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Inconsistent wording between list and filter for some flag states

In the flag summary, the filter on the right uses different words for some statuses than the list: "pending" in the list is "waiting for review" in the filter "self-removed&...
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My brain cannot ignore the ignored questions due to contrast change. Please change it back

A recent change made ignored posts way more visible than it used to be, up to the point that my brain just can't filter them out anymore. The reason I don't want to hide them is two-fold. Posts are ...
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A Proposal for Modification of Bounty Rules when the Bounty is not Awarded

I'd like to propose a modification to the rules for awarding a bounty. A couple of times, including this recent one, I have provided a legitimate answer to a question, been the only poster to try, ...
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Can we please have consistent wording regarding "profile" and "account"?

The words "profile" and "account" have been used interchangeably in multiple places across the network, but I am not sure if it is the right thing to do. Also, I could not find any ...
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Don't show "You did not vote in this election." to users who did not log in or who did not join the community

I was seeing this webpage: https://rpg.stackexchange.com/election/6 and noticed this: You did not vote in this election. When I did not join the community, it is quite obvious that I cannot vote in ...
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Ability to ping chat room owners

A recurring hassle in chat is to get a hold of a room owner when something needs their attention. As a crude workaround, some rooms have separate guidelines for users with an explanation of how to ...
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While editing questions in Stack Overflow I got this error message, like 'Queue is full' [duplicate]

While trying to improve the closed question on Stack Overflow by editing it, it didn't allow me to make an edit. Instead it shows me an error message like this. Even though I didn't edit more than ...
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Give us back the light green box for accepted answers. It can be accessible too!

Today the box that indicates if a question has an accepted answer has changed colour. This was done in an effort to improve the accessibility of the site. A noble goal which I generally applaud. If we ...
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Changing some part of the question after asking [closed]

Sometimes it is like we ask the question and after some answers or comments we notice some of the drawbacks of the question. The feature will let you some part of the question, not the whole question. ...
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We need a dedicated plagiarism flag

On Stack Overflow, we've suspected the plagiarism rabbit hole was deep... but we've had some users who are plumbing the depths of that pit and finding out that it's far deeper than anyone realized. Up ...
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Notify or make it easier to see when the edit queue is no longer full

Recently, even though I checked the site several times, the edit queue on Stack Overflow was often full. Then finally, I was able to click on "edit", but by the time I had entered my edit ...
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Replace Google Analytics with a transparent, privacy-respecting alternative

Earlier this year, Google announced that Universal Analytics (UA) will be going away and will stop processing new data after July 1, 2023. Stack Exchange currently plans to switch to Google Analytics ...
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Make license terms more prominent

A lot of people are unaware of license terms that apply to code pieces posted on Stack Overflow or the internet in general. This is from my own experience but is also stated in a paper here. And some ...
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Please delete the Twitter bots run by SE

In December 2020, I posted a feature-request regarding letting the OP decide if their post can be shared by SE Twitter bots. Catija, Community Manager, said this: ... what you're asking would be ...
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Does the <title> prefix from a post tag, that SE renders in post HTML, affect post placement or visibility?

I asked this question and noticed that it was <title>'ed as "drywall - How should you insulate ..." Primarily the question is about insulation, however: the question does mention ...
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Make the Featuredly Asked Questions into only Frequently Asked Questions

Take a look at the sidebar right now on the main page, or look at my screenshot here: Do you notice anything weird? And how about now? As the space for FAQ posts in the sidebar is limited to only 10 ...
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Tag synonyms in "Add to watched tags" search bar can be confusing

This small issue arises when adding tags to your watched tags list through the "edit" button, on the side panel of the main question list. When searching for tags through this search box, ...
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Stack Exchange needs rules for where to post questions considered off-topic

There should be a set of rules and guidance for communities to know where a question can be posted. Recently I posted a question on History Stack Exchange, but it was closed as "off-topic", ...
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The /help/staff page inconsistently uses "label", "marker", and "tag" to describe what denotes staff

In /help/staff, this is mentioned: How can I identify a staff member? Staff fall into one of two categories, with different indicators: General staff - these staff members represent the bulk of our ...
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Improve the user experience for duplicate closures

Duplicates are one of the most important features of the entire Q&A system. They are the consequence of the decision to create a repository of knowledge and to try and increase the signal-to-noise ...
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Add "improve and reopen/leave closed" options to the question edit queue

Whenever a significant edit is made to a closed question, the editor can choose to let it enter the reopen queue (with the "This edit resolves the original close reason and the question should be ...
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User reputation leagues filtered by tag [duplicate]

Is there a way to display users that have the highest reputation in a specific tag? For instance, the best ones knowing Java or the best ones knowing C# and so on?
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Remove [openid] as a default tag on per-site metas

OpenID support has been mostly removed for a while now, and is set to be completely removed at the end of October this year. However, the tag openid is still one of the default tags that get added to ...
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Remove "Wiki Answer" lock option on answers because it's misleading

Currently, moderators can put a "Wiki Answer" lock on both questions and answers. Its description is: Lock this post to encourage users to edit existing answers. Remember to remove ...
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Limit the number of times an author can choose "Submit for review" when editing a closed question

When a question is closed, anyone can make an edit and submit the question for reopening: This can be done an indefinite amount of times, which can lead to situations where authors are making ...
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Please make the revision histories of comments visible to their authors

When one posts a comment, one is able to edit it during a brief grace period. Moderators can edit any comment at any time. A comment that has been edited will have a little pencil symbol: Moderators ...
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Add link to Help Center article about moderators in the moderators tab on the /users page

The moderators tab on the /users page has some information and links about moderating/moderators on Stack Exchange. I think it would make sense to add a link to the main Help Center article about ...
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Change "http" to "https" in the tag-info imported for the default tags

On every per-site-meta, there are default tags1 which are automatically created when the site is created. At the same time, the tag-info for some of them is created - although there are a few bugs ...
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Extending the "Your first question has been published, now what?" system

Currently when new users publish their first question, a little box pops up that says Your first question has been published, now what? I'm proposing to extend this system. When the user posts their ...
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The Help Center is missing detail concerning Low Quality review queues not on per-site metas

Further to this question, this FAQ post states: Low Quality Posts does not exist on per-site metas However, this detail is absent from the Help Center section entitled What are review queues?: (...
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Revising the criteria for moderator nominees

It is very easy to be a candidate in a moderator election. If we exclude the prerequisites to become a moderator on Stack Overflow and the necessary 1,000 rep for Mathematics, a nominee needs only ...
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Collapse deleted answers

One or two answers that I've posted are (upon reflection) so bad and unrectifiable, that I've had to delete them. Fortunately there is a button for this. However, on the question page I can still see ...
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Give back the ability to indicate that a suggested edit is not helpful when improving

Prior to 2014, the ways by which a reviewer of a suggested edit could apply another edit when reviewing were different. The "Reject and Edit" option didn't exist, and the only option was to &...
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Reword the error message for a full suggested edit queue, as many users are getting confused with its current wording

The current message for a full suggested edits queue (where lots of people have suggested edits and the overall queue of pending edits from anyone is full) is: Suggested edit queue is full This ...
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What timezone is that stack-status page on, and can we have it behave normal(ish)?

The latest maintenance announcement has as a title: Planned maintenance scheduled for Tuesday, August 23, 2022 at 00:00-03:00 AM UTC (Monday, August 22, 8:00-11:00 PM US/EDT) When I visit ...
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"Your vote has been recorded" popup should close itself automatically after few seconds

Why do we need to explicitly dismiss the "Your vote has been recorded" notification after submitting or retracting a close vote? I think it should timeout automatically after a few seconds. ...
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