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Are there cross-disciplinary stacks? [closed]

Sometimes I have a question that doesn't fit into any stack, or I want to get a physicist's perspective to a philosophy question or a philosopher's perspective to a science question. I like tying ...
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Don't show the contents of a post that was deleted as "rude/abusive" in New Answers to Old Questions

When scrolling through /tools/new-answers-old-questions, it can be rather unpleasant and typically not useful to see the contents of posts that have already been deleted as rude/abusive inline. If it'...
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Minor terminology improvement for the AI policy

https://physics.stackexchange.com/help/ai-policy, https://webapps.stackexchange.com/help/ai-policy, https://superuser.com/help/ai-policy, https://serverfault.com/help/ai-policy, etc. state: ...
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Is it just me, or is Stack Overflow getting toxic? [closed]

I have been a Stack Overflow user for multiple years now. I've contributed a bit to the site, answering a few questions here and there, and have been trying to be a good member of the community. ...
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Don't automatically convert answers to comments

It appears the system will automatically convert every short answer containing a link, into a comment. This is bad design. I wrote a short answer that is self-contained and perfectly acceptable as ...
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The new image uploader is slower than the old image uploader

Uploading an image with the new image uploader is slower than the old image uploader. Example below. Feature request: make the new image uploader as fast as the old image uploader. vs. tested by ...
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Create a view that provides a list of databases

In an answer to Strange new database 'Data.StackExchangePOC' is messing up cross-site SEDE queries our DBA extraordinair Aaron Bertrand suggested to have a feature request for a view to list ...
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The policy of editing out “noise” should be proactively explained and more easily referred to and justified

Across the network, but especially on Stack Overflow, it's considered important to edit questions and answers to remove noise. Of course I agree with this policy; it's part of what keeps the sites ...
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Prevent reopen votes from expiring until a question is dequeued to improve experience for low-visibility queue items

The workflow for getting a question reopened is you edit to improve the question, use the 'Add to review' checkbox or cast a reopen vote yourself to push your question into the Reopen votes queue, ...
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Knowing the date when I saved a post (a Question or an Answer)

In the Saves section of a profile (link pattern https://$community.stackexchange.com/users/saves/$userid/all?sort=Added) there is the "Added" sort option. But the items in the list don't ...
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Upgrade highlight.js library, due bad assembly code highlighting

When I edited a SO post, I noticed an error in highlighting assembly code sample. Not only formatting is not applied when using assembly nor x84asm language identifiers, but it looks bad even if using ...
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Can we get an [ai-policy] magic link?

Now that sites have AI policies, it seems like we would benefit from a magic link, like [ai-policy], linking to the site's respective help page. I tested this just now, but it didn't work, and it's ...
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Only add the "edited by" label for big changes, and not "Edit tags"

Editing tags is a minor change; "Edited by ..." should be added only for big edits/ improvements. Personally, I find "Edited by ... Kilroy" distracting, not helpful.
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"A year in moderation" posts should include number of edited comments

Comments can be edited by moderators. The linked post mentions that changes are logged to prevent abuse, and suggests that moderators should do it "almost never". There is no visible trace ...
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Reopen votes queue guidance contains outdated and/or inaccurate information

Go to any site /review/reopen then click Learn more about the Reopen votes queue. Closed questions that have received at least one reopen vote, as well as posts whose bodies have been edited within ...
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Add comment guidance has very low contrast text [duplicate]

This showed up the first time I added a comment: The black on dark blue is very hard to read. I think it should use the standard code colour of code. so it would look like: Comments use mini-...
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Should the "too many pending edits" pop-up be reworded for accuracy (unless rejected edits have no effect on the number pending)?

As per this pop-up, I have maxed out on my pending edits: For those who cannot read screen images, it says with my emboldenment: You have too many pending edits. Further edits cannot be submitted ...
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Can there be suggested edit audits that should be approved?

There has been some discussion over the years about the quality of suggested edit audits and the possibility of there being audits where the correct action is approve: Are there tests of suggested ...
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Enable marking posts as answered on a different site? It seems like a good idea to me [duplicate]

Recently I asked a question on Stack Overflow, but then found an answer on Computer Science Stack Exchange, so I posted a link in a comment (I would have felt bad answering my own question with a link ...
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Improving error message when blocking posts due to URL shorteners

Using TinyURL URLs in posts is banned on SE. The error message is: Body cannot contain "https://tinyurl.com/xai" Please avoid using URL shorteners; they can break without leaving any useful ...
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Room moderators should be able to edit the room description and manage lower levels of access

Some private chatrooms, most notably the Teachers' Lounge (the network-wide moderator chatroom), are a special type of private room — a staff-moderated room with appointed "room moderators". ...
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Possible incentive problem since edits bump questions

I posted Is armageddon more fair in a Vickrey auction? in Chess Stack Exchange on February 9th 2023. It was bumped a year later when someone edited my post on 18th March 2024. Why doesn't this create ...
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Enhancement Request: Indicate on the Tag listings when a tag is a synonym of another

I wanted to define some tags today (so many are left undefined when created) and chose to set the filter to "popular" and jump the the last page. As it turns out, every single tag on the ...
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Does it make sense to be able to unilaterally edit Qs and As but not be able to unilaterally approve edits?

I've just realized that while my current level of site permissions on one of the SE sites allows me to edit other people's questions and answers at will, it does not allow me to unilaterally approve ...
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Add a way to link to the /tags page with a tag search prefilled

I'd like to link to https://ai.stackexchange.com/tags with tag search = "gpt" prefilled: Can that be realized?
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Warn after the first tag that one needs 300 points to create new tags

Warn after entering the first new tag that one needs 300 points to create new tags. Don't wait until the user is through filling in the tags and presses Post, before informing him or her that all ...
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Is there a reason not to enable replacing internal SE URL text on comments with the page linked to? [duplicate]

On Super User, I looked for a Linux proportional font terminal, and found OS X or X11 terminal emulator supporting proportional fonts, in which the accepted answer suggested a Mac port of Emacs, but ...
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Add "Copy as suggestion" button to proposed suggestions in Traducir.win

Translation helper-proxy Traducir for Stack Exchange family sites has an ability to copy original (English) sentence as suggestion to edit area before reviewers can approve it. Can we add similar ...
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Allow opting out of review queues notifications

Yes, we should all serve our military duty. https://stackoverflow.com/help/privileges/access-review-queues But for those that aren't interested, we shouldn't need to rely on hacks. Opting out of ...
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Protected questions should have a higher reputation requirement for editing and approving edits

When a question is protected it requires a certain minimum reputation to answer it. At least on politics SE this is mostly used for questions that are highly politized or opioniated. And it works in ...
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Could there be a self-edit threshold that precludes a question from getting on the HNQ list?

I had to check out this question this morning in my moderatorial duties, and I was a little grieved to see it hit the HNQ at some point after it was asked, but certainly after the OP had edited it ...
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Display author name while editing a question or answer

I was editing an answer and wanted to say "we can also write this if [author name] agrees" but noticed that the author name was written nowhere on the post edit page interface. I had to open ...
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Please let me edit the titles of chat bookmarks

In chat, you can bookmark a series of messages, going from your start message to your end message. Afterwards, it'll show up at /rooms/<roomID>/conversation/<title>. This is useful for ...
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The behavior of popup vote totals losing their +/- sign if the absolute value requires 3 or more digits triggers awkward, sudden paragraph reflows

On the vote-total popup, the leading + or - is suppressed once the total hits three digits: Demo: Demo: Demo: Demo: This happens in both the 🟢 upvotes on the top and on the 🔴 downvotes on ...
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Let's have a single form to ask questions and have machine learning suggest subsite for it

One of the common problems on practically any site of Stack Exchange are questions that are off-topic. Many users do not read the FAQ or take the tour, but even to an experienced member (like myself) ...
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Remove border from non-textbox elements when focused

The recent design change of adding a visible border around textboxes when they're focused is a good thing IMO. However, when applied to elements such as radio buttons, it can just look weird, e.g. in ...
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What is the expected way for a NEW user to identify the correct SE for a question?

Are the different SE sites intended to operate as a whole? Or is there no expectation that any one site should care about getting questions answered unless they are on topic for that site? Use case: ...
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Uploading PNG image less than 2 MiB leads to error "Your image is too large to upload (over 2 MiB)."

I tried to upload PNG image with size about 1.3 MiB, but image uploader says that an image size is more than 2 MiB: Your image is too large to upload (over 2 MiB). Possible explanation for this is ...
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Why is there no way to upgrade a half-bounty to a full bounty after 7 days? Maybe some way should be implemented?

I don't understand why this gets downvoted for merely disliking the suggestion. The downvote button says: "The question does not show any research effort, it is unclear or not useful." It ...
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How can I find on which sites my question will be on-topic? [duplicate]

I'm going to ask a question about a web application, in detail how to arrange the objects on the page so the application is well usable on most devices and appears nice and practical to end users. I ...
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Is it possible to make my list of saved questions accessible during "duplicate close" dialogue?

It would be great to have access to ones saved questions in the "duplicate close" flow. Most of my saves are duplicate targets for questions that keep on getting asked somewhat frequently (I ...
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Generalize the DMCA Takedown Help Center page

All SE sites have a /help/dmca-takedown page. Right now, it's very specific in both the title and the content regarding DMCA takedown requests. However, it would be helpful if it was generalized to ...
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Allow regular (non-moderator) users to easily view if/when a moderator accessed their PII

Mods can view some PIIs of SE users. There seems to be no easy for regular (non-moderator) users to view if/when a moderator accessed their PII. Feature request: allow regular (non-moderator) users to ...
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Suggested edits dialog needs a Report button

The Suggested edits dialog needs a fourth button: Reject and report to moderators. Else after we reject it it might not stay around on our screen for us to figure out how to report it.
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The SE Data Explorer captcha is unnecessarily annoying

Whenever I try to run a query with the Data Explorer, my process is: Type the parameters for the query. Click "Run query". Click the "I'm not a robot" checkbox that suddenly ...
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Tag Info vs. Tag Wiki: be clear they are NOT the same

Here the user has just edited a "Tag Info" item. They then read about a seemingly additional "Tag Wiki" that they might want to edit. As Tag Info and Tag Wiki are probably NOT in ...
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Clarify the values for delete/undelete votes on 10k tools page

There are items with delete/undelete votes on 10k tools page. But the values specified there are not clear: Actually it's relate to number of votes already given (the first one), and the number of ...
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The Activity Data section of the user settings page is misleading

The new advertising policy states: Retargeting pixels are allowed for a limited number of vetted and pre-approved Programmatic partners. On the settings page of my profile it states: Stack Overflow ...
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When there are multiple comments on my post, have the notification lead to the oldest

Currently if multiple comments on one of your own posts, you get a single notification, not multiple. What happens is that all comment notifications for the same post are grouped together, only the ...
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Cookie settings dialog spells the same word in both American and British English in different places

In the Cookie Settings, specifically under the "Privacy Preference Center" section, I've noticed a discrepancy in language usage related to personalization. The term "personalized" ...
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