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Include original link on error page [duplicate]

Recently I've tried to open my profile, but there was a problem with a server. So I've been redirected to: https://ru.stackoverflow.com/error?aspxerrorpath=/users/15479/suvitruf-says-reinstate-monica. ...
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Un-responsive profile pages

Profile pages across the network don't seem to be responsive. Unless I fully maximize the window on my 1280x800 screen, I'm stuck with horizontal scroll bars. Are there any plans to fix this? An easy ...
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I should be able to tell what a Stack Exchange site is about from its front page, even when logged in

I'm staring at the front pages of Stack Exchange and Super User. I'm a member of both, which means there is NOTHING to indicate what either one is for on the front page: no text of any sort describes ...
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Automatically tag hot network questions as such [duplicate]

Over on Sustainability.SE, we've been keeping track of questions that hit the HNQ whenever we find them. We're a small site, and like getting on the list because it brings in new users. Case in point -...
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UI improvements for those who opt-in to ads

I turned off Hot Network questions and turned on Ads. I thought the ads would take the place of the hot network questions. The right margin area is dead space and could be used to generate some ...
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Can we get diff markup/markdown within posts?

I just realised recently how useful it would be to show diffs in posts. Mostly on programming sites, but it could be useful on language sites as well. For Stack Overflow, Software Engineering, etc.: ...
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Unsubscribing from *all* Stack Exchange email (except the inbox summary), now and forevermore

I just got a type of junk email ("Top new X Stack Exchange Users") that I had never seen before. I can unsubscribe from that specific site's emails of that type, but I cannot find network-wide email ...
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Split reputation: one for questions and one for answers [duplicate]

This request was triggered by the very recent blog post We’re Rewarding the Question Askers, which announced that now, also retroactively, the askers are given as many reputation points (10) as the ...
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Can progress data for feature requests be made publicly available to the community?

I understand that requesting features towards Stack Exchange Inc. works like this: you write a question-request here on MSE the community votes, and adds more thoughts, concerns, enhancements, ... ...
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There seems to be no downvote rep cap

It appears to me that there is no downvote rep-cap. There are some users who during the recent events have lost a lot more than 200 rep in a single day. How's that possible that there is no such ...
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Displaying the questions or answers reputation, in addition to the total reputation [duplicate]

This request was triggered by the very recent blog post We’re Rewarding the Question Askers, which announced that now, also retroactively, the askers are given as many reputation points (10) as the ...
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Fighting banner blindness: Dismissable Blog / Featured entries in banners

I'm sure people in charge knew in advance that today and on the next days/weeks questions will arise like "Why has my reputation increased unexpectedly?" although the reason is prominently announced ...
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Quotes should look different from spoilers

Spoilers are usually not quotes. But currently spoilers (after clicking) look exactly like blockquotes. So the reader has to memorize which paragraphs he clicked (spoilers), and which were already ...
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Is there a clear all or mark all as read feature for achievements?

Within the last 24 hours, I received something like 24 Yearling badges. This cluttered up my achievements dropdown, needless to say. Is there something like a clear all or read all function to ...
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Alignment issue in the achievements dialog box

There is an alignment issue in the achievements dialog box. The privilege icon is not aligned with the reputation score and badge icons. Can the privilege icon be aligned with others in the ...
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Some improvement suggestions for the Reputation value change email

Yesterday, I received an email about the reputation value change. When viewing the mail in the standard iOS Mail app (on an iPhone 7 Plus, if it matters), the gray background isn't as wide as it ...
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Don't display “Next privilege” in the case of suspended users

If you take a look at the reputation tab of an user whose account was suspended, you will see that that user's next privilege will be to be able to participate in meta, which will happen when the ...
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Under age users - could they just be suspended until of age?

We had a user who as far as we can tell on travel.se, was deleted on puzzling.se for being underage, and so all their accounts were removed. They were an incredibly useful user on Travel, and if they ...
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Distinguish questions and answers in reputation alerts

When question upvotes were worth five points and answer upvotes ten, it was immediately obvious what new reputation was for. If I saw "+5" it meant that a question got upvoted while if I saw "+10" it ...
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Today's change has retroactively changed the meaning of our past votes. Should we be able to change them?

TL;DR: today's change has retroactively changed the meaning of our past voting, and I'm uncomfortable with that. I want to point that out, as I feel it's a concern that's not been raised so far. I am ...
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Keeping special status for Accepted Answers without sticking them to top forever?

I often see complaints about highly voted answers (an indicator of community respect) appearing below an accepted answer which may have far fewer votes e.g. Shouldn't the answer with more votes be ...
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Show “Tap to show spoiler” message for spoilers in responsive design

Related question: Should mobile ask for taps on spoilers, not clicks?, but that is about the (deprecated) mobile web interface, not the new responsive design. This feature request is related but ...
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Add a way to dismiss the “Internet Explorer is no longer supported” banner

When browsing the site using Internet Explorer, a new banner indicating that IE is no longer officially supported appears: Unfortunately, there is no way to dismiss this prompt. Can there please be a ...
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Option to hide the “Sorry, we no longer support Internet Explorer” banner? [duplicate]

Recently, official support for Internet Explorer ended. Ref this question (status-complete): Maybe it's time to formally drop support for IE 11 Due to dumb IT policies at work, out of my control,...
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Allow bounties to be increased during the bounty time period? [duplicate]

I will occasionally drop a 50 reputation bounty on questions I find interesting or relatively obscure, to try and entice some good answers. However, occasionally the 50 reputation isn't enough of an ...
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Support Emoji in Markdown

Stack Exchange uses Markdown, but unlike so many other sites (e.g. GitHub, Discourse, Slack) that use Markdown, we don't support Emoji. I'd like to be able to write :smile:, :thumbsup:, :heart: or ...
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Existing answers should be eligible for bounty auto-award, when the reason for bounty is to reward an existing answer

I am not asking... ... to remove the 24-hour waiting period for reward-type bounties. ... for the ability to pre-select the winning answer, either. My request is this: When a user sets a ...
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People who abuse the voting system because they're upset, revoke their arrows?

Can we revoke voting privileges from those go through profiles and up-vote or down-vote spam others? Sure, the system re-sets it, most of the time if it's big enough to catch it, but if we actually ...
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Filter achievements box

I want to filter achievements to get only negative reputation and earned privileges. Is there any stackapp for that?
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Accepted answers should not categorically block auto-deletion of closed questions

tl;dr Allow Roomba to auto-delete a closed question regardless of an accepted answer when the other criteria for auto-deletion are met Roomba should count an answer acceptance as a single upvote to ...
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Can the public track feature-requests via a view into the SO ticket tracker?

This other question seems mildly related, but not really. Where can the [M]?S[UOF] community see whether features we've requested or bugs we've reported are being actively tracked and/or are in ...
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We Really Love Hats!

Winter Bash is approaching and the general sentiment is meh. I tend to agree, nobody is in mood for festive activities... besides that after having a few bashes, it gets less interesting. On the ...
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Could login with GitHub be added? [duplicate]

This question seems to be asked already some years ago: Login with GitHub? Then it was said the option is not important, no OpenID in GitHub, etc. However now, with the end of OpenID support, it ...
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Position of tags when reading questions

It happens to me rather often that I look at a question such as "How to do whatever with Collections" and while that's what I'm looking for in Java, it's useless if the question refers to, for ...
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Can we have threaded comments?

The conversation often continues in the Comments and important information is held in the comments. I'd like to have threaded comments there.
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How about newlines within comments?

I am aware that comments have only a simple field, with no formatting possible and that is fine (if formatting is needed, your comment should actually be an answer!) But I find some comments hard to ...
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Change the “community wiki thingy” so that it won't deadname users

I recently realized that, even though I changed my username a while ago (more than six months), some of my old community wiki answers are still displaying the wrong username. This bug has already ...
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Authenticate to Stack Exchange using GitHub

I've seen sign in methods using GitHub as an authentication provider, for example c9.io: (AWS Cloud9) Is it possible to authenticate into Stack Exchange using this method? At the moment there's ...
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Number of days since joined shown for an account on the accounts list is 1 or 2 days less than the correct number

Note: Since I posted this question, I'm quite certain I figured out what is going on, and now have a feature request, with this described in the Update section further down. However, for anybody ...
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Put tags under the title [duplicate]

Current situation Tags should not into titles. In an opened question, tags are shown at the very bottom of the question. Problem If a question was opened via a websearch site (which does not show ...
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Show tags in “Similar questions”

Actual situation When searching on stackexchange you get a list of search results. Each topic also contains a list of its tags below it. When adding a new question, after typing the title, a field "...
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Add a link to the participation tab

There is a hidden tab on all sites, showing participation. It can be accessed by going to the SE site and adding this to the end: users?tab=Participation. This then sorts users into the amount they ...
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Encouraging people to explain downvotes

Note: If you're looking for a simple explanation as to why comments aren't required on downvotes, see Why isn't providing feedback mandatory on downvotes, and why are ideas suggesting such ...
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Expand tag filter with additional options

Sometimes I want to search questions which are marked let's say with c# tag and either .net or .net-core and are not marked with entity-framework. But, currently it is not possible. It would be great ...
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Increase the reputation gained from question upvotes on Meta Stack Exchange to 10

Yes, I'm aware of discussions, leaks, etc. that have gone on recently regarding potential plans from SE to implement this network-wide. However, for the sake of this post, let's ignore those, and ...
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Rules and the App

I have noticed that there is no quick and easy way to read the rules for a given site if you are primarily using the Android App. This has resulted in my occasionally posting questions to the Law ...
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Flag status for retracted flags

When we see flags summary page, retracted flags can be seen as self-removed status. Which I was seeing the first time, so I thought SO/SE had added something new. I hovered over it and it displays the ...
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Spellling and grammmar issues are overemphasize [duplicate]

tldr; Don't bump minor edits for old posts. While we can all agree that if you notice questoin in a post, it should be corrected to question, I think we can all also agree that correction shouldn't ...
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Provide a questions-only filter for the post feedback tool

The post feedback tool for 10k+ users is pretty interesting, but it's hard to find underrated gems and problematic questions using it because they're lost in a sea of answers with feedback. Would it ...
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Muting Blocking or Filtering [duplicate]

The truth on this site has less buoyancy than passionate ignorance. We need to be able to filter people. Without this feature, contributing puts you in a huge risk. Arguing back with intellectual ...