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i.sstatic.net is missing IPv6 DNS resolution

Cloudflare is about one of the easiest way to get a domain served over both IPv4 and IPv6. However the new image hosting domain doesn't have any AAAA records. Would it be too much to ask for images to ...
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Have an option to permanently switch to the jQuery fallback across all SE sites

Every SE site loads script from https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.12.4/jquery.min.js. Unfortunately, the majority of Google's domains, including ajax.googleapis.com, are blocked by GFW. ...
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Revisit the idea of attachments, now that images are selfhosted

Is it time to revisit the idea of attachments, now that images are self hosted? (Stack Exchange’s image hosting arrangement with Imgur is ending - advance notice ) see old question here: Please add a ...
Rand Random's user avatar
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Please enable hotlinking to images hosted under sstatic.net

I have just discovered that the new i.sstatic.net domain does not allow hotlinking. I assume it was done to prevent using the images outside of the SE network, however I kindly ask you to reconsider ...
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Can stackexchange have a direct interface to push code from github? [closed]

I would like to see this feature implemented- an interface to push code from github- as I keep having to copy paste code between stackexchange and github. I know that github has its own discussion ...
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When overflowAI will be finally available for individual users? [closed]

Why would you make overflowAI only available to business?
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How to easily access your "saved for later"/duplicates list when voting duplicates

It would be very useful, when voting on a question as duplicate, if one could easily access the "Saved for later" list (or whatever list one uses), since that's where I keep the commonly ...
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When a tag is removed, why isn't it removed from watchlists?

Recent activity in New Caledonia (and the closure of the airport) made me wonder if there were any recent questions in the air-calin tag on Travel. It's one of my watched tags, so I clicked it and -- ...
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Can we exchange one index for another one?

In the Stack Exchange Data Explorer only the most logical/beneficial yet minimal set of indexes is created for the tables found in the schema. One of those indexes is on the Users table: CREATE ...
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Allow editing already-submitted “In need of moderator intervention” flag comments

After I submit text for the flagging reason “In need of moderator intervention”, it's not possible to edit it. So my feature-request is: after submitting the "In need of moderator intervention&...
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Stack Overflow announcement profile

Feature request: a Stack Overflow announcement account! So as you all know, Stack Overflow manages a lot of the administration of the Stack Exchange network, so this is not site specific. I just want ...
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Allow higher-resolution GIF images

Current limitation: One cannot upload animated GIF images with a resolution of 2373×1889 pixels or higher. I don't know the actual limit, but it's likely even lower. Feature request: Allow higher-...
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Separately show number of upvotes and downvotes [duplicate]

Here on Meta Stack Exchange (MSE), by clicking on the net reputation of a question, we can see the number of updates and downvotes received separately. I think this feature should be made available on ...
Aarush Saharan's user avatar
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Why is it not known who closed your question? [duplicate]

What’s the point in electing moderators if you can't figure out who closed your question? Questions are closed under unclear pretenses. How do I even begin the process of reopening?
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Should the poster of a question be able to mark their self-answers after 2 days automatically?

After the poster finds an answer and posts it, they have to wait 2 days to mark it as the answer. Should Stack Exchange provide a button or option to automatically mark it as the answer after 2 days, ...
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Could we revisit WebP support with the new uploader?

There's a feature request from last year requesting WebP support. I'd say the arguments made there were persuasive, and I'd encourage people to take a look at that post. I'd say that with the new ...
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Remove the 'resetting any rude or abusive flags' note from the rollback tooltip

The tooltip for the rollback button in a revision history is: sets the current revision to this version of the post, resetting any "rude or abusive" flags However, the 'resetting of red ...
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New image uploader should have a more descriptive error when you paste in a link rather than a picture

Admittedly, I pretty much tried to fit a square peg into a round hole, but I accidentally used the image upload button instead of the link button when trying to post a link to a question. Current ...
Journeyman Geek's user avatar
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How can I make a reversed numbered list in a question or answer?

Numbered lists are easy: Item1 Item2 This is how it looks when I'm typing this question: Reversed numbered lists are not that easy: Item2 Item1 This is how it looks when I'm typing this question: ...
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Make it flow smoothly to add a post to a specific saves list

I am an avid user of the saves feature. I like it. I want to love it. One of the biggest pain points is how much I need to move my mouse around to add a post to a specific list. saves button is to ...
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Add a keyboard shortcut for adding a post to saves

I use the saves feature a lot, and I also use my keyboard a lot. It would be nice to have a keyboard shortcut for saving a post. I dunno. How about v,s (as in "vote -> save").
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Allow bold/italic formatting in first question notice translations on international sites (English sites do make use of it)

When the user of any SE site is ready to post their first question they will see the notice, e.g. on ruSO now: Source English text for the top paragraph in this popup is the following in traducir: ...
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Why do questions not get locked after a period of inactivity?

At least in exchanges where "necro-posting" is banned, questions do not get locked after a period of inactivity, and therefore can still have answers and comments added. If moderation ...
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Being able to easily see how many deleted versus non-deleted posts I acted on

I am often curious how many total questions I have closed/reopened/edited/etc regardless which ones were later deleted. You can view these statistics on your profile, and selecting the desired tab, to ...
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For each Stack Exchange site, would it be good to have a pseudo-dictionary webpages for tag list? [closed]

For each Stack Exchange site, would it be good to have a pseudo-dictionary web page for tag list? Essentially, it is a dictionary web page(s) containing a list of pages used by a particular Stack ...
user1338998's user avatar
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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'...
super-starball-ultra's user avatar
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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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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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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 ...
Karl Knechtel's user avatar
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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 ...
Rebecca J. Stones's user avatar
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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 ...
Federico Poloni's user avatar
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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 ...
Franck Dernoncourt's user avatar
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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?
Franck Dernoncourt's user avatar
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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 ...
Dan Jacobson's user avatar
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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 ...
Christos Hayward's user avatar
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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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