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Why aren't all communities shown in the user profile? [duplicate]

When I go to my own profile, only five communities are shown under Communities. Why aren't all displayed? For one there is an, about, 1340 pixels empty space below the grouping, and the hassle of ...
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Hovering on a search result tag should give the option for adding to the search

When searching I don't always think to add relevant tags, or I discover a new tag that might help narrow down my search. To make the process smoother, could a button to 'add to search' be added to the ...
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Moderators should be able to retract erroneous migrations

Recently, a moderator erroneously migrated my question. The moderator admitted that my question was erroneously migrated, but he told me to ask the receiving site's moderators to reject the migration. ...
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Should animations in the open source WebM format be allowable on Stack Exchange sites?

Prior to posting this I searched meta.stackexchange for existing posts on this subject and didn't find any, so... Image files (both still and animated) used in questions and answers on Stack Exchange ...
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Change the schema.org generator to include the title element text as name property

Apparently, Google is using the name of the QAPage schema, ignoring the title HTML element. Other search engines are not doing that. We include the first tag in the title to make sure the most popular ...
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Keep showing the post after casting the final spam flag while reviewing

When casting the final spam flag from the First Questions/First Answers/Late Answers queue, the post disappears and 'question/answer not found' is shown instead: This makes it difficult for example ...
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Add an inbox toggle to filter out messages from other sites

When I click the Inbox icon on the navbar on any SE site, I see messages/updates from all SE sites. But I sometimes only want to see those specific to the site I'm in (or a site and its associated ...
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Deleting answers, reloading pages, and changing focus

This question is closely related to the recent changes in answer sort ordering, but I think it’s different enough (or niche enough) to warrant its own question. Here is the workflow: Be a moderator ...
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Certain escape characters can be copied while editing, but not after

(First off, this has nothing to do with backslashes) While editing my answer to a Code Golf challenge, I noticed that a certain escape character behaved in an odd way. The specific character is \x1b. ...
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Change blog link in election text to HTTPS

The introductory text for elections contains the following paragraph with a link that's still HTTP: Community moderators are accorded the highest level of privilege on our community, and should ...
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Add anchors to the top of each revision element on the timeline pages

While in response to the request Add anchors to revisions it is apparent that there is a link to each revision I often prefer to link to a revision within the context of the entire timeline of the ...
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Automatically inform newcomers of how comment @replies work

I often find myself informing the newcomers about the comment @replies, since otherwise the comments they write (when trying to reply to someone) often remain unnoticed due to lack of notifications. I ...
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Are there any tricks to "bypass" duplicated question checking when asking on Stack OverFlow? [duplicate]

I've just started learning IT and ask questions on SO a lot. But I'm so tired of my questions being closed all the time due to duplicated reasons. They pointed me to some other question that was said ...
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Badge Dates on User Profile should show the Year once the Year is over

In the example screenshot taken from my Arqade user profile summary, I earned the Socratic badge on November 16th, 2021. But all it shows on the summary page is "Nov 16". When I see this, ...
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Can we make post editors and answerers more visually distinct?

I genuinely mistook a post editor for a post answerer. Admittedly this was on mobile view (the layout, not the alternative site mode, as that mode has been removed as far as I can tell) but it's also ...
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Better glance at a user's recent tops hits

It was brought to my attention a few months back in chat that the profile's top posts by score rarely have any recent big score posts (users not voting as they used to). I have checked various ...
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Confusing text "Search options not deleted" on search results page

When doing a search, the search results header shows a confusing text: Search options not deleted While this is correct, it only shows non-deleted posts, it may lead to confusion: most users don't ...
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Misleading link description in the Summary subtab for viewing all upvotes and downvotes cast

In the Summary subtab on the Activity page, for example, on English Language & Usage, my total upvote count is 976 and my total downvote count is 286. Now I believe this includes votes on now-...
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Grant site permission based on the total accumulated, rather than current, reputation [duplicate]

I've been using Stack Exchange sites for about seven years now, and in that time I've probably accumulated a few thousand reputation points — primarily on Stack Overflow. Recently I was posting a new ...
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Link to the SEDE guide should open a new tab rather than changing the current URL (of the query composer)

The compose query page displays a ? icon that directs us to the schema documentation: Please make it so that the link opens up a new tab rather than changing the current URL without any prompt asking ...
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Let the user access their flag history when they are suspended

When a user is suspended, it is not possible for them to access their flag history. I do not understand why it is like this. Simply restricting the flag history access makes no sense in my opinion. ...
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When running a query in SEDE that needs UserId as input parameter, add an option to indicate the ID of the logged-in user, based on the selected site

Feature request: When running a query in SEDE that needs the UserId as input parameter, add an option to indicate the ID of the logged in user, based on the SE website they selected to run the query ...
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Link to per-site meta in the sidebar/dropdown "Step 1: Draft your question" is not HTTPS and has the old format meta.*.stackexchange.com

Similar to: Link to parent site is not HTTPS in the sidebar/dropdown "Step 1: Draft your question" on any per-site Meta. When asking a question on some SE sites, such as Mathematics the ...
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Make it clear in the bounty dialog that it's not possible to reward your own answer

When a user sets a bounty on a question, the system doesn't allow them to reward their own answer: Can I award a bounty to my own answer? No. This used to be possible, but it has been disabled. The +...
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In the notification from when our suggested tag wiki edit got approved, include the name of the tag [duplicate]

Currently, when your edit to a post is approved, you'll get a notification in your achievements tab that displays a "+2" followed by the title of the post. For example: +2 The Many Memes of ...
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Bounties with no deadline [duplicate]

Today I discovered that a number of Stack Exchange sites maintain a list of bounties with no deadline. As this is unsupported by Stack Exchange, this is done outside the normal bounty system in an ...
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Why can't we object to a downvote? [duplicate]

I saw this as a closed question, and maybe I am wrong for starting it up again, but there should be a method for objecting to a downvote. Please keep in mind, some of us are not the best with "...
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Add option "ask a new question" to page not found

The page "Page not found [newline] This question was removed from Stack Overflow for reasons of moderation." list various options how to continue but fails to list the option to ask the same ...
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Contact page provides weak guidance on providing feedback and making feature requests

https://stackoverflow.com/contact mentions "Feedback" only under the unclear heading "Jobs Support" near the end and there is no mention of "feature requests" or "...
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Allow me to search through my bookmarks from my user page, like you can for posts

When you view your user page, the search box is updated with your user ID like so: Searching from this page means I can see all of my posts (i.e. questions and answers). But there's no equivalent for ...
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Please, make "Your privacy" "Accept all cookies" popup smaller, so it will not obscure half of the page [duplicate]

I read numerous questions: Do I have to use a browser plugin to stop being accosted on SE sites with the “Accept all cookies” pop-ups over and over and over? Bug? Options? How do I dismiss the new ...
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Quicker copying of code examples [duplicate]

There are some code snippets in answers that I want to take, but it is slightly inconvenient to select the whole thing. Could there be a button added next to every snippet that lets you copy the whole ...
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Capitalizing issue in the header pages

In the header's "review queues" drop-down menu, in the link text of "all queues" and "tools", the first character is a capital letter: But in the "achievements"...
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How to block whole sites in the Hot Network Questions list [duplicate]

So, Politics and Parenting are really getting on my nerves, and I would like to completely block them, so they don't show in hot questions. Curiosity is not going to allow me to ignore it if I see ...
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A gesture of solidarity with Ukraine

Changing the +10 badge to the Ukrainian colours would be a simple gesture of solidarity with Ukraine and would act as a constant reminder across the world that Ukraine is fighting for their freedom ...
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Should we switch from marking a question as opinion-based into marking an answer as opinion-based?

I think that possibility to mark questions as opinion-based is problematic for few reasons: It is just hard or impossible to predict if question is opinion based. asker has to predict what other ...
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Improve Meta awareness banner on private beta sites

Sites in private beta (current example – screenshot for when it reaches public beta) have a yellow banner on all pages making users aware of the Meta site: got a question about the site itself? ...
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Hashcode sites are unmoderated and spam-filled [duplicate]

Hashcode is a network of Russian Q&A sites that was bought by Stack Overflow in 2015. The most active sites for programming and Russian were imported to Stack Exchange, but not all were. A few ...
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Remove 'Autobiographer' from Recent Badges

Until a better method is implemented to prevent spam accounts from seeing the light of day, can we remove either the 'Autobiographer' badge from the Recent Badges list, or, alternatively, prevent ...
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Can we start indicating that there is an accepted answer at the start of the Answers section on a question?

I was on Stack Overflow looking for an answer to a question. The default (I presume) sort didn't look hopeful, but I wanted to know if there was an accepted answer to look for or to just sort by score ...
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Make a feature to mark your own question as solved by yourself already without any answer's help! [duplicate]

This option is way better than just setting a question as solved through checking an answer that might or might not be correct leading to a bias. And since there are many cases already that some ...
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Can we have a way to distinguish between deleted and undeleted posts on the review history page?

Can you guess which of these closed posts are deleted? This screenshot is taken from https://meta.stackexchange.com/review/close/history. Several of the posts in this screenshot are deleted, for good ...
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Should we open up each Stack Exchange policy to discussion by allowing each policy to be made into a question?

Some context - How does and how should site governance work? I understand that any websites must follow external policy (an example is - don't put underage users at risk of seeing nudity, etc.) and it ...
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"Magic Links" displayed text ambiguous in some cases

The help-center "magic links" for comments such as [help/on-topic], [help/dont-ask] and [help/behavior] currently have the ambiguous (and poorly capitalized) display text of "help ...
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Meta SE's "access review queues" privilege mentions queues that don't exist

Having just earned 2k reputation, I received access to the first available review queues. This is what the description on the Privileges page says: Access the First posts and Late answers review ...
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Can the 'receive your first Gold Badge' description be changed?

Every time I notice the following suggestion, I get slightly amused: You don't have a gold badge yet. Write an answer that scores 100 or more to earn your first. I think this is not helpful advice ...
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Hide the reputation of requester and posters in feature-request tagged posts, to add more guaranties of balanced advice

The more I look at Stack Exchange Meta or Stack Overflow Meta, the more I see the effects of the requester's reputation (and posters' ones) on them. Do you have a lot of gold medals and reputation? ...
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Please add some basic guidance on voting to the tour

I just had to deal with an understandably irate user who had been participating on the site I moderate only in one specific tag, where only a very small group of people were active. It turned out that ...
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Informing new users that targeted voting is not allowed

The current help pages do not make it clear that targeted voting (either up or down) is not allowed. The only mention of this is in Why do I have a reputation change on my reputation page that says &...
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Please allow me to decrease zoom on mobile

Since the new site design, when using mobile chrome, I can fit maybe a third of a question or answer on the screen at once, in giant lettering. I was able to get around it, by clicking "disable ...
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