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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 πŸ”΄ 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 StackΒ 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 ...
Shadow Wizard Love Zelda's user avatar
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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? [duplicate]

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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Add an option to sort answers by the viewer's previously cast votes

Motivation: When I sort by highest score, what I really want is that by default, what other people found the most useful is at the top, because I'm in a mode where I want to find things that will be ...
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Edit review page: looks like all tags gone

No big deal, but here with the side by side display, a quick look gives the false impression that all the tags were removed in the new version. So perhaps it would be best to repeat them anyway, in ...
Dan Jacobson's user avatar
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Let's remove spam/offensive edit suggestions from the original poster's inbox as quickly as we can

Some of us have taken it upon ourselves to seek out the worst of what finds its way to Stack Exchange so that the majority of users don't have to see any of that. That's how the spam and rude flags ...
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Why is there no "duplicate answer" comment on late answer reviews? [duplicate]

When reviewing Late Answers, the Delete option description reads Answer does not address the question, is a duplicate, or cannot be improved.emphasis added as shown here: However, when I select ...
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Improve accessible in-page navigation (e.g., for screen readers) by having header elements for answers

When using a screen reader, it's difficult to navigate between answers on question pages I'm wondering if there is any way that each answer could be marked as a heading to make it easier to skip ...
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Ryan's bio description has a first/third person mixup

The bio of Ryan Polk contains mixed references to him, it's partly in first person and partly in third person: Ryan is Chief Product Officer at Stack Overflow. My role is to grow the product pieces ...
Shadow Wizard Love Zelda's user avatar
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Votes on rejected migration on destination site should not contribute positively or negatively to post ban calculation on the destination site

A moderator on one site requests migration and the post comes to the destination site. The destination site rejects the migration, but in the process, the migrated question received plenty of votes in ...
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feature request: make numbered list formatting less math unfriendly

As explained in this other post, numbered list formatting can be quite math unfriendly. Would it be possible to use a new numbered list, used on circles, squared or "bracketed" numbers, as ...
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How can I hide optionally right side panel at stackexchange.com?

Is there a built-in way to hide right-side panel (with links and blog entities) when reading answers to questions at stackexchange.com? It takes significant place on screen and makes text and code too ...
Damir Tenishev's user avatar
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On the stackexchange.com filters page, use a background color instead of having to load an external image

On the filters page on StackExchange.com, a static external image is loaded to force a background colour instead of applying a CSS background-color for the HTML element .filters-sidebar .filters ul li....
End Antisemitic Hate's user avatar
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Can staff please post an answer upon tagging a question as [status-completed]?

Related: Remove questions with moderator tags from the Unanswered list (2011) We currently have 425 wholly-unanswered questions marked status-completed. This is a problem for three reasons: Answers ...
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Periodically publish a data dump of all IDs in the image ID space (and make it available in SEDE)

I see that Imgur has an API to query for image IDs in its ID space, but api.stack.imgur.com is not an API endpoint (and SE is moving off Imgur anyway). Say I want to get all the IDs of images in Stack ...
super-starball-ultra's user avatar
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Allow users to remove notifications in their inbox

Deleted comments on followed posts persist in the global inbox is marked as status-bydesign - if you have already seen a notification, then it is never removed from the inbox. That includes if the ...
VLAZ's user avatar
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Enable the announced 'Answers generated by Artificial Intelligence tools are not allowed' banner on Meta.SE

This is a follow-up on Sites can now request to enable a banner to warn about their policy on AI-generated content where I posted a now-deleted answer to comply with the guidelines. We frequently see ...
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Can we make the spam flag description more clear?

Currently, the description of the spam flag reads as follows: Exists only to promote a product or service, does not disclose the author's affiliation. This wording is very confusing because it's ...
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I suggest to do a flag button inside an edit block [duplicate]

There isn't an individual flag for edits: we can't use a special flag relating to someone who edits a post of another user. Now the only way to draw a moderator's attention about someone's edit is to ...
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Mention the maximum image size for images uploaded in chat

The maximum image size one can upload in the chat is 4 MiB (at least for JPG and PNG files, one day someone should look at GIF files). The limit is not mentioned in the chat. Feature request: Mention ...
Franck Dernoncourt's user avatar
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Allow high-reputation users or topic experts to "endorse" answers posted by other users

The problem I am a Physics Stack user and I made a feature request that I was told would be a better fit for the mother meta site. I am a user who primarily answers way more than I ask. In short, the ...
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Could altering the level of reputation required to view and comment on deleted answers improve people's trust in the impartiality of the site?

I believe that trust in this platform and the quality and impartiality of the information it provides is very important. For this question, my assumption is that one of the things we want to do is to ...
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Why is the color contrast in the comment instructions barely readable? [duplicate]

This is an example from the Politics site. I have noticed it on other beta sites. Black font letters on a medium-dark blue background is difficult to read. I am sorry about the large section that is ...
Ellie Kesselman's user avatar
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"Clear" button for tags field

I think the tags field would benefit by a "Clear" button. I inadvertently pasted three sentences into the select tags field, thereby creating dozens of tags.Β  Had to click the delete 'x' one ...
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See previous revisions of posts

I would like to see each historical status of a post. Without the difference. Just look at what a post looked like before, and that the user can choose the version in time and display it.
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Box drawing characters etc. display fail in code block and in mobile browsers

I have used the code block to display grids like this: β”Œβ”€β”€β”€β”¬β”€β”€β”€β”¬β”€β”€β”€β”¬β”€β”€β”€β”¬β”€β”€β”€β”¬β”€β”€β”€β”¬β”€β”€β”€β” β”‚6thβ”‚ 5β–²β”‚4thβ”‚ 3β–²β”‚2ndβ”‚1stβ”‚0thβ”‚ β•žβ•β•β•β•ͺ═══β•ͺ═══β•ͺ═══β•ͺ═══β•ͺ═══β•ͺ═══║ β”‚ β”‚ 1 β”‚ β”‚ 4 β”‚ β”‚ β”‚ β”‚ └───┴───┴───┴───┴───┴───┴─...
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Make the background of code blocks darker (or a different color)

When we use code blocks, created for example by the "Code Sample" button ({}), the background is so light: Example: hsl(0,0%,96.5%) But when we use backticks (`) to create inline code the ...
Snack Exchange's user avatar
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What's the benefit of keeping questions around that have negative votes? Isn't it just an embarrassment to the OP?

What's the benefit of keeping questions around that have negative votes? Isn't it just an embarrassment to the OP? And the OP is discouraged to delete the question if the question has been answered by ...
Andrew's user avatar
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Offer a bounty for a new canonical Q/A pair

For personal reasons I am no longer interested in contributing new questions and answers to Stack Overflow; but I think this idea would have much broader applicability than my specific use case. ...
Karl Knechtel's user avatar
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Please bring back the Community Roadmap posts

When I began work on the now defunct Community Leadership Team in early 2020, one of our early initiatives was to share details on the work being done for the community from both Community and ...
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Add a link to the site cookie settings from the User Settings page

Apparently cookie settings are configurable via a link on the site footer. I found this out thanks to a brief mention on the Advertising Guidelines update: Opt in or out of cookie tracking To opt in ...
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Move tag info from source tag to the destination in case when destination tag exists, but doesn't have info yet

In tag merging process (available for moderators) when the resulting tag name doesn't exist yet the process will behave like a tag renaming. I.e. all tag info (short and detailed) will be "moved&...
αλΡχολυτ's user avatar
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Reduce the vertical spacing in the question title on the timeline page [duplicate]

There is too much vertical spacing in the question title on the timeline page when viewed on Chrome with Android. I'd suggest reducing it. Example from https://stats.stackexchange.com/posts/604021/...
Franck Dernoncourt's user avatar
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2 answers
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Indicator on Meta next to the display name of former Staff and/or Mod users for actions performed with that status

When a staff member or a mod posts or performs an action on a site (like commenting, reviews, revisions) their status as Staff and/or Mod status is clearly identified using symbols or text set next to ...
Yaakov Ellis's user avatar
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Feature of posting a question as an anonymous guest user (without having an account) is not useful and it leads to incorrect answers / comments

Posting a question as an anonymous guest user (without having an account) is allowed but for commenting 50 reputations are required. A guest user (who doesn't have an account) can't accrue any ...
Andrew's user avatar
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Regarding the "Find a Stack Exchange Community" search engine, can community members add "Also Known As" terms to help direct people to their site?

This question is in reference to this box... I found that when I entered terms like "climate change", "clean energy", "renewable", "global warming", etc. that ...
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