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Add pluralization option to impact block related strings

Currently there are no strings depend on count in impact block of user profile page activity tab: Each item has only one sentence to translate: people reached posts edited helpful flags votes cast ...
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Do I automatically follow (edits, comments, etc) to wiki answers I've made that I later made community wiki? [duplicate]

I think I remember a few times some of my CW answers were edited but I wasn't notified. Not sure. But I guess since there isn't a 'follow' button below such answers, I still do follow them? If this is ...
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Add keyboard shortcut for editing the list of duplicates

Users with a gold badge in a tag are able to edit the list of duplicates for a question. There are no keyboard shortcuts defined for this. For example, a rather routine task is to close a question ...
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Count length of comment only by the markdown formatted *result* length, not by its *raw input* length [duplicate]

When adding markdown formatted links, you have the chance to give a short and readable name to a link, using : I have to change it to: to be able to comment. Result: If I try to save some space in ...
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Please reinstate flag option in low quality review queue

In the Low Quality review queue we need a flag option. (Which we used to have not so long ago). A simple example which would have been best as a comment, instead I'd need to leave the review queue, ...
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"How to Edit" information in edit page is meaningless to OP

I am a user without the edit privilege in Ask Ubuntu. When I click the edit button on my own post, this is shown: The How to Edit information is kinda meaningless to the OP. How to Edit Correct ...
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When a user with too little reputation tries to vote, specify the type of vote (upvote or downvote) with the reputation requirement [duplicate]

When trying to cast a upvote with <15 reputation: Thanks for the feedback! You need at least 15 reputation to cast a vote, but your feedback has been recorded. Similarly, when trying to cast a ...
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Make tag excerpts show the synonym's excerpt when a tag is a synonym of another one

When I add tags to a question, the excerpt shown is the tag's excerpt. However, when a tag is a synonym of another one, this can be frustrating. Can it show the excerpt of the synonym instead of its ...
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First answers review queue - Edit queue is full at the moment

I have recently reached the possibility of using the "review queues". Often and willingly I try to help the community of Stack Overflow as I can, focusing mainly on the "first questions&...
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Enable category view when filtering community digests

The community digests page conveniently splits the various Stack Exchange sites to categories such as technology, culture, etc.: It also has a handy filter option. However, when you use it, you lose ...
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Date selection text highlight isn't inline on the The Overflow blog

The text selection highlight for dates in The Overflow blog is sometimes not entirely inline with the date. Selecting the date adds a small highlight to the left that's offset. I noticed this because ...
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Block fumacrom.com from appearing in posts

The domain "fumacrom.com" is an alias for "adf.ly", which I just came across as a spam link on Stack Overflow. Since we already have adf.ly on the blocklist, we should add fumacrom....
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Support Prolog in syntax highlighting

As listed here, Prolog is not currently supported by Stack Exchange but it is supported by the underlying library highlight.js.
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"Followed post" list ceased to show the status of the questions and displays deleted questions now [duplicate]

I follow all questions that I voted to close. Obviously, this "Followed posts" list on my Activity page is rather longer than shorter, requiring manual clean-up from time to time. In the ...
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Can we get a better error message if our browser is too old?

For about 6 weeks I had to reset my mobile and forgot afterwards to update the browser apps (yes, my fault), so I was not able to make a full login on Stack Exchange. It would be nice to get a more ...
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Suggested feature - simplify migration process

I am suggesting to add a new feature that simplifies the question migration process. Requested feature: Adding a "Migrate" option next to the "Close" option. The migration ...
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Allow ORing between more search terms like `inquestion:123`, or at least tell me the search failed

I just tried to look at two sets of answers, for different question: I've tried using inquestion:12791 OR inquestion:11422 the result of which ignores the first search term. I've tried using (...
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If I've already left a comment in review, the system doesn't need to suggest an automated comment

I couldn't see this suggested elsewhere, but if I leave a comment during review, I don't need an automated comment suggested to me. If the option to leave a comment has some other purpose (moves it to ...
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Save and copy changes to all communities [closed]

Adding "Save and copy changes to all communities" can be useful for some reason, but there is the "Save and copy changes to all public communities" button.
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Lower reputation requirement for "reopen" privilege [duplicate]

Some questions are closed by mistake and the current procedure for reopening is very... uhm... bureaucratic. Take a look at this question for example. We have 170 upvotes (the question clearly has ...
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Tutorial for searching before posting [duplicate]

It seems in comments and answers that it is hammered home the fact that people need to search the website before posting. If this is the case, then why is there no tutorial on searching the site? If ...
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Make auto-deleting of comments (flagged as no longer needed) easier, if they @-ed a user that *only* has deleted comments under that post

We already make auto-deleting comments easier if they contain certain phrases. Can we do the same if the comment contains @user, and that user has already deleted their comments? If I make a comment ...
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Confusing email after question migration

I recently posted a question "We encountered a pro​blem processing your request" when downloading ISO from Windows Insider Program on Super User which was then migrated to Web Applications. ...
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Answer draft does not remember Community Wiki status

When you write an answer but don't post it yet, the system will save it as a draft (just like with questions). For questions, the draft functionality remembers more than just the body: title and tags ...
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Should there be a lower threshold for getting gold tag badge, on less popular tags?

A gold badge for a tag gives a user additional review power, to help manage low-quality questions having that tag. At https://stackoverflow.com/help/badges?tab=tags&filter=gold, we see that there ...
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Include tag name for tag wiki edits in the reputation history

Report related to this change: Bug: +2 for Wiki Tag Edit does not show text. I think it is not a bug; rather, it is that something is missing in a certain place! Apparently, the reported problem in ...
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Obscurus messing with sprites to hide hats behind Emperor [closed]

We all know the story of the Emperor's new cloths. Now, is the view the same from here as from there? Last year we could resize and place the hats on any part of our avatar, this year, they're tucked ...
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List of our warnings aka moderator private messages

Currently, in order to see a warning (Private Moderator Message, it has no other official usage) issued to you in the past, you have to either look for it in your email (fair, but emails might get ...
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Is there a way to search among my followed posts?

Is there a searching key for followed posts analogous to inbookmarks:mine for bookmarks? If the answer is no, may I enter a feature request?
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Is there a shortcut for accessing the posts/revisions when an edit hasn't been made? [duplicate]

Edit 2: Let me reopen to have the ff as answer: @BCLC I usually just click the Timeline icon, then manually replace "timeline" with "revisions" in the URL. – 41686d6564 Dec 19 '21 ...
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Can we add a spoiler marker into topic précis?

We've seen only partial sentences which can be confusing. Could we change that so the presence of a spoiler is seen in the précis? That would make the above into, for instance… We've seen [sp] ...
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More clearly differentiate links to questions and answers on 10k tools landing page

On the moderator tools (10k tools) landing page, liked questions are displayed in a somewhat larger font size than answers. It took me ages (and a peek into the developer tools of my browser) to ...
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Can questions support the <details> tag?

Today I wanted to include an extra log in a question, but felt it didn't need to take up vertical space when someone first looked at the question (the scrollbar on long code wasn't aggressive enough ...
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How to encourage 'real' responses from review, rather than rubber-stamp comments

We've now all seen the message Please clarify your specific problem or provide additional details to highlight exactly what you need. As it's currently written, it's hard to tell exactly what you're ...
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Revive the Not a Robot badge on other sites?

After becoming a Joomla Stack Exchange moderator in 2019, I asked (in the moderator Q&A) if it would be possible to bring back the Not a Robot badge for all SE sites. This was a somewhat urgent ...
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Improve the relevance of Related pages list

I encountered a new question asked yesterday on Stack Overflow which was a duplicate (hard to believe, right?). It was closed as a typo, but after going on a lengthy search, I found that SO has ...
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Remove diamonds in reviews done by moderators before becoming moderators

I was going through this post's timeline: Is a clean install better than upgrading? Looking at the events in the timeline is quite confusing TBH. First, let's take a look at this event: https://...
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Remind me why I'm bountying this question?

When I'm writing the custom reason for a bounty, especially because of my poor working memory, I'd really appreciate to be reminded of the reason and phrasing of the bounty reason. There choice I make ...
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Offer a sun icon rather than a snowflake for Summer Bash

If Stack Exchange is going to demonstrate more "hemispheric appropriateness" by allowing "Winter Bash" to be toggled to "Summer Bash", should there be an option in our ...
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Hats unexpectedly resize when being moved

Inside the WB 2021 pop-up where you can manage the placement of the hats, when moving the hat towards the boundary of the profile picture, it resizes in an awkward manner. It even resizes more than ...
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Move / add layout options to Preferences

Currently we have the “Enable” / “Disable Responsiveness” and “Mobile” options in the bottom left corner of pages: Why not put this in “Preferences” (“Settings” => “SITE SETTINGS” => “...
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Add an explanation of how to resolve the "needs citation" post notice

Moderators can add "post notices" as a banner at the top of the post; there are some custom notices for certain sites, three moderator-added notices that exist network-wide, and additional ...
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Propose asking draft questions on other SEs

While authoring a question, I get a list of "similar questions" from the current SE site. It would be really nice if it would also be able to say: Out ML model think this question has a ...
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Magic link for commenting cross posted questions for maintaining one copy

I've seen many cross-posted questions occur again and again. It is okay that users urgently seek answers for their problems. The problem is we need to write and add the link of the consensus them ...
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Show suggested edit reviewers the original close reason

When reviewing question edits, I saw a post in the Suggested Edits queue where the edit author selected "submit for review". It was closed as one of the five site-specific reasons, but the ...
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Is/could the "Android/iOS" application endpoint for notifications be opened up to other apps?

The Android application is quite dead for me (but not to me) - I've been messing with an alternate app, but the lack of notifications is still a pain. The 'long term' alternative would be to get web ...
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Forward links different from the original stackoverflow community

I'm going to use the Code Review community as an example, but it works for several others as well: When we are seeing a question on stackoverflow and we click on the icon on the top left side, we are ...
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Improve wording for "Welcome back" message

Every time I see the welcome back banner I think that some time ago I've visited that question's page, but actually this message is about visiting the site. Could we improve the wording to refer that?...
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Can "Last seen more than a week ago" be changed to "Last seen a week to ​a month ago", etc.?

In the UI, can the following sentence be rephrased, please? Can "Last seen more than a week ago" be changed to "Last seen a week to ​a month ago" (~same length as original!) ? So ...
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Could you put a link on Medical Sciences Stack Exchange so finding the Meta is easier? [duplicate]

On Stack Exchange, it is easy to get to meta via the links to posts there. The space where those links are is used for other content on medicalsciences.stackexchange. I knew the address meta....
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