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Allow automatically adding the duplicate suggestion comment, even when out of close votes

When voting to close (or flagging) a question as a duplicate, an automatic comment is added for you, formatted as "Does this answer your question? <link to question>. When out of close ...
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Include a "reject all" button in the cookies banner

Proposal The cookie banner should have a "refuse all" or, to be more accurate, "accept only essential cookies" or "refuse non-essential cookies" or "[insert a label ...
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How can we prevent or discourage people from closing questions about which they know little or nothing? [duplicate]

There is not a week that goes by that I do not see a question that was closed for "This question needs details or clarity" and yet the question is perfectly clear to me. My hypothesis is ...
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Change the wording of the character-limit error from "X characters too much" to "X characters too many" on the Chat.SE profile

On my chat.SE profile, I entered a few characters too many and saw this error: Can we change that to "X characters too many", or "Too long by X characters" to be consistent with ...
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Why does the "welcome back" banner appear on almost every question? [duplicate]

Context I really often vote on questions and answers. I really do. I don't if I read it partially or so. But I keep seeing this annoying banner even if I see a given question for the first time. It ...
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Suggested edits should show "edited" instead of "suggested" for the edit event in the timeline

When viewing a post's timeline (for example), the edit event once a suggested edit is accepted says "suggested": I remember it saying "edited" before. Saying "edited" ...
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Notify new users of close votes, explain what that means, and recommend next steps

tl;dr: New users aren't notified of close votes, and probably wouldn't know how to check for them When a question is closed: New users don't know what this means (it's valuable feedback!) Limited ...
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Should we add placeholders for referencing upvotes, downvotes, views, etc. of a question/answer?

Often when writing meta posts, you are referencing values such as upvotes, downvotes, and views from other questions. This results in lots of "at the time of writing" and "currently&...
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Page not found suggestions should include linked questions

The question https://stackoverflow.com/questions/20839622/notifications-for-new-github-project-releases is deleted, and for low rep users it gives a list of "similar questions". However, ...
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Warn a user about to delete a question if someone is writing an answer?

Today I posted a question, but half an hour later thought better of it and chose to delete it. It had only 6 views and no interaction (e.g. comments or votes) so I don't think someone was typing an ...
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How should you handle non-closed, non-down-voted questions if you are not a moderator?

I would like to ask about the following, systematically observed, moderation-style of the biology site that I would loosely interpret as planting "answer traps". Here an example of what I ...
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GDPR Request: Post Edit does not contain the edit

X\PostHistory.json contains the Initial Title, Initial Tag, Initial Body, Edit Title, Edit Tag, and Edit Body. But it does not contain what exactly was edited!
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Add a button for 10k users to show/hide deleted answers on a particular question

Currently, users with at least 10,000 reputation points on a particular Stack Exchange site see deleted answers as well as non-deleted ones. I get why this is useful; however, there is no way to hide ...
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Tags assigned to a question should be CC BY-SA licensed

Glorfindel♦ wrote: The CC BY-SA license only covers content. Tags are (apparently) considered metadata. Feature request: Tags assigned to a question should be CC BY-SA licensed. Answers to comments:...
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Close reasons are a poor way to give advice on how to improve a post

I think that a significant portion of the angst around closing questions is caused by forcing reviewers to select one reason that must cover why a question is unsuitable for a site or why answers to a ...
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Add ability to open selected question in a new browser tab using keyboard shortcuts

On the homepage or /questions, one can press U, J, or K to select a question, then press Enter to open the question. Unfortunately, however, there doesn't seem to be a way to open the question in a ...
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Adding a link to answer in bounty when "Rewarding existing answer"

When awarding existing answers, people sometimes forget to add the link to the answer they're awarding (or they might not know how to do so if they're not familiar with Markdown yet). Because of this, ...
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Implement flagger ranking

We have a ranking for most votes cast, for most posts edited, but there is no ranking for most flags. Can we add another tab to https://stackoverflow.com/users that will show the most avid flaggers? I ...
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Replace "The post could not be loaded" by a more informative error message when trying to edit one's deleted question

When trying to edit a question that one deleted earlier, one receives the error message "The post could not be loaded", as illustrated below. I'd suggest to replace it by a more informative ...
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Include comment markdown formatting in "Share" link

I find I often want to link to other related questions in comments and frequently use the "Share" link below a question: Invariably, I also want to share the title for a readable link, so ...
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Improve location of username autocompletion in comments on the responsive design

When I a @-mention another user in a comment on my mobile phone, using the full responsive version, the suggested username is on the top left of the comment field. At this location it is very close to ...
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Is there a data dump for SE chat logs?

I am working on a research project looking at Stackexchange posts. I am aware of the data explorer as well as the data dump stored on the internet archive. I was wondering if there was any information ...
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Let us edit comments if it's the last one on the question/answer

I get that editing a comment when someone has replied to it could cause a lot of confusion, but if it's still the last on the question/answer we should be able to edit it. For instance, today I ...
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Change/edit my user icon link location?

Can I alter which page I am sent when I click my user button (the customizable icon for me in the upper right of most Stack Exchange pages)? The page I use the most is the 'network' page that shows ...
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Provide image alt text for the flair images on the /election page

Inspired by this question. Currently the user flair on the /election [SO] page has no Alt-atribute. This makes it hard to see which users won an election when images can't be viewed for whatever ...
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Include meta reputation in the Users table for meta sites

The table Users returns the same number as reputation if a query is run on the meta site and on the main site. Maybe it would make more sense to user "meta reputation" from meta if the query ...
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Can we reinstate stackstatus.net as a channel to update on any reliability/availability issues on the network?

This question was prompted by this answer by employee Mike Frank, from the SRE (Site Reliability Engineering) team. In his answer Mike states: We're looking at how we can better plan and notify for ...
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In GDPR data dumps, can the backslashes in file paths please be changed to forward slashes, so they're not broken for non-Windows users?

(A quick note: I'm a primarily Windows user, but as an occasional Mac and Linux user, and having technical knowledge of the issue, I can see why this is a problem, and many others have raised this ...
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Should we destroy the [websites]?

The websites tag has 27 questions, no excerpt or wiki (if it did, it might turn out to be "for questions about... well, websites"). At least 5 of those questions are "where should I ...
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When clicking "Ask Question" from within a tag page, automatically add this tag to the new question

Suppose I want to ask where I can ask a question on Stack Exchange. Ideally, I'd first browse existing site-recommendation questions, and if I can't find what I want, will ask a new question. Assuming ...
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Don't show the "Congratulations - you earned [badge]" notification in the badge tracker until the system has actually awarded the badge

In one's own user profile page's activity tab, on the badge tracker, if someone meets the criteria to earn the badge they're tracking, the page will show "Congratulations - you've earned [badge ...
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Is it possible to make the "full site" persistent for mobile across Stack Exchange?

The "full site" setting seems to be stored in a cookie that has a frequent expiry time, and it's unique for every SE site. Whenever it expires, it is a pain to have to click on the tiny link ...
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Option to remove the @username references in the replies from your history, when you change your name [duplicate]

Regarding Change all @username references in comments when a user changes their name? and taking into account the issues raised. Rather than suggest a change, I suggest a reference removal from every ...
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Distinguish the "Our system has identified this post as possible spam..." notice from the post it applies to

On English Language Learners, many of our questions ask about statements similar to the "Our system has identified this post as possible spam; please review carefully" notice that appears ...
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Why can't we create a custom filter with only excluded tags?

I recently realized that there is no possibility to create customs filters with only excluded tags. I'm wondering why there is this limitation as you can already, through the search field, search for ...
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Can someone fix the 'contact community team' template for underage users?

I had to escalate a potentially underage user this morning. Two things stuck out to me: First of all, the current policy says to escalate everything that claims to be less than 16 years old. But when ...
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The popup explanation for tag scores is confusing when you have only posted questions but not answers

In the tag section of a user profile, each tag has a number on its right and a number on its left. The number on the left represents the score of answers in that tag (i.e. total upvotes on answers in ...
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A simple way to make new answers more discoverable

In my opinion, one shortcoming of Stack Exchange is the discoverability of new answers on questions. This simple feature proposal would make it more enticing for users to discover new answers, while ...
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Make it easier to identify if the review task is a question or an answer in the review history

In the review history page of a user, it is not possible to identify if the review task was for a question or an answer until one clicks the link of the task. Please make it easier to identify if the ...
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Save custom flag content if dialog is dismissed

UPDATE There's a userscript over on MSO that does the job - just needs the @match headers - by Oleg Valter, using localStorage to save the content while still allowing the dialog to be closed by ...
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Allow changing your vote if a new answer is posted?

This isn't Allow changing votes on answers if the question is edited Sometimes I vote on an answer because at the time it is correct (upvote), or they do not explain very well and it looks wrong (...
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Show the answer author in suggested edit reviews

Today, I was going through a suggested edit and found that it was shortening the code (something that we don't allow on our site (Code Golf)). However, when I tried to reject it, it had already been ...
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Add a toast notification when an anonymous user follows a link to an unanswered duplicate

For many years now, anonymous users who access a link to a question with no answers that's closed as a duplicate have been redirected to the duplicate target (so long as there's only one target). ...
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Can we have a "toast" notification when visiting a direct link to a deleted answer/comment?

Background: Because users with <10k reputation cannot see deleted posts, visiting a link to a deleted answer, silently opens the parent question without a clear indication that the linked answer ...
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Can we change the design of the reviews' indicator in the top bar?

In the old days, we used to have a number when there were reviews that need to be done. I understand why that had to go. I'm not asking to bring it back. But one issue that I've noticed with myself, ...
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Show "M" for million-rep users on chat.stackexchange.com [duplicate]

Over at the users listed by reputation page on Chat SE, the users in the "2 comma club" still have their reputation shown in four-digit kays, instead of a nice round M, contrary to this ...
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How do I add education and company logo to my profile? [closed]

I am a very new user (< 1 hour). As I was filling out information on this site, I believe that I saw a section in profile about education and a place to insert a 60x60 pixel company logo in the ...
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Revisit - Allow a bounty to go un-awarded. No winner

I'm raising this again because I now have a question I would dearly like to find an answer to, with one totally wrong answer awarded a bounty. I would prefer to be able to delete the entire question ...
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Guidance for new users who are responding to comments [duplicate]

There is a pattern that I frequently see with new users: the user posts a question, someone leaves a comment requesting clarification, and the user posts the clarification in a comment. I anticipate ...
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Confirm password field recommendation

When creating a new Stack Overflow account there was not a confirm field for the password, which is a good practice. After first comments, I have to say the following: I agree that it is debatable To ...