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Wording of approved tag wiki edits in achievement dialog is confusing

Today I suggested a Tag Wiki and a Tag Wiki Excerpt for shared-accounts. They where both quickly approved, leading to a confusing situation in my achievements dialog. Can we please distinguish ...
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Minor alignment issue in the tag info page

In any tag's info page, the Tag Info box is overlapped with the above horizontal line. Adding some space in between them or adding margin-top to the tag info div will improve the page design. For ...
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What did I mark this comment as?

I clicked the arrow next to a comment, and to express my agreement with it. I accidentally clicked it again resulting in the following error message: Which states: You cannot mark a comment more ...
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Notify me for ping from a comment moved to chat

Last evening, I commented on this answer. I then closed the tab and went to bed. At an unknown time, someone responded, pinging me with @Douglas - an exact name match. This morning, comments on that ...
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Is there a better way to easily understand information and differing sides in multiple-page Meta posts? [duplicate]

It can be difficult to navigate the magnitude of answers available on certain types of posts. These posts usually span multiple pages and by definition hide a lot of information. While reading all ...
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Freeform lock reasons would be useful

There's a fixed, and rather small set of lock reasons, with fundamentally two different types - post and comment locks. Maybe it's meta, but a lot of the time our decisions when it comes to locks may ...
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Say in the Help Center that casting the first “close as duplicate” vote triggers an automatic comment with the close-voter's name

When a user casts the first "close as duplicate" vote on a question, an automatic comment saying "Does this answer your question? [duplicate-link]" is posted with the name of the close-voting user ...
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An Effective Solution To The [answer-in/as-comment] Conundrum [closed]

How often don't we follow a question, believing that we have the definitive solution, only to find that someone has posted the gist thereof in a comment? Under those circumstances, I tend to feel ...
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Is there a way to filter questions from all Stack Exchanges sites from showing in the Hot-Network tab/page?

Instead of using the "hot network questions", is there an alternative that shows different questions from across all SE sites? I'm asking this because (AFAIK), the hot-network tab/page is special - ...
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Let me know earlier that I can't award a bounty within the first 24 hours

I've just started a bounty here, and though the FAQ states bounties can only be awarded 24 hours after starting them, this isn't immediately obvious and I have to confirm an IMPORTANT WARNING to ...
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Would it be possible to add a “Hey Guys” warning filter/block to question and answer posting on some Stack Exchange sites?

One thing I have noticed over the years of being on Stack Exchange sites is the consistent use of “Hey guys…” as an opening declaration of many question and answer posts. Not everyone who participates ...
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Split the community and Community User statistics in “Year in Moderation” posts

In the annual statistics posted on Meta Stack Exchange (e.g. here) as well as each per-site Meta, moderation actions are aggregated into "Moderators" and "Community" columns, with the second caveated ...
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Suggestion - Hiding Questions [duplicate]

Why hasn't the option to hide certain questions (that are for example on the first page of a Stack Exchange site you regularly frequent) implemented yet?
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Can we make it possible to tag more than one user in the same comment? [duplicate]

I know there must be a good reason why the one tag limit must be in place, but I can't really see a good reason why. From my perspective, I often would like to reply to two or more users with the same ...
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Google+ option is not yet removed from Area 51 share this popup

In April 2019, Google+ shut down their services to the consumers. But still the Google+ icon is displayed in the Area 51 - Proposal's "Share This" popup. Clicking on Google Plus (g+) icon ...
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Restrict moderator tools that allow mass dumping of user emails

There is a tool available to moderators that can show up to 1000 email addresses at once with a single query. On smaller sites, this tool is probably powerful enough to create a dump of the email ...
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Some reputation of the upvoted wiki post (Q&A) should be awarded to the original author

An upvoted question or answer earns +10. But if the author has decided to make it a wiki for betterment of the post or has been made wiki by the community moderators, then reputation per upvote is ...
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Remove redaction block margin on revisions page

https://ru.stackoverflow.com/posts/1002321/revisions Strange padding: Because of this rule: .revision-page .redaction-indicator { margin-left: 20px; } Could you remove this margin to make it ...
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Merge the Code of Conduct and Terms of Service

There has been a lot of recent discussion over the Stack Exchange Code of Conduct - what it means, why it says what it does, and what it does and does not forbid. There is an additional document that ...
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Can we add thousands separator for reputation tooltip in stack exchange grid view

Can we add thousands separator for the reputation tooltip in the Stack Exchange grid view, for each site's top user's reputation tooltip. It will increase the number readability. Currently the ...
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Make moderators edit and close threads instead of deleting them [duplicate]

My idea is: if a thread has prohibited content, the thread should be edited (by removing all content and replacing with something like "moderator edit" on the title, content and tags) instead of ...
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Return the - 1 reputation hit for downvoting a question

Now that we've raised the reward for asking a good question, why don't we revert the other change to question votes and deduct 1 reputation from someone downvoting a question? I think this would help ...
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Using the “Search all sites” on the “All sites” page does something unexpected

I wanted to find the link to the site the name of which I forgot but knew a term it has to do with, so I went to https://stackexchange.com/sites which can be found by clicking "All sites" tab link ...
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How can I query users with a specific Job title?

I'm looking for a query which can be used to search a user by their title. I have tried looking into the Users table but the Job title/position column isn't present there. It's the one highlighted ...
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How about a Night/Dark mode? [duplicate]

That'd be great don't you think! Easy for the eyes!
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Extension that notifies new questions in Stack Overflow

Is there a browser extension (for Chrome), that gives an alert on new questions for predefined tags in Stack Overflow?
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On the Stack Exchange main page, site icons should have tooltip summaries

The page stackexchange.com/sites shows all the Stack Exchange sites with icons and relative sizes. But unless you click into a site, you don't know its purpose. It would be nice if, for example, ...
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What's the purpose of displaying username with reputation, when other users are supposed to vote on that post and not the user?

"Vote on a post, not the user." ... is the central theme and guidance of the SE communities while encouraging the voting. However it might be neglected by some users when a particular community ...
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Why is “Update: an agreement with Monica Cellio” not on showing on top questions? [duplicate]

Ok clearly it is because it is getting so many down votes. But can something be done so that is stays visible? Had I not noticed it when I did, I might have missed it. Update: an agreement with ...
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Sign in with GitHub only on Stack Overflow

I have noticed that you can add a GitHub login to your profile but there is only a "Sign in with GitHub" button on Stack Overflow and not on any other Stack Exchange sites so you can only use GitHub ...
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Feature request: add option to suspend users indefinitely, similar to Mediawiki sites

On Mediawiki-based websites like Wikimedia sites (and a lot of others), there is a option to block users indefinitely, instead of temporarily. This will be useful to ban users that violate Stack ...
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Questions migrated more than 60 days ago no longer link to their revision history on the origin site (possible license violation)

In January 2014, the migration banner on questions migrated from other sites was changed to link to the revision history of the question on the origin site (the migration stub), and said revision ...
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Allow search to recognize smart quotes the same way as straight quotes

Search has a feature: enclose any specific phrase you're looking for in "quotes", and it will search for that exact phrase. However, that operator only works with "straight quotes", and not “smart ...
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Perception - “Does this answer your question?” reads as sarcastic or 'snarky', not 'friendly'

I'm not saying that "Possible duplicate of..." was the most friendly way to advise of a potential duplicate, but it was at least accurate. The first time I saw "Does this answer your question?" on ...
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Have Winter Bash for Stack Overflow Enterprise

My company has started using Stack Overflow Enterprise, and it does not have a Winter Bash. Activity on our site seems a bit light, and I think Winter Bash might be a good way to increase activity on ...
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Deletion notification

I just found out that one of my answers had been deleted 17 days ago. It had 18 up votes and I don't have the rep to see down votes, close votes, or whatever else would have notified me that it was ...
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Please lower rep threshold to get automatic notifications about new user activity

At How do I keep track of activity by new users so I can encourage them?, I read that there's a New Posts by New Users link in the moderator tools that you get access to at 10k reputation on grown-up ...
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Add Unanswered (my tags) newest option

Add option for My tags filter with newest questions on top (not only oldiest like now)
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Show popup when trying to downvote a spam post

I know this has been said many times, Don't downvote spam, flag it!, but still spam is being bombed with downvotes, why? Can we do something to prevent this? For reference, this post says: The ...
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Suggested modification to Help Center “How Do I Search” text

The "How Do I Search" text in the Help Center describes searching for tags by enclosing them in brackets. It also describes using a wildcard in word search terms. But it doesn't mention that ...
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Why is loving hats and opting-out mutually exclusive by design?

This question asked why we have to hate hats in order to opt out and I noticed that it was tagged with status-bydesign. Why is hating hats to opt out necessarily by design? Why can't we opt out ...
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Is it possible to get a time series of reputation from the Data Explorer?

I would like to know the reputation score from a certain user on some specific moments in the past, is there the possibility of recovering this with the SQL language?
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This star on the Warm Welcome hat looks like a communist symbol

I've just earned the "Warm Welcome hat" and the red star on it looks like a communist symbol. I associate this symbol on this particular hat closely with many atrocities against my country: Poland, as ...
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Editing a post: Can I get a diff of my changes?

When editing a post I usually want to write a concise summary (especially when suggesting an edit). This would be much easier if I was able to get a diff for my changes. Sometimes editing a post ...
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Layout of answering screen

A typical SE answering screen would be something like While typing moderate to long answers I have often found myself scrolling up and down to see the rendered answer and/or expanding the answering ...
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Add tooltip with timestamp to post notice about lock

Most dates/ages/etc. on Stack Exchange have a nice feature; if you hover over them, you see the exact UTC timestamp they represent. Can this feature be added to the lock duration in the post notice?
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See upvote/downvote counts before being able to cast close votes on Beta sites

As per this question, on "Launched" sites, the privilege to see upvote/downvote counts is awarded at 1000 reputation, while casting close/reopen votes is awarded at 3000 reputation. On Beta sites (...
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Don’t show self-starred questions in the counter

A lot of the time, when a new user asks their first question, they star it (I did this myself). This leads to many questions that nobody actually was particularly interested saying that they were ...
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Use HTML <ul> for duplicate list in /revisions

Why does the closed as duplicate use unordered list, but the duplicate list edited puts them all inline? Could we have the same look and feel for both, please? vs. You can compare the two examples ...
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Anonymize or hash the user ID part of a shared link so that users can earn badges for sharing links without having to leak their account on the site

The "share" link underneath a post includes the sharing user's ID for the purposes of awarding the user with Announcer, Booster, and Publicist badges in case enough users from different IP addresses ...