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Permanent deletion, perhaps [duplicate]

Do we have a way to permanently delete posts? My mobile browser accidentally submitted a half-answer on this question, and in a fit of idiocy I wrote another answer from scratch and 'deleted' the old ...
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If a ? is detected in an answer, could we post a warning?

We've hinted at similar checks in the past: Automatically warning when adding post containing greetings and signatures? Add question detection when posting an answer Detecting questions in answers ...
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Increase discoverability of collapse/expand function in achievements dialog

This morning I discovered by accident that you can click on the headers ('Today', 'Yesterday', 'Last 7 days') in the achievements dialog to collapse them: Can something be done to increase the ...
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Can we add thousands separator to the reputation in “This page requires more privileges” page

Can we add thousands separator to the reputation in the "This page requires more privilege" page? If we are not yet achieved the reputation to the privileges and trying to access the tool options, we ...
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Why do Chemistry and Physics SE use text numbers instead of lining numbers?

[N.B.: I use a Mac, but I'm assuming the following is not Mac-specific.] I've noticed that, font-wise, SE sites can be divided into two categories: 1) Those that employ a sans-serif font (e.g., TeX ...
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After scrolling beyond the SE site's logo/name, replace the “StackExchange” sticky header logo with it

It's very useful for the user to know which SE site they're using at a glance. For example, I use Unix & Linux, Ask Ubuntu, Vi and Vim, Stack Overflow, and Server Fault, which can have ...
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Link to line in code snippet

When sharing code from Github with people, I can get a link to the exact line, which helps with clarity when I'm bringing attention to something specific. I would like to do the same when linking ...
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Is there a mechanism for closing graduated SE sites?

I'm familiar with the Area 51->Beta->Graduation process for creating new SE sites, but is there an established mechanism for closing SE sites either permanently or temporarily? Has it been done before?...
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Can we have a single SO/SE for all languages, to have large community/data, to answer/identify questions, to attain any desired conformations?

Related: http://labs.theguardian.com/digital-language-divide/ Can we allow posts in any language, and auto translate them, or allow users to translate them, or leave them in original language, in ...
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Do Moderators of community make money or get paid? [duplicate]

Do Moderators of the community make any money or get paid from SE. Just wanted to know what is the motivation factors that drive them to work as a moderator ?
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Clarity needed on stackoverflow.blog comments [duplicate]

I'll be honest, yesterday's blog post, The Loop #2: Understanding Site Satisfaction, Summer 2019, didn't sit well with me. So much so that I decided to comment. My comment represented the very first ...
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“The Loop #2” contains inaccessible images with no transcription

The latest blog post, "The Loop #2: Understanding Site Satisfaction, Summer 2019", contains a graph showing percentages of responses to the site satisfaction survey: Coded responses to "What ...
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Tag synonym persists even after parent tag is deleted [duplicate]

On Music Fans SE, the tag milesdavis was merged with the tag miles-davis on May 27 '15. At some point, the parent tag was removed from all existing questions, so it was auto-deleted. But, the synonym ...
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Alter decision made during review [duplicate]

Honest mistake, I accidentally chose the incorrect option when reviewing a newly submitted question. Instead of clicking Requires Editing, I accidentally chose Looks OK. Then I realised I was not able ...
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Change the way deleted users are shown in the Community Moderator Elections page

In the Community Moderator Elections page, when there is a former moderator who since deleted their account on the site, it's showing an image saying "Departed" instead of their flair. Example: ...
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Wording of notice when dismissing a suggested duplicate

Today someone suggested my question was a duplicate. I contested and selected the NO option in the displayed box. Below is the text I got as response: Thanks! Edit your question to explain how it's ...
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Don't send automated “community milestone” emails

I just got a lovely little email... Congratulations for hitting a quarter-million points on Ask Ubuntu! Few people will ever make as big a difference teaching others as you have. Did you know ...
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Text of Bounty Grace Period notice is confusing

This bounty has ended. Answers to this question are eligible for a +50 reputation bounty. You have 19 hours to award this bounty. The question to which I awarded a bounty has exactly one answer, by ...
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Why don't the owners of a chatroom receive notifications?

Today I realized that an owner of a chatroom does not receive any notification if somebody else leave a comment in your chatroom (unless they ping you). This does not makes much sense to me. On the ...
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Adding owner indication for “edited” entry in timeline

In the timeline view, for the comment entries, if it is added by the owner, we can see some background color to differentiate from other user's comment entries. But the identification of owner is not ...
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How do I search for multiple tag combinations at once?

I would like to search for questions with foo and bar OR foo and foobar. So written in JavaScript it would look like this: if ((foo && bar) || (foo && foobar)) {} How can I achieve ...
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Allow to hide “Featured on Meta” in the user settings page

I know I could simply not interact with it but I cannot not see what is most of the time irrelevant content to me. I am not interested in the "Hot Network Questions" list and I am glad that I can turn ...
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Add string “moderator” from the profile activity page into transifex (or use existed key)

For example, tooltip on my activity page. But on the profile page it's translated. There is the string "moderator" in the transifex (0408f3c997f309c03b08bf3a4bc7b730), and it's used on the ...
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Formatting help needs to show how to do keyboard key markdown

Related to: How can I format as keyboard keys? The markdown editing help page, here for example: https://superuser.com/editing-help , does not include this example.
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“Watched Tags” as links on the top of each page

I have about 10 tags in my "Watched Tags". Once I go to a particular tag, there is no way to jump to another tag unless I go back to "Watched Tags" and click on the other tag I am interested in. This ...
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Allow for more delimiters in display names

Currently, we can use a half-width space and a half-width hyphen - in our display name (username) as a delimiter. However, there are more delimiter symbols commonly used in the international ...
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Make Related questions take multiple tags into account better?

A feature request, it seems like the "related" feature could use some TLC? For example the list of related questions on this question seems entirely irrelevant and yet the question has a very ...
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The UI is confusing when you add a synonym tag and it disappears

Late last year I started to suggest edits about complex-analysis and also related tags such like holomorphic-functions. I was not aware that holomorphic-functions was a synonym of complex-analysis ...
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In timeline, retain the toggle format, when switching between the event filters

In the timeline page, when I switched in between the “Hide vote summaries” and “Show vote summaries” options, the selected toggle format is not retained, it is always displayed with the default format ...
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Timeline page should have a “return to the question” link

While reading this question, I noticed the "Timeline" button (below the downvote button) and, once I click the Timeline button, I did check the changes made in the question, but, the Timeline page ...
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Timeline duplicate list edited, suggest improvement

Thank you for the introducing the timeline. It gives you a great overview about what happened in a post. I would suggest to list the full urls of the duplicate targets when the dupe list is edited or ...
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Multiple versions of the same question?

Let's say I asked an unclear question, people in the comments said that the question is unclear and they talked about the unclear contents in my question, I edited the question making it clear and ...
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Translating username on language Exchange sites

I would like to translate my (user)name to different alphabets/languages on Stack Exchange sites where that's appropriate, like the Russian Stack Exchange and Russian Stack Overflow. People shouldn'...
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Render MathJax in tag excerpts when asking a question

Tag wiki excerpts support MathJax, on sites where it's turned on. That is, except on an important place, when editing a question: Both the tag popup and the tag info page do show rendered MathJax:
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Don't allow questions that have the same title but different punctuation such as a question mark or hyphen [duplicate]

I was on Music, and I saw this question title: I found a question it is apparently a duplicate of with this title: If I were to ask a question called "What is concert pitch?" the system would stop ...
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A user's original email address is retained in the system even after they've changed it on all sites (privacy risk, potential Area 51 sync issues)

To understand this report, first, let's have a look at the profile fields for setting one's primary email address in the system. On most sites in the network, you'll find that option in Edit profile ...
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Add plural forms to the string about an answer converted to a comment

String: 5af795a4c61ad499ad30bd3442f2d38f. Original variant: This answer is hidden. This answer was deleted and converted to a comment $deletionDatePreSpan$$deletionDate$$deletionDatePostSpan$ by $...
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SEDE help page still links to version 3.0 of Creative Commons license

Related to the post : SEDE footer still links to version 3.0 of Creative Commons license. In the Stack Exchange Data Explorer help page, currently the Creative Commons license is referred with ...
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Allow users under 50 rep to post one or two comments daily

I have seen many new users posting comments as an answer, which is wrong. Some new users have good knowledge but they can't add comments because they don't have 50 reputation. I agree that some ...
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Stack Exchange mobile apps still use 'on hold' for recently closed questions

Since the introduction of new post notices, the "On Hold" label is not used anymore: "On Hold" had been used to label recently closed questions. The idea was that this language would imply less ...
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Block diamond symbols in usernames ᛜ [duplicate]

I’m not sure if the moderator diamond is blocked from being included in a username, I assume it is. However I recently come across a user who was using this symbol in their username: ᛜ As a fairly ...
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“Submit” is not an answer to the question “Does this answer your question?”

"Submit" is not an answer to the question "Some community members have suggested a similar question that may solve your problem. Does this answer your question?" Screenshot from Google Chrome on ...
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Respect user's prefered-color-scheme setting on the Stack Exchange network to allow dark mode [duplicate]

The reason that answers on the linked post do not answer this question: NONE of them address the use of the user's prefers-color-scheme setting which is the root and CLEAR difference between this ...
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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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