Questions tagged [feedback]

For questions about providing feedback to (or receiving it from) other users, moderators, the development team, or anyone else participating in Stack Exchange sites. For the feedback (up- & downvotes) on posts given by users without enough reputation, use the [post-feedback] tag.

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Help center page on closed questions still incorrectly indicates that feedback on closure is private, when as of recently, it's no longer so

The /help/closed-questions page on every site says: If your question is closed, you will receive private feedback on the reason why it was closed. However, following this change to the close notices,...
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What is the community feedback weight in deciding if a UI/UX is going to be "committed" or reverted? [duplicate]

I have recently noticed a change in the post list when a significant part of it became almost unreadable when compared to the previous version. I did not like it and I was pleased to find out that I ...
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What do you think about adding a Former Moderators page?

I cannot think of a community without thinking of the moderators who keep the community from sliding into the abyss of strife. Day after day, moderators lead their sites by example and assist users ...
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Do privilege reputation requirements mean feedback on the new user experience is being lost?

The Question Are there user stories where feedback on the new user experience could be being lost due to reputation requirements and, if there are, is there any way to improve the situation without ...
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Better way to provide feedback on announcement posts

I have started to use the new First Question and Answer queues and am finding issues with it. The problem is finding out if the issue has already been reported. The current way is to reply to the ...
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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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Can I show that I'll not retaliate upon negative feedback? Am I being trolled/harassed?

Within the last year or two (* see correction), when I post a question on the various Stack Exchange sites, it usually gets a downvote within about two minutes. At first I thought I was somehow ...
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Opt-in alpha test for a new Stacks editor

TL;DR: We are testing our new open source Stacks editor that offers both Markdown and rich text input options. If you’re interested in testing it out and giving us feedback, you can opt in by visiting ...
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Complete versus complex answers [closed]

In this question, the OP asks "How could I create a randomly-variable-length list of instances (objects) of this class Teacher without using any list comprehension (maybe from vectorization or ...
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Explaining downvotes, a new take on things

We have seen a lot of discussion around explaining downvotes over the years, and not all were well received. We even got to a point that we now have a separate question about why these topics are ill ...
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Is Stack Exchange/Stack Overflow staff really interested in users' feedback? [duplicate]

After some years of enthusiasm about Stack Overflow and other Stack Exchange sites, admiring the politeness of the communities and the effectiveness of the whole system, I finally stumbled upon a ...
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Feedback for The Loop - May 2020

May’s “The Loop” blog post was just posted, you can read it here. A popular response last month to our post about how we receive, prioritize and implement feedback was a question around how this ...
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Which measurable evidence (data) is SE directly presenting to its users for them to improve their content? [closed]

As I have researched and tried to learn how SE works by reading different comments, answers, questions and blog posts, I have come to the conclusion that SE is interested in becoming the Q/A site ...
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Add a community feedback step before implementing policy or process changes [duplicate]

In a recent post, Teresa Dietrich announced this process for policy changes: We have defined a standard process for new policy or process review that includes Community Managers, employees who are ...
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Are any of the "community members" SE Inc. is talking to ... around here?

The latest podcast mentions again that there are "community members" that get to talk to SE Inc., for example via streaming during the SE Inc. "come together" in Austin lately. Also the "post loop" ...
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All Stack Exchange emails come from Stack Overflow [duplicate]

When I get an email about an inbox notification on any Stack Exchange site it comes from "Stack Overflow <do-not-reply@stackoverflow.email>" And I think they should at least change the name ...
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"In the loop", what are the selection criteria for the working group users?

We’ll share regular updates about what we learn through our research, as well as create a new working group of users (made up of people from all corners of the developer community — from folks new to ...
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How will Stack Exchange get the resources to track and handle all the new feedback gathered by The Loop?

Stack Exchange has announced: With our new mixed method research approach, one thing we lost was regular, in-depth conversation with a group of folks highly invested in Stack Overflow’s growth. We ...
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Will there be a version of The Loop survey for users of the Stack Exchange network?

The newly announced The Loop survey asks for our satisfaction and thoughts about using Stack Overflow. Will there be a version of this survey for users of the Stack Exchange network, or is the ...
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Will Meta Stack Exchange be removed now?

This is a question related to the new feedback procedures announcement. This site (Meta Stack Exchange) has various functions: (per the help center) Meta is for... ... Stack Exchange users ...
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Feature request: append text of Contact Us submission when sending auto-response

When I clicked on "Contact Us" in the Meta.SE footer, I got an automated response with a ticket number in the subject line. The body of the email said (date) This is an automated message to ...
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Feature request: Expose stream of ignored downvotes

When you lack reputation to cast a proper downvote on a site, there is a box explaining that it was registered somehow anyway, but doesn't really explain in much detail what this really means. ...
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Unupvote loses you more rep than downvote

User A has 5 reputation. User A posts an answer and receives: upvote +10 then unupvote -10 rep = 5 (neutral feedback) upvote + 10 then downvote -2 rep = 13 (negative feedback) How come user A ...
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Could we provide some automatic feedback on (enough) unfriendly/rude comments?

If you have too many recent declined flags, you get a warning when you next start to flag something. If you fail a review audit, you also get feedback (I think on the spot in that case). In both ...
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Feedback/suggestions for new flagging page in user profile

Recently the flagging page of the user profile received an overhaul: Do you have any feedback or suggestions for these changes?
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Feedback And Initiatives On International Sites

Stack Overflow's ultimate goal is, with our community's help, to build a library of detailed answers to every programming question. Together with our brave users, we've gone on an amazing adventure as ...
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How could I have handled this better in chat (flag apparently led to suspension)? [closed]

I was recently suspended in chat here on Meta.SE. I would like to know how I could have handled this situation better and how I could have avoided a suspension. Link to transcript: https://chat.meta....
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Why does SE not react to the feedback it has asked for?

In Come Take a Look at our New Contributor Indicator! we were asked for Questions? Suggestions? Feedback? Let us know. There was plenty, mostly not in support of the feature. Maybe it is hidden ...
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What is the best way to get more feedback?

When I post a question, I am trying to ask specific questions that have not been asked before and explain the issue as clearly as possible. However, I get very little feedback/answers. So what is the ...
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Feedback link on Meta Stack Exchange should be removed

Feedback link in the footer of MSE refers to the same page, i.e. to MSE itself. Other sites have such link only for main versions, but not for the per-site metas. I think this link should be ...
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How should I handle a misleading and unhelpful answer?

I came across this question yesterday; nothing special, just one of thousands of blunder questions. The code posted in the question body does actually work, it cannot produce an error the OP claims it ...
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Grading/feedback on school assignments

I'm not that new to Stack Exchange, but I wanted to ask a question about something that I'm not sure is acceptable on the platform. I am currently studying for a degree in Finance and Accounting, so ...
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Improved IME Handling is now active

In the past there was an issue (reported for example on the Japanese Language Meta) where pressing the Enter key to select an IME suggestion would also submit the comment. The good news is that we ...
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Stack Snippets Upgrade: new UI

Good news for those who love Stack Snippets (and also for those who don't, but use it anyway). We improved the user experience and UI to: Create visual hierarchy (AKA "easy to use") in the editor ...
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Stack Snippets Upgrade: Virtual Console

It's been a long time since we worked on Stack Snippets. I'm sorry. It's mostly because I created it, then I got promoted to management, and now I don't code much anymore and nobody else has time to ...
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Let's disallow moderator nominations from people who've been suspended in the past year

Well, it's election season again. On sites all over the network, moderators are being selected from among the good folk willing to volunteer their time to help guide and support their communities. I'm ...
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Making a better image uploader

For those who don't know me, I'm a product designer here at Stack Overflow. Currently I'm working on a project called Teams (for more information about Teams and other projects, read Tim's post on ...
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Voting mechanism for feedback questions [duplicate]

The recent license posts The MIT License – Clarity on Using Code on Stack Overflow and Stack Exchange and A New Code License: The MIT, this time with Attribution Required generated some confusion over ...
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A New Code License: The MIT, this time with Attribution Required

Update: January 15, 2016 Thank you for your patience and feedback. The changes proposed here have been delayed indefinitely - we'll be back later to open some more discussions. Important context for ...
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Hide number of edits to review in the header when the user already reached the daily limit [duplicate]

I reached my daily limit many times for reviewing edits on Stack Overflow. Yet, I always have the number of edits to review. And when clicking on it, it tells you that you can't review more; you ...
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We're standardizing the sidebar width at 300px on all sites

Update: this change is now live across the network. You'll still see some narrow 220px ads because it's going to take us a good while to update all of the old ads, but if you see any other style ...
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Toward a philosophy of Chat

TL;DR: The Problem This keeps happening in chat: Surprise at flags on vulgar messages. Language that would invariably get your comments deleted on the main site occasionally gets flagged and deleted ...
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Can I mention OP in my answer?

Is it useful to mention OP in my answer for attracting OP and getting his/her feedback fast? For example, I'm the first person to answer OP's question now I want to get OP's feedback fast by ...
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RFC: Better chat @mentions – A prototype

Status: 75% - We have a prototype to play with the UI Previous RFC: RFC: Better chat @mentions Problem Statement & Background Please see the previous RFC. Proposed solution The feedback to the ...
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Yo dawg, I heard you like betas (iOS9 edition)

iOS 9 is coming out pretty soon and I finally managed to get an iOS 9 build of our app out for testing. Now I just need testers. If you're one of the surprising 7% of our app users running an iOS9 ...
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Let's move some negatively scored answers from the top spot

Internally, we've been discussing how we can deal with obsolete or out-of-date answers. A few weeks ago, I requested some feedback on how to encourage edits to these types of answers, while I'm still ...
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RFC: Better chat @mentions [duplicate]

EDIT: A prototype is available: RFC: Better chat @mentions – A prototype Status: 50% - Solution is proposed, nothing's implemented yet. Problem Statement Pinging (@mentioning) users in chat is ...
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Help us test the shiny new "User Activity" page! (Plus a bunch of new features.) [duplicate]

We've launched! Please give feedback here. Today, we're shipping the new "Activity Page" of the Profile here on Meta SE, so you can test it out and hopefully share some feedback and ...
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We're working on a new stat to help convey the reach of your posts here

We've got a new statistic on the shiny new Profile Page Prototype. It's not perfect yet. And we did a pretty crap job of explaining what it's all about! Let's talk. What you do here isn't just about ...
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Profile Page Makeover, Part 3: the Prototype returns

Update We have done a bunch of work following your feedback - just look at all those status-completed tags on the different answers here! The top suggestion was to do something about the badge ...
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