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The new top bar is out on meta. Consider it a beta

EDIT Dec 4 - We're doing it live! Please post bugs or concerns as questions tagged [top-bar] We have rolled out our 95% completed top bar for feedback. Note: We are still adding a few final ...
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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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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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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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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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Feedback Request: New Timeline Question View [closed]

There is an experimental timeline view for questions now available on meta ONLY! (Now working on SO, SF, and SU as well) This is partially motivated by comments about how difficult it is to follow ...
Jeff Atwood's user avatar
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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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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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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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Weekly site newsletters?

This is now live and nearing 1.0 at We've noticed that a lot of users (ourselves included) have a bunch of sites that they're interested in, but don't ...
David Fullerton's user avatar
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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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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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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 ...
Nicolas Chabanovsky's user avatar
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Why don't we get responses from bug reports?

Currently we have 1356 bug reports that are not closed, have zero answers and no [status-*] tag. Why aren't we getting feedback from the DEV team about these reports? Has the team even noticed every ...
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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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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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Stack Exchange iOS app nearing beta [closed]

We're getting very close to releasing our iOS app on the App Store. Since the beginning of our private alpha, we have taken on hundreds of users, fixed a lot of bugs, and we have approached feature ...
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Canned reasons for upvote and downvote (with an example of how it would work)

I'm annoyed by downvoters that don't explain why they downvoted a question or an answer. Although, at the same time, I understand that they want to remain anonymous. I think there is a middle ground, ...
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Profile Page Makeover, Part 2: the Prototype [duplicate]

Wow, that took longer than expected (though right around the 6-8 week mark), but we finally have a semi-working prototype of the new profile page. Recap There’s a longer explanation on part 1 but ...
David Fullerton's user avatar
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Help us test the new Stack Exchange iPad app [duplicate]

We've been putting the finishing touches on the Stack Exchange iOS app update for the iPad and need your help testing. We wish we could say more... so we will. The iPad update is bigger than bigger ...
Brian Nickel's user avatar
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The profile page is getting a makeover (Part One) [duplicate]

Update: Since this was posted, we've taken your input below, and incorporated it into a newer prototype, described here: Profile Page Makeover, Part 2: the Prototype The Big Idea Create a page on ...
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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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New design for the privileges page on meta. Open for feedback

The changes have now been rolled out across the network! Most of these changes are cosmetic. We moved the list into the main content area, increased the font size a little, and used the check marks ...
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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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Add a positive feedback for all types of review audits

In my continuing series of posts about review audits, here's what I learnt so far: StackOverflow is not being used to train machine learning algorithms The lack of feedback from successfully passing ...
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Would it be possible to lighten the color of the new top bar?

The new top bar layout is fine, but the black color is very visually jarring/intrusive. Is using a lighter color an available option?
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Provide a way for moderators to respond to the person who flags for moderator attention

Yesterday I noticed what I thought was a suspicious voting pattern on a question. I flagged the question for moderator attention and noticed that most of the set of downvotes on the question (all but ...
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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....
Robert Columbia's user avatar
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Feedback Wanted: Careers 2.0 in French

Careers 2.0 is making its way through Europe. The German launch went so well that we’re ready to show off the new Careers in French. So what have we messed up? We have a few native French speakers ...
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Feedback wanted: link GitHub projects to SO Careers profile

We just deployed the ability to add GitHub projects to your Stack Overflow Careers profile. Before announcing it to the world, we thought we'd see what you all think. If you have a GitHub account ...
David Fullerton's user avatar
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Feedback Request: Newer Timeline Question View [closed]

Back in January I asked for feedback on a new, experimental "timeline" question view. We have finally come back to improve this view. We tried to incorporate most of the feedback from the previous ...
Jeff Atwood's user avatar
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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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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 ...
Monica Cellio's user avatar
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New Careers feature "Passive Candidate Search" - feedback wanted!

We're launching a new, experimental feature tomorrow on Careers, and wanted to get people's opinion on it. As always, our goal is to help awesome programmers find great jobs. However, we've found ...
David Fullerton's user avatar
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8 answers

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 ...
Nicolas Chabanovsky's user avatar
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Feedback Wanted: Careers in German

Careers 2.0 is now in German (and localized for the UK). What have we messed up? We’ve been hard at work localizing Careers 2.0 for the German and UK markets. UK users won’t see much difference other ...
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Need feedback on company page idea

NOTE: This is purely an idea I had and in no way represents an intended feature we're going to add. I'm posting it to see if it could be shaped into something useful, get feedback, etc. I haven't ...
Michael Pryor's user avatar
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Negative notifications are also essential to feedback

Feedback is important. For it to be useful, it has to have three components: On time, On target, Proportional. To give a textbook example, when you hit your thumb with a hammer (instead of ...
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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 ...
Michael Stum's user avatar
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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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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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Do you find new tag info annoying?

Though I think that it's useful to provide information on what the tag is about, always displaying it on top of the page is really annoying. Can you move it to a side space? For me, having tag info ...
Alexander Pogrebnyak's user avatar
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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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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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Stackoverflow - My Question Was Deleted As Duplicate, Despite Having Non-Dup, Complex, Useful Answers

Even though two of my questions got closed, there were some exceedingly in-depth and useful answers provided for one of them, over 6-7 answers in fact, with time spent answering them on the part of ...
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Lack of consistency [closed]

My question, How do you pronounce "std", got closed. Okay, fine. Now it got deleted on top of that. Meanwhile, How do you pronounce char is closed and locked but it still exists. More importantly, "...
Matt Blaine's user avatar
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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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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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The new Code of Conduct didn't address significant feedback given. Why ask if you won't incorporate feedback?

Some of the content is unnecessarily verbose. I had pointed some examples out during the review of the draft (both when it was shared with moderators and again in the public review). The "...
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