Questions tagged [feedback]

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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 suggestions ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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 http://stackexchange.com/newsletters We've noticed that a lot of users (ourselves included) have a bunch of sites that they're interested in, but don't necessarily ...
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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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Stack Exchange iOS app nearing beta

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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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 – 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 ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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Canned reasons for up/down vote (w/ example of how it would work)

I'm annoyed by down voters that don't explain why they down voted 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 ...
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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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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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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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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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Feedback Request: Newer Timeline Question View

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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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

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, "...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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What is your primary use for the user profile page? It's getting a redesign

We are currently in the process of rethinking this page, and one of the goals is to make it much easier to do the first one or two most common actions on this page. I've been doing quite a bit of ...
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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 avoided a suspension. Link to transcript: https://chat.meta.stackexchange....
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Logged in users with less than 15 reputation should be able to give feedback

If I'm not logged in to any Stack Exchange site, I can give feedback clicking on vote button: But if I'm logged in, and I have less than 15 reputation, I get a message that more reputation is ...
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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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How to give constructive feedback to a user whose only question was deleted within ten minutes of being asked?

The question under consideration is: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/12555228/i-would-like-to-know-how-the-following-code-works (10k users) It is a routine question about mixing increments and ...
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Why is there no feedback for Suggested Edits review audits? [duplicate]

This is a follow up to a question I asked yesterday about what I perceived as vandalism on posts: Why is it that we don't get feedback if we succeed at a Suggested Edit review audit? For example, I ...
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iPad Stackoverflow user interface problem

I use an iPad to visit Stackoverflow. Stack overflow is simply THE best Q&A website I have ever come across. But the problem I face is every time I visit stack overflow I am presented with a ...
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Opened a bounty for lack of attention, now I want to increase the bounty because answers lack quality [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Raise bounty later? I opened a small bounty (50) because my question didn't get much attention. It worked, and now I have three answers that are not correct (despite each of ...
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For some users, StackOverflow's review page “soliciting feedback” link sends to a page with no questions [closed]

When clicking on "review" at the top of my SO page, I'm taken to https://stackoverflow.com/review/. There, there is a comment We're currently soliciting feedback on an improved system for ...
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Question Titles - Removing Tags makes 'Questions with similar titles' useless

I have had a number of titles to my questions on SO edited to remove text such as MySQL: with no explanation or notification. I'm guessing that this is because someone thinks it's redundant since the ...
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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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A simple flag result feedback

Recently I got aware of the flag weight counter in the profile page. Lurking here on meta led to a couple of threads arguing about the cap and the algorithm behind the value. However, personally I'd ...
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How are we intended to respond to moderator flags that ask a question?

Generally, moderator flags fall into one of the cookie-cutter categories given in the "flag" sheet. And even when community users choose to type a custom message into the "other" box, the flags ...