Questions tagged [hidden-features]

Stack Exchange is full with hidden features, some obvious (e.g. post time line) and some less so (e.g. games in chat). Use this tag for questions about those hidden features.

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Are there other undocumented paths apart from timeline and reputation audit? [duplicate]

I'm aware of these interesting (relative) paths that can be used on any SE site: The timeline of a post, such as this example. It has a relative path like /posts/postid/timeline (similar to the path ...
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Do undeleted and re-deleted questions accumulate multiple, negative, hidden flags, and is this a desired behaviour or a bug?

It's not permitted to edit a self-deleted question. To do so, one must first undelete it. Having previously deleted a few of my own questions which the Math Overflow community deemed inappropriate, I ...
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Where to find list of behaviours/rules of Stack Exchange [duplicate]

Well, I know this is weird question. Recently I upvoted some answers, and I get a tooltip saying "You haven't been upvoted a question for a while. Questions need upvote too". It was nice to get it. ...
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How to use multiple SE accounts with the new login system easily? [duplicate]

There are SE sites which I want to use without being identifiable my main account. Thus, I have a secondary SE account, too. (To prevent temptations ;-), currently there is no SE site for which I ...
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Top users of a tag: Any new privileges that could be unlocked?

I know a feature called Top users for a particular tag. Precisely, for answering. What I am not aware of is, are there any privileges which could be unlocked for being among the top users of a ...
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View history on SE questions

I don't know whether this has been asked before, but is it possible to access the history of questions viewed by a user while logged in on SE sites? I have noticed there is a viewed counter if that ...
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Why is the “recent answers” feature so well hidden?

For a long while, I've been wanting to find answers in the tags I'm interested in, because I like spending my votes. I've given up hoping for a chatroom-friendly answers RSS feed, so I ended up ...
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How to get Community to post this message in comment?

I saw the Community bot had posted this comment here: We detected an invalid link in your post, please correct it. (this message will be automatically removed when the link is fixed) The ...
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What is the purpose of “mark-as-read” page?

Going over my inbox, I noticed a weird link for the "bounty expires" item: https://meta.stackoverflow.com/messages/mark-as-read?messagetypeid=6&returnurl=http%3a%2f%2fmeta.stackoverflow.com%...
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Able to submit answer after question is put on hold [duplicate]

A few minutes ago, I submitted an answer on the question https://stackoverflow.com/questions/20196583/checking-for-win-connect-four-java. When the page refreshed, I saw that the question had already ...
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Does SO moderation aid any kind of a search algorithm?

A question I posted was voted to close. On looking at the possible duplicate answer, I found that the questions could have arisen due to completely different backgrounds. But the answers were similar. ...
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I'm able to access the review queues from my mobile [duplicate]

I understand the mobile version is deliberately missing some features, so I'm not surprised to not see a "Review" link in the top bar. However I can access my profile, bring up the "Activity" view, ...
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Voting and flagging comments gets enabled when loading additional comments in duplicate question

I´m not sure if it is already reported. But when i review the following post https://stackoverflow.com/review/close/2764929 and take a look at the duplicate, voting on question, answers and comments ...
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I can visit my deleted question, but still it allows to post me the same question with the same content

Usually when we add question it suggests relevant existing questions to avoid duplicate question. But it allows if it matches with deleted questions where I can visit the deleted question by url. ...
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When I enter a SE question URL into a new question, sometimes it is replaced by the title. Sometimes not. Why is this? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What limitations does converting question links to links with titles have? Here is what I do not understand. When I first ask a question if I want to include a reference to ...
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Should “Search Options” help text (tips?) include description of how to “AND” tags to existing search?

While searching for something else I came upon an answer to a question which described a tag feature I was previously unaware of. Doing a search for questions with a specific tag can already be done ...
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Ordering Request for Favorite tags (Based on Weight/priority)? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Priority ordering 'favorite tags' In Stack Exchange, There are many sites. Each site supporting tags related to it's function. We are able to make them(tags) Favorite ...
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How do you prevent “Here code. You fix.” questions?

The blog mentions the following new features in the SE Podcast #19 summary (highlighting by me): New changes to the site are in the works. For example, no more duplicate title, and no more “Here ...
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HTML table in question or answer? Other way to format spreadsheet style data? [duplicate]

I had a question on a stack exchange site (see link below) that got me wondering the best way to format data that was part of my question. It's basically a spreadsheet. I tried uploading as tab ...
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How did the first line disappear from original answer?

Could that be a bug or a hidden feature? https://stackoverflow.com/posts/2685541/revisions I'm sure my original post contained the first line I added later but somehow it disappeared completely. ...
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how to add bounty to new question [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How does the bounty system work? the bounty feature is not active if a question is newly asked. questionIs it possible to add a bounty to a question i have just asked(as ...
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List of unlinked pages on Stack Exchange sites

Here is a list of special, unlinked pages (they may be linked in questions and answers) on Stack Exchange sites. Most pages listed here are work in progress or legacy. Currently, this list is ...
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What Easter Eggs do the chat sites have?

According to balpha, the SE chat sites may have individual Easter eggs, depending on the site. If you find them, please post. Edit: Because it's so easy to make this stuff up, a screenshot as proof ...
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Should 'hidden features of X' be removed/closed/locked?

I find myself wondering if us janitors should really be on a campaign to eradicate CW questions entitled 'hidden features of X.' The subject matter is on topic. Some people seem to learn from them. ...
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New “Hidden Features” questions: Coincidence, Copycat or Sock Puppet?

See the following two questions: Hidden features of classic asp Hidden features of x86 assembly Truthfully, I'm not here to make accusations, the title was just a cheap reader hook. Still, I'd like ...
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Bug (of hidden feature) in reputation counting

Test case: Hit daily cap Ask question and accept correct answer (+2 reputation as it should be) Get a downvote (-2 reputation) Get an upvote (+2 reputation, imho it's a bug, because I've got 202 ...
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Spaces getting past minimum character limit

It appears that now you can no longer just put spaces at the end of text to get past the character limit. You can still put them in the middle, where they get truncated to a single space. I always ...
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What are the hidden features of Stack Exchange?

What features of Stack Exchange sites do you consider "hidden"?