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Mark Self Answered postings accordingly

Summary I think it would be beneficial to mark self answered posts, where people only "ask" the question in order to share their knowledge/findings, in a way so that it is obvious to ...
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Chat username highlighter is too eager

When a post link is shared in chat, e.g. here, it expands into a 'onebox'. It seems the script that highlights your username (when a user replies to your chat message or 'pings' you with e.g. @...
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Add <mark> support, or other text highlighting method

Please add support for text highlight, e.g. with the <mark> HTML5 tag. Often it is desirable to preserve original formatting in quote citations (that already uses bold, italic and underlining), ...
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Chat highlighting should work in transcripts as in actual chat

In an active chat room, on the desktop chat client, hovering the mouse pointer over a message puts a lightweight line around that message. Furthermore, if that message a reply to another, or if there ...
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Why does this question have a blue highlight? [duplicate]

Whenever I scroll through 'newest questions' some of the questions highlighted in blue, for example: Why is this?
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Searching for a user's questions with [tag] highlights the tagword

When searching for a user's questions with [tag], the tagword gets highlighted / bolded in the post's paraphrase for some reason. This should only be happening when searching the word in general. In ...
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There should not be any OP highlighting on Community Wiki questions

What are some useful keyboard shortcuts? is a community wiki question. The OP has commented below: and their name is highlighted. It shouldn't be - they're not the poster any more, it's a ...
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When a user is deleted, OP highlighting is lost

Deleted: Not Deleted:
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Should username of a deleted OP account be highlighted in comments?

For example, take a look at this question: Free web hosting for academics User102 asked this question. They have deleted their account. But they are also the OP. Should their name be highlighted in ...
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Highlight @replies when I click on a comment

I would like to be able to click on a comment and see replies to that user highlighted in the comment thread. This would be especially helpful in longer meta discussions, but I can see it working ...
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Highlighting sometimes fails when previewing a post

When I highlight a line of text on a post I am composing, sometimes the text un-highlights itself, and focus returns to the textbox. Steps to reproduce: Navigate to the "Ask a Question" ...
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Make Ctrl+K indent entire lines even when the first and last are only partially highlighted

When we select text for indenting, e.g. and Ctrl+k, we get this: I don't think our target audience is accustomed to this behavior, although I could be wrong. The following programs indent entire ...
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Is highlighting your answer a bad practice?

I just had an answer of mine edited by a moderator. I was curious to know while answering or asking a question on SO: is adding too many blockquotes or words in bold or highlighting certain sections ...
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Why is there no highlight for questions with negative-scored answers?

While browsing questions on Stack Exchange sites, the questions with answers are highlighted. But there is no highlight on the main page for answers that have a negative score. I suggest to highlight ...
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Make answer highlighting fade to red instead of white for deleted answers

This is a really minor issue, but it bothers me more than it should. When you follow a link to an answer (example) the answer's background flashes to yellow and slowly fades back to white. This works ...
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Jump to latest activity from activity tab

Questions having activity are pushed in the Active questions queue - the activity tab. Some questions contain many comments and/or answers (Example). And it is difficult to see what caused the ...
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Is there a bug when using code highlighting with URL's? [duplicate]

I just recognized that when I use grave accents (`) to highlight code and insert a URL into this, then the URL does somehow not getting resolved. Using <code> works. The output is something ...
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Colouring system to further distinguish how many of your tags a question matches [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Color questions based on the number of favorite tags Okay, so I really like the fact that on the new Question List questions that match your interesting tags are coloured ...
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Can I highlight code within an answer? (Not syntax highlighting.) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Allow highlighting certain bits of a code fragment or quote Sometimes when I respond to a question that contains a block of code, and my answer includes the same block with ...
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Why are "etymology" questions on german.sx highlighted for me?

Starting a few minutes ago, questions tagged "etymology" are highlighted in blue when I visit german.sx. Yes, I did find the question "Why do some questions in question lists have a yellow background?...
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Highlight or emphatize replies from high ranked users

What happens if there's an answer with a lot of votes, and even marked as accepted, but a user find a better solution? maybe nobody get it. I think that top users replies should be highlighted in some ...
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Is there any shortcut for highlighting a text

Here by highlighting, I mean this. Is there any keyboard shortcut for this. I didn't find any info about this anywhere. I know I can do this by placing them inside two sqiggle. A shortcut would be ...
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Can't highlight text in my post after opening the profile drop down menu

Steps to reproduce: Start new question/answer or edit one of your existing. Type something and make sure you can highlight it with the mouse. Hover over your user name and wait for the box to expand. ...
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Highlight user names on comments

I have read some user requesting auto-completion when typing a user name with the @user notation, but I'm missing something simpler. It's the fact of displaying those user names in comments ...
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Need highlighting for the Stack Exchange notifications

This is about the Stack Exchange link on the top-left corner of the screen. It shows the number of new posts/comments with a tiny red circle, but when I click on the link, it shows a list of the new ...
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Code highlighting improvement suggestion [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Allow highlighting certain bits of a code fragment or quote Sometimes I need to paste a large lump of code, as in context it is all relevant, but I would like people to ...
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Author's Comments in a Migrated Question's Answers Are Not Clickable

I found that this user (Culip) had a question migrated to Stack Overflow, but his User Name in the comments in the Answers section was not highlighted or clickable. This threw me for a bit of a loop, ...
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Nicknames highlighting

@nickname template has become a de facto standard here so what about highlighting (via JS) the @current_nickname in the questions, answers and comments?
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It is currently possible to notify all users in a room

My self-censoring attempt ended up highlighting for the whole room. Apparently, most combinations of three or more non-letters after the @ symbol will work, including the original @#$£ or less ...
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Highlight Questions You Asked

While I realise if you want to see your own question, you only have to go to your user page and look there, I think it would be handy to have some kind of highlighting of questions you asked on the ...
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Line highlighting within code blocks [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Allow highlighting certain bits of a code fragment or quote Would it be possible to add a "Highlight" function to code blocks? For example, with function foo ($fbar = false) ...
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What does the colored orange bar for the questions mean? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What do “favorite tags” and “ignored tags” do? Why is Stack Overflow suddenly orange (#FFEFC6)? This may be a newbie question, but so far I did not ...
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Question Asker isn't highlighted in comments when question was migrated

It seems that if a question is migrated, the asker's name doesn't get highlighted when he/she posts comments. For example: GUI FTP program capable of using public/private keys? See Sarteck comments ...
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Highlight expanded comments [duplicate]

It'd be nice to somehow distinguish comments that were expanded from those that were shown by default. Sometimes I'll read the first few comments which have been voted up and then hit expand to show ...
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Use different highlight colors for favorite tags in the main page

I have three favorite tags in the main page. Currently they are all highlighted with the same color. I would like to see each one with a different color so I can tell which one is which without ...
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Highlight comments from answer author, in addition to question author

In addition to the highlighting comments made by the question owner (as described in a recent blog post), I think it would be a good idea to highlight comments left by the author of the answer being ...
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Highlighted search terms in links makes them to lose underscored style on hover

When searching on any of the SO family sites, search terms are highlighted in the results with a background color. However, this tends to change result links' style to have no 'underlined' style on ...
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Why do all questions with a tag get marked?

I follow the questions that are tagged "delphi" on stackoverflow. Since a few weeks, when te page loads, all questions get the skin-tone-kind-of-pink background, nomatter from which computer I watch ...
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