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Suggested edits on answers show the author of the parent question instead of the answer's author as they used to [duplicate]

In this suggested edit on an answer it shows the user that asked the question above the revision and the user that proposed the edit below it. The answer was posted by a different user and that is not ...
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Deleting answers, reloading pages, and changing focus

This question is closely related to the recent changes in answer sort ordering, but I think it’s different enough (or niche enough) to warrant its own question. Here is the workflow: Be a moderator ...
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Inline code formatting tries to escape the page! [duplicate]

I was going through the First Questions review queue, and was given this review. I don't think the inline code block should render like that. Even though the OP should have used a code block, I don't ...
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Inconsistent styling and formatting in the notices for closed questions

While using my Android v.11 Galaxy XCover Pro, with Google Chrome app version 12.41.19.23.arm64 in "full site" view at Law SE (the only site where I have the necessary privileges)... Both ...
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Have post previews surround blockquoted text in quotation marks

When a post uses a blockquote, the preview of that post obviously doesn't retain that formatting, but this means that the text runs together like it is one sentence. For a concrete example, here is an ...
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Pronoun-specific field in profile (that also shows up in hovercard)

Edit/Preface A lot of the objections so far, especially in the comments, seem to be 'this isn't useful to me, therefore it's not useful.' I would like to edit to clarify that I, and I think most LGBTQ+...
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Can other bots have an identifying label, too? Even user-run bots?

Now that the Community user is going to be explicitly labelled as a bot, how about adding the same label to other bot accounts, too? There is an old request for essentially the same thing, but at the ...
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Can we please avoid calling this staff / bot / mod identifying label a "badge"?

Recently, indicators have been added to make explicit the fact that some accounts have a special status. Unfortunately, the term "badge" has been used to describe this feature; but calling ...
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Profile Picture not consistent across network [duplicate]

I was a bit shocked to find out my profile picture got somehow disappeared(?) in the other network. I checked on Stack Overflow, Meta Stack Overflow, Meta Stack Exchange and seems like only in Stack ...
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The popup explanation for tag scores is confusing when you have only posted questions but not answers

In the tag section of a user profile, each tag has a number on its right and a number on its left. The number on the left represents the score of answers in that tag (i.e. total upvotes on answers in ...
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Is it intentional that the profile reputation display in the revision history doesn't match the way it is displayed elsewhere? [duplicate]

I noticed that in the revision history, reputation over 10K isn't displayed in the shortened format used in other places. For example, in the revision history for this question on ELL my reputation on ...
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I got right-to-left typing direction in the textbox by accident. How can I undo it? [closed]

I accidentally changed my answer to type right-to-left via some hotkey: How can I undo it, without refreshing the page?
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The date display for the current year is ambiguous. Please fix it [duplicate]

Screenshot of this answer. It says "Jan 11". Is that Jan 11th of this year? Or January of 2011? I have been on Stack Overflow since 2008 and I have no idea when Seasoned Advice started, so ...
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Difference between links in revisions and in current body of questions

I found an odd bug. Apparently sometimes there are differences between the body in the post in the revision, and in the actual post, regarding presenting hyperlink in the body. Examples: look at this ...
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Blue tag badge message can get misaligned on small screens/windows

Here it says that the post was reopened by a bunch of community members, including this one. And right next to that user's username is the feature-request tag with a yellow circle in it. Hovering over ...
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Provide a proper way to indicate error messages that is visually distinct from quotes and actual code

Error messages are a fairly common thing to mention, in both questions and answers, across many Stack Exchange communities. I think it would be valuable to have a markdown syntax to denote error ...
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Misplaced text on privilege information pages

Open up a privilege breakdown from the list of privileges on Meta.SE. For this example, I'll use Vote Up. The "Privilege Type:" text should be before its related symbol. Instead, it's after. This ...
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Z-axis issue with the floating review info panel, permits various elements to flow over it

I was having a look at an old question of mine when I browsed the reopen review page from the timeline. I scrolled downwards and realized the Review completed panel comes along for the ride. While ...
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The "Does this answer your question?" banner persists. Why? [duplicate]

I had a suggested duplicate on a site-meta post, and the yes/no banner came up. I chose "no" and a popup came up recommending editing the post. I did so, by clicking on the popup's edit button, and, ...
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Closing 'own' question leaves a nonsensical comment

(Comment link; it was not auto-deleted as suggested in a comment) Notice the color of the username's background. It is the question asker. When closing own question, the new auto-comment does not ...
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Line/word wrapping in revision history and responses tab (and probably other places)

and (Link) I just noticed that change. I didn't find new reports under bug. Note the names and badge count in the first screenshot, and the badge count in the second one. PS I can't link to ...
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Description of the "Flag as duplicate" doesn't match official staff reply

I know I'm not the only person noticing inconsistencies in the description since it started Should we change the description of "Duplicate of"? Duplicate explanation should encourage ...
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Number of days since joined shown for an account on the accounts list is 1 or 2 days less than the correct number

Note: Since I posted this question, I'm quite certain I figured out what is going on, and now have a feature request, with this described in the Update section further down. However, for anybody ...
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Beautify Wikipedia links [duplicate]

There is some support on SE for rewriting links to a question with the question title; for instance, if I add a bare link of the form https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/49433/replace-trilogy-raw-...
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Add thousands separator to "xxxx views" tooltip in question list

When hovering over the number of views in a question list, the exact number of views is shown without thousands separator, e.g. 214935 views Can this be added, just like already done on the ...
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How about an option to choose that your question is a duplicate even if it doesn’t have an answer? [duplicate]

A question closed as a duplicate normally displays a message stating that it already has an answer elsewhere. Apparently, though, on Meta sites where questions can be closed even if the existing ...
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Discrepancy in duplicate messages, including the inability to edit the duplicate list [duplicate]

I had always seen questions that are closed as duplicates with the following message at the top of the post: This question already has an answer here: [link to existing question] X answers Here is a ...
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Protection banner shouldn’t override bounty banner in the app

In the app, a question that has an open bounty has a banner at the bottom indicating that there is a bounty: However, if the question is also protected then the banner at the bottom is about the ...
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The cluttered and not very useful Bugs page

Any visitor or user who clicks the Bugs tab, situated on the Top Questions Page, is presented with *single page of bugs ranked in order of votes. These upvotes might lead an inexperienced user (and ...
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Apple app Feed Bug - Split word

Why is the word “ago” split? Is this a bug? App Version: 1.6.6.2 Device: iPhone 5s (Global) OS Version: Version 12.1.2 (Build 16C101)
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Add a button to scroll me to my answer if I view a question which I have previously answered

If I open a question that I have already answered, it would be nice if there was an icon or link telling me something along the lines of "You have posted an answer to this question." This ...
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Total Up and Down votes in posts table

There is a limitation in showing the up and down votes seperately for posts: https://meta.stackexchange.com/a/1007/389297 The reason is that it requires looking up the votes table in the database, ...
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.info-box div missing background color in review

I was just doing some LQP review, when I happen upon the post pictured below. There is the normal "Our system has identified this post as possible spam; please review carefully" warring, however there ...
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Review queue icons bug [duplicate]

I just noticed today in the review queue (I saw it in GD.SE and M&TV.SE) that the user icons dropped below the correspondent review queue instead of being on the right side in the same row. That ...
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Name of next tag badge and progress for it are jammed together if name is too long [duplicate]

When I was looking at my profile, I discovered that the name of my next tag badge was jammed with the bar showing my progress for me. It looks like this happens when the tag name is too long. This ...
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A couple of sites have messed up formatting [duplicate]

I see some SE sites moving to the new format, such as MSE, and this appears to work on my desktop and mobile. Most of the others are on the old format, which again works well on desktop, and is ...
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Questions are displayed with more text - change the style [closed]

I changed a setting on the web site, and I do not remember which one it was. Now I do not like it. How do I change the displayed questions style (screenshots from Stack Overflow)? Currently ...
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Could we clarify the "votes cast" user feedback?

On the user profile page, under "Impact", you can see the amount of votes you have cast. When you mouse over the number, there is a rollover description. However, when I click on the number,...
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How to deal with a formatting style that benefits the poster but can be difficult for other readers?

I have run into post by users that employ a different formatting style that, I as least, find hard to read. Using some lorem ipsum to illustrate: Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing ...
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Improve formatting for Top Tags tooltip

Tooltip in the Top Tags section of the user profile shows an information about questions and answers posted by user. Currently it looks like this: My request is to split sentences into different ...
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sticky topbar (css) [duplicate]

There are times when I "zap" through posts on PPCG: I come back after a few hours absence, see a couple of votes and notifications. So I pick one, after reviewing it, I have to scroll all the way to ...
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Text box size, displayed post and general layout

The StackExchange page layout is globally well adapted to computer or mobile for relatively short questions or answers. However, on some sites, long answers are sometimes required, especially those ...
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Antivirus software is breaking SE web page? (blocking CSS and JS)?

I just renewed my antivirus (Kaspersky's) yesterday. After that, I logged onto Chemistry.SE (which I frequent often) but then I was greeted with this Which was definitely not how it looked like ...
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A deleted user without a user id / name [duplicate]

I recently came across this answer and found that the user has been deleted: Generally, the deleted users will be displayed like this: Why does that alone has a different view? A deleted user ...
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Comments in app are hard to distinguish from title

In the Android app, the comments show up on the right side when I swipe to the left. Each comment shows up with the title of the question and then the content of the comment. The problem is that it ...
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Include my close and reopen votes on the votes page (or the API /question object)

The following URL only includes upvotes or downvotes that I have cast (as far as I can tell): http://stackoverflow.com/posts/POST_ID/votes I'm requesting that this page also include the close and ...
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Make it easier & quicker to find relevant Stack Exchange site with tooltips

When browsing https://stackexchange.com/sites you have to click on a tab in order to see what that particular site relates to. While in many cases it's obvious, in many others it isn't (eg. Stack ...
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Can the "viewed number" on a question have better formatting? [duplicate]

A few times now I have glanced at the "viewed" field for a question and had to count digits to figure out if it has been viewed 4 million times or 400 000 times. Adding a thousand separator would go ...
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Add 'k' suffix for question score where appropriate [duplicate]

I suggest using the k suffix for question scores where appropriate, just as it is used when displaying for instance reputation, view counts, "people reached" etc. Example: I suggest changing this to ...
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Would adding one font colour help?

An excessive palette of colours distracts, as per this answer. However, what of adding simply one more colour? 1 key reason: Suppose you're quoting a long text that already uses bolds and italics. ...
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