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Show all of my question/answers to me even if they are deleted

I would really like to see all of my questions and answers on the profile page, even if some of them were deleted, and I don't have enough rep to see them on the site. (Note that some questions are ...
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Find out which question/answer awarded you the badge

With the addition of Recent Activity a while back it became much easier to know what's going on. However, sometimes when a badge is awarded, it's not immediately clear why it happened. I suggest ...
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Duplicate explanation should encourage improvement of original

The new closed-as-duplicate banner says: This question has been asked before and already has an answer. If those answers do not fully address your question, please ask a new question. I think it ...
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Vote count not correct

In this question the vote total is -8, but the vote breakdown is 1/10, so it should be -9 (may have changed by now, still gathering downward momentum, it had the same discrepancy at -5). Edit: Looks ...
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Why should 10k rep users view self-deleted answers?

When you reach 10k rep, you get to see other users deleted answers. I just think it's dishonest as a system to call a feature "delete," but show that to totally random strangers in the backroom. Due ...
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Notifications for edits by others of my own questions and answers?

I'd like to be more aware of when other SOpedians edit my own questions and answers, which is sure to happen because my innate spelling and grammar skills are overloaded by my vocabulary and ...
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Please put answers underneath questions in Close review queue

Many times when going through the Close queue I see that people are using the too localized reason. Sometimes the reason for this is in the comments (like the syntax error being pointed out), but a ...
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Mark which badges are capable of being won > 1 time

When I see the badges list, I'm unsure which ones are being capable of being won more than once. Could we highlight these badges in some way? EDIT: I reviewed the entire list today, and if you ...
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Could we please have a clickable arrow to expand hidden content?

For many questions/answers where I wish to provide background, explanation, mildly extraneous detail, etc., I would really like to have that little arrow thingee that one sees in the FAQ: To ...
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Add additional sub-groups to the new Badge page & related Feedback

On the newly redesigned Badge page (A+), there are sub-groups under the major groups. For example, the Participation Badges group has related badges Commentator and Pundit sub-grouped, and Quorum and ...
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1answer
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Give Tag synonyms their own review queue

As per Robert Harvey's suggestion here, lets have a review queue for tag synonyms. It should be filtered so that users will only be shown what they can vote on. This should help all those ...
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Should the network use thousands separators in numbers?

Currently the network has a very inconsistent track record when it comes to injecting thousands separators in numbers >= 4 digits. Sometimes on the same page there will be commas in one element and ...
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Minor layout problem with negative votes

At the risk of rubbing salt into Rook's current status in the primaries, is this a formatting/layout bug?: The negative sign is sitting on top of the overall vote count instead of to the left.
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Keep short history of user display names

It'd be nice if each user's profile page showed what previous names that user had recently used.
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1answer
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Can we get notification in the tab (change of title)?

I'm usually running many different StackExchange sites in Firefox using tabs (using ReloadEvery to update every 5 minutes). Right now to check for activity, I have to manually click on the tab to see ...
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1answer
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Show vote counts on activity>comments page

It would be helpful to show vote counts on the activity > comments page, and also allow sorting by votes. This would make it easy to see what comments other people thought were valuable or at least ...
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Use abbreviations for 1000+ score in linked posts

I don't really enjoy the ragged view of linked posts: This feature request is to use a format that suggested in Related questions with over 99 score display incorrectly; something that matches the ...
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Could we please get some way of knowing that we've placed a bounty that's still out there?

I just got the notice of a question I'd placed a bounty on, that I'd forgot I had. How about a line in the Profile before Questions, called Bounty. It will list the the current question you have ...
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Please bring the StackExchange™ MultiCollider SuperDropdown™ to the chat

This would be useful to have next to the all rooms button. Perhaps let it refresh each 30 or 60 seconds... :-)
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Could we please get some UI differentiation for locked posts?

A few times I've tried to do something on a closed post, and found that it was actually locked. The migrated ones don't show locked status. Could we get some kind of UI indication that it's a locked ...
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Bookmark/Mark as unread

In the interest of people using SO as a research resource/tool it would be good to be able to mark questions as "unread" instead of just star them. That way you can work through your list of "unread" ...
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Show only Questions Title on Questions View as User Choice

Could we get the view we have when we first sign into the site (with the question title text only), even when we hit the Questions button (when it changes to also showing the first line or so of the ...
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Active Question lists - Name should reflect original poster (and editor if exists)

I find it odd that in the list of Active Questions, the name of the person is the last one who replied/edited/commented on the question. However when you open the question, you see the real author + ...
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Display specific earned badges as profile bling

What if we allowed users to show off specific badges, you know, like those holiday hats? (aka winterbash) I know that we can already see a badge count for users, so, for example, other users can see ...
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What is the grey box under account view?

When I go to the account view, I see this large, empty, grey box. What is it? Why is it there? Does it need to be there? Might it be something in the future? Could it be something in the future? ...
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Reopened questions get a “modified” time stamp in the questions list

This question just showed up on RPG.SE's front page like this: ... which makes no sense, because the question hasn't been modified since May 25th, and the person who edited it wasn't CatLord anyway: ...
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Analytical Badge - Can this be marked “(Retired)” or something?

After seeing the Analytical badge, I visited every page in the FAQ. I waited a few days, then came here to see if I could find any questions about why it never showed up in my profile. It was then ...
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TL;DR Summaries at the top of question?

TL;DR Should users with short attention spans be catered to? Ooh, is that a squirrel? The Question Should users be encouraged to begin their question with a TL;DR summary, rather than end with it? ...
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Roll back the new auto-redirect on migrated questions

Clicking on a migrated question now leads to an immediate header redirect to the target site. For a new user, this must be utterly confusing. They asked a question on one site, and suddenly end up on ...
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1answer
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Adding ID attributes to content in tag wikis?

A lot of focus has been rising for tag wikis lately, which is good, yes. However, if we are expected to put so much information into the tag wikis, shouldn't we also have some easy way to direct users ...
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1answer
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Are we going to be able to easily see the separate up-votes and down-votes on a post? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Show Total Votes (or Up/Down Votes) This has been asked before on UserVoice, but I'll ask it here as well. Currently the "votes" reported against a post are the net votes (up-...
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1answer
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Reviewer Stats showing wrong count

I have totally reviewed 716 suggested edits, but it shows I've approved 486 suggestions and rejected 228. I searched about it on meta. But, can't get solution. I thought that some of my reviewed ...
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1answer
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Show 3 significant figures for rep over a million [closed]

With "reputation to the max" I now have 6,621,210 reputation. Unfortunately, this only shows as 6.6m: Other reputation levels are shown with three or more significant digits - e.g. 508k as Darin's ...
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Removing the “s” on singular items cause extra letter to disappear

Where the issue is? Go to your profile page and click on questions tab, you can see this issue in questions list which has one answer or one vote.(one view looks fine) The same issue can be seen in ...
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What exactly is wrong with page 14?

I noticed that Page 14 of "newest questions" seems to always show only half of the questions the other pages do. So, just out of curiosity … What's up with that, SO devs?
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Highlighting technical words?

Is it advisable to use the code-block for inline-code like DataGridView or WinForms.Webbrowser? eg: Windows Forms Webbrowser Full history Some Mods also do it: Null Pointer exception in C# ...
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1answer
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Suggested edits: Better visual indication of whether edit is to a question or an answer

Could we please have a clearer visual indication of whether the suggested edit is an edit to a question or an answer? Currently the only way I distinguish between the two is to look for the (very ...
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Other users' flag weight values visible?

On SO I find myself able to view other users' flag weight values. Is this intentional?
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Deleted shading doesn't appear without a refresh

I noticed that when deleting an answer, the shading doesn't appear until you hit refresh. The only indication it's deleted is the 'delete' text changing to the red 'undelete' which is subtle enough ...
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1answer
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Format of review history

The current format of showing review history works fine without bug. But, we should intend to change the format of that page to add some more precise. We are showing the reviewer name in the review ...
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Highlighting questions in which I have already posted or commented

Possible Duplicate: Make recent activity and responses show new comments on questions/answers I have commented on (even if I don’t own them) This is not exact duplicate That page talks ...
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Highlight the reputation number when cap is reached for the day

It's kind of a pain (when you have a bunch of downvotes you gave or got) to have to compute your rep in the 'Recent Activity' page to see how far you are from the cap. How about we change the color ...
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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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The new rep handling needs some noise-cancelling hysteresis [duplicate]

The new handling of rep calculations is great, but as bitmask predicted the fact that each change shows up makes the rep display a bit confusing and rather "noisy." Apparently, users constantly ...
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Glitch when sorting questions by vote count

Related but different: Sorting questions by votes is broken That was about the order going off after exactly 1000 results, which is not the same as what I'm seeing. On meta, I did this: Clicked ...
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Linked answers should (within linked list) resolve to linked answer

EDIT: unsure if it's a bug or not - applying tag until certain Currently, all links under the "Linked" list take you to the question. In the message body, however, these links will take you to the ...
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Deleted answers still appear in inbox

Deleted answers appear in the global inbox. The same way it used to happen with comments Also the number of answers takes the deleted ones into account.
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Access to Favorites questions directly from header or right column

I really love the Favorites questions feature but I feel like it's a little bit buried. Two main reasons: Two clicks to reach it (from homepage or tagged questions) Too close to prefs tab (my ...
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Feature Request: Ability to sort answers by responder's reputation

I suspect that this is a controversial idea, but I think it would be useful to allow responses to a question on the SO family of sites to be sorted by the reputation score of the responder. Here is ...
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How can awesome answers to average or duplicate questions be promoted?

It would be interesting to see the top or accepted answer score as well as the question score for related / linked questions. I typically browse the highest voted questions first when searching for ...