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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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Show [CODE] instead of the actual code in the Question preview

I think that when somebody adds some code to their question in StackOverflow, in the question preview you should NOT be able to actually read it, instead you should see just "[CODE]" or something ...
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Give us a total of number of posts found in search [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Please Display Match Count after Search On the main pages you have the number of questions on the right side, underneath the sort tabs. Could we please get a total number ...
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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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Add “more…” link in Tag Info box on Tagged Questions page

When there is a lot of verbage in a Tag Wiki, only the first four lines show in the Tag Info box on the Tagged Questions page. How about we add a "more..." link at the end to let people know that ...
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Show deleted notification on direct URL

Please show a deleted notification when browsing to the direct URL of a deleted question. I find it vary annoying when I'm watching a question (pressing F5 every hour or so), and it simply disappears....
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Notate merged questions on front page

I went into a question that I'd flagged for merging to see if anything had happened on it, and sure enough it had been merged. Could we get a notation like [merged] on the front page for these types ...
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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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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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“You have 1 favorite change. See your favorites.” WTF?

I don't understand that, I don't remember all of my favorites, so why should I see my favorites? How have they changed? The title or new responses? Was it deleted?
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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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Users activity 'counter' as icons near to the score

I wish all stackoverflow have near to the score a similar score with icons thats shows the activity of the user the last 30 days. For example if a user have done nothing the last month or have ...
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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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Display page with more background information about tags [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Tag description Create a tag homepage/FAQ Should there be high-rep-user contributed descriptions for tags? I saw a question tagged [plsql]. I have no idea what it is, but ...
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How can I see old bounties I have offered?

There is no way that I'm aware of to easily locate questions that you have set bounties on in the past. It seems like there should be, however; perhaps under the "activity" tab.
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Show a Users upvotes and downvotes grouped by questions and answers

We should be able to see what the total count is for upvoted questions and up voted answers and vice versa. Right now it just takes a composite and shows total upvotes and total downvotes (on the ...
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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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Don't display the ask a question button on a person's profile page

The "Ask a Question" button can be confusing if a person ends up on a person's profile page by clicking an SO badge on a person's blog. To avoid the situation where a person might think that they are ...
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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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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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My icon show 75% with just one question asked

The question says it all... I see it says 75% for me here, why. I only have one question and I selected an answer.
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Accept Rate Percentage

Is there a way to see your % Accept Rate? And what factors contribute to it? I see it below people when they post questions and such. I was wondering where you observe yours or how this comes to be. ...
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Add view count on post page [closed]

When I ask a question I like to keep the page on it (with auto-refresh set), so that I can see the answers as soon as they show up. It'd be nice to see how many views the question has been getting ...
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Alt text should be different for posts I've already voted on

Inspired by this question and multiple erroneous undos of votes with "Show pictures" off in browser. Suppose I ask a question and upvote good answers as they arrive and then abandon the question for ...
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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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Additional info on user profile page - reputation split

This is what I'd like to see on a profile page - beneath the big reputation figure, I'd like to see two smaller numbers. The first would be the reputation the user has gained from answering questions, ...
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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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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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The amount of comments gets out of control sometimes

This may be one of those, "Is it just me?" questions that gets buried, but on some questions, there are a ton of comments. And annoyingly enough, enough comments are shown that they're just noise. ...
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Filler for empty “About Me”

In reference to my previous question, I suggest that some sort of filler, or at least a label, be used to fill an otherwise conspicuously empty large grey box on account tabs with no about-me data. [...
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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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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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Question “asked” field in sidebar should display actual time on hover

It would be really nice, if on the "asked" field that's displayed in the sidebar to the right of the question, that hovering over that would show the exact time that the question was asked, so that I ...
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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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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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Vertical Flair?

The flair for StackOverflow are all horizontal, and they don't fit well in my blog. Can we get some flair that is more vertically based?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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