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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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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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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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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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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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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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Please make kvotes stand out a bit more

Here's a crop of a screen shot from the question list on the Meta Stack Overflow front page: Look at that middle item. How can a question with 44 kviews have only one vote?! Oh, wait. That's 1 ...
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Request the ability to move to chat before it is suggested [duplicate]

Similar to How can I move a discussion to chat before being prompted? but as an actual feature request. I'd like the ability to request a discussion move to chat before I'm suggested. The reason for ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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When viewing a badge page, show whether or not you currently have it

When viewing a badge's page (e.g. Strunk and White), it would be fantastic if it displayed on that page whether or not you currently had it. As I was looking at the 2013 Moderator Election, I noticed ...
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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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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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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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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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Time to revise 10k tools Delete and Close pages

I often go into the 10k tools, into the delete and close tabs. I find that I always have to click on one of the links to go the actual question to see if it needs more votes (one way or the other). ...
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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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1answer
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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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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 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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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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1answer
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Question with zero answers has an accepted answer [duplicate]

I came across this oddity when I ran this search query, sorted by votes: That question has zero answers, but its search result summary is formatted as though it has an accepted answer (green box, ...
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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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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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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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What can Moderators and Trusted Users see that others can't?

Sometimes I will leave a comment or note on my answer before deleting, something to the effect of: "Yep this won't work correctly, thanks for pointing this out @TrustedUser" ..and I wonder if it ...
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Add a way to see how many days you hit the cap (and 200 rep)

We used to be able to go to the reputation page, and see the complete calculation of reputation, and at the end of that it would show us how many days we hit the rep cap and how many days we hit 200 ...
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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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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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…Too… many… …elli…pses… … when searching… …

The bug reported as Rendering problem on search page when using advanced search options shows as status-completed—but there are still some issues. While it's no longer showing the raw HTML, it's now ...
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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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1answer
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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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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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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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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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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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Hover popups with a bit more complicated behaviour

Well, it is not the biggest deal actually, but it would be a little bit nicer if popups will support two modes of the way they actually popup. Here is a picture to illustrate what I mean:
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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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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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Badge in Careers profile

Badges are like award awarded by Stack Overflow .. and it's quite good to show badges in our Careers 2.0 profile as per the image below, but only add tag badges (like php ,xml, etc.) not like ...
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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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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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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 ...