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Warning “You haven't voted question for a long time” disappears too fast

I recently got warnings just after having upvoted an answer. It said something about the fact that I haven't voted for a question for a long time and that questions need votes too. The problem is ...
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Offer redemption to confused question banned users

A version of my question was asked here: Give better explanations when accounts are blocked . However, the status complete on that question resulted in the message I am taking issue with. Another ...
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“Remember you can select this as the best answer” message should mention wait time (if there is one)

At the moment, if you vote up an answer to your question and you haven't chosen a "best answer" it will pop up a notice reminding you that you can. If you then try to select it as the best answer it ...
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“Stack Overflow requires external JavaScript from another domain” message

http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.5.2/jquery.min.js is error 404 Well, it seems that Wget picks it up so the last statement is false and the exact message is: Error 6 (net::...
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Welcome back message suggests to upvote questions and answers even when questions are locked

I just opened a URL to a question on programmers.SE and got the message: *image from TheWobbuffet But the question was locked, so I couldn't do what it asked me to do. I consider this to be a very ...
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Show message when rep has been recalculated

We still get whining both on here and on SO when someone notices their rep changes due to a rep recalc. I suggest to forestall this, (especially for those that don't know the ins and outs of SO) a ...
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Should the post ban message be reworded?

We get tons of posts from users asking about bans, perhaps assuming that their case is somehow different from the others, or that the ban was incorrect, or that they need to ask a question now, etc. ...
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How about linking “Sorry we are no longer accepting questions …” message to faq?

How about linking the "Sorry we are no longer accepting questions ..." message to the appropriate faq question like this? Oops! Your question couldn't be submitted because: Sorry, we are no ...
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Requiring a relevant job posting in order to message a job seeker

Would it be possible to require that employers have a job posting (either public or private) attached to their message to job seekers? I've recently been encountering a lot of recruiters who are ...
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How do I enable jQuery?

I just saw this for the first time after a delayed page load: Stack Overflow works best with jQuery enabled I looked for the "Enable jQuery" setting, but my browser doesn't have it. It sounds ...
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Display bounty message at the top of the question

On a long question, where the bounty could be used to encourage people to invest time learning about the problem (like this question), the bounty message being located at the end of the question is ...
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Missing comma in “welcome back” message

The autologin message is missing a comma. Welcome back user_name, you've been logged in should be: Welcome back, user_name, you've been logged in. user_name is a vocative, expression of ...
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Edit notice (for those without edit privs) gives false indication that one-letter edits are possible

When I start an edit on SO, I see this box: You do not have edit privileges. Your edit will be placed in a queue until it is peer reviewed. We welcome all constructive edits, but please make ...
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“Bumped to the homepage by Community” after suggested edit approved by Community

It looks like there's a new message shown when Community bumps inactive questions: Bumped to the homepage by Community 10 hours ago This question has answers that may be good or bad; the ...
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When receiving a Careers message, “Interested - Show Complete Message” was confusing

I just recieved my first message through Stack Overflow Careers and was a little confused as to what I was supposed to do. A few things that confused me (from what I can remember; the actual message ...
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How do we see the private messages that moderators sent us?

I've got a message sent to me from a moderator which appears in the top-left notification dropdown box. Clicking on the "item" brings me to a page where the message is shown. But after reading it I'...
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Don't show “removed from [site name] for reasons of moderation” for self-deleted posts

I just deleted a post on the DBA SE beta site. When I tried to return to that page, I got the following message: Page Not Found Your question was removed from Database Administrators - Stack ...
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Careers message flow, why need to show interest in order to see full message [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it worth hiding links? Hi, I have read around the messages thing but still dont see why I need to show interest to see the complete message, why not just show the full ...
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Top bar showing “NEW FEATURES” orange banner

I noticed a banner saying there are new features in my top bar: When hovering over it: I'm not new, I already visited this new profile. Why did I get the banner? If it is intentional, what ...
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Confusing linkification in “pending edit” message

Here's the message that appears at the top of a question after you've submitted a suggested edit: The words "peer edit" were initially linkified on around the beginning of October 2014, according to ...
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Why can't I see new answers while editing?

I answered a question which I (and others) didn't understood correctly. After the question was clarified, I edited my wrong original answer and added the right solution. Meanwhile, another user ...
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Rollback reason message [duplicate]

In order of importance: Add a reason field for rollback Notify the author of the edit that's being rolled back of the rollback and the reason Notify the approvers of the edit too (if they exist due ...
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Can we have an option to disable the “don't forget to accept” reminder?

The biggest peeve is sometimes I vote up an answer mid-way through reading it, and the "don't forget to accept" message blocks the remaining text, so I scramble and triple-click it until it closes. ...
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Bug: Cannot unhide temporarily hidden links

A message in my careers message box has some hidden links that show as <link temporarily hidden>. I've tried clicking 'I'm interested; show the complete message' but nothing happens. I've tried ...
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Countdown timer is off by 1 interval

I tried to choose a answer for a question on SA and someone immediately answered with the correct response. I try to click the check box and it says wait 2 min. I keep clicking until it changes from 2 ...
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How can I change a response to an employer message?

I recently got a message from an employer, and wished to respond as Interested. I think I selected 'Interested' (but I may mistakenly picked Not Interested), and I wrote a brief message expressing my ...
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You can accept this answer in 10 minutes [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why do you have to wait 8 Minutes before you can accept an answer? Yay! I found my answer! Lets give it +1 rating and accept it. So i click the +1 button and then i get this ...
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Please fix message for last rejected flag [duplicate]

My last flag has been declined by moderator, and now I see a message: Your last flag was declined - please review it before flagging this post! for ALL new flags. These new flags are currently in ...
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Should the welcome message be blank in my inbox tab?

When I signed up I received a welcome message: Is that message supposed to be blank if I look at my network profile's inbox tab? It has a date, the site logo, "welcome", and a desolate empty ...
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1answer
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Can the new messagebox be somewhere else?

Apparently we have a new messagebox: Can it please be screen-centered or near the action I took? It is on the top but I clicked to delete a comment on the bottom. The mouse movings give me muscle ...
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“Consider Leaving a Comment” message [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: “Please add a comment explaining..” still shows up when I add a comment and then downvote Just a minor nitpick on something I've noticed a few times: As many of you know, ...
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Why can't we send attachments in the message exchanges on Career stackoverflow?

Why in the message exchanges on career stackoverflow one cannot send attachments? I know its not an email service but its handy sometimes when conversing with employers. Update [June 2015]: The ...
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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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No message appears when losing a privilege

In SO I reached 2000 in reputation. A message appears on top of the screen telling me that I can edit questions and answers. I placed a bounty for 50 rep. In that moment, of-course I lost my editing ...
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Improve “Thanks for the feedback” popup when not signed in

I was exploring an SE community I'm not a part of and got this message pressing the downvote button (on a not-answer) without thinking: The first issue I have with it is repetition. It says Setting ...
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possible to delete or archive career messages? [closed]

I currently have a few messages in my careers.stackoverflow.com account, including a few from a few months back. The only choices that the checkboxes next to each mail thread enable would be "Mark ...
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Is there any way to see the custom messages/remarks of resolved/expired bounties? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Add bounty remarks to a question's revision history I put a bounty on a question which already have had 7 bounties on it, and I'm interested in seeing their custom ...
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No way to respond to message on careers?

Just got a message on careers, but the employer didn't include any contact information they simply said: Interested? Reply to this message and send over a coding sample. I clicked 'interested'. ...
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+2 reputation for what [duplicate]

Yesterday it said +2 on the reputation tab in the topbar. I opened the dropdown but there was no message, no suggested edit approved etc. I don't even know on which site I earned those 2 rep. Can ...
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Job Applications under Messages on Careers listing not all job applications

When I go to the Careers website, then to Messages and Job Applications, I see only one job application that I sent off. However, I sent off at least 3. This is either a bug, or I don't understand ...
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When is the message about not having voted on questions given?

On a Stack Exchange site, I voted some questions (between 5 or 6 questions, at least), then I started voting some answers, and I got a message about voting on questions too, which was similar to "you ...
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I admire the popup, but should it be appearing on locked posts? [duplicate]

I noticed a wonderful popup reminding the user to upvote answers, but I thought it might confuse some people that it appears on locked posts.
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Message reference visible when expanding a long multi-line response

This issue appears to happen to any message that is multi-line, long, a response to another message, not (or not necessarily) formatted to use a fixed font, like this one: Although the message is a ...
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When bumped by bounty, modified timestamp should link to the bounty message

When a post gets bumped to the top of active tab due to a new bounty, the "modified" timestamp should link to the bounty message. Background: New Community Review badges post was bumped to the top ...
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Comma splice in message for nonexistent tag wiki

In the Tagged Questions list for a tag that has no tag wiki yet (see https://stackoverflow.com/tags?tab=new to find current examples), the message at the top reads The bleep-bloop-blop-blorp tag ...
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Unread message count in titlebar [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Poll in background for StackExchange™ MultiCollider SuperDropdown™ inbox events and update the titlebar accordingly à la Facebook I usually have StackOverflow open in at ...
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Let me know when someone is typing an answer or comment [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When starting typing an answer, could we get an inform that “the following people are already answering this question” When you wait for an answer, it would be ...
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What the heck is this message I get when I submit a post? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Has Stack Overflow been haiku-hacked? Overactive spam-ku I've just submitted an answer to this question and a stupid message appeared (looks like plain text response from ...
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How to get rid of persistent per-site meta reminder message [duplicate]

I just went on Woodworking SE and this message is at the top of the page, wherever I go. I find it kind of annoying. I suggest adding a x for dismissing the message.
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Comma splice in pending edit mouseover notification

When a 3k-rep user browses to a post that has a pending suggested edit, the edit link changes to edit (1). When you mouse over it, the title text displayed is: 1 edit to this post is pending, ...