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Control the types of email you receive via our new Email Settings feature

TL;DR: Today we launched a new Email Settings feature that lets you select the types of email messages you do and do not want to receive from us. >> Change your Email Settings We made it easier to ...
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Please let users opt out of the “frequented tag” system

Perhaps I'm getting ahead of everyone, as this appears to be a new feature and this may already be planned. But in case it isn't, I shall request it. If you frequent a tag very often, it appears that ...
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There is an unwanted close curly brace in the preferences page

There is an unwanted close curly brace in the preferences page, in between the Custom Question Lists and Advertisements section. Preferences page: When view the page source, I can see the curly ...
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Make recent activity “today” etc. buttons based on user's time zone

I'd like the "today", "yesterday", etc. links in recent activity to display in the user's current time zone, as well as any non-relative timestamps (for example, the absolute timestamp seen when ...
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Reordering Favorite Tags and Ignored Tags lists?

Is it possible for me to reorder my lists of “Favorite Tags” and “Ignored Tags”?
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Add travel preferences to Careers [closed]

There should be some way to indicate willingness (or unwillingness) to travel and the percentage of travel one is willing to accept.
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No preference should ever be per site and per device only

Stack exchange doesn't have many preferences, but there are a few. And those few tend to be stuff that people have strong opinions about, like whether the top bar should be sticky or the left sidebar ...
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New global preferences: keyboard shortcuts and sticky topbar

Following a global preference for unpinning the left navigation sidebar, as of now, the preferences for enabling keyboard shortcuts and disabling the fixed topbar are network-wide* as well. If you ...
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Provide “Keep Interesting Tags” option when “Hide Ignored Tags” enabled

Currently when the "Hide Ignored Tags" option is enabled in the preferences, any question with an ignored AND an interesting tag is hidden. This keeps many "interesting" questions from being seen ...
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Accessing preferences as a moderator should not show email

When accessing the preferences tab of a user profile from another user as a moderator, I see the following: Unlike the other places where the user mail address is shown, it is shown by default ...
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An option to show all comments by default?

I'd really like to have the option to show all comments by default to questions and answers, instead of having to click on "show more comments" each time. This would be really helpful where there are ...
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I'm seeing a very minimalistic version of the site. How do I get the full version again?

I seem to have clicked on something that changed my display preferences. The main site is now very minimalistic, with fewer controls and different fonts. I want to change it back, but where is it?
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Is there a Time Zone setting?

All the times seem to be in GMT. Is there a time zone setting so they will show up in my time zone? Also will this affect the "consecutive day" badge calculations?
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Show unconfirmed email addresses in the preferences tab

The email for getting notifications can be changed by clicking the "preferences" tab in your profile. After entering a new email address, the "Save email settings" button becomes clickable: Clicking ...
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Customizable Notification Preference Panel

This is certainly not a new idea, and could be improved into a bigger pref pane, but here it is: Global Inbox Site Summary E-mail RSS * reputation [ ] [x] ...
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Allow users to enable keyboard shortcuts across all network sites at once [duplicate]

I've just got into keyboard shortcuts, and I found it a bit annoying that for every network site I use (Stack Overflow, Super User, Server Fault, etc.) I have to go to http://<site>.com/users/...
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How can I see only my interesting tags in Stack Overflow's list of questions?

As you know, in your user preferences, you can hide ignored tags. This is good, but I don't want to put all the tags I am not interested in. Perhaps there are too many in total, or perhaps I am only ...
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What does Profile > Preferences > I'm open to employers (not recruiters) contacting me do?

In my profile, under the Preferences tab, I have the option: I'm open to employers (not recruiters) contacting me What does this do? What have I opted in to by checking this? What, if anything, ...
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Confusing double negative in verbiage on user prefs page

On my user prefs page, under the "Miscellaneous" heading, I spied this: Two questions: Is the second option talking about email notifications or some other kind of notification? Why is one checkbox ...
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Add padding between Location input and error message

https://meta.stackexchange.com/users/edit/current
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Disable option to opt in new mod tools on other user preference page if this user isn't a mod

If I open preferences page of another user I can see option to opt in a new mod tools. But this user isn't mod. Probable, on this page the engine checks my account status, but should check this ...
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User-Specific CSS

It would be nice if users could add their own styles to the CSS-Rules on SO. This is nothing more than a textarea in the user preferences that takes precedence over the default styles. Users could ...
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Allow users to disable auto-login

(This is essentially a rebuttal idea to this feature request because as stated, it's not possible to implement.) What I'd like is the ability to manually control which sites I'm automatically logged ...
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How can I set my default question/answer sort on my user page?

I like to look at my recent activity a lot and when i go to my user page to look at questions and answers, they're always sorted by votes first, when what I'd like is ordering by date by default. Is ...
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Profile Preferences --> Q&A Emails is… broken

I cannot seem to remove this email address. Steps to reproduce: Remove email address Hit "Save email settings" See the error (even though both checkboxes are unchecked) I'm also not sure how to get ...
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Ignored tag preferences link doesn't show me any tag options

When your settings are set to not show ignored tags, you see something like this at the bottom: Hiding questions because of your Ignored Tags preferences for tags: waffles However, the page ...
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Align websites layout on the profile preferences page

https://ru.stackoverflow.com/users/edit/current Probably, right now appears only on Stack Overflow на Русском, because of the localization. But would be nice to make this layout flexible in ...
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Is there an option to opt-out from receiving network announcements?

From time to time I see notifications like the one below when browsing various Stack Exchange sites: This is not a big deal, but I find them annoying for two reasons: in most cases, they do not mean ...
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Sites I haven't joined are not respecting global preferences

Currently, I'm seeing the left-nav and sticky top bar on https://retrocomputing.stackexchange.com, even though I collapsed the left-nav and unstickied the top bar in Preferences a long time ago. ...
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How to make “recent” activity by default?

I want whenever I'll open my profile my asked and answered questions should be sorted "Recent" by default, it is currently sorted on the basis of VOTES. Is there anything I can do this, or this is a ...
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Tooltip for interesting/ignored tags in preferences has incorrect description

Whilst trying to debug this issue, I've noticed something slightly odd. If you go into preferences and add an interesting or ignored tag, then hover over it, the tooltip will show "click to delete ...
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Fix suggested applications list in the profile settings

https://meta.stackexchange.com/users/apps/current If you have no authorized applications, suggestions are shown on this page. Stack Alert is not accessible anymore. Same for Stack Remote. Could ...
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Save Button in Preferences does not visibly update

In the preferences screen, the save button appears grayed until changes are made. Clicking the dropdown menu in the Inbox emails section automatically selects the associated checkbox. However, this ...
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Search preferences (Q: / A: redundant spam)

I don't know if this has long been the way SO operates when doing a search, but lately I've been annoyed when doing a search and finding a question followed by all several of its answers. I know ...
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Option to keep pagination fixed as you are browsing

New questions arrive at such a high rate on StackOverflow, that browsing through them in order of most recent to older feels like running on a treadmill - often by the time I go to the next page, most ...
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Any chance of a hide closed questions option? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Please add the ability to filter [Closed] questions out of my results. I cloned myself by accident! Dupe of: Please add the ability to filter [Closed] questions out of my ...
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How can I backup my “Favorite Tags” and “Ignored Tags” lists?

My lists of “Favorite Tags” and “Ignored Tags” are long and carefully crafted. How can I back them up just in case Stack Exchange would forget them?
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How do I set my mail preferences to plain text?

I am subscribed to two or three sites. I changed my mail system. And instead of seeing my emails from a webmail, I'm seeing it directly on my computer. But it is very uncomfortable to see the emails ...
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Allow higher scoring unaccepted answers to sort above the accepted answer [duplicate]

There are a number of questions related to the sort order between accepted and unaccepted answers. Discussion seems to revolve around the "correctness", "ownership", and default behavior of the site. ...
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Consecutive days visited by user would be better based on timezone of user [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Change the definiton of a “day” to be localized for users It would be nice if the midnight point to start a new day were synced to the user's timezone instead of ...
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Please add pagination option to preferences

Please add an option to preferences making it possible to set how many pages to show on one screen.
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Activity data checkbox style

Activity data checkbox style looks different on my iPad than other checkboxes on the Preferences page: I’m using iOS Google Chrome 74.0.3729.155
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What is the logic for the 4 sites chosen to be shown in Email Settings list of affected sites? Can it be changed to something more logical?

In the new email settings, there are four sites shown for the list of sites that will be affected by the settings. The rest are hidden under the "+ more" link. When looking at the four visible ...
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Identifying and serving the needs of various user types

It seems clear that people use Stack Overflow-based sites in several different, distinct ways: a) they're looking for help with a problem; b) they want to ask a question; c) they want to answer ...
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Not getting email alerts on answers on Stack Overflow

Not getting email alerts on answers on my questions on stackoverflow.com Used to get it earlier (>1 month back), but not getting alerts in recent times Email field in profile is filled In prefs, "I'...
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Change “prefs” to “preferences”

We use long words like "reputation", so is there a good reason to abbreviate "preferences" to "prefs"? EDIT: I'm not bothered by it, it just seems wrong.
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Align items on profile preferences page

https://meta.stackexchange.com/users/preferences/current Right now input has style: input[type="checkbox"]:not(.s-checkbox), input[type="radio"]:not(.s-radio) { border: none; margin-...
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Add and remove tag buttons are vertically oblungated [duplicate]

I realize that for many users this is the hottest time of the year, but the add and remove buttons on the preferences page are ...melting down :-) Surely it's a LESS typo that can be quickly fixed!
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Can't update email for notifications [duplicate]

When I try to update my notification email, it doesn't seem to work on any SE site. I fill in my new address at "Send emails to," then click on "Save email settings." After that, the "Save email ...
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Persistent “less info” preference across all SE sites

I prefer the "less info" profile view. When I click the "less info" or "more info" button to change the view, the site should remember this. Please make this preference persistent across all ...