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Auto-save incomplete answers in storage

I recently uploaded an incomplete answer (with working code) and I've been suggested to not do it since it could get deleted for being a code dump without an explanation. I argued that I was working ...
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BLOCK QUESTIONS IN ALL CAPS

RECENTLY ON THE ANDROID SITE WE GOT THIS QUESTION WRITTEN IN ALL CAPS. THIS WAS SURPRISING TO ME, SINCE I ASSUMED IT WOULD HAVE BEEN CAUGHT BY THE QUALITY FILTER — BESIDES BEING INDICATIVE OF ...
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Can we get markdown support in questions' `title` field?

It would be nice to add markdown support on the question's title field. It seems a bit inconsistent when it’s already available in the body and question's comments. What do you think?
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Accept **`markdown`** formatting on questions titles [duplicate]

Currently, Stack Exchange sites only accept accept Markdown formatting in questions’ bodies. Can we have the ability to use it in titles?
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Is it possible to add a “Formatting” section to the “How to ask a good question” page?

So I just cleaned up this question on SuperUser: Look at what was originally posted in the revisions history to see what I mean. I was going to post a comment regarding how proper and basic ...
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How can one avoid the 40 min compulsory break in between two questions? [duplicate]

If someone has an account on Stack Overflow and also on Mathematics Stack Exchange and Physics Stack Exchange and if that person asks a question on Stack Overflow at 11am, they will have to wait until ...
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Make it easier to retract questions altered by other people

When writing questions on Stack Exchange, sometimes the questions get altered or modified by moderators (to "make them better"). Sometimes, to such an extent that the final question bears little or no ...
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Filter questions with no accepted answer

I have some questions with answers, but none of the answers are acceptable (just wrong). I'm sure there are a lot more people with the same problem. Can you add a button to filter questions with ...
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Why are there two different pages for questions? [closed]

After over one day idle, this question/feature request does not seem to have drawn any attention. Maybe I failed to make clear my point of why this is important? This is a website with far more rules ...
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Each close vote should punish the caster by taking away some of his reputation [duplicate]

Oftentimes I post a question on some Stack Exchange and what happens is that 21 people think the question is helpful and informative and 3 people think it should be closed. This is extremely unfair ...
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Ask & Answer question through voice recording

I was wondering if we could ask a question by recording our voices. It would become much easier and comfortable to ask questions. If someone is too lazy to write a big question, he can simply leave a ...
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Publish questions only after First Posts review

I have been reading Sara Chipp's recent blog post which explained how new users in Stack Overflow are afraid of being judged by multiple people. I think that multiple people telling you how your ...
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The Lost Worlds of the Reversal Badge

I love the gold Reversal Badge An outstanding answer to a bad question is something not seen on a daily basis. I enjoyed reading those answers, and I was even able to provide one. But the ...
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Asking days badges

A couple of months ago, I suggested a set of badges for asking questions. The responses were... mixed. The top answer can be summarized: In practice, all this would do is encourage people to ask ...
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Question Flair/Widget

As more social features are being added to StackExchange, how about a flair for questions? This would be like the flair used in the chat, but embeddable in other websites: There could also be an ...
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Allow short questions if the Answer My Question box is checked [duplicate]

I wrote up a pretty short and succinct question on the Mechanics site, and wrote up a very long answer using the Answer Your Question checkbox. When I tried to post the q/a, it told me that I needed ...
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Allow questions to be easily transfered between Stack Overflow and Super User

Who thinks it would be useful to be able to switch a question over from Stack Overflow to Super User with an easy click or two? That way, if you ask a question in the wrong forum, you just send it ...
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How to view (and bookmark) my questions covering all Stack Exchange sites?

I was just trying to assemble a bookmark folder of listings of all my posts/questions in various forums. I am able to get a nice link to everything except my Stack Exchange account. I have bookmarks ...
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Add a “Watched Tags” tab to the “Top Questions” on the Home page

Background: Watched Tags represents the tags/questions that the user is interested in or could answer. However, the current use-case for Watched Tags seems to be to click each tag in the Watched Tags ...
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Search/browse my own questions easily

I have asked more than 100 questions on SO. The problem with asking so many questions is that it's sometimes very hard to navigate to the question I want. Is there any way to improve the interface ...
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Does SO need social networking features to improve the experience for expert users?

No, not like this: Hear me out! As Stack Overflow grows, it becomes increasingly ridden with extremely newbie and mediocre questions. It's just natural. The team are fighting hard to keep the crap ...
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Modify the 'has 1 or 0 comments' requirement for 'RemoveAbandonedQuestions' script

From the help center, auto-delete section (emphasis is mine): If the question is more than 365 days old, and ... has a score of 0 or less, or a score of 1 and a deleted owner has no ...
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How about 'Request Clarification?' [duplicate]

TLDR: Let responders request clarification rather than comment, 3: Profit. Reading a short question just now, and my response is not an answer but a question asking for clarification. Usually people ...
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Asking for more information on a question or answer

When asking for more information on a question or answer, it's not uncommon to see something along the lines of "Let me just use my crystal ball" or another such remark, to indicate that the person ...
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Enforcing a question minimum character length?

Across many of the sites, there is many questions that get asked that are commonly one or two sentences. Most of the time, this results in many comments imediately saying "need more info?" whats this?...
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What can be done to encourage users to supply code in their questions? [closed]

More often than not, users tend to post questions with a problem but don't actually post the code required. This results in the first comment being "post some code then" followed by an inevitable edit ...
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Is there a way to group favorited questions or search among them per topic? [duplicate]

On Stack Overflow, after you star (or favorite) many questions, it becomes difficult to search among them to find an old question you starred. Is there a way to search among them per topic? Would not ...
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Proposal for an “answerable by me” button

I'm mainly a TeX.SE user. Since I have not much time to answer, I usually mark the answerable (by me) questions as favorite and when I have time, if nobody else already answered, I do it. But with ...
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An “urgent” tag for questions that need answers within minutes

I often find myself in a spot of trouble, and when I have minutes left to fix it, I sometimes turn to SO/SF to start the "community help process". I suppose a tag like "urgent" or "immediate-attention"...
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Checkboxes for questions from new users

There is the FAQ, but I don't think many new users visit it. As a result, we again and again see the same comments, which ask to show attempts, post compilable code, etc. Suggestion. For users who ...
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“Unanswered” question sort order on profile pages

To help users keep track of (and hopefully get answers to) unanswered questions, it would be useful to have an "unanswered" sort order on a user's profile page. It would order the list of questions ...
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Search for site [duplicate]

I want to be able to search for a site by name. If I want to go to the Spanish exchange I want to be able to type "Spanish" in the search bar. As of now, many other sites show up it if I do this. In ...
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Why are On Hold Questions included in 'Active'

Lately there seems to have been a flood of poor relevance questions which are being put "On Hold" however these questions still show up in the Newest and Active lists - surely being "On Hold" they can/...
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Make the question box with resizable/draggable (example: textarea)

I cannot see the whole question of mine in the question box, but the preview shows me... All I want it to work on the question box. Can that be resizable/draggable to some more lines?
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Script for automated checking of new questions

I'm getting addicted to Stack Overflow. I have the urge, every few minutes, to check for new questions. Is there a script that can do it for me and e-mail me, or maybe pop an alert up on my desktop ...
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The answer box should not be at the bottom

The answer box is at the bottom of all answers. If someone has to answer a question he/she has to browse through all the previously written answers. If someone is interested to see others' answers ...
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Show link to revision history when there are revisions but no edits

In the latest Recent Changes FAQ I saw this: 2013-02-18: The revision history of a question that was closed as a duplicate is now showing the chosen originals as part of the "Closed as duplicate" ...
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How do I ignore an individual question?

Is there a way to ignore individual posts/questions? So, for example, the top question for "Highest Voted Questions" list is always What’s your favorite “programmer” cartoon? I've seen this post and ...
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Remove downvoted question from my homepage

If I downvote a question, I don't want to see it anymore, it shouldn't keep appearing everytime someone answers it... Is it possible to do that or at least add some form of ignoring a question? (...
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How can I see a list of status-completed questions sorted by when they were completed?

I'd like to see a list of "status-completed" questions so I can tell what has changed lately. Right now you can see everything with that tag, and you can sort by date. However, this is the date the ...
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Option allow users to suggest a question is bumped without having to edit it

On Stack Overflow we see a lot of "answers" to old questions that are of the form: Have you got a solution for this yet? Usually where the question has no other answers. This, of course, has the ...
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Showcase good questions or answers

This is related to this feature which is nice to have on the Careers profile. However, it would be nice to have on any Stack Exchange profile as well. I'm thinking of a better way to promote the ...
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Reduce question reputation… again

I know this has been discussed before, and that there was a change in the rep system because of it. But I propose that the issue be re-opened. The reputation system still doesn't work. Even if you "...
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Is there a catch-all place on the Stack Exchange network where one can post any question that does not obviously belong to the Stack Exchange sites?

Is there a catch-all place somewhere on the Stack Exchange sites where one can post a (any) question that does not obviously belong to any of the Stack Exchange sites? Sometimes I have questions but ...
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Automatic deletion of a question

Is there any automatic deletion of a question in place? I saw the I did it for the lulz question and figured this would get deleted right away, but it didn't. Seems like after about -10 its probably ...
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Idea: Difficulty Ratings & User Experience levels [duplicate]

First off - I just came up with this idea - It's a spitball - Feel free to contribute (good and bad thoughts). Reformed idea: Let the questioner mark their thought difficulty, and upvoting and ...
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Send 'on hold' question to Reopen queue when OP edits it the first time

From What if I disagree with the closure of a question? How can I reopen it? Closed questions that receive edits within the first 5 days of closure are automatically put into a review queue to be ...
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Scrutinising Answers - A Problem

I have been part of the Stack Exchange communities since 2011, and I see people commenting on questions, answers, and comments over minor spelling and grammar errors, and about knowledge about a given ...
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Level for questions needed: beginner, intermediate, expert [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: I am bad at answering questions on Stackoverflow.com How about a difficulty rating for questions? I am a new user to Server Fault and Stack Overflow. I am trying to help ...
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Questions marked as duplicate refer to the duplicate, but the other way around does not occur

Sometimes when a question is marked as a duplicate it has already 'developed' into an interesting Q&A link. An example is Could dark matter be wrong? on the Astronomy website which is marked as ...