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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Why does SE force me to permanently lose my reputation for asking a 'bad' question? [duplicate]

This has happened with me many times across the SE network. For example, someone has downvoted another of my questions for no apparent reason, affecting my 'rep'. However, SE strongly discourages me ...
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What should be the default title case for non-technical questions?

As an example, this question is titled using sentence case. I've been going to lots of different meta sites (especially this one), and I think the needle bent on my oh-me-oh-my-my-ocd-oh-meter. Can ...
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Why is the 'question record' not shown in the profile? [duplicate]

There are multiple users out there who don't understand why they haven't been awarded with the "curious" Badge. Like this user who had to recieve an explaination of how the index is calculated. ...
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Feature Request: prevent downvote AND close vote [duplicate]

I'm wondering if it's a good idea to allow casting close votes AND down votes. Usually, when a user casts a close vote, they will also cast a downvote. This obviously doesn't happen all the time, ...
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Why is not there a feature to follow questions? [duplicate]

On Quora, there is a feature to follow questions asked, either privately or publicly, so whenever one or more new answers are added, followers get notified. As far as I know, there is no feature like ...
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Old answers being downvoted because the solution doesn't apply anymore

Our field is pretty dynamic and things are constantly in change. What the "right way" was to fix a problem in 2009 is completely wrong today. For example, a recipe to install Ruby on Mac OS X from ...
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Noindex questions without answers

This is mostly a follow-up/bump of noindex and nofollow "bad" questions?, but I have a slightly different proposal. It's been pointed out by some people * that questions without answers get ...
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Special status for questions with self-answers

I would like others' opinion on removing the up/down vote for the question on a question with a self-answer. We should leave the up/downvote for the answer though, and also automatically mark it as ...
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What are the various SE site bounce rates, where researching and phrasing a question provides the answer so the question doesn't need to be submitted?

Stack Exchange has an excellent draft mechanism (ever seen the faint "draft saved" at the bottom-right of the input box?) that restores what you've said if something happens as you type your question ...
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Disallow entire questions from being entirely bold, italic, ALL CAPS or linked

I recently came across this low-quality post on Stack Overflow (Revision history link). The entire thing was made from a single link: This gave me an idea for some heuristics which would block ...
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Suggestion to improve the “unanswered” questions page

When viewing the My Tags page of the Unanswered section, I would ideally like to have in front of me a list of questions that I could contribute to in descending order of upvotes. However, I find ...
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Tag specific question requirements

On Graphic Design we currently have some handy tag-specific alerts when asking questions with certain tags. These are for certain problem questions that are only a good fit for the site if they follow ...
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Add help center guidance about saying thanks [duplicate]

Suggestion: In help/behavior, add guidance about not writing "Thanks", etc. Include a brief rationale, and mention that accepting an answer and upvoting are the preferred means of saying thanks. ...
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Simple newbie help page about avoiding “Thanks”

There are several meta questions that discuss whether questions should include fluff such as salutations and thank yous, but these tend to be long pages, many of which include related topics, such as ...
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Is there a way to see how many times a question has been viewed on iOS app? [duplicate]

When I access Stack Exchange in my browser, there's a helpful stat on the top right of the page that states how many times a question has been viewed. This stat is helpful because it tells the asker ...
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Upload MP3 to Music Stack Exchange? [duplicate]

I want to ask a question on the music stack exchange about my voice and I'd like to upload and MP3? Is this possible?
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Should users be able to migrate their own questions to another Stack Exchange site?

It might be an idea to allow users to migrate their own questions between sites. This can for example be allowed when all the following condition match: The question has a maximum of X up-votes (for ...
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All-lowercase questions are 50 times more common than all-caps questions, and are often low-quality questions. Let's block them.​ [duplicate]

First, someone proposed blocking all-caps questions. This was declined. The decliner seemed to feel that the problem was too rare to bother with. Well, all-lowercase questions are 50 times more ...
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Pre-fill question-box with text for new users (A/B study proposal)

Problem statement Many new users are unaware of how to formulate a good question, particularly for the technical sites like Stack Overflow, Super User (OK, all of SE). This leads to many new ...
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What is “a lot of votes” in regards to feature-request tagged questions?

In Jeff Atwood's answer on Why don't all bugs and feature-requests have moderator status tags?: If your bug or feature request gets a lot of votes, or is urgent in some other obvious way, it ...
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Should we have a badge for users pointing out relevant related questions

Since pointing out relevant related questions in comments seems to be positively seen by the community. I think it's a useful addition to the ones that are automatically linked. Would it be ...
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Redirect /ask to /questions/ask for convenience

Chrome autocompleted stackoverflow.com, but didn't provide any indication the correct URL was /questions/ask, not /ask, so I had no idea the former was the correct URL. Really small thing, but it ...
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New badge suggestion for high negative score [duplicate]

I think a high negative score in a question shows an interest. It could deserve a badge!
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Numerical id should work with with /posts/ as it does with /questions/

Steps to reproduce: Find a question in search result listings. Click the search result to go to the question. Click edit to improve the question. After deciding to read comments/answers/not ...
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Tag beginners questions page

Imagine someone new coming to SO to ask about Java, in most cases their questions will be duplicates. Same thing in Travel.SE, someone coming to ask how to book a ticket, etc. Now, if there was a ...
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Considering Reviewing Questions which may seem duplicate!

I think we should consider not marking questions which may seem duplicate as being duplicates (especially in the case of StackOverflow.) We have a lot of new users every day. Some may be capable of ...
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How can I see all the favorites? [duplicate]

Where are all my favorite questions listed? I recently added one and I'll need to browse it later. How can I do it?
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How to promote the “include script with your question” to newcomers [duplicate]

Many of the questions, in Stack Overflow, I have seen the new users are not posting part of there script with their question or they fail to post their attempt at getting the script working How can ...
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Restore displaying part of the question on the questions page in the new nav

The new navigation stuff includes much shorter per-question line items on the front page. (Was going to grab a screenshot, but I'd unticked the box, and ticking it again puts me in a queue.) Having ...
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Please allow on-topic questions [duplicate]

Eliminate rules regarding question types. Asking for advice or opinion is sometimes the most valuable information one can receive - especially if a person is about to go down a long path that ...
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Automatically cut the cord for migrated questions after enough time has passed?

A link back to the source question is only minimally useful 35 months later (and 34 months after it was deleted on SO). Perhaps it should either be demoted to something very small and inconspicuous or ...
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Warning label on accepted answers the community doesn't agree with

On questions in which the community heavily up votes a non-accepted answer, the best we can hope is a user scrolls down far enough to see it. I propose we go one step further and place a banner on ...
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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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Idea: larger text box for typing questions on desktop

I am primarily a stackoverflow user. My questions and responses are often long and detailed. However, I always find myself increasing the height of the text box and looking for ways to increase the ...