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2017: a year in closing

Last year I posted some numbers on how many questions were closed on various sites around the network in the preceding year. This ended up being kinda handy to refer back to, so I'm gonna do it again: ...
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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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What's your * question? Be specific

I'm seeing questions with this title across the network, here (edited in grace), here and here. Here, here, here, here and here. Oh, here and here as well. Another here. Ask Ubuntu report about it ...
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What do the shield icons on custom question list pages specify?

I was just browsing through the Questions pages on Meta Stack Exchange, and noticed all questions have a shield icon in front of them. It reminds me of the icon sometimes used in Stack Overflow for ...
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Add Year to Dates for Dates within 11 Months

Note: I know this is very similar to "Add year to question and answer dates.". I felt it deserved a separate question because I'm asking for a modification to the functionality requested in that ...
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Should we add “What is real question” link to the close tab of FAQ?

Questions can be closed as "Not a Real Question." But on the close tab of FAQ, there is no link to point to What is considered a "real question"? It is already on FAQ index but wouldn't ...
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Chart: Statistics (views, votes, favorites) versus time and revisions

Context I love statistics and charts. Feature request I would like to have a view of the evolution of my questions. I thought about three data: the number of views the number of votes the number ...
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Massively downvoted questions are still missing from the list of questions

The last page of the list of questions on Meta is currently this question that has a score of -55. Missing from the bottom of the list are: -84 Evaluating the risks of allowing teen moderators on ...
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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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More clearly discourage questions that only link to code

I don't know if it's just me, but I believe I'm seeing a rise in StackOverflow questions that contain no code in the javascript, jquery, and related tags and just a link to JSBin or JSFiddle. The ...
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Show the number of question views in the iOS app

This is basically the same as this request for the Android app, except I am making the request for the iOS app. When viewing a question in the iOS app, I'd like to see the total number of views for ...
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Can .question-status have a different background-color than blockquote & pre?

The .question-status div, which displays info about the question's duplicate, etc., blends in with other parts of the question. This screenshot is from StackOverflow: This confuses users. Can it ...
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Default text with instructions in post-editor for new questions

As we know, there's a lot of issues with low quality posts, and questions about code without any code where potential answerers are just expected to guess what the asker's code is. There might be a ...
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How to know reputation question/answerwise separately ?

I have asked some question and also answered some questions on Stack Overflow. How can I know how much reputation questionwise and answerwise separately ? Is there any way to check this ? It will ...
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Apply the question limit on all sites

At the moment the question limit of 6 questions per day and 50 questions per month is only enabled on the SOFU trilogy. The reasoning behind this being: Our thinking was that on smaller sites, ...
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Can't See “Please do not use these words in titles” without Scrolling

When editing titles (to take out tags, for instance), I occasionally press Enter while the selection is in the "Title" text box, and nothing happens. After a while, I figure it out: The problem is ...
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Why are wrong titles shown sometimes?

I was on the profile of affable geek and there I saw this question in his "Top Network Post"-list: (NSFW language used) But this "question" on the history-stackexchange-side resolves to be this ...
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System reminder to review the answers to your question

I'd like a feature whereby I will be reminded to accept an answer to a question that I have asked. When I ask questions, I usually like to give them a day or so to collect answers before I choose an ...
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Why does sometime a question only get visible publicly after 3-6 min of posting?

As far as I have observed, after posting a question, the post is not publicly visible for like 3-6 mins or maybe less. After that, the question shows up. However, the question is visible to those who ...
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With the improvements to tag watching, tag notifications, and custom question lists, is any attention being paid to cross-site discovery?

With the new changes to tag watching with some more changes around notifications coming and new controls to build custom question lists also coming, are there any plans for fixing instances where ...
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Wrong number of questions shown on network profile

I noticed what I think is a bug on my network profile accounts list. I currently have 9 questions on Super User (and that's correctly shown on my Super User profile) but if I look at my network ...
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Does the reputation system increase the likelihood that registered users will take greater risks of providing answers than of asking questions?

Reputation is not considered to be the currency of SE, as evidenced by much previous discussion, such as: Is reputation the currency of Stack Overflow? The closest that reputation is considered to ...
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Can we better filter and order questions on the website and through the app?

When I open https://stackoverflow.com, I have the following options for viewing questions: interesting, featured, hot, week, month (https://math.stackexchange.com uses “active” instead of “interesting”...
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No. of question views in Android app

There should be an indication about Total Question views, it should be either under Question title or votes. One more thing, it would be looking good if question views can be accommodated inside ...
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Effectiveness of suggested answers?

Does anybody have some data on how effective the suggested answers are in preventing people from asking duplicate questions? While some people make an effort to search, some people will click the "...
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List of my open draft-answer edits

Sometimes, I do take time to answer a question. And it so happens, that I switch off my computer (more or less voluntarily) in the meantime. Still I can get back to my edits when I remember the ...
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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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Are the “hidden” RSS feeds at risk of going away?

There's a list of hidden RSS feeds from 2012. I believe that some of these feeds also offer alternative sorts. The reason I ask is because I'm thinking about subscribing to new question feeds using a ...
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Create CW posts “Awarded at 10 rep”

On the privileges page, it's written that CW "posts" can be created by anyone with > 10 rep. Shouldn't it be changed to "answers"? . . .
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Sort questions by recent votes

I think we are missing an important sort option on Stack Overflow: The ability to sort questions by recent votes, like in the last week or so. The "Vote" option is good, but due to the way SO is ...
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Weird, squished spacing with “Ask Question” on questions with responsive mobile

Update on August 22nd 2019: This glitch has come back: I posted https://meta.stackexchange.com/q/331385/399694 yesterday, which got closed, with a very similar bug, but this is not a duplicate of ...
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Android SE app crashing when opening a question with too many answers

I recently opened a question on PPCG's meta with the android app and because I made the mistake to scroll to aggressively, the android SE app crashed. Platform: LG / Google Nexus 5 on Android 6 (...
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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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Does StackOverflow automatically filter what I see on the homepage?

I'm trying to work out if there are vastly more questions on web development than on other topics, or whether my view of the homepage is being prefiltered- or both. When I log onto the home page, I ...
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How can ask for something when I don't know what it is called?

I posted a question asking for a certain syntax in PHP that was new for me at that time. I was working on a project with legacy code; I work alone and I have nobody to ask. This is the question: ...
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How can I make a question I no longer care about stop showing up in “inbox” and “notifications”?

I asked a question that I no longer care about. I cannot delete it because some users have submitted answers. How can I stop messages regarding this question from showing up in my "inbox" and "...
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Get notified on answer on another persons question

First: I searched, I really did. I wonder if there is a way to mark another persons question followed so when answer appears I am notified within Stackoverflow inbox. I have not been notivifed on ...
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Independent filtering & sorting on questions

I would like to be able to apply filters and sorting independently when viewing questions. For example, if I go to the MVC3 tag and click the unanswered tab (a filter), it is sorted by most votes, ...
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What kind of posts does the network profile post count list omit?

My S.O profile shows 232 answers, while the network profile shows 231 answers. S.O: stackoverflow.com/users/<id>/<username>?tab=summary Network profile: http://stackexchange.com/users/&...
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add a way to list questions with ignored tags concisely

Currently, as I see, there are two modes of showing questions with ignored tags: dimmed out (the default) and hidden completely. It would be useful to have another mode, whereby such questions would ...
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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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Questions per page broken on mobile

Mobile is consistently only displaying one question per page (this is only happening for me on meta.SE): Modifying the number in the link to 15 (pagesize=15) just takes me to page 15 but still ...
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Tags shrink when loading a new edit via live refresh

After clicking on the banner to load a new edit to the question, the tags became tiny and awkward looking. It seems that when the edit was loaded, they got wrapped into an additional .edit-tags-...
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How do migrated questions count for the Asking Days badges' positive question record requirement?

The Asking Days badge series (curious/inquisitive/socratic) are only awarded if the user has a 'positive question record', which the initial post describes as the requirement that (total questions - ...
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problem with reasonable question asking

I've been in learning Java for only a few months now. I've NEVER become an advanced coder, though I've learned the beginnings of a FEW languages but don't really remember them that well. I know that ...
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How to find the question with tags which i have given in interested tag(not with any other tags)

I need to find the question which I given in interested tag and not other than any tags extactly. Example : if i given java,array as my interested tags i should get only question from those tags ...
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No. of favorites in Android app

There is no indication about number of favorites done by user for particular question. It should be there under questions title or votes.
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Asterisks break URLs

Problem 1) http://wayback.archive.org/web/20110615000000*/libgd.org/Documentation When simply pasted in question or comments, this URL keeps just the first part linked ( http://wayback.archive.org/...
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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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Links with plain URLs as markdown code don't automatically display the title of the question when one link in the post doesn't have a plain URL code

I recently edited this question to change the text displayed on one of the links. The question is asking why burnination request questions often have funny titles and had a list of links to examples ...