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Please Display Match Count after Search

I'd love to see the approximate number of matches found for a search from the "Search" box. This would be useful to determine the effect of your search terms - did they, or did they not, narrow down ...
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What's the opinion on “list” questions? [duplicate]

I'm wondering what the general opinion on "list" questions in the trilogy - example: List of freely available programming books Are these good questions? I certainly think so, as they help Stack ...
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What do you dislike with Stack Overflow? [closed]

Recently, there has been a poll about peoples' addiction to Stack Overflow, and justifiably so, there is a lot to like here. But what are the things you dislike?
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Network-wide recent activity list

It would be cool if the recent activity page (or maybe a new page with similar functionality) showed activity for your account on all sites in the SO family. This would be useful for those of us that ...
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What ActiveX control does meta.stackoverflow.com keep trying to run?

My IE security settings reject it (and all ActiveX controls) of course, but I'm curious — what ActiveX control is this site (and Server Fault) trying to run? Note: It doesn't always happen. ...
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Visual indication of questions you have flagged for moderation [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Show that a post has been flagged as spam or needing moderator attention This post refers to a global indication of a question being flagged and has been declined, however ...
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My SU/SO/MSO/SF feeds in a Single RSS?

I'm not sure how these websites are setup behind the scenes, so I don't know how ridiculous a request like this really is. Would it be possible to get a single RSS output of all my activity across ...
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How do the Super User and Server Fault uptake rates compare with Stack Overflow?

I was just posting a question to Server Fault and I noticed that activity is reasonably light there. I expected there to be far less activity than Stack Overflow as it hasn't been around as long, but ...
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Can we get an un-obfuscated version of the vote object? [closed]

Many of us want to write scripts on top of stackoverflow, and many of these would need to extend or reconnect the vote object. My recent attempt to build an auto-page-loader was made difficult over ...
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Has the division on all four sites affected SO?

I noticed that on SO there are now questions without answers and low views for much longer than when only SO existed. Are people hanging out more on meta (like me now for example), or SU? Do you ...
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How do you search questions for a tag on multiple (SO-SU-SF…) sites?

Problem: If you are interesting in following any questions on, say (for instance), 'authentication', you can just open a new tab in your browser. https://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/...
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Reputation graph after linking SF and SU

After linking i was granted 100 reputation, but it isn't shown on graph
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SO-Family Quick-Reference to Q's, A's, and Fav's

Download Source: http://www.sampsonresume.com/labs/so-bigbox.user.js Installation: Install Greasemonkey for Firefox. Restart Firefox. Return here and click the 'download source' link. Once downloaded,...
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Any guidelines to find the “correct place”

Now we have completed the trilogy. Stackoverflow, serverfault and superuser. But in some cases we might face with a problem of selecting the correct place. Specially there might be a question that can ...
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Migration causing duplicate questions - How to manage this?

With the ability to migrate questions, I have found quite a few duplicates on both SU and MSO due to questions being migrated from others sites. Do we handle these as normal duplicates or should we ...
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One stackoverflow to rule them all [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Trilogy Portal: Community Colloboration With the recent and future explosion in StackOverflows, I'd like to have one meta/mega site to access all of them. This site will ...
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Should the “Related Questions” list include questions from Stack Overflows sister sites?

With the release of Server Fault and Super User I just thought I would throw this up in the air. Would it make sense to include other questions from SO's sister sites to try and avoid the migration ...
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Why do we have more than one site to ask questions on? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Automatic/Central Question Sorting Possible Duplicate: Trilogy Portal: Community Colloboration Why do we have more than one site to ask questions on? Some users, like me, are ...
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Having four sites to jump between is ridiculous

We need a trilogy site where each of the four sites in the trilogy is in a tab.
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How do I Google the whole trilogy of StackOverflow sites?

Is it possible to Google the whole trilogy of StackOverflow sites at once? Google only gives me two hits from a domain before asking me to search in that domain only. So if I want to search both ...
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What's a good way to refer to all four sites collectively?

Now that Stack Overflow has become a group of four sites (the three main sites + this meta site), what's a good way to refer to the complete group? Is there an official name?
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Allow temporary pinning or hiding of answers in a given thread

I would like the ability to pin an interesting answer on screen when I go to look at more answers (or to hide the uninteresting answers). Granted, I could open multiple browser windows or tabs but ...
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Predictions for Stack Exchange in 2015

What are your predictions for the Stack Exchange websites for the year, let's say, 2015? I will come back to this thread on Jan 1, 2015 (if it is not deleted by then). 'til then, ciao.
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why don't tags on StackOverflow and Meta StackOverflow have borders?

I've noticed that ServerFault and, recently, SuperUser use borders around the tag buttons, on the questions. I think they get more polished like that. but why don't StackOverflow and Meta ...
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Please add Right To Left text support in Stack Exchange

You know, some of us read right to left... Certain sites like Mi Yodeya and Islam have an obvious need for this, as Arabic and Hebrew are Right To Left (RTL) languages. Many answers on those sites ...
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Why do we need the trilogy instead of just one site?

As I see it, the only effect of having three sites instead of one is that questions in Server Fault and Super User are seen less and answered less. This just causes audience fragmentation ...
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serverfault.com is not your trash bin! [closed]

I keep seeing inappropriate questions get migrated from Stack Overflow to Server Fault. Such as this one: How to set desktop background in ubuntu? How to set desktop back ground for twin view ...
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Should reputation requirements change as a Stackoverflow Knowledge Exchange site grows in users and content?

Should the reputation requirements to participate in a stackoverflow knowledge exchange site change as the site evolves? In normal use you gain reputation by being up voted, either your question or ...
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Cross-site account association is all befuddled. How do I fix it? [closed]

Ok, so I looked at my SO.com accounts tab and it said I could associate my account with my meta account. Strangely, it said there was no serverfault account to associate with, even though I have one ...
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StackExchange - Permissions For Answering And Viewing Questions

I'm trying to evaluate the StackExchange platform for an Ask the Professional type of implementation and there are a couple of things that may or may not be deal breakers in the analysis and I'm ...
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What drivers will make SO sustainable for the long run?

One of my big concerns about SO is how sustainable it will be in the long run. We've all been part of other communities that compete with SO in the past and present and I'm curious why we think that ...
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What is required to make a stackexchange web site successful?

I am planning on launching a stackexchange web site and would like to better understand how to make it successful. (Initially, I thought that asking this question was equivalent to asking people to ...
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Why can't I just offer a bounty for a question right off the bat?

Sometimes at work I have an immediate need to get an answer for a question. I have 3,000 points at my disposal so I'd like to just put a bounty on the question as soon as I post it to give it the ...
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Will Open Sourcing Stack Overflow Destroy Our Business Model?

Warning. This discussion took place during the Stack Exchange 1.0 days, when FogCreek sold Stack Exchange licenses for a fee. It is worth noting that Stack Exchange licenses are still being ...
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Please add comment formatting to the user's recent activity page to match normal comment formatting

Supporting bold/italic/code formatting and autolinking in comments has been great. However, it's ironic that this doesn't happen when the comment is displayed on your recent activity page. You can't ...
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How does Stack Overflow handle spam?

How does Stack Overflow handle spam?
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Will there be a “sister-site” for general Q&A (i.e. a Yahoo! Answers killer)? [closed]

Programmers are known as early adopters, and since Stack Overflow is so successful, I think a general question and answer website open to the whole public will be extremely successful. Plus, I think ...
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Are there any clones/alternatives for running a Stack Exchange style Q&A site?

Since the source code for this site isn't available for purchase or external use, I'm looking for software that can run a Q&A environment similar to Stack Exchange. Are there any such pieces of ...
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Increase captcha threshold for post editing

It's a very common behavior to refine answers several times after submitting them. Most of the time, the refinement is just adding and removing several characters or words. You might notice some other ...
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Badges for cleaning up

Add more badges for cleanup tasks, like closing questions
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Make the search box return results from all StackOverflowian sites?

There should be an easy way to search Server Fault from Stack Overflow (and the others) The easiest thing would be to add a "Try searching Server Fault" link next to the "Alternately, try your search ...
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The 4th in the trilogy [closed]

I listened to Jeff saying that superuser.com is the 3rd in the trilogy. I guess that makes meta the 4th in the trilogy. Do you remember that Douglas Adams continued to call his Hitchhiker's Guide to ...
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How to evangelize Stack Overflow (Server Fault and Super User)?

How to evangelize Stack Overflow at user groups, conferences, students and others? What to mention in presentations?
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Should Rep Requirements for Actions be lowered on lower-traffic SE-Family sites? [closed]

Take a look at Server Fault. Only 17 Users, 2 Moderators, and 4 Admin/Developers can vote to close. I don't know where Meta will be more popular or less popular than Server Fault, but would there ...
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What about other Q&A subjects [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What StackExchange sites do you want to see? I've heard a bit of a clamor for an automotive version. It occurred to me that a site for kids to get help with homework, ...
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Can I publish some of Stack Overflow's content on my personal blog?

I have a blog on posterous that I use as a bloc-notes-with-bookmarks, everythings I find usefull I put on it as an article. I didn't find this answer in the FAQ or in the privacy policy, so here I am:...
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Which tools and technologies are used to build the Stack Exchange Network?

What tools and technologies are used to build the Stack Exchange Network? See also: Which tools and technologies are used to build Data Explorer? Return to FAQ index

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