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Please improve the auto-linking to allow square and round brackets

For example, this won't work with the linking feature: http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.5.0/docs/api/java/util/Arrays.html#binarySearch(int[], int) If I try and [link it][1] this is the result. [1]: ...
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Notify us when the question has been edited after posting an answer

Consider this situation. I post a legitimate and correct answer to a question and receive a few upvotes. Then the OP realizes that's not what they wanted to ask, and significantly rewrites the ...
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Allow extending bounties by topping them up (within limits)

One problem with bounties that has turned me off using them is that if you start one, you will have an answer selected and you may not get any good ones. I can understand the bounty having to end to ...
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Improved titles for comments in user feeds

I see comments now appear in user feeds. Currently they all are titled like Comment by Simon Lieschke which gives nil information about what topic the comment is on. Could this be changed to include ...
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Notify us when one of our posts is edited

Your summary page shows "N Edits to your posts" for the selected time period but you really have to be looking for it. Could we add edits to the notification feed? You could put the reason for the ...
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Create RSS feeds on a set of tags

It seems to me that if I want to help on StackOverflow.com, I might want to monitor new questions using an RSS feed for certain tags only. That way I could see questions that relate to the subject ...
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Daily reputation cap effectively counts downvotes twice

I've suspected for a while that downvoting imposes a limit on one's daily reputation limit and therefore counts downvotes twice. Today with TheTXI's help I was able to confirm this. The daily ...
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Stop displaying the CAPTCHA if you take too long to edit

I can understand being forced to pass the CAPTCHA test if you post too quickly, but I can see no reason for it if you post too slowly? So what if I take 15 minutes composing my question or answer? ...
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User Rank -or- User Percentile Rating

It would be neat if you could see a users "User Rank" or "User Percentile Rating" within their profile. It could just be something like "Top 25%", "Within Top 250 Users", or "Rank: 4500 out of 6500 ...
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Turn answer into comment [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Way to convert an answer to a comment? It would be nice to have an action, link, button, whatever to turn an answer into a comment. More or less like flagging, when an answer ...
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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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Why show captcha when an answer takes too long

Sometimes it happens when it takes a bit longer to answer a question (got interrupted or something), that we get a captcha. Why is this?
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Large blank gap between question list and pager

Description In the "Question" and "Unanswered" pages, there's a large gap between the list of questions and the pager when the page is displayed in Webkit-based browsers (Google ...
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Notify user when their name is mentioned in comment [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Make recent activity and responses show new comments on questions/answers I have commented on (even if I don’t own them) Quite often on SO, there are extended ...
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Please supply some helpful links to a user when their question is closed

There are quite a few users that are learning the system the hard way. And many others that do not know why a question he asked was closed as "Not Programming Related" or "Not a Real ...
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<kbd> elements are way too intrusive [closed]

<kbd> is a great way to mark up text to be entered. But when you use it on Stack Exchange sites, it's really difficult to read. For instance, say I typed this sentence by starting with a Shift+F,...
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Bug report: "next" button in search changes the search term

Go to the Stackoverflow home page. Type into the search box: utf-16 Press enter Scroll down to the bottom of the page. Click "Next" The page that comes up is https://stackoverflow.com/search?q=...
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Check marks indicating obtained badges use unicode &#10004 symbol, not available for many users

In the /badges page for a logged-in user, there is a green check beside each badge that the user has obtained. This check is the unicode symbol &#10004, but for many users that will display as a ...
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User ranking on Stack Overflow

In addition to showing reputation scores, SO should rank users. In the users section, users are ordered by the reputations they have. Each user should also have a unique rank, since many users can ...
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How about a tag-based exploration of a user's profile?

Now the database refactoring is done, would it be possible to explore questions through tags based on the USER's profile ? I.e: if I am on a user's profile and I click on one of their Tags 'T', I ...
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Please allow wildcards in tag searches

Upon reading this question, i was intrigued - i'd never realized that such a feature existed on SO! Unfortunately, that was because it didn't exist on SO. But, come on - it'd be cool, right? After ...
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Please remove badges from "fun" questions

It's clear people vote on fun questions differently to "real" questions. Arguably this should even apply to programming-related CW questions too. This answer gets a gold Great Answer badge. Seriously? ...
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Please show us when we lose an accepted answer

Sometimes (like today) I see that an answer of mine that had been accepted is no longer the accepted answer. Thing is, I have absolutely no idea which one and I'd really like to see which one to ...
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Searching for a tag containing * breaks the site

For whatever reason, I tried to search using a tag containing an asterisk * - instead of returning no results, it returns an entirely blank page. For example: https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/...
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Bolding with ** isn't working properly

Have a look at this answer One of the bolds works, and the other one just turns up as ** in the actual post. This is the string that isn't working: **x**ml n**ib** Which renders as: xml nib
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When will the Stack Overflow API be released?

When will the Stack Overflow API be released and what should the community expect from it?
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Why do I have to wait before nominating a question for deletion?

For one thing, the whole deletion thing for questions and answers needs to be totally revamped, since it's beyond broken, but one thing at a time, IMO. I should be able to mark any closed question as ...
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Notifications for concurrent changes when editing posts

When editing other users' posts, to reformat code or to clarify the meaning of a question, for example, I always return to the post, and refresh it, before submitting the changes to make sure that ...
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Create a data dump RSS feed

Since the Stack Overflow data dump will occur monthy, it makes sense to be able to be notified about a new dump and download it. The current solution has been to post a link to the .torrent file on ...
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Should there be a way to link questions?

Currently, we can edit a question to put in a link to related items, we can add a comment and we can suggest a duplicate when voting to close, however, I think it would be beneficial if there were a ...
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Bugs with Profile Reputation Graph

There have been a few bugs with the Rep graph on the user profile page that cause it to display a different value than the actual Rep for the user... The +100 Rep bonus from associating accounts ...
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A higher level Strunk & White badge? 1000 edits or such

I recently picked up a Strunk & White badge, which I am damn pleased with. It is a somewhat exclusive club with 354 badges thus far bestowed. It was earned mostly by cleaning up horribly ...
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"Disciplined" badge working?

616 people seem to have it, but I just met the stated conditions and remain badgeless and afraid. relevant post here if it matters (and you're allowed to view it)
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Please add a way to 'bump' questions back to the front page

I've noticed quite a few questions cropping up on MetaSO (here, here, and here, for example) concerning the desire to increase visibility for old questions that may not have any answers, or just not ...
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Can we get flair as an image?

Currently, you can get flair as HTML, Javascript, or JSON. Let's say I'm extra-cautious of XSS vulnerabilities. In that case the HTML and Javascript options are a no-no for me. JSON is possible if ...
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Ability to add tag to Interesting/Ignored by clicking on it

I maintain an extensive list of interesting/ignored tags, and add to it almost daily. It would be extremely usefull to be able to click on a tag in the question and have the option of adding it to the ...
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Questions' edit history label the original question as answered

If you look at a questions edit history the edits are labelled 'editted', which is fine but the original question is labelled 'answered', which is wrong. For an example see https://meta.stackoverflow....
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Choose the same question as others suggested when closing question as dup

When closing a question as duplicate, currently you can view what other people suggested as a duplicate. But when you cast your own vote, you still have to manually enter in the question ID or search ...
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"How To Ask" block in MSO doesn't encourage discussion

The "Ask a Question" page in meta.stackoverflow.com has this block of text to the right of the question: How to Ask Is your question about the Stack Overflow engine or websites? We prefer ...
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Display SO/SU/SF reputation on every platform

Wouldn't it be nice to check someone's reputation on ServerFault or SuperUser even if you're currently browsing StackOverflow? So you could check, how active he/she is on other platform and browse ...
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How about making it possible to set up bounty on someone else's question?

My sad story: few months ago I was looking for a solution to my problem and was about to ask a question on Stack Overflow when I found an already existing question with slightly different wording. ...
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Show possible duplicates in the main post before it's closed

At the moment links to possible duplicates are inserted in the question text once a question is closed. It would be better to insert the links right away as soon as someone votes for it as a duplicate....
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Automatic tag suggestions [duplicate]

Would inferring tags from a question's title and body and filling them automatically into the tag field (or at least suggesting them separately as a hint list or something) be worthwhile? Note that I'...
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Display link-changes in edit-history diff?

There's a problem with the diff, when someone edits a link the change isn't visible. For example, if someone changed the URL from http://example.com/something-05 to http://example.com/something-06, ...
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Please allow us to browse our own questions by tag

It would be really useful to be able to browse my own questions like I can all questions and that is by one or more tags. Sometimes I'm looking for a particular question to reference and just can't ...
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Please inverse the community user's duplicate listing

Currently when a question is closed as a dupe, you'll see what question(s) it is a possible duplicate of. But what about the opposite? Since there are many occasions that duplicate questions can ...
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Why can't we filter unanswered questions by tags?

In the "Questions" tab/button/section/whateveryoucallit, you can filter by tag: https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/bug But in "Unanswered", you cannot: https://meta.stackoverflow.com/...
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Please charge rep for questions after threshold

There was a suggestion on uservoice - now down, that really illustrate the need to stop users from gaming the system by simply asking meaningless, ridiculous question after question to gain rep. We ...
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Add year to question and answer dates

Seeing as how SO's one year anniversary is coming soon, question and answer dates are going to need to display the year.