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Develop rich API exposing Stack Overflow functionality

I would love to see an actual native iPhone app for Stack Overflow, Server Fault, Super User, etc. I've actually developed a number of iPhone apps myself, and would certainly be interested and ...
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Bug: Favorites sort order and page not persisted on browser back

Steps to reproduce: Go to favorites page. Change the sort order or view a different page of favorites. Click through to a question. Press browser's back button. Sort order reverts to "...
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Please notify us when a question we ask or answer is closed or reopened [duplicate]

This would go in the recent activity page.
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RSS feed of your favorite tags

It would be nice if we could subscribe to an RSS feed of all the questions that match your 'favorite' tags i.e. an RSS feed of the questions that get highlighted as yellow when viewing the question ...
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Is there something broken with IE7 and MyOpenID?

I can login to StackOverflow but not Meta, and vice versa. I've cleared all my cookies etc but absolutely no joy and I've associated all my accounts (didn't know if that had anything to do with it). ...
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Order favorites by the date they were marked as favorite

Right now you can sort your favorites by views, newest, and votes. (Someone also suggested being able to sort by edit date.) Sometimes, chronological order helps my recall when searching for an item ...
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How can I set my default question/answer sort on my user page?

I like to look at my recent activity a lot and when i go to my user page to look at questions and answers, they're always sorted by votes first, when what I'd like is ordering by date by default. Is ...
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Why is Captcha for higher rep users even necessary?

If the reputation score is actual reputation, it seems like having a high reputation would be enough to prove you are human. Why do I need to keep proving it? I could see captcha appearing if my ...
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Are "code"-sections consistent?   gets replaced

I've just posted an answer that involved some HTML, which I indented by four spaces. <a>http://some/url/with&nbsp;nbsp/</a> compare to the original input I made: <a>http://...
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Badge suggestion: Unsung Hero (5 accepted answers with no votes)

This badge, which I'd nominate as a silver, would be awarded for every 5 accepted answers a user has with no votes. There should probably be a 24-hour window after acceptance before this badge is ...
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Can I search for just (unanswered) content that matches my Interesting tags?

I've answered questions in a lot of areas that are only of passing interest at best to me, so the 'my tags' feature when I go to look for Unanswered content is filled, frankly, with spam. I may have ...
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Badge progress reports

Is there a way to view your own progress towards certain badges? For example: Tumbleweed - What value constitutes low views for a week? Fanatic – Is there a way to view how many days in a row you ...
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Odd capatilisation error in a tag feed

This link https://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/Agile Takes me to a list of questions with the tag "gile" I use it as a "live bookmark" in firefox, and as far as I can see the list there is up-...
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Show updates to favorite questions in recent activity

I'd like updates to favorite questions to show in the recent activity page, just like updates to my own questions are shown. As it stands now, favorites are little more than bookmarks, that require ...
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Parentheses in WMD preview unexpectedly disappear

I wrote a paragraph in another answer that I enclosed with parentheses. As I typed the closing parenthesis, I noticed that both the opening and closing parentheses disappeared in the preview! After ...
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How you can get a list of all the comments you have written?

How you can get a list of all the comments you have written? There is the "recent" -tab in user information but that lists only the 50 or so last events.
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Bug: Can't de-favorite a (locked, closed, migrated) question

I can't remove this question from my favorites. (Favorite count decreases, but returns to previous value on refresh.) The question is locked, closed, and migrated so I imagine one or a combination ...
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Reputation transaction screen: show bonuses & reductions due to deleted questions

During the brouhaha over the account association bonus, I noticed that the bonuses do not show up in the "Recent Activity" screen, nor do they (apparently) show up in the user reputation screen. ...
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Is there a way to remove community wiki status?

I accidentally checked the box on a question. Can this be undone?
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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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Why didn't my meta question show associated question?

Okay, this is getting really meta here, as this is a meta question about a question about meta, but bear with me... I just asked this question; it was closed as a dupe of this question. No problem ...
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Can low level users comment on answers to their own questions? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: New user comment clarification One of the first things that many new users do is to ask a question. People then respond, and there is a need for the original poster to ...
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Could the tagging system be enhanced to support tag synonyms?

Quite often Transact SQL questions get tagged as t-sql when the convention now is to tag as tsql. However, no matter how hard you can try to educate users that the 'correct' tag is tsql, you're ...
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Synchronise changes in profile information across SO sites

When I change my profile information in one of the SO sites (Stackoverflow), the changes don't seem to be reflected across all the sister sites. Shouldn't that be the case? Edit: Just to clarify, I'...
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Show why a question was closed in the revisions list

The revisions list shows when a question was closed and who by but not why. This would make it useful to see the complete history of a question. Clarification: I'm talking about the revisions list ...
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Syntax highlighting and non-ASCII characters [duplicate]

I think Markdown google-code-prettify has some incorrect lexical rules for Java (and possibly other languages). It correctly identifies this code block from SO question 1485832 as being written in ...
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Move questions between Stack Exchange sites

I remember Jeff saying, when they announced Server Fault, that it was going to be possible to move questions between sites. I'd find that feature very nice as since then I've found at least 10 ...
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Syndication feed for the whole Meta site?

I do not find in meta.so.com a syndication feed for all the questions, only for the tags. Since meta has much less traffic than StackOverflow, it would be sensible. I was able to follow ...
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Implement a recruiter badge

I try to spread the word on Stack Overflow awesomeness whenever I get a chance. How about providing a "Recruiter badge" which you obtain when you've managed to get XX (10, 50 or 100) number of people ...
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Why is the "About me" field in a profile not Markdown enabled?

If you have such a good way to do formatting in questions/answers why isn't it used for the "about me" section on the profile page? It looks easy to make and adds just a little bit more consistency.
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Show all of my question/answers to me even if they are deleted

I would really like to see all of my questions and answers on the profile page, even if some of them were deleted, and I don't have enough rep to see them on the site. (Note that some questions are ...
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Bug in editor for numbered lists? [duplicate]

I noticed what seemed to be a bug in the way the Stack Overflow editor handles numbered lists. I did a search on meta for this and it didn't come up, but if it is a duplicate, I'll delete the question....
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Merge svn and subversion tags [closed]

Now that a batch-retagging feature has seemingly been implimented (for moderators), a tag merge request: svn is an abbreviation for subversion - the two could be merged, probably into the more ...
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Make it easier to put quotes around code samples

When I include code samples within a phrase of one of my answers, I find it hard to see that code from the rest of the phrase. Because of this, I like to put quotes around code, like this: 'code ...
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List of Comments on User Tab

I suggested this on UserVoice, but with the discontinuation of that site wanted to move the suggestion and discussion here. A list of all comments on the User Tab would be useful. Recent comments are ...
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Change date format of "x hours ago" tool tip?

Currently it's in the format.. MM/DD/YYYY ..which confuses me. It's also ambiguous (for 12 days a month anyway), and inconsistent with other parts of the site, such as the Recent page: "Showing 2009-...
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SO-Site Bar (Minimalistic) [closed]

Download Source: http://www.sampsonresume.com/labs/so-sites_minimal.user.js Description Greasemonkey script for linking the SO-Sites together. Jeff rightly pointed out that a mere clone of the footer-...
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Notified about my own answer to my question

I suppose this isn't so much of a bug as an annoyance. Yesterday afternoon I checked my email and had a "1 question has 1 answer on ServerFault" email. I got excited (too excited probably), in hopes ...
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Question summary may cut off at the middle of an entity

Many question list views have ~188 characters of the question body text. However, this cut-off point may be in the middle of an entity such as &gt;, sometimes resulting in broken summaries like .....
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List the questions/answers not the users that received a badge [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Find out which question/answer awarded you the badge Jeff stated that a background process runs to figure out how many badges you should have. I can understand this design. It ...
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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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