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Move the remove tag "X" icon inside the tag in interesting/ignored tags

Currently, the list of tags in "ignored tags" and "interesting tags" has a little "remove tag" icon to the right of each tag. However, since this icon is not inside the ...
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Additional search features/syntax?

It would be nice to have more advanced search features, things that Google cannot easily or reliably provide. Some ideas based on "Ability to search my stuff?": [user:dbr] to find my posts (...
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Unanswered Questions on StackOverflow - tag search not working?

On the "Unanswered Questions" page of stackoverflow.com, clicking on one of the tags in the "Unanswered Tags" list doesn't have any affect on the list of questions shown. For example, the top question ...
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Make recent activity and responses show new comments on questions/answers I have commented on (even if I don't own them)

I'd like the recent activity and responses pages to show new comments on questions/answers I have commented on (even if I don't own them). If I leave a comment somewhere, I am implicitly engaging in ...
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Unable to find my questions without an accepted answer effectively

I have asked many questions on SO. There are about 30 tabs I have to scroll through to find question for which I have not yet accepted an answer. Some questions of mine are long-term projects. They ...
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Advanced Syntax Ideas

The one useful thing I was ever taught in HCI was always give advanced users "hidden" short cuts and features. Things a noob is not interested in but a power user can easily take advantage ...
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StackOverflow shop? [closed]

Are SO Team planning some SO stuff shop? Stack Exchange Store - As of 2 July 2012, the shop is closed. http://shop.stackexchange.com/ What stuff SO users want? Mugs, Stickers, T-Shirts or Posters :)...
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Possibility to order favourites by "most recently changed"

Until April 2009 "most recently changed" was the default (and only) way favourites were ordered; then it was changed so that you can sort them by views/newest/votes. I have some 170 questions ...
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Possibility to delete our account [duplicate]

Many problems arise with Google's OpenID implementation (now deleted: accounts doubled, fake Google ID account, ...), asides with all the obvious privacy concerns (although quite opposed to security ...
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Syntax highlighting language hints [duplicate]

Do you think it would be worthwhile to provide hints as to what language to use for the syntax highlighting? Sometimes I find the highlighting on SQL or VB.NET answers is more distracting than ...
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Ability to search my stuff?

There's currently no good way of searching through my questions or answers.. This wasn't really a problem until the questions/answers were paginated, as I could quickly scan through or ctrl+f the ...
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Can we have the ability to retract a close vote before it closes?

Sometimes you vote to close something and the OP then changes it to fix the issue or issues. You can't take a close vote back though. It would be nice if you could. With the new Duplicate close ...
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Can we have 50 users per page?

I've never understood why we have 5 columns of 7 rows per user page. 35 is an unusual number for this kind of thing. There certainly is no lack of room. Users is one of the shorter pages. Why not ...
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admin tool to see tags assigned to at least one question but fewer than X questions

The interface should be similar to the new tags interface. This would help 10k users find things that have been assigned to misspelt, but not new, tags.
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Mobile optimized version of Stack Overflow [duplicate]

I found this one on UserVoice, and I thought it was fitting to bring it up here for further discussion. "Stack Overflow already works with Mobile Safari, but the experience is far from optimum. ...
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Consecutive Day Count in profile

In the comments to Enthusiast and Fanatic Badge on the blog, a comment was added that a nice feature would be adding the number of consecutive days you've visited to the site to the user's profile. I’...
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Easy Navigation Between Stackoverflow Family-Sites

Just accidentally discovered MetaSOFlow today - wouldn't it be wise to create a header listing all of SOFlow's sister sites at the top of each site to allow for better discovery? Update: I've created ...
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Show Total Votes (or Up/Down Votes)

When viewing any question, it would be nice to see the total number of votes as a little tagline underneath the total vote score. It would be nice to see the difference between: +0 (0 votes) &...
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Alerts are annoying

I'm sorry if I'm the only one who thinks this, but I think the "alert bar" (or whatever it's called - the orange bar that has badge notifications, etc.) on the top of the website is really annoying, ...
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Is there a way to get an RSS feed of all new questions?

I'm only interested in receiving new questions, and receiving each question once (for example, I don't care if it gets answers or comments - I don't want a question showing up in the feed more than ...
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Is there a page that displays questions with zero answers?

The "Unanswered" button gives a page with already answered questions, just those not already concluded/checked as answered as well as those that don't have an answer with an upvote. Where can I find ...
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RSS feed for my "Recent Activity" page?

Something I've wanted since the day the "Responses" tab was added: An RSS feed for replies to my questions/answers.. There's feeds for about everything else, but not this.. The obvious problem is ...
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Do 23,000+ tags need tag database editors?

In less than one year, StackOverflow has accumulated 23,305 tags (as of this post). Should higher-end moderators have an interface to rename, combine, and delete tags at the database level (i.e. ...
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Are we going to be able to easily see the separate up-votes and down-votes on a post? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Show Total Votes (or Up/Down Votes) This has been asked before on UserVoice, but I'll ask it here as well. Currently the "votes" reported against a post are the net votes (up-...
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Single location for SO/SF/SU user info

With the addition of Server Fault and the future addition of Super User, I can imagine it gets relatively hard to keep track of all that is going on without having three windows open at the same time ...
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Could we see a changelog of deployments?

I know there's a SVN Revision Id at the bottom of every page, but I think it'd be nice if we could see a couple short sentences about what went into the deployment. Not changelogs in the commits, but ...
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Filter view to show only interested

I've noticed that do to the high volume of activity on the site it appears as though only questions that were asked or answered in the last ten minutes are appearing on the main page of the site, ...
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How about links from one user's profiles to his/her other SO site profiles?

When surfing on one of the SO sites (SO, SF or Meta, and soon SU), and accessing a user's profile, it would be easier to have links to his/her profile on the other sites. It would: give us a better ...
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Why is the inconsistent reputation system "by design"?

There has been repeated UV tickets on this, all of them declined. Basically, there are a number of inconsistencies in the rep system that revolve around this: certain actions (accepting answers, ...
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Page navigation on Users page doesn't work if using the input box

Steps to reproduce Go to the Users page on Stackoverflow.com Type a name into the input box with lots of results ("anonymous", any firstname) Try to navigate to the next page. Expected behaviour ...
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Should we be allowed to edit comments?

I am a horrendous speller, and my mild dyslexia does not help. Sometimes I typo in my comments, I look at it a few days later and see something that screams to be fixed. But to fix it I would have ...
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Notifications for edits by others of my own questions and answers?

I'd like to be more aware of when other SOpedians edit my own questions and answers, which is sure to happen because my innate spelling and grammar skills are overloaded by my vocabulary and ...
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A little less AJAX?

Is all of this k3wl AJAX really needed? What really gets me is comments. Surely, surely, surely, the comment text is small and the show comments could just unhide the HTML, or insert the text from an ...
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Can we get x comment votes per y minutes, rather than one vote per 5 seconds?

I quite often will read a thread of comments, and want to vote up a few of them. I vote one up, read the next few comments, vote up another and get a *giant red box*. I've seen that "You can only ...
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Batch retagging?

What is the recommended way of dealing with retagging many questions? For example, if there are only 6 questions that use the smething when they should be using something, it's easy enough to ...
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Is there any point forcing a post to Community Wiki after 6 owner edits?

Personally I think not. If the concern is spurious bumping then simply stop bumping the post after some arbitrary edit. This site might be part-Wiki, part-Q&A but I think its clear that people ...
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Should we rephrase or clarify "subjective and argumentative"?

IMHO this reason to close is used too often. Take What’s wrong with C++ compared to other languages?. IMHO this question is entirely deliberate but I've seen other questions like this closed for the "...
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Would it be helpful to be able to link to specific answers? [duplicate]

I saw a really hilarious (and correct) answer to a question and wanted to link directly to it because of the way answers "float" up and down based on votes. And for me to find the URL I had to go to ...
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Encouraging people to explain downvotes

Note: If you're looking for a simple explanation as to why comments aren't required on downvotes, see Why isn't providing feedback mandatory on downvotes, and why are ideas suggesting such ...
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How about a "Vote not to close" option to counter the "Vote to close"?

My request is simple: Many times, there will be a question where some people feel like it should be closed. At the same time, I'll feel like it's a perfectly legit question, and it should therefore ...
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Should Combined Flair be offered?

Currently flair is offered on a per site (MSO, SO, SF and in the future SU). Should their be a combined "piece of flair", or even better a simple XML that returns a users flair from all sites so we ...
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Can you bring the color back to meta?

I find the this gray color scheme extremely difficult to read. It's also very hard to tell the difference between questions with answers and without.
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Can we transfer questions from SO to meta? [closed]

For example, I have two questions which should be transferred: What would you want to see in a StackOverflow API? Is there a guide to accessing StackOverflow data programmatically? (The latter ...
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Should SO introduce a Re-Bounty feature

I recently created a bounty for a question on Stack Overflow The bounty deadline came and went without a suitable answer (IMO). Because I wasn't happy with any of the answers I didn't accept any. ...
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Find out which question/answer awarded you the badge

With the addition of Recent Activity a while back it became much easier to know what's going on. However, sometimes when a badge is awarded, it's not immediately clear why it happened. I suggest ...
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Should we make meta.superuser.com to point to this website

I think it would be useful if meta.serverfault.com ( and meta.superuser.com) is pointing to this website. After all, there is no reason why we can't lump all the meta discussion together in a single ...
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How many tags needed to earn the Generalist badge?

Neither at stackoverflow.com nor at serverfault.com nobody has ever earned the Generalist badge. How many different tags do I have to be active in to earn the Generalist badge?
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Should the beta badges stop being awarded to users?

Of the 3797 badges present in the data dump, only 2982 were issued with the creation date of 2008-09-23. Since the beta badges were issued, people have been earning them in trickles. Should the ...
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Should StackOverflow support more than 2 openids per account?

When using Google for your OpenId provider, it generates a different openid url for each website you use with it. This means that for stackoverflow.com, meta.stackoverflow.com, superuser.com and ...
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Should meta.stackoverflow.com replace uservoice.com? [closed]

Now that we have meta.stackoverflow.com, should we continue using uservoice.com? The only requirement for participation here is that you have an existing stackoverflow / serverfault / superuser ...
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