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Commenting switches Internet Explorer 8 to Compatibility Mode

Once in compatibility mode, pressing Enter to add comments no longer works. So there is something wonky going on with the scripts (happened on a recent change set that was rolled out?)
4 votes
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Add the ability to flag an edit for moderator attention

We can flag questions, answers, and even comments for moderator attention, but we cannot flag a specific edit that has taken place. For example, take a look at this question's revision history(+ see ...
-28 votes
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Trade reputation for a decrease in account suspension time

What do you think about being able to trade reputation for a decrease in account suspension time? It would still be a punishment, and the amount of reputation lost should be calculated according to ...
55 votes
2 answers

Let us view our deleted comments

If moderators can view and undelete comments, can we see comments we've deleted? We can see our deleted answers, but why not our deleted comments?
213 votes
12 answers

The generalist badge should be gold

I think that the Generalist badge (Provide non-wiki answers of 15 total score in 20 of top 40 tags) is too difficult to get, compared to other silver badges; it should be gold instead. Edit: it's ...
214 votes
3 answers

Add a strike-through to the editing interface

If you highlight some text, you can just press a button to have it automatically emphasized on indented 4 spaces for a code sample. I think it would be great if we had this feature with strike-...
189 votes
11 answers

Reputation for comments?

I have seen many good comments that really improve the quality of questions and answers, and I think they deserve a bit of reputation (maybe just 1 point) for a upvote.
6 votes
13 answers

How about a difficulty rating for questions?

It might be useful to add a drop down field "Difficulty" for questions. With a very limited set of options, say: Beginner Advanced Expert This way, users could easily judge if they can answer a ...
3 votes
1 answer

Attempt to change high contrast option for Community user leads to an empty popup notice

Being a moderator, you're able to access some settings of other sites' users, even for the Community (bot) user. In the latter case, changing the high contrast option leads to an empty popup appearing ...
14 votes
15 answers

Please add a system to allow file uploads attached to questions and answers

I posted a question and a couple of respondents asked for the source code. I could only post portions of the code. If attachments were allowed I could have uploaded a .zip file with the whole ...
167 votes
7 answers

Explicit "do not award bounty" button

Shouldn't there be a way to prevent automatic awarding of a bounty? For example, if someone provides an answer that sounds good but is totally wrong, it may happen that it gets a score of +2, but ...
13 votes
1 answer

Attempting to ask a question on Area 51 Meta changes my profile picture

Every time I click the "Ask Question" button on Area 51 Meta, it changes any profile picture I have to a default gravatar. Further clicks of the "Ask Question" button just generate ...
9 votes
2 answers

Show banner asking for nominations only when user has enough reputation

When visiting Tor Stack Exchange, I'm seeing the following banner: Want to help moderate this community? We need more candidates in the ongoing election! It's a decent idea for getting more ...
3 votes
1 answer

Word is placed on a new line even if there's enough space on the old line

Is it expected behavior that words automatically moved to the next line even when there's enough space on the old line? See animation below for clarification (no "return" key pressed during ...
19 votes
2 answers

Can we have anchors for the bullets in the [help/on-topic] list?

Currently, in EL&U's help center, the on-topic page lists a number of topics we can't address on the site: But please, don’t ask any questions about the following topics. They are out of scope ...
-25 votes
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Change the word delete to hidden

Having your post deleted is very demoralizing. You likely don't feel like participating in it again when it happens. It's also intuitively considered permanent. "Deletes" on SE are soft, meaning the ...
37 votes
3 answers

Duplicate answers should be blocked rather than just flagged

Currently the system detects duplicate answers from the same user and flags them for moderator attention. This is useful, but could be streamlined. Duplicate answers fall into two main categories: ...
14 votes
1 answer

Prevent questions from being tweeted onto the site's Twitter account if they are removed from Hot Network Questions [closed]

This question made it into Hot Network Questions, but was removed by a moderator later. Six hours after the removal, it was tweeted onto the site's Twitter account, drawing it more attention. In my ...
11 votes
1 answer

Show question ID [closed]

When I want to close a question as duplicate using the app, I have to enter the question ID as usual. Problem is, as far as I can tell, the question IDs are shown nowhere! Please add the ID somewhere.
70 votes
1 answer

Make Stack Exchange sites compatible to OS X Lion full screen mode

Introduction Mac OS X Lion has a full screen feature that allows use of a single application window in full screen, i.e. without window title bar and constantly visible menu bar, on its own virtual ...
320 votes
2 answers

Add optional box for spam flags letting you say why you think it's spam

This came up recently, where a user had taken the time to look at the link on a post and realized that the post wasn't just off-topic, it was actually half-decently-disguised spam. So he flagged it as ...
204 votes
12 answers

Markdown footnotes?

Would you like them? You could have Markdown to have a popup appear to insert the footnote's text [*]. EDIT: you can use a symbol and then <sub></sub>, but that won't give you a link ...
-17 votes
3 answers

Opt out of moderator election notifications

Please add some way to opt out of moderator election notifications. I don't have time to research who deserves my vote and therefore I will never vote. Since I'm not taking part, I don't want ...
13 votes
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Change it so that when you press the "Twitter" button on the bottom of the page it goes to the site's account instead of Stack Overflow's

When you go to the bottom of the page of any Stack Exchange site, you find a small button called "Twitter" on the right side. The problem is, when you click on it, instead of it redirecting you to ...
-8 votes
3 answers

Weighted Down-Voting based on Reputation

I've been having a perplexing issue with the down-voting feature on SO lately. When somebody down-votes my answers, I'd really like to know something about the user who down-voted me. It's certainly ...
118 votes
4 answers

Electorate, Pundit, etc badge progress

We need more meta data about progress for some of the badges, particularly with new ones like Electorate, Pundit, and more. This started off as a whinge about Electorate, but has been expanded into ...
7 votes
1 answer

Mobile site shows wrong numbers when tracking privileges [closed]

This is my activity page on the mobile site: A zoom in on the privilege tracker: So it says that when I have more than 1,300 reputation, I'll get the privilege. Sounds correct, right? Let's just hop ...
253 votes
15 answers

Ban ChatGPT network-wide

Use of ChatGPT generated text for posts on Stack Overflow is temporarily banned. However, the reasons for the ban really apply to much or all of the network, and certainly for sites that are similar ...
3 votes
1 answer

SO reputation thresholds a bit odd 15, 50, 100 rather than 15, 63, 127 [closed]

In the SO FAQ most of the threshold values seem a bit odd. The pattern of 2n-1 is lost and changes to something a bit obscure, x*10n. Here is a recommended improvement: 15 -> 15 50 -> 63 100 -> 63 or ...
169 votes
4 answers

Add badges to Markdown?

I always found it odd that although I could compose questions and answers with tags in markdown, I can't do the same for a Great Question, Great Answer, or any other badge. I assume that this is ...
224 votes
21 answers

Please add the ability to fold blocks of code in questions and answers

It would be great to have the option to fold code snippets, entire questions and answer posts on a user basis and allow defining some generic foldable regions within the question/answer editor. Non ...
193 votes
7 answers

Get rid of the question ban on Meta; suspend actively harmful users manually

This user appears to have been question banned because of two unpopular Meta suggestions. (He says so in Chat) Look at the two contributions that appear to have gotten him banned. Like those of many ...
31 votes
2 answers

Replace hyphen in front of scores/reputation by minus

(Actually a dupe of another question but that was incorrectly closed so I’m posting here until the other question gets reopened, and this one merged.) This has bugged me for ages. The website uses ...
22 votes
8 answers

Canned reasons for upvote and downvote (with an example of how it would work)

I'm annoyed by downvoters that don't explain why they downvoted a question or an answer. Although, at the same time, I understand that they want to remain anonymous. I think there is a middle ground, ...
28 votes
4 answers

Please reduce the volume of programming questions on Meta Stack Exchange

It used to be so quiet here, a nice place where users understanding the basics of the SE network of sites discussed important matters, made wonderful feature requests and sometimes even filed a bug ...
887 votes
21 answers

Allow an edit to notify downvoters: "I think I've fixed the issue now - please check"

To me, a downvote usually indicates a problem with an answer. When I downvote it's to mark the answer as having a problem, not the person. If the answer is fixed, I want to remove that downvote - but ...
353 votes
28 answers

Allow downvoting comments

Answers and questions allow both upvoting and downvoting - comments, however, only allow upvoting. I think it would be useful to allow downvoting of comments for two reasons: First, if you ...
175 votes
8 answers

Bounty Hunter badges

I suggest two new badges: Greedo - first bounty earned (bronze) Boba Fett - earned 2000 rep through bounty (silver) Imported from UserVoice ticket, "Bounty hunter badges", originally ...
46 votes
2 answers

Can we have the ability to flag for reopening?

TL;DR: Grant 500+ rep users (except the OP) the privilege to flag a question for reopening. Currently, you can flag a question for closing, and it automatically enters the Close votes review queue, ...
12 votes
0 answers

Allow Flagging of a Profile [duplicate]

I looked all over this profile:, and was unable to locate a "Flag for Moderator" button. But as you can see, it's well needed: Warning: ...
-34 votes
4 answers

Add a spikey hair badge

You should add a badge for when a user goes over 9000 rep that references spiky hair. Perhaps allow them to wear a spiky hair on their avatar for a day or so to celebrate. That would be good fun. ...
16 votes
2 answers

Why is it so difficult to find the twitter account for a Stack Exchange site?

I am not able to find a link to the twitter account of Academia SE (, for example, in the Academia SE main webpage. Why are twitter links not included on the main ...
32 votes
1 answer

Could we get a tighter layout for questions and answers when moderator tools are visible?

Currently, when moderator tools are visible it pushes down the comments section: That's a lot of unused white space--kind of unsightly and it makes you scroll further for comments. Could we get a ...
1 vote
1 answer

Don't apply the tag limit to moderator-only tags

I've come across this feature request in the featured tab. It already has the maximum 5 tags, so there is no room for a status tag. It seems that it either must stay as it is with no status tags, or ...
48 votes
3 answers

Make titles clickable for reputation/badges blocks in profile page

On the profile's activity tab there are reputation and badges blocks: Could you please make these titles as clickable links to the corresponding tabs? Reputation Badges There is already link to the ...
2 votes
0 answers

Slight width difference for the notification message text cell in Stack Exchange site achievements dialog

There is a slight width difference for the notification message text cell, in between the and other Stack Exchange site's achievements dialog. As per the screenshot below, same ...
9 votes
1 answer

Notifications for Area 51 proposals announcements

I'm a committer for an Area 51 proposal. A very important announcement1 was posted last week, but I didn't get a notification of it. I'm wondering if the other 645 committers received that ...
65 votes
9 answers

Will Stack Overflow's engine be (someday, or ever) open sourced?

Will Stack Overflow's engine become open source one day? Warning: Some of the answers to this question no longer apply to the current situation. In the time since the question was asked Hosted ...
5 votes
1 answer

Add an error message on questions merge into Transifex

If you are trying to merge questions, there could be an error: At least one of the questions for the merge must be closed There is no such string in Transifex, so we can't translate it. Could you ...
5 votes
1 answer

Comment flag submit button is no longer disabled if another comment was flagged within the last five seconds

In the old comment flagging UI (the one before major changes were made to the comment flagging system recently), it used to be that if another comment was flagged within the last five seconds, the ...

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