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Please use GMT instead of UTC in the Achievements clock

Beyond Change the timestamp format, the Achievements drop-down still shows a "UTC" "time zone", which has been brought to my attention by David Postill as "not a time zone". Please update the ...
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Is there Markdown to create tables?

It seems like a lot of people try to display tables in Stack Overflow questions, but don't do a very good job. Is there Markdown syntax that supports creating a proper table?
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If I cannot submit my post due to the volume of spam and abuse, show me exactly the content that got me banned [duplicate]

I tried to post something once and I got the error: Your post could not be submitted at this time due to the volume of spam and abuse originating from your network. I was very confused because I ...
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Easy close review queue filtering interface

Short version: Make a filter selection page the default entry point for the review queues Show the size of the queues for tags they are likely able to work with - not the whole queue When all review ...
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Can moderators from other sites be differentiated here?

I am active mainly on Programmers now, but keep an eye out on meta and stackoverflow for questions about Programmers. Several times I have seen questions/answers from our moderators, but the only ...
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Support emailless signup and signin

Currently Stack Exchange is vulnerable to users losing access to their accounts if they lose access to their email accounts. For example it is possible to require all the email providers, including ...
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Combinining all language related sites into one

There are a quite a few language learning related sites on the Stack Exchange network. I may have missed a few, but here they are: https://english.stackexchange.com/ https://ell.stackexchange.com/ ...
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“Venn Diagram” on SE About pages is not actually a Venn diagram

This is a small point (some would say pedantic) concerning the following diagram that currently appears on the About page of Stack Overflow and other Stack Exchange sites: (This is an attachment. ...
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Accepting answer without upvoting?

Is there ever a case where you would want to accept an answer, but not upvote it? I can't think of a single situation where this would be the case.. So would it not make sense to have the "Accept" ...
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Flagging Profiles for spammy content?

I've seen plenty of posts about flagging spammy questions, but now it seems to be mutating to profile spam. Not that much of a problem, but there don't seem to be any moderation tools for this on the ...
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Ask & Answer question through voice recording

I was wondering if we could ask a question by recording our voices. It would become much easier and comfortable to ask questions. If someone is too lazy to write a big question, he can simply leave a ...
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Allow more than one @name notification per comment

Now this is probably a surprise to many since I always see thousands of comments like the following(10k only): @Sarfraz, @balpha just told you they did in the first comment he wrote. Also, ...
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If I cannot post something, please let me know before I type it and try to post it

Once I found a question that I knew the answer to, so I decided to try to post an answer. After I finished typing, I clicked answer, and there was a message saying "We are no longer accepting answers ...
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Allow bounty to be set with reputation from another site?

Here's one to get shot down: How about letting bounties to be set using the reputation gained through the use of another site? So, for instance, I'm a programmer with a high Stack Overflow rep who ...
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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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Allow a request to question owner to reconsider correct answer to their question

Often questions have more than one correct answer, and sometimes the answer with the most votes is not selected as the right answer. Sometimes is because the most-voted answer was submitted later. Yet ...
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As a moderator, I would like to be able to move comments

Scenario: I have a question on Code Review where there is one answer and in the comments of the answer a third user is asking for more information to be provided in the question. Currently there isn'...
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Reward finding duplicate questions - +10, +2, -5

Give an incentive for finding duplicate questions deals with various ways of rewarding the finding of duplicates, a tough and increasingly necessary janitorial task. Here's a concrete suggestion: ...
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Custom CSS for Stack Exchange Wikipedia.org

I think Stack Exchange should allow users with a certain amount of reputation to use a custom css for customization of their viewing experience. Black-on-White strains the eyes immensely. ...
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“Linked” posts with no titles

When linking to an SO answer, I sometimes leave out the question ID if I'm trying to conserve space in a comment (i.e. http://stackoverflow.com/q/answer-id instead of http://stackoverflow.com/q/...
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Auto revision summary has wrong plural: “added 1 characters in body”

As seen at: https://stackoverflow.com/posts/3847048/revisions Update: I'm 101% sure the down votes were due to the lack of free hands. Update 2: likes me, like me not, like me, likes me not... ...
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Offering actual money as a bounty?

I have an idea for dealing with a question you badly want to be answered, which no one will answer, even after you've offered a large bounty: cash. Users can offer cash, and whoever has the accepted ...
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Cursor position is not focused on begining of the comment box in Microsoft Edge

In the Microsoft Edge browser, when adding a comment for a question or answer, by default the cursor position is focused at the second line of the placeholder text. In the Google Chrome and Mozilla ...
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Photo upload on iOS app in gardening exchange fails most of the time

App fails to upload the files most of the time, I've seen some incidents succeed also, but very rarely. Screenshot for details
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Add guidance on Good Subjective answer citation to the help center

Good Subjective, Bad Subjective underpins the current network approach to subjective questions. It lays down the principles found at the bottom of What types of questions should I avoid asking? which ...
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Change “viewed X times” to “viewed by X users”

I recently conducted an experiment in which I tried to increase the view count on an old question several different ways: reloading the page going to a different question and back leaving for 15 ...
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Overlap of <kbd> elements

Two <kbd> elements on adjacent lines overlap each other. On SO the overlap is small enough that the bottom border is still visible, so it looks ok, but on the SE betas the overlap is worse and ...
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Force Accepted Answers on Questions by Inactive Users

As a disclaimer, I must admit this may benefit me (I haven't checked), but probably not as significantly as most others. This issue is also something that has prevented me from answering questions by ...
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Statler and Waldorf badge for explaining downvotes

This badge would be for people who have left comments in roughly 20 questions or answers they've downvoted. It'll encourage people to explain why they're downvoting without forcing them to do so. (...
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Always preserve votes from users who are voluntarily removed

Refer here. Summarily invalidating all votes from a user who has asked for their account to be removed is both incredibly disruptive and unnecessary. If a user asks to be removed from the site, they ...
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Does Stack Exchange have a “Verified Account” feature?

Is there a "Verified Account" feature at Stack Exchange like the one used by twitter? If not, should there be? I ask because I just saw this answer from new user "Jeffrey Richter," and I am not ...
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Allow moderators to reverse and/or nullify flag decisions

We've been getting a lot of complaints about moderator flag decisions being incorrect or inconsistent lately. Flag declined, but question closed for the same reason Why does flag marking as helpful/...
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Why can't we edit other user's comments?

I have seen so many times users make mistakes in comments. For instance: They just write code as simple statements. Drop direct reference link. Don't use backticks for code highlights Even ...
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Allow under 6 character changes if they are inside code tags

I tried to update a jQuery code block that was missing a curly brace. The code is incorrect, but I cannot edit it since changes under 6 characters are not allowed (at least at my level of rep?). I ...
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Please enable low-rep users to easily breakout up and down votes on their own questions

I know once you get a certain amount of reputation, you can see the total up and down votes for questions. Well, my proposal is to always be able to see this on your own questions and answers. You can ...
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Make links posted by users open in a new window

Most of the time when I follow a user's link, I just want to see their site, look it over, then return to answer their question (not leave SO completely and not come back). Could we make the links ...
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Hide previously suspended nominations unless approved by Community Managers

Recently, Physics SE has finished the 2019 moderator election nomination phase. Earlier today, within 24 hours of the nomination completing, a user was removed from the nominations. The user later ...
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Logo displayed when site is down should match the flair size

I visited my website just now, and was greeted with the following StackOverflow logo display on my flair because StackOverflow was down for maintenance: (source: zachjohnson.net) As you can see, ...
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Add alias URL for posts timeline

I know that to view timeline of the post I need to manually change an URL in the browser, e.g. How many sites are there on Stack Exchange? has an URL: https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/289233/...
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Having font color option in Stack Overflow question editor

Stack Overflow provides good tools in the question editor, like "Links" and "Styling". Another thing that for me would be nice is a color selector. Although an HTML editor is available, a direct ...
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Does SO need social networking features to improve the experience for expert users?

No, not like this: Hear me out! As Stack Overflow grows, it becomes increasingly ridden with extremely newbie and mediocre questions. It's just natural. The team are fighting hard to keep the crap ...
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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 ...
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Keep getting logged out of Chrome dev

Over the last couple of weeks I have been experiencing the same problem as described in Keep getting logged out of StackOverflow today. As you can see from the screenshot of my openid activity I have ...
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Fix Markdown/SmartyPants in question titles

Consider this question: is x-- > 0 && array[x] well defined behavior in c++? Unfortunately, the question title is displayed on SO as: is `x— > 0 && array[x]` well defined ...
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Display other SE site links in the linked questions sidebar

Maybe using a different font or a small site-icon. Hijack edit: ~~~~ jco - Based on this discussion: Hodofhod Asks About Intra-network Related Questions Example. In the below answer from Justin is a ...
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HTML <li> items not rendered correctly in Firefox, Edge, and IE11

This Sandbox post looks quite normal when viewed on e.g. Safari or Chrome: but when viewed in Firefox (on macOS Mojave) as well as Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer 11, the bullets generated by &...
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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 ...
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Tag and reputation popups are visible simultaneously

Due to timeout before showing the tag popup on the activity tab of the user profile page you can see the simultaneously appearance of both popups. Here are the gif and stop-frame:
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Make new close reasons dialog experience-sensitive

I've just had my first encounter with the new close reasons dialog and I have to say "noooo!" - it's far too big and means that I am guaranteed to have to scroll the page whenever I use it. Also, it ...
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Support Emoji in Markdown

Stack Exchange uses Markdown, but unlike so many other sites (e.g. GitHub, Discourse, Slack) that use Markdown, we don't support Emoji. I'd like to be able to write :smile:, :thumbsup:, :heart: or ...