Questions tagged [status-declined]

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If we built two-factor authentication for Stack Exchange OpenID, would you use it?

We've decided that we won't be working on this project. Sorry to all the people who were in favour of it. [Related: Two factor authentication for Stack Exchange] So, over the last couple of weeks, I ...
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Android app crashes when mod tries to delete comment of non-member user

If a moderator tries to delete a comment of a user that is not a member on the site (because the question was migrated) then the Android app crashes (app version 1.0.77). The bug can be reproduced ...
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Q&A blank in Stack Exchange Android app v1.0.95 - S10e/Android 10

Recently upgraded to a Samsung S10e and Android 10, but all Q&A in the Stack Exchange app v1.0.95 are blank. The title and comments are visible, but question/answer posts are just white space. ...
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Change all @username references in comments when a user changes their name?

The fact that a user can change their name at will can lead to some confusion in the comments. For instance, suppose a user named "foo" changes his name to "bar", all those comments signed by "foo" ...
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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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Downvoting an answer during review puts user below minimum reputation requirement for reviewing

Recently my account gained the privilege to review questions on Stack Overflow. While doing this, I came across a low quality answer. Following the review instructions, I downvoted the answer and left ...
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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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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 ...
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Reinstate the drop shadow on user cards in cases where the user card shows

Just earlier today, a bug report I had filed earlier regarding the disappearance of drop shadows for profiles eligible for expanded usercards has been marked as by design. The given reason for this ...
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Add code and formatting to the preview of a question

This: Is a picture of a question when you search. And this: Shows that there is code in this question. Now in the top image it doesn't show code blocks, could we change it so it does? The same ...
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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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Please don't refer to 2019 as 'a great year'

There's a bug on the Winter Bash 2019 homepage: Stack Exchange invites you to celebrate the end of a great year …with HATS! As you use your site, you'll discover hats and other items hidden behind ...
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Aren't you exposing our hidden communities when we earn hats on those communities?

Aren't you exposing our hidden communities when we earn hats on those communities? If everybody can see where we earn those hats, then so they will know about out hidden communities, no? Or since ...
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Allow users to leave an anonymous comment when voting

I don't know if people don't explain why they up or down vote because they don't care or because they don't want the person to know they voted on an answer (or question)... But, it might be nice to be ...
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Display a “Happy Birthday” message when a user logs in on their birthday

Today is my birthday. I was disappointed to see that when I logged on to SO I was not greeted with a "Happy Birthday" message. Can we display something (maybe through the notification bar?) when ...
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Where's the bump notice?

Does anyone remember this? Bumped to the homepage by Community♦ 2 hours ago This question has answers that may be good or bad; the system has marked it active so that they can be reviewed. ...
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Better Sorting on Site Search

There are a few places where one can search for sites. Ones that I have found: New Top Bar, More Stack Exchange Communities section Stack Exchange Leagues Android App > Left Pull in Menu > All Sites ...
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Make the mobile apps open source!

Since the apps aren't maintained any more, and probably won't in the near future, many users are waiting for bug fixes or new form factors to be supported. If the SE development team is too busy with ...
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Privacy leak in permalink?

Update (Jan 8, 2019) This is now 8 years old, but still getting occasional upvotes/attention, so I thought it's worth giving a summary of the current state. Despite originally being "status-declined"...
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The title word filter is one of the worst ideas ever implemented on SO

There are numerous (1, 2, 3) questions concerning this problem. I realize this is a borderline duplicate, but I'll re-iterate the futility of this particular filter and why it should be outright ...
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Change upvote/downvote tooltip on meta sites

Since voting on meta sites mean something different on the main sites, can you change the tooltip as well: This question is useful and clear --> I agree This question is unclear or not useful --> I ...
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Trolls in our Halls

In Stack Exchange portal, it says: Stack Exchange is a fast-growing network of 112 question and answer sites on diverse topics from software programming to cooking to photography and gaming. We ...
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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 ...
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How about newlines within comments?

I am aware that comments have only a simple field, with no formatting possible and that is fine (if formatting is needed, your comment should actually be an answer!) But I find some comments hard to ...
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Markdown for ticks and crosses

I really like the tick marks in some answers to this question. This would particularly useful on Software Recommendations, where users ask us to recommend software with a list of features. In reply, ...
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Display reputation for low-rep candidate as “<1k”

Reputation for low-rep candidates to moderator showed as it is now (i.e. without suffix): My request is to display reputation for such candidates as "<1k" for consistency with high-rep ones ">=...
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Using Unicode Zero Width Spaces allows all space comments

If you comment something on Stack Overflow, you need to enter at least 15 characters, and you can't post a comment which just contain spaces. But if you type in zero-width spaces it will work. A zero-...
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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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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, ...
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Can we get rid of the threshold of 15 chars for comments?

I understand that there is an upper limit. But why do you have to type at least 15 characters to post a comment? It is easy to work around it anyway (like adding dots or other useless things).
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Do away with minimum char limits on comments

Possible Duplicate: Can we get rid of the threshold of 15 chars for comments? There's a 15 character limit for all comments. A lot of times people have a short comment, and follow it with ...
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SOA 2014 is going to be awesome!

I propose the Stack Overflow Awards. The SOA would be kind of like the Oscars/Emmys/ESPYS/etc, in that it awards Stack Overflow individual members with recognition and more importantly with a svg/gif ...
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Bug upload picture Stack Overflow

I've got a bug while I'm trying to change my avatar on Stack Overflow. When I want to change it, I've got a strange display bug. After I successfully uploaded my avatar from my computer, nothing ...
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BLOCK QUESTIONS IN ALL CAPS

RECENTLY ON THE ANDROID SITE WE GOT THIS QUESTION WRITTEN IN ALL CAPS. THIS WAS SURPRISING TO ME, SINCE I ASSUMED IT WOULD HAVE BEEN CAUGHT BY THE QUALITY FILTER — BESIDES BEING INDICATIVE OF ...
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Can we get markdown support in questions' `title` field?

It would be nice to add markdown support on the question's title field. It seems a bit inconsistent when it’s already available in the body and question's comments. What do you think?
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Canned reasons for up/down vote (w/ example of how it would work)

I'm annoyed by down voters that don't explain why they down voted 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,...
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Should there be anonymous answers (and questions)?

The question by Joel on Logo got me thinking. This has been raised on UserVoice, but has been declined. Would someone with lesser rep or a less famous name have received the same number of votes/...
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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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Differentiate spoilers from empty block quotes

I have to admit, I didn't even know spoilers were supported until today, but really bugs me that spoilers just look like empty block quotes before you mouse over them. vs.     ...
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Data dump should include deleted posts

Given that deleted content is licensed CC just as the regular content is, it exists in the current SO database, and it is accessible to over 400 (10k+ rep) users, it should also be exported as part of ...
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Protocol-relative and relative URLs should be considered “Linked”

Currently, neither protocol-relative URLs, nor relative URLs, are recognized by the system as pointing to questions to be added to the "Linked" list for the current question. Given the pending switch ...
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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-...
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Image markdown breaks if the alt text contains a URL

Including a URL in the alt text for an image breaks it, as long as the URL is preceded by a space: Normal image ![Alt text](https://cdn.sstatic.net/Sites/stackoverflowmeta/img/logo.png) Broken ...
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Opt out of moderator elections

Please add some way to opt out of moderator elections 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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...