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Do not implicitly award bounty to an answer that has been downvoted by the investor

Sometimes you start a bounty and, since the problem is difficult and people try to reach the bounty, there is higher probability than usual that you get very low quality answers. Sometimes these ...
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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 ...
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Remove nofollow on links at a certain age [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Remove nofollow on links deemed reputable I propose that after a certain amount of time has passed since the last edit on a question or post, that all links within that post ...
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Provide indicator that another user is editing a post

Sometimes (eg. this question) more than one user will simultaneously attempt to edit a post, particularly to fix poor formatting by the OP. It looks like in that case, I finished 30 seconds sooner ...
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Create comment-spawned chatrooms for the post, not for the users

When you have too many comments on a question and/or answer the exchange comes up with some text asking if you want to move the discussion over to chat. When you do do that it creates a chat room for ...
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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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Add a “recently viewed” tab in the user account page

I'd like to see a list of questions that I've recently viewed. This might go on the user page (but only for the user - not for all to see). This would be different from favorites, as it would only be ...
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Should the markdown renderer treat a single line break as <br>?

Inspired by Markdown, One Year Later, a question I think would be better suited to here, than the blog's comment system.. As for #3, "Automatic return-based linebreaks instead of "two spaces at end ...
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Tags: Adding tags before title of the question

As of now, the user has to enter a title, question, and then the tags. When the user enters the title and tabs out, we see a list of similar questions. However, I could be asking a question related to ...
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Please do not “lie” that the Community user “modified” the question

If the Community user bumps a question, It says It has modified it: However, It did not really modify the question, It rather just visited it. The word "modified" is a bit unfortunate IMHO because it ...
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It's time to remove the bounty delay

A question is eligible for bounty 2 days after creation. Probably because New questions don't need to be bountied, since they already show up in the New tab and the Active tab and so on (and thus get ...
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Any chance of MathJax in chat?

It would be really nice to be able to use MathJaX (math formulas) in chat. Not specially for formulae, but for things like $V_{CC}$ in electronics chat would be very useful.
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View site with a specific reputation value (lower than your own of course) or as a specific user (for mods)

To be honest I find it hard to keep up with all the changes, and very frequently I have to go look at the privileges list to see whether a user (that I'm looking at, so I have his reputation value) ...
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Automatically generate comment with link to a “what does downvoting mean?” post when a user with <50 rep has a question downvoted

Problem People post a bad question, for any of the following reasons: Not researched Off topic Poorly written/formatted No sign of any attempt to solve problem Classic help vampire question etc This ...
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Accept Multiple Answers or Split Bounty among Several Users

Often more than one person contributes to the community coming up with the final accepted answer to a question. However, it is only possible to accept a single answer. Restricting to one final answer ...
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Remove vote UI elements beside own question and answer posts

Currently, the system makes you think you can upvote/downvote your own question/answer but then you get notified that you can't. Why have the up/down vote buttons there then? In general, if some ...
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Can we not rel=nofollow links in profile About Me for users with 3000+ rep?

Presently, users with reputation over some threshold don't get rel=nofollow on their "official web site" link in their profile, which is nice. Can the same apply to links in the About Me section of ...
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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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@<name> comments should link to the named person's profile (like twitter)

When you respond to someone in a comment you use @PersonsName. Is there anyway it could be linked like this @Lucas McCoy
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Add Graphviz support to Markdown

The Request This is a request to add Graphviz (DOT) support to Markdown. This will allow us to easily embed editable and indexable graphs in questions and answers. I imagine it will be particularly ...
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Add a 'Show more comments' button to the top of a list of comments

In this stackapps answer there is a fairly long comment thread. As you read the comments you find that some of them don't make sense. When you finally get to the bottom, you notice that you missed ...
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Is there a way to edit a question without bumping it to the front page?

Given that the Stack Overflow trilogy is to be a resource for googlers, I usually try to go back over my questions/answers and improve them in whatever way that I can. However, I feel this may be ...
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Require minimum reputation on the target site for migration

With all the new sites up and running it gets more and more difficult for users to really know the scope of a site and thus a lot of questions a migrated to places where they are (probably even more) ...
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Support Kotlin in code highlighting [duplicate]

The relevant PR was merged into code-prettify: https://github.com/google/code-prettify/issues/491 As per instructions, I'm asking to deploy it to the network and assign to kotlin tag.
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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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Show embattled deleted questions to the public as if they were 10k+ users

There's much discussion about deleted questions. One suggestion on how to deal with them is, delete them, but collect them in a separate archive. That seems to be being pondered by the SE team, but it ...
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Usability issue: Comment voting policy negatively affects people with minor tremor

Like more than 1% of the American population, I have a tremor. It's minor enough that I don't have problems with any apps except for one: Stack Overflow. When I try to upvote a comment, my tap often ...
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Separate and visually indicate reversed events from the day's reputation changes

We've been getting a lot of questions like this ever since the feature to see event reversals such as deleted posts and serial voting was added into the reputation history; and their confusion is ...
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Can I find out which tags I have created?

Can I find out which tags I have created? This would be interesting to know. The tags could be highlighted on the users page for example.
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Who stole the darkness from the accepted-answer-tick?

At first I thought my eyes were fooling me, but after taking a second look, I found the SO answer-tick to be brighter than before! old: new: (I find the new color to be too bright and stingy, ...
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Improper use of rel=canonical is hurting search

When a question has many answers, the Stack Exchange software will split them onto several pages. As of mid-2009, the second and later pages have included a rel=canonical link tag pointing to the ...
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Implement secret badges

After watching the flurry of activity, and people (i.e. myself) trying to do a lot of stuff to try and get some of the secret hats, I realized that it might be worthwhile for SE to give out secret ...
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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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Arabic diacritic unicode characters break title links

Arabic diacritics are passing the filter, giving the ability to write almost an empty title or an empty body of a post. I think it has to be filtered before submitting. When writing Arabic and using ...
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Don't consider post owner decisions when serving edit bans

I'm looking at a user whose edit suggestions simply consist of unnecessary bold formatting. Some of these edits are getting rejected, correctly, but the vast majority of their edits that are getting ...
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Allow anyone to comment but hide low-rep users' comments until reviewed

I've seen so many should-be-a-comment "edits" or "answers" in the review queues by new users, and it's pretty obvious that to them this was the only way to somehow interact with a ...
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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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Terminate the editing grace period when a post receives a flag

Occasionally, someone posts something that is completely unintelligible or spam. Users then proceed to flag the post. Then the poster edits to replace the gibberish or spam with something more legit. ...
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Stack Exchange app iPhone X optimization

The Stack Exchange app doesn’t look very good on Apple’s brand new flagship phone yet. Also the app can’t identify the device model either. (Says Unknown (iPhone 10,3)) App Version: 1.6.6.2 Device: ...
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Can we have an isdeleted:1 search option/operator? [duplicate]

It would make looking for the answers we have deleted so much easier...
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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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Getting flagged as spam should appear in the activity summary

This question brought to my attention something that was always there, but few knew: flagging a post as SPAM produces a 2 point rep penalty. The problem is I just got a 2 point decrease in rep ...
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Show How Much Statistics Left Until Badge Can Be Earned

I think the title speaks for itself. It would help knowing 'what else needs to be done' in order to earn a certain badge level. For example, Strunk & White badge. It says "Edited 100 entries". It ...
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Change “comment” to “critique or request clarification”

Got around to talking about comment flags with Robert Cartaino this morning... We're working on rejiggering the flagging options to make it a bit more obvious when stuff should be flagged, with the ...
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Restrict moderator tools that allow mass dumping of user emails

There is a tool available to moderators that can show up to 1000 email addresses at once with a single query. On smaller sites, this tool is probably powerful enough to create a dump of the email ...
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If I can't comment for 30 more seconds, why is the Add Comment button enabled?

You know that exhibit that you'd see at the children's science museum? It's a roundish podium thing and you'd press a button. This would start a clock. You were supposed to estimate when a minute ...
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Do not put “Know someone who can answer?” on the same level as “Your Answer”

Ok before I start I just want to say that it's very minor, but I still think it's worth spending 5 minutes fixing if you guys agree with me. Recently links to facebook, twitter and email have been ...
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The association bonus should not enable users to vote on every site

The number of upvotes for a question is a flawed measure of question quality, one particular issue is that the amount of exposure a question gets matters a lot. Questions that were linked in the hot ...
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Color kvotes differently (like kviews)

For questions with >=1000 votes, I think the vote count should be colored just like kviews are. See: At first glance it looks like a question with 98k views and 286 answers has only 1 vote, which ...
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Convert non-answers into new questions?

We see a lot of occasions where a new user posts an answer when in fact they should be asking a question; for example here or here. Given that: we want to make life as comfortable as possible for ...

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