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Demand that page about a privilege is read to get privilege

It is only now that I realize how detailed the https://stackoverflow.com/privileges pages are. When I received the corresponding privileges I never looked up the corresponding page. I rather used the ...
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Please return the hot question dropdown to most pages

The UI update from a few minutes ago appears to have removed the hot questions tab of the StackExchange dropdown on the top menu bar from all pages except the Stack Exchange homepage. Instead all I ...
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Abuse of the notification bar [closed]

Nowadays every single time I visit a trilogy website or area51 I'm shown that stupid notification bar that most of the time notifies me about something I don't really care about, and it won't go away ...
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When you flag a post, can the 'Flag' button be highlighted or something?

I just flagged a post for the first time (spam), and clicked submit from the div popup. But then I wasn't sure that the postback has been successful, as nothing happened on the main page. Could the ...
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Need to be able to search for “stop words” on English.SE because they are often the most salient search term

I know this has been addressed before, but I don’t think anyone has clarified that this is a real, actual problem—not just a hypothetical one—at English.SE and that some kind of solution is needed if ...
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Formatting of inline code is ugly and can result in river-like patterns when used frequently

This has bothered me for a while... Ever since the bulky padding and gray background were added to <code> elements, really. But I kept hoping I would get used to it... ...I didn't. It's ugly, ...
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Include reviews made outside of /review in progress towards the badge

The recent changes to /review has gotten everyone interested in cleaning up the muck. At present, only posts "reviewed" (by clicking on the review link) and actions taken (up/down/close/edit/flag) ...
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Offensive/Spam flags on meta should affect reputation on main

I just dive-bombed an answer on meta.physics.SE (I moderate Physics.SE, so the flag is binding) with an offensive flag. When this is done on the main site, the user loses 100 rep. (see https://meta....
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Adding a note to a favourite

I quite often add a question as a favourite when there is something of interest to me in it or its answers. Looking back through my favourites, I cannot remember why I added some of them as a ...
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Can we get an “id” back on the help section about meta vote?

Recently, the Help Center was introduced in order to replace the old FAQ! Which is really nice. But we lost a friend to battle, one minute for "Fragment Identifier", he was a good bro! We want it back!...
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Would the new “share” buttons benefit from being grey? [closed]

I think I would like them better if they weren't so in your face. (I realize that may be by design, but it does add a lot of clutter to the otherwise very clean design.)
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Is it too hard to re-open questions by the community on SE sites other than SO?

Currently users get a single re-open vote for the lifetime of a question, and that re-open vote will expire in 4 days. This 4-day limit can be extended if someone else votes to re-open within that 4 ...
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Community vote for “Accepted Answer” (Rep. >= 5000 only)

Possible Duplicate: Would it be possible to have a “community accepted” feature? People with reputation points >= 5000 should be allowed to vote for accepted answers for questions. Right now, a ...
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Can we remove the 5 second rate limiting on comment flags?

Flagging multiple comments on the same post is a massive pain. I spend about 70% of the time just sitting there waiting for 5 seconds to pass to be able to flag another one. Since we already have a ...
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Close, rather than delete inactive Area 51 proposals

Currently, Area 51 proposals that are completely inactive for a period of time are silently deleted, losing all questions and comments from the proposal. I propose that instead Area 51 proposals be ...
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Use shorter home screen app title so that it doesn't get truncated

Change the CFBundleDisplayName to be something shorter so the app name is not truncated. App version: 0.1.19
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Will chat be accessible through the API?

Will chat be accessible through the Stack Overflow/Stack Exchange API?
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Make the chat link one click away in the new top bar

In the new header could we please move the chat link back to where it was? (One click away) As a daily frequent to the JavaScript room that's the one link I'd love to have visible 100% of the time. ...
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New badge proposal based on number of profile views

I think it would be neat to earn a badge for having X number of profile views. You could have different levels, for example: Bronze - [Renown] - 300 views Silver - [Celebrity] - 1000 views ...
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Statistics on what employers are actually searching for [closed]

Just thinking down the road to when Careers is accepting employer signups, I think it'd be a really great promotion and informational view to be able to see what types of tags and searches companies ...
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When the OP votes to close their own question as “belongs on …”, immediately migrate the question

Because migration is different than actually closing a question, I think that the rules for close reasons that would result in migrations ought to be changed. Specifically, if a user votes to close ...
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Redirect blog-post discussions to meta (or meta.blog)

Inspired by Jeff's answer here, I thought this was already discussed in the comments to the blog post announcing the feature [...] Yeah, reading the blog is one thing, but digging through a forum-...
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“Remember you can select this as the best answer” message should mention wait time (if there is one)

At the moment, if you vote up an answer to your question and you haven't chosen a "best answer" it will pop up a notice reminding you that you can. If you then try to select it as the best answer it ...
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Google Search should not index “Related questions” lists

If I run Google search specifying "site:stackoverflow.com" I often get multiple duplicates in results for the following specific reason... Suppose I search for "Create GUID" and there're several ...
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Add option to hide contributor indicator completely

I found this question: Add a little 'x' so users can close the new user contributor indicator. But it's about a specific user question. This indicator only distracts attention from the ...
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Make the MSE favicon grayscale (like all other meta icons are)

The new favicon for Meta Stack Exchange looks exactly the same as the one for the Stack Exchange network site:       This can get a bit confusing, especially if you happen to have ...
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A state of grace. Period

In chat, if you notice a typo in a message you have a certain period before the capability to edit goes away. I have no problem with this. Nevertheless, what is the point of notifying someone that ...
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Preview for comments

Now that we have formatting on comments, we should have a preview on the comments so that we don't mess up. See my comment where I thought I could use full markdown instead of just the three allowed ...
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Can we have a sort by view count?

It would be great to have Stack Overflow listing sortable by "View Count". This enhances usability, and I guess the Stack Overflow community would also like to know which questions are clicked most, ...
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Please get rid of daily reputation limit

Please get rid of daily reputation limit, if not on SO, then at least on MSE. On SO I can at least see both sides of the argument, but on MSE the cap seems a bit useless. Let the active members of the ...
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Can we filter questions by reputation

There seems to be a deluge of questions by folks with rep of 1-10. Many of these questions are "homework" or questions that are annoying to me "please read my 500 line script and tell me whats wrong ...
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Show all voted close types when a question is closed [duplicate]

Currently it shows like this (a recent example) closed as "not programming related" by RSolberg, Tim J, Rob Kennedy, Paul Alexander, Michael Petrotta an hour ago How about it would show like this. ...
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Is there enough space in the user card for users who have a very large number of badges?

As you can see from any of his answers on Stack Overflow, Jon Skeet has successfully broken Stack Overflow's badge flair UI. Proposed solution: When badges reach an incredibly high number (say in ...
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Increase the number of votes for the first two days of a private beta?

I am now participating in my 8th private beta, and one thing that I notice consistently, I never have enough votes to survive the first two days. It almost gets to the point where I'm not as active as ...
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Please stop showing review audits for suggested edits to Moderators

Please stop showing audits to Moderators. I'm not referring to all users, just Diamond Moderators. We see so much crap while cleaning, we don't need the extra round of crap just make the system go - "...
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Make the search box handheld-device friendly

Currently, the search box requires the enter key to start a search. This is a bit hard to do when your device doesn't have one. We can has search button? Posting from a Zune HD.
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Show message when rep has been recalculated

We still get whining both on here and on SO when someone notices their rep changes due to a rep recalc. I suggest to forestall this, (especially for those that don't know the ins and outs of SO) a ...
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New suspension message: “Grounded” [closed]

This is a quiet lament for two apparently under-age users Benny & Nyuszika7h whose accounts have been temporarily suspended. It would be nice to mark their accounts as "temporarily grounded", as ...
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Two factor authentication for Stack Exchange

Is there any possibility of setting up two factor authentication (2FA) for Stack Exchange OpenID authentication? I could just use my (already 2FA-enabled) Google account for Stack Exchange, but I ...
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Hiding CV from Current Employer

I just heard Careers is going to hide your CV from at least your current employer. would it be possible to allow us (the programmers waging the wars against the oppressive pointy haired bosses) to ...
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Stop generating “possible duplicate” comments

When a question has pending close votes, the system now adds a banner indicating that the question might be a duplicate: But the first user to vote still generates a possible duplicate comment: ...
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Implicit tagging hierarchy

I am aware of similar requests but I ask this regarding SE-2.0 sites, as the example I will take gaming: Both answers on the question Should questions always be tagged with either a console/platform ...
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Please bring back the “Congratulations - you have earned XY badge” notification bar!

As Jeff Atwood wrote, badges are supposed to be nice surprises. How cozy it was, when I logged in to SO and animated sliding bar went off the top of the screen saying: Congratulations - you have ...
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Add “Reply” link to comment that pre-populates comment box with @username

In relation to this problem, I propose that a new link, reply, be added added after the time indication on comments which opens the comment box and pre-populates it with the @username of the comment ...
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Implement some form of browser fingerprinting to help suss out socks

There isn't any good way to definitively identify puppets. Quite often, it takes a lot of effort to bring your certainty up above 80%, and IMHO even that's not good enough to merge accounts. I'd ...
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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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Reorder questions picked for hot list based on adjusted hotness score (discard some answers by voting evidence)

Executive Summary The 100 questions are selected for the "Hot Network Questions" list displayed in the sidebar of each site. These questions are designed to showcase other sites in the Stack Exchange ...
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Stackoverflow OpenID Hack : Login with return URL

I am reading OpenID in depth. I found a bug / hack. I think this is not good thing in openid. let me explain what I did :- clear all history of my Firefox. Login into Stackoveflow with Google ...
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Don't display the ask a question button on a person's profile page

The "Ask a Question" button can be confusing if a person ends up on a person's profile page by clicking an SO badge on a person's blog. To avoid the situation where a person might think that they are ...
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Strongly separate duplicates from “the rest” in close votes review queue

Update: I wish I could downvote decline justification twice. "You can already filter down by close reason." Oh really , Do you see many reviewers using filter? Do you see Steward badges awarded for ...