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Can we have a way to edit bounty custom message?

I put up this bounty over on SO with the assumption that the text would be formatted like it is for a question or answer. I'm not really sure if I was incorrect in my assumption, or if I just ...
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Notify close voters when a closed question gets edited

As mentioned in this discussion, a question closed because it was not well-phrased is currently very unlikely to be reopened after an edit clarifying the issues. Those who voted to close should at ...
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Search using symbols is broken

We used to be able to use symbols in search, but that now appears to be broken. I'd expect a search for [python] += list to return a result, but instead the search engine appears to put quotes around ...
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We need "assume good intent" back in the Code of Conduct

At some point, "assume good intent" was removed from the Code of Conduct. It's a key pillar of the social contract and how we choose to deal with each other. It belongs in the Code of ...
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Can I please be trusted to not to script a bot that dumps an endless stream of spam messages into the chat?

I will have been at Stack Overflow for three years this summer. Although I have mostly stopped answering questions long ago, I still rake in the occasional piece of rep, and have thus amassed >60k, ...
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Improve the usability/intuitiveness of direct comment links

I have seen many people share links which go directly to a specific comment. I wanted to do this too today but I couldn't figure out how. I had to search here on Meta to find this Q&A: Direct Link ...
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Use "score" instead of "votes" in the list of questions

When viewing questions in the normal, "Interesting Questions" tab, (or any other view for that matter), the question's score is displayed to its left, and is labeled "votes". But is it the correct ...
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Revisiting question templates

This question suggested to have templates for tags. Their example was with the regex tag on Stack Overflow. I'm suggesting a more general approach: Templates, Mark II I suggest that each site will ...
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Display Tag Excerpt tooltips when editing a question

When editing a post, the tag excerpt tooltips (that you get when viewing a post) are not available. You do get the live tag preview (that you get when asking a question) for any new tags you add, ...
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Delete votes from users who later become moderators shouldn't prevent community undeletion

If you vote to undelete a post that was deleted by a moderator, you will get the message A moderator has deleted this post and it cannot be undeleted Interestingly, this extends to posts that a user ...
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Site oneboxes are often white, invisible

Oneboxing of site links is often not visible, especially on beta sites: Many sites, like Ask Ubuntu and Sharepoint also have predominantly white logos in oneboxes. These images should have a ...
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Inline suggested edit reviews are truncated in medium-width windows

When reviewing a suggested edit inline (not from the queue) on a site with the new “responsive” design, at a window width where normal content does fit, the diff window is truncated on both sides, as ...
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‎​‎​‎​‎​‎​‎​‎​‎​‎​‎​‎​‎​‎​‎​‎​‎​It's possible to create empty content fields - particularly question titles and bodies - on sites

‎​‎​‎​‎​‎​‎​‎​‎​‎​‎​‎​‎​‎​‎​‎​‎​Prior to an edit, this question was posted with no content in it, both in the title and the question body. The explanation to reproduce is provided in Temani Afif's ...
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Proposal to make close votes scale with rep

There have been several proposals for how we’re ever going to get a handle on the ever-mounting close-vote queue. Dupehammer has been especially successful, and there have been several proposals ...
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Please don't red alert me for queues I've handled

I have found the red alert has been helpful in prompting me to review queues. There should be red when there's red dots against review queues: image stolen from When I look at the review icon, I see ...
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Add a way for users to "opt out" of the new contributor indicator on their own posts

(Note: This request isn't necessarily about me; I'm also asking for the benefit of users who might want to do so as well.) I understand that the new contributor indicator is shown on my posts on ...
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Why are rep and badges now collapsed on Safari iPad?

This is the right edge of my topbar, starting today: Any particular reason why I'm not seeing my total reputation and badges there? Since it's a major part of the "gamification" setup, am I correct ...
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Automatically reject suggested edits where edit summary is an email address

Could we automatically reject a suggested edit if the edit summary is only an email address? We all know it is very common for spam bots to enter email address to the one-line field that is after a ...
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Either fix edit preview display to render bare links to more than five sites just like the post renderer, or convert all links

This is probably easier to show than tell... On the recent question Is asking for user stories off-topic on meta sites?, I see the following: As you can see, the first five links render properly, ...
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Sort order of the user filter is surprising to me

When filling in the "Type to Find Users", it seems to sort by exact match and then by reputation when I am on the reputation tab. For example, please consider the following search results: ...
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Add mobile view to hot questions list in stackexchange.com

I have https://stackexchange.com/questions bookmarked on my phone but unlike the rest of SE it isn’t responsive. Conscious choice or just overlooked?
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Count down in timeout is cut off

The time out countdown which is flying in is missing half of the number. Note the 33 here: Can this be fixed please?
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Award accepted answer reputation for finding duplicates verified by OP

Consider the following theoretical situation: New user asks a question: Why does my program process a sorted array faster than an unsorted array? I see this question, I can: Vote to close as ...
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I can't see anything - Teams banner and cookie toaster obscure my whole screen

There have been issues with the cookie box for a while, but this is ridiculous. It reminds me of late 2017 Stack Overflow, but this time it's network-wide. The banner must be scrolled past (or ...
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What should clicking on the Site Logo & "Questions" links in the site header do?

This discussion (which is meant to be neutral) is about what the Site Logo and "Questions" links in the header should do. I think this is a worthy discussion and was recommended by Sklivvz♦ in an ...
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Please make the canned feedback options in the new first questions/answers queues configurable per site

Earlier today, two new queues were rolled out to each site as part of the new review queue workflows: A 'First Questions' and 'First Answers' queue that will replace the old 'First Posts' queue. These ...
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JS broken on older web browsers due to undefined 'globalThis'

It seems a recent change in StackExchange has rendered it no longer working correctly on my browser (Firefox 60.7esr). The error message is: ReferenceError: globalThis is not defined As a result, ...
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Is it possible to disable the Welcome Back banner?

I have been a Stack Exchange member for over 6 years, with accounts on over 90 sites. I have several thousand total rep. I've seen the "Welcome Back" banner hundreds of times and clicked "close this ...
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Responsive design of the question list isn't compact enough on small screens

If I understand correctly, the current mobile version of the site is obsolete and is no longer updated, the official mobile app is officially dead, and the full version of the site with adaptive ...
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Please remove some redundant tags from the list of default tags on child metas

As seen in the answer to What tags exist by default on child metas?, there are some redundant tags in the list of defaults. From the following list, please remove one of each pair: tags or tagging ...
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Invalid characters in XML Atom feed

The issue popped again as I initially reported here: issue #15320 Stack Overflow - Other Consequence was that Thunderbird was unable to load the feed, until the invalid characters slid out of the RSS. ...
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Distinguish between deleted and non-deleted posts in bookmarks and followed posts

Here is a screenshot of what I see of the first few bookmarks I have on Stack Overflow: Bookmarks tab: Summary Page: Since I have more than 10k reputation on Stack Overflow, I have the ability to ...
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Can't delete the filter called My Filter

I'm unable to get rid of a filter that goes by the name of "My Filter". This is the default name you get when you click on New Filter. There's a clickable "Delete this filter", which leads to a ...
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Reduce number of questions from the same site in the Hot Network Questions on the right sidebar

Sometimes multiple questions from one site could be chosen to show on the HNQ list. This looks rather ugly, especially when this list is truncated to 5 or less questions - it feels as if the system ...
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Stack Exchange's keyboard shortcuts are not accessible to visually impaired users

By keyboard shortcuts I mean these: Keyboard shortcuts are now integrated into the site. We can switch them on in our preferences. When screen reader or keyboard accessibility issues come up from time ...
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What is the future for Imgur and SE?

SE relies on Imgur for hosting images and avatars on public sites. Most of the content is text, but the images are often important as well. So the part that is delegated to Imgur is a pretty important ...
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Why am I receiving marketing emails from SO when I have unchecked every option in the email settings?

I received the email that is being discussed here. The thing is, I don't subscribe to any emails in the settings on SO. It seems like a bit of an oversight that a user who went out of their way to ...
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Hiding a community on SE doesn't hide on Area 51

I've hidden my Earth Science community from the "regular" network profile. But whenever I go on Area 51, it says that I'm active in that community. Is there a workaround? Why does it not universally ...
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When a retraction is not a retraction. Please update close-menu message

Sometimes, when close-voting, the question gets closed and subsequently reopened in very short order. If attempting to recast a close-vote, this dialogue appears: It tells me that I can't vote to ...
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The top bar on Area 51 is malformed

The top bar on Area 51 seems to be malformed: For a while now, Area 51 has been using an older version of the top bar on Stack Exchange sites, that better conforms with its 2011 design. However, it ...
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Comment notifications for close voters: regression from 2018?

According the the comment reply FAQ, it's possible to @-notify close voters in a very particular set of circumstances: For questions: The moderator or gold badge holder who closed or reopened the ...
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If someone is tabbing around the site, offer to turn on keyboard shortcuts

Turning on keyboard shortcuts... isn't the simplest thing to do. You have to either previously know about them, or happen to stumble upon them buried deep in your settings. This isn't really helpful ...
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Wrong language in recent achievements

The "Achievements" menu on Skeptics shows me Russian text near my achievements: The Russian text is: Узнайте больше об этом в Справке Which means: Learn more about it in Help. I have ...
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Make it easy to suspend all question subscriptions

As someone who uses question subscriptions a lot (I seem to have 287 of them), there come times when I want to suspend them, i.e. take a vacation from SX. Currently this is hard - I'd have to manage ...
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Long word in title overflows into right column in suggested edits queue

In the suggested edit review queue, it seems if the title of a question contains a very long word it will overflow into the right column. This is the review item in question. Using Windows 10, ...
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'Other action' is not selected automatically anymore in review queues

As of today, the 'Other action' option in the First Answers, First Questions and Late Answer queues is not selected automatically anymore after performing a (qualifying) action, such as voting on the ...
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Why is double space replaced by single space when enclosed in backticks in comments?

I was trying to put a small line of code in a comment, but I noticed that the multiple spaces in the comment enclosed in backticks(`) were replaced with single ones. To make it clear, I wrote this as ...
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Difficult to lose the "converted to a comment" status message

If an answer is converted to a comment and then subsequently undeleted, and then deleted again (without being converted to a comment), the message beneath the post still reads: If the answer is then ...
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Show more comments not working in a deleted question

If some comments are hidden in a deleted question engaging in trolling about the Holocaust, they don't appear when I click on "Show more comments": By contrast, it does work on a non-...
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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: ...
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