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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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When implementing a major design / workflow change, offer an opt-in beta testing option before release

As we've seen recently with both the updated user profile and homepage designs, it's difficult sometimes to gauge the impact that this will have on users' experience just from screenshots or a video ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Let diamond moderators (or even regular users) search for unregistered users

Unregistered users don't show up as searchable in a site's user list, but diamond moderators may need to look them up from time to time on account of their interactions with the site. Regular users ...
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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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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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Update wording in subject of automated "100k reputation" email

I recently received an automated email from @juan.garza of the Community Management Team. Subject: Bicycles Stack Exchange — You're killing it. Now my immediate thought was "what have I done ...
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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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"Bot" label appears next to my username when I delete a comment posted by the Community bot

On this post: A user asked an off-topic question The community closed it An irrelevant comment was posted by the Community Bot I (a moderator) deleted the irrelevant comment My username in the ...
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Suggested edits retain redacted information

I noticed while approving a redaction, that suggested edits may retain text which is later redacted. With a bit of mod collusion with Community ♦ and another helpful moderator, I was able to reproduce ...
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Make notification and reputation counts bigger again

The top bar's recent problems were mostly fixed, however there's still one thing that bugs me: The number is smaller than before, and harder to read. Compare with how it used to be before the changes:...
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Why was the Ubuntu Code of Conduct clause removed from the Ask Ubuntu terms of service?

Looking back at the old Terms of Service, I noticed they used to contain a special paragraph about Ask Ubuntu. When accessing the askubuntu.com, meta.askubuntu.com, or chat.askubuntu.com sites ("...
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Notify new users of close votes, explain what that means, and recommend next steps

tl;dr: New users aren't notified of close votes, and probably wouldn't know how to check for them When a question is closed: New users don't know what this means (it's valuable feedback!) Limited ...
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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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Can we have an auto-flag for posts deleted as spam, rude or abusive?

I just came across, in normal browsing of the site I am a moderator on, another post from a drive-by user which had legitimately been deleted as "spam or rude or abusive". In a way, that's great, ...
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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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Is Stack Exchange contributing back to ProseMirror?

Stack Exchange has released an alpha version of a new WYSIWYG editor based on the open source project ProseMirror. In addition to benefitting from this open source work, is SE giving back to it and ...
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Can't login to SEDE - "StackApps authentication failed"

When I try to login to the Stack Exchange Data Explorer using Stack Overflow, it fails with the following error message: StackApps authentication failed I've tried several browsers, and even in ...
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Automatically resize images if their file size is too large

I posted this in 2018 here and it was marked as status-deferred. It's almost three years later and this is still an issue on Gardening and Landscaping and any site where photos are used to help ...
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Custom close reason stats should link to the question(s)

I'm reviewing recent custom close reasons in the 10k tools (/tools/question-close-stats) and there are some I'd like to take issue with... The problem is, the reasons are listed with no link to ...
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<3k users can raise two flags on the same question using keyboard shortcuts

Normally, you can only flag a post once: once you've raised, say, a spam flag on a question, the system will prevent you from casting a recommend closure flag using the mouse. On one site, I raised a ...
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Confusing review UI leads editors to accept tag wikis while rejecting corresponding excerpts

I suggested a few new tag wikis. Most were accepted, but in a few, the tag wiki body was accepted but the corresponding excerpt was rejected, leaving them with no summary. I inquired about it on Super ...
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The new forced-frame-with-white-background causes issues to user avatars that contain transparency

It appears that the new design that has been rolled out recently forces a frame with a white background when displaying the user avatar at the top of the page. I'm kind of forced to use gravatar to ...
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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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Could we have longer automatic suspensions for destroyed profiles, and better communication with these users?

Currently, when a user is destroyed for spamming or deleted as no longer welcome to participate, there's a short 14-day automatic suspension meant to keep them from using a newly-created profile with ...
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Please avoid creation of tags with full-width alphanumeric characters

At Stack Overflow for Japanese (SOja), we can use full-width alphanumeric characters for tags. In Japanese, these characters are used almost the same as their half-width version. Example: half-width:...
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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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Flag notices on nominations are confusing for moderators

The new election system has solved several problems with regards to flagging nominations and comments (both were badly needed), but the UX has fallen down in a weird way. I visited the SO election ...
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Every "about" to translate should have its own source string

An old issue regarding the "About" section of the profile: Separate keys for the "About" string in the Transifex is happening again. This time, it's in the new user profile layout: ...
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Not all sign up buttons are grayed out in maintenance mode

When the site is in read-only mode, the 'Sign up' button in the navigation bar is grayed out because it doesn't work. Could that be extended to the button in the 'welcome anonymous user' banner? (...
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SE API quota_remaining property is periodically missing from the response

Over the last several days while running SmokeDetector, we've periodically seen multiple responses from the SE API with the quota_remaining missing, with the most recent group a few hours ago. The ...
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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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Child protection: "scat" and pornography recognition filters

We've had yet another unsuitable post on Worldbuilding. The title was innocent enough: I'm think of making steam punk/fansty hybrid do you have any suggestions The body of the question contained ...
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Anonymized chat messages are now searchable by user

Something appears to have changed recently whereby anonymised messages have become searchable under the user. For example; https://chat.stackoverflow.com/search?user=1640606&q=stackoverflow This ...
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