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Let's remove the “Get updates…” notification [duplicate]

Recently this notification has started showing up quite repeatedly on Stack Exchange sites: The problem is that it's not necessary, and even if it is, it should not be showing up repeatedly. In just ...
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What's this new “get updates” box and why doesn't it have any functions? [duplicate]

I've seen this across nine different Stacks I follow, so I presume it's everywhere. The last few days, I've been getting a little box in most (all?) questions with a bell icon inside and "get updates ...
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Deleting comments and review actions cause layout to be broken, AJAX response contains full page

When deleting a comment, the page layout goes haywire, making it impossible to continue working on the page until it is reloaded. It appears something is going b0rken when the 'deleted' state is ...
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Improve the user review ban experience [duplicate]

EDIT: While there are similarities with New review navigation does not tell review-banned users what happened or why (and please note that there are no answers to that question btw), I'm suggesting a ...
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Icon z-index issue in the review queue [duplicate]

Answer icons: Overlap with the popup: Comment icons and tags too:
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Disabling the review queue icon badge

Can the review queue icon badge be disabled? It surely increases the engagement but it is very distracting during coding.
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Improve help text for the low-quality-posts queue

I was recently very surprised about the expected workflow for low-quality posts when stumbling across the Meta Post Am I reviewing correctly?. It would be nice if the guidelines, as discussed in ...
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Tag warning only shown for a second when I post directly after adding tags

When I do the following: write the title and body of a question; go to the tag field; add a tag that triggers a tag warning; do not defocus the tag window; hit Post your question; then I only see ...
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Grammatical error in consent banner

I found a grammatical error in the consent banner (the banner at the bottom): "understand" should be changed to "understood". So the banner content would become: By using our site, you acknowledge ...
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Make it clearer when looking at a question if I've already voted to close it

Since "Can we have the ability to retract a close vote before it closes?" we now have the possibility to retract close votes. However, as mentioned in "Retracting Close Vote, included in the Vote To ...
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Tag Completion in Search Bar

When typing a tag in the search bar it would be sweet like a thousand unicorns if it would suggest tags as you type. It could detect when to show suggestions based on the [ character. For bonus ...
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Pressing enter in the edit reason field can inadvertently submit an edit suggestion

When writing an edit reason, I hit the Enter key by accident, and it submitted the edit. Could this behaviour be removed? I did not have edit privileges. The edit was submitted to the review queue, ...
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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 ...
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More intuitive way of obtaining direct link to specific comment [duplicate]

Currently, it's not obvious how to obtain a link to a specific comment (there is no obvious share icon on comments). A question/answer on how to link to a comment has a lot of views/upvotes ...
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Username has Two Display Forms [duplicate]

I believe this is a bug? Question-in-question: Reward finding duplicate questions - +10, +2, -5 User-related: https://meta.stackexchange.com/users/138112/pekka
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Text field and tabs becomes wider while fetching results in Users search [duplicate]

Whenever I add some text to search for users, the text field and the tabs on the right becomes unexpectedly wider. I'm using Firefox 72 and Chrome 79 on Ubuntu 18.04.
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Filter answers after search when clicking on label (include/exclude)

When I'm searching for a problem I usually keep my search words "wide". This results in getting a lot of answers (with their tags shown). It would be very helpful if I can reduce the search results ...
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Make existing timeline icon of a post available to anybody and not only to mods

I noticed that on a site where I'm a moderator, there is a small icon below the up-/downvote buttons and favorite icons of every post, which looks like a small clock, and which actually links to the ...
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Can we move “Start a bounty” to a more intuitive location?

Can we please move the "Start a bounty" link to be in the same location as all of the other action buttons? It makes no sense to me for this to be buried after the comments - It's an action on the ...
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Position of tags when reading questions

It happens to me rather often that I look at a question such as "How to do whatever with Collections" and while that's what I'm looking for in Java, it's useless if the question refers to, for ...
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Do the “Was this post useful to you?” Yes/No linkbuttons on comment posts mean anything to a stackoverflow user? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Anonymous user feedback now in testing Do the "Was this post useful to you?" Yes/No link buttons on comment posts mean anything to a Stack Overflow user? I have been clicking ...
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Confusing message when I try to award a bounty [duplicate]

When awarding a bounty to the answer, I got this message: I clicked OK and expected that the bounty will get immediately awarded. Instead, I got this orange box: I suppose the reason is that to ...
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Low contrast text — doesn't meet WCAG standards

WCAG standards for accessible text are massively ignored on SE: Placeholder text for the Textarea element: Inactive tabs: "Joined ..." notes: All these elements are poorly ...
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Remove or make “Highly active question” post notice less visible / annoying

Here's what I've seen today when checked out the question. I suggest to remove this post notice (and just show a message after someone who had not enough reputation tried to answer) or at least to ...
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Comment lock message is overly broad

Since recently there is the ability to lock only the comments to a certain post, which I think is a great addition. The implementation however could use some tweaking I think. The comment link which ...
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Voting to close my own question confusingly acts as if I'm not me

When my vote to close my own question as duplicate was registered as a simple vote, I was a bit surprised, as I thought it'd immediately close for my own given reason, but the question of whether a ...
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“Highly active question” banner is misleading [duplicate]

Today I noticed this banner on this question: What exactly is that supposed to mean? I do NOT think it means this is a highly active question, and I very much doubt it ever was. As seen in the line ...
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Useful, systematic feedback to a user's review queue actions

Lacking confidence in my reviewing abilities, I usually avoid the review queue. But, I've been asking a decent amount of questions lately and haven't found many questions I could answer (so as to ...
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Allow users to set custom date formats

My system uses the date format dd-MMM-yyyy. Most of the dates on SE/SO sites are formatted as MMM-dd-'yy. Having only 'yy makes it especially hard to search for years. yyyy would make that a lot ...
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Why are “interesting” tags highlighted using JavaScript?

I assume everyone has used the "interesting tags" feature. You select a tag and the questions with selected tag are highlighted by addition of the CSS class tagged-interesting. The highlighting is ...
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Should mobile ask for taps on spoilers, not clicks?

The spoiler currently reads on mobile devices "Click to show spoiler" On desktop devices, the spoiler appears as an empty blockquote, like this: Should the spoiler warning say "Tap to reveal" ...
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Which browsers are officially supported, and what else do I need?

Which browsers are officially supported by Stack Exchange? Also, what else is needed in order to use every feature of the site? Return to FAQ index
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Let me collapse the votes breakdown after expanding it

This is pretty trivial and only to satisfy my OCD, but why is it not possible to un-display the up/down vote breakdown on questions and answers here? I found the simplest workaround is to refresh the ...
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How can I always show the search bar at a medium window width?

My preferred window width is wide enough to have plenty of space between the left-hand icons and the right-hand icons, but too narrow to have the search bar displayed. How can I cause it to be always ...
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Missing tag descriptions if 981px <= browser size <= 1063px

Over at https://meta.stackoverflow.com/a/388593/1709587, Cerbrus, James, and Zoe discovered a curiosity: if, at the moment that you load the /ask page, your browser window is 1000px wide, all tag ...
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UI issue on Stack Overflow profile page: HTML is not decoding properly for the badge on the mobile app

As seen in the badge earned section, amp; instead of which & should be shown on the Stack Overflow profile page. Android: 5.1 (Lollipop). Stack Overflow app, latest version.
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Keyboard shortcuts, phase one

Please visit Announcement: Keyboard shortcuts are now integrated into the site for an updated status on this. Blast from the past: Add keyboard shortcuts to Stack Overflow was posted in September ...
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Subscription feed email displays a tag incorrectly

This happened for the "WatchKit" Stack Overflow tag. Here is the corresponding question: Undefined symbol: _OBJC_CLASS_$_WKInterfaceController error after updating XCode to version 11.1.
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Following up issues that former employees were handling

I was led into a trail of investigation into a UI issue from this post on Meta Stack Overflow Review queue showing review alert for users who can't review, that led me to this post Please don'...
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Show answers in close queue

I think the new "Lifejacket" and "Lifeboat" badges are great, as they reward people who can figure out good answers to poorly phrased questions, as well as helping make the community more welcoming. ...
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User badges not showing reputation or badge counts [duplicate]

On all questions (at least on SO and MSE), I'm no longer seeing badge counts or reputation numbers on user badges on posts (both answers and questions): Is this intended? Part of testing going on? ...
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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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Upvote is shown as registered in an offline state while not being actually cast

Chain of events will make the title clear: I was reading an answer on Ask Different and upvoted it. The upvote was shown but a banner came "An error has occurred - please retry your request." I ...
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Why is the ability to vote on suggested edits hidden under “approve tag wiki edits”? [closed]

As I write this, I'm getting pretty close to 5,000 rep on two sites (math.SE and SO). This feels like a nice round number, so I thought I'd check the privileges list to see if I was going to get ...
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Adding a new user to a chat room access list is confusing

There was considerable confusion in chat recently about this dialog, and when I looked at it I realized it's misleading if not downright wrong: It makes it sound like you can enter a user's site ID ...
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The pop up box used for user annotations does not close when the action is completed

Can we please have a more intuitive user experience when annotating user accounts? The pop up box when annotating user accounts does not close when submitted. It's counter intuitive to the process of ...
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Purged comments reappear when posting a comment after purging

When purging all comments under a post, the comments then reappear immediately after if I click to add a comment. They then disappear again after posting the comment. It's not uncommon to leave a ...
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Share box becomes blurry if not at 100% zoom level

Today, I found out browsing SE can simulate a visit to the optometrist. Which one looks clearer to you? The share box at 90 percent zoom: At 100 percent: Or the one at 110 percent: Opening a ...
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When a question is closed as a duplicate, could we add a link to the original question?

In situations where a question has been closed in relation to another post, could there be a simple addition of a link to the related post? closed as exact duplicate by Daniel Pryden, Cody Gray, ...
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Really delete this synonym: please tell me which synonym I'm confirming!

When I go to delete a tag synonym (clicking on the ⊗ button, which I believe is a ♦-only tool), a popup asks me whether I want to “Really delete this synonym?” Since the tag names are in the far ...

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