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Warn new users who ran into a question ban on other sites before they post here on Meta

I propose that new users who recently ran into a ban from asking questions anywhere else on the network be shown a warning before asking a question here on Meta Stack Exchange. A huge portion of ...
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“Edit waiting” warning did not appear in First Posts Queue [duplicate]

I was reviewing a post in the First Posts Queue when I came across a question I wanted to answer, for reference the question I am talking about is linked this one: after reading bytes from a file in ...
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Change links in errors and warnings to HTTPS

Another question here on Meta brought something to my attention. Most links in errors and warnings that come up when posting or editing still are HTTP. I have a few examples listed below from various ...
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Automated warning for questions about something that “does not work”

All too often on various SE sites I see questions which share a common flaw: the OP states that his contraption does not work, without any useful information about the issue. A comment asking for ...
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Please disable “tag in title” warnings for meta sites [duplicate]

So I recently discovered that feature requests such as this and this have already been partially implemented. Any title beginning with a phrase in [square-brackets] will trigger a popup warning: ...
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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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Self-deletion gives warning because of negative-score answer

The following question https://english.stackexchange.com/questions/298164/what-does-club-mean-in-this-context gives me a warning when I try to delete it, because there's an answer there. The problem ...
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Please warn me when my edit to a comment via flag is too long

When editing a comment from a comment flag on a site where I am a mod, I exchanged a rude word for a polite word. Apparently that pushed the comment over the character limit. The edit went through and ...
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I am seeing the 'questions not well-received' warning when I have no questions at all

At https://superuser.com/questions/ask I see this message: Wait! Some of your past questions have not been well-received, and you're in danger of being blocked from asking any more. For help ...
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Tell me I can't award the bounty before the warning:

This appears before this Please can the order be changed, so I don't get the popup before the notice.
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Why do we threaten so quickly with an automatic ban (on Meta)?

Preamble: This is not yet a feature request. The point is to refine through discussion a potential future feature request. First, what is a ban warning: https://meta.stackexchange.com/a/231118/225842 ...
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Feature request not well received, risk of being blocked? [duplicate]

Related questions: Can you improve "past questions have not been well-received, and you're in danger of being blocked from asking any more"? What should I do when I see a "...
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Can you improve “past questions have not been well-received, and you're in danger of being blocked from asking any more”? [duplicate]

I was about to ask a question, here on Meta SE, when I was slapped with the above warning. I went into a state of shock and "before I knew it" I had posted a completely different and obviously self-...
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The “you can't vote in this election” box is in the wrong place

When I try to vote in the Math election, I'm met with a dialog. But the dialog is at the bottom of the post: On smaller displays (and on longer nomination posts), this can cause confusion if the box ...
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Deleting self-answered question gets “Delete this answered question” warning

While attempting to delete a question which was answered by myself, and with no other answers, I got the following warning: Delete this answered question? We do not recommend deleting ...
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One incorrectly declined flag causes a warning every time I attempt to flag a post

I had flagged this post on Stack Overflow as spam. The flag was declined, then later in a meta topic we found it was spam and got deleted as such, but the flag's still marked declined. However, ...
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Computation of “not been well-received” seems inaccurate

Says the FAQ: One or two bad posts will not cause you to be blocked from using the site. But from reviewing my history on thirteen accounts, apparently four minuses override any number of pluses ...
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Why am I seeing the message “Some of your recent flags have been decline” when flagging?

I am seeing the warning that "Some of your recent flags have been declined." on Stack Overflow. However, looking at my flag history, this is how it is laid out: 38 Flags overall 7 Active Flags 1 ...
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Phishing warning with Chrome about answer. [duplicate]

I just posted and answer at S.O. and the answer link when I visit it with chrome I get a phishing warning. Someone should check: CSRF state token does not match one provided FB PHP SDK 3.1.1 Oauth 2....
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Warn users that they might be committing vote fraud

It looks like this guy ran head-on into voting fraud without even knowing it. I don't get the impression that he was trying to harm anyone with this process. What about a warning message that ...
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Help users create dummy links that are not to unrelated commercial sites

A search for domains like mysite.com provides thousands of results on Stack Overflow and hundreds on Drupal Answers. I sampled some. Each and every one I checked was a post by someone ignorant about ...
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Should there be consequences to never or rarely accepting answers to your questions? [duplicate]

After seeing a question by user dtgee, I clicked on a link to his or her profile and noticed that (s)he had asked 28 questions, but had accepted 0 answers. So if accepting answers is to be encouraged,...
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Warn new users when they ask a question after a previous question is closed, downvoted, or deleted

Another "miséricorde": http://meta.superuser.com/questions/6736/can-you-please-review-my-ban Consider this comment (emphasis added): I think its okay, please dont take any efforts for me. I ...
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Supplement the tag blacklisting feature with a warning when trying to use any tag that has previously been removed

Sometimes we decide a tag that is in use is not a very good idea and we remove it, perhaps by editing every question that has it. But a new user comes along who doesn't know the history and naively ...
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Warning when using a blacklisted tag - is it customizable?

I suppose that when a user tries to submit question with a blacklisted tag, he gets warning of this type: sorry, the 'example-tag' tag is not allowed. (I don't know this for sure, but I guess this ...
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What is the meaning of a warning “Vote to delete this post?” when deleting an answer.

I get a warning "Vote to delete this post?" when deleting an answer. What does vote mean? and What are the implications if I click on OK?. Can anyone help explain it to me?
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Automatically warn against the use of mysql_* functions on Stack Overflow [closed]

Would it be possible to put a small warning on all questions that get tagged with mysql warning against the use of mysql_* functions in their code? It seems that every single time a PHP/MySQL ...
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Android tags and logcat [closed]

Since we'll always find questions asking about exceptions being generated without showing the logcat contents, is it possible to always display a warning whenever the user uses the words "android" and ...
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Warn users when posting without sample code?

A very common comment on SO questions is the request for sample code. The thing is that this is possible to detect "automatically": by checking if the user formatted anything as code. Of course you ...
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Warn user when their code is larger than 80 characters

Scrolling horizontally is hard. Warning someone that posts code that is larger than 80 characters against the readability problem this causes would be a solution to avoid then from the start.
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Give an user a warning when he tries to include a signature?

Data Explorer - People that use their name in their post. (Well, matches rob inside a word, but that's just a matter of correcting the regular expression; it's the idea that counts...) Can't we warn ...
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Add comment, leave page, lose comment

If I add a comment but navigate (by mistake) to another page, I lose my unfinished comment (ok, depends on browser etc). On the other hand, when formulating a question, and I click on a link by ...
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Warning message for VB.NET questions being answered with C# solution [closed]

I suggest SO to show warning messages for VB.NET questions being answered with C# solution or vice versa.
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Why does a warning flag appear on this question while composing it? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How does the automatic subjective filter work? I was part way through composing a question when I received the warning shown in the screenshot. What has triggered this warning ...
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Show a tooltip-warning when an answers states “above” or “below”

While those words are not evil in general, some answers use them for something like "as in the above answer...", which is pretty useless when the poster refers to a sorted-by-vote view which may have ...
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Minor bug: same warning overlaps itself, looks like one [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Popup alert overlapping bug When you click on the up or down vote button on your own post, you get a warning message as expected. However, if you click again, and subsequent ...
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When I delete a comment, then try to delete another comment too quickly, the error message talks about comment votes [duplicate]

When I tried to delete a comment after I just deleted another one, the system told me You can submit a comment vote every five seconds. The message should be different, right?
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Adding one more detail to the “answer your own question” warning?

I'm not sure it would be actually working, since users don't read, but could be worth trying. A case which happen quite often is that people will add new details to their question as a new answer, ...
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Warn new users on 20-minute question delay limit after first question, not against second question

I got the very annoying warning below after fighting to submit a question and having it refused for unintentionally trying to add new tags. Should post this warning during the 20 minute period ...
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Meta Submission Form Should Disclose Tag Requirement [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Show required tags when asking a question on Meta It's really annoying that the submission form on Meta throws an error when you use it, informing you that one of various tags ...
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The don't-lose-your-work message displays “null” if there isn't any work

Steps to reproduce: Go to a question Type an answer Delete contents of the answer Click on a link such as Unanswered IE7/8: The error message will read null instead of the normal You have started ...
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Not Important bug found with 5 second comment warning? [duplicate]

This is not an important bug to fix, but just noticed it today. You normaly get the 5 seconds between comment vote warning when you try and vote for too many comments at once. I deleted two of my ...