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“Automatically move this discussion to chat” [duplicate]

After a few comments under a post, or comments with certain context, the message "... click here to automatically move this discussion to chat" appears. Why does it contain the word "...
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Is it moderation tools or moderator tools?

Once a user reaches 10K reputation they gain access to the moderation tools, or is it moderator tools? Can we pick one and use consistent wording?
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Fix Guru badge description

Currently Guru badge description looks as: Accepted answer and score of 40 or more. This badge can be awarded multiple times. According to the answer that excludes self-accepted answers. Hence I ...
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Warning stating “some of your recent flags have been declined” is incorrect

When greater than 10% of your flags handled in the last 7 days have been declined you'll get a notice in your flag dialog indicating that some of your recent flags have been declined: Attention: some ...
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The voting tooltip for answers should be expanded to match the one on questions

When you hover over the question vote arrows, the tool tip that shows gives a short description why someone may vote that way This question shows research effort; it is useful and clear. This ...
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Improve election results message

When an election is finished, the following message is shown: The results of this election can be viewed online via OpaVote.Download the election data and use OpenSTV for windows or mac to audit ...
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Improve bounty notification “You must award it to an answer within 24 hours.” when there are no answers

When the 7-day period of one of your bounties ends, you get the following message: Your bounty on question [question title] is completed. You must award it to an answer within 24 hours. (emphasis ...
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'Thanks for submitting an edit' banner is missing a period

When you submit a suggested edit, the following notice is shown: Thanks for submitting an edit. It is only visible to you until it’s been approved by trusted community members (the word 'approved' ...
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Please change “Blog” to indicate it’s a Stack Exchange blog, not a site blog

Currently, each site has a listed "Blog": It just says "Blog" and it's prominent on each page. I worry it could be mistaken for a site blog (e.g. at Chinese.SE, "plain text" could be related to ...
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Please replace “above” with “below” in the Controversial Post Notice

Currently, the text of Controversial Post Notice says, Controversial Post — You may use comments ONLY to suggest improvements. You may use answers ONLY to provide a solution to the specific ...
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Typo in bounty message: “others users”

The typo is in the phrase “others users,” which should read “other users.”
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Should the wording “Want to start your own Stack Exchange Q&A site?” be changed?

From the bottom of the sites page: It feels like Want to start your own Stack Exchange Q&A site? is the wrong phrase: people cannot create their own Stack Exchange Q&A site through Area ...
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Wording of notice when dismissing a suggested duplicate

Today someone suggested my question was a duplicate. I contested and selected the NO option in the displayed box. Below is the text I got as response: Thanks! Edit your question to explain how it's ...
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Text of Bounty Grace Period notice is confusing

This bounty has ended. Answers to this question are eligible for a +50 reputation bounty. You have 19 hours to award this bounty. The question to which I awarded a bounty has exactly one answer, by ...
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Wording of approved tag wiki edits in achievement dialog is confusing

Today I suggested a Tag Wiki and a Tag Wiki Excerpt for shared-accounts. They where both quickly approved, leading to a confusing situation in my achievements dialog. Can we please distinguish ...
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What did I mark this comment as?

I clicked the arrow next to a comment, and to express my agreement with it. I accidentally clicked it again resulting in the following error message: Which states: You cannot mark a comment more ...
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stackexchange.com filter says 'Favorite tags' instead of 'Watched tags'

Back in July 2018, 'favorite tags' were renamed to 'watched tags'. However, the wording was never updated on stackexchange.com when filtering questions by favorite tag.
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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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Audit is too obvious because button offers to “Recommend…” a vote

I just encountered the following question in SuperUser's VLQ review queue, which made the audit pathetically obvious because I haven't Recommended close votes for a long time: As a reviewer who ...
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Change title for Retracted flags in the Flag History page

Currently, when choosing to view retracted flags, the title of the page becomes something like this: Or in words: (bold emphasis mine) Retracted Rude/Abusive flags raised by [my name here] I ...
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Should we rephrase “Talkative” badge description?

This post was inspired by the bug report posted on ruSO.meta about tranlsation defects. The current description of "Talkative" badge says: Post 10 messages, with 1 or more starred, in chat. ...
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Wording of the title and heading of flag history page

Situation The title of a user's flag history page is "Flagged Posts for $(name)", and its h1 heading reads "Flags for $(name)". Problem with the title The page lists comment flags too, so the ...
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'Unupvote' rewording [duplicate]

I'd like to see the SE term "unupvote" be changed to an actual word. This may seem like petty pedantry, but I thought we were a little different to other Q&A sites?. Let's at least make things ...
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Flags description uses different number of moderators

There is inconsistency with the number of moderators in the recently added section for flag description (emphasis is mine): helpful A "helpful" flag is one that moderators or other trusted members ...
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What is a Post on SE?

As far as I understand, the term Post means either Question or Answer on Stack Exchange Network. Hence should we use the words Question and Answer directly in the user interface for situations when ...
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Fix tooltip for the red tags on the Tags page

According to the latest information from the Red tag set by user without diamond question, not the only ♦ moderators can set the red tags on questions. Hence the tooltip for the red tags on the Tags ...
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Description of single item is weird when flagging the own post

When I flag a post where I'm the original poster I see the following popup where only one item can be selected: There are no items above (and below too), and I’m not sure that current wording is ...
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Reflect the specific of meta sites on meta site’s top banner [duplicate]

I take an Academia site for an example, but almost any other site is affected. To check the issue just open sites in browser private mode. I noticed that top banner of main and meta sites are the ...
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“Your answer couldn't be submitted because you're not editing a good question”

I was trying to edit this question to replace a wrong tag when I got this notice: Emphasis on dialog content: Your answer couldn't be submitted ... ... see: How do I ask a good question? ...
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The “don't forget to vote” message should not be telling me to upvote answers if I found the question useful

So there is this message that I saw for the first time today that says: Welcome back! If you found this question useful, don't forget to vote both the question and the answers up. Here is a ...
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What’s the default for new site in terms of hidden community?

Hide community page contains the following phrase: New sites that you join will be linked to your other communities by default. Is this phase correct? As far as I see new site is placed into the ...
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Are there private questions now? (aka why “Public” for tagged questions?)

In the Tagged Questions view (e.g. support), the title is: Or in words: Public questions tagged [tag name here] Emphasis mine. What does the word "Public" imply? Aren't all questions public ...
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Misleading hover text for 'protect' option

The hover text for the 'protect' option is slightly misleading: disallow answers by anonymous and very new low rep users The word 'new' is off. It doesn't matter if the user is new or not; only ...
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Change the word delete to hidden

Having your post deleted is very demoralizing. You likely don't feel like participating in it again when it happens. It's also intuitively considered permanent. "Deletes" on SE are soft, meaning the ...
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One can't possibly visit a network, right? (aka change “Visit Stack Exchange” wording)

The left part of the top bar now open a nice drop down when clicked: That's nice and dandy, however Stack Exchange is a network of sites, as the banner title itself says. It's not really possible ...
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Why do “Recommend Close” reviews show up as “Close” reviews in the Low Quality Posts review queue? [duplicate]

This low quality review item has two reviews: one (from S.L. Barth) to close and another to recommend close (because Mureinik doesn’t have enough reputation to vote to close). But for both reviews, ...
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Extra comma in search results

If you search option doesn't give a results, such option is used as a text, i.e. quotified. In this case there is an extra comma in the sentence. E.g. searching with option user:0: I hope that ...
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Move the period outside the quotes on the site-analytics page

If you don’t have 25k reputation, the site-analytics page contains a stub text: As you can see on the image, the dot should be moved outside the quotes. Also, on ruSO we need to change the quote ...
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Could we get a better error message for attempting to comment while logged out?

If you logout from site, but still have another opened tab in browser with a question, and try to comment you will get this error message: Is there any reason to use "User" instead of "you"? ...
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Modify message about voting data due to OpenSTV merging into OpaVote

Messages on moderator election page which showing for an anonymous: or logged in user: should be fixed to refer to "OpaVote" which was early an "OpenSTV". Related bug report already fixed ...
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Explicitly disadvise multiple questions per question in help/dont-ask

The help centre’s What types of questions should I avoid asking? is linked in many prominent places guiding users on how to ask questions. However, with respect to too broad question contains only ...
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How many meanings does the word “meta” have?

If there's any word that I've have been so confused with, it's got to be meta. I have seen a few places where it's used in entirely different ways. Meta sites: Here, meta means discussion about the ...
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Better word choice for “Protected” questions

As you all probably know, some questions on the Network are sometimes Protected to: prevent "thanks!", "me too!", or spam answers by new users. For example, this question. When I first read the ...
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“Featured on Meta” is confusing

Whenever a question on MSE is tagged as featured, ALL sites will show a "Featured on Meta" section on the right (desktop web). Meanwhile, among the question filter tabs one reads "featured". That ...
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I suggest that the API doc on Authentication be edited

http://api.stackexchange.com/docs/authentication has a really awkward sentence that I think may be missing something. Perhaps The most obvious work around, making authentication site-centric ...
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Letter case inconsistency in profile page

Each profile page even your own contains an information block on the right side like this: The last string begins with a lower case letter v. I'm pretty sure that here should be an upper case V ...
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Abusive post / offensive comment [duplicate]

Why when flagging a post I see "rude or abusive": But for comment similar option looks as "rude or offensive": Should the text be different? P.S. English is not my native language :)
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What is “review” in context of locked/deleted?

Below the body of the locked/deleted post you can see a message: What does "reviews" mean in this context?
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Can we change the inaccurate wording of semi-perm bans?

Look at this: A temporary suspension for 10 years with roughly 8 years remaining. Firstly, is 10 years temporary? I hardly think so. You don't say you temporarily lived in a place for 10 years or ...
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Change the comment help box information for adding a link

Every time I add a link to a comment in Stack Overflow I have to take two attempts because the information provided in the help box is confusing. This is what is currently looks like I never know ...

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