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Will we get hats for fulfilling hat requirements on per-site-metas?

Will we be able to get hats from per-site-metas (not sure that's the right wording)? Let's say I have two comments with 5+ score on Meta Stack Overflow. Would I get Starfish? List of possible hats: ...
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Wrong phrasing in defender of the unicorn instructions page

Once you reach the defender of the unicorn page, it says There she is! You have are almost there! shouldn't it say either There she is! You are almost there! or There she is! You have her almost ...
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Message shown to OP when their question is closed as a duplicate [duplicate]

Group keys into same object was closed as a duplicate. A few minutes later the OP opened an identical question Put the objects together given key with same value I closed that as a duplicate of the ...
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Improve wording for "Welcome back" message

Every time I see the welcome back banner I think that some time ago I've visited that question's page, but actually this message is about visiting the site. Could we improve the wording to refer that?...
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Reviewer workflow is confusing to OP approving suggested edits to their post

When an OP approves a suggested edit, the following message is displayed: The message "...continue reviewing suggested edits" is confusing because it pertains to a reviewer, someone with ...
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Confusing error message when trying to add a blocked(?) tag

A while ago, I was trying to edit a question on Web Applications, but got a rather confusing error message: The tag [charts] is too similar to [charts]. If you think this new tag should be allowed, ...
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Rename "Comment" in edit review queue to "Edit Summary" (which is also what it is called when editing a post)

I have noticed that when you submit an edit, the edit summary is called "Edit Summary", while when reviewing edits it's simply called "Comment". I feel like it would be good to ...
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Does the Help Center wording for Illuminator badge need adjusting?

From the FAQ here: Illuminator gold; awarded once Edit 500 questions each within 12 hours of answering it (score>0). But from the go-to help center: Edit and answer 500 questions (both actions ...
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Experimental feature asks me to provide feedback to someone who no longer works for SE

♦ moderators have the ability to redact posts, e.g. to hide email addresses that were published by accident. There is an experimental feature to automatically apply redactions to subsequent revisions, ...
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Error message when rapidly trying to flag comments is incorrect [duplicate]

If one flags comments in rapid succesion one could be faced by this error message: You may only attempt to flag this comment every 3 seconds. This happens regardless of the previous comment one ...
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Mod messages say they are confidential between the user and local moderators, but staff with moderator rights can see them - can the wording be fixed?

I've just been informed by a user who received mod messages that they start with some explanatory text that looks like this: What is this? It is a private, confidential communication mechanism ...
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The "reward an existing answer" bounty option should not say "one or more" since you cannot award the bounty to more than one answer

Right now, the "reward an existing bounty" option bears the description: One or more of the answers is exemplary and worthy of an additional bounty. The "or more" seems out of ...
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“You should only rank the candidates you think would make good moderators.” – really?

The current election interface advises: You should only rank the candidates you think would make good moderators. Why? I see two potential scenarios, both of which are dissatisfying: The STV system ...
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Could we get a more informative dropdown for when you don't have any review queues due to daily votes?

Currently, if a user has used up all their votes for the day (regardless of whether they did it in the review queues or not), the First Post and Late Answer queues will be hidden from their dropdown. ...
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Change the "You have previously voted to reopen this question" shown after retracting your reopen vote to something more informative

It's now possible to retract reopen votes (yay!), but if I try (accidentally or intentionally) to VTR after retracting my vote, it shows this error: Which tells me nothing about the fact that I've ...
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Change the wording of the character-limit error from "X characters too much" to "X characters too many" on the Chat.SE profile

On my chat.SE profile, I entered a few characters too many and saw this error: Can we change that to "X characters too many", or "Too long by X characters" to be consistent with ...
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Replace "The post could not be loaded" by a more informative error message when trying to edit one's deleted question

When trying to edit a question that one deleted earlier, one receives the error message "The post could not be loaded", as illustrated below. I'd suggest to replace it by a more informative ...
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Intro page for new private beta sites contains incorrect sentence about going public

When signing into a new private beta site for the first time, there's a gatekeeper screen that looks like this: At the end of this message, there's a sentence that says: We expect this site to go ...
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Fix ambiguities in the descriptions of the Tenacious and Unsung Hero badges

The descriptions of the badges for zero-score accepted answers are written as: Zero score accepted answers: more than [x] and [y]% of total As an example, the Unsung Hero badge's description is ...
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Please change the wording of the comment generated when mods move comment threads to chat

Currently, when a mod moves a comment thread to chat, the system enters a very curt and borderline rude message that seems to be chastising users for doing something wrong instead of attempting to ...
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Request tooltip rewording (or removal of edit button) when edit is not allowed

It currently reads: Suggested edits are not allowed on non-tag-wiki posts on meta sites. Which was, at least to me, a head scratcher for a moment. Note: the meta sites I frequent, I can suggest or ...
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My vs You on site pages

Just noticed on moderator election pages: When I’ve voted: When I’ve not voted: It seems there’s some kind of inconsistency. Should we use “I” in the latter case, or use “Your” in the first one? ...
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Can we have a more specific anchor text for some of the comment magic-links?

(Also asked 6+ years ago on MSO), There are a couple of ways to write help-center links with short sentences, like [help/on-topic]. These are useful when writing help comments to new users (for those ...
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Why is reputation used instead of the simple common word: "points"?

Reputation is the points of all of the company's sites, and I need them to unlock "goodies" in the website(s). I wonder how it got its name other than "points", and the definition ...
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User deletion: "your votes will be revoked", except when they’re not

The Help Center says: User deletion is irreversible! By sending this request, your votes will be revoked, and all of your content will be made anonymous. But this isn’t entirely true. According to ...
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Case inconsistency on the review titles

There is inconsistency with the review title's wording case.   In the Review queues page, all the title's first character is only capital letters.   When we are navigating to individual review page, ...
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Steward badge description rephrasing

Now when you can earn Steward badge multiple times inside a single review queue the following phrase looks weird: Complete at least 1,000 review tasks. This badge is awarded multiple times per review ...
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The wording of "this question is now deleted" is misleading and should be changed

If you try to close a question that is already deleted, you get the following popup message: This question is now deleted This sounds like it means one of two things: The action you just took has ...
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The main help page for badges should specify that a tag must be on 100+ questions to earn tag-specific badges for it

The description for the requirements to get a tag-specific badge listed on the /help/badges page says (for a bronze badge, for instance): You must have a total score of 100 in at least 20 non-...
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Use consistent wording for the date-based hats on the WB2020 homepage

If I visit the Winter Bash 2020 homepage, I can see the descriptions of the Bûche de Noël and Where in the World (Sun/Moon)? hats: Bûche de Noël Ask, answer, or vote on December 25th Where in the ...
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Is 2020 really great?

Before you participate on Winter Bash the popup looks like this: Is it ethically to name 2020 a great year despite global wide COVID-19 pandemic which took so many lives?
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Clicking on the "accept answer" check mark is not a vote

Clicking on the "accept answer" check mark is not a vote from the user's standpoint, but this error message says so: This post has been deleted; deleted posts can't be voted on I would ...
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Can we get some thousands separators?

Disclaimer: This post is very nitpicky. If you dislike that please move along. If one visits https://meta.stackexchange.com/site-analytics, but lacks the required reputation they are served the ...
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Locking help page list three exceptions of a permanent lock, but says that there are only 2

In this page Permanent locks should almost never be used, with the exception of those imposed by the system itself. There are two exceptions: But there are actually three listed in the ordered list. ...
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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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Profile edit page still says "edit your profile" when editing someone else's profile as a moderator

When a moderator opens the page to edit a user's profile info, all text is in the second person, like it is in the moderator's personal profile. For example: Edit your profile This should be ...
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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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