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Please correct helpful flag tooltip in impact box

When hovering over "NN helpful flags" in the Impact box on the Activity page, the following tooltip text appears: Total number of raised flags marked useful Flags are marked "helpful&...
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New image uploader should have a more descriptive error when you paste in a link rather than a picture

Admittedly, I pretty much tried to fit a square peg into a round hole, but I accidentally used the image upload button instead of the link button when trying to post a link to a question. Current ...
Journeyman Geek's user avatar
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Display name can contain full stops, diacritics, and underscores as well - message should mention this

Full stops and underscores should be added to the list below when editing display names.
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Should the "too many pending edits" pop-up be reworded for accuracy (unless rejected edits have no effect on the number pending)?

As per this pop-up, I have maxed out on my pending edits: For those who cannot read screen images, it says with my emboldenment: You have too many pending edits. Further edits cannot be submitted ...
LawSE is far too woke's user avatar
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Make the opinion-based closure notice say "is seeking opinion-based answers" instead of "is opinion-based"

When a question is closed as: Opinion-based This question is likely to be answered with opinions rather than facts and citations. It should be updated so it will lead to fact-based answers. …a post ...
Elements In Space's user avatar
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Stack Exchange's style guidelines say to use the Oxford comma, but the Teams notice in the left sidebar doesn't use it

TL;DR - add a comma after "find answers" in the left-sidebar Teams dialog. In the SOfT dialog in the left sidebar, it says this: Teams + Ask questions, find answers and collaborate at work ...
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Why is the "Highly active" label still present even after all activity has ceased? [duplicate]

I was browsing Aviation by top voted, and came across Why does Chicago O'Hare have a penalty box? Asked and answered in 2014, the most recent activity on this question includes: 3 years ago: an ...
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Misleading banner: A retracted reopen vote means that you can't then vote to close the reopened question? [duplicate]

I found a strange bug the other day. There was a poorly formatted/asked question, on a site1 (that I am not a moderator of), that I voted to close. It was closed eventually with another two votes (...
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Why is this election summary in past tense even before an election has started?

An election will be held in a couple weeks on Code Review SE. Near the bottom of the main content is an <aside> using past tense wording: 17,568 voters were eligible, 0 visited the site during ...
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Improve wording of Community Wiki tooltip while editing a question

When editing a question as a ♦ moderator, you have the option to make it Community Wiki. However, as a reverse of Mod menu for Community Wiki answer thinks it's a question, the tooltip thinks it's ...
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Mod menu for Community Wiki answer thinks it's a question

When opening the mod menu for a Community Wiki answer, one of the options is remove wiki from this question (emphasis mine). Can that be corrected?
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Clarify the values for delete/undelete votes on 10k tools page

There are items with delete/undelete votes on 10k tools page. But the values specified there are not clear: Actually it's relate to number of votes already given (the first one), and the number of ...
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Cookie settings dialog spells the same word in both American and British English in different places

In the Cookie Settings, specifically under the "Privacy Preference Center" section, I've noticed a discrepancy in language usage related to personalization. The term "personalized" ...
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Ryan's bio description has a first/third person mixup

The bio of Ryan Polk contains mixed references to him, it's partly in first person and partly in third person: Ryan is Chief Product Officer at Stack Overflow. My role is to grow the product pieces ...
Shadow Wizard Love Zelda's user avatar
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Can we make the spam flag description more clear?

Currently, the description of the spam flag reads as follows: Exists only to promote a product or service, does not disclose the author's affiliation. This wording is very confusing because it's ...
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A couple of typos in the moderator questionnaire

There are some minor bugs in the 2023 Moderator Election Questionnaire: (e.g. at https://music.stackexchange.com/election) Question 1 has a grammar mistake: How would you deal with a user who ...
Elements In Space's user avatar
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Drop dot from last item in help dropdown [duplicate]

For the sake of consistency I suggest remove the dot from the last sentence in help drop down from top bar: All other items from all other menus don't contain dot at the end.
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Normalize strings related to review audit

There is pair of strings related to review audit: This was an audit, designed to see if you were paying attention. You didn't pass. This was only a test, designed to make sure you were paying ...
αλεχολυτ's user avatar
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What's the process of changing site description?

Currently all the SO family sites have similar taglines, except SO in Russian: What's the procedure of changing such taglines for SE sites in general?
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Change wording for Close item in review queue

On low quality posts queue I faced with a weird situation: Screenshot was translated by Google.Translate Original strings for Close and Delete look very similar: This question cannot be fixed and ...
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Do we do more than "frown on" plagiarism?

I just realized that How to reference material written by others reads as follows: Plagiarism - posting the work of others with no indication that it is not your own - is frowned on by our community, ...
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Improve post-notice for sourceless answers

On questions like this one that have a tendency to be answered by low-rep users who don't cite any sources, mods can add the following post-notice: Want to improve this post? Provide detailed ...
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Reword the description of the blocklist page on the mod tools list

This recent post clarifies that the <site>.stackexchange.com/admin/blocklist page includes not only fully blocklisted content but also content that generates warnings (such as, for example, ...
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Site email says closed questions are not visible to the public: wrong

The website documentation has been corrected, but this email form letter is still inaccurate From: Stack Overflow <[email protected]> Subject: Your question has been closed ... ...
Dan Jacobson's user avatar
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In election primaries, the voting breakdown tooltip misidentifies election nominations as "questions"

Tooltip on expanded votes on nomination post says the following: But this nomination notice is not a question! As far as I see in translation data base this is the one source string (with plural ...
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"Report as present" dialog says I'll be marked as "absent" rather than "present"

In the moderator dashboard, there's an option to record yourself as absent / inactive. I did that a couple of days ago, but now I'm back from a holiday and wanted to report myself as present. There ...
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Remove "by" from "deleted by" in timeline

It seems that the "by" word should be removed from the "deleted by" phrase in the post timeline. E.g.: Since "by" is already placed in the title of the next row in the ...
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Bounty expiring soon and completed simultaneously according to the inbox notification?

Is it normal according to common logic that "expiring soon" bounty "is completed"? bounty expiring soon Your bounty on question "Post notice should indicate a self-deletion ...
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Strictly Necessary cookies text: "then" not grammatically correct

When customizing cookie settings, the following is shown under Strictly Necessary (click for bigger/sharper image): These cookies are necessary for our website to function properly and cannot be ...
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Congratulations Text for "Known Bad" Reopen Queue Audits is Wrong

On successfully passing a "known bad" audit in the Reopen Votes review queue (i.e., correctly voting to "Leave Closed"), we are presented with the following congratulatory banner: ...
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Rephrase text for possible duplicate with no answers

One more time I got a possible duplicate notice on my question. This time there's no answer on the suggested question: I know the duplicate mechanic on SE, but completely disagree with the current ...
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Is it "Low quality answers" or "low quality posts"? [duplicate]

I haven't visited Stack Overflow's review queues in a while, but this morning I did (thanks winter-bash-2022!), and noticed that unlike other sites I request (Super User, Open Source SE), Stack ...
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Phrasing of "Squared Away" hat not clear

The Squared Away hat's description is (without clicking on it): Post 4 answers on 4 separate sites during Winter Bash Which is unclear for many users, I came across 3 users asking in chat that why ...
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"Asking a good question" starter sentence sounds off

This is what the popup says when you attempt to ask your first question here on Meta Stack Exchange: Asking a good question This is NOT Stack Overflow - Ask your question on Stack Overflow What is ...
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Remove "Your Own" wording from a new site proposed in Area 51

At the end of Stack Exchange sites page it is mentioned: I know there are many ways of interpreting "own" as like mentioned by Shadow The Kid Wizard over here: Single user can propose a ...
Jitendra Singh's user avatar
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Stackstatus.net is no longer a blog. Can we stop calling it that?

I was greeted with the "offline for maintenance" page just now. It appears to have been a short service interruption, as the page I was looking for loaded just fine 2 minutes later. Looking ...
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Change screenshots in /help/privileges/reduced-ads [duplicate]

In /help/privileges/reduced-ads, the screenshots seemed to be old. Please update them such that they match with how they currently appear. Even the instructions need some improvement I suppose. Under ...
Random Person's user avatar
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Text in "Next privilege" (Access moderator tools) popup in Summary page of profile doesn't make sense

I was looking at my profile summary and noticed this: If I click on my Next privilege tracker (i.e., for Access moderator tools), a pop-up containing this text is shown: Access reports, delete ...
Random Person's user avatar
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Change "removed from network questions" to "removed from hot network questions" in HNQ timeline and revision history

The timeline and revisions for this question includes: became hot network question And, subsequently: removed from network questions Should the latter entry say "removed from hot network ...
Rick's user avatar
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Newsletter says to cast a vote "by" the date of the end of the nomination phase instead of after

Recently I got an email with the MathOverflow newsletter (digest) which contained the following text: 2022 Community Moderator Election The community moderator election is currently in the nomination ...
Martin's user avatar
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Inconsistent wording between list and filter for some flag states

In the flag summary, the filter on the right uses different words for some statuses than the list: "pending" in the list is "waiting for review" in the filter "self-removed&...
Glorfindel's user avatar
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Can we please have consistent wording regarding "profile" and "account"?

The words "profile" and "account" have been used interchangeably in multiple places across the network, but I am not sure if it is the right thing to do. Also, I could not find any ...
Random Person's user avatar
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Tag synonyms in "Add to watched tags" search bar can be confusing

This small issue arises when adding tags to your watched tags list through the "edit" button, on the side panel of the main question list. When searching for tags through this search box, ...
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The /help/staff page inconsistently uses "label", "marker", and "tag" to describe what denotes staff

In /help/staff, this is mentioned: How can I identify a staff member? Staff fall into one of two categories, with different indicators: General staff - these staff members represent the bulk of our ...
Random Person's user avatar
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1 answer
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The blog post announcing the Student Ambassador program is missing a space in "StackOverflow"

In the recent blog post Stack Overflow is launching a Student Ambassador program. Here’s how to apply., under the section "Why are we launching this program?", the "Stack Overflow" ...
Arulkumar's user avatar
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Reword the error message for a full suggested edit queue, as many users are getting confused with its current wording

The current message for a full suggested edits queue (where lots of people have suggested edits and the overall queue of pending edits from anyone is full) is: Suggested edit queue is full This ...
Sonic the Anonymous Hedgehog's user avatar
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"The BEST answers are voted up and rise to the top" or "The MOST POPULAR answers are voted up and rise to the top"?

The banner at the top of each Stack Exchange site says "The best answers are voted up and rise to the top". Would it be better to say "The most popular answers are voted up and rise to ...
Dan's user avatar
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Reword "and 18 or up" on election pages

The blurb at the top of the nomination tab on each election page (example) now says: In the nomination phase, any community member in good standing with more than 300 reputation (and 18 or up) may ...
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In the top banner shown to users who haven't logged in, the site description is inaccurate on per-site metas [duplicate]

Let's take a look at the text in the top banner of Ask Ubuntu Meta: Ask Ubuntu Meta is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. It only takes a minute to sign up. Well, Ask Ubuntu ...
Random Person's user avatar
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Improve wording of banner shown after reviewing a suggested edit on one of your own posts

If you've reviewed a suggested edit on one of your own posts, you get a special banner since this feature request was implemented (emphasis mine): You voted on this suggested edit to your post as ...
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