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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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Can we fix the incomplete tag badges description on the badge page?

The description for the requirements to get a tag-specific badge listed on the /help/badges page says that: (bronze badge) You must have a total score of 100 in at least 20 non-community wiki answers ...
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Wrong rate limit message when attempting to flag a comment

When clicking the flag link on a comment, I got the following message (emphasis mine): You may only attempt to flag this comment every 3 seconds. However, that's incorrect; it was my first attempt ...
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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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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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Let's talk about phrasing of the “Protected Questions” message

Currently, the Protected message text reads: Given that we now strive to become more welcoming to new users, shouldn't we change the phrasing to something that doesn't seem as hostile as the existing ...
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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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Add colon after main tag in tag synonym page

I suggest a very little design improvement for tag synomym page: add a colon after main tag: Now: Suggested:
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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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