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Extend “Hide left navigation” preference with “Show upper right”

As part of "Left nav, responsive design, and theming next steps", the related profile setting "Hide left navigation" was introduced, which you can enable/disable in your profile settings. On top of ...
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Stack Exchange Profile Picture Squisher™

Recently strolling through profiles of fellow chat members I noticed that there are some images squished. Example profiles are Катерина and Proxy. The biggest thing that made me realize the issue is ...
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Why is the word “!” banned from titles?‼?

That's so strange, so weird something like that can happen... "This question body does not meet our quality standards. Please make sure that it completely describes your problem - including what you ...
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Allow users with less than 50 rep to comment if they've already commented

The title of my question could look weird at the first sight, but I will explain you. Recently I’ve seen a user that posted an answer to an old question, but their answer was actually a ...
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Filtered Questions missing PHP activity

When I view my Favorite Tags the most recent PHP activity on Stack Overflow has been missing from the results for most of the day today. Once in a while a couple of PHP tagged items from Stack ...
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I can add comments on an old election

I was looking at an old election page, and I noticed that I am able to add comments, as well as the other standard moderator actions for comments (deleting, editing, etc.): I clicked "add a comment", ...
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While editing the previous version of answer, the warning box in the side bar is not sticky

When the top bar stickiness is enabled or disabled, in the answer section while edit an answer If I select any one of the previous revision, I'm receiving the warning below in the side bar: Warning!...
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Allow to search by user id when user is deleted

Specifying the user:<id> option to the search string allows you to search for posts written by specified user. That also includes the wiki posts, which are considered community owned (almost ...
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Why are images shown next to each comment?

In my opinion it would look cleaner if the comment images/buttons were only shown when hovering over the comments (on desktop). Why are they always shown?
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Where can I ask a question about an error I'm getting in Debian?

This question is about an error of a sign of MikTeX in my computer with Debian. This error is E: El repositorio «http://miktex.org/download/debian stretch InRelease» no está firmado. This ...
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Exact phrase search with tag gets wrapped with additional set of quotes on Meta.SE

Only on Meta Stack Exchange, searching with an exact phrase in the search box will result in the entire query wrapped in an additional pair of quotes. For example: [feature-request] "There are no ...
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Writing.SE clamours for graduation

Writing.SE has raised the issue of our desire to graduate a year ago Here it is: we're tired of being a beta site. We believe we have been a consistently successful site, we've been around for more ...
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Warn moderators when migrating questions if the migration would be blocked should normal users vote

When normal users vote to migrate a question to another site, the system performs multiple checks: Post author is not Q-banned or suspended on the destination At least one tag the question uses ...
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What could have caused this question to be sent to the reopen queue?

I noticed a question had gotten reviewed earlier today, but I can't figure out what prompted the review. The question was asked almost a week ago, on January 17th at 10:16. It was reviewed and closed ...
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This CoC is getting out of control--it's eating zombies now

One of the best answers on this website was deleted late last year. Why is asking a question on "best practice" a bad thing? Well, actually, it wasn't just deleted, the answerer was struck ...
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Has a spammer ever actually repented and reformed?

In this answer on the merits of the -100 reputation penalty for spamming, Journeyman Geek ♦ comments, Its worth remembering there's two (and half) types of spammers. There's the big commercial ...
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What to do with broken avatars generated by Google?

Recently, some users that have their avatar generated by (or just imported from?) Google have a broken avatar, since Google no longer provides an image at the given URL, but a 404. See My picture is ...
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Cutting text from comments does not put text on the clipboard

Twice now, while typing up a comment on a question, my comment was too long, so I selected a portion of the text, tapped cut, posted the comment, then went into my notes app to save the cut text to ...
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Profile pictures on the profile page shouldn't be stretched [duplicate]

It looks like there's been a recent change in the profile picture system. However, that appears to have broken images which are not squares. This is what I see on my profile page. It's horizontally ...
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Make it easier to find what you want [duplicate]

I am really annoyed by how little screen space is used for a question or actual content when I am not logged in to sites on the network. I visited an AskUbuntu question and found less than 10% of the ...
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Missing SVG logo on official blog

Is anyone seeing the missing SVG logo issue on the top-left of stackoverflow.blog? I think the issue is the CORS policy on the image host: Access to XMLHttpRequest at 'https://zgab33vy595fw5zq-...
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Reimplement career page to be not indexed by search engines [on hold]

In the past it had option to hide my CV (and story page) from bots. It placed a noindex and nofollow tags in the meta. Thus my CV page disappeared from Google search results. Unfortunately it looks ...
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What kind of edits of my posts by other users are not fall into inbox? [duplicate]

I noticed that not all of edits of my posts are fall into my inbox. I know that when the edit only contains a tag manupulation then it doesn't go into my inbox. But seems there is more complex ...
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Is there any down side to cleaning up unused/unwanted SE accounts?

I prefer to delete old accounts that I no longer use or want, for privacy and security reasons. Say I have an account on a SE sub-site. It's at the default score, or maybe +/-5. So usually in the ...
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Long words in tag excerpts move outside the box

When there's an extremely long 'word', like a link, the tag excerpt popup does not hyphenate the word and break it to a new line. Instead, it extends outwards, like so: (link to that particular ...
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People vote reputation, myth or reality?

Hypothetic situation: You answer a question, a couple of minutes later another user with much more reputation than you post the same answer. And that's all for you in that question! All votes go ...
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My picture is missing on my profile page

The profile picture is missing on my profile page. The relevant part looks like Since this profile picture appears almost everywhere when I am referenced, quite a few other pages looks buggy. For ...
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Add progress bars to the badges on the Badges page

It would be good if we add a progress bar to some of our badges on the Badges page to indicate the user how they have gotten far to it before the users gets that badge immediately. I've drawn what I ...
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Reputation league page does not properly recalculate rep in case of suspension [on hold]

At the end of the year 2017, I had less than 500 reputation here on Meta Stack Exchange, and by the end of the year 2018, I had more than 11,500 (based on my reputation graph). However, my name doesn'...
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Is there any correlation between the reputation and the politeness?

I'm thinking that it would be interesting to investigate the correlation between the user's reputation and its politeness. Here are some simple investigation directions: Whether high-reputation users ...
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Why is this user's reputation shown as 1 in all sites on the mobile app?

In searching in SE app, I found a profile like this: It is clear that the profile has a lot of reputation. But why is his rep shown as 1 in all sites?
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Watch combination tags?

I am asking this on Meta, as I had previously read that the ability to monitor tags would affect Stack Exchange as a whole, despite my coming from Stack Overflow. With several tags pending removal, ...
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Account suspension for 1 year - what to do now?

I have been here in Stack Overflow for more than a year. Last week on Saturday I got a message from a moderator that my account is been suspended for 1 month for sockpuppet reason. I have a friend or ...
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Are there any plans to graduate any beta sites soon?

It's been more than a year since a beta site was graduated – the latest being Bitcoin in October 2017. Since then, the SE team has been busy with the rolling out of responsive design themes which ...
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Would it be possible to dismiss job ads from SO? [migrated]

I fully understand pay ads are a great income source for SO however seeing the same ads over and over again makes me less likely to pay attention to other ads displaying on the site. I'd like to ...
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How does Stack Overflow manage all these questions and answers (basically data)? [duplicate]

I am wondering, there are a lot of questions and answers on Stack Overflow, So how do they manage this much data? How do they store this much data? How much backup do they have (in case one day we ...
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What's the reason to make link in the spam post bold?

In the deleted as spam post the link to the revision history is bold styled: You can check this one for an instance. Is there a background to make such a link bold or merely an oversight? BTW, ...
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Why don't I get my reputation back when my bounty ends without replies? [duplicate]

So I've been on stackoverflow for a while just replying question and now, for the first time asked something python-sqlalchemy related. I only got a reply that wasn't helpful so after a few days, I ...
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Ads acting strange?

I was on Arqade, and I noticed an ad that I wasn't particurlarly interested in, but thought I'd take a look. Immediately after clicking it, I was taken to link 1. Perhaps it is something to do with my ...
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Stay on tags page [duplicate]

When I view a question I navigated to via the tag list, I'd like to return to the list of questions under that tag when pressing 'back'. Until now, pressing 'back' returns me to the tag list.
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How about a separate review queue for insignificant edits?

A longstanding issue with suggested edits is that there is a minimum requirement of at least six characters. Very often there are just a couple of typos, spelling mistakes, grammar mistakes, etc. that ...
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Is the edit limit too low? [duplicate]

I tried to edit an answe I was reading, to add a single missed character. (Much like how this question is missing the letter 'r' in 'answer') SE requires that a minimum of 6 characters be changed. ...
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Increase in reputation given for creating missing tag excerpts and wikis [duplicate]

Over on Science Fiction and Fantasy, there are a lot of tags without excerpts. Almost 260 of them, in fact. I try to add some once in a while, but there are so many that I'll never make a dent in the ...
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Can I see my own self-deleted posts in the delete votes tab only if I have 10k+ reputation?

For users who have privilege to see deleted posts (=10k+ on graduated sites), it is easy to find their own deleted posts simply by searching for deleted:1. For users with lower reputation, there is ...
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Asking multiple sentences for confusion: [on hold]

I had asked about 14 questions in which I had confusion regarding prepositions, verb placement etc. My question was placed 'on hold' so I have edited out my question and reduced it to 3 sentences. ...
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What resists one to ask question in forums or Q&A sites, even after getting stuck for a long time, to find answer to a question? [on hold]

It seems that certain notions have resisted me to not ask questions in Q&A sites or forums. I seem to have made isolated thinking (thinking from my own data, without getting help of others) for a ...
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Maybe it's time to formally drop support for IE 11

For the most part, SE officially supports the last two versions of browsers. IE11's a bit of an evolutionary dead end, with even its successor's engine moving over to Blink. While it gets security ...
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Someone answered my question and then deleted it, but I need his/her answer

I asked a question here, a while ago. Someone answered my question and actually his/her answer was helpful and I was studying it, but then she/he deleted the answer! How can I figure out who answered? ...
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Failing Review Audit because I added a comment that it was a duplicate post [duplicate]

I reviewed a post in the Super User First Post queue and thought it sounded familiar. I searched for the subject and found a previous post with the same question. I then added a comment ...
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Is “Featured” the right text for the bounties tab?

On the Home page and Questions page, we have a tab for questions that currently have bounties. The tab reads "Featured". I've long wondered why we used "Featured" rather than something like... I don't ...

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