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Uploader in Chat doesn't use HTTPS

In the uploader in Chat, when putting an image on Stack Imgur from the web, it doesn't make the link it puts in the message use HTTPS. Here is an example of the uploader doing this. This should be ...
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Highlight tags corresponding to our favorites

Each of us have our list of favorite tags. When a question has tag(s) that match one or more of ours, the background gets highlighted, drawing our attention to the question. It would also be nice to ...
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Are election primary votes intended to count towards your Q&A votes?

In this question, Kobi pointed out that primary votes on moderator election candidates count toward your total votes on SO (outside of the election), a behavior which I tested and confirmed. Is this ...
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Highlight (Colored) Watched Tags [duplicate]

I have a few watched tags I would like to pay attention to. But the problem is when I'm going through StackExchange questions, sometimes I have to double check to see whether I have subscribed to that ...
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Why does http://stackexchange.com only list 9 of the public beta sites?

From the Area 51 progress tab, it is apparent that there are 13 current beta sites, 12 of which are public. http://stackexchange.com/ links to SO, SF, and SU, MSO, Stack apps, and the 9 oldest ...
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Should we let users delete their answers in official swag events after it's already over?

I just noticed someone who deleted their answer in the recent swag contest, apparently because being frustrated at not getting the swag yet. I don't think that's a valid reason to delete the answer. ...
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“Election ends: tomorrow” is too imprecise

Example: nomination period began Jun 29 at 20:00 primary voting begin Jul 6 at 20:00 election began 2 days ago election ends tomorrow I'm not particularly ...
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Updating the Hot Network Questions List - now with a bit more network and a little less “hotness”!

Some of you may have noticed that we've been making some changes to the Hot Network Questions on the back end over the last week or so. I'm here announcing our first round of changes to how the HNQ ...
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The reason Stack Exchange exists [on hold]

What is the concept of META? What is the concept of STACK? What is the concept of EXCHANGE? Are your words clear in english? Then you'll have more english users. Suas palavras são claras em português?...
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When gravatar is not loaded the “title” text is displayed in sidebar - Google Chrome browser

In the chat room section placeholder for the side bar, if any of the user's gravatar is not loaded, the title text is displayed inside the box, it contains the user name along with when was he/she ...
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Who actually owns Community Wiki posts?

The post here by Monica Cellio, plainly says that community wiki is still owned by the poster. Community wiki is the process of opening a post (question or answer) for community editing. Because ...
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Vote to close or flag exact duplicates? Or both?

Which action(s) are appropriate for exact duplicates? Should I flag them, or vote close them, or both, or something else? I am trying to understand how to flag, which I never do. I read some other ...
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Offline maintenance message not legible on Christianity.SE [on hold]

The offline maintenance message is not easily read on Christianity.SE because it's white text on an almost white background.
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Stuff-A-Way swag held by customs? [duplicate]

I got a message by DHL that I they have a package from the US that is held at customs. They want me to provide some proof of payment. It's from a company in Boston that seems to makes promotional ...
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Comment duplication problem has been duplicated, again! Bug?

This just happened. I was editing a comment to add some additional text. When I was finished, two comments resulted, with the edited comment appearing above the unedited version. The timestamp ...
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Who are the diamond moderators, and what is their role?

Some people have a diamond after their username (e.g. Michael Myers ♦) What special privileges do diamond moderators have? How can I become a diamond moderator? Who are the diamond moderators? How ...
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Pressing “tab” in log-in form switches to “Forgot password?”

The login form used to have an intuitive behaviour up to a few days ago: pressing the tab key would switch from the email field to the password field, just like pretty much any such login form under ...
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Revisit the decision not allowing to create tags from mobile

You can't create tags when using the mobile version of the site; when you attempt to do so, you're greeted with the following error message: New tags cannot be created from the mobile site. The tag ...
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Gratitudes, Niceties, and Jokes as a comment? [duplicate]

I have been a member of many SE sites for years now, as a result, I am quite familiar with the guidelines and expectations on the platform. However, even after reviewing the help section I can't seem ...
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This tag needs some [clarification]

The tag clarification seems to be useless. When looking at the questions, I see two main use cases: as a meta-tag for questions where the author wants to have something explained similar to comments ...
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My concerns regarding the new left navigation

Here are a few thoughts of mine about the new sidebar appearing on SO: There's "Home", then there's "Stack Overflow", but the latter doesn't take you to the homepage. It instead takes you to /...
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Reduce number of questions from the same site in the Hot Network Questions on the right sidebar

Sometimes multiple questions from one site could be chosen to show on the HNQ list. This looks rather poor, especially when this list is truncated to 5 or less questions - it feels as if the system ...
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How is it possible that Users other than Mod Users have seen how I have voted or flagged their question?

I would like to find out how it is possible that a non-moderator user is able to see how I have voted on their question or if applicable have flagged it? This appears to have happened to me today, ...
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Will deleting a question remove reputation (clarification)? [duplicate]

Per this answered question from 5 years ago, Will deleting my question also remove the reputation awarded to answerers? I see that reputation will be retained for answers that 1) Have a score of 3 ...
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Beta websites under Stack Exchange [duplicate]

I had joined the quite a lot of beta websites under Stack Exchange (Space Exploration, Internet of Things to name a few). Out of sheer curiosity, I would like to know and understand if the websites ...
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What the source of all those funny images used in trilogy sites?

I'm talking about the pictures that are shown when human verification is due, or when something is wrong, like this one, at meta : Would you share the sources of some of those funny images?
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Reputation requirements compared

How do reputation requirements for various privileges compare on Stack Overflow vs a graduated Stack Exchange 2.0 site vs a site in public or private beta? Return to FAQ Index
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Should ads that mimic Stack Overflow UI be allowed?

As a Stack Overflow user, ads like this one: ...confuse the hell out of me. I just spent 30 seconds trying to find the rest of the answers for the question I was reading before I realized this ...
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Where to ask about Stack Overflow for teams

When should questions about Stack Overflow for teams be asked here on Meta Stack Exchange and when on Meta Stack Overflow? The tag wiki excerpt is not really useful, as it doesn't specify when a ...
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I think I found some user accounts that should be merged; what do I do?

While reviewing the suggested edits queue I found a suggested edit to a question or answer that appeared to be submitted by the same person. Upon further research, I found that the user actually had ...
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Goodbye and thank you, Jaydles!

Today is Jay Hanlon’s (aka Jaydles) last day at Stack Overflow. Since I’ve been working with him for nearly 7 years now, I wanted to take a minute to wish him a public goodbye. Jay joined us way back ...
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Clarification on the new Quorum and Convention badges

I noticed that two new badges have been added to StackExchange: Quorum and Convention. The rule for Quorum is One post with score of 2 on meta and Convention is 10 posts with score of 2 on ...
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Do we want emojis in posts?

I am looking for a canonical question and answer on this issue. This question (see edit history) on Pets.se has prompted me to ask this question. In all honesty I think we just don't need a ...
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Redesign community wiki edited posts?

Currently when community wiki posts are edited, the user icon is only shown for the last editor and not for the person who owns most of the content. At a glance, I usually tend to mistake the last ...
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Nominations: New Stack Overflow Moderator [closed]

blog.stackoverflow: Stack Overflow 2010 Moderator Election Begins Based on the traffic volume, it's crazy that we have so few Stack Overflow community moderators relative to the site's size and ...
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Support Emoji in Markdown

Stack Exchange uses Markdown, but unlike so many other sites (e.g. GitHub, Discourse, Slack) that use Markdown, we don't support Emoji. I'd like to be able to write :smile:, :thumbsup:, :heart: or ...
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CSS bug with printing site pages (now with 100% more suggested fix included!)

So I have to print some Stack Overflow pages and bring them around. Just accept it. Problem: while pages may look perfectly normal on the web, something recently broke the print layout... a huge ...
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Better printout of the questions [duplicate]

I, as a student, come across a lot a questions on the network while studying and I print them so that I can refer to the question when I revise my topics for finals or any other paper but the ...
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Can SE block actions from Tor exit nodes?

This is undoubtedly going to be quite controversial and I'm braced to lose a fair amount of reputation but my stance is that allowing Tor users makes my life as a moderator harder and I don't think ...
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iOS 11-12 - unable to paste into comments

I’m able to copy-paste from any application to any application. I’m able to copy from a comment or from a question or from an answer. I’m able to paste to a question or answer. However, if I attempt ...
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Taxonomist Badge - How can I earn this badge?

I am confused about the Taxonomist badge. Its tagline is "Create a tag used by 50 questions". So my questions are: I created a few tags by clicking the help us create it option. So I created those ...
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The tour is even less prominent than before

What happened The last time I checked (which was quite some time ago), new users encountered a blurb like this on the front page: Nowadays, this blurb still exists on individual questions, but the ...
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Should we de-synonymize [first-posts] from [new-users]?

I noticed that first-posts is a synonym of new-users. While the term "first posts" can refer to the first posts made by new users, the words "First Posts" can also specifically refer to the review ...
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Why isn't “last seen” called “last active” instead?

I wonder why the "last seen" stat is called like that: If it is to show the last time you visited the site, then shouldn't it be called "last visit" or "last active"? For example, this answer says: ...
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Announcing Our Amazing 2018 Stuff-A-Way! [closed]

Mar 5 UPDATE: This order is proving a bit more laborious to expedite than our vendor had originally anticipated, so these boxes haven't been shipped out yet. Anyone who filled in a form should receive ...
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Bringing attention of mods to an answer from a site which I'm not a member of?

I recently read an answer in Travel.SE which I found offensive. I understand that it is easier in Travel.SE to get offended because it's basically people discussing about other people's countries. But ...
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Why is my question no longer added to Top Questions (minimum reputation points to comment and chat)?

Why is my question no longer added to Top Questions when I edit/update it? I have just edited it, but it is no longer visible in the list. I see other questions with negative votes high on the Top ...
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Clarify the difference between the first two bounty reasons, or merge them

I've just started offering bounties on my questions, and to me the first two possible reasons for offering a bounty seem like the same thing: Authoritative reference needed: Looking for an answer ...
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Where should I ask a question about certifications?

I have a question about Microsoft Certifications. What is the best Stack Exchange site to ask that question on? The question was about MCTS, whether it is an accumulation of tests (like MCSD) or if ...
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Using SO/SF to study for certification exams [on hold]

Has anyone tried using SO/ SF to study for a certification exam? For example reading all windows 2008 questions to prepare for MCSE. If so, was it any use?

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