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Is there a way to block “windows” tags?

Right now on serverfault I'm ignoring windows stuff, because I'm not a windows guy. The problem is that "all" windows tags have duplicates. Examples: windowsserver2003, windows-server-2003, ...
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User Profile & Logout links inaccessible from the 'badge' statistics page

This may be a nitpick, but as this site seems to be about improvements to SO, I thought I'd mention it anyway ;0) Ive noticed that when I select a badge I received to observe it's meaning, the links ...
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How can I delete my account?

How can I delete my Stack Exchange account(s)? Also, What happens to my content? Can I request it be deleted as well? What if I'm suspended, rate-limited, or banned from posting questions or answers? ...
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The beginning of HTML TItles of the site are the same for same pages

I have 4 Firefox windows open and in the Windows Task Bar, I see 4 Newest Questions - ... Firefox windows. I have to mouse over them to figure out which one is which. I'm thinking SO - Newest Quest......
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How to invite friends to Stack Overflow, Server Fault and Super User?

Since we're all into this OpenID thing, I think it would be really useful (and quite easy) to implement a friend invitation feature that grabs a list of friends from one's webmail contact list with an ...
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Should all linked accounts get the 100 bonus?

Should all linked accounts get the 100 bonus? My Stack Overflow account has about 1300 points, and I created accounts on all the other sites. My Meta Stack Overflow, and Stack ...
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Should the Daily Close Limit be Higher?

I spend too much time on SO. One result of that is that it's fairly easy for me to see questions that are duplicates of one posted a few days before - I still remember seeing that one. About half the ...
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On a new SE site, how do the first users get reputation?

How do the first users of new Stack Exchange sites get reputation? You need 15 rep before you can upvote, but if nobody has rep, nobody can upvote. And if nobody can upvote, nobody can gain rep.
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Could the link to migrated questions on other sites be made clearer?

Currently we are getting a list of things under a migrated question (something like the following): migrated to superuser.com by <name list> æons ago locked by Community♦ moments ago ...
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Comments with the @ (at) symbol before the user name triggers something? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do comment replies work? In Twitter the at (@) symbol makes the tweet appear in the user page. Does it do anything on Stack Overflow?
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Having four sites to jump between is ridiculous

We need a trilogy site where each of the four sites in the trilogy is in a tab.
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How do I Google the whole trilogy of StackOverflow sites?

Is it possible to Google the whole trilogy of StackOverflow sites at once? Google only gives me two hits from a domain before asking me to search in that domain only. So if I want to search both ...
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A desktop app for the SE family? [closed]

I did see the thread about an iPhone app, which was not too popular, but I thought this idea was unique enough that it should be posted. I'm currently contributing to all four SO sites. Particularly ...
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What's a good way to refer to all four sites collectively?

Now that Stack Overflow has become a group of four sites (the three main sites + this meta site), what's a good way to refer to the complete group? Is there an official name?
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Allow marking text as fixed width font

There are times when using a fixed-width font adds significantly to the readability of the text. It would be nice if we could mark a block of text as using a fixed-width font. I know this can be ...
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How do reputation bonuses for associations between accounts work? [duplicate]

I've just joined super user, and I've associated my super user account with other accounts (at least one of which has >200 reputation), but my SU account still has a reputation of 1. Is it working ...
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New badge proposal: “Master Jedi”

Ok, I'm totally not sold on the name, so please recommend another one... . My current naming idea is to call it the Master Jedi award. The message could be something along the lines of: ...
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To have CTRL-B to make text bold in comments

I would like to have similar editing possibilities with keyboard shortcuts in comments as in writing questions. I find myself typing Ctrl-B at the moment too often in the comment section. Please, ...
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Create a blacklist to keep from seeing certain users [duplicate]

Not everyone abides by the rules of Stack Overflow. Sometimes they abuse the system by insulting other users as well as down-voting their questions, among other things. It would be nice if a user ...
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What is the future of StackOverflow outside of the IT world?

Obviously StackOverflow (and the rest of paltry gang of 4) is very successful in IT. I wonder if their concept can be taken to a non-technical communities, and perhaps replace Yahoo! Answers or at ...
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Close as community wiki

I see lots of questions that are good questions, but subjective or unanswerable and should probably be changed to community wiki (and are often closed because of this) Would it make sense to have a "...
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What is the best way to learn new things on Stack Exchange?

I am trying to figure out the best way to learn new things on Stack Exchange, and ultimately design a study plan to help myself and others. To this end, I'd like to hear how others use these websites ...
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Reputation Tracker update [closed]

I've just updated my Reputation Tracker. It now really does cover SO, SF, SU and Meta [and Programmers SE -ed.]. Additionally, it has the option of including your flair for each site to display ...
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Private Forum For Moderators

Since I was just promoted to moderator status on SuperUser, I've had some inevitable questions about certain tools or certain practices, so that I stay in line with whatever policies are already ...
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Get SO data as JSON/XML?

I've poked around MSO a bit and seen that there's a data dump and some discussion of screen-scraping, so perhaps I sadly already have the answer to my question, but is there/might there eventually be ...
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RSS Feed for Searches?

Is it possible to get an RSS Feed for search queries? Sometimes the tags are not enough. For some topics the tags are not sufficient or you need to follow multiple tags and Search just simplifies this ...
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Allow temporary pinning or hiding of answers in a given thread

I would like the ability to pin an interesting answer on screen when I go to look at more answers (or to hide the uninteresting answers). Granted, I could open multiple browser windows or tabs but ...
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How do you indent code in the post editor? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I format my code blocks? When writing code in SO, I always press Tab to indent my code. It doesn't work. Instead, I lose focus on the question text area. To actually ...
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Create a unified bar to easily navigate between linked sites

I find myself jumping between stackoverflow, superuser and serverfault to check on my activity. Unfortunately there's no easy way to do that other than typing in the other domain and browsing there ...
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Predictions for Stack Exchange in 2015

What are your predictions for the Stack Exchange websites for the year, let's say, 2015? I will come back to this thread on Jan 1, 2015 (if it is not deleted by then). 'til then, ciao.
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Missing Posts under WINFORMS tag

There used to be thousand of posts under the tag [WINFORMS]. As of now, there are only two. What happened?
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Could we change things so that questions marked as community wiki will not show up in unanswered questions?

Could we change things so that questions marked as community wiki will not show up in unanswered questions? It's somewhat annoying on ServerFault that the top two questions under "unanswered" are both ...
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Why does SO paginate the answers?

Why does SO paginate answers? Why not have all of the answers on a single page and allow the user to simply scroll using the browser? Why force the user to hit a next page button?
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Can we have a RSS feed based on a particular user's answers, comments, and/or upvotes?

I have found that there are a handful of high-rep users [I'm looking at you Jon Skeet] whose answers to a broad variety of questions are enlightening and educational. Often I find myself browsing ...
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Allow cross-posting of questions to more than one SO site

There is much overlap between the SO, SF and SU sites. For instance, questions about shell programming are programming related (since they are about programming), about system administration (because ...
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Why is the “First time here?” banner on the Login Page?

I don't know if there's a valid reason for it, but something which's been bugging me lately is the fact that the "First Time Here? Check the FAQ!" bar appears at the top of the login page. Can we get ...
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Migrate my questions

If I were to post something, innocently, on the wrong site and became aware through my own observation or from the comments of others that another site was more appropriate for the question, am I able ...
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An alternative to translation for non-English speakers?

This is in the context of Flagging a question for improvement without voting to close, which suggests that there should be, in addition to a "Close" button, an "Edit" button to indicate that the ...
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Prefilling tags when linking from an external site [duplicate]

I can see/predict some developer-oriented sites starting to use StackOverflow as their forum, instead of maintaining their own forum. I think it would be beneficial to both parties. They can ...
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When bulk renaming a tag, also update users' interested tags

For example, [crystalreports] has recently been renamed [crystal-reports] and whilst this might be a better name, I was a little confused as to : Why I could find anything tagged as [crystalreports] (...
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Provide RSS feed for questions with >n votes or replies?

I'd be interested in an RSS feed for questions with at least a certain number of votes or replies. This might be implemented as a GET parameter appended to any feed URL. For example, the following ...
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Why does the markdown editor not display my link properly and why do I need to insert my own linebreaks?

I am having some problems with the markdown editor. Could someone explain me why this link doesn't work? This should be a link: 0.25 €/kwh * 650W * 1 month It should be linking to: http://www00....
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Why do all 3 sites start with S?

Is this because of the Star Wars analogy Jeff pointed out a while ago? Or is it just by coincidence?
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Seeking downvote parity in value with upvotes?

(Others have mentioned this before, but I can't find it as an official feature request.) I don't understand why downvotes should only remove 2 points, not 10. If I'm giving up rep of my own (...
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Does the Peer Pressure badge apply to answers as well as questions?

I gave a dumb answer to a question on SO. It earned a sum of -3 on my answer, and I was resigned to scurry away from the question and hide in the corner to lick my wounds. The displayed sum was minus ...
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Why can't you search for “where”? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Unable to search for the SQL keyword BETWEEN Was trying to find an answer I saw a few days back where some gave a Linq example. I entered ".Where(" as my search term and it ...
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Ideas or plans to help questioners better think or structure their questions?

Not that there's anything wrong with that, how things are... Are there any plans to add some additional input fields for questions? Additional field's or tag convention's for identifying particular ...
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Any additional points/badges for hits from search engines?

I suppose that questions, that attract many unique users from external search engines can be valued by additional points/badges. For example there may be a badge for the question that attracted more ...
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“Copy Profile From Stack Overflow” didn't copy alternate OpenID

I created a Super User account and copied my profile from Stack Overflow to it. Everything seemed to copy fine except for my Alt OpenID. Is this a known issue, or has anyone else noticed it?
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Limit to tag edits?

Is there a limit to how many time somebody can edit a post just to change the tags? There is a post that is 19 days old that has been edited 17 times - mostly switching between the image/images tag ...

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