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Regular users can indirectly delete feed bot messages

Once more, The Nineteenth Byte has uncovered an exceptionally obscure chat bug. We noticed that, apparently, a regular user managed to delete one of the feed messages in our chatroom. I think that ...
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Ignore American and British English spelling differences

This is network-wide, I'll demonstrate with dba.SE Searching for localisation gives 5 results: localisation, localised, localisation, localised and localisation Searching for localization gives 2481 ...
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“Spare” rep for use on bounties for points over the cap

There are lots of very good reasons for the 200 point cap, but at the same time it adds an anticlimactic area above the 200 point cap each day. Why not let the points over the 200 cap go into another ...
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New highlighting is suboptimal for colorblind individuals

Within the last like hour or so, the highlighting for many languages appears to have changed. Browsing questions now, I'm seeing code like this: And this: I have to say, as a red/green colorblind ...
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Bug which mistakenly accuses the writer for shouting and issues a warning

Today, while typing an answer on Math.SE, I needed to use the factorial expression. While typing in my answer, I received the following warning: DON'T SHOUT! All-caps posts are considered rude and ...
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What data is being gathered during the advertisement test? What about end-user feedback?

As many user have already noticed, the network is apparently undergoing some "Ads testing" aimed at evaluating the various available alternatives for publishing advertisement to the network. It is my ...
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Suggested edits retain redacted information

I noticed while approving a redaction, that suggested edits may retain text which is later redacted. With a bit of mod collusion with Community ♦ and another helpful moderator, I was able to reproduce ...
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Ransom-note problems with IPA and Greek under new font stacks

When you stitch together letters from multiple typefaces, your text begins to resemble a ransom note that pastes together cut-outs from different newspapers and magazines:                             ...
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Let diamond moderators (or even regular users) search for unregistered users

Unregistered users don't show up as searchable in a site's user list, but diamond moderators may need to look them up from time to time on account of their interactions with the site. Regular users ...
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Allow us to review on the spot

This post was inspired by a post on MSO from a moderator. Current we have to go to the review queue to handle a pending flag on a post (like NAA/VLQ). Sometimes you come along an active post which ...
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Please consider Linux users when designing templates with the Georgia font

Rationale When considering the so-called "web safe fonts", Georgia is one of the most distinctive typefaces out there. This means that it cannot be easily dealt-with with a generic serif fallback ...
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Include non-English websites in Hot Network Questions, based on user's location/language/IP

Currently questions not containing enough English text are excluded from Hot Network Questions. Some sites, like SO.RU or SO.PT, are manually excluded. It may sound like a good idea, but it's too ...
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Allow Chinese names with less than 3 characters on Chinese Stack Exchange

...and possibly elsewhere on the network, but I really think it should at least be allowed on Chinese Language. I and many others are not able to use our names on Chinese Stack Exchange without ...
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Automatically queue up and evenly distribute mass edits

Editing a large number of questions, e.g. to fix a tag, is very annoying. If you do it all at once you push everything else from the frontpage and make it useless, and making the new questions that ...
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Stack Exchange Privacy Policy Revision history

On http://stackexchange.com/legal/privacy-policy, there is mention that "If we change this policy, we’ll update this document to keep you in the loop".. Great! However, I have never liked re-reading ...
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Help readers understand what “link-only answer” is in canned comments sent from Low Quality queue

I noticed that the canned link-only answer message is currently plain text, while some other messages have links helping reader better understand used concepts. For example, current message for not ...
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Add more grouping/sorting links to the moderator flag queue for “close” and “other” flags

In late 2011 some changes were made to the moderator queue that help us process flags more quickly. The main change was that a list of links for grouping flags by type was added to the sidebar. This ...
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New blog indicator - make it disappear everywhere after clicking

I check out several stackexchange sites on a regular basis and some of them will have the new blog indicator on the footer (or header) at the same time, for the same blog post (SO and Programmers ...
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Ignore “The” when sorting sites alphabetically

On the Stack Exchange list of all sites, sites whose names start with "The" are sorted accordingly. It is common practice to ignore "the" and other similar words when sorting alphabetically. I ...
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Mechanism to track shares

When I share a question, say to my facebook or twitter, it gets tracked by the site. (I know it must, otherwise you wouldn't be able to provide badges for successful shares!) Would it be possible to ...
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Increase the character limit of the custom edit rejection reasons

During my time on Arqade, I sometimes take some time from my experience to visit the Suggested Edits review queue, and approve/reject the edits I see. I find myself rejecting a lot of edits that are ...
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Why do Stack Exchange sites occasionally request my device location?

I received the following prompt when visiting Math Stack Exchange following a link from Google: The exact URL in my address bar was: https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/606375/prove-that-every-...
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Please reinstate the words “off-topic” into the closing dialog

Recently, the button for "off-topic" in the closing dialog was changed to "A community-specific reason". To be clear, I agree with the gist of the change, since "off-topic&...
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Stack Exchange's keyboard shortcuts are not accessible to visually impaired users

By keyboard shortcuts I mean these: Announcement: Keyboard shortcuts are now integrated into the site. We can switch them on in our preferences. When screen reader or keyboard accessibility issues ...
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2017: a year in closing

Last year I posted some numbers on how many questions were closed on various sites around the network in the preceding year. This ended up being kinda handy to refer back to, so I'm gonna do it again: ...
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Add users' network ID to the API shallow_user object

A while ago, Tim Post started an initiative to improve spam protection on SE. One improvement that was almost immediately suggested was to add network IDs to the API's shallow_user object. Doing this ...
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Can we add whatexactlyisyourquestion.com to the blocked list?

I just stumbled on this and I think we might do well to squash it before it becomes a wide spread problem. http://whatexactlyisyourquestion.com/ I found a particular user, who shall remain nameless, ...
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Change “Your Answer” to “Your Answer to this Question”

Many new users use the "Answer" section to answer another answer. It seems they (reasonably) assume the Stack Exchange sites work the way many forums and Facebook work: a chronological sequence of ...
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Add ability to get flag status via API

As a companion to my other feature request regarding flag statuses, and a previous feature request for the same thing, I would like to request the ability to get a flag's status via the API. There ...
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Can we have meta tags for chatrooms?

We can add tags to our chatroom which is great. What isn't great is that we have no way to indicate that we mean the tags from the meta site. I'm one of the room owners of the SO Close voters room ...
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Deleting comments under posts in the mod queue should be easier

Ever since mods gained the ability to undelete comments, deleting them has become easier as the confirmation dialog was removed. However, this is not the case in the mod queue — I still get a ...
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If I'm out of spam flags, tell me sooner

At the moment, suppose I see a post that I want to flag. The workflow is: Open the page. Click “flag”. Select the flag reason. Click the “flag question” button. Get feedback that I've used up my ...
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Better tools to handle spam on low-traffic sites

On many Stack Exchange sites, particularly during the hours when Europe and America are asleep, spam can survive for hours. This gives a bad impression. What can we do to allow the community to ...
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Highlighting the Tag Wikis

There have been some discussions (1, 2) on the usefulness and visibility of Tag Wikis. Two concerns that have repeatedly been voiced are : Searchability Visibility These are major problems with the ...
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Proposed change to close question reviews for exact duplicates

Lately, I started reviewing close votes (I got the required rep! hurray!). I believe it would significantly assist the reviewing process if for the "exact duplicates" suggestions, the screen were ...
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Set up email/comment spam honeypots for Project: Honey Pot

Stack Exchange is about making the Internet better, right? They've contributed to open-source projects, spawned open-source projects, become an Open ID provider, the list goes on. Here's one more ...
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New users restrictions restrict embedding images but not embedding YouTube videos

Have a few representative freehanded circles that will no doubt explain the issue in fully without further need for words. 10k-on-Gaming-only link to the above. What? You're so completely ...
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Allow moderators to undo vandalism edits with a single click

When users decide to rage-quit, they will often try to remove all of their previous contributions by editing them out. This event triggers an automatic "potential self-destruction of content" flag. ...
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Show inbox updates in the page title

Background Recently New Feature: real time updates to questions, answers, and inbox was implemented. With this feature the amount of questions with new activity is shown in parenthesis at the ...
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Freeform lock reasons would be useful

There's a fixed, and rather small set of lock reasons, with fundamentally two different types - post and comment locks. Maybe it's meta, but a lot of the time our decisions when it comes to locks may ...
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Results of Pro Tempore elections experiment

Last year I announced an experiment of electing Pro Tempore moderators. We've completed 26 elections (with 4 more scheduled), including the Parenting pilot. One election, Tezos, picked the initial ...
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Hide Left nav everywhere with a global preference

We have rolled out a change to make the "Hide left navigation" preference global. This means that changing the preference on any site will change it for all sites. We will also be making the "enable ...
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Why do some users have two site accounts, each tied to the same network profile?

(Please read carefully. This isn't about sock puppets.) I just noticed that this user has two Stack Overflow accounts. Their other account is listed as having the same network account as the former ...
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Can we set better expectations for private beta?

When an Area 51 proposal makes it to private beta, the site has 2-3 weeks to show viability or be closed instead of advancing to public beta. I agree with that, but I wonder if we're being clear ...
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Don't auto-replace Amazon links in codeblocks

In this question a user is asking about how to scrape an Amazon URL. The included MCVE contains the URL as a string literal: However, anyone visiting the question can't see that URL, as it is ...
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Can we have an “edit question” magic link for answer comments?

Yet another request for a magic link. In the following situations: I answer a question, the asker replies to me in a comment, and I want to reply to them asking them to edit certain information into ...
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Two minor flaws of the election page

I refer to Math election page, specifically nomination tab. There is a missing space at the very bottom: currently eligible and displayedsee all 22 nominees If you are feeling rich, please throw ...
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Better oversight for self-deleted answered questions

Askers can delete their own question if it has no answer, or if it has a single answer with no upvote. The first case is generally fine: deleting an unanswered question rarely causes collateral damage....
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Severe traffic drop for some sites since the last Google algorithm update

The recent update from Google to their search algorithm seems to have hit a few sites rather severely. I can't say for sure that this change is responsible, but the traffic graph from Skeptics looks ...
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Could the voting and accept links be made normal images so that they don't disappear in high contrast display modes?

Upvote, downvote, accept answer and favorite buttons appear on stackoverflow websites as background images. This limits accessibility of the site: If I view stackoverflow sites in High Contrast ...

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