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Some improvement suggestions for the Reputation value change email

Yesterday, I received an email about the reputation value change. When viewing the mail in the standard iOS Mail app (on an iPhone 7 Plus, if it matters), the gray background isn't as wide as it ...
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Distinguish questions and answers in reputation alerts

When question upvotes were worth five points and answer upvotes ten, it was immediately obvious what new reputation was for. If I saw "+5" it meant that a question got upvoted while if I saw "+10" it ...
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Today's change has retroactively changed the meaning of our past votes. Should we be able to change them?

TL;DR: today's change has retroactively changed the meaning of our past voting, and I'm uncomfortable with that. I want to point that out, as I feel it's a concern that's not been raised so far. I am ...
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There seems to be no downvote rep cap

It appears to me that there is no downvote rep-cap. There are some users who during the recent events have lost a lot more than 200 rep in a single day. How's that possible that there is no such ...
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Option to hide the “Sorry, we no longer support Internet Explorer” banner? [duplicate]

Recently, official support for Internet Explorer ended. Ref this question (status-complete): Maybe it's time to formally drop support for IE 11 Due to dumb IT policies at work, out of my control,...
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Show “Tap to show spoiler” message for spoilers in responsive design

Related question: Should mobile ask for taps on spoilers, not clicks?, but that is about the (deprecated) mobile web interface, not the new responsive design. This feature request is related but ...
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Allow bounties to be increased during the bounty time period? [duplicate]

I will occasionally drop a 50 reputation bounty on questions I find interesting or relatively obscure, to try and entice some good answers. However, occasionally the 50 reputation isn't enough of an ...
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Filter achievements box

I want to filter achievements to get only negative reputation and earned privileges. Is there any stackapp for that?
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Under age users - could they just be suspended until of age?

We had a user who as far as we can tell on travel.se, was deleted on puzzling.se for being underage, and so all their accounts were removed. They were an incredibly useful user on Travel, and if they ...
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Add a way to dismiss the “Internet Explorer is no longer supported” banner

When browsing the site using Internet Explorer, a new banner indicating that IE is no longer officially supported appears: Unfortunately, there is no way to dismiss this prompt. Can there please be a ...
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We Really Love Hats!

Winter Bash is approaching and the general sentiment is meh. I tend to agree, nobody is in mood for festive activities... besides that after having a few bashes, it gets less interesting. On the ...
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Quotes should look different from spoilers

Spoilers are usually not quotes. But currently spoilers (after clicking) look exactly like blockquotes. So the reader has to memorize which paragraphs he clicked (spoilers), and which were already ...
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Change the “community wiki thingy” so that it won't deadname users

I recently realized that, even though I changed my username a while ago (more than six months), some of my old community wiki answers are still displaying the wrong username. This bug has already ...
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Put tags under the title [duplicate]

Current situation Tags should not into titles. In an opened question, tags are shown at the very bottom of the question. Problem If a question was opened via a websearch site (which does not show ...
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Show tags in “Similar questions”

Actual situation When searching on stackexchange you get a list of search results. Each topic also contains a list of its tags below it. When adding a new question, after typing the title, a field "...
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Can progress data for feature requests be made publicly available to the community?

I understand that requesting features towards Stack Exchange Inc. works like this: you write a question-request here on MSE the community votes, and adds more thoughts, concerns, enhancements, ... ...
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Expand tag filter with additional options

Sometimes I want to search questions which are marked let's say with c# tag and either .net or .net-core and are not marked with entity-framework. But, currently it is not possible. It would be great ...
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Increase the reputation gained from question upvotes on Meta Stack Exchange to 10

Yes, I'm aware of discussions, leaks, etc. that have gone on recently regarding potential plans from SE to implement this network-wide. However, for the sake of this post, let's ignore those, and ...
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Rules and the App

I have noticed that there is no quick and easy way to read the rules for a given site if you are primarily using the Android App. This has resulted in my occasionally posting questions to the Law ...
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Number of days since joined shown for an account on the accounts list is 1 or 2 days less than the correct number

Note: Since I posted this question, I'm quite certain I figured out what is going on, and now have a feature request, with this described in the Update section further down. However, for anybody ...
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Muting Blocking or Filtering [duplicate]

The truth on this site has less buoyancy than passionate ignorance. We need to be able to filter people. Without this feature, contributing puts you in a huge risk. Arguing back with intellectual ...
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Add a link to the participation tab

There is a hidden tab on all sites, showing participation. It can be accessed by going to the SE site and adding this to the end: users?tab=Participation. This then sorts users into the amount they ...
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Spellling and grammmar issues are overemphasize [duplicate]

tldr; Don't bump minor edits for old posts. While we can all agree that if you notice questoin in a post, it should be corrected to question, I think we can all also agree that correction shouldn't ...
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Flag status for retracted flags

When we see flags summary page, retracted flags can be seen as self-removed status. Which I was seeing the first time, so I thought SO/SE had added something new. I hovered over it and it displays the ...
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Why there is no command to center images?

Why there is no formatting command to center images in Stack Exchange posts?
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More options than “delete” and “decline” when handling comment flags

I'm expanding this from a feature-request previously posted as an answer, as requested by dev Brian Nickel back in June. (Yeah, late to the party, I know. Maybe they've even stopped working on ...
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Get/reply to new posts and topics from the last X hours by mail

For Discourse forums you can get new posts and topics by mail and also reply to them by mail. Is there a way to get all the latest topics and posts from a specific Stack Exchange site by mail ...
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Remove or make “Highly active question” post notice less visible / annoying

Here's what I've seen today when checked out the question. I suggest to remove this post notice (and just show a message after someone who had not enough reputation tried to answer) or at least to ...
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When migrating, moderators should be notified if a post with an identical title exists on the target site [duplicate]

Migrations are rejected if exact duplicates already exist on the target site. Shog9 says that moderators can override this. The implication is that they need to take some extra action to override it, ...
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Could we add a bad word filter for profiles, comments and questions?

I saw this on a word-search generator and thought it was a good idea. Moderators could add words to a list. When a word is detected that is on the list it will remove it. There can be a request tab ...
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Clicking on code could hyperlink to the documentation for that code

It would be nice if when clicking on code it could hyperlink to the documentation for that code. I.e. when I'm viewing this question: Programmatically generate video or animated GIF in Python?, ...
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Allow editing the edit summary [duplicate]

I just made an edit and saved it without giving it an edit summary. The default summary was added 24 characters in body I made another edit to the same post within 5 minutes, this time changing ...
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Warn users when they are about to hit the “guaranteed” flag ban

Background: Guaranteed flag-ban after a series of helpful flags I've hit the "guaranteed" ban above more times than I should, the last time being just a few days ago. Shog9 ♦ mentioned above, in the ...
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Add a section about “recent” activity in the candidature score

Some time ago, in my favorite SE site, we had a moderator election. Everything was fine, except one of the users who presented themselves hadn't been active in over a year. Since this user was also ...
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Flawed question-ban system

I recently got banned from SoftwareEngineering.StackExchange.com. The point of this post is not to get the ban lifted, or to argue with the negative scores of my posts. It is to discuss the ban system ...
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Add a way to exclude messages from specific rooms when searching chat

Some sites use a chat bot to post all comments made on a given site into a chat room, in order to provide a permanent archive of all comments posted on that site. There are reasons for and against ...
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Not all Q&A dialogs have been made responsive yet

Almost all dialogs on the Q&A pages have been made responsive. I've found one exception (but maybe there are more) among the rarely used ones, e.g. the one you get when voting to delete a question ...
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“Rejected” suggested edit as “This edit conflicted with a subsequent edit” - show “dismissed” instead of “rejected” [duplicate]

I am going to make a "traffic-light" diagram of the final result status of the suggested edits: Red (Bad) edits: Reject Reject and Edit Yellow (Neutral) edits: Reject as "this edit conflicted ...
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Change text about “rise to the top” on the tour page

https://meta.stackexchange.com/tour The order is dependent on selected sort option. Only accepted answer always shown first regardless of sorting choice. So, maybe we need to change this text?
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Drop migration notice after some time [duplicate]

I have this question on SO: How can I generate box-and-whisker plots with variable box width, in gnuplot? which I originally asked on CrossValidate, and was migrated. But - that happened 6 years ago,...
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Appoint chat moderators exclusively responsible for moderating chat

Currently, the way that chat moderation is set up, it relies heavily on site moderators moderating chat in addition to their main Q&A site. Moderators have some pretty powerful tools (freezing ...
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While editing a question, why isn't the question locked for other editing attemps?

After the numerous downvotes I have to say first that this special case occurs for users with (Rep >= 500) and (Rep < 2000). Although this is a special case it could be a "first experience" in ...
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Stack Exchange policy on images and the visually impaired

This question relates particularly to SE Biology, but has aspects that impinge on other Stack Exchange sites. It concerns insertion of images and their viewing by users who use screen readers. Is it, ...
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Is there a way to block notifications and reputation updates from specific sites?

When I'm at work or engrossed in a technical site, I generally don't like getting distracted by notifications or reputation updates from sites like Meta SE and other recreational SE sites. Is there a ...
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Subscription mail with no items “Only the top 0 posts shown”

I once more got a subscription mail that showed no items and (correctly) said "Only the top 0 posts shown." Please stop sending these useless mails.
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A letter to SE Inc. - please protect our moderators

I care about moderators. They are here to make their community a safe and "happy" place. They help newcomers, and they make you feel welcome. They protect you against bigots and rude people. They tell ...
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Add strings from the Post Review History page into transifex (or use existed keys)

I found strings like this in transifex (for example there is a string "Post Review History" with key 2c6a0e5cb0ad95b1b014b3cfb98e105a), but looks like they aren't used on this page, and hardcoded. ...
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The “there are already 30 answers” message shouldn't override the “you already answered this” message

When you try to post an answer to a question that already has 30 answers you receive the following message: This question has more than 30 answers already. Did you read through all the ...
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Allowing moderators to remove flag bans

Recently, I had a situation at Travel.SE, where I raised flags in good faith misunderstanding the purpose. Out of 7 declined flags in the past 7 days, 3 were my mistake, 3 were in good faith and 1 was ...
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Questions deleted by authors who happen to be moderators should show as “removed for reasons of moderation” if the author can't normally delete

When regular users delete their questions, users with less than 10,000 reputation that stumble across the link are shown the following message: Page not found This question was voluntarily ...