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The inspiration for that badge came from physical stickers (back when I didn't just vote by mail): Here in the US, it’s common to at least get a sticker when voting, a token to wear the rest of the day in recognition of your civic-mindedness. Starting today, we’ll be handing out virtual stickers – badges – for visiting and voting -- Election participation ...


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I can get behind this. Right now, there is a stream of "who-just-voted" details behind that badge.


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If you have duplicated answers, then you probably have duplicated questions. The solution is to find the best question and close all the others as duplicates of that one, so that people can Google to find whatever question matches their search the best and be redirected to the best answer. A question can even be closed as a duplicate of many questions. Each ...


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There is no need for more than one title since there are already tags. If a question has several "sides", just put more tags. If there are more than 5, it means the question is most likely too broad and off topic anyway in Stack Exchange site.


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What if moved comments retained upvotes, and they would look like upvotes? Re-using the star feature as an easy way out sounds... well, it's a hack, let's be honest about it. What about spending a bit more of development time and implementing chat message upvotes for chat rooms created from moved post comments? Stars would still keep their original meaning, ...


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Every time, when moderator converts my upvoted comment into chat, it feels like I lost something important. Community votes is like money here, it's just not nice to refuse it. According to our CoC, we should find a way to not disturb our participants with that sort of losing.


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While there is some difference between stars and comment upvotes, the benefit of retaining the information about comment upvotes while transferring them to chat outweighs the drawbacks: the information is not lost in the first place. the comment votes are an essential part of a [supposedly healthy] discussion which happened to be in the comments, and if ...


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The consensus on how to capitalize question titles in the Stack Exchange network is to use sentence case Really? I've never come across that consensus. It is likely that the majority of users apply sentence case, mostly because they didn't know Title Case was a thing. I'm not a fan of conventions / official preference when the only way to express your self ...


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Current maintainer of Highlight.js here. I wanted to weigh in on this. First off, a LOT of great ideas here. But I want to nitpick the leading comment just a tiny bit: highlight.js's current auto-detection is arguably poor It definitely can be argued. :-) It's definitely not perfect; and perhaps it's worse than Prettify, I don't know... perhaps you ...


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Given the popularity of TypeScript on Stack Overflow, this is definitely a change worth doing. TypeScript is not a niche language. Although those of us who are aware of the JavaScript default for TypeScript questions and of the difference between ```typescript and ```lang-typescript can be sure to use the lang- code fence, most people won't be aware of those ...


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Stackapps SOX has this feature as "Remove your user ID from the 'share' link"


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We added new icons for the Portuguese, Spanish, and Russian languages. Japanese is continuing to use the English versions, but we're looking into whether we can condense the translations into single characters there as well. The search page on SO in Japanese also still uses Q: and A:, so I imagine we're good on that front at least for the time being. Thanks ...


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The (arguably) best way to thank them is probably answering one of their own questions. I assume you've already upvoted the answer; don't go to their profile and vote on the others, that's serial voting and will be reversed. Having to wait another day for a bounty isn't that much of a problem, IMHO, compared to the 11 years of existence of Stack Overflow. An ...


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As you noted, the help center page on closing questions contains a link at the bottom to a related help center page on reopening questions. The real issue here is that this link always links to Meta Stack Exchange's copy of that page, rather than to the local site copy of that page. (Each site has their own copy of the help center with all the same pages, ...


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Install https://www.tampermonkey.net/ (available for Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Safari, Opera Next, and Firefox) Go to Dashboard: Go to add user script: Create the following user script: // ==UserScript== // @name Close Stackexchange Up Vote Notifications bar // @namespace * // @version 0.1 // @description https://meta.stackexchange.com/...


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As of now, this is the only way (for a kind-hearted) to answer a closed question, which is not very "Stack Exchange-y"! Answers do not belong in comments. The advice the answer you linked to gives is pretty bad for even suggesting it. And you're right, answering in comments isn't very 'Stack Exchange-y'. But neither is allowing any type and any ...


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I would not call 2FA simple at all. Anything that touches the core authentication part has the potential for disastrous security issues, so even if it were simple it still would require a lot of work to make sure it's safe. And one of the biggest issues when implementing 2FA is to work out a good reset mechanism when people inevitably lose their second ...


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When a post is being closed, maybe we can send an "edit request" to an active member? This is already how it works. Each post with close votes shows up in the close vote queue with the options leave open, close, edit, and skip: From here, if the post can be salvaged by an edit, an experienced member of the community should edit the post using the ...


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When closing a post, suggest edit. When a post is being closed, maybe we can send an "edit request" to an active member? I'm sure an active member will be willing to suggest an edit to a question, especially if the question is very interesting. Questions aren't closed because they're uninteresting - they might be very interesting. They're closed ...


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I've actually talked about this a fair bit - and it's something I'd love. My reasoning is a little different, that it's a proportionate, directed way to discourage a problem behaviour when there is nothing else wrong and asking nicely doesn't help, somehow without maliciousness. A moderator message or other gentle reminder is still going to be the first ...


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If you're ok with some JavaScript, You maybe able to use console.table /*<ignore>*/console.config({maximize:true,timeStamps:false,autoScroll:false});/*</ignore>*/ const table = [ ["Col1", "Col2"], ["Entry1", "Entry2"], ["Entry3","Entry4"] ]; console.table(table) <!-- https://meta.stackoverflow.com/a/375985/ --> <script src="https:...


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Suspensions are not the first tool a moderator uses; they generally are the last tool. There are exceptions for blatant offensive conduct or very elaborate schemes to circumvent the rules, but in general you get some kind of feedback about your behaviour before you get a suspension. The point where you get the feedback that your behaviour is problematic in ...


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but it cannot be ported for metaSE Yes, it's possible. Just typing 'meta' in the site switcher isn't enough, since there are so many sites with 'meta' in their name. But 'meta sta' suffices: Even if that didn't work, there's another trick: the site the query runs on is included in the URL. So if you have https://data.stackexchange.com/math/query/7521/how-...


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Thanks for suggesting this. We think it would be valuable to add, however it would be a bit more complicated than just enabling it, therefore we won't be able to do this in the short term. I have added it to the backlog, so we can prioritize it when there is slightly more bandwidth available.


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I've just been bitten by this myself (elected mod on a beta site, expected Sheriff, got Constable). I think the sheriff/constable distinction should be between elected and non-elected moderators, but that's just me. If the powers-that-be wish to make the distinction be between non-beta site and beta site mods, that's obviously their prerogative, but please,...


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Are we scaring away new users? Yes. But the question that should worry us is: Are we scaring away new users who have a potential to contribute good content for no good reason? And I would like to think the answer to this isn't obvious "yes", or at least "Yes, but try not to". Those who are "scared away" usually don't bother ...


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In your title you ask: Should the question be closed if it has been answered in another thread of some website? No. The question should be adequately answered here on the site. This is explained in the FAQ Are answers that just contain links elsewhere really "good answers"? When someone goes on Stack Exchange, the question "answer" ...


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I see it was decided by single person? Will that be previously by group of people vote then close right? Yes, holders of a gold tag badge can single handedly close questions as a duplicate. It is a privilege. See Increase close vote weight for gold tag badge holders Why there is no time interval to questioner to improve their answer before anyone decides ...


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People that have a gold tag badge in a tag that the question is tagged with are able to singlehandedly close a question. They are also able to edit the duplicate list. Editing your question to improve, and to explain why it is not a duplicate of the listed questions, will automatically put it up for review to be re-opened. Because the same question can be ...


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This is a tricky question/situation. The problem is that on page load we don't know whether there will be an ad on that slot or not. So we have several options: Assume there is always an ad and create whitespace for it. Collapse the whitespace if there is no ad. This would create an unpleasant layout shift of the whole page. Assume there is always an ad and ...


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The concept of Stack Exchange is to connect subject matter experts of various subjects with people who might have questions about the subjects they are expert in. Nobody's going to hang about to answer questions on a site entitled Miscellaneous because it won't have a scope that really makes sense. We need to ensure that experts are concentrated in areas ...


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Not every conceivable question has a home on the Stack Exchange network. The "everything goes" style is more suited for Quora or Yahoo! Answers or Reddit. There are also other Q&A sites like Codidact, various forums and Discord channels, etc. In principle, sites can be proposed at Area 51, but there has to be existing demand for the site. ...


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If there is no site for that topic, you can always use an alternative Q&A site such as Reddit or Quora. Or perhaps a search engine; you might need to try a few different phrasings of your question. The problem with a site like Miscellaneous Stack Exchange would be that it will be extremely difficult to attract the experts necessary to answer the ...


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We do actually have a boilerplate template for rude comments, not always accompanied by a suspension. I participate in a site where people are very sensitive about... well, everything. Is not a very useful place to start from, if you're assuming everyone is oversensitive to start with. I'd also add that comments are never meant to be permanent artifacts. ...


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I couldn't agree more with this! The banner seems to be only reporting things that are not of great importance - it didn't show the highlighter change, for example, but it's shown a lot of podcasts. For those who hate clicking on each site to dismiss the banners, there is a userscript by Glorfindel over at Stack Apps that will dismiss the banners network-...


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Thank you to everyone who brought this to our attention. We've removed the mobile app icon from all of our email templates.


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Just to avoid an embarrassing mistake, the whole part that refers to the mobile apps should go away, not just the download buttons:


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There is a separate list hard-coded into the system of the languages that are allowed to be selected for a tag, and all that needs to happen is for that list to be updated to include TypeScript. It can then be selected by any moderator as the default for the tag. However, that is not going to happen, even if we add the option. The way the system is designed ...


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No. The Edit button already does this. If you think that your question is not a duplicate, then edit it and explain that (and how) the duplicate target doesn't answer your question.


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The +100 reputation Association Bonus is ignored in such cases. From the post What is the Association Bonus and how does it work: In other words, a user with the association bonus and no other rep changes can't answer protected questions. Also: On per-site metas, you can answer protected questions with the association bonus reputation, provided your ...


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I believe this is by design. You'll usually need to read the comments in the context of the post (and perhaps older comments as well), so it doesn't really matter how many new comments there are. Note that the number of new comments (or other events) will be correctly shown in the red badge. The noredirect parameter is there to prevent situations where you'...


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In addition to Ollie's answer, I would also like this. As an example, one of my posts which included the word "color" was edited 1 to change the spelling of that one word into "colour". It was only changing one character, and I was notified of it by another user pinging the editor. I would like to know of edits like these, because they ...


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I too would like to see this implemented. A small edit can still mess up a post, and I would happily trade the "noise" sent to me in exchange for knowing about all the edits on my post. This comment asks about enabling all the notifications manually in the user settings, and I agree. It would be nice to have the option of seeing some or all of ...


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We already provide a "daily summary" breakdown per-day for votes, which gives you an aggregate summary of the number of up- and down-votes that occurred on any given day. It is accessible to registered users by clicking on the "Show vote summaries" tab while in the timeline. We will not ever provide more detailed information than that to ...


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Walled gardens are walled gardens for a reason. While chat is underloved, it's good for stepping through an issue. In many cases though - it's worth building on the knowledge you got elsewhere, using that as a starting point, researching more and posting a more fleshed out Q&A pair. One of my more annoying problems ended up being solved on a mailing list....


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As a stopgap measure, per Ollie's request, I'm posting a Stylus user style here to fix this, at least for Firefox: /* reverts scrollbar to normal browser behavior */ pre:not(.CodeMirror-line) { scrollbar-color: var(--scrollbar) !important; } In Stylus, make sure this applies to "URls on the domain" of the following values: stackoverflow.com ...


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We've officially switched to highlight.js network-wide. See the announcement post for more details.


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We've officially switched to highlight.js network-wide. See the announcement post for more details.


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We've officially switched to highlight.js network-wide. See the announcement post for more details.


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We've officially switched to highlight.js network-wide. See the announcement post for more details.


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