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I have no idea how I didn't notice before (or I did but it was gone for a while), when in the activity tab of the profile (which happens to also be the default), there is an Accounts section with "View more →" link: One click travel to the list of all accounts. :)


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Just changed this part to "Stack Overflow (and a few other sites) only" to comply with the other sites that also do triage.


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While there is a one click way, here is another way just in case the other way disappears again. Two-click way to see all your accounts when you're already in the profile page: Click "Network profile": Click "accounts" tab: Profit.


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While I still support this request, since January 2020, we have a link to improved timeline available always: The timeline view is different from revisions, but still contains most, if not all, of the details.


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People that are feeling they want to take their lives must not be just filtered out. I know that they should not really be posting here. But, they are only looking or seeking help. Filtering the conversation out is not the proper thing to do. What if that person posting is your little sister, should we just ignore her so she would kill herself, or direct her ...


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This is a welfare matter for not only the user concerned, but any young or vulnerable people (logged-in or not) who may read it, empathise and start to explore similar ideation. There's nothing stopping the mods on that site from deleting the post now, for exactly that reason. The policy, already linked to you in comments, has comments clarifying that these ...


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I would love to have such an option! I also forget to follow posts I commented/answered, but I would like to follow them because: if I answer a post, I would like to get notified if other answers get posted so I can check if there are any new tricks to learn I did not yet know if I comment below a question it is usually to ask for more information. ...


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On meta sites, you do need to choose at least one "required tag." For this instance, you should probably just choose discussion. The support tag sounds promising, but it's geared more towards support for site features and how to use them. Getting into the optional tags is tricky, because not every meta site has the same tags. If I wanted to ask ...


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While this link was added some time ago (and hidden behind "Other", I think) with the new footer updates it is now out and easy to see:


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Sorry but I don't find it unclear at all, and don't think the suggested changes will improve it. The reasoning behind the first message is that normally, after reviewing an item, the user gets another item to review, that's how review works on Stack Exchange. However, since you don't have enough reputation, you can't review other items. As for the second ...


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I don't think that there's anything like templates currently available (though a generic template was tested on Stack Overflow). I can recommend another tool: tag warnings. Imagine! Whenever someone puts the tag [bash] on their question draft, they see a warning explaining what they need to do before asking. You can ask about enabling this for a tag on your ...


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There's no way to have more than one saved question draft per site. As a workaround, you can: Write all your questions in the same draft, then cut out the extra ones when you post, creating a new draft afterwards. Use an external program, which has the advantage of making it unlikely you'll lose your drafts. It makes it harder to format though. Use a ...


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The question is missing a reference to the most recent staff answer on this issue, see Was the size of the suggested edits queue reduced from 500?. I've given the issue some attention since then (March 2020) and on Stack Overflow the suggested edits review queue steadily has more than 2000 reviews/day. I consider the number frankly admirable, that's a lot of ...


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My two cents: it's a nice idea but I think you overestimate how much more you would be able to contribute to that specific site. The Suggested Edits queue on Ask Ubuntu is rather large and I've seen it being full from time to time. Giving you (and other prolific editors) more slots, even while simultaneously increasing the queue size to, say 100 instead of ...


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So this is something that annoys me as long as I've been an active member of SE. But at the same time I wouldn't suggest something as drastic as getting rid of the "Home" page all together. I think the Home page does have some merit, especially for the new and casual users. It explicitly filters out garbage (post with extremely negative scores), ...


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One way to make this option useful, as suggested by BeastOfCaerbannog would be to make it open the flagging dialog. It could also then offer the canned comments from the Low Quality Posts queue (which is currently the only thing it does), and then complete the review.


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I think you've uncovered a huge bug here in how these reviews are supposed to work, at least if I understand the handy-dandy review queues flowchart (from this post) correctly. Here's the Late Answers portion of the chart: Notice that there are supposed to be two outcomes from this queue: Looks OK/ Edit, and (Recommend) Delete. The former option leads ...


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I agree; it should be in the rep drop down for one simple reason: to dissuade users from submitting pointless edits on posts headed for deletion. It would be like a natural downvote for the edit. These edits fill up the queue (at least on Stack Overflow) and prevent other edits from being submitted. Do the editors learn? Unlikely. It's too hard to notice 2 ...


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From @Makyen's suggestions and from the comments above, I would like to give my suggestion as an answer. @Makyen's support have two parts: Part (A): Being able to edit description/title I support being able to edit the description The creator or other RO being able to change the description/title of the event would be quite reasonable. Part (B): Being ...


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I support being able to edit the description The creator or other RO being able to change the description/title of the event would be quite reasonable. I'm against being able to edit the date/time while automatically keeping users registered A user registering for an event represents their intent to be present at a specific date/time. It is not reasonable to ...


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Since historical lock is not set in stone This is true by design, to be notified if the status of the particular question changes. but in practice the historical lock is never reversed. (So this defeats the purpose of following a question with an historical lock to receive activity updates - because it's unlikely to happen.) Edit: In the comments a few ...


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This is important because of the need to include links Here are a bunch of the flags I've sent in the past few weeks. All of the links and names have been anonymized and don't lead anywhere. Virtually every one has been painstakingly edited down to fit in the character limit, and I left out additional examples from multiple because I couldn't fit them. ...


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I dug into this and implemented a fix that I think should resolve the issue. Basically I added in a check when a question is closed: is this question a current audit and is it a "known good post"? If so, invalidate it. That way, any status change like that will remove that type of potentially ambiguous audit from being used. It should be live today ...


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Well - even where permanent, we can always revisit decisions via meta or flags. Historic locks are an interesting thing. The bobince Zalgo, while I'd agree is not in line with current standards for the network, is a piece of internet and network folklore. If memory serves, the lock there was due to people trying to 'fix' it. I suspect that were the lock to ...


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It's possible Stack Overflow the company aren't (completely) in charge of when and how you get hit by a 'reCAPTCHA' I'm not affiliated with Stack Overflow, but I've done some casual research into this stuff as part of my day job and my own interests. I've highlighted in your image the parts of the screen that I believe are completely out of Stack Overflow's ...


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Implement spoilers with the details and summary elements The current implementation for spoilers relies on the blockquote element, which is semantically not appropriate for this type of content, and pointer interaction. Making this implementation accessible seems to require extra HTML code and JavaScript event listeners. There seems to be a simpler way, ...


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This is mostly implemented. You can use Tab+Enter to vote on (or accept) posts, but Tab+Spacebar does not work (even though it should because that's a <button>; it even flickers). Still, it's good enough now that even people who are completely blind can (and do!) use the site. You don't need to change any settings for that, but there is an additional ...


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When you enter chat roughly the last 100 posted messages are loaded. Any messages outside of that batch that you're interested in need to be loaded by the user by clicking the "load older messages" at the top of the message list. Clicking that button will load another 100 messages. Users can ping you and reply to any message, no matter how old the ...


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The situation has changed, and the reasoning in the other answers about why this is not a good idea is no longer valid. Now we no longer need to use the image uploader UI: we can simply paste an image. Other sites like GitHub and Discourse demonstrate that user-friendly automatic sizing is possible when pasting. I find that not supporting automatic sizing ...


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I noticed this yesterday looking for the latest results of an election and it felt annoying having to scroll to the bottom. I guess the optimal solution can be measured: Do most visits to the election page happen in the month after an election? Do most visits happen in the remaining year? I'm usually in favor of having an historical perspective that has ...


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A good reason to sort things in descending date order is when the most recent thing (email, Stack Exchange question) is likely to be most relevant. In this case, I can't see why the 2021 election is more relevant than the 2011 one. I'm in favour of keeping them in the current chronological order, which is the default for events. (In case there is an election ...


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I would also really like to see this implemented. Media queries are one way to do it, but I would be satisfied with a user setting that just enables side-by-side editing and Markdown output. If the setting for side-by-side it true then just use half the page split vertically for each regardless of the window width. I always preview my writing and fix any ...


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I don't think this would really be worthwhile to implement, especially since it's not adding new information that's not already accessible in the profile. We got the field back, in a granularity that presumably makes privacy-conscious folks (more) comfortable. The down-to-the-second value is still available via the API for anyone so inclined, making it ...


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when activity date is more recent than one week. I agree with this as long as the above condition is met. Examples: I was last logged on three weeks ago: Last seen more than a week ago(no change) My newest activity is a comment from three days ago; I'm now logged on: Last active three days ago My newest activity is a comment from ten days ago; I'm now ...


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This is not technically feasible, at least without removing other useful information. Even if the profile itself weren't visible, most of the contents could be recreated via SEDE queries to find all accounts with a given network ID. Additionally, the profiles on individual sites could still be searched for if they have the same name, and they could be ...


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I agree with this change; In this case it can also be called as: Justification of the POST Edition: what you are trying to do is justify your action or evaluation of an edition. in other software / implementations they name it as Memo! to this field, it can also be called this way. and it is the equivalent of the notice left by someone who passed and ...


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In the rather rare case that a user (with less than 125 reputation, see the FAQ) has written two well-researched high quality questions within 40 minutes, I would advise them to start a timer (on their computer, phone or an old-fashioned egg timer) or set a reminder somewhere. Stack Exchange sites save posts you write as drafts, so you won't lose them when ...


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That rather defeats the purpose of rate limiting when you're essentially turning a rate limit into a queue. We want people to stop and think about the question(s) they're posting, rather than overenthusiastically asking a bunch of poorly recieved questions, then getting downvoted/closed, and generally having a bad experience as a user. If folks weren't to ...


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