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"Your vote has been recorded" popup should close itself automatically after few seconds

I think the current behavior is fine — necessary, even. Not everyone will be able to notice and read a message like that in a few seconds. According to W3's page for WCAG Success Criterion 2.2.4: ...
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Update "Remove New User Restrictions" page to include new user also can't post images, on sites where this restriction exists

As you've noted, this restriction only applies on certain sites, where the relevant site setting is enabled. However, we can't customize the privilege help pages on a per-site basis, as far as I know; ...
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Can we update the help center article to indicate that there are more exceptions to the general rule besides the comments only lock?

The Help Center page on locked posts (located at /help/locked-posts on a site) has now been updated network-wide. As you note, policy locks are already explained later in the page, so I've simply ...
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Allow users to vote to close bountied questions

I suggest to change this proposal to: Allow users to vote to close bountied questions. No need for make the bountied questions exempt from VTC. Actually close the question only after the bounty has ...
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Reword "and 18 or up" on election pages

One way to increase comprehension is to use simpler sentences. Instead of one long, convoluted sentence with multiple points, we can separate the criteria into at least two sentences. In the ...
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Reword "and 18 or up" on election pages

Rather than just rewording the problematic phrase, it would be better to reword the whole sentence. Normally, text in brackets should be a minor or obvious addition to the preceding text, or at least ...
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So, what about automatically removing 'so' or 'hey' if first word in post?

So many sentences would be rendered ungrammatical by implementing this suggestion that I don't think that it would be worthwhile. "Hey", for example, could appear at the beginning of a ...
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Clarity for "Linked" posts?

You don't need to see if there are posts being referenced in the question or answers you're looking at because you can see that straight away. It's the opposite link direction that's not otherwise ...
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Vox Populi badge basic-description not accurate enough

The maximum is 40 votes. You achieved only 37/40 and reached your maximum due to voting on answers as well. E.g.: you can vote 40 times if all the votes are on questions you can vote 30 times if all ...
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Vox Populi badge basic-description not accurate enough

I can see where you're coming from, but it wouldn't be true; the minimum number of votes on questions is 0. Actually, the maximum votes per day is not even 40. (So you're right, the description is not ...
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Making the 'Original Question' and 'Last Answered' dates easy to see instead of assuming duplicate, as tech evolves

When you say: there's a lot of times when a question should be reasonably re-asked because the technology or subject has evolved over the years I disagree because our wiki-style editing of questions ...
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Boost duplicate post search results by incoming link count

This is a great idea, I'd add that the date of the question matters greatly across the board. Small example: Phones and devices evolve greatly each few months with features, and something that once ...
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Give each site a parallel site for polling, recommendations and subjective-ish stuff

"stupidquestion.stackexchange.com" to add your own "dumb question"-tag to well-answered precise questions to make search engines more powerfull. And there will be a massive need ...
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Is there a plan to provide the Trending sort option to sites other than Stack Overflow?

The latest I've seen about this is this comment by staff member Kyle Pollard: @Laurel we don't have immediate plans to bring it to the rest of the network, but I think that there's value for having ...
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Implementing uber-votes on questions

Optimize for the pearls, not the sand. Having questions come through is like sand on a beach. Having a brilliant answer is like finding a pearl in that sand.
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8 votes

Change "90 days" to "6 months" in public beta notice on Area 51, and change progress bar speed if possible

We've updated the sidebar text and the progress bar calculation. It still won't be perfect since timelines for sites do tend to be a little fluid, but it should at least be closer to the right ...
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Is there a possibility of seeing a graph of a question's views over time?

Yes But you can only chart the future, not the past. I wrote a script to keep track of views to your questions over time. Set it up to run once a day: https://github.com/SurpriseDog/se.views After a ...
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Having the Community user offering bounties instead of bumping

No, because I don't think we should have 170 bounties open at any one time (that's 24 * 7 = 168 from bumps and 2 from real users). Moreover, it's the mostly the same questions getting bumped (see how ...
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Having the Community user offering bounties instead of bumping

A question bumped by Community might need be closed: Perhaps it slipped through the cracks originally Perhaps the rules have changed since then Perhaps there are other circumstances that would ...
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Having the Community user offering bounties instead of bumping

I don't think it's a good idea: It wouldn't be fair to users who have to spend reputation in order to fund a bounty on another question which either doesn't have an answer or an (for them inadequate ...
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Search a SO post that I closed with a certain keyword

You can't use the on-site search to find posts that you closed. You can find posts that are closed by using the closed:1 search option. You can find your posts by using the user:me search option. When ...
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Should there be a warning before users leave a Stack Exchange site?

No, we should not have such a warning. As for your claim: There are unfortunately people who would seek to post disguised malicious links on Stack Exchange sites with the hopes of catching potential ...
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Delete half of a comment

This is already possible. If you want a moderator to edit a comment, you'll want to explain that in a "Something else" comment flag. It's unlikely that a moderator will figure out that you ...
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'Undelete post' button in moderator flag dashboard on iOS lacks styling

This seems to have been solved at some point in time, the button now has the correct styling:
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Allow moderators to view close and delete vote history

I support this feature request, but a small part of it is already visible, even publicly, via the Data Explorer. It's possible to query the database for successful close votes by a specific user, ...
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Informing users who have committed serial voting

It might be a good idea to inform new users that serial voting is not allowed before they trip the voting reversal algorithm. For example, consider the following scenario: A user with < n votes ...
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Informing users who have committed serial voting

No, let's not have automatic notification that your votes have been reversed. Let's keep the status quo with respect to notifying users about when their votes are reversed for serial voting. In other ...
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8 votes

Can Stack Exchange please inform non ♦ moderators about site sponsorships at least a week before they start?

This is an area that we've invested quite a bit of energy into, with the goal of increasing the lead time that we're able to give to moderators - some of the lead times that we've given are way below ...
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Can Stack Exchange please inform non ♦ moderators about site sponsorships at least a week before they start?

FWIW, the community's moderators are informed a bit earlier - 6-8 weeks, in my experience. But I guess there's not much we can do, even if the company doesn't really relate to what's on topic on the ...
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Save questions to visit later, but not exactly 'favourite' them

Now that it's called "Bookmarks" and not "Favorites" anymore, you can safely bookmark a question you want to visit later without marking it in any way as favorite. Kind of status-...
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Should the Community user's reputation be displayed or hidden?

I dislike the idea of community user being special cased and becoming the only account without badges and reputation. It might seem like a refinement but it creates a display difference to all other ...
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Should the Community user's reputation be displayed or hidden?

Makyen made a comment that this would require special case code to be added, which can get messy and time-consuming. I have a better solution that avoids all of this and even simplifies the code. ...
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Should the Community user's reputation be displayed or hidden?

I would like to put in my opinion here. This improvement has little to no benefit with a certain cost of editing the code and possibly making it more complex. I think it's better to keep things ...
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Should the Community user's reputation be displayed or hidden?

Has it ever caused confusion? If it has, it may be worth doing something to hide it. But since it has its own freakin' label, I don't think there's much room for ambiguity.
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Make full stop usage consistent in badge descriptions

The current badge descriptions are already consistent. The descriptions without period are all examples of imperative phrases: Do this. In contrast, the tag badges are a different type of sentence in ...
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"Search all sites", except one

For questions tagged with 'wikipedia', the alternative is to use Stack Exchange Filtered Questions. However, it can only show a total of 100 questions. Example for All questions tagged with 'Wikipedia'...
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"Search all sites", except one

This is not possible. Somehow, when searching for a term, the results seem ... randomly ordered. Even the Data Explorer won't help here - body searches are too heavy for some of the largest sites in ...
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Make full stop usage consistent in badge descriptions

Example of a famous Laconic phrase: If. Spartan ephors replying to: "If I invade Laconia, I shall turn you out." And "if" really is the keyword here. What is a sentence? Well, ...
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