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Could/ Should we add an answer-ranking system beyond standard votes

No, thank you I respect what you're asking for, but if you think it through, you're asking for two things: A way of promoting the best answer to the top of the list. A way of rewarding respondents ...
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Notifications for Area 51 proposals announcements

As I think many of you know, we don't have current support for Area 51, which is on a very old version of the code. While this idea is very good and we should have better default support to keep ...
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7 votes
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Default election question about reaching 10k or 20k rep is inaccurate for sites with beta-level privileges

As of January 30th, 2023 the default question has now changed to reflect the proposal in this question. In what way do you feel that being a moderator will make you more effective as opposed to ...
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Can I please be trusted to not to script a bot that dumps an endless stream of spam messages into the chat?

This answer is an update to explain the status - while I understand your frustrations, I believe the improvements that Marc made in 2013 are sufficient to address standard usage of Chat - for everyone,...
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14 votes

Stop image upload completion from stealing cursor focus

The cursor focus is moved to the image tag That, in my opinion, is the correct behaviour, as it reminds you to complete the image tag. This is important for visually impaired or blind users who are ...
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7 votes
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Unrecord accidental vote on a site where I have less than 15 reputation

It doesn't really matter. It's taken into account for statistics, but doesn't really affect reputation if you have less than 15 reputation. As far as I know the statistics are not used for anything, ...
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9 votes

Remove tag badges or dupehammer on moderator-only tags

You are trying to solve a problem that does not exist. According to SEDE, no moderator-only tags have been used to dupehammer questions here.
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5 votes
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Remove tag badges or dupehammer on moderator-only tags

I believe that the problem is non-existent for a couple of reasons: Currently there're no holders that aren't / weren't staff members, that's 16 in status-completed, 2 in status-declined No question ...
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Stop using community wiki as a reputation denial mechanism

It's so good that these restrictions have been lifted. I wish another thing had been gotten rid of as well: When the author of a question makes their post community wiki, all the answers become ...
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Add a way to sort results by date on https://stackexchange.com/search

Seems like a reasonable request. Depending on your situation, however, you may be able to use date range search operators instead: For the most recently active posts: lastactive:7d.. For older posts: ...
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13 votes
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How can I cheat the reputation system?

Well - lemme let you in on a secret. YEARS ago, I discovered a way of getting reputation fast. I added an RSS feed of the front page on Super User, and would find one question every day at least where ...
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5 votes

Is it helpful to have a doubt indicator on comments?

According to the question, this "doubt indicator" will be for comments that are: having critiques about the answer, asking for clarification, highlighting scenarios where the answer might ...
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6 votes
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Comment flag submit button is no longer disabled if another comment was flagged within the last five seconds

The loss of functionality here is from a user script and not something supported on our end. I've updated the status to declined since our team won't be picking this one up.
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2 votes

Award accepted answer reputation for finding duplicates verified by OP

This is something that is a really interesting suggestion and we are keeping an eye on this one if in the future it aligns with what Product is focusing on. However, it doesn't currently play into ...
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Gold Sportsmanship badge

I am not going to discus the name nor the number of votes necesary for such badge, just going to quote the Tour: Good answers are voted up and rise to the top. If this is really what we want, such ...
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2 votes

Allow suppression of automatic linking of web addresses

You can use the . markup code for the dot in, e.g., dot com: This should not be automatically parsed: just-text.com
22 votes

Should users receive an official warning before being banned for an inadequate use of SE?

From the message you got (emphasis mine): We have written you before about your behavior on meta being disruptive. The usage of the word before means this message is not your first. This means you ...
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Can we have a profile URL?

I've set up stackoverflow.name to generate a vanity link for Stack Overflow profiles. For example, for my account, the generated link is: https://stackoverflow.name/sigpwned You can visit https://...
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Why do we see our own questions on the HNQ sidebar?

It's simply not feasible (performance-wise) to make a 'personal' HNQ list. For the same reason, it's possible to see a question in the Hot Network Questions on the Q&A page itself. Fortunately, ...
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1 vote
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Remove link to abandoned Stack Status blog from read-only mode banner

The problems from 4 years ago have been addressed at some point since. The banner has a working link to www.stackstatus.net, and that site did contain information about last nights planned ...
16 votes
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Unused meta tags that still persist

These are default-tags (here is a list of them). On new Meta sites, it may take a (long) while before an appropriate question is asked, therefore I presume the tag pruning script ignores those default ...
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-1 votes

Make the network profile editable on the main Stack Exchange page

There is now a way to update your network profile, albeit a little indirectly as shown in this answer by Adam Lear. First, visit your network profile. You'll then need to click on the tiny "...
9 votes

Allow moderators to more easily undelete comments

This has been implemented. The undelete option now shows for moderators on deleted comments.
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1 vote

Allow an edit to notify downvoters: "I think I've fixed the issue now - please check"

This feature would be even more useful for questions. I had a question which was strongly downvoted, so I tried to improve it by editing, unfortunately nobody will ever see this edits, as questions ...
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Let me edit my own self-deleted question

This is a useful proposition. It can be solved by changing the Edit button to a Edit and undelete button on self-deleted posts. Therefore, edited posts will be auto-bumped for spam-protection. Then ...
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Lower the amount of reputation needed to comment

If the main motivation of requiring reputation to comment is to prevent spam, perhaps users with low reputation could be required to pass a CAPTCHA in order to comment. This may put up enough of a ...
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Feature request: Vote to clear the score (reset upvotes + downvotes to 0)

I think the site system has already mechanisms to achieve the goals behind your questions, at least mostly. When a question was written so bad it collected several downvotes, the OP can delete it, ...
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Feature request: Vote to clear the score (reset upvotes + downvotes to 0)

I believe the first scenario has to do with new users often being too eager to get answers and/or too lazy to read through the Help section of a website that is very obviously different from other ...
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5 votes
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For paginated results, add a way to type the page number to which to navigate

I've made a userscript called Better Paginator that adds this functionality. It replaces the ellipsis in the default paginator with a box where you can type in the page number you want to go to, and ...
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Globally Enable MathJax

As mentioned in the answer to Which Stack Exchange sites use MathJax, one of the main driving reasons this isn't enabled on all sites and is instead enabled only on sites that seriously need it is due ...
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2 votes

First answers review queue - Edit queue is full at the moment

Whenever I determine a question/answer needs editing and select the edit option, the next thing to do is click 'Save Edits', immediately. This tells me a few things; Whether somebody has already ...
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Dark Mode for Stack Exchange sites

Note: I have been working around this with the following shoddy userscript that just inverts brightness: // ==UserScript== // @name Simple Dark Mode // @namespace http://tampermonkey.net/ //...
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