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If a user isn't logged in, they won't show up on the user list - quite simply treating them as any user who doesn't have chat rights (currently they're treated as "anonymous"). We could treat suspended users or users with no chat rights the same way. A suspended user or one without enough rights to chat (excepting users who have been given explicit ...


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We understand this request and think that it'd be great to have some additional options for this - it serves as both a customization feature as well as an accessibility tool. We've been looking at sites that have options for this like dev.to, which has preferences for several font faces including serif/sans-serif, Open Dyslexic and Comic Sans (why???) - we ...


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Go to one of your site profiles, like Electrical Engineering, and scroll to the links at the bottom of the page then click “full site”. Then scroll to the top left of the page and choose the edit profile and settings tab. Change whatever needs changing, then choose the appropriate “save” option at the bottom of the page. Then, scroll to the bottom of the ...


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I do think you missed a step or two and I don't think an option for 'lack of citations' in the review queue is going to fix the issue(s) you describe here. I see two issues in your post: Having to press 'Looks OK', when you think a post is clearly wrong. Having no option to say 'this post lacks citations and should be deleted'. While I agree the first one ...


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I've overhauled the help center article a bit, hoping to make the differences between post and comment votes different. I agree that the warning text for using all comment votes could also benefit from an update - "Daily comment vote limit reached; vote again in n hours." and I'll be sending that to the devs' backlog to work on as part of bug duty.


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If a question warrants being closed then I do not think that an answer to it warrants being worked on. Consequently, I think that any time available for submitting an answer after closure should be considered a “bonus” to those attempting to provide one.


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No, it's not hard. It's two clicks away, on any site. Two. Clicking your profile picture or badge count on the top bar Clicking "Edit profile and settings" in the profile page That is it. Two clicks and you're in the profile edit page where you can change the information. As for mobile, the mobile theme is old and not really useable, like the ...


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This is very much by design. You can only edit your settings / info in a per site user profile. The network account with its about me, site and display name is just there for convenience. The general idea is that users only have to bother with settings on the site(s) they joined. This also allows for having different info per site. If anything, maybe the ...


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Thanks for pointing this out, this is a great question. Our moderators are very technical, and one benefit of that is we can always appreciate you to bring these things up as they come to your attention. We can’t go too deeply into how we store, and our plans around storing IPs due to security reasons. That being said, one big project we have underway across ...


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I just ran into this, trying to vote to undelete a moderator-deleted post that was edited to fix the problem that led to its deletion. I think that the moderator probably did the right thing by deletion - I'm a huge proponent of fast deletion of posts that aren't good examples of questions or answers since it gives the opportunity to edit them while stopping ...


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I don’t think there is a tooltip that would apply to every sort of post on a site’s meta. Sometimes I upvote questions on metas because I think the discussion is valuable to have even though I disagree with what is expressed in the post. Sometimes I downvote a post on a meta because it is a rant and not constructive even if I sort of agree with the ...


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I instinctively like the idea, but my pessimist brain sees a few caveats: Sites often have their own, specific cultures. This means there are probably things that are important to know for your participation on that site, but which aren't able to be captured in a 'one-size-fits-all' interactive tutorial. Just like there's sometimes some confusion because ...


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Setup Two-Factor Authentication Only Login If there is an existing account with a username and password directly tied to a StackExchange account, that login type can be removed in order to have access only through an account login that supports two-factor authentication (TFA)/ multi-factor authentication (MFA) such as GitHub or Google. Setup Enable a two-...


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Rob and animuson mention that the reason not to state before they start writing the answer that the user is not authorized to post an answer is technical: the authorization is calculated on the fly and is expensive to check, consequently it doesn't make sense to check it all the time since most users are authorized to post answers. Details from the comment ...


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The list of all sites only includes Q&A sites, which ... makes sense once you see the statistics. Talent has users and traffic, but no questions or answers. As Catija mentions, it is listed in the footer (of nearly every page on the network): so it even has a more prominent place than the Q&A sites themselves (for which you need to click on the ...


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Thanks for pointing this one out to us. I've updated it with alt text. Let us know if there are other images that need alt text.


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I tried a simple search [bounties] 75 and unless I missed something -discounting deleted questions that aren't visible- there are 12 questions asked on meta.se about the minimum rep necessary to start a bounty. In chronological order 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11. Including the one yesterday 12 that likely originated the current feature request. While ...


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and I have never violated the code of conduct (I have been called offensive words such as "troll" by some users, but I have never responded them with any offensive word) and any written Stack Exchange guidelines, which can be found in the Help Center (Community managers and moderators are allowed to make all of my posts and messages public; I have ...


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We ended up going with your second option: Thanks for the feedback! You need at least [x] reputation to cast a vote, but your feedback has been recorded. Thanks for the suggestion!


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They intend to vote it; however, something in their minds repeatedly tells them "it is likely a worthless post because many users have downvoted it. Don't waste your time for reading this post, and downvote it". This is telling: most of the requests on this topic assume that people voting down are just following the herd. But what about those ...


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Automatically upvoting questions when someone upvotes one (or more) of their answers is not a good idea because on Stack Exchange posts should be judged based on their content, not other posts' content. A good question can have terrible answers, and a mediocre question can have great answers. Mechanisms that cause people to look at factors other than the ...


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A while ago, I wrote the userscript You've Earned This Badge, but when and where? which does exactly this: This userscript turns the checkmarks in the badge list (which indicate you've earned a specific badge) to links to your personal badge page, where you can see when and where you earned the badge. You can install the userscript with this direct link. I'...


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I'm unaware of when (and why) this keyword changed, but the Search Help lists the following: inbookmarks:mine


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Different solution, or perhaps an extra but very related request: Make the order of links in the notices similar. Currently, the notice for posts that were migrated away looks like this: With the first link linking to the question on Meta Stack Overflow, and the second link linking to the FAQ. I understand that making them too similar may not be wanted ...


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However, making such edits would bump many posts, which leads community leaders to withdraw their decision. Your leaders sound like a rogue clique that want to bypass the rest of the community. If they truly are leaders, I'd expect them to be well-versed enough in Stack Exchange etiquette (after all, they are leaders, not just any random user!) to know that ...


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Given that Dark Mode is supported on a very few select sites (Stack Overflow and its non-English counterparts) and the company doesn't make any promises at all to roll it out to other sites, a feature like Winter Bash, which in 2019 even got reduced development time (all hats were reruns), is even less likely to get Winter Mode Dark Mode support. So I'm ...


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The below answer was originally written in response to this first revision that provided no reason to implement this whatsoever. There has since been a reason added. In response to that, I have to add that as a moderator on two sites I see and clean up enough comments that I still would actively recommend against implementing this feature. Almost none of the ...


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No. Let's not spend the limited development resources to "fix" something that is basically abuse of the system. There are plenty of options available already to overcome any accidental Zalgo mishaps: edit (visit [site]/posts/{id}/edit in case the edit link is "covered", or use keyboard shortcut E); down vote; flag (any post with a custom ...


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Your current suggestions aren't any friendlier to the people that get them, because they leave out the important instructions. All your suggestions will do is end up with someone who, at best, just gives up because they don't know how to ask a new question. In a worst-case scenario though, this user ends up being so frustrated they start lashing out at other ...


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