17 votes

Can't post question on freelance. Says 'this looks like spam.'

Sooo many questions, where to begin? Oh dear. You need to ask only one at a time. With governments and huge corporations spending god knows what on cyber security just to get hacked I think it's ...
17 votes
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Can't post question on freelance. Says 'this looks like spam.'

There is a spam-detection system that blocks posts which have a very high similarity to posts previously detected as spam. It's pretty conservative. But we made it a bit less so recently, due to a ...
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13 votes

Add ability to exclude questions posted by "New contributors" to SO search

No, let's not. Stack Exchange is about the content, and the content alone. Who posts something doesn't matter; all that does is the quality of the post itself. By adding a filter that focuses on a ...
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8 votes
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Can we make new flag responses more visible?

As of today, thanks to Oded, filtering the flag history is available. The sidebar on on the history page now has MOAR links which can be used to easily see declined, disputed, helpful, etc outcomes of ...
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8 votes
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Can't post an answer on AskDifferent -- "This looks like spam."

You don't have enough reputation on Ask Different to submit any edits that contains that many images for the spam-filter to be sure you and your images are OK. I thought at first it was the New User ...
8 votes
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Can't search multiple tags but exclude a specific tag

You can do it using parentheses with spaces around wildcarded tag. E.g.: ( [python-*] ) -[python]
7 votes
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At flag history page add a link to filter by retracted ("self-removed") flags

This has been done in the latest build. You'll see a new filter category called retracted which will filter any of the flags you self-removed. Thanks to Michael Stum for getting this out so quickly!
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7 votes
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Why does the question filter always return 96 questions?

That's the historical number of questions that we put on the homepage. See here.
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7 votes
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Why do the filters now filter out questions with answers?

The only possible cause of this problem I can imagine is that you selected "no answers" instead of "newest". Select "newest" then.
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7 votes

Expand tag filter with additional options

This query seems to work: [c#] ( [.net] or [.net-core] ) -[entity-framework] is:question [c#] ( [.net] or [.net-core] ) -[entity-framework] However, it doesn't seem to be usable in filters. ...
6 votes
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Is there a way to filter featured questions based on "competence"?

You can achieve this with a bit of an hack and the special properties bountied/featured questions have. This search will do the trick in 99% of the cases: intags:mine closed:no lastactive:7d.. ...
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6 votes
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Add a filter to hide negative scoring questions

When I find for some question to answer I often end up flagging bad posts. How would you see those questions and take the appropriate action if you didn't see them any more? What about spam? They ...
5 votes

Add ability to exclude questions posted by "New contributors" to SO search

The way I see it, the problem isn't new users per se, it's the "overall low quality" of certain questions (to quote the question). Thus, I think the solution is to not look at the person, but rather ...
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5 votes

Save search query with enabling filtering (advanced filters)

This is about enabling filters to be added through a tag field. Pedantic considerations aside, this... doesn't seem especially urgent to work on. The search bar is already available and the closed:, ...
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5 votes
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Possibility to filter global inbox

allowing them to only see recent messages for that site. If you're looking for this functionality, you can also navigate to your profile and select the 'Responses' tab (or use this direct link: https:...
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4 votes

Can't post question on freelance. Says 'this looks like spam.'

Same thing happened to me today. There was nothing in my post that looked [to me] like spam and in the end it didn't appear that it was but I couldn't get past the red label telling me post couldn't ...
4 votes

At flag history page add a link to filter by retracted ("self-removed") flags

I agree, there should be a link. Not so much because it's important to be able to filter out only self-removed flags, but because currently the flag counts don't add up. From your screenshot: 14,...
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4 votes

Add a filter to hide negative scoring questions

You can already do this with search. Simply search for score:0.. is:q.
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4 votes

How to block unregistered users?

I have not seen a single good question or answer by an unregistered user yet. You know what you're supposed to do with those posts, right? Downvote them, and if appropriate, flag them as 'should be ...
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4 votes

No comment filter

Let me answer the actual question. Please read the other answer and the comments for the sensible thing to do. While you can't "filter" on the site for questions with no comments, you can ...
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3 votes

Can't search multiple tags but exclude a specific tag

With the addition of custom-filters there is another way to be able to do this. Going in the custom filter page and filter by the following tags: not python and python-3.x or not python and python-2....
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3 votes

Is it possible to order questions by votes and filter them by asking date?

Lots of information here: https://meta.stackexchange.com/help/searching In general, you can find the questions created within a date range by searching for created:{startdate}..{enddate}, e.g., ...
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3 votes
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Answers/questions filter names are not able to be localized

These will be localized (or at least in Transifex, if the "Questions" and "Answers" aren't already in there) starting with the next build.
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3 votes
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No comment filter

No, there isn't a filter that lets you find questions without comments. This question is a feature request for a comment filter, but it doesn't have an answer, and I don't expect that we'll get a ...
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3 votes
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What does the bounty filter box's "Has bounty" do?

Filters are independent of tabs, which is a good design choice to make storing and choosing filters independent of tab as well, so it does nothing, but it's still logical for it to be there.
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3 votes

Include a day/date feature in the filter option | GUI

This is already possible when searching, as is described in the advanced search help: Dates You can use specific dates or date ranges to narrow results down to posts created or active within a ...
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2 votes

Filtering "hot" questions

For FireFox, there is the UnHot addon which should do just that. Just install it to hide them. I programmed it, see also https://meta.stackexchange.com/a/293137/289870
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