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We need "assume good intent" back in the Code of Conduct

This was always the most beautiful part of what we've been trying to build here for the past decade or more. It reminded us to always try for a charitable interpretation and not jump to conclusions. ...
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We need "assume good intent" back in the Code of Conduct

Yes, we should put "assume good intentions" back. To give some background, I quote from Gilles's excellent answer about the changes to the policy: The old “be nice” policy told us to Be ...
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We need "assume good intent" back in the Code of Conduct

I not only want to echo the sentiments of those who want this phrasing restored, but I would also like to elevate Ben Kovitz's comment on a different post: @KateGregory Properly it should be "...
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As we can not see, I was able to submit an empty question. To reproduce it: Submit a question with a content Right after the submission, edit the question to remove everything and include invisible ...
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Proposal to make close votes scale with rep

I support this idea. I'm one of the highest-rep users on EL&U, and I vote to close when I see bad questions. But currently I stay away from the queue for two reasons: There are simply too many ...
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We need "assume good intent" back in the Code of Conduct

I couldn't agree more. We need this. And while we're at it, please also put back friendliness and kindness that have been stripped out of the new CoC. The terms are used and explained in the lower ...
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We need "assume good intent" back in the Code of Conduct

Recently I was at a talk where the speaker, who was confident and funny, made a tiny little aside, just a few words long, that suggested, well let's say it was members of a particular profession or ...
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Award accepted answer reputation for finding duplicates verified by OP

I'm in agreement with Shog9 that this seems like a reasonable suggestion. Duplicate questions bug me... a lot, so much that during my interviews with SE it was one of the things I raised as something ...
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Can't delete the filter called My Filter

Adding details in hopes of getting developer attention. Reproducing the issue from a clean state. I believe this may be how to reproduce this issue. I can't verify, because I'm already in the broken ...
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Oh boy: We can use it to raise empty custom flags. Empty tag wikis, too.
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Can we have a way to edit bounty custom message?

Several times now I've really, really wanted to edit a bounty notice now for moderation purposes. Today a bounty was flagged for using excessive emoji. The bounty was already well under way, and had ...
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Please make the canned feedback options in the new first questions/answers queues configurable per site

bug We got a canned comment asking for working code on RPG. Here is the comment. The answer was reviewed in the First Answers queue here. Staff Kristinalustig stated in this comment: The code-...
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Proposal to make close votes scale with rep

TL;DR (Access to the close queue should remain at 3 k reputation.) Motivation Let me begin with quoting two of Shog’s comments¹²: So the funny thing with that is that very few people use all ...
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Please make the canned feedback options in the new first questions/answers queues configurable per site

First I want to confirm that Math.SE also gets a canned response referring to "working code and documentation citations" in the first answers queue, which is often inappropriate. The latest ...
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I can also use this method to screw up my "About Me" section, e.g., remove the text "Your about me is currently blank", and the "Apparently this user prefers to keep an air of ...
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Please give us Meta back!

Even though I shared your opinions in the beginning, and despise the off topic questions littering this precious site, I don't think it's a big problem any more, or at least not one that justifies ...
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Add a way for users to "opt out" of the new contributor indicator on their own posts

status-review I'm all for adding this option, but want to address a second issue related to meta: Even if we do not get the option to remove it from all our posts - can we either have our meta's use ...
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Please make the canned feedback options in the new first questions/answers queues configurable per site

Code Review Code Review is a code related site. However Code Review is for asking "how can I improve my code" not "what is the answer to X" style questions, unlike much of SE. As ...
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Please give us Meta back!

I'm not opposed to having a noticeably different 'ask question' page here on MSE and the rest of the child meta sites. Take a look at the current UI, can you guess what I think is wrong with it? If ...
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Thanks to @ppwater, the empty tag now has an empty excerpt and wiki. See the tag info page.
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Please make the canned feedback options in the new first questions/answers queues configurable per site

English Language Learners On ELL the canned comments aren't helping. Firstly they contained references to "showing the code". However that may be fixed. But more fundamentally, the comments ...
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Empty bounty summary: See Where I started the bounty. (Now awarded)
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18 votes
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I can't see anything - Teams banner and cookie toaster obscure my whole screen

Yesterday a banner about Stack Overflow for Teams was made live and we've heard how this has been impacting community members' experience on the site. This coupled with some known bugs around the ...
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Can we have an auto-flag for posts deleted as spam, rude or abusive?

There's a 'users with flags' list on /admin/users. Such posts need to have 6 or more flags to be deleted, so these kind of users are generally at the top of the list. For posts reported by ...
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15 votes

What should clicking on the Site Logo & "Questions" links in the site header do?

Many users will probably have a favorite, default view that they'll rarely stray from. There needs to be an easy path to that. People who are here to ask and answer questions should be able to do ...
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What would be our options to draw attention to niche/site specific features or bugs off the roadmap?

Realistically, you shouldn't have to, and shouldn't want to. Background: a scheduler-based model for evaluating effectiveness Even if there was a way to do this (and there probably is - squeaky wheel ...
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Award accepted answer reputation for finding duplicates verified by OP

I would suggest that the asker still be given +2 rep for saying that finding a duplicate solved their problem. Though there would be an incentive to ask duplicate questions for the sake of 2 rep, ...
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13 votes
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Please don't red alert me for queues I've handled

status-planned We are investigating a variety of changes to make this work better for users in different states, including when you run out of reviews.
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