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Considering just how many duplicates and alternate versions of this question there are, it's shocking just how pitifully inadequate the response from the developers has been. I'm tempted to believe that it's yet another case of SEO overriding user experience, but crawlers wouldn't get filtered, so that can't be the issue either. Seriously, what gives? Let ...


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Kevin Montrose's concern is that ordinary users will be confused by an entropy meter. That does not justify blocking good passwords, which is what the current system does. A simple way to satisfy both criteria: Calculate entropy in the background. Any password with entropy over some threshold will get accepted. Passwords with less entropy than that fall ...


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As of a few minutes ago, we are replacing the pending suggested edit count in the top bar with the number of pending reviews for diamond moderators and folks with the "moderation tools" privilege (i.e. 10k users on graduated sites and whatever that level's at on betas): We are excluding the Close Vote queue from this on Stack Overflow, and there's a minimum ...


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First off, I'm not wild about doing anything to the registration system right now. Not on any one site, and definitely not network-wide. We're working on a design for a complete revamp of the global login system (the one that in theory lets you log in on one site and be logged in automatically on the rest) - hopefully, it'll work to make login and ...


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I like this idea. Simply because currently, for me at least, it is a race against the robo upvoters to get to the problematic posts and flag them before they get taken out of the queue. Faster skipping of ok posts (or ones I can't really judge) would really help.


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I don't think your proposed feature is needed. What is "advanced" depends on what the reader knows, so such a tag adds no reliable information. This is the same problem as a basic tag for questions. Anyone who is "scared off" at first encounter with an answer he doesn't understand has problems that the SE community should not try to pander to. Simple ...


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You're absolutely right that we can do more to get new reviewers active in all of our review queues. We're exploring a bunch of possibilities, but it will take some time to figure out what the right approach is; the ideas we like most are much more technically complicated than the ideas we could do fast, so we're trying to find a good balance. There are a ...


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It is the same process as with improving any other answer. If you know, with confidence, what the author of the code had in mind, you can edit to explain what the code is and how the part of the code that relates to the question works. If you don't, you can leave a comment. It should be obvious from the wording of your comment what exactly requires ...


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If browsing http://stackexchange.com/sites doesn't help, you could always ask here on Meta Stack Exchange and tag your question with site-recommendation. With the vast openness of the Stack Exchange Network, it can sometimes be confusing where exactly a question is supposed to go. If you are unsure after reading site FAQs, or if you cannot find an existing ...


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Code-only answers What you are refering to are code-only answers. They are a known issue on this site because they mostly explain how to do something but not why you should do it or how it works. What should I do ? I see them as low quality posts and treat them as so. Simply comment and ask for more information. Most users will edit their posts to add ...


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I've used @RyanTernier's idea of have desktop alerts and made a userscript to do this. SE Notifications This userscript will make HTML5 notifications popup when something happens on a question that you have open in a different tab. This is useful for keeping track of events without having to keep going back to see whether a new comment has been added, or an ...


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We will no longer delay the skip button after the next build. This is exactly how review originally worked however it was missed in a refactor.


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Each site's FAQ makes it very clear what the site is about and what kind of questions are expected. For example, Stack Overflow's FAQ says Stack Overflow is for professional and enthusiast programmers, people who write code because they love it. We feel the best Stack Overflow questions have a bit of source code in them, but if your question ...


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We've made some changes that should make this experience a little more consistent with the way the rest of the site works when you try to do something without sufficient reputation. There is no longer a call to action to vote if you don't have sufficient reputation. There's a little less "Do this thing! Wait, you can't do it!" now (because that was mean ...


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I liked having my name in the top bar. It was a nice visual indication that I was logged into the site. I also liked having a ♦ as a visual indication that I was a moderator on a site. Now my name is gone, there is only my avatar, which at this size is just some random unrecognizable picture. (Ok, more recognizable than the square bra.) Please bring back ...


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Being part of the same spam-fighting squad as you, I ran into the same problem and wrote a userscript a week ago which helps hiding the banners, and prevents the page jump: // ==UserScript== // @name Hide ads // @namespace http://www.project3851.com/ // @description Hides advertisements so that the flag link doesn't jump while loading the page // @...


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Most of the time, I don't think that code only answers need to be improved. When I'm looking through the low quality review queue and I come across a code only answer, I'll typically have a look at the question to see what other answers have been given. Usually there is at least one other answer on the question that either has the same / similar code ...


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Unfortunately, it appears you have been having a bad experience on the site. Don't let those small number of users affect your experience. Why do people abuse or down-vote questions or answer (rather they can inspire them) ? Voting is not personal, it should be based solely on the content on the post. As far as inspiring them goes, you can always help ...


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I think it would be better if the editor and the preview panes were horizontally aligned, even if it would temporarily hide the right sidebar's content (): +-------------------------------------------------+ | o o o Stack Overflow | | < > + - [≥ http://stackoverflow.com/ ] | |_[ StackOverflow ][ tab2 ]...


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I appreciate that there is no way that this policy is ever going to change based on what I have to say, but it is a good example of listening to your customers needs, and then ignoring them to go off and do something fun instead. Stack Exchange initially only allows login using openid. Lots of people don't like that. We just want to log into a Q&A site ...


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If you want to do this, it would be client-side. Our graduated sites have themes (identities, really) and that won't change. It's a huge effort to make a theme, so having multiple per site is absolutely not worth it. In comments you're using IE8...then you can use fiddler with a script to change which theme gets loaded, etc. For those in other browsers ...


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I think it's (please don't hate me..) like any other online community and website. You'll have people that come here for it's purest purpose, for knowledge and gettings answers for questions But you'll also have the people that use it as a game and for fun. I enjoy the "points" aspect. You'll have losers who enjoy trolling and being mean. and you'll have ...


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I just pushed a small CSS fix for this that gives explicit dimensions to the leaderboard ad elements. This should prevent reflows in the main Q&A section of the page. Unfortunately we can't really eliminate reflows in the sidebar section, as our job ads and company page ads have variable heights. This should make it's way to production soon.


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The next build will include a character count while editing your nomination.


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If a userscript can be used to alter the DOM and the screenreader picks up those changes the following script implements what you ask for: (function (){ var hide = true; // for testing set to false $('.answer').before(function(index) { var score = $(this).find('.vote-count-post').text(), accepted = $(this).find('span.vote-...


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The flag description will be clickable starting with the next production build.


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In addition to the current "hover to show spoiler" functionality, the next build will allow clicking spoiler blocks to show them. Works on latest iPad Safari (the only device I tested on).


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