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Why do I have to hate hats in order to opt out of Winter Bash?

You're misunderstanding this. "Hate" here does not refer to the verb for "extreme and hostile dislike"; it's a short form of "hat erasure". The etymology is explained in this episode of the "History ...
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We're changing the word "Active" to "Modified" below the title on question pages

feature-request Can we have a tooltip indicating what was the reason for the 'modification'? For edits or new answers, it's clear upon clicking on the active modified link. For other cases (reopening, ...
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Please change "Blog" to indicate it’s a Stack Exchange blog, not a site blog

I'd go with "Company Blog" same as we see in the site switcher:
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Wording of election-phase sidebar is misleading and needs repair

Here's my attempt: In the election phase, 10 candidates advance to final community voting. Candidates are displayed in random order. Any community member with 150 reputation may vote in the election. ...
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Why is reputation used instead of the simple common word: "points"?

The definition of the word reputation applies here because your reputation is a measure of how much the system trusts you. (Thanks to rene for the help center link.) It's the system's opinion of how ...
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Experimental feature asks me to provide feedback to someone who no longer works for SE

The text in question has been removed (as has the text declaring the feature to be experimental - I think that it has been around long enough to earn defacto no-longer-an-experiment status). ...
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Typo in chat pop-up

Fixed. I added an in in in the file.
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“You should only rank the candidates you think would make good moderators.” – really?

We discussed this internally and agreed that it made sense to adjust the phrasing here. We've made the following adjustments - they're not quite what y'all had suggested but I think they cover the ...
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your account is suspended and therefore we bork orthography

Nicael, it is nice to have you back. Although you are totally right on this being something to fix, I do need to tell you something. The current votes on your question, and your previous questions, ...
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Go through with renaming “offensive” to “rude/abusive”

I've gone through the codebase and updated a bunch of places that had "offensive" to "rude or abusive" (or similar - I did what made sense according to context). This has been deployed already. ...
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Can we change the inaccurate wording of semi-perm bans?

The definition of temporary (Oxford English) is: lasting for only a limited period of time; not permanent. So the answer to Is 10 years temporary? Is "yes". 10 years is a limited period of ...
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Confusing error message when trying to add a blocked(?) tag

The system is not referencing blocked tags here - there is no rule blocking such a tag. The error is a result of an odd situation that has occurred on Web Apps. Currently, there is a synonym that ...
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What did I mark this comment as?

I was able to reproduce the issue by opening the same post in a new tab, upvoting a comment from the earlier tab, and attempting to upvote the same comment from the new tab. While this message may ...
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Is 2020 really great?

The words "a great" has been removed from the snowflake menu (showed up if you have not logged in yet), and been replaced with "the". The new text is: "Stack Exchange invites ...
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Please change the wording of the comment generated when mods move comment threads to chat

In general, we like the idea of changing the text to be a bit more informative. There's a lot of good ideas between the question and Tinkeringbell's answer. I poked at it a bit to try and find ...
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Reviewer workflow is confusing to OP approving suggested edits to their post

Thank you for reporting this issue! I just deployed an update. The message displayed when the author of a post approves a suggested edit has been changed to: Thanks for reviewing the suggested edit - ...
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Can we get a better wording for protected questions?

I think that just having "on this site" alone is not enough. When a user looks at their rep on the top right hand corner, there is no distinction between bonus rep and site rep. In the mind of the ...
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Why do I have to hate hats in order to opt out of Winter Bash?

The choice of words might be glib to the original author of the dialog box, but it really does bother some of us. It's not simply being sensitive about a “bad word” used by someone else. Rather, it's ...
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Improve election results message

This will be fixed in the next build. The missing space was probably a .Net Framework to .Net Core regression. I went with "macOS" for item 3 because that's where my heart guided me.
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My vs You on site pages

We actually just defined how we feel about this in our content guidelines. We might be able to get this into our next bug duty rotation.
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Use "score" instead of "votes" in the list of questions

This has been a long time coming, and we're not quite done yet! However I'd like to update you folks that we've just pushed some changes to wording all around the website regarding "votes". ...
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Make “how to tag” actually helpful for new users

The following is live incorporating copy from both answers. How to Tag A tag is a keyword or label that categorizes your question with other, similar questions. Choose one or more (up to 5) ...
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Better word choice for "Protected" questions

The problem with your suggestion is restricted has the same sense of double meaning. Particularly in the US, that word is more associated with things that are restricted to people aged 18 and above, ...
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Please change "Blog" to indicate it’s a Stack Exchange blog, not a site blog

Thanks for your suggestions. The Community Bulletin section in the right sidebar has now been updated to label the company blog posts subsection as The Overflow Blog.
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Why do I have to hate hats in order to opt out of Winter Bash?

Please review Replace text in website with Chrome content script extension to create an extension that replaces every instance of "I hate hats" to a phrase of your choice, such as, "Don't show hats - ...
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Should we change the word "Answer" in meta posts that is tagged with "discussion" to "Posts"?

No. The word "post" is already in use, it means either a question or an answer. Changing "answers" to be "posts" will be highly confusing.
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Rename "Very low quality" in "unintelligible"

“Unintelligible” is not the right wording for “very low quality”. A post can be perfectly comprehensible, but still very low quality. A post that doesn't actually say anything — a repost of an ...
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Just another suggested edit-suggestion suggestion

IMO, yes, it's a bit of a pointless suggestion. The current version sacrifices brevity for clarity, which on the whole is probably a good thing since clarity is, at the end of the day, more important.
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Please change the wording of the comment generated when mods move comment threads to chat

My suggestion for a generic comment would read something like this: [Comments][1] are not to be used for extended discussion. The comments here have been [moved to a chatroom][2] for future reference....
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