Ilmari Karonen
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Which Stack Exchange sites use MathJax?
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Which sites support MathJax? These sites (and their respective Meta sites) support MathJax: 3D Printing Amateur Radio Artificial Intelligence Astronomy Aviation Bioinformatics Biology (with mhchem ...

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The "on hold" instructions look like an ad
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You know, I think you do kind of have a point. Frankly, our current "on hold" notice design is horrible. Not only does it blend in with the ads with its boxy and text-packed design (which ...

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The MIT License – Clarity on Using Code on Stack Overflow and Stack Exchange
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Please make it clear that code will be dual-licensed, not just pure MIT. At least, that's what I hope you're trying to do, but the way you've phrased it, it could be interpreted to mean that new code ...

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Allow flagging a comment after upvoting it
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It turns out that this limitation exists only in the UI — the Stack Exchange backend is perfectly happy to accept flags for comments you've upvoted, it's only the button to bring up the flag ...

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Spam Profiles are getting my goat. Could we have better tools for mods to deal with profile spam?
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As a subtle alternative to Mad Scientist's suggestion, we could simply add a noindex meta tag to the profile pages of users with less than some minimum amount (say, 5 or 10 points) of rep. This would ...

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What is a tag wiki? How do I write a good one?
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What is a tag wiki? Each tag on Stack Exchange has two pieces of user-editable content associated with it: a short tag wiki excerpt of up to about 500 characters of plain text, and a full tag wiki ...

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What are the criteria for questions to be selected for Hot Network Questions?
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Based on David Fullerton's answer, I've written a simple user script that adds a "hotness" indicator to the question infobar: To use the script, you'll first need to install a user script ...

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Why does the CW hat (the Stallman) look like Jesus?
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Nonsense! There's hardly any resemblance at all! See for yourself: Richard Stallman:                           Jesus Christ:

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Any chance of MathJax in chat?
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As a workaround while this request is pending, there exist several client-side workarounds that can be used to enable LaTeX rendering in chat, including: ChatJax, a set of bookmarklets by robjohn to ...

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Ban ImageShack images because they are reusing old URLs for advertising
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I completely support banning ImageShack images in new posts. The fact that it's an unreliable image host would be reason enough in itself, but the replacement of images by ads just adds insult to ...

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Badge symbol in notification is of the site you're on, not where badge was earned
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After what turned out to be a somewhat excessively long delay, version 1.16 of my Stack Overflow Unofficial Patch (SOUP) user script now includes a client-side CSS patch to fix this. Basically, what ...

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New! Smarter profile creation and syncing
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Can I please have a button to copy changes to all sites I haven't customized? The reason I ask for this is because I have (partially) customized "about me" text on a few sites. Currently, to ...

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Did You Know... that 10k users can see deleted comments?
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OK, looks like the hole has been plugged, so let me reveal how it worked. It really was pretty simple: just take the normal AJAX URL used to load "N more comments", e.g. https://stackoverflow.com/...

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This user is edit-spamming dozens of answers with their affiliate code. Can they be removed?
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This situation could not have arisen with Amazon affiliate links, since the Stack Exchange software automatically rewrites them to use Stack Exchange's own affiliate code. Given this precedent, would ...

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Disallow new embedded images from hosts other than the SE imgur account
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I'd support this if Imgur added support for SVG images and removed the size limit from PNG images (or at least raised it to something more reasonable than 1 MB). Until that happens, though, there are ...

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Is using 'header' Markdown okay in answers?
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If the SE devs didn't want us to use Markdown headers at all, they'd just disable the feature. Then again, just because something is technically allowed doesn't meant it's always a good idea. ...

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The CSS for spoilers is a mess. Let's fix it!
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My suggestion is to scrap the whole set of spoiler styles currently in use, and replace them with the following: .spoiler > * { opacity: 0; transition: opacity 0.5s ease-in; /* + ...

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Stack Exchange doesn't allow me to answer protected questions because I gave away earned rep in bounties
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I assume that the check for answering protected questions is simply implemented as something like this pseudo-Python code: threshold = 10 if user.has_assoc_bonus: threshold += 100 if user.rep <...

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Please put answers underneath questions in Close review queue
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I'd very much like to see this done, at least for questions with suggested duplicates. Why do I want this? Well, the notice placed on questions closed as duplicates looks like this: This question ...

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What should we consider for next year's Winter Bash?
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Cross-site hats Award hats for participation across the network, e.g.: "Ask a question with at least +2 score on five different Stack Exchange sites." I know, the obvious question is "which site ...

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You can't see the question owner's special color
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The closest I can get to Undo's suggestion with pure CSS (no images) is: a.comment-user.owner { border: 3px solid #faa; border-radius: 53% 47%; padding: 0.4em !important; /* override ...

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Past Winterbash 2014 results?
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The Wayback Machine seems to have the Winter Bash 2014 leaderboard archived: http://web.archive.org/web/20150509210612/http://winterbash2014.stackexchange.com/leaderboard In particular, the results ...

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Why don’t we call our licence by name?
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As far as I can tell, "cc-wiki" is an old working name for the license that eventually became CC-By-SA 2.5. According to an article in The Wikipedia Signpost on March 25, 2005: "Last ...

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Posts disappear briefly then reload when I click them
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The below suggested changes are now live, the bug is fixed The bug, as expected, is in stackoverflow\content\js\realtime-se.js (included in the full.en.js bundle). Specifically, the problem is in ...

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We’ve removed the option to disable the fixed top bar
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I didn't notice that Ollie had already written a user script to make the top bar non-sticky, so I wrote my own. I like mine slightly more, since it just injects a couple of lines of CSS instead of ...

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Privacy leak in permalink?
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I also felt annoyed by the presence of the user ID on the short permalinks — not so much due to the privacy issue, but simply because I mostly use those links within the SE network, where the ...

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Improve "Protected Question" message with regard to rep gained through Association Bonus
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There's a reason why the association bonus alone does not let you answer protected questions, and that reason is (basically) the Hot Network Questions side bar. When a question with a catchy title ...

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Should Stack Exchange in general be awarding "A"s for Effort?
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I've always thought that the point of "homework questions must show some effort" was simply to discourage people from copying and pasting (sometimes literally, sometimes by manually retyping)...

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New top bar is coming to the Stack Exchange network
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If the top bar will be sticky, please make it scroll horizontally with the page content This has been requested before, but I feel it's important to fix this issue before the new sticky top bar is ...

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Reputation for graph is off by a day
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So, I finally decided to dig into the code and see what's causing this. It turns out to be a one-line bug in the StackExchange.user.initRepGraphs() function. Specifically, at the top of this ...

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