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Can I disable the Review Icon

The Review Icon came to my screen about a week ago. I find that it is promoting 100 or more new posts every day. By the time I see this, I have seen the posts already as I tend to look through posts ...
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How do I quickly know what types questions I can ask on a given StackExchange website?

I had a question about NFC and I wasn't sure what SE site would be appropriate to ask it on. I knew that information was documented somewhere but it took me a few minutes to find it. "Asks Different'...
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Flagging content that is later edited

I posted the same thing on stackoverflow recently. It seems it needs to be posted here too. The problem is that you flag some content that is "flaggable" then the poster edits the post and your flag ...
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Migration - Replace ServerFault with SoftwareRecs?

I don't have figures for this, just a perception based on my close-votes, usually with new users though not always. We have no migration path to software recommendations, even for well-structured ...
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Can we have “drive” as a separate tag?

Recently, I have found myself asking questions about drives in general, such as flash drives or SD cards. I want to use the drive tag, but whenever I try to use it, it's automatically changed to hard-...
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Fully dark theme/mode?

Since the whole network is getting a more consistent theming all across its sites, why not adding a dark theme (/dark mode to the theme), as well? It's not just about the ongoing (mobile) "...
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Acknowledging comments so that they can be removed

"Comments are not for extended discussion" is in my opinion a very valuable thing to imbue in the community. Occasionally I've been on one end or another of the following situation: Person A makes a ...
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Can the “migrated from StackOverflow” notice expire, please?

There are questions that were migrated from other sites, e.g. Stack Overflow. These questions have a migration notice, e.g. Remove audio from video file with FFmpeg (Sorry, I didn't know where to ...
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Should we add “lmgtfy” to the blacklist?

Earlier today I noticed a comment that had a "lmgtfy" (Let me Google that for you) link in a comment (now deleted). Such links have been blacklisted on Stack Overflow and Software Engineering mainly ...
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Suggestion for improvement in site look

The current evolution of the SU site look has created a sidebar that is mostly empty space : It seems to me that it would be useful to transfer more information to the sidebar, in order to avoid the ...
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Change quote background color, to make code in a quote stand out

The quote background (this is inline code) color is the same as code background color. Please change it because code sometimes appears in quotes. (I realize meta has a different theme but the ...
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Audit reviews shouldn't treat comments as negative input [duplicate]

So I was reviewing first posts and came across a good question. Me thinking it has no answers yet, I left a comment asking for more information and suggesting a solution to the question. Afterwards, I ...
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Please make highlighting of up or down votes on posts more visible on Super User Meta

On all SE sites, the up or down vote arrows next to posts are highlighted if I have already voted on that post. The colours and the highlighting vary on the different sites. Unfortunately, on Super ...
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How to format Excel tables in questions?

There are so many questions regarding Excel. The questioner and those giving questions need to cite an example frequently. There are, however, no simple method to convert an excel table into a neat ...
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Can we have tags for “Report Builder” and “Reporting Services”?

I have posted a question about SQL Server, its Management Studio and its Report builder in Super User a few minutes ago and provided that Super User is the right board for that question, which ...
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Can we see the posts we (helpfully) flagged?

When I flag a post and the flag is deemed helpful, the post is usually deleted. For example: https://superuser.com/questions/785287/how-can-i-protect-my-personal-folders-individually-with-password/...
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Answers as comments - please resist the urge

I'm lifting this straight from Photography.se as I think they have a very good policy on this. I'm guilty of this too, but if it becomes policy then I shall also refrain. Many times, short answers ...
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Please let me award a bounty to a qualified answer despite my tardiness?

My bounty expired because I didn’t log in for a few days, but someone answered during the eligible period and I wish to award them the bounty. I noticed this just now — 5 hours too late. If you look ...
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Change the close question text

Would it be possible to get the text in yellow box on questions closed for requesting hardware and software recommendations to contain a link to those respective sites? Below is a recent example. ...
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PGP support for mails

Feature request : Make a field per e-mail address where one's can enter a PGP key, so newletters and job alerts are encrypted (Facebook deos so e.g)
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Questioned marked as a duplicate (5 times) and original is answered but duplicate is not tagged as “answered”

Looking at this question align column with text and numbers it is marked marked as a duplicate. The original question has been answered. My thought is the derivative question could re-display the ...
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Why do I need 15 reputation to mark an answer correct and 50 to add a comment?

So I found the answer I was looking for, better than the "community-accepted" answer, but it had 0 votes and I couldn't mark it as my answer since I needed 15 reputation, and I couldn't add a comment ...
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Unanswered questions that are answered without upvotes or accepted answers

The Unanswered tab at the top shows that there are more than 8,000 unanswered questions, it also seems to increase every day. I think it's a bad behavior that this keeps increasing... Don't ...
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Any plans for a Documentation feature within SuperUser?

Sometimes, I come across information that I suspect is nowhere else on The Net and I think that posting it would be helpful to the community at large. I ask because the information is more ...
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RFE: hide vote counts for an initial 2 weeks

I would like to see up/down vote tallies not released until the question has had a chance to be viewed. It's fairly well established that seeing results of votes before you have had a chance to ...
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Choose previewed tag?

I asked a question about Xen on Arch Linux. The tag [arch-linux] has potential usefulness, but the issue is primarily Xen. But it seems tags are sorted alphabetically so the question shows as arch ...
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Failed a few tests recently for reasons that fail

Just failed this test: https://superuser.com/review/first-posts/644425 How did I fail? By commenting. I commented OMG. That made my heart hurt. Yes, the OMG wasn't necessary. The entire comment ...
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Randomise order of 'Answered questions' responses for Election events

I'm not sure if the actual candidates in the election are randomly ordered, but I've noticed that as the default (is rightly imo) set to show the highest voted answer - currently David Postill appears ...
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Automatically embed image links

It seems that half of the questions from new users have linked example images (better than no example at all) that we then edit to make the image inline. Could SE automagically alter posts to turn ....
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Please change the “0 Answers” style on SuperUser

The "0 Answers" style on SuperUser looks horrid/out of place. You know the one I'm talking about, the big burgundy box of badness.
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Please create a tag for “graphpad-prism”

Please could you create a tag on Superuser for "graphpad-prism"? Here's a description: A statistical graphing program widely used in Academia and the Biotech and Pharma industries. Two questions ...
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New functionality: convert close vote

Close votes can be retracted from question, but after that no more close votes can be cast on that particular question. I understand that voting and revoking several times would negatively impact ...
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Who can I contact if I want to create a new tag, but I don't have the reputation points?

I would like to create a new tag "graphpad-prism" on Superuser to flag questions on Graphpad Prism (a statistical program commonly used in biotech and pharma companies). Superuser appears to be the ...
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Can we get tabs like in Stackoverflow?

I really like the customizable tabs in stackoverflow where I really can filter for questions I'm interested in. (When) Can we have it here? Update I've asked this question almost a year ago, do we ...
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Always display vote split

Since I made it to 1k reputation (yay!), I can now see the vote split by clicking on the current vote status of a question or answer. Is there any way so that I can always see these when I am logged ...
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Proposal: Merge SuperUser, Unix&Linux, ServerFault, AskUbuntu, AskDifferent

Most of the questions are the same (configurations, non-programming) and it would benefit from having more people looking at questions. Some of those sites don't get a lot of traffic, the response ...
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Please merge [tag:extended-desktop] [tag:multiple-desktop]

Those 2 tags are exact duplicates : extended-desktopmultiple-desktop isn’t it ?
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Should adding a constructive comment fail an audit? [duplicate]

I have just failed this audit for adding a comment. After having carefully read the question and the answer (which was in the first post review) I noticed that the answer ends with the following ...
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Make badges be worth reputation

I don't know if this has ever been part of the site and then deleted or what, but I think that badges should be worth something, preferrably reputation or maybe something new. I know that some new ...
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Tag wiki edit reviews - remove proposal from queue when a new one is created

From time to time I receive tag wiki edits for approval, and just after approving it I receive its newer version (from the same author) I suppose that both versions were already in the queue when I'...
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Set a rep threshold for editing closed questions?

Reviewing proposed edits I've found this one: I've rejected it as "no improvement whatsoever", but also the question seemed poor quality and I've opened that too. It's closed as too broad, so it ...
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Why not to implement a Keyboard Shortcut feature?

Often I find myself manually typing <kbd></kbd> tags to define a shortcut inside the editor. Shortcuts are very essential in "Super User" context, and I think, as a formatting feature, at ...
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Can I get notified when my comment is deleted

Two days ago I replied to a comment (under my own question, which happened to be closed later). To my surprise my last comment was seemingly deleted by an admin. The comment was acceptable, as I ...
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Can we have the option to request approval when making edits

When we gain rep, we no longer require approval when we make an edit. However, I feel there should be the option to request approval, (although it's probably only useful for tags). I've just asked ...
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Automatically generate comment at close vote

When I cast a duplicate close vote on a question, the system automatically generates a comment (I vote to close the question being duplicate of ...) I think it's very useful as it gives an early ...
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Restrict tag creation?

I feel we have more tag-cleanup-request question here than what would be good (at least it's my personal idea). Is it possible to make creation of tags more controlled (/ difficult,) by... ...
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Editing tag wiki excerpt after partial review did not invalidate original votes

Referring to this tag wiki excerpt edit, which was initially longer and worded somewhat differently. I received 1 Accept and 1 Reject citing the reason "Most of this should go in the wiki. The excerpt ...
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Should we edit old, non-interesting questions?

From time to time I see old (3+ years), non-interesting / low quality (no answers at all or having comments asking for clarification without further effort from the OP) questions jumping to the top of ...
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Is there currently a way to host CSV or tab delimited data for helping with database, spreadsheets, or any grid-like applications?

I noticed a pattern with Excel and Google Sheets questions that sample data is often presented in non-optimal ways. The data may not exist, only a screenshot of the image requiring someone to build ...
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Add votes to close on main page

On the main Questions page here on SU, would it be a good idea to add a votes to close count, similar to the Votes and Answers count? I think it would help close questions faster keeping SU cleaned ...