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Images that are wider than 640px

To handle overflow, Super User uses the following CSS for images: img { max-width: 640px; } For example, look at the following images with widths of 640px and 800px, respectively: The second ...
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Edits required for on-topic help page

I'm referring to this: https://superuser.com/help/on-topic "asking for a hardware shopping recommendation" should be included. Don't know why it is not explicitly mentioned when it's a valid off-...
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New visitors can add images - should we review it

Is it worth having, within the Review/Tools section (https://superuser.com/tools), thumbnails of all images posted to be reviewed. I'm not suggesting the image has to be approved first or not, that'...
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Failed audit trying to report apparent bug in review queue

I opened up the SU 'First Posts' review queue just now and was presented with a nicely detailed answer to this question, about whether hibernation would damage RAM. The quirk was, the ID of the ...
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Transfer ownership of question

I have a question at SuperUser which was not answered effectively for a period of time. Since then I don't have the subject hardware anymore, so I cannot test the upcoming ideas. I would gladly ...
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Let user specify main tag for a question

I observed that a web page title for questions asked here is generated by the first tag + full question. However the ordering for the tags is fixed once added, unless one removes all tag and re-add ...
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Can we add a 'recently viewed' to the Users pane

The users pane let's us see our own questions, answers, comments, tags, badges votes etc. It would be really nice if we could also see the most recent posts we viewed. There have been so many ...
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Protecting or marking self answered questions to avoid "lack of research" downvotes

I recently had a small problem to solve, googled and found a solution. Since the question was out of Stack websites, I thought I would post it already with an answer, and so I did it: Replace any ...
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Standard Question Guidance

We get a lot of questions that fall into some common themes, like BSOD, network issues, USB issues, flash drive issues, laptop battery/power pack issues, etc. Often, the person will be clueless about ...
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Revoking flags and close votes

I'd like to be able to revoke my own flags and close/reopen votes. Since it can take quite a while for question votes to accumulate, the questions often change in the meantime. The same applies to ...
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Why do people have to gain reputation on each Stack Exchange site before being allowed to comment?

I have been reading this discussion with some interest. (Why can people answer a question before being able to comment?). The answer so far is that new users might not understand the way the site ...
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Why were the comments removed from this question when the comments provided the answer?

The comments to this question Excel 2013 32bit and 64bit crashing on form were removed when the asker accepted my answer but the actual answer and quite a few 'Things to try' steps was in the comments ...
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Limit time for downvotes

Can we put a limit on the downvote system please (I'm talking years)? The reason is the SU rules change in regards to what is on and off topic. So current queue (at time of writing) is filled with ...
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Notify on changes on a revised answer [duplicate]

I came upon this Q&A The least-voted answer, according to the comments, was downvoted because it's a "link-only answer". (Kind of inconsistent, are we? The highest-voted answer is also a "link-...
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Burn tags whose questions are all migrated

I've noticed that there are many tags that only have questions that are migrated. Would it be feasible to have an automated process burn such tags?
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Block suggested edit if the edit summary contains an email address

A follow-up from this question. I've noticed that many spam suggested edits have edit summaries that contain an email address (examples: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5]). Spambots seem to be treating the edit ...
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Show comment count on search list

Search lists currently show the total votes, answers and views. I think the number of comments would be a very useful addition, possibly more useful in practice than the number of views. Questions ...
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Can we convert older (question body format) duplicate notices to the new, not editable duplicate format?

Duplicates used to be handled by the system putting some markup in the question body, like so: > **Possible Duplicate:** > [Title of the Duplicate Question](http://superuser.com/) <!-- ...
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When reviewing, can we remove these dreadful "Congratulations, this was only a test" questions

Every so often, we review some questions, close questions, reopen questions etc, some of which do take a bit of time, thought and consideration, to suddenly be told "Congratulations, this was a test!...
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Penalty for unexplained down-votes [duplicate]

Often I come across perfectly valid questions which have been down-voted for no apparent reason, sometimes with no comments or answers at all. I don't think a down-vote should ever be made without ...
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Concept of "conditional" downvotes?

Down-voted questions seem to fall into two categories: fixable and unfixable. Some questions are just inappropriate, easily answerable with minimal search effort, or have other problems for which ...
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Difficulty trying to answer old unanswered questions

This site encourages users to try to answer old unanswered questions. I've made several attempts to wade into the 35K+ unanswered questions, but it is like finding a needle in a haystack. From a ...
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Shouldn't there be a "Questioner Tag" so that responders should know how to frame ans. to best suit the OP?

If people at SU knew that I'm NOT primarily a programmer/computer enthusiast/computer application professional (in essence, someone who's supposed to know quite a lot of nitty-gritty of computers), I ...
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Flag as off topic - move to linux/unix community is missing

I have tried to flag ALSA stopped working with default device as off-topic, to move it into Unix & Linux community. However there is no option for that (or I don't see it?): Is this missing on ...
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Can tag wiki edit review be adjusted to make plagiarism easier to catch?

In the Suggested Edits queue, plagiarism is a rejection reason unique to tag wiki edits. Plagiarized edits can be caught by googling the tag wiki text or by googling the product and examining the most ...
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Raise the minimum rep needed to create new tags

Super User has a tag problem. Due to many users who are not acquainted with the site barely reaching the rep threshold to create new tags, many such users misuse it, and that causes a problem as ...
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Effect of downvote on reputation

Should downvotes result into bigger reputation loss than -2 ? I believe that compared to +10 for an upvote, -2 is negligible and it would be fair to increase it. Also, since the community is ...
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Update the 'invalid edit' audits?

The audits for 'invalid edits' always have the same pattern: randomly inserted texts They take a long time to load (5-10 seconds) instead of the almost instantaneous 'next'. This means somebody ...
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Allow instant bounty award for "exemplary answers"

When setting a bounty on a question, I'm given several options. One of those options is "One or more of the answers is exemplary and worthy of an additional bounty". I chose that option, and there's a ...
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New badge for answering N questions

This has nothing to do with the fact I've attempted to answer nearly 1000 questions, but based purely on that fact ( :) ), should there be a badge for answering certain thresholds? Joking aside, ...
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Stimulate users to ask how they can achieve something (or: how to avoid the XY problem on SU)

I noticed people sometimes asking questions about a specific solution to their problem instead of asking how to achieve their goal (also known as the XY problem, as explained on Meta SO). For example ...
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Answers/questions profile page improvements

I've answered a few questions on SU over time, but am curious how many of them were correct (marked as answer). If we could have a ratio (for all time), that would be great. The same can apply to ...
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Add an option to create preformatted PC Specs to questions

There are times that it's really nice to know that the specs of the PC for a question. However many times these specs come in looking like this: My specs: OS: Windows 8 RAM: 8 GB Processor: i5-750 ...
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New style for part of super user

The logo for Super user, I interpret as a [ square bracket and a } curly bracket, with a · middle dot in between. [·}. To keep that style, I noticed a place it could be added. When there is a new ...
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How do I undo my vote to close?

Maybe it's just me but on countless occasions I've wrongly voted to close after misreading the question (oops). Either that, or the OP has modified their question following a comment to bring it in ...
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VOTE UP answers for own question even low reputation for new users

I think it should be possible to vote up answers for your own questions even you have less than 15 reputations. New users can't vote up answers for their questions right now.
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Add a 'No Caps Lock' message/hint/check on the website

I've seen a lot of questions that are originally in CAPS LOCK and with no formatting at all. Most recently, was this and this question with caps lock body, this question with caps lock title, and this ...
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ACTIVATE QUALITY FILTERS FOR QUESTIONS IN ALL CAPS! [duplicate]

Irritating isn't it? The most recent example that appears in previous feature request about the help pages. Is funny that isn't enabled here either. Can we enable it?
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Warn when Approving Edits for Questions On-Hold

Motivated by this similar question, I've noticed a lot of edits being approved when they simply shouldn't be - in particular, for questions that are already on-hold. I've noticed this several times ...
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Have a prompt when a tag is created

When a tag is created, a prompt should be raised, just so that people know they they are creating a tag, and are doing it intentionally. I think that should solve address the answers to my previous ...
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The "Possible Duplicate" link/auto-text should NOT be part of the question itself

When a question gets closed as a possible duplicate, Community ♦ edits the post to insert the "duplicate link": That's great! We should be directing users to the "original" question. The problem ...
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Newest questions with YOUR TAGS only

Not sure if this should be here or meta.SO, but... A really handy feature for me, and I assume others, would be the option to see ONLY questions tagged with your tags, but in chronological order.
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Why can't I select any stackExchange site for migration?

It's really bugging me. There's a question that I believe belongs on a stackExchange site which is not included in the list below: Who has created that list anyway? Why can't I see any Search field?
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Alt Text on Several Graphics

I'm a completely blind user with a screen reader, and while browsing the website, my attention was attracted by this question As I have experience as a blind user, I wanted to make sure the answers ...
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Close question after some days of acceptance (if user accept the answer)

I get disturbed by an answer for a question posted by me, if I did accept and confirm an answer a couple of months ago. I better suggest you to close/mark the question as "no more answers needed".
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Close votes filter enhancement

The close votes allows us to filter by up to 3 tags. Can these (and if so how) be negative values. For example, I know nothing of Linux, and as such I spend quite a while clicking the skip button. I ...
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A picture is a thousand words. Let's make use of that more. Promote Pictures in SuperUser

I've been to so many forums on computers over the years an one thing always stands out. The Lack of information. Take this recent question for example: https://superuser.com/questions/750311/how-can-...
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Show more details about a Moderator candidate during elections

THE SUGGESTION: For Elections, allow the user to view a specific candidate and see things such as... How many of my own questions has this candidate answered ? How have I rated this candidate's ...
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Under Review mode to show accepted answer along with the question, with 1st new posts, or late answers

More of a suggestion than a question I guess, but so be it. I'm having to constantly Check the entire question when reviewing Late answers or First time new posts. I understand it wouldn't make much ...
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Downvoting a question should require a comment/upvote of a comment

Downvoting questions As you've seen in the title, In my opinion, a downvote at least requires a short explanation in the comments or an upvote of a comment if the comment already explains the problem....

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