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Why can't comments be downvoted?

Since comment upvotes don't yield any reputation, I'm just wondering why comments can be upvoted but not downvoted. I see a lot of comments with flat out wrong information or unhelpful responses, and ...
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I can't change my vote to close, bug?

I voted to close a question, then realized it was not the best fit. So I went to change my vote, and saw there was no option to do this: Not a big deal, I thought. I can retract (seeing as that's my ...
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Ability to follow users or add friends?

I am sure this question has been asked several times, but when I search for "favorite user" or "add user to favorites" all I seem to get is posts for favorite question of the week. Please respond ...
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Can we activate syntax highlighting for code blocks based on the question's tags?

I think it is time to revisit the syntax highlighting question. There is a similar request that suggests using HTML comments to activate highlighting for specific posts. I would rather implement ...
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Can a question limit be displayed *before* allowing a user to attempt asking a question?

I would change something about the "ask question" button on SuperUser. Firstly, this button will make a question form after you click it, but only after you fill out the fields and click the "submit" ...
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Multiple edits accepted?

I recently attempted to edit this ansewer made by user207162. To my annoyance I found I could not. I was reviewing him because it was his first post and was almost forced to click no action needed due ...
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Should we outright ban a few tags when we know they don't belong here?

We could do a lot to better serve the SU community if we killed off some tags en masse. If we're going to maintain many confusingly similar sites, perhaps we should just reject tags like nginx which ...
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Has the possibility of having a "Vote to Answer" been discussed?

I've run across a number of different questions that may have entirely acceptable answers yet an answer is not selected either due to a user not returning to complete it, forgetting, or not thinking ...
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Should a bounty prevent a question from being closed

This question should be closed as not constructive or too localized. Yet it cant be voted closed, since it has an active bounty. Shouldnt close votes take priority?
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Would it be possible to have comments that are flagged as offensive, immediately not viewable until they are moderated?

Example: I'm relatively secure in my sexuality, and laughed more than anything. But, maybe it would be a good idea to have anyone with a reputation of over 1K be able to flag offensive content (...
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Can we have j/k style (like Gmail) scrolling through posts?

Can we have j/k style (like Gmail) scrolling through posts, or is it already possible? Often you don't want to scroll with the mouse, and using the down arrow or spacebar is just not enough. You ...
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Can we remove auto-conversion of sloppy answers to question comments?

This answer to another question of mine is the context for this question. I have more than once, had the Post Your Answer button just move my answer to a question comment for me. But only if it ...
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Can we remove (or at least soften) the restriction against using Problem in the title?

I know that this has been brought up before. I know it was previously declined. And while I agree that it certainly can be abused by the userbase ("Problem running Windows, please help!!!11!1") but on ...
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Question and suggestion on Votes and Rep

I am curious about voting or maybe the lack there of. I am an enthusiast, no expert, but I love computers and love seeing the problems and solutions in the Stack Exchange. I learn something new ...
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Spammers exploiting the URL in the user profile to bypass spam protection

It seems spammers have found a way to work around spam filters using the URL in the user profile. This can come from the Home Page field in the form that unregistered users must fill out (the ...
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Don't show vote buttons for your own posts

Rather than show a pop-up when you try to vote your own question or answer up or down, just don't show the vote buttons - much like how there's no upvote button on your own comments.
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Bounty system : case of bounty awarded but no acceptance

I have lately encountered several cases where a poster has awarded the bounty, but has not marked that answer as accepted (or any other answer). This is the symmetric case to the grace period ...
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Can we support internal "chrome://" URLs?

Is it possible that we could support the internal chrome:// URLs used by Google Chrome and Chromium? There are many questions where one has to access an internal page used by Chrome to solve the ...
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Should the Vote to Close option be altered?

This question and my comment there made me think, and it seems to me that to completely avoid any sense of a "pack mentality" that could be applied to when votes are cast to close a question, the ...
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Suggestion for a system to vote on edits

Edits on Super User are very important, it gives sense to many questions and answers here and I think it deserves a good stimulus (such as "Editor" and "Copy Editor" badges), but in my humble opinion ...
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Hot or not; Tweak the Top Questions list to discard poor questions

The following question has a score of -1 votes, and 4 close votes: https://superuser.com/questions/419400/where-can-i-buy-micro-express-microflex-23b-in-europe I do not think it should be included in ...
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A flag to inform moderators of questions answered, but not accepted for a long time

For example Why doesn't the Windows command prompt window maximize to the full screen size? Its more than 2 years old It has been answered as well Perhaps there should be a flag to inform ...
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Any way to center the image?

Currently when an image is inserted/linked into any question or answer it goes to the left side. Even the <center> HTML tag doesn't works for this. It would be good if the images stays at center....
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Allow "private" messages between users? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Private message feature It would be a useful feature to have a button sitting on every user page that would allow one user to contact another in a private way, without having ...
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The 'Precognitive' badge should be removed

No one has earned the Precognitive badge and no one can ever earn it.
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Styling deleted questions in post lists for awarded badges

On the list of flagged posts (Flagging Summary), deleted posts are shown as such: In the favorites list, they also appear deleted: Deleted posts are not indicated on lists of posts for which ...
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Nicer <kbd> style

Apple.SE has a much nicer design for kbd tags: It works much better for embedding it in other text (e.g. an explanation) as it contains a sans-serif font and a more subtle border. The style currently ...
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Is there any way to see how many unique views a page I linked to has got?

Is there a way to see how many unique views a linked question has got. i.e. if I click link and then tweet the url e.g. Can I set "Treat all wireless networks as public" before i even ...
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Cancelling a comment upvote

I have just accidentally upvoted a comment rather than flagging it. I can't see a way to undo this (like you can do for a question) and once you've upvoted a comment you can't flag it. I suggest it ...
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In comment @replies, can the user shown link to their profile or the comment being replied to?

Reading this: How do comment @replies work? It describes how this mechanism works, but in using it (and seeing it used throughout the sites), it doesn't turn the name into a link to either the ...
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Can all images be on 'stack.imgur' to prevent endless edits? Or get an interesting tab?

In Do we care about edit flooding? Should we be doing anything?, Jeff Atwood mentioned: Edits should be reasonably substantive -- trivial edits have all the negatives but almost none of the ...
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Showing progress towards badges

As a feature, show how close/far someone is to getting a badge that has more than one part. I.e. for convention, show how many posts the user has with a score above 2 in meta (if its less than 10), or ...
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Why shouldn't acceptance of an answer count towards a tag's score?

When you vote a question or an answer, the votes contribute towards the tag score. It would seem to be that if an answer is marked as the answer, that says more about the the poster's strength in ...
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Dynamic display of comments and answers on the site

Wouldn't it be nice if AJAX be used to dynamically display the comments on and the answers to ones question?
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Shouldn't cross posting be allowed?

I read somewhere (can't find it now), that cross posting is not allowed or encouraged between SE sites. But I think this should be allowed. Here are few examples. If I have questions on Google Earth,...
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Change to the bounty system

I think the bounty system is flawed slightly. Currently if you don't assign the bounty to a user before the time expires half will go to the user with the most up votes. Even if you do award the ...
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Comment vote equilibrium: Ability to vote down

We can vote up and down for Questions and for Answers, but we can only vote up for comments. As some comments are worthy of down votes, this is a feature suggestion to add the ability to vote down on ...
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Unable to propose tag wiki

I am trying to create a tag wiki for question-of-the-week, but every time I click on Propose Tag Wiki it just reloads the page and doesn't let me make the tag wiki.
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Buying reputation points

Is it possible to buy reputation on stack overflow? It seems that the people do answer more efficiently if bounty is offered :)
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Default or editable link target in editor

Is there any way you can specify the target of a link (to _blank forinstance) in the editor on this site? Or could we maybe have all embedded links opening in a new window? I have got in the habit ...
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Allowing new users to have limited commenting abilities

There have been a few occasions where new users have had the same problem as others, but the issue hasn't been resolved. For example Ben in this Super User question. Unfortunately he has asked if ...
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Drop the score requirement for proposing tag synonyms

Related to : Why am I not allowed to propose a tag synonym ? Couple of days ago, there were certain changes done to the requirements of who can propose synonyms. So you need a score of 10 or more ...
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Will an option to migrate to gaming be added to Super User's close dialog?

The same request as this question but for the gaming site.
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Private message feature

I would like to know if it's possible to have a Personal Message feature in SU. Sometimes I want to email a user or even a mod but I don't think it's possible. I think it could be usefull to share ...
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how can we understand some one answer my comment

when we answer a question if some one comment on my answer ( on the next login SU show us the comment(by the blue envelope)) but what if we comment on a question or comment other one answer how can we ...
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Split score into votes

On SO, if you click on a question or answer's score, you can see the number of up and down votes forming that score. I love this feature, but superuser.com doesn't appear to have it. Why not?
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Increase reputation requirement for tag editing on SuperUser

I spent some time this evening going through the tags on SuperUser, and considering the wider audience it attracts, which are much more inexperienced the ability to edit tags gets abused quickly. This ...
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What does it take to gain reputation on superuser.com?

I've asked a couple of questions. I've answered a couple. But my rep is still at 1. What gives? I'd like to start commenting and up voting. And why doesn't rep span all the sites?
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Is it possible to force users to go through the Help Center before they can ask a question?

There seems to be an increase in the number of people asking low quality or off-topic questions. When comments are made to get additional info or to get them to tell us what they have already tried, ...
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Different Categories of Windows

Should we break up the Windows version tags into categories? Sometimes when I ask a question about Windows 8, I'm afraid more people have Windows 7 than 8, and so more people with Windows 7 would ...

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