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Display recently awarded gold badges on sidebar (below hot network questions)

Can we use the free space below the Hot Network Questions section to display recently awarded gold badges? No bronze or silver badges like it was done in the past. Just gold badges like for example: ...
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import comments into chat when comments could get chatty? [duplicate]

I know sometimes when there's some to and fro, you get a link offering a chat. And comments are imported into it. But other times a chat is appropriate and because of no to and fro, it doesn't come ...
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Create a queue for posts that will have to be reviewed later

There are many posts that should be placed in a queue to be checked later. An example is this one, but there are comments like this scattered all over the place: Having a queue like this would ...
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Improve filtering of spam suggested edits

I've been seeing an increasing number of spam edits in the review queues, replacing the entire body of the post with filler text such as a complement (to get past spam filters), then including a link ...
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To improve the Superuser search feature by allowing partially match ("like", "contains") logic

I asked this question: Type to navigate and open anything on screen by using keyboard ? Similar to shortcatapp.com In the content, there is the term "shortcatapp". But when I search using that term, ...
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No "privileges" link on meta site user profile card

There's no privileges link on the user dropdown card on meta sites: Main site: Meta site: /privileges on meta redirects to the main site's /privileges, so one could assume the site change is the ...
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How do I return to the main site from Meta?

The redesigned all-new top bar has a Help dropdown menu. There's a Meta item in there. That's a great thing, because now you can access Meta easily. On Meta SuperUser it's changing into What's Meta: ...
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Proposed cancel comment button

When typing a comment, there is no button to "cancel" comments. A cancel button does exist for editing questions... so why not also comments?
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Make syntax highlighting possible to enable with prettify language codes

On Super User syntax highlighting is turned off. But there are questions on Super User where syntax highlighting can be helpful. Therefore I suggest that syntax highlighting is made possible to enable ...
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Flagging>Closing>Off-Topic>Migration inadequate choices

Flagging>Closing>Off-Topic>Migration has these choices: belongs on meta.superuser.com discussion, support, and feature requests for this site belongs on stackoverflow.com Q&A for ...
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Exception to the minimum answer character count

Sometimes a user just needs a single command line answer. To be most efficient (The mantra of the SE community) it would make sense just to give them a single command to run rather than appending ...
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Can we rename "window" to "gui-window"?

When I was looking around in the windows tag (while waiting for an answer...) I noticed that many people when they were talking about the Windows OS, they tagged it both with windows and window. I do ...
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What is the proper way to cite an answer from another StackExchange site?

What is the proper way to cite an answer from another StackExchange site? It is not uncommon to find an answer to a question for SuperUser on ServerFault or StackOverflow. But there doesnt seem to ...
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Remove upvoting on comments under a question, only allow downvoting

If you don't know an answer, why don't you simply pass-by? No question is stupid. We are all human beings and can have different ideas at times and just because of difference, another idea can't be ...
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Refer users to appropriate sites for off-topic questions on the On-Topic help page

On the android.stackexchange.com on-topic page, they include a link to Stack Overflow for questions related to app development (since it is off-topic for android.SE but on-topic for Stack Overflow): ...
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Feature for Contesting a Duplicate Designation

There needs to be a better way for users who have questions marked as duplicate to contest the designation. As of right now, there is no formal mechanism in the system for a user to be able to ...
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Custom close reason is processed as a comment

When I click on “Close” (under a question), I get a “Why should this question be closed?” dialog box.  If, in that box, I click on “off-topic because…”, I get a “Closing > Off-Topic” box.  If I then ...
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Add informations to "reopen" - request

So I want to add some informations to a question which take care of the "Should I use an antivirus on osx" - question. So I have clicked the reopen-link. But I'm not able to add any information why I ...
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Mark users as otherwise "inactive" on their posts if they are so

Every once in a while I see users (mostly new ones, no offense to them) comment asking for clarification on answers or questions from users that are no longer active on Super User. They haven't "been ...
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Incorporation Of A Printer-Friendly Option?

Is it possible to have a printer-friendly option for the odd occassion when a solution may need to be printed out (in a nice neatly fashion) ?
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Log-in problems

I think the log-in system can be improved. I am always logged in on facebook, but I use another facebook account for superuser, stackoverflow, etc. When I want to log in, it is impossible to log in ...
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Make the edit tags button not bump a post

Four to five times a week I find my self answering a 2-3 year old question on the front page that I do not realize is a old (potentially abandoned) question that Hennes edited to do tag cleanup on (...
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How to manually move a comment conversation to a chat?

Is it possible to manually move a discussion in comments to a chat room? I just got the usual message that I should move the conversation to a chat. Please avoid extended discussions in comments. ...
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New error message box is easy to miss

In my answer to Is it possible for many domain names to share one IP address? I wanted to include a link to the IP for superuser.com to show how shared hosting and accessing by IP's did not work, ...
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Can you add the UNIX&Linux SE to the available migration groups?

Can you add the UNIX&Linux SE to the available migration groups? It has a lot of other groups but in some cases allowing a transfer to that group might be preferable.
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Can we make the font size when using "#" in markdown smaller?

The way that markdown is implemented in the SE sites, starting a line with # makes it into an HTML <h1> heading: #Heading, (<h1>) This may be just me but I find the # heading too large. ...
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How to drag attention to someone else's question?

I found out badly answered/voted question: disable the F1 key for whole system And I hope it gets more attention, so the "best answer" could be the right one (the regedit thing). Just to help out ...
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Is there a way to exclude questions with certain tags from "Review" tasks?

When dealing with (in my case) questions that are Windows related, I have some of the worst luck trying to figure out what to do with them. Sometimes I'll stare at it for 3-5 minutes, and have no ...
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Can we add a little more to the close option Off-Topic --> Recommendation?

I created a meta post that shows how to ask questions that may involve recommendations. I think that it would be good to add this to the closing option of Off-Topic --> recommendations. This is ...
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Make images wider than 640px clickable by default [duplicate]

Starting situation If you insert an image which is too big, the system scales it down to fit into the post. The downside is that you sometimes can't read everything on those downscaled pictures (...
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Chat privilege update [duplicate]

If I am not mistaken, you must have 75+ reputation in order to use the chat. If I try to chat with someone without the rep requirement it says that I can't. I thought it could be usful if a user that ...
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New poly-word closure reasons need punctuation

I applaud the new reasons for closing a question.  But recently I voted to close this question (Reason for Unexpected Shutdown …), and then I went to look at it, and it looked something like this: ...
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Unify the `http-status-codes-nnn` tags under `http-status-codes`

I just asked this question, which I wanted to tag with http-status-codes. However, no such tag exists, and I don't have enough rep to create the tag. I think the tag would nicely unify the existing ...
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Color valid tags differently from invalid tags

I have an interesting idea for how tags work. No, it is not the new and improved tag, or a total tag makeover. In fact, it is a small change in how tags work that I think could help out a lot of ...
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The bounty optional message box is misleading

When setting a bounty, I have the option to set an extended explanation of what I require. The input box allows me to input newlines and blank lines, which leads me to think that the full question/...
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Comments to a question that should be answers

Problem: A trend of questions being answered purely in the comment field of the question. There is no formal migration of this into the answer format to the question. As a result, questions that ...
38 votes
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Please add a toolbar button or keyboard shortcut for the Keyboard style

Not sure if this should just be here or if I should post on Meta.Stackoverflow - please can a mod move if you think it should be there. When writing answers, one of the items that takes me the ...
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What about adding a button for <kbd> tags on the formatting bar? [duplicate]

I think that it would be useful to have a button for <kbd> html tags in the formatting bar just above the text edit box; we still have buttons to properly format quoting and for code, but we ...
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Display views on mobile site

As far as I can tell, currently there are no means to display the number of views of any given question on the mobile site. All other relevant stats (number of votes and answers) are seen correctly, ...
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Identify hidden comments when shown

For various reasons and various thresholds, some comments to questions and answers can become hidden. When this happens, the link below the comments changes from add comment to something like: add /...
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RSS feed for favorite tags?

I noticed that every tag has its own RSS feed, it's a handy feature to follow particular subjects. I wonder of there is something similar for own favorite tags: I know that I can individually ...
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Flag for "Not an answer" should be re-worded [duplicate]

I flaged this answer as "Not an answer" due to the answer trying to explain product activation, where the question is about the process of performing the install. The description for "Not an answer" ...
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Why aren't spam and offensive answers simply deleted from the database?

Given the recent spate of spam by a, let us say "disgruntled" user, why is it that the account is deleted but the deleted questions/answers still remain visible on the site (to those with the ...
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Last activity time vs Original Post Time

Would it be possible to show when a post was originally made as well as the last time there was activity on the post? (EDIT: From the home page, without having to go into the question itself.) ...
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Allow low rep users (<20) to post in chat if given explicit write access

A few times I have found myself needing to chat with a low rep user in order to better understand their question without cluttering the comments section. Twice, this has been with very low rep users (&...
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Poppin Tags - or an idea anyway

Why are new Tags not treated like first posts from a new user or suggested edits, but a bit more stringent? My thought: If a new tag is created, why does it not go to the review bin for voting by ...
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Why is there no way to look at progress towards different badges?

Does anyone know why there is no ability to view progress/statistics towards particular badges or just have the overall ability to look at progress for accounts? I feel like this would be very ...
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Feature request: Stacking bounties

I'd like to see a way to be able to stack bounties. Say Joe shmo has a question out there and someone puts a bounty on it for 50 points. Well lets say I like Joe's question and I also want to know the ...
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Synonym Breakage: Command Line vs. Command Prompt

I don't think those should by synonyms. "Command line" is often contrasted with a GUI; it means that you're typing commands in a terminal-like Window. It's a platform-agnostic term, used in Unix-...
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No "Get in touch" ability? [duplicate]

I have found constantly that I am trying to talk to users yet I am constantly dragged down by the fact that we are spamming the living daylights out of comments. Why do we not have an ability to post ...

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