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Special requirements before voting a question into negative territory [duplicate]

I had a question that got attention from one user. The Comments got toxic and the reputation of the question got voted into the negative range (presumably by the commenter). So I deleted it and ...
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Why spam questions are not removed from the recently changed lists once deleted?

Clicking on x questions with new activity banner to see latest activity I often also see "old" (> 5 min:) ) spam questions still in the list, however the question itself is already removed. Why ...
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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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Add softwarerecs to the migration targets

This feature same request Add softwarerecs to vote to migrate option was declined in Feb. 2014, since the circumstances meanwhile changed I don't think this is a duplicate. Software ...
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How can I create just an answer without a question (blog)?

I know this is a question answer forum, but the last 2 years I've been building three systems (2 computers, old and new, running dolphin and a XPenology NAS) and found some very interesting facts. ...
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Allow migration of suitable hardware questions to the Hardware Recommendations Stack site

There was a site proposed in Area 51 called Hardware Recommendations. It is now in public beta and I think it would be helpful to migrate and redirect users with hardware questions to this site ...
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How can I find question that have newly assigned bounties?

Assume there are 150 questions featured/with bounty, and I have read them all. An hour later I come back, and now there are 152. Currently, it seems I need to scroll through and read all 152 to find ...
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What flag to use for questions related to 'Hackintosh(s)'

This question was recently asked: https://superuser.com/q/1016904/465600 This is a question really to do with the Hackintosh community but I am not sure what to flag it as. Hackintosh doesn't ...
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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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Feature Request- adding “date tags”

There are many questions that have never been answered as they have been stomped on by newer questions. There are also questions where the user has got an answer but it didn't work for him. My ...
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Notify a rejected or accepted edit

I would like to propose to somehow notify a rejected edit. Meanwhile the accepted edit give a +2 and it is somehow notified in the Recent Inbox Messages, the rejected one is difficult to find [1,2] ...
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Sorting Questions by Most Views and Filtering

A few questions about sorting and filtering: Is it possible to sort questions by the number of views (not votes)? How? Can I combine sorting (by votes, views) with filters (unanswered, featured)? How?...
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Should question owners be able to down vote on answers?

I have had a few questions with not so good answers. Could it be possible that question askers can down vote (or up vote) on answers to their questions, without rep requirements? Also, about up ...
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How do you know when the asker has read your answer?

Sometimes when I write a pretty long answer I never know whether he/she has read my answer or had just left and decided not to bother with it. I don't however want to know everyone who has read it ...
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Downvoting a Closed Thread?

This is more of a overall StackExchange question than anything else, but it springs to mind that users can downvote a question that has been closed. Why is this the case? If a thread was closed for ...
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reCAPTCHA image verification improvements

Sometimes when I'm quick, I get a reCAPTCHA to verify that I am human. I'm totally fine with this. Today I got a reCAPTCHA with images. I had to select peanuts or street signs, and somehow I am not ...
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Why isn't there a Close > Too specific option?

We have a Close > Too broad reason, but why not a Close > Too specific? Or as I learned researching this, a Too localized reason? It's quite often that I see users are asking why their specific ...
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Display Hold/Closed status in Edit review queue

This previous Meta question, Warn when approving edits for questions on hold, deals with not approving edits to on-hold questions that don't solve the hold issue. It proposed a warning to alert the ...
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Is there a way to filter out questions from users who don't have a specific badge?

I would like to only see questions which were asked by those who at least have the Informed badge. I don't like wasting my time answering (or even reading) questions by those who haven't bothered to ...
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Highlight tags that have a planned tag-cleanup on Meta

This may be pie-in-the-sky, but it would be useful if there were some way to connect Meta status-planned tag-cleanup posts to the related tags on the main Super User page. For example, cleanup of ...
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Add expand functionality to images

When we add images to posts, they're often shrunk to fit the web page (reduction of the width and height). I suspect this is done automatically by the HTML. However, some times, we need to see the ...
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Guidance: editing question to reveal intent by removing author's obvious understanding, (or any reader's understanding)

I had my edits rejected, which to me at least, clearly showed the questioner's intent at: https://superuser.com/review/suggested-edits/389619 The edits were rejected with the boilerplate, "This ...
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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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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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Add a new off-topic close reason for questions asking for scripts

Recently, I've seen several questions in the close queue that simply ask for a script to be written to perform or automate a particular task. These questions are currently closed as too broad with ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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, ...