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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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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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New functionality: convert close votes

Close votes can be retracted from a 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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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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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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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'...
Máté Juhász's user avatar
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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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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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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 ...
Máté Juhász's user avatar
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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 ...
Máté Juhász's user avatar
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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 ...
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Provide "Average time to answer" stat to new visitors

In the sidebar of SU there are various stats on the different pages about Questions - questions without answers, count of questions. According to this the time to answer a question monthly average is ...
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Can I use rep from another Stack Exchange sector to place a bounty?

I'm assiduously frequenting the Stack Overflow and Code Review sectors, where I got some reputation. In the other hand I rarely visit Super User, because it doesn't match my skills, so for me it's a ...
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Adding the notification icons to the blog

My home page is the Super User Community Blog When I launch Chrome, I like to read the blog and to see if I have new notifications. Unfortunately, the notification icon are not in the bar, so I must ...
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Should there be a tag for MSRPC?

Should there be a tag for Microsoft Remote Procedure Call or does the DCE tag suffice for people? I was running a search and can find nothing on Stack Overflow or Super User Stack Exchange sites. What ...
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Allow rep from ALL Stack-Exchanges sites to be considered for rep-required functions [duplicate]

For what it's worth - my question is absolutely NOT a duplicate of the 'hypocritical' one linked above.. though it is similar. I wasn't asking WHY Rep is independent between SE sub-sites (it's ...
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Add SoftwareRecommendations website to the close vote (when post belongs on other SE site)

I guess (I have no stats other than my experience) one of biggest reasons posts are closed as off topic (but there is another suitable SE site) is people asking for software! We have https://...
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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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