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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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Can we see the posts we (helpfully) flagged?

When I flag a post and the flag is deemed helpful, the post is usually deleted. For example: https://superuser.com/questions/785287/how-can-i-protect-my-personal-folders-individually-with-password/...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Is there a way to get a email whenever there's a new answer in a thread?

Is there a way to get an email alert whenever there's an new update (such as an answer or a comment) on a thread? I know you can just use IFTTT (check out ifttt.com) and set up a trigger, but I want ...
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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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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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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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Suggest another stack exchange site while closing

While reviewing close votes some times there are some questions that belong to other other Stack Exchange sites or communities such as https://gaming.stackexchange.com/. Is there a way to suggest ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 the ...
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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: ...