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Request for a markdown shortcut for XY

Perhaps it is my imagination but there seems to be an increase in XY problems on SU, to the point that I am linking to the MSO question regularly. Questions are of the format "How can I realign the ...
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Request for a button to copy share link to clipboard

When we click "share" , there is a popup: In the popup, I suggest we have a Copy button beside the textbox (and near to "share" so as to minimize mouse movement) to make it easier to copy links to ...
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Possible bug with dropdown user menu

I noticed a discrepancy with the way the pulldown menu (I don't know what it's officially called, the sub-window that appears when you mouse-over your name at the top) displays reputation changes, and ...
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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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More close votes

A few people at least ran out of close votes. With the new /review and more reviewing activity, perhaps it is time for a raise?
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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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When flagging, requested to have link to duplicate

I wanted to flag two of the answers to this question as duplicates of the accepted answer, as they were later, and had less information (and thus serve no purpose). For the flag (can't yet vote to ...
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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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Why does SU allow me to change my display name without confirmation and limits further changes?

Recently, I was editing my profile, typing something, and an advertisement frame popped up, for lack of better name, since y'all are sparing on the ads. The 'frame' somehow caused my cursor focus to ...
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Adding a table/grid control to the markdown options

I would like to suggest that a table/grid control be added to the markdown options, as it pains me to see people trying to show a sample portion of an excel document, and having it come out as a line ...
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Tag synonyms for denial-of-service

Since the DOS tag is ambiguous, I've just created the denial-of-service tag. I already started retagging a few questions. The problem is that denial-of-service won't appear as a possible choice when ...
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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 ...
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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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Asking whether the user meant MAC or Mac

When typing a question containing MAC, there should be question for the user whether he/she meant Mac/Macintosh. E.g. this question: how to connect Macintosh on LAN had MAC all over the place before ...
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Adding more to the “How to Ask” sidebar help box

Can we expand a little on the "provide details" statement? Specifically, I would like to see a tip for including software version numbers and operating systems. Most of my comments are requests for ...
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No visible flag flag summary

If a comment flag is the first flag a user has on a site, then even if that flag is marked helpful, it will not show up on the flag summary page. As soon as an another valid (non-comment) flag is ...
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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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Easy way to take a comment thread to chat sooner?

If I expect a comment thread to require several back-and-forths, is there an easy way to take it to chat sooner than the 8th reply (or whenever it is that the site automatically suggests you take it ...
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Images that are wider than 640px

To handle overflow, Super User uses the following CSS for images: img { max-width: 640px; } For example, look at the following images with widths of 640px and 800px, respectively: The second ...
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Could we show if someone is typing on chat?

When @ at someone, it would be good to know when he/she types an answer. Just like in popular IMs like Facebook, Gmail etc.
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Retags should not bump a post

I think (following the cd incident) that retags, as a maintenance operation, should not bump the question to the front page. What do you think?
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Add Android Enthusiasts to the default migration targets, drop Gaming

As Android devices become more popular, Super User gets more and more off-topic Android questions. To quote our FAQ (emphasis mine): If your question is not about... videogames or consoles ...
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Require users that plan to edit flood over a certain rate / amount to get permission

TL;DR: Users shouldn't flood edits without a consensus. Read my post but skip the optional stuff... :) Every now and then, we get an edit flood at our front page. This sometimes happens without any ...
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Should the StackAd WordPress plugin be used on the blog?

As requested by studiohack, I am opening this question to discuss the possibility of installing the StackAd Wordpress Plugin (which I am the author of) on the Super User Blog. The ads shown would be ...
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Meta sites should count question scores toward tag scores

Questions don't count towards a user's badge score. This might make sense on the main sites, which thrive primarily through answers contributed by regular users. But those same regular users post ...
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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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How do I log out of all Stack Exchange accounts at once?

So far I've started using Super User, Stack Overflow, Ask Ubuntu and Photography on the Stack Exchange network. Every time I log into one of them (with Google ID) and go to another one of these four ...
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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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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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Bounties for Meta topics

On MSO, bounties are used extensively to raise awareness about specific issues. Child Meta sites don't have bounty support. The reason is stated in this related MSO topic: Child Metas don't have ...
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“You've earned a badge” does not set appropriate activity filter in user profile

When you click on the profile link in the message bar notifying about a new badge, you are taken to the activity section of your profile. The last selected filter (e.g. comments) is still applied, so ...
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{merged} or {closed} markers for merged questions

I had to use {x} in the title, because I'm not allowed to use [x] (especially not [closed]): Oops! Your question couldn't be submitted because: title can't include the closed marker. ...
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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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Possible to suggest tag(s) after scanning through the question?

Is it possible to add this feature - after user enter his/her question into the question text area, the website will auto insert some suggestive tags for the question and insert them automatically in ...
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Vote to close dialog does not handle links to answers

These URLs work in a vote to close » duplicate dialog: http://superuser.com/questions/231273/what-are-the-windows-a-and-b-drives-used-for http://superuser.com/questions/231273/what-are-the-windows-a-...
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Linking to revision diffs

It's possible to link to certain revisions of a post. For example, here I can copy links to revision 1 and revision 2. Unfortunately, it is not possible to link to the diff between two revisions, ...
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Add all-time column to meta user card drop down

By "user card drop down", I mean this: It'd be interesting to see the all-time +/– votes score in an additional column. It's not something that can be easily determined otherwise, since there's ...
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Add “views” ordering to answer list again

There once was a views sort order for answers in a user's profile, but it apparently was removed. It is only available for questions. While it might need to be made clear that it's not ...
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Use block quote style from SU on MSU

Block quotes are a good (if semantically questionable) way to visually separate e.g. screenshots as part of a post on SU, which might otherwise be mistaken as part of the post text, since the get a ...
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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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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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Option for making an edit a comment

One of the reasons for rejecting an edit is that it should be a comment. I propose that if the reviewer feels that that that is the case, they should be able to make it a comment. For anonymous ...
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Reviewing one's own posts

It seems a bit foolish to have users review their own posts. Would it not be fairer to have others do that? Screenshot: As indirect evidence, I have also deleted posts. This is not possible for me ...
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Suggested edits on child metas

While there is this post on the topic, the reasons for it don't really apply anymore, as there is a review pane (complete with a suggested edits page). As such, I would like to suggest that users in ...
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Unreview a post

Would it be possible to have a feature that allows reviewers to 'unreview' a post? That is, regardless of action taken, push a reviewed post to another user's review queue (or separate queue ...
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Changing the impact of flag weight [closed]

Why isn't flag weight tied to voting to close/reopen/delete/undelete votes? It would seem logical that someone that who has a high flag weight should be able to cast these votes, as in many cases it ...
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Using a temporary login

I login to the SE network with my GMail Open ID, but when I came to SuperUser.com today on another computer that's not mine, I was asked to login through the owner's GMail account. Is there a way to ...