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Do not automatically expire single-use tags

There is an automatic job that deletes single-use tags after 6 months. No attempt is made at determining whether the tags are good and should remain, or whether the tags are a variant name of another ...
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chat.stackexchange smartphone and desktop application request

The various rooms in chat.stackexchange are really informative even for a noob like me. It allows you to ask for clarification without fear of downvote or closure. Just today some experienced user was ...
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How can I completely hide all questions with a certain tag?

Now that Windows 8 is out, my questions feed is overrun with Windows 8 questions. At this moment in time, 31 out of the 50 questions on the main page are about Windows 8. I've got no experience with ...
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Windows 8 Challenge doesn't list users who've completed Tiles Challenge

Windows 8 challenge is here & live - and I can see level 1- 4 prizes have a listing for which users completed them. For tiles, however - it just mentions Earned by n users Can we please have ...
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'Preserve' State for keep real bad questions as reference

As this comment shows, even bad questions have some value in serving as a reference for, well, bad questions. However questions with a lot of downvotes tend to be deleted, so the system lacks a final ...
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Should we add "lmgtfy" to the blacklist?

Earlier today I noticed a comment that had a "lmgtfy" (Let me Google that for you) link in a comment (now deleted). Such links have been blacklisted on Stack Overflow and Software Engineering mainly ...
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Can we remove auto-conversion of sloppy answers to question comments?

This answer to another question of mine is the context for this question. I have more than once, had the Post Your Answer button just move my answer to a question comment for me. But only if it ...
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Can we remove (or at least soften) the restriction against using Problem in the title?

I know that this has been brought up before. I know it was previously declined. And while I agree that it certainly can be abused by the userbase ("Problem running Windows, please help!!!11!1") but on ...
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Question and suggestion on Votes and Rep

I am curious about voting or maybe the lack there of. I am an enthusiast, no expert, but I love computers and love seeing the problems and solutions in the Stack Exchange. I learn something new ...
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Circumventing spam filters (and deceiving reviewers) by taking part of a legitimate post and adding a spam link--possible solutions?

Users have found a way to circumvent spam filters and deceive reviewers with less-than-keen eyes for spam, by copying part of a legitimate post and adding a spam link. Can we better control this kind ...
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Spammers exploiting the URL in the user profile to bypass spam protection

It seems spammers have found a way to work around spam filters using the URL in the user profile. This can come from the Home Page field in the form that unregistered users must fill out (the ...
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Don't show vote buttons for your own posts

Rather than show a pop-up when you try to vote your own question or answer up or down, just don't show the vote buttons - much like how there's no upvote button on your own comments.
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Why we can't we show that chatting user is typing? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Could we show if someone is typing on chat? Consider this scenario A and B were chatting for an specific answer and why can't we show the specific user is typing when he ...
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Why can't we allow one user one i.p?

Consider the following scenario: Imagine that there were two people let us consider them as A and B. User A works at night and used to use superuser at night. User B works at day and used to use ...
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Mention that the commented user is online when asked to move discussion to chat

I have a suggestion Please avoid extended discussions in comments. Would you like to automatically move this discussion to chat? In this part why can't we mention that the commented user is ...
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Require registration to post questions (and answers)

Posting without registration has a lot of disadvantages: Every once in a while, an unregistered user loses his account cookie after posting a question. This prevents him from editing his question, ...
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Specify reason for flagging off topic

When flagging a question as Off Topic I have to hope the the moderator reviewing the flag spots the same problem I do. I'd like to be able to specify a reason for a question being off topic. This way ...
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The "Possible Duplicate" link/auto-text should NOT be part of the question itself

When a question gets closed as a possible duplicate, Community ♦ edits the post to insert the "duplicate link": That's great! We should be directing users to the "original" question. The problem ...
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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 site change is 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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