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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. title contains ...
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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 answer views, ...
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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 ...
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Option to show possible duplicates in the review pane?

Anyone else thing that this would be a useful feature? Currently, when I look at a question, I use the script that can be found in the accepted answer here to do that. It works pretty well as a rule. ...
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Make reviewers explain why they accept a suggested edit

A few times already I've seen users in chat complain about the willingness of reviewers to approve very minor edits whose usefulness is questionable. Sometimes the edits were even counterproductive, ...
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Easily edit questions when reviewing the answers

Many times it seems that when reviewing an answer (in the review pane), when I expand the question, there is no edit button, just endless white space. Therefore, if I want to edit the question it ...
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Changing the timescale on the review page

As a suggestion, while on many other parts of the site it makes sense that the month is defined by the calendar month, for reviewing, this is unhelpful. When looking at the late answers this month, ...
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Is there an easy way to see your starred questions?

There are some questions I tend to need to reference quite often. Is there a way for me to see my starred questions, without clicking on my username and viewing my list of starred questions? (this ...
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Do I get email notifications for favorited questions? [duplicate]

I would like to track questions which I don't have anything to contribute to.
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Update the FAQ to specifically allow home networking questions

Update at 20/0 — Hm, any chance of updating the FAQ? If this isn't community consensus, I don't know what else is. Brought up by the overwhelming consensus in: Is there a valid Stackexchange for my ...
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Can I prematurely generate a "let's start this discussion in chat" link?

There are some occasions where comments become a bit like a discussion, and the link to start a conversation in chat comes up. And it's all neat: It's an archived chat specific to that question. But ...
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Is it possible to paste an image from the clipboard into a question or an answer?

When asking a question involving system message boxes I try to insert an image of the message box in the body of the question, instead of just quoting a long message (example). However, the process ...
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Is there any way to see how many unique views a page I linked to has got?

Is there a way to see how many unique views a linked question has got. i.e. if I click link and then tweet the url e.g. Can I set "Treat all wireless networks as public" before i even ...
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Make "code / command"-background more visible

I write code or commands using "backticks". But on SuperUser, the background doesn't have much visual contrast, so if I write multiple commands separated with comma or a single word, it's hard to ...
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Cancelling a comment upvote

I have just accidentally upvoted a comment rather than flagging it. I can't see a way to undo this (like you can do for a question) and once you've upvoted a comment you can't flag it. I suggest it ...
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VOTE UP answers for own question even low reputation for new users

I think it should be possible to vote up answers for your own questions even you have less than 15 reputations. New users can't vote up answers for their questions right now.
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Close question after some days of acceptance (if user accept the answer)

I get disturbed by an answer for a question posted by me, if I did accept and confirm an answer a couple of months ago. I better suggest you to close/mark the question as "no more answers needed".
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auto show vote count on homepage

Is there any way to automatically show the vote count ex. 5 up votes and 3 down votes = 2 up votes when viewing the list of questions on SuperUser?
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Show the local time against a user's info

I am thinking specifically about the chat rooms where it would be useful/interesting to know a user's local time - perhaps alongside their name or in the user info pop up window. If the latter then ...
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Remove closed questions from the review tab

It seems pointless to have these questions in the reviewed tab, as they have already been closed. There is nothing else to do to them, and they take up space.
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The Markdown editing help doesn't include help for creating buttons

When asking questions, and one isn't familiar with Markdown, adding a button such as this may be very difficult and frustrating. I think many users's answers and questions involve solutions that ...
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In comment @replies, can the user shown link to their profile or the comment being replied to?

Reading this: How do comment @replies work? It describes how this mechanism works, but in using it (and seeing it used throughout the sites), it doesn't turn the name into a link to either the ...
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Adding Media Library to Blog

The Gaming.StackExchange blog currently has a "Media Library", with an easy method for uploading multiple images to the blog. Currently we do not have this feature on Super User, and it is difficult ...
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Increasing number of flags

Would it be possible to keep the same formula that gives more flags before 500 and just carry it forward? I don't think that anyone on SU will hit 100 flags (the current ceiling I think). EDIT: See ...
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Have a prompt when a tag is created

When a tag is created, a prompt should be raised, just so that people know they they are creating a tag, and are doing it intentionally. I think that should solve address the answers to my previous ...
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Can all images be on 'stack.imgur' to prevent endless edits? Or get an interesting tab?

In Do we care about edit flooding? Should we be doing anything?, Jeff Atwood mentioned: Edits should be reasonably substantive -- trivial edits have all the negatives but almost none of the ...
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Force tag wiki creation when a tag is created

I think it would be a good idea to force people to actually describe the tag that they are creating when they create it. This would lead to consistent usage of the tag, and make it more helpful to ...
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Tag order on the user profile page

As a feature, can the tags be ordered first by score, then alphabetically? As it is, it is hard to find a particular tag. It would also be nice to be able to just sort alphabetically.
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Are pictures in comments possible?

I added a comment to a question, and instead of an image popping up, this did: ![http://i.imgur.com/DXSVh.png][1]
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Ignore tags already added to the "Ignored Tags" list when adding new ones

When you add tags that should be ignored inside Prefs, the search results show all tags (up to six) that it can find. However, it also displays tags that are already on the ignore list: For topics ...
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Showing progress towards badges

As a feature, show how close/far someone is to getting a badge that has more than one part. I.e. for convention, show how many posts the user has with a score above 2 in meta (if its less than 10), or ...
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Why shouldn't acceptance of an answer count towards a tag's score?

When you vote a question or an answer, the votes contribute towards the tag score. It would seem to be that if an answer is marked as the answer, that says more about the the poster's strength in ...
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Feature Request: Downvotes not charged if item is deleted

Scenario: there was an incorrect answer to the question How to take the cube root of a negative number in VBA for Excel? (The answerer had not read the question carefully before replying.) I downvoted ...
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Dynamic display of comments and answers on the site

Wouldn't it be nice if AJAX be used to dynamically display the comments on and the answers to ones question?
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Synonym Breakage: Command Line vs. Command Prompt

I don't think those should by synonyms. "Command line" is often contrasted with a GUI; it means that you're typing commands in a terminal-like Window. It's a platform-agnostic term, used in Unix-...
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Shouldn't cross posting be allowed?

I read somewhere (can't find it now), that cross posting is not allowed or encouraged between SE sites. But I think this should be allowed. Here are few examples. If I have questions on Google Earth,...
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