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Revoking flags and close votes

I'd like to be able to revoke my own flags and close/reopen votes. Since it can take quite a while for question votes to accumulate, the questions often change in the meantime. The same applies to ...
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Better styling for keyboard input in questions & answers

Super User and the other SE sites have support for the HTML <kbd> tag, denoting keys that should be pressed. These are styled in order to look like a physical keyboard key. On the W3C wiki page ...
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Users asking ubuntu questions should be informed about askubuntu ?

When someone asks a question with ubuntu tag they should be redirected to a page informing them about askubuntu and how asking it on that will expose the question to the more ubuntu experts. Then ...
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Change to the bounty system

I think the bounty system is flawed slightly. Currently if you don't assign the bounty to a user before the time expires half will go to the user with the most up votes. Even if you do award the ...
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A way to send an alert to downvoters that an edit has been made to the post

Would it be be possible to make something that would alert downvoters of an answer that the post they downvoted has changed?
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A new Q&A site to discuss ethical issues of the day?

I'm looking for a site that allows people to create and answer questions reguarding legal & ethical issues. For example, the tape-recording of classrooms... Although the only Stack Exchange ...
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Comment vote equilibrium: Ability to vote down

We can vote up and down for Questions and for Answers, but we can only vote up for comments. As some comments are worthy of down votes, this is a feature suggestion to add the ability to vote down on ...
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Request: make spam flagging more descriptive (optional)

I've recently been on a bit of an anti-spam rampage on Super User. Have you posted a plug for a product you work on but haven't been clear about that relationship? Flagged! Are you linking to spammy ...
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One-boxing on Super User chat for the SU Blog

Now that the SU blog is official, it would be nice if posts from the SU blog could be one-boxed in Chat, like posts from the official SO blog are. Could this be enabled? I imagine it would be a pretty ...
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Unable to propose tag wiki

I am trying to create a tag wiki for question-of-the-week, but every time I click on Propose Tag Wiki it just reloads the page and doesn't let me make the tag wiki.
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Question migrated to other stackexchange site displays full name

I registered with my Gmail account and prefer to go by my initials. I recently had a Q moved to the Apple sister site and it automatically displayed my full name. Is there a way to prevent this ...
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How do I undo my vote to close?

Maybe it's just me but on countless occasions I've wrongly voted to close after misreading the question (oops). Either that, or the OP has modified their question following a comment to bring it in ...
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Suggestion: It needs to be clearer which sites are available?

Excuse my newb-on-meta big boots. I find it frustrating that I often don't know where to post my question being a jack of all trades. I suggest it is made clearer which StackExchange sites are ...
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Suggestion for new Vote to Close Reason: Shopping recommendation

Now, a good number of questions I get around to closing are obvious shopping questions, and tend to be closed off topic when I do. Considering shopping questions are a definite no-no, could we have '...
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Buying reputation points

Is it possible to buy reputation on stack overflow? It seems that the people do answer more efficiently if bounty is offered :)
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Top bar auto-update

Is it possible to get the top-bar of SU to auto-update it's values without having to refresh the page? The inbox new message count indicator is the one I want mainly, although rep would be nice too ;)...
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Add 'Fault' to the Meta required tag list

Is it possible to add something like 'Fault' or 'Failure' or 'Crash' to the list of tags that you have to pick one of in order to post to Meta? For example, with yesterday's data centre down-ness ("...
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Default or editable link target in editor

Is there any way you can specify the target of a link (to _blank forinstance) in the editor on this site? Or could we maybe have all embedded links opening in a new window? I have got in the habit ...
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Missing: List of questions with no accepted answer?

My user profile includes a list of my asked questions, and I can sort this by recent/views/newest/votes. One sorting option is missing: no accepted answer. A few of my older questions don't have an ...
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'closed as exact duplicate' should show the EXACT duplicate

First of all, I know this has been discussed already, and I know that the duplicates are listed at the top of the newer question. However, there are still two issues with how this is handled. First, ...
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Could someone be nice enough to add windows-7-starter as a tag to superuser.com?

I would do it but I only have 150 rep.
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Is it possible to add "unread" to the sort functions of Superuser?

I read most posts for educational purposes. It would be very helpful if there was an unread sort function. Regards,
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It’s annoying and hypocritical that reputation is split between StackExchange sites. [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why reputation is not passed between superuser, stackoverflow and serverfault? Why am I not permitted to downvote, comment, or use community wikis here on SU (yet) when over ...
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Make editing tag wikis more available to experienced users

Currently, tag wikis have very stringent requirements for editing: Tag wikis can be edited by users with more than 1500 reputation, provided: They are in the top 20 answerers for this ...
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CTRL+S (or similar) -> Save

I have the annoying habit of hitting CTRL+S when typing into a textbox and pausing for thought. Is there any way to kind of "circumvent" this habit with some kind of key combination that'll save what ...
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Allowing new users to have limited commenting abilities

There have been a few occasions where new users have had the same problem as others, but the issue hasn't been resolved. For example Ben in this Super User question. Unfortunately he has asked if ...
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Drop the score requirement for proposing tag synonyms

Related to : Why am I not allowed to propose a tag synonym ? Couple of days ago, there were certain changes done to the requirements of who can propose synonyms. So you need a score of 10 or more ...
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"closed as exact duplicate by" - suggestion

When a question is closed by a moderator as a duplicate, I believe that a reference should be made within the area below that states where the original Q/A resides. closed as exact duplicate by ...
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Add a migration path to Pro Web Masters from Super User

As of now we have 39 questions tagged cms 14 questions tagged joomla 21 questions tagged drupal 22 questions tagged wordpress And the questions on the above and other web master related keep ...
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Will an option to migrate to gaming be added to Super User's close dialog?

The same request as this question but for the gaming site.
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Will an option to migrate to Web Apps be added to Super User's Close dialog?

The title says it all really. Now that Nothing To Install WebApps is live, will it be added to the close dialog?
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Community Voting System to accept answers not accepted by the OP [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Community bumping [status-completed] on meta.SU? I have noticed a lot of questions that are answered correctly and abandoned by the OP (i.e. they are not marked as accepted by ...
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Newest questions with YOUR TAGS only

Not sure if this should be here or meta.SO, but... A really handy feature for me, and I assume others, would be the option to see ONLY questions tagged with your tags, but in chronological order.
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Gentle reminders to mark an answer as accepted?

I often see questions which have one or more answers that are comprehensive, correct, helpful, and have many upvotes, and yet the question remains without a marked answer. Generally, it seems like the ...
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Please add a toolbar button or keyboard shortcut for the Keyboard style

Not sure if this should just be here or if I should post on Meta.Stackoverflow - please can a mod move if you think it should be there. When writing answers, one of the items that takes me the ...
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Please show close votes state for questioner

I would like to see how many close/reopen votes my question currently has. The ratiocination is such that I can decide how much effort I'm going to put into it, how many people think the same as the ...
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make incorrectly answered question have unanswered status

I think there should be some way to make any "incorrectly answered question" have "unanswered" status. Just because someone has responded to a question doesn't mean that it is worthwhile. In fact, ...
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See possible duplicates in question

When one opens a question and starts typing a title, a list of possible duplicate questions is shown as illustrated below. I assume that this isn't used often since some quite obvious duplicates are ...
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Unanswered questions that are answered without upvotes or accepted answers

The Unanswered tab at the top shows that there are more than 8,000 unanswered questions, it also seems to increase every day. I think it's a bad behavior that this keeps increasing... Don't ...
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editing-help / links

The editing-help page does not mention the simplest types of links: Here's a really simple link to [Google]. [google]: http://www.google.com/ Are these types of links deliberately discouraged for ...
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Private message feature

I would like to know if it's possible to have a Personal Message feature in SU. Sometimes I want to email a user or even a mod but I don't think it's possible. I think it could be usefull to share ...
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how can we understand some one answer my comment

when we answer a question if some one comment on my answer ( on the next login SU show us the comment(by the blue envelope)) but what if we comment on a question or comment other one answer how can we ...
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Location of the "( visit meta )" link

Can we please move that link to top right? Like this "log out | about | meta | faq" ? Please? Update: Here is a screenshot
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Suggestion: Link to webapps.stackexchange.com to SuperUser FAQ

May I suggest that we link to webapps.stackexchange.com on the SuperUser FAQ? I asked a question there which was closed with the suggestion to ask there instead.
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Why the blue bar on the left edge of the code tag rectangle on superuser.com?

SuperUser, unlike StackOverflow and Meta has a very weird code box. It has a thick blue edge on the left, which is very distracting. I would prefer a clean box like this I don't know why this ...
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Split score into votes

On SO, if you click on a question or answer's score, you can see the number of up and down votes forming that score. I love this feature, but superuser.com doesn't appear to have it. Why not?
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Should we add a "no shopping recommendation" clause to the Super User FAQ?

As discussed several times, shopping questions are off-topic on Super User. They are too specific, related to a particular time, a particular place, and are also open to subjectivity (advising "which ...
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Isn't the close reason "gaming" a dupe of "off-topic" on Super User?

Due to this question, the close reason on Super User not computer related has been replaced with off-topic now: close reasons http://www.imageuploading.com/ims/pic.php?u=19720qFeUy&i=122378 This ...
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Turn Markdown "code" blocks into plain "preformatted" blocks on Super User

On SU, can we remove the default syntax highlighting? It seems that most uses for the Markdown 4-space-indent-code-block on SU are not actual code, and the syntax highlighting is more of a hindrance ...
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Update the Super User FAQ

With the changes made to the policies recently, and the amount of hits Super User is taking at the moment, I would like to suggest that the current FAQ is updated as follows: Super User is for ...
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