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Notify a rejected or accepted edit

I would like to propose to somehow notify a rejected edit. Meanwhile the accepted edit give a +2 and it is somehow notified in the Recent Inbox Messages, the rejected one is difficult to find [1,2] ...
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The edit queue is full at the moment - enlarge number of items?

I have only recently started editing some posts. In the last few days I often get the error message attached as a screenshot or similar messages about a full review queue. The message also appears, ...
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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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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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Has the possibility of having a "Vote to Answer" been discussed?

I've run across a number of different questions that may have entirely acceptable answers yet an answer is not selected either due to a user not returning to complete it, forgetting, or not thinking ...
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Restrict tag creation?

I feel we have more tag-cleanup-request question here than what would be good (at least it's my personal idea). Is it possible to make creation of tags more controlled (/ difficult,) by... ...
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Can a question limit be displayed *before* allowing a user to attempt asking a question?

I would change something about the "ask question" button on SuperUser. Firstly, this button will make a question form after you click it, but only after you fill out the fields and click the "submit" ...
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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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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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Please merge [tag:extended-desktop] [tag:multiple-desktop]

Those 2 tags are exact duplicates : extended-desktopmultiple-desktop isn’t it ?
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Is there currently a way to host CSV or tab delimited data for helping with database, spreadsheets, or any grid-like applications?

I noticed a pattern with Excel and Google Sheets questions that sample data is often presented in non-optimal ways. The data may not exist, only a screenshot of the image requiring someone to build ...
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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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Why not to implement a Keyboard Shortcut feature?

Often I find myself manually typing <kbd></kbd> tags to define a shortcut inside the editor. Shortcuts are very essential in "Super User" context, and I think, as a formatting feature, at ...
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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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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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Please change the "0 Answers" style on SuperUser

The "0 Answers" style on SuperUser looks horrid/out of place. You know the one I'm talking about, the big burgundy box of badness.
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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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Difficulty trying to answer old unanswered questions

This site encourages users to try to answer old unanswered questions. I've made several attempts to wade into the 35K+ unanswered questions, but it is like finding a needle in a haystack. From a ...
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How can I turn on dark mode on here?

Can anyone tell me how I can turn on dark mode on this website? This bright white is already burning a hole in my retinas. Why is there not just a button at the bottom or top of the webpage at all ...
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How to format Excel tables in questions?

There are so many questions regarding Excel. The questioner and those giving questions need to cite an example frequently. There are, however, no simple method to convert an excel table into a neat ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Identify hidden comments when shown

For various reasons and various thresholds, some comments to questions and answers can become hidden. When this happens, the link below the comments changes from add comment to something like: add /...
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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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Super User bio background

On SO, and MSO, on a user's profile, the section on the right used for the bio has a grey background. On SU, it does not. The text is just on the same white background as the rest of the page. Yet ...
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Allow instant bounty award for "exemplary answers"

When setting a bounty on a question, I'm given several options. One of those options is "One or more of the answers is exemplary and worthy of an additional bounty". I chose that option, and there's a ...
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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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Can we get tabs like in Stackoverflow?

I really like the customizable tabs in stackoverflow where I really can filter for questions I'm interested in. (When) Can we have it here? Update I've asked this question almost a year ago, do we ...
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Display Hold/Closed status in Edit review queue

This previous Meta question, Warn when approving edits for questions on hold, deals with not approving edits to on-hold questions that don't solve the hold issue. It proposed a warning to alert the ...
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Block suggested edit if the edit summary contains an email address

A follow-up from this question. I've noticed that many spam suggested edits have edit summaries that contain an email address (examples: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5]). Spambots seem to be treating the edit ...
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Update the 'invalid edit' audits?

The audits for 'invalid edits' always have the same pattern: randomly inserted texts They take a long time to load (5-10 seconds) instead of the almost instantaneous 'next'. This means somebody ...
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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: ...
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The bounty optional message box is misleading

When setting a bounty, I have the option to set an extended explanation of what I require. The input box allows me to input newlines and blank lines, which leads me to think that the full question/...
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Poppin Tags - or an idea anyway

Why are new Tags not treated like first posts from a new user or suggested edits, but a bit more stringent? My thought: If a new tag is created, why does it not go to the review bin for voting by ...
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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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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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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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Why isn't there a Close > Too specific option?

We have a Close > Too broad reason, but why not a Close > Too specific? Or as I learned researching this, a Too localized reason? It's quite often that I see users are asking why their specific ...
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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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Comments to a question that should be answers

Problem: A trend of questions being answered purely in the comment field of the question. There is no formal migration of this into the answer format to the question. As a result, questions that ...
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Is the format bar code sample/block option inefficient

A few months back, a SuperUser account person had a comment conversation on an answer with me regarding the format bar options. In particular about the code sample/block option from the format bar ...
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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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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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Edits required for on-topic help page

I'm referring to this: https://superuser.com/help/on-topic "asking for a hardware shopping recommendation" should be included. Don't know why it is not explicitly mentioned when it's a valid off-...
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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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Add expand functionality to images

When we add images to posts, they're often shrunk to fit the web page (reduction of the width and height). I suspect this is done automatically by the HTML. However, some times, we need to see the ...
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