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Warn when Approving Edits for Questions On-Hold

Motivated by this similar question, I've noticed a lot of edits being approved when they simply shouldn't be - in particular, for questions that are already on-hold. I've noticed this several times ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Highlight tags that have a planned tag-cleanup on Meta

This may be pie-in-the-sky, but it would be useful if there were some way to connect Meta status-planned tag-cleanup posts to the related tags on the main Super User page. For example, cleanup of ...
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Close votes filter enhancement

The close votes allows us to filter by up to 3 tags. Can these (and if so how) be negative values. For example, I know nothing of Linux, and as such I spend quite a while clicking the skip button. I ...
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Set a rep threshold for editing closed questions?

Reviewing proposed edits I've found this one: I've rejected it as "no improvement whatsoever", but also the question seemed poor quality and I've opened that too. It's closed as too broad, so it ...
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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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How do I return to the main site from Meta?

The redesigned all-new top bar has a Help dropdown menu. There's a Meta item in there. That's a great thing, because now you can access Meta easily. On Meta SuperUser it's changing into What's Meta: ...
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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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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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Is it possible to force users to go through the Help Center before they can ask a question?

There seems to be an increase in the number of people asking low quality or off-topic questions. When comments are made to get additional info or to get them to tell us what they have already tried, ...
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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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superuser tag prerequisites

should questions on SU have a tag prerequisite for being either hardware or software, as all questions in theory should fall into at least one or other of those categories? quite a few Q's are ...
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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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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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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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Please make highlighting of up or down votes on posts more visible on Super User Meta

On all SE sites, the up or down vote arrows next to posts are highlighted if I have already voted on that post. The colours and the highlighting vary on the different sites. Unfortunately, on Super ...
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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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Fully dark theme/mode?

Since the whole network is getting a more consistent theming all across its sites, why not adding a dark theme (/dark mode to the theme), as well? It's not just about the ongoing (mobile) "...
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Suggestion for improvement in site look

The current evolution of the SU site look has created a sidebar that is mostly empty space : It seems to me that it would be useful to transfer more information to the sidebar, in order to avoid the ...
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Unify the `http-status-codes-nnn` tags under `http-status-codes`

I just asked this question, which I wanted to tag with http-status-codes. However, no such tag exists, and I don't have enough rep to create the tag. I think the tag would nicely unify the existing ...
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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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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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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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Add a new off-topic close reason for questions asking for scripts

Recently, I've seen several questions in the close queue that simply ask for a script to be written to perform or automate a particular task. These questions are currently closed as too broad with ...
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Why can't I select any stackExchange site for migration?

It's really bugging me. There's a question that I believe belongs on a stackExchange site which is not included in the list below: Who has created that list anyway? Why can't I see any Search field?
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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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Add Windows 11 tag

I noticed while writing a question about Windows 11 that we don't have a Windows 11 tag. Since Windows 11 released this morning, the tag should be made for people who have questions about Windows 11.
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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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How to manually move a comment conversation to a chat?

Is it possible to manually move a discussion in comments to a chat room? I just got the usual message that I should move the conversation to a chat. Please avoid extended discussions in comments. ...
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Randomise order of 'Answered questions' responses for Election events

I'm not sure if the actual candidates in the election are randomly ordered, but I've noticed that as the default (is rightly imo) set to show the highest voted answer - currently David Postill appears ...
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Should you be able to close as duplicate from another SE site?

see the following link on SU MS Outlook 2010 - Force Automatic Replies to all Email Senders I can see the question and answer exist approptiately in both SU and SF sites. It could be an MS Exchange ...
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Questioned marked as a duplicate (5 times) and original is answered but duplicate is not tagged as "answered"

Looking at this question align column with text and numbers it is marked marked as a duplicate. The original question has been answered. My thought is the derivative question could re-display the ...
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Any plans for a Documentation feature within SuperUser?

Sometimes, I come across information that I suspect is nowhere else on The Net and I think that posting it would be helpful to the community at large. I ask because the information is more ...
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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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If a user is allowed to create a bounty they should be allowed to comment even if their reputation goes below 50 [duplicate]

I used 100 reputation to create a bounty on a question, but this put my reputation at 41. I could not comment in any way on the responses I received because my reputation did not allow me to comment. ...
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Show comment count on search list

Search lists currently show the total votes, answers and views. I think the number of comments would be a very useful addition, possibly more useful in practice than the number of views. Questions ...
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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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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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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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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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Can we darken the followed links on superuser just a smidgen?

The links on large text (either followed or unfollowed) look fine, but the small link text for a followed link is a bit bright for a white background. I don't have a suggestion for a replacement ...
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How can I find question that have newly assigned bounties?

Assume there are 150 questions featured/with bounty, and I have read them all. An hour later I come back, and now there are 152. Currently, it seems I need to scroll through and read all 152 to find ...
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Sorting Questions by Most Views and Filtering

A few questions about sorting and filtering: Is it possible to sort questions by the number of views (not votes)? How? Can I combine sorting (by votes, views) with filters (unanswered, featured)? How?...
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