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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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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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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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Should we edit old, non-interesting questions?

From time to time I see old (3+ years), non-interesting / low quality (no answers at all or having comments asking for clarification without further effort from the OP) questions jumping to the top of ...
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Can I disable the Review Icon

The Review Icon came to my screen about a week ago. I find that it is promoting 100 or more new posts every day. By the time I see this, I have seen the posts already as I tend to look through posts ...
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Make the edit tags button not bump a post

Four to five times a week I find my self answering a 2-3 year old question on the front page that I do not realize is a old (potentially abandoned) question that Hennes edited to do tag cleanup on (...
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Who can I contact if I want to create a new tag, but I don't have the reputation points?

I would like to create a new tag "graphpad-prism" on Superuser to flag questions on Graphpad Prism (a statistical program commonly used in biotech and pharma companies). Superuser appears to be the ...
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Add softwarerecs to the migration targets

This feature same request Add softwarerecs to vote to migrate option was declined in Feb. 2014, since the circumstances meanwhile changed I don't think this is a duplicate. Software ...
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Failed a few tests recently for reasons that fail

Just failed this test: https://superuser.com/review/first-posts/644425 How did I fail? By commenting. I commented OMG. That made my heart hurt. Yes, the OMG wasn't necessary. The entire comment ...
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Can I use rep from another Stack Exchange sector to place a bounty?

I'm assiduously frequenting the Stack Overflow and Code Review sectors, where I got some reputation. In the other hand I rarely visit Super User, because it doesn't match my skills, so for me it's a ...
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Answers/questions profile page improvements

I've answered a few questions on SU over time, but am curious how many of them were correct (marked as answer). If we could have a ratio (for all time), that would be great. The same can apply to ...
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Can we see the posts we (helpfully) flagged?

When I flag a post and the flag is deemed helpful, the post is usually deleted. For example: https://superuser.com/questions/785287/how-can-i-protect-my-personal-folders-individually-with-password/...
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Increase reputation requirement for tag editing on SuperUser

I spent some time this evening going through the tags on SuperUser, and considering the wider audience it attracts, which are much more inexperienced the ability to edit tags gets abused quickly. This ...
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How do you know when the asker has read your answer?

Sometimes when I write a pretty long answer I never know whether he/she has read my answer or had just left and decided not to bother with it. I don't however want to know everyone who has read it ...
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Burn tags whose questions are all migrated

I've noticed that there are many tags that only have questions that are migrated. Would it be feasible to have an automated process burn such tags?
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Can we convert older (question body format) duplicate notices to the new, not editable duplicate format?

Duplicates used to be handled by the system putting some markup in the question body, like so: > **Possible Duplicate:** > [Title of the Duplicate Question](http://superuser.com/) <!-- ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Can we have the option to request approval when making edits

When we gain rep, we no longer require approval when we make an edit. However, I feel there should be the option to request approval, (although it's probably only useful for tags). I've just asked ...
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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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Suggest another stack exchange site while closing

While reviewing close votes some times there are some questions that belong to other other Stack Exchange sites or communities such as https://gaming.stackexchange.com/. Is there a way to suggest ...
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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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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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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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Migration - Replace ServerFault with SoftwareRecs?

I don't have figures for this, just a perception based on my close-votes, usually with new users though not always. We have no migration path to software recommendations, even for well-structured ...
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Allow migration of suitable hardware questions to the Hardware Recommendations Stack site

There was a site proposed in Area 51 called Hardware Recommendations. It is now in public beta and I think it would be helpful to migrate and redirect users with hardware questions to this site ...
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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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Should a bounty prevent a question from being closed

This question should be closed as not constructive or too localized. Yet it cant be voted closed, since it has an active bounty. Shouldnt close votes take priority?
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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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Flagging content that is later edited

I posted the same thing on stackoverflow recently. It seems it needs to be posted here too. The problem is that you flag some content that is "flaggable" then the poster edits the post and your flag ...
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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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SuperUser migrated question solution - Check HTTP Referrer

A lot of people have been complaining that they can't read their questions once it's migrated to SU and while I agree that the password is no state secret (it's stated in the blog), most people don't ...
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Failed audit trying to report apparent bug in review queue

I opened up the SU 'First Posts' review queue just now and was presented with a nicely detailed answer to this question, about whether hibernation would damage RAM. The quirk was, the ID of the ...
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Can we make the font size when using "#" in markdown smaller?

The way that markdown is implemented in the SE sites, starting a line with # makes it into an HTML <h1> heading: #Heading, (<h1>) This may be just me but I find the # heading too large. ...
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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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Will it be possible to vote for migrating a question from superuser.com to stackoverflow or servefault?

I know some questions are moved from SO to SU. Will SU moderators be able to do a migration from SU to SO/SF ? (I just dont have enough points to test how migration works myself :) )
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How can I create just an answer without a question (blog)?

I know this is a question answer forum, but the last 2 years I've been building three systems (2 computers, old and new, running dolphin and a XPenology NAS) and found some very interesting facts. ...
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What flag to use for questions related to 'Hackintosh(s)'

This question was recently asked: https://superuser.com/q/1016904/465600 This is a question really to do with the Hackintosh community but I am not sure what to flag it as. Hackintosh doesn't ...
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Remove Moderator Notification Limit during SuperUser Beta [closed]

I agree and respect the Moderator notification limit on the site for flagging content. However during the SuperUser Beta can this be lifted. There is a few questions that need to be reviewed, and I ...
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Guidance: editing question to reveal intent by removing author's obvious understanding, (or any reader's understanding)

I had my edits rejected, which to me at least, clearly showed the questioner's intent at: https://superuser.com/review/suggested-edits/389619 The edits were rejected with the boilerplate, "This ...
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Is there a way to exclude questions with certain tags from "Review" tasks?

When dealing with (in my case) questions that are Windows related, I have some of the worst luck trying to figure out what to do with them. Sometimes I'll stare at it for 3-5 minutes, and have no ...
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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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ACTIVATE QUALITY FILTERS FOR QUESTIONS IN ALL CAPS! [duplicate]

Irritating isn't it? The most recent example that appears in previous feature request about the help pages. Is funny that isn't enabled here either. Can we enable it?
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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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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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Can we add a 'recently viewed' to the Users pane

The users pane let's us see our own questions, answers, comments, tags, badges votes etc. It would be really nice if we could also see the most recent posts we viewed. There have been so many ...
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