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Syntax highlighting for PowerShell is unavailable / inconsistent

On this question: Can LastAccessTime be set to an old timestamp using PowerShell? I have a code block in the question and in the answer. Both code blocks are defined by having their lines start with 4 ...
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Please let me award a bounty to a qualified answer despite my tardiness?

My bounty expired because I didn’t log in for a few days, but someone answered during the eligible period and I wish to award them the bounty. I noticed this just now — 5 hours too late. If you look ...
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Downvoting a question should require a comment/upvote of a comment

Downvoting questions As you've seen in the title, In my opinion, a downvote at least requires a short explanation in the comments or an upvote of a comment if the comment already explains the problem....
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Downvoting a Closed Thread?

This is more of a overall StackExchange question than anything else, but it springs to mind that users can downvote a question that has been closed. Why is this the case? If a thread was closed for ...
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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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Shouldn't there be a "Questioner Tag" so that responders should know how to frame ans. to best suit the OP?

If people at SU knew that I'm NOT primarily a programmer/computer enthusiast/computer application professional (in essence, someone who's supposed to know quite a lot of nitty-gritty of computers), I ...
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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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Add an option to create preformatted PC Specs to questions

There are times that it's really nice to know that the specs of the PC for a question. However many times these specs come in looking like this: My specs: OS: Windows 8 RAM: 8 GB Processor: i5-750 ...
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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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Different Categories of Windows

Should we break up the Windows version tags into categories? Sometimes when I ask a question about Windows 8, I'm afraid more people have Windows 7 than 8, and so more people with Windows 7 would ...
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Do not automatically expire single-use tags

There is an automatic job that deletes single-use tags after 6 months. No attempt is made at determining whether the tags are good and should remain, or whether the tags are a variant name of another ...
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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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Answers as comments - please resist the urge

I'm lifting this straight from Photography.se as I think they have a very good policy on this. I'm guilty of this too, but if it becomes policy then I shall also refrain. Many times, short answers ...
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Any way to center the image?

Currently when an image is inserted/linked into any question or answer it goes to the left side. Even the <center> HTML tag doesn't works for this. It would be good if the images stays at center....
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Tag wiki edit reviews - remove proposal from queue when a new one is created

From time to time I receive tag wiki edits for approval, and just after approving it I receive its newer version (from the same author) I suppose that both versions were already in the queue when I'...
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reCAPTCHA image verification improvements

Sometimes when I'm quick, I get a reCAPTCHA to verify that I am human. I'm totally fine with this. Today I got a reCAPTCHA with images. I had to select peanuts or street signs, and somehow I am not ...
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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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Choose previewed tag?

I asked a question about Xen on Arch Linux. The tag [arch-linux] has potential usefulness, but the issue is primarily Xen. But it seems tags are sorted alphabetically so the question shows as arch ...
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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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What does it take to gain reputation on superuser.com?

I've asked a couple of questions. I've answered a couple. But my rep is still at 1. What gives? I'd like to start commenting and up voting. And why doesn't rep span all the sites?
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maintaining superuser signal to noise for new users

SuperUser has been open for beta for a very short time and already the flurry of questions is overwhelming and vast. There is a lot of noise (i.e. "Must have...") and very little signal at this point ...
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Drop-down list for edit summary on Stack Exchange sites

I usually edit posts for grammatical and spelling errors and strongly believe that most edits are for the same reason. I do hate typing "fixed grammar", or "improved formatting". So, why wouldn't ...
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Incorporation Of A Printer-Friendly Option?

Is it possible to have a printer-friendly option for the odd occassion when a solution may need to be printed out (in a nice neatly fashion) ?
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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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The problem of the no longer working links

After some time it is physiological that answers may contain outdated links. And it is a pity. I see a couple of identification strategies: A script that actively runs across the entire database to ...
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Refer users to appropriate sites for off-topic questions on the On-Topic help page

On the android.stackexchange.com on-topic page, they include a link to Stack Overflow for questions related to app development (since it is off-topic for android.SE but on-topic for Stack Overflow): ...
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Tag synonyms for denial-of-service

Since the DOS tag is ambiguous, I've just created the denial-of-service tag. I already started retagging a few questions. The problem is that denial-of-service won't appear as a possible choice when ...
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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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How to get back to removed comments (particular case)?

I've asked a question and now, that I get back to it showing to a colleague of mine, I notice that portion of the comments have been removed. I'd like to see those. That would support my claim of ...
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Why can't comments be downvoted?

Since comment upvotes don't yield any reputation, I'm just wondering why comments can be upvoted but not downvoted. I see a lot of comments with flat out wrong information or unhelpful responses, and ...
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Multiple edits accepted?

I recently attempted to edit this ansewer made by user207162. To my annoyance I found I could not. I was reviewing him because it was his first post and was almost forced to click no action needed due ...
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System should teach users more by asking questions and showing FAQs

I don't want to sound pretentious. This is just a thought. Recently I stumbled up this long Repository of FAQs on stackoverflow. It links to other FAQs giving very useful advices for users like me ...
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Request to create / enable syntax highlight for M language

We have increasing number of questions about power-query. It would be great to apply syntax highlight for M language code in questions.
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Audit reviews shouldn't treat comments as negative input [duplicate]

So I was reviewing first posts and came across a good question. Me thinking it has no answers yet, I left a comment asking for more information and suggesting a solution to the question. Afterwards, I ...
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Editing tag wiki excerpt after partial review did not invalidate original votes

Referring to this tag wiki excerpt edit, which was initially longer and worded somewhat differently. I received 1 Accept and 1 Reject citing the reason "Most of this should go in the wiki. The excerpt ...
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Why spam questions are not removed from the recently changed lists once deleted?

Clicking on x questions with new activity banner to see latest activity I often also see "old" (> 5 min:) ) spam questions still in the list, however the question itself is already removed. Why ...
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Let user specify main tag for a question

I observed that a web page title for questions asked here is generated by the first tag + full question. However the ordering for the tags is fixed once added, unless one removes all tag and re-add ...
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Stimulate users to ask how they can achieve something (or: how to avoid the XY problem on SU)

I noticed people sometimes asking questions about a specific solution to their problem instead of asking how to achieve their goal (also known as the XY problem, as explained on Meta SO). For example ...
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Under Review mode to show accepted answer along with the question, with 1st new posts, or late answers

More of a suggestion than a question I guess, but so be it. I'm having to constantly Check the entire question when reviewing Late answers or First time new posts. I understand it wouldn't make much ...
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import comments into chat when comments could get chatty? [duplicate]

I know sometimes when there's some to and fro, you get a link offering a chat. And comments are imported into it. But other times a chat is appropriate and because of no to and fro, it doesn't come ...
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Can we rename "window" to "gui-window"?

When I was looking around in the windows tag (while waiting for an answer...) I noticed that many people when they were talking about the Windows OS, they tagged it both with windows and window. I do ...
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Display recently awarded gold badges on sidebar (below hot network questions)

Can we use the free space below the Hot Network Questions section to display recently awarded gold badges? No bronze or silver badges like it was done in the past. Just gold badges like for example: ...
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Make images wider than 640px clickable by default [duplicate]

Starting situation If you insert an image which is too big, the system scales it down to fit into the post. The downside is that you sometimes can't read everything on those downscaled pictures (...
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Display views on mobile site

As far as I can tell, currently there are no means to display the number of views of any given question on the mobile site. All other relevant stats (number of votes and answers) are seen correctly, ...
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Can we please "lock" a post during edit

This has happened many times, I see a post which is fairly big and un-readable. No problem, the OP is not English and I can help. To get half way through when I see a notification telling me an update ...
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Asking whether the user meant MAC or Mac

When typing a question containing MAC, there should be question for the user whether he/she meant Mac/Macintosh. E.g. this question: how to connect Macintosh on LAN had MAC all over the place before ...
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No visible flag flag summary

If a comment flag is the first flag a user has on a site, then even if that flag is marked helpful, it will not show up on the flag summary page. As soon as an another valid (non-comment) flag is ...
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Why do I need 15 reputation to mark an answer correct and 50 to add a comment?

So I found the answer I was looking for, better than the "community-accepted" answer, but it had 0 votes and I couldn't mark it as my answer since I needed 15 reputation, and I couldn't add a comment ...
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Flag as off topic - move to linux/unix community is missing

I have tried to flag ALSA stopped working with default device as off-topic, to move it into Unix & Linux community. However there is no option for that (or I don't see it?): Is this missing on ...
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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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