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Will this site get a dark mode? [duplicate]

That's it, that's the question. Can we get a dark mode? I am reluctant to use these dark-mode Chrome extensions, and I think all the StackExchange sites should have a dark mode, regardless.
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Provide "Average time to answer" stat to new visitors

In the sidebar of SU there are various stats on the different pages about Questions - questions without answers, count of questions. According to this the time to answer a question monthly average is ...
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What about adding a button for <kbd> tags on the formatting bar? [duplicate]

I think that it would be useful to have a button for <kbd> html tags in the formatting bar just above the text edit box; we still have buttons to properly format quoting and for code, but we ...
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Last activity time vs Original Post Time

Would it be possible to show when a post was originally made as well as the last time there was activity on the post? (EDIT: From the home page, without having to go into the question itself.) ...
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No "Get in touch" ability? [duplicate]

I have found constantly that I am trying to talk to users yet I am constantly dragged down by the fact that we are spamming the living daylights out of comments. Why do we not have an ability to post ...
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chat.stackexchange smartphone and desktop application request

The various rooms in chat.stackexchange are really informative even for a noob like me. It allows you to ask for clarification without fear of downvote or closure. Just today some experienced user was ...
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Automatically embed image links

It seems that half of the questions from new users have linked example images (better than no example at all) that we then edit to make the image inline. Could SE automagically alter posts to turn ....
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Can we allow both back-slashes and forward-slashes in Stack Exchange mark-down language tags?

I like that the super-user site supports a limited subset of HTMl tags. One of the supported HTML tags is <kbd> tags for keyboard text. Given that Stack Exchange mark-down language is not HTML, ...
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Synonym Breakage: Command Line vs. Command Prompt

I don't think those should by synonyms. "Command line" is often contrasted with a GUI; it means that you're typing commands in a terminal-like Window. It's a platform-agnostic term, used in Unix-...
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Special requirements before voting a question into negative territory [duplicate]

I had a question that got attention from one user. The Comments got toxic and the reputation of the question got voted into the negative range (presumably by the commenter). So I deleted it and ...
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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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Show more details about a Moderator candidate during elections

THE SUGGESTION: For Elections, allow the user to view a specific candidate and see things such as... How many of my own questions has this candidate answered ? How have I rated this candidate's ...
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Request for a markdown shortcut for XY

Perhaps it is my imagination but there seems to be an increase in XY problems on SU, to the point that I am linking to the MSO question regularly. Questions are of the format "How can I realign the ...
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Allow "private" messages between users? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Private message feature It would be a useful feature to have a button sitting on every user page that would allow one user to contact another in a private way, without having ...
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Tag order on the user profile page

As a feature, can the tags be ordered first by score, then alphabetically? As it is, it is hard to find a particular tag. It would also be nice to be able to just sort alphabetically.
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I would like to search my own question, even though somebody has deleted it

Some time ago, I have asked this question, and the comments contain the information I was looking for. Later on, that question has been deleted by somebody else. Now I would like to be able to search ...
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When reviewing, can we remove these dreadful "Congratulations, this was only a test" questions

Every so often, we review some questions, close questions, reopen questions etc, some of which do take a bit of time, thought and consideration, to suddenly be told "Congratulations, this was a test!...
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Make superuser an aggregate of SO and SF Reputation

Can superuser's reputation be synchronized between the sum of SO, SF plus any SU rep? Just an idea.
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Can I get notified when my comment is deleted

Two days ago I replied to a comment (under my own question, which happened to be closed later). To my surprise my last comment was seemingly deleted by an admin. The comment was acceptable, as I ...
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Are pictures in comments possible?

I added a comment to a question, and instead of an image popping up, this did: ![http://i.imgur.com/DXSVh.png][1]
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Require users that plan to edit flood over a certain rate / amount to get permission

TL;DR: Users shouldn't flood edits without a consensus. Read my post but skip the optional stuff... :) Every now and then, we get an edit flood at our front page. This sometimes happens without any ...
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Can the "migrated from StackOverflow" notice expire, please?

There are questions that were migrated from other sites, e.g. Stack Overflow. These questions have a migration notice, e.g. Remove audio from video file with FFmpeg (Sorry, I didn't know where to ...
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Feature for Contesting a Duplicate Designation

There needs to be a better way for users who have questions marked as duplicate to contest the designation. As of right now, there is no formal mechanism in the system for a user to be able to ...
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Highlighting questions with accepted answers as [solved]

I've seen this elsewhere and personally think it's a very useful feature. When questions have an answer marked as accepted, [solved] gets added onto the end of the page title. This then appears in ...
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Is there an easy way to see your starred questions?

There are some questions I tend to need to reference quite often. Is there a way for me to see my starred questions, without clicking on my username and viewing my list of starred questions? (this ...
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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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Add votes to close on main page

On the main Questions page here on SU, would it be a good idea to add a votes to close count, similar to the Votes and Answers count? I think it would help close questions faster keeping SU cleaned ...
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Feature Request- adding "date tags"

There are many questions that have never been answered as they have been stomped on by newer questions. There are also questions where the user has got an answer but it didn't work for him. My ...
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auto show vote count on homepage

Is there any way to automatically show the vote count ex. 5 up votes and 3 down votes = 2 up votes when viewing the list of questions on SuperUser?
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Protecting or marking self answered questions to avoid "lack of research" downvotes

I recently had a small problem to solve, googled and found a solution. Since the question was out of Stack websites, I thought I would post it already with an answer, and so I did it: Replace any ...
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New badge for answering N questions

This has nothing to do with the fact I've attempted to answer nearly 1000 questions, but based purely on that fact ( :) ), should there be a badge for answering certain thresholds? Joking aside, ...
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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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Ability to follow users or add friends?

I am sure this question has been asked several times, but when I search for "favorite user" or "add user to favorites" all I seem to get is posts for favorite question of the week. Please respond ...
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'Preserve' State for keep real bad questions as reference

As this comment shows, even bad questions have some value in serving as a reference for, well, bad questions. However questions with a lot of downvotes tend to be deleted, so the system lacks a final ...
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How do I quickly know what types questions I can ask on a given StackExchange website?

I had a question about NFC and I wasn't sure what SE site would be appropriate to ask it on. I knew that information was documented somewhere but it took me a few minutes to find it. "Asks Different'...
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Dynamic display of comments and answers on the site

Wouldn't it be nice if AJAX be used to dynamically display the comments on and the answers to ones question?
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Add SoftwareRecommendations website to the close vote (when post belongs on other SE site)

I guess (I have no stats other than my experience) one of biggest reasons posts are closed as off topic (but there is another suitable SE site) is people asking for software! We have https://...
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Bounty system : case of bounty awarded but no acceptance

I have lately encountered several cases where a poster has awarded the bounty, but has not marked that answer as accepted (or any other answer). This is the symmetric case to the grace period ...
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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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Should there be a tag for MSRPC?

Should there be a tag for Microsoft Remote Procedure Call or does the DCE tag suffice for people? I was running a search and can find nothing on Stack Overflow or Super User Stack Exchange sites. What ...
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Limit time for downvotes

Can we put a limit on the downvote system please (I'm talking years)? The reason is the SU rules change in regards to what is on and off topic. So current queue (at time of writing) is filled with ...
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Why we can't we show that chatting user is typing? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Could we show if someone is typing on chat? Consider this scenario A and B were chatting for an specific answer and why can't we show the specific user is typing when he ...
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Increasing number of flags

Would it be possible to keep the same formula that gives more flags before 500 and just carry it forward? I don't think that anyone on SU will hit 100 flags (the current ceiling I think). EDIT: See ...
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Flagging>Closing>Off-Topic>Migration inadequate choices

Flagging>Closing>Off-Topic>Migration has these choices: belongs on meta.superuser.com discussion, support, and feature requests for this site belongs on stackoverflow.com Q&A for ...
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Force tag wiki creation when a tag is created

I think it would be a good idea to force people to actually describe the tag that they are creating when they create it. This would lead to consistent usage of the tag, and make it more helpful to ...
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New tag request - 'newbie-friendly'

I realise this is unlikely to be added by the newcomer themselves, but sometimes the simplest "LMGTFY" questions are from people new to a given platform/OS; they haven't yet really figured ...
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Can we have "drive" as a separate tag?

Recently, I have found myself asking questions about drives in general, such as flash drives or SD cards. I want to use the drive tag, but whenever I try to use it, it's automatically changed to hard-...
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Can you add the UNIX&Linux SE to the available migration groups?

Can you add the UNIX&Linux SE to the available migration groups? It has a lot of other groups but in some cases allowing a transfer to that group might be preferable.
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Automatic change of formatting while we answer [closed]

Whenever I give answers to the questions, my original format of the answer is not maintained. It is changed to all continuous statements all line by lines. So it becomes very clumsy for the reader, ...
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Why can't we allow one user one i.p?

Consider the following scenario: Imagine that there were two people let us consider them as A and B. User A works at night and used to use superuser at night. User B works at day and used to use ...
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