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Add a 'No Caps Lock' message/hint/check on the website

I've seen a lot of questions that are originally in CAPS LOCK and with no formatting at all. Most recently, was this and this question with caps lock body, this question with caps lock title, and this ...
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Do we need better definitions for off-topic questions in the help center?

This question mainly relates to users and contributors' interpretations of the Help Center » Asking guidelines: Super User is for computer enthusiasts and power users. If you have a question ...
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The Markdown editing help doesn't include help for creating buttons

When asking questions, and one isn't familiar with Markdown, adding a button such as this may be very difficult and frustrating. I think many users's answers and questions involve solutions that ...
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What happens to my offered rep if no bounty is awarded because no answer exist?

I assigned a bounty to my question and I still have not get any answer while bounty-end approaches, so I wondered what will happen if nothing changes. Having carefully read the involved help page, I ...
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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]: Are these types of links deliberately discouraged for ...
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Inconsistent information regarding amount of answers for a question to become Community Wiki [closed]

The amount of answers to turn a question into a community wiki is listed differently in two places: mentions "30 answers". What are "...
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Improve "What topics can I ask about here?"

Just by chance I've read askubuntu's What topics can I ask about here? site and found some good ideas there. Can we also improve our What topics can I ask about here? They've a "Information needed ...
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The example question on the tour is about unicorns

The current example question on the about page is the Stack Exchange default example: "How to prevent unicorns from eating daisies". This is quite unhelpful and makes the site look less professional.
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How to Ask Questions in Private Beta

Superuser's help center > asking still contains a link How to Ask Questions in Private Beta. What is it? Is it still relevant?
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Reference new ChatGPT / AI policy in the Help Center

I've recently flagged a few answers as suspected ChatGPT generated answers. These answers came from a new user. It occurred to me to reference the help center when commenting to the user, however ...
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Better about page example questions/answers/comments

I recently posted on Meta.SO about the example questions, answers, and comments found on various site's about pages, and was told that although some sites have auto-system-picked examples, the mods of ...
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Guidelines to request information?

Is there a place to review guidelines and rules for asking questions within this app? Aside from being respectful and courteous of course.
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Proposed resolution : Quoting cannot be called plagiarism

Proposed resolution : A quote which is fully accredited and formatted as a quote, is not plagiarism. This definition is in line with all the world's dictionaries and all the world's legal sources. Why ...
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Mention Software Recommendations SE on on-topic help page

What topics can I ask about here? says: If you have a question about [computers] and it is not about […] asking for a product […] recommendation, […] then you’re in the right place to ask your ...
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