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Chat-room one-boxing for Google n-grams

The Chat room can one-box lots of things, like wikipedia links and youtube videos, making nice neat messages. In ELU chat it would be very useful to be able to one-box Google ngram links, to show the ...
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Requests for Reopening

In view of and pursuant to the multitudinous requests here for reopenings, I thought about adapting a modality from Math Meta SE (http://meta.math.stackexchange.com/q/6424) : Would it help ...
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Can trusted users propose tag-synonyms without the rep requirements?

See Can trusted users be trusted to suggest tag synonyms without a score of 5 in a tag? (on smaller sites, not Stack Overflow). The top answer is: If, on a given site, there's a big problem with ...
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A simple proposal towards improving question quality

Encouraging Better Questions I would like to encourage the asking of better, more substantial questions. Every day we receive many brief, low-quality questions that are unlikely to elicit anything ...
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How curious are you? — or — Tallied ELU “Asking-Day Badges”–Proposal Results

How we fare in the new badge proposal In the MSE posting Asking days badges, there is a proposal to create a new trio of badges for asking “good” questions on distinct days. Its basic metric for ...
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Questions seeking illicit help from EL&U community on exams, etc

I have never yet flagged a question, but wanted to flag https://english.stackexchange.com/questions/178675/why-is-it-important-to-read-dystopian-texts when it became evident that the questioner was ...
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Suggestion: Make clear at top level that a question is protected

Sure, someone might want to read a protected question, comments, or answers to it. And someone might want to add a new comment. But it would be helpful to know before visiting a question whether it ...
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Do something about puerile chat flagging

Recently I got suspended from the chat because 2 of my posts were flagged and the flag "accepted"; one referenced Islam as people believing in a "magic sky man" or something, the other mentioned ...
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How about a poetry analysis site? [duplicate]

I am aware that SE sites are not fit for topics that are based more on 'opinion' than on fact. However, we could consider an exception and allow people to post poetry that they are finding hard to ...
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How does one find the total number of close votes a user has cast?

Is there a way to find out the number of close votes a user has cast in total? There is a query here, but does not work for me. A similar query for delete votes is also helpful. http://data....
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+2 at a rep cost

Sometimes I like an item so much that I would be willing to give it more exposure with extra upvotes as the expense of personal reputation points (SE currency). Has such a feature ever been ...
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Follow up to FF's question on 50 posts limit

"So if you want to enable this limit, make a meta post about this and gather some community support and discuss it. If there seems to be a consensus that it should be enabled, one of the moderators ...
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50 question per month limit?

Shog9's answer to the SE meta question 50 question per month limit? appears to confirm that there is such a limit, but this ELU user appears to have asked more than 50 questions in the past week. Did ...
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More subscriber information would be helpful

Lots of regular contributors have provided very little or no information about themselves. It is helpful to know a questioner's first language, as often a language group will make consistently similar ...
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Is there a way to write an “empty field”?

It is quite common (especially in the single-word-request tag) to want an "empty field" for example phrases: "Having children of my own ________ me" Since markdown uses underscores for formatting, ...
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Duplicate Comments & Un-flagging Comments

I've three related questions: If I believe a comment is essentially a duplicate of an earlier one, what is the proper etiquette, if any? I assume it's better to up vote a comment I agree with, rather ...
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Proposal for narrowing the scope of the “reference” close vote

I strongly disagree that "questions that can be answered using commonly available references" should be considered "off-topic" at all, but I can at least understand why someone would want to close ...
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What about a “it’s just a typo” off-topic close option?

On StackOverflow proper, one of the possibilities offered for an off-topic close reason is that it’s a simple typographical error. Although the no-repro part doesn’t apply to ELU, we do have quite a ...
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Why isn’t “Please help” on our titular stoplist?

We just got in rapid succession these two soi-disant “questions” over on main: Please help to interpret Please help me with this sentence Strictly speaking as questions go, those are imperatives not ...
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Why does ELU have a 1-day restriction on protecting questions?

I just got a Nice Answer badge on What verb should I use when someone “turns into” a zombie?. Thanks to our tireless techies, clicking on the notification link autoscrolled down to my answer. I couldn'...
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A new badge? Acceptable?

When I was going through the list of badges, I felt there may be a badge which will be awarded when a user has 250 (or more, whatever seems appropriate) of his answers accepted; it may be a hard-to-...
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Merge of Questions

Would it be instructive to merge questions? For example, the cornucopia of these questions on "all but", with sterling answers, makes it toilsomely exacting and incommoding to compare and contrast: ...
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An idea to discourage excessive anonymous downvoting

I would like to propose a possible solution to serial anonymous downvoting. Sometimes the phenomenon occurs within a short space of time, and in that case the system detects the voting irregularity ...
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Badge Progress Bar

Is there anyway to see how your badge progress is, I mean for example if you have edited 500 posts, you will be awarded with a badge, but can i see my current number of edited posts? and so many other ...
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IPA integrated keyboard

I understand that SE is pushing for localization and internationalization options. Can we get an integrated IPA keyboard like this one for Hebrew in judaism.SE? related: How to enter phonetic ...
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Is any grammar edit to the title really too trivial for EL&U?

I agree with the policy on trivial edits, but is a title edit for grammar too trivial for EL&U? Hypothetically - should the web site host questions with grammar that might be construed as ...
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Missing off-topic flagging options

When flagging a post for being off-topic, the following options are given: Questions that can be answered using commonly-available references are off-topic. A list of these references can be found ...
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How to get a list of all tags

A recent question has been retagged with “professions” as a tag. Previously, only one question had that tag. Although I don't personally see a need for that particular tag (and a hundred other ...
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How to follow (or favourite) particular users?

Is there a way to follow particular users? The obvious answer is to look at their profile pages and check their recent activity. But what if there are a dozen (or more) users I want to follow? It'd ...
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Time for an ELL link on the main help page?

I noticed that on this ELU help page, where new users are informed about what kinds of questions they should (and shouldn't) ask, there is already a link to Writers.SE. I wonder if it's not time to ...
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Proposal to fix the uselessness of the new off-topic close options

Bait-and-switch Close “Options” With the new close options recently implemented, when you click close on ELU, that takes you to a first-level menu of five different close options. From that first-...
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Feature request: Private messaging

I know this is a common feature on social networks and I am the last person who wants EL&U to resemble Facebook, perish the thought, but I believe a system where one user can communicate privately ...
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How can I inform an OP that I may have answered his or her question?

EDIT I have shortened my original question because I feel the lengthy preamble added nothing of value, I have accepted Simchona's answer and I don't like wasting people's time. So, here it is the ...
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Is it good or bad that a spam answer, even once deleted, still brings a question to the top?

I've noticed a phenomenon recently. An old old interesting question pops to the top of the activity queue. I look at the question and can find no activity on it...except for a couple hours ago a spam ...
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Highlighted number of unread messages; could it update and remain highlighted?

When I arrive at ELU, if I have unread messages or notifications, I see a highlighted number next to the "StackExchange" element of the page headline. When I open the drop-down box and use it as a ...
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Sidebar Fleur-de-lis Formatting

I noticed a small design issue with the tag box where "Favorite Tags" and "Ignored Tags" are located. The fleur-de-lis on the side is directly underneath the first two letters on both labels, which ...
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Comment deletion notifications

I see that all the comments I made to the questions referenced in Wordreference cross-posting have been deleted. Can I somehow be notified when my comments are deleted?
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Inline quotes formatting

At ELU, blockquotes are used quite frequently: I'm a fancy blockquote. I'm used to elaborate and give examples, as well as quote other people and posts. However the nearest thing we have to an ...
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Add ELL to list of sites for off topic questions

Reviewing this question: What are the functions of each part of the principal parts? Trying to flag it to be moved to ELL. Only, ELL does not show in the list of sites. Can ELL please be added?
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Shouldn’t people looking for FAQs be able to find them?

EDIT Since the old FAQ links has been replaced with a Help link, this concern no longer applies now that they’ve begun to call it what it is. The question of whether it should be easier to find ...
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Allow Questions to be Closed as Off-Topic and Migrated to ELL

I would like to make a pitch that we add a "this question belongs on ELL" to the Off-Topic sub-menu, and begin closing questions as Off-Topic, rather than General Reference, when they don't belong ...
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Auto-resolve local URLs in comments too

When local ELU URLs are added to question and answer fields, they are automatically resolved into question titles. For example, if I paste a random link such as this one, Reason for the current trend ...
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Length of Questions and Answers

Some questions, and some answers, have recently been inordinately long. Wouldn’t it be a good idea to impose a maximum number of words for each, just as there is a minimum number of words for answers ...
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Bored with the dowdy colors, I seek solace in drink

Blessings on thee, little man, Barefoot boy, with cheek of tan! Yeah, that's how it starts. The John Greenleaf Whittier poem, that is. From 1855. Last time I looked, it was 158 years later. We don'...
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Please add the tag “foreign-language”

I just asked a question, and it's about the usage of non English words in English ( What should be the plural of “kibbutz” ). In my opnion the tag foreign-language is relevant for the question, ...
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How to deal with non-native speakers asking bad questions

A meta question proposes appending native language information to a user's profile. This information is probably not necessary for most users, but there are occasions where a question seems so bizarre,...
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Title placeholder is rather ironic [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why is the title suggestion text not capitalized correctly? I recently noticed that the enter-title-placeholder reads: Upon further examination, the phrase lacks capitals at ...
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Should we fix backticks?

I would still like to look into doing this, because it is tedious in the extreme to edit every single instance of misused backticks into italics, and because almost no one ever fixes these. Therefore ...
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Providing links to ELL

Can a descriptive link to the ELL proposal be added to one or more of the following? The FAQ The General Reference description A block in the sidebar or, if not, then as a sticky link in the "...
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Where should I request a new feature on EL&U?

Being new here (well, I joined EL&U over a year already, but hadn't been very active, until recently), I don't know where I can suggest some improvement to EL&U. Please advice. I just ...