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Is there a way to nix certain words from the auto-search for related questions?

If I started a new question with the title "Pronunciation of 'cat'" the related question helper finds bunches of questions starting with "pronunciation of". This seems to happen with many of the ...
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User name-changes and effect on comment clarity

When a user changes names, is there any way for "@" comments using their former name to be changed automatically to their new moniker? Otherwise, it looks like the commentators made a mistake. See ...
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Is there a way to search for ......?

A few posts have shown up with crap added to them to extend the character limit past the point of acceptance. One user liked to add periods. I am having difficulties creating a query for ..... Does ...
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How about adding font embedding for pronunciations characters?

How about adding font embedding for pronunciations characters like the one does at math.SE site? I don't mean to add MathJax to here, only embedding a font will work for this english.SE site.
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Messages to moderators required on moderated sites

Unlike the community moderated SO, the new sites have specific moderators. But there is no way to contact the moderator other than the "flag post" We don't want every moderator decision to turn into ...
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Why aren't there any unicorns?

The Big ThreeTM sites get sparkly unicorns today. Where are our sparkly unicorns? I feel unloved. Hmph.
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Blacklist "compounds"

This is a follow-up to Add a Wiki page for the "compounds" tag, or replace it with another tag; when that task has been completed, and no question is tagged with "compounds", we would ...
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Add a Wiki page for the "compounds" tag, or replace it with another tag

compounds is without Wiki page. It should be good if the tag would have it, as the tag seems used for different purposes. Edit: I just noticed there is also the compound-sentences tag. Do the tags ...
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Removal of the "words" tag

words is used in many questions, but it doesn't seem to have a specific meaning. All the questions are about words, even the one asking about a phrase or a sentence. We should remove the tag.
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Tag synonym suggestions

I don't know if there should be a single thread for proposed tag synonyms, but I'll go ahead and leave this relatively generic in case that's desirable (and assuming there's not already a thread for ...
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Exception to 30 character minimum for answers

Is there any way to create an exception for the minimum answer length for questions tagged "single-word request?" It seems wasteful and inconvenient and seems feasible from a coding perspective.
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Rename or delete the "cv" tag

There is a question that has been tagged with cv. I think the tag should be renamed to curriculum-vitae, or deleted. Update There are now 13 questions tagged cv.
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I incorrectly upvoted a post but now cannot reverse it. How can I?

I upvoted a post that, after some time and investigation, happened to be incorrect and misleading. Cf. my question "If prepend is not part of English, why ther's no postpend, subpend? and who ...
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Can't copies of deleted threads be Emailed to authors?

I found many answers to my deleted questions extremely useful and interesting. Can't the copy of deleted threads be email-ed to all authors? or authors be warned to backup them before deleting? ...
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I'd like to be able to view a single day on my reputation graph

Currently when you view your user profile and select your reputation history, you get a lovely little chart detailing the growth of your reputation score, and you can select a range of dates to see a ...
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Why aren't Tweets tagged with #?

Wouldn't be it better to tag keywords (with prepended symbol #) in published Tweets? http://twitter.com/stackenglish some examples: "A lost case, that is." http://ur.ly/CNPR #grammar "An RPG" ...
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Extend the list of SE sites presented when a question is being closed as off-topic

Actually, the only listed site is meta.english.stackexchange.com. Is it possible to add other SE sites as well? Would not, for example, Writers and English Language Learners suit in that list?
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Why are comment lists abridged in the middle?

In longish lists of comments the list gets abridged and a "more comments" link shows up at the end, kind of like an ellipsis. Normally, one would expect that such a list would be trimmed at the end, ...
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Formatting: two block-quotes in a row?

If I want to give a quotation, I can set it out as a block-quote and it looks beautiful: My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings; / Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair! But if I want two such ...
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"Common mistake" tag or maybe "confusing words"?

Here for example Differentiating between "written" and "writing" I think I'm asking about common error(writing, but written). I was attacked, because I feel that some people ...
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Should we automatically convert straight ' and " quotes into nicer “...” and ‘...’ quotes?

Well, I guess the (long) title says most of it. When people write "an inline quote", it would be nicer if it were “an inline quote” (see the oriented “” quotes instead of ""). Many content management ...
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Is there a way to search for questions/answers I've commented on?

If someone replies to one of my comments using the @Martha syntax, SE kindly lets me know about it. If someone doesn't use that syntax, or replies to someone else, I'm not notified, so the only way I ...
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Disable Outline for text-boxes

Please disable the outline on focus for the search and INTERESTING / IGNORED TAGS fields. Look these textboxes below:             &...
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Fancier "Quote" formatting.

Considering that English.SE is about language, I think there should be a fancier quote formatting for short quotes. (Like a huge quote mark in the background. - This will emphasize the concept of ...
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Stack sites should support primary and secondary language when defining user profile

I am not a native english speaker. If you see User profile settings defined by StackExchange, it does not contain primary and secondary languages. It just contains location but a non-native english ...
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Should Strunk & White be a GOLD badge on this site?

Or at least there should be a gold level badge for it.
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Reputation for editing questions

I think it could be months before people can edit questions and start fixing things like "english" instead of "English." While the site is still new, can the rules on who can edit questions be ...
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Comments should have a "deletable by original poster" checkbox?

Often people will leave in a comment e.g. "you might want to fix your ... typo", then the poster fixes it, but the comment remains on, referring to nothing, causing clutter. It would be nice if there ...
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Cancel "Close" operation

We required an option to cancel "Close" operation. This will help peoples who voted for closing a question by mistake.
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Required "Listen" button

Everyone is not familiar with the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA). How can they pronounced words suggested in the answers? I think a "Listen" button to be add in the position of the answer where ...
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Need a way to search for stop words

Since this site is about English usage, the standard search engine for the site which filters out "stop words" is going to be problematic since many of the questions on the site will be about stop ...
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Can't search for a question about "that" and "which"

I knew this question was there: When is it appropriate to use ‘that’ as opposed to ‘which’?, but I tried searching for it and couldn't find it. Many usage questions concern function words in English, ...
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