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Please add to faq section “What kind of questions can I ask here?”

In the https://english.stackexchange.com/faq#close section in the FAQ, there is a close reason: •general reference This question is too basic; it can be definitively and permanently answered ...
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Why doesn't the tag 'antonyms' have the synonym 'antonym'?

I was just looking through the tag synonyms of antonyms and discovered that it does not have the synonym antonym, in fact, antonym is a completely separate tag with just two questions. As I don't ...
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Is there a way to remind the down-voter upon the related answer or quesion is changed?

Down voting is a great way to discourage bad answers, but what if the original answer or question has been improved? I believe providing a way to let the down-votes removable will highly encourage ...
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Notification of Comments to “post authors” : ambiguous advice in 'Help'

I recently left a Comment below an Answer to a post (here - altho' the actual comment & post are irrelevant to the issue raised here). The comment was intended for the author of the original ...
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Overuse of “possible duplicate” claim to evade or disqualify answers?

I think some high-rep members overuse the "possible duplicate" claim and should be notified about it. "duplicate" means "duplicate", not merely related. I find that overuse to be unfair on responders ...
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Retracting “Unclear what you're asking” closevote

I just closevoted Understanding figurative meaning of a sentence? because the original question text was virtually unintelligible. I think you need high rep to see that original, so I'll just ...
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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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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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Avoid allowing users to propose another edit within X minutes when previous edit proposed from same user and for same post has been rejected

In the past days, an anonymous user proposed an edit for a post that added extra text not originally included, and that essentially changed the meaning of the post. As the user didn't see any change ...
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Code blocks are hard to read on Meta.

The gray background is very close to the code block gray background. The monospace helps, but when working with individual characters it can get very difficult to notice which are in a code block and ...
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Chat Room ID feature request

It’s hard to locate a chat room by topic (question or answer) by chat-room title, as the title area is taken up by introductory material. Could the intro be shortened to show some content? I ...
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It's hard to tell whether I've accepted an answer [duplicate]

When I'm looking at an answer to a question that I asked, I find it hard to tell whether I've accepted that answer. vs The difference is clear when they're placed next to each other, but not in ...
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When flagging a flag as invalid, report which flag was flagged as invalid

When you flag a flag as invalid, the flag history doesn't report which flag was flagged as invalid. It would be helpful if the flag history would report which flag was flagged as invalid.
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Hover text to show total rep score in the “Users” display

When I hover my mouse over the UserName against a Comment, that user's current rep value is displayed. Would it be possible to replicate this behaviour in the "Users" display? And do I need to make ...
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Can we add a “follow question” option?

I don't like when one day I am contemplating answering a question, but then I reach my question limit or I want time to think about it, and forget to favourite the question. Then I go back the next ...
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Add links to “More!” items on …/privileges/moderator-tools page?

A list of lists of several classes of posts appears near the end of the moderator-tools page, as follows. More! This privilege also grants you access to the following lists: • posts ...
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Include questions that do not have accepted answers under the “unanswered” category?

It would be useful to find out quickly which questions don't yet have accepted answers. It seems that there typically are far more questions in that category than are without any kind of answer, so ...
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Don't show the “Edit Summary” field the first time a post is edited within the grace period

When you edit a post within the 5 minutes period, the new edit is not considered a new edit, and a new revision is not created. If you just created a post, and then you edit it before 5 minutes are ...
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Is there a way to hide answers you don't want to see?

Somewhere between the fine line between downvoting (which I did) and flagging (which I did not), we have stuff like this answer: What are the similarities and differences between "irony" and ...
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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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Change the linked references in the help center

In our help center on the on-topic page the following old ELU-question is linked for references (last section, first paragraph). What are your favorite English language tools? I would suggest to ...
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How do I find a question which was deleted?

I have an old question related to Lewis Carol's Jabberwocky poem which was deleted -- for containing apparent nonsense -- but I like it so I'd like to view it again. Is there a feature which would ...
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A possible solution for discouraging the most-duplicated questions

Some questions crop up on ELU with dispiriting regularity. Two recent examples are the use of 'singular they/their', and whether an acceptable singular (and possibly gender-neutral) form of the ...
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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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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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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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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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Edit supplementary text on bounty

I recently placed a bounty on this question about the "double possessive", but just realised I wanted to make a minor (but to me, significant) change to my "supplementary text" in the "This question ...
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Make more evident those words are links

Right before writing this question, I clicked on the "tools" link on the main site to see if there were questions voted to be closed; to my surprise I was redirected to the review page. I then ...
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Update the timestamp shown when an edit has been done in the 5-minute time frame

I edit a question of mine to change the punctuation and, as I am in my attention-deficit moment, I edited it after 2 minutes to change the punctuation of another sentence. When I pressed the "Save ...
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Change the text shown after the field to add a new answer

Actually, after the form field and the button to add a new answer, the following text is shown: The text could be confuse some users that, from a side, see duplicate questions being closed and, from ...
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Split migration off from the closure tree?

There has been a string of meta questions about ELU migrating low quality questions to ELL. The most recent was this one. This question stems directly from that one. To help prevent poor questions ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Why isn't there a deletion comment for 'needs citations'?

At the moment, when on the low-quality posts review queue, the Recommend Deletion options produces the following menu: So often, questions on the LQP queue are acceptable answers but just lack any ...
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Basic problem with comment deletion

(Yes, I know this will be instantly marked "dupe", but if I ask my question on one of the "dupes" it will almost certainly be ignored.) I understand why the person who deleted a comment is not ...
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Suggestion: Prominently clarify that asking homework questions is not cheating

This post is not requesting that homework questions be treated as cheating on ELU. It is seeking a means of reassuring users who are concerned about possible cheating that the general consensus does ...
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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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Title removing space preceding a final question mark

See this question: X, Y, Z — horizontal, vertical and ...? (Original title X Y Z Horizontal Vertical and?) I want the title to be X, Y, Z - Horizontal, Vertical and ? (note the space before the ?) ...
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Automatically replace the “enter image description here” when the post is saved

When users attach a screenshot to a post, the system automatically adds the text "enter image description here" as tooltip that is associated to the image. Once the post is saved, it can be replaced ...
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Should there be a closing code for “lacks context”?

Very often we get questions of the form "What does XYZ mean?", without any context to allow us to understand how "XYZ" is being used. (Eg, Meaning of “Sanely Insane”?.) One can close these as "...
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Is there a quick way to find out how many words I've written altogether in my posts?

Is there a quick way to find out how many words I've written altogether in my posts on EL&U?
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Is Underlining Available as a Markup Format

Can text be formatted as underline? If not, can this feature be added?
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Feature request: Rounded quotes in WMD toolbar

I've seen several edits recently where the only thing that was changed was converting "straight quotes" with “rounded ones”. Searching the EL&U site for directives about this, I didn’t come up ...
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Bounty minimum on other users' questions

When we offer bounties on our own questions, we are given the options of 50-500 reputation in increments of 50. When offering bounties on questions posted by other users, the increment is the same, ...
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Can we tell who originally close-voted a question? [duplicate]

If someone has had a mis-spent past few years accruing rep on EL&U, and one therefore has enough reputation, one can view the review queue and see who has been voting to close or keep open a ...
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I have a recording 1) How do I upload it onto ELU?

The recording is circa five minutes long, it's between me and my companion. I suppose I could transcribe the entire script but 1) it would become tedious to read 2) it would take too long for me, ...