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Active Questions: Bookmark to 'modified n mins ago'

Active Questions shows 'modified n mins ago' against each question. However, when you click on the question, it takes you to the top of page, not the bookmark where the question was 'modified n ...
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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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Technical question: Why is the default footnote type so tiny?

As a compulsive footnote reader, I wish the default footnote font was larger. See, for example, the footnote in this good answer: What do you call someone who is good at everything? If a footnote is ...
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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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New Layout: Editor _before_ author?

I was just confused by something in the layout: Look at any question or answer that has been edited. picture has just one example). The person who most recently edited the question is first, the ...
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Is downvoting every single post in a question without leaving any comment constructive?

I have relatively short experience on EL&U and I found some questions where every post was downvoted in a matter of one minute or so. I mean it is very unusual to see every single post in one ...
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Why “Questions that may already have your answer” doesn't populate the right set of similar questions?

I posted this question after searching a few times(through Google and within ELU Search). Turns out , it had already been asked and answered before here and consequently, my question was marked as ...
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Why no “blatantly off-topic” close reason?

Ok, before I go put on my asbestos underpants and ask on the mothership, let me ask here first. I came across this question today: Can you be sharp and intelligent but got bad grades in school? ...
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Update “What is Reputation?” page to include other rep-loss events

Currently, under the "what is reputation?" help page, we have a list of 7 ways you can gain reputation, and 5 ways you can lose it (receive downvote to question, receive downvote to answer, give ...
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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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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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Should there be a limit on the number of edits a single post generates?

I'm not referring to a post being edited between five and ten times by their owner. I'm referring to posts that have been edited over thirty times in the space of one day. There used to be a time ...
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Why does close as dupe need 5 votes?

"Describes me to the 'T'" - why not the to the "E" or some other letter? is an exact dupe, 2 other people have flagged this and one has put a link in the comments. I can ...
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Could we migrate or cross-post excellent questions and answers to ELU from ELL? [duplicate]

I think a lot of questions that native English speakers would have difficulty answering get asked on ELL as opposed to ELU. And as a result, many questions get asked on ELU that are essentially a ...
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Is there a way to ask questions specifically to SE managers?

I have recently come across situations on this site that I would've liked to ask and bring up to SE managers/creators without it being to the public or raising a flag. I specifically would like to ...
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There should be a close-vote option labeled as: “there is no discernible research done before asking the question”

I have heard about cases where people have voted for the closing of a question based on different reasons than the one they clicked on when close-voting. The reason for this is because their reason ...
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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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Dictionary for ELU

There are too many questions, mostly asked by first time users, for which the answers are just synonyms. I know that the users are not allowed to ask questions for which they can get the answer just ...
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Request for “translation or non-English languages” close tag

Recently I came across the following question about "universal words" that are the same in all languages: https://english.stackexchange.com/questions/234744/universal-words Based off of 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 ...
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Could we add a feature that tracks visited questions in the “all actions” tab? [duplicate]

This is similar to my other question: Can we add a "follow question" option? Except what if you don't want to favourite, or potentially "follow" the question initially, but wish to find ...
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Notification of more than one person in a comment

Why it is impossible to notify more than one person (by @ sign) in a comment to a post? (example)
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Feature to show activity of user

I was wondering if it would be beneficial to have activity buttons showing the activity of users? E.g., in Gmail, on the chat list, you can see if your contacts are logged in(green), dormant(orange), ...
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Can we nudge the OP's to tighten up the question in the title?

I have a feature request. Could we have some mechanism to remind the OP to drill down to bedrock right in the title question, in the sense that the expansion given in the body of the post does not ...
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Could we have this header on the mobile site?

We have two versions of the header on the mobile version: The standard main site one: And another one, visible in the help pages and review queues Could the alternative header be made default? ...
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Could we PLEASE include a link to the Help Center on the main page(s) e.g., Unanswered Questions?

I'm reviewing a participant's first attempt at an answer, and I don't know where to send her for help. Many of us arrive at EL&U totally unaware of "Meta" and how to find information about asking ...
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Can we have a vote-to-reopen tag here on meta ELU?

We have a vote-to-close tag, but it would be nice to have a vote-to-reopen tag also, for those of us who believe our questions were wrongfully closed.
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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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Could the flagging profile be clarified?

Can we please make the flagging weight page better? When I go to my profile, and I see my flag weight has changed, I click on the flag weight button, and the thing is, I can't tell which of my flags ...
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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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Artificial Intelligence to Detect ELL worthy questions

Having successfully transitioned from being an English language learner to an appreciator of the language, I am part of both the ELL and this stack exchange. And I am proud to be part of both vibrant ...
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Can a post deleted by a mod be undeleted?

In July 23, I flagged five posts that were closed as duplicates, asking if a mod (or mods) could link them to different post. A post which, in my opinion, contained far better answers than the ...
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How can I remove my vote to close a question?

I recently voted to close a question which looked like a duplicate. The OP has edited it to make the difference in what he's asking much clearer, and I agree that my close vote is now no longer ...
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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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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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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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How to inform English language users about useful English language resources?

I want to be able to use ELU.SE to help promote proper usage of the English language (in specific: synonyms, definitions, and spelling). How can this link (below) be added into the FAQ section to let ...
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Remove the asterisk from “Your flagging history”

In the flag history, the following sentence is preceded from an asterisk, but the asterisk is not used in the flag history, and the sentence is always shown: older flags were not recorded valid/...
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Annoying tag description popup

When the pointer hovers over a tag, a tag popup appears. This is fine if you move the pointer to the tag, but it is a nuisance if you scroll the page and the tag slips under the pointer. Can you work ...
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Allow one character edits on this website [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is wrong with single character edits? It's fairly impossible to make spelling corrections if there's only one error in the post, and unlike the other SE sites, spelling ...
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Replace “Please show the research you've done” with a clear threshold requirement

Following on from this comment from Sven Yargs, I think we should consider making it clear to users what research we expect. I often see a poorly researched question and assume the research would be ...
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Is there now a brief grace period between when a question goes on hold and when answers to it are blocked? [duplicate]

After completing an answer to the question 'compare [something] with/to [something]' vs. 'compare', I clicked 'Post Your Answer' and the answer went live. But unbeknownst to me, a ...
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Different Colour for @Mentions

When a comments section gets long, the @mentions can become a bit distracting. Would they be better off in a dark grey sort of colour? Here is a screenshot of a comment I coded to help explain: The @...
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How to handle questions with acceptable comments as answers but no answer itself? [duplicate]

My question is- What do we do for questions that have (very) acceptable comments as answers (even accepted by OP) but due to absence of an answer, the questions tend to remain un-answered. I've ...
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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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What about having a 'Gatekeeper'?

It is sometimes a problem when a really experienced user is not fielding questions as they come in. If time elapses and there is no expert response to a question it becomes uncertain (for ...
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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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Why is there no badge or points for the number of times a question has been “favorited?”

Why is there no badge or points for when people "favorite" your question? Or is there, and I just missed it somehow?
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Changing my vote

I up-voted an answer from 0 to 1, but then thought better of it and tried the down button to undo it. But when I did, the score went from 1 to -1, which is not at all what I wanted. Couldn't each ...
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Body cannot contain “(Chinese character)”

I tried entering some Chinese characters into the body of an ELU question, and it said Body cannot contain (Chinese character). Even putting it inside backticks or blockquotes doesn't seem to help. ...