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@ symbol in comments auto brings up all relative answer/question usernames?

Would it be much beneficial to bring up the usernames currently in the active question or answer that you are commenting on? It would be directly above your keyboard cursor and allow keyboard arrows …

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Marking particular questions / answers as definitive

In a way this is more a feature request / request for clarification. So, I'm a SQL guy and I follow a bunch of the SQL tags. Every day, there are duplicate questions, primarily of a primitive / ...

9 mins ago
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add another reason for closing

When voting for closing , the reasons one can check are: duplicate, off topic, unclear, too broad, primarily opinion based. This question though is just too low level in physics and displays a lack …

9 mins ago
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Description of tags on the tag page does not always start at the beginning

While I was looking through the popular tag page I noticed some inconsistent behaviour of the descriptive text below the tag. For example: The adobe-fireworks tag looks like this: This matches …

10 mins ago
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What should be done with posts that are not in English?

What should be done with posts (e.g.) which are not in English and haven't been translated into English for an extended period of time? Their major crucial/important chunk not being in English. What …

12 mins ago
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Ask questions on understanding problems

I would like to know whether there is a community on Stack where I am able to ask a question on understanding problems. Let's say I am going through a documentation or I am reading a tutorial on a …

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Is there any particular reason why the flag counter on my moderator election nomination is different from what the flag counter on my profile says?

The flag counter on my moderator nomination states that I have 364 helpful flags (as of the instant this question was posted). However, the counter on my user profile states that I have 535 helpful …

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My answer got deleted - But why?

How can I disable the drag handle on the desktop? Backstory: Could not find the previous question via Google (site:superuser.com) and through Superuser's own search. Made my own question. ...

21 mins ago
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How do we handle it when the asker's problem is just that they're confused?

How do we handle questions when the asker's problem is that they are confused or proceeding under a misconception? Most often the asker can't write a self-aware statement of the actual problem ...

23 mins ago
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Do we need MSE in the hot list?

Apparently MSE questions are able to appear in the hot list, which the old MSO didn't managed to. Shouldn't MSE behave the same way as the old MSO in this aspect?

28 mins ago
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Where did “too localized” go?

I remember when certain questions that were asked were flagged as Too Localized, meaning the poster was asking for something that was unlikely to help anyone in the future. Has this been removed in …

36 mins ago
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Tried to add a self-answered wiki-post, but just got downvotes

I've tried to contribute to the community by publishing a solution to some problem here: Recursive solution to check if string is a palindrome I thought it is allowed and welcome on SE. But then I …

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Are the two downvote tooltip reasons meant conjunctively or disjunctively?

The downvote tooltip says: This question does not show any research effort; it is unclear or not useful This poses a particular problem for questions that are: Yes: Obviously lacking research …

37 mins ago
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Finding where/how reputation went down

I noticed an increase in my reputation today further to an upvote to one of my answers. Surprisingly, the increase is 6 units, not 10. I'm aware of the ways one can gain/lose reputation (also saw this …

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Side-by-side diffs are not side-by-side

This only seems to be an issue here on Meta. When in the side-by-side edit view, the two versions appear above each other instead of beside. The issue does not seem to depend on the browser width, and …

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Invalid SSL certificate on meta.*.stackexchange.com, can't log in without SSL

When I try to access meta.*.stackexchange.com via HTTPS, I get a warning: meta.codegolf.stackexchange.com uses an invalid security certificate. The certificate is only valid for the following …

41 mins ago
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What are the canonical answers we've discovered over the years?

We've created, appointed, or otherwise identified certain question/answer pairs that are the canonical answer for certain problems. A list of these problems is given in the accepted answer below. …

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New Achievement notification is not eye catching

When we get new achievement (Eg: Badge) There will be small color change to achievements button on title bar of SE sites.But it's not getting caught easily. Usually I came to know about achievement …

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Why is answer 12541 deleted?

Why is answer 12541 deleted? it shows no sign of plagiarism needs some editing to format the answer (new user after all)

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Formatting Sandbox

As per Jeff's suggestion in this comment: You can use this question as a formatting sandbox. You can edit this question itself (Community Wiki questions such as this one require 100 reputation to …

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Is flagging a question the appropriate way to request a migration?

With the addition of Meta Stack Exchange, I noticed a few of my questions that hadn't yet been migrated. No biggie, I'm sure they would be gotten to in time. In the meanwhile, though, is it still ...

51 mins ago
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How does Stack Exchange work around the lack of Redis clustering?

I read that Stack Exchange uses Redis for caching and Redis doesn't have clustering support yet. So I was just wondering how Stack exchange works around this lack of an important feature? Does it use …

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How is hotness calculated on the Hot Network Questions page?

Hovering over a link on the Hot Network Questions page gives a tool tip of the form: This question has been arbitrarily awarded X hotness points I presume the points calculation is not actually …

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Migration paths for off-topic questions

Now that we're out of beta, will we get access to the full set of stackexchange sites for migrations ?

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Homework questions

We don't have this problem yet, but given time I'm sure that we will. Do we want to allow homework questions on our site? If so, do we want to enforce specific policies on them? Physics.SE has a …

1 hour ago
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Question with no answers, but issue solved in the comments

I often see posts in which no Answer has been offered as such, but the user's problem was solved using advice which appears in the comment section of the post. This is mildly upsetting, because ...

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Proposed Question Sandbox - Mark XII

Too long, didn't read: Use this sandbox to work the problems out of your question before posting it on the main site. People will comment if they seem problems, and upvote it when they ...

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Should there be a deterrant for answering obvious duplicate questions?

When someone asks a questions on SO, they are expected to check that the question was not asked before. It is even worse if the question has been asked some 20 times before, because it shows little …

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Are the Udacity forums part of Stack Exchange?

I was looking at forums.udacity.com, and noticed that the badge system and user system are much like all Stack Exchange sites. However, there is no mention of that site being part of Stack Exchange …

1 hour ago
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What should our chatroom be called?

Every Stack Exchange site has an official chat room which can be reached by clicking the "Stack Exchange" logo on the upper left corner. Each site chooses a nickname for its chat room to put some ...

1 hour ago
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