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Top new questions this week:

Can/Should we report companies who solicit astroturfing services?

I got an email from a company asking me to use my established reputation to recommend their product on Stack Overflow: Hello Oli! My name is [withheld], and I’m Sales & Marketing Manager ...

discussion spam email astroturfing  
asked by Oli 38 votes
answered by Martijn Pieters 20 votes

Please use absolute timestamp in email notifications

I don't read my emails 24/7, and today read an email that was sent 2 days ago: The time stamps were correct in the time when the email was sent, but now they are pretty much useless. Can you ...

feature-request status-completed timestamps email-notification tag-filters  
asked by Shadow Wizard 19 votes

Add support for .gifv format in chat onebox

Recently Imgur announced to drop the legacy GIF format with the new GIFV format. Why GIFV? It's lightweight Being a video format, it also allows more flexibility like not autoplaying or autoloading ...

feature-request chat onebox  
asked by Abhishek 16 votes
answered by Sterling Archer 19 votes

Can moderators have the ability to add a "pinned" comment to a post?

From time to time, when we get either the "too many comments" autoflag or someone raises a flag to tell us that there are a lot of comments on a post it would be useful to be able to add a comment or ...

feature-request comments moderator-tools  
asked by ChrisF 13 votes
answered by enderland 4 votes

misspelled "chcecked" in the notification mail

I just received an email from Stack Exchange <do-not-reply@stackexchange.com>, which has a misspelled word "chcecked". It should be "checked". The following items were added to your Stack ...

bug notifications spelling email-notification  
asked by Mykola Novik 12 votes

The new edit rejection message for "no improvement whatsoever" sounds too hostile

As you may have noticed, the edit rejection reasons were recently changed. And that's what we need to talk about: They have been live for about three weeks now, and, and least on Physics, it has been ...

discussion feature-request review suggested-edits  
asked by ACuriousMind 12 votes
answered by Shog9 7 votes

Automatic warnings of 'dangerous' tags

Earlier Shog posted this answer over on MSO about "Help the helpless with how-to-ask tag tips". Fortunately, he didn't use the suggested interface: But instead did something a bit more in ...

feature-request status-declined tags asking-questions  
asked by MichaelT 11 votes
answered by Shog9 3 votes

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

How to train your growing community to self-moderate?

Two years ago I accepted the post of pro-tem moderators on Computer Science. At that time, and that's true for any new beta SE site, there were little to no users with enough reputation to moderate. ...

discussion feature-request moderator-tools moderation community  
asked by Raphael 57 votes
answered by retailcoder 23 votes

Propose a new 20k reputation privilege

Right now, the maximum privilege "unlock" is at 10k reputation: http://meta.stackoverflow.com/privileges We're considering adding a new 20k reputation privilege, but having a hard time figuring out ...

discussion feature-request status-completed reputation privileges  
asked by Jeff Atwood 115 votes
answered by Jeff Atwood 5 votes

Can you answer these?

E-mail escaping broken again

I'm seeing &lt; for < in my, "New [topic] question for [date]", e-mails. This seems to be a duplicate of an old issue that was marked resolved a couple years ago: Ellipses in email ...

bug email-notification html-entities  
asked by Brad 4 votes

How do I rename a tag to include non-English characters?

In response to this post I decided it was appropriate to re-spell some of our tags over at Spanish.SE to use proper accent marks. However, it doesn't appear to be working. When I enter this: ...

bug status-completed tags moderator-tools localization  
asked by Flimzy 8 votes

Why a new question appears to be a duplicate of a deleted question?

I made a mistake and ask a question with my personal account while I wanted to ask it anonymously. So I delete the question just after the post, log off, and then try to ask it again anonymously. But ...

bug exact-duplicates deleted-questions  
asked by Alex 4 votes
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