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Top new questions this week:

Let's disallow nominations from people who've been suspended in the past year

Well, it's election season again. On sites all over the network, moderators are being selected from among the good folk willing to volunteer their time to help guide and support their communities. I'm ...

discussion election account-suspension feedback nominations  
asked by Shog9 103 votes
answered by Tim Post 54 votes

Terminate the grace period when a post receives a flag

Occasionally, someone posts something that is completely unintelligible or spam. Users then proceed to flag the post. Then the poster edits to replace the gibberish or spam with something more legit. ...

feature-request status-declined flags grace-period  
asked by Undo 33 votes
answered by animuson 21 votes

What to do when part of a community lacks trust in ♦ moderators on small stacks

I would like to emphasize that I personally do not lack trust in this ♦ mod, nor do I wish for his removal. As such, I will not be mentioning the mod's username. While it is possible to work out who ...

discussion moderators  
asked by Smurfton 23 votes
answered by Keen 21 votes

New Mobile chat: link color and regular text color are too similar

Let me start by saying that I love the new Mobile UI for chat. There is one minor problem though: The colors of links and regular text are just too similar. I can barely tell them apart in this ...

bug status-completed chat design mobile-web  
asked by Dennis 23 votes
answered by balpha 9 votes

Prevent protecting questions under certain circumstances

I've found a trend that I'd like to discuss. There are users that have reached 15K+ reputation that are participating in a question and then protecting it so that low reputation users can't answer. ...

feature-request protected-questions  
asked by Andy 19 votes
answered by Robert Cartaino 9 votes

How to handle possible user tracking through images?

I have come across a site-meta question that ended up on the Hot Meta Posts side bar. At the time of writing, that post has about 1000 views. Accidentally I noticed that OP used his own server (his ...

discussion images security privacy tracking  
asked by Patrick Hofman 15 votes
answered by Rоry McCune 17 votes

Community post-bumping rampage on meta.SFF

UPDATE: After 12 hours of post-bumping Community seems to have gone back into hibernation. Sorry for the noise(?). I know that the Community "user" sometimes bumps posts that have sat unanswered ...

bug community-user bump  
asked by Mike Edenfield 13 votes

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

Proposal to make close votes scale with rep

There have been several proposals for how we’re ever going to get a handle on the ever-mounting close-vote queue. Dupehammer has been especially successful, and there have been several proposals ...

discussion feature-request status-review reputation vote-to-close  
asked by tchrist 35 votes
answered by Robusto 15 votes

Build and strengthen the Stack Exchange community with "crossover questions" between sites

I've been a Stack Exchange contributor for a couple of years now, currently most active on travel.SE. One thing that keeps coming up is questions that would appeal to audiences on two different Stack ...

discussion feature-request stackexchange site-crossover cross-posting  
asked by hippietrail 113 votes
answered by jmac 46 votes

Can you answer these?

Block quote button breaks working images by inserting line breaks into alt text

I was editing a post that included a scanned image of a problem from a textbook. The scanned image contained some text and a related diagram. Here it is, correctly rendered, before editing: To make ...

bug images blockquote  
asked by Air 3 votes

Insecure content on the network profile page

It seems pretty much all of SO is serving fully secure content, but the only things I'm seeing break that otherwise perfectly implemented security are the favicons for the network sites pulled in on ...

feature-request bug profile-page ssl  
asked by Mikey T.K. 1 vote

How do I ping the right bob?

We have two bobs at the moment. Bob (with the fox ava) is a long time users, and bob, with the green ava. I'd like to ping Bob, without bothering bob with my pings. I see two ways to do this - Its ...

feature-request support  
asked by Journeyman Geek 9 votes
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