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(4 years later) Dear Stack Exchange: can we change our site name?

Four years ago we asked for a name change, which was rejected by SE because there was no evidence to support the claim it was causing user confusion, and there were other things the site should focus ...
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Let's help askers who are trying to circumvent question block at Stack Overflow

If a first time asker has an SO account that was recently (say, within a week) question blocked over there, how about showing them a warning like this: Wait! You've recently been blocked at Stack ...
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Remove CW conversion at 30 answers

Since most questions here can have an unlimited number of answers, I think the automatic conversion to CW when a question receives 30 answers should be removed. See also: Purpose of Community Wiki
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Change the name of Programmers to something that more accurately reflects the site scope? [duplicate]

This is a follow-up to the discussion on renaming the site to match its FAQ, or changing the FAQ to match the site name. That discussion is one of the highest voted questions on here, so this ...
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Bring Syntax Highlighting to code blocks here on P.SE

We have a lot of code here. I think everyone agree that we need syntax highlighting. EDIT: Support this feature request on MSO
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Would you like to see Programmers get a less playful/cartoonish design to attract professional questions?

All the scribbly-doodles and the cartoonish font on Programmers seems to me like a reason people might assume from the start that this site is for more chatty non-professional questions. Would it be ...
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Can we get a "Belongs on StackOverflow" as a closing reason?

Once in a while someone pops up with an objective "help me with my code" question like this one. I think it'd be nice to have a mechanism to migrate these to StackOverflow. Thoughts?
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Could we please detect troublesome questions using Stack Overflow data and offload them to Triage review for an hour or two?

Propose to detect troublesome questions using Stack Overflow quality scoring data and put them to Triage queue for an hour or two. If the timeout expires before decision is made, let questions go to ...
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"The question you're asking appears subjective and is likely to be closed." yeah baby!

Since everything is pretty much subjective here, perhaps this message should be disabled on this site. "The question you're asking appears subjective and is likely to be closed." Thoughts?
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Blacklist [programming] and [programmers]

Other sites have been able to get their site name and primary focus blacklisted: English WordPress Drupal This is a request to get ours blacklisted as well. Our entire site could be tagged with ...
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Can the accept rate be removed?

The "accept rate" feature seems useless to me and only leads into frustration for those asking questions. See this question. (And no, it's not a duplicate as that question isn't a feature request...) ...
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It is possible to change the colors of hypertext links?

While on SO, the hyperlinks are light blue and easy to distinguish from simple text, the hyperlinks on Programmers.SE appears visually as much darker, especially for visited links (due to their color)....
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Can the number of custom close reasons on Programmers be expanded?

Right now, we are limited to three custom "off-topic" close reasons. I wrote a fourth this morning to address a number of recent closures, but it's not possible to even turn it on without turning off ...
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Burninate and blacklist [advice]

Every question is about advice: it'd be akin to tagging every question with help or this-is-a-question-i-assure-you. I would speculate the vast majority of questions tagged advice are there because of ...
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close reason (and associated expand the close reason count) request

I really don't like migrating crappy questions to SO. This is really the only place where its an issue because of the migration path (no, taking away the migration path would mean more suggestions to ...
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Can we anti-vote for closing/re-opening in parallel, instead of in series?

There is quite a high close rate here on Programmers.SE. I think it's fair to say that not everyone agrees with some of the decisions to close. As a result there's also a fairly high re-open rate. ...
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Use pink background when rendering historically locked posts

Related: Tags that only exist on locked questions, should we treat these the same as tags that don't exist at all? philosophically Historical Lock questions are deleted Visual difference between ...
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Now that 3 close votes has been proven and implemented on Stack Overflow, can we have the same on Software Engineering, please?

I won't belabor the research by repeating it here. It's been described in exhaustive detail at this post. The executive summary: Closing, editing and reopening all become more effective. Can we ...
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Could we get the "new" coding font style?

As the newest generation of Stack Exchange sites are launched, one thing I'm envious of is the font style used for coding blocks. Consider the following program here: #include <stdio.h> main()...
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Ability to review questions being transferred from SO before they appear

A significant proportion of questions being transferred here from SO are being closed pretty rapidly upon arrival. Would it be possible to have them transfer to a holding area where they can be ...
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Should LMGTFY be banned?

On StackOverflow, lmgtfy.com is banned by a word filter, because it's insulting and because it's not in keeping with the goals of the site which is to be a encyclopedia of sorts of answers to common ...
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What to do with Community Wiki? [closed]

Edit: Problem solved. As Mark Trapp points out, normal users can no longer mark CW. The consensus seems to be that community wiki is useless here, and we've been pointing this out in various question ...
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Provide 10k users more close votes

Please provide 10k+ users more close votes. Why? Putting questions on-hold in a timely fashion is critical in providing useful feedback to new users. It's rare for salvageable questions to be put on-...
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Programmers Blog visibility

I've been following the Meta discussions that have been taking place for quite a while about the creation of our community blog. And recently Dynamic posted here asking for more contributors to the ...
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Could we add a description field in the image uploader?

When we add an image to a post, the resulting markdown is: ![enter image description here][1] [1]: http://i.stack.imgur.com/6ySkR.png And in order to add a tooltip, you'll need to do this: [1]: ...
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Improve question quality by informing askers of expectations in some career related tags

Over here at Programmers, a lot of askers seems to misunderstand site-specific expectations of career related questions, which frequently results in questions closure and deletions. Propose to help ...
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accomodations for visually impaired

I am (marginally) color-blind and have great difficulty distinguishing between hyperlinks and normal text on the SE-Programmers site. I can barely tell when the text is actually a link. To my eyes, ...
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Accepted answer checkmark color

When I ask a question (and every answer has a check mark next to it for me to select one as my accepted answer), it's very hard for me to tell the difference between the check mark that I've checked, ...
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Should there be a redirect from se.stackexchange.com?

When trying to navigate to Software Engineering Stack Exchange, I frequently find myself typing https://se.stackexchange.com into my browser instead of https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com. ...
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Perform automatic checks for cross-posting and question block at SO when post enters close queue, not only at attempt to migrate [duplicate]

Suggest to perform automatic checks for cross-posting (including deleted SO cross-posts, like this one for example) and question block / warning at Stack Overflow when post enters close queue, not ...
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Can the more clear description of the sites scope on the 'Sign Up' page be repeated in at least the 'Ask Question' page?

Plenty of discussion on the issue of the site's scope, here's my suggestion in this Q&A as an official feature request. Before a user joins programmers.se they are welcomed with what I feel is a ...
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Grant more close votes for close reviewers

Based upon a recent answer1, 2 to a previous question of mine, I'd like to re-visit an older request. Please give all close voters3 on Programmers 50 votes instead of the standard 244. Why? All of ...
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Allow using MathJAX?

Some stack exchange sites (cs, math, physics etc.) have MathJAX support. Now on programmers.se and stack overflow there is less need for mathematical formulae, but they appear, most often when ...
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What is the rationale behind the menu system?

What is the rationale behind the Stack Exchange menu system? I find it annoying and counterintuitive. Should the front page menu and the question menu be merged into one?
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Can close voters get messaged when a question is edited?

Simply put - if I submit a close vote on a question, and that question is then significantly improved, I should retract my close vote (or possibly help reopen it if it did eventually get closed before ...
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Blacklist [career] and [jobs] [duplicate]

So pursuant to the monumental task we have to clean up the career and jobs tags, we've taken to putting the following notice in the tag wiki excerpts: Do not use this tag. Click "learn more" for ...
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Blacklist [holy-war] [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Let's nuke the catch-all tags We have an artifact from the Antedisciplining period that should be removed: holy-war, which is obviously not the type of question we're ...
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Accept answer checkmark could still be clearer.

Before posting this, I first searched meta, and found that previously people already found the accept answer checkmark unclear. The accepted answer indicates that a change was made, but I still find ...
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One line link-drops or buzz words lead to higher reputation then meaningful though out answers. What to do about it?

I see a lot of people ^ rep just because someone drops a link that they like. I've seen people get ridiculous rep for doing as much as being the first one to mention something everyone likes. I ...
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How can we encourage people to read the FAQ before asking their first question?

Every day we still get lots of questions on PSE which are immediately put on hold because of one of the standard closing reasons (asking for career or education advice, asking for an off-site resource ...
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The "comment edited" picture icon to be more subtle

The pencil icon for edited comments are far too large on P.SE + Meta. It seems like every other site uses the standard tiny pencil, which works well and is unobtrusive.
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Please increase rate limit for new users asking questions to one used at Stack Overflow (1 per 90 minutes)

As September is coming, site is getting spammed by zero effort homework dumps. Particularly passionate spammers even drop their garbage at us at highest rate allowed (today examples: 1, 2, 3, 4 - 10K ...
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Can we get a tag-warning for [licensing] and [open-source] tags?

Yesterday, I learned about a feature of the SE sites which was new to me: tag-warnings. It appears to me those would be a perfect match for licensing and open-source, since both tags often indicate ...
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How to encourage thoughtful answers to complex questions?

Many questions on Programmers.SE are complex, behavior related and subjective ("My team lead is a psycho", "How to best teach coding", "Meetings in agile" etc). The nuances and depth of the questions ...
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Blacklist [subjective]

I thought subjective was blacklisted already, but it made its way onto a recent question. It's one of the unholy trinity of bad meta-tags: can it be blacklisted here?
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How effective is the quality filter against this question with all-caps brief title and text?

The question DETERMINISTIC FINITE STATE MACHINE (10k link) had the content of: DESIGNING A SIMPLE DETERMINISTIC FINITE STATE MACHINE TO RECOGNISE A VALID DUT PASSWORD NUMBER. IT ,MUST FIRST INCLUDE ...
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Blacklist [good]

We have a good tag! Only two questions so far, the second one appeared today. Let's just get rid of it, sooner than later.
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Pending edit notification icon change

With the recent addition of queueing edits from users without sufficient rep to edit questions, there is a new notification icon on the tool bar. The background color of the notification area and the ...
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Trial run of modified "hotness formula" for Programmers questions

Could we please make a trial run of modified "hotness formula" for Programmers questions? Modification details are described in this MSO post as follows: As far as I can tell, substantial part of ...
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Mod dialog in review doesn't show up properly (and a bonus feature request)

Let's start with the feature request. When reviewing answers we have two mod links, when reviewing questions we only have the one. Having the mod link under the post feels a bit more natural, as ...
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