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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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Provide a “frozen” status that closes a question until it is edited

Given the enormous amount of people who are unsatisfied with the current question closing policy, I am thinking if it wouldn't be better to have a 4-status system: open frozen (less demoralizing than ...
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Minimum word feature when posting a question or answer

This is one of those things that I really didn't put much stock into until I saw this award-winning question posted... https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/156673/which-editor-is-...
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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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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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Can we have some way to not show closed questions on the front page?

I've noticed that Programmers has a whole lot of [Closed] questions hanging around. It's better than it has been in the past (I'm seeing about 25% of the front page, as opposed to more like 40% a ...
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Negative points for erroneous voting for closing a question

I would like to suggest: For (all people which vote for closing a question){ If (the reason for closing is not valid AND the question comes to be closed (by the same unfare reason) AND ...
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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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Auto recommend the correct site for a question

With my recent question issue (see Where did this question go wrong?) it seems like a nice feature for users would be to auto suggest the correct site for a question. This could happen any number of ...
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Can we add Meta badges to flair?

I've just found out about flair, here's mine: profile for Roc Martí on Stack Exchange, a network of free, community-driven Q&A sites http://stackexchange.com/users/flair/1399093.png I like ...
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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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Anonymous Down Votes [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should we force adding a comment with every down-vote? Anonymous down voting is not constructive, and the individuals who choose to hide behind the click, most often never up ...
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Should down votes require feedback? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should we force adding a comment with every down-vote? I'm here to help others by answering their questions to my best ability. I feel like I'm contributing to the community. ...
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Idea? New option as an alternative to closing a question [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: A place for the subjective, fun questions EDIT: I'm not talking a catch-all site for any Q&A, I mean questions still related to SE. But, perhaps the community option for a ...
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It doesn't belong here doesn't allows me to select a suggestion that is not listed

I noticed that lately every time I want to click it doesn't belongs here as a flag I can't find the appropriate community I would suggest. So I find myself writing on other what I think it belongs. ...
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Disable “1 question with new activity” highlighting - PLEASE

I have programmers as a pinned tab. Since some hours I got it highlighted that keeps blinking. First I thought of a bug in chrome but than I saw this message which was totally new for me: 1 ...
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Lock your visible score

I just noticed that my P.SE score is 7337. While not as awesome as 1337, it got me to thinking that it would be nice to be able to lock your P.SE score at a certain value. Either discarding upvotes or ...
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Plug-ins for wordpress blog [closed]

It would be better we have a list of wordpress plugins to enhance the blog and improve the productivity of the writers. I personally recommend Revision Control Useful when multiple persons are ...
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Why not offer a “voter” badge for participating in the moderators election?

Regarding What do our "low" 2012 election numbers mean?. (I posted it as an answer, but I then deleted it and post it now as a question) 297/5874, yes, that's really a very low percentage. ...
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Remove the election notification after casting vote

Please participate in the Programmers 2012 community moderator election I have already cast my vote in the moderator election, why am I still seeing this? I think it should be removed after casting ...
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Flagging off-topic should allow you to migrate to CodeReview

https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/129576/c-character-count I wanted to flag this as "Move to CodeReview", but the only options were StackOverflow and Meta. The ability to ...
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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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How can I create a custom filtered view of questions?

How would I create an filtered view of Programmers.SE, like perhaps with a query from the Stack Exchange Data Explorer? The reason I'm looking for this is because when Programmers.SE is active, the ...
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Suggest leaving a templated comment when flagging a question

When flagging a question to be closed, migrated et cetera, I often want to leave comment with a suggestion for the OP about how to improve their question or where it would be more appropriate to ask. ...
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Bold-ify first line of the About page

Can you bold-ify the first line of the about page? I think that first line is more important than any other line (for stackoverflow ppl).
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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 we get Mathjax on Software Engineering?

While I realize that it might not be used as often as it is on Math.SE, it would be nice to be able to use inline Latex every now and then to illustrate an algorithm or a math function. Would this be ...
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Migration notice on destination site is incorrect

When migrating a question to another site, the following notice is added: migrated from programmers.stackexchange.com 2 mins ago This question came from our site for expert programmers ...
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More information on why threads were closed

Sometimes a see questions that to me seem to fit the faq but have been closed (this for example). Could there be some way of giving more information or more specific details of why a question is ...
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Why not force a comment when down-voting an answer? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should we force adding a comment with every down-vote? Why not let the site force the user to enter a comment (of min. 20 chars. or so) when demoting an answer?
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Offtopic posts - Can they be moved rather than closed?

I have noticed several very active threads that have been closed as off topic or not constructive (here is just one example). Given the vote count these posts are obviously interesting and popular. I ...
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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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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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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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Blacklist [career-advice]

This tag is a broken window, and it's causing problems by its continued existence: People see the tag and assume career advice questions are automatically on-topic It's a Venus Fly Trap for Bad ...
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FAQ should include examples of good questions

At the request of Mark Trapp, I'm turning one of my answers to another topic into a feature request. Currently the FAQ does not provide very much specific information on what exactly defines a good ...
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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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Users should receive a warning before they're banned from asking questions

Sorry, we are no longer accepting questions from this account. My Programmers account was banned recently from asking questions with only two questions raised, one get downvote to -1, and the other ...
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Cross Site Questions

I think we should allow for a question to be listed on multiple sites, if it meets the charter of both sites. There would be a feature similar to the "migrate" feature except it will be a "share with ...
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profile: accepted answer statistics and search

Is it possible to see the percentage of answers in a user-profile that were 'accepted answers' and search or sort his list of answers for accepted answers? If not this would be a nice to have feature....
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Synonym request: multithreading / multi-threading / multi-threaded

Requesting to merge tags: multi-threading × 19 multithreading × 5 multi-threaded × 4 I'd propose using [multithreading] as the master tag, as this is what Wikipedia uses, but I guess that's not ...
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Share on Hacker News/ Slashdot

Could we possibly add a button to share on HN/Slashdot? I find that I rarely share articles on Facebook/Twitter because not all my friends are programmers and instead go straight and share the URL on ...
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Can we have Circles?

Ok, not exactly circles like G+, but I would like to be able to create a list of users who I think give especially good answers or ask interesting questions. So the idea is that I can go to this user'...
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Should we have a migration route to IT Security?

A couple of questions have been flagged today as more appropriate on IT Security. I thought I'd do a check on what had been migrated there by moderators and came up with the following list: https://...
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Tag merge request: book → books

I think the tag book should be merged into books, since they clearly mean the same thing.
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What is the rationale behind not allowing down votes to Comments?

When I disagree with an answer I can down vote it stating my objection. When I disagree with a comment the only way to express that is to reply to the comment. This has on two occasions nearly ...
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Arrange Favorite Tags

Recently I mistakenly closed one of my Favorite tags. When I added it back it appeared at the bottom of the list, but due to the ad for Career I now have to scroll down to click it. Is there a way ...
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Automatically marking questions as potentially localised?

Would it be desirable for a message similar to the The question you're asking appears subjective and is likely to be closed. notification to be displayed for this SE, while questions are being ...
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Tooltips of tags not consistent [closed]

Whenever I hover over a tag item I get a tooltip with information to this tag, except for my favourite tags. When I hover over one of my favourite tags I only get a tooltip 'show question tagged ...'....
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Could the 100k+ views color be toned down a little bit?

We now have a question that's really, really popular, Why do programmers write applications and then make them free?, which is fine (better than fine, great!), but the color used for the "on fire" ...