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Can we get a simple way to initiate a chat?

The answer to this chat-related question leads to a feature request: A simple way to notify and invite someone to chat regardless of whether they've ever chatted before or not. Story: As a [...
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Strange behavior of counts on first comment to answer? [closed]

My answer seems to have a fair amount of upvotes, call it N(>25). I didn't think it controversial, but the first comment in response is pretty negative about the quality of the answer, and has a huge ...
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Add a button/link for canceling a question edit (discarding change)

When editing my own question, sometimes I want to discard the change. This can be done by navigating away, but ideally there should be a place within the browseable area (e.g. a button or link near ...
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During comment cleanup by moderators, retain linked/related questions

The context Comments may be removed by moderators with or without prejudice. (If it was not apparent, a quick criterion of judging whether something should have been removed with prejudice is that, ...
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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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Could there be an option to ask questions anonymously?

I've often wanted to ask some questions or post comments and answers here but refrained because I didn't want my current employer to find them. I understand that we don't want to have too many ...
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Should the “not constructive” close reason add a down-vote?

When a question is closed as being off-topic or not a real question, the question is automatically down-voted. This was instituted network-wide after some discussion a couple of months ago. It seems ...
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Synonym tag request [tdd] [test-driven-development]

It is very disconcerting to see that very simple tag synonyms were not being recognized for a long time. Is it possible to lower the tag synonym submission barrier so that more people can help ...
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Hard to read fonts and bad choice of colors

I just entered this site from stackoverflow. First thing I notice is bad choice of colors, and that fonts are hard to read. Is there a way to customize these? or perhaps you changing it? Edit -- ...
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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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Tag aliases for training courses and career advice

Such as: training-courses → courses career-advice and career-guidance → career or perhaps let more users suggest synonyms (e.g. by factoring in SO/total(SE) reputation).
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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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leave constructiveness judgement to community? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When is it acceptable for a moderator to make a unilateral decision to close a question? I recently had the pleasure of reading the top 1500 questions/answers on programmers....
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Why is it only 5 reputation points for an up vote on a question?

I would have thought that it should be the same as it is for answers. A good question is just as important as a good answer.
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Badge progress display like the Percentage Till privilages display

Can we have a Progress percentage or indicator that shows how much of a remaining __ till the badge. Like we have the percentage reputation displayed till privilege in the privileges tab. It seems ...
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Cross website tags

I have a suggestion. It'd be really nice if we had a way to see if the tag exists on other sites or not from the wiki page of the tag. For example, if I'm currently viewing the "Ruby" tag, I would ...
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No breadcrumbs or trail in order to return to questions page

If I filter the questions, maybe based on tag, then go into a question, maybe post an answer, I have to use back button to get back to the list of questions based on my filter? I don't see another way....
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A site for life-outside-work issues dedicated to programmers

Is there a SO related site dedicated to issues faced by programmers for life outside work?e.g: Health/Relationships? if not, maybe create one.. Most of the popular forums dealing with these kind of ...
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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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Can we have more difference between the current tab and others on the “tagged” pages?

Jin, I managed to confuse myself today as I couldn't tell which tab was active on the "tagged" page: https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/programming-languages Can the ...
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Suggestion: Top referrers for popular questions

Every once in a while there seems to be a question which starts bringing in tons of traffic from an external link. For example, I've noticed that the question Why do programmers write applications ...
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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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The “Flag comment” icon is too harsh

This is similar to The "comment edited" picture icon to be more subtle, but it has to do with the "Flag" icon that shows up when hovering over comments. On my machine it looks like this: ...
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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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Cancelled votes should not count as votes for lock-in.

I'm sure you're familiar with the process: When you vote on a question or answer, you're given a brief period in which to cancel your vote (as if you never voted) or reverse your vote, but then your ...
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Why isn't private message facility available in SE sites?

Can't the members communicate through Private Messages(PM) each others? Why SE doesn't allow it?
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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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How can I create a poll as part of a question in stackexchange?

Is there any obvious way to create a poll in stackexchange? Seems like a cool feature to have particularly in programmers.stackexchange.
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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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Can we put a tagline under our logo? [closed]

Someone new to our site, or perhaps Stack Exchange might get the idea that our site is for any kind of programming related question. Since migration with Stack Overflow is not bi-directional, I ...
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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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Defining Activity for Close Questions

A lot of closed questions keep popping up on the front page because someone has added a comment to an answer. While technically this is activity, could the definition be tightened up for closed ...
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Duplicate Questions

I can understand the desire to close duplicate questions. However, as the site grows I suspect that there will be a lot of new users that can offer valuable responses to old questions. I worry that ...
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List migrated questions at the top?

My general practice for answering here at programmers.se is to browse the Questions list, scrolling down until I see ones that I've read before. Lately I've noticed that a bit farther down, there ...
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Can we tag answers?

Can we tag answers with tags, not just the questions? Especially on this site where multiple answers may be good, and none are necessarily best, just most popular, it might be worthwhile to tag the ...
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Option for sharing questions on social

Earlier in beta there used to be option to share the question on social/networking site, but now it has been removed. Is it intentional or are there any plans to reintroduce it later on.
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Can we associate our Programmers account to our StackOverflow Careers CV?

I was messing around with my CV in StackOverflow Careers and I noticed that I can associate my SO, Meta SO, SU, and SF accounts to my CV. I didn't see an option for Programmers so I figured it isn't ...
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Ever thought of adding a Poll-of-the-Day option to SE?

I was wondering if the SE team had considered adding a Poll option to their framework. A lot of the questions here are similiar to a poll and it would be nice to total results and view summaries. ...
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Why is there no 'vote to reopen'?

One of my questions was closed and I would like to know how I go about reopening it. There is no 'vote to reopen'.
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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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Sort answers by oldest

Maybe I am going senile, but I had answers sorted by "oldest" and now it says "newest". Was this ever an option, or did I just dream it one night?
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The skin of programmers.stackexchange.com. Visited/unvisited links. Is it going to be changed? [closed]

Hi, I found out that my eyes get tired when I spend more then 10 minutes on the site and this is because of the small difference between the colors used for visited/unvisited posts: Is this going 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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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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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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Remove the options to close questions on this site.

The way I see it, there's no real reason to close anything that's not offensive on this website. People should utilize the [stuff-i-like] and [stuff-i-dont-like] tags to filter for stuff they ...
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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 ...
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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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Add a “flamebait” close reason

I often close questions here as S&A just for the "argumentative" part, as all questions here are subjective. To replace S&A, I think there should be a close reason for anything that has a high ...
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Can the closed questions please be removed from “related”?

I keep clicking on related questions and they are closed. Its annoying. It would be more helpful if it was only related open questions. Or even if they are older related questions with good answers, ...