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Should it be easier to tell that the 'accept answer' button has been toggled?

I just accepted an answer to a question, but I couldn't tell that the check mark had changed. Looking at them side-by-side, it is easier to tell the difference, e.g.: Unselected Selected But I ...
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How do I search any of the Stack Exchange sites using regular expressions?

I could have avoided asking a duplicated question had I been able to use extended regular expressions. Duplicated question is What is the origin of the "r" in resistance measurements? Had ...
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Is there an alternative to Gravatar?

Is there an alternative for displaying an avatar other than Gravatar- I don't really want to sign up to the Gravatar hosting service, would it be possible to add an option so users could just use an ...
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FAQ about posting schematics

Given that we have a quite intensive use of schematics, and that often the posted ones don't meet the requirements for the users to answer: shall we add a FAQ section about how to draw/post/explain ...
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"Repair or modification" close change

Short and simple: I propose that the current close vote option regarding repair be expanded to cover modification as well. So: Questions on the repair of consumer electronics, appliances, or other ...
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New users and upvoting

New users can't vote until they have 15 rep. Wouldn't it make sense that they can at least vote on the answers to their own questions, even if they don't have the 15 rep yet? For instance in this ...
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Can we have cite button?

Math SE has got a cite button to give citations on homeworks or etc. Can we have it here too? Do we want a cite button? What are the advantages\disadvantages? A quote from math stack exchange to ...
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Notification for edited question

Maybe I'm wrong, but it seems that when a question is edited, no notification is sent to who has answered before that. Since the edit can change the answer needed, shouldn't be implemented this ...
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TeX markdown needed on Meta

As seen in the recent sandbox question, TeX markdown isn't enabled on Meta. It should be. It's needed for the sandbox, and we're likely to have questions on how to do something in TeX, TeX bug ...
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MathML support for strikethrough

Some MathML / MathJax sites have support for strikethrough enabled: ...
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CircuitLab schematic integration: we still get huge diagrams after 3 years, any news or workarounds?

When embedding a CircuitLab schematic the schematic is scaled to a constant width regardless of the complexity of the diagram. This causes questions and answers with multiple schematics to become ...
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Making the privileges page easier to find

I've found the privileges page really useful, to see what features of the site I have (but perhaps aren't using), or as a means of motivation. But unfortunately, I've always seemed to have difficulty ...
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Why are down-votes locked

I try to use down-votes judiciously, and only do so when I truly feel that the -1 is deserved. Still, at least a couple of times I have revisited the question/answer the following day, and found ...
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Answers automatically turning CW

Recently a couple of answers of mine turned CW. I didn't know, but it seems to be because I made more than 10 edits. In most cases I don't want the CW, for the reason Olin also mentioned: "You ...
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Yes / no questions

We got a little discussion at this post: Amplifier Vpp calculation. The Photon says yes/no questions aren't good for SE and I agree. They aren't right? (1st question) If you agree, where is it in the ...
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Can we have a "Bad Shopping Question" reason for closing?

It seems that the reasons available for closing a question are ill suited for closing bad shopping questions. The currently available reasons are: Why should this question be closed? exact duplicate:...
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Is it really necessary to gain 50 reputation to ask for a clarification in a comment

I'm new, but have already seen where a "possible answer" I posted, which started with a clarification question, got me a "down vote" for making a "not useful" post. So today I saw a question where I ...
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Which flag to use for no attempt on homework question?

I saw several question about homework with absolutely no proof of attempt these days. I wonder if these question deserve a flag? If yes, which one? None of the actual flag fit for this need. As said ...
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What is the purpose of the 5-minute window for editing one's own comment?

What is the purpose of the 5-minute window for editing one's own comment? Especially since the ability to edit and submit it as a new comment and delete the old, renders the timeout a mere ...
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Link contrast in comments on main site needs to be fixed! [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Contrast of hyperlinks We've already had this question and it seems that the problem was solved, but I've noticed that that solution does not include comments. In my opinion,...
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Would a Moderator delete the misspelled [verliog] tag?

Would a Moderator please delete the misspelled verliog tag? There is only one question with this tag: Basic Verilog Assignment The question title has the correct spelling of "Verilog". I ...
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Let the user know that flagging a Question/Answer will cause you to automatically add a comment

Basically, The feature that when you flag a post, it also posts a comment to said post detailing why you flagged it, has recently been added to the SE software. This caught me a bit by surprise, as ...
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Earning edit privelge

I review the edit queue. Part of my review procedure is if edit is done by user g or user p tick accept. Although these users do not have the reputation to edit without review they have consistently ...
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Dismissing messages

A few days ago, we got yellow messages like "please consider adding a comment if you think this post can be improved". When you clicked on such a message, it disappeared. With the new style (red), ...
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Accessing StackExchange inbox

Can I access my StackExchange mailbox in a different way than the pop up that appears when I click the 'Stack Exchange' button at the top left? The popup immediately pops away on my tablet, so I can ...
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Seeing what flags are marked as invalid.

I am not sure if this is a bug, me not knowing where to look, or a feature request. I know I can see all of my flags and see how many are valid versus invalid, but I have not been able to find any ...
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Add syntax highlighting for the system-verilog tag

Please add the same syntax highlighting as the verilog tag to the system-verilog tag for consistency. Currently, verilog has syntax highlighting, but ...
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Do we really need a captcha for established users?

It seems like every time I ask a question (although may not be every time) I get asked to fill out a captcha. I fully understand the value of this for new users, but if I am logged as a user that has ...
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Can we have a question entry wizard like Stack Overflow?

If I had to guess, I'd say we're a SE site that gets comparatively many questions that get marked as off-topic, mainly in the category of "shopping questions" and "usage questions". From a comment of ...
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Synonym for search term

Like we have tag synonyms, it would be good to have search keyword synonyms too. Are you looking for capacitors, cap, caps or a single capacitor? The search results vary with each. Is it a Solar or ...
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Clicked link more visible than unclicked one

This is a snapshot of my review page, and the top one is a clicked link while the bottom one is unclicked. You can see how the unclicked one is brighter (probably in line with the color scheme), ...
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Option to resize pictures while uploading

We have often talked about a size limit for pictures. It could be way more useful if the dialog for uploading pictures would offer something like this, and if the size limit would not be enforced but ...
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Reputation expenditure in reviews

As a new reviewer and trying to be a good citizen I am seeing numerous first answers to old questions which are low quality and in some cases blatant trolling. The ideal way to deal with this would ...
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Why EE.SE is not using new user-page?

I have seen many stack exchange sites have modified their user-page and started using the new user-page. Why EE.SE isn't?
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Part specific questions.

I don't ask a lot of question's because they feel part specific. Would there be some way to ask part specific questions?.... Like : "Has anyone else seen this big noise peak at X kHz in this opamp?" ...
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Can videos be posted as answers to questions?

Sometimes the best answer to a question is to post a video showing how to accomplish something (especially if it involves manipulating some sort of GUI, I guess). Can this be done? If not, can the ...
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Faster action on spam

Don't get me wrong: I appreciate how quickly and efficiently moderators react to spam, but they can't be everywhere at the same time. And though unlikely, I even hear some of them have a life as well :...
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Making blockquotes more visible

As title says: don't you agree that blockquotes are almost invisible? I would suggest to improve the contrast, the margin or the indentation; maybe a shadow? Here is a blockquote as an example
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Link to meta in header?

The link to meta seems to be gone in the new page header (effective 2013-12-05). Can it be added again? There seems to be space enough, now that the user name is replaced with the avatar. Same with ...
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"This suggestion still needs 1 approve vote from other reviewers." Why? I have enough rep to force the edit myself!

Sometimes when browsing questions I see one with an edit request. It looks a bit like this: share edit(1) close flag Clicking on that ...
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notify users when they are flagged

I got a message from an moderator that some of my comments were flagged. I think it would be a good idea to post a message in the user's inbox when a comment or answer gets flagged. You can then edit ...
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Viewing E&R on iPhone Safari - No stylesheet

Quite often, when I view the site on my iPhone safari browser, I loose the stylesheet and I'm left with a black and white unformatted view of the website. I've tried clearing the cache, restarting, ...
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Management of links to external sites

It's been frequently noted that a lot of questions and answers seem to rely on a linked page for proper explanation of the content provided in the post. However, with time the links tend to become ...
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I want to vote on questions in the Close Votes review queue

Sometimes I would like to vote on a question while reviewing close votes. I can already edit the question and add a comment from the same page. Is there a particular reason for the vote functionality ...
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Assembly and Basic syntax highlighting

I request the feature of syntax highlighting Assembly and Basic code. As W5VO said, we don't have it yet. However, Assembly is used regularly on this site. And while we're at it, why not add Basic as ...
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Suggested edits pending bubble displays even when it is your own pending edit

I suggested an edit and now the little bubble is showing that there is 1 suggested edit pending. Since I was the one who suggested the edit, I of course can not approve the edit. When I click on the ...
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Option to make uploaded image into a link to itself

On this site we often have images of schematics or PCBs etc. that are relatively high in resolution. Using the standard way of embedding an image in the post reduces the image size to something that ...
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Specifics of downvotes

I have a question about my Electrical Engineering Stack Exchange post: Strange resistance between two adjacent but unlinked nets on veroboard This question is downvoted -2, I want to know is there a ...
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Minimum badge requirement?

There have been a lot of poor questions here by people who have zero badges (there is no point linking questions as they are not difficult to find). 9 times out of 10, a question by a person with no ...
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Is there any way to list one's own comments?

This is related to my prior question, but the subject material is different enough to warrant its own question. If one goes to one's own profile page, one can easily find a list of their own ...