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14 votes

New "No Research" close reason?

Proposal ported to answer space for voting purposes/comments... Questions must demonstrate a reasonable amount of research & understanding of the problem being solved. Please edit to clearly ...
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Make our badges Apple shaped

Personally I say no, we shouldn’t make any change unless there is a very well designed mock-up or someone could get Apple to say on the record “have at it” and we use their logo with their permission. ...
bmike's user avatar
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12 votes

Make our badges Apple shaped

We probably can't do that due to infringement, but what about an alternative? ⌘ The command symbol (⌘), also known as 'place of interest', has an important place in the history of Apple as being ...
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Make our badges Apple shaped

Here's CSS to do this for you, using the  Apple logo character. This won't show correctly on Windows. .badge1::before, .badge2::before, .badge3::before { content: ""; position: absolute; ...
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Why aren't questions about software development, once closed, automatically migrated to StackOverflow?

Basically because Stack Overflow has very specific rules about asking software development questions and most such questions posted on AD are written in a way which would get them closed/rejected ...
nohillside's user avatar
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New "No Research" close reason?

We currently have a a whole bunch of things mixed into the custom close reasons Questions about software development Basic customer support questions (where the question should first go to the vendor,...
nohillside's user avatar
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6 votes
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Please add a new tag "Shortcuts"

Where are we coming from? Currently we have shortcut with 557 tagged questions, described as Series of one or several keys that invoke some software/os action when triggered by the user A Shortcut ...
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6 votes

New "No Research" close reason?

I'm tempted to try and roll this in to the Basic Customer support close reason. That close reason isn't here, so you can use this and other in the mean time: I'm voting to close this question as ...
bmike's user avatar
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5 votes

Please provide entire profile for Moderator candidates

Some of what you ask isn’t exposed to any end user whether you’re a new user or trusted user with 20k rep or an elected moderator. However, most of that data is already available from the periodic ...
bmike's user avatar
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5 votes

What's up with the 5 minute limit on editing a comment?

If you really need more than 5 minutes to edit a comment, delete the comment and comment again. The limit is there to prevent people rewriting history, by altering a comment which has already been ...
grg's user avatar
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5 votes

Adding hints for including code in questions about scripting

To reduce the emphasis on code, another problem of repetitively asking OS versions and devices should be addressed too. Some parts copied from SO. Be specific If you ask a vague question, you’ll get ...
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add off topic tag?

Not sure I see a benefit here. If a question is off-topic we put it on hold to give the OP the opportunity to revise it, and close it if they don’t (or the scope of the question doesn’t allow it). So ...
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Please add a new tag "Shortcuts"

My initial thoughts would be to leave the keyboard shortcuts alone and have shortcuts.app or ios-shortcuts cover the workflow.app being renamed to shortcuts as an application you download from the iOS ...
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CAN WE PLEASE BLOCK TITLES WRITTEN IN ALL CAPS?

YES WE COULD. I’d say we don’t need the hard block and I enthusiastically agree with everything else you propose. Most of this is covered in a post on the main site about quality filters on ...
bmike's user avatar
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4 votes

New tag proposal - Canonical or FAQ

YES Upvote this answer if you support the idea of creating a canonical flag on the main site to identify canonical questions.
nohillside's user avatar
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4 votes
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Method to get answers accepted if OP is unregistered

Short answer, no. You would need to ask for this change on the main stack exchange meta to change the code across the entire site. Long answer - people voting for useful answers gives 10 rep to the ...
bmike's user avatar
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4 votes

Please provide entire profile for Moderator candidates

The places to learn more about mod candidates are the Q&A here on Meta and the Election chat room where all the candidates answer questions thrown at them. Please keep in mind that the site is ...
nohillside's user avatar
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4 votes

Userspace for Lousily Written Questions

But where's the save draft for later? There is no such button because it is automatically saved. This happens on the server and the draft is tied to your account, so if you use another browser or ...
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4 votes
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Lock answer without deleting

This would be an SE-wide change which you would to rise on Meta.SE. But the system already locks a post while it‘s getting edited, so I don‘t see a benefit here. If you do multi-step edits, you can ...
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Force vote for close reason as opposed to immediate closure due to badge privilige

I'm not aware of any voting functionality related to this. One way to at least get a second pair of eyes would be to flag for mod attention instead of directly putting it on hold. With that, at least ...
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3 votes

Voting vs Editing, are they at Odds in the Current System?

The editing is mostly a way to avoid a large period of time where people would be inclined to down vote as opposed to remedy past impressions. Ideally, each edit would then ping the voters or come ...
bmike's user avatar
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New tag proposal - Canonical or FAQ

Absolutely no. This proposal is literally opposing the purpose of tagging: categorising the content of questions. Tags should be about the question content, as defined in the first line of the ...
grg's user avatar
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3 votes

New tag proposal - Canonical or FAQ

NO Upvote this answer if you are against creating a canonical flag on the main site.
nohillside's user avatar
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3 votes

Spurious posts that advertise body building products

Not necessary. Such a script, well quite similar, is already running: SmokeDetector How does it work? Warning: technical programming details ahead. SmokeDetector sets up a websocket connection to the ...
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Who can help us implement Dark Mode?

Some new features, such as following questions and answers, are very easy to roll out across the entire network. Just update the codebase and it works. Dark Mode is sadly not one of those things; they'...
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Force vote for close reason as opposed to immediate closure due to badge privilige

You could leave a comment suggesting the question is a duplicate, rather than cast an actual vote, and hope someone else (perhaps even the author) picks it up from there. A workaround would be to edit ...
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2 votes

Make our badges Apple shaped

Blockquote Unless someone does a mock-up to show exactly what the design looks like, this feels like water cooler talk and not something we can vote on or consider other than, no - this needs work ...
UXdesigner's user avatar
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Inconsistent Tag Synonyms and individual tags for iOS and WatchOS

In general we prefer to have fewer tags and the synonyms can be collapsed quite quickly since the builds progress quickly and having 5 to 25 questions about one minor version of iOS isn’t helpful even ...
bmike's user avatar
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2 votes
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Spurious posts that advertise body building products

There are several quality filters and automated tools / heuristics that are designed to prevent the most basic posts that one might characterize as unredeemingly bad. Quality filter stops posting ...
bmike's user avatar
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2 votes

Can I customize the Markdown editor's keyboard shortcuts?

This is what I have found so far. The WMD's event listener function is anonymous, which means it can't be removed with .removeEventListener(type, listener), and jQuery's .off() doesn't seem to have ...
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