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  1. login with wordpress.com says "You do not own that identity"

    In addition to not being able to login with google openid[0], I am also not able to login using my wordpress.com openid. Steps to reproduce:

    1. click login link (http://stackoverflow.com/users/login?returnurl=%2f)
    2. Click [wordress icon]
    3. fill in my username in the field below, press [sign-in] button
    4. Am told "WordPress.com, You do not own that identity."
    5. open Wordpress.com in new tab
    6. login using same username specified in #3
    7. Go to Wordpress dashboard (https://dashboard.wordpress.com/wp-admin/profile.php) and verify all profile items (name, email, blog url) are as expected, they are.
    8. Go back to stack overflow…

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      declined  ·  codinghorrorcodinghorror responded

      this sounds like a problem on the wordpress end.. I know when I tested wordpress openids I had to have a wordpress blog first..

    • Messaging between users

      Private messaging between users would be pretty cool...

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        declined  ·  13 comments  ·  Admin →
      • Unbreak the TAB key in the WMD editor

        When I'm typing code into the WMD editor, it would be nice to be able to use the TAB key within the text box, rather than having it jump down to the Tags text box.

        See: http://beta.stackoverflow.com/questions/3362/javascript-capturing-tab-key-in-text-box

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          declined  ·  codinghorrorcodinghorror responded

          “I’d rather tab indentation not work than breaking tabbing between form items.”

        • links with target="_blanck" by default

          The answers links will be nice to be opened on another window/tab. At least all links that not point to stackoverflow.

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          • Code Copy and Paste loses carriage returns and formatting

            When I copy a block of code from a question that has a formatted code block into my IDE or text editor, it loses all formatting and just pastes as a single long line of text. I then have to manually add the carriage returns/formatting.

            Cheers
            Kev

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              declined  ·  codinghorrorcodinghorror responded

              looks like issue with IE7 ; very painful to fix. Apparently not honoring
              s in markup? View source and see what I mean. There’s nothing objectionable there:

              DateTime dt = new DateTime( bday.Year, <br>DateTime.Now.Month, DateTime.Now.Day);<br><br>int age = (dt.Date &lt; bday.Date) ?<br>DateTime.Now.Year - bday.Year - 1:<br>DateTime.Now.Year - bday.Year;<br>

              Wondering why IE7 won’t copy that.

            • Offer account registration with stackoverflow

              Add an additional method to open an account that is not dependent on OpenID. Visitors should have the option if they do not support single sign on.

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                declined  ·  codinghorrorcodinghorror responded

                we won’t be adding account registration that is not dependent on OpenID, however we are open to “partnering” or “affiliating” with another OpenID provider to make the signup easier.

              • Karma burn for posting duplicates

                In order to keep the signal:noise ratio pretty high, I think exact duplicates should result in a pretty heavy karma burn. There is no real reason why someone should post a duplicate question, all things considered- there's a very well designed search feature. Moderators with high enough karma should be able to flag a duplicate (like they currently do) but there should be a heavy (say 30 point) burn for posting exact questions ( "What are the best programming books" or "Hidden features of C#" are examples of dupes that pop up on a regular basis)

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                  declined  ·  codinghorrorcodinghorror responded

                  I would like to do this, but the programmatic detection of duplicates seems like a really hard problem. Let’s go with the human solution (flagging, voting, comments, etc) for now.

                • Allow private messages

                  Almost every site has these. If you like the answers/knowledge of someone, why can't you private message and become friends with them?

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                    declined  ·  codinghorrorcodinghorror responded

                    it’s about the questions and answers, not social networking. But if you want to contact someone, check their profile — they will provide an URL or email address there.

                  • Require a reason for downvote

                    I am always trying to improve my responses to questions, and I try and use the voting as a means to indicate what posts could use work. It is frustrating that many times someone will downvote a valid correct answer for no appearant reason.

                    I suggest that a user is required to provide a reason for a downvote just like you are required for closing. Some examples of reasons could be (my phrasing here is just to get the point accross and not what I would actually recommend):

                    1) Answer doesn't address question.
                    2) Answer is offensive
                    3) Answer is…

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                      declined  ·  endangeredmassaendangeredmassa responded

                      “If people want to leave comments, they can; forcing them won’t achieve anything except prevent participation.”

                    • Get Persona Name from OpenID

                      Altough I had a full persona set up in MyOpenID, StackOverflow didn't get my persona name, and I had to type it myself. In MyOpenID, I only had my full name filled, not my nickname (because I use my full name anyway), so maybe that's the cause. The site didn't get some data like my birthday and webpage, but I don't know if they are standard for OpenID or exclusive for MyOpenID.

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                      • Auto-update the fuzzy timestamps with jquery "timeago"

                        I like the fuzzy timestamps (0 sec ago) etc, but ones that quietly update themselves with javascript are better :).

                        Timeago (http://timeago.yarp.com/) is a jquery plugin that provides just that

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                          declined  ·  codinghorrorcodinghorror responded

                          having a bunch of times that update automatically every minute is like the tag everywhere. ugh.

                        • Add a <spoiler> tag that makes hidden-until-you-click text

                          Use cases:

                          1. Programming puzzles. This way the answer can be posted the same time as the question, eliminating doubt that no answer is possible for hard questions and proving that the question is not a homework exercise (since the author already has the answer)

                          2. The socratic method. In your answer you can ask a leading question, and then once the reader has a guess they can click to reveal the answer.

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                          • create a website banner that is tall and thin instead of short and wide.

                            The current website badge/banner/graphic is short and wide. It doesn't fit nicely in my web page layout. Please provide an alternative that is taller and thinner.

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                            • allow users to submit tutorials and code snippets

                              this would be a great way for users to share their knowledge and make SO a better place. Submitted knowledge should be in a different place from the questions so users can view it as they please. Tutorials could be submitted to the community for approval in one forum, and if they garner enough upvotes they can be put in a section for "accepted" tutorials. This would help with faqs as well.

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                                declined  ·  jcoehoornjcoehoorn responded

                                Think “Jeopardy!” – submit your answers in the form of a question. This way “submitted knowledge” can be better vetted by the community. If you have a pre-existing article, just write up a short intro for it that asks a question the article answers.

                              • bug: stack overflow and meta - can't reuse email

                                I have SO account with an openid and an email. I have created a new account with meta SO using the same OpenID. So now I would like to use my email address to get my avatar and stuff - but mSO complains that this email has already been used...

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                                  • Make enthusiast / fanatic badges bronze / silver instead of silver / gold

                                    "Gold Badges are rare. You'll have to not only participate but be skilled and knowledgeable to earn these. They're something of an accomplishment!"

                                    You don't have to be skilled or knowledgeable to visit the site 100 days in a row.

                                    "Silver badges are earned for longer term goals. Silver badges are uncommon, but definitely attainable if you’re interested enough."

                                    That's more like it. The Fanatic badge should be silver.

                                    "Bronze badges are earned for basic use of the Stack Overflow site; they are relatively easy to earn."

                                    The Enthusiast badge should be bronze.

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                                      declined  ·  8 comments  ·  Admin →
                                    • Add a curiosity badge.

                                      Add a curiosity badge when views of user page exceeds reputation points.

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                                      • Add uservoice questions to search results and related question hints

                                        There are a lot of questions that get closed as "belongs on uservoice" that would simply not exist if the search results and Related Question hints that show up when you ask a question simply included the UserVoice questions as well. Many of them are legitimate questions about the use or etiquette of SO. New users aren't familiar with UserVoice. While the "feedback always welcome" link is inviting for offering feedback, its not obvious that it's the location for asking questions about the site.

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                                          declined  ·  endangeredmassaendangeredmassa responded

                                          This is not likely to happen. UV and SO are two separate sites that don’t have an easy way of communicating such information.

                                          Feel free to post a separate suggestion to change the wording of the feedback link.

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