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  1. Revision / deletion history for comments

    I've run into a user determined to avoid discussion by systematically deleting all negative comments along with any comment noting that comments were deleted. While i do appreciate the feature, it would be nice if there was a record of some sort when comments are removed, so that this sort of abuse could be detected and properly attributed.

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      declined  ·  codinghorrorcodinghorror responded

      not going to act on this for now, as showing deleted posts caused an outcry. Not worth the brain damage ATM.

    • Provide Email Notifications

      It would be nice if the responses are sent as an email notifications to my email address. So that if I got a post vote, comment or got a new budge, I receive an email notification about it.

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      • Create "HotOrNot" Voting Mode

        The purpose of SO is to answer programming questions. There is currently very little incentive (other than altruism) to provide thorough, in-depth answers to older questions. The original asker has most likely moved on, and (especially for niche questions) very few people are likely to read them. (Except Googlers, who won't have the rep to vote for them.)

        There could be a mode that feeds low-voted answers to you for voting. If it's a good answer to a good question, then you can give it an upvote. Or you can just skip to the next answer. It would be more…

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          declined  ·  1 comment  ·  Admin →
        • Mark question as Observed

          I realise that there is a Favorite option at the moment, but I would see Observed as a different thing.

          Basically to mark questions which you are interested in being updated, new answers comments posted etc, and also not necessary seen by other SO members in your profile.

          Once question is marked as observed it would be nice to see in your observed tab if there were any changes to the question since last viewed. If the answers evolve in the way that it is worth keeping for future reference only then I would mark it as a favorite.

          Perhaps…

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            declined  ·  codinghorrorcodinghorror responded

            there is already a votes tab on your user profile that gives you some of this

          • Idea for a better way of allocating rep

            Having voted for rep related questions (complaints?) such as this http://stackoverflow.uservoice.com/pages/general/suggestions/26409 and this http://stackoverflow.uservoice.com/pages/general/suggestions/34955 I was trying to figure out a more appropriate way of allocating rep such that fluffy questions and answers don't earn huge scores while narrower techinically important ones do. I came up with the following;

            - Each question has a small base value, say 10 points
            - Those with a high rep are allowed to up or downvote the question based on technical merit, thus changing it's value
            - The rep is divided among the respondents in proportion to the number of votes their answer gets. …

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            • Don't use Markdown.

              In fact, don't use any markup language. When posting code, it often requires the user to figure out how to escape reserved characters. An XML tag I posted in my stackoverflow question disappeared (without any error message from stackoverflow, I might add) until I edited the entry and removed the angle brackets.

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                declined  ·  2 comments  ·  Admin →
              • Add tag as favorite/ignored from "Tags" view

                The user should be able to click the "+" or "x" to add/remove a tag from their favorites/ignored from the /questions/tagged/<tagname> view.

                Currently this works for the favorites/ignored tags listed under the user's preferences page. There shouldn't be a need to navigate away from the specific tag view to add that tag as a favorite.

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                  declined  ·  0 comments  ·  Admin →
                • make it easy to copy/paste from SO to another program

                  It would be a great time saver if there was a way of supporting better copying of code out of StackOverflow and into another program. e.g. Visual Studio. My current experience is to copy code and then go through it adding all the line breaks back in.

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                    declined  ·  codinghorrorcodinghorror responded

                    IE is the only browser that has linebreak problems.. suggest trying antoher?

                  • Add "The Closer" badge

                    After a user has closed some N number of entries they earn "The Closer" badge. Since closing posts represents keeping SO on track, it should be silver or gold level

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                    • Allow us to reopen a declined Uservoice suggestion.

                      History, people are asking to be able to vote on declined issues. Declined is currently being used as deferred.

                      Please add an option so that after a certain period of time (4 weeks?) a previously declined option can be reopened to voting.

                      This way we don't have to create a duplicate issue for something that has already been asked and answered, but it would allow us to revisit the issue.

                      Thanks!
                      Jeff

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                      • less weightage to upvoting on questions with negative votes

                        Many a times, a question having a negative number of votes (say 2 downvotes only) gets upvoted in the spirit that it just doesn't actually deserve a downvote. For example, http://stackoverflow.com/questions/228852/how-do-you-run-a-c-program-in-cmd has been downvoted twice, and then upvoted twice too. I don't imagine that the people who upvoted it found it an excellent question. It's more probable that they felt the downvotes would be discouraging to the newbie questioner and hence were trying to 'rectify' it. But, it ended up giving 16 rep points to the questioner. This kind of thing would eventually reduce the value of the rep system. …

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                          declined  ·  3 comments  ·  Admin →
                        • Template for response and questions

                          -begin header template
                          1. Hello and good day for every one
                          -end header template
                          -begin body text

                          This is my suggestion a custom template for responses and question

                          I mean , when i click to response it would be nice that appears a text like a signature with a frase o similar that was previously configured by the user
                          and this option to when you make a new question

                          Watch the begining and the end of this proposition

                          thats all

                          --end body text
                          --begin bottom template
                          2. With no more....
                          3. bye bye
                          --end botton template

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                            declined  ·  1 comment  ·  Admin →
                          • Badge expiration and history

                            Allow some badges to expire, encouraging members to keep trying to win them. You can have the same badge multiple times. Then badges for badges. Whoa!

                            Additionally, it would be nice to see what contributed to you or others winning a badge. You can see how others have achieved them and give insight as to what makes a reputable stack overflow member.

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                            • Allow tag synonyms

                              Basically, there are a number of tags, e.g. WindowsCE and WinCE which are synonomous and should be treated as such. Add a feature that allows users to set up synonyms for tags, such that when a given tag is selected, all the synonomous tags are also selected.

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                              • User with high enough Rep can mark answer as wrong

                                It looks like there is some contention about answers being accepted that are wrong.

                                Because the initial questioner may not look back at the question after he has had it answered, it might be useful to allow users with sufficiently high Rep (maybe a over threshhold of rep gained in the tags of the question) to mark an accepted ansewer as being wrong.

                                Justtification would have to be attached and possibly a correct answer.

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                                  declined  ·  2 comments  ·  Admin →
                                • allow users to accept answers on others behalf

                                  SO has a lot of simple questions where no answer has been accepted. Many of these have been answered with a nice working solution. It's just that the user never accepted any. Maybe we could allow users with a lot of reputation to accept the answers so they wont popup in the unanswered sort. Quite a lot of reputation should probably be required.

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                                    declined  ·  1 comment  ·  Admin →
                                  • Editing question unfair to current responders?

                                    It seems there's the ability to edit your own question. (BTW, I can't see a link to edit). While this might be beneficial to the question poster, I think it's unfair to the responders who replied to the question so far. If the question gets edited to make it clearer or add more to it, the current responders might appear as though they didn't read or the understand the question.

                                    If this is the case, a question shouldn't be edited but only updates should be added to it.

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                                      declined  ·  3 comments  ·  Admin →
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                                      • Allow for longer comments

                                        Comments are currently limited to 300 characters. This is far smaller than it need be and infuriating when answering a point in detail. I frequently have to end one comment with ellipsis and begin a new one that way too. I'm sure this has stretched to 3 comments on at least one occasion.
                                        This restriction may well be encouraging people to misuse the answer model instead of commenting.

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                                          declined  ·  codinghorrorcodinghorror responded

                                          comments are limited for a reason; see: Twitter. If you need to write a lot, it should be an answer people can vote on, that is revisioned, etc./

                                        • Update Stack Overflow less frequently

                                          Stack Overflow is constantly changing. I'm not complaining that you're working on the site! But it seems like every day I log in something is different. It makes users think this is a developmestuction environment (i.e. http://thedailywtf.com/Articles/The_Developmestuction_Environment.aspx). For just one example, there was an empty "preferences" tag in my user page for weeks before something was finally put in the tag.

                                          I suggest that you only rollout critical updates immediately, and hold other updates to a once-a-month or every-other- week schedule, accompanied by release notes on the Stack Overflow blog.

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