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In comments, why do SE-origin URLs not render as the title automatically?

In many places on SE, if you paste the URL of a question or answer, it is displayed as the title of the question/answer, rather than the URL. After I noticed this, I expected it to be the case ...
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Feature allowing to indicate answerer's confidence level

Sometimes I write answers and use fancy Greek letters which fools naive people to think that I am a Mathematician (which I am not). So I sometimes put a disclaimer in bold (e.g. Disclaimer: I am not ...
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Show reason for closure when reviewing questions for reopening

It would be helpful if the reopen review queue always explained why the questions were initially closed. When reviewing close votes, the system shows the reasons other reviewers gave for closing the ...
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Why is there no cite option on Cross Validated?

I just found that on the Physics Stack Exchange they have the option to cite answers and questions: As mentioned in this meta post, this option is also available for example on the Mathematics and ...
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Adding bounty to an already bountied question

There is a question with a +50 bounty and I realized I would like to add to that bounty to attract even more attention to it. As far as I understand that is not currently possible. I think it is a ...
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Nearly 40% of questions on Cross Validated are unanswered, is there a way to improve this?

Given the low answer rate on CV (62% based on current information) and discussions thereof, would it be possible to build a easy system to categorize questions, such that it becomes clear why they may ...
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Improve messaging on upcoming bounty expiration

I recently offered my first bounty on this question: Approaches to compare differences in means with differences in proportions? One user answered, and while I thought his answer was helpful, it ...
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When could a “tag” become a “stack exchange community”?

Initially, I will give you an example to understand my question: e.g., the tag r has many questions in the "Cross Validated" community, then sometimes new users ask ...
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Having a SO Careers in the drop down?

I have noticed the SO Careers tab in the drop down list of sites like ServerFault, etc As SO careers also have data scientists and analyts careers in them, would it be sensible if we also have that ...
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Modify colors for up-vote and down-vote arrow [duplicate]

I'm color blind, and I have a hard time distinguishing between the neutral and pressed up and down vote colors. I have already had my votes locked on a few questions by trying to up-vote them when ...
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Do we want tag warnings?

(Stolen shamelessly from Meta.AskUbuntu.) StackOverflow recently introduced "just in time" tag warnings. These warnings are meant to provide users with just-in-time information to help them avoid ...
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Display tag excerpt on hover when editing questions?

While editing question, sometimes one needs to check that the correct tags are present. Sometimes one needs to check the tag information in order to say it is relevant or not. So, for checking ...
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Including pictures in questions (and answers)

I am currently interacting with a new user who has a question I think is interesting. To move the discussion forward, he really needs to show a picture. Unfortunately, he can't do that yet. Somewhat ...
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I want to save it as a reference [duplicate]

There are some questions where both the question and answer are excellent. This is unsurprising, there are some excellent folks on cross-validated. I have a "library" where I store excellent and ...
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How to link to a specific answer?

Quite often, we link in answers or comments to other questions, because a specific answer to that question seems helpful or presents another aspect. But we do not link to that specific answer, because ...
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Downvoting comments

A few months ago, I posted this question on the CV meta asking about why a flag for deletion that I added to a comment was declined. This question generated what I think was some very interesting ...
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Personal notebook feature for StackExchange?

I'm curious if there is any effort to implement a "personal notebook" feature in StackExchange? This would be a feature of an individual account, similar to the current question-asking interface, ...
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When will Cross Validated get new 2015 Stack Exchange user pages? (Update: they are now available) [duplicate]

Update (6th May: 2015): We now have the updated user pages. Old Question: I really like the new user pages that are being rolled out over the stack exchange network. I was curious whether there was ...
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New interesting page: TagOverflow

There is a new interesting page, called TagOverflow (I came to it from math SE Meta). Its results for Cross Validated are here. Or, copied in here: For discussion here: What can this teach ...
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Is it possible to change accidental reviews for a short time after the review?

Often I visit CV via my mobile phone because during the day I am out for work, etc. With the smaller screen and the imperfections of a touch device I have experienced a few instances where I approved ...
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How to print a Cross Validated question or answer?

While I respect, laud and enjoy Cross Validated questions' and answers' palimpsest-like qualities of being a dynamic and living documents, I have a need to print (or save to PDF) a static snapshot of ...
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Notify a user in a new question

I just posted a question inspired by an earlier question/answer pair in cross-validated (CV). I think this is part of the intent of the site and a delightful phenomenon. There were folks involved in ...
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How to filter for questions that had a bounty on them?

I enjoy serendipitously learning new stuff based on answered questions on CV. But given the volume of questions a day, I end up only sampling from the newest questions, which are more likely than not ...
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Include 'asking for datasets' reason in the off-topic dialog

Since we have this rule very clear in our help center that questions asking for datasets are off-topic, could we include this reason in the off-topic dialog? The initial suggestion would be to ...
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Bridge Moderators and an Increasing Trend of SO to CV Migration-worthy Questions [closed]

I've noticed that it is difficult to get questions migrated from SO to CV. I've already read that this doesn't occur often 'in the wild' but as 'Big Data' and 'Analytics' become trendy in the software ...
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Following questions and tags

It seems to me that it might be useful to have the questions you are participating in or following / favorited readily available from your home page. In order to go back to my questions I have to ...
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Could someone create tag Rayleigh-distribution?

Apparently I'm far away from the reputation required to do this. (Or is there a reason not to do this? Granted one can simply search the site for "Rayleigh," but I assume the tags are there so ...
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Finding where/how reputation went down

I noticed an increase in my reputation today further to an upvote to one of my answers. Surprisingly, the increase is 6 units, not 10. I'm aware of the ways one can gain/lose reputation (also saw this ...
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Add Philosophy as a possible SE network to migrate off-topic questions

I see that it's been asked to allow questions to be migrated to any SE network, and I don't necessarily agree (complete red-herring topics should be closed-closed, not migrated, fewer network options ...
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Why doesn't CV offer tutorials?

If one purpose of the site is to promote good statistical practice, why are tutorials not part of our offerings? It seems many users could benefit from well-written tutorials on subjects such as ...
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Can we add the ability to sort questions based on the number of up-votes from high reputation users?

Inspired by this post, I had the idea that browsing questions would be more fun if there was a feature that allowed sorting/filtering/searching based on the number of up-votes a question has received ...
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Is there an iPhone app for cross validated?

Is there an iPhone app for cross validated? This would be pretty awesome, but I think there's no such thing...
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synonym request - gam and general additive model [duplicate]

The tag wiki for gam says "general additive model", and has 44 questions. There is also general-additive-model, which has 6 questions. Please can someone with the required privileges establish the ...
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Discussion: Either consolidate tags or allow more than 5

Suggestion: Either consolidate tags or allow more than 5 We currently have multiple tags with overlapping meanings. For example the tags: "svd", "matrix-factorization" and "linear algebra". I think ...
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Two people editing at once

Just now @Gung and I were editing the same post in the same way (making equations into latex equations). The post was fairly lengthy and this sort of editing is a bit of a pain. Is there a way to ...
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Updating guidelines about asking a question on our Help page

In our site Help Center, under 'Asking' heading there is currently three pinned user-guiding themes: What topics can I ask about here?, What types of questions should I avoid asking?, What does it ...
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A proposal to better serve new users

Cross Validated gets a lot of new users; perhaps other SE sites do as well, but I am not very familiar with them. These new users often do not do things the "CV" or "SE" way, through no fault of ...
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Render `pre` tags in same style as code blocks in CSS

I recently came across the niggle of odd formatting of code chunks when the code chunk includes R syntax with a number of $ characters. @whuber has suggested a ...
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Can we nominate candidates for the 2013 moderator elections?

So I know that on cross validated we can nominate ourselves for the moderator position, but are we able to nominate others for the position? I do not see an option for this but there a few people I ...
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Can we clarify the off-topic closing options?

Evidently, when we vote to close a question as off-topic and appropriate for Stack Overflow, the thread will not actually be migrated unless we select: ...
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Voting System to Accept Answer when OP does not respond

Related to Why is our answer rate so low? and Improvement Drive - Cross Validated on meta, there are many one-time users who post a question just because they need an answer for a particular problem ...
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What makes a question a duplicate and when should it be flagged?

My question is related to this post about duplicate questions and I hope it does not seem trivial: when can I be sure that a question is in fact a duplicate? I was wondering about this when I flagged ...
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How to save a draft version of a question?

Is it possible to save a draft version of a question, and if so how? The only options I'm aware of on SE are to either post the question (and perform consecutive edits) or discard (and lose the draft ...
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Fix “transfromation” typo in tag synonym

The "transfromation" synonym should be "transformation". That's just a typo, although it may have been lurking for a while. (I can't see a way to suggest an edit, except this one.)
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Please create tag `covariate`

I am surprised to see that a covariate tag does not yet exist, as it would be more applicable than any of the other tags I had to settle for when posting this ...
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Independence tag

I think the independence tag should be split in two (or something): One for independent data the other for independent variables. These are often confusing.
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Reviewing questions and applying LaTeX format

Questions formatted in LaTeX are easier to read, but not everyone who has permission to review a question/answer knows how to do it (maybe I am an "outlier" here, but not sure). Are there any ...
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Points of information for lowly members

I'm looking at this page, which includes an R expression (for the gam function in the mgcv package). The R expression includes two elements (functions?) which do not appear on the help page for that ...
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CART as junior synonym to Decision Tree

I would recommend to make "cart" and "classification-tree" tags junior synonyms of "decision-tree". Because, often CART acronym is regarded to be just a particular method or algorithm of the tree ...
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Answered questions filter for tags page

It is possible (I discovered!) to filter out unanswered questions from a search. It doesn't seem to be possible to do the same when you pull up questions by clicking on a tag. The question search ...