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Ampersand is mangled beyond recognition

An ampersand & when displayed in a question title is, I believe, un-recognisable! Obviously they don't get used in question titles very often, or I'm sure I would have noticed this before. What ...
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Why doesn't Serverfault have "Review" like Stackoverflow?

I've seen that Stackoverflow has a new feature which is "Reviews" to see rookies questions like mines. Why doesn't Serverfault have that same link? Or is it a matter of privileges?
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Random idea: add tags of any question asked to user's 'favourites'?

I've a suggestion/idea for a feature that might come in useful, and would appreciate other's feedback. I've marked a few tags as favourite and see that questions tagged with those are highlighted ...
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Highlighting inside code blocks?

I often find myself wanting to draw attention to a particular part of the contents of a code block. The italic and bold formatting is interpreted literally, so those don't work: _italic_ *bold* I ...
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Can we have a place for "definitive" questions

There are a number of questions and topics that are now regularly closed as dupes of some generally accepted definitive question. As an example, new licensing question get closed pretty quickly as ...
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Option to flag a user, not just their posts

When I see what looks like spam by a new user I go check out their other answers. Very often they all promote the same product or service. In the early days I would only flag one such answer but ...
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Can we have a "Migrate to WordPress StackExchange" option?

This question got me to thinking about the need. This search shows a non trivial amount of chatter about WordPress. A very rough estimate of questions that are specific to WordPress and not just ...
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Why doesn't ServerFault do a better job of finding interesting questions?

I've always wondered why Server Fault (and I guess all SE sites) don't do a better job of showing questions that are interesting to me. The site already knows a lot about me like: Tags I find ...
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how to subscribe to questions on server fault which I did not asked [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Follow thread of conversation in which you are not participating There are some good discussions many a times I come across on serverfault and like on other forums I can ...
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Follow thread of conversation in which you are not participating

I receive emails from serverfault with the open questions which I occasionally open and try to answer. Sometimes there is a question to which I don't have an answer, but I'd like to follow the ...
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Can the links to useful chat rooms be made permanent?

As of now (11pm Pacific Time), a temporary/test/silly/whatever-it-is chat room called "Room for coredump and Jacob" has taken over from "Vote to Close" on the right sidebar. Ok, since "useful" ...
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Request to add visual difference between blockquotes and code blocks

It has always irked my inner aesthetic nazi that code blocks are indistinguishable* from blockquotes at first glance. See my recent answer for an example. I'm picturing something like this: *Yes, I ...
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Why can't people upvote their own questions?

I'll let it be known that I spend a lot of time on Reddit so I find it odd that people can't upvote their own questions. On Reddit, each link or discussion starts out with 1 point (that given to it ...
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Vote to choose accepted answer. [closed]

The community bot brings up a lot of questions that have been answered except the original asker never accepted. This causes a lot of old questions to be put into the unanswered pile and on the ...
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Obfuscating domain names

I have noticed several questions about DNS or hosting that would benefit from the asker including the affected domain name. At the same time, I saw one comment that people might not want an SF ...
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Adding a User Rep/Question Threshold ala Slashdot?

Would like to see the ability to hide the questions that are visible to me if a question is asked by a user with a reputation lower than a threshold set in personal preferences. EDIT I meant as a ...
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Password questions

Noticing yet another password question this morning, albeit an old one, made me think that perhaps it would be worthwhile having the system place an automatic protection lock on all questions that ...
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Hiding closed questions?

If you, my peers, have decided that a question should be closed, why oh why does it still show up in the list of questions on the main Serverfault page? Even if this continues to be the default ...
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Moving questions

Is there a set of guidelines about where questions get migrated to and when and why? I recently noticed a question that got moved (228792) to a stackexchange site. My thoughts were: Seriously? - we ...
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How to find out the number of edited posts?

Is there any way I can find out the number of posts I have edited? I can not find it in my profile page. I think it is good to have a counter similar to votes/badges counters.
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How to convert an answer into a comment

Sometimes folks (myself included) answer a question with what should have been a comment. Is there a way to move the inappropriate answer to a comment rather than delete/add it?
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Random sort for Unanswered questions

Serverfault currently has one of the worst Question to Accepted Answer ratio. I frequently want to go try spend some time answering old questions. I am making this feature request here, specifically ...
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Change or retract a vote to close

This may have been discussed on MSO but I don't go there any more, so I wouldn't see it and don't believe we should have to search elsewhere for answers relevant to this SF. It happened again today ...
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rss feed for serverfault blog full post like SO

Using the same image from my other question about the serverfault blog Can the rss feed have the full post, the same as the stackoverflow blog rss?
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RSS/Atom feed for search terms

Is there a way to get an RSS / Atom feed for questions matching a particular search term? It would be nice to get able to get: http://serverfault.com/search?tab=newest&q=$FOOBAR as a feed in my ...
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Why are the job ads on serverfault all for developers?

ServerFault is frequented by system administrators. careers.serverfault.com exists, and has job adverts for system administrators and the like. Yet, all the job ads on the right hand side of ...
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adding new tags

How can we add new tags which we can see under Tags tab?
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Removed answer by a moderator???

I think mrdenny deleted one of my answers and I think it's because I've just linked external material w/o providing a solution. Nothing to say about the reason, but I think it'd be better to let the ...
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New flag reason for "Pointless Answer" for "Me too" type answers

I'm referring to a rather specific class of "answers" that people post, but it is happening frequently enough now that it's generating a lot of crap "answers" and is starting to annoy me somewhat. ...
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Interesting tab

StackOverflow has an interesting tab, showing unanswered questions it expects you'll be able to answer. This is very useful. Please can it be added to SF?
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Can we get Migrate to Ask Ubuntu?

I'm seeing more than the occasional Ubuntu question float through here that relates to the Ubuntu Desktop OS (I'm going to try and find a list now) Any chance we can get a "Migrate to Ask Ubuntu" ...
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Is it possible to view all questions with My Tags?

I know I can click on unanswered questions and choose the "My Tags" tab, but there is no way to sort that view (e.g. by date, votes, etc.), and I'd also really like to be able to see all questions ...
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Could Appropriate Tags Cross-Post to Relevant SE Communities?

Since the recent addition of new communities for Unix and Ubuntu within the StackExchange (particularly ServerFault), I propose that tags posted to SF with relevant tags ("Ubuntu", "Solaris", "Unix", ...
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Is adding a Favorite unclear?

The star icon to the left of the question is too vague to know what it means. I would like some sort of visual cue (other than hovering over it) as to what this actually does.
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I cannot read when typing (reading and editing only upon successive submissions)

My posts are frequently hijacked by comments: "Stop typing and start reading" "don't make so many revisions" Generally understanding these cyclic worries, I should explain that I cannpt do any ...
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serverfault doesn't has a PM?

if I'm interested to send a private message to a certain user from serverfault, how can I do that?
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Nominate Questions or Answers to the "Hall of Fame".

Something like Useful Command-line Commands on Windows or the infamous EA answer on subnetting I'm thinking a story or answer with enough nominations could be added to the hall-of-fame. Perhaps the ...
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Blacklist domains?

Any way that we can add domains to a blacklist? I'm thinking a list of known spam related links that will require a 2000+ or 3000+ rep to link to in a post. If this already exists, there are a few ...
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Is there anyway to filter out certain users' comments, questions, answers?

I've noticed a fair bit of noise from one user on the Parent and Meta site, is there anyway to filter out users "contributions", similar to how we can filter tags? I suspect this one user will go ...
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Quotas on downvoting

I think there should be a quota or similar system on downvoting. Numerous times my posts or questions have been downvoted, without a comment on how to make it better. My suggestion is that after X ...
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"Favorites" link in StackExchange "user menu"

I think "Favorites" should be one of the links in top user menu: Stack Exchange v ... ... ... username & reputation | favorites | log out | parent | about | faq If user stared question as "...
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Copy some generic questions from meta.SO? [closed]

There are quite a few topics that have already been covered, but the new SF user will have no understanding of what the meta.SO site is, much less how to track down some of the fundamental information ...
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How do I search my comments in SF?

I am searching (with google) questions with answers in SF in both of which I have commented. There are no results even though I remember some exact keywords and phrases (for example, "keep going", "...
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how to order my posts by time?

How can I see the list of my posts ordered by time? ---------Update1: Under posts, I did mean all posts including comments and updates (I usyally update/edit my posts multiple times). ---- ...
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restriction on downvoting newcomers

On my first 10 posts I have got over 80% of downvoting (by the same guy!). Though I am more repelled by the anonymous downvoting. Now, after over 100 posts I have downvoting over 300%. A few guys ...
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request to prohibit anonymous and without-reason-explanation downvoting

More than half of my posts has downvoting without any comments. I believe that downvoting without explaining the reasons, as well as anonymous downvoting, should be prohibited. What is the sense of ...
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spam and spammers filter feature request

I do not know what are the merits of downvoting except to discourage newcomers and appaling from continuation of discussion, but, IMO, it does not have sense without filtering users feature(s). Some ...
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Better search, like the one that Ask a question has

To find something on SO en SF, I always 'abuse' the Ask Question form, because it gives me immediately feedback on existing topics. If I don't see my question listed, I can then refine my question. If ...
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Can we get better email notifications?

When someone answers a question, serverfault emails me. When someone comments on my question, which can very likely contain relevant context to the question, I'd also like an email. Can you make it so ...
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Can we have our own FAQ?

I've always found the "FAQ" at meta.stackoverflow to be useless. I'd like to see a few pages that have "all" the information on a topic (e.g. reputation) w/out having to click back and forth to a ...
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