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More places for the E instead of bookmark

Now that a couple ELLers have professed their appreciation for the bookmark, I had another thought. What if we "embroidered" our E on the bookmark? It might look something like one of these: or or ...
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Adding the feature of 'favorite' or 'followers'

We can bookmark our favorite user's profiles in our browsers and see their latest answers, questions, or comments. For example, this link is the latest answers from Jon Skeet, sorted by newest first. ...
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Is the Close System really fair?

I see a few things in your post that need to be addressed in general, since that's how you phrased your question. I do disagree with some of the things you say as to why the posts themselves shouldn't ...
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REQUEST: Posting a supplementary audio clip

I think that adding audio recordings needs to be viewed similarly to adding an image. We discourage people from adding images to their answers just because it makes them more eye-catching, but ...
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Perhaps suggesting an edit should not require changing more than 6 letters?

Welcome to Stack Exchange and ELL! Unfortunately, doing this sort of thing (if you make it a habit) is likely to get you edit banned - meaning you won't be able to submit edit suggestions at all. ...
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More places for the E instead of bookmark

When the site went live, there was a bit of consternation about the little favicon. One prevailing sentiment was, "We need to at least make the bookmark bigger, but it would be even better if we ...
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Scheduled Bounty

I am going to echo some of what Shog9 explained in his answer to the related question on Meta. If you want good, timely answers to your questions on Stack Exchange sites, the best way is to write ...
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Duplicates: why not be able to choose more than one?

You can always add other possible duplicates in a comment. If another user votes to close as another duplicate, and the question is eventually closed as a duplicate, both links will appear. And ...
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A suggestion for improving the quality of OP's titles

Honestly, writing titles is hard. Most people are bad at it. Most people are also bad at writing email subjects and similar things. I really don't think there's a quick fix for this; it's simply a ...
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Translation-related questions

I think it's like proofreading - there's a big fat gray area. We don't want the site to become a free translation and/or writing service. We want answers to be useful to more than just the person that ...
ColleenV's user avatar
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In the future, can questions and answers support the <iframe> HTML tag?

Allowing <iframe> opens all kinds of security risks, I don't think Stack Exchange is going to do that. Note that it is possible to link to a generated image; if I replace interactive_chart with ...
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Can I ask to rate my English language level?

No! That would be proofreading and evaluation. And, ELL does not entertain such requests. Various online tests are available to check your English level. You may try one or many of them. One such ...
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Why is it not possible to remove an upvote without giving a downvote

The two buttons are a little unintuitive because they aren't up/down controls for the score, they are two independent buttons: "add up-vote" and "add down-vote". Because you are only allowed one vote ...
ColleenV's user avatar
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Font too light?

For what it's worth, using the WebAIM Contrast Checker to compare #31aa9a (the unread question text title color) and the white background returns a contrast ratio of 2.86:1. This narrowly fails WCAG 2....
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Moderator review for First Posts

So I am opposed to this, not because it means extra work for me but because it hides important work that the community does, without really adding (in my opinion) much benefit. The community ...
ColleenV's user avatar
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Flagging the answers posted as comments

The other answers have some advice specifically about dealing with comments that seem like answers. I would like to speak more generally about rules and penalties and whether that is the right ...
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Flagging the answers posted as comments

First, people already have the ability to flag comments that contain answers, so I’m not sure what you mean by: So my proposal is to have the ability to flag the comments which contain answers. ...
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Why does another SE site option only include ELL Meta SE?

These options are called migration paths and sites can have five of them (one of them must be the site's own meta). Requests for migration to another site are to be carried out by flagging the ...
Glorfindel's user avatar
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Flagging the answers posted as comments

From what I can tell, the standard procedure of dealing with answers in comments, hesitant or non, across Stack Exchange is the following: If an answer is posted in a comment, ping that user to post ...
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Adding the feature of 'favorite' or 'followers'

There's already an easy way to "follow" several people at once: RSS feeds. If you go to the very bottom left of the activity tab of each user's profile page, on the activity tab, you'll see a link to ...
Laurel's user avatar
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Information about users - what country they live in and their mother tongue

I think this would be a major issue for several reasons. First, and most simply, there's no way to force people to say where they're from or what their native language is... and there's no way to ...
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Community edits should be made visible

Regarding Q1 (Community user locks post, preventing user from making clarifying edits): The Community Mod did mass editing to links changing them from http to https a while back. There should be a ...
Em.'s user avatar
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Should we force people to tell you why they downvoted a question?

No, we shouldn't. This is a topic that often comes up on different Stack Exchange and there's an FAQ entry on Meta Stack Exchange: Why isn't providing feedback mandatory on downvotes, and why are ...
Glorfindel's user avatar
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Translation-related questions

I don't know that they're all OT. I would balk at translating so much as a paragraph (I agree with ColleenV that that would fall under proofreading), but requests for things such as idioms don't ...
Giambattista's user avatar
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Is there a personal search bar option (to look for a specific question in a particular user's account)? If not, can we have one?

Is there a way we can search for our own questions/answers in our account with keywords? If I understand correctly, yes! If I want to search my posts and look for posts in which I wrote "dog", then I ...
Em.'s user avatar
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Feature request: Timer presentation

Only comments are on a timer. Remember, comments are meant to be ephemeral and temporary. If you are performing "extensive research," you should probably be summarizing that research in an answer, not ...
J.R.'s user avatar
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Can we update link coloring on ELL to make linked text more easily readable?

Based on our current roadmap, we don't have immediate plans to work on this request. We'll revisit it at a later date and provide more details here when it has been prioritized and/or completed.
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Can we add a new reason to the "Close" list?

While posting images of text is a problem, I don’t think it makes an interesting question out of scope for the site. Also, it is a problem that can easily be corrected by the community by transcribing ...
ColleenV's user avatar
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Bookmark in favicon is too small and the circle blends into backgrounds too easily

The icons have been updated (bigger bookmark to match other icons' size), they will be live after our next production build.
Stéphane's user avatar
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PDF print out for answers

Just to capture what is in the comments: There is a Stack Printer web app that can print out questions with all of the comments and answers in a printer friendly format. There is a "bookmarklet", or ...
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