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Can we get some code highlighting?

Yes please. I have requested this before but they said there was no need. But here is a few of my posts that would benefit, if @CAI's list is not enough. Basically we have entire tags of posts that ...
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Chat room for spam coordination

From recent chat I think the main concern was that posts being flagged and destroyed via Smoke Detector (which never happens without some human interaction btw; I believe there's only ever a max of 3 ...
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Can we get some code highlighting?

I'm turning this on for you now. Note, there will be instances where syntax highlighting can't infer that highlighting should be used by the tags in use, in which case the moderators can simply link a ...
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Synonimise [opacity] and [transparency]?

YES opacity and transparency are the same thing and should be tag synonyms. The tag with the fewest questions should be made obsolete.
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Can we get some code highlighting?

I've asked the powers at the Galactic Empire to see if we can get an answer wether we can qualify for this or not. I'm in favor but I am biased as I love scripting questions.
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Burninate [how-to]

Just need the community approval and I will do thy bidding.
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Designing an ad for The Looking Glass

Posted on Community Promotion Ads (See full stats here) What about something like this, where we utilize our "true" colors to the fullest.
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Revisiting closure, part 3.3: Close reason(s) to replace “tech support”

I propose to use two new close reasons: This question does not fall within the expertise of graphic designers. This particularly applies to software and hardware questions that are not specific ...
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Updating the "How To Ask"

I've reworded Ryan's points a bit. I've left out the extra header, AFAIK the "How To Ask" can't be changed and having two headers feels a bit redundant to me. I've left out the last point. I ...
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Topic Challenge #1 – Famous Designers

So let's kick this thing off then. Someone has to be first, so it might as well be me. You can find my question here: How did Escher make his tesselations?
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Changing how we handle low-effort and tutorial-on-demand questions

In my opinion questions should be closed if: They cannot reasonably answered in this format (or at all). They cannot be reasonably answered by this community. The first case is usually well covered ...
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Bug Tag Removal

bug has been updated to ask users to stop and let them know that bugs are off-topic. We could've burninated and blocked the tag but I think then we'd get the same tech support questions just without ...
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Synonimize [freelance] and [freelancing]

Done. All questions have been retagged and freelancing is now a synonym of freelance.
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Rename tag [embedded]

We renamed embedded to embed, and made both embedded and embedding synonyms. Thanks for catching that! Changes may still be caching.
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Typos and other errors on the site

Fixed. Thank you for bringing it to our attention.
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Burninate [arranging]

Based on the votes and no comments in the negative, I removed the tag and cleaned up the questions. The tag will be removed from the system after a couple weeks of non-usage.
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Synonymize [web-applications] with [website-design]

I think the two serve different functions though web-applications doesn't appear to be getting used properly very often. Things like Pixlr would be a web-application. Webflow would be another web-...
Ryan's user avatar
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Unpinning the accepted answer from the top of the list of answers

YES, unpin accepted answers Yes, we want the new behaviour where accepted answers are no longer pinned at the top, but rather sorted amongst the other answers based on their score.
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I can't view any posts on GDSE today

This was a problem network wide, it should be fixed now. This was a bug in pathing that should never be allowed to bring down question pages anyway - a fix has been deployed and I'll be preventing ...
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Burninate [scale]

scaling has now been merged into resize which was a more common tag for the same questions. It was also made a synonym to avoid future instances.
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Changing how we handle low-effort and tutorial-on-demand questions

I think we have two issues: Our close reasons are too similar and open to interpretation People too liberally using Close Vote when a Downvote would suffice In 2015 we got rid of "Brainstorming" as ...
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BUG - Election page overflow

My name is Josh and I'm a Senior Product Designer at Stack Overflow. Thank you for taking the time to report this issue. Congratulations! You've uncovered a network-wide bug. I have pushed a fix for ...
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Topic Challenge #2 – Font Design

Results Questions posted: Is there a general rule regarding font spacing? How to create a true type font (.ttf) font from CAD-designed letters? Why is Bounce (and Tumble) rarely done these days? Why ...
Cai's user avatar
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AMA with UXPin on on Wednesday, October 2nd, 4PM–6PM GMT+02

As a front-end developer I am very, very proficient with HTML/CSS and my favorite libraries. I can create a working mock-up in no time. Why would I invest the time to get to know another tool?
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Please tell me this is not a new design that's staying in place

This bug has been fixed. More details can be found on my answer over on Meta Stack Exchange: This issue has been fixed. Short version: There was an upstream change in our Stacks library that caused ...
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Designing an ad for The Looking Glass

PNG version can be found here. Very rudimentary first attempt. I think there's people here who can make this a lot better, so have at it. The slogan I think it kinda speaks for itself. Font is Open ...
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Burninate [how-to]

Update... I've retagged all the questions that were tagged only with how-to so we won't be left with any untagged questions. Interestingly all but one or two shouldn't have been tagged with it at ...
Cai's user avatar
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Should we burninate [extracting]?

The "or" doesn't make any sense to me. Theres absolutely no reason at all to have a tag with two completely unrelated meanings. There are no not many questions using the tag for the second "data-...
Cai's user avatar
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Changing how we handle low-effort and tutorial-on-demand questions

As of today, we deactivated the off-topic reason 'no effort': If you're asking for help with implementation, please include what you've tried and why it didn't work with screenshots. Please edit ...
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Changing how we handle low-effort and tutorial-on-demand questions

First, I agree that there is a lack of voting and an overuse of close votes/flags. Seeing questions with multiple close votes and no downvotes makes no sense to me. If a question is poorly written or ...
Cai's user avatar
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