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For what it's worth, I took the SEDE query posted earlier in the comments and tweaked it to generate some statistics on the historical effectiveness of the proposed autofilter. Specifically, my query returns a monthly count of: the total number of questions selected for HNQ in that month, the number of those questions that were either closed or manually ...


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I haven't logged into this site for some time, but I felt I needed to to register my displeasure if our community indeed marches further down this route. This might not come as a surprise, given my last meta question: Under what criteria should we remove questions from the HNQ list? Let me start by stating that the goal is to filter out bad titles. If it ...


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This request is, specifically, declined but we have added a subset of words to the HNQ filter just now. Using the responses to the question asked by quid: Which words (if any) in the title of a question should prevent inclusion in the HNQ list? I've requested the top upvoted answers there to be added to the HNQ block and I've marked those words status-...


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My intention is that an upvote of this answer indicates agreement with the following statement: I am in favor of creating a blacklist of terms which will prevent a post from appearing on the HNQ. The precise composition of that list be determined once we have agreed that such a list should exist in the first place. Pontification What follows are an ...


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I don't really relish being the bearer of bad news, but here's a recent answer by Shog9 on Meta Stack Exchange: This request was discussed by the team on April 9th, 2014. The potential rendering cost would be such that it would need to be a per-room and per-user option; this would then create a situation where users would potentially never be sure how ...


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It has already been pointed out in the comment that a similar suggestion from 2009 was declined. That said, I disagree with the proposal because I believe that should be handled in the browser. I would be (very) annoyed if I would get a new tab/windows every time I clicked an external link. As it is now I can navigate links exclusively using the mouse and ...


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False alarm: caused by chrome extension I should have checked before what happens when I turn off all my extensions (or log into chrome from a different user). It turns out the culprit was an obscure Chrome extension I had installed called "Emoji Input by EmojiStuff.com" that was supposed to allow viewing certain emoji characters that I couldn't otherwise ...


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I'll try to address some issues I see here. First, there is an underlying tone of this being an interventionist approach and that opposition is out of principle against interventionism. That is fair, but if you are against interventionism out of principle and you think that such a list is an intervention, then you should be against the HNQ too. (A ...


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That's not a bug on our side. I've submitted the URL for review here: If this bothers you, I suggest you do the same.


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While parts of the modal can be customized per site, this link is not one of the things that can be customized, so I've declined this request. It looks like Martin has requested that it be customizable but I think the easier ask would be for us to find a better network-wide option, such as the help center article about searching. It seems like it makes sense ...


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Proposal: MSE should have an auto-filter. That filter should consist of the string *. (Look! I've answered the question. This answer is therefore technically on-topic. And as we all know, that is the best kind of on-topic. Having technically answered the question, I'm going to go off the rails a little.) In other words, remove Mathematics ...


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I can't reproduce this in other browsers, so my money's on IE11 doing something funky. It's just about at the tail end of its life and the issue looks to be fairly minor, so we're not going to be addressing it at this time.


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I can offer the following piece of information about trying to tweak chatjax to work on the chat page. Usually sites enable Mathjax by using javascript in their global header, so having specific options for certain pages doesn't work well with this configuration. That is, trying to have chatjax work as specific option on the chat page would probably ...


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