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You can do it, but it's not exposed in the UI (and I, too, wish it were). Here's the workaround: Click on your own message over on the left (where you go for edit, delete, etc) and grab the URL for the permalink. You'll see something like this: http://chat.stackexchange.com/transcript/message/10185532#10185532 Take the part from # to the end, delete ...


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If you need something to truly be immutable, reach out to us and let us know. As MSH points out, we can add custom pages to your help center if there's a clear need. Expect a bit of resistance from us initially, because there's already a ton of text in there, and many people would rather not read any more than they need to. Locking, unless doing so to ...


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I recently asked this on Meta.SE, and it was answered by one of their mods over there. I’m really not sure why I didn’t post this sooner, but here it is. This is actually by design. The whole point of seeing deleted posts isn't really to ensure that the delete feature is being used correctly, so much as it gives high-reputation users the opportunity to find ...


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Child-metas (that is, meta sites like this one) are free of reputation gains. That's why, if you were to check out the "leaderboard" of this meta, the users are sorted by activity and not merely reputation. Sure, there's usually a pretty solid correlation between those two things, but not always. Anyway, because metas are inherently rep-free, using bounties ...


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In theory, this is possible on very technical sites, backed by some kind of complex machine learning. A system could learn that questions about .. let's say ... regular expressions are inherently harder than questions about array indexes. That would be interesting, actually really interesting, but the pay off for the amount of research and work that it would ...


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I'm skeptical that this is a good idea, since it would necessarily involve introducing jargon in a context where it would be difficult to explain. Also... The purpose of bumping isn't to get you to look at the question, so it doesn't particularly matter that you remember it. The purpose is to get you to look at the answer(s). Questions are only bumped when ...


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This is supported by the platform, but we'd need a bit more evidence that this feature would actually be useful, not detrimental to the site. We want to allow for videos where they make sense in answers, such as a frequent need to demonstrate how to do something. We don't normally enable it unless it's clearly needed because people tend to say "Oh look, ...


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As noted in comments above, the same proposal has been made, and has had many, many eyes on it for quite some time, on Meta Stack Exchange. Please see there for more information and future updates. I'm posting this here just to get this question off of the list of unanswered questions here.


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This has been declined on Meta.StackOverflow: Replace links with the current question title in comments However, @TimStone has been kind enough to write a userscript that accomplishes this, and I've been using it for a while. It only replaces them on submission though, so this is a userscript for the writer, and not the reader.


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Note that it's only suggested edits that have this technical limit. And once you've earned 2000 reputation points, you can edit without suggesting. Here's what Jeff Atwood had to say back in 2011: As a < 2k rep user, you should make reasonably substantive edits. The approval cost for your edit is not free, as it costs the attention of one or more users ...


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As an alternative if we decide not to do so, I believe that Stack Exchange will add pages to the Help Center on the community's request (within reason). If so, we can so request and, on fulfillment of our request, decommission the Meta posts as permanent archives, making them discussion pages or marking them status-completed.


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As noted on the Stack Exchange blog, it's been considered and not adopted: Now, there are some special rules around owner-accepted answers, to prevent gaming:…2. No change in sort order. Normally, accepted answers are "docked" under the question. This is not true for owner accepted answers; they stay in standard sort order like any other answer. (...


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Shortcuts are intended for comments as msh210 speculates. In posts, you have the benefit of the full blown editor and (unless writing a book) no real concerns about character limits. The shortcuts addressed the needs of people (mostly) being helpful to new users in comments like the following: Your question would be more on topic for [site], I've flagged ...


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The reasons, I guess, to have the shortcut in comments is (a) that links to SE sites are much more common in comments than in posts on the main site (though this reason doesn't really apply to the Meta site) and (b) that comments have a low character limit, so shortcuts are very useful. That doesn't mean having the shortcuts available in posts ...


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Unless a user has posted their contact information publicly, only moderators and employees would be able to see this private information. Per the moderator agreement: I acknowledge that I may have access to potentially personally-identifying information about Mi Yodeya - Stack Exchange users and that in connection with such access I will use such ...


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You can look in the sidebar, in the "related" section. There the title of the question is displayed.


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As you noted in a comment on the question, this seems to be specific to Internet Explorer 7 (and IE8 in IE7-compatibility mode); and as Shog9 noted in another comment there, the site doesn't tailor itself to IE7's quirks.


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