The fact that you are asking me this question when I am LOGGED IN using my Google account is a very, very disturbing thing.
It suggests that your site and servers are a security nightmare, and that no one should entrust you with their personal information.
This is implemented -- if you favorite a question, you opt in to updates on that question and they will show in your /recent/ and light up the envelope, just as if you own the question.
Update: the feature has been pulled temporarily and is not currently available; see comments below.
The fact that you think the feature is underused isn't really a justification for removing it, especially as the post you linked to mentions, it was pulled temporarily while a more useful alternative could be determined.
Oooo do it like those guys on World's Dumbest. They robbed like $50,000 from a bank and the second guy confessed that he was hired by the main guy for $50. The commentary was "Hey, I'm cuttin' you in at point oh oh oh one percent."
Note that this question is a bit obsolete, because we now infer prettify language type based on the tags.
Changes to syntax highlighting
This is now implemented. In addition to tag inference (a recent change), you can manually specify the language as a hint to Google Code Prettify.
This is now implemented. See:
In addition to tag inference (a recent change), you can manually specify the language as a hint to Google Code Prettify.
The spec is:
<!-- language: lang-or-tag-here -->
code goes here
I wasn't surprised to find that the most upvoted question on Stack Overflow had only 5,452 favorites.
"Big number," one might think. Think again. This number is fractional to the amount of views the question has gotten, which is 475,893.
That means that of the 475,893 unique users that visited ...
We're changing the way syntax highlighting is done on the Stack Exchange engine.
As you probably know, we use Google Code Prettify for automatic syntax highlighting.
Since the beginning, we've had kind of a boolean setting per website:
code blocks are always automatically highlighted (Stack O...
I have a menu which I'd like to have automatically hide if it's inactive after a certain amount of time. This menu is composed of a hierarchy of UIViewControllers, which present various different views.
I'm thinking along the lines of running a timer, which invalidates and starts over whenever t...
Yeah, the issue arises from Stack Exchange-specific code, unfortunately. Basically it's trying to prevent the other functionality from interfering with MathJax, but it doesn't realise that it's interfering with other functionality because what it's dealing with is not MathJax.
Your site looks a bit different today. The design changes are a "sneak peek" at the new Stack Exchange Beta theme. Yes, we are getting rid of the 'Sketchy' look and replacing it with a more-polished and finished design for sites in beta.
We chose Judaism SE to premiere this new theme because we ...
The following question was closed as a duplicate by a mod:
How come the "Learning to write a compiler" question was deleted?
The following comments followed:
@casperOne -- How is this a duplicate at all?? – amanaP lanaC A nalP A naM A 12 mins ago
@amanaPlanaCAnalPAnaMA Did ...
In this case, Jon Skeet is right.
There's also another way for a low-rep user to get two extra points, though: if you're at 1 point and someone downvotes you then takes it back, the system refunds you two points even though you didn't lose them in the first place.
I've demonstrated the latter c...
I like the UI of SO and the cleanness of it, but one thing that bugs me is the wording of the notification that something is a duplicate. I have had many questions closed because they are duplicates, but often, they aren't a true duplicate or an exact duplicate.
I'm not complaining about the loo...
We now automatically remove salutations from posts as they are entered.
I got really tired of performing this edit over and over, so anything matching the form of …
^ # begins at start of body
\s* # possible spaces
hii?(?![a-z])| # any of these greeting...
While I can configure the preferences like (for instance)
disable random showing of posts to review
sort by newest first
on opening the review page(s), those preferences are lost on re-opening (but a bit sporadic, occasionally not - didn't find anything obvious when or not it is h...
How do the /review pages (for example, http://stackoverflow.com/review) work?
What actually happens when you click "flag for removal"?
Is there a limit to the number of questions that can be reviewed?
Related: How to review? Can we agree on a review 'policy'?
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I had just deleted this answer.
So my reputation page now reflects that.
For some reason the row that tells me of the deletion does not have a link to my deleted answer.
Can we please make it so that text is linkified as well?
All sounds nice, but you're still missing a point that I think should be addressed. Currently, when things get deleted, they just disappear from your history. That's not very helpful, especially concerning reputation. When my reputation randomly drops by 40, it would be nice to be able to see tha...