I think the idea of StackExchange sites is that you should be voting on the answer of its own merits, not on the merits of who posted it.
Easily following a user would more open up the system for "gaming" where people follow their friend|enemies and upvote|downvote.
This is possible by going into a user's profile and looking at their questions and answers, ...
Since the more a site or page gets +1 clicks the higher it appears in Google's search results
Er.. this isn't true, and if it was there would be, as Robocop once said, "problems".
These +1s are intimately tied to Social Search, that is, if Google knows who you are and your friend network, those results might be escalated for you only:
Here's something I've seen more times than I care to think about: a user with a history of posting well-researched, well-written answers drops into a question and posts something lousy, inaccurate, hastily-written, unhelpful or just plain wrong.
Everyone has their off-days and blind spots, and past performance is no guarantee of future results. Apart from ...
It won't work.
Like we all do with EULAs, they'll tick the box without reading and keep going. If there's any fanciness like a timer or making sure they scroll the page, they'll just cheat it and still not read it.
There are already lots of pointers to the FAQ and asking guidelines when you post here for the first time. (Log out and take a look!) We can ...
You are right in a lot of ways:
Many of these questions are underspecified, and we need to prompt the user for details.
Many are not applicable to very many users, or if they are then they are hard to find via search.
Many are common issues that we should be collating into a single comprehensive question/answer.
Many are due to bugs that we can't help with ...
The flavor of Markdown that Stack Exchange uses doesn't support this.
I would be against it in any case. Underlines are very commonly understood to indicate links when on web sites. You mess with this very basic and well-understood UI element at your peril. (I can't tell you how many times I've been on some web site and tried to click underlined text and ...
How many questions of this type are we talking about? How many questions are migrated from here to SO on a daily basis?
This would be a fair amount of work, and I'd need to know that it's because there are 10+ questions of this type. Often for low volume stuff, handling it manually is the best option until the volume increases.
It's also a little tricky ...
I have added "Roboto" to the font stack for the site(both main and Meta).
For now I'm not using it as a web font like I did with Droid Sans, since I'm not too clear on the re-distribution licensing.
Roboto should show up on handheld after the next production build. Meanwhile if you want to see it on your desktop, you can download the font manually.
To add to what Michael P. said: if you're really interested in a particular user's activity you can always subscribe to his/her user rss feed. The link is found on the user profile page, in the lower right corner.
I'll never use +1, just like I never use StumbleUpon or the Facebook "likes". That said, other people will. I see no reason not too, really. Even if it dies in the future, it's probably not much work to integrate it (the SE people or Al can correct me on this if I'm wrong).
The form of words in the site-specific close reason is certainly broad enough:
Questions about writing and publishing Android apps, writing custom ROMs, and other topics that are primarily of concern to developers are off topic
I think this is clear and reasonably unambiguous - or at least, any areas of ambiguity are in areas where the community has ...
Multi-line comments aren't available, precisely to discourage the kind of comments you're trying to write. Comments on this site are only temporary. You can use them to ask the author of a post to clarify something, or to explain how they can improve their post. (This includes pointing out a completely wrong answer and explaining why it's wrong.)
If someone ...
Similar requests have been made at Meta Stack Exchange (example) and have generally been dismissed.
Generally speaking, I don't think the Stack Exchange folks want to be so draconian in putting barriers in front of people who want to ask questions. That said, they have added plenty of advise, warnings, etc., and people still ask bad questions. Besides, when ...
Related question Adding a template question to the Ask Question box. Perhaps such changes are not possible unless it's a global change across all SE sites
Questions having the phrase I am working on app or similar need not be developer oriented. That could be the reason for asking but the question may not be off topic. For instance, in this question , if OP ...
Since circa 2011 all of the Stack Exchange sites have mobile-optimized versions.
If you're stuck in the desktop version you can force yourself into the mobile version by clicking the "mobile" link at the bottom of the page.
Conversely, if you find yourself in the mobile version and want to force your browser back to the desktop version, click the "full ...
First, we apologize for the embarrassingly long time that it took for an official reply to this. We do, in fact, make a point of reviewing feature requests on all sites weekly and escalating ones that we think are good ideas and easily implemented to the developers. Please don't think your request fell on deaf ears.
While this looks like it would be ...
It looks like the reason is that there actually isn't a mobile optimised version of the tag wiki pages.
There are a couple of feature request posts asking for this to be improved/made available, I think the best thing would be to go and post on and vote for those questions:
View tag wiki excerpt on tag page on mobile site
Can we get a “learn more…” link to ...
Accepting an answer is completely and entirely up to the asker of the question. It should have no relevance to anyone else.
If you think a new user doesn't know about the acceptance feature — due to a comment like "thanks this was perfect" but no acceptance, for example — feel free to comment and give them a heads up. Otherwise you shouldn't ...
which newest questions are unanswered
which questions are put on hold
questions with a high bounty
There is simply no way to include every possible search combination ...
While we're waiting for official response from SE designers team, I decided to create a userstyle for main chat room.
It looks like this
You need to install Stylish extension on your browser:
Here's the CSS rules
box-shadow: 0 1px 2px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.2);
Not a full solution, but at least a work-around: put the term in "double quotes" when searching. Got me 5 hits, only two of them were "wrong" because the writers forgot the apostrophe ("Navigate to chromes profile directory …", "I cleared chromes data…") – which is correct as per the search terms.
Afraid not much that we can do about the "related questions" ...
The icons you see besides the tags are "sponsored" tags. People pay so that the icons appear.
The colors provide a meta layer for tags, like "required" or "mod only".
IIRC the order how tags are displayed on questions is "by tag usage count", so important tags are leftmost, sometimes even in the page title. Because of that there is IMHO no need for such ...
This almost already exists:
Gold Tag Badge
You must have a total score of 1000 in at least 200 non-community wiki answers to achieve this badge.
Silver Tag Badge
You must have a total score of 400 in at least 80 non-community wiki answers to achieve this badge.
Bronze Tag Badge
You must have a total score of 100 in at least 20 non-community ...