19 votes

Can we increase the maximum tag length?

This can be increased, but only up to a maximum of 35 characters. This means zen-and-the-art-of-motorcycle-maintenance is right out. I increased the allowed length to 32, thus allowing zen-and-art-...
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9 votes

Is the accepted answer feature good for this site?

You have lots of different questions here; I'll try to address each one. Disclaimer: This is mostly just what I do, and may not be representative of everyone. Does accepting an answer discourage ...
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8 votes
Accepted

Requesting permission to use the site logo as the Twitter account's profile pic

It's really cool that you want to do this, but unfortunately we can't let you use the site logo for the account. The reasoning comes down to the way current trademark rules work. I won't belabor that ...
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8 votes

Can we have italics in question titles?

SE doesn't support markdown in question titles. That includes on sites like Science Fiction & Fantasy or Movies & TV where it would be very useful given the subject matter of the site. I ...
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7 votes

Request for a 'novel' tag

I understand the problem (I've also experienced it, as a new user in public beta), but I don't think that a [novel] tag is the solution. It has the potential to get really messy, and is not in keeping ...
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7 votes

Can we have italics in question titles?

I don't see this as either doable or useful. It isn't doable because titles are sent through many communication channels, all of which would need to be adapted to support formatting. Many of these ...
7 votes

Is it time to update the tour page, or at least the example question?

Example question As noted by @Hamlet in comments, there are currently no possibilities available for an example question for this site. Let's keep monitoring this Data.SE query so that we can spot if ...
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6 votes

Spoiler feature

No, we should not encourage the use of spoiler markup (the type described in Gallifreyan's answer) because spoiler markup is inaccessible to keyboard users. This includes both blind users (who ...
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6 votes

Can we change the wording of the primarily opinion based close reason?

I don't think we need to change it. Let's have a look at the wording of the "primarily opinion-based" close reason, which appears in the close banner on every question put on hold for this reason: ...
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6 votes

Is the accepted answer feature good for this site?

From my experience on SFF I can only say that accepted answers only encouraged me to look at questions. I was curious what people had written about a topic (provided the topic was interesting to me in ...
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5 votes

Can we remove the subjective question warning?

Honestly, this is a problem on many SE sites. On main meta, What algorithm does Stack Exchange use to determine if a question may be subjective? tells us that the words Best, Worst, Hardest, You, Your,...
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5 votes

Should we replace the "Primarily Opinion-Based" close reason with the old "Not Constructive" close reason?

What's wrong with "primarily opinion-based"? Let me play devil's advocate for a moment here. Do we really need to change the existing close reason? Yes, many of our good questions are subjective and ...
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4 votes

Spoiler feature

Assuming I understand you correctly, you're referring to the following feature, where the text is initially hidden and one needs to hover over/click on it to reveal it: This is achieved by starting a ...
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4 votes
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Add a standard migration path to Writers.SE and ELL.SE

Not worth the trouble at this point. Standard migration paths are used when there are so many questions being migrated from site A to site B that it's worth getting the community of site A to help ...
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3 votes

Expand the on-topic guide

I suggest: Please look around to see if your question has been asked before. If you already know the answer, it’s also OK to ask and answer your own question. Unfortunately, we haven't been around ...
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3 votes
Accepted

Can Literature be an exception for the SE rule that removes single-use tags?

You're already doing the right thing here by creating tag wikis for tags that matter to you. For perspective: in the vast majority of cases, most tags, as well as the most useful tags, will be about ...
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2 votes

Can we change the wording of the primarily opinion based close reason?

I actually think that the text of the old "Not Constructive" close reason is a better fit for our site. As it currently stands, this question is not a good fit for our Q&A format. We expect ...
1 vote
Accepted

Should we replace the "Primarily Opinion-Based" close reason with the old "Not Constructive" close reason?

This could be a good idea, but I think you chose the wrong part of it to tweak. The bit about "facts, references, or specific expertise" works just as well for our site as for any other. You proposed ...
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