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Had 130 rep removed and all I get is “User was removed”

So, all you get told is "User was removed", why not at least tell us which question(s) were affected so we know. Bad enough we did not deserve to loose the rep... but at least telling us which ...
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Can I get a notice when I have a comment liked or flagged?

Often people vote or like a comment, but unless I check every comment I post I will not get a notice. Is there any way to get notice when my comments gets liked? What about when a comment is flagged? ...
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Can the ban on questions be shortened by a moderator?

6 months or more to asks another question is extreme just for asking bad questions which I thought were good. Once the asker is up to a point of bad questions regardless the length of time that passes ...
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Does “community” really need to bump so many low quality questions?

Lately there are an awful lot of questions on this site with a notice like: bumped to the homepage by Community ♦ (time interval) ago This question has answers that may be good or bad; the ...
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Should $\LaTeX$ be disabled in question titles due to ${\huge weird formatting?}$ $${\frac{\frac{\text{this is}}{a~very~ugly}}{\huge title}}$$

I definitely prefer $\LaTeX$ in the body of a question. It's sharp, easy to read and adds a lot of quality. However, in the title I find it highly disturbing. It also destroys the nice look on the '...
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Can we build a special subsection of the site to help users who have problems understanding engineering texts?

Sometimes when studying engineering books, there is something that we don't understand. So: Would it be useful to build a special subsection for such help requests? Such a subsection could also ...
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Unable to flag question for asking for a product recommendation

I was going to flag a recent question for asking for a product recommendation, but was unable to do so because there was no option. The "Off-topic" section of the flag feature, only has two choices: ...
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Mark Up Formatting of Titles & Questions

I edited this question because the OP originally had Al2O3, with no numbers subscripted, instead of Al2O3. When I reformatted the chemical using ...
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Ability to Review Closed Questions

I just reviewed a First Posted question that looked like one that might have been recently posted and closed. I tried going back through the currently listed questions, for the past 6 weeks, but I ...
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Include MathJax/LaTeX help link, like on Mathematics.SE

The MathJax help link (see below) presently links to An introduction to using $\TeX$ in the Harvard Mathematics Department. Whilst this gives thorough treatment, it takes quite a bit of clicking to ...
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Do we want a general disclaimer

Wait, what?! Haven't we already discussed the subject of a general disclaimer on the site? Why yes, yes we have. And in that discussion, the consensus was that "No, we don't." But that conclusion ...
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Engineering Challenge Questions? Feature suggestion

I'm currently staying in a rural area in a small cabin as part of an internship, I got up this morning and it was so cold my milk had become a thick slurry, yuck. However to me this is just simply a ...
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Are expertise verified user flairs possible?

Is it possible to give a user a flair (or badge) that denotes their relevant expertise? This would help validate informed answers from users who have a background or relevant experience in the subject ...
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Should our beta icon be changed from Eg to Eng, or an icon?

I have noticed that Cognitive Sciences SE and probably others use three letters in their blue (beta) icon. Engineering uses two (Eg). It's non-intuitive, and I feel e.g. "Eng" would fit the name ...
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How to encourage users to explain downvotes

It would be good to make sure / very strongly encourage users to explain every downvote. The commenting can be brief but at least point towards the high level reason for downvoting. I suspect there ...
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Should we implement the mhchem package to be able to typeset chemical formulas?

When Im active on chemistry.SE, I use this feature, which allows you to typeset chemical formulas into the latex framework, a lot. And I can imagine quite a few circumstances where it could be handy e....
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What's the best way to do formatting for units?

I'm new to LaTeX, but I had a look at the docs and \sfrac looks like it would be nice for units, like $\frac{m}{s}$ (would look better with ...
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Do we need a disclaimer?

I haven't seen a disclaimer on a stack exchange site before; but a lot of the answers given on this site could constitute "professional advice", although I doubt anyone would intend them as such. ...
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Why doesn't Engineering support MathJax syntax?

There are a number of communities in the Stack Exchange network that use MathJax to allow for rendering of mathematical expressions. Some that come to mind are Math and Physics. In my opinion, ...