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Is it possible to have a not have a “do not bump to the homepage” buttton?

Is it possible to have a not have a "do not bump to the homepage" buttton in the editing interface? Sometimes one edits a post simply to improve grammar in a minor way that does not change the ...
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Posts automatically bumped by Community, nudging OP first?

Is there an argument to have the algorithm / process for posts that will normally be automatically bumped by Community altered so that the Original Poster gets a reminder that they have not accepted ...
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Can modifications be included in the title for this site?

I believe more viewers would be drawn to this site if you added modifications in the title. How is a decision like this made? Motor Vehicle Maintenance, Repair & Modifications. Are vehicle ...
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User removed : points lost ok but what was the question?

When I look at the points status, it shows points removed due to user removed. Ok, I follow that, but could we have a link to the question that we made the effort to answer either just for interest ...
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To only accept best answer if there is more than one answer or after a certain amount of time

Often I come across a question in which I have a lot of knowledge but there is already a best answer. But often the OP has accepted the best answer within minutes of asking the question without ...
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Updates to mobile app?

What's the likelihood of getting an update to the mobile app (currently using iOS) to include the various review and mod tools? I know that this would be a lot of work for someone (not my area of ...
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Can we change the “Solstice” tag to the “David Lively” tag?

18 of the 19 questions tagged "Solstice" are his solstice. Assuming we can't outright change it (after all, how would future solstice enthusiasts find solstice related questions?) could we get some ...
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What's the possibility of having stack exchange support media beyond images?

A lot of MVM&R questions could go a lot further if folks were able to upload a video or audio clip. I realize folks could use YouTube for something like that and link to it here but certain ...
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Motor Vehicle Maintenance & Repair documentation

Motor Vehicle Maintenance & Repair documentation Just like the Stackoverflow Documentation, it would be wonderful to have a documentation for Maintenance & Repair of different types of ...
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Can we customize the “How To Ask” text?

I've been noticing that we get a lot of "hit-and-run" question askers. For example: 99 Chevy Venture leaking water Why is the oil light on in my new Honda Pilot after 4000 miles? Electrical issue ...
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New users and comments

New users often mention that they can't comment. Veteran users often say "you can always comment on your own question." I'm wondering about the disconnect, could it be that the new users are trying to ...
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Why is there a daily rep limit?

I'm relatively new to this community, but i really like discussing things here and sharing knowledge. Because of my activity, my rep skyrocketed ever since i came here. I just earned the Mortarboard ...
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Can we change the grey banner on the main site?

Can we change the grey banner at the top of the site? It kind of bland. Here's one I like --> https://raspberrypi.stackexchange.com/ Little details in the picture, nice mix of colours. Is this ...
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Can we get a “blatantly off-topic” close reason?

Can we get a "blatantly off-topic" primary close reason? Do we have any free slots left and if not, could we replace the driving techniques reason? If you take a look at the close stats (requires > ...
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New comment flag - 'convert to answer'

Many times I (and you too, probably!) have come across comments on questions that more or less answer the question. This question, for example, OP figured the problem out and was able fix it before ...
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Where do we go to troubleshoot?

Many of you have probably seen this question on the troubleshooting of my friends 1990 Nissan Skyline GT-R (R32). There was a ~15 comment 'thread' under the question that has since been moved to chat. ...
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The tour page is rubbish. Let's fix it

Could we add some of the close reasons to Don't ask about section of the tour page? As right now it is very generic, simply saying: Anything not directly related to motor vehicle maintenance or ...
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Ok when are we going to graduate?

Based on the stats from area51 at this moment we are 1912 days in beta and our stats are very good, well in my opinion: You can follow here but that leads me to ask my question. When are we going to ...
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Should retag-only edits push a question to the top of the list?

When a question (or answer) is edited, it goes to the top of the list on the front page, as 'active' - but should that still happen if the only change is a re-tag? I ask this, as every time anyone ...
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What are the specific guidelines in this forum for automotive marketing / sales content?

This topic was sparked by this posting: Is RAV4 SE higher trim than RAV4 XLE? It's been suggested that This question does not appear to be about motor vehicle maintenance or repair within the ...
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Can we find a way to identify brand specific expertise?

I'm relatively new to this Stack Exchange site, but I've participated on several others over time. The few questions I've looked at and responded to so far have been Jeep Wrangler related, because ...
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Dangerous Questions tag

I've noticed quite a few questions where I'd be very uncomfortable driving anywhere near the question asker, as they clearly have a very serious issue that affects the way their vehicle steers, brakes ...
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Close vote reasons

When voting to close a question, you can add a custom reason, or use one of these: Questions seeking price-shopping assistance are off-topic because they tend to become obsolete quickly. Instead, ...
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Quick Notes on the Stack Exchange

I may be overlooking something here, but sometimes I have a question that I know will take a long time to properly write up (composing, gathering resources etc.). So, wouldn't it be nice to have ...
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Request CircuitLab Schematic Editor for Mechanics.SE

EE.SE (electronics.stackexchange.com) has a WYSIWYG editor that allows stack users to create and edit schematics for posting. This should be requested for integration on Mechanics.SE. It would not ...
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Should each question be required to post a code as part of the FAQ?

Since this is a technical site and OBDII is a standard since 1996, shouldn't it be a requirement to post code(s) for each question, if any, rather than having to ask? The reason I'm asking is I ...
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Tire Size Calculator as a Stack Snippet?

We get tire size questions every now and again. It would be cool if we could create a runnable Stack Snippet that: takes in a tire size as input and generates a to-scale diagram of the wheel with ...
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Should we have a field for specifying your vehicle when asking a question

In the short time its been since I've joined this site its been great! One thing I've noticed is that there are a lot of questions where the user neglects to specify their vehicle, wherein another ...
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Any Blog Interest for MVM&R

I have seen other SE sites with Blogs and was wondering if we could (should) have one setup for MVM&R. I know that @BobCross is a prolific sort of person, but don't know if he has time. I myself ...
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Should the Diesel tag and Fuel tag be Synonyms?

I was looking yesterday at a post. fuel was specified in the tags. The question was about diesel, so I tried to add the tag, only to realize that diesel and fuel are set as synonyms. I clicked on the ...
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An easy filter for (avoiding) model-specific questions?

I've been enjoying asking some automotive engineering theory questions here on this site, such as factors that affect braking distance, and whether accelerating faster affects fuel economy. They've ...
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Possibility of a Theme Change?

Looking throughout the SE world, I see a lot of sites which have themes. What is the transition process for this? Can this only occur when the site transitions away from Beta, or can it occur before ...
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How about renaming this site to “Motor Vehicle Maintenanance and Safe Driving”

I was looking for a stackexchange site dealing with motor vehicles (both maintenance and safe driving). This is the closest as to what has been proposed. From my point of view, it would be ...
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Could we have a “spam target” tag?

We have at least one answer in one particular question that is regularly targeted for complete re-write spam: Test Gasoline for Water Content It would be helpful to have a tag or marker that allows ...
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Tag addition requests

Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Thoughts on adding the following tag? Custom :: Perfect way to catagorize "Performance" or "Modifications" it can be added to a tag list with Engine / Audio / ...
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Add ability to embed video inside a question or answer

This came up on another meta.stackexchange site. This would be super helpful for automotive as pictures and video (with sound) are important to diagnosing a problem. Without sound, you use a ...
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Feature request: Car model next to username

Every time I ask a question someone complains that I didn't mention my car model. Can't we enter it once in our profiles and have it included with each question by default? With a checkbox to not ...
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Feature request: Add sound

As some problems can be identified by sound, it might be nice to add a feature where audio clips can be added to questions (and answers). When the technology is available, adding a smell might also ...
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Don't have the reputation to add an electric-vehicle or EV tag

Would someone with a better reputation add one of these, please?