First of all this seems not like a bad idea - But the CPOL says under artcile 3e the following rules about distributing an article:
The Articles discussing the Work published in any form by the author may not be distributed or republished without the Author's consent. The author retains copyright to any such Articles. You may use the Executable Files and Source Code pursuant to this License but you may not repost or republish or otherwise distribute or make available the Articles, without the prior written consent of the Author.
Most of the articles are published under the CPOL. Every author would have to give the permission for downloading his or her article which would cause a major chaos because you could get some of the articles for download and some not.
And I don't know if the other available licences even would allow you to download the article.
Since the sync problem between the different servers is still existing and the rep points for some members are still going wild - For Bobs sake let the hamsters first fix these bugs and do not bring up additional options where they can add other bugs!
...permanently shut off the friggin' notification bar at the top that's constantly reminding me that I can "Sign up for our free weekly Web Developer Newsletter."
If I click the close button, it closes, but it reappears a few minutes later.
It is true that I am not signed up for the newsletter, and I don't care to be either because web development is not interesting for me!
Why can't I be applicable like John? - Me, April 2011 ----- Beidh ceol, caint agus craic againn - Seán Bán Breathnach ----- Da mihi sis crustum Etruscum cum omnibus in eo! ----- Just because a thing is new don’t mean that it’s better - Will Rogers, September 4, 1932
I just gave my approval for an article, and the system stated there are '3 Reports'. I think that should say something along the lines of 'X Approvals', as the word 'reports' may make people think they clicked the wrong thing.
It's not just counting approvals - the value includes all reports, positive and negative. It just indicates that your vote has been counted, without telling you how others have voted. I think the idea is that it doesn't affect your vote - you don't change your vote to "follow the herd" as might happen if it told you "1 approval, 4 'No way José'"
If you get an email telling you that you can catch Swine Flu from tinned pork then just delete it. It's Spam.
I have to say this also caught me out when I first approved an updated article. I was super careful the next time and went to check the Latest Reputation Events to makes sure the two approvals showed the same activity.
My 2 cents: The text says Approve or report this article and the popup menu has a Publish section (with the approve menu item) and a Report section. Given that, I think most people would be surprised to be told they just added a report when they in fact selected the approve menu item.
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So I noticed there was a warning message while browsing Insider news telling me I needed to confirm my email to post, so I did, got the email, clicked the link, got a confirmation page and then...the message is still there. Have a similar warning in this forum too. (Already tried the obvious, refresh, clear cache and refresh.)
EDIT: Seems to be gone now...either fixed or I was just impatient (the email came basically instantly, guess I figured my account's email status would update as quickly )
It might be nice if, on the page of a question asked, a list of the same-user's other recent posted questions (either Quick Answers/Forum) were shown with date/time (sorted from most recent) and title (as links).
( In Quick Answers, perhaps on the right, above/below the Top Experts lists. In Forums, maybe a popup/hover/???. )
If we see a (very) recent question with the same or similar title, we can check if it is really the same question or not.
I (like most of us, I expect) go through the Quick Answers in the presented order (most recent first). We will not necessarily see that the question is a repeat. And in the Forums, it is even harder to detect cross-posting.