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Wouldn't it make more sense for reputation to be universal to all StackExchange communities?

I was surprised to find that my newly earned reputation points in this community don't seem to carry over to other communities. And I just don't see the point in this. It's kind of like having to go ...
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Flagging / Deletion of dangerous wrong advice answers

I have noticed a flag to an answer of mine beeing declined with the reason flags should not be used to indicate technical inaccuracies, or an altogether wrong answer While I certainly understand ...
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Directing Experts to Prior Art Requests

In an effort to further discussion about how to respond to prior art requests, I posted the question to the StackExchange Meta site. It garnered a fair amount of feedback. Here is the link: Directing ...
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Google Patents link on main page

I notice there is a "Search patents with Google" link on the right side of the Ask Patents main page. That links to https://www.google.com/?tbm=pts. I've found that https://patents.google.com is ...
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Old prior art requests

There are prior art requests here that are not "valid" anymore as the aplication has since become a patent. Example: Prior art request for US20120179309 "Data Improvement System and Method"?...
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Can we make a “tips and tricks for patent applications” question?

I feel like this would help many people, but it isn't exactly a question answer thing, more like a wiki thing. Any thoughts?
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Feature Request: Support Reissue Patent tags with patent sidebar

Reissue Patent tags (e.g., usre45370) are not recognized by the patent sidebar. Could the code that recognizes patent tags be revised to support this format (usre\d+)? Please also see the following ...
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Display Google Patent summary for non-US documents

I would like to make a formal request to support Google Patent sidebar summaries for non-US patent number tags, especially WIPO patent tags. This is peripherally related to a question regarding ...
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Questioner or FAQ type radio to restrict new questions which are already answered

I might be asking a LOT but i think just like flagging system, we can have some radio buttons based screening before a New user asks a question. for example. Are you looking for expiry of patent? if ...
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Adding patent number as Tag verification

I feel that for new question we can have TAG system verification wherein if a question body or title contains any number more than 4 digit a tag auto verification pop-up [currently seen as red square ...
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“Ask Question” button seems to confuse some new, Google Patents users

Background George White pointed out on my related meta post Where is Ask Patents marketed? that Google Patents has a button on every patent page that links to us, and I suspect that this is the cause ...
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Should the “Rejected” banner be green color instead of red?

We currently use this image to indicate that patents are rejected: However, when visitors to the page view the site, it's highly likely that they would think "the challenge had been rejected", ...
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Shouldn't the icon for “rejected” be green thumbs up?

TL;DR Rejection of a patent is considered success for Ask Patents community, so shouldn't the icon for rejected tag be a greenish-thumbs-up instead of current reddish-thumbs-down ()? Rejection of a ...
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No easy way to properly label sub-aspects of claims

A key feature of reading patents is understanding the structure of the claims. Patents usually have between 10 and 30 numbered claims with most of them making reference, by number, to other claims. ...
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Hide old, closed questions from main page

I noticed that questions about rejected patents, questions that were closed or put on hold by a moderator, etc. are still accessible from the main page. This creates clutter and makes it harder to ...
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Auto-import Claims

This is aimed towards improving the workflow for translating patent claims. I would like to have SE auto-import and format the top-level claims for patents. We could use the European Patent Office ...
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Tag asking for translation

I wanted to tag a question to request for a BS-free translation (a more specific example here). There wasn't any obvious tag for this. Again, I think this translation request somewhat breaks the Q/...
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Break down by claim or patent?

I'm trying to apply Dan Shapiro's How to read a patent in 60 seconds to some Nokia "WebM" patents but it doesn't quite match the normal Q/A format. I would like to break the patent into individual ...
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Should cash bounties be allowed?

StackExchange could make extra money by allowing bounties on prior art questions. If a company like Samsung really wants to foil a competitor, they could throw a fraction of the cost of a lawyer at an ...
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Create a time-based tag for content that will, or is now, dated?

I propose a "time-based" tag, which lets people know that the question (& answer, if any) are subject to near-term exportation or staleness. The same would be applied to old questions that are ...
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Don't expire single use patent number tags

Related to Fix Patent Number Tagging system or abandon it, Stack Exchange's taging system automatically kills single use tags after so many months (unless they're added to more than one post). That ...
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Fix Patent Number Tagging system or abandon it

As per What is the rationale for having the patent number as a tag? and Can patents be searchable by number? questions about specific patents should be tagged with USXXXXXXX There are at least two ...
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List of/labels for invalidated patents (for the patent office)

If a patent is successfully invalidated here, it seems to me like we'd need an easy way to call attention to it for our friends at the patent office. Upvotes are good, but they're far from definitive,...
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What is the rationale for having the patent number as a tag?

This seems to clutter the system, and i didn't see a given rationale in the FAQ.
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Autotagging with patent number

When the question contains a link, such as [Patent Application #20120225162](http://www.google.com/patents/us20120225162) the system should tag it with us20120225162. This tag should be special, ...
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Syntax for patent number

I propose the introduction of a syntax to indicate a patent number. For example, a lot of posts start with something like [Patent Application #20120225162](http://www.google.com/patents/...
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Automatic tag wikis for individual patents

Also, tag the question with the patent number, like: us20090293106. The software will use this to automatically include a link in the sidebar to the patent. It would be nice if creating such tags ...
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Automagically put patent title in tooltip for links to individual patents on Google Patents

So it seems we will standardize on linking to Google Patents from mentions of patent numbers / codes / IDs (what are these things generally called by the way?) It would be a neat and simple little ...
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About page language and wording (omission of moderator?)

On the About page I was checking out the awesome new formatting (very nicely done, including how much of it is straight text) I'm looking at this cute guy here: http://sstatic.net/patents/img/about-...