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Questions tagged [feature-request]

Proposals for new features on the Stack Exchange network, or requests for a change to an existing feature.

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Can we share the workload of comment cleanup with the community?

The whole reason Stack Exchange exists is to let people post questions and answers to those questions. Since the very first day of Stack Overflow's existence, Qs and As have been considered first-...
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Allow un-upvote and re-upvote the comments as many times as user wants.

In 2012 un-upvote of a comment was implemented Cancelling upvote on comment?, but with serious restrictions: Comment upvotes can only be undone for a short time and while you did not navigate ...
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Add <mark> support, or other text highlighting method

Please add support for text highlight, e.g. with the <mark> HTML5 tag. Often it is desirable to preserve original formatting in quote citations (that already uses bold, italic and underlining), ...
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Help center still has the guidance about old Favorite tags

It has been a while Favorite tags were added Big Brother eye changed to Watched tags and some user interface improvements were added. ('Favorite Tags' is now 'Tag Watching') Our faq ...
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Collapse right sidebar

The new responsive look is great, but there's a problem with always displaying the right sidebar. For narrower browsers, it causes the main content to become too squished. To fix this problem, we ...
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Add a 5-10 minute delay before being able to answer a question

As seen here, Stack Exchange has a problem where people are answering as quick as possible and putting minimal effort into their answers. To address this problem, I propose that there should be a 5-10 ...
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Add warning message for answers being edited from the LQP queue

Recently came across a NAA post, and flagged it as such: While it was in the queue, it was edited out of the queue, and still remained a question, and thus needed to be manually flagged to the ♦ mods ...
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Cross-site favourites list for mobile apps

The mobile apps, both for Android and iOS, would be far better suited to actually help answer questions if they had a list of questions that the user „starred“. There are some questions around here ...
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Review close vote(s) on question you are currently viewing

It would be useful to be able to easily review the close vote queue for the question you are currently viewing when you see there is a close vote(s) and perhaps you disagree and want to "Leave Open". ...
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Add edit suggestions and edit history on comments

I've seen lots of comments that are in desperate need of editing, mostly for grammar. Currently, there is no mechanism for users to edit comments, except the owner (and maybe moderators, I'm not sure)....
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Let asker see the upcoming closure directly and notify them about it

Some time ago you've added the funny New Contributor label so how about making for a change something that would be more helpful to everybody. I'd like to suggest a feature where askers could see the ...
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Please display editor and poster flairs side by side on smaller screens

This is the normal situation: This is the situation on screens 965px or less: However, we still have a large gap where these could fit, and it pushes the content down. I would prefer it if ...
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Notifications through the web browser [duplicate]

It'd be neat if users could enable Stack Exchange notifications through Safari and Chrome.
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Hide obtained and/or irrelevant badges from badge progress review queue

There's a badge progress popup in the review queue, which (independently of the queue you're in) shows your progress towards the Civic Duty, Copy Editor and Electorate badges. Unlike the badge ...
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Award additional badges for above 2,000 review tasks

While some gold badges are cumulable without huge effort, like Famous Question (10,000 views) or Great Answer (score of 100), it seems that the time spent in reviewing cannot be rewarded anymore past ...
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Accept typo fixes from <2k users without review

I think it might be a good idea to let all users perform trivial spelling fixes, since the correctness of these can be reasonably assessed by an algorithm. The rules I imagine for trivial edits are: ...
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Make unprotect make questions ineligible for further auto-protection

When Community Wiki status is removed from a question, it makes that question ineligible to be automatically converted back to wiki status again. (Ignore the fact that auto-CW doesn't exist any more ...
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Add deleted timeline entry for answers that were deleted due to question deletion

See this timeline here: Right now, there is no current way to tell that this post was deleted. Can we add another entry in here, to show that this answer was deleted on Oct 3 at 21:19 when the ...
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Chat highlighting should work in transcripts as in actual chat

In an active chat room, on the desktop chat client, hovering the mouse pointer over a message puts a lightweight line around that message. Furthermore, if that message a reply to another, or if there ...
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Implications of the Help Center: “Plagiarism doesn't matter unless it's an answer”

When you actually read what's written in the Help Center, it strongly implies that only answers need to give attribution (see added emphasis): Plagiarism - posting the work of others with no ...
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Minor alignment issue in the activity tab - top tag section

In the Activity tab -> Top tag section, the earned reputation placeholder height is differed from the adjacent tag height. It will be good, if the earned reputation placeholder's height is matching ...
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Show a popup when clicking the upvote button on already upvoted comment

When you trying to revote or retract your vote for a post (answer or question) you see the message like this one: But there is no notification about same actions on comments, only a tooltip: ...
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Where is the “provide a link from the web” for image uploads gone? [duplicate]

Previously, I could give links to images on the web and they would be uploaded as shown in the old UI screenshots in this answer: https://meta.stackexchange.com/a/75498/200117 However as of 2018-11-8,...
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How do I create a proposal for a new Stack Exchange site? [duplicate]

I want to create a Firearms Stack Exchange. But no matter how much I look at the Area 51 and the how-tos, I can't seem to understand how to do it. How do I propose a new Stack Exchange site?
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How to insert image by link using touch devices?

In new image insertion dialog there is no explicit “insert image by link” action. As far as I know it’s possible by using keyboard insert hot keys like Ctrl+V on Windows. Is there a way to insert ...
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New users should be able to comment in order to contribute [duplicate]

Here are some of my observations: many new users are often technically strong enough to contribute. new users are often "forced" to use an answer as the only way of contributing. I believe injustice ...
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Auto-delete orphaned tag synonyms

I recently encountered this question on MSO, where a user asks about why certain tags appear in the tag overview page. This issue is caused by a synonym that redirects users to a non-existent tag. I'...
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Comment self-destruction? [duplicate]

Here's an idea on how to reduce the number of comments that are outdated: auto-delete comments that tag a user who no longer has a comment on that post. For example, if I wrote a comment, then 20 ...
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I want to see all my Stack Exchange linked deleted questions [duplicate]

Searching "deleted:1" yielded 217,625 results. I am not informed why my account is suspended. I have no question or answer history here: https://codegolf.stackexchange.com/feeds/user/83785 Solution ...
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Allow posts older than 7 days to be flagged as VLQ

I find it strange that we cannot flag posts older than 7 Days as Very Low Quality. I have read this answer from Shog9 and understand the reasonings for why the time limit was implemented in that ...
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Earn reputation points when silver and gold badges are earned

I think it would be a good idea to gain reputation on silver, and gold badges. For example, if I gained a gold badge, I would also gain 15 reputation points. If I gained a silver badge, I would ...
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Add a list of followed proposal sites which got deleted?

I created some proposals on Area 51, and I (obviously) followed them all. Unfortunately, they all got deleted for not meeting the three-day requirements. Whenever I return to my Area 51 profile ...
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Allow Trusted Users to edit merge stubs

I'd like to have Trusted Users (at 20,000 Reputation) granted another edit power: the ability to edit (or suggest edits to) merge stubs in circumstances where it would be beneficial (instead of having ...
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Why are old (and abandoned) questions getting bumped to home page?

I'm a big fan of WordPress, - and want to help the community by answering questions on the dedicated StackExchange. However, - I can see that 'Community' has started to bump old questions to the ...
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Linking to site descriptions and help menus

Can we have a way to see the information and help menu for each SE site? On my device, site names get cut off. Either displaying them in the app or opening them in the browser. That will let users see ...
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Could we have the ability to flag a question as “answers are out of date”? [duplicate]

I've often come across very popular questions (usually on Stack Overflow) whose answers date back as far as 2008, even though the question is still relevant today as 2019 approaches. It has ...
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Allow Users with Starting Bonus to Upvote/Comment on any Site Without Signing Up for That Site

I'm sure it's happened to you: you're browsing Stack Overflow, when you see that amazingly tempting HNQ in the corner. You click on it, and have an immediate urge to comment/upvote. You click the ...
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Give an incentive for tag edits? [duplicate]

The badges for editing posts explicitly exclude tag edits. I understand why - they are supposed to reward substantial edits. At the same time, tags are useful, necessary, for how Stack Exchange works:...
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Confusion about hiding communities in your profile and hiding sites from HNQ

I figured it might be possible to hide unwanted SE sites from Hot Network Questions, and after a few clicks through profile/settings I thought I had found out where to do it, but it turns out I'd ...
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Show reputation decreases on top bar? [duplicate]

Early today, I logged in to SE, and the top bar (trophy cup icon) showed a rep change of +27. When I pulled it down to see the details, it showed +20 in each of two stacks (three actions - two ...
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The Stack Exchange app is not a Social app (and not entirely Education either)

Disclaimer: I know all development on Stack Exchange apps has been put on hold. However, these changes only require changing some settings in the Play Store Console and/or App Store Connect, not a new ...
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Compiling answers as HTML, PDF, whatever

I would like to collect all the answers of a specific user (e.g. John Rennie in physics, and also my own answers on philosophy). I don't care if the result is HTML or PDF. Is such result possible in ...
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Switch to the old image uploader if “Disable Responsiveness” button is enabled

As of yesterday, a new image uploader has been introduced. This new uploader, while fitting in with the principles of responsive design, is causing quite a few glitches in a lot of different platforms....
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Can we get the new imgur uploader for chat?

I actually like the new imgur uploader (besides the link issue) But the one in chat is very dated. It'd be nice if we could get the same one for chat. Mostly for the drag and drop feature, but also ...
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The list of questions you are sent to when you can't answer protected questions should not contain protected questions

If you try to answer a protected question without having the required reputation you get the following message: The link in the words "unanswered questions" takes you to the site's list of unanswered ...
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Add an “estimated response wait time” to the contact page

A lot of us have waited a very long time for the SE team to respond to a contact request via the contact form. Some of us just get impatient waiting, especially if we believe that the issue is (quote) ...
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Notify OP after a question receives a close vote

My suggestion is to notify the OP when someone votes to close his question informing him the reason behind the vote. The reason is: Most users don't leave a comment when voting to close, and most OP ...
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Preventing the HNQ feedback-loop

We all know that the HNQ causes good- or okay-questions to be flooded with activity, especially if they have an abnormal or controversial title. There’s no need to get into the mess which kicked off ...
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Why can't own answers be deleted in the Android app? [duplicate]

I seem to recall asking for this feature some years ago and being told it wasn't going to happen, but it seems silly to me that if I suddenly realize I posted a stupid answer that can't be redeemed, I ...
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Port the new comment flagging dialog design to other similar dialogs?

It looks beautiful and modern-fashioned. Can we have the same design in post flagging, post closing, review options, moderator options et cetera?