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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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Adjust/don't show pro-tempore election notification if there is no election phase

Woodworking Stack Exchange just had its first pro-tempore election. Well, not really; there was no election phase since there was only one candidate for one seat. Therefore, the election ended as soon ...
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More verbose question-day limits [duplicate]

re: Question limit currently hard-set at 6 a day Assuming we're to keep that limit in place, it would be better if it was more verbose, currently it says, You can only ask 6 questions in a 24-hour ...
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User page, “all-actions” tab, “comments” sub-tab… add a “delete” option

It seems as though the community believes that comments are mostly temporary and easily outlive their usefulness. Although there does not seem to be evidence that "no longer relevant" comments are a ...
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Allow voting on moderation of moderators [duplicate]

There have been multiple times that moderators have near instantly closed valid questions. This authoritarian action is completely undemocratic. I've found more than multiple times that questions ...
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The “Reject and Edit” reason is not always accurate

When you review a suggested edit and select "Reject and Edit" the following reason gets displayed: This edit did not correct critical issues with the post - view the revision history to see what ...
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Add an option to skip the “add picture” step when inserting an image into a post

Since a few months ago, one can paste or drag and drop the images directly into the editor: However, for each inserted image, one still has to click on "Add picture". It would be nice to add an ...
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“answered X hours ago by Y” link should go to Y's answer rather than to the top of the question

Each site's home presents a list of recently active questions. For those items that are marked "answered X hours ago by Y", the link goes to the top of the question. When I click on the link, ...
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Disable Suggested Tags in Stack overflow [on hold]

How to disable Stack overflow from suggesting tags? Please i really want to disable it. thank you
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Option to migrate comment to answer? [duplicate]

A lot of times I see answers in comments, especially on questions from HNQ (Hot Network Questions). The trouble is they are sometimes helpful advice or may have many upvotes. I have been flagging such ...
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Make titles clickable for reputation/badges blocks in profile page

On the profile's activity tab there are reputation and badges blocks: Could you please make these titles as clickable links to the corresponding tabs? Reputation Badges There is already link to ...
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Stack of questions to ask in future [duplicate]

Sometimes I have several questions simultaneously (for example, I'm reading a paragraph and I don't understand two parts of it) and I want to ask them in this site. However, Stack Exchange just ...
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Allow non-English sites to exist in Hot Network Question list based on browser accepted languages

According to this answer (and a comment) all non-English sites are excluded from the HNQ list. In the same time when browser accepted-languages contains a non-English language you can see in some ...
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feature request: develop more ways to build reputation for new users [duplicate]

I don't have an exact solution to offer, but as a longstanding low reputation user I find it frustrating and discouraging that I have to wait for someone to upvote my questions before I can be ...
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Is there a way to see top Stack Overflow users for a particular time range?

Is there any way we can find the top users for a tag given in a particular time period? For example, someone was very active and rose to top 10 for certain tags in 2014 but then changed technologies ...
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Make meta posts above 5 votes appear in a user's SE profile [duplicate]

Can we make meta posts that are 5 votes on the question or above appear in the top posts of a user's Stack Exchange profile? A user might be a (for lack of a better word) good contributor on meta ...
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Include a link to the Code of Conduct in the FAQ for Chat

Earlier I posted in a chat room for the first time so I figured I should read the relevant FAQ to familiarise myself with how it works. One of the questions is Do I have to be nice? I figured that ...
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Make scores private because they promote selfishness and discrimination [duplicate]

I'm firmly of the belief that the stack concept is badly designed but haven't known why until I read this article: meritocracy doesn't exist and believing it does is bad for you The display of a ...
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Highlight (Colored) Watched Tags [duplicate]

I have a few watched tags I would like to pay attention to. But the problem is when I'm going through StackExchange questions, sometimes I have to double check to see whether I have subscribed to that ...
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Better printout of the questions [duplicate]

I, as a student, come across a lot a questions on the network while studying and I print them so that I can refer to the question when I revise my topics for finals or any other paper but the ...
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The tour is even less prominent than before

What happened The last time I checked (which was quite some time ago), new users encountered a blurb like this on the front page: Nowadays, this blurb still exists on individual questions, but the ...
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Clarify the difference between the first two bounty reasons, or merge them

I've just started offering bounties on my questions, and to me the first two possible reasons for offering a bounty seem like the same thing: Authoritative reference needed: Looking for an answer ...
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Make it more clear in the vote to close dialog that the user has already used their close vote, if the question has been reopened

It takes a quorum of five different users to vote to close, or vote to reopen. Except for diamond moderators, each user only gets a single close vote and a single corresponding reopen vote. Fine so ...
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Increase spaces between badges in expanded usercard

For the established user, in the expanded usercard the spaces between the badges are very less. Could be this increased little more. Less space for badges in expanded usercard: Proper spaces ...
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I can not edit a question when there is an uncompleted edit in the queue [duplicate]

When I wish to edit a question (to add some additional tags) then I am missing the 'edit tags' button like I normally have. When I press the 'edit' button then I do not go the the edit dialogue but to ...
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Some advice that I “hope” the heads of the community could consider [closed]

Hope you guys could take a minute and think about it. In my opinion, this community is "WAY TOO HARSH"!!! You guys put TOO MUCH emphasize on Do your research first before you post a question, but ...
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Page title while asking a question should be distinctive from already asked question after title has been entered

Before entering the question title↑, the page title was “Ask a Question - Meta Stack Exchange” While asking this question, the page title adapts to what is written inside of the question title text ...
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The Tags page should provide easy access to the special tag list

Currently, meta users can see a list of special tags in several ways: Via How does Meta Stack Exchange work - Required Tags Via Tag description/list for "special" tags used on Meta (not up to date) ...
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Filter sites are not responsive

Viewing questions from a global filter (like this one) looks like this on my mobile device: My requests: Please make filter sites responsive, so I don't have to zoom and scroll horizontally when I ...
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Don't show canned off-topic reason in close banner if a moderator or a majority of users override it with a custom reason

I just voted to close this question because it's off-topic for Ask Different. There were two pending close votes with one of the canned reasons we use: "Questions about software development are off-...
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Allow the stack snippets console to be maximized

Consider the following stack snippet: // A Tree(a) is one of: // - null // - tree(a, Tree(a), Tree(a)) const tree = (value, left, right) => ({ value, left, right }); const buildTree =...
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Chat rooms associated with posts should never be automatically deleted

Chat rooms that have been inactive for a period of time and which have fewer than 15 messages are automatically deleted. This is a very reasonable thing to do in general, but not when the room was ...
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Reduce number of questions from the same site in the Hot Network Questions on the right sidebar

Sometimes multiple questions from one site could be chosen to show on the HNQ list. This looks rather ugly, especially when this list is truncated to 5 or less questions - it feels as if the system ...
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How to find badge of a tag

For example, with Flutter, I have manually go to the tag's top user, and go through there badges, to get https://stackoverflow.com/help/badges/7013/flutter (bronze) https://stackoverflow.com/help/...
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Comments in the stackexchange.com “activity” -> “comments” navigate to the post instead of the comment [duplicate]

My network wide comments are listed in the stackexchange.com "activity" -> "comments". When I'm clicking on any of the comment it navigates to the post instead of the particular comment. But when I ...
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Add direct link to the sub sections of the stackexchange.com “activity” tab

In Meta Stack Exchange and other sites, if I want to navigate to any of the sub section of the activity tab, I can navigate to there by the direct link. Such as for comments section <sitename>....
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Make it easier to disassociate from (fine) community wiki posts

tl;dr If the community wiki posts has proven its worth, provide an easy way (button) to original authors to disassociate from it. The FAQ tells us The original author still receives notifications ...
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Add time stamp tooltip to site launches/age

This is a follow-up question/request to Is there a way to know the new launched sites over the years? and is related to this Area 51 discussion: Tooltip showing date/time of site launch. The All ...
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Remove my post button [duplicate]

It appears my recent post on the law stack, is now out of context because my follow comment to my own question was removed. How do I remove the entire post?
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Pygments instead of Google Code Prettify

Any chance Stack Exchange could use Pygments for syntax highlighting (instead of Google Code Prettify? Advantages: It supports a huge number of languages (from the dropdown on the home page, ...
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Duplicate list on mobile site lacks formatting

When closing a question as a duplicate on the mobile version of the site, the lack of formatting of the list of similar questions is rather painful: (apologies for the image size and the lack of ...
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Tags with Spaces [duplicate]

Tags should be able to contain any character and spaces. In this complex world, you need tags like: Arnold Schwarzenegger University of Acapulco President of the Congo It's a serious flaw to not ...
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Do not let unregistered users “comment everywhere” (at least on certain sites)

Proposal Implement the following on all sites or make it an opt-in feature (for comment-heavy sites or sites suffering from answers in comments): Do not grant unregistered users the comment ...
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Impove the “possible duplicate” automatic comment for new contributors

Further following the great move of the new contributor indicator, maybe the "possible duplicate" automatic message should be nicer. Personally, I edit this comment into something like: Hi and ...
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Association bonus conflicts with 'Trusted User' privilege

When you hit 200 reputation on any Stack Exchange site, you are met with the prompt: You've earned a bonus 100 reputation because we trust you on other sites in the network. The key part is: ...
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Profanity on the main page

On linguistic sites, for example on Русский язык, it is rather appropriate to discuss obscene vocabulary. We on rus.SE use a special tag to indicate this kind of stuff (in order to allow some people ...
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Can we enable tracking a badge statistic even if you already have the badge?

There is a page in the user profile where you can choose which badge to track next. This page shows your current progress towards the badge: I am often interested in seeing my statistics even when I ...
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Job posting on other Stack Exchange sites

Is there any way of putting job posts on video.stackexchange.com? My workplace has a couple of video related jobs going, but I don't want to put them in the wrong place. I couldn't see anything in ...
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Make favorite tags to show on the left bar

It would be nice to have your favorite/watched tags to show up on the left column. This way I can quickly job to the tags of interest when I visit the exchange site.
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Why do chat notifications only appear when chat is open?

I keep desktop notifications enabled for chat. However, I notice that notifications only appear if the chat — any chat, not necessarily the one from which I'm actually getting the notification — is ...
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Making a Most Active Contributors report on all sites

On Ask Different we have every month, a report posted on Meta for the whole month. This includes: Reputation stats Most active users stats Stats for all review queues Highest voted questions ...