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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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Don't show how to format code when I'm not on a programming site [duplicate]

Instructions on how to format code are the first thing you see under "How to Format" when asking a question, which is great, except when you're on a site that isn't about programming: ► create code ...
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Remove “be nice new user” message from users who are active in other sites on the network [duplicate]

This answer is clearly not answering the question (examples before 1950), and is marked a new user, but has a 61K+ reputation on another site (stack overflow) and thus we shouldn't have to explain the ...
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Show starred posts on chat in chronological order

Sometime recently a change was made to chat to show posts 'starred by me' in order of the number of stars. From time to time I have occasion to star posts in a chat room for reference, and having ...
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Join community button [duplicate]

As I downloaded the stack exchange app I was unable to find out how to join a community on mobile, compared to the web version the join community feature is convoluted and people would find it easier ...
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Is it possible to make the annotation and flag counters on profiles colorblind friendly?

I have a heck of a hard time identifying whether a user has annotations or flagged posts on their account when looking at the profile page and only one is present. There is an older post asking for a ...
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How to contact a user on a site? [duplicate]

I am not talking about contacting a user about a question/answer on a site. It's just for other information or asking for some personal advice, or just commenting a user on his/her 'about' profile! ...
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AskUbuntu background flicker [migrated]

When scrolling a page on askubuntu, the background dots flicker visually. It is a minor thing but the fix is so simple, just to set: background-attachment: fixed When i do it manually in the browser ...
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Is it possible to write upright Greek letters on Stack Exchange (in math mode)?

I'd like to write all mathematical constants (this includes some Greek letters) in upright style – here on Stack Exchange (math mode). Is it possible to write an upright pi, for example? If so, how to ...
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Should we rephrase “Talkative” badge description?

This post was inspired by the bug report posted on ruSO.meta about tranlsation defects. The current description of "Talkative" badge says: Post 10 messages, with 1 or more starred, in chat. ...
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How can I learn from a site as a beginner? [duplicate]

Suppose I have no technical knowledge on a topic, and there is a Stack Exchange site for that topic. I want to gain knowledge on that topic. I have been in some sites for quite a few months. I know ...
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Recaptcha blocking because Google insists on “Modern Browsers”

Shouldn't there be a way to post to Stack Overflow without installing someone's particular version special browser? I've seen the followingnhappen on other sites, its probably due to ode changes by ...
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Can we filter HNQ by ignored tags? [duplicate]

Following scenario: I have ignored the tag (don't show questions at all) game-of-thrones on scifi.stackexchange.com. Yet on stackoverflow.com, I am still shown all HNQ which are tagged with game-of-...
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MP4 support for Imgur

Stack Exchange's Imgur doesn't allow uploading MP4 files despite the format being supported on the Imgur website: File Types You can upload any of the following files: JPEG PNG GIF ...
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Color for new events in dropdown is too light

Whenever I get new reputation events, badges, or comments I end up scrolling too far because the highlight is too light. See for example in this image: The regular background is white (#FFFFFF) ...
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Please re-consider allowing edits to notify downvoters

This question is inspired by this excellent question. It asks to revisit a feature request that was denied by co-founder Jeff Atwood from 2010. The feature request has a positive score of 142, Jeff ...
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Should “Edits must be at least 6 characters” apply to edits that affect only code? [duplicate]

Often code mistakes are only 1-3 characters but completely invalidate the code if uncorrected. Are the reasons for this restriction in regular edits documented and well known? Do these reasons apply ...
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Add indication that migration is not an option in the Close dialog

I just encountered a software development question on Ask Different (in the Close Votes review queue, but that doesn't matter) which I wanted to migrate to Stack Overflow. The proper way to do that is ...
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Please re-consider enabling low-rep users to see up/down votes on their own posts

This post is a request to re-consider the question "Please enable low-rep users to easily breakout up and down votes on their own questions", which was declined in 2010. This is not a duplicate post. ...
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Loosen the “no suspension in the past year” requirement for nominees, or at least listen to the community

Recently on Physics SE there's been a dramatic election, where the only 40-scored and top nominee was banned from nominating due to their suspension in the last year, which created a dense wave of ...
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Do not put accepted answer at the top automatically

As far as I know the accepted answer is always listed at the top in list of answers despite of the currently selected sorting tab (active/oldest/votes). The only single exception for this rule is when ...
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Use comment @reply to contact reviewers

With respect to this meta post on SO, Are answers which drip feed information in subsequent comments acceptable?, wouldn't it be a useful feature to be able to also contact the reviewers of both ...
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Add one more context to “Active”

Currently there are two sentences with "Active" word in Transifex: for any purpose (no refersTo option). Used in question list. for bounties (refersTo=bounties) We need one more that now is used in ...
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On some sites, make questions by new users start off as untagged

Proposal Allow sites to opt in to the following behaviour: When asking a question, do not show new users the tag field. Instead, let the question start as untagged (just as if the question was just ...
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Why cannot we comment-reply more than one person in comments, and anyone in questions/answers? [duplicate]

I think the comment-reply (ping) mechanism is way too limited. You can only reply to one person in a comment. And you can't use an @ whatsoever in questions and answers. It just doesn't make sense to ...
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Proposal: “light suspensions”

Someone with such a "light-weight suspension", would lose all his rep gained before issuing the suspension. Thus, the rep would be reset to 1. With it, their privileges would be the same as a rep 1 ...
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Redesign “lots of answers” JS confirm dialog to use Stacks stylized popups instead

Currently, when attempting to answer questions with lots of answers (usually 30 but configurable per site), users are shown the following generic JS confirmation prompt (from one's browser, in this ...
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Show that there's a pending suggested edit in the Close/Reopen Votes review queues

I just encountered this question in the Close Votes review queue. Suppose I want to keep it open, but also correct the various grammar mistakes in the post. There's an Edit button for that (since I ...
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Separate contexts for “Bounties” on questions page and user profile page

For the purpose of better localization we need to separate contexts (add REFERSTO key in Transifex sentence) for "Bounties" word used on questions page and user profile page: In Russian for ...
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Please replace pages that have responsive design with those versions on mobile

The responsive design is very nice on pages like the homepage (has a theme, more buttons on the top than mobile) and has extra functionality on questions (view votes) and the asking UI (all the ...
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Save search query with enabling filtering (advanced filters)

Is there an option to filter questions using the followin search query? [feature-request] closed:no score:10 If I do this now there are no questions found. I've it about this feature: I've added ...
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Feature to detect if a question is about programming and thus off-topic

What if we had some sort of warning that users' questions seem off-topic, especially on MSE? It seems to me that a large majority of the blatantly off-topic questions here should be on Stack Overflow. ...
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Require having a few reputation on at least one other site before posting to MSE

We get quite a few questions every day from users who somehow get lost and ask questions that are completely off-topic here, mainly users who seem to think they are on Stack Overflow. I have been ...
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Moderator actions should appear in my “inbox” [duplicate]

Steps to reproduce: Post a flawed question that will attract the attention of a moderator. Moderator puts question on hold. Observed: There is no indication my question was put on hold without my ...
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Feedback for Stack Exchange Feature idea [duplicate]

I've had this vague idea going around in my head that's based on three aspects of the website that exist as it currently is: In a diverse range of feeds, it has attracted an enormous number of people ...
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Help has non-HTTPS links in it

Pages within the help center have many non-HTTPS links on them. Many of the ones to questions seem to have been updated, but there are non-HTTPS links to the Stack Overflow blog on Don't Ask, links ...
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Protection banner shouldn’t override bounty banner in the app

In the app, a question that has an open bounty has a banner at the bottom indicating that there is a bounty: However, if the question is also protected then the banner at the bottom is about the ...
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Highlight quotes with blockquote in Low Quality Posts popup

Is it possible to eliminate double quote symbols around comment text in Low Quality Posts popup and use block quote highlighting like in regular post instead? I think using some kind of universal ...
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Let me edit my own self-deleted question

I asked a question, and then realised the premise of my question was wrong. I want to first delete it, then edit it, then undelete it. If I edit it while it is live, there is a risk of users wasting ...
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foo.com is sketchy; “How to Format” and help should use HTTPS links in examples

In the “How to Format” bar that shows when editing the body of a question or editing an answer, there is this example for how to format: <http://foo.com> [foo](http://foo.com) <a href="http:/...
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Automated bug reports from the apps shouldn't post on Meta.SE

There's been a slew of low quality bug reports from the apps hitting Meta Stack Exchange, notably this recent one which is entirely lacking in context. Also see this extremely vague one. In comments, ...
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Add a “Watched Tags” tab to the “Top Questions” on the Home page

Background: Watched Tags represents the tags/questions that the user is interested in or could answer. However, the current use-case for Watched Tags seems to be to click each tag in the Watched Tags ...
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Make error message if a new user removes or misplaces the mandatory header text of meta questions about their own post more clear

Currently, when a new user makes a meta question about their own post specifically, they are prompted to enter a link to their post, and then they are given access to the per-site meta's question ...
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The “Try Stack Overflow for Business” dialog should have an explicit don't show again option

Following on from The new "try Stack Overflow for Business" popup won't go away, it's not obvious that clicking the X both dismisses the dialog and hides the button. Clicking elsewhere ...
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Helping users find the correct site

Why don't individual sites have a short description at the top of the site identifying the correct questions to ask? The Meta site is the only one I've seen that has it: Other sites require the user ...
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Autocomplete for @ reply to the person who marked a question as a duplicate [duplicate]

When commenting on a comment below a question, I can use the @, and the first letter of the person I want reply to, and get a little pop-up with their display name in it. If I use that, the person ...
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Guide new users away from Meta [duplicate]

There are a lot of blatantly off-topic posts put here on Meta. These are apparently people who somehow got to this site without realizing their questions about things like programming aren't supposed ...
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Add a visual indication in the question list that a question is locked

This is not a duplicate of the question asked here. When a question is a duplicate, or on hold, you can see a sign, e.g. [on hold], next to the title in the list of questions, so that you don't waste ...
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Reputation Expiration and Deterioration [duplicate]

I think that making reputation temporary will increase constant participation, since the reputation will slowly decrease if they do not participate and gain more reputation. I thought of two ways to ...
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Election schedule: don't end nominations on Mondays

The current method for scheduling moderator elections seems to be, with the usual UTC times, question collection begins: Monday, 20:00-ish (manual) nominations begin: the next Monday, 20:00 ...
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Story page hide privacy online status [migrated]

I want customize my privacy - and hide my online status text "Last active on Stack Overflow today" on the "story page" https://stackoverflow.com/story/bgbruno In settings "Update privacy" - ...