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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Merge all Language learning Stack Exchange sites together? [duplicate]

I'm confused by why there are so many separate sites for specific languages on here. Wouldn't it be better to just have one "Languages" Stack Exchange where you can indicate which language ...
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Separate “duplicate” close vote and “unclear” vote counts entirely

I've just bumped into something that I feel shouldn't have happened. Execute 32bit ELF on a 64bit ubuntu machine, getting segmentation fault The question was IMO clear enough. The one request for ...
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Site settings to opt out from “Recent Tags” & “Recent Badges”

There is a similar setting for hiding "Hot Network Questions". Is there any interest in doing the same for these two as well? Rationale: The recent tags are almost never relevant to me but ...
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Feature request: Hitting Enter in comments [duplicate]

In posting questions and answers, hitting the Enter button starts a new paragraph. But in comments it just sends the comment. I suggest that we can separate paragraphs in comments too. It is sometimes ...
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Make whether a deleted question was deleted voluntarily or for moderation reasons available in the API and SEDE

When a <10k user browses to a deleted question, they are told whether the question was deleted voluntarily by its author, or by others moderating the site (i.e. "for reasons of moderation"...
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Deleted users who created a synonym are listed as “anon” in the tag synonyms list

While browsing the list of tag synonyms on Mathematics Meta I came across the synonym [vote-to-close] -> [closing] in which the creator is listed as "anon" — the username is not ...
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Add the ability to hide vote counts by clicking anywhere [duplicate]

I think a small improvement would be to have the ability to hide vote counts by clicking anywhere on the page or clicking again on the total number. Currently, they only seem to disappear if I vote ...
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Enable the automatic deletion of abandoned users [duplicate]

To keep the users list on all sites less cluttered, I think it might be an idea to enable the automatic deletion of abandoned users. 1 rep users, who don't have posts, or all of their posts have been ...
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The URL for feeds in chat gets mangled when it contains spaces and special characters

I'm trying to set up a feed in a chat room. The URL has a query parameter, and I tried to stay close to what is allowed in the OData specification. It turns out that SE chat is a bit more restrictive. ...
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Editing duplicate list in Reopen Votes review queue should count as a Leave Closed result

When I'm reviewing a duplicate question in the Reopen Votes review queue with a tag for which I have a gold badge, I can edit the duplicate list. That's nice, but it leads away from the review page; I ...
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Let's stop decreasing the hotness score of successive questions from the same site by 2%

This feature request is a follow-up to How is decreasing hotness score of successive questions from same site by 2% supposed to work? As was pointed out in the above question, currently this ...
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Main chat room for a newer site still freezes due to inactivity

According to: Exclude the main chat room from automatic freezing/deletion This is now implemented. Main chat rooms do not freeze automatically due to inactivity. This isn’t true. The Drones chat ...
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Expand LQ review comment for “me too” non-answers with advice about “follow post” feature

The "follow post" feature is convenient for users having the same problem as asked about in the question. Currently, the system generates the following comment for those who post non-answers ...
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Can the [untagged] tag be blocked on the newer sites too?

As per the details in What is a blocked tag?, the tag untagged is supposed to be blocked throughout the network. However, apparently the tag needs to be added to the block list for each new site ...
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How long should SE store IP addresses of users?

Right now as far as I know, SE stores the IP addresses used to access any SE site forever. Every moderator or employee with moderator powers can see a list of every IP address a user ever accessed the ...
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There is no checkbox to moving comments after transforming the answer into a comment

If I do it from the dashboard (https://ru.stackoverflow.com/admin/dashboard), I can move comments when transforming the answer into a comment. But from the question page (https://ru.stackoverflow.com/...
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Keep review buttons in the same place even when the guidance is long

When review Reopen Votes, if the corresponding guidance text for the close reason is long, it squeezes the buttons into a vertical list: While this does make robo-reviewing more difficult, I'd like ...
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Please catch no alt text in the automated question review process

When writing a question, you now have to submit the question to go through an automated review process before being allowed to post it. If the review was successful, it'll give you this message: Our ...
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Could we get an opt-in feature to get notified when fellow mods record an absence?

I logged into one of the sites I moderate this morning and just happened to check the dashboard and noticed that one of the mods had recorded their absence. It got me thinking--if I hadn't happened to ...
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Add these blogs to the list of sites page

Sci-Fi and Worldbuilding maintain their own blog, but they aren't listed on the page of sites. Server Fault has one listed (last updated 2017), but not these other two. Please can they be added?
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Filter the score of the questions on the homepage before loading them

At the moment questions on the homepage are loaded by the top N most recent and then ones with a score of -4 or less are filtered out. This doesn't make much difference for a user who is logged in but ...
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Provide an easy way (or link) to browse to the tags page from the Ask a Question page

I joined a new site, and realized there's no easy way to "browse" the tags page from the Ask a Question page. The usual tag select box has its useful autocomplete, but it requires me to ...
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Search filter UI for recent posts

It would be useful, and probably easy to implement, to have a search filter UI for questions or answers posted recently, for example: past 24 hours past 7 days past 30 days past 12 months any time ...
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Flair not having the entire Display name in it

As you can see, my Display name is Tiago Martins Peres 李大仁. Yet, when looking at the flair, the last character isn't showing up completely (can see a tiny part of it). In no point whatsoever during ...
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Display suggested edits where the post owner overruled all reviewers under the 'Controversial' or a separate tab on the dashboard

If a suggested edit is rejected by all reviewers, the post owner is still able to view this suggestion and still decide to apply the edit. If so, the edit is considered "approved" and made ...
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Moderators should be notified if the tour reverts to the unicorn question

The tour is not a page I visit regularly, so I wouldn’t notice if the example question there later became ineligible for selection and the system reverted to the generic "unicorn" example (...
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Make the “Highly active question” banner link to the “remove new user restrictions” privilege, not the “protect questions” privilege

Currently, the "Highly active question" banner links to the "protect questions" privilege when clicking on the linked text. Example here: Boundary of Siegel modular variety But ...
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Redundancy in the new review page — “Stats” and “Recent reviews” both point to the same page

The review page recently received two new buttons for each review queue called "Stats" and "History", placed under the name of each review queue. For instance, on Literature SE, ...
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“Comments only” lock notice on closed questions mistakenly says that question is still accepting answers

When a question has a "comments-only" lock, the following notice is displayed on top of the question: Locked for X days. Comments on this question have been disabled, but it is still ...
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Let's put a stop to anonymous users downvoting posts [duplicate]

You should not be allowed to downvote a post without a comment supporting that vote. Period. Currently, Stack Overflow allows people to post junk "answers" repeatedly, get downvoted for it, ...
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Sort Stack Exchange search results by site?

I searched for perl on Stack Exchange to see where questions about Perl were being asked. I would like to see the results sorted by site on Stack Exchange (and maybe a count for each site). I know ...
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Missed commonmark migration target: tag wiki uses the same engine too!

With the migration of the render to CommonMark, tag wiki were not included in the checks and tweak for the new render. This leaves potential issues with headings and lists that are rendered ...
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Limit unlocking old votes rather than preventing it entirely

I've read and re-read this: Why do votes get locked? I'm not at all against the concept of post locking to avoid anomalous (malicious) behaviour. My concern is that does adversely affect vote tallys ...
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Why is Stackexchange App not updated [duplicate]

Despite being the most popular community for questionnaire, The Stackexchange team has not brought an update to their android app. The platform is full of talented enthusiasts who are just a call away ...
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Warning stating “some of your recent flags have been declined” is incorrect

When greater than 10% of your flags handled in the last 7 days have been declined you'll get a notice in your flag dialog indicating that some of your recent flags have been declined: Attention: some ...
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The order of “Upcoming Events” and “The Overflow Blog” sections is swapped between Main and Meta sites in the Community Bulletin

The order of items appearing in the Community Bulletin on Main sites and Meta sites is sometimes different: if a blog post as well as an upcoming event appear on the bulletin, then on Main sites the ...
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Can I embed iframe in answers? [duplicate]

I have some custom animation on HTML5 canvas using javascript. I wanted to used those animation in answering some question on stack-overflow. I understand we can use animated gifs in answer but would ...
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Why are the “off-topic” flag options (including “blatantly off-topic”) listed under “needs improvement”?

When I see an off-topic question on a site where I have the "cast close votes" privilege (mainly, SO), I can click on Close, select "A community-specific reason" (AKA/previously, &...
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'Improve this question' in Reopen Votes review queue should lead to an edit inside the queue

When reviewing Reopen Votes, there are two ways to edit the question: the 'Edit and Reopen' button at the top right, and the 'Improve this question' button in the post notice: When choosing 'Edit and ...
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Where has the “Related questions” feed gone? [duplicate]

When reading a post, there used to be a feed, on the right of the page, of “Related questions”. It was helpful and enjoyable (especially on Mathematics Stack Exchange and MathOverflow). For a few days ...
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Are there any plans to roll out Dark Mode to non-English Stack Overflow sites?

Dark Mode has now officially launched on Stack Overflow, and the linked post indicates it will become available for Meta Stack Overflow (when?). It also says other sites in the network probably won't ...
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Have a system for 'polls' on Meta and Teams

While it's not a great fit for our "core" Q&A experience, I've found over time that for the process of running the community, we often do ugly things with Q&A engine in order to get ...
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Can we sort tags by the average reputation of the user who added the tag?

High-reputation users tend to be more familiar with the site, and are more likely to add useful tags. Low-rep users often add the first tags they think of when writing a question. Thus... Question: ...
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How can I get a notification when someone else's question is reopened?

Does a feature like this exist? A question has been closed, because the user must write it in a better way. I have already an answer for it, and it would be great to have an alert/notification when it ...
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On podcasts, inclusivity and transcriptions [duplicate]

This originally started as a Discord discussion around the theme of the inclusivity podcast on the blog. Whilst this podcast in particular only really dealt with the theme of color, there are many ...
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Allow low-reputation users to delete comments that were posted on their behalf

I flagged this question on Ask Ubuntu as a duplicate. A comment "Does this answer your question...." was auto-generated. For trying things out, I retracted my flag. Now, I can't delete that ...
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Can we improve the migration process for questions from Stack Overflow to Joomla Stack Exchange?

My question is going to speak specifically about Joomla Stack Exchange, but many of my statements will seamlessly correlate to other programming-related Stack Exchange sites (such as WordPress ...
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Requesting UI changes for mobile [duplicate]

Is it possible that we maybe get a more modern UI? I feel like it's lacking a bit now, the icons, the buttons, the app icon... Maybe even a nice dark mode! Give the colors a change! Just overall, ...
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Could we allow suspended users to bookmark questions?

Could we allow suspended users to bookmark questions? I'm aware that I can't but I would like to have this feature changed.
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Can we please clean up the new tooltips around the upvote/downvote buttons?

This question focuses on the UI of the new tooltips (not the text), and it has the following sole focus: Completely undoing the recent change. Just simply undoing this will be a single change with a ...

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