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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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Add teams to sidebar on any site or to the site switcher

Teams only show up on Stack Overflow. We will only see the new activity indicators if we first visit Stack Overflow, or make a habit of visiting the team itself. However, some users of teams do not ...
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Remove the underline on links to duplicate targets on duplicate closures

I noticed that today, the team changed the style of hyperlinks in posts to show an underline. This has been clarified to be by design. However, I think that this is too cluttered in links to ...
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Let me See “Questions that Need an Answer” across sites I'm active on in one place

I'd like the ability to see "Questions that have no accepted answer" for all of my sites at once. Preferably with a toggle to limit it to "Questions that haven't had an answer submitted yet".
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pro-tem moderator appointment date is hard to parse and should either follow ISO 8601 or state only the year

The pro-tem moderator appointment date is currently shown in middle-endian notation (%m/%d/%y). For example, see Outdoors.SE moderators: I find 6/5/2014 ambiguous and hard to parse. From the other ...
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Is there a way to disable responsiveness network-wide? (If not, can we add one?)

In the footer, there is a "Disable Responsiveness" link that toggles responsiveness on the current SE site: But I don't like responsiveness and would prefer to disable it across the entire SE network,...
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Shouldn’t deleted:1 return all deleted posts, not just those of the one searching?

According to this thread, once a user hits 10K, the deleted:1 search operator becomes available, but it only allows users to see their own deleted posts. This seems a bit counter-intuitive to me. ...
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Do not use `code formatting` for the number of days on the Roomba help center page

On the Help Center page about Roomba (the script that automatically deletes 'abandoned' bad questions), code formatting is used a couple of times. While it's OK (at least in my book) to use this for ...
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Option to start Android app on a particular site instead of the network feed

When you start the Android Stack Exchange app, it opens up to a general network-wide question feed. If I'm using a web browser, I don't start on the Stack Exchange home — I start on my top site ...
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Accessing extended tag info is almost impossible

The new tag popup makes it easy to watch or ignore particular tags and shows the tag info excerpt. Here's one on ELU: However, the full tag info contains a lot more information which helps users. ...
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Can we show new/anonymous users more Q&A?

With left nav, responsive design, and various new-user notices, this is what an anonymous user currently sees (browser window here is 1090px wide): I realize that a lot of this content -- code of ...
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Add a “back to top” link

The left-nav is great - I like it, users who don't can disable it. Perfect world. Now it's stickied it's always there too, which is really useful. When I'm navigating in areas not directly linked to ...
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It is now all but impossible to tell sites apart at a glance

Let's play a little guessing game. I came across an open tab -- which site am I on? All but impossible to tell at a glance from design elements alone!¹ All my subconscious has to go on are ...
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Real time SE specific traffic page?

This is really random and probably will get closed fast, but how about making an SE page where we could see real time traffic on the site, animated questions/answers/comments/votes continually poping ...
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Add “read receipts” to comments and answers

Although not that much useful, I think it is better to add "read receipts" to answers and comments (to notify the answerers/commentors about whether their answer/comment was read by the OP).
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Suggestion: reduce number of points required to cast a close vote

Here's an example of a not-so-good question: Domain and sub domain in different hosting providers It's about system management, so it doesn't belong on Stack Overflow. Googling for the question ...
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What happened to “depends on everyone sharing their knowledge” message? Can this be changed on per-site basis?

As I read in Adam Lear's answer to the question What is this “Can you help?” message above the answer box?, at some point in the past, the message was tested: Can you help? SiteName depends on ...
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An official way of closing announcements on Meta?

Currently, many announcements are closed using reasons such as off-topic (custom reason) The second draft of our Code of Conduct is available for feedback and review off-topic (can no longer be ...
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Do not show comment flags in “declined in last 7 days” view

I went to check my flag history, only to see this big banner: I clicked on the button, and saw eight declined flags. Five of those were comment flags, which do not count towards bans (reconfirmed ...
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Tell users what a “locked” post means on locked posts

When visiting a locked post you see: I suggest adding a link to What is a "locked" post? somewhere in there (e.g. making the word "locked" a link) so that users know what exactly this ...
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“Not a tab” symbol should be added to the “privileges” link in profile page

Due to opening a link “Privileges” in the profile page settings as a new page (not a tab of profile page), there should be a special symbol like for “Question Subscriptions” link:
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Make the share, edit, close, flag, … buttons more obviously buttons, please?

The buttons for acting upon a question or answer — share, edit, close, flag, sometimes others — are presented as tiny gray words. Here's what you see reading this question right now, for instance: ...
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Let users editing a question know if editing it would add it to the reopen queue

This is sort of similar to Let reviewers know if a suggested edit will push the question into the reopen queue, which was positively received, but was declined for technical reasons. I propose that ...
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Why was a vertical line added on the left for users who collapse the left navigation? Can it please be removed?

I noticed that a vertical line has begun appearing on the left of every page in the new responsive layout, if I have the left navigation collapsed in my account settings. See screenshots: ...
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Display site in achievements/rep notifications

When you earn a new privilege it shows you what you earned but not WHERE you earned it (which site), so it then forces you to have to figure that out. It the message actually just said something like ...
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Restore previous variant of tag popup

Recently, the popup on hover on a tag was replaced by a larger, but less useful variant. Especially as a mod, I often need to reference tag wikis to new users. With the "old version", the link to the ...
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Editing code-heavy answers doesn't always work

Let's say I'm editing some poor sod's code that is unformatted, and is almost the entire question. I format the code, I add in the error message that was copy-pasted into the title, I fix the grammar, ...
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Badge suggestion: Well Behaved, for reading the Code of Conduct

One of the first badges most users usually get is the bronze Informed badge for reading the entire Tour page. This badge is designed to reward some basic reading about the site, and hopefully helping ...
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The Code of Conduct image is too SO-oriented

I just visited the shiny new Code of Conduct page on my home site. And was immediately put off by a giant picture of the SO logo, in a style of drawing which I've seen before (maybe on the blog?) and ...
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Please update the moderator message template to include the code of conduct

Now that the code of conduct is rolled out, please edit the moderator tools to include that link in the template for rude and abusive warnings and suspensions. The new code to me feels much more ...
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Adding Code of Conduct to Help pulldown on top bar?

I think that the ideal place to link the Code of Conduct would be as a link below the Tour and above the Help Center on the top bar pulldown for the Help, but anywhere on that pulldown would be good.
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Please make the buttons line up on the CoC

Just a small design request; please make the two buttons line up vertically:
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Code of Conduct banner needs closing everytime on a site

After the enforcement of "New code of Conduct", a new message banner appeared on all the sites across the network. We can close it by clicking a 'X' mark at the right corner. This needs to be closed ...
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Can we have colour coding on our comment flags, for both user accounts and mod dashboards?

We don't have colour coding on our flag summaries for comments: But we have them for some post flags: For the users flagged summary and from the back end of the user account, the mod dashboard, can ...
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Use standard dash formatting in new Code of Conduct

<pedantry> Generally speaking, there are two standard ways to format dashes in English: Endash with space: "then he – Jim – went to the store" Emdash with no space, or hair space: "then he—Jim—...
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Following users and get notified when they ask/answer a question [duplicate]

Is there a way I can follow users so that when they ask/answer a question, I can get notified? Possibly when they ask/answer a question which has a particular tag? The purpose here is not to stalk a ...
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Countdown for the message “you can ask once in 40 minutes”

Instead of the static message, "you can ask only once in 40 minutes", maybe display a countdown? 40 minutes are quite long; what I do I left the tab open and retry submitting after a time I feel the ...
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Show dates and times of questions and comments?

Is there something I can set to show the dates and times that questions and comments were posted instead of vague time data like "2 days ago"? As I typed this question, a link came up to a question ...
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Allow edits by flaggers to push to the reopen queue under appropriate circumstances

Example The following events happened to this question: The question was asked being in a very unclear state (IMHO). I flagged the question for closure (not having the close privilege) due to being ...
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Please don't hide the Code of Conduct in a Blog entry

We all know that currently, the newly released Code of Conduct is broken blog page was erroneously published early. However, as part of the linked question, Zeta points out that the CoC has no ...
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Improve reviews of First Post/Late Answer Queue by posting full reviewed action

Right now, when a user reviews a post in either the First Post or Late Answer queue, the result display will show one of two things: Reviewed - Meaning, the user commented, upvoted/downvoted, flagged ...
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Add softwarerecommendations subdomain, aliased to softwarerecs

Currently it just gives an error page saying it doesn't exist. Obviously it resolves to a web server, so better to just serve the Software Recommendations site directly. Even the error page can be ...
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Make the comment flag dialog draggable again

The post flag dialog can be dragged. This is helpful when I'm writing a custom flag and want to be able to see the text behind the dialog to quote from it or to make sure that what I'm writing is ...
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Can VLQ flags on answers raised by >2k rep users count as recommend-deletion votes instead of behaving like regular flags? [duplicate]

I've crossed 2k rep on a site and I frequently use the VLQ review queues there. However, I've noticed that there's no change in the system's behavior when I raise VLQ flags: my flags are simply sent ...
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Notify downvoter if question/answer was updated or commented on? [duplicate]

Is there a way, as a down-voter, to get a notification when the question/answer I down voted has been edited or commented on?
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Notify user that they've been logged out of SEDE (instead of appearing to function normally)

I'm an unusually frequent/avid SEDE user. It's like a gourmet buffet for a self-proclaimed "data geek" like myself. Thus, I've put off reporting this problem for a while, but it's continuing to cause ...
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How to see featured questions in the Stack Overflow app [duplicate]

How can you see featured questions, i.e., questions with bounties, in the Stack Overflow Android app?
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Increase clickable area in comment flag dialog [duplicate]

The comment flag dialog recently changed. A side effect of that change was to reduce the size of the clickable area. In particular, the clickable regions on the new flag dialog are pretty skinny, as ...
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Bump someone else's question [duplicate]

If I have a question to ask I'll look it up first, and often find it's already been ask. If it's not been answered or answers don't satisfy me, I can put a bounty on it. Though if I was greedy with ...
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Should chat rooms be limited to one room per post?

Example: This comment links to this chat room which contains this "let's continue the conversation in chat" link to a room which duplicates much of the original conversation. Limiting chat rooms to ...
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New “Thank you” when flagging a comment

The interface for flagging comments has changed. When I flag a comment as "Not relevant" (or anything else, but that's the one I use when working the queues) I get a green "Thank you" message. EVERY ...