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

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Closing Questions. Stack-Exchange Web-Design [on hold]

Why do people anonymously vote;i.e why do the web-designers allow/enable them to do so? The OP does not know their Stack-exchange e-identity,i.e their nickname . Nor the close-reason they support. If ...
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Can we show when users were last seen on the mod flag dashboard?

The mod dashboard currently shows inline when a user joined a stack (see Moderator Flag Dashboard soft launch for example screenshots.) Could we add a "last seen" string there too? Rationale: I ...
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Reputation graph has color accessibility issues

The StackExchange reputation graph looks like it has potential color accessibility problems when showing multiple sites. When hovering over the graph, there are markers with distinct shapes. Great! ...
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Can you please get rid of the rating system [migrated]

Being down-rated without being told why is extremely frustrating on sites like stackoverflow. I've been with SO for nearly 9 years. I used to find it really useful. But now everyone of my questions ...
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Show MSE posts authored by staff members on the homepage regardless of the vote count

I strongly suggest to always allow showing posts created by SO Staff members on the frontpage of Meta SE. Currently, if the post reaches "-8" vote count, it is hidden from the frontpage. While this ...
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Hiding downvoted questions silences important discussions on Meta

I just noticed a particular MSE post today on a topic I care about that was posted almost a week ago, which I entirely missed before. I'm a pretty avid MSE user, and this happens quite rarely to me. ...
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No confirm dialog after accidentally clicking cancel after having edited a comment

After accidentally clicking cancel there is no dialog to confirm if I want to leave edit mode and lose all the things I have already written. The Save Edits button and cancel link are too close to ...
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Setting a default Edit summary

I usually edit the formatting of the posts so I mostly add "Fixed formatting". Can there be a way to set this as the default edit summary so that, whenever I am editing a post, this text will be ...
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Can we have a date shortcode?

Sometimes we enter dates into questions and answers. It recently came up on Skeptics Meta what format we should prefer. Since it seems SE has its own format scheme (possibly varied based on location), ...
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Missing Features / Bugs in Android Apps [on hold]

I have observed the following things over my use of the Android app. I don't how many of these are bugs or simply non added features so I'll list them all. No Bounty Button No notification in case my ...
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Notifications about new chat messages

Please add notification about new messages of some chat in "Inbox". Something like to subscribe for new messages to know about them. Now small chats (between several people) work as archives and ...
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YouTube embeds should be full-screenable [duplicate]

I hate not being able to full screen the YouTube videos embedded on Stack Exchange sites. What's the reason for blocking full screen? Please enable it...
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Practice panel for definding bugs and errors in programming languages [on hold]

I think their should a practice panel which can be more comfortable for programmers to recheck the answers which he is going to give for a question. Practice panel is like 'decoder' app but every ...
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Add saved searches

The ability to save custom searches and load them at will in the mobile app would be really nice. I frequently search for specific tags when I log on to answer new questions (e.g. [java] -[android] on ...
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While in an audit, you can't add a comment [duplicate]

Just got to decide if an answer should be deleted. It was only a link, no comments. So I wanted to add a comment explaining why link only answers aren't welcome, and got "This is an audit". This ...
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Inconsistent behaviour between lists containing multiline text links

SE sites typically have the anchor tag inside the h3 tag. For example: <h3><a href="/questions/332282/add-strings-from-moderator-revision-redaction-approval-block-into-transifex-or" class="...
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Aggregate Stack Exchange score [closed]

Would be useful and elegant to combine a given user's aggregate score across Stack Exchange websites used. Would like the total score to be listed clearly under the profile of a user irrespective of ...
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Add strings from moderator revision redaction approval block into Transifex (or use existing keys)

https://ru.stackoverflow.com/admin/dashboard Strings: Question. Rev. Redactor. Comment. Diff. Actions. Approve. Reject. I've found some of this strings in Transifex, but looks like they aren't ...
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See number of views for a posted question [duplicate]

I am using the iOS Stack Overflow app. I often use the app on the go to view answers to the question I have posted. I also use it to post new questions whenever something pops up in my mind when I am ...
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Add thousands separator to “xxxx views” tooltip in question list

When hovering over the number of views in a question list, the exact number of views is shown without thousands separator, e.g. 214935 views Can this be added, just like already done on the ...
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Please use GMT instead of UTC in the Achievements clock

Beyond Change the timestamp format, the Achievements drop-down still shows a "UTC" "time zone", which has been brought to my attention by David Postill as "not a time zone". Please update the ...
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Could we possibly get a “featured program” section for profiles on Stack Overflow?

I would love to see a section on profiles where users could post small code snippets (<75ish lines) that they are particularly proud of. This could be a form of self recognition for advancing in a ...
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Mobile site doesn't distinguish colors between rewarding and already-rewarded bounties

On this question, I have a 200-reputation bounty active. To reward it, I would click here next to the answer: However, it looks like this on mobile: Unlike on desktop, there isn't a color or bolding ...
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Exclude reopened questions from Close Vote audits

Apparently, poor questions which were quickly closed with no answers are used as audits even after such questions are edited, reopened and answered. Since audits present the latest revision of the ...
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Active bounty count display issue in bountied tab

Regarding the active bounty count in the Bountied tab, in the Home page it is displaying as "N Bountied", and in the Questions page it is displaying as "Bountied N". Is there any reason, why the ...
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No penalty on downvoting questions? [duplicate]

Downvoting a question doesn't reduce reputation. Due to this, users downvote questions even if it deserves an upvote. Can there be a downvote penalty for downvoting questions? Like -1 on downvoting ...
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Is there a “never ask me about cookies again” cookie that we can set?

While I know it's in vogue to consider everything, everyone, and everywhere a lethal threat to one's well being, I have a question of a different sort. StackExchange is a plague of "we use cookies" ...
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Do not redirect to the original question on duplicate questions

A fairer / more logical way, to handle 'Duplicate Questions' Merely, place a very large and very noticeable banner at the top of the 'Duplicate Questions', a banner stating that it is a duplicate, ...
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Change title for Retracted flags in the Flag History page

Currently, when choosing to view retracted flags, the title of the page becomes something like this: Or in words: (bold emphasis mine) Retracted Rude/Abusive flags raised by [my name here] I ...
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Change taglines for non-English sites and new Meta sites on SEDE homepage

The homepage of the Stack Exchange Data Explorer has mixed-language taglines for non-English sites; e.g. for Russian Stack Overflow it is "Q&A for программистов". Can this be changed to something ...
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Update “Last seen” as the user requests something

I have noticed that users do some activity somewhere and their last seen is not updated according to it. For example, they comment on a question a minute ago but their last seen will be like ~15 mins ...
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Support multiple linkable tag markdown like [tag:x+y]

[tag:x] works but [tag:x+y] doesn't for searches that include multiple tags. Can you make it like feature-request+tag-links? Keep in mind there are tags like stars in the sky and looking for [tag:x+...
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Down votes without any reason [duplicate]

I am new member of Islam site and I put my first question. At the beginning of my question was short and unclear. So, it is put on hold and I edited the question. But, still it get down votes. I like ...
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Is there such thing as a version of SE that I can use only through my personal website?

If you've ever used Google's Custom Search engine that provides search results specific to your website, you'll know what I mean. I'm interested in an API that I can use from Stack Exchange to host ...
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Proposal for a new section for independent research of users

I don’t know whether this idea has already been proposed in the past, but looking at the site carefully, I don’t thinks so. For each sub-site (like Stack Overflow, Cross Validated, etc.) you have a ...
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Search comments by commentator's user-id [duplicate]

Often I find comments showing the commentator is quite knowledgeable and able to express concepts in a poignant way, and I would like to discover more comments by such a user (in a similar way one ...
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Verification email is unclear, has visual glitches

I just changed the email used with my account to receive emails. This is what the verification email looked like: There are a number of problems with the email: The title is "Email Verification - ...
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Remove the end time of bounties from question titles?

So today I chimed in on IPS and scrolled a bit. This question caught my eye, because it had a number in it. Something like that I haven't seen in a long time, if ever. Then I read the title and was ...
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Display issue of “minutes” and “mins” in the bounty notices

In the bounty notice, in some places the count down timer is showing as "x minutes" whereas in other places it is showing as "x mins". Can it be consistent in both places? Bounty notice when it is ...
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Change the way expired bounties are shown in question lists

There has been a change in how bounties are displayed in some of the question lists, and while there is room for improvement it looks odd for bounties which are in their grace period. It's probably ...
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Could we have a “You recently worked at” section in the right side bar?

Could we have a "You recently worked at" section in the right side bar, along to the "Linked", "Related" or "Hot Network Questions" sections?! It should feature a list of links to questions that I ...
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Add launch date to Area 51 proposal page

Currently, the launch date of a site is only shown as a relative timestamp. That's fine if this happened recently, but for example Bitcoin's page says the site was launched "1 year ago". That's rather ...
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Could we have an indicator if a flag is escalated to SE employees, along with the current status?

It's well-known mods aren't almighty, and some problems require staff intervention. One of those cases is serial voting. Following a discussion here, could we have an indicator if a flag has been ...
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Amend autosuspension of deleted accounts to include recreation for Sockpuppet deletions?

Related: Automatically suspend accounts recreated after a moderator deleted the original Recently downstream on Ask Ubuntu, an account was deleted for being a sockpuppet of another account. Within ...
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The tour wastes too much time on unspecific stuff

After signing up for a new site, the thing you are most prominently told to do (to get a badge) is read the tour. The tour is...bad. The top summary is very generic. Out of the 55 words in Science ...
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Make markdown respect a double newline as end of list formatting

I was writing a question in which I used a list to indicate the steps my code takes, immediately followed by the code. Like this: Foo the bar bar the foo Foo = bar / 12 bar = 6 / Foo Albeit being ...
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Add “more information” field when flagging [duplicate]

When I am generally flagging a post, I want to include more information for the people who are reviewing my flag. However, the only way I can add my two cents to it is to flag it for moderator ...
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Why not consider correcting the questions of other users as counting towards removing a question ban? [closed]

For several reasons, I have written here during my question ban. Introduction: I am NOT a programmer, I am a mechanical engineer who is especially interested in and uses Python, because so much ...
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Can users without the required reputation suggest new tags? [duplicate]

On the Stack Exchange boardgames' domain I sadly was not able to submit my response, as the game I was posting about is not so popular (#). So I just went on and put any random tag on it. I am really ...
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Comment on question I have flagged

I recently flagged a question as duplicate. The OP responded in saying they see the overlap, yet still sees the difference in value, following any guidelines I've read on the subject, so a mod should ...