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Questions tagged [feature-request-process]

The process by which feature requests are proposed and considered.

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How do I “answer” a feature request?

I regularly see feature requests on Meta, sometimes with heavily upvoted answers. A feature request is not really a question with an answer since the poster is asking for a feature to be added to the ...
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What happened to Community Requests?

Note that I'm not referring to general feature requests, but specifically to Community Requests, i.e. What features did the Community Team discuss, have implemented, or have denied last month?. In ...
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Voting for A New Feature

I have seen new features being both highly appreciated and highly criticized, especially the new contributor banner. I wonder will it be better if, for every new feature, the veteran users first vote ...
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How should feature-requests be discussed?

I'm primarily a user of MathOverflow, but sometimes wander here in hope of making an impact. What strikes me, is how differently I'm treated over there and here, which typically means a flurry of down-...
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Is a feature request a question?

I read through some very helpful posts about how to be successful on Meta, though the links seem to have disappeared and I'm not sure how to find them again. Anyway, there's a lot of talk about ...
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If there is an old question and I have something to add how should I go about it?

In this case I am talking about this feature request on MSE. The feature request was last active 2 years ago and 610 people have seen it. I think that this question had too small an impact and I ...
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What features did the Community Team discuss, have implemented, or have denied last month?

This process is deprecated/on indefinite hold. See this Meta post for updates from the DAG team, and this other one for more context on the changes in the process. On a weekly basis, the ...
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How can we make completed feature-request posts appear when searching for information about the feature?

Often, in order to discover information about the functionality of the Stack Exchange software, I search here on Meta. For example, recently I had a question about flags. I found the answer to my ...
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How should I propose a large-scale change in detail but leaving enough room for brainstorming and buy-in?

I've been thinking about a particular proposal for the SE network as a whole for some time now. If implemented, it's certain to require considerable design work to balance a number of specific issues, ...
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What does it take to get a feature request implemented?

Can I view the deleted answers to my own questions? is a feature request on Meta.SE that has many upvotes. This feature is quite important to me: important enough for me to spend the time to ...
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Who approves feature requests?

Who approves the feature requests made on meta? Is it approved by the SE mods and employees, or is it approved by discussion?
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Do the Stack Exchange employees give any reasons when marking a feature request as [status-declined]?

I see a lot of feature requests which are marked status-declined and they have many answers (both for and against the request). I assume that status-declined must be added by SE staff and not normal ...
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Why does downvoting a feature request penalize the asker?

A feature request on meta is different to a regular post in a number of ways. Here and here is explained that and why a down-vote on meta is different from a regular vote on StackExchange. However, a ...
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What goes on behind the scenes when determining if a badge should be implemented? [duplicate]

I understand you can probably just post a question and tag it as feature-request to suggest one, but I was wondering what goes behind the scenes when determining whether or not a badge should be ...
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How can I tell if a developer has read my feature request?

I posted a feature request in the boorish forum called meta.math.stackexchange.com. It was closed as a duplicate of a question that was not a feature request. I do not suspect anyone who ...
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Process for requesting features for a specific SE site [duplicate]

What is the process for requesting a feature (that already exists on some SE sites) for a site that doesn't yet have it? I'd expect the default forum would be a question on the site's own meta, but I ...
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Open-ended feature requests: Post suggestions in question or as answers?

Let's say I have a fairly open-ended feature request of the form: I see X as a problem and would like to solve it. I believe it could be solved by A. Alternatively, I believe it could be ...
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With Triage and Help & Improvement coming up, is there still a point in making suggestions to the low-quality, first-posts and late-answers queues? [closed]

I am not very active on StackOverflow, so I do not know very much about the current state of Triage and Help & Improvement, but as far as I can tell: They will replace or fundamentally change the ...
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Is there a way / is it okay to bump feature requests? [duplicate]

I've made a couple of feature requests that haven't had any response from SE in a couple of months. Trivial things that would make working on the sites easier on a day-to-day basis. Is there a way, ...
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Can bug reports and feature requests requiring SE Dev attention be reported on per-site metas, or do they need to all go here?

A member of one of the sites I participate in is experiencing a bug exclusively on that site. Since being concrete is generally helpful, this is the bug. There is some concern over whether bugs get ...
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Stack Exchange Valued Associate CGI enhancements?

Does Nick Craver have a souvenir Cricket bat with [STATUS-DECLINED] engraved on it, or was this image enhanced with CGI?
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Is there a process to reconsider a request that was status-declined four years ago?

I'm specifically interested in this request: Replace links with the current question title in comments The feature was declined by some guy who now works for the Dark Side and his answer got ...
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What is the correct way to refine a feature request?

Suppose I post a feature request, and someone points out a problem with the way it would work in a certain scenario. Further, suppose I agree that this is a real problem, but there's also a way to ...
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Why can a feature request or bug report without an answer be used as a duplicate target?

Background On the main site questions cannot be closed as a duplicate of a question which doesn't have an upvoted or accepted answer. However; that doesn't seem to be the case here on Meta where I've ...
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Bug reports and feature requests are not “questions” [duplicate]

All the UI on this site talks about "Ask Question" and "Post Your Question". Those terms don't suit Meta Stack Overflow which is also used to accept bug reports, feature requests etc.
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Where a site change is within the 'community’s domain' propose a feature request even if it originates from within Stack Exchange staff

Background Recently the close vote reasons were changed, with the loss of “demonstrate a minimal understanding” and "include valid code to reproduce the problem". In general terms, after thinking ...
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Can we re-request features that were declined a sufficient while ago?

As I was browsing earlier today, I really happened to like an answer to a question. The question didn't interest me so much, and the answer was actually a tangential reply to some of the comments in ...
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Status: Not By Design

In light of the recent change in vote ordering, a certain aspect of the design process for SO has been highlighted. It seems that certain features, while present in the system, are considered by the ...