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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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Comment flag recent UI change is not updated in the flag posts privilege page

The UI behavior of the comment flag is recently changed. ie., the comments flag option is appearing always. But in all the site's "Flag Posts" ( https://<site-name>/help/privileges/flag-posts) ...
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Comment flag dialog recent UI change to be updated in Flag Posts privilege page

Recently the UI changed for the flagging comments dialog. In the privileges page for the Flag Posts, the old UI image is still being used for the Comment section. Can the new UI be displayed on all ...
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Option to migrate comment to answer? [duplicate]

A lot of times I see answers in comments, especially on questions from HNQ (Hot Network Questions). The trouble is they are sometimes helpful advice or may have many upvotes. I have been flagging such ...
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Stack of questions to ask in future [duplicate]

Sometimes I have several questions simultaneously (for example, I'm reading a paragraph and I don't understand two parts of it) and I want to ask them in this site. However, Stack Exchange just ...
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Make titles clickable for reputation/badges blocks in profile page

On the profile's activity tab there are reputation and badges blocks: Could you please make these titles as clickable links to the corresponding tabs? Reputation Badges There is already link to ...
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Allow non-English sites to exist in Hot Network Question list based on browser accepted languages

According to this answer (and a comment) all non-English sites are excluded from the HNQ list. In the same time when browser accepted-languages contains a non-English language you can see in some ...
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What happens to vanity URL on careers after subscription expires?

After your careers subscription expires, will the vanity URL be released and allowed to go to whomever requests it next, or is it permanently attached to your account, waiting for your next job search ...
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Can we have customized, verbose, descriptive “automatically move this discussion to chat” messages?

tl;dr for the tl;dr: Replace current "move to chat" message with a longer one, custom-tailored for the question owner, answer owner, or third-party-participant as may be the case. tl;dr: Attempt to ...
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Make new close reasons dialog experience-sensitive

I've just had my first encounter with the new close reasons dialog and I have to say "noooo!" - it's far too big and means that I am guaranteed to have to scroll the page whenever I use it. Also, it ...
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Editing the “Self-Learner” Badge Description

Stemming from this question the text for "Self-Learner" badge is pretty easy to get confused by. Current Text Answered your own question with score of 3 or more Issue The person in the above ...
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Favicon of Earth Science and Spanish are too similar

The favicon is used in various places around the Stack Exchange (SE) network, to identify the site. There is a small difference, but it's still hard to tell quickly which is which. Power users on ...
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Can the bounty buffer UI be made more consistent/clear?

So, I saw this inconsistent thing in the UI: Then, I got to look whether a bounty is still going or not: That clearly looks like a bounty is still going. Is it? Reads again... Oh, it had a bounty ...
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Show Edits Remaining [on hold]

As far as I understand, you can edit a post 10 times before it becomes a wiki. Would it be beneficial to display the remaining edits to the user? Maybe something like this: Or maybe on the "edit ...
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If I cannot post something, please let me know before I type it and try to post it

There was a question that I knew the answer to, and I started and then finished typing an answer, but then I clicked post, but it said I have an answer ban, so I was forced to click discard and I ...
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Clarify migration process

I believe I have screwed up the migration process more than once when it was suggested that I ask a question in another more appropriate forum. My current understanding is that I should flag my post ...
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One homepage for Stack Overflow, Super User, meta and Server Fault? [on hold]

On my user page for each site I can view my questions/answers for that site. Is there anywhere that I can view all of them at once? It is inconvenient to have to view three pages every morning ...
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Could some clarity regarding commenting be added to the main FAQ page?

On the main FAQ page for SO it gives a brief overview of what abilities you gain at different reputation points levels (with more detail given on the official Meta-based FAQ for SO). One detail that ...
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Will the badges ever have a design to them instead of just having colors?

Right now there are simply the colors of Silver, Gold and Bronze to indicate the badges. I think there should be some sort of design like the Xbox 360 has for its achievements. You could still keep ...
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feature request: develop more ways to build reputation for new users [duplicate]

I don't have an exact solution to offer, but as a longstanding low reputation user I find it frustrating and discouraging that I have to wait for someone to upvote my questions before I can be ...
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Is there a way to see top Stack Overflow users for a particular time range?

Is there any way we can find the top users for a tag given in a particular time period? For example, someone was very active and rose to top 10 for certain tags in 2014 but then changed technologies ...
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Alignment improvement in the flag dialog

When I flagged a post, before it was closed if I click the "flag" link I can see which flag type I selected for the post in the flag dialog. The selected flag type is shown as "This is the flag you ...
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Make meta posts above 5 votes appear in a user's SE profile [duplicate]

Can we make meta posts that are 5 votes on the question or above appear in the top posts of a user's Stack Exchange profile? A user might be a (for lack of a better word) good contributor on meta ...
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Expose vote time data for accepts, bounty starts/awards, and edit approvals in the Data Explorer

To preface, I'm not asking for vote time to be exposed for upvotes or downvotes. I'm aware that that's bad because it allows voting history to be reconstructed. However, certain other types of votes ...
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How about 'Request Clarification?' [duplicate]

TLDR: Let responders request clarification rather than comment, 3: Profit. Reading a short question just now, and my response is not an answer but a question asking for clarification. Usually people ...
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Make scores private because they promote selfishness and discrimination [duplicate]

I'm firmly of the belief that the stack concept is badly designed but haven't known why until I read this article: meritocracy doesn't exist and believing it does is bad for you The display of a ...
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Include a link to the Code of Conduct in the FAQ for Chat

Earlier I posted in a chat room for the first time so I figured I should read the relevant FAQ to familiarise myself with how it works. One of the questions is Do I have to be nice? I figured that ...
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Asking for more information on a question or answer

When asking for more information on a question or answer, it's not uncommon to see something along the lines of "Let me just use my crystal ball" or another such remark, to indicate that the person ...
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Reduce number of questions from the same site in the Hot Network Questions on the right sidebar

Sometimes multiple questions from one site could be chosen to show on the HNQ list. This looks rather ugly, especially when this list is truncated to 5 or less questions - it feels as if the system ...
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Don't display “Next privilege” in the case of suspended users

If you take a look at the reputation tab of an user whose account was suspended, you will see that that user's next privilege will be to be able to participate in meta, which will happen when the ...
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When clicking a tag element in the preview of a post I am writing, shouldn't the default be to open that tag in a new tab?

The title pretty much is all I am asking. I was just writing an answer in which I wanted to use a tag like-this. I wasn't sure if I spelled it correctly hence I clicked it, and rather than opening a ...
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Allow editing or deletion of moderator flag comment

I just flagged an old answer of mine that I had updated, so all the comments were now obsolete. I flagged the moderator, but miswrote "question" instead of "answer". I wasn't allowed to flag again ...
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Show when posts were edited, in the comment list

When a post is unclear, people comment on the post about clarifying it, as well as how to reach a solution. Occasionally, when the OP edits his post, the entire meaning of the post changes (usually, ...
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Add a note explaining how to switch your main election vote

Currently there is a moderator election going on in Arqade and it's in the main portion of it where you choose specific candidates for positions ordered First, Second, Third. I voted in it moments ...
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Enforcing a question minimum character length?

Across many of the sites, there is many questions that get asked that are commonly one or two sentences. Most of the time, this results in many comments imediately saying "need more info?" whats this?...
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Filter sites are not responsive

Viewing questions from a global filter (like this one) looks like this on my mobile device: My requests: Please make filter sites responsive, so I don't have to zoom and scroll horizontally when I ...
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FAQ questions should be exempt from required tags

I was working with a question that was a part of the FAQ, and it wouldn't let me submit the changes because it "must include one of these tags – [bug] [feature-request] [discussion] [support]". ...
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Highlight tags corresponding to our favorites

Each of us have our list of favorite tags. When a question has tag(s) that match one or more of ours, the background gets highlighted, drawing our attention to the question. It would also be nice to ...
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Highlight (Colored) Watched Tags [duplicate]

I have a few watched tags I would like to pay attention to. But the problem is when I'm going through StackExchange questions, sometimes I have to double check to see whether I have subscribed to that ...
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“Election ends: tomorrow” is too imprecise

Example: nomination period began Jun 29 at 20:00 primary voting begin Jul 6 at 20:00 election began 2 days ago election ends tomorrow I'm not particularly ...
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Redesign community wiki edited posts?

Currently when community wiki posts are edited, the user icon is only shown for the last editor and not for the person who owns most of the content. At a glance, I usually tend to mistake the last ...
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Support Emoji in Markdown

Stack Exchange uses Markdown, but unlike so many other sites (e.g. GitHub, Discourse, Slack) that use Markdown, we don't support Emoji. I'd like to be able to write :smile:, :thumbsup:, :heart: or ...
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Better printout of the questions [duplicate]

I, as a student, come across a lot a questions on the network while studying and I print them so that I can refer to the question when I revise my topics for finals or any other paper but the ...
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Can SE block actions from Tor exit nodes?

This is undoubtedly going to be quite controversial and I'm braced to lose a fair amount of reputation but my stance is that allowing Tor users makes my life as a moderator harder and I don't think ...
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The tour is even less prominent than before

What happened The last time I checked (which was quite some time ago), new users encountered a blurb like this on the front page: Nowadays, this blurb still exists on individual questions, but the ...
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Clarify the difference between the first two bounty reasons, or merge them

I've just started offering bounties on my questions, and to me the first two possible reasons for offering a bounty seem like the same thing: Authoritative reference needed: Looking for an answer ...
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Make it more clear in the vote to close dialog that the user has already used their close vote, if the question has been reopened

It takes a quorum of five different users to vote to close, or vote to reopen. Except for diamond moderators, each user only gets a single close vote and a single corresponding reopen vote. Fine so ...
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Number of employers looking in a particular city [closed]

Is there a simple way to determine the number of employers looking to hire developers in a particular city or state? I want to determine if it is worth my while (and money) to "file" my resume. I ...
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CSO : Display countries/cities of employers [closed]

Considering all discussions on SO and CSO are in english, it might be interesting, on CSO, to display some kind of map showing where employers are from -- and/or where they want to recruit. I'm ...
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Add time stamp tooltip to site launches/age

This is a follow-up question/request to Is there a way to know the new launched sites over the years? and is related to this Area 51 discussion: Tooltip showing date/time of site launch. The All ...
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Writing.SE clamours for graduation

Writing.SE has raised the issue of our desire to graduate a year ago Here it is: we're tired of being a beta site. We believe we have been a consistently successful site, we've been around for more ...