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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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Warn moderators when migrating questions if the migration would be blocked should normal users vote

When normal users vote to migrate a question to another site, the system performs multiple checks: Post author is not Q-banned or suspended on the destination At least one tag the question uses ...
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Make it easier to find what you want [duplicate]

I am really annoyed by how little screen space is used for a question or actual content when I am not logged in to sites on the network. I visited an AskUbuntu question and found less than 10% of the ...
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Ask a pre-tagged question from a tag page

I really like using Stack Overflow for problem solving in communities around open source libraries. One problem that I've found is that it seems to be difficult to guide users both to existing ...
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Add progress bars to the badges on the Badges page

It would be good if we add a progress bar to some of our badges on the Badges page to indicate the user how they have gotten far to it before the users gets that badge immediately. I've drawn what I ...
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Modify the 'has 1 or 0 comments' requirement for 'RemoveAbandonedQuestions' script

From the help center, auto-delete section (emphasis is mine): If the question is more than 365 days old, and ... has a score of 0 or less, or a score of 1 and a deleted owner has no ...
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Stay on tags page [duplicate]

When I view a question I navigated to via the tag list, I'd like to return to the list of questions under that tag when pressing 'back'. Until now, pressing 'back' returns me to the tag list.
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How about a separate review queue for insignificant edits?

A longstanding issue with suggested edits is that there is a minimum requirement of at least six characters. Very often there are just a couple of typos, spelling mistakes, grammar mistakes, etc. that ...
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Increase in reputation given for creating missing tag excerpts and wikis [duplicate]

Over on Science Fiction and Fantasy, there are a lot of tags without excerpts. Almost 260 of them, in fact. I try to add some once in a while, but there are so many that I'll never make a dent in the ...
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Is the edit limit too low? [duplicate]

I tried to edit an answe I was reading, to add a single missed character. (Much like how this question is missing the letter 'r' in 'answer') SE requires that a minimum of 6 characters be changed. ...
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Remove flag limit for users with Marshal badge?

I fully understand the purpose of limiting the number of flags a user can raise, and there is a great post here that questions the limit and explains how the value is calculated. I particularly like ...
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Increase the limit of 6 questions in 24 hours

Is there a way to augment the limit of 6 questions in 24 hours ?
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Allow an edit to notify downvoters: “I think I've fixed the issue now - please check”

To me, a downvote usually indicates a problem with an answer. When I downvote it's to mark the answer as having a problem, not the person. If the answer is fixed, I want to remove that downvote - but ...
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Impose strict time-limit for questions on Hot Network Questions list

Right now there are multiple questions that have been on the Hot Network Questions list for a large number of days: 8 days - How can I explain to non-techie friends that "cryptography is good&...
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Can we see the count of relevant employers on our careers page?

Considering that I am not willing to relocate. Can you change careers to show how many employers would even consider hiring me. So instead of: 57 Global Employers (beta) Perhaps something like:...
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Redacting a post without edits should show an error instead of accepting for another mod to review

Redacting a post without edits should show an error instead of accepting for another mod to review. Seems like that sums up the request. I can go into the post revision history and choose to redact ...
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Allow moderators to fine-tune the effects of a lock

Current Situation When a moderator locks a question or answer, they can choose between different types of post notices: content dispute, off-topic comments, historical significance, wiki answer, or ...
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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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Let's move some negatively scored answers from the top spot

Internally, we've been discussing how we can deal with obsolete or out-of-date answers. A few weeks ago, I requested some feedback on how to encourage edits to these types of answers, while I'm still ...
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Say to the new contributor that upvoting comments does (almost) nothing for comment poster

I've seen several times before (and me self did the same when I was new to SE) that new contributors being original posters upvote many of the comments published on the question page, just because ...
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Improve description of tag wikis in Help Center

The Help Center articles on the "approve tag wiki edits" privilege and "trusted user" privilege state: What are tag wikis? Tag wikis are a general introduction to a topic defined by that tag. ...
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Preventing the HNQ feedback-loop

We all know that the HNQ causes good- or okay-questions to be flooded with activity, especially if they have an abnormal or controversial title. There’s no need to get into the mess which kicked off ...
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Tell answer-author when the question is being voted to close

When I am in the editor writing an answer to a question, the system will notify me (in real time!) when another answer has been posted. This is presumably so I can see if the new answer may have ...
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Float preview to the right

I know this has been posted years before, but screens have become wider... Preview on the right please, optionally? Float the editing window It would be nice if it was possible to have the editing ...
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Where is the star button at the left of a question title? [duplicate]

On Stack Exchange websites there happens to be a ☆ button for mark a question as favourite. But I couldn't find it in the app. Where is it located. My app is of the latest version. It is a useful ...
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Could we be permitted to provide a reason for rolling back?

I just had an occasion where someone reformatted the code in my question, not because it was ill-formatted, but to match his preferred style. I would have liked to be able to type a reason for rolling ...
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Why are actions on deleted questions not shown in my activity list?

I made a comment on a question in Stack Overflow. Then some minutes later I wanted to navigate to the question again for making another comment. So, I went to my profile / Activity / all actions / ...
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What can we do to stop spammers from exploiting the grace period?

Recently, spammers on WordPress Development discovered a "new" trick - the grace period. They post a spam post without the link and immediately edit it in. Yesterday, I happened to spot yet another ...
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Add “Main site reviews” button in meta sites queue [duplicate]

Main sites have button to open meta site queue. But meta's queue page doesn't have button to go to main site queue. Could you add it?
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Enable Markdown in the About Me field [duplicate]

The About Me field in the user profile doesn't have Markdown enabled, so for instance, if you leave empty lines, they don't count, and instead you have to use <br>. At least make it so that ...
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Build Stack Exchange Data Explorer on top of the Stack Exchange Q&A Engine

This is a huge request, but I would love to see http://data.stackexchange.com/ built on top of the Stack Exchange Q&A engine. The data explorer is great for exploring on your own, but really bad ...
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Change new-login-left and new-login-right to adhere to style and border

Please could we change these divs: To this: By applying some simple css: border-style:solid; border-color:silver; padding:10px !important; border-width:1px; The original design looks a tad busy ...
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One request/suggestion for Stack Exchange sites: should show related questions

I have one request/suggestion for Stack Exchange sites and that is: at the end/bottom of every question's answers, the site should suggest related questions (and their answers) to look into. It would ...
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Link registered account in Data Explorer to user profile page

Lately, I have been consulting and pulling data from Data Explorer Stack Exchange for performing review activities, adding data to meta posts, learn more about some pattern, etc.. I'd like being ...
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The time in suspension banner doesn't support “hover over for UTC time”

This is the banner I'm talking about: Note the last part of the text. It's a time. Usually for first-time suspensions, the time reads "in 23 hours" or "in 7 days", which does not give any exact ...
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Move the aside box about the review queues grid to the top

With the recent changes to the review page, on a PC screen with sufficient width, the review page looks as in this example (note the "aside" box in it, containing "Super User is moderated by ...", ...
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How can I search for bounty questions?

Is there any possible way to search and list the bountied questions separately in SE?
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Suggested edit should be allowed to improve an explanation

I think the suggested edit mechanism is really a mess. If you want to improve an explanation or add some tips to an answer it is not possible. Because edits should correct grammar or format. Some say ...
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Please use different color on 'seen' anchor tag [migrated]

Until recently the color of Questions in the main pages of Questions of dba.stackexchange eg had had significance. Now a Question that I have opened is the same color as one I have not yet looked at. ...
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Add margin to tag button/increase padding between lines

For example, on this badge page you can see that there is no margin between lines: 'cause tag button doesn't have margin: .badges-page .single-badge-table .single-badge-wrapper .single-badge-...
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Ask duplicate questions on different sub sites on Stack Exchange [duplicate]

Is it allowed to ask duplicate questions/same questions on different sub sites on Stack Exchange? People on different sites will speak from different fields of expertise.
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Suggestion for the help center/tour

I'm a fairly new user, and as such I made sure to read the help center and take the tour. Since doing that and spending more time on the exchanges I've found more features that actually aren't ...
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Show full site names in the Migration 10k tool

The layout of the Migration 10k tool is weird: I think that the page should be changed so that the entire site name is shown instead of just, for example, "Project Mana...". There's no need for ...
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Encouraging people to explain downvotes

I used to get "upset" (though that is too strong a term) when I got downvoted without comment. If my answer isn't good enough then I'd like to know why. Not only does it improve the answer for the OP ...
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Allow fullscreen for embedded YouTube videos

Currently, embedded YouTube videos don't allow you to fullscreen them. Clicking the button shows the frustrating message Fullscreen is unavailable. An example answer with an embedded video (embedding ...
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Give Moderators/10k users a way to view the anonymous feedback data for a specific question

Anonymous user feedback was added quite some time back. In addition to this, 10k users can look at the summarized data as well as the feedback categorized as underrated, overrated and so on. However, ...
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When No Active Bounties, the List is Redundant!

Right now (at least as of two minutes ago) on Meta, there aren't any questions with active bounties. I clicked on the Featured tab, and this is what I see: Looks normal, right? So I clicked on the "...
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Should (and could) we require the tour badge (and/or rep) to give answers?

We (SE, in general) get dozens of spam/bad answers almost every day. In particular, I'm interested in the ones from bots. Would it be worthwhile to require some minor limitation to post answers? I'm ...
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Can we improve the UI when a comment “is not eligible for flagging or voting”? [duplicate]

I came across an unusual question on Meta today: https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/179165/should-stackoverflow-run-a-programmers-matrimonial-service-to-prevent-marriage I went to vote up some ...
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Reputation graph goes to 2020

From my profile: It's the same with months: Happy new year.