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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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Allow new users to accept answers from the Not Enough Rep dialog

New users can't vote on questions or answers. Even when they ask a question, they aren't able to vote on the answers to that question. If they click the up arrow, they get a dialog box telling them ...
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I read the FAQ about deletion but something's not right…

I was casually looking at my bounty stats when I noticed one of the questions I answered had been deleted. The question was posted in March 2016. For the sake of brevity, below are the facts. The ...
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How about an option to choose that your question is a duplicate even if it doesn’t have an answer? [duplicate]

A question closed as a duplicate normally displays a message stating that it already has an answer elsewhere. Apparently, though, on Meta sites where questions can be closed even if the existing ...
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Discrepancy in duplicate messages, including the inability to edit the duplicate list [duplicate]

I had always seen questions that are closed as duplicates with the following message at the top of the post: This question already has an answer here: [link to existing question] X answers ...
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Please reword the Ask Question Wizard's intro for Software Recommendations [migrated]

In the Ask Question Wizard, there are 6 options: 3 of these options make a customized message appear. For instance, the "I have a question about some code" option's message is a custom message about ...
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Open close dialog at top of question when reviewing on mobile

When reviewing Close Votes on mobile, the close dialog pops up at the bottom of the question, which is an inconvenient location because you need to scroll down. For long questions, you can't even see ...
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Always preserve votes from users who are voluntarily removed

Refer here. Summarily invalidating all votes from a user who has asked for their account to be removed is both incredibly disruptive and unnecessary. If a user asks to be removed from the site, they ...
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Please update the text in help for “User was Removed” reputation changes

Before May 25, 2019 - The help on all sites doesn't cover three things well enough IMO. https://meta.stackexchange.com/help/user-was-removed It doesn't acknowledge that in some cases - community ...
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Change the criteria for vote retention upon account removal

Earlier today some user deleted their profile and caused a lot of confusion because that user was an active voter, and that the reversal of their votes due to the removal of their accounts caused huge ...
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Badge for reaching the cap for reputation earned from suggested edits

Around a month ago, I reached the reputation cap of 1000 for suggested edits on Science Fiction and Fantasy. It would be very nice to have a gold or silver badge to brag about this.
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Disable Twitter/GitHub links for low-rep users

Currently, hyperlinks in "About me" and "Website link" in our user profile pages are disabled for low-rep users in order to prevent from malicious links. See this answer for details. Hyperlinks for ...
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Feature request: Expose stream of ignored downvotes

When you lack reputation to cast a proper downvote on a site, there is a box explaining that it was registered somehow anyway, but doesn't really explain in much detail what this really means. ...
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Notification/Alert For “Better” Answer [duplicate]

I frequently open a question and begin to look at the accepted answer at the top. Eventually my eyes trickle down to the comments and eventually I realize that the second answer has way more upvotes. ...
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It's annoying to click the top banner ad when I'm trying to click upvote

I don't know if my internet is slow, but it seems to be perfectly timed that right when I am about to click the upvote for a question, the top banner ad loads into view right where the upvote button ...
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How to view (and bookmark) my questions covering all Stack Exchange sites?

I was just trying to assemble a bookmark folder of listings of all my posts/questions in various forums. I am able to get a nice link to everything except my Stack Exchange account. I have bookmarks ...
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RemoveDeadQuestions should not apply to Meta posts

There is an automated system that eventually deletes all unanswered negative scoring questions (as long as they're not locked). I understand why this exists for regular sites – a negative score ...
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Use the wording and links of “you don't have edit privileges” banner from mobile web in the desktop version

Prompted by the comments on this answer. On mobile, when I try to edit a post on a site I don't have edit privileges on, I get this banner: You do not have edit privileges. Your edit will be ...
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Should we change the phrasing of the “under 6 characters minimum” message to prevent confusion and duplicate questions

When making a small edit (say to code or hyperlinks) to fix something that's testably broken, you may get the error message forcing you to leave provably broken code. Edits must be at least 6 ...
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Can someone please fix the link in the 'access to moderator tools' privilege page?

I was discussing deletion privileges with someone when I noticed that help/privileges/moderator-tools includes an unformatted link: Can the page be updated so the link reads as the actual title of ...
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The font size on the mobile site for question titles in the list

I'm considering using the mobile site instead of the app that is no longer supported, but the first thing I noticed was that I was squinting to read the question titles in the question list. My phone ...
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Don't show how to format code when I'm not on a programming site [duplicate]

Instructions on how to format code are the first thing you see under "How to Format" when asking a question, which is great, except when you're on a site that isn't about programming: ► create code ...
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Remove “be nice new user” message from users who are active in other sites on the network [duplicate]

This answer is clearly not answering the question (examples before 1950), and is marked a new user, but has a 61K+ reputation on another site (stack overflow) and thus we shouldn't have to explain the ...
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Show starred posts on chat in chronological order

Sometime recently a change was made to chat to show posts 'starred by me' in order of the number of stars. From time to time I have occasion to star posts in a chat room for reference, and having ...
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Join community button [duplicate]

As I downloaded the stack exchange app I was unable to find out how to join a community on mobile, compared to the web version the join community feature is convoluted and people would find it easier ...
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Is it possible to make the annotation and flag counters on profiles colorblind friendly?

I have a heck of a hard time identifying whether a user has annotations or flagged posts on their account when looking at the profile page and only one is present. There is an older post asking for a ...
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How to contact a user on a site? [duplicate]

I am not talking about contacting a user about a question/answer on a site. It's just for other information or asking for some personal advice, or just commenting a user on his/her 'about' profile! ...
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AskUbuntu background flicker [migrated]

When scrolling a page on askubuntu, the background dots flicker visually. It is a minor thing but the fix is so simple, just to set: background-attachment: fixed When i do it manually in the browser ...
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Is it possible to write upright Greek letters on Stack Exchange (in math mode)?

I'd like to write all mathematical constants (this includes some Greek letters) in upright style – here on Stack Exchange (math mode). Is it possible to write an upright pi, for example? If so, how to ...
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Should we rephrase “Talkative” badge description?

This post was inspired by the bug report posted on ruSO.meta about tranlsation defects. The current description of "Talkative" badge says: Post 10 messages, with 1 or more starred, in chat. ...
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How can I learn from a site as a beginner? [duplicate]

Suppose I have no technical knowledge on a topic, and there is a Stack Exchange site for that topic. I want to gain knowledge on that topic. I have been in some sites for quite a few months. I know ...
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Recaptcha blocking because Google insists on “Modern Browsers”

Shouldn't there be a way to post to Stack Overflow without installing someone's particular version special browser? I've seen the followingnhappen on other sites, its probably due to ode changes by ...
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Can we filter HNQ by ignored tags? [duplicate]

Following scenario: I have ignored the tag (don't show questions at all) game-of-thrones on scifi.stackexchange.com. Yet on stackoverflow.com, I am still shown all HNQ which are tagged with game-of-...
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MP4 support for Imgur

Stack Exchange's Imgur doesn't allow uploading MP4 files despite the format being supported on the Imgur website: File Types You can upload any of the following files: JPEG PNG GIF ...
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Color for new events in dropdown is too light

Whenever I get new reputation events, badges, or comments I end up scrolling too far because the highlight is too light. See for example in this image: The regular background is white (#FFFFFF) ...
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Please re-consider allowing edits to notify downvoters

This question is inspired by this excellent question. It asks to revisit a feature request that was denied by co-founder Jeff Atwood from 2010. The feature request has a positive score of 142, Jeff ...
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Should “Edits must be at least 6 characters” apply to edits that affect only code? [duplicate]

Often code mistakes are only 1-3 characters but completely invalidate the code if uncorrected. Are the reasons for this restriction in regular edits documented and well known? Do these reasons apply ...
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Add indication that migration is not an option in the Close dialog

I just encountered a software development question on Ask Different (in the Close Votes review queue, but that doesn't matter) which I wanted to migrate to Stack Overflow. The proper way to do that is ...
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Please re-consider enabling low-rep users to see individual up/down votes on their own posts

This post is a request to re-consider the question "Please enable low-rep users to easily breakout up and down votes on their own questions", which was declined in 2010. This is not a duplicate post. ...
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Loosen the “no suspension in the past year” requirement for nominees, or at least listen to the community

Recently on Physics SE there's been a dramatic election, where the only 40-scored and top nominee was banned from nominating due to their suspension in the last year, which created a dense wave of ...
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Do not put accepted answer at the top automatically

As far as I know the accepted answer is always listed at the top in list of answers despite of the currently selected sorting tab (active/oldest/votes). The only single exception for this rule is when ...
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Use comment @reply to contact reviewers

With respect to this meta post on SO, Are answers which drip feed information in subsequent comments acceptable?, wouldn't it be a useful feature to be able to also contact the reviewers of both ...
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Add one more context to “Active”

Currently there are two sentences with "Active" word in Transifex: for any purpose (no refersTo option). Used in question list. for bounties (refersTo=bounties) We need one more that now is used in ...
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On some sites, make questions by new users start off as untagged

Proposal Allow sites to opt in to the following behaviour: When asking a question, do not show new users the tag field. Instead, let the question start as untagged (just as if the question was just ...
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Why cannot we comment-reply more than one person in comments, and anyone in questions/answers? [duplicate]

I think the comment-reply (ping) mechanism is way too limited. You can only reply to one person in a comment. And you can't use an @ whatsoever in questions and answers. It just doesn't make sense to ...
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Proposal: “light suspensions”

Someone with such a "light-weight suspension", would lose all his rep gained before issuing the suspension. Thus, the rep would be reset to 1. With it, their privileges would be the same as a rep 1 ...
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Redesign “lots of answers” JS confirm dialog to use Stacks stylized popups instead

Currently, when attempting to answer questions with lots of answers (usually 30 but configurable per site), users are shown the following generic JS confirmation prompt (from one's browser, in this ...
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Show that there's a pending suggested edit in the Close/Reopen Votes review queues

I just encountered this question in the Close Votes review queue. Suppose I want to keep it open, but also correct the various grammar mistakes in the post. There's an Edit button for that (since I ...
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Separate contexts for “Bounties” on questions page and user profile page

For the purpose of better localization we need to separate contexts (add REFERSTO key in Transifex sentence) for "Bounties" word used on questions page and user profile page: In Russian for ...
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Please replace pages that have responsive design with those versions on mobile

The responsive design is very nice on pages like the homepage (has a theme, more buttons on the top than mobile) and has extra functionality on questions (view votes) and the asking UI (all the ...
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Save search query with enabling filtering (advanced filters)

Is there an option to filter questions using the followin search query? [feature-request] closed:no score:10 If I do this now there are no questions found. I've it about this feature: I've added ...