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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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Why are On Hold Questions included in 'Active'

Lately there seems to have been a flood of poor relevance questions which are being put "On Hold" however these questions still show up in the Newest and Active lists - surely being "On Hold" they can/...
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Make the question box with resizable/draggable (example: textarea)

I cannot see the whole question of mine in the question box, but the preview shows me... All I want it to work on the question box. Can that be resizable/draggable to some more lines?
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Duplicates in “Company Name” dropdown under “Current position” on Stack Overflow profile page [migrated]

In the "Edit profile" page on Stack Overflow, I see that there are multiple "Experis IT" and "EXPERIS - MANPOWER GROUP" options in the drop-down list for "Company Name" (see screenshot below). How ...
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Should voting be limited on a question said user also answers? [duplicate]

Consider... A "downvote" will move an answer farther down the page, (an upvote, vice versa). According to the instructors of this Udemy course, internal social media research found that posts are ...
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Reflect the specific of meta sites on meta site’s top banner [duplicate]

I take an Academia site for an example, but almost any other site is affected. To check the issue just open sites in browser private mode. I noticed that top banner of main and meta sites are the ...
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Reputation graph goes to 2020

From my profile: It's the same with months: Happy new year.
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Let's give top winter bashers some reputation!

The people like eLRuLL, Eran, and Panda are really good at Winter Bash, with 30/30 hats! They deserve a reward! Hats aren't just for fun because getting a hat means that you did something good on the ...
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Could we have an obvious Chat link near the Comment button and elsewhere?

Chat is an awesome feature - but it's too hidden, IMO. I didn't even realize that every question has it's own Chat. I couldn't see any way to access one of these from a question on stackoverflow or ...
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Auto focus question title input while opening a new question

After pressing the button "new question" the page is redirected and there are two input fields: Title Body The question opener is probably willing to write a title first. I think that the title ...
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Automatically prevent the title “Cannot read property 'X' of undefined” from being asked [migrated]

I would like the stackoverflow website to block users from asking questions with the title "cannot read property 'X' of undefined" until they change the title. These questions are predominantly tagged ...
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Let's shoot down the Fastest Swag-Hunter in the West

The Bad Guy If you have competed in one of the Stack Exchange competitions which run here on Meta from time to time, you know all about the Fastest Gun in the West Problem. This problem is ...
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Broken timer? “You can only post once every 40 minutes.”

Recently, I asked my first question on retrocomputing.stackexchange.com . I later attempted to ask a second question there, but when I clicked the "Post Your Question" button, a div element with a ...
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Synonymise [locked-questions], [locked-answers] and [locked] to [locked-posts]

Suggestion On Meta SE, synonymise: locked-questions → locked-posts locked-answers → locked-posts locked → locked-posts Rationale While technically there is a difference between locked answers and ...
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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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Why doesn't Stack Exchange automatically display requested pages using given keywords, especially for typos?

On this site today I was searching for something about cats on the Pets Stack Exchange site. I made a spelling mistake of forr cat instead of for cat. It showed me "No results found. Do you ...
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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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Search all my favorites of all my accounts

Seems to be a rather simple thing, but I was unable to find it: I know that months ago, I did favorite a post about rsnapshot/rsync, yet I am unable to find it easily. I am aware of infavorites:mine, ...
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Highlight “close (x)” when a close vote is already raised

I always stumble upon questions which are in need of being closed. However, I often forget whether I voted to close a question or not, so I click on "close (x)", wait for the close dialog to load and ...
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The answer box should not be at the bottom

The answer box is at the bottom of all answers. If someone has to answer a question he/she has to browse through all the previously written answers. If someone is interested to see others' answers ...
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Replace Stack Exchange logo by site's logo in the top bar

One of the complaints I have seen about the new design is that it is more uniform that it used be and often it is difficult to distinguish sites from another.1 (Especially if you are viewing a ...
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Maybe its time to start planning to sunset the mobile apps… Could we get Web Push Notifications?

TLDR: Mobile is sad. Can we have web push notifications? (While the eventual intended audience will know what I'm talking about,google has a nice, though somewhat technical article on what this is. I ...
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Why is there no StackOverflow for beginners and vague questions? [duplicate]

TLDR: due to ongoing issue of StackOverflow being unwelcoming/discouraging to beginners, why not just create a different forum? I am extremely new to programming, very passionate about it and trying ...
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Should an Answer deleted by a moderator have a different/informative “can't undelete” message when voted to undelete?

Background: This question originated here as a genuine point of confusion from a UX message. The confusion was cleared up and the problem solved, but then a UX discussion came up and included ...
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Help! A moderator asked me to undelete my “answer”, but it seems I can't

Most users might not be able to see my deleted answer here, to this question. My answer (linked above) was one of my first on SE, I was new, it really needed improvement. One of the new moderators ...
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Changing the duplicate message [duplicate]

Currently, the duplicate message looks something like this: It says that the if the answers do not address your question you should ask a new one. But you can edit it as well to put it in the ...
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Please use another captcha than reCaptcha [duplicate]

ReCaptcha gets worse and worse. Often I need to solve 12 image puzzles before ReCaptcha acknowledges me as a human. There are a lot of nice CAPTCHA solutions are out there, most self-hosted (which ...
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Add first few words from answer to text shown for questions answered in user's Activity / Summary tab

The user's activity summary tab shows multiple answers to the same question (which is permissible in certain circumstances) in a manner which makes it difficult to tell which one is which since they ...
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Can we add some padding in the linked questions page?

If a post has a huge number of linked questions, we can able to see a link as see more linked questions... in the "Linked" section. When clicking on the "see more linked questions" link, the results ...
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Use more available space for search box in top bar

Today I noticed that top bar's search box width was increased. It's a good news! But I can't understand why it's not increased even more. In particular, the right offset could be minimized as done for ...
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Don’t rate limit Archive.org as much

Sometimes an Archive.org capture shows too many requests instead of the site: https://web.archive.org/web/20181202194435/https://english.stackexchange.com/ I think (but I don’t have a link) that ...
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Can we be more clear why you can't comment on certain posts?

When you look at deleted/locked/review question's or answer's comment area (like the best answer ever) you get to see this very vague message: This message tells me so little. How hard is it to ...
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Add ability to perform simple functions (e.g.: flag abusive and favorite questions) without registering if you are logged in

We block desirable actions when a user isn't registered for a particular Stack Exchange site. For example if a user wants to "favorite a question" or raise a "rude or abusive" or "in need of moderator ...
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Can the new 'Ask-Question-Wizard' appear to users at-will as well? [migrated]

Can the new 'Ask Question Wizard' appear to everyone at the click of a button? I seem to find the Wizard quite effective in its job, and think that it is unfair if it appears to new users only, and ...
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Improve Copy Editor badge description

The description of the Copy Editor badge currently says: Edit 500 posts (excluding own or deleted posts and tag edits). The term 'tag edit' is a bit ambiguous; what is meant here are edits to ...
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Can we please nuke the “Welcome Back” banner?

I've got accounts on a lot of sites across the network. Some I use daily, others are more ad-hoc. Every time I visit a site I haven't seen in a while, I get Welcome back! If you found this ...
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Auto-expand the editor size up to the screen/view size while the text grows

For example, if I am typing and I hit the editor current box size, instead of adding the scroll bar, expand the editor box size up to the screen view size. Only then, add the scroll bar. This is ...
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“Hats” link in contents promotion site pointing to 2017 Winter Bash blog announcement

In the contents promotion site, under the community promotion section the following content is displayed: Community Promotions From time to time, communities team up with Stack Exchange, Inc. ...
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App Suggestion for “feed” [duplicate]

I like the Stack Exchange app a lot so far but I have a small suggestion/question. Is there a way to disable or manually alter the "feed?" I find them distracting and would prefer no suggestions, ...
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Can we make the “select your next badge” dialog draggable?

I've found that when I chose a badge to track with "Select your next badge" is hard to use because I can't drag and drop the dialog. My taskbar hides the descriptions of several of the badges, so it's ...
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Show user cards when hovering over name

User cards work when the cursor hovers on a shaded user's avatar. (i.e. user with the Established User privilege who filled their About Me section.) I would prefer it appeared when hovering over the ...
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Is there a place to dispute duplicate markings? [duplicate]

My question was marked as a duplicate, and I have some issues to point out about it. I was wondering if there was a place to go to dispute the marking? This would be really useful, as I am now losing ...
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Pasting code and undoing undo much more than expected

Like this: Once, I read somewhere (hence, this is may be a duplicate post, but I cannot find no one else reporting it right now) this problem is because when you paste something on StackExchange ...
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Why not display a users adjusted reputation depending on the domain in which they are answering or asking?

Let's assume that on Stack Overflow I have been asking and answering questions strictly in c programming and I acquire 200k reputation simply because I breath c programming and nothing else. If I ...
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Can we give visual priority to top answers over top questions in the network profile page?

On the "top" network profile page, top questions appear before top answers. For users with several top questions, the top answers may not even be visible without scrolling down. The network profile ...
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Allow more time to delete chat messages

Revisiting this old issue. One of my biggest issues with chat is that after just two minutes, not only can we not edit messages, but we also cannot delete them. While I am not advocating for an ...
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Allow sites in Beta to be chosen for the Today's Featured Site

As described in How is the featured site chosen? - How is the featured site chosen? - It is a random selection from the list of graduated sites. Could we allow Beta sites to rotate as well ...
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Make sure that there's a visual indicator when something has keyboard focus

Not all keyboard-only users are blind. In light of this, one of the main things to focus on in keyboard accessibility is that you can tell when something has keyboard focus. I've noticed at least ...
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Don't apply the tag limit to moderator-only tags

I've come across this feature request in the featured tab. It already has the maximum 5 tags, so there is no room for a status tag. It seems that it either must stay as it is with no status tags, or ...
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Allow users to use responsive theme on all sites while logged in on a mobile browser

I (like many SE users) prefer the new responsive theme offered by SE as it has far more functionality and is simply more appropriate for my needs. However I must manually scroll to the bottom of each ...
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Add support for SASS/SCSS syntax highlighting [duplicate]

Please, add support for Sass/SCSS syntax highlighting. Sass is the most mature, stable, and powerful professional grade CSS extension language in the world.