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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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Can we give a badge to heroes?

I'd like to see a badge for "heroes" and a hero nomination system. Peter Bailey inspired this with all his help on obscure JavaScript questions that no one else helped answer (like cross frame event ...
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Please remove badges from “fun” questions

It's clear people vote on fun questions differently to "real" questions. Arguably this should even apply to programming-related CW questions too. This answer gets a gold Great Answer badge. Seriously? ...
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Shouldn't a reputation points-less newbie at least be able to upvote a good answer to his/her own questions?

I'm new to Stack Overflow and haven't any reputation points. I just got my first question answered, and I tried to upvote the answer, but I get a popup that says I don't have enough reputation ...
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Please show us when we lose an accepted answer

Sometimes (like today) I see that an answer of mine that had been accepted is no longer the accepted answer. Thing is, I have absolutely no idea which one and I'd really like to see which one to ...
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Tracking page in user profile [closed]

At the bottom of each question you can now ask to be notified via email if answer are posted. What I would prefer is a tracking page that is like recent but show these question that are being tracked ...
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How can we solve the “freshest questions get looked at only” problem?

There is an observable usage pattern with StackOverflow that people monitor the newest questions and answer only them. So after the initial flurry there is very little activity on a question. ...
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We need meta tags to be able to organize and search tags easily

We need meta tags to more easily describe our preferences. Current mechanism (regular expressions) is not sufficient because related tags (semantic issue) don't have to have related names (syntax ...
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When will the Stack Overflow API be released?

When will the Stack Overflow API be released and what should the community expect from it?
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Platinum Badges

Should there be a new level of badges added above gold, ie Platinum badges? My reasoning is that two questions on SO (the programmer cartoons and jokes questions) have greater than 100k views, and ...
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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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Why do I have to wait before nominating a question for deletion?

For one thing, the whole deletion thing for questions and answers needs to be totally revamped, since it's beyond broken, but one thing at a time, IMO. I should be able to mark any closed question as ...
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Will any badges ever be re-colored?

Is anyone thinking about changing the color of various SO badges based on the number of people who achieve them? Some examples as of today (1 July 2009): Disciplined (bronze) has been awarded 616 ...
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Notifications for concurrent changes when editing posts

When editing other users' posts, to reformat code or to clarify the meaning of a question, for example, I always return to the post, and refresh it, before submitting the changes to make sure that ...
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Create a data dump RSS feed

Since the Stack Overflow data dump will occur monthy, it makes sense to be able to be notified about a new dump and download it. The current solution has been to post a link to the .torrent file on ...
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Is there any way to favorite/bookmark an answer?

Lots of questions are very generic, "share an experience" kinds of questions. In these cases, I am quite often interested in specific answers that may not have gotten that many upvotes. These ...
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“Sidekick” badge

Assuming that the primary purpose of badges is to encourage contribution rather than discourage, perhaps we should have a Sidekick badge for those who have high-voted comments on, say, 50 or more ...
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Should there be a way to link questions?

Currently, we can edit a question to put in a link to related items, we can add a comment and we can suggest a duplicate when voting to close, however, I think it would be beneficial if there were a ...
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Mark a comment as the answer to a question

I have a question and have seen others to which the best and most relevant answer (at least the one that solved my particular problem) is placed in the comments to the question as opposed to the ...
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Is it necessary to be able to cross-post between sites? [duplicate]

Something I was doing the other day - working with .htaccess files - made me wonder where it would belong if I needed help - Stack Overflow or Server Fault. There might be some topics that fall in the ...
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A higher level Strunk & White badge? 1000 edits or such

I recently picked up a Strunk & White badge, which I am damn pleased with. It is a somewhat exclusive club with 354 badges thus far bestowed. It was earned mostly by cleaning up horribly ...
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Wikipedia Style Localization

This was inspired by Other language localization (and I'm sure others) I only speak one natural language, but can understand the frustration as-well-as appreciate the value of multiple languages. ...
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Please add a way to 'bump' questions back to the front page

I've noticed quite a few questions cropping up on MetaSO (here, here, and here, for example) concerning the desire to increase visibility for old questions that may not have any answers, or just not ...
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Can we get flair as an image?

Currently, you can get flair as HTML, Javascript, or JSON. Let's say I'm extra-cautious of XSS vulnerabilities. In that case the HTML and Javascript options are a no-no for me. JSON is possible if ...
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Please get rid of daily reputation limit

Please get rid of daily reputation limit, if not on SO, then at least on MSE. On SO I can at least see both sides of the argument, but on MSE the cap seems a bit useless. Let the active members of the ...
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Ability to add tag to Interesting/Ignored by clicking on it

I maintain an extensive list of interesting/ignored tags, and add to it almost daily. It would be extremely usefull to be able to click on a tag in the question and have the option of adding it to the ...
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Choose the same question as others suggested when closing question as dup

When closing a question as duplicate, currently you can view what other people suggested as a duplicate. But when you cast your own vote, you still have to manually enter in the question ID or search ...
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“How To Ask” block in MSO doesn't encourage discussion

The "Ask a Question" page in meta.stackoverflow.com has this block of text to the right of the question: How to Ask Is your question about the Stack Overflow engine or websites? We prefer ...
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Display SO/SU/SF reputation on every platform

Wouldn't it be nice to check someone's reputation on ServerFault or SuperUser even if you're currently browsing StackOverflow? So you could check, how active he/she is on other platform and browse ...
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How about making it possible to set up bounty on someone else's question?

My sad story: few months ago I was looking for a solution to my problem and was about to ask a question on Stack Overflow when I found an already existing question with slightly different wording. ...
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Tracking of Community Wiki upvotes and Comment Upvotes?

Would it be possible to have our envelope updates not only show rep-based upvotes, but community wiki and comment upvotes as well? I would like some finer granularity when it comes to vote tracking ...
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Include meta in search results and related questions?

There are a lot of questions that get closed as "belongs on uservoice" now "belongs on meta" that would simply not exist if the search results and Related Question hints that show up when you ask a ...
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Should we reduce rep bonus for upvotes on posts with a negative score?

This might sound a bit crazy, but hear me out... There's a certain behavior among voters on SO that, while understandable, makes down-voting incorrect or unhelpful answers somewhat counter-productive:...
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Allow same user to add multiple links as possible duplicates

When searching for duplicates of a question often multiple ones turn up, but when voting to close only one of them can be specified. It would be useful to be able to add more than one duplicate link ...
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Show possible duplicates in the main post before it's closed

At the moment links to possible duplicates are inserted in the question text once a question is closed. It would be better to insert the links right away as soon as someone votes for it as a duplicate....
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Automatic tag suggestions [duplicate]

Would inferring tags from a question's title and body and filling them automatically into the tag field (or at least suggesting them separately as a hint list or something) be worthwhile? Note that I'...
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Make recent activity “today” etc. buttons based on user's time zone

I'd like the "today", "yesterday", etc. links in recent activity to display in the user's current time zone, as well as any non-relative timestamps (for example, the absolute timestamp seen when ...
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New User Rankings

Right now one of the only real ranking in terms of overall performance on Stack Overflow (and related sites, obviously) is the reputation score. I know there are also some rankings per tag, but I am ...
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Please allow us to browse our own questions by tag

It would be really useful to be able to browse my own questions like I can all questions and that is by one or more tags. Sometimes I'm looking for a particular question to reference and just can't ...
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Please inverse the community user's duplicate listing

Currently when a question is closed as a dupe, you'll see what question(s) it is a possible duplicate of. But what about the opposite? Since there are many occasions that duplicate questions can ...
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Why can't we filter unanswered questions by tags?

In the "Questions" tab/button/section/whateveryoucallit, you can filter by tag: https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/bug But in "Unanswered", you cannot: https://meta.stackoverflow.com/...
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Footer does not stick to bottom of page

OK, sorry, I know this is really superficial, but look at this page: https://stackoverflow.com/a/page/that/does/not/exist/number/1 See the giant, ugly, horrible white space below the footer that ...
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Please charge rep for questions after threshold

There was a suggestion on uservoice - now down, that really illustrate the need to stop users from gaming the system by simply asking meaningless, ridiculous question after question to gain rep. We ...
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Flag abusive users

I think the community does a great job policing questions/answers, etc. and the community has some good tools available to do this. Between flagging questions with some reasons behind it and editing ...
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Email notifications should be sent to commenters when replies are posted to their comments [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Make recent activity and responses show new comments on questions/answers I have commented on (even if I don’t own them) Email notifications should be sent to commenters ...
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Randomly reorder all answers posted within ten minutes of each other

As a way to improve the chance of the best answers showing up closest to the question, what if you randomly reordered all low-scoring answers posted within ten minutes of each other? Once a question (...
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Badge Proposal: The Heisman [closed]

When I was in grad school, we would say that one of our buddies got "The Heisman" when he was hitting on a girl and she overtly shot him down with the metaphorical stiff-arm denial. Just for fun, I ...
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Please review this faster way to input tags into filters

Make Enter behave like a normal form. Currently it just auto-completes tags (like Tab). It should add the selected tag to the list, clear the box and let you continue adding more tags. Here's what ...
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Searching Questions with n-Pages of Answers

I just opened up a question with 10+ pages of answers. It was more of a poll-style question, but it was one I wanted to participate in. I'm not a big fan of duplicate answers (adds more noise than ...
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Badge Proposal - *FacePalm* or “Doh!”

Although I have no doubt that this badge idea would get shot down, I find it amusing to think about. Questions and answers would be able to accumulate special votes (almost like flagging a post) ...
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Can I get 50 questions on my front page, please?

Seriously... some days I only have fourty, some days twenty. Some times it dips down to ten or so. Yeah, I've got a butt-ton of filters, but so what? Does that make me a bad person? A possible ...