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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Please move the “What is a bounty?” link outside the “start a bounty” box

On an old question with no accepted answer, the user sees a "start a bounty" link/button: After clicking this they get the following: My suggestion would be to move the "What is a bounty?" link ...
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Please allow users to sort their favorites based on tags

It would be nice to be able to sort my favorites based on tag. The reason why is that I have a lot of favorites saved over many different tags. If I'm looking for a favorite in "python", then I click ...
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More hints for what tags are preferred

Currently under tags edit box there is only this info: Combine multiple words into single-words, space to separate up to 5 tags (voting bug) I think it should have more hints to prevent creation of ...
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Please allow image uploads directly onto the site

Sometimes images are required to ask questions. Currently images need to be stored on external servers. If the image gets deleted, or the server goes down the question could become far less useful to ...
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Increase upvote value on bounty questions

One of the main reasons I use bounties is to increase the attention and exposure to a question I have. The problem is, I myself rarely answer bounty questions, even if I have a good contribution to ...
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Let's streamline retagging process

Retagging process should be streamlined. We need a better way to propose batch operations on tags than what we have now (single thread on meta...). There should be some mechanism to mark a tag as the ...
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Manually flag users as not-bots

As I'm going through tagging questions as discussion, feature-request, or bug (as requested by Jeff), it would be awesome if I wasn't subject to CAPTCHAs. So I humbly request that there be a ...
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Unable to search for the SQL keyword BETWEEN

When I search for the word "BETWEEN" (https://stackoverflow.com/search?q=between) I get the following error message: Please enter some text to search for in the upper right! I imagine this is ...
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It would be nice to search only my answers

Every once in a while when a very similar question is asked, I'll want to post a reference to an answer I gave for another question to help provide some more ideas to the asker. The problem is that ...
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How can I ask a Moderator to review a closed question?

I've seen a couple of questions that I believe accurately fit the description for what makes a good question on Stack Overflow. However, these questions were closed by users who must have only scanned ...
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Stack Overflow software as a social networking tool

I really like the reputation and collaboration pieces of this site. What about creating a hosted service similar to ning.com and friends? Let users create their own communities, support it with ...
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Force answers into CW after question has been made CW

Following this answer, I was wondering whether it would make sense to force answers to CW along with the question. All previous reputation will be kept, but no new reputation will be gained.
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Only allow adding to existing questions

Maybe this has been proposed before, but I couldn't find anything. Many times it happens that a question is asked, some answers are added, and then the original poster changes the question in such a ...
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Make RSS feeds capable of using multi tags

We should be able to subscribe to wildcard tags with RSS (like c++*).
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Add the number of (upvoted) answers to questions listed in the related section

A little number next to each question to be able to tell which questions have been answered. Or in related only appear questions answered with upvotes already?
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Optional Single-user Single-Signon Idea

I think it might be a good idea to allow users of Stack Overflow / meta - Stack Overflow / Server Fault etc to be able to use the same user ID profile data. So for example, If I wanted to do so I ...
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Show the tag(s) for which a user earned Taxonomist [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Find out which question/answer awarded you the badge Is it possible to show what tag someone got the Taxonomist (and whatever other badges that are tag-related) badge for?
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Adding support for math notation [duplicate]

Every once in a while I miss having the option to write some LaTeX math on SO. E.g. when talking about automata. I'm certainly not the only one. And I think the person answering this question would ...
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Please allow users to see votes received as well as votes given

On our profile page it lists how many upvotes and downvotes we've handed out. What I'd also find interesting is to see how many votes of each type we've received. Is that possible?
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Change the “belongs-on-serverfault” tag when a question is moved to serverfault

When a question is closed on StackOverflow as "belongs on ServerFault" and thus automatically moved to ServerFault, it retains the 'belongs-on-serverfault' tag. It would make sense to either remove ...
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Good Tagging frame - add a new rule

I'm for adding the following rule to Good Tagging frame; Don't tag with two separate tags (general and specific) when they can be merged into one specific one. Example: not windows and xp but windows-...
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Wikipedia style notice and warning markup?

Please see this question which is nearly an exact duplicate of another. Would it be possible to make certain CSS elements available to editors so that certain edits can be quickly and easily ...
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Can we filter questions by reputation

There seems to be a deluge of questions by folks with rep of 1-10. Many of these questions are "homework" or questions that are annoying to me "please read my 500 line script and tell me whats wrong ...
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Close questions as “belongs on serverfault” without automatically migrating [closed]

I voted to close this question on SO as "belongs on serverfault". The user had already taken the suggestion to ask the question in the correct forum, so unfortunately when I closed it, the automatic ...
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Please enable cross site notifications

I noticed when I was using SO and meta today that I was hoping back and forth between the two to see if I had any notifications on the other. It would be cool/nice to see notifications pop-ups for ...
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Can moderators turn off vote closing?

In an edit/close war do moderators have the ability to shut off those functions to non-moderators? It hardly seems right for a question to be locked because it gets in a close war but deserves to be ...
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Please add a spell checker to the Markdown editor

It would be nice to see a built-in spell checker into the main text-panel for posts. Every time I post here or Stack Overflow I quickly open up Gmail, paste my post there, and use its spell ...
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Tweet question and answer [duplicate]

It would be great if there was a way that we could associate our accounts with Twitter and when viewing questions and answers, could "tweet" it automagically. I know that there have been times that ...
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Please add the ability to email questions and answers to friends

A friend and I were discussing the MVP vs. MVC pattern the other day (mainly in terms of "we don't know what MVP is and how it differs from MVC) and i found the question on SO discussing this. ...
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Better favourites organisation

I don't know about anyone else, but I have a reasonable list of favourites now, and it can be rather difficult to find the relevant ones at any given time. Sometimes, I have a specific one in mind, ...
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Allow users to protect/disable their profiles

This is a privacy concern. I should be able to prevent other people from viewing my profile. A couple options that I should have... Only members of the site that are logged in can view my profile ...
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How to make “recent” activity by default?

I want whenever I'll open my profile my asked and answered questions should be sorted "Recent" by default, it is currently sorted on the basis of VOTES. Is there anything I can do this, or this is a ...
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Please add an RSS feed of bounty questions and answers

One thing that would be useful would be to have an RSS feed of whenever a question has a bounty put on it and when that question is decided. This would be a good way of featuring such questions and ...
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Isn't it time to change the page advance system?

On SO, the number of questions and users has grown significantly. So much so that if I want to look at pages further down the line, I can only show 50 questions per page, and the page advancers only ...
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Dis-incentive to ask questions that will get closed?

Recently, a question was asked on SO and the user who posted it also posted two answers. Both the question and answers gained both up and down votes. In total, he gained (according to his profile) 120 ...
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How do I ignore an individual question?

Is there a way to ignore individual posts/questions? So, for example, the top question for "Highest Voted Questions" list is always What’s your favorite “programmer” cartoon? I've seen this post and ...
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Ability to give favourites alternate titles

Often I favourite posts that I find either interesting and/or useful, and may be useful for future reference. However, I have 5 pages of favourites (and I'm sure other users have lots more), and when ...
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How about a difficulty rating for questions?

It might be useful to add a drop down field "Difficulty" for questions. With a very limited set of options, say: Beginner Advanced Expert This way, users could easily judge if they can answer a ...
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Vertical Flair?

The flair for StackOverflow are all horizontal, and they don't fit well in my blog. Can we get some flair that is more vertically based?
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Delete past questions with accepted answer or more upvotes

There should be a provision for deleting old questions. When trying to delete some questions this error message shows up. Sorry, this question cannot be deleted: too many existing answers, or ...
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Allow locking of answers

Locking of questions is currently in place, and is typically used in cases like halting edit wars. However, instead of locking an entire question and its answers, I think that it would also be ...
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Add meta-tag to support internationalization

Not intending to change its current "declined" status, just to facilitate the understanding of the suggestion The request is to allow content in languages other than English. This is how it would ...
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Silver Populist Badge

Should there be a silver version of the Populist badge? I was thinking 10 upvotes for you; 5 for the accepted.
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Optional anonymity to hide ignorance

I know that a couple of questions regarding anonymous posts have been discussed recently, but they've been in the spirit of encouraging impartiality when voting. However, sometimes we just have a ...
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Please increase the daily reputation cap on Meta StackOverflow

I know there was another question about removing the reputation limit (also tagged as declined)... It seemed like there was some backing of the idea of actually increasing it here on the meta site. ...
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Search in favorited questions?

I wonder if it is possible to search in just my favorited questions? If not, can it be considered as a feature request?
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Would it be possible to have a “community accepted” feature?

Recently, I have answered a few questions that were upvoted by factors more than the accepted answer, but not accepted. This one, at the time of my writing, has an accepted answer that the asker said ...
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Making the Flair API more usable for further processing

I want to build a little php script to process my flair requested as json, to get a nice image to use on boards and such. For the sake of the server, I want to cache it. The best way of doing this ...
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Allow downvoting comments

Answers and questions allow both upvoting and downvoting - comments, however, only allow upvoting. I think it would be useful to allow downvoting of comments for two reasons: First, if you ...
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Stop Edit/Rollback Wars: Limit Number Of Edits/Rollbacks Per User Per Post Per Day

I came up with an idea for how to begin putting an end to the edit/rollback wars and then the ensuing comments battle... What if you are only allowed to edit a post (not the author) once a day. What ...