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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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The Stack Exchange app is not a Social app (and not entirely Education either)

Disclaimer: I know all development on Stack Exchange apps has been put on hold. However, these changes only require changing some settings in the Play Store Console and/or App Store Connect, not a new ...
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Compiling answers as HTML, PDF, whatever

I would like to collect all the answers of a specific user (e.g. John Rennie in physics, and also my own answers on philosophy). I don't care if the result is HTML or PDF. Is such result possible in ...
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Switch to the old image uploader if “Disable Responsiveness” button is enabled

As of yesterday, a new image uploader has been introduced. This new uploader, while fitting in with the principles of responsive design, is causing quite a few glitches in a lot of different platforms....
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Can we get the new imgur uploader for chat?

I actually like the new imgur uploader (besides the link issue) But the one in chat is very dated. It'd be nice if we could get the same one for chat. Mostly for the drag and drop feature, but also ...
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The list of questions you are sent to when you can't answer protected questions should not contain protected questions

If you try to answer a protected question without having the required reputation you get the following message: The link in the words "unanswered questions" takes you to the site's list of unanswered ...
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Add an “estimated response wait time” to the contact page

A lot of us have waited a very long time for the SE team to respond to a contact request via the contact form. Some of us just get impatient waiting, especially if we believe that the issue is (quote) ...
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Notify OP after a question receives a close vote

My suggestion is to notify the OP when someone votes to close his question informing him the reason behind the vote. The reason is: Most users don't leave a comment when voting to close, and most OP ...
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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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Why can't own answers be deleted in the Android app? [duplicate]

I seem to recall asking for this feature some years ago and being told it wasn't going to happen, but it seems silly to me that if I suddenly realize I posted a stupid answer that can't be redeemed, I ...
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Port the new comment flagging dialog design to other similar dialogs?

It looks beautiful and modern-fashioned. Can we have the same design in post flagging, post closing, review options, moderator options et cetera?
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Is it possible to search for words containing accented characters in chat?

If I remember correctly, on the main site the search is "accent-blind" in the sense that, for example, searching for José and Jose returns the same set of result. (Perhaps in different orders, exact ...
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Add a reminder to search near the list of “Questions that may already have your answer”

We can often see that basically the same question is asked again and again. (Especially on bigger sites and most often by new inexperienced users.) This naturally leads to closing as duplicates, ...
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Stack Exchange iOS app does not have Forgot Password

The Stack Exchange iOS app does not have the option for “Forgot Password” when trying to login. The Stack Overflow app does. It would be convenient if it was implemented.
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Let me See “Questions that Need an Answer” across sites I'm active on in one place

I'd like the ability to see "Questions that have no accepted answer" for all of my sites at once instead of having to manually go through them individually by site and look. Preferably with a toggle ...
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Anchor links for sharing specific answers [duplicate]

I want to be able to share answers using anchor links, such that when the link is visited, the page scrolls to the particular answer instead of showing the top of the page. A good example is seen ...
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Bring back site-specific fonts to the new design

For example, English Language & Usage's updated site theme is ready for testing! is perceived badly, where one of the reasons were the old design looking old-fashioned, including the Serif ...
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Show a 0 when reputation changes, not nothing

I noticed that my reputation on two sites changed, yet I saw so number on the trophy icon. After opening it, I saw that I had a +2 and a -2 in recent changes. This is somewhat confusing, as my ...
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Also show reputation and badges on review subpages

The answer to the question "Why are rep and badges now collapsed on Safari iPad?" explains that for narrower viewports, your reputation and badges are not shown in your topbar. As a sample, in my case,...
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Enhance the closed question notice

I'm new to Stack Exchange and I felt very annoyed when a question was put on hold and I think the reason is that the closed question notice could be more sympathetic. Here is the closed notice I ...
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Search function on site profile to find old questions or answer you wrote? [duplicate]

I have been decently active on Stack Overflow for some time now and I have started to notice that I am finding questions that I know I have already answered in the past. I am wanting to find some of ...
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The notification for the “view close votes” privilege should specify that it's only for your own questions

The privilege awarded for reaching 250 reputation is called "View Close Votes". As explained at length on the privileges page, this means that you can view and cast votes on your own questions. ...
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Allow moderators or other trusted users to pin accepted answer by asker

Currently, by design, if you accept your own answer it does not get pinned above the question. This practice is actually detrimental to lower throughout Stack Exchange network sites. As such, ...
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Make sizing adjustable

I really like how well the SE app works, but I would like to be able to change the size of text on the screen to be smaller. Especially when looking at question lists, the text is too large for me to ...
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Is it okay to delete all characters within a bad question that can't be deleted?

Right now I am in a fix. I asked one question, which was received very badly by the community. I quickly realized my mistake and tried to delete it, but unfortunately, I already had 3 answers by then ...
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View my thread visitation history [duplicate]

I often read through many threads and websites when trying to solve a problem, and only later realize that the first thing I read actually had the answer, or was key to eventually finding it (which is ...
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Add tooltip to post titles in reputation section of profile

I noticed that reputation section in profile doesn't have tooltips for post titles: This looks inconsistently with other sections, and I suggest to add tooltips here too. Furthermore, tooltip ...
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Make “Disable Responsiveness” persistent even when cookies are cleared / not allowed

Please add an option to make the "Disable Responsiveness" button persistent At the moment it seems to rely on cookies set in the browser. This means that the setting is lost if cookies are cleared or ...
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Can we have an option to disable or minimise the HNQ box? [duplicate]

HNQ regularly causes problems for smaller sites, and can potentially display NSFW topics on any site (as seen in today's challenge with IPS questions showing up on other sites) As there are questions ...
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The “award bounty” button is indistinguishable from the “bounty awarded” indicator in the mobile site [duplicate]

This post has examples from blender.SE but I think all sites use the same theme on mobile (through the browser, not the SE app). I've recently offered a bounty on a question. Then I visited the page ...
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Move the Submit button in the comment flag dialog to the right

Something bothers me about the new comment flag dialog: it's the only dialog with the submit button on the left. Can we please move it to the right: like the post flag dialog: and half a dozen other ...
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Re-mark declined flags as helpful if the question is later put on hold/closed for that reason

When I flagged this question on Android Enthusiasts for being off-topic (it's a development question), I got my flag declined without a stated reason: However (almost a month later!) the question has ...
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Remove Google+ recommendations and references

Now that Google is officially killing Google+, we should drop it from the list of sharing suggestions at the bottom of every unanswered question throughout the network (except meta sites). The ...
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List of my own questions

In the Stack Exchange iOS app, there doesn't seem to be any way to list your own questions. You can potentially see some in your activity list but they may show along side other questions that you ...
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Remove “Go get it” for Research Assistant

This request is a follow up to my question "Go get it" link is broken for Research Assistant and some other badges. I found out from Brain Nickel's answer that it is not a bug but intended ...
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Show a description of each site in the header, in smaller font

Every site in the Stack Exchange network has a brief description, as in the list here - https://stackexchange.com/sites, but when you actually visit one, there's no explanation of what the site is for,...
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Show Requests and Bugs links in left sidebar

It's not obvious when you go to https://meta.stackexchange.com how to add a feature request or bug report - clicking on Ask Question is counter-intuitive - it takes some digging around on the site to ...
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Rephrase low-quality-posts comment about “reputation required to comment”

https://stackoverflow.com/review/low-quality-posts has an option to select a comment This is commentary on another post, not an answer. “This does not provide an answer to the question. Once ...
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Change MSE logo in bounty email notifications

In the past, bounty email notifications from MSE had the general Stack Exchange logo: This is fine. However, today I noticed a change which doesn't look good: The transparent logo doesn't ...
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Can I keep the old design? It looks better than the new one

The new responsive design with a left nav-bar has been rolled out on various sites, and users have complained about it being ugly and counterproductive. The first example I would like to present is ...
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Separate keys for the “About” string in Transifex

On SOen About on the tag page: and in the footer: are the same. But on SOru (and, probably, on other localized sites) about in footer is О компании (like about the company), and on tag's ...
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Add to help/privileges/comment link explaining why comments need higher reputation than answers

The question “Why do I need 50 reputation to comment?”  was raised many times (see duplicates of Why do I need 50 reputation to comment? What can I do instead? ). It will be useful on Comment ...
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Add top link on the bottom only on Mobile

I request a top ( ^ ) link to be available on the bottom (near paging links) only on Mobile site. It will be used when scroll down until last question in page. It'll be useful mainly when loading ...
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Add a magic “question sandbox” tag for question sandboxes on per-site metas

The trend of having a question "sandbox" on a per-site meta so that users new to the site (or not) can post a draft of their intended question as an answer, and have it reviewed by site regulars ...
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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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Show information about daily reputation cap on the reputation tab

TL;DR: If the daily reputation cap is reached, on the reputation tab you can see upvotes that no longer increase reputation (or contribute less than the usual +5/+10). It might be useful to include ...
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Display a hint that search used a tag that doesn't exist

When doing a search and using a tag in the search, there's nothing in the UI that hints that the tag used does not exist. After doing the search, the suggestions don't mention checking the tag(s) used....
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Adjustable thresholds on what shows up in the “active” question filter

I would like to be able to, for example, prevent any edit with "minor spelling" in the description from bumping a very negatively scored question that was closed more than two years ago up my active ...
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Can we have a custom color of question background for watched tags?

Can we have a custom color of question background for watched tags so that it is easy to recognize question (by tag)? For example, I am watching two tags. The background of question containing first ...
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Why are comment response notifications limited to one user name? [duplicate]

There are times where multiple users commented to a question I posted. Most had very useful information or suggestions and I wish to thank them all at once or ask them all the same question that is ...
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Can the advice page be customizable on each site?

The advice page seems like it could be a pretty powerful tool. When it is enabled (available by request), it is shown to new users. It also forces them to check a checkbox before proceeding (which you ...