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Proposals for new features on the Stack Exchange network, or requests for a change to an existing feature.

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Can we have *.stackexchange.com aliases for sites that have their own domain names?

I have a Chrome search engine of the form https://%s.stackexchange.com/ that I use to quickly move between various SE sites (I find this more efficient than bumbling my way through the multicollider). ...
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Posts destroyed as spam should trigger a retroactive audit failure for previous "No Action Needed" votes

As a moderator on Stack Overflow, I regularly look through the review history of obvious spam that has lasted more than an hour or so on the site. I often find one or two reviewers who voted "No ...
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Update the "new contributor" indicator on meta to say "new contributor to meta"

Earlier today I saw the New Contributor indicator attached to a user who had 2,700 reputation and had been a member of the site for over 2 years. When I went to leave a comment, I saw a banner of “(...
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Can we please get the full count of new hats now?

If you have earned more than 99 hats since you last checked the hat inbox, the counter gets limited to 99: There should have been around 300 new hats there, by my count. The 2-digit restriction is ...
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Give users a way to see their "Positive Question Record" score

I recently got awarded some new badges for different SE sites, however I was a bit surprised at which sites gave me which badges. The badges are : Asked a well-received question on 5 separate days, ...
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Bump a deleted answer when it's undeleted, not when it's edited

When a deleted answer is edited, that bumps the thread to the front page and to the active questions list. When a deleted answer is undeleted, that does not bump the thread. That edits on a deleted ...
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Make it clear what exactly we flagged

In the flag summary page, we see now all kinds of flags we submitted including comment flags that until recently were not visible in the summary except for raw number on the side. That's all good. ...
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We should have a notification system for when users suggest tag synonyms

I have recently suggested tag-synonyms for a couple of tags. There has been no activity on them regarding up-voting or down-voting those suggestions, probably because no one knows I proposed them. So, ...
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The Twitter bot should not Tweet posts that have flags on them

While reviewing the flags on a Programmers post I found this: You can clearly see that the post was flagged 5 minutes before the post was Tweeted. While in this case the post remains open, it might ...
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A question having a single word in the body passed the quality filter (spoiler: the body contains HTML entities)

Despite that the question is off-topic in Web Applications, this question having a single visible word on the body was able to be posted by a new contributor Body markdown Title­​&...
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Display bounty expire time in the bounty tab

When I go to the question details page it shows the expire time form (picture one)... I am requesting it should also show in the bounty tab like (picture two). I think it will be helpful for question ...
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Add the ability to cite questions and answers on all Stack Exchange sites

The Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science Stack Exchange sites have a great feature that allows a user to quickly create a citation to answers and questions. This is accomplished by clicking ...
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Can we get a flair image with a transparent background?

Following up from Can we get flair as an image?, none of the available flair images are a good match for my blog’s theme. “Clean” comes closest, but the white background is wrong for me. Can we ...
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Send custom flag responses to messages inbox

Long story short: since custom flag responses are messages to users like any other (answer, comment, suggested edit, chat message etc.), users should be notified about them!! A problem I have with ...
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Deleted duplicates should show the duplicate target(s)

Some questions on Stack Exchange sites get deleted, but they are still linked from various other places on the internet. I will use this deleted question from Mathematics Stack Exchange as an example....
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When reviewing chat flags, please show two lines of context and underline the message timestamp

Not all communities and rooms are created equal. Some have higher standards than others. Thus, what can be considered offensive in one room may be very well acceptable in another. What makes them ...
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Electrical Engineering needs a Markdown solution for overline

The introduction of tables was a great addition to the Electrical Engineering substack, since I often want to quote tables from electronic component datasheets. An actual table is far more functional ...
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Give mods/communities better tools for large retagging jobs

Where I'm coming from I'm a moderator on an SE with 5000+ visitors per day, a lot of drive-by askers but few regular contributors (6 editors with 5+ edits this year), and a substantial tagging mess. ...
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Can we support oEmbed?

From the oEmbed site: oEmbed is a format for allowing an embedded representation of a URL on third party sites. The simple API allows a website to display embedded content (such as photos or ...
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Flag window redux: proposed syntax

There's been some consternation about the new flagging, but I wanted to focus on the syntax for a moment. I think the current shift doesn't really fix anything and it seems to fall into the same trap ...
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Editing bounty messages, is it finally time for a little "Love"? (anti-Doh! feature request)

I start a lot of bounties and when I add a bounty remark I often get it right the first time. Once when a mistake in my message was problematic a moderator was kind enough to take the time to help me ...
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Add accessible skip links

Skip links are a fairly common accessibility design pattern that help screen reader users navigate a page. Stack Exchange pages are large and complex enough that they should probably have skip links ...
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Show mods all network posts with pending migration votes to their site

Is it possible to add a tool that shows mods all posts on the network that have at least one vote to migrate to their site? For example, a page SO moderators can see that shows all posts on the ...
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Let's make it easier to get a room

Let's make it easier for people discussing a post in comments to retire to chat, without waiting for comments to pile up until the system prompts them or a moderator acts. There are two main use ...
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Add links to official status pages in the read-only mode status message

When the site is in read-only mode, I get a message like this: This site is currently in read-only mode. Would it be possible to update that message to provide links to these resources on SE's ...
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I should be able to review suggested edits to my own posts even if I've hit the review cap

I believe that I should be able to review suggested edits to my own posts even if my suggested edit limit is hit. Furthermore, I believe that reviewing suggested edits to my own post (when I have not ...
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Add quote markup to comments

Comments have a very restricted markup ability. Currently supported text markups available are Italic text Bold text code One of the very common things people do in comments that is not supported ...
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Allow us to vote to reopen from the Android app

Currently, the only way to vote to reopen in the Android app is to open the post in a browser, and then vote to reopen from there. Can we get reopen vote functionality within the app? Related: Allow ...
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Building guided tour on how to review?

When I had enough rep to review I had no idea how that works. I looked at it and said: Ok, I come back in a few months when I have a clue about it. I could of course have read a handful of meta posts ...
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Moderators should have easy access to a user's complete review history, including audits

We often get questions here on Meta or through other channels about why a particular user was banned from review by the system. Additionally, we frequently want to look into a user's review history ...
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Make chat onebox HTTPS links

When I paste a link like http://www.xkcd.com/975 on chat, it promptly oneboxes the comic. However if I post the HTTPS version of that https://www.xkcd.com/975 it doesn't. This is true for all other ...
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When implementing a major design / workflow change, offer an opt-in beta testing option before release

As we've seen recently with both the updated user profile and homepage designs, it's difficult sometimes to gauge the impact that this will have on users' experience just from screenshots or a video ...
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Indicate if a new contributor is new to Stack Exchange, or new to the current Stack

I just came across a question by a new contributor to a Stack (in this case, SF & Fantasy), as indicated by the new contributor indicator. Since it was an ID request, I launched into a comment ...
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When flagging a post or comment, provide a freeform text entry field for all reasons, not just "other"

I'm an elected diamond moderator on one site, and a user of several others. I think it would be extremely helpful for our flagging process if users had the option to enter freeform text explaining ...
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Mark all flags against a post as helpful, when the post author’s account is destroyed

A spammer made several posts on Computer Science. I went straight to destroy the account. The posts had both spam flags and custom flags. After destroying the account, at least the custom flags ...
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Tags cannot have accented characters?

On the newly created French Language & Usage (private beta started today), I tried to have a tag named évolution, but the accent on the é is lost. The SE engine really should allow accents on tags....
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A user should just be destroyed network-wide automatically if it has no upvoted content and is destroyed on two independent sites by mods already

We get the occasional network spammer who creates accounts on several sites to post their spam. At the moment when a moderator on site A spots this they have to do one of the following: Call the ...
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Add user card preview to profile editing page

We now have a nifty new feature expanding user cards to provide information about ourselves to other users. A minor problem is that it is comparatively awkward to see what your own user card looks ...
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Optimise Stack Exchange user flair for Retina displays

I really love the way user flair works, but unfortunately it doesn't look very sharp on a Retina display, especially when juxtaposed with browser-rendered text. If you made the generated image twice ...
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Don't say "Your question is ready to publish!" if "This post does not meet our quality standards"

Don't say "Your question is ready to publish!" if "This post does not meet our quality standards". Steps to reproduce this: Go to https://webapps.stackexchange.com/questions/ask (...
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Users with 100% flag decline rates will never know their flags are being declined if they flag infrequently

The flag warning is shown to a user based on flag statistics within a window of 7 days. This means that flag warnings, and by extension flag bans, are optimized for users who flag a lot. Besides the ...
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Add an "Answering Questions" Section to the Site Tours

Background to This Request This is a generalization of one of my MSO posts. I recently answered a question for a new user, who then replied to my answer with another "answer" instead of using the ...
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Search by keyword for answer / question I upvoted

I have upvoted many questions / answers, and my profile > votes > upvotes has 20 pages. I am looking for a question which I upvoted long ago because I need it again, and I only know it contains ...
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Improve the "recently deleted" tool

The "recently deleted" 10k tool is too limited: it only includes a fixed number of deleted posts (45 apparently?) it only displays posts in a certain time-span (haven't seen anything older than 1h) ...
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Deleting or destroying an account should raise a flag on any other accounts on the network

I have previously asked for a CM message to be raised when a user is destroyed for spamming Raise a Community Manager message when an account is destroyed for spamming but I have thought of a ...
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Can we add more information to "no longer needed" flags?

As a moderator on a couple comment-heavy sites, I see a lot of "no longer needed" comment flags. But that doesn't tell me why it's no longer needed, so to evaluate it I usually have to read through a ...
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Can we have a 'Last 24 Hours' tab in the moderator tools?

Since we hand the torch from time zone to time zone several times a day, a tab labeled 'Last 24 Hours' might be a good idea. Information on this tab might include: A summary of and links to moderator ...
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Can we get a flag history for chat's moderator attention flags?

I checked my chat profile to see whether I can find something similar to the main-site flag-history for chat-flags, but didn't find anything. I recently had the (dis)pleasure of regularly having to ...
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More info on "For more info visit Meta" required

The current wording for content dispute notices is: This post has been locked while disputes about its content are being resolved. For more info visit meta. To me, the emphasised part isn't ...
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Show larger images for high DPI displays

Some of the newer tablets and also Notebooks (notably the iPad, Macbook Pro and the Nexus 10 tablet) use displays with ultra-high resolutions at around 300 dpi. This makes text look very, very good, ...
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