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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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Allow tag changes to notify when following a post

When a post is followed, and an edit only changes a tag, say status-review → status-declined, no notification is sent to the post follower. This may have to do with the threshold for edits ...
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Don't automatically post a "$year Community Moderator Election" meta post

Every election, the Community user posts an announcement post. Here they are on Stack Overflow, for instance. In 2020, they appear to have started becoming featured as well (which a Stack Overflow ...
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Please notify authors (and followers) of more edits [duplicate]

Currently, when an edit is made to a post, the author (and followers) of the post get notified only if it's considered "substantive", which is determined based on the criteria mentioned in ...
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Remove the Delete Question button in the post notice for post authors when their question is closed as a duplicate

As a foreword: I am not asking for the small "delete" button in the post's menu options to be invisible to the post author during duplicate closure, only the large, red "Delete question&...
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Don't put "Delete question" under the close banner [duplicate]

When a question has been marked a candidate duplicate and I accept it as a duplicate, the resulting banner includes an option to "Delete question". (Moreover, this is marked in red, further ...
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The main help page for badges should specify that a tag must be on 100+ questions to earn tag-specific badges for it

The description for the requirements to get a tag-specific badge listed on the /help/badges page says (for a bronze badge, for instance): You must have a total score of 100 in at least 20 non-...
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Sign in with GitHub only on Stack Overflow

I have noticed that you can add a GitHub login to your profile but there is only a "Sign in with GitHub" button on Stack Overflow and not on any other Stack Exchange sites so you can only use GitHub ...
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How can I reask another user's existing question? [duplicate]

When searching for an answer to a specific problem and finding a question that covers the exact question, I obviously don't want to ask it again (besides the fact that there'd always be someone who ...
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A few suggestions for the annoying "Welcome back!" banner

When I arrive to a Stack Exchange site, I'm often greeted with this condescending banner: Welcome back! If you found this question useful, don't forget to vote both the question and the answers up. ...
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Pay money to SO for quick support

Foreword: I've read the other questions about the Make Money Fast(TM) (like Offering actual money as a bounty?). The basic idea is to offer money to the site for quick support on a probably complex ...
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Don't lock or hide election comments after the nomination phase

I've noticed several Stack Exchange election nomination phases follow this pattern: On Unix and Linux, we had no activity for 5 days, and then two more nominations suddenly came in within a couple ...
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Use subresource integrity for JavaScript embedded from other domains

SE sites require a whole bunch of JavaScript files to work, with most of them served from a different domain than the main Stack Exchange or Stack Overflow domains. Some of these JavaScript files are ...
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Implement a "waiting period" between the close of nominations and the voting stage(s) of elections

During elections, the primary or election phase (depending on the number of candidates and open spots) begins immediately after the nominations phase closes. One consequence of this is that comments ...
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Visually Differentiate/Highlight comments and answers provided by me for quick reference

Whenever I find an interesting answer or comment in a long list of answers, I Upvote the answer/comment so that if I land on the same question again in the future, I will know that I have already been ...
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Closing a question that's being used as a known good audit should immediately remove it from the audit pool

We've identified a problem on SO with "known good" audits: Question is asked and quickly upvoted Question is selected as a "known good" audit candidate Question is closed (often ...
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Adding a comment should not make me fail the review audit

I just failed these review audits in First Post, I read the question and thought it seemed reasonable but the user was deleted so to be on the safe side I clicked add comment and I failed the audit. ...
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Capitalization of post action links is causing multiple rows of links

Just now, all the post action links at the bottom of a post suddenly are capitalized and slightly bigger. Which in general is nice, but sometimes they're now in double rows, and inconsistently too: ...
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Avoid possible CSRF attacks by saving sort selection only when actually clicking

TL;DR: by storing the sort selection (active, newest, votes) in the page itself when getting a querystring parameter, SE is exposing its users to a possible CSRF attack which can change that sort ...
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Allow linking to a specific answer sort order on a question without also changing how subsequently-viewed questions are sorted [duplicate]

On the Photo of the Week competition posts on Photography, in order to reduce the benefit of votes on earlier competition submissions posted as answers, links to the competition have the sort-by-...
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Can we add Markdown support for tables?

This is similar to: Is there Markdown to create tables? and Please add support for tables in answers and questions, but is slightly different. The other questions are asking more of a why question, ...
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Show a message when there are chat messages from ignored users over certain time period

I just noticed this weird behavior in chat: Before submitting a bug report about it, I checked the transcript and turns out there was a message from an ignored user in that gap, so this isn't really ...
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Help Center still says that Triage is "Stack Overflow only"; however, it's enabled on Physics since September

Triage was previously announced to be open to any site which wanted it. Now it seems Physics has an active Triage queue. However, the Help Center article listing all the review queues still claims ...
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Answer labels - my considerations [duplicate]

A recent post on SO Meta mentioned this: [...] we are in the early exploration phase of: [...] making it possible to label individual answers with technology versions — for example, [python-v2] vs. [...
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Can we have an option to disable the new badge & privilege section in the achievements dropdown? [closed]

At the bottom of the "Achievements" dropdown, there is a new section displaying the next privilege & badge, similar to the profile page ones: It's nice, but for experienced users I don'...
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Could the bountied question list contain all items when less than 5-8?

Note: This is a low priority feature-request, but I've made it, hoping it will require only a one line change in the server engine and would slightly improve the user experience. When navigating from ...
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"Featured on Meta" is confusing [duplicate]

Whenever a question on MSE is tagged as featured, ALL sites will show a "Featured on Meta" section on the right (desktop web). Meanwhile, among the question filter tabs one reads "featured". That ...
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Asking days badges

A couple of months ago, I suggested a set of badges for asking questions. The responses were... mixed. The top answer can be summarized: In practice, all this would do is encourage people to ask yet ...
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Allow high-rep users to almost immediately offer bounties, though at an extra cost

Sometimes programmers need answers fast. I believe that high-reputation users should have the possibility to get a question featured within a few hours instead of the current two days (thanks @agf). ...
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Too many featured questions?

When the bounty system was created it seemed reasonable to set the minimum bounty at 50 reputation. However there are now hundreds of questions under the featured tab. It seems the featured tab has ...
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There should be a way to feature a question only on MSE, without it appearing in the community bulletin network-wide

Meta Stack Exchange should have an option to feature a question which isn't visible to other SE communities. For example, consider this question: Do we want accepted answers unpinned on Meta Stack ...
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Add an "I don't understand" option for review audits

Background This is somewhat specific to Stack Overflow. My concern is the "I understand" button that appears when you fail a Review Audit. I had this experience twice recently (after never ...
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The Edit action should not kick a post out of the Close Votes queue

According to Emmett's answer, an Edit action on a post immediately dequeues it from the close votes queue. But why? That doesn't seem very productive. Just because someone edits a question doesn't ...
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Please require more reviewers on First Posts

On the one hand, I see very few posts in the review queue when I visit. On the other hand, I see a lot of pretty awful first posts sitting on the front page. This leads me to suspect that robo-...
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Move similar voting badges to the same groups

Context I'm talking about the Badges page for each site. There you can see six voting badges: Supporter Critic Suffrage Vox Populi Civic Duty Electorate Problem Every voting badge resides in a ...
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Increase review quota for very long queues

I understand perfectly well why the review quotas are implemented - this question is not about that. This quota works quite well, however I'm thinking that for very long queues this quota may be ...
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Feature accepted answers to bounties

It looks to me that once a bounty is awarded, the post no longer has the visibility of a featured question. This one time I rather promptly answered satisfactorily someone's featured question, and OP ...
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Queue for bounties

I often realize that I want to place a bounty on a question, but already have a bounty in place. So far three simultaneous bounties have been allowed, but I find I forget many times which questions I ...
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Most links to old, closed Stack Exchange sites don't redirect to their Area 51 proposals anymore

A while ago, old links to Stack Exchange beta sites that were closed would redirect back to their Area 51 proposal, which would serve to inform users that the site didn't have enough activity during ...
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Send an email to users if any changes are made in the privacy policy and/or terms of service in the future

My post is not related to sending emails to users about this. Although, it would be nice if an email can be sent about Updates to Privacy Policy (September 2021). Anyway, it's just false hopes. ...
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Add the [featured] tag to the "Updates to Privacy Policy (September 2021)" post

The featured tag was added to Updates to Privacy Policy (September 2021) on 24/09/2021 at 21:44:45Z. The tag was removed from the post on 07/10/2021 at 19:35:12Z. So the post had the tag for 12 days, ...
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Request: allow author to merge his own answers when questions are merged

Use case: Joe asked question Q1 Joe asked question Q2 Ben answered question Q2 (A1) Q2 is closed as dupe of Q1 Ben posted similar answer to Q1 (A2) Q1 was later merged to Q2 question ended up with 2 ...
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Why Isn't There a Way to Consolidate Answers?

There should be a way to consolidate answers into one or at least choose a set of answers as the accepted answer, as a question can sometimes have multiple answers. For instance, if a question is ...
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Allow answers to be merged [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why Isn’t There a Way to Consolidate Answers? Don't know if this has been asked already, but what about allowing to users to merge their answers. I often see the following: User ...
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Automatically retry loading external JavaScript from another domain [duplicate]

Every time I'm opening any Stack Exchange sites in a new web session (I'm doing it every day or sometimes multiple times per day), it shows me a banner " requires external JavaScript from another ...
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Is there or can there be a way to highlight text in an answer?

I have asked a question which has yielded a massive list-type answer. There are several points within this answer that I would like more information about, but placing them all into a comment (which ...
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Adding ?share=1 at the end of the Quora URLs to skip the login window

There are around 800 links (ca. 500 in posts, 250 in comments) on Stack Overflow pointing to Quora (using the September 2013 dump). Quora now forces visitors to register to the entirety of a page (e.g....
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Load jQuery from Stack's CDN if Google's CDN is blocked (or always)

Google's CDN is nice, but it's not 100% reliable for all users. It occasionally fails to load for me. Other users have had trouble with it due to sloppily-configured networks, and some may prefer to ...
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Show when I've voted [duplicate]

I often happen across posts that I've voted on. "Harrumph," I say to myself. "When?" I hover over the vote button, but alas it does not tell me anything. Currently the flyover for ...
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Improve Community bot replacement edit summary

In the context of the Community bot URL replacement run addressed in 'Links to HTML versions of RFC's need to move from "tools" to "datatracker"' it became clear that the ...
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Allow users to hide connections between accounts

This feature request is inspired by the question on Programmers.SE on whether it is appropriate to ask an interview candidate for their Stack Overflow user. Stack Overflow is a site aimed at ...

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