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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Why is it so hard to edit my profile?

I just spent the last 10 minutes trying to figure out how to edit my profile. I'm using the phone/mobile version of the site, and its possible the problem is limited to that. From any individual SE ...
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The “working on it” proposal [duplicate]

It bothers me a lot when I'm spending some time and effort trying to answer a question only to learn it got closed for any reason. It's just a lot of time wasted. So I have come up with a solution for ...
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Is the algorithm which reviews questions when one clicks “review your question” customizable on a per-site basis?

Since at least a few years ago (I cannot locate the announcement of this feature's introduction) most SE sites require at least two clicks to post a question -- first, one clicks the "Review your ...
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A new site for asking questions about tools? [duplicate]

An unpopular question on some sites is a "What Should I Use?" or "What Tool Works Best For X, Y, or Z?" Unless there's a Stack out there I don't know about that does this, I think ...
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How long should SE store IP addresses of users?

Right now as far as I know, SE stores the IP addresses used to access any SE site forever. Every moderator or employee with moderator powers can see a list of every IP address a user ever accessed the ...
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Optional interactive training for Stack Exchange features and privileges

One of the best ways to learn is by doing. The introductory messages for the review queues are nice (especially now that I have dismissed them all for every site I participate on), but text isn't the ...
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Please revisit the downvote/upvote tooltips on meta sites

The tooltips on all sites, including Meta sites, currently read as follows: Question upvote: "This question shows research effort; it is useful and clear" Question downvote: "This ...
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Regular users should be able to vote to undelete moderator-deleted posts

When a moderator deletes a post, nobody except a diamond moderator can undelete that post. There is a pretty good reason for this behaviour, as before this was implemented it happened rather regularly ...
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Please stop mangling tag wiki excerpts

Currently, tag wiki excerpts are mangled when shown in the tags list. For example, from CodeGolf.SE meta: Not even the prefilled status tags are exempt (status-review): For reference, the excerpts ...
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Reminding new users of accept/upvote “duty”?

I often see new users posting questions and getting answers. But instead of getting an upvote or accept for the answer, they just add a comment that the answer helped them. I understand that you need ...
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Add data.SE style “magic links” to comments

Ask yourself how many times you typed the following in a comment: [meta](https://meta.stackexchange.com) Me, personally, I'm sick of it. Can we have some data.stackexchange.com-style "magic links" ...
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Add thanks as unnecessary chit chat to Expected Behavior page

I think a large part of each Stack Exchange site's community considers terms like "Thanks", "Thanks in advance", "Much appreciated", "Tks", "Thx", &...
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Improve the automated detection of targetted downvoting (failed to catch someone downvoting a user almost daily for a month) [duplicate]

I saw on https://politics.stackexchange.com/users/4235/count-iblis?tab=reputation (mirror): I'd suggest improving the automated detection of targetted downvoting so that it doesn't fail to catch ...
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Remove the reputation reduction (-2) for downvotes received

The proposal is change the reputation effect of downvotes received from the current -2 to 0. A downvote would reduce the score of a post, but generate no notification with "-2" in it. The "-2" ...
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Two factor authentication for Stack Exchange

Is there any possibility of setting up two factor authentication (2FA) for Stack Exchange OpenID authentication? I could just use my (already 2FA-enabled) Google account for Stack Exchange, but I ...
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Can we have meta tags for chatrooms?

We can add tags to our chatroom which is great. What isn't great is that we have no way to indicate that we mean the tags from the meta site. I'm one of the room owners of the SO Close voters room and ...
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Why are there 2 different comment flag rate limitings?

When I flag a comment, I get two different limits: and The first one was triggered by me trying to flag two comments on the same post that were obsolete - it popped up when I clicked the flag button ...
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If a user is banned from posting answers, state so before they start writing the answer

Answer-banned users aren't informed they can't post an answer before they try to post an answer (which typically happens after they write an answer). They're only notified when they've finished their ...
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SE on the environment [duplicate]

Where can I ask a question about environmental issues? It seems there's no such place on SE. Since environmentalism is gaining traction around the globe, I believe we need to create a SE space to ...
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Is there a quick way to export a chat?

I've been participating in a Stack Exchange chat that has some great information, including some incremental code development showing the actual code as we work on it. I went to try to save the chat ...
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Can the Stack Exchange websites work with a small cookie notification? [duplicate]

The massive cookie acceptance notification is a major annoyance. Even more annoying, is that even if I've logged into Stack Overflow, when I visit another Stack Exchange website, I'm shown the ...
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Reviewing a suggested edit from a review queue jumps to the suggested edit queue

I was in the first posts review queue and chanced on a post with a suggested edit. (Note: I have enough reputation to review suggested edits.) I clicked on “edit (1)” and was taken into the suggested ...
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Can we have suggested edits reviews be a pop-up while reviewing another queue? [duplicate]

When reviewing the Late Answers queue (this might apply to other queues, I encountered it with this one) we might want to edit the answer. If we do, the edit window will be inside the scope of the ...
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Don't put a check mark near “ask a question or contribute an answer” on the list of privileges for suspended users

A suspended user sees the following on /help/privileges: I find the next to "create posts" misleading since suspended users cannot create posts.
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Intro page for new private beta sites contains incorrect sentence about going public

When signing into a new private beta site for the first time, there's a gatekeeper screen that looks like this: At the end of this message, there's a sentence that says: We expect this site to go ...
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No need to verify us as a human being, twice or more

Do we need it? It's an annoying verification if we must verify us as a human if it's asked more than once. Please make it only once after the verified process. Further, please delete the weird robotic-...
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Unable to run iOS app on iPadOS 14.5 [duplicate]

After upgrading my iPad to iPadOS 14.5, the Stack Exchange app became non runnable. I know that mobile apps are not maintained now, but could you please fix this major issue to make the app at least ...
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Add an “answer in comments” flag reason

Answers in comments are a thing comments aren't for. It's an issue enough for RPG.SE and for IPS.SE that we have meta topics saying not to do it, and on the site I moderate, "answer in comments" or ...
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Should we prevent “Improve this Question” from appearing when a user has 200 reputation on another site?

When a user gains 200 reputation on any site, the association bonus applies as soon as they join the site. However before they join, they are treated as a 1 rep user. This means that "Improve ...
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Should Stack Overflow Talent be listed among the rest of the sites?

Well the question's in the title, Stack Overflow Talent seems like an obvious candidate to include in the main list of sites on the stack - or perhaps as a side-bar advert. I don't know about the ...
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Temporarily block (disable) links in spam-flagged posts

Today there was a spam post (copy for <10k users) to Science Fiction & Fantasy whose purpose appeared to be to induce people to click a malicious link. At least one user did: First of all, ...
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Don't allow questions with close votes to be bountied

Since close votes expire during the bounty's duration, the current solution is to flag the post and get a mod involved. Why should mods need to be involved? We don't allow questions with bounties to ...
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Tweak reopen votes requirement

I was reading a post made a year ago concerning reopen votes being automated. The proposed solution looks unwieldy at best. But it did make me wonder if a simpler solution could be utilised for ...
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Allow me to Decline all cookies (one click OptOut button)

All SO sites currently use this for cookie request Allow me to decline all in one click. Add a Decline All cookies button.
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April 2021 CEO blog post contains inaccessible images

When scrolling through the April 2021 blog post by the CEO, "Accelerating Stack Overflow’s transformation", I happened to have images turned off. While reading, there was a graph included ...
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Can we please stop adding notifications you have to dismiss on every single site separately?

There's a new notification about review queues that was added a few days ago. I think it is a good idea in general to remind users that the review queues exist. Every notification is a slight ...
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Add the share button to (other) answers in review queues

When reviewing an answer in one of the Low Quality Posts, First Posts, or Late Answers queues, there is the option to watch the Other answers of the question. This gives a more "naked" view ...
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Filter HNQ by site [duplicate]

This feature has been requested before, but it was put on ice eight years ago and appears to have been kan-bandoned by SE. I want to filter certain sites (e.g., Politics) from my HNQ.
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Gold badge parity and balance - award criteria of the steward badge changes

As some have noticed, the steward gold badge is now awarded repeatedly for every 1000 additional reviews in each queue. Prologue The first mention of (possible) upcoming changes to the badges came ...
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Add a warning near the “ask a question or contribute an answer” on the list of privileges for suspended users indicating the privilege is suspended [duplicate]

A suspended user sees the following on /help/privileges: I find the next to "create posts" misleading since suspended users cannot create posts. I'd suggest to add some warning indicating ...
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Could the search link in the modal window be customizable?

As announced in March 2020, there is now a modal window which is displayed for the first-time askers. Some parts are customizable per-site: The "welcome modal" for new askers (seen with the ...
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Preventing Zalgo text from spanning outside the box

When an extraneous amount of Zalgo text is posted, it will span outside the box and prevent others from seeing the posts above/below it. Zalgo text should be contained inside the box so that it doesn'...
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Questions with new activity on deleted answers shouldn't be bumped to users with <10k rep

When checking the home page ('Active' tab), I keep seeing questions with new activities on deleted answers (new answer, edit, etc). The only problem is I don't have the privilege to view those ...
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Automatic following of answers to your question

There should be an option so when you are the OP of a question and it gets answered, the OP is notified of any comments to that answer without having to manually follow each answer. It would be ...
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Add user preference to not show “helpful” popovers on page load

In a previous question I asked for a way to disable all the popovers that appear on SE sites. The question was closed as a duplicate of a question that was more about the cookie consent dialog and the ...
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Clearly mention the 75 reputation requirement to start a bounty in the help center page on bounties

On all sites, including beta sites and Stack Overflow for Teams sites, all users need at least 75 reputation to gain the privilege to start bounties. However, this requirement is not clearly mentioned ...
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Standardise the order which Review Queues are in across the site [duplicate]

Can the order that the queues appear in on the review page and in the review drop down be made consistent? Right now the review queue page is ordered by size of queue, while the drop down has a static ...
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Could we get a tighter layout for questions and answers when moderator tools are visible?

Currently, when moderator tools are visible it pushes down the comments section: That's a lot of unused white space--kind of unsightly and it makes you scroll further for comments. Could we get a ...
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Reviewing the Stack Exchange Policy on Low-quality Contribution [closed]

Need A Discussion discussion To clarify the subject, let me start this post with a real example. I, as a novice user, posted several posts which were deleted naturally or unnaturally. Since some ...
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When a suspended user tries to ask a question, the screen looks the exact same as an automatic question ban

When an account has been manually suspended by a moderator and the user is trying to post a question via /questions/ask, it says: You have reached your question limit. Sorry, we are no longer ...

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