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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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Make titles clickable for reputation/badges blocks in profile page

On the profile's activity tab there are reputation and badges blocks: Could you please make these titles as clickable links to the corresponding tabs? Reputation Badges There is already link to the ...
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Can feature requests not be questions? [duplicate]

Even as a someone who is something of a UI/UXtist myself, I found it pretty awkward to navigate to the right place to submit feedback. I don't want a "Ask Question" button, I want a "...
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There isn't any notification when a followed post is locked

I was following a question that was subsequently locked with a historical lock. I haven't received a notification about that event. For someone that uses the "following" feature for ...
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How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Edit Rate Limit

Due to a recent change in how grace period edits work, users without the "remove new user restrictions" privilege can no longer take advantage of the grace period — all their edits now ...
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Show 40 last votes, rather than 30, on my Votes tab

On the currently-logged-in user's Votes page, a list of the the last 30 votes is displayed. I would like propose that the number of rows should be adjustable, preferrably by a URL query parameter (e.g....
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Please change the wording of the comment generated when mods move comment threads to chat

Currently, when a mod moves a comment thread to chat, the system enters a very curt and borderline rude message that seems to be chastising users for doing something wrong instead of attempting to ...
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Can there be a notification for bounties started on questions you've asked or answered?

Can there be a notification for those people that participated in the question in the past (either who asked or answered it) once a bounty is started on it?
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Please reinstate the words "off-topic" into the closing dialog

Recently, the button for "off-topic" in the closing dialog was changed to "A community-specific reason". To be clear, I agree with the gist of the change, since "off-topic&...
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Prevent users from supplying emails

Occasionally, I will come across a post (either a question or an answer) where, at the end of their code, something like this will be there: If you have any more questions, you can contact me at ...
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What can we do to stop spammers from exploiting the grace period?

Recently, spammers on WordPress Development discovered a "new" trick - the grace period. They post a spam post without the link and immediately edit it in. Yesterday, I happened to spot yet another ...
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Allow users to vote to close bountied questions

There was an an earlier meta-discussion about allowing moderators to skip the "bounty refund" step when closing a question that was declined, but I wanted to spin off waffles's comments into a ...
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Click outside the box to dismiss instead of having to click inside

Sometimes you can see a box appearing telling you you can't upvote if you don't have enough rep or telling you you can't accept your own answer yet and so on (I hope you get what I'm talking about). ...
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"Consider Leaving a Comment" message [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: “Please add a comment explaining..” still shows up when I add a comment and then downvote Just a minor nitpick on something I've noticed a few times: As many of you know, when you ...
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The [interesting-tags] tag should not be a default tag on Meta sites

The tag interesting-tags is one of the default tags which are automatically imported to a local meta when a new site is created. (And cannot be removed, even if they are not used in any questions.) ...
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Add downvote option to Low Quality Review Queue list of potential actions

VLQ flagged posts are now being shown in the Low Quality review, which allows: Looks Good Edit Delete Skip but no option to vote on the post. My suggestion is to add downvoting as options: Downvote ...
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Do not automatically redirect anonymous user from unanswered duplicate question to corresponding answered version

Duplicate questions that use different words to describe the same problem are important for people to find the content via search engines. But I doubt that search engines add redirecting pages to ...
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Why not have the editor with two horizontal panes instead of a vertical layout?

I was wondering why the preview is below the question's editor and not to its side? A long question may require scrolling up and down to check the layout. The window in which to type a question is ...
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The timeline view for a question should include links to the answers

I thought maybe I just wasn't finding it, but after inspection of the HTML of the timeline view, I can see that there aren't any links to actual answers from the timeline view. For example, see https:...
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"I have read your message" moderator message

This feature request is regarding this question on the response to moderator's message: Add a small message box for the user to either tick or type a quick message back to acknowledge the moderator's ...
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Tags in chat messages unsupported in parentless room

In Charcoal HQ I am unable to use [tag:random-string] in a chat message, while this works fine in other rooms. I was told informally that this is because the room doesn't have a parent site, and thus ...
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Help has non-HTTPS links in it

Pages within the help center have many non-HTTPS links on them. Many of the ones to questions seem to have been updated, but there are non-HTTPS links to the Stack Overflow blog on Don't Ask, links ...
21 votes
1 answer
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Just Search my own Questions [duplicate]

I often find myself needing the answer to a question was mentioned in the answers to one of my other questions. Just searching the main site gives too many false positives. Is there a way to just ...
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Would it be possible to add 301 redirects for Stack Exchange sites with unique domains? [duplicate]

I visit a lot of *.stackexchange.com sites, and usually I type the address manually. Every now and then, I'll type (for example) superuser.stackexchange.com, only to be met with the "Site not ...
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Add a selection of default tags to all metas

Suppose a new user has a question to ask on a new meta site about badges. The meta site is too new to have a badges tag and the user is too new to have enough rep to create tags. It would be useful ...
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Make notification and reputation counts bigger again

The top bar's recent problems were mostly fixed, however there's still one thing that bugs me: The number is smaller than before, and harder to read. Compare with how it used to be before the changes:...
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YouTube comments to Stack Exchange pipeline [closed]

It could be really useful to have a web browser extension so that users could automatically submit questions to Stack Exchange from the YouTube comments section. For instance, if I'm watching a video ...
44 votes
2 answers
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Ability for moderators to annotate posts as you can annotate users

Sometimes on Arqade, we use flags for moderator attention to communicate among moderators (about something specific to a question or answer). It'd be nice if this was explicitly supported by the ...
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"so long as they follow the Creative Commons attribution requirements" - but they don't

I reported two scrapers which were violating the license* recently, as I'd done some time last year as well. I got this email in return: Hello, All content on Stack Exchange is licensed under either ...
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Is there a way to make the text size of special formatting like subscripts and superscripts larger? [duplicate]

On Math Stack Exchange, people use a lot of sub/superscripts and it gets very difficult to read with how small the font sizes are. Even worse is when people make in-text vectors with subscripts (with ...
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Improve workflow for converting a deleted answer into a comment

I was trying to convert a deleted answer to a comment via the moderator menu for the post. That didn't work, I get a message answer deleted; can't be converted to comment Because a (non-deleted) ...
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Adding a 'Markdown link' to 'Share a link to this answer/question' dialog

I often prepare an answer in a local application editor that supports Markdown syntax. After posting the answer I then add a link to that answer using the 'Copy link' of the 'Share a link to this ...
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Push whois to all chat rooms, identifying room owners and local elected moderators

The Teacher's Lounge--the Network-wide chat room for elected moderators--used to have a whois bot. Its functionality was pretty simple: nitsua60> whois meta mods Feed> I am aware of 3 ...
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API to programmatically close questions as duplicate with duplicate list

If you follow and/or curate a tag long enough, you'll probably notice that there's some questions that just get asked over and over. Usually these are confusing aspects of some commonly used feature ...
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Add a date range filter to the mass URL replacement tool

Stack Exchange staff has a simple search-and-replace tool to rewrite (broken) links without bumping the post. Can it be extended with a date range filter, so that it can update posts which were ...
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Apply synonyms while typing tags

When I type in a tag that is a synonym source, a box with the synonym target pops up. This is good because when I am somewhat paying attention and know about synonyms, I see what kind of change will ...
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Distinguish between deleted and non-deleted posts in bookmarks and followed posts

Here is a screenshot of what I see of the first few bookmarks I have on Stack Overflow: Since I have more than 10k reputation on Stack Overflow, I have the ability to see deleted posts including ...
9 votes
2 answers
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Make it easier to refer to an answer with the poster's name

If, in a question, answer or comment, I want to refer to someone's answer, I usually also want to mention their username, e.g. @SomePerson's [answer](https://link.goes.here). That means I have to: ...
114 votes
28 answers
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Lower the amount of reputation needed to comment

This question is a great example of people coming from Google and using answers as comments. I understand the reputation threshold is there to prevent spam, but Answers are just as prone to spam as ...
2 votes
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Editing favorite tags from tabs bar : list is not saved [closed]

repro : * from any tab, go to favorite filter and click edit add a tag and click apply return to home page https://stackoverflow.com/questions/new?show=all&sort=newest&tagFilter=favorite ...
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1 answer
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Site analytics does not show DuckDuckGo as a referring site anymore, Help Center text should be changed

Got the site analytics privilege recently at SO, and the privilege page in the Help Center says: There are a few oddities in the data: • DuckDuckGo shows up as a referring site and not a search ...
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1 answer
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Replace vote locking with vote-reputation locking

Stack Exchange has vote locking: This feature should be removed. Instead, if an upvote is revoked enough time later, no reputation is changed (the poster keeps the reputation the upvote originally ...
7 votes
1 answer
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Revision history of the moderator-editable parts of /helpcenter

The moderator-editable part of the /faq used to have a 'history' link (visible only to moderators) that allowed moderators to see past revisions of that part. There doesn’t seem to be any such link ...
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Update the help center page on site analytics to reflect that traffic sources are not tracked for users with performance cookies disabled

Effective May 13, 2022 (or earlier), the Google Analytics cookie will be recategorized as a performance cookie and will no longer be saved for users who opt out of performance cookies (or all cookies),...
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Stop tracking users without their consent

Right now, if you visit an SE site the following things happen: two cookies _ga and _gid are saved, those contain unique IDs used for Google Analytics a request is made to www.google-analytics.com ...
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Support the <details> syntax for collapsible/expandable sections in Markdown posts [duplicate]

When posting, I would like a way to show a collapsible section that adds value, but it might be distracting to have in full while just reading though the post casually, or adding extra details that ...
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Please add the ability to fold blocks of code in questions and answers

It would be great to have the option to fold code snippets, entire questions and answer posts on a user basis and allow defining some generic foldable regions within the question/answer editor. Non ...
14 votes
1 answer
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Add a way to see how many days you hit the cap (and 200 rep)

We used to be able to go to the reputation page, and see the complete calculation of reputation, and at the end of that it would show us how many days we hit the rep cap and how many days we hit 200 ...
2 votes
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Messages bar at the top showing contradictory messages [closed]

I just signed up to the meta.stackoverflow.com and then I clicked the associate accounts link. When I had copied over the profile, I noticed that I had two messages in my top bar. One of them was ...
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Delete the "Close" feature (Especially for duplicates)

Today when I was asking a question on Stack Overflow, after I posted the question, I went to the restroom. After I came back, guess what? My post was closed, because it was a duplicate. At first, I ...
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1 answer
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It does not seem possible to sort all questions in a tag by votes [closed]

We can't sort by votes on the new tag: Even changing the URL manually: https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/new/privacy?show=all&sort=votes quietly converts the sort order to: https://meta....

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