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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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Change site links from questions of account to user profile link

After learning the main profile links in the official Stack Exchange site, I want to make a small change to links and names of sites to link to the user profile's link from that specific site. An ...
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Filter timeline by only vote summaries

When viewing a question's timeline there are two options for what to display: "Hide vote summaries" and "Show vote summaries". I would find it useful to be able to view only vote ...
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User activity hours

On the user activity page it would be nice to be able to see what hours of the day a person tends to be active. This would give one a good idea of whether the person is ignoring your answer (or ...
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Allow adding an URL to the image in the user's profile

I'd like to hotlink a different image in my profile, instead of having to upload it to gravatar. Could we have an option between gravatar (that would remain as default) and a link to an image? If you ...
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Respect aspect ratio of profile picture [duplicate]

It looks like profile pictures are just stretched to be squares. Look at this profile: https://stackoverflow.com/users/191226/bill-criswell A sweet and simple object-fit: cover or object-fit: scale-...
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Version tags reloaded

I'm getting sick of version numbers in tag names (aka version tags). Look, jsf-1.1 jsf-1.2 jsf-2 jsf-2.2 jsf-2.3 I just want them all to be just jsf. They are all about JSF. I browse and answer ...
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Automatically load external images in posts onto Imgur (like GitHub camo) [duplicate]

GitHub uses "camo" (anonymized image URLs) for all external images that appears on GitHub, like when rendered in a README file, in a document, or in issues/pull requests. Using a proxy for ...
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Include related topic link (learn more button) instead of go get it button in the badge tooltips, if necessary

In the privilege tooltips we see learn more button and button link give us details information on related topic/rules. link & picture below In the badge tooltips we see some badge tooltips has go ...
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If a Roomba-deleted question gets undeleted, please make it exempt from its next runs

If a question deleted by the Roomba gets undeleted, that means that a strong part of the community (at least two 10k+ users, possibly more, possibly also mods) think, yes it should exist. This is ...
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Allow an edit to notify downvoters: “I think I've fixed the issue now - please check”

To me, a downvote usually indicates a problem with an answer. When I downvote it's to mark the answer as having a problem, not the person. If the answer is fixed, I want to remove that downvote - but ...
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Data and statistics regarding the subject of duplicate questions?

Browsing the WordPress community, there seems to be many questions on the same exact problem, such as: using .htaccess to redirect to HTTPS... Obviously, we are not searching (enough) prior to asking. ...
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Need of search bar in Stack Exchange API Documentation Pages

The is a need of search bar in Stack Exchange API Documentation Pages. Eg. the place marked in the snapshot
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Please implement a way to see post timestamps on the mobile site

On the desktop site, when looking at posts that are recent enough, sometimes the site just says "1 hour ago." However, if I hover over it, it shows a nice little timestamp: I would love to be able ...
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Option To Delete Question Even If There Is One Answer

I find it very annoying that you are not able to remove a question you posted even if it has a single answer that is of low quality or has been down voted. There are many questions that have been ...
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Stack Overflow markup for HTML colors [duplicate]

Is there a predefined markup that would allow to specify color and display in a more friendly way, e.g., like on Slack that automatically formats #007481 as an additional colored rectangle as seen on ...
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How to escape single quotes in SEDE ##keyword## search?

The interactive SQL explorer interface for https://data.stackexchange.com/ has a convenient feature where you can request user input in a text field using syntax like ##variable##. But the ...
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Line-spacing for lengthy question titles in timeline is far too much

In the timeline of questions with lengthy titles such as this one or this one, there is an insane amount of space between one line and the next in the title: The line-height of 2.22 is simply too ...
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Is there a way to change the color of text in a question?

I just asked this question: SSRS 2008 partial string formatting. The first answer I got totally missed the point of the question (that answer is now deleted). I think my question would have been ...
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Can we have the error shown when close-voting a deleted question use the Stacks Notices component?

When you attempt to up/downvote a deleted post, it shows an error that uses the Stacks Notices component: But if you vote to close a deleted question, it shows an older message: Which... is kind of ...
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Users should not be able to unknowingly revoke their own comment rights

I've just found myself in the following situation: I had a little over 100 reputation on CrossValidated and found a question that I wanted to award a bounty to. And so I did, however, this brought me ...
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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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Inconsistent meta site URL format

I couldn't find anything on this - but I suppose people have brought it up in the past. It bugs me that there is inconsistencies when it comes to the URLs of different meta sites. Some, such as meta....
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Allow moving an existing Stack Exchange account to a new user account

This is a spin-off from Move an existing Stack Exchange account to a new user account?. This feature request is to allow a collection of tech and non-tech Stack Exchange accounts that exist inside one ...
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Please make post lockedness meta-data available in the SEDE

My subjective experience is that the count of the mod-locked questions is growing, and I feel this starts to cause more and more troubles with time. I think, adding some new columns to the SEDE ...
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How can we give some boost to some really good answers that arrive late?

It happens sometimes to receive or see a very good answer that arrives very late and that would deserve more upvotes. What can be done to give a boost to them? I would happily spend some of my ...
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“Group” feature to share knowledge between developers [duplicate]

In my company (as probably in many) we are struggling to share the knowledge. This goes from product-specific knowledge (which would not fit on Stack Overflow) to more broad knowledge like the one ...
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Add the ability to follow deleted posts

I'm reposting my feature-request from the Follow feature announcement as I was asked to by @YaakovEllis in a comment: Can you please add this as a feature request in a separate post. No longer ...
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Expanding the roomba to auto-delete self-accepted-answered questions with low views, low scores, and only 1 answer

For background info, read about the current roomba that runs automatically to delete questions. This is a feature-request to add one more rule set on when questions will be auto-deleted by the ...
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Error shown when voting on deleted comments does not use the new Stacks Notices component

When I attempt to vote on a deleted post, the error shown uses the Stacks Notices component: However, when I attempt to vote on a comment on a deleted post, an old-style error message is shown, ...
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Include a day/date feature in the filter option | GUI

There are a lot of topics and a lot of questions. Also, there is an approach to a vote up and vote down feature for research effort questions. Also have a filter option for tag and most voted ...
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Tooltips with different styles after a fix was done [duplicate]

This was found in Windows 10 with Chrome. After the resolution of this question, I noticed that we have the following tooltip style when hovering on "Following" When we hover in the others, ...
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Separate “duplicate” close vote and “unclear” vote counts entirely

I've just bumped into something that I feel shouldn't have happened. Execute 32bit ELF on a 64bit ubuntu machine, getting segmentation fault The question was IMO clear enough. The one request for ...
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Can something be done to not CAPTCHA every search from DuckDuckgo's bangs?

DuckDuckGo has a feature called bangs that lets you use sequences of characters staring with ! (in this case !so) to redirect your browser to that site's search page. For example, if you type in "...
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Please provide a way to download SEDE data via an API

I recently suggested on the Stack Apps site that a formal API be added to SEDE, and it was suggested I reference the feature request here, for visibility. My use case is a query that the API does not ...
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Feature Request: Prevent a user from deleting their own question after someone else has written a substantial answer to it

Suppose that user Mr. Curious posts a question on Stack Overflow. Maybe their question looks like this: How do we flatten a list of lists? (in python) For example, if our input is [[1, 2], [99, 55]], ...
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Decrease the required view count to prevent Roomba deletion when score = 0 on smaller sites

The required view count to avoid auto-deletion of a question when score = 0 is too high. As an example: http://superuser.com/q/1472443/116475 had 562 views within 1.1 year. This is way more views than ...
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Replace trilogy raw links with the current question title?

It often happens that people will refer to other questions by simply pasting the full link to this question, especially on Meta. Would it be a good idea to detect such links, and replace them ...
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Images section in editing help page contains only “http://” examples

In editing help page, in "Images" section there are few examples with the URL. All the URLs are with the http:// only. When tried those example in the editor we received the "All image ...
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As of 2021, is there a plan to implement the feature that allows moderators and highly reputable users to hide (and unhide) deleted answers? [duplicate]

Many questions have many deleted answers, which were presumably deleted because they were not "good enough" (for several reasons, such as spam). In most cases, these answers are only noisy. ...
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Warn about newlines in comments?

There are currently no plans to add support for newlines to comments (see How about newlines within comments?). However, new users often post unreadable code snippets as a comment. Comments like: ...
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Show you've already voted to delete a question in the 10K tools

In the 10K tools "Delete votes" page, posts (questions, for me) that you cannot vote to delete/undelete because not enough time has passed, or because it is an answer, are grayed out but ...
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Dark Mode for Stack Exchange sites

Each Stack Exchange site should provide users the option of using a dark mode design/theme. Why is this feature missing? The major IDEs are already a letdown regarding dark color schemes.
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Could Stack Exchange network be added to Brave network for BAT contributions?

I didn't know where to ask this, but I use Stack Overflow a lot with Brave and would like to contribute/donate BAT. However, Stack Overflow (and any Stack Exchange site) isn't a verified Brave creator....
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Add <mark> support, or other text highlighting method

Please add support for text highlight, e.g. with the <mark> HTML5 tag. Often it is desirable to preserve original formatting in quote citations (that already uses bold, italic and underlining), ...
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widely applicable question badge & tab

Edit There are millions of questions on Stack Overflow. I think a widely applicable to a large audience or reproducible question should organize some way, and that why I request this feature (for ...
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Convert non-answers into new questions?

We see a lot of occasions where a new user posts an answer when in fact they should be asking a question; for example here or here. Given that: we want to make life as comfortable as possible for ...
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Add an option to sort the Recently Deleted Questions by deletion date

Feature request: Add an option to sort the Recently Deleted Questions by deletion date. That'd be useful when the page contains several questions, e.g. Example of Recently Deleted Questions page: ...
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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&#173;&#8203;&...
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Link restrictions for new users — can we exclude 'localhost'?

In a recent question I was answering, I had used localhost and your.domain.tld as examples for a user with regards to RWW and OWA. However, I had to obfuscate the URL (think I put brackets around the ...
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Please change the color of the hats/usernames on the Winter Bash 2020 /stats page

On the Winter Bash stats page, the color of the hat names and the users they were awarded to is not really a great color: It requires a bit more effort to read than, for instance, the stats from WB ...

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