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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Allow sorting flags by handling time instead of flagging time on the flag history/summary page

Sometimes, it happens that my helpful flag counter ends up increasing, but when I check my recent flags, none of them have been dismissed yet. In this case, what has likely happened is that one of my ...
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New feature to encourage improvement and discourage hasty closing of almost-good questions from new contributors [duplicate]

A new contributor asks a question that, on face value, is poor. Maybe the wording is off topic, or is phrased to solicit opinion, or is a little cloudy or asks too many questions. If: the situation ...
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Saving posts while reviewing in review queues

It would be better if is there a saves icon in the post while reviewing in review queues. A few days ago there was a save icon. But it has been removed. I'm requesting to add this feature again since ...
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How to find the meta place of each site with a screen reader

I do know the basic question of where to find the Meta of each site has already been asked and answered, but I am still having difficulty finding it. I use a screen reader, and, until I read the ...
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My brain cannot ignore the ignored questions due to contrast change. Please change it back

A recent change made ignored posts way more visible than it used to be, up to the point that my brain just can't filter them out anymore. The reason I don't want to hide them is two-fold. Posts are ...
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Filter "Hot Network Questions" by excluding sites

I was going to make a filter for the "Hot Network Questions" by excluding some sites from it. I noticed this answer which talks about "negative filtering" but does not explain how ...
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Could the path /questions/tagged/TAGS be added networkwide, too?

On any site, we can use /questions/tagged/TAGS - this is the URL you'll get after clicking on a tag. For example, the questions tagged discussion on this site or on some per-site-meta. And a similar ...
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Clarify what "standard flags" means on "What is Flagging?"

One of the canned responses for a declined flag is: Using standard flags helps us prioritize problems and resolve them faster. Please familiarize yourself with the list of standard flags: see What is ...
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Activity submenu refusing to become muscle memory

There's this list of Activity submenu options in my profile ("Summary", "Answers", "Questions", ...): Which for some reason refuses to become muscle memory for me. Every ...
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Comments on deleted questions should appear in profile comment histories when viewed by 10k+ users

I have the 10k privilege of seeing deleted posts on Math.SE. If I have bookmarked a question, and it is later deleted, I can still see it in my bookmark list (although it is visibly marked as deleted),...
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Possible to have a means to access my saves externally? [duplicate]

Recent changes have converted the Bookmarks section to Saves and made what we have bookmarked private. This is definitely a positive change! However, doing so makes it even more difficult to ...
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Left sidebar: please add a button to hide it [duplicate]

Do not waste the space. This is especially bad on vertically rotated displays.
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Job posting on other Stack Exchange sites

Is there any way of putting job posts on video.stackexchange.com? My workplace has a couple of video related jobs going, but I don't want to put them in the wrong place. I couldn't see anything in ...
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Include a "reject all" button in the cookies banner

Proposal The cookie banner should have a "Refuse All" or, to be more accurate, "Accept Only Essential Cookies" or "Refuse Non-Essential Cookies" or "[insert a label ...
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"There are too many pending edits on Stack Overflow" Is there an auto-deletion?

Is there any sort of auto-deletion of suggested edits after a certain amount of time? It gets pretty annoying to have to wait for moderators to go around reviewing until you can finally suggest edits ...
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Make deleted posts available via link

I have asked some questions that I want to delete but link to from another place. However, as apparent from what I've found, other people can't view deleted posts even by link. Please make them ...
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Could the citation helper include DOI-links as https rather than http?

The citation helper usually includes some link in the citation. Specifically, it includes a link to zbMATH. And a link to a paper - quite often as DOI. However, the DOI-links are in the "old"...
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Remove "Your Own" wording from a new site proposed in Area 51

At the end of Stack Exchange sites page it is mentioned: I know there are many ways of interpreting "own" as like mentioned by Shadow The Kid Wizard over here: Single user can propose a ...
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Make the abuse flag descriptions include system abuse (ex. gibberish), and link to the abuse flag FAQ post

Proposal: Make the abuse flag descriptions include system abuse (ex. gibberish), and link to the spam/abuse flag FAQ post. This would be for both the post flags (rude/abusive), and comment flags (...
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Suggest tags from the top search bar when text search start with the character "[" [duplicate]

It would be comfortable or convenient when text search in the top search bar start with the character "[", the tags containing the text after "[" character are suggested. It is ...
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There shouldn't be a > in the mobile site's privilege tracker [closed]

On the mobile site, the privilege tracker has a ">" symbol in front of the number of reputation points necessary: This is inaccurate. As soon as this user has exactly 10 reputation, they will have ...
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Measure against frustration when question has been closed or deleted [duplicate]

It happened many times that I wanted to answer a question on SO. I did some research, edited a text, corrected typing errors using Microsoft Word (my English is not particularly good) and created and ...
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Markdown footnotes?

Would you like them? You could have Markdown to have a popup appear to insert the footnote's text [*]. EDIT: you can use a symbol and then <sub></sub>, but that won't give you a link ...
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Allow moderators to refresh a user's network profile

Currently, moderators have the ability to reset a user's username and/or profile text, and propagate that to the rest of the network, resetting it everywhere. However, often, the user's stackexchange....
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Keeping dead beta sites as "archive sites"

This is not a duplicate of Keeping closed sites in suspended animation: a modest proposal because the main point of that is to allow for a process in Area 51 to "reopen" a closed site, while this one ...
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Age close votes after 14 days, regardless of views, allowing recasting

I've been putting this off for a long time... Close vote aging - the deactivation of votes that haven't resulted in a question being closed - is a critical part of the vote-to-close system, but has ...
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Links to questions on metas of closed sites should redirect to the Area 51 proposal (for the main site)

If you click on a link to a question that was on a site that is now closed, you get redirected to the Area 51 proposal page for that site - for example, Why is the timeline of Catch-22 all messed up?, ...
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For edit-suggestors with a streak of N approvals, only require one approval for their next suggested edit

Proposal: If a <2k user's past N suggested edits are all approved ("good edit streak"), make their following suggested edits only require one approval. For rejections, I can't think of a ...
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Allow filtering of flags by sub-type in addition to their status

The table on Your flagging history at the moment can be filtered down on the flag-type (post, comment, spam, rude/abusive flags) and within each type on its status (waiting for review, helpful, ...
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Outdated downvotes problem [duplicate]

In my opinion, the current downvote system has two big problems. I need only approving this idea or reporting any problems in answers. If reporting, please explain, why this is a problem. The first ...
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1 answer
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Make VLQ and NAA flags equivalent to a negative review in the LQ queue (if the flagger can access that queue)

Reason It is my understanding that casting a very low quality or not an answer flag on an answer that already has received such flag only affects the flag statistics and the number of positive ...
107 votes
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We need a dedicated plagiarism flag

On Stack Overflow, we've suspected the plagiarism rabbit hole was deep... but we've had some users who are plumbing the depths of that pit and finding out that it's far deeper than anyone realized. Up ...
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What about sensitive details being retained in the chat and related things?

There was a question implying some sensitive information. And the user asking the question used their real name. Plenty of the comments were moved to the chat. The user was suggested to not use their ...
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Can I have an animated profile picture? [duplicate]

It seems to be forbidden (based on a meta question) but I don't see that in the Help. If it is, why? Can this feature be added?
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Impact Score in relation to Question

I have observed in many instances that answers that were provided for the question do not accomplish but have an impact on the overall resolution. For such I propose we measure the impact of the ...
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Don't age away spam/rude/abusive flags

Currently, spam flags and rude/abusive flags age away in 2 days if not acted upon. This doesn't really happen on active sites, but it does happen elsewhere. (For example, I have four aged-away spam ...
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Add a link to mod messages

Currently, AFAIK there's no way to access moderator messages, unless digging through one's SE notifications/inbox or emails. Not convenient for old mod messages. Feature request: Add a link to mod ...
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Justification for downvoting and close voting [duplicate]

This perspective though comes from spending time on Physics SE, and I believe it concerns all Stack Exchange sites this network offers. Many times on my own posts, be it a question or an answer, or ...
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Add "hasImage:1" or "img:1" advanced search operators

There are some great posts on SO and other SE sites with explanatory images that give a better understanding of the problem or its solution. Recently I was searching for a particular post I had come ...
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1 answer
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Make active bookmarks visible again in the profile

I don't do much curation these days, and I didn't have much use of bookmarks, but there was one specific area where these two intersected. I had a handful of high-profile Stack Overflow posts ...
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Stack Overflow forbids usage of the word `help` in question about CLI `--help` option

A question title I wanted to submit got rejected because it ended with help?: How do I get typer to accept the short `-h` as well as the long `--help` for help? I was told: Your question couldn't be ...
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Leave message to edit suggestor from edit approver about more improvements they could have made?

I think it would be a good idea to have an option for people reviewing suggested edits to leave a comment to the users who suggested the edits. This would be useful for helping the newer users to ...
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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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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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"Suggested edit queue is full" should link to information about reason

Here: Why is it called "Suggested edits queue is full." once I'm suspended somehow? I found a description of what the reason is for the popup tip "Suggested edit queue is full"....
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Can we have a "Reopen nominations" or "None of the above" option in moderator elections?

The Personal Finance and Money moderator election is having its nomination period extended because there are only as many candidates as vacancies and they want to ensure a contested election. While I ...
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Add a Mastodon link in addition to Twitter?

Twitter isn't going anywhere any time soon, but there has been quite an exodus and Mastodon is quickly growing as a popular alternative. This may be a bit early (Mastodon could still prove to be a ...
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Deleted downvotes should appear in Achievements dialog

"Good morning. Here is something awesome that you got last night!", said the Top Bar: "21? That must be two answer upvotes and, um, an answer that I downvoted that was deleted?", I thought. Ok, ...
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Increase daily voting limits depending on reputation

I'm facing an issue, quite often debated (like in Why are there voting limits? and like the 4 firs page I found about vote up limit) : I am feeling really restricted by vote up limit. Please, read ...
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Add parenthesis as an accepted Markdown ordered list delimiter

The Markdown editor knows that an empty line, followed by a number, followed by a period, followed by a space, is a list item. This works great It's almost magic The problem is that I almost always ...

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