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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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Let's remove the “Get updates…” notification [duplicate]

Recently this notification has started showing up quite repeatedly on Stack Exchange sites: The problem is that it's not necessary, and even if it is, it should not be showing up repeatedly. In just ...
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Can has ULTRA-DARK mode 4 eva? [closed]

I love the new ultra-dark mood, and I understand that with minimal eye strain comes minimal readability. Can I keep it forever please?
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Include my close and reopen votes on the votes page (or the API /question object)

The following URL only includes upvotes or downvotes that I have cast (as far as I can tell): http://stackoverflow.com/posts/POST_ID/votes I'm requesting that this page also include the close and ...
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Why not replace Area 51 Good & Great Question badges with a Top 5 badge?

After posting this question: Is the Area 51 badge Great Question achieveable? now I'm wondering if the whole Good / Great Question badge idea is appropriate on Area 51. This is because the votes ...
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Unanswered questions do not show Active time

Normally a post shows the active time after first edit. One post of mine does not show that information, does that indicate the post is not a normal state? If yes, what it is?
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Showing Links to Answers

Is there a trick to showing links to answers? I notice that they all have a distinct id, so it’s 90% in place already. Sometimes it would be helpful link to an answer rather than a question. I have a ...
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Stop misusing the blog sidebar and restrict the announcements tag of the blog to posts which are actually announcements of network-wide significance

Catija has recently explained that which blog posts get displayed in the side bar for each site depends on a blog tag: It's tag-dependent. Blog posts tagged "bulletin" appear in the sidebar ...
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Given that Stack Exchange no longer adds its referral code to rewritten Amazon links, can we get rid of the link rewriter?

Update (April 2020): The link rewriting domain rads.stackoverflow.com is down, so all Amazon links in all posts network-wide are broken. Rather than try and fix the issues with it, the easiest ...
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Is there a way to search using more advanced notation?

First, I want to note that I've read the Search Help. What I am looking for is a way to group tags together into more advanced boolean statements. For example, I would like to run the following ...
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Have “Run Code Snippet” before the code

Suggestion to move the "Run Code Snippet" section of a JavaScript/HTML/CSS snippet before the code in Stack Overflow. The reason I think this will be preferable, is because if the result does not ...
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Separate keys for the “About” string in the Transifex

On SOen About on the tag page: and in the footer: are the same. But on SOru (and, probably, on other localized sites) about in the footer is О компании (like about the company), and on the ...
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Reconsider not inviting people into chat rooms when their messages are moved

In 2013, there was a feature request asking to disable the chat system's behavior to invite people into rooms when their messages are moved. That request was declined for the following reason: The "...
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Area51 Badge Request: Following Through

I think that we should have a badge for people who completed their commitments in Area51. Maybe a bronze badge for doing it once and then a silver badge or something for doing it, I don't know, how ...
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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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Can there be an option to keep your list of favourites private?

Browsing through meta I see several questions and comments where people ask for their list of favorites to be private {1} {2} {3} {4} {5} {6} {7}. There is a discussion (where I posted an answer) but ...
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How can we recommend new question close flags? For example: “can't answer because didn't provide code” on Stack Overflow [closed]

I've been contributing a bit lately to Stack Overflow and I have noticed an extremely common trend for new users to post questions explaining their problem, but not providing any code. Things like: ...
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Dismissing the little popup box advertising the new “follow” should be network-wide [duplicate]

Dismissing the little popup box advertising the new "follow" should be network-wide, rather than bothering me on Each And Every Site. :-) (And the same for other future new features...)
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Improve error message when submitting an edit while an image is uploading

When you click 'Save Edits' while an image upload is still processing, an error message is partially visible under the uploader: Body is missing. Is it possible to improve the visibility of the ...
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Mark questions to receive notifications and updates? [duplicate]

Right now there isn't a great way to monitor the questions that I am interested in following. What I seem to do now is go to my recent history for questions I have commented on, and then link to the ...
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Fix suggested applications list in the profile settings

https://meta.stackexchange.com/users/apps/current If you have no authorized applications, suggestions are shown on this page. Stack Alert is not accessible anymore. Same for Stack Remote. Could ...
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Option to subscribe to notifications on a specific posts comments [duplicate]

Since some useful answers to other's questions sometimes later turn out be be wrong or receive comments that can provide valuable additional information, it would be great to be able to subscribe to ...
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Is 10% the “best” percentage shown in “top tags”?

I've only ever seen top 10%, 20% and 30% as the percentages for the user's "best" tags listed at the top of a Careers profiles. Are better percentages possible? Is there any interest in adding top 5%...
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Subscribing to questions and comments that don't belong to you

There has been some discussion about getting notified on comments to questions or answers that don't belong to you, and the long-standing wish to be able to keep track of new answers or developments ...
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Make favorite tags to show on the left bar

It would be nice to have your favorite/watched tags to show up on the left column. This way I can quickly go to the tags of interest when I visit a site.
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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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Staff members who aren't moderators should have binding edit privileges here on MSE

Recently, many staff members who lack moderator diamonds have been posting here. Such staff members have a secret "staff" flag on them, which allows them access into the staff-only chat rooms on Meta ...
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Option to disable all April fools, Easter eggs, Winter hats and similar annoying stuff

I request a single checkbox and definite option in the user settings to disable all forms of April Fools, Easter eggs, Winter hats and similar annoying stuff that only distract a user. I have no ...
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Accessibility and Tables - Could we borrow the markdown used by Jira or similar?

In the excellent question Why are images of text, code and mathematical expressions discouraged? it was rightly highlighted in the answers that text, code and mathematical expressions in images cannot ...
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Is there a way to edit a question or answer without having it put on the active list? [duplicate]

At times, I make cosmetic edits to questions or answers. These changes are usually known to the poster, and done with their agreement or at their request. But such changes cause my name to be ...
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Share reputation accross StackExchage stack at least for initial contributing [duplicate]

I've just learnt that StackOverflow (SO) is a part of the suite StackExchange (SE), which is great. Why instances of SE, such as SO are not linked with SE instances in terms of reputation? I think ...
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Align websites layout on the profile preferences page

https://ru.stackoverflow.com/users/edit/current Probably, right now appears only on Stack Overflow на Русском, because of the localization. But would be nice to make this layout flexible in ...
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Improve the user review ban experience [duplicate]

EDIT: While there are similarities with New review navigation does not tell review-banned users what happened or why (and please note that there are no answers to that question btw), I'm suggesting a ...
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What about exploratory, generalizing, idea-generating questions? New rules for moderation, new question types? [duplicate]

While I have also benefited much from the Stack sites, also I have bad experience with Stack. For my day-to-day job and day-to-day studies I am asking focused questions and they are being received ...
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The close vote dialog should give an option to close without leaving a comment (like the review deletion dialog) [duplicate]

When deleting from the review queue, it's perfectly possible to do so without leaving a form comment: Add a comment for the author? Leaving a comment is optional, but can help the author learn ...
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Allow for non-Imgur hosted images in community ads [duplicate]

Once upon a time, Mi Yodeya had a community ad which looked like this: This was a really neat ad, and was heavily upvoted and put into the rotation year after year...until however long ago it's been ...
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Add string “Advanced help” into transifex

In the editor there is a string Advanced help: But there is no such string in the transifex. Previously used string was advanced help (key 7a3845cdfc05fdb11c21d4d2250fcad3). Could you add new ...
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Navigation page buttons are orange everywhere

On a similar note to this question: Page change buttons in user profile "All actions" and "Responses" tab appear in Stack Overflow orange rather than site theme color (which only ...
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Can StackExchange stop posting template comments with my name on it already? [duplicate]

I don't know when this was introduced but I'm surprised this change still hasn't been reverted. When voting to close, the site will post a comment that I never wrote for me, something along the lines ...
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Can the sites about religions have suitable background for block quotes?

The usual application of quoting on most of the sites is to quote someone's sayings. It can be conversation, articles, webpage, newspaper or books etc. Now if we talk about sites about religions, ...
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Can't start a numbered list on a number other than 1

Why can't I start a numbered list on an arbitrary number? Example: Some Point sub point sub point some explaination pertaining to point 1 above this should be a 2. not a 1. as I wrote 2. but it ...
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2020 Donation “Stack Gives Back” Opt out option

In future years, please provide an option to opt out of donations made on a moderators behalf. If you didn't fill out the form but were a moderator on the day the form was closed, a donation was ...
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'Thanks for submitting an edit' banner is missing a period

When you submit a suggested edit, the following notice is shown: Thanks for submitting an edit. It is only visible to you until it’s been approved by trusted community members (the word 'approved' ...
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Poor tag notice leads to captcha

I wrote a question, and there was a message specifically saying that nothing was wrong with the question, and then when I submitted it, I was told that I needed more rep to create a tag, so I changed ...
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Questions deleted by authors who happen to be moderators should show as “removed for reasons of moderation” if the author can't normally delete

When regular users delete their questions, users with less than 10,000 reputation that stumble across the link are shown the following message: Page not found This question was voluntarily ...
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Remove “All” tab from user profile's “Newest posts” widget

In each user profile page, there is a "Newest posts" section with grey/green rectangles marking each post as a Q(uestion) or A(nswer): I think this looks awkward, particularly when you consider ...
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Disabling the review queue icon badge

Can the review queue icon badge be disabled? It surely increases the engagement but it is very distracting during coding.
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Add pings to “moved to chat” comments

When comments are moved to chat, pings in the chat room do not notify anyone until the pinged person visits the new chat room. This often instantly kills the discussion entirely, simply because the ...
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Forcing a code block when there is a JSFiddle link in a post

Right now, when there's a link from JSFiddle.net in a post you are required to have a code-block, otherwise you'll get an error which won't let you submit your post/edit: Links to jsfiddle.net must ...
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Don't award popular question badge for bad questions

I had a bad (downvoted) question; now I got a Popular Question badge for it, which is kinda funny. Please consider not awarding a Popular Question badge for bad questions.
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Review queue flag description area is barely distinguishable from the question/answer area

The only thing distinguishing the review queue description area from the question text is a box around it. Glancing at it, my eyes are not immediately drawn to the important part, which is the close ...

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