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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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Under age users - could they just be suspended until of age?

We had a user who as far as we can tell on travel.se, was deleted on puzzling.se for being underage, and so all their accounts were removed. They were an incredibly useful user on Travel, and if they ...
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There seems to be no downvote rep cap

It appears to me that there is no downvote rep-cap. There are some users who during the recent events have lost a lot more than 200 rep in a single day. How's that possible that there is no such ...
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Show “Tap to show spoiler” message for spoilers in responsive design

Related question: Should mobile ask for taps on spoilers, not clicks?, but that is about the (deprecated) mobile web interface, not the new responsive design. This feature request is related but ...
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Quotes should look different from spoilers

Spoilers are usually not quotes. But currently spoilers (after clicking) look exactly like blockquotes. So the reader has to memorize which paragraphs he clicked (spoilers), and which were already ...
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Add a way to dismiss the “Internet Explorer is no longer supported” banner

When browsing the site using Internet Explorer, a new banner indicating that IE is no longer officially supported appears: Unfortunately, there is no way to dismiss this prompt. Can there please be a ...
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Option to hide the “Sorry, we no longer support Internet Explorer” banner? [duplicate]

Recently, official support for Internet Explorer ended. Ref this question (status-complete): Maybe it's time to formally drop support for IE 11 Due to dumb IT policies at work, out of my control,...
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Allow bounties to be increased during the bounty time period? [duplicate]

I will occasionally drop a 50 reputation bounty on questions I find interesting or relatively obscure, to try and entice some good answers. However, occasionally the 50 reputation isn't enough of an ...
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Support Emoji in Markdown

Stack Exchange uses Markdown, but unlike so many other sites (e.g. GitHub, Discourse, Slack) that use Markdown, we don't support Emoji. I'd like to be able to write :smile:, :thumbsup:, :heart: or ...
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Existing answers should be eligible for bounty auto-award, when the reason for bounty is to reward an existing answer

I am not asking... ... to remove the 24-hour waiting period for reward-type bounties. ... for the ability to pre-select the winning answer, either. My request is this: When a user sets a ...
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People who abuse the voting system because they're upset, revoke their arrows?

Can we revoke voting privileges from those go through profiles and up-vote or down-vote spam others? Sure, the system re-sets it, most of the time if it's big enough to catch it, but if we actually ...
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Filter achievements box

I want to filter achievements to get only negative reputation and earned privileges. Is there any stackapp for that?
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Accepted answers should not categorically block auto-deletion of closed questions

tl;dr Allow Roomba to auto-delete a closed question regardless of an accepted answer when the other criteria for auto-deletion are met Roomba should count an answer acceptance as a single upvote to ...
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Can the public track feature-requests via a view into the SO ticket tracker?

This other question seems mildly related, but not really. Where can the [M]?S[UOF] community see whether features we've requested or bugs we've reported are being actively tracked and/or are in ...
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We Really Love Hats!

Winter Bash is approaching and the general sentiment is meh. I tend to agree, nobody is in mood for festive activities... besides that after having a few bashes, it gets less interesting. On the ...
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Could login with GitHub be added? [duplicate]

This question seems to be asked already some years ago: Login with GitHub? Then it was said the option is not important, no OpenID in GitHub, etc. However now, with the end of OpenID support, it ...
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Position of tags when reading questions

It happens to me rather often that I look at a question such as "How to do whatever with Collections" and while that's what I'm looking for in Java, it's useless if the question refers to, for ...
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Can we have threaded comments?

The conversation often continues in the Comments and important information is held in the comments. I'd like to have threaded comments there.
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How about newlines within comments?

I am aware that comments have only a simple field, with no formatting possible and that is fine (if formatting is needed, your comment should actually be an answer!) But I find some comments hard to ...
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Change the “community wiki thingy” so that it won't deadname users

I recently realized that, even though I changed my username a while ago (more than six months), some of my old community wiki answers are still displaying the wrong username. This bug has already ...
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Authenticate to Stack Exchange using GitHub

I've seen sign in methods using GitHub as an authentication provider, for example c9.io: (AWS Cloud9) Is it possible to authenticate into Stack Exchange using this method? At the moment there's ...
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Number of days since joined shown for an account on the accounts list is 1 or 2 days less than the correct number

Note: Since I posted this question, I'm quite certain I figured out what is going on, and now have a feature request, with this described in the Update section further down. However, for anybody ...
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Put tags under the title [duplicate]

Current situation Tags should not into titles. In an opened question, tags are shown at the very bottom of the question. Problem If a question was opened via a websearch site (which does not show ...
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Show tags in “Similar questions”

Actual situation When searching on stackexchange you get a list of search results. Each topic also contains a list of its tags below it. When adding a new question, after typing the title, a field "...
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Can progress data for feature requests be made publicly available to the community? [duplicate]

I understand that requesting features towards Stack Exchange Inc. works like this: you write a question-request here on MSE the community votes, and adds more thoughts, concerns, enhancements, ... ...
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Add a link to the participation tab

There is a hidden tab on all sites, showing participation. It can be accessed by going to the SE site and adding this to the end: users?tab=Participation. This then sorts users into the amount they ...
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Encouraging people to explain downvotes

Note: If you're looking for a simple explanation as to why comments aren't required on downvotes, see Why isn't providing feedback mandatory on downvotes, and why are ideas suggesting such ...
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Expand tag filter with additional options

Sometimes I want to search questions which are marked let's say with c# tag and either .net or .net-core and are not marked with entity-framework. But, currently it is not possible. It would be great ...
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Increase the reputation gained from question upvotes on Meta Stack Exchange to 10

Yes, I'm aware of discussions, leaks, etc. that have gone on recently regarding potential plans from SE to implement this network-wide. However, for the sake of this post, let's ignore those, and ...
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Rules and the App

I have noticed that there is no quick and easy way to read the rules for a given site if you are primarily using the Android App. This has resulted in my occasionally posting questions to the Law ...
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Flag status for retracted flags

When we see flags summary page, retracted flags can be seen as self-removed status. Which I was seeing the first time, so I thought SO/SE had added something new. I hovered over it and it displays the ...
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Spellling and grammmar issues are overemphasize [duplicate]

tldr; Don't bump minor edits for old posts. While we can all agree that if you notice questoin in a post, it should be corrected to question, I think we can all also agree that correction shouldn't ...
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Provide a questions-only filter for the post feedback tool

The post feedback tool for 10k+ users is pretty interesting, but it's hard to find underrated gems and problematic questions using it because they're lost in a sea of answers with feedback. Would it ...
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Muting Blocking or Filtering [duplicate]

The truth on this site has less buoyancy than passionate ignorance. We need to be able to filter people. Without this feature, contributing puts you in a huge risk. Arguing back with intellectual ...
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We need “assume good intent” back in the Code of Conduct

AT some point - "assume good intent" was removed from the CoC. It's a key pillar of the social contract and how we choose to deal with each other. It belongs in the Code of Conduct. PLEASE add this ...
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Community should not autodownvote “low quality” autoflags cleared by edits

Consider: User posts an answer. Community autoflags it as "low quality (auto)." (This is frequently a false positive.) User edits answer after 5-minute grace period. (Or perhaps someone else edits ...
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Why there is no command to center images?

Why there is no formatting command to center images in Stack Exchange posts?
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Let me collapse the votes breakdown after expanding it

This is pretty trivial and only to satisfy my OCD, but why is it not possible to un-display the up/down vote breakdown on questions and answers here? I found the simplest workaround is to refresh the ...
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Remove or make “Highly active question” post notice less visible / annoying

Here's what I've seen today when checked out the question. I suggest to remove this post notice (and just show a message after someone who had not enough reputation tried to answer) or at least to ...
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Get/reply to new posts and topics from the last X hours by mail

For Discourse forums you can get new posts and topics by mail and also reply to them by mail. Is there a way to get all the latest topics and posts from a specific Stack Exchange site by mail ...
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Add a list of questions selected for HNQ to the 10k tools

Now that questions selected for Hot Network Questions have a record attached to them, those can be queried for in the Data Explorer. However, the Data Explorer is only updated once a week. It would ...
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More options than “delete” and “decline” when handling comment flags

I'm expanding this from a feature-request previously posted as an answer, as requested by dev Brian Nickel back in June. (Yeah, late to the party, I know. Maybe they've even stopped working on ...
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When migrating, moderators should be notified if a post with an identical title exists on the target site [duplicate]

Migrations are rejected if exact duplicates already exist on the target site. Shog9 says that moderators can override this. The implication is that they need to take some extra action to override it, ...
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Could we add a bad word filter for profiles, comments and questions?

I saw this on a word-search generator and thought it was a good idea. Moderators could add words to a list. When a word is detected that is on the list it will remove it. There can be a request tab ...
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Markdown for ticks and crosses

I really like the tick marks in some answers to this question. This would particularly useful on Software Recommendations, where users ask us to recommend software with a list of features. In reply, ...
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Clicking on code could hyperlink to the documentation for that code

It would be nice if when clicking on code it could hyperlink to the documentation for that code. I.e. when I'm viewing this question: Programmatically generate video or animated GIF in Python?, ...
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Flawed question-ban system

I recently got banned from SoftwareEngineering.StackExchange.com. The point of this post is not to get the ban lifted, or to argue with the negative scores of my posts. It is to discuss the ban system ...
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Warn users when they are about to hit the “guaranteed” flag ban

Background: Guaranteed flag-ban after a series of helpful flags I've hit the "guaranteed" ban above more times than I should, the last time being just a few days ago. Shog9 ♦ mentioned above, in the ...
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Allow editing the edit summary [duplicate]

I just made an edit and saved it without giving it an edit summary. The default summary was added 24 characters in body I made another edit to the same post within 5 minutes, this time changing ...
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Add a section about “recent” activity in the candidature score

Some time ago, in my favorite SE site, we had a moderator election. Everything was fine, except one of the users who presented themselves hadn't been active in over a year. Since this user was also ...
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Show users their candidate score before self-nominating to a moderator election?

A number of the candidates in the ongoing Travel.SE election indicated that a primary reason for self-nominating was to see their moderator candidate score. This forced a primary stage and perhaps ...