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Proposals for new features on the Stack Exchange network, or requests for a change to an existing feature. On posts tagged feature-request, voting may indicate agreement or disagreement with the proposed change, in addition to the quality or usefulness of the post itself. Feature requests are not brought to the company's attention until and unless a [status-review] tag is added by a moderator or employee.

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Manually clear saved question drafts

I've seen lately that new question editing is stored somewhere for later use if we wander off the new question without posting it and then return back to the page. Which is a good functionality ...
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What was the answer for which I earned and then lost rep points from removed user? [duplicate]

From time to time I lose 10 rep points for a "User was removed" reason. I'm really curious to know in what way I helped that user, that is, what was his\her question, and what did I answer? ...
153 votes
8 answers
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Make voting activity on your posts available on site metas (what you would get from rep if metas had rep)

Child metas don't have rep, so there's no point in tracking a rep stat or reporting changes. But one of the things rep updates do on main sites is to alert me when there's activity on older posts. ...
-29 votes
1 answer
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Can users with sufficient reputation get free ChatGPT Plus accounts?

I'm just going to put this out there, with no real idea how it'll be received but... Question: Can users with sufficient reputation get free ChatGPT Plus accounts? In particular: Stack Exchange is ...
40 votes
1 answer
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Automatically resize images if their file size is too large

I posted this in 2018 here and it was marked as status-deferred. It's almost three years later and this is still an issue on Gardening and Landscaping and any site where photos are used to help ...
27 votes
4 answers
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Image size limit: Why it is set to 2 MiB?

From older Meta posts it seem to me that the file size limit was higher in the past, and linked to the limits allowed by imgur. However, now the limit is 2 MiB, and imgur allows much more than that (&...
29 votes
1 answer
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Add a confirmation dialog before suspending people on chat

At the moment, suspending folks in chat is pretty easy: You press a button, and they can't chat for an hour. The problem is, this button doesn't have any sort of confirmation. It just... goes ahead ...
37 votes
0 answers
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2FA for Stack Exchange universal login

I'm aware there's already a FR for this, but it applied to OpenID. With OpenID now being deprecated fully removed, that feature request can never be implemented. Therefore, this feature request for ...
0 votes
4 answers
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What about having a comment section on the user profile page?

Considering careers.stackoverflow.com, employers may be interested in seeing your questions, answers, as well as your comments. Some comments contain valuable information that can show your knowledge ...
46 votes
1 answer
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Add list of recent chat flags to /admin

Chat has a list of moderator links on /admin. Unfortunately, this page doesn't have a link to /admin/recent-flags, the list of recent chat flags. Every time I want to find this list, I always have to ...
88 votes
2 answers
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Can we move "Start a bounty" to a more intuitive location?

Can we please move the "Start a bounty" link to be in the same location as all of the other action buttons? It makes no sense to me for this to be buried after the comments - It's an action on the ...
-23 votes
0 answers
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Why don't you just based on the tags categorize a question onto the right substackoverflow site? [duplicate]

Same thing for duplicates and etc.. Why is it not existing or AUTOMATED. Do we have time to to research if the next possible duplicate is exactly the same question or not. I google it if i don't see a ...
101 votes
4 answers
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Trackbacks from SE to the arXiv.org?

Is it possible to implement trackbacks from SE sites to the arXiv.org? Example: Here is a list of trackbacks to the arXiv preprint arXiv:0905.2658 from various blogs. My feature-request is that if a ...
63 votes
3 answers
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Indicator on Meta next to the display name of former Staff and/or Mod users for actions performed with that status

When a staff member or a mod posts or performs an action on a site (like commenting, reviews, revisions) their status as Staff and/or Mod status is clearly identified using symbols or text set next to ...
33 votes
0 answers
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Don't automatically recommend an asking days badge in the user profile if user doesn't have a positive question record

The Curious, Inquisitive, and Socratic badge family (i.e., the "asking days badges") are awarded based on two criteria: Achieved a threshold number of qualifying days (days when one's both ...
59 votes
3 answers
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Inform new users about the option to edit their own post when adding a comment

When reviewing close votes, I regularly encounter questions with the following history: New users ask a question which is unclear because it is lacking relevant information. People add comments, ...
8 votes
1 answer
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Move the Tag Badges category to immediately after Answer Badges on the Badges page

Currently, the Badge Categories on the Help Center > Badges page are ordered in a non-alphabetic, semi-arbitrary manner, likely based on utility. Question Badges Answer Badges Participation Badges ...
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1 answer
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Allow higher-resolution GIF images

Current limitation: One cannot upload animated GIF images with over 50 million pixels. This makes it impossible to upload HD animated images that have more than a few frames. E.g., if a gif has a ...
13 votes
0 answers
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Can we change the way the badge progress for the asking days badges is displayed?

Currently, the badge progress for the Curious, Inquisitive and Socratic badges looks like this: When I don't have a positive question record, it only says "need a positive question record", ...
37 votes
3 answers
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Is it possible to know how many competing answers I upvoted?

I am trying to achieve the Sportsmanship badge. I wonder if it's possible to know how many times I upvoted competing answers until now?
2 votes
1 answer
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Mechanism to Determine Appropriate Stack Exchange Site

I see a lot of moderators migrating questions from one site to another pretty often, but tonight I had a question which doesn't neatly fit into any in the list. Is there a mechanism, or even a ...
-12 votes
2 answers
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Suggestion: display questions with a random delay to avoid duplicate answers

Quite often I see general or simple questions attracting many answers in a few minutes time. Often this is because many people see the question at the same time with no answers, and jump to the rescue....
2 votes
1 answer
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Remove `[Text]` from the no-alt-text warning message

Feature request: Remove [Text] from the no-alt-text warning message. Screenshot taken on https://ell.stackexchange.com/
9 votes
1 answer
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Improve upload error message for animated WebP images

Animated WebP images are not supported. The error message is misleading (test file): Not a valid file type: please upload a bmp, gif, jpeg, png, or webp file. Feature request: Improve upload error ...
-4 votes
1 answer
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Move suggested actions in the duplicate autocomment to the close banner

As so eloquently put by Shadow Wizard: There is already the "official" close banner appearing (for the OP only) on top of the question when there are pending close votes/flags - the ...
55 votes
3 answers
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Please catch no alt text in the automated question review process

When writing a question, you now have to submit the question to go through an automated review process before being allowed to post it. If the review was successful, it'll give you this message: Our ...
14 votes
2 answers
911 views

Preserve image transparency when resizing images

Whenever an image is resized on Stack Exchange using URL modifiers, any transparent elements or backgrounds will be lost in the conversion. Exactly how the missing transparency is handled can vary ...
42 votes
0 answers
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Please don't show the red dot indicator for review items I can't do

This is not a duplicate of Please don't red alert me for queues I've handled, because this reports different things from that question. That question is specifically about the case where the ...
114 votes
2 answers
2k views

Request for a possibility to adjust the spacing between lines

Update: The line-height in code blocks is almost back to what it was before (it was 1.3 but is now 1.30769231) and the spacing between lines in regular text is now at 1.5 (it was 1.3 before the change)...
3 votes
0 answers
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Could the named reference-link example be removed from the Markdown Help?

As documented in Stack Exchange's Markdown Help it's possible to create named "reference-style" links in Markdown: Here's a very readable link to [Yahoo!][yahoo]. [yahoo]: https://www....
35 votes
1 answer
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Don't extend suspensions from the parent site to chat

Suspensions are in most cases carried out per-site, users are not banned from the whole network in general. There are network-wide suspensions, but they are not used for misbehaviour of users. Users ...
9 votes
1 answer
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Don't raise a closed-without-comment flag for migrations

When we migrated this question on SR (timeline, mod-only) to another site, Community raised a "closed w/o comment (auto)" flag. This left a useless comment on the migration stub left on my ...
6 votes
0 answers
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Disable roomba on Meta.SE feature requests [duplicate]

Feature request: disable roomba on Meta.SE feature requests. Motivation: keep track of which feature requests were disapproved by the community. Example 1 (link to post), Example 2 (link to post), ...
6 votes
1 answer
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Additional organization fields [closed]

I propose adding Location, Description, and Website fields for the organization to each entry in the experience segment of a Careers profile. Sometimes the name of an organization is not enough to ...
-5 votes
1 answer
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Post duplicate autocomments as the Community user

We have stopped showing to users who voted to close a question*, and yet for duplicates, we still advertise it with a (now brand new and even longer!) autocomment. We should start attributing these ...
9 votes
0 answers
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Use a different template for duplicate automatic comments for reposted questions by the same user

It happens every now and then that a user reposts their question - maybe they don't know how to edit, maybe the question was closed and they wanted to dodge the review queue, or maybe they didn't get ...
859 votes
21 answers
18k views

Can we have the ability to retract a close vote before it closes?

Sometimes you vote to close something and the OP then changes it to fix the issue or issues. You can't take a close vote back though. It would be nice if you could. With the new Duplicate close ...
33 votes
4 answers
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Different colors for different rep types in the new reputation graph

The new reputation graph is nice and the gray line at 200rep is also useful. However it would be great when the different forms of reputation (votes, accepted answers, bounties, ...) would be colored ...
49 votes
1 answer
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New (December 2019) duplicate automatic comment makes literally zero sense when voting to close as a duplicate of an unanswered question

A few days ago, the automatic comment when voting to close a question as a duplicate was changed from: Possible duplicate of [x] to: Does this answer your question? [x] While some people may ...
-15 votes
0 answers
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What if resources from SE Q&A communities are not enough for reviews of postings for reopening? [duplicate]

If a posting is in review queue for reopening and resources of Q&A communities of SE are not sufficient for review within a day or possibly several days, is it of value making a comment or being ...
34 votes
1 answer
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Could we revisit WebP support with the new uploader?

There's a feature request from last year requesting WebP support. I'd say the arguments made there were persuasive, and I'd encourage people to take a look at that post. I'd say that with the new ...
3 votes
1 answer
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What is the logic for the 4 sites chosen to be shown in Email Settings list of affected sites? Can it be changed to something more logical?

In the new email settings, there are four sites shown for the list of sites that will be affected by the settings. The rest are hidden under the "+ more" link. When looking at the four visible ...
11 votes
0 answers
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The "What are Tag Wikis?" editing help uses "►", creating less-accessible "lists"

Related: "How to Format/Tag" uses "►", creating less-accessible "lists" After the previous feature request was posted and implemented, I realized that there was another ...
12 votes
1 answer
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The "Describe why you would make a good moderator" box uses "►", creating less-accessible "lists"

This is my third report of the same phenomenon (one, two) and it's the same deal. The sidebar list items look like they're a list to a visual user. However, a screen reader will be unable to interpret ...
-21 votes
3 answers
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Penalties for continuously closing questions for a bad reason?

It is extremely common in my experience to see a question that is closed for a reason that is clearly incorrect. It takes an eternity for the question to be unclosed through the appeal process. In the ...
130 votes
8 answers
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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 ...
1272 votes
13 answers
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Don't throw away all votes when a user is deleted

Currently, when a moderator deletes a user all of the user's votes are removed along with the user themselves. I was pretty surprised at this behaviour when I first heard about it, and I don't think ...
9 votes
2 answers
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An official way of closing announcements on Meta?

Currently, many announcements are closed using reasons such as off-topic (custom reason) The second draft of our Code of Conduct is available for feedback and review off-topic (can no longer be ...
122 votes
5 answers
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Ban ImageShack images because they are reusing old URLs for advertising

There's a very popular topic on Stack Overflow's Meta asking to Ban ImageShack Images. This was created because ImageShack deletes old images to free up server space, making images within older posts ...
132 votes
2 answers
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Julia syntax highlighting

Since the syntax highlighter is now highlight.js it would be great to finally get some syntax highlighting for Julia code on Stack Overflow and other sites that might need this tag. Julia is one of ...

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