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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 me edit my own self-deleted question

I asked a question, and then realised the premise of my question was wrong. I want to first delete it, then edit it, then undelete it. If I edit it while it is live, there is a risk of users wasting ...
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Align reputation to the right in community list

To be consistent with other blocks in profile page, the reputation part in community blocks should be moved to the right: Compare with badges block:
115 votes
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Lower the amount of reputation needed to comment

This question is a great example of people coming from Google and using answers as comments. I understand the reputation threshold is there to prevent spam, but Answers are just as prone to spam as ...
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Could we get a filter for non NeuroTypical Thinkers to filter out Directed comments

I know I am beating a dead horse, but that is because it is a topic that is so important to me personally but also the millions of us with autism that can nearly function in society. I am having ...
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Feature request: Vote to clear the score (reset upvotes + downvotes to 0)

I would like to propose a new mechanism to help demote and occasionally remove stale content from the site. There are two important cases where this is currently a problem: Poor questions by new ...
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Do we need N/A for daily summary in timeline?

In the post's timeline for the "daily summary" item, I always see the "N/A", e.g.: Is there really a reason to print it? Can we just omit this like for the "Suggested edits&...
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Add a custom message of a bounty as a comment part to the post timeline

A bounty can have a custom message specified on the bounty start And placed as a notice when the bounty is in the active phase: That message will not be visible anywhere after the end of a bounty ...
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Add bounty value as a comment in timeline [duplicate]

Currently, there is no information about bounties worth values in timeline, e.g.: It would be nice to add a value of bounty as comment part in timeline, i.e. bounty worth N reputation
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Has Stack Overflow thought about working with the Khan Academy?

I have recently become aware of Khan Academy and I am impressed by the educational videos and exercises they provide on numerous topics. But sometimes people just get stuck and need help grasping a ...
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Add the data-nosnippet attribute to answers with negative score (-3 or less)

This post on RPG.SE meta describes a heavily downvoted answer (current score -17) being shown as the featured snippet by Google when searching for the question title (or something resembling it): The ...
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Make all links in 'Stack Gives Back 2022!' HTTPS

Two links in Stack Gives Back 2022! are HTTP, while their HTTPS equivalents work fine: Doctors Without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières) UNICEF In the spirit of Network-wide HTTPS: It's time, ...
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For paginated results, add a way to type the page number to which to navigate

I'd like to request a feature addition where navigating to the page of the result I desire to view (in any SE website) is able to be done by simply entering the page number of the results page you ...
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Can we have a log out link on our meta profile?

There doesn't seem to be a log out link on our meta profiles, is this by design? (source: screencast.com) Related: Logout link now missing
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Globally Enable MathJax

MathJax seems to be enabled on some sites and not others. Whilst I appreciate that it's definitely more useful on some sites than others, there are times where one might want to use it basically ...
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Enter while typing in the mod flag reason should send the flag

We know comments use minimarkdown, which discards newlines. Thus, the Enter key submits the comment instead. Flag messages also discard newlines. The Enter key, however, inserts one instead of ...
97 votes
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Posts destroyed as spam should trigger a retroactive audit failure for previous "No Action Needed" votes

As a moderator on Stack Overflow, I regularly look through the review history of obvious spam that has lasted more than an hour or so on the site. I often find one or two reviewers who voted "No ...
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Improve visibility of "101010" button?

It's no secret that new users have trouble formatting their code as code, i.e. indenting it with four spaces. I think the terse help text off to the right could be improved a bit, but even if that ...
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Improve alignment when multiple duplicate suggestions are shown

When a question you asked is proposed (but not closed) as a duplicate, there's a box showing duplicate suggestions. A while ago, I noticed it looks a bit odd when multiple duplicates are shown: It ...
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Election schedule: don't end nominations on Mondays

The current method for scheduling moderator elections seems to be, with the usual UTC times, question collection begins: Monday, 20:00-ish (manual) nominations begin: the next Monday, 20:00 ...
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Disable "Are you sure you want to answer" box in certain situations [duplicate]

I am at 10k+ rep (on some sites) and I've been around here for about 10+ years. I've seen the below popup box "million of times". I think I am aware of the difference between SE and a ...
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How can I quickly/easily edit all posts with a given tag, to change some to use a different tag?

Example: On Emacs there's long been a tag, auto-complete-mode, which corresponds to a particular (now old) Emacs package autocomplete.el and its command/mode auto-complete-mode. For several years now, ...
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4 answers
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First answers review queue - Edit queue is full at the moment

I have recently reached the possibility of using the "review queues". Often and willingly I try to help the community of Stack Overflow as I can, focusing mainly on the "first questions&...
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Suggestion: Could the search box have the initial input focus when going to the home page?

As stated in the title, when going to the home page, could it be possible to have the input focus in the search box since this is the place most users go?
302 votes
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Add optional box for spam flags letting you say why you think it's spam

This came up recently, where a user had taken the time to look at the link on a post and realized that the post wasn't just off-topic, it was actually half-decently-disguised spam. So he flagged it as ...
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Automatically split tags that combine two concepts before they're created

This is just a random idea I'm not wedded to. I thought it might be something to chew on. I thought of this while reading this Meta Stack Overflow question. Tag synonyms go a long way to solving the ...
22 votes
1 answer
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Accessing the Hot Network Questions via the API

Currently, there is no public API to access the Hot Network Questions. Can this ability be added to the official API? Ideally, this method call should return an array of questions, though each ...
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Post disassociation requests should also apply to the author's messages in chat rooms generated from comments on the post

A while ago I made a question, and later decided to be disassociated from that question. However doing so does not completely disassociate your account from this question. If a comment thread gets ...
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Increase the visual difference between non-visited and visited links on stackexchange.com

On stackexchange.com (not meta.stackexchange.com or other subdomains), non-visited links have the color #366FB3, and visited links have the color #12457C. I find the difference very difficult to see- ...
12 votes
9 answers
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Can we get a more awesome captcha image for Area 51?

On Area 51 I finally hit a captcha and was instantly depressed. It's the same as the Stack Overflow captcha :( Can we please get something more specific and awesome for Area 51, hopefully falling in ...
294 votes
15 answers
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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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2 answers
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Bulk Fix possible for "Old New Thing" links? Important Win32 resource

I keep running into broken links to Raymond Chen's Old New Thing blog posts, which are a very valuable resource for winapi / win32 programmers. There are probably close to a thousand of them site-...
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Don't say "Comment if you're trying to respond to an answer." when there's no answer, after clicking on "answer your question"

Don't say "Comment if you're trying to respond to an answer." when there's no answer, after clicking on "answer your question": I think if we remove information that doesn't apply ...
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Improve SEO for the "funny" site name of SE websites

I'm sorry for the very cryptic title but I couldn't come up with a better wording. Many SE websites have two names: The first is basically a description of what the website is about, such as Food ...
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Filtering unread inbox notifications only displays items that are unread in the summary list and not all unread items

I currently have 2 inbox notifications marked as unread. One is a relatively recent notification (yesterday) and the other is a relatively low priority item that has been sitting around since 2022-12-...
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Add a way for users to "opt out" of the new contributor indicator on their own posts

(Note: This request isn't necessarily about me; I'm also asking for the benefit of users who might want to do so as well.) I understand that the new contributor indicator is shown on my posts on ...
3 votes
1 answer
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Does the "ask a question" page accurately reflect the community policy on proper questions?

I just listened to Ep4 of the stackexchange podcast. I think Joel made a crucial point. Having been around here a while I've come to take certain things for granted, like assuming that everybody knows ...
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Make the text field for mod flags resizable

The text field for mod flags (for both posts and comments) is too small for the amount of text that can be written in it and it would be useful to have it be resizable (at least the height). This is ...
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Can Stack Overflow give a chance to renew a downvoted question?

As everyone knows, many questions are being voted down because of unclear, too broad, opinion-based, off-topic reasons and so on. Then the voted down questions would be deleted or closed, which make ...
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Settings are inconsistent on whether descriptions end in periods or not

On the user settings page (your Meta SE one is here) the smaller-font descriptions sometimes end in periods and sometimes don't. This guidance says "Don’t use periods in interface copy unless it’...
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On sites allowing YouTube embeds, allow embedding YouTube Shorts as well as normal YouTube videos

YouTube launched their new Shorts videos in July 2021. However, while the Stack Exchange network does support embedded YouTube videos on various sites, it appears it does not support embedding "...
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Add search functionality to the comments tab in users' network profile pages

This has come up a few times in: How can I search for specific comments? Add Ability To Search Comments Only The solutions there were to search using Google. Like MMyers says in the top linked post,...
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Add magic link for image of code/data/errors

I just read about magic links for the first time from this Meta Stack Exchange post. The accepted answer had a good amount of useful magic links to help articles such as [mcve], [ask], and [answer], ...
10 votes
2 answers
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RSS feed of reputation changes? Comments?

I'd like some way to get notices of comments people make to my (questions, answers, comments), as well as changes to my reputation. Any chance that this could be added? I'm sure I could script ...
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1 answer
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Addition of profile tags for professionals [closed]

Wouldn't it be great if Stack Overflow would add personal profile tags which signify that a person is an advanced programmer or a consistent Stack Overflow user. These people would be the highest ...
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Prevent Markdown links from escaping the tilde character (~) on Stack Exchange

When Linking to a Text Fragment, :~:text= is used as part of the URL to identify text to highlight: https://meta.stackexchange.com/q/370143/#:~:text=to%20identify%20text%20to%20highlight%3A When ...
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How about supporting "Scroll To Text Fragment" URLs instead of escaping them? [duplicate]

Text location hashes are useful when pasting a URL to a page without anchors. Here are some live examples: https://docs.gtk.org/Pango/pango_markup.html#:~:text=insert_hyphens https://docs.gtk.org/...
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Solution for semi-anonymous posts / accounts

I'd like to discuss private / anonymous posts or accounts. I know, these posts are public, and linked to you in some way or another. Ok, "semi-anonymous", are you happy now? No, this simply ...
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Pressing enter submits form on login page

I have a very simple request that would add lots of value to the trilogy. When you are in the login screen, the enter key doesn't submit the form. So, usually, this is what happens to me: click ...
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Duplicates Mark II, Canonicals, more aggressive duplicate prevention

This question is another take on the duplicates problem. It steals is inspired by ideas from the various posts and feature-requests posted here on meta. Disclaimer: In this post, I am referring to ...
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How can one see one's past hats?

Can future winterbashYYYY.stackexchange.com site/s be modified so that users can see what hats they obtained in a year? (So for example in 2024, a user could see what hats they obtained in 2023.) Or ...