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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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Please use "relativetime" class on timestamps in comments

Small bug/feature request: The "relativetime" class is not used in comment timestamps. While I was writing this Greasemonkey script, I noticed that the relative timestamps in the comments are not ...
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Add upvoted not-so-recent questions to the main page

This new feature would provide an intermediate zone where the questions would dwell, between the strictly more Recent questions and the Hot tab. At the Recent questions tab, after a little scrolling ...
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Allow migrating if you have enough rep on either the source or target sites

I have >3000 rep on SO, but <3000 on all the rest. That means I can mark questions on SO as "belong on SF/SU/Meta" but I can't marked questions on the other sites as "belongs on SO". The amount ...
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How about a Cookbook section of the meta site, or promote a "cookbook" tag?

Over time, users have figured out various tricks for getting the most out of stack overflow. Like writing screen scrapers, techniques and tools for using the rss feeds effectively, various browser ...
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Separate close to move from other close reasons and reduce reputation required

Many times I see people downvoting questions simply because they have no ability to close a question and the question really belongs on another one of the family of sites. For example, this question ...
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Alert when closing as a dupe favoring a younger question

One of my questions was marked as a duplicate today by somebody - rightfully so, too; it was. The only thing is I asked my question in mid-July, and the duplicate was asked today. Should there be ...
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Please ask for confirmation when voting on iPhone

It's too easy to mistakenly tap upvote and downvote buttons on the iPhone. I suggest asking for confirmation for any kind of voting action performed on the iPhone's Mobile Safari.
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Please display the number of views on the question page under the votes on the left side [closed]

Please display the number of views on the question page under the votes on the left side. It feels like it should be on the left under the number of votes and number of favorites.
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How about decreasing the allowed time between comments? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Can we get x comment votes per x minutes, rather than one vote per 5 seconds? To change the 30-second time limit in comments I often read through the answers to a question ...
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Nominal reputuation for community wiki up / down votes

Hopefully this isn't too controversial, but issue that might occur with community wiki posts is that newer users with a low reputation might not want to answer the questions since they don't get any ...
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"Stack-overview" a dashboard for cross site users [duplicate]

I have now signed up to the 4 sites and I am trying to swap between them easily. In my usual slackness and developer mindframe I was wonding if there were any plans to have an overview for a person ...
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A favorites star icon on the header

I frequently use favorites to mark questions that I need to keep a watch on, or look at later when I have time. The peeve is that they're inconvenient to access and I end up checking them infrequently....
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Questions/Comments since last visit

Either I don't know how to do it OR perhaps it should be a feature (feel free to change tags accordingly); how do I get a list of all questions since last visit? get a list of all questions (for a ...
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The feature to detect duplicate when asking a question is more efficient than the search

Hi, In fact, when i want to make a reserch, i pretend to ask a question. And see whats pop up. The result are often more accurate that the search. Indeed, it could be because the key word are more ...
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Consistent Handling of Illegal URLs

As expressed in relevant answers here on meta (questions 6808 and 11581) there are URLs which are illegal to use in questions and answers. The system should be enhanced to address those URLs in two ...
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Allow us to edit tags on migrated questions

The title should explain it. An example of why this should be allowed is evident in this question: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/1068984/how-do-you-manage-mssql-2000-2005-patches-closed ...
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recent activity should have a "past N days" option

this is sort of related to this other question... If I want to look at recent activity, it works great... except for when I look at it early in the morning, and it doesn't show posts within the last ...
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Encourage users to provide code when relevant [closed]

I think something should be added at the very least to the right side of the "Ask A Question" page of Stackoverflow encouraging users to provide code if at all relevant to their problem. It happens ...
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Badge suggestion: Persistent

G'day, I've just updated my SO question on annotated bibliographies after finding an excellent bibliography in a book I'm currently reading. I intend to do do the same in the future whenever I find ...
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Implement a single front-end for searching and asking questions on any SO site

Note This isn't about centralizing the sites exactly, as in Jeff's blog post. I'm only suggesting here that the 'ask a question' and 'search' use cases have some access to the other sites. The ...
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To have an explicit auto-selection for bounties

This post is based on this thread. I am not for nor against of auto-accepting bounties. Both sides have their advantages and weaknesses. I see that the main weakness in the bounty system is its ...
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Allow cross-posting between serverfault.com and superuser.com?

I think that over time a large number of questions will be duplicated over superuser.com and serverfault.com. To cite an example, I'm investigating protocols to mount remote filesystems on linux ...
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should bug and feature requests on Meta that are implemented/rejected be closed? (either automatically or manually)

I'm new to Meta, so I'm just asking. I see some feature request questions and also some bug report questions that have been worked to completion or rejected or whatever by the SO developers, but the ...
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JSON for Questions

Could we get JSON for Questions? 0. Question ID 44965 1. Question Title What is a monad? 2. Author ID 3394 3. Last Edited Author ID 1122 ...
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Clickable edit summary options

On the post editor screen, below the Edit summary: input box, change the current plaintext listing of options from Briefly describe your changes (corrected spelling, fixed grammar, improved ...
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Rep analysis using the community dump, missing information

The current Community-Dump is missing a the date field that shows when a question or answer was flipped to community wiki. Assuming this date field is added, it will not be enough to simulate a rep ...
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Feature request: put the time the page was rendered

Sometimes I log in SO/SU/SF, read just a few items/quetions and go to do some work (leaving the page open). Later on, I come back to read more items. Since the times are relative would be nice to have ...
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Aggregate Feeds for Answers & Comments

Is it possible to have feeds for answers in posts in aggregate form? Right now you can view answers by viewing the feed for the specific question, and comments only by viewing a users feed (If there ...
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Can we make Whats Your Favorite Programmer Cartoon permantly open and unable to close? [closed]

This is the most famous question on Stackoverflow and should have a protected status. Can we make this impossible to close?
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What changes to the SO engine are necessary for Meta?

It's been a little over a week since Meta first went live, and what a week it as been! When Jeff and I talked about creating a meta-discussion site based off of the SO engine, he asked if I could ...
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System Administrator Appreciation Day BONUS!

How about on Sysadmin Appreciation Day giving registered users a free 10 rep points or something like that on ServerFault? Might be a nice little community bonus...or a badge of some kind that shows ...
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There should be an Ask Question with delay feature

Its know that certain times of the day are better for asking questions than others. Sometimes someone has a very strange question, or has another good reason to game the time the question gets asked. ...
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Auto generated create table snippets for sample data in specific format

Edit: try again. In a SQL related question, when the OP gives a code table such as: Department | Category | 0001 | A | 0002 | D | 0003 | A | 0003 ...
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Change "prefs" to "preferences"

We use long words like "reputation", so is there a good reason to abbreviate "preferences" to "prefs"? EDIT: I'm not bothered by it, it just seems wrong.
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Allow questions to be pulled between sites, as well as being pushed

As it stands at present, when questions are asked on the "wrong" site, it has to be pushed off to the correct site, this is asymmetric, as there is no way to pull questions from the "wrong" site to ...
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Eliminate sticky tabs

I've seen issue after issue here on Meta where the behavior of the sticky tabs is unintuitive and confusing, but the one I recently solved takes the cake. Steps to reproduce: Visit the featured tab ...
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Allow temporary pinning or hiding of answers in a given thread

I would like the ability to pin an interesting answer on screen when I go to look at more answers (or to hide the uninteresting answers). Granted, I could open multiple browser windows or tabs but ...
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Could we change things so that questions marked as community wiki will not show up in unanswered questions?

Could we change things so that questions marked as community wiki will not show up in unanswered questions? It's somewhat annoying on ServerFault that the top two questions under "unanswered" are both ...
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Notify Multiple Addresses of Answers

I've just posted a question on SuperUser on behalf of a colleague. I've put my email address in at the bottom to be notified of answers, but it would be even better if I could put multiple addresses ...
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On Autocomplete Ignored and Interesting Tags

Why is it that the autocomplete for interesting and ignored tags still include the tags that I already added? IMO, if that tags already exists in either of the tag clouds, if should no longer appear ...
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Human verification on failing to include necessary tag

On submitting a question here at Meta Stack Overflow, it is required to include a tag if it's a bug, feature-request or a discussion. Failing to do so results in an error and returns you to the form. ...
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Interwiki links for the stackoverflow engine?

Have you (Jeff, Joel and the other powers that be) thought about adding an interwiki link system to SO. What I mean is a shortcut notation to link to specific sited in the way you can configure ...
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I would like to be able to sort answers in different orders in wiki and non-wiki questions

In wiki questions, which are usually subjective, I want to see the most popular answer bubble to the top. But in questions that are not subjective or only have a few posts, I sort by oldest first (to ...
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What is the right way to make a feature request?

What exactly is the right way to propose a feature request and its implementation? Obviously, the main idea, overview, background, and the like should go in the question, but how about a proposed way ...
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Please increase the daily reputation cap on Meta StackOverflow

I know there was another question about removing the reputation limit (also tagged as declined)... It seemed like there was some backing of the idea of actually increasing it here on the meta site. ...
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Why not use SO for the SO Podcast

Why aren't you guys using SO as more of a medium to get content from your users? Just do a question every week (like on Sunday) as the Official Podcast question of the week. Mark it a CW and ask users ...
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How can you see all questions with 0 answers? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: is there a page that display questions with 0 answers? How can you see all questions with 0 answers on stackoverflow? I find trolling the "unanswered" sections, that most of ...
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format @user-id in comments

Two suggestions on comments/commenting on question and answers: imo, it would look nice if a user's ID that is prefixed with @ in a comment was formatted subtly different (color? bold?) from the ...
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Display tabs on user page without page reload

Currently, when I use the various tabs on my user screen (stats, recent, etc.) the entire page reloads and I lose my sort settings on them. I think it is possible to do an AJAX page update in place ...
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Fix the single-letter tag "bug"

As discussed here, there is unexpected behaviour when a single-letter tag is the first one in a list of tags in the filter-by-tag url. To get around this, one can use a space or %20 instead of + to ...