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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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Add the fact that only registered users can delete their own questions to our help pages

This request comes from the post Why can't a user delete their own question that was just asked and has had no activity? The answer to that question was that the user who posted the question was ...
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Can we increase the number of allowed tags from 5 to at least 10? [duplicate]

Let us discuss this. I believe that we should. There are many instances where it might very useful. Ten is really not that much, so you can narrow down pretty well. Five is almsot thing. Say I have a ...
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Does an answer ban allow you to post an answer once every 6 months? Can we make this more clear?

The Help Center article on answer bans doesn't say anything like that. (This is where the ban message directs you to look.) The MSE FAQ says you can (but I doubt that anyone but "power users" reads ...
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Replace Quantitative Downvoting with Qualitative Flagging [duplicate]

Summary The proposal is to replace downvoting outright with qualitative flags, on non-meta sites at least. Problems With Downvoting This proposal aims to solve the following issues that arguably ...
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Add some line breaks in the “duplicate list edited” message in the timeline and revision history

When a gold badge user or a moderator edits the duplicate list of a question, it now properly shows the new list's links in the timeline. This change is great, but I think we can do even better. ...
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Site Proposal - Science Educators [duplicate]

We have a site for Mathematics Educators and Computer Science Educators. I think a site for Physics Educators would be very useful (as well as Biology and Chemistry, but I am particularly keen on a ...
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“I'm Done” for Late Answers after “approve edit” [duplicate]

Sometimes when I feel that a "late answer" needs editing, there's already a suggested edit over there. But approving it (of course after inspection) doesn't enable the "I'm Done" action. On top of ...
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Give the “some of your recent flags have been declined” banner some room

The "some of your recent flags have been declined" message recently got a banner, which makes it stand out more (which is nice) but it touches the 'Flag' button, which is less nice. Can it have some ...
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Equivalent of “dupehammer” for review edits

Stack Exchange has installed the "dupehammer" mechanism for a reason - at some point we trust a user and allow him/her to make decisions without second guessing him/her. At 2,000 rep we trust a user ...
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Google Code Prettify has been officially discontinued; it's time for SE to maintain their own highlighter

On April 21, 2020, Google announced that their Prettify syntax highlighter, that Stack Exchange uses, has been discontinued and is no longer being maintained. The repository has been marked read-only ...
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Highlight the whole block when open post by direct link

If you open the direct link to the post, you can see the padding in highlighted div. So, if there will be deleted post, it will look bad. Could you fill in the whole block with this highlighting?
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Can migrated closed questions be considered for automatic deletion by the RemoveDeadQuestions and RemoveAbandonedClosed scripts?

Migrated questions that were closed a long time after the migration (and as such weren't marked "rejected") are not automatically deleted by the RemoveDeadQuestions and RemoveAbandonedClosed scripts ...
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Why do I have to click twice to submit a question when Stack Exchange's automated question review has no advice to show?

This is terrible UX. I understand that the motivation behind "Review your question" is quality control, but if there is nothing for me to review, why can't the question be submitted in a single click? ...
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`[faq]` magic link does not magically link to the FAQ

There is a [faq] magic link. When you use it, it appears to work, and it gets rendered as FAQ. However, despite the fact that it is the [faq] magic link, that it gets rendered as FAQ, and that it ...
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Has the time for advocates for users come? [duplicate]

In real life, if you find yourself accused in a court room, you typically have both a prosecutor against you and an attorney supporting you. Here at SE, I've seen only the first side but never the ...
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The 6 character edit threshhold and replacing links

Say you come across an old post and linked in it is this URL: https://docs.python.org/2.7/library/shelve.html Updating the URL changes only three characters and doesn't surpass the edit threshold: ...
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Can you add tags in 'Similar questions' block for each displayed question?

I read that 'tags' on Stack Exchange are 'prohibited' in titles. Should questions include “tags” in their titles? So, to clearly identify a question, we need to read its title... and the tags. ...
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Some banners still have the yellow colour scheme. Can it be changed to blue like the rest of the post notices?

When I suggested an edit to a question here on MSE, I noticed that the banner saying "Thanks for submitting an edit" is yellow in colour, which was the colour scheme before the new post notices were ...
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Can all “high activity” sites have the same score threshold for blurring of downvoted answers on their Metas?

In response to this old feature request to lower the score threshold at which answers are blurred here on Meta SE, @Shog9 replied (emphasis mine): I've lowered the threshold to -8 for consistency ...
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Notify me that the edit queue is full before I suggest an edit

I have been editing an answer on Stack Overflow, with some considerable amount of effort, and when I hit on Save Edits, the edit gets rejected with the following error. I got to know the meaning of ...
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Show when someone is editing your question or answer in real time [duplicate]

I'm relatively new to Stack Exchange and Stack Overflow, so it's happened a few times that I've had to improve my question or answer due to it not being entirely compliant with the site's format. In a ...
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Allow unsubscribing from moderator elections [duplicate]

I get notifications of elections from every single community I've joined, even if it is just for a single question and I have no interest in the community whatsoever. I know that they don't come super ...
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When you get the “Your question is ready to publish”, allow submitting it from that modal instead of moving to the bottom of the page

As described in The new ask page is now live on the network!, all new questions now go through a workflow that finally leads to the pleasant announcement "Your question is ready to publish!": I would ...
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What does it mean for a question to be disputed?

I asked what I thought was a fairly straightforward question on a Meta site and gave an example of the problem. It attracted a single duplicate suggestion, and I edited the question to integrate it in....
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Introducing the possibility of creating folders in favorites section [duplicate]

I tried to see if it is possible to create folders in the section of favorites, to organise the related question in different topics. Personally I have saved different questions because I still can't ...
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Add link to INBOX: either link reponse tab from current community or global inbox from network profile

Top bar menus: Achievements and Review Queues have useful links in top within them; e.g clicking on Achievements menu, you'll find links to privileges and badge, link to all review queues from ...
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Add a link to /revisions from the timeline

Recently (relatively), a link to the timeline was added on every post, allowing for a more convenient way to see the information presented there (such as reviews and a clear timeline of actions and ...
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Is there a way to find users with the largest number of helpful flags? [duplicate]

In each user's profile, number of helpful flags is displayed - so this is a public information. However, I did not find this number in the data explorer. Question: Is there some simple way to find ...
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Don't allow moderators to change personal settings

Currently, moderators can change almost all settings on the Preferences page of other members, such as: Keyboard shortcuts. Navigation. Sidebar. Advertisements. Please, forbid moderators to change ...
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Allow sites to disable or otherwise tweak Community auto-bumping

So the Community user bumps posts occasionally: Posts eligible for bumping are those scoring >= 0 that have gone at least 30 days with no activity, have at least one non-deleted answer scoring 0 ...
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Adjust the thresholds for automatic deletion of questions closed as duplicates

This may be a duplicate of Should we stop auto-deleting dupe-closed questions? but the wording of the staff answer seems to indicate that it was effectively declined in 2012. It's now 8 years later ...
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Should the text of answer short links automatically get prettified like the text of other links?

If I paste the URL for a Stack Exchange answer (with or without the anchor), the text of the automatic hyperlink is automatically populated with the title of the question: https://meta.stackexchange....
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Remove warning icon near “Developer story” or change ot to something visually more neutral [migrated]

Near developer story there's an icon that looks like a warning or even error - as if something crucial is incomplete and need to be fixed ASAP. That said, the icon delivers wrong and confusing message:...
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Allow sorting flags by handling time instead of flagging time

Sometimes, it happens that my helpful flag counter ends up increasing, but when I check my recent flags, none of them have been dismissed yet. In this case, what has likely happened is that one of my ...
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Can the new “Following” feature be expanded to show up on the Activity page? [duplicate]

I really like the new "Following" feature! In addition, it would be helpful to see a list of those questions being followed for easy reference, should I come across answers when studying. On the ...
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Markdown editing help page needs an update [duplicate]

The Markdown Editing Help page shows this for the Basic Links: There are three ways to write links. Each is easier to read than the last: [Google](http://www.google.com/)Here's an inline link to . ...
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Allow localizing the “Q” and “A” icons in the user profile

https://ru.stackoverflow.com/users/15479/suvitruf-andrei-apanasik?tab=profile Is it possible to translate those icons for international sites?
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Why can you not answer a question more than once? [closed]

When you have a question, and you have multiple suggestions, you have to put it in the same answer. Why can't SE sites allow you to answer a question more than once?
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Avoiding misuse of SE/SO for online university tests during COVID-19

A number of science and technology-related sites have traditionally considered homework off-topic. As far as I understand, this is because we aim to create a base of answers which are useful for ...
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Allow voting on Community Effort questions [duplicate]

There is a special type of questions marked as "community effort". For unobvious reason there is not possible to vote (or edit) on the question, since question is locked. But on the same time voting ...
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Is there any way to transfer reputation other than bounties? [duplicate]

Are there any ways to transfer reputation between users without using bounties?
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Cannot make a comment that contains the characters “-1”

I was trying to comment on this question. I did not downvote the question, but the comment was rejected on the grounds that I should not comment on my downvote. I was using -1 in the context of the ...
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Dark mode in Android app [duplicate]

This is a major shortcoming of the app in not including a dark theme option. I've been using the Dark Mode add-on in Firefox for desktop but on the app there's no way to escape the unnecessarily ...
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How can the required number of votes for community promotion ads be lowered on smaller sites?

Martial Arts SE just got our first community ads a few months ago. The requirement is that in order for an ad to be shown, it must have at least 6 votes. However, I'm sure I speak for many small ...
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New UI for modifying community-specific close reasons (for moderators) – bugs, feature requests, etc

With recent changes to the closing system, there is also a new interface for moderators to change and create site-specific close reasons. This is generally great, since it allows us to set different ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut to follow questions/answers?

Apologies if this has been asked before, I looked but couldn't find any mention of it. We can now follow questions and answers, which is great. Is there a keyboard shortcut to activate the feature, ...
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Let new-comers know what they should know

I would like to focus two things here: Neither the Tour, nor Ask A Question, shows What the question poster should when someone answers their question? which most of the new comers often don't know ...
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No minimum question limit on SE sites? [closed]

I was browsing the Stack Overflow site (specifically the machine-learning tag (ML)) and I was surprised by how short the questions are becoming in that place. ML is fast growing, but there isn't any ...
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Now that specific off-topic reasons are no longer displayed in the post, how about an auto-comment with the specific off-topic reason?

Fact 1 A custom off-topic reason generates an auto-comment with the reason for the close vote. Fact 2 Specific off-topic close reasons are no longer displayed in the post itself, unless you are the ...
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Can my duplicate close vote be binding when I cast it on my own question [duplicate]

Today I closed a question I asked on MSO, because it was a duplicate. I voted to close, and was then served with this nice pop-up: That asks if it answers my question. Ofcourse it does, it was me ...