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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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Can we make the “expanded user card” privilege universal?

Pursuant to discussion on the new CoC FAQ, several have asked how far they'll need to search to determine if a user has expressed their preferred pronouns. This requested feature could create an easy ...
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Please give moderators better tools to understand the interactions between two users

With the recent Code of Conduct changes (see the blog post, the FAQ), and even before this round of changes, there has been an increased attention on users interacting respectfully with each other. ...
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Yet another feature request to prevent off-topic questions be marked as HNQ

Recently one questions on Web Applications (WA) reached the HNQ. This was tagged dns by the OP. The WA's dns tag excerpt currently says (emphasis mine) Domain Name System - Usually questons(sic) ...
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Would it be possible to create a site on climate change? [duplicate]

As climate change is a hot topic in the scientific community nowadays, with broader and broader subtopics, I thought it could be interesting to introduce a Stack Exchange on Climate Change. What do ...
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Is there a way to customise the date format? [duplicate]

This Sep 16 '18 business annoys me to no end. Like most of the world's population my brain wants to parse dates either little or big endian. I'd like to change the displayed date format to ISO 8601, ...
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Indicate if I have viewed the page I am visiting

In order to determine accurate view counts on pages, Stack Exchange tracks several key factors. It works relatively well, although it does tend to age over time enough that it isn't 100% accurate. ...
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Why not reward blind voting?

Surveys preferably conceal their results to remove response bias. Blind survey votes naturally induce trust, we should embrace that reality. Here is a partial list of the biases blind votes ...
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Given that Stack Exchange no longer adds its referral code to rewritten Amazon links, can we get rid of the link rewriter?

Since 2009, Stack Exchange has been rewriting links to products being sold on Amazon.com (only the U.S. site, not other international Amazon sites) to add in its own affiliate referral code to the ...
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Should we reward parallel questions?

Former co-founder Jeff Atwood seemed to think parallel paths to a solution were a good thing. He wrote, some duplication is desirable. There’s often benefit to having multiple subtle variants of a ...
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Relax rules around display names to include parentheses

It is occasionally useful for some people to include parenthetical information about themselves in their display name so that other people don't have to know to check that person's profile. ...
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Remove (optionally?) usernames and profile pictures [duplicate]

This is a Questions and Answers site, the actual persons of asking and answering is less important. There is hardly any difference between an answer provided by "user155098" and "chx". The profile ...
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Can SE add Progressive Web App (PWA) support?

With app development frozen, there have slowly been issues popping up about their continued use (e.g. The SE Android app has not been working for half a year, and Stack Overflow app not loading ...
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Can we get timestamps added to the CoC page?

In the same way we have for the Privacy Policy at the bottom of the page: Last update: November 8, 2018 Can we do this for the CoC page going ahead on all sites?
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The rich get richer phenomenon in stackexchange communities [duplicate]

I've noticed that when two or more answers are provided to a question, people's votes tend to gravitate toward the answer posted by the person with higher reputation. I've observed this "rich get ...
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New lock type: “Official Announcement Lock” [duplicate]

I have wanted to propose something along these lines, but a comment by rjzii stated it very well: @GeorgeStocker In all fairness, an official SE post should just be locked from the beginning as a ...
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Why is voting prevented on locked posts? [duplicate]

I can totally see why content coming in, unfortunately, sometimes, is really getting out of control. Like here An Update to our Community and an Apology or there (or not right now, but maybe again in ...
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“Title cannot be longer than 150 characters” - why doesn't the field have an input limit or a character count then? [duplicate]

This is really frustrating. Having to edit a title because it was "too long" despite the title field not having a hard limit or a character count.
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Publish a procedure for reinstating a removed moderator [duplicate]

As part of the follow-up to their hurried removal of Monica Cellio from her moderator position at six different Stack Exchange communities, Stack Overflow, Inc. has committed to "releas[ing] an ...
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Let's have a formal way for mods to contact the Community Team about suicidal users in chat

There was recently an incident where a user entered a chat room I was in and made remarks that indicated that they might be suicidal. Obviously, we moderators are usually not at all capable of ...
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Improved experience when joining a new community

I noticed a few things that are sub-optimal when joining a new community. When you are creating a new profile on a site with an existing network profile, the default behavior is to apply a display ...
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A new Era requires new badges (Badge request) [duplicate]

This community has some absolute rock stars and as a community, we should have a badge to help these individuals stand out for their thoughtful and planned out answers. badge request badge name: "...
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Meta tags are inconsistently writing “Stack Exchange” with or without a space in their names

On Meta, here are some tags: stack-exchange stack-exchange-button stack-exchange-openid stack-exchange-team stackexchange-hq stackexchange-filter russian-stackexchange stackexchange-tour ...
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Remove misleading statements from the blog and the tour pages

Please remove phrases like We don’t run Stack Overflow. You do. or It's built and run by you from your blog New 10k Rep Tools Now Available and tour pages. They are clearly misleading and ...
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We need systematic improvements to expiration on bounties

In my opinion, the bounty system could use a lot of work. Most of the time when I put a bounty on a question of mine, it goes unanswered and I lose the bounty that I placed on the question. I see no ...
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The bottom border on the timeline page looks wrong if a title is multiline

https://ru.meta.stackoverflow.com/posts/9511/timeline <div class="subheader"> <h1> </h1> </div> .subheader has style border-bottom: 1px solid #e4e6e8;. ...
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Is it possible to add a “Formatting” section to the “How to ask a good question” page?

So I just cleaned up this question on SuperUser: Look at what was originally posted in the revisions history to see what I mean. I was going to post a comment regarding how proper and basic ...
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Can MSE (and SO) chat notify me on other sites’ chats?

Recently, I’ve been trying to check the Tavern on the Meta, along with rooms on other Chat sites, at the same time. However, on MSE chatrooms, the accounts are separate from non-MSE ones. If I am in ...
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Make negative score answers unacceptable

On politics.SE it happens annoyingly enough that someone asks a question which seems ok (i.e neutral and objective enough), but then they accept a hugely downvoted answer, e.g -20 relative score. ...
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Relative URL links break when a question is migrated

Recently, I posted a comment on a question, which contained a relative link to another question on this site (i.e. a link of the form [link](/questions/3122/formatting-sandbox)). The question was ...
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Allow access to per-site meta posts' code via edit

The edit option is useful not only to edit, but also (and more importantly to me) to know/copy-paste the code that the user has typed in to obtain the given display. Yet when I try to use this on ...
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Issue with “Advanced search options” help page link in the “What is a locked post?” help page

In the end of the What is a locked post? help page of every Stack Exchange site, there is a link Advanced search options, which is redirecting to the "How do I search?" help page. The "Advanced ...
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Beautify Wikipedia links

There is some support on SE for rewriting links to a question with the question title; for instance, if I add a bare link of the form https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/49433/replace-trilogy-raw-...
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Can we have the Interesting, Hot, Weekly, Monthly filter options back when looking at a filter?

Can we have the InterestingHotWeeklyMonthly filter options back, when looking at a filter as per this screenshot: There does not appear to be a way to emulate this functionality with the new features,...
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Can we have an auto-comment for the Off-topic flag

There are a lot of questions here on MSE that really deserve to be on any other "main" site in the network. They are usually met with a ferocious amount of downvotes, and usually closed (quickly). ...
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“newsletter” needs to be changed to “digest” in the side bar too

Recently Newsletters were renamed to Digests all over the Stack Exchange sites. But in the side bar for example, digest is still referring to newsletter. The button text is renamed to "Sign up for ...
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Include relevant site participation for privilege threshold instead of reputation alone

Currently, the privilege is decided by a minimum reputation, say 2000 for edits. Suppose Alice has been a long-time user and keeps the site clean and organized by making quality edits, and has a rep ...
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Inconsistent accessibility support for gear icons

All gear icons highlighted in the screenshot above offer a similar experience: you can click on it and a "window" opens. However there are subtle differences that may have an impact for keyboard-only ...
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Badges are too cheap

Why did you made badges so cheap? They are given way too soon. I have recently received the "Organizer" badge only after one approved edit. One should earn a badge after a substantial good-quality ...
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Can we have comments shown when editing a post in the review queue

I recently came across an answer in the low quality posts review queue on Interpersonal Skills. Some comments had been left asking for clarification which were subsequently answered (also in comments) ...
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How can I upvote/mark an edit on my post as helpful?

I had one of my answers polished up by another user. It was good, and now it's even better, however when I reviewed my edit history I find no way to upvote the edit, or mark it as helpful. People ...
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Remind me to accept my own answer

I quite often find the solution to my problem alone (writing down the question helps, comments also help!), and when it happens, I usually end up writing an answer the same day. Now, Stack Exchange ...
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I want to make the fonts bigger in the Stack Exchange iOS app [duplicate]

I think the fonts in the Stack Exchange iOS app are too small, and I want to regulate the length of them. Could you add this function?
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Improved support for React in the code snippet editor?

Overview of Feedback Supported React Versions Development vs. Production Auto-enable Use BabelJS / ES2015 Insert React boilerplate React Version Currently, the newest version of React available in ...
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How can one avoid the 40 min compulsory break in between two questions? [duplicate]

If someone has an account on Stack Overflow and also on Mathematics Stack Exchange and Physics Stack Exchange and if that person asks a question on Stack Overflow at 11am, they will have to wait until ...
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Moderator Flag Dashboard - Handling for NAA and VLQ flag

I would like to have a feature added to the moderator flag dashboard. When a VLQ or NAA flag is shown there, have an advanced option to the DELETE button, to show the same option than is shown ...
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Hide messages from ignored user in chat transcript

For technical reasons(*) I'm following a chat room by reading the transcript rather than visiting the chat room itself. The problem is, there is this one user who keeps disrupting any conversation ...
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Change the phrasing “provide answers that don't require clarification from the asker” in the low-quality canned comment to something less confusing

When you review an answer in the low-quality post queue, one of the comment templates is: This does not provide an answer to the question. Once you have sufficient reputation you will be able to ...
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I want to customize the frequency with which sites appear in my iOS feed

Feature request: I want to customize my iOS feed. For example, I am not interested in role playing games, but I am very Interested in aviation. Edit: For clarity, I’m talking about the top of this ...
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Is there an RSS feed for “Recently Active Questions”?

I'm looking for an RSS feed that does what a site homepage's "Active" tab (e.g. https://meta.stackexchange.com/?tab=active) does: shows "Questions that have been asked, answered, or updated recently" ...
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Flair section link can be updated in the flair help page

In the end of the current What is Flair? help page, there is a link to the profile settings page as https://meta.stackexchange.com/users/edit/current. Which is pointing to edit profile page then we ...