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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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Should we open up each Stack Exchange policy to discussion by allowing each policy to be made into a question?

Some context - How does and how should site governance work? I understand that any websites must follow external policy (an example is - don't put underage users at risk of seeing nudity, etc.) and it ...
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"Magic Links" displayed text ambiguous in some cases

The help-center "magic links" for comments such as [help/on-topic], [help/dont-ask] and [help/behavior] currently have the ambiguous (and poorly capitalized) display text of "help ...
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Meta SE's "access review queues" privilege mentions queues that don't exist

Having just earned 2k reputation, I received access to the first available review queues. This is what the description on the Privileges page says: Access the First posts and Late answers review ...
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Can the 'receive your first Gold Badge' description be changed?

Every time I notice the following suggestion, I get slightly amused: You don't have a gold badge yet. Write an answer that scores 100 or more to earn your first. I think this is not helpful advice ...
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Hide the reputation of requester and posters in feature-request tagged posts, to add more guaranties of balanced advice

The more I look at Stack Exchange Meta or Stack Overflow Meta, the more I see the effects of the requester's reputation (and posters' ones) on them. Do you have a lot of gold medals and reputation? ...
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Please add some basic guidance on voting to the tour

I just had to deal with an understandably irate user who had been participating on the site I moderate only in one specific tag, where only a very small group of people were active. It turned out that ...
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Informing new users that targeted voting is not allowed

The current help pages do not make it clear that targeted voting (either up or down) is not allowed. The only mention of this is in Why do I have a reputation change on my reputation page that says &...
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Please allow me to decrease zoom on mobile

Since the new site design, when using mobile chrome, I can fit maybe a third of a question or answer on the screen at once, in giant lettering. I was able to get around it, by clicking "disable ...
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Please bring back the option to disable the responsiveness

Please bring back the option to view the site at a fixed width. I like to have SO on one half of the screen and my editor on the other half, but after losing the "Disable responsiveness" ...
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Provide a magic link to the more detailed tag info page

Currently, as a Sci-Fi moderator, if I want to send a new user to read up on how to use the story-dentification tag in a comment, I have to manually link to https://scifi.stackexchange.com/tags/story-...
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Allow submitting a "Close" review on a question if it gets closed while I'm reviewing it

A while ago, I was reviewing in the close votes queue, and was shown a review task of a question that had four close votes at the time it was shown. The question was clearly not a good fit for the ...
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Could we add an "announcement" function to proposals?

I recently wanted to post an announcement on my proposal on Area 51, so anyone who enters the proposal can see it. But I didn't find a way to do that; should announcements go in the "discuss this ...
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Deleting questions and answers [closed]

According to the current rules, users cannot delete their own questions if there is an upvoted answer and users cannot delete an answer if it is accepted (even if the question turned out to be a ...
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Link to parent site is not HTTPS in the sidebar/dropdown "Step 1: Draft your question" on any per-site Meta

When asking a question here on Meta SE, the sidebar titled "Step 1: Draft your question" (which appears as a dropdown menu on mobile in the responsive design) has the following text: Is ...
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Make visited post titles a more distinct color on Meta.SE

When you visit a post (eg. from /questions or from the home page), the link to that post is changed to be a different color to mark that you've visited it. The benefit of this is that it visibly tells ...
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Privilege page 'Access review queues' still says that Triage is "Stack Overflow only"

Similar to Help Center still says that Triage is "Stack Overflow only"; however, it's enabled on Physics since September, there is another Help Center page that lists the review queues ...
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Add context to same translatable strings

Before today I thought that if the Transifex/traducir database contains the same original strings, they must have an additional different context (or/and plural values) field on which people can make ...
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Top Users page is unclear

After reading Can we see user reputation by tag?, I wanted to see how I faired on my primary language tag on Stack Overflow. I cannot make any sense of https://stackoverflow.com/tags/php/topusers. Not ...
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Can we see user reputation by tag? [duplicate]

Can we choose a tag and see what users have most reputation in this tag? Example: A list of users that are ordered in a descending order by reputation gained with the tag [ggplot2]. This would show ...
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Confusing background color in question list

I am not sure if this is new or I just haven't been paying attention, but a number of questions have a sort of peach (or whatever) background color in the question list and sidebar, e.g. on Stack ...
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Make it easier to refer to an answer with the poster's name

If, in a question, answer or comment, I want to refer to someone's answer, I usually also want to mention their username, e.g. @SomePerson's [answer](https://link.goes.here). That means I have to: ...
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Possibility to prioritize among your own answers to the same question

Foreword: This is a followup of my question When you answer your own question with a preliminary and later final answer you can then accept NONE [closed] where I erred. It was not my own question. But ...
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Remove/Re-think "How to Ask Questions in Private Beta" page on communities no longer in beta

Please review the help page at /help/how-to-ask-beta for all communities that are no longer in beta status. This will lead to reader confusion. I think the right panel link (which is available from /...
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No confirmation after submitting edited closed question for reopen review

After I edited a closed question of mine, I checked the checkbox, "This edit resolves the original close reason and the question should be considered for reopening." After clicking "...
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Could we have a minimum reputation for visible profiles?

After a couple of years - most of the profiles that were getting my goat have been herded away from the sites I moderate. There's probably many more left and I'm looking at thwarting them in many ...
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Could we remove the fade-in effect when opening a link to an answer or comment?

It looks especially ugly when dark mode is on (I tried on both Chrome and Firefox on Microsoft Windows), the bright flash hurts the eyes, and the length of the fade-in effect prevents me from reading ...
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Make profile page "Answers" and "Questions" clickable links

When you visit the new profile page, you see the Answers and Questions columns below: Neither the Answers or Questions headers are hyperlinks. You must click below on "View all 123 answers" ...
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Automate adding questions from search to tag

Occasionally I notice a topic that has been discussed often enough to merit a tag, but there isn't one. For example, today on Raspberry Pi, a question popped into the active queue about using the ...
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Add HTML elements around the vote, answer and views numbers

As per the accepted answer on the recent design change announcement, it's clear that the old horizontal / column-based question stats layout is not making a return. To facilitate custom styles that ...
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Allow moderators to forgive review suspensions

Following up on applying permanent review suspensions, I noticed several permabanned* users are suitable/eligible for review unsuspension due to the review suspension system overhaul (in particular - ...
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Disable Ctrl + B and other control characters in Stack Exchange editor?

I use Firefox on a Mac to access Stack Exchange. I would like Ctrl + B to move the cursor to the left, as it does in other applications (an Emacs key binding), but Stack Exchange's editor captures ...
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Complete Listing of Communities on Stack Exchange [duplicate]

Can a complete listing of Stack Exchange communities one belong to be included in ones user's profile in Stack Exchange or at least a link to them? Currently, there is a Community section in my ...
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When implementing a major design / workflow change, offer an opt-in beta testing option before release

As we've seen recently with both the updated user profile and homepage designs, it's difficult sometimes to gauge the impact that this will have on users' experience just from screenshots or a video ...
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Child protection: "scat" and pornography recognition filters

We've had yet another unsuitable post on Worldbuilding. The title was innocent enough: I'm think of making steam punk/fansty hybrid do you have any suggestions The body of the question contained ...
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Change hovertext for meta votes [duplicate]

Meta votes are different; they often refer to agreement or disagreement. However, the hovertext still says stuff about research and clarity. This can be confusing to new Meta users. We can base it on ...
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Please revert New post summary designs [duplicate]

The new UI is shockingly bad. I just noticed today, since it only today rolled out to sites I use. Why on earth does ignoring a tag make it more prominent? Why not highlight watched tags? Why make ...
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Please revert the new question list style change [duplicate]

For many years, the question list view was such that you could easily move your eyes up and down along a column of numbers with the same meaning. Now the numbers are not aligned, the text is small and ...
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Follow chat room feature (for everyone or just ROs, depending on which is better)

Can we have an option to follow a chat room? This may seem like overkill if you are only familiar with highly active chat rooms, but there have been times where I (or another user replying to my ...
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Add link to all items in global inbox on chat servers and stackexchange.com

On Q&A sites (including metas), the inbox dialog has a link to all items: On the chat servers and on https://stackexchange.com, the link is missing: Could it be added? FWIW, it's also missing on ...
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Don't make refreshing a Review page behave like a Skip

I often contribute to Stack Exchange via my mobile phone (on Chrome browser). I was reviewing the only entry in the First Question Review Queue on the mobile-version on my phone, then wanted to see ...
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Reasons shown for "remain closed" votes in the Reopen Votes review queue should be listed in the same order as reasons in Close dialog

Since the Review queue workflows - Final release, when voting to leave a question closed in the Reopen Votes review queue, you have to select an option why it should remain closed: These correspond ...
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Notify users when moderator-only tags are changed on their post, even if the edit is tag-only

Currently a user is not notified for minor edits to their question, including tag-only edits. Can we make an exception to this rule when the edit involves moderator-only tags, such as the status-...
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Add notification for when a followed question accepts an answer and when a followed answer gets accepted

I follow the questions that I answer, and oftentimes I would check back at the question I answered most recently to see if their OP accepted an answer. If so, I would be able to review the accepted ...
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Reverse lookup duplicate questions? [duplicate]

Is there a way to search for questions which have been marked as a duplicate of another specific question? I've been aware of a particular technical problem for some time. I know for sure that other ...
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Indicate or limit character capacity in custom comment textarea of review modal

I was reviewing a first question from a new user today in the review queue and wrote a custom comment that was evidently too long. At the time of writing, I didn't realize that I exceeded the ...
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Highlight all subscribed sites on the "all sites" overview

proposal On the "all sites" overview, it would be nice to indicate to a logged-in user which sites he/she is a member of (i.e., has an account) by visually highlighting the corresponding ...
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Make your deleted questions and answers more discoverable

As of a recent change one can now see all their deleted posts. The link to this page is however quite hidden. You first need to go to either your questions or answers page, scroll all the way to the ...
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Please make the positioning of the "Remove" button consistent on the applications settings [duplicate]

You can grant access to different "applications" to make use of your profile. One such example is Winter Bash, or metasmoke a.k.a. Charcoal. Theoretically you should be able to revoke/...
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Chat menu design

If you go to any Stack Exchange chatroom site (e.g. Stack Exchange Chat) the top bar is different than the regular pages. This should be changed to the 'modern' design; if not possible, could you ...
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Add link to help center in the canned First question comments

When reviewing a user's first question, we can opt to leave a comment, and there is the option of picking 2 canned comments: Please clarify your specific problem or provide additional details to ...
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