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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 question-banned users know that they're banned even if their 6-month limit has opened up

When a user is banned from asking questions, they are still allowed to ask one question every six months, in order to try and get their ban lifted in case they're unable to improve their existing ...
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Why not upvote the answer that is used to mark another question as duplicate?

A lot of questions get marked as a duplicate on a daily basis, which means the answers on some other question is being helpful for the OP, which means it deserves an upvote, right? So why not just ...
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Editing your network profile's Top Questions and Top Answers

Make editing of the Top Questions and Top Answers possible. Currently, based on some code, Stack Exchange chooses your top questions and answers from different sites and formats them into a list by ...
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The off topic notice should include option to migrate in the notice, and allow author to do it [duplicate]

I recently googled for a topic, found a very similar question of the same topic in Stack Overflow, and posted my question. After a few days nobody had answered it, but I found the answer on my own and ...
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Can we have a more specific anchor text for some of the comment magic-links?

(Also asked 6+ years ago on MSO), There are a couple of ways to write help-center links with short sentences, like [help/on-topic]. These are useful when writing help comments to new users (for those ...
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Deleting or destroying an account should raise a flag on any other accounts on the network

I have previously asked for a CM message to be raised when a user is destroyed for spamming Raise a Community Manager message when an account is destroyed for spamming but I have thought of a ...
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Reputation on post's revisions page may have “k” or “m” [duplicate]

The reputation on the post's revisions page doesn't not have a thousand ("k") or million ("m"). Usually on the post or Users page, the user's reputation with the "k" or &...
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Is it possible to be notified about new answers to and comments on bookmarked questions? [duplicate]

I get notified by email about new answers to and comments on questions posted by me, as well as about comments on my answers. Is it possible for me to be notified by email about new answers to and ...
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Could we get a clearer badge progress tracker for the Curious/Inquisitive/Socratic badges? [duplicate]

So I've asked 5 questions each with a positive score (and well-received, I guess) on 5 separate days. The badge indicator says that the task is complete (5/5), but I haven't been awarded that badge. ...
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Mark Self Answered postings accordingly

Summary I think it would be beneficial to mark self answered posts, where people only "ask" the question in order to share their knowledge/findings, in a way so that it is obvious to ...
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Reinstate the prior prevention against users deleting their accounts immediately if they've cast multiple votes

To provide context (again): For a long while, there's been a feature where users who request deletion of their accounts and meet certain criteria for low activity (currently, not having posted on the ...
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Highlight the “Ask” link for mobile site

I usually ask questions via the desktop site. Today, I had a burning question that I wanted to ask via my phone. It took me quite some time to figure out how, because the "Ask" link is "...
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Switch off the gamification for a chosen time

This feature request is about a setting to switch off seeing the positive reputation changes and to freeze or switch off the shown reputation points / graphs / badges. The setting should be available ...
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The ability to see which posts lost upvotes when a user was removed [duplicate]

When a user is removed who has not cast too many votes, the votes they did cast are reversed. For example, an hour ago, I lost 40 network-wide reputation points because of this reversal (which is ...
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Clarify an easily misunderstood editing reason in /help/editing

https://meta.stackexchange.com/help/editing An example reason to edit is: To include additional information only found in comments, so all of the information relevant to the post is contained in one ...
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Can we add Stack Overflow teams to our list of communities?

I am a member of a private team. I would like to add a link to that team in my list of communities, here: Right now it doesn't look like this is an option. I have to go to Stack Overflow to find my ...
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Can the company lock specific badges?

When I barely started using Meta Stack Exchange, I was surprised that I couldn't access a bronze medal. The "Altruist" badge requires 75 reputation, and the "Commentator" badge 50! ...
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Demote duplicate flags to 'similarity'

I am not a high-score user on StackOverflow, so I don't know, if this feature exists for more established users. Sorry if this is a duplicate in itself. I often come across new questions in my search ...
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Close questions with reputation > 5K

Edit 02 Mar 2021: in line with the suggestions in the comments below, I asked a new question on Quant SE Meta here, with a clearly defined and narrower scope than the previous one. With no down-votes ...
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New Community Managers have no “staff” indicator in their profile

Since July 2019, Employee profiles are now marked with a “Staff” indicator. This worked well and people working for Stack Exchange back then indeed got the indicator, however looks like it stopped ...
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The serial voting guidance in the Help Center should be consistent with Meta

When a user suspects that they are the victim of serial voting, they should contact the site moderators with a custom flag which clearly explains what they think is going on (after 24 hours have ...
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Tell unregistered users why they can't delete their post with a disabled delete button

There's this song and dance that I see a lot. A user complains that they can't delete their post, high rep users tell them that they need to click the delete button, the user has no idea how to do ...
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Show a preview of the title when editing/asking - at least on the MathJax sites

When you are asking a question - or making a suggested edit - you can see the preview of the post, but not a preview of the title. This does not matter that much on the sites without MathJax - after ...
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Get rid of (or raise) the flag limit for reviewers

First of all, I know I only have 500 reputation points on SO, and I'm new to the reviewers team. Yes. But maybe the best ideas can come when you are new, no? Anyways, as I said I'm new to reviewing, ...
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Closures and deletions shouldn't automatically apply to edited questions

When users with relevant privileges decide to close or delete a question, they base their opinion on certain wording. When that wording is changed, it essentially becomes a different question, and the ...
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Reconsider allowing moderators to cast normal close/reopen votes as well as binding close/reopen votes

On Stack Exchanges, all users with 3,000 reputation or more can cast votes to close questions that they see as off-topic, or to reopen questions that they feel were wrongly closed. Ordinary users get ...
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Can an answered question be anonymized because it can't be deleted? [duplicate]

You cannot delete this question as others have invested time and effort into answering it. For more information, visit the help center. The situation is as follows: A question has a positive record ...
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Finding the right SE site for a problem

I am not sure how to make a suggestion. I will position the problem and then a solution/idea. Even if my idea would be adopted there may still be a problem, but I am just trying to close the gap. ...
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User deletion: “your votes will be revoked”, except when they’re not

The Help Center says: User deletion is irreversible! By sending this request, your votes will be revoked, and all of your content will be made anonymous. But this isn’t entirely true. According to ...
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Can moderators be given a way to change the close reason on a question without clearing reopen votes?

Assume some users voted to reopen a question. Then, a mod came by, noticed that the close reason on the question was wrong, so they reopened and closed the question again to correct the close reason. ...
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Allow all users to use the deleted:1 operator to find their own deleted posts

This question is not a duplicate of Show all of my question/answers to me even if they are deleted (which I was aware of and referred to it below) in its current state. That post received a status-...
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Increase the file size limit for animated GIFs (currently 2 MiB)

Currently, the file size limit for animated GIFs is 2 MiB, the same for still pictures. As a result, users are often posting low-resolution animated GIFs, and waste quite some time trying to make them ...
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“How to use the Close/Reopen votes queue” help articles need updated screenshots

In the How do I use the Close Votes queue help article, the screenshots have been outdated. Currently, the screenshots of the review queues show the old UI, and look like this: But the design has ...
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Site-specific need for image uploader to paste EXIF exposure information into post along with image URL

(This is a feature request following this Meta Photo-SE post: Is there some way that we can help new users to add EXIF data to their photo?) At Photography Stack Exchange, when posters ask questions ...
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Could we allow for (custom) flagging of our own comments?

While you can flag your own posts (and its sometimes used as a way to get the attention of a moderator), comment flagging on your own comments is disabled. Taking into account that mods can now flag ...
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Let moderators know that custom comment flag will not delete the comment

Could we let the moderators know with a brief message that when they flag a comment with the something else flag that it won't be deleted? I know that all the current moderators will know, but future ...
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Self hosting of integrated thumbnails for photos on SE sites

I think it'd be a good idea to start including integrated low res thumbnails on images in questions, as at least for the case of my school, Imgur is blocked and half of the sites are just broken image ...
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Redirect new user to the help, 'How to ask' page. So that there are fewer bad questions

Redirect new user to the help, 'How to ask' page. So, that there are less bad questions. Me, myself made a bad mistake of asking non-security questions on https://security.stackexchange.com/. And, I ...
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Case inconsistency on the review titles

There is inconsistency with the review title's wording case.   In the Review queues page, all the title's first character is only capital letters.   When we are navigating to individual review page, ...
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Quick fix to clarify markdown help for comments

I'm pretty ashamed to admit how often I mix up the hyperlink markdown when writing a comment, but I see this error often enough throughout the network that I wonder if a small fix could help alleviate ...
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Is there a total score for the whole Stack Exchange stack?

On some days, I'd like to see a summary of my learning & share the knowledge achievements in total, regardless the topic. Closest thing I found is going to the Stack Exchange Network Profile and ...
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Syntax highlight request: Elixir

I'd like to request that Elixir syntax highlighting support is included in StackOverflow's HighlightJS bundle and applied to the [elixir] tag. It is supported by HighlightJS and would add about 2.23 ...
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Merge and synonymize [bookmark] with [bookmarks]

The tag bookmark has no wiki or excerpt. It has 12 questions, and quite a few, if not all of those questions seem to be asking about the SE bookmarks - and there is already a much clearer, better tag ...
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Separate tab for not accepted unanswered and answered questions

In the unanswered tab (pictured below) we have various types of questions grouped together. To quote the FAQ: "Why does the “Unanswered Questions” tab show questions that have answers?" &...
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How can I find someone the most active tags one is questioning or answering?

My tags I worked in my lifetime are listed here. But it does not express what tags / fields I am working nowadays the most. Is there any view which tells more about it?
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Prevent old/cold posts from being listed as hot meta posts

I noticed a familiar post in the "hot meta posts" panel while on Music Stack Exchange earlier. (It is the first of the two in this screenshot, asking for a post to be re-opened.) But when I ...
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When closing a question as a duplicate of a duplicate, automatically link to the non-duplicate question

I've just stumbled across this question and was surprised to see it closed as a duplicate of an already closed question. First of all, declaring a question as a duplicate of a closed question seems ...
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Should we allow OPs to open their own closed post at any reputation and designate a special class to such posts?

Proposal: an OP at any reputation point can reopen their own post when others have voted to close it based, and the post would enter a sort of quarantine from a given general pool of questions where ...
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Cross Stack Exchange search through all of my questions?

I struggled with finding my own question that finally was on StackOverflow. First, I had checked Unix & Linux, then AskUbuntu, then SuperUser. I will not be the only one with that problem, there ...
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Display user reputation on mouseover for the list of the users who closed the question

Reputation should be displayed on mouseover for each of the users listed in the blue "Closed question" box. This box appears at the top of the closed question. This change will make the look ...