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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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Remove Stack Exchange mobile app download buttons from emails

Why are the Stack Exchange mobile app download buttons still appearing in emails? This screenshot: Confirms that. These two posts all say that the Stack Exchange mobile app is no longer supported, ...
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Can we allow for pasting of images in the “Report this ad” modal?

When reporting an ad we are served this modal: Which requires an image of the ad in question. The image uploader looks similar to the one being used in posts, with one big disadvantage though. It won'...
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Please default to TypeScript formatting for TypeScript posts

Right now, the default language formatter used for posts using the typescript tag is JavaScript, not TypeScript. As a result, TypeScript isn't very well formatted sometimes (an image because the tag ...
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Indicate publicly why questions with deleted answers are bumped

When an old question gets a new spam answer, that answer gets deleted quickly and the question gets bumped to the home page. Only users with 10,000 reputation can tell why that question is listed as &...
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Info box on duplicate question states you should ask a new one instead of editing the original question [duplicate]

A couple of days ago I asked a question on SO. The question was marked as duplicate. The linked question did not answer my question, so according to the info box, I posted the question again (and ...
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Please update syntax coloring to support underscores in JavaScript number literals [duplicate]

1000000 1_000_000 Both these literals are modern ways to represent the same number, but the syntax coloring stops at the underscore. I hope this can be fixed. Turns out the answer is: Stack Exchange ...
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Make bounty background color blue, in the Reputation Summary on the profile page [duplicate]

Currently, when you are awarded a bounty, the color in the Reputation Summary tab shows up green, just like any other accepted answer or other reputation increase. This can be a little confusing, ...
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Include “the association bonus doesn't count” message in a protected question label [duplicate]

While reading a deleted post from Meta Stack Exchange at https://web.archive.org, I saw one of the older "protected question" labels: And then I saw one of the newer protected labels (this ...
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99 reputation yet getting “Earn 10 reputation in order to answer this question” [duplicate]

Asking this here because I think this is very likely to be a general behaviour. Some months ago I wrote an answer to a question in Software Engineering that got very bad feedback (two negative votes ...
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Give a “Not a duplicate button” on a question [duplicate]

EDIT: This is NOT a duplicate of the other question, as this is a feature request. Expected wording: Your post has been associated with a similar question. If that question doesn’t resolve your ...
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Latest event is only shown in inbox without any addition info

Old design - Here it says 4 comments on an X question. The old design is better. Why it is changed? I got 4 comments and 2 answers but only the latest is shown. Comment Answer noredirect' parameter ...
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Enhance search on site feature [duplicate]

This search returns zero results. Just include the duplicate suggestions behavior in that as an option
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On the timeline view for questions, display the type of vote and when it was cast

Looking at a timeline view, I'd like to understand what people were looking at when votes were cast. The votes themselves should be anonymous with respect to who voted, but upvotes, downvotes, and ...
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Change the text of the [ask] magic link to “How to Ask a Good Question”

I (and I'm sure most of you) often type comments like this: Blah blah blah... please read [ask] blah blah ..which gets expanded to: Blah blah blah... please read How to Ask blah blah This has ...
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Walled gardens and Stack Overflow content

One of the greatest benefits of Stack Overflow is that it's not a walled garden. Content is accessible to everyone who searches for the answer to a question. It is similar to what Usenet forums used ...
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Update the help center page on merging accounts to direct Teams users to the correct form

The help center page on merging accounts says that if one wants their accounts merged, they should contact the team using the standard contact form. This is correct for most users... ...unless they ...
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How can I avoid a question getting protected in middle of writing an answer?

I was in the middle of writing a (in my opinion good and detailed) answer to a question on a Stack Exchange site I hadn't used before. But when I tried to save the answer, it turns out the question ...
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“Join community” popup strings need to be added to Transifex

On Stack Overflow in Russian, I clicked on the "Follow Post" button on a question, but I did not have an account there. The popup that contained the "Join" button was mostly ...
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Why am I not notified for edits on answers and posts? [duplicate]

There's a question I answered some time ago (about 2 weeks) and now I see there were some edits introduced a week ago by another person to the question and to my answer. Why am I not notified of these ...
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Please make scrollbar arrows visible again

In my Firefox 81.0.1 64-bit, on Windows 10 Pro 64-bit, the scroll buttons in the Similar Questions list on the Ask Question page (and also in code blocks everywhere else) are invisible: That ...
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Fix Guru badge description

Currently Guru badge description looks as: Accepted answer and score of 40 or more. This badge can be awarded multiple times. According to the answer that excludes self-accepted answers. Hence I ...
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How do I limit questions in Stack Exchange's realtime view to languages I understand (such as English)? [closed]

There is a stream of realtime questions on stackexchange.com: This stream is showing questions from all sites in the network, as they're posted or updated. I'd like to filter out questions that are ...
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List a deleted tag synonym creator's ID number instead of “anon” [duplicate]

Over at the Meta SE tag synonyms page, I saw the synonym "tag-merge --> retag-request": which was created by a deleted user - if their account wasn't deleted, it would have provided a ...
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Improved searching driven by test cases

There have been improvements to search in the past, but that good work should never cease. Every improvement to search should help the moderators. (Because people are more likely to find pre-existing ...
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Unable to open images in Cross Validated questions/answers

I'm reading through the following post: A layman understanding of the difference between back-door and front-door adjustment and I'm unable to open the images posted in the answer. We used to be able ...
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Review badges, we need more of them! [duplicate]

In the past a lot of people have argued to get rid of review badges all together. For example here and here. To an extent these questions are a bit old, and are based on different mechanics of the ...
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Ads should not cause a content shift

I recently joined a few Stack Exchange sites on which I don't have the reduce ads privilege yet. The issue I experienced happens with the two "leaderboard" style ads that are displayed to ...
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Make the “cite” option on a question shown everywhere on the network [duplicate]

The "cite" option on a question is an option only shown on Physics SE, Mathematics, Cross Validation, and Mathoverflow. To quote @FranckDernoncourt, the "cite" option is: To make ...
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Year Level/School Level Tags [duplicate]

Year Level/School Level Tags Context: So this question mainly applies to the more academically related sites - the ones that come immediately to mind are Math SE, English SE, Physics SE, etc. - ...
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Rename “Favorite” vote type to “Bookmark” in VoteTypes table SEDE

Over at SEDE, in this query, it shows the vote type (or what should be the vote type) "bookmark" as "favorite": Can we update that to say "bookmark", since favorites are ...
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Please remove the horizontal whitespace in the left part of code blocks

With the new post formatting there's extra horizontal whitespace at the left of code blocks (not to be confused with the increased line height). Before the new formatting: Now (red circle shows the ...
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Site list should also be reversely sortable

The list of all StackExchange sites (at https://stackexchange.com/sites?view=list) can be sorted by Traffic, Oldest, Newest, Questions, Answers, Percent Answered, Users, Questions Per Day and their ...
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Since view statistics are not stored: Button “Save time series of the views of all questions to a user file”. And: “Upload file for stats” on SE site

The number of views is not stored, that is why the users cannot get a chart or overview over time from Stack Exchange. Still: If storing is the problem, why not giving the users themselves the chance ...
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Why are tag wiki edits from low-rep users split into two requests?

Some time ago, I suggested an edit to the cypress tag wiki on Stack Overflow, as it was poorly worded and lacking in my view. I made the changes I saw fit, and submitted my suggestion. To my surprise, ...
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How to swap order of Custom Filters?

How can I swap the order of Custom Filters?
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Add the ability to increase width of Database Schema SEDE

At SEDE, you can increase the height of the Database Schema with this button: And with the whole thing, including the area where you make your queries. But you can't increase the width, which would ...
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Can we disable the “Start reviewing now” button on the stats tab when one does not meet the criteria to do reviews?

I recently joined a new site, and had a look at the review page. I currently don't have enough reputation to be able to do any reviews, which is clearly indicated on the review page. If I then visit ...
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Would it be nice to be able to hide questions where answers were accepted quickly? [duplicate]

For example someone asks a question and then accepts an answer a few minutes later.
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Notification about a comment on an answer to my question

I would like to have an option to receive notifications when somebody leaves a comment to an answer to my question. That is: I ask a question. Somebody provides an answer. Somebody else leaves a ...
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Unable to differentiate between code and hyperlinks with code formatting on mobile site

This is a follow up of my earlier question Hyperlinks in code formatting no longer follows site color. The links in code formatting on mobile site aren't underlined which worsens the above situation ...
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Please improve the design for “duplicates list edited” in post revisions page

Ever since the release of the feature that allowed users with the dupe/gold hammer privilege to edit a question's duplicate list, there hasn't been any improvement to how it is displayed in the post ...
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Support browser “reader views” to allow user-controlled formatting

tl;dr: SE pages break almost all browser "reader modes." Reader mode is designed to allow users to customize the appearance and formatting of a web page to meet their reading needs. Since ...
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Avoiding making so many new chatrooms called “Discussion between user[A] and user [B]” which later become frozen or not very useful

The observation Some sites have hundreds of rooms with almost the same title; for example, there's an entire page of rooms on Mathematics.SE that were created from the comments on a specific question ...
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“Improve edit” should not copy the edit summary from the suggested edit [duplicate]

When you click the "Improve edit" button when reviewing a suggested edit, your edit will be applied as a separate edit on top of the suggested edit, which will be approved. The edit summary ...
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Show the original room name in the chat transcript

Whenever a chatroom is created, it gets some name (and also a description, if the room creator fills it in). Later the room topic can be changed by room owners or moderators, every such event is shown ...
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Can we add “results found on these sites” and “sort by time” function to “search all sites”?

When searching all sites on StackExchange, sometimes the returned results are too many. I wonder if we can add the following function: results found on these sites: so it gives a summary for the ...
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Bounties and deletion feature abuse [duplicate]

I have a potential exploit for the association bonus awarded and the bounty system. Primarily, it deals with reputation-inflation. Initiation and motivation: Most of us at least have 200 reputation ...
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Different font sizes in mobile site and responsive website on mobile [duplicate]

This is how post looks in responsive design on mobile And that's how in mobile site The font on responsive design looks as small as what subscript and superscript fonts used to look like. Can we ...
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Can we see an aggregate count of our upvotes/downvotes separately, for the Questions and Answers?

Can we see the total number of upvotes/downvotes we have casted, separately for the questions and answers? Something like: Hey, user! you have: upvoted 423 Questions; upvoted 3432 Answers; downvoted ...
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Request for a possibility to adjust the spacing between lines

Update: The line-height in code blocks is almost back to what it was before (it was 1.3 but is now 1.30769231) and the spacing between lines in regular text is now at 1.5 (it was 1.3 before the change)...