Questions tagged [feature-request]

Proposals for new features on the Stack Exchange network, or requests for a change to an existing feature.

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Notification for new review queue items in top bar

Change the color of the icon in the top bar to green when a new review comes up.
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Is there any way we can encourage people to explain delete votes?

If I were to cast the most annoying feature of Stack Overflow, I would say delete vote definitely. I probably can understand the design logic behind it, e.g., as When should I vote to delete a ...
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Don't clear current filter while changing the tab in tags and users pages

On the Tags page there is filter box and three buttons (tabs?) to sort the result. When I'm changing the tab the text in the filter box is clearing: It would be less annoying if the filter field ...
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Are staff members considering our requests to reintroduce the "last seen" metrics? [duplicate]

I know this has been a sore issue to discuss, and still is. I was glad to see "member since" come back on our user profiles, and this is a good opportunity to express gratitude towards SE ...
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Some tools are not mentioned on the moderator tools information page, please add them

The only site on which I can view the 10k tools page is RPG.SE, so I'll be quoting and providing links and screenshots from there. The Moderator Tools informational page states: Access moderator ...
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Alert users that they already gave anonymous feedback on a post

Users without the "vote up" or "vote down" privilege can still click the upvote/downvote buttons. When doing so, they get such banners: When upvoting without "vote up" ...
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Can we please warn people if they start answering a question that has close votes?

Answers being posted before closing invalidates the closing mechanism Quite often, I see the issue of a stackizen posting their an answer while a question is being discussed/closevoted. This isn't ...
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Adding logo to a chat room

I would like, as a chat room owner, to be able to set a logo for the room. Mockup of the final result, inside the room: Can of course also be displayed in the lobby, maybe as background of the room ...
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Can we get a "remind me" feature for reviews?

I like participating in the review queues from time to time, and every now and then, I come across a post that I make a recommendation on, that, I would like to follow up on after a set amount of time....
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I'd like to see rude/abusive flags raised on my posts

I participate on a site which discusses a lot of science. I got an answer of mine edited and I thought it was because I had compared a certain exoplanet to hell. I just rolled back the edit, then a ...
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Make the "Help" icon link to the Help Center

This is just a tiny request to simply change the href attribute of the "Help" icon's link from "#" to "/help". All the other icons/menus have useful links except for ...
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Please edit reputation system to account for previous votes down after receiving first vote up with new contributors

As discussed in Why has there been no reduction in reputation? you cannot go below 1 in reputation, but when receiving the first vote up after receiving votes down, the reputation does not take into ...
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Answer labels - my considerations [duplicate]

A recent post on SO Meta mentioned this: [...] we are in the early exploration phase of: [...] making it possible to label individual answers with technology versions — for example, [python-v2] vs. [...
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Have blog posts be reviewed by mods before posting

Recently there were mistakes in the "celebrating SE sites that are 10 years old" blog post. Area 51 Discussions should not be present and proper names weren't given to some websites. This ...
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Please fix the "celebrating SE sites that are 10 years old" blog post: remove "Area 51 Discussions" and update the names of sites and the network

Currently, there's a table with a list of sites in the blog post Celebrating the Stack Exchange sites that turned 10 years old: Graphic Design Database Administrators Science Fiction Area 51 ...
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Add full screen button to code blocks

I suggest adding a "Full screen button" underneath code blocks. For example in this post: I get java.lang.VerifyError using FontAwesome in JavaFX The first code block, "Error", is ...
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Can we make a network wide survey at Stack Exchange?

At any intellectual community, it is evident that any participants should have the option of seeing the demographics of the community that they are participating in. This is so that people know the ...
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Add answer acceptance timestamp to the post timeline

As far as I see the timestamp for answer acceptance is only visible on green tick tooltip on the post page, e.g.: Answer's timeline doesn't contain any information about acceptance as described here. ...
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Would content curators support/value a feature that prevented new and problem answerers from answering the freshest questions?

As a passionate, daily curator of content in multiple Stack Exchange communities, I've noticed that Stack Overflow (SO) is in dire need of an enhancement to combat the flood of answers on pages that ...
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Add support for in-line spoilers

I would like to request an option for in-line spoilers on Stack Exchange. For example, instead of needing to spoiler tag an entire sentence: Or breaking up a sentence with a dedicated spoiler line: ...
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Can we get the ability to boost bounties? [duplicate]

In my opinion, this answer is a prime example of when bounty should be awarded. With that in mind, the OP of the question it answers has an open bounty of 100 reputation to reward the existing answer: ...
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Activity tag badge redirecting instead to my posts with that tag

In the Activity profile I see If I click in the badge "review" it goes to the general "review" page In my opinion would be great to go instead to my posts with "review" ...
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Is it possible to refresh SEDE daily?

I'm currently working on changing http to https in questions and answers of mine. To not flood the homepage (SF&F doesn't have the volume SO has), I do about 5 a day. When I run the query the next ...
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The [expiration] date of this tag is near

The expiration tag has 23 questions, no tag wiki or excerpt. It seems primarily to be used for asking questions about aged-away close/reopen votes, but is also on other questions covering topics such ...
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Please show the date of the last public action of an account in the profile

After the rather controversial decision of removing the last seen information, I would like to request having a "last action" field. While discussing on Meta Stack Overflow, ayhan came up ...
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Automatic reply or dialog for "thanks, this solves my issue" comments [duplicate]

I've stumbled upon many answers which had OP comments such as "thanks, this solves it" but OP forgot to accept (or possibly upvote) the answer. I noted that if I flag such comments some of ...
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Add explanatory link to the "orphan wikis" sidebar

(Context: I just became a moderator in the elementary OS Stack Exchange site, and am learning the ropes.) The sidebar of the /admin/orphan-wikis moderation page shows a generic text that simply says: ...
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Implement LegacyProfiles userscript as additional option in the user profile

When I find a question that I want to answer, I look at the user's profile to understand whether it is feasible to wait for a response or not. The same with comments, answers and so on. How do I do ...
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User consent is required before closing the question [duplicate]

I came across an article and tried to answer the question, but unfortunately, it was closed, so that I couldn't answer it. It isn't easy to decide whether the question should be closed or not, so it ...
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Inclusion of the tables available in SEDE in the data dump at the Internet Archive

Table of contents Prologue The feature request TL; DR Current content of the data dump Missing tables in the data dump Motivation for doing this Epilogue Prologue First of all, I would like to ...
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Decrease the gain of reputation for popular questions or answers above certain limits [duplicate]

As I'm new on Stack Overflow I wanted to share my point of view regarding reputation score. I think it's unfair and discouraging for newcomers that old users have billions in score on Stack Overflow. ...
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Move the new badge UI in the profile page to under Top tags

The new profile page badge UI has been released and for an example if you go to my profile on SFF you'll see the following*: Click image to enlarge. Could it be moved to under the Top tags widget? I ...
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Can good closed off-topic questions be moved to a suitable site?

I have found a lot of related questions to this topic including, What is migration and how does it work?, and a similar one: Why are some questions getting closed as off-topic instead of migrated? ...
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Comments migrated to chat are assigned a new timestamp, rather than preserve the original timestamp

I'm betting it's intentional for some technical reason, but when you migrate messages from comments to chat, the timestamps are lost and the new chat messages are assigned new timestamps, the time of ...
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Please document the inversion of colours in dark mode on the Stacks website

There is this really useful website that documents all of the design elements Stack Exchange uses. It can be found at https://stackoverflow.design. I find it especially useful when doing a suggestion ...
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Improvement to "Our system has identified this post as possible spam" text [duplicate]

While reviewing a post in the Triage queue on SO, I (barely) noticed some text, centered with the article, and very slightly spaced from the question body: Our system has identified this post as ...
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Should the "Enable keyboard shortcuts" user setting disable ALL custom keyboard shortcuts on a site?

Since July 2009 the community is asking for a way to disable the editor keyboard shortcuts. Since September 2010 many people are asking to disable comment submitting on Enter. Since July 2014 ...
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Could we get a more informative dropdown for when you don't have any review queues due to daily votes?

Currently, if a user has used up all their votes for the day (regardless of whether they did it in the review queues or not), the First Post and Late Answer queues will be hidden from their dropdown. ...
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Can the author of a comment be added to the global inbox?

When another user @-mentions you in a comment this comment gets added to your inbox. The same happens when someone writes a comment to on of your posts. Recently I knew that a certain user replied to ...
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Change the "You have previously voted to reopen this question" shown after retracting your reopen vote to something more informative

It's now possible to retract reopen votes (yay!), but if I try (accidentally or intentionally) to VTR after retracting my vote, it shows this error: Which tells me nothing about the fact that I've ...
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Add a tooltip for "Improve this question/answer"

When logged out/anonymous, the "Edit" link is replaced by "Improve this question/answer" (depending on post type): While there is a tooltip for the regular "Edit" link (&...
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reopen-questions help center article: "community's meta site"?

In https://meta.stackexchange.com/help/reopen-questions, it is mentioned: If you're simply unsure about the validity of the closure, the best place to ask is on the community's meta site. Asking in ...
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Can this note be changed: "This room is frozen; new messages cannot be added."?

When a chatroom is frozen, only moderators can chat in the chatroom. While the room is frozen, only moderators can talk. A room freeze prevents room owners from participating, and prevents the room ...
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Can editing an image description trigger showing the Markdown diff in suggested edits, as is done with link changes?

I query posts on several sites for missing image descriptions needed for screen reader software. Occasionally, a reviewer rejects it (when using Inline or Side-by-side modes) because they seemingly ...
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Please don't expect users to recognize American street scenes

My latest Captcha challenge involved identifying taxis. Well, I've seen one or two American films (movies) in which the taxis were yellow, so I made a guess and punted that the yellow cars were taxis ...
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To prevent link rot, don't roomba posts that are linked by other posts

Over on Skeptics.SE I've been following this question, which is part of a series and links to four other related questions, as indicated in this handy table: Unfortunately, three of those questions ...
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Increase message size for “other” flag details [duplicate]

When user wants to flag some comment and select “something else” there is a prompt “problem not listed above. Try to be as specific as possible.”. Unfortunately the message size is only 200 ...
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Gem questions pop up

I like the way past questions pop up from time to time on the home page list of questions of the SE sites (modified by Community). But recently I've found myself wishing that supergood questions, or ...
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When a Stack Exchange website is shut down, please archive all its pages to the Wayback Machine

Feature request: When a Stack Exchange website is shut down, please save all its pages on https://web.archive.org/ (I don't mean as an XML dump, but each webpage) E.g., on https://web.archive.org/web/...
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Please let us know when significant changes are made to the HTML

It looks like, on the 12th of July, header HTML was changed from <h1> tags to <h1 id="..."> tag. Unfortunately, this broke at least one bot, as well as a userscript. This also ...