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Proposals for new features on the Stack Exchange network, or requests for a change to an existing feature. On posts tagged feature-request, voting may indicate agreement or disagreement with the proposed change, in addition to the quality or usefulness of the post itself. Feature requests are not brought to the company's attention until and unless a [status-review] tag is added by a moderator or employee.

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Periodically publish a data dump of all IDs in the image ID space (and make it available in SEDE)

I see that Imgur has an API to query for image IDs in its ID space, but api.stack.imgur.com is not an API endpoint (and SE is moving off Imgur anyway). Say I want to get all the IDs of images in Stack ...
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Allow users to remove notifications in their inbox

Deleted comments on followed posts persist in the global inbox is marked as status-bydesign - if you have already seen a notification, then it is never removed from the inbox. That includes if the ...
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Enable the announced 'Answers generated by Artificial Intelligence tools are not allowed' banner on Meta.SE

This is a follow-up on Sites can now request to enable a banner to warn about their policy on AI-generated content where I posted a now-deleted answer to comply with the guidelines. We frequently see ...
Glorfindel's user avatar
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Can we make the spam flag description more clear?

Currently, the description of the spam flag reads as follows: Exists only to promote a product or service, does not disclose the author's affiliation. This wording is very confusing because it's ...
Jesse's user avatar
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I suggest to do a flag button inside an edit block [duplicate]

There isn't an individual flag for edits: we can't use a special flag relating to someone who edits a post of another user. Now the only way to draw a moderator's attention about someone's edit is to ...
Loviii's user avatar
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Mention the maximum image size for images uploaded in chat

The maximum image size one can upload in the chat is 4 MiB (at least for JPG and PNG files, one day someone should look at GIF files). The limit is not mentioned in the chat. Feature request: Mention ...
Franck Dernoncourt's user avatar
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Allow high-reputation users or topic experts to "endorse" answers posted by other users

The problem I am a Physics Stack user and I made a feature request that I was told would be a better fit for the mother meta site. I am a user who primarily answers way more than I ask. In short, the ...
JohnA.'s user avatar
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Could altering the level of reputation required to view and comment on deleted answers improve people's trust in the impartiality of the site?

I believe that trust in this platform and the quality and impartiality of the information it provides is very important. For this question, my assumption is that one of the things we want to do is to ...
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Why is the color contrast in the comment instructions barely readable? [duplicate]

This is an example from the Politics site. I have noticed it on other beta sites. Black font letters on a medium-dark blue background is difficult to read. I am sorry about the large section that is ...
Ellie Kesselman's user avatar
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"Clear" button for tags field

I think the tags field would benefit by a "Clear" button. I inadvertently pasted three sentences into the select tags field, thereby creating dozens of tags.  Had to click the delete 'x' one ...
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See previous revisions of posts

I would like to see each historical status of a post. Without the difference. Just look at what a post looked like before, and that the user can choose the version in time and display it.
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Box drawing characters etc. display fail in code block and in mobile browsers

I have used the code block to display grids like this: ┌───┬───┬───┬───┬───┬───┬───┐ │6th│ 5▲│4th│ 3▲│2nd│1st│0th│ ╞═══╪═══╪═══╪═══╪═══╪═══╪═══╡ │ │ 1 │ │ 4 │ │ │ │ └───┴───┴───┴───┴───┴───┴─...
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Make the background of code blocks darker (or a different color)

When we use code blocks, created for example by the "Code Sample" button ({}), the background is so light: Example: hsl(0,0%,96.5%) But when we use backticks (`) to create inline code the ...
Snack Exchange's user avatar
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What's the benefit of keeping questions around that have negative votes? Isn't it just an embarrassment to the OP?

What's the benefit of keeping questions around that have negative votes? Isn't it just an embarrassment to the OP? And the OP is discouraged to delete the question if the question has been answered by ...
Andrew's user avatar
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Offer a bounty for a new canonical Q/A pair

For personal reasons I am no longer interested in contributing new questions and answers to Stack Overflow; but I think this idea would have much broader applicability than my specific use case. ...
Karl Knechtel's user avatar
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Please bring back the Community Roadmap posts

When I began work on the now defunct Community Leadership Team in early 2020, one of our early initiatives was to share details on the work being done for the community from both Community and ...
Yaakov Ellis's user avatar
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Add a link to the site cookie settings from the User Settings page

Apparently cookie settings are configurable via a link on the site footer. I found this out thanks to a brief mention on the Advertising Guidelines update: Opt in or out of cookie tracking To opt in ...
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Move tag info from source tag to the destination in case when destination tag exists, but doesn't have info yet

In tag merging process (available for moderators) when the resulting tag name doesn't exist yet the process will behave like a tag renaming. I.e. all tag info (short and detailed) will be "moved&...
αλεχολυτ's user avatar
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Reduce the vertical spacing in the question title on the timeline page [duplicate]

There is too much vertical spacing in the question title on the timeline page when viewed on Chrome with Android. I'd suggest reducing it. Example from https://stats.stackexchange.com/posts/604021/...
Franck Dernoncourt's user avatar
63 votes
3 answers
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Indicator on Meta next to the display name of former Staff and/or Mod users for actions performed with that status

When a staff member or a mod posts or performs an action on a site (like commenting, reviews, revisions) their status as Staff and/or Mod status is clearly identified using symbols or text set next to ...
Yaakov Ellis's user avatar
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Feature of posting a question as an anonymous guest user (without having an account) is not useful and it leads to incorrect answers / comments

Posting a question as an anonymous guest user (without having an account) is allowed but for commenting 50 reputations are required. A guest user (who doesn't have an account) can't accrue any ...
Andrew's user avatar
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Regarding the "Find a Stack Exchange Community" search engine, can community members add "Also Known As" terms to help direct people to their site?

This question is in reference to this box... I found that when I entered terms like "climate change", "clean energy", "renewable", "global warming", etc. that ...
phil1008's user avatar
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Add possibility to save snippet of code in the user profile [duplicate]

I just had this need for storing a snippet of code, I made, for my future self. In this case, it was an attempt at parsing a file in an effective way in C, approximately 45 lines. I want it to stay ...
Paltoquet's user avatar
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Add a "go to page" when looking through unanswered questions

I am attempting to reduce the number of unanswered questions on one site. When searching through (unanswered) questions there is a menu at the bottom with pages 1 through 5 and then the last page. For ...
Peter Flom's user avatar
12 votes
4 answers
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Can new users not be bait-and-switched?

As a new user on SE, I shared the common new-user experience of questions downvoted, and closed, and the feeling of being kicked around by (well-meaning) moderators, and perhaps worse, the suspicion ...
YouDontSay's user avatar
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0 answers
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Missing guidance in audits: Keeping in mind what guidance above?

I just 'failed' a First Questions audit. The message reads: STOP! Look and Listen. This was an audit, designed to see if you were paying attention. You didn't pass. Don't worry, we've already ...
CPlus's user avatar
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2 votes
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Misleading category title in chat

This category is named “mine”. It is a bit misleading since it actually shows what rooms I’m in, not what rooms I own: This suggests that I own The Nineteenth byte, which I do not. Maybe this could ...
The Empty String Photographer's user avatar
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Custom comment when sharing feedback doesn't warn of the character limit and simply truncates the text

When reviewing and sharing feedback with a custom comment, the little box thing where I type the comment doesn't warn of the 500-character limit, nor does it give me a countdown of how many characters ...
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Differentiating clickable and downloadable links in Stack Overflow Blog post

When accessing the Stack Overflow Blog post via mobile data, it becomes crucial to distinguish between clickable links and downloadable PDFs. The ability to identify and ignore PDF links can help ...
Arulkumar's user avatar
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5 votes
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Please make all blue tags black and gray in per-site metas

In most per-site metas common tags have black (and gray) cards; an example is Meta Physics SE. But there are some sites that have colored common tag cards such as Meta Philosophy SE. And the color of ...
Snack Exchange's user avatar
6 votes
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No descriptive error when trying to post an answer while logged out

While typing an answer, my session expired (?) causing me to be logged out. I didn't notice that, but when pressing 'Post your answer', the following 'error' was shown: Your answer couldn't be ...
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Reminder about AI generated answers for non-English SOs [duplicate]

On the big Stack Overflow we have a notice in the answer box about the AI-generated answers policy: Can we spread the same for the rest of the Stack Overflow sites in non-English languages: Russian, ...
αλεχολυτ's user avatar
7 votes
1 answer
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Please filter out modified posts that a low reputation user cannot see from the questions search report

I wanted to ask why I am being informed that a post was modified when I cannot see any modifications to that post, but I found the answer to that question in these two posts: Question says modified ...
PeterJames's user avatar
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MathOverflow links on Mathematics Stack Exchange [duplicate]

Sometimes on Mathematics Stack Exchange, I would like to reference a link from MathOverflow. It would be helpful if it got immediately turned into the title without having to type it and then include ...
Thomas Kojar's user avatar
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Please support syntax highlighting in user profiles

I found a bug report about this: Code syntaxhighlighting does not work in "About Me" The answer by a staff member says: If you want to make a case for why we should, a feature request would ...
CPlus's user avatar
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What is the purpose of limiting access to edit help center pages?

As far as I know the number of help center pages available to edit by moderators is very limited: What parts of the help center can site moderators edit? Moreover, I (as a moderator of ruSO) can't ...
αλεχολυτ's user avatar
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Make answering notice for unregistered users be translatable via Traducir

On sites where answering for unregistered users is available, they will see the following notice below the post body text area: Thanks for contributing an answer to Stack Overflow! Please be sure to ...
αλεχολυτ's user avatar
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Why no rules sidebar? [duplicate]

Seems like this would save many newcomers from asking questions which get closed for being off-topic or belong on a different site, if they could easily see the rules about questions on the site on ...
BigMistake's user avatar
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Feature request - A simple credential leak detection in the answer tab

I recently analyzed Stack Overflow for leaks, and the sites contain a lot of leaks (Stack Overflow did contain most of them, but still askubuntu.com and unix.stackexchange.com do contain some leaks). ...
matan h's user avatar
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How can I suggest edits to Stack Overflow Blog posts?

Kevin Henner's An intuitive introduction to text embeddings (2023-11-09) is a very impressive write-up, except for one paragraph near the beginning, which unceremoniously demolishes the analogy that ...
wizzwizz4's user avatar
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What's the purpose of inactive "apply to answers too" checkbox on mod menu if the item text already refers to answers only?

If there are answers with wiki status, the mod menu for a question contains the following item (Remove wiki from answers): * text autotranslated from Russian to English What's the purpose of inactive ...
αλεχολυτ's user avatar
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Is it possible to use Meta to search a keyword throughout all my "saves" on all communities? [duplicate]

I saved some questions and some specific answers that I found useful on the Ask Ubuntu community, and I did the same on other communities, like Server Fault, Unix & Linux, Ask Different, Aviation, ...
Yuri Sucupira's user avatar
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Feature request for account login [duplicate]

Add a feature to sign up or login through their GitHub Account. Many sites offer login through GitHub and I think this feature would make it better.
Sarangem's user avatar
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Add direct link to on-topic page of help center for closed as off-topic questions

Currently the closed as off-topic questions have a banner like this: This banner contains two links: off-topic: https://meta.stackexchange.com/help/closed-questions help center: https://meta....
αλεχολυτ's user avatar
1 vote
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Please change the CAPTCHA so that Chinese can use Stack Overflow [duplicate]

Programmers from china can't visit Wikipedia, but CAPTCHA redirects to a Wikipedia page: That means Stack Overflow refuses Chinese users. I don't want to comment about the prohibition to Wikipedia in ...
user11123's user avatar
15 votes
1 answer
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Use localized icons for Q&A in left navigation menu

On the recent update, we got icons next to items on the left navigation menu. All these icons are used for any SE sites. At the same time on localized sites, like SO in Russian, there are localized ...
αλεχολυτ's user avatar
16 votes
1 answer
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Add a warning about generative AI on other sites (only to sites which banned generative AI) of Stack Exchange

On Stack Overflow (only in English) there is the warning about generative AI answers: Reminder: Answers generated by Artificial Intelligence tools are not allowed on Stack Overflow. Learn more. Can ...
Зонтик's user avatar
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Make clicking "manage" after saving a post auto-focus the list-selection dropdown

This would be nice for quality-of-life for keyboard users. Save me some completely unnecessary key-presses would you? (Or explain to me why they're not completely unnecessary) Also, while we're at it, ...
starball's user avatar
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Will you reconsider adding 2FA? For example, FIDO2 or TOTP codes?

I'm actually shocked to find that such a large site does not have 2FA. I saw mention of telling people to just rely on the 2FA of other sites such as Google or GitHub when signing in, but that short-...
Alexis's user avatar
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Implement {duplicate}, {closed} etc. tags as UI elements, rather than appending text [duplicate]

At this point, I am very much used to closed/duplicate questions being marked with [closed] or [duplicate] text in their title: But what exactly is stopping us from implementing it as an actual ...
Parzh from Ukraine's user avatar