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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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Could the bulk replacement tool please be made to also check link availability and return list of links and posts?

Stack Exchange staff has a tool which can search and replace strings in the URLs, see Shog9's answer here: How to find and/or change a set of hyperlinks on a site? This tool is sometimes used when ...
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Can't mark custom comment flag as helpful after the comment has been deleted automatically

What happened: A user voted to close a question as duplicate, generating an automatic comment "Does this answer your question?" Another user flagged that question with a custom comment flag ...
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Reward linking questions

Reward linking questions to leverage and organize existing knowledge There is already so much knowledge stored inside the Stack Exchange network. The chance is high that an answered question relates ...
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Bounties on questions without answers shouldn't start counting down until the first answer is posted, but still only stay featured for seven days [duplicate]

I think I understand How does the bounty system work? when no answers get posted: What happens if there's no answer after the bounty period? If, after the end of the bounty period, a question has no ...
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Allow moderators to issue warnings to reviewers using the review suspension system

This would basically function as a zero-day suspension: the reviewer would get the message in exactly the same way they would for a review suspension, except that they can keep reviewing afterward. ...
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Replace vote locking with vote-reputation locking

Stack Exchange has vote locking: This feature should be removed. Instead, if an upvote is revoked enough time later, no reputation is changed (the poster keeps the reputation the upvote originally ...
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Community service hours on SE

If high-schoolers or other eligible individuals wish to amass community service hours by participating in Stack Exchange sites on a volunteer basis, is there/can we implement a mechanism by which ...
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Incorrect message shown when trying to close a question a second time [duplicate]

I voted to close a question on EL&U, and it was later closed. Then the question was reopened again. Now I can't cast another close vote, so why does the message say, "You cannot vote to close ...
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Please send email notifications immediately when someone answers questions

Some time ago, I noticed that Stack Exchange isn't sending email notifications immediately when someone replies to my questions. I'd like to be notified via e-mail when someone answers my questions as ...
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Allow moderators to edit sections of privilege help center pages

This question is inspired by the recent public reveal of the Stack Overflow Question Close Reasons - Definitions and Guidance. Briefly, the Q&A provides really useful community-specific guidance ...
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Expand the horizontal viewing area of Stack Overflow

The original Stack Overflow question/answer viewing area is too skinny to show the complete code at once, and it doesn't expand with respect to the width of the browser. I'd like to expand the viewing ...
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Old links to answer sort orders became broken after the change to answer sort tabs

I previously posted this as an answer (10k-only) to the announcement Revisiting changes to answer sorting menu: better use of space, moving menu into a dropdown, ascending/descending sort options, ...
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Open SEDE links in a new tab by default

The Stack Exchange Data Explorer has some functionality to generate links. Those links open in the current tab by default, which has one significant disadvantage: when you navigate back, you have to ...
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Enable Launchpad login on other SE sites

My account was created with Launchpad. However, it is only possible to login to SE with Launchpad on Ask Ubuntu. Thus, if I want to login to Meta SE, I must Go to Ask Ubuntu Login with Launchpad Go ...
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Is there any possibility to add a username and password login to my Stack Overflow account? [duplicate]

I read some other answers where they said that if you used Google to create your account, you can only use Google to log in. But there might be instances where we might want to log in on other ...
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Stop tracking users without their consent

Right now, if you visit an SE site the following things happen: two cookies _ga and _gid are saved, those contain unique IDs used for Google Analytics a request is made to www.google-analytics.com ...
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There's not much point in storing users' real names on public Q&A sites now that Stack Overflow Jobs has been discontinued; can it please be removed?

TL;DR: I don't think there's any point in having a field for a user's real name in their public Q&A profile now that the only two real uses for it, for use by Stack Overflow Jobs and Stack ...
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Remove 'show timeline' from the mod menu

With the post timeline now available for everybody via the clock icon under the vote buttons, it can be removed from the mod menu. That list is already quite long, so fewer options is better.
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Make notification and reputation counts bigger again

The top bar's recent problems were mostly fixed, however there's still one thing that bugs me: The number is smaller than before, and harder to read. Compare with how it used to be before the changes:...
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Find a Stack Exchange site faster

This is just a detail but why not suggest an improvement. When I want to go to a given Stack Exchange site I click on the "list bubble" icon top right which results in a menu with a list of ...
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Bump outdated React version code snippet

The Stack Snippet React version is outdated to such an extent that using a CDN link has become mandatory. Stack Snippets provide React 16.6.3 as highest version. However; React 16.6 is a very old ...
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Show full site names on Recently returned migrations page

On the 10k tools page with recently returned migrations, all but the shortest site names are truncated, while there is enough space to display the entire site name:
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GET requests to https://api.stackexchange.com/2.2 methods return HTTP 400 "Violation of backoff parameter" without previously warning to back off

We have the following logic to make GET requests to https://api.stackexchange.com/2.2: private async get( apiMethod: string, // can be 'users', 'tags', 'info', or 'questions' url: string, // ...
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Can I dim the top bar?

The color changes to the top bar now make it SCREAM AT THE USER .. as if it contained neon icons. All the icons are an eye magnet with the dark background. It's not so bad on Stack Exchange sites ...
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Topbar on mobile clogged: here’re some suggestions

Below you can see how topbar looks on mobile currently: Oh sorry, wrong photo There was a question regarding topbar overflow. I’d like to go slightly further: “home” not needed, since the logo* (“...
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Option to remove fuzzy outline and restore clarity to the counts on new top bar

I don't normally care much about these things, but the new fuzzy outlines (and related changes) on the numbers of unread messages / rep delta really hit my eyes wrong (and my eyes are already ...
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Why aren't all communities shown in the user profile? [duplicate]

When I go to my own profile, only five communities are shown under Communities. Why aren't all displayed? For one there is an, about, 1340 pixels empty space below the grouping, and the hassle of ...
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Hovering on a search result tag should give the option for adding to the search

When searching I don't always think to add relevant tags, or I discover a new tag that might help narrow down my search. To make the process smoother, could a button to 'add to search' be added to the ...
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Moderators should be able to retract erroneous migrations

Recently, a moderator erroneously migrated my question. The moderator admitted that my question was erroneously migrated, but he told me to ask the receiving site's moderators to reject the migration. ...
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Should animations in the open source WebM format be allowable on Stack Exchange sites?

Prior to posting this I searched meta.stackexchange for existing posts on this subject and didn't find any, so... Image files (both still and animated) used in questions and answers on Stack Exchange ...
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Change the schema.org generator to include the title element text as name property

Apparently, Google is using the name of the QAPage schema, ignoring the title HTML element. Other search engines are not doing that. We include the first tag in the title to make sure the most popular ...
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Keep showing the post after casting the final spam flag while reviewing

When casting the final spam flag from the First Questions/First Answers/Late Answers queue, the post disappears and 'question/answer not found' is shown instead: This makes it difficult for example ...
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Add an inbox toggle to filter out messages from other sites

When I click the Inbox icon on the navbar on any SE site, I see messages/updates from all SE sites. But I sometimes only want to see those specific to the site I'm in (or a site and its associated ...
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Deleting answers, reloading pages, and changing focus

This question is closely related to the recent changes in answer sort ordering, but I think it’s different enough (or niche enough) to warrant its own question. Here is the workflow: Be a moderator ...
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Certain escape characters can be copied while editing, but not after

(First off, this has nothing to do with backslashes) While editing my answer to a Code Golf challenge, I noticed that a certain escape character behaved in an odd way. The specific character is \x1b. ...
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Change blog link in election text to HTTPS

The introductory text for elections contains the following paragraph with a link that's still HTTP: Community moderators are accorded the highest level of privilege on our community, and should ...
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Add anchors to the top of each revision element on the timeline pages

While in response to the request Add anchors to revisions it is apparent that there is a link to each revision I often prefer to link to a revision within the context of the entire timeline of the ...
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Automatically inform newcomers of how comment @replies work

I often find myself informing the newcomers about the comment @replies, since otherwise the comments they write (when trying to reply to someone) often remain unnoticed due to lack of notifications. I ...
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Are there any tricks to "bypass" duplicated question checking when asking on Stack OverFlow? [duplicate]

I've just started learning IT and ask questions on SO a lot. But I'm so tired of my questions being closed all the time due to duplicated reasons. They pointed me to some other question that was said ...
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Badge Dates on User Profile should show the Year once the Year is over

In the example screenshot taken from my Arqade user profile summary, I earned the Socratic badge on November 16th, 2021. But all it shows on the summary page is "Nov 16". When I see this, ...
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Can we make post editors and answerers more visually distinct?

I genuinely mistook a post editor for a post answerer. Admittedly this was on mobile view (the layout, not the alternative site mode, as that mode has been removed as far as I can tell) but it's also ...
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Confusing text "Search options not deleted" on search results page

When doing a search, the search results header shows a confusing text: Search options not deleted While this is correct, it only shows non-deleted posts, it may lead to confusion: most users don't ...
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Misleading link description in the Summary tab for viewing all upvotes and downvotes cast

In the Summary tab on the Activity page, for example, on English Language & Usage, my total upvote count is 1084 and my total downvote count is 305, which makes a total of 1389 votes. This ...
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Grant site permission based on the total accumulated, rather than current, reputation [duplicate]

I've been using Stack Exchange sites for about seven years now, and in that time I've probably accumulated a few thousand reputation points — primarily on Stack Overflow. Recently I was posting a new ...
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Link to the SEDE guide should open a new tab rather than changing the current URL (of the query composer)

The compose query page displays a ? icon that directs us to the schema documentation: Please make it so that the link opens up a new tab rather than changing the current URL without any prompt asking ...
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Let the user access their flag history when they are suspended

When a user is suspended, it is not possible for them to access their flag history. I do not understand why it is like this. Simply restricting the flag history access makes no sense in my opinion. ...
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When running a query in SEDE that needs UserId as input parameter, add an option to indicate the ID of the logged-in user, based on the selected site

Feature request: When running a query in SEDE that needs the UserId as input parameter, add an option to indicate the ID of the logged in user, based on the SE website they selected to run the query ...
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Link to per-site meta in the sidebar/dropdown "Step 1: Draft your question" is not HTTPS and has the old format meta.*.stackexchange.com

Similar to: 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 on some SE sites, such as Mathematics the ...
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Make it clear in the bounty dialog that it's not possible to reward your own answer

When a user sets a bounty on a question, the system doesn't allow them to reward their own answer: Can I award a bounty to my own answer? No. This used to be possible, but it has been disabled. The +...
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In the notification from when our suggested tag wiki edit got approved, include the name of the tag [duplicate]

Currently, when your edit to a post is approved, you'll get a notification in your achievements tab that displays a "+2" followed by the title of the post. For example: +2 The Many Memes of ...