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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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Just found that pressing “R” opens the achievements toolbar. Improve UI around shortcuts discoverability

I propose that we add, somewhere in the UI, some indication that there are keyboard shortcuts. This will likely improve the chance that someone will know of their existence and benefit from them. ...
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Request: Link to reviewer guidelines from the review interface

Currently the review interface, at least for First Posts on Stack Overflow, looks like this: There are several lines of text describing the meaning of the various buttons, but almost no guidelines ...
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Block First Post and Late Answer reviews when you can’t flag

The First Posts queue has 4 actions: Vote up or down to rate the question's quality and usefulness. Edit to improve the question's appearance or clarity. Comment to leave constructive ...
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Why is there no autocomplete for pinging editors?

I hope this example shows why autocomplete would be useful beyond the comfort of the commenter: I recently had an issue where someone edited a post (which I'm not the author of) only to add one extra ...
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Allow local mods to remove items from community bulletin

Community bulletin might contain various items which are "network-wide". I mean blog posts and featured questions from Meta Stack Exchange.1 Depending on the site, some of them might be less ...
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How should italics be formatted in Markdown?

When asking a question, the "How to Format" information says: ► _italic_ or **bold** suggesting using underscores to italicize a word. Yet if one selects a word and clicks on the "I" in the ...
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Jobs in sites other than stack overflow

I am new to stack exchange. What I figured out is that there are no job sections in sites other than stack overflow. Is my observation correct? And if yes, is there no scope of getting a job through ...
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View date of my votes on questions and answers [duplicate]

Oftentimes, I search for a solution to a question and land on a link where I have already voted on a question and/or answer. I would find it helpful to see when I put a vote in so that I can tell when ...
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Why is the “copy link” option not available in mobile web view of “share” popup?

The "copy link" option is available in the "share" popup of the browser version, but it is not available in the mobile web view. Can the "copy link" option be added in the mobile web view too? ...
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Make it easier to retract questions altered by other people

When writing questions on Stack Exchange, sometimes the questions get altered or modified by moderators (to "make them better"). Sometimes, to such an extent that the final question bears little or no ...
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Replace “You already voted to close …” after retracting vote

After retracting a close vote, the close dialog says You have already voted to close this question. But this statement is false as we retracted our vote, we are no longer able to vote again and our ...
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Retain the selected option with sorting type in protected question moderator tool when navigating between option tabs

Recently the UI for the 10k tools - protected question page is updated. In the current UI, when navigating between the options tab (all/month/week/day) the selected column and its sort type is not ...
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Is it possible to have distinct scrolling while editing a response? [duplicate]

When editing a post, you've got a markdown edit area, then some kind of preview packed below. If the post happens to be long - and actually about a few tens of lines make it long - it becomes ...
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Opt out of getting notifications about binding edits to some or all community wiki answers

I recently posted this answer. It is a community wiki looking to identify 378 characters. In less than 48 hours, it has been edited 55 times. That translates to over 50 notifications sent to me about ...
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Let me add a welcome message to new posters, which is removed after a period of time

I love seeing new users ask great questions, and I try to be as friendly as possible to these newbies as I still feel like one of them! I'm aware that friendly welcome messages are "off topic" for ...
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Can we have a drop-down menu for “Featured on Meta”?

UPDATE (02/09/2019) It has been over 26 32 days since Congratulations to our 29 oldest beta sites - They're now no longer beta! appeared on Featured on Meta. The news was great, 99% of users who ...
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Vagueness in the quote and notification bars

On the sites which do not have a special design, there occurs such a problem: the notification bar and the quote bar are totally indistinctive. It seems that this should be somehow fixed for ...
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Does Stack Exchange need do-not-close votes? [duplicate]

I've come across different questions at different networks that get closed, the reopened, then closed again... It's often about questions that represent an edge-case for what's on/off-topic on the ...
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Show banner asking for nominations only when user has enough reputation

When visiting Tor Stack Exchange, I'm seeing the following banner: Want to help moderate this community? We need more candidates in the ongoing election! It's a decent idea for getting more ...
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Forbid words “help”, “confusion” (, etc?) in titles

Suggestion: ban "help", "confusion", maybe "question" in titles. When a user uses these words, show the message (better ideas are appreciated): Please avoid using word "help" in title. Instead, ...
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Changing placeholder of comment box for adding @ pinging info

Proposing a different approach to what I think enable ping completion for all comments wanted to achieve. New users should know that @ pinging in comments exists, and get educated on how to use them ...
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How to show questions with my skills? [closed]

In Questions tab, there are no questions with my skills. So I cannot answer any questions. How can I See all the questions and questions with my skills?
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How do I prevent long strings of characters from automatically starting a new line?

It happened to me recently that I needed to ask a question that included a long string of characters such as the following one: ...
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Can we show when users were last seen on the mod flag dashboard?

The mod dashboard currently shows inline when a user joined a stack (see Moderator Flag Dashboard soft launch for example screenshots.) Could we add a "last seen" string there too? Rationale: I ...
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Make SE domains more password manager friendly

Edit The password is not used anywhere else: Original Safari doesn't recognize some Stack Exchange sites as part of the main site, and therefore warns that the same password is "reused". Request ...
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Reputation graph has color accessibility issues

The StackExchange reputation graph looks like it has potential color accessibility problems when showing multiple sites. When hovering over the graph, there are markers with distinct shapes. Great! ...
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Show MSE posts authored by staff members on the homepage regardless of the vote count

I strongly suggest to always allow showing posts created by SO Staff members on the frontpage of Meta SE. Currently, if the post reaches "−8" vote count, it is hidden from the frontpage. While this ...
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Hiding downvoted questions silences important discussions on Meta

I just noticed a particular MSE post today on a topic I care about that was posted almost a week ago, which I entirely missed before. I'm a pretty avid MSE user, and this happens quite rarely to me. ...
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Setting a default Edit summary

I usually edit the formatting of the posts so I mostly add "Fixed formatting". Can there be a way to set this as the default edit summary so that, whenever I am editing a post, this text will be ...
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Can we have a date shortcode?

Sometimes we enter dates into questions and answers. It recently came up on Skeptics Meta what format we should prefer. Since it seems SE has its own format scheme (possibly varied based on location), ...
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Notifications about new chat messages

Please add notification about new messages of some chat in "Inbox". Something like to subscribe for new messages to know about them. Now small chats (between several people) work as archives and ...
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YouTube embeds should be full-screenable [duplicate]

I hate not being able to full screen the YouTube videos embedded on Stack Exchange sites. What's the reason for blocking full screen? Please enable it...
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Add saved searches

The ability to save custom searches and load them at will in the mobile app would be really nice. I frequently search for specific tags when I log on to answer new questions (e.g. [java] -[android] on ...
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While in an audit, you can't add a comment [duplicate]

Just got to decide if an answer should be deleted. It was only a link, no comments. So I wanted to add a comment explaining why link only answers aren't welcome, and got "This is an audit". This ...
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Inconsistent behaviour between lists containing multiline text links

SE sites typically have the anchor tag inside the h3 tag. For example: <h3><a href="/questions/332282/add-strings-from-moderator-revision-redaction-approval-block-into-transifex-or" class="...
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Add strings from moderator revision redaction approval block into Transifex (or use existing keys)

https://ru.stackoverflow.com/admin/dashboard Strings: Question. Rev. Redactor. Comment. Diff. Actions. Approve. Reject. I've found some of this strings in Transifex, but looks like they aren't ...
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See number of views for a posted question [duplicate]

I am using the iOS Stack Overflow app. I often use the app on the go to view answers to the question I have posted. I also use it to post new questions whenever something pops up in my mind when I am ...
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Add thousands separator to “xxxx views” tooltip in question list

When hovering over the number of views in a question list, the exact number of views is shown without thousands separator, e.g. 214935 views Can this be added, just like already done on the ...
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Please use GMT instead of UTC in the Achievements clock

Beyond Change the timestamp format, the Achievements drop-down still shows a "UTC" "time zone", which has been brought to my attention by David Postill as "not a time zone". Please update the ...
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Could we possibly get a “featured program” section for profiles on Stack Overflow?

I would love to see a section on profiles where users could post small code snippets (<75ish lines) that they are particularly proud of. This could be a form of self recognition for advancing in a ...
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Mobile site doesn't distinguish colors between rewarding and already-rewarded bounties

On this question, I have a 200-reputation bounty active. To reward it, I would click here next to the answer: However, it looks like this on mobile: Unlike on desktop, there isn't a color or bolding ...
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Exclude reopened questions from Close Vote audits

Apparently, poor questions which were quickly closed with no answers are used as audits even after such questions are edited, reopened and answered. Since audits present the latest revision of the ...
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Active bounty count display issue in bountied tab

Regarding the active bounty count in the Bountied tab, in the Home page it is displaying as "N Bountied", and in the Questions page it is displaying as "Bountied N". Is there any reason, why the ...
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Is there a “never ask me about cookies again” cookie that we can set?

While I know it's in vogue to consider everything, everyone, and everywhere a lethal threat to one's well being, I have a question of a different sort. StackExchange is a plague of "we use cookies" ...
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Change title for Retracted flags in the Flag History page

Currently, when choosing to view retracted flags, the title of the page becomes something like this: Or in words: (bold emphasis mine) Retracted Rude/Abusive flags raised by [my name here] I ...
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Change taglines for non-English sites and new Meta sites on SEDE homepage

The homepage of the Stack Exchange Data Explorer has mixed-language taglines for non-English sites; e.g. for Russian Stack Overflow it is "Q&A for программистов". Can this be changed to something ...
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Update “Last seen” as the user requests something

I have noticed that users do some activity somewhere and their last seen is not updated according to it. For example, they comment on a question a minute ago but their last seen will be like ~15 mins ...
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Is there such thing as a version of SE that I can use only through my personal website?

If you've ever used Google's Custom Search engine that provides search results specific to your website, you'll know what I mean. I'm interested in an API that I can use from Stack Exchange to host ...
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Proposal for a new section for independent research of users

I don’t know whether this idea has already been proposed in the past, but looking at the site carefully, I don’t thinks so. For each sub-site (like Stack Overflow, Cross Validated, etc.) you have a ...
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Search comments by commentator's user-id [duplicate]

Often I find comments showing the commentator is quite knowledgeable and able to express concepts in a poignant way, and I would like to discover more comments by such a user (in a similar way one ...