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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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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 ...
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Could we get an image resizer built into image upload, please? Please! [duplicate]

Many users will want to load photos directly from their phones. With modern phone camera resolution, SE will usually block these and tell the user the image must be resized first. Many cell-phone ...
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Annoying UI: clicking on Inbox navigates away, if the page has not finished loading [duplicate]

When loading a StackOverflow page, the user might notice that the Inbox icon shows unread messages. If the user clicks on it after the page has finished loading, they get a popup. If the page has not ...
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Honour the Do Not Track header

2011-10-26: waffles's answer to Do Not Track header: We do not do anything special for the proposed spec. There is no requirement anywhere that we implement anything. A bill may be passed in congress ...
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Make saves listing visually indicate deleted answers

In the current Saves List UI, deleted answers are shown the same as non-deleted answers. If an answer is deleted along with its parent question, then the question and the answer are highlighted in red ...
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Feedback about joining a new Stack Exchange site (with suggestions)

I'm not questioning the moderator decision; this is about the experience. I'm an experienced Stack Overflow user, but I just joined this Web Applications Stack Exchange site today to ask a related ...
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Why is there no legal.stackexchange.com? [duplicate]

Seems like it could be a great place to ask general legal questions.
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Let users close/hide system messages, such as the "Please nominate yourself" bar at the top

For the past hour, whenever I went to Music Stack Exchange, I saw the "Please nominate yourself" bar at the top, and there was no way to disable it. I think that adding a feature to close ...
mathlander's user avatar
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Having a chat server for every site

This might seem like a stupid question but I recently found out (okay maybe not that recently) that there are unique chat servers for Stack Overflow and Meta Stack Exchange. Why cannot we have a chat ...
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Drop dot from last item in help dropdown [duplicate]

For the sake of consistency I suggest remove the dot from the last sentence in help drop down from top bar: All other items from all other menus don't contain dot at the end.
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Hold publishing a WIP question until it is good, and/or for some time [duplicate]

Feature request: hold publishing a question until it is good, and/or for some time I like to edit and save and read the final result, but I do that like 10 to 20 times for many minutes... while I edit,...
VeganEye's user avatar
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Request for new user limitation: minimum character count to ask a question

Over at Worldbuilding we periodically receive new users who (not surprisingly) don't believe they need to take the tour or read the Help Center pages before they use the site. Call it being human... ...
JBH's user avatar
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Make it easier to determine the question's programming-language on Stack Overflow [closed]

Often, I find it difficult to quickly identify the language I'm looking at. Sometimes it is not obvious, and I need to scroll down or look in the tags. I feel like it should be specified right at the ...
SunsetQuest's user avatar
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The established-user help page image should be updated

If you go to the /help/privileges/established-user help page on any SE website, you will see this screenshot: This is quite outdated. Now that the vote button is standard, this screenshot should be ...
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Normalize strings related to review audit

There is pair of strings related to review audit: This was an audit, designed to see if you were paying attention. You didn't pass. This was only a test, designed to make sure you were paying ...
αλεχολυτ's user avatar
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Remove "View tag" link from the tag tooltip

Since the old one related feature-request is not implemented yet, I would like to ask for an alternative. The list of question with a tag can be obtained by clicking on the tag itself, so there's no ...
αλεχολυτ's user avatar
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Prevent comments when downvoting

There have been numerous posts (here on MSE, on MSO, and other meta sites) requesting some form of explanation with downvotes. Although most curators are quite sceptical that any such scheme would be ...
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Prompt to specify downvote reason but allow to keep downvotes anonymous [duplicate]

Recently @Catija replied to my answer (If more users could vote, would they engage more? Testing 1 reputation voting on some sites) about mandatory downvote reason (especially for 1+ rep users). “I'd ...
Michael Freidgeim's user avatar
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Add collectives to other sites

On Stack Overflow, there are something called Collectives. Collectives are a way of organising information on different topics related to the site. However, I would like to see collectives on other ...
The Empty String Photographer's user avatar
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Change wording for Close item in review queue

On low quality posts queue I faced with a weird situation: Screenshot was translated by Google.Translate Original strings for Close and Delete look very similar: This question cannot be fixed and ...
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Change the attach-pictures icon to something more appropriate?

We spend a lot of time explaining to newbies that the "attach photo" button is the mountain-landscape icon. Aren't we overdue to replace that icon with something more self-evident, like a ...
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Enhancement Request: Attribution Block Markdown

Over at Worldbuilding we constantly bring images and quotes in from outside sources. I suspect other Stacks do that a lot, too. When it comes to images, charts, and graphs, we want people to properly ...
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Moderator tool to convert an answer into an edit to the question should take labeling for links into account [duplicate]

I (as a mod) added that answer (you need 10k to see) as a complementary edit to the question. The content of question was simply added to the question. Since they both - the question and the deleted ...
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Is there an RSS feed for a user's saves/favorites? [duplicate]

I think this is a duplicate of this question, but that was asked 13 years ago, and this answer from 300 weeks ago no longer works as far as I can tell (I get a 404 error when I try it). As I ...
nonreligious's user avatar
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Is it possible to save questions over different sites? [duplicate]

I have saved some questions on Stack Overflow, and I have just saved a question on the DBA site. It might be useful to have a list of all saved questions, without needing to surf to each individual ...
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Questions closed for multiple community-specific reasons should be clear about that fact

It happens sometimes - especially on Stack Overflow - that a question will receive three close votes for community-specific reasons (i.e., as off-topic), and each voter will choose a different reason. ...
Karl Knechtel's user avatar
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1 answer
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How can I manage multiple work accounts with my personal Stack Exchange account?

Information Recently I joined a charity organization which requires me to do some light coding. I setup of my new account on Chrome which now has three accounts linked in it (Personal, 9-5 Work, and ...
Pascal Bisson's user avatar
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Is there a consolidated source of accessibility guidelines for users posting questions/answers? [duplicate]

While Stack Exchange itself tries to be as accessible as possible, I have been unsuccessful in finding anything to help users in their posting accessible questions/answers. Is there a consolidated ...
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Allow mods more freedom in editing the tour

Context: Some sites prohibit 'personal advice' questions: Mathematics: Questions about choosing a course, academic program, career path, etc. are off-topic. Such questions should be directed to ...
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Improve load speed of side nav links on blog, or include loading indicator

When visiting the blog I noticed that it takes a long time for pages to load when clicking on the links in the left navigation sidebar. In addition, there is no visual indicator that anything is ...
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Tags should be markable as obsolete, and opted out of being suggested for new questions

I don't know what algorithm is being used to come up with tag suggestions, but it probably wouldn't be too hard to add a simple filter that blocks it from suggesting "obsolete" tags. I ...
Elements In Space's user avatar
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Accessing the Original Question After Edit Submission on Stack Overflow

I have recently submitted an edit to a question on Stack Overflow. My intention was to review the original question (before the edit was accepted or rejected) for verification purposes. However, I am ...
Aqib Chattha's user avatar
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Can we have the SE site's clicked icon enlarge but zoom upward, and put the open button at top?

When I start SE at https://stackexchange.com/sites?view=grid, the sites are tiles to be clicked on. When I click on a tile, it enlarges, then zooms down so it lines up with the row below, and the open ...
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Should sites provide mechanisms for detecting and then reversing the meta effect?

I recently asked a question in a particular meta site about how to improve a question in the corresponding main site. Apparently, the post on meta draw more attention (and consequently more downvotes) ...
Mehdi Charife's user avatar
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Remove Share to Twitter and Facebook-link [duplicate]

Twitter no longer exists. It is now called "X". These websites are a net negative on this planet; we should not promote them (and there is no way they can be used to promote Stack Exchange)....
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Browsing for any non-recent blog post is significantly harder with the new design

The new blog design looks great! But it's left behind a feature that was really useful for navigating through old content: the archive/ date-based browsing page(s). The old blog design had date-based ...
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Add thousands separator to reputation in Stack Overflow blog header

The Stack Overflow blog is redesigned, and in the new design we are able to log in to the blog. Upon successfully logging in, users are now greeted with a refined header layout that prominently ...
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Add option to download a message in SEDE

In SEDE, one can download the results as a CSV file, but there are no options to download a message. Feature request: Add an option to download a message in SEDE. That'd be useful for queries ...
Franck Dernoncourt's user avatar
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How about getting your inbox notifications on Android phone?

We know that Stack Exchange has discontinued its Android App and is not interested in making the app code open source. One of the greatest features of the app, that I am missing most, is the instant ...
Pandya's user avatar
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The visual hint for a vote is less visible than for a retracted vote on Chrome for iOS

Problem: The visual hint for a vote is less visible than for a retracted vote on Chrome for iOS. I sometimes have to revote and reretract to understand whether I did what I want (voted or retracted). ...
Franck Dernoncourt's user avatar
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Do we do more than "frown on" plagiarism?

I just realized that How to reference material written by others reads as follows: Plagiarism - posting the work of others with no indication that it is not your own - is frowned on by our community, ...
Laurel's user avatar
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Use AI like ChatGPT to find duplicate questions

I know ChatGPT is banned on Stack Exchange. But could an AI tool be used in automation? I mean most of the time I try to find if my question is a duplicate or not before asking the question, and I see ...
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Close the question with reason [closed]

I don't know if the above title is the best suited to what I'm going to explain the problem. Here's the problem: How do we know which part of our question was not good to ask on the platform? Okay, ...
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Log in using MFA? [duplicate]

Is there a way to add 2FA or MFA to my existing Stack Exchange login, or I do have to add a GitHub, Google, etc. login? I tried searching the help and looking around the settings, but I couldn't see ...
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"Posts by deleted user" page should allow sorting by last activity

One common use of the "Posts by deleted user" page is investigating vandalism by a deleted user (generally part of a rage-quit), either edits or deletions. If the user doesn't have a lot of ...
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Improve post-notice for sourceless answers

On questions like this one that have a tendency to be answered by low-rep users who don't cite any sources, mods can add the following post-notice: Want to improve this post? Provide detailed ...
CDR's user avatar
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17 votes
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Blocklist is missing the effect of the listed patterns (warn vs. block type)

The following picture is a redacted example of what <site>.stackexchange.com/admin/blocklist looks like: While this page is called the blocklist, not all of the patterns are blocked. Some of ...
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Make clicking "add/edit private note" in the saves view auto-focus the text input for the private note

After clicking "add/edit private note", the text input for the private note appears, but it isn't focused automatically. I don't like having to move my user-agent's focus (either by pointer ...
starball's user avatar
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Supported browser versions needs updating

In February of this year, I posted a bug report requesting an update for the Browser support page to list the current browser version numbers: Supported browser versions needs update As the answer to ...
Elements In Space's user avatar
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For moderators, please add the "undelete" button to all deleted comments

Well, we're not exactly on the same page as a team on undeletions. In dealing with the comments on this post — I noticed that a comment (with broader context) containing some trigger keyword was ...
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