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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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Allow same user to add multiple links as possible duplicates

When searching for duplicates of a question often multiple ones turn up, but when voting to close only one of them can be specified. It would be useful to be able to add more than one duplicate link ...
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Show possible duplicates in the main post before it's closed

At the moment links to possible duplicates are inserted in the question text once a question is closed. It would be better to insert the links right away as soon as someone votes for it as a duplicate....
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Automatic tag suggestions [duplicate]

Would inferring tags from a question's title and body and filling them automatically into the tag field (or at least suggesting them separately as a hint list or something) be worthwhile? Note that I'...
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Make recent activity “today” etc. buttons based on user's time zone

I'd like the "today", "yesterday", etc. links in recent activity to display in the user's current time zone, as well as any non-relative timestamps (for example, the absolute timestamp seen when ...
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New User Rankings

Right now one of the only real ranking in terms of overall performance on Stack Overflow (and related sites, obviously) is the reputation score. I know there are also some rankings per tag, but I am ...
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Please allow us to browse our own questions by tag

It would be really useful to be able to browse my own questions like I can all questions and that is by one or more tags. Sometimes I'm looking for a particular question to reference and just can't ...
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Please inverse the community user's duplicate listing

Currently when a question is closed as a dupe, you'll see what question(s) it is a possible duplicate of. But what about the opposite? Since there are many occasions that duplicate questions can ...
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Why can't we filter unanswered questions by tags?

In the "Questions" tab/button/section/whateveryoucallit, you can filter by tag: https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/bug But in "Unanswered", you cannot: https://meta.stackoverflow.com/...
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Footer does not stick to bottom of page

OK, sorry, I know this is really superficial, but look at this page: https://stackoverflow.com/a/page/that/does/not/exist/number/1 See the giant, ugly, horrible white space below the footer that ...
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Please charge rep for questions after threshold

There was a suggestion on uservoice - now down, that really illustrate the need to stop users from gaming the system by simply asking meaningless, ridiculous question after question to gain rep. We ...
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Flag abusive users

I think the community does a great job policing questions/answers, etc. and the community has some good tools available to do this. Between flagging questions with some reasons behind it and editing ...
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Email notifications should be sent to commenters when replies are posted to their comments [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Make recent activity and responses show new comments on questions/answers I have commented on (even if I don’t own them) Email notifications should be sent to commenters ...
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Randomly reorder all answers posted within ten minutes of each other

As a way to improve the chance of the best answers showing up closest to the question, what if you randomly reordered all low-scoring answers posted within ten minutes of each other? Once a question (...
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Badge Proposal: The Heisman [closed]

When I was in grad school, we would say that one of our buddies got "The Heisman" when he was hitting on a girl and she overtly shot him down with the metaphorical stiff-arm denial. Just for fun, I ...
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Please review this faster way to input tags into filters

Make Enter behave like a normal form. Currently it just auto-completes tags (like Tab). It should add the selected tag to the list, clear the box and let you continue adding more tags. Here's what ...
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Searching Questions with n-Pages of Answers

I just opened up a question with 10+ pages of answers. It was more of a poll-style question, but it was one I wanted to participate in. I'm not a big fan of duplicate answers (adds more noise than ...
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Badge Proposal - *FacePalm* or “Doh!”

Although I have no doubt that this badge idea would get shot down, I find it amusing to think about. Questions and answers would be able to accumulate special votes (almost like flagging a post) ...
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Can I get 50 questions on my front page, please?

Seriously... some days I only have fourty, some days twenty. Some times it dips down to ten or so. Yeah, I've got a butt-ton of filters, but so what? Does that make me a bad person? A possible ...
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Allow non openID logons, or have SO become an openID provider

openID is awesome, and this isn't a knock on openID. But it's still a fringe system, and there are an unusually large number of people that just don't get it. For those that do, we can use openID. ...
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Lower the rep required to edit community wiki posts (or stop calling them “wiki”)

A requirement of 750 rep to edit community wiki posts seems too high. 750 rep will take weeks for most users to acquire. Even an extremely active user will take at least 4 days (at a max of 200 rep ...
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Mark tag as “interesting” or “ignored” from that tag's page

Right now, if I want to add a tag to my list of "interesting" or "ignored" tags, I have to go to the home page, type in the tag name, and click Add. I think this would work better if, while I was on ...
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Put “edit” and/or “retag” links on the question list pages

If I'm editing or retagging a question, I don't like to have to go into the question page itself. This is particularly cumbersome when doing librarian work - retagging multiple questions to conform to ...
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How about doing away with rep on Meta Stack Overflow?

I notice a lot of people are marking their MSO questions/suggestions as community wiki, which I think is a good thing. Since this site will be mostly discussion, opinion and feature suggestions, does ...
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Create a tag homepage/FAQ

Create or allow for a community-wiki editable home page per tag. One where we could place essentially the tag-specific FAQ and other tag-specific links. Imported from uservoice
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Add markdown support for hidden-until-you-click text (aka spoilers)

Use cases: Programming puzzles. This way the answer can be posted the same time as the question, eliminating doubt that no answer is possible for hard questions and proving that the question is not a ...
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Display the original question beneath the answer edit form

Often when I edit one of my answers, it's because I want to better address the original question. The only problem is that I can't see the original question while I'm editing my answer! I'd love to ...
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Filter “My Tags” questions using “Interesting Tags”

It's confusing to me that the "My Tags" tab of the Unanswered questions page doesn't use my "Interesting Tags". Instead, it appears to use the 25 most overall popular tags that were on any question I ...
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Bounty Hunter badges

I suggest two new badges: Greedo - first bounty earned (bronze) Boba Fett - earned 2000 rep through bounty (silver) Imported from Uservoice ticket, "Bounty hunter badges", originally posted by Jon ...
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Allow questions to be saved as drafts prior to posting

Many times it takes me a while to properly compose my question before posting. Sometimes it's just a jumble of ideas and concepts, and is not something I'd want seen immediately. However, there is no ...
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Cancelling upvote on comment?

As mentioned on uservoice: For something that can be done so easily by accident, there should be the ability to undo mistakes. I know that I have clicked several times on a comment up-vote ...
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To give each edit own version history [closed]

I read VonC's answer to my question right from its publication. He edited his answer about 5 minutes after his first edit. The version control system makes it very hard to see what has been changed ...
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Can we enable syntax highlighting for code in comments?

There is no syntax highlighting nor any ways to emphasize code written in comments. I have noticed that this is one of the key factors leading users to misunderstand one another. I use the backticks ...
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Move the remove tag “X” icon inside the tag in interesting/ignored tags

Currently, the list of tags in "ignored tags" and "interesting tags" has a little "remove tag" icon to the right of each tag. However, since this icon is not inside the div containing the tag, it can ...
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Additional search features/syntax?

It would be nice to have more advanced search features, things that Google cannot easily or reliably provide. Some ideas based on "Ability to search my stuff?": [user:dbr] to find my posts (...
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Make recent activity and responses show new comments on questions/answers I have commented on (even if I don't own them)

I'd like the recent activity and responses pages to show new comments on questions/answers I have commented on (even if I don't own them). If I leave a comment somewhere, I am implicitly engaging in ...
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User-Specific CSS

It would be nice if users could add their own styles to the CSS-Rules on SO. This is nothing more than a textarea in the user preferences that takes precedence over the default styles. Users could ...
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Unable to find my questions without an accepted answer effectively

I have asked many questions on SO. There are about 30 tabs I have to scroll through to find question for which I have not yet accepted an answer. Some questions of mine are long-term projects. They ...
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Add support for abbr tag

The <abbr> tag is useful to clarify abbreviations without hunting down external links for them. Migrating this from: http://stackoverflow.uservoice.com/pages/1722-general/suggestions/118664-add-...
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Archival facilities for fan-out material

Often I post messages with many links to external resources that will probably go stale over time. A facility to generate a permalink to (say) archive.org or a mirroring facility might be helpful to ...
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Implement Ratios For Moderation Abilities

This was something that was discussed briefly on UserVoice in the past but I feel that this should be another good avenue for it's discussion. What we have seen recently is an influx of users gaining ...
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Can we add Possible Duplicates even after a question is closed? [duplicate]

I think it would help to make sure that the possible duplicates link to all older duplicate questions, even if everyone who voted to close picked the same one or two questions. However, I'm not sure ...
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Filter users by country

This was talked about a few podcasts ago. And they referenced some other site that does this. Currently location is a string but adding a country dropdown (and for the usa a state drop down) could be ...
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SO local user groups

Many of SO user would like meet people from SO in the real world (outside matrix). For this it would be great, if SO have some function for creating user groups (strictly moderated). It's possible? ...
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Tags on answers

Sometimes an answer is very detailed and expands on the question. It would be good at this point to have separate tags for that answer. Maybe just 2 (giving a total of 7 when combined with the ...
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Should all links to meta.* be “nofollow”

Does the community want meta.* to be listed on Google and other search engines? Surely it would be confusing to noobs - they would find this site that kind of talks about programming, but not really....
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Advanced Syntax Ideas

The one useful thing I was ever taught in HCI was always give advanced users "hidden" short cuts and features. Things a noob is not interested in but a power user can easily take advantage of. @...
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Possibility to order favourites by “most recently changed”

Until April 2009 "most recently changed" was the default (and only) way favourites were ordered; then it was changed so that you can sort them by views/newest/votes. I have some 170 questions ...
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Possibility to delete our account [duplicate]

Many problems arise with Google's OpenID implementation (now deleted: accounts doubled, fake Google ID account, ...), asides with all the obvious privacy concerns (although quite opposed to security ...
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Syntax highlighting language hints [duplicate]

Do you think it would be worthwhile to provide hints as to what language to use for the syntax highlighting? Sometimes I find the highlighting on SQL or VB.NET answers is more distracting than ...
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Harmonizing user ids among the sites?

Specifically stackoverflow and serverfault. Is that possible? It sure would be convenient for scripting purposes.