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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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: Link
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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 ...
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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.
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Ability to search my stuff?

There's currently no good way of searching through my questions or answers.. This wasn't really a problem until the questions/answers were paginated, as I could quickly scan through or ctrl+f the ...
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Require reason for post deletion and un-deletion?

Could we have a method of explaining why we think a question or answer should be deleted? It could work identically to closing a question, maybe with an additional text-input box (like the "Requires ...
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Show all voted close types when a question is closed [duplicate]

Currently it shows like this (a recent example) closed as "not programming related" by RSolberg, Tim J, Rob Kennedy, Paul Alexander, Michael Petrotta an hour ago How about it would show like this. ...
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Stack Overflow tutorials/papers

Should Stack Overflow be expanded to include user-submitted papers and articles, which can then rake in higher scores based upon the quality of their work? Authors of tutorials/papers could be granted ...
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Can we have the ability to retract a close vote before it closes?

Sometimes you vote to close something and the OP then changes it to fix the issue or issues. You can't take a close vote back though. It would be nice if you could. With the new Duplicate close ...
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Can we have 50 users per page?

I've never understood why we have 5 columns of 7 rows per user page. 35 is an unusual number for this kind of thing. There certainly is no lack of room. Users is one of the shorter pages. Why not ...
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admin tool to see tags assigned to at least one question but fewer than X questions

The interface should be similar to the new tags interface. This would help 10k users find things that have been assigned to misspelt, but not new, tags.
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Mobile optimized version of Stack Overflow [duplicate]

I found this one on UserVoice, and I thought it was fitting to bring it up here for further discussion. "Stack Overflow already works with Mobile Safari, but the experience is far from optimum. ...
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A "friends list" on Stack Overflow would be nice

I think it would be nice to have a "friends list" on Stack Overflow. This would allow us to be able to follow the questions and answers that are posted by users that we want to watch/monitor. I ...
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Make the search box return results from all StackOverflowian sites?

There should be an easy way to search Server Fault from Stack Overflow (and the others) The easiest thing would be to add a "Try searching Server Fault" link next to the "Alternately, try your search ...