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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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Consider generalizing the “what browsers do we support?” page

A new page was recently added to the help center. From my testing on a few sites in the network, all of them state: Stack Overflow supports the last two stable versions of major browsers (emphasis ...
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Rename the Teachers' Lounge [closed]

I've always found the name of the Teachers' Lounge to be mildly condescending, as if those who inhabit it see themselves as holding a superior position over the common users. This isn't what was ...
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Image Feature Request [duplicate]

I am a moderator for Woodworking SE and question/answer content often requires images. There is a problem loading images to StackExchange sites in that the size of the files must be less than 2 meg. ...
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Add a list of questions selected for HNQ to the 10k tools

Now that questions selected for Hot Network Questions have a record attached to them, those can be queried for in the Data Explorer. However, the Data Explorer is only updated once a week. It would ...
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Make it possible for localized sites to correctly translate privileges on the pages, which can't be accessed by a member with low reputation

As we have discussed here, it's OK for English sites in the SE network to place dots and commas inside quotes, because it's correct in US English, and in the interface US English is used. But for ...
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Move dot outside the quotes on the pages, which can't be accessed by a member with low reputation [duplicate]

https://stackoverflow.com/site-analytics https://stackoverflow.com/tools
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Make the “all queues” link on the Review Queues dropdown persistent

While in the process of completing one's daily review tasks, the Review Queue dropdown looks similar to this: Note the "all queues" link, which handily redirects to the site's /review page, allowing ...
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Let's use Town Hall chats to bridge the gap between company and community

It seems that Stack Exchange is doing an increasingly poor job of communicating with the community about policy changes, decision-making processes, and problem solving. This has caused or exacerbated ...
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Make viewing deleted posts and vote counts more widely available on Meta SE

Meta SE is where a lot of discussion about things that affect the entire network take place. While most privileges should be locked behind the usual rep progression, there are some that shouldn't be. ...
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Mouse over hint for pronoun [duplicate]

Some concerns about pronounce in the new CoC involve workflow -- i.e., the need to go to a profile page to learn how someone chooses to be addressed. I notice that reputation pops up as a hint during ...
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Should Stack Exchange slow down visitors following links from sources that are causing problems?

Some incoming links have been followed by many users posting hateful content that moderators have to clean up. Would it be better to redirect requests with the Referrer header set to such a link to ...
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Suggestion to add tags to answer list in user account

I would like to see tags in the list of answers under the name of the question. At a minimum, I would find the answer I need much faster.
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Allowing disabling notification from comments [duplicate]

Please, please, please, let me opt out of "receive a notification" when someone left a comment under my answer/question. I have tiredness issues along with anxiety and depression. Sometimes, I do ...
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How to (or request feature to) designate the answer you submit as partial or diverging? [duplicate]

Beware! This is my first SE post, so some of what follows may be seen as taboo by more experienced or professional community members. I wrote as clearly & well-formatted as I could. For TL;DR, ...
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Show 'Flag as spam' button instead of 'Close question' when handling spam flags

When there is a pending spam flag, the new moderator flag dashboard shows two primary options in the bottom right: 'Delete question' and 'Close question ...'. While deleting the question is sometimes ...
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Allow edit to be continued during imgur's image load

Can we have a functionality that will insert corresponding line immediately: [![enter image description here][1]][1] and allow us to continue editing of a question or an answer while actual image ...
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Users need to be able to remove themselves and all their data from the site

Many users no longer feel safe participating here and don't feel comfortable with SE having data about them. While there is a way to delete your account which will result in all your posts being ...
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Make flag counters in flag dashboard sidebar clickable

It doesn't happen too often on my sites, but sometimes there's a flag on the meta site instead of the main site. In that case, the sidebar of the flag dashboard shows a widget like this: The problem ...
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Can we disappear from this site, or will there be a policy update preventing SE employees from talking about us to the media?

Please give us the ability to delete our data and disappear from this site. You scare me. Edit: It's not enough to simply delete my account. The anonymous scrubbing of names is good, but I want any ...
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stackexchange.com homepage really needs a responsive design

If you hear about Stack Exchange from a random person, and you’re thinking Oh I want to go check out this nifty site kids these days like you probably will open up your phone’s browser and look up ...
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A call for emergency moderation/tools on the sites that most need it

Can the community team please allocate emergency moderators to fill in temporarily on the sites that are suffering from lack of moderation? The behaviour is becoming rotten and it's destroying the ...
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Let's not waste all that reputation and increase the limits during the crisis

I just had this noble idea of increasing the rep-cap limits and vote limits for the duration of the crisis. Questions and answers are upvoted hundred of times. There is so much reputation that goes ...
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Is there a way to migrate a non-answer to a comment/question edit?

This question is in some ways the inverse of Add a feature to migrate a comment into an answer . A mistake I see many new users make on their questions is to respond to comments on their questions by ...
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Add a reply to comment button or @ autocompletion when using Chrome on Android

Currently there is no comment button or @ autocompletion when writing a comment in reply to another comment on Stack Exchange for mobile Chrome on Android. It would be a good time saver to have this ...
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Allow moderators to refresh a user's network profile

Currently, moderators have the ability to reset a user's username and/or profile text, and propagate that to the rest of the network, resetting it everywhere. However, often, the user's stackexchange....
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Provide official podcast transcripts

There has been some level of effort to provide written transcripts of official Stack Exchange podcasts. Transcripts for the first four Unicorn Meta Zoo podcasts were posted on Github, and the ninth ...
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Mark 200 reputation in the privilege ladder

Despite being an important mark, the reaching of 200 reputation is not marked in the privilege ladder. The achievement grant in fact some privileges around the SE network Qualification for an ...
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Auto-save incomplete answers in storage

I recently uploaded an incomplete answer (with working code) and I've been suggested to not do it since it could get deleted for being a code dump without an explanation. I argued that I was working ...
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Add more rows to the total reputation user leagues

The all-time reputation league has a table with total reputation per user: On Stack Overflow, there are now 749 users with 100,000+ reputation. It would be nice to have a couple of extra entries to ...
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What can be done with extremely, extremely persistent spammers?

There’s a really really active spam operation advertising apparently abortion pills and drugs in Indonesian. It's extremely frequent; there are 54 hits on MetaSmoke for "aborsi" in the post body. ...
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Show answers in close queue

I think the new "Lifejacket" and "Lifeboat" badges are great, as they reward people who can figure out good answers to poorly phrased questions, as well as helping make the community more welcoming. ...
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Should we discourage gang mentality with a home page deactivation grace period?

The accumulation of votes is never linear, when we instantly remove a question from the active list for reaching a -4 score we create a system whereby only a couple users can collaborate to push a ...
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No email acknowledgement for reporting CoC violation via web site

I reported a code of conduct violation on Sunday evening (Sydney time) via the web site, as I wanted to check how the website works for non-users. It’s now Tuesday morning, and I haven’t received an ...
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Improve description of “comment everywhere” privilege

The Comment everywhere privilege description in many (all?) of the sites currently says (boldface added): Please note that you can always comment on your own posts, and any part of your questions. ...
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Like the mobile app, the full site should show what posts' votes were removed from by a deleted user

I recently lost some reputation due to a user being deleted on Arqade. On the site, all it says is "User removed (learn more)" as usual, but on the Feed page of the mobile app it shows what post the ...
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Help people learn how to write good comments instead of just flagging them

I have just read the blog post Iterating on Inclusion by Sara Chipps about all the recent changes SE made to improve the site experience. These are all great ideas but they have one single common ...
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Wildlife site request [duplicate]

I've been curious for quite a while why you don't have a specific site pertaining to wildlife. From a cursory perusal of other online sites, it seems like it would be a very popular, well-used, and ...
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Russian language sites don't have Hot Network Questions, but the option to enable/disable it is still in user preferences

Most of SE sites have a Hot Network Questions block. ruSO doesn't, but still has option to enable/disable this block in preferences. Could you remove this option from the preferences or ...
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Align items on profile preferences page

https://meta.stackexchange.com/users/preferences/current Right now input has style: input[type="checkbox"]:not(.s-checkbox), input[type="radio"]:not(.s-radio) { border: none; margin-...
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Feature request: Add pronouns to usercards? [duplicate]

One of the questions people have raised about the new rules about pronouns is how users will know what pronouns are preferred. We've had a trolling question which got quite an edit history when the ...
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Allow staff members to opt out of reputation

Related: How do downvoted questions/announcements affect staff/moderators? I have wanted to post something like this at least since I saw a staff member drop all the way to one reputation on the ...
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Show Code of Conduct and other terms of service within version control highlighting

I wanted to highlight something I think SO got right today. Within the blog entry about the Code of Conduct, Sara Chipps shows VCS highlighted changes to the CoC This is a simple quality-of-life ...
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We need “assume good intent” back in the Code of Conduct

AT some point - "assume good intent" was removed from the CoC. It's a key pillar of the social contract and how we choose to deal with each other. It belongs in the Code of Conduct. PLEASE add this ...
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Can we make the “expanded user card” privilege universal?

Pursuant to discussion on the new CoC FAQ, several have asked how far they'll need to search to determine if a user has expressed their preferred pronouns. This requested feature could create an easy ...
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Please give moderators better tools to understand the interactions between two users

With the recent Code of Conduct changes (see the blog post, the FAQ), and even before this round of changes, there has been an increased attention on users interacting respectfully with each other. ...
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Yet another feature request to prevent off-topic questions be marked as HNQ

Recently one questions on Web Applications (WA) reached the HNQ. This was tagged dns by the OP. The WA's dns tag excerpt currently says (emphasis mine) Domain Name System - Usually questons(sic) ...
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Would it be possible to create a site on climate change? [duplicate]

As climate change is a hot topic in the scientific community nowadays, with broader and broader subtopics, I thought it could be interesting to introduce a Stack Exchange on Climate Change. What do ...
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Is there a way to customise the date format? [duplicate]

This Sep 16 '18 business annoys me to no end. Like most of the world's population my brain wants to parse dates either little or big endian. I'd like to change the displayed date format to ISO 8601, ...
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Indicate if I have viewed the page I am visiting

In order to determine accurate view counts on pages, Stack Exchange tracks several key factors. It works relatively well, although it does tend to age over time enough that it isn't 100% accurate. ...
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Why not reward blind voting?

Surveys preferably conceal their results to remove response bias. Blind survey votes naturally induce trust, we should embrace that reality. Here is a partial list of the biases blind votes ...