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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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Can we have an option to hide the tags that are synonyms on the tag page

I was looking at a question today that only had 1 tag. The discussion tag. I read the question and was wondering which tags I could add to this question, to make it more noticeable. So I took off to ...
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Rename “featured” tab to “bountied” tab in help center [duplicate]

Since for about an year featured tab is renamed to bountied tab but the help center still mentions "Featured" tab: The bountied question will appear with a special indicator in all question ...
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Extra newline risks running unwanted commands [closed]

Triple-clicking on a code block like the ones here highlight the line with an additional newline at the end. When the user copies and pastes it into the terminal the extra newline results in the ...
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Make it easier to distinguish accepted and declined flags in addition to pending ones in flags history

Originally posted on Ask Ubuntu, but encouraged by others to post it here, saying that this is a solid idea but it might go unnoticed on Ask Ubuntu's Meta site. Posted as it is from Ask Ubuntu Meta. ...
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Reconsider fixing the comment character counter so it doesn't count characters that are stripped

Compare these two images: My comments appear to be exactly the same as far as the text body goes. However the first image shows that I have 584 characters left to put in my comment, and yet refuses ...
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Let's provide a way to expunge old suspensions

All the changes happening in the world have made me think about how "records" affect people even years after they have arguably "served their time". Stack Exchange has followed the ...
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Why is the “question eligible for bounty in x hours/days” link not shown when you accepted an answer?

When viewing your own question which isn't 48 hours old yet, you'll see a link "question eligible for bounty in x hours/days": When you accept an answer, the link isn't shown. Is there any ...
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Timeline page should make it easy to go to specific answer

I was looking at the timeline of What can we do to encourage downvoting? on Meta.SO. This is a big question with lots of answers. In the timeline I saw an answer that I was interested in reading ...
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When switching to full site on mobile phone, the setting is not applied to all pages of the same Stack Exchange website

Current behavior: When switching to full site on mobile phone, the setting is not applied to all pages of the same Stack Exchange website (tested with Google Chrome and Opera on Android). Example: ...
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Proposal: let authors close their own questions [duplicate]

Currently, an author of a question can delete his own question or "vote" for closing. Sometimes it happens to me that I ask a question and then I realise I was doing some silly mistake. When ...
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Creation of universal user profile to supplement site-specific profiles

Problem Profiles are now entirely site-specific so you have two options - laboriously maintain site-specific profiles, or use a common profile everywhere. You can't maintain a few site-specific ...
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The voting tooltip for answers should be expanded to match the one on questions

When you hover over the question vote arrows, the tool tip that shows gives a short description why someone may vote that way This question shows research effort; it is useful and clear. This ...
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Language detection for posts

Most sites in the network have a specific set of languages that you are allowed to use in posts. For example, on Stack Overflow and most other sites, all posts must be in English. On German, all posts ...
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Add tooltip with timestamp to Hot Network Questions list

Almost all dates (absolute, like 'Aug 8 '17 at 11:12', and relative, like '12 hours ago') on Stack Exchange can be hovered over to see the exact UTC timestamp. I found an instance where this is not ...
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New help pages needed for the latest feature additions/changes (follow, bookmarks, thanks)

Problem Some time ago there was a change to the icons displayed next to a question, and the favourite icon was replaced by a bookmark icon. In addition we now have a "follow" link underneath ...
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Changes to a suggested edit between approvals/rejections should reset any votes on it

On smaller sites it is possible for suggested edits to sit in the review queues for very long, so there is scope for manipulating the suggested edits after only one review has come in but before it ...
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Hide comments in audits [duplicate]

As shown, there is a comment which said, "Repeat Spammer. Flagged as spam." But the answer was posted few days ago, so this would have been deleted. So I immediately knew that this was an ...
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Add a warning when seemingly low quality posts by a new contributor are upvoted

Observations We often notice that postings by new contributors receive upvotes after being downvoted before, despite these posts are very low quality completely unclear obvious duplicates (no ...
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Add the duplicate link to the closed banner for old duplicates

As several questions have brought up before, a long time ago, when a question was closed as a duplicate, instead of adding the duplicate link into the close banner (the one in blue), the Community ...
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How to start afresh on stackoverflow? [duplicate]

I created an account on StackOverflow when I had no idea of how to ask questions or what exactly needs to be asked on StackOverflow. I had just started with Python at that time. Currently I have been ...
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Add question classification on top of question tagging [duplicate]

Is it possible to add a question classification option? For example users who will be answering it may have preference for fixing issues (problem solving) vs how to build something (creativity). An ...
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Remove the suggestion to post a new question from the closed questions post notices

Some user posted a question on IPS twice the past 2 days, and then was rude about the closure of both and the request to edit instead of reposting a slightly recomposed version with the same ...
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Customize displayed timestamp format for Q'n'As

After a while Q'n'As timestamps are displayed in a long format like Jun 24'20 1:23. I request to display the mentioned format by default but to introduce a profile option to customize the timestamp by ...
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Why is it necessary to review a question before posting it? [duplicate]

I just do not like the way that I have to first click on "review" and then "post". One can easily preview the question by scrolling up? I think Stack sites should revert to post ...
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Display number of votes by <15 rep users to poster

The new thanks feature on Stack Overflow is terrible. But there's a reasonable problem that has been identified: non-signed-in users don't get to say anything. For obvious reasons, we have avoided ...
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Bring back the deleted post shade [duplicate]

A few months ago (?) there were some changes to the site aesthetics, including toning down the use of a contrasting background for code and deleted posts. I'd prefer they both come back, but the issue ...
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Give site moderators the ability to disallow posts from guests

I recommend that SE give individual sites the option of permanently barring unregistered guest accounts from posting answers. Granted there is a long-standing policy of allowing guests to post answers ...
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Provide a proper way to indicate error messages that is visually distinct from quotes and actual code

Error messages are a fairly common thing to mention, in both questions and answers, across many Stack Exchange communities. I think it would be valuable to have a markdown syntax to denote error ...
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Code formatting error message dispenses no-longer-true advice, and doesn't indicate what to do in case of false positives

On four sites in the network, there is a code formatting filter that checks for users pasting in code but not formatting it correctly. When it is triggered, it says the following: Your post appears ...
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Don't tell users to vote for their own post

Yesterday, there were new voting tool-tips added: What's the reasoning behind the vote button tooltips having changed? I came across this today: I can't upvote my own answer, so can the tooltip ...
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Protected question notice is confusing and incorrect, especially to users with the association bonus

The new notice for protected questions looks like this: Earn 10 reputation in order to answer this question. The reputation requirement helps protect this question from spam and non-answer activity. ...
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Use a consistent style for tooltips

This post is a spin-off of "New round of UI updates... apparently". Recently we got new, differently styled tooltips, for all buttons displayed to the left of questions/answers (upvote, ...
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Please add a delay to the hover tooltips

Apparently, the hover tooltip style that was already present for the follow button, has now been added to other places as well. One thing that really bothers me about these tooltips, is that they pop ...
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Rendering a question containing MathJax makes for a really jumpy experience

As you can see in this animation (slowed down to 50% of original speed) rendering this page that has MathJax enabled is a really jumpy experience. There are a two things that play into this: There is ...
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Show inline editor when clicking “Edit question” button in close notice if user has permission to use the inline editor

Yesterday, a new "Edit question"/"Improve this question" button was added to post closure notices, to more easily provide access to the question editing form. However, this new ...
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Warning when using φ and ϕ in the same post

The symbols φ and ϕ (both lowercase phi) are swapped in many fonts and this is problematic on Stack Exchange. See here. Therefore, users should see a warning when they use both symbols in the same ...
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Code snippet to offer additional libraries based on tags

The code snippet comes with a preselection of popular JavaScript libraries but it could extend its offering based on tags. For example in this case it could offer to load the Ramda library: I also ...
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A link where the content of the ask-page modal dialog can be seen

Not too long ago, the new modal dialog displayed to users who were asking their first questions was added. The relevant announcement can be seen here: The new ask page is now live on the network! ...
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“2 hours ago” in daily summary in votes timeline

When I looked at votes timeline list https://stackoverflow.com/posts/56354356/timeline?filter=WithVoteSummaries I’ve seen strange order “2 hours ago” after “today”. WHEN TOGGLE FORMAT WHAT ...
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Copy question or answer source text when “Suggested edit queue is full” [duplicate]

For users below 2k reputation who need to copy a question or answer source text, the only option nowadays is to use the "edit" button and copy the source from the edit page. When the "...
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Please improve the appearance of the preview area when editing a post from a review queue

When editing a post while reviewing with the review guidance open, scrolling down to preview the post is kind of awkward. As soon as more than a few lines of the preview are visible, the entire edit ...
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How to see the diff when removing superfluous blank lines

I was reviewing the edits on Stack Overflow and I stumbled multiple times on edits like this: But I can't see what has been changed.
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Scan posts for nonsensical HTML comments [duplicate]

Currently, SE accepts HTML comments (e.g. <!-- this is an HTML comment -->) as valid input for posts but they don't appear (since they are comments) this allows some users to get around the 30 ...
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Can retracted flags not be viewed in the mod flag count?

Whenever a user raises a flag and then retracts it, this is still shown in the mod dashboard with a handling time of 0 minutes: The flag wasn't really 'handled' so this gives a misrepresentation of ...
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Filter questions by user [duplicate]

I've seen that the question of whether we could filter by user reputation has been asked before. However, what about filtering by users? Let's say, there are certain users whose questions I really ...
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Do not show questions with off topic votes in Top Questions on meta

The default view for meta.stackexchange.com is Top Questions. This list very frequently shows off-topic questions that are (mostly) intended for Stack Overflow main. Such questions usually have a ...
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Link to “What's a positive question record” canonical post when people have a negative question record

Every now and then people will ask what a positive question record is and how it is calculated, generating unnecessary duplicates and perhaps wasting time & energy. This could somewhat be ...
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Detect off-topic to suggest sister-site

I have frequently visited stackexchange.com/sites to look for the right site to ask a question. Yet I still make mistakes, that I think can be prevented, and thereby save time for moderators. And ...
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Could we make it easier to find questions we haven't accepted an answer to? [duplicate]

A long time ago, I learned that the URL https://<S.E site>/search?q=user%3A<my user numbe>+closed%3A0+hasaccepted%3A0+answers%3A1+wiki%3A0&submit=search (user:XXX closed:0 hasaccepted:...
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Make post type more obvious in suggested edits queue [duplicate]

I just got full editing privileges on SO, and started reviewing edits. When checking out my edit history in order to find out how others have decided in some particular cases, I noticed that one post ...

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