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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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Attribute automatic duplicate comments to the Community user

I just read the update to Workflow changes for review queues. There the following is stated: Reviewers are encouraged to leave comments for the post-author, but now they can also choose from a few ...
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Are fonts going to be fixed? [duplicate]

There is some weird silence since the announcement of the font change. There are 30% of unhappy users, who downvoted the announcement. Isn't it enough to act? Will there be any kind of reaction to my ...
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Shouldn't users who are unfairly banned be compensated somehow?

Problem Scenario User gets banned on a site for a week for the first time. User responds to the moderator message appealing the ban. Seeing no response from the mods, user writes to SE staff using ...
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Make the podcast transcript easier to find

I wanted to take a look at the latest podcast's transcripts - there's a meta question going on about it right now, and I wanted to get up to speed. At the moment, my brain's not quite up to dealing ...
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Developer survey feedback: add an option for Occupied Palestinian Territory, or State of Palestine [closed]

Currently, 138 of the 193 United Nations (UN) member states and two non-member states have recognized Palestine. Stack Overflow's developer survey recognizes Hong Kong and Taiwan (which is recognized ...
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User links and edit rejection reasons in reviews are harder to read in the new UI; please increase their contrast ratio

I've been finding some of the text in the new review UI a bit hard to read. The blue background of the UI tends to greatly decrease the contrast of the text, making it hard to read. In particular, it ...
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Button to show the version of the question as of when answer was posted / last edited?

Sometimes when reading an answer it doesn't seem to correspond entirely to the question asked, and if I want to find out why the procedure then becomes: Scroll up to the question again Check if it ...
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Can Stack Exchange prevent users from signing up with a username that is already in use? [duplicate]

If you look at the Users section of Stack Overflow, and search for a username that is used often, like 'Someone', you will see many people with the same username. However, this raises confusion on who ...
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Change user profile's 'votes cast' icon

A very minor 'bug' (in the sense that it slightly bothers me, not as in a glitch or mistake): The icon in front of the total number of votes cast is the same as the one for upvotes. Can this be ...
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Can we please get a <ref>erence / [cite]ation feature?

Some stacks (or should I say: all scientific and linguistic ones) have extensive quotation needs, others do try to make people back it up, best with citations to authorities. Some Q&A might cite ...
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Make navigating to the full site easier on mobile profile page

I recently tried to change my profile picture on my phone, but encountered a problem, which was that I could not add a new picture. All it said was to go to the "full site", which I had no ...
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Review questions are missing "edit tags" button

I was reviewing First Posts on Astronomy SE and noticed that the "Edit tags" button was missing. As I have access to the moderator tools, which include an Edit Tags feature, I was a little ...
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Moderators should be able to reflag spam posts when their spam flag has been cleared

I encountered a spam answer here and flagged it as such. Here is a copy in metasmoke. Later, I noticed that this type of spam isn't noticed by SmokeDetector; one of the reasons is that the domain (...
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Could we have guidance on the closure question update notifications?

I recently had a question closed, then reopened and I was pleasantly surprised that I was given a notification of its closure and reopening. As an experienced user, particularly on meta, I probably ...
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Starting a bounty should trigger an inbox notification for users who are following the question

When a followed question is edited or closed, it triggers an inbox notification for those who follow it. However, I just noticed that starting a bounty does not trigger an inbox notification. I ...
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Please can room owners and moderators be given more tools to help prevent spam from suspended users?

Over in The Nineteenth Byte, we've recently been experiencing a slightly disruptive form of spamming from suspended users. The user repeatedly joins and leaves the room, often multiple times a minute, ...
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Add a history event to a question when it is selected or deselected for the tour page

Right now, it's hard to track the history of which questions have been used on the tour page. It's not possible to know when someone selected a question for the tour page and who, and when it was ...
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Insufficient options in the low-quality review queue

I believe that Add downvote option to Low Quality Review Queue list of potential actions needs to be revisited. When using the low-quality post review queue, there are three options for answers: looks ...
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Remove the badge-activated tag creator, or just always show the creator

As explained on Why do some tag info pages show who created them and others don't? tags where the Taxonomist badge was awarded show the creator, while the rest don't. This was introduced by Show a ...
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Add the font changes as options in our preferences

Recently, SE switched to system fonts which, for many users, has caused a design problem that affects the readability and accessibility. The new fonts seem to complement only certain browsers and ...
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Vote count minus signs not readable in Segoe UI

The recent UI update which changed Stack Overflow's fonts to system defaults makes negative vote counts very hard to read on Microsoft Windows (in its Segoe UI font): How could Microsoft chose such a ...
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Can we have more options for low-quality reviews?

This post is motivated in part by a post I made on a site's meta, Why is this clearly wrong answer "Looks OK"? When an answer is wrong, and the consensus is not to delete because it is an ...
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The "working on it" proposal [duplicate]

It bothers me a lot when I'm spending some time and effort trying to answer a question only to learn it got closed for any reason. It's just a lot of time wasted. So I have come up with a solution for ...
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Why is it so hard to edit my profile?

I just spent the last 10 minutes trying to figure out how to edit my profile. I'm using the phone/mobile version of the site, and its possible the problem is limited to that. From any individual SE ...
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Optional interactive training for Stack Exchange features and privileges

One of the best ways to learn is by doing. The introductory messages for the review queues are nice (especially now that I have dismissed them all for every site I participate on), but text isn't the ...
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Please revisit the downvote/upvote tooltips on meta sites

The tooltips on all sites, including Meta sites, currently read as follows: Question upvote: "This question shows research effort; it is useful and clear" Question downvote: "This ...
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If a user is banned from posting answers, state so before they start writing the answer

Answer-banned users aren't informed they can't post an answer before they try to post an answer (which typically happens after they write an answer). They're only notified when they've finished their ...
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Can we have suggested edits reviews be a pop-up while reviewing another queue? [duplicate]

When reviewing the Late Answers queue (this might apply to other queues, I encountered it with this one) we might want to edit the answer. If we do, the edit window will be inside the scope of the ...
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Is there a quick way to export a chat?

I've been participating in a Stack Exchange chat that has some great information, including some incremental code development showing the actual code as we work on it. I went to try to save the chat ...
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Intro page for new private beta sites contains incorrect sentence about going public

When signing into a new private beta site for the first time, there's a gatekeeper screen that looks like this: At the end of this message, there's a sentence that says: We expect this site to go ...
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Should Stack Overflow Talent be listed among the rest of the sites?

Well the question's in the title, Stack Overflow Talent seems like an obvious candidate to include in the main list of sites on the stack - or perhaps as a side-bar advert. I don't know about the ...
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Temporarily block (disable) links in spam-flagged posts

Today there was a spam post (copy for <10k users) to Science Fiction & Fantasy whose purpose appeared to be to induce people to click a malicious link. At least one user did: First of all, ...
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Tweak reopen votes requirement

I was reading a post made a year ago concerning reopen votes being automated. The proposed solution looks unwieldy at best. But it did make me wonder if a simpler solution could be utilised for ...
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Allow me to Decline all cookies (one click OptOut button)

All SO sites currently use this for cookie request Allow me to decline all in one click. Add a Decline All cookies button.
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April 2021 CEO blog post contains inaccessible images

When scrolling through the April 2021 blog post by the CEO, "Accelerating Stack Overflow’s transformation", I happened to have images turned off. While reading, there was a graph included ...
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Can we please stop adding notifications you have to dismiss on every single site separately?

There's a new notification about review queues that was added a few days ago. I think it is a good idea in general to remind users that the review queues exist. Every notification is a slight ...
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Add the share button to (other) answers in review queues

When reviewing an answer in one of the Low Quality Posts, First Posts, or Late Answers queues, there is the option to watch the Other answers of the question. This gives a more "naked" view ...
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Filter HNQ by site [duplicate]

This feature has been requested before, but it was put on ice eight years ago and appears to have been kan-bandoned by SE. I want to filter certain sites (e.g., Politics) from my HNQ.
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Could the search link in the modal window be customizable?

As announced in March 2020, there is now a modal window which is displayed for the first-time askers. Some parts are customizable per-site: The "welcome modal" for new askers (seen with the ...
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Is the algorithm which reviews questions when one clicks "review your question" customizable on a per-site basis?

Since at least a few years ago (I cannot locate the announcement of this feature's introduction) most SE sites require at least two clicks to post a question -- first, one clicks the "Review your ...
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Questions with new activity on deleted answers shouldn't be bumped to users with <10k rep

When checking the home page ('Active' tab), I keep seeing questions with new activities on deleted answers (new answer, edit, etc). The only problem is I don't have the privilege to view those ...
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Don't put a check mark near "ask a question or contribute an answer" on the list of privileges for suspended users

A suspended user sees the following on /help/privileges: I find the next to "create posts" misleading since suspended users cannot create posts.
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Clearly mention the 75 reputation requirement to start a bounty in the help center page on bounties

On all sites, including beta sites and Stack Overflow for Teams sites, all users need at least 75 reputation to gain the privilege to start bounties. However, this requirement is not clearly mentioned ...
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Please stop mangling tag wiki excerpts

Currently, tag wiki excerpts are mangled when shown in the tags list. For example, from CodeGolf.SE meta: Not even the prefilled status tags are exempt (status-review): For reference, the excerpts ...
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Standardise the order which Review Queues are in across the site [duplicate]

Can the order that the queues appear in on the review page and in the review drop down be made consistent? Right now the review queue page is ordered by size of queue, while the drop down has a static ...
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Add thanks as unnecessary chit chat to Expected Behavior page

I think a large part of each Stack Exchange site's community considers terms like "Thanks", "Thanks in advance", "Much appreciated", "Tks", "Thx", &...
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Can the chat message pop-up be inserted after 5 comment "back and forth" argument strategies?

When users complain about a iffy post, they start suggesting edits and then another user gives an explanation on how that edit suggestion is wrong. The users go back and forth, and then suddenly, when ...
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When a suspended user tries to ask a question, the screen looks the exact same as an automatic question ban

When an account has been manually suspended by a moderator and the user is trying to post a question via /questions/ask, it says: You have reached your question limit. Sorry, we are no longer ...
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Reviewing the Stack Exchange Policy on Low-quality Contribution [closed]

Need A Discussion discussion To clarify the subject, let me start this post with a real example. I, as a novice user, posted several posts which were deleted naturally or unnaturally. Since some ...
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Add bounty ended information in the post timeline

Currently there are two places that show information regarding bounties on a post. The revision list (/posts/[postid]/revisions) The post timeline (/posts/[postid]/timeline) Currently both show ...

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