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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 moderation decisions pull a jury together to discuss before deleting? [duplicate]

Premise All of the moderation systems for SE/SO (thinking of both the community moderators and users with reputation-based privileges for deleting posts) are based on either the opinion of one person ...
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Ignore formatting and links when determining if comments exceed size limit [duplicate]

The max size of comments seems OK, but can we calculate it based on rendered character count, rather than input character count? For example, this input: This sentence has *emphasis* and a [link](...
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Alert dialog for self-undeleting a post should be clearer: '5 votes remaining' are daily votes, and the post is insta-restored

Give that users can self-(un)delete their own posts, why does the alert pop up a) say I am voting when it's instantly undeleted, and b) that there are '5 votes remaining' not a clearer message like '...
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Can custom filter indicators have warmer colors than blue, and can there be more color variety in themes?

After today's change in color of the filters indicator from red to blue, I think the site lost some of its design charm: it just looks bland and unappealing, since the same color is used throughout ...
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Sites list link in recent Overflow blog post should have the view set to list

In the Check out the Stack Exchange sites that turned 10 years old in Q4 blog post, there is a link to the Stack Exchange sites list with the sort set to total "Question Per Day" (https://...
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When two users select to add the same comment from different reviews, automatically upvote the original instead of posting a new one

As you can see in the image below, the post has two comments that are exactly the same, but each came from different review queues (nobody commented from the VLQ review and Lou_is from Late Answers: ...
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Leaving a question closed as a duplicate in the reopen queue doesn't actually show the duplicate [duplicate]

Since the Review queue workflows - Final release: If a Reopen votes reviewer elects to leave a question closed, the reviewer will be presented with a “Leave closed reason” modal (similar to the close ...
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Now that internally shared link clicks count toward publicity badges, can we please keep the user ID referral in oneboxed links posted in chat?

I recently posted a shared link to an answer in chat that contained my user ID, in order to try and earn a publicity badge (e.g. Announcer) for sharing the link (taking a chance even if it's unlikely)....
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User with suicidal ideation, welfare of user and young readers. Filter?

About an hour ago by this time, a user with clear suicidal ideation posted on Medical Sciences: [........... preamble] loneliness [....] This is my own decision taken myself [....] I want to die in ...
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When will Stack Overflow sort answers by software version? [duplicate]

I'll pose this question with Swift as a reference, but I know that it applies to many other languages/frameworks/libraries. Swift answers are almost always made far less useful because questions often ...
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Add the ability to automatically follow a question on which I've added an answer or comment

If I offer an answer or add a comment to a question on Stack Overflow, I will invariably want to follow the question. Have you ever considered adding a Settings option to do this automatically? EDIT: ...
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Tags for improving a closed question?

I notice we must have a tag on a question on meta sites that's either discussion, support, bug, or feature-request. so I guess requiring help to improve a question is like discussion? also besides ...
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Why is the "last seen" field shown in own profile, and can it be removed?

Is there any reason to see the "last seen" field on the current user's (i.e. your own) profile page? Can this ever be anything other than "Last seen this week"? Maybe it should be ...
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Reviewer workflow is confusing to OP approving suggested edits to their post

When an OP approves a suggested edit, the following message is displayed: The message "...continue reviewing suggested edits" is confusing because it pertains to a reviewer, someone with ...
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Quicker way to reach all communities from your own user profile

As of now, this is what I see in Chrome on my Android 10, Regularly I'm in one community analyzing the profile and would like to quickly navigate to the profile in another community. I can do that ...
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Can we require tools and/or a template for some types of question?

NOTE: This question is not asking about using tag-warnings, nor is it specifically about templates - it is about calling shellcheck on shell scripts so that people don't have to waste time debugging ...
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In the 'Responses' tab on the profile, comments on nomination posts should link to the comment instead of to the nomination post

I received a reply to a comment I posted under a nomination in the current election on Mathematics SE. It shows up in my 'Responses' tab on my profile with the heading '2021 Moderator Election' (...
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How can I save drafts for multiple questions on one Stack Exchange site? [duplicate]

I have several questions about Mathematica I am going to ask at the Mathematica Stack Exchange site. I have one dilemma, which involves the fact that I can only have one saved draft at a time. Is ...
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Use the localized SE site's language for links to the Creative Commons' licensing pages

Any post timeline contains a link to the Creative Commons' license pages. For modern posts, it is https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/. As far as I see, there are many different languages ...
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Is it time to recalibrate the pending suggested edit limit?

I've recently decided to start rep farming trying to earn the archaeologist badge cleaning up posts in Ask Ubuntu where I am a low-repper. Because each of my suggested edits require multi-user ...
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Many authors' profiles are missing in https://stackoverflow.blog/authors/

I was going through https://stackoverflow.blog/authors/ and could not find the profiles of many authors (including the CEO of Stack Overflow). Please add the profiles of all the authors.
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Could we revisit/reconsider the lack of chat API?

It's a feature request almost as old as the network itself - here's a request for a streaming API that felt like it got off on the wrong foot, and a frustratingly cryptic answer from Jeff when asked ...
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Remind "non" novice users about the functionality of the site

Is there some way to help, remind or alert users who only generate questions but then don't participate in any way in the derivative actions such as upvote, downvote or accept an answer? It's ...
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Make it clearer that inviting a user to a room depends on the room the inviter is in, and not the invitee's chat profile

For the longest time I thought one can invite a chat user to the site's main chat room if and only if that user has used the site's main room recently. But it turns out, simply being in whatever room ...
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Is it possible to set the default view on SE websites to be the "Newest" tab?

Is it possible to set the default view on SE websites to be the "Newest" tab? Whenever I enter the site from my favorites, I must navigate from the homepage to a question; both at the normal ...
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Could we have longer automatic suspensions for destroyed profiles, and better communication with these users?

Currently, when a user is destroyed for spamming or deleted as no longer welcome to participate, there's a short 14-day automatic suspension meant to keep them from using a newly-created profile with ...
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Remove (or rename) the ineffective "recommend deletion" option from Late Answers queue

Someone pointed out to me that at least some users see a Recommend deletion option in the Late Answers queue. This completes the review, but aside from giving the user the option to leave one of the ...
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Indicate reason and origin of small reputation decrease due to removal of an edited question [duplicate]

When one edited (redacted, enhanced) a question and the edit has been accepted, a small reputation (2 points) will be given. It is not very rare that the question is deleted at a later time, which ...
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Please add the setting for either hiding or graying out questions with ignored tags to the tags preferences page

On different sites, I have different settings enabled for ignored tags. For instance, on Mi Yodeya I have for some reason had it set to hide questions with ignored tags for the past several years. ...
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Show the complete close reason in the Reopen Votes queue

The Reopen Votes queue shows the reason why the question was closed: However, it only shows the generic reason "This question doesn't meet a Academia [sic] Stack Exchange guideline". If I ...
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An editing option for Chat Events/Room Schedules

Creating chat events is one of those finest features available on SE Chatrooms. This can be created by a room owner of a chat room. I am looking for an editing option for chat events/room schedules ...
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Enable following questions locked with historical lock

Following questions locked with the historical lock is currently not possible. Since the historical lock is not set in stone, and it can be removed at any time, there is no reason to prevent following/...
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Changing http to https and mobile links for Wikipedia

Many old posts with links to Wikipedia articles contain http rather than https links. As far as I can tell, it is better to have https link rather than http. (After all, internal links have been ...
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Make the "delete" button different when you already voted to delete

This is extremely annoying behaviour. If you've voted to delete a post and then you press the delete button again, you can now rescind that vote, but then you can't vote again! Because the button is ...
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Use sites theme colour for new answer banner

I got greeted by this orange banner when I opened my phone again, since I started to answer on my phone but posted it from my computer. Can we please use a colour from a site's theme for the ...
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Superscript / subscript editor buttons on mobile site [duplicate]

I think, at least on certain sites (Chemistry in particular), the mobile editor could really benefit from superscript and subscript buttons. Using Chemistry as an example, superscript and subscript ...
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Make review queue rate limit extensions portable across browsers

Feature Request: Tie review queue extensions to the contributor's account, not to their browser (and thus their device). Background Per The Complete Rate-Limiting Guide, the limit per contributor is ...
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Should locks all have expiration dates?

Since many sites are already in puberty, they should have the right to forget the indiscretions of youth and be done with it. Permanently locking old posts usually means framing garbage, preventing ...
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Separate Editor badge and other usages of word "Editor" in translations

On Stack Overflow in Russian we have "Младший редактор" badge. This is a creative translation of original badge named "Editor". The translation "Младший редактор" (junior ...
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Add a feature that allows the user to divide their bookmarks into different groups [duplicate]

Whenever I find an interesting question that contains useful information I like to bookmark it. Right now I have bookmarked 567 Stack Overflow questions that cover a wide range of different subjects ...
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The new help desk system ignores the network

I recently raised a support request via the MSE contact us link for an issue involving another site (it's complicated and irrelevant). It lists the ticket as being for "stackoverflow.com". ...
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Round number of views in review queues

If the number of views on a question is 1,000 or higher, it's rounded to the nearest 1k (and you can see the exact amount when hovering over it). The review queues form an exception; while those ...
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Can we raise the threshold for protected questions?

The question "Why is processing a sorted array faster than processing an unsorted array?" is fairly old at this point and doesn't really need additional contributions. For whatever reason, ...
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Please make voting in an election keyboard-accessible

Voting in an election requires drag-and-drop interaction and is currently impossible using only the keyboard. This mode of interaction excludes anyone who cannot use a pointing device, such as blind ...
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Post notice should indicate a self-deletion even if the author's account has been deleted

When a user deletes their own post, the banner at the top of the post will clearly tell it was done by the post author: However, when the account has been deleted, it will revert back to showing the ...
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Highlight the parent message of a chat reply that is too old to show in the browser window

I am an avid chatter in the room called shadow's den. But some of @Shadow's replies refer to old messages that can't be seen. I have to zoom to 67% in my browser, look what is highlighted, highlight ...
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"This post has been deleted" message while viewing a post in a deleted state

While viewing a recently deleted post, I got a "This post has been deleted - click to refresh the page" message. I was confused because I was already viewing the post in a "deleted ...
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Make it clear in the moderator tools when a delete vote is retracted

(Origin of this request: https://meta.stackexchange.com/a/371277/253521) Users can now retract delete votes. Moderators can also see a second date entry on the timeline for retracted votes. However, ...
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Searching for questions by users with at least x reputation [duplicate]

Is it possible to search for questions written by users with at least x points in reputation? My motivation for asking is to find questions that are relatively well written and are probably not about ...
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Sort elections from newest to oldest by default

Currently, the Stack Overflow election page is a bit long, and the elections are sorted from oldest to newest. It takes a bit of scrolling to the most recent result - would be nice to have them sorted ...
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