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Proposals for new features on the Stack Exchange network, or requests for a change to an existing feature. On posts tagged feature-request, voting may indicate agreement or disagreement with the proposed change, in addition to the quality or usefulness of the post itself. Feature requests are not brought to the company's attention until and unless a [status-review] tag is added by a moderator or employee.

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Is there any point forcing a post to Community Wiki after 6 owner edits?

Personally I think not. If the concern is spurious bumping then simply stop bumping the post after some arbitrary edit. This site might be part-Wiki, part-Q&A but I think its clear that people ...
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We should remove the "Badges" link from here [closed]

Since we don't have badges on this site.
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Reputation for comments?

I have seen many good comments that really improve the quality of questions and answers, and I think they deserve a bit of reputation (maybe just 1 point) for a upvote.
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Answer Ordering

Answers are ordered by up-votes, this is accepted as correct. However, an issue arises when several answers have the same number of up-votes, answers are ordered by creation date, oldest to newest. I ...
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Monitoring Stack Exchange sites of interest to me

Is there a way to subscribe to relevant updates on this site and Stack Overflow and Server Fault (through RSS or something)? Being interested in 3 forums means 3 times as much work to check them. It'...
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Should there be anonymous answers (and questions)?

The question by Joel on Logo got me thinking. This has been raised on UserVoice, but has been declined. Would someone with lesser rep or a less famous name have received the same number of votes/...
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How about newlines within comments?

I am aware that comments have only a simple field, with no formatting possible and that is fine (if formatting is needed, your comment should actually be an answer!) But I find some comments hard to ...
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Is the taxonomist badge really needed?

From what I have observed it doesn't help identify a user who is any better at asking and answering but instead helps clutter the system with unnecessary alternative names for tags. These extra tags ...
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Would it be helpful to be able to link to specific answers? [duplicate]

I saw a really hilarious (and correct) answer to a question and wanted to link directly to it because of the way answers "float" up and down based on votes. And for me to find the URL I had to go to ...
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Reputation for Badges

Should some badges come with added reputation? For example: Civic Duty gives you +100 reputation. I'm not advocating reputation for every badge just a select few.
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Encouraging people to explain downvotes

Note: If you're looking for a simple explanation as to why comments aren't required on downvotes, see Why isn't providing feedback mandatory on downvotes, and why are ideas suggesting such ...
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How about a "Vote not to close" option to counter the "Vote to close"?

My request is simple: Many times, there will be a question where some people feel like it should be closed. At the same time, I'll feel like it's a perfectly legit question, and it should therefore ...
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Should Combined Flair be offered?

Currently flair is offered on a per site (MSO, SO, SF and in the future SU). Should their be a combined "piece of flair", or even better a simple XML that returns a users flair from all sites so we ...
Richard Stelling's user avatar
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Can you bring the color back to meta?

I find the this gray color scheme extremely difficult to read. It's also very hard to tell the difference between questions with answers and without.
Igal Tabachnik's user avatar
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Can we transfer questions from SO to meta? [closed]

For example, I have two questions which should be transferred: What would you want to see in a StackOverflow API? Is there a guide to accessing StackOverflow data programmatically? (The latter ...
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Should SO introduce a Re-Bounty feature

I recently created a bounty for a question on Stack Overflow The bounty deadline came and went without a suitable answer (IMO). Because I wasn't happy with any of the answers I didn't accept any. ...
Richard Stelling's user avatar
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Find out which question/answer awarded you the badge

With the addition of Recent Activity a while back it became much easier to know what's going on. However, sometimes when a badge is awarded, it's not immediately clear why it happened. I suggest ...
Igal Tabachnik's user avatar
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Can I find out which tags I have created?

Can I find out which tags I have created? This would be interesting to know. The tags could be highlighted on the users page for example.
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Should there be additional parallel boards? [closed]

Meta will go a long way to remove such discussion from Stack Overflow proper. A site like fun.stackoverflow.com, or similar, could do likewise -- keep the main board pure, and provide an outlet for ...
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Search for users per (part of) OpenID [closed]

Take a look at bbuser. The user has not entered a name in his profile. I don't know where the name bbuser comes from, but I assume it is somehow part of his OpenID. He appears as bbuser in questions, ...
Ludwig Weinzierl's user avatar
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Should a user have only one account on all SO/ServerFault/Meta sites

I think that each user should have the same user on each of the SO related sites. I'm very active in SO and have some activity in ServerFault and I don't need separate statistics for every site - just ...
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How about a separate private "bounty points" *alongside* your public "reputation points"?

From the very beginning (see here), the idea to have to "pay" with your reputation points to set up a bounty makes me cringe. But "featured question" is obviously a very good idea, ...
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Should StackOverflow support more than 2 openids per account?

When using Google for your OpenId provider, it generates a different openid url for each website you use with it. This means that for stackoverflow.com, meta.stackoverflow.com, superuser.com and ...
Pervez Choudhury's user avatar
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3 answers
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Script for automated checking of new questions

I'm getting addicted to Stack Overflow. I have the urge, every few minutes, to check for new questions. Is there a script that can do it for me and e-mail me, or maybe pop an alert up on my desktop ...
Anurag Uniyal's user avatar
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Image hosting for Stack Overflow answers? [duplicate]

I'm sure this has been asked before but a quick search on Stack Overflow didn't turn up any result. I've put images on my own site for now but it's quite possible I'll restructure or move hosts at ...
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How can I track other comments to an answer which I commented? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Notify user when their name is mentioned in comment I couldn't find a way to do this and manually doing this is not fun. Basically in stackoverflow how can I keep track of ...
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Stack Overflow Widget

I'd love to have a Stack Overflow widget which randomly shows some of the questions being answered since there is a lot of activity on the site and most of it is interesting for beginners. Is there ...
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6 votes
3 answers
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Would it be useful to be able to vote for Canonical answers? [duplicate]

I've added a suggestion on User Voice to consider the possibility of categorizing up to one answer per question as Canonical — i.e. worthy of being considered the consensus complete and accurate ...
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2 answers
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Is there a web button for Stack Overflow?

I really like Stack Overflow and I want to support it by putting a web button on my blog that links to SO. Has anyone designed one? I tried to design it myself but the text "stackoverflow" didn't fit ...
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