Questions tagged [feature-request]

Proposals for new features on the Stack Exchange network, or requests for a change to an existing feature.

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Add upload image button to the new mobile chat

I'd like to see an "upload" button added to the new mobile chat (accepting both web links and local files). It would make it so much more convenient to take pictures of my cats and repost them.
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Way to find who earned a specific hat on a specific site

Let's say I want to figure out which users on [site X] earned [hat Y]. I can, of course, go through and examine each hatted user to see what hat(s) they have. On most sites, however, this is ...
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Tag and title edits should not remove a question from Close queue

Any edit from the Close Queue removes the question from the queue — even if the editor did nothing but add a tag. This is inconsistent with the behavior of the Reopen Queue: for an edit to put a ...
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Add a realtime answers tab to stackexchange.com

We already have an awesome realtime questions tab for every question that comes in over the whole network. But in the spirit of Optimizing For Pearls, Not Sand, shouldn't we also have a realtime ...
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Can we have a user preference for ISO standard date format for all dates/times?

I'd really like a user option to show all dates as yyyy-mm-dd HH:mm after the 2 day mark. I find the existing non-standard semi-verbose American Mon DD 'YY style date to be ugly and difficult to parse....
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Apply filter to exclude particular tag in close vote queue

In the review queue we have filter which allows us to quickly see the questions in which we have expertise in, which is great for productivity. But here is a scenario, I have expertise in Java and a ...
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Editor's undo does not track pastes

The editor doesn't seem to know when a paste occurs. Example: Open a new editor (either to write a new post or to edit an existing one), and paste some text as the first thing you do. Notice that the ...
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Please restrict the announcements tag of the blog to posts which are actually announcements of network-wide significance

Catija has recently explained that which blog posts displayed in the side bar for each site depends on a blog tag: It's tag-dependent. Blog posts tagged "bulletin" appear in the sidebar on ...
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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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“Possible vandalism: deletions” flag should not be triggered by Community auto-deletion

Currently, the system will raise a "possible vandalism: deletions" flag when a set number of posts by a user have been deleted in a short period. This also seems to take into account unvoted answers ...
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A moderation dashboard for chat

Chat Moderation has recently been a topic in the MSE Town Hall Chat #2. This is not only due to the fact that chat moderation is percieved as inconsistent by chat users, chat flags being broken and ...
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Notify users when their [approved suggested] edit is rolled back

I'm currently going through a particular user's suggested edits, most of which have been accepted by nincompoops, and which do only silly things like code-formatting arbitrary phrases and adding ...
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Revisit: Format the site content according to the window width

The Stack Exchange website is a annoying to view at anything but the Stack Exchange Official Window Width. (Which is about to change.) Use a narrow window, and you get truncated text. Use a wide ...
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Enable a percent-based block of CJK characters on Travel

So we have a situation on Travel. I assure you, none of these are legit. This has been going on for weeks, at something like this volume at the same time every night, consistently. The normal IP-...
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Update s.tk/meta to point to MSE instead of MSO

The Stack Exchange's s.tk URL shortener is quite useful for getting to sites quickly. However, http://s.tk/meta still points to Meta Stack Overflow, which used to be the network-wide Meta. Now that ...
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Be able to specify a particular room in the chat magic link

From Add data.SE style "magic links" to comments there are several very useful magic links that show up in comments. In particular, there's [chat]. [chat] – link to the current site's ...
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Allow moderators to see delete/undelete activity on users' profiles

We get auto flags for 'possible vandalism' related to deletes, and these can be helpful at times in finding 'rage quit' users, or other potential problems. But often, I would like to know if there is ...
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Add a graph showing total reputation plus major “events”

My favorite game in highschool (ever?) was Age of Empires II. I still remember that awesome graph at the end (which I spent embarrassingly long amounts of time studying and marvelling at): I know we ...
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Manual refresh button for the review queue

I know the perfect solution would be auto-update, but until that we could put a simple refresh button to the review pages. I always press F5 to find out if there are new posts to review, but this ...
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HDPI version of Stack Exchange

Is an HDPI version of stack exchange coming to our retina screens? I would be happy to see support for HDPI. The first thing to improve is the image uploader. It should be simple to add a selector ...
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Add review queue for recent migrations

It's pretty well established that crappy migrations (mostly originating from Stack Overflow) are a recurring problem here on Stack Exchange. Some have suggested eliminating migrations completely, ...
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Help users discover and learn from the results of their edit suggestions

This is a (hopefully improved) version of Decision on rejected edits should be displayed as a notification to the editor which tries to address the issues raised in that discussion. If we expect ...
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Overrides/preferences for chat oneboxing

Chat oneboxes kind of a lot of things - many SE features, images, twitter feeds, etc. This is a great feature. However, sometimes it's not so great. Many times I find myself in the position where ...
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Add “paragraphs” to Markdown help

Like balpha once explained very nicely, a <br> line break (newline) should be used in very few cases, and surely is not the same as a new <p> paragraph. Still the Markdown help only ...
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Careers.StackOverflow for freelancing work?

There's already a careers.stackover for "regular jobs." Are there any plans for expanding this to help people find freelancing work on smaller projects?
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Add accessible skip links

Skip links are a fairly common accessibility design pattern that help screen reader users navigate a page. Stack Exchange pages are large and complex enough that they should probably have skip links ...
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When flagging a post or comment, provide a freeform text entry field for all reasons, not just “other”

I'm an elected diamond moderator on one site, and a user of several others. I think it would be extremely helpful for our flagging process if users had the option to enter freeform text explaining ...
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What are the various SE site bounce rates, where researching and phrasing a question provides the answer so the question doesn't need to be submitted?

Stack Exchange has an excellent draft mechanism (ever seen the faint "draft saved" at the bottom-right of the input box?) that restores what you've said if something happens as you type your question ...
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Define a consistent visual style that identifies mod-only information and controls

As a mod, you can sometimes forget, or just don't even know what parts of the UI are displaying privileged, mod-only information. Checking things out with socks, or on other sites where you have 20k ...
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Remove “democratic, community-driven process” from the site not found page

This is a followup on Remove "democratic, community-driven process" from the Area 51 FAQ. On the site not found page (e.g. http://pandas.stackexchange.com/) this is still claimed: You ...
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One page wikis to store all the chat room's nuggets and references

Chat rooms should have some kind of page that captures all the essence and go-to questions that can often come up, but aren't easily searched. A reference point. A one page wiki. The page should be ...
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Can the moderator flag queue icon change color to red when there's a red flag in the queue?

"Red" flags (spam offensive) mark content that defaces and tarnishes the orderly presentation of the site and should be handled rapidly. However, there is currently no way to tell at a glance that ...
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Support for academic publications in Careers is woefully inadequate

I am a professional software developer, and I also have a large number of scientific publications, which are an essential part of my CV. I'm sure there are many others like me! Unfortunately, Stack ...
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Change the color of the moderator inbox diamond

Currently the diamond that notifies you of changes to the moderator inbox changes its color from grey to blue. Grey Diamond: Blue Diamond: I think the blue blends far too well into the design of ...
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Please fix the big gap in the line height of the new Off-Topic reason list

For some reason the choices listed under the Off-Topic list are all bunched toegther which makes reading difficult and creates a big empty gap between the last reason and the Vote to Close button. ...
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Disable the automatic redirect to duplicates when the referrer is an SE site

For a while now anonymous users are automatically redirected to the linked duplicate if they visit a question that was closed as a duplicate and that had no answers. There is one case where this ...
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Logged in users with less than 15 reputation should be able to give feedback

If I'm not logged in to any Stack Exchange site, I can give feedback clicking on vote button: But if I'm logged in, and I have less than 15 reputation, I get a message that more reputation is ...
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The StackExchange menu is too high

I think the StackExchange menu should open below where I clicked, so if I click again, it closes instead of going to the StackExchange site. The way it works now violates convention for drop-down ...
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Disallow user names which result in unclickable links

This is not a duplicate of Why are usernames allowed to be composed entirely of non-visible Unicode characters? as that simply asks why this ability exists. This is a feature request asking for this ...
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Can we mark some more Help Center articles as moderator-editable?

The Help Center is lying about site's scopes. According to this answer, the /help/on-topic page is the only Help Center article that can be edited on a per-site basis without going through employees. ...
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The “don't forget to vote” message should not be telling me to upvote answers if I found the question useful

So there is this message that I saw for the first time today that says: Welcome back! If you found this question useful, don't forget to vote both the question and the answers up. Here is a ...
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Let's use the Snark Detector to actually find out if the Contributor Indicator is having any effect where we want it to

Background Regarding the need for persistence of the New Contributor Indicator, Animuson pointed out, there are some particular "users who definitely should be seeing it" (Emphasis in original). I ...
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Can the “How do I write a good answer?” faq page be mod-editable and more visible?

The "How do I write a good answer?" help center page in theory should be something that every new and many established community member would find helpful. Who doesn't need advice on how to write a ...
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Make the Stack Exchange Hot Questions feed include all HNQs

I noticed that the Stack Exchange Hot Questions feed only comprises the 30 topmost HNQs rather than all 100. I wonder why that is and if there is a good reason for it, when the complete list isn't ...
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Will inline editing ever be rolled out to users with less than 2k rep?

I noticed when I went to a different Stack Exchange site where I had lower reputation, I could not see the comments while editing my question. This is especially frustrating when a user makes a ...
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In 10k tools, show posts that are automatically deleted when a user's account is deleted

According to point 11 of How does deleting work? negatively voted posts are automatically deleted when a user's account is deleted: The system will automatically delete any question (and its ...
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Let us pick the sound of chat ping

Getting ping'd in some chatrooms (servers?) makes a nice little ding!, in some others you get a loud bonk! Inconsistency is evil, this needs to be fixed. Or rather, instead of forcing a uniform bink! ...
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Let's be smarter when rolling back in the grace-period

Currently, rollbacks are never rolled into the previous revision. I propose a simple change making the rollback-link more useful: If the rollback is to the pre-edit revision, and an ordinary edit ...
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Delay in approval leads to missing out on being awarded an “Explainer” badge

I am not sure if this is a bug or a design error, but I came across this issue on SE Robotics. I assume that the same code is employed across the various SE sites, so I am posting my question here. ...
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Show the whole date, even for posts from the current year

Background When a date is to be shown that is from this year it is shown as "Mar 12" for the "12th of March" rather than "Mar 12 '14". While the full form is not what I'm used to (as a European) it ...

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