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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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Introduce a “general reference” close reason

There is a certain amount of questions that are absolutely trivial in nature: How to format a date, how to concatenate a string, et cetera. Questions that could be solved by taking a look into the ...
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Mobile optimized version of Stack Overflow [duplicate]

I found this one on UserVoice, and I thought it was fitting to bring it up here for further discussion. "Stack Overflow already works with Mobile Safari, but the experience is far from optimum. ...
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Please upload DMCA takedowns to the Chilling Effects Clearinghouse / Lumen Database

I have a request. I'd like to ask Stack Exchange corporate to establish a practice of uploading all DMCA takedown requests that it receives for content hosted on the Stack Exchange network to the ...
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Allow flagging a comment after upvoting it

It's sad to upvote a comment on a post that's subsequently updated in a way that renders the comment obsolete and not be able flag it afterwards. There may well be other cases where one would want to ...
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Offer an XMPP method for chat

This is a request for the SO chat system to have an XMPP interface. The whole idea of a chat system is to bring people together, and a key way of doing that is to allow people to access the system ...
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Stop using real accounts in suggested edit audits

Well, thanks for making me harass a user over attempting to vandalize a post! Got a flag on a question notifying us that a new, low-rep user submitted a bogus edit suggestion. Okay, so I went and ...
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More descriptive “User was removed” explanation

Currently, when rep is changed due to the removal of another user account (to undo the rep gain/loss that happened when they up-/down-voted/accepted/were downvoted by you), the associated message is ...
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Add a console to Stack Snippets

Currently, to see console.log() entries from StackSnippets, you need to open your browser console, and make sure it's recording from frames. Things could be a lot simpler if you would add a console to ...
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Show Total Votes (or Up/Down Votes)

When viewing any question, it would be nice to see the total number of votes as a little tagline underneath the total vote score. It would be nice to see the difference between: +0 (0 votes) &...
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Provide a tool for moderators to migrate comments to chat

One issue we have on Programmers.SE is that people like to have extended discussions in comments on answers and questions. Try as we might to delete long comment chains and educate them about chat (...
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Allow moderators to reply to a flag

Many times, I see a flag (generally a custom one), and wish to reply to it. A common type is the "Convert to CW" flag that rears its head at times (it is helpful, since it leads to me closing the post,...
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Please charge rep for questions after threshold

There was a suggestion on uservoice - now down, that really illustrate the need to stop users from gaming the system by simply asking meaningless, ridiculous question after question to gain rep. We ...
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Allow us to vote to delete from the Android app

Currently, the only way to vote to delete (and undelete, since you can't see deleted posts) in the Android app is to open the post in a browser, and then vote to delete from there. Can we get delete ...
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Search in favorited questions?

I wonder if it is possible to search in just my favorited questions? If not, can it be considered as a feature request?
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Change upvote/downvote tooltip on meta sites

Since voting on meta sites mean something different on the main sites, can you change the tooltip as well: This question is useful and clear --> I agree This question is unclear or not useful --> I ...
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Can we raise the bar for reputation for late answers to bypass the review queue?

I would like to raise the bar for late answers to enter the Late Answers Review Queue to 50 rep, which is the threshold after which users gain the ability to comment. Here are some answers that were ...
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Better HTTPS support for Stack Exchange sites [duplicate]

So it looks like Stack Exchange now supports HTTPS (to some extent). Which is awesome! But there are a few problems, the main one being that some content is delivered over the CDN, which is plain HTTP....
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Using the Stack engine for the blog – a long-term idea for maintaining a healthy blogging culture

What's the current status? Let's say this first: The Super User blog is a great idea, and we've had enormous success with it. We've had a lot of diverse contributions, inspired by our Question of the ...
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Avoid the Streisand Effect - be clear about the reason when suspending an account

This sort of thing has happened a few times now... "Hey, did you see? User X was boxed!" "User X? Why?" "I donno... Maybe he... " (wild speculation ensues. waffles are blamed.) It's ...
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Let users with sufficient reputation use “problem” in titles

This is partly related to: Using the word “problem” in titles – however this one here is an actual feature-request. Problem, Sir? I am trying to edit a question that contains a specific error ...
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Allow ex-moderators to opt-in to having a mark on their profile indicating they were a moderator

As most of us know, Kev is retiring from being a moderator. Kev has done an outstanding job in moderating Stack Overflow, and while he won't be a moderator anymore, it doesn't feel right that this ...
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Can we clarify to the OP that their question is not yet closed and the duplicates are only suggestions?

I keep seeing custom flags in the queue from question askers who are incredibly irritated because there is a big, prominent box at the top of their question. It's just a list of other questions which ...
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Gold Sportsmanship badge

I propose a new Gold level Sportsmanship badge. I earned the silver badge June 4th, and I continue to vote for competing answers. I would like to feel that I am working toward something, not because ...
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Resizing an image in a post?

Is it possible to resize an image in an answer? For example, How important is PhD research topic to getting a job? has an answer that should have the image in the answer, but it's too big. Is there a ...
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Allow more than one @name notification per comment

Now this is probably a surprise to many since I always see thousands of comments like the following(10k only): @Sarfraz, @balpha just told you they did in the first comment he wrote. Also, ...
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Can we allow 7.5K users to suggest tag synonyms without a score of 5 in the tag?

Feature Request: Could 7.5K users have the privilege of proposing synonyms without the 5 upvotes per tag requirement? (in other words unrestricted synonym suggestion) Background: I would like to be ...
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Change rep required to downvote on MSE

To make your opinion known on MSE you need both up and downvotes. Given at the moment you need 125 rep to downvote on this site, the voting patterns will be skewed positive because not everyone is ...
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Badge suggestion: Unsung Hero (5 accepted answers with no votes)

This badge, which I'd nominate as a silver, would be awarded for every 5 accepted answers a user has with no votes. There should probably be a 24-hour window after acceptance before this badge is ...
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Don't lock votes on Meta sites

When I talk about Meta here, I mean any meta but this one. I understand the Idea behind "Your vote is now locked in unless this answer is edited". However, I don't think this reason applies ...
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The generalist badge should be gold

I think it's too difficult to get compared to other silver badges; it should be gold instead. Edit: it's been almost a year now. Some people expressed concern that so few people have gotten it simply ...
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Does SO need social networking features to improve the experience for expert users?

No, not like this: Hear me out! As Stack Overflow grows, it becomes increasingly ridden with extremely newbie and mediocre questions. It's just natural. The team are fighting hard to keep the crap ...
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RSS feed of your favorite tags

It would be nice if we could subscribe to an RSS feed of all the questions that match your 'favorite' tags i.e. an RSS feed of the questions that get highlighted as yellow when viewing the question ...
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Ability to retract reopen/delete votes

It seems that now we can retract close votes but we cannot retract reopen votes or delete votes. I am trying to retract my reopen vote here but it does not allow me to. Can we have that ability?
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Shouldn't “off-topic” be only about… off-topic?

A related question/discussion point to this one posted just now, but with a completely different rationale. Whenever a question is closed because it doesn't contain SSCCE, or specific code, it also ...
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A question should not be deleted by the user deletion algorithm if it has upvoted answers

As I found out earlier today, users who are deleted have their negatively-scored questions deleted, even if those questions have upvoted answers. This goes against established conventions, for two ...
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Age limit is too strict [closed]

There is a restriction on setting your birthday: Oops! There was a problem updating your profile: - Birthday must be after 1920/01/01 I realize the number of 90 year old users is small, but ...
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Make first draft of a new answer part of the permanent revision history

I find the grace period can lend itself to some unscrupulous behavior on popular tags. I've often seen an earlier, minimalist answer be updated within the first 5 minutes, and incorporate something ...
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We should be able to close questions as duplicates of any question

Today, the behavior of duplicate close votes was changed so that a question can only be a duplicate close vote target if it has an upvoted or accepted answer. I think that this change is not a good ...
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Get rid of the question ban on Meta; suspend actively harmful users manually

This user appears to have been question banned because of two unpopular Meta suggestions. (He says so in Chat) Look at the two contributions that appear to have gotten him banned. Like those of many ...
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Bounty Hunter badges

I suggest two new badges: Greedo - first bounty earned (bronze) Boba Fett - earned 2000 rep through bounty (silver) Imported from Uservoice ticket, "Bounty hunter badges", originally posted by Jon ...
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Asking days badges

A couple of months ago, I suggested a set of badges for asking questions. The responses were... mixed. The top answer can be summarized: In practice, all this would do is encourage people to ask ...
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Subscribing to questions and comments that don't belong to you

There has been some discussion about getting notified on comments to questions or answers that don't belong to you, and the long-standing wish to be able to keep track of new answers or developments ...
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Markdown footnotes?

Would you like them? You could have Markdown to have a popup appear to insert the footnote's text [*]. EDIT: you can use a symbol and then <sub></sub>, but that won't give you a link ...
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Can we get an indication comments are hidden between the comments?

When there are several comments some of them get hidden, which I don't mind, except when comments in the middle are hidden and I don't realize it till I get to the end. Then I have to unhide the ...
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Award account association bonus automatically upon reaching 200 rep

Currently if a user has more than 200 rep points on one of the Stack Exchange sites, and then associates his account with another SE site account, the linked-to account gains a one time bonus of 100 ...
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Add escalation system to chat flags

The offensive/spam flags in chat are shown to every moderator from a parent site (on chat.stackexchange.com that is every SE 2.0 moderator, more than 200 right now) and 10k chat users as well. This is ...
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Stop inserting invisible characters into comments [duplicate]

Currently, the SE system inserts invisible characters (U+200C and U+200B) into text in comments if there's a "word" longer than 60 characters long, to force a break to preserve the layout. This is by ...
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Please add the ability to fold blocks of code in questions and answers

It would be great to have the option to fold code snippets, entire questions and answer posts on a user basis and allow defining some generic foldable regions within the question/answer editor. Non ...
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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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Do we need a 'reject and improve' button?

Have a look at this simple example: https://stackoverflow.com/posts/5349764/revisions. There is a approved suggested edit, and an improvement was added on by a 10k user. The interesting thing is that ...