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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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Flags in chat are defective by design

Yes, I know the topic has been discussed before. I know that Meta already has threads that complain about how flagging doesn't work. I wanted to give a practical example. Today, a user came in to the ...
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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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Pressing Enter in comment box unexpectedly submits form

I don't think I'm going any more crazy than normal, but I'm surprised I can't see any other meta mention so far. This started happening recently on at least SO and ubuntu.SE, and occurs in at least IE ...
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Invite low rep users to participate in chat

I'm aware of the preference for 'general answers to general questions' attitude on SO, and wholeheartedly agree that questions that are focused on specific, one-time issues are not as valuable to the ...
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More options when flagging for migration

I think there should be more Stack Exchange networks available when flagging a question to be migrated. For example I'd think that the following question: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/6452890/...
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Add markdown support for hidden-until-you-click text (aka spoilers)

Use cases: Programming puzzles. This way the answer can be posted the same time as the question, eliminating doubt that no answer is possible for hard questions and proving that the question is not a ...
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A “friends list” on Stack Overflow would be nice

I think it would be nice to have a "friends list" on Stack Overflow. This would allow us to be able to follow the questions and answers that are posted by users that we want to watch/monitor. I ...
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Accepting answer without upvoting?

Is there ever a case where you would want to accept an answer, but not upvote it? I can't think of a single situation where this would be the case.. So would it not make sense to have the "Accept" ...
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Writing.SE clamours for graduation

Writing.SE has raised the issue of our desire to graduate a year ago Here it is: we're tired of being a beta site. We believe we have been a consistently successful site, we've been around for more ...
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Allow all reviewers to see deleted posts they reviewed

So moderators just got the ability to provide custom reasons when they ban users from review. Often, these bans are due to specific very bad reviews, like approving spam or non-answers. It will be ...
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How should a user's death be handled?

It is a bit of a morbid concept, but having recently had a friend die unexpectedly and having to deal with the online repercussions of this event has gotten me to thinking about what should happen to ...
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Should “move-to-chat” be provided on demand (as a button perhaps)?

When comments get too chatty the move-to-chat feature asks if you'd like to move it out. But this often happens after the fact and thus doesn't prevent it. I propose that: Move-to-chat be provided ...
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Don't show pending suggested edits to me after I run out of votes

Now that I've reached 2k on Stack Overflow, I get access to the "Suggested Edits" review queue. Although I only have 20 edits per day, the "suggested edit awaiting" icon in the top bar is always ...
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Can we use non-gravatar avatars?

Alternative to Gravatar has been rolled out. It would be nice to have the option to just upload an avatar rather than have to use some external service like gravatar. While gravatar may be ...
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Add badges to Markdown?

I always found it odd that although I could compose questions and answers with tags in markdown, I can't do the same for a Great Question, Great Answer, or any other badge. I assume that this is ...
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Consecutive Day Count in profile

In the comments to Enthusiast and Fanatic Badge on the blog, a comment was added that a nice feature would be adding the number of consecutive days you've visited to the site to the user's profile. ...
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Tell the user who will be notified of a comment

Note 2011/09/20: Jeff's marked this status-completed. I (the person making the request) disagree that what's been done, which is actually an implementation of this other request, meets this request ...
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Allow the <small> tag

Can the <small> HTML tag be allowed and properly styled? Currently people wanting to write something small use either sup or sub which achieves a similar effect, but using it for small text is: ...
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Display lost/negative reputation in topbar achievements

When you get reputation, you get a +X green spot on your reputation feed telling you that you gained reputation and if you drop down the menu, you get more detail. How about we make it that when you ...
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Can we get a comments only lock?

Currently moderators have the ability to lock posts, for any of the following reasons: Content dispute (~ edit wars), Historical significance (to prevent great but off topic questions from being ...
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Highlight.js: For Real, Please

Background: SE currently uses the Google code-prettify library for syntax highlighting. The possibility of switching has been suggested in the past: Why doesn't StackOverflow use Highlight.js ...
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Could the tagging system be enhanced to support tag synonyms?

Quite often Transact SQL questions get tagged as t-sql when the convention now is to tag as tsql. However, no matter how hard you can try to educate users that the 'correct' tag is tsql, you're ...
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What privilege should 30k users get?

The last time we lifted the level cap was in 2015. In 2014, we added a unilateral close-as-duplicate power for gold tag badge holders, but no new reputation level. So we've been thinking about giving ...
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Why are there no line numbers in the code listings?

Would it make discussing code easier if you could simply refer to a particular line or range, or am I wrong?
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Make recent activity and responses show new comments on questions/answers I have commented on (even if I don't own them)

I'd like the recent activity and responses pages to show new comments on questions/answers I have commented on (even if I don't own them). If I leave a comment somewhere, I am implicitly engaging in ...
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Moderators should be able to remove / burninate a tag themselves

We're doing some spring cleaning on Super User, which involves disambiguating tags, merging them, creating synonyms etc. However, one of the most troublesome things is removing a tag. Often, it's ...
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Is it possible to import comments into a chat room without the link appearing? [duplicate]

Question: For an answer on a stack exchange site with say 8 comments, how can I / is it possible to import the comments into a chat room? Background: I was helping with a question and made several ...
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Please enable low-rep users to easily breakout up and down votes on their own questions

I know once you get a certain amount of reputation, you can see the total up and down votes for questions. Well, my proposal is to always be able to see this on your own questions and answers. You can ...
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Can we have a way to undo a flag? [duplicate]

I know there is already a question about undoing a comment flag. However, that question was before there was the concept of flag weight. I flagged an answer for attention because it contains both A. ...
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Remove the shortened URL from the Post-Ban-Message [duplicate]

The message informing users about the post ban carries a shortened URL: Sorry, we are no longer accepting questions/answers from this account. See http://goo.gl/C1Kwu to learn more. Can it please ...
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Allow more than 1 comment upvote in 5 seconds [duplicate]

This dialog box pops up so much that it's annoying. Please have it removed or allow something like 5 comment upvotes every 5 seconds. At the least, make the box very small or replace the vote button ...
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Add a strike-through to the editing interface

If you highlight some text, you can just press a button to have it automatically emphasized on indented 4 spaces for a code sample. I think it would be great if we had this feature with strike-...
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Building an archive of deleted questions

Back when the first discussion about deleted questions came up, I promised to look into building an official unofficial read-only archive for good deleted SE content. I had a plan to build something ...
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Make voting activity on your posts available on site metas (what you would get from rep if metas had rep)

Child metas don't have rep, so there's no point in tracking a rep stat or reporting changes. But one of the things rep updates do on main sites is to alert me when there's activity on older posts. ...
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Full list of Moderators

While having a little chat tonight with studiohack over at Super User, he made a comment about how we have around 150-200 moderators on SE total. I thought about this for a moment, and realized that ...
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Can we have a way to edit bounty custom message?

I put up this bounty over on SO with the assumption that the text would be formatted like it is for a question or answer. I'm not really sure if I was incorrect in my assumption, or if I just ...
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Dismiss flags on the same posts with different validities

Sometimes a post has both valid flags and invalid flags. As far as I can tell, all the flags on the same post have to be dismissed with the same validity. The scenario I encountered (on this question)...
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Suggested edits that change links should jump out and punch reviewers in the face

This request is motivated by a sneaky sneaky spammer who replaced a useful link with a link to some youtube video. It fooled several reviewers, and if I hadn't noticed that the link text was the same, ...
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Can we have drafts for moderator messages?

Most of the time, messages that we have to send privately to users are quite cut and dry. We're either explaining an action that we took, or describing an action that we'll need to take. Many of the ...
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Can we disable automatic community wiki conversion for answer edits?

Currently, if a user edits their answer more than a certain number of times, that answer is automatically converted by the system to community wiki status. This trips up many well-meaning and active ...
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Direct Link to a Comment

The increase in the character limit of comments has led them to become as important as the questions and answers that spawn them. On several occasions (especially on meta) I've found reason to want to ...
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Replace links with the current question title in comments

In questions, links get converted into question titles (see Replace trilogy raw links with the current question title?) Can the same functionality be added to comments?
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Explicit “do not award bounty” button

Shouldn't there be a way to prevent automatic awarding of a bounty? For example, if someone provides an answer that sounds good but is totally wrong, it may happen that it gets a score of +2, but ...
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Allow moderators to hide a revision

Sometimes users accidentally post credentials or sensitive information in their posts. Although it's easy to edit those post then, the revision list will still show that information. Deleting the ...
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Can we add 'asked', 'answered', 'edited' text to each question featured on the front page?

When I'm looking down the front page on dba.se, I often wish I could tell at a glance what happened to the question to bump it there. Sometimes it is obvious from looking at the number of answers, ...
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Allow recovery from flag hellban

Currently, users can get stuck in a permanent flag hellban from which there is no recovery. I've asked around before and it doesn't look like recovery is possible. To recover, you'd need to gain ...
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Let's set better expectations for how long beta lasts

Back when the idea of beta sites was young, the expectation was that beta was a fairly quick process. Even now, Area 51 sets the expectation that 90 days is a good "start thinking about graduation" ...
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How do I move my own question to another Stack Exchange site? [duplicate]

I've posted a question to superuser.com on Google Spreadsheets that I would like to move to webapps.stackexchange.com. I think adding a function for moving the question to another Stack Exchange site ...
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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 ...
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The time of automatic review bans should be increased with every new ban

The way the current auto-bans for reviews work is rather suboptimal. Somebody who's really after the badges and doesn't care whether they're banned for two days can just continue clicking through, ...