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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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In my opinion the system is to open to abuse by high ranking members [closed]

I have seen the ugly side of the community run system as of late and I implore anyone whom has the ability to do so to consider restricting control by high ranking members; at least in some way ...
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The karma hunter problem: why OPs with more than 1k rep should be able to delete answers

I recently posted this question: Where should AutoLayout code be placed? I was looking for a canonical answer, as the documentation is quite ambiguous on the matter. The question got two answers ...
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“Invite new user” button

My idea : Every user will have his "Referral link" (for example: https://stackoverflow.com/referral/1952862) and can publish it in different places, share it with friends, etc. For each registration ...
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Set Status in Profile [duplicate]

I would welcome a status such as 'I'm in Holiday' in the profile. So for example, badges like 'Fanatic' would still be possible for people who can not visit the website for 100 consecutive days. Also,...
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Bank Of Stack Overflow - Borrow reputation points from other users?

You can borrow money from your friends. Then why not borrow points from anyone to set a bounty ? A bad friend does not return the bounty. To avoid that, we can let users borrow a maximum of 100 points ...
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No scumbag steve hat?

I want to express my disappointment. There is no "Scumbag Steve" hat. Why? I will go to great lengths to receive this hat, and I am sure some other people will too. Make it happen. ps: My name is ...
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Two suggestions to mitigate abusive downvoting [duplicate]

The current functionality of [practically] unlimited downvoting encourages abusive users to engage in conduct that is shady and coward. Although downvotes also decrease voter's reputation score, the ...
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New voting idea: “WHY” [duplicate]

Occasionally I get a downvote. Just a downvote. No comments, or other type of feedback whatsoever... and i think that it is frustrating. I mean, i like my points, i dont have many, so i cherish every-...
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Captcha for all reviews?

If automated (non-human) bots are being used for reviews, why don't we add captcha to every review? The effort of solving a captcha is much less than the typical effort of properly performing a ...
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Prohibit someone from downvoting the same user twice in 24 hours?

I've been using the Review feature in SO to read-through new users's posts and provide feedback. I rarely downvote a mal-formed question. Instead, I generally leave a helpful comment w/ some ...
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Why there isn't a feature that lets any user on SO to request other user to answer their question? [duplicate]

When I browse through other questions to find my answer, sometimes I'll find answers similar to what I'm looking for, and though they don't exactly answer my question, the author might be able to do ...
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Allow askers to rate their question in multiple categories

Although askers are expected to ask good questions, many don't take the time to read the good question guidelines and/or aren't sure how much information to provide. I suggest allowing askers to ...
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Can we separate out privileges from reputation? [duplicate]

My question revolves around the fact that reputation is an ambiguous term that doesn't allow for things like: infamous people with correct answers. I understand that we want to keep things civil, ...
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Please give suspended users an option to explain their side of the story on the meta site

As it is written here by Jon Ericson (CM), the secrecy of the details of the individual suspensions is reasoned to protect the suspended users: Since suspended users are unable to tell their side ...
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Scrutinising Answers - A Problem

I have been part of the Stack Exchange communities since 2011, and I see people commenting on questions, answers, and comments over minor spelling and grammar errors, and about knowledge about a given ...
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Invite someone to answer a question [duplicate]

Although Quora and Stack Overflow work in different domains, both inherently share one common thing, they are Q & A sites. One feature that Quora has, which I believe is not on Stack Overflow (or ...
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Prevent questions put on hold in the first 24-48 hours [duplicate]

I'm new here but so far I've seen many times (inc myself) how questions are put on hold way too quick! Without offending those who put them on hold, I think people are doing it too quickly and ...
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What about so.com as a shortcut for stackoverflow.com?

I have small doubt, it may be silly, for that pardon me. If I want to go facebook.com I will type fb.com in the address bar. Like that, why can't make stackoverflow.com shortcut as so.com? Simple ...
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Fair downvoting [duplicate]

Throughout my experience in the Stack Overflow forum I have noticed something that really bothers me: the downvoting system. It's not that I feel that downvotes shouldn't exist; I simply believe that ...
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e.e. cummings User Badge — Feature Request

When: A user posts an upvoted question that: Uses no Upper Case characters, especially avoiding "I" for the personal pronoun. otherwise contains punctuation in non-code blocks; and "grammar" is ...
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Limitation to modify the tags of a question

Regarding: question editing It would be better to restrict the modification of a tag question. At least by allowing only to modify one at time and also require to provide a reason of more than 50 ...
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Where is the organization in this website? [closed]

Imagine a reference book with no table of contents. Ridiculous, right? Well this is an amazing reference site and it needs to group questions in categories. I see none. Just tags. There's a ...
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Payed-for extra downvotes

You know, sometimes, just sometimes, I feel like some answer or question is deserving of an extra downvote. So wouldn't it be groovy if SO voting worked like a real-world democracy, where you can ...
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Allow “Skip” to count towards Steward badge progress

The gamification of the review queues is often fingered as the culprits incentive for hastily completing review tasks. The Steward badge is not currently used as any kind of metric, and from ...
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Does question's upvote need to have 5 points?

Well, on one of the networks, I've gained almost all of my rep. using only 1 question. What's more, I've seen about 10k users, which have only asked something newbie question 10 years old (and have ...
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Allow staff members to opt out of reputation

Related: How do downvoted questions/announcements affect staff/moderators? I have wanted to post something like this at least since I saw a staff member drop all the way to one reputation on the ...
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Make downvoters lose more reputation

Many time when I answered the questions, I just wanted to help. I think I do at the best. And peoples who vote down at me may think that too, that they do at correctly. Some time you may use the ...
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Limit abusable privileges to non-anonymous users [closed]

Cyberbullying, as research shows, is strongly facilitated by anonymity. To limit abuse of privileges, I suggest that certain privileges – such as single-handedly marking questions as duplicate – ...
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Plagiarism tag to identify plagiarized posts

Is there any way we can introduce a tag in Stack Overflow, where the community can tag any question, answer or comment as plagiarism, so that the poster can take a note of it and correct his post ...
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Increase reputation when a link contributes to the Q&A discussion

People often post links within their answers and comments. When those links contribute to the discussion, the profile associated with the site hosting the link could earn some reputation. For example,...
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Make the avatar a reputation privilege

I love the reputation privileges: it is fun seeing that Stack Overflow recognizes your effort by giving you nice little toys. So I would like to suggest adding the ability to add a gravatar as a ...
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Let users post Query Questions [closed]

I suggest new mechanism called Query Questions (to prevent getting put on hold as too broad): Members should be given 10 Query Questions a year. Query question will still have to be reviewed and ...
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auto-open a question if it has a very high amount of upvotes [duplicate]

EDIT: i have accepted (by upvoting) the accepted answer in Question is very popular but closed (not constructive) - Shouldn't it be reopened for users' benefit?. That stackoverflow does not ...
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Feature Request: Require comment for downvotes if user reaches reputation threshold [duplicate]

So the idea behind this is quite simple, and I have also not seen any similar solution suggested in meta(after a quick search). Succinctly, I have seen both on my answers and questions(as has anyone) ...
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Limiting downvotes to those with an accompanying comment [duplicate]

Don't you think a downvote without a comment, even a 2 word comment, is just unnatural, non constructive and against Stack Overflow regulations itself? I mean if someone wants to downvote, sure thing ...
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New comment flag - “Too sarcastic”

Can we have a new flag for comments - "Too sarcastic"? Look at this question, for example, and the first comment: Compare textbox text with sql server name?. PO is new, looks like a beginner ...
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why not SO introduce language grades for users? [closed]

I wonder SO doesn't have language grades for users, I would love to get grades on my accepted answers and asked questions depending on tagging. and one more following an expert not following a tag? ...
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I want stackoverflow to add a new feature written following [duplicate]

I searched at google, site : stackoverflow.com "mysql is deprecated " and got 42 results and this line in google, In order to show you the most relevant results, we have omitted some entries very ...
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Feature request: Can we make it so that a user has to give a reason to downvote a question or answer? [duplicate]

I am new to the stackexchange community, and have a suggestion to make. Can we set up a system so that to downvote a question or answer, because the purpose of downvoting is not to discourage users, ...
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Drop “noisy” comment flags from the moderator queue unless an answer has 5 or more comments

The problem There are a huge number of noisy comments, and they generate a huge number of flags. But, a large number of flags are raised on comments where they won't do very much good: if there's ...
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Unsung Hero and Tenacious are (may be) a contemptuous signs. Can we eliminate conditions of it's appearing?

Yes, I read Was the Unsung Hero a bad idea to implement? Tweak the definition of Unsung Hero and Tenacious Badges, I know my question is not exact duplicate, (and some others) with their answers and ...
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I've realized that it's possible to post questions on the Stack Exchange Network using upside-down text, even though it's not search-engine friendly at all. Would it be possible to implement automatic ...
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“Help” button, which is connecting to chat with active moderator

I propose to add a help button on our page, which is connecting to chat with currently active moderator. Many users have troubles creating posts, answering questions, want to ask about something and ...
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Prevent tag only edits

If an edit that only adds or removes a tag should be closed as "Too Minor," why do we allow them?
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Don't allow answers to be voted beyond -1

If I recall the reason for voting on answers is so that answers that are "more right" float to the top while answers of lesser value sink to the bottom. That makes perfect sense to me. I don't have ...
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Feature request to bring a host of new smart contributors

I have been unable to contribute in the past due to not meeting the reputation threshold and couldn't even respond to comments in my own question. This has really turned me off of Stack Exchange, but ...
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Should the downvoters/upvoters have enough reputations on all the tags of the question/answers?

It is observed that the stackexcange permits to downvote/upvote by just having minimum cumulative reputation of all tags even though the member doesn't possess enough reputations in them. "Subject ...
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Answer Timeout Based on User's Points [duplicate]

I'd like to request an answer timeout feature based on the number of karma points a user has. Purpose: I've been on the site for about two years and noticed that highly experienced (10k+) users are ...
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The Stack Exchange voting system is not fair! [closed]

I've been using experts-exchange.com. I always used to wonder why they allowed everyone to vote. The first time I saw Stack Overflow, I liked its philosophy of letting only some users vote (just those ...
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Forcing a vote on the question before an answer can be submitted [duplicate]

I notice that there are quite some questions that get no up/down vote, but do have some answers. This surprises me, as I would assume that someone who takes the time to answer a question has an ...