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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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Community Shielding mechanism?

With all the mess currently happening in the Stack Exchange community, it seems like it would be appropriate to give the community more of an ability to "protect" discussions from Stack Exchange Inc. ...
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Get notified when you get upvoted/downvoted and option to disable this feature if you have a lotta rep

It would be cool if you could get notified when you get upvoted/downvoted. Users with high reputation could have the option to disable such feature. It would say on which question/answer you got (down/...
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See who handled your flag

What? I propose to add a possibility on "helpful flags" page to see who has handled that flag (what moderator/community manager). It may be shown on mouseover. Why? Because I want to see who has ...
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Can the rep on a user card be like a speedometer and reset? [closed]

Since the Stack Exchange suite of sites is not about gaining rep and more about community contribution and those that have been interacted with, helped, and left in a better position than before ...
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Revealing Identity of those who Vote Up or Down [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a way to see who voted on your posts? I have a query. Why doesn't SO show who has voted up or voted down a particular comment or question or answer? Wouldn't it be ...
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Suggestion: forbid overzealous grammatical “improvements” (at least for articles) [duplicate]

I've recently run into someone who managed to make an answer harder to read by adding too many "the/a" articles, which can sometimes be omitted in English under certain circumstances. The and a ...
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Allow voting on moderation of moderators [duplicate]

There have been multiple times that moderators have near instantly closed valid questions. This authoritarian action is completely undemocratic. I've found more than multiple times that questions ...
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Proposal: “light suspensions”

Someone with such a "light-weight suspension", would lose all his rep gained before issuing the suspension. Thus, the rep would be reset to 1. With it, their privileges would be the same as a rep 1 ...
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“Title-only” questions (i.e. questions without body) should be allowed

There is a type of questions like this entry where the structure is simple enough that a question title surely covers the entire description without further explanation. Requiring question body for ...
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Track how passive aggressive users are who vote to close [duplicate]

Too many users are passive aggressive (or they just have a superiority complex). I can almost read their minds: "Oh brother, another newbie asking a stupid question." Stack Exchange should track ...
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meta-stackoverflow downvotes should not exist

Who is there to judge if a suggestion is good/bad unless it had been tried before and showed good/bad results? As far as I can see, downvotes in meta-stackoverflow only encourages people to give ...
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Should stack overflow allow questions to be hidden from search engines?

Should we have an option to hide question on stack overflow from google or any other search engines.Following are some of the reasons why I or someone might like to do so. The fact that my question ...
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Each close vote should punish the caster by taking away some of his reputation [duplicate]

Oftentimes I post a question on some Stack Exchange and what happens is that 21 people think the question is helpful and informative and 3 people think it should be closed. This is extremely unfair ...
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Some advice that I “hope” the heads of the community could consider [closed]

Hope you guys could take a minute and think about it. In my opinion, this community is "WAY TOO HARSH"!!! You guys put TOO MUCH emphasize on Do your research first before you post a question, but ...
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Tweet your reason for vote

Sometimes Q/A gets some downvotes and some users will complain about the down-voters "not having guts to say why". We all have seen that. Now, for example, I believe that there are often good ...
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Initial Bounty for Urgent Questions [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: An “urgent” tag for questions that need answers within minutes I was thinking about how one could set a bounty only after two days to give the community a chance ...
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Why do Stack Exchange sites, particularly Stack Overflow, have chat rooms? [closed]

Chat rooms are so inefficient- Stack Overflow has a ridiculous number of chat rooms. I'd create a simple forum/subforum category (chat rooms can become threads or subsubforums) structure, kill the ...
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The ability to close questions should not be a community feature [closed]

The ability to vote to close questions is too abusable. I feel like my legitimate questions have been closed due to some sort of conflict of interest and/or power trip. If I wanted my questions ...
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A proposal to stop the unjustified downvotes

Right now we have the downvote and the flagging system. A downvote, in my opinion, should only be cast together with a flag. Hence, I would propose that we incorporate the flagging system into the ...
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Can someone make a new badge for me?

Can someone make a new badge? 1st answer on year old question "Thank you" I just 1st answered this year old question Android how to get filename from email attachment? Over a year and not even an ...
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GoP - The Game of Points: Critical Sneak Attacks (Grant downvotes are commented soon) [duplicate]

Lets see how a downvote without a comment explaining the reason, is like a critical sneak attack: We don't know who did it. We don't know why they did it. The target can't defend him/herself. The ...
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Feature request: add option to suspend users indefinitely, similar to Mediawiki sites

On Mediawiki-based websites like Wikimedia sites (and a lot of others), there is a option to block users indefinitely, instead of temporarily. This will be useful to ban users that violate Stack ...
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Should Stack Overflow Allow people to Down/Upvote a Question/Answer if an Accepted Answer is Present?

I like the up/down vote system. It is a creative way of rating an answer, and it just has Stack Exchange written all over it. Although, I think if a question is asked well enough for someone to give ...
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Reopen All Off Topic Posts And Remove The Designation [closed]

Off topic questions hurt the SO knowledge base, generate resentment, and are a complete waste of a moderator's time. Take this post for example: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/11319965/...
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Return the - 1 reputation hit for downvoting a question

Now that we've raised the reward for asking a good question, why don't we revert the other change to question votes and deduct 1 reputation from someone downvoting a question? I think this would help ...
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How about forcing answers when there is rapid down-voting without any answers?

This question was rapidly down-voted without any response of material to help the user understand why the question was so poorly asked that it justified such rapid and massive down-voting. I have seen ...
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Relaxation of rules for the sites and other suggestions

I would like to request relaxing of moderation rules to some extent, at least for new users, so that it will help new users like me get answers to their questions. It will also enable us to learn more ...
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Apply a reputation loss for posting the 1st comment at any post

There's a lot of complaint recently, about the culture of Stack Exchange sites, and how newcomers feel welcome, or just feel being minorized when asking questions. One source of these complaints are ...
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Can you implement polls? [duplicate]

It would be great to create polls on Stack Exchange. For example: What is your favorite programming language? C C++ Java PHP ... I think many people would use this.
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Another take on the down-vote, no comment problem [duplicate]

Yes, moderators, I already know that this question has been posted a number of times, the first one of which I came across was asked some 8 years ago and yet this seems to still be a problem. I wish ...
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Let highly experienced users sent answers to on-hold questions via inbox?

I think answers for questions that are "on hold" can be sent as private messages to the users' inbox by 'highly experienced users' like moderators or others with high rep, thereby eliminating the need ...
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Can we implement a dead time on answers for high reputation user

Summary: High reputation users on SO come swooping in the second a simple question is posted, and get the first answer in before I've even opened my Python interpreter to test my idea out. This ...
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Restriction on down votes when the question has been stablished and has an accepted answer

I recently had a post about Different mechanism for votes on questions and votes on answers, Some of the suggested features were repeated but there was a feature which can be considered as novel, so ...
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Ability to create questions with vote or comment or both disabled

I am sure that many questions are not posted because the user has a fear of downvoters. It is true, because many people give downvotes only because of a small grammar error, or a method of programming ...
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User Guide for new users to Stack Overflow

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 out, but there are many very ...
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Increase upper limit of bounty

Change the bounty upper limit to 50k, because 500 seems outdated and cheap. If a newbie gets a good answer in, more power to them. Think of it like Jeopardy. Remember about the turn of the century ...
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A new reputation value based on Open Source Software (OSS) financial support

From time to time I financially support Open Source Software (OSS) projects. For example, I downloaded Ubuntu 16.10 and made standard $15 donation. And now I would like to have that support visible ...
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Pay real money to set bounties (another method, not replacing rep method) [duplicate]

It may seem like a stupid thing, but could we please be able to pay real money to set a bounty. For example, if I had only 1 rep, I want to be able have a bounty. Here late the suggested prices in ...
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Feature Request: Some privileges are activated at 1 reputation

As we all know, we earn privileges by earning reputation. But this is what I want to change; I want it to be so you can vote up, chat, comment and asking on Meta when you have any amount of reputation ...
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To show downvoter's name [duplicate]

I suggest to show downvoter's name so that we'll be able to decrease the number of unfair downvotes resulted by abusing his rights in doing so.
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+1 and like buttons next to a question

I'd like +1 and like buttons for Google+ and Facebook below the sharing buttons next to each question. Sometimes, I'd just like to show I like it without sending a whole status update. I e-mailed the ...
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Proposal to add a “Circlejerk” badge

I propose that when a group of people upvote each other repeatedly, they get awarded the "Circlejerk" badge.
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Why automatically upvoting all answers with 0 votes by users with a reputation >10000 is a bad idea

This came up once as an idea to improve SO: Experienced users' answers should be shown above answers of new users. Giving all answers with no votes a free upvote on all Users with at least 10.000 ...
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Flag your own questions as “for the experience” [closed]

In the 19 questions I asked on Stack Overflow, I came across a lot of problems. There are/were so many things I had to look at that I sometimes even forgot what I wanted to ask. When I remembered my ...
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Have posts start at 3 upvotes

I suggest that new posts (questions and answers) should start at +3 votes by default rather than at 0. This is meant to have no mechanical effect on the website. It is just a psychological display ...
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Let's not waste all that reputation and increase the limits during the crisis

I just had this noble idea of increasing the rep-cap limits and vote limits for the duration of the crisis. Questions and answers are upvoted hundred of times. There is so much reputation that goes ...
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Warning message for VB.NET questions being answered with C# solution [closed]

I suggest SO to show warning messages for VB.NET questions being answered with C# solution or vice versa.
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Is time to remove “Answer your own question” option from question page?

The story behind this question is that a new user posted this question with a simultaneous answer. I posted a comment indicating that "answering own questions was extensively debated" and suggested to ...
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Reputation Expiration and Deterioration [duplicate]

I think that making reputation temporary will increase constant participation, since the reputation will slowly decrease if they do not participate and gain more reputation. I thought of two ways to ...
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Should there be a “Censor” badge? [closed]

I notice that there's a lot of moderators who are pretty comfortable with deleting other user's content. And there are other users who have piped up about it. Community internet sites should not ...