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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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Add a tooltip for “Improve this question/answer”

When logged out/anonymous, the "Edit" link is replaced by "Improve this question/answer" (depending on post type): While there is a tooltip for the regular "Edit" link (&...
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reopen-questions help center article: “community's meta site”?

In https://meta.stackexchange.com/help/reopen-questions, it is mentioned: If you're simply unsure about the validity of the closure, the best place to ask is on the community's meta site. Asking in ...
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Can this note be changed: “This room is frozen; new messages cannot be added.”?

When a chatroom is frozen, only moderators can chat in the chatroom. While the room is frozen, only moderators can talk. A room freeze prevents room owners from participating, and prevents the room ...
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Can editing an image description trigger show the Markdown diff by default, as is done with link changes?

I query posts on several sites for missing image descriptions needed for screen reader software. Occasionally, a reviewer rejects it (when using Inline or Side-by-side modes) because they seemingly ...
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Please don't expect users to recognize American street scenes

My latest Captcha challenge involved identifying taxis. Well, I've seen one or two American films (movies) in which the taxis were yellow, so I made a guess and punted that the yellow cars were taxis ...
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To prevent link rot, don't roomba posts that are linked by other posts

Over on Skeptics.SE I've been following this question, which is part of a series and links to four other related questions, as indicated in this handy table: Unfortunately, three of those questions ...
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Dark theme request [duplicate]

An iOS dark theme feature could be nice. Even every scene in the mobile is dark, and just the app seems white. Would you mind consider that?
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“SubSearch” within each user's profile web page that will allow us to search for questions, & response answers associated with the user in question [duplicate]

For lack of better term, it would be really helpful to have a "SubSearch" within each user's profile web page that will allow us to search for questions, and corresponding response answers ...
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Increase message size for “other” flag details [duplicate]

When user wants to flag some comment and select “something else” there is a prompt “problem not listed above. Try to be as specific as possible.”. Unfortunately the message size is only 200 ...
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Can people voting to close a question confirm first they read it with understanding? [duplicate]

I had a question closed, pointing as a duplicate to another question I raise, which suggested to raise another one. Someone voted to close it, as I understand, simply because he / she didn't read it ...
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Gem questions pop up

I like the way past questions pop up from time to time on the home page list of questions of the SE sites (modified by Community). But recently I've found myself wishing that supergood questions, or ...
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When a Stack Exchange website is shut down, please archive all its pages to the Wayback Machine

Feature request: When a Stack Exchange website is shut down, please save all its pages on https://web.archive.org/ (I don't mean as an XML dump, but each webpage) E.g., on https://web.archive.org/web/...
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Please let us know when significant changes are made to the HTML

It looks like, on the 12th of July, header HTML was changed from <h1> tags to <h1 id="..."> tag. Unfortunately, this broke at least one bot, as well as a userscript. This also ...
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Allow users to add a related question without leaving a comment

Now that moderators gave the ability to lock comments, I’m encountering many more questions where I can’t leave a link to a related (but not a duplicate) question. In the past, I’ve also seen links to ...
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When a Stack Exchange website is shut down, please notify the users who posted content on the removed website [duplicate]

Feature request: When a Stack Exchange website is shut down (e.g. as a failed beta), please email users who previously posted content on the site. Productivity.SE was closed some time ago. I had 10 ...
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Why is there an inconsistency in the display order of delete voters? Can it be made consistent?

When an answer is deleted, not by the answer poster themselves or by the Community bot, the users who contributed to deleting the answer are shown in the following order: If the post was deleted by ...
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Question about the date formatting [duplicate]

A comment on https://stackoverflow.com/a/65031619/234110 shows like this (see comment section highlighted towards the bottom of the image): Is this Jun 2021 or Jun 21st 2021? Classic example of over-...
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Disable bounty-related notifications, if there is nothing to do [duplicate]

Resurrecting my own four years old post. This time it seems that there is no doubt about the case. What's the point in telling me that I must award a bounty to any answer: If there are no answers at ...
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Why is there no statute of limitations for the Explainer badge family for closed questions? Can it please be added?

The Explainer, Refiner, and Illuminator badges (collectively, the edit and answer badge family) are awarded for answering and editing a question within 12 hours of each other, with the answer being ...
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Provide tag description when performing tag edits

I do a lot of tag editing on both Stack Overflow and the Cryptography site. When I'm looking at tags when reading questions all the tags have tag descriptions. The tag description also pops up when a ...
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Allow automatically adding the duplicate suggestion comment, even when out of close votes

When voting to close (or flagging) a question as a duplicate, an automatic comment is added for you, formatted as "Does this answer your question? <link to question>. When out of close ...
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Include a “reject all” button in the cookies banner

Proposal The cookie banner should have a "refuse all" or, to be more accurate, "accept only essential cookies" or "refuse non-essential cookies" or "[insert a label ...
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How can we prevent or discourage people from closing questions about which they know little or nothing? [duplicate]

There is not a week that goes by that I do not see a question that was closed for "This question needs details or clarity" and yet the question is perfectly clear to me. My hypothesis is ...
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Change the wording of the character-limit error from “X characters too much” to “X characters too many” on the Chat.SE profile

On my chat.SE profile, I entered a few characters too many and saw this error: Can we change that to "X characters too many", or "Too long by X characters" to be consistent with ...
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Why does the “welcome back” banner appear on almost every question? [duplicate]

Context I really often vote on questions and answers. I really do. I don't if I read it partially or so. But I keep seeing this annoying banner even if I see a given question for the first time. It ...
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Notify new users of close votes, explain what that means, and recommend next steps

tl;dr: New users aren't notified of close votes, and probably wouldn't know how to check for them When a question is closed: New users don't know what this means (it's valuable feedback!) Limited ...
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Should we add placeholders for referencing upvotes, downvotes, views, etc. of a question/answer?

Often when writing meta posts, you are referencing values such as upvotes, downvotes, and views from other questions. This results in lots of "at the time of writing" and "currently&...
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Monetise SE? Financially reward top contributers similar to how YouTube does it? [duplicate]

If YouTubers can earn money posting trash on YouTube based on views, likes, and subscribes, couldn't the overall quality of SE be improved by attaching financial incentives to certain things? The ...
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Page not found suggestions should include linked questions

The question https://stackoverflow.com/questions/20839622/notifications-for-new-github-project-releases is deleted, and for low rep users it gives a list of "similar questions". However, ...
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Warn a user about to delete a question if someone is writing an answer?

Today I posted a question, but half an hour later thought better of it and chose to delete it. It had only 6 views and no interaction (e.g. comments or votes) so I don't think someone was typing an ...
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How should you handle non-closed, non-down-voted questions if you are not a moderator?

I would like to ask about the following, systematically observed, moderation-style of the biology site that I would loosely interpret as planting "answer traps". Here an example of what I ...
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GDPR Request: Post Edit does not contain the edit

X\PostHistory.json contains the Initial Title, Initial Tag, Initial Body, Edit Title, Edit Tag, and Edit Body. But it does not contain what exactly was edited!
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Combined flair excluding Meta SE points and badges

Intro This is an edit of this previously "support-tagged" question which had asked: "How can I exclude the meta points and badges from the combined flair?". It turned out that of ...
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Add a button for 10k users to show/hide deleted answers on a particular question

Currently, users with at least 10,000 reputation points on a particular Stack Exchange site see deleted answers as well as non-deleted ones. I get why this is useful; however, there is no way to hide ...
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“Suggested edit queue is full” should make it clear that the queue is for the entire site, not for a particular post or editor

From the message "Suggested edit queue is full", it is not clear that the queue is for the entire site, not the post or editor. The message can mislead users into thinking that they're ...
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Tags assigned to a question should be CC BY-SA licensed

Glorfindel♦ wrote: The CC BY-SA license only covers content. Tags are (apparently) considered metadata. Feature request: Tags assigned to a question should be CC BY-SA licensed. Answers to comments:...
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Close reasons are a poor way to give advice on how to improve a post

I think that a significant portion of the angst around closing questions is caused by forcing reviewers to select one reason that must cover why a question is unsuitable for a site or why answers to a ...
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Add ability to open selected question in a new browser tab using keyboard shortcuts

On the homepage or /questions, one can press U, J, or K to select a question, then press Enter to open the question. Unfortunately, however, there doesn't seem to be a way to open the question in a ...
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Adding a link to answer in bounty when “Rewarding existing answer”

When awarding existing answers, people sometimes forget to add the link to the answer they're awarding (or they might not know how to do so if they're not familiar with Markdown yet). Because of this, ...
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Implement flagger ranking

We have a ranking for most votes cast, for most posts edited, but there is no ranking for most flags. Can we add another tab to https://stackoverflow.com/users that will show the most avid flaggers? I ...
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Replace “The post could not be loaded” by a more informative error message when trying to edit one's deleted question

When trying to edit a question that one deleted earlier, one receives the error message "The post could not be loaded", as illustrated below. I'd suggest to replace it by a more informative ...
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Include comment markdown formatting in “Share” link

I find I often want to link to other related questions in comments and frequently use the "Share" link below a question: Invariably, I also want to share the title for a readable link, so ...
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Improve location of username autocompletion in comments on the responsive design

When I a @-mention another user in a comment on my mobile phone, using the full responsive version, the suggested username is on the top left of the comment field. At this location it is very close to ...
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Is there a data dump for SE chat logs?

I am working on a research project looking at Stackexchange posts. I am aware of the data explorer as well as the data dump stored on the internet archive. I was wondering if there was any information ...
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Let us edit comments if it's the last one on the question/answer

I get that editing a comment when someone has replied to it could cause a lot of confusion, but if it's still the last on the question/answer we should be able to edit it. For instance, today I ...
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Change/edit my user icon link location?

Can I alter which page I am sent when I click my user button (the customizable icon for me in the upper right of most Stack Exchange pages)? The page I use the most is the 'network' page that shows ...
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Provide image alt text for the flair images on the /election page

Inspired by this question. Currently the user flair on the /election [SO] page has no Alt-atribute. This makes it hard to see which users won an election when images can't be viewed for whatever ...
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Include meta reputation in the Users table for meta sites

The table Users returns the same number if a query is run on meta site and on the main site. Maybe it would make more sense to user "meta reputation" from meta if the query is run on meta. ...
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Can we reinstate stackstatus.net as a channel to update on any reliability/availability issues on the network?

This question was prompted by this answer by employee Mike Frank, from the SRE (Site Reliability Engineering) team. In his answer Mike states: We're looking at how we can better plan and notify for ...
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In GDPR data dumps, can the backslashes in file paths please be changed to forward slashes, so they're not broken for non-Windows users?

(A quick note: I'm a primarily Windows user, but as an occasional Mac and Linux user, and having technical knowledge of the issue, I can see why this is a problem, and many others have raised this ...

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