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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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A simple way to make new answers more discoverable

In my opinion, one shortcoming of Stack Exchange is the discoverability of new answers on questions. This simple feature proposal would make it more enticing for users to discover new answers, while ...
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Make it easier to identify if the review task is a question or an answer in the review history

In the review history page of a user, it is not possible to identify if the review task was for a question or an answer until one clicks the link of the task. Please make it easier to identify if the ...
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Let the user see their own votes [duplicate]

Especially when you are a new user your vote doesn't count (yet). I found myself voting on questions at the beginning but quickly lost motivation for it because it always went something like this: ...
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Save custom flag content if dialog is dismissed

Some time ago, I wrote a pretty lengthy custom flag and accidentally closed the flag dialog by clicking just under the "flag" button, which deleted all the content I wrote. This is really ...
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Allow changing your vote if a new answer is posted?

This isn't Allow changing votes on answers if the question is edited Sometimes I vote on an answer because at the time it is correct (upvote), or they do not explain very well and it looks wrong (...
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Show the answer author in suggested edit reviews

Today, I was going through a suggested edit and found that it was shortening the code (something that we don't allow on our site (Code Golf)). However, when I tried to reject it, it had already been ...
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Add a toast notification when an anonymous user follows a link to an unanswered duplicate

For many years now, anonymous users who access a link to a question with no answers that's closed as a duplicate have been redirected to the duplicate target (so long as there's only one target). ...
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Can we have a “toast” notification when visiting a direct link to a deleted answer/comment?

Background: Because users with <10k reputation cannot see deleted posts, visiting a link to a deleted answer, silently opens the parent question without a clear indication that the linked answer ...
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Can we change the design of the reviews' indicator in the top bar?

In the old days, we used to have a number when there were reviews that need to be done. I understand why that had to go. I'm not asking to bring it back. But one issue that I've noticed with myself, ...
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Show “M” for million-rep users on chat.stackexchange.com [duplicate]

Over at the users listed by reputation page on Chat SE, the users in the "2 comma club" still have their reputation shown in four-digit kays, instead of a nice round M, contrary to this ...
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Add a new `is_anon` attribute to Stack Exchange Questions to Implement Deletes which Aren't Really Deletes [duplicate]

A lot of people learning about computer programing for the first time write questions which they later become embarrassed about. In some cases the questions are legitimate, but the original poster (OP)...
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How do I add education and company logo to my profile? [closed]

I am a very new user (< 1 hour). As I was filling out information on this site, I believe that I saw a section in profile about education and a place to insert a 60x60 pixel company logo in the ...
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Revisit - Allow a bounty to go un-awarded. No winner

I'm raising this again because I now have a question I would dearly like to find an answer to, with one totally wrong answer awarded a bounty. I would prefer to be able to delete the entire question ...
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Guidance for new users who are responding to comments [duplicate]

There is a pattern that I frequently see with new users: the user posts a question, someone leaves a comment requesting clarification, and the user posts the clarification in a comment. I anticipate ...
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Confirm password field recommendation

When creating a new Stack Overflow account there was not a confirm field for the password, which is a good practice. After first comments, I have to say the following: I agree that it is debatable To ...
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Inheritance tax for reputation [duplicate]

I happen to have ~36k rep on Stack Overflow, placing me in the top 0.67% overall, despite only posting about 20 questions in the past 8 years, non of which got over 10 upvotes. This makes me happy, ...
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In-site search still significantly deficient relative to external search engines

For years I have been peeved by how external search engines, in particular DuckDuckGo and Google, are often able to find better, even much better, matching questions on StackOverflow than the internal ...
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Disregard automated edits from the Community user when calculating the authors percentage of a Community Wiki post

Community Wiki posts show a "main author" and the percentage of the current post that is "theirs". The algorithm used to determine this percentage is old, (really old in internet ...
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Attribute automatic duplicate comments to the Community user

I just read the update to Workflow changes for review queues. There the following is stated: Reviewers are encouraged to leave comments for the post-author, but now they can also choose from a few ...
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Are fonts going to be fixed? [duplicate]

There is some weird silence since the announcement of the font change. There are 30% of unhappy users, who downvoted the announcement. Isn't it enough to act? Will there be any kind of reaction to my ...
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Shouldn't users who are unfairly banned be compensated somehow?

Problem Scenario User gets banned on a site for a week for the first time. User responds to the moderator message appealing the ban. Seeing no response from the mods, user writes to SE staff using ...
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Make the podcast transcript easier to find

I wanted to take a look at the latest podcast's transcripts - there's a meta question going on about it right now, and I wanted to get up to speed. At the moment, my brain's not quite up to dealing ...
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Developer survey feedback: add an option for Occupied Palestinian Territory, or State of Palestine [closed]

Currently, 138 of the 193 United Nations (UN) member states and two non-member states have recognized Palestine. Stack Overflow's developer survey recognizes Hong Kong and Taiwan (which is recognized ...
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User links and edit rejection reasons in reviews are harder to read in the new UI; please increase their contrast ratio

I've been finding some of the text in the new review UI a bit hard to read. The blue background of the UI tends to greatly decrease the contrast of the text, making it hard to read. In particular, it ...
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Button to show the version of the question as of when answer was posted / last edited?

Sometimes when reading an answer it doesn't seem to correspond entirely to the question asked, and if I want to find out why the procedure then becomes: Scroll up to the question again Check if it ...
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Can Stack Exchange prevent users from signing up with a username that is already in use? [duplicate]

If you look at the Users section of Stack Overflow, and search for a username that is used often, like 'Someone', you will see many people with the same username. However, this raises confusion on who ...
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Change user profile's 'votes cast' icon

A very minor 'bug' (in the sense that it slightly bothers me, not as in a glitch or mistake): The icon in front of the total number of votes cast is the same as the one for upvotes. Can this be ...
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Option to noindex community profiles to prevent search engine indexing?

This seems like it has been discussed before, but not specifically as a feature request. Generally speaking, many users have asked Stack Exchange about "hiding" certain information on their ...
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Can we please get a <ref>erence / [cite]ation feature?

Some stacks (or should I say: all scientific and linguistic ones) have extensive quotation needs, others do try to make people back it up, best with citations to authorities. Some Q&A might cite ...
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Make navigating to the full site easier on mobile profile page

I recently tried to change my profile picture on my phone, but encountered a problem, which was that I could not add a new picture. All it said was to go to the "full site", which I had no ...
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Review questions are missing “edit tags” button

I was reviewing First Posts on Astronomy SE and noticed that the "Edit tags" button was missing. As I have access to the moderator tools, which include an Edit Tags feature, I was a little ...
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Moderators should be able to reflag spam posts when their spam flag has been cleared

I encountered a spam answer here and flagged it as such. Here is a copy in metasmoke. Later, I noticed that this type of spam isn't noticed by SmokeDetector; one of the reasons is that the domain (...
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Could we have guidance on the closure question update notifications?

I recently had a question closed, then reopened and I was pleasantly surprised that I was given a notification of its closure and reopening. As an experienced user, particularly on meta, I probably ...
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The “Back” link in the close as duplicate dialog should go to the list of questions, not the top tier close reasons

Maybe this is a pet peeve, but every single time I trip up on this: When you go to close a question as a duplicate, and you view one of the questions, to go back to the list of questions/search ...
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Starting a bounty should trigger an inbox notification for users who are following the question

When a followed question is edited or closed, it triggers an inbox notification for those who follow it. However, I just noticed that starting a bounty does not trigger an inbox notification. I ...
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Please can room owners and moderators be given more tools to help prevent spam from suspended users?

Over in The Nineteenth Byte, we've recently been experiencing a slightly disruptive form of spamming from suspended users. The user repeatedly joins and leaves the room, often multiple times a minute, ...
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Add a history event to a question when it is selected or deselected for the tour page

Right now, it's hard to track the history of which questions have been used on the tour page. It's not possible to know when someone selected a question for the tour page and who, and when it was ...
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Insufficient options in the low-quality review queue

I believe that Add downvote option to Low Quality Review Queue list of potential actions needs to be revisited. When using the low-quality post review queue, there are three options for answers: looks ...
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Remove the badge-activated tag creator, or just always show the creator

As explained on Why do some tag info pages show who created them and others don't? tags where the Taxonomist badge was awarded show the creator, while the rest don't. This was introduced by Show a ...
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Add the font changes as options in our preferences

Recently, SE switched to system fonts which, for many users, has caused a design problem that affects the readability and accessibility. The new fonts seem to complement only certain browsers and ...
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Vote count minus signs not readable in Segoe UI

The recent UI update which changed Stack Overflow's fonts to system defaults makes negative vote counts very hard to read on Microsoft Windows (in its Segoe UI font): How could Microsoft chose such a ...
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Can we have more options for low-quality reviews?

This post is motivated in part by a post I made on a site's meta, Why is this clearly wrong answer "Looks OK"? When an answer is wrong, and the consensus is not to delete because it is an ...
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The “working on it” proposal [duplicate]

It bothers me a lot when I'm spending some time and effort trying to answer a question only to learn it got closed for any reason. It's just a lot of time wasted. So I have come up with a solution for ...
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Why is it so hard to edit my profile?

I just spent the last 10 minutes trying to figure out how to edit my profile. I'm using the phone/mobile version of the site, and its possible the problem is limited to that. From any individual SE ...
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Optional interactive training for Stack Exchange features and privileges

One of the best ways to learn is by doing. The introductory messages for the review queues are nice (especially now that I have dismissed them all for every site I participate on), but text isn't the ...
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Please revisit the downvote/upvote tooltips on meta sites

The tooltips on all sites, including Meta sites, currently read as follows: Question upvote: "This question shows research effort; it is useful and clear" Question downvote: "This ...
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If a user is banned from posting answers, state so before they start writing the answer

Answer-banned users aren't informed they can't post an answer before they try to post an answer (which typically happens after they write an answer). They're only notified when they've finished their ...
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Can we have suggested edits reviews be a pop-up while reviewing another queue? [duplicate]

When reviewing the Late Answers queue (this might apply to other queues, I encountered it with this one) we might want to edit the answer. If we do, the edit window will be inside the scope of the ...
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Is there a quick way to export a chat?

I've been participating in a Stack Exchange chat that has some great information, including some incremental code development showing the actual code as we work on it. I went to try to save the chat ...
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Intro page for new private beta sites contains incorrect sentence about going public

When signing into a new private beta site for the first time, there's a gatekeeper screen that looks like this: At the end of this message, there's a sentence that says: We expect this site to go ...

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