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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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How to calculate Portfolio Value for Payoffs and Put-Call Parity

Can Someone please help me with these questions for a review sheet? I don't understand what my instructor has on the slides and not sure how to solve this.
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Keep the “flag for moderator” window opened when the user clicks on OK with an empty input text field and/or have some error/warning message

Since clicking on OK in the “flag for moderator” window with an empty input text field doesn't raise any flag, it'd be more user-friendly to keep the "flag for moderator" window opened after the user ...
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Award bounty link does not have pointer mouse cursor

Items which can be clicked usually have a pointer mouse cursor when hovering over them, e.g. the vote arrows: This is good. However, I noticed that since some recent (?) change in design, the award ...
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Can question review include an interactive checklist prior to publishing?

This is my second question on Stack Exchange; my first, closed as off topic, could have been written better (I'd show you the trunkless legs of stone, but I think they've fallen prey to deletion of ...
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Misleading text in editing help on sites where MathJax is delimited with \$

Credits to Electrical Engineering user @MarcusMüller who reported it here: Help page about embedding LaTeX is wrong, needs fixin', but it's an issue on more sites: Code Review Electrical ...
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Why not completely hide closing/reopen votes during a voting process? [duplicate]

What do you think of "adding" the following feature : Removing completely the ability for users to see, until a vote has ended, whether or not other people close/reopen/...-voted a question (and ...
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Warn about referencing an accepted answer

There are many answers that start with something like, "The accepted answer is OK, but you may want to also know...". Sometimes, such an answer is an incremental improvement which relies on the ...
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“You always meet twice”-like badge? [duplicate]

I was wondering if stackoverflow had a badge when the following interactions happen between two users: user A answered a question from user B, user B answered a question from user A. And if such a ...
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Switch theme (dark mode) across all Stack Exchange sites [duplicate]

Why isn't there any option to switch my theme across all of Stack Exchange? I am on 6-7 different sites and for those who are on more than that number would definitely find this more convenient. No ...
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Can we add some more trigger words to the one-flag-comment-delete mechanism?

We just had a rather unsavoury answer on SO from someone distinctly unhappy with the service they received. To put it mildly. In particular, there were these two comments under the post: I've ...
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Ask for confirmation when down voting a question or an answer

When question or an answer is down voted can we have a confirmation popup asking user if they are certain? The same would apply if it was a star rating system when giving a 1 star out of 5. The ...
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Make it clearer that a question is self answered

I have noticed that when people are asking a question just to self answer it right away, they - for very obvious reasons - does not put to much effort into the actual question. Why would they? They ...
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User cannot delete their own comment on migrated question [duplicate]

When a question is migrated, the user can no longer edit or delete their comment(s). Would be worth fixing unless that's by design?
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Reputation with Badges [duplicate]

Wouldn't it be a good idea if we could award some reputation with Badges? Badges many times involve improving the site but the task might not involve earning reputation. For eg. reviewing first posts ...
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Have we thought about replacing the *negative* 'downvoting' of questions with a* positive* 'requesting clarification'? [duplicate]

My personal experience is just rage-quitting once a question gets down-voted for reasons completely unknown. I might not be the only one feeling like this. Facebook eliminated the dislike for a reason....
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Explainer badge - the 12 hours should be based on when the edit was made, not approved? [duplicate]

I've been finding that even when I edit a question, and then immediately write an answer, the time for edits to be approved can often exceed 12 hours. I'm thinking that's why these often don't count ...
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What if Stack Exchange sites gave a provisional/initial reputation to new users? [duplicate]

What if new users were given an initial rating of say, 300? instead of just 1? Then, based on their good/bad contributions we could assess​ their "true" reputation. The benefit is that if there is an ...
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Clarification Needed For Editing Guideline [duplicate]

Notice: This post is not duplicate at all because the OP does not want to know the difference between substantial and minor edits; The OP wants to know why the Editing Guideline is not sharply and ...
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Filter “Similar questions” by “Tags” while writing a question

While writing a question, won't it be better to automatically filter the "Similar questions" window by the "Tags" under the question? When I was writing a question regarding C language, the "Similar ...
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Increase the default edit queue size (currently it is only 40)

It's annoying to have the error message The edit queue is full at the moment - try again in a few minutes! when trying to save some edit. Could the default edit queue be increased? As Glorfindel ...
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Why isn't there a stackCOVID site? And a stackClimate site? and a stackPollution site? [duplicate]

Background - what made me ask this question? I've been using and contributing to the coronavirus tech handbook and been developing a knowledgebase for engineers-for-doctors about PPE shortages. For ...
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Add the ability to ignore sites on HNQ [duplicate]

Please add the ability to ignore sites on the HNQ. There are some things I just don't want to see. Currently, there is a Q&A by one of the member sites about masturbation on the HNQ, where one ...
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Remove fade-in effect when clicking on “answer your own question”

I don't see the point in having some animation effect (fade-in) when clicking on "answer your own question". It wastes the user's time as they wait for the input field to appear.
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Add banner to top of mobile site linking to responsive site

TL;DR: Add a banner to the top of the mobile site linking to the responsive site. I regularly use the responsive site on my phone and occasionally, when I haven't been on a certain site for a while, ...
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Is it possible to have your flair displayed on all Stack Exchange websites? [duplicate]

I want to have my Stack Exchange flair on all stack exchange websites. Is that possible? Can it be implemented?
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The review audit system needs improvement [duplicate]

This is the first time I've accessed the new-user review queue on Stack Overflow. I just spent a while researching and providing a thoughtful comment to a new user in my queue, only to have a pop up ...
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Snippet Tidy breaks Optional Chaining

The Tidy button is adding spaces before and after any question mark that is part of an optional chaining operator (?.). This breaks optional chaining. It appears to be recognizing question marks as ...
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Do not repeatedly require trusted contributors to solve captchas when they attempt to post

By now, I've solved hundreds of captchas on Stack Exchange, maybe thousands. Often when I post (conservatively, at least 30% of the time), I'm presented with this: We can't quite tell if you're a ...
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Historically-locked questions aren't merely “currently” not accepting new answers or interactions

Most manual locks applied to posts, such as content dispute or comment-only locks, are meant to just be temporary, and lifted at an appropriate time. As such, the part of the post notice that says "it ...
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Enhance the review mechanism on mobile app [duplicate]

Currently it is quiet cumbersome to come to do reviewing on the mobile app. IMHO especially reviewing is something people could / would do in every free minutes they have e.g. due the meeting or ...
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Setting bounty from Stack Exchange Android app [duplicate]

I can easily set "bounty" from any Stack Exchange site as there is a option under every question. But in the android app, there is no option to add bounty! Is this feature missing? Or my eyes missed ...
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Can we change #StackOverflowKnows to #StackExchangeKnows?

Since the end of 2019, the Stack Overflow Twitter account has been tweeting out questions from around the network, using the hashtag #StackOverflowKnows (see one of the latest examples). Users can ...
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Should the 5 minute limit to edits on comments be changed to accommodate longer comments?

Yes, I know this question is similar to this question, but I'm asking for a slightly different thing. Because some comments are long, it can be frustrating when you're in the middle of making a ...
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Another solution to the bounty problem [duplicate]

Perhaps, the 7 days ending should only START once there is an answer to the question? This would eliminate zero answers bountied questions. It is really annoying when I spend so much reputation for it ...
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The bounty problem [duplicate]

I can understand why we shouldn't be able to get refunded our bounty if we don't award it, but even if it remains completely unanswered even when the bounty ends, we just wasted a bunch of hard earned ...
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Do not capture Ctrl + F/B/K keyboard events when browsing Stack Overflow on Mac OS X

On Mac OS X, these shortcuts Ctrl + B, Ctrl + K belong to Mac's readline shortcut: https://jblevins.org/log/kbd Since Stack Overflow has used Cmd + B/K as a shortcut for editing, there isn't any need ...
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Show users what the all close messages say for a site

Due to the recent changes to close reasons, I’m having a hard time figuring out what the close reasons say as there seems to be three different messages per close reason per site: One for the author ...
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Style @mentions

The Problem In comments, when someone's username is mentioned in comments (e.g., @applemonkey496), it does not seem to give any indication that the mention worked, and that the user was notified. ...
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Do not send reopen notification if question was reopened soon after being closed

Users these days get a notification when a question they asked get reopened. This is good and useful. However, those users don't get any notification when their question is closed. If they don't ...
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Please add search option strings into Transifex

Currently we, SOja users, cannot translate strings for search options. Is it possible to translate them? Screenshots: Related to https://ja.traducir.win/strings/3509 https://ja....
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Let us know when we can change display name again

Once upon a time, we could see recently used (90 days back) display names, then according to this, to know when we can change again, in case 30 days didn't yet pass since last used name. However, ...
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Improve bounty notification “You must award it to an answer within 24 hours.” when there are no answers

When the 7-day period of one of your bounties ends, you get the following message: Your bounty on question [question title] is completed. You must award it to an answer within 24 hours. (emphasis ...
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Why can I insert image only 2MB in size? I would like to insert some .jpg format, but they are 4 MB large [duplicate]

Is it possible to somehow enlarged the max size for images? It is in contrast with well explained issue, because in some situations, images of screen (e.g. at boot dump or other cases) give more ...
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Show which comment was flagged when reviewing flag summary

I've noticed that if you click a declined comment flag in your flag summary, it takes you to the question the comment was posted on - not the comment on the question. Would it make better sense to ...
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Make use of the trackable badge space once all are earnt

I recently earned all of the badges that are trackable over on my main site Science Fiction and Fantasy. I'm not quite sure what I was expecting or if I figured it would be empty but of course, it ...
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Allow language feature in Job Preferences [migrated]

I hope this is the right place to ask this: Please can you add a required language section so that companies looking for developers in other countries can specify and also the option for developers ...
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We need a “former staff” account flag

Not too long ago a flag in user accounts was added to help denote SO staff The catch here is that it doesn't indicate who was previously staff. This problem was originally limited to tertiary ...
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Display the number of question for tag synonyms in the tag search, or indicate it is a tag synonym

For example, the tag washing is a synonym of cleaning on https://cooking.stackexchange.com, but when searching for washing on https://cooking.stackexchange.com/tags it says the tag has 0 questions (vs....
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Link to “help us create it” on tag info page is barely visible on Beta Meta sites

The tag info page of a tag without a wiki and an excerpt has a request in place of the excerpt, of the form: The moderator-training tag has no usage guidance, can you help us create it? The link ...
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Improve/mute privilege notifications for elected moderators

Yesterday evening, I was elected as a ♦ moderator on English Language Learners. Today, I got my first upvote on the site since then, and the achievement inbox showed that I gained three new ...

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