Stack Exchange Network

Stack Exchange network consists of 174 Q&A communities including Stack Overflow, the largest, most trusted online community for developers to learn, share their knowledge, and build their careers.

Visit Stack Exchange

Questions tagged [feature-request]

You have an idea for a new feature, or for a change to the existing functionality.

-4
votes
1answer
88 views

Can automatic deletion of “low-quality” posts be turned off?

I am not sure if automatic deletion of some "low-quality" posts (such as heavily downvoted, without reply, closed, ...) is a configurable feature on individual stack exchange sites. Voting is very ...
-8
votes
2answers
93 views

Can those who voted to close a post voluntarily give up reviewing reopening the same post?

I can't help but wonder if there is substantial conflict of interest. Can those who voted to close a post voluntarily avoid reviewing reopening the same post? Or isn't it a cool and great idea to ...
3
votes
0answers
27 views

Missing help topic: color codes in questions list

Questions with accepted answers have their answer square in green, otherwise it is transparent. Questions matching your watched tags have a red background. The system is quite simple once you get ...
2
votes
1answer
32 views

Redirect chat.unix.stackexchange.com to a more useful URL

I think this is a feature request, but it could be a usability bug. I wanted U&L chat so I prepended chat to unix.stackexchange.com which resulted in chat.unix.stackexchange.com. I was redirected ...
2
votes
1answer
61 views

How to create a side by side code box?

How do you create a side-by-side code box? Something like this but copy & paste-able for each box and nice formatted without empty horizontal lines. 1 2 3        ...
0
votes
1answer
69 views

Why downvotes on comments are not considered in U&L?

I would like to inquire and suggest the following: 1- Inquiry: Yes, it is weird! There is only an upvote button on the comments! Why downvotes on the comments were not considered? 2- Suggest: ...
12
votes
0answers
45 views

Could the link colours within post text be made to stand out more from regular text?

I find the link colours in posts (questions and answers) quite similar to the colour of regular text -- to the point that I'm not sure if I can tell if there is a link in the text at all. Could the ...
0
votes
1answer
29 views

Unix tagging vs linux tagging?

Why is the unix tag not allowed while the linux tag is allowed? While asking questions I noticed that I can tag linux but when its time for unix, you cannot tag Unix, why?
1
vote
1answer
55 views

New tag for Clear Linux

There are tags for distro-specific questions like arch-linux, manjaro, mandriva linux-mint, - debian, ubuntu, lubuntu, xubuntu, kubuntu, chrubuntu, ubuntu-mate, elementary-os, kali-linux fedora, ...
4
votes
2answers
42 views

Why are posts to multiple sites not found automatically?

Every time I notice close votes due to posting on several sites I wonder how the one who reported that knew this. There are probably some users who are active on several sites. But today I also ...
10
votes
0answers
130 views

No vote options on low quality posts queue?

I've seen some discussions regarding voting to delete wrong/low quality answers and it seems that is the incorrect course of action but instead they should be down-voted. Based on that I wonder why ...
1
vote
1answer
129 views

Splash screen test for kali-linux questions

Let me preface with this. With the quality of questions under the "kali-linux" tag, I do understand what's going on. For whatever reason, Kali seems to attract not only newcomers to Linux, but new ...
1
vote
0answers
23 views

Vote count on mobile web version

I just noticed that I am not able to see the vote counts on the mobile verstion of U&L SE, while I can do so in the normal web version. Am I missing some otherwise obvious operations, settings etc....
0
votes
1answer
44 views

Suggestion to use 'bash' as syntax highlighting for text processing related tags

I recently came to know that we can use <!-- language-all: bash --> or <!-- language: bash --> for manually adding syntax highlighting. It is also mentioned in: https://unix....
8
votes
0answers
35 views

Knowing about Imgur's thumbnailing abilities

In this answer to another meta question I have been told about the thumbnailing features available within Imgur. I for one had no idea that these features were even available, and hadn't even ...
0
votes
1answer
88 views

Remove condition of having minimum 15 reputation for upvotes

There are many times we have found a solution on stackexchange or stackoverflow sites those are useful and deserve an upvote but because of having less reputation those solutions didn't get that ...
-3
votes
4answers
464 views

Abusers of closing votes

Update on Aug 18 2017: To all who could sympathize with me, thank you very much. That is very precious. To all who couldn't, I just wanted to make my learning process at unix.se smoother. I ...
3
votes
1answer
44 views

handling years old duplicate

I came upon this question which is marked as duplicate. However, earliest answer is 6 years old, things might have change since them. I feel there should be a way to tell apart intemporal duplicate (...
2
votes
0answers
12 views

Give link to existing tags when asked to confirm creating a new one

In creating a new tag, I've just been prompted: Check your spelling and make sure existing tags do not already cover the topic. To increase quality by making things easier for users, could we have ...
-2
votes
1answer
16 views

embedding gists from github in stackexchange.com

Is there a way to embed the code put up on gist.github.com in either the question or the answer instead of repeating the same thing here ?
5
votes
1answer
63 views

Many times I “forget” to give (deserved) upvotes, because I would have to scroll up again

I came across a great (long) Q, with great (long) answers, several bounties awarded, a pleasure to read. From the tags, and the first few lines of the Q it was not clear to me, whether I would enjoy ...
2
votes
2answers
61 views

Is there a way for a preview for comments?

When I write a comment, I often permute the backticks. So I have to edit it. When it is not much work to implement such a feature, it would be nice :D.
2
votes
0answers
28 views

Preference to show x number of questions when looking at own profile

By default in Unix stackexchange as well as elsewhere, the default number of questions you can look into your profile or somebody else's profile is 50 per page. There should be a way to increase/make ...
1
vote
2answers
134 views

Should we be redirecting users who need general Unix/Linux help to a different site?

A number of users come to this site in a (misguided) quest for general help. I often see questions by new users along the lines of "My dual-boot system/live USB/whatever isn't booting, help plz" or "...
8
votes
1answer
38 views

Make Link Colors Brighter and/or add Dotted Underline

I think links are a pretty important aspect of many answers. However, while reading an answer (and I was rereading it for about 30 minutes), I never noticed that there was actually a link in the ...
3
votes
0answers
32 views

Unplug the /wireless tag from /wifi

I've been working recently with content falling under the heading Radio Frequency. I've noticed the tag wireless is synonymous with wifi. In fact, it defaults to wifi, and this is reasonable ...
26
votes
3answers
271 views

Is it possible to have the <kbd> for the comma enlarged?

I was answering a post that involved the key combos ctrl+, and ctrl+,. I was going to use the <kbd> tags, but they look the same for . and , - or at least too close for me to tell the difference ...
6
votes
1answer
26 views

Marking “old post reviews” with a banner

Today I got this review, and read through it. The already marked reason for closing, was to close it based on the "problem went away because of a typo", which—looking at the comments—seemed reasonable....
5
votes
1answer
61 views

Please blacklist the /parallel tag

We've decided to disambiguate the tag parallel. We've made some headway on retagging the existing questions but it would help if there weren't new questions with the tag. Please blacklist parallel ...
1
vote
1answer
31 views

Viewing posts that you've edited, but were later deleted or merged?

I noticed that I lost four points of reputation earlier, and the number of posts I've edited was also reduced by two. Is there any way for me to tell which of the posts I edited were merged or deleted?...
-4
votes
1answer
53 views

Gaining badges retroactively [closed]

I suggest to add this feature of retroactively gaining badges. Badges that gained based on quantity of visits/answer upvotes etc shouldn't be relied on tracking. For example, say I'm a somewhat new ...
21
votes
2answers
260 views

Icons of the badge counts

Can we change badge icons to something Unix&Linux specific? Recently many sites changed their icons, for example: close related to us android uses their robo mascot emacs uses parenthesis () to ...
2
votes
0answers
36 views

Horizontal line between pagination buttons + other issues (CSS)

There's a horizontal line which appears between the pagination buttons under the question list when you hover over any of the buttons. I've tested it on Chrome 50 and IE11 and it's present on both. ...
5
votes
1answer
46 views

Is there a way to de-prioritize your own question?

I know this is my own question, but mount.cifs fails while smbclient succeeds has apparently at some point reached "famous question" level status even though it seems pretty niche. I'd still like an ...
-2
votes
1answer
62 views

Can we merge the macintosh and the osx tag?

Can we merge macintosh and osx where osx is the master tag? Those tags seem to have the same meaning, and it is unnecessary to have both.
5
votes
2answers
36 views

Feature request: Watch other person's question for answers/updates

Let's say I see a very interesting question, one to which I do not the answer but would very much like to have. I see no way to "watch" that question. Is there a trick to doing this? Is this a feature ...
1
vote
1answer
27 views

Migration to security by default too?

I've seen several questions recently where one very reasonable reason for closing would have been that they are more generic security questions, not really Unix specific. Is it possible to add ...
4
votes
1answer
57 views

We need a new Tag [vulkan]

I think we need a new tag vulkan for the new graphics api from the Khronos group additional to the already existing opengl tag
9
votes
1answer
145 views

Can a user be notified when his post hits low quality queue?

From time to time I review Low-Quality-Posts which are in fact very high quality from technical point of view, but lack the explanation. These kind of answers usually come from higher reputation users....
-1
votes
2answers
41 views

Proposal of a new tag for Sugar, SoaS and OLPC related questions

I am surprised that there is no tag like sugar for questions related to Sugar, Sugar on a Stick (SoaS), One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) and anything that has anything to do with these awesome projects. ...
2
votes
0answers
29 views

Award a bounty less than 48 hours after posting

I just read one of the best answers I've ever seen on stackexchange. Accurate, detailed, clear, and not too verbose. The only way I know to pay tribute is to offer a bounty, but help says I can't ...
7
votes
0answers
29 views

Extend [edit] link markup to allow arbitrary text

I'm a great believer in reminding new users that they should edit their question to include updates rather than losing them amongst comments. What I find, though, is that the single word edit is ...
11
votes
1answer
47 views

Mark accepted answers on side panel

The sidebar next to each question shows miscellaneous related/unrelated questions. On Server Fault, it's clear which of those have accepted answers, because there's a box around the vote count: Here ...
6
votes
1answer
35 views

Can't suggest an edit or flag the missing image, because the post is locked

It seems there is no possibility to suggest an edit or flag the missing image when the post is locked. Is that a bug or feature? Here is the post. Despite image is hosted at stack.imgur.com server, ...
5
votes
1answer
39 views

there should be some indicator to a Q&A if it's used in another question.

At times I ask a question and then get an answer. At times, the answers prompt another question where I share the link of the original Q&A . There should be a way to indicate to the original ...
-1
votes
3answers
156 views

Trustworthiness of Stack Exchange (Unix & Linux)

This is more of a statement than a question. A few days ago, I went through the answer to the question: Why can rm remove read-only files? I found that the accepted answer to it was incorrect. The ...
6
votes
0answers
46 views

The plain text alternative of notification emails is not usable

As I imagine that happens for every other Stack* user, I receive eventual emails about questions I have made/comment and changes in my account here. I usually don't see the HTML version of these ...
3
votes
0answers
34 views

See recently deleted questions in a user profile

I got to review a question today, that looked very much like another one I had seen and commented on. I tried to find the "original" via the users profile page, but it indicated the user only had one ...
4
votes
1answer
67 views

Who should I argue my case to if I think my question is not a duplicate?

I've had questions marked as duplicate just because they were similar in some aspects. However, I do not think in many of these cases that my question is a duplicate. I can't message the person who ...
2
votes
1answer
33 views

Add askubuntu.com to Closing > Off-Topic > Migration [duplicate]

According to https://unix.stackexchange.com/help/on-topic:- Note that Ubuntu posts are a special case. If your question applies to Ubuntu only, or you're looking for answers that are Ubuntu-...