Questions tagged [feature-request]

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Reviewing has become harder

Is it just me or has reviewing become harder with the changed interface? It now takes two clicks where I'm sure it used to take only one. Not a lot of difference perhaps, but enough to put me off. I'...
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TAB not preserved in code blocks

Mangling code or tab separated data: This is tab delimited data Rendering of code blocks break tabs. This is bad for example for code that require tabs (Example). for posts where users paste ...
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The suggested edit queue needs to be clearer if it's a question or answer

Both @slm and I managed to vote to approve this suggested edit, not realizing it was fixing broken code in the question as opposed to an answer. (Faheem Mitha rejected, after I admitted my mistake in ...
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add support for news/nntp URLs

I was trying to link to a gmane article in that answer, but none of the: [message](news://news.gmane.io:119/4DC939FC.2040407@redhat.com) [message](nntp://news.gmane.io/gmane.comp.standards.posix....
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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 ...
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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 ...
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HTTPS links not recognized as valid URLS

When trying to vote to close a question as a duplicate, I copied the link to the duplicate question and, as I use HTTPS by default, the link was rejected with an error message along the lines of "not ...
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should there be a getopt tag?

I just answered a question about getopt and then edited it to remove some irrelevant tags. I also wanted to add a getopt tag but it wouldn't let me because it's too similar to getopts. getopt is not ...
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Why can't I change my close-vote reason or not close-vote anymore after retracting?

I just close-voted this question with reason "Needs details or clarity". Afterwards, I saw, that this question fits very well, and I would like to change my vote to "Duplicate of ...&...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Can the system check for "[enter code here]" in the text?

I wanted to answer this question, and while doing so decided to change the two commands in the text to preformatted text. IIRC I selected the text in the rendered output, and not (as I should have) in ...
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show the effect of favorite questions more effectively

It took me a year of membership and 9000 points rep to learn that you are notified about new answers if you make a question a favorite. And I learnt it just by chance: Someone mentioned that in a ...
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Add new choice for questions belong on different sites in SE

Currently, there are only 2 choices (Meta and SO), following this flag menu: -> A community-specific reason -> This question belongs on another site in the SE These choices are among the most ...
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Zero ("0") is looking like a lower case letter "o" in titles: o0O0o

The number 0 is looking like the letter o. Someone already drew attention to this almost 10 years ago, but nothing has changed. I recommend to change the font. Question title font renders 0 (number ...
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The blog link still points to the main Stack Exchange blog

Even though the blog is online, the "blog" link in the top bar dropdown still points to blog.stackexchange.com. It should be fixed.
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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 ...
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copied content when rejecting suggested edits on tags and tag wikis

I have the habit of cut-and-pasting the content of suggested edits on tags, and tag wikis, into Google, especially if they are completely new content. This proposed edit for /u-boot: Das U-Boot is ...
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recovering from error

I just visited the question-section, and opened some of them in - da-da-da-dam - 4 or 5 tabs. Unfortunately, there was a server side error, and I got 4 or 5 tabs with the message: https://unix....
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Is it possible to keep stackexchange sites from redirecting out of SSL (https)?

Like user Gilles mentions in a comment here, "HTTPS isn't officially supported yet and does not work fully". Is that still the case? Every page I visit seems to work with https, but I often have to ...
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Grammatical error (inelegance at the very least) in a close reason

One of the canned messages for closing a question reads Please clarify your specific problem or add additional details to highlight exactly what you need. As it's currently written, it’s hard to ...
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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 ...
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Editing items that should be closed even after editing

Today the following item was in the Close Votes Review Queue: Its bothering me On iftop i can see ip-172---2.ec2.internal Connected to my ubuntu ec2 server for long long time ?? This address doesn'...
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Is it possible to complete tags when searching questions?

When writing a question, tags can be completed just by starting to write a word. However when searching for questions with specific tags, input like "[bla" does not complete. I wonder how ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Can we get some more system help checking on new users?

There are some new users that just scroll through the tour and get the 'informed' badge, and then start using the site in, what I think, is the wrong way: post a poorly asked question; it gets put on ...
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Use tag indicating distro, as one prepended into HTML title

I have several questions at the moment, that relate to Parted Magic. A tag for this distro has been created, but as other tags I have used in most of these questions have more followers (as expected) ...
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Should a user be able to list and see all their own questions that have been deleted, regardless of reputations?

If I am correct, a regular user is only allowed to list and see their questions that were deleted in the last 60 days, but not all their questions that have been deleted. By "regular", I ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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Show number of answers with questions in "Related" pane instead of the vote count? Or even both?

(This is mainly about unix.SE, but it might be a general thing to consider as well.) I'm wondering whether it would be much better to have the number of answers shown in the "Related" pane. The "0" ...
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Bounty handling: Reward existing answer

I think that it doesn't make any sense to force me to wait three days until I can reward an existing answer. I totally see the sense of this regulation for the other cases. This is especially bad as ...
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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....
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Offer bounties funded by credits earned on other SE sites

Background : My sole interest in my reputation score increasing is the capability for me to spend it on bounties. (and preferably for rewarding an answer) The point is that when it is rather easy for ...
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