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Questions tagged [feature-request]

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

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New functionality: convert close vote

Close votes can be retracted from question, but after that no more close votes can be cast on that particular question. I understand that voting and revoking several times would negatively impact ...
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Adding the notification icons to the blog

My home page is the Super User Community Blog When I launch Chrome, I like to read the blog and to see if I have new notifications. Unfortunately, the notification icon are not in the bar, so I must ...
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Create a queue for posts that will have to be reviewed later

There are many posts that should be placed in a queue to be checked later. An example is this one, but there are comments like this scattered all over the place: Having a queue like this would ...
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Allow low rep users (<20) to post in chat if given explicit write access

A few times I have found myself needing to chat with a low rep user in order to better understand their question without cluttering the comments section. Twice, this has been with very low rep users (&...
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Ignore tags already added to the “Ignored Tags” list when adding new ones

When you add tags that should be ignored inside Prefs, the search results show all tags (up to six) that it can find. However, it also displays tags that are already on the ignore list: For topics ...
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Can we add a little more to the close option Off-Topic --> Recommendation?

I created a meta post that shows how to ask questions that may involve recommendations. I think that it would be good to add this to the closing option of Off-Topic --> recommendations. This is the ...
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Linking to revision diffs

It's possible to link to certain revisions of a post. For example, here I can copy links to revision 1 and revision 2. Unfortunately, it is not possible to link to the diff between two revisions, ...
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Block suggested edit if the edit summary contains an email address

A follow-up from this question. I've noticed that many spam suggested edits have edit summaries that contain an email address (examples: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5]). Spambots seem to be treating the edit ...
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New poly-word closure reasons need punctuation

I applaud the new reasons for closing a question.  But recently I voted to close this question (Reason for Unexpected Shutdown …), and then I went to look at it, and it looked something like this: ...
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The bounty optional message box is misleading

When setting a bounty, I have the option to set an extended explanation of what I require. The input box allows me to input newlines and blank lines, which leads me to think that the full question/...
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Poppin Tags - or an idea anyway

Why are new Tags not treated like first posts from a new user or suggested edits, but a bit more stringent? My thought: If a new tag is created, why does it not go to the review bin for voting by ...
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The “Possible Duplicate” link/auto-text should NOT be part of the question itself

When a question gets closed as a possible duplicate, Community ♦ edits the post to insert the "duplicate link": That's great! We should be directing users to the "original" question. The problem ...
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Should the StackAd WordPress plugin be used on the blog?

As requested by studiohack, I am opening this question to discuss the possibility of installing the StackAd Wordpress Plugin (which I am the author of) on the Super User Blog. The ads shown would be ...
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Can we get tabs like in Stackoverflow?

I really like the customizable tabs in stackoverflow where I really can filter for questions I'm interested in. (When) Can we have it here? Update I've asked this question almost a year ago, do we ...
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Display Hold/Closed status in Edit review queue

This previous Meta question, Warn when approving edits for questions on hold, deals with not approving edits to on-hold questions that don't solve the hold issue. It proposed a warning to alert the ...
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Highlight tags that have a planned tag-cleanup on Meta

This may be pie-in-the-sky, but it would be useful if there were some way to connect Meta status-planned tag-cleanup posts to the related tags on the main Super User page. For example, cleanup of ...
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Update the 'invalid edit' audits?

The audits for 'invalid edits' always have the same pattern: randomly inserted texts They take a long time to load (5-10 seconds) instead of the almost instantaneous 'next'. This means somebody ...
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Meta sites should count question scores toward tag scores

Questions don't count towards a user's badge score. This might make sense on the main sites, which thrive primarily through answers contributed by regular users. But those same regular users post ...
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editing-help / links

The editing-help page does not mention the simplest types of links: Here's a really simple link to [Google]. [google]: http://www.google.com/ Are these types of links deliberately discouraged for ...
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Unify the `http-status-codes-nnn` tags under `http-status-codes`

I just asked this question, which I wanted to tag with http-status-codes. However, no such tag exists, and I don't have enough rep to create the tag. I think the tag would nicely unify the existing ...
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Suggestion for improvement in site look

The current evolution of the SU site look has created a sidebar that is mostly empty space : It seems to me that it would be useful to transfer more information to the sidebar, in order to avoid the ...
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“You've earned a badge” does not set appropriate activity filter in user profile

When you click on the profile link in the message bar notifying about a new badge, you are taken to the activity section of your profile. The last selected filter (e.g. comments) is still applied, so ...
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{merged} or {closed} markers for merged questions

I had to use {x} in the title, because I'm not allowed to use [x] (especially not [closed]): Oops! Your question couldn't be submitted because: title can't include the closed marker. ...
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Add “views” ordering to answer list again

There once was a views sort order for answers in a user's profile, but it apparently was removed. It is only available for questions. While it might need to be made clear that it's not ...
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How can I find question that have newly assigned bounties?

Assume there are 150 questions featured/with bounty, and I have read them all. An hour later I come back, and now there are 152. Currently, it seems I need to scroll through and read all 152 to find ...
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Sorting Questions by Most Views and Filtering

A few questions about sorting and filtering: Is it possible to sort questions by the number of views (not votes)? How? Can I combine sorting (by votes, views) with filters (unanswered, featured)? How?...
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When flagging, requested to have link to duplicate

I wanted to flag two of the answers to this question as duplicates of the accepted answer, as they were later, and had less information (and thus serve no purpose). For the flag (can't yet vote to ...
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Adding more to the “How to Ask” sidebar help box

Can we expand a little on the "provide details" statement? Specifically, I would like to see a tip for including software version numbers and operating systems. Most of my comments are requests for ...
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Option to show possible duplicates in the review pane?

Anyone else thing that this would be a useful feature? Currently, when I look at a question, I use the script that can be found in the accepted answer here to do that. It works pretty well as a rule. ...
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How do you know when the asker has read your answer?

Sometimes when I write a pretty long answer I never know whether he/she has read my answer or had just left and decided not to bother with it. I don't however want to know everyone who has read it ...
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Burn tags whose questions are all migrated

I've noticed that there are many tags that only have questions that are migrated. Would it be feasible to have an automated process burn such tags?
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Can we convert older (question body format) duplicate notices to the new, not editable duplicate format?

Duplicates used to be handled by the system putting some markup in the question body, like so: > **Possible Duplicate:** > [Title of the Duplicate Question](http://superuser.com/) <!-- ...
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Vote to close dialog does not handle links to answers

These URLs work in a vote to close » duplicate dialog: http://superuser.com/questions/231273/what-are-the-windows-a-and-b-drives-used-for http://superuser.com/questions/231273/what-are-the-windows-a-...
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Editing tag wiki excerpt after partial review did not invalidate original votes

Referring to this tag wiki excerpt edit, which was initially longer and worded somewhat differently. I received 1 Accept and 1 Reject citing the reason "Most of this should go in the wiki. The excerpt ...
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Why spam questions are not removed from the recently changed lists once deleted?

Clicking on x questions with new activity banner to see latest activity I often also see "old" (> 5 min:) ) spam questions still in the list, however the question itself is already removed. Why ...
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Under Review mode to show accepted answer along with the question, with 1st new posts, or late answers

More of a suggestion than a question I guess, but so be it. I'm having to constantly Check the entire question when reviewing Late answers or First time new posts. I understand it wouldn't make much ...
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Can we rename “window” to “gui-window”?

When I was looking around in the windows tag (while waiting for an answer...) I noticed that many people when they were talking about the Windows OS, they tagged it both with windows and window. I do ...
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Display recently awarded gold badges on sidebar (below hot network questions)

Can we use the free space below the Hot Network Questions section to display recently awarded gold badges? No bronze or silver badges like it was done in the past. Just gold badges like for example: ...
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Display views on mobile site

As far as I can tell, currently there are no means to display the number of views of any given question on the mobile site. All other relevant stats (number of votes and answers) are seen correctly, ...
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Can we please “lock” a post during edit

This has happened many times, I see a post which is fairly big and un-readable. No problem, the OP is not English and I can help. To get half way through when I see a notification telling me an update ...
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Asking whether the user meant MAC or Mac

When typing a question containing MAC, there should be question for the user whether he/she meant Mac/Macintosh. E.g. this question: how to connect Macintosh on LAN had MAC all over the place before ...
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No visible flag flag summary

If a comment flag is the first flag a user has on a site, then even if that flag is marked helpful, it will not show up on the flag summary page. As soon as an another valid (non-comment) flag is ...
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PGP support for mails

Feature request : Make a field per e-mail address where one's can enter a PGP key, so newletters and job alerts are encrypted (Facebook deos so e.g)
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New visitors can add images - should we review it

Is it worth having, within the Review/Tools section (https://superuser.com/tools), thumbnails of all images posted to be reviewed. I'm not suggesting the image has to be approved first or not, that'...
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Let user specify main tag for a question

I observed that a web page title for questions asked here is generated by the first tag + full question. However the ordering for the tags is fixed once added, unless one removes all tag and re-add ...
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Standard Question Guidance

We get a lot of questions that fall into some common themes, like BSOD, network issues, USB issues, flash drive issues, laptop battery/power pack issues, etc. Often, the person will be clueless about ...
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Stimulate users to ask how they can achieve something (or: how to avoid the XY problem on SU)

I noticed people sometimes asking questions about a specific solution to their problem instead of asking how to achieve their goal (also known as the XY problem, as explained on Meta SO). For example ...
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New style for part of super user

The logo for Super user, I interpret as a [ square bracket and a } curly bracket, with a · middle dot in between. [·}. To keep that style, I noticed a place it could be added. When there is a new ...
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Why is there no way to look at progress towards different badges?

Does anyone know why there is no ability to view progress/statistics towards particular badges or just have the overall ability to look at progress for accounts? I feel like this would be very ...
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Possible bug with dropdown user menu

I noticed a discrepancy with the way the pulldown menu (I don't know what it's officially called, the sub-window that appears when you mouse-over your name at the top) displays reputation changes, and ...