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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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Can we link the Hebrew Mi Yodeya in the banner?

Currently the logo and the words mi yodeya in English in the banner serve as a link back to the home page. Clicking on the Hebrew does nothing. Would it be possible and/or advisable to link the Hebrew ...
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Opening links in a new window standard

Can all the links be defaultively opened in a new window? It is very inconvenient when sources are listed to ping back and forth.
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Marking important “key” questions

Some questions are "personal", they target to satisfy the OP needs, but some questions are very important and are the key questions of Judaism. Those, in my view, need a special treatment and should ...
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Shouldn’t deleted:1 return all deleted posts?

According to access to moderator tools: Viewing deleted posts You now have privileged access to posts that have been removed, either by their authors, by users with access to moderator tools, ...
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Why doesn’t a poster get notified when his post is deleted?

I’ve noticed several questions lately regarding people asking, some more politely than others, why their posts randomly disappeared: Why did my answer disappear? How do I contact the moderators here?...
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Who cares which answer the questioner thinks is the best?

The way answers are ranked across the Stack Exchange Network is that an accepted answer appears first, followed by the other answers in decreasing order of votes. If there is no accepted answer then ...
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MiYodea site stats, please?

I know this can't be a question on its own as it doesn't ask about Judaism, but anyway: It interests me a lot to know the stats of this site: How many questions are asked on different topics? How ...
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Tags for answers [duplicate]

Has anyone ever thought about having tags for answers in addition to the tags for questions? That is to say that when someone writes an answer they would be able to assign tags to the answer separate ...
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Yom Haatzmaut on Calendar?

It seems that the site calendar (upcoming events) does not include holidays such as Yom Haatzmaut and Yom Yerushalaim. Would it be possible to add them, so users can easily see posts about them at ...
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chabadlibrary.org link structure has changed, and there are now many broken links

chabadlibrary.org recently changed their page structure, and as such any links to that website have to be updated. For example (from here: How to pronounce the name of the sefer "Bnei Yso(s)...
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Multiple close answer reasons

When voting to close a question you can choose from several different reasons. However, when the question actually gets put on hold, it only shows the reason with the most votes. So for instance, if ...
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Feature request - Bounty sharing

Sometimes, I see a question that is worthy of a bounty. However, someone has already placed a bounty on it, so I have to wait about a week until it expires. So, I'd like to request "bounty sharing" ...
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Block new or very low reputation users from posting on Shabbat

It seems quite common here that Spam, Rude, or otherwise inappropriate posts tend to accumulate over Shabbat when most of the posters are not present. This portrays a bad image of the site to others, ...
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Self-destructing comments

Why isn't there (and can we add) a feature to have comments that delete themselves after they are read by the recipient, allowing people to thank each other without clogging up the screen with ...
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Spelling equivalences in search

Related to the post Add spelling suggestions, why don't we have the search engine know that several different spellings (eg. Shabbas, Shabbat, etc.) are the same word and search of any/all of them ...
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Is there a way to have confirmed Rabanim?

I know this is a bit hard for several reasons Who would qualify? What type of community? etc. How would they be confirmed? That may take away from this site being a community forum The benefits ...
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Best Question Contest Proposal

Inspired by: A "complaint" about the "Best Answer" contest Edited Proposal: Thanks to Alex, DoubleAA, Isaac Moses, Monica Cellio, and Shmuel Brin for their helpful feedback so far. With the ...
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Random Questions

I don't know if this is possible, but would there be any way to add a "random question" button to MY, for people who are just looking to gain knowledge, but have nothing particular in mind that they ...
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(How) Can I find questions/answers from users who have removed their accounts?

When a user deletes her/his account the questions and answers they posted remain but the username is removed and replaced with user#XYZ. When I put a one of those user 'names' in the site search I get ...
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Edit character requirement

Can we get rid of the requirement that edits have to be at least six characters? Often a post is missing a letter or punctuation and that's all I want to change. I don't want to have to start editing ...
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How can we reduce or avoid “chained” duplicates?

See this question. You will notice a comment that it was voted to close as a duplicate of a question, where that question is also a duplicate of some other question - what I termed a "chained" ...
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Helping travellers

I suppose it's currently rather off-topic to ask for advice about synagogues and restaurants, when someone travels abroad. There's indeed this product-recommendation tag in a similar vein. I think it ...
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Featuring questions that never got an answer or upvoted answer

I think as we are reaching close to 4000 questions that do not have an answer or an upvoted answer, would it be possible to feature perhaps every day an older question (in a feature box that remains ...
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Should there be a “Kitzur Shulchan Aruch” tag?

Many people on Mi Yodeya (including myself) use the Kitzur Shulchan Aruch as a source in our questions and answers. Sometimes I have questions on certain phrases or passages in the Kitzur. Should ...
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Please let me know how much time i have left to post another question

so i just posted a question on the main site, and tried to ask another. i dunno why, but the system told me that i can only ask a question every forty minutes. so fine i'll wait in the chat room. i ...
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A “complaint” about the “Best Answer” contest

I don't mean to sound selfish, here, but, I need to register two minor "complaints". Many of my yeshiva rebbeim taught me that the question is always more important than the answer. So, in actuality, ...
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Could one post questions/answers in Hebrew/Lashon Hakodesh without translating?

Some questions on the conduct of asking/answering questions on Mi Yodeya. (1)When answering a question and putting up a source, is it expected of the answerer to translates the sources used? (2)If ...
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Is it possible to have a database of sources on this website?

Being that I'm relatively new to the stack-exchange community I was wondering what additional features could be placed on this site by the moderators. Is it possible for users to have access to a ...
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How to see deleted comments

I can understand if the poster deleted his comment But if a moderator deletes a comment should we not be able to see it, if we want to Divrai hoil Shel talmidai chachomim tzrichim limud Even if we ...
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Could we increase contrast for links on meta?

Some recent style updates changed the link color on meta: Did you spot both visited links there? I had trouble doing so. Even the two unvisited ones are a little hard for me to see. (I grant that ...
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Shouldn't a badge be promoting a positive Jewish value?

The term "necromancer" means one who is involved in the forbidden practice of 'Yidoni'. Why, on a Jewish site like Mi Yodeya, would a badge be awarded calling the possessor someone who practices '...
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why not automatically archive links in questions and answers

This is a suggestion. Why doesn't stack exchange automatically archive links in questions and answers. There are links to websites that no longer exist, etc. Since they are such a large part of the ...
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No notification on a deleted and restored answer

This answer to my question was deleted by its author about a half hour after posting. He edited it some and undeleted it. I come back to the site and do not find any notification of a new answer to my ...
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Can I retroactovely award a bounty?

I see that this meta question states that I cannot award any points from a bounty after the bounty period expired. I had a question that was on bounty for a while and nobody answered. I assume, ...
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Can an OP request that earned points be deducted?

I recently deleted my answer to this question because I was proven wrong. Meanwhile, I earned upvotes. Is there a way to get these votes deducted, as I feel that I did not deserve them?
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IRC For Mi Yodeya

I know there is a "chat" on here but does anyone use IRC? Is this something MY users would enjoy? These days there are multiple clients to connect to IRC via Windows/Linux/Mac and even browser based ...
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Can someone request restoration of parts of a deleted answer?

I posted this question a while ago. I understand why an answer was deleted. However, within the discussion, there were a few comments that may serve as interesting and useful. As a rule, can the O.P. ...
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2 questions on unanswered bounties

I currently have an unanswered question for which the bounty just expired. I got an inbox message stating that the bounty will be "auto awarded". If no one answered, who is it awarded to? If it's no ...
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Notification when an answer to your question is edited

I've noticed that as the question author you get notifications if there is a new answer, but not if an existing answer is edited. That doesn't seem right, as often edits are worth seeing, and as the ...
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Is there an easy way to print a question along with all its answers and comments?

A few minutes ago, I posted a question that has an interesting discussion. I'd like to print it to show it to my rav and discuss it further. I generally use Chrome and occasionally IE. Clicking "...
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Can an OP request that a group of comments be deleted or archived?

Occasionally, I discover that the answers to a question turns into an off-topic discussion (not "off topic" to the M.Y. rules, but off topic of focusing on answering the question). Usually, it becomes ...
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Feature Request: Downvote popup to provide anonymous feedback

As a new user, I find it frustrating when I put effort into an answer and receive down votes with no explanation why. When a user flags a comment, they are given a few choices to explain why they are ...
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Vote-limited votes counting as feedback

If a not-logged-in user tries to upvote or downvote a post, the post gets an anonymous-feedback counter incremented by one. Does the same happen if a logged-in user tries to vote on a post but has ...
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Is it useful to close a question as duplicate when the other has no answer?

The other day, I submitted this question about Tzedaka collectors. It was marked as a duplicate of this other question. The linked question, however, had no answer. I understand the basic idea that ...
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Halacha l'maase section

Is there a way that we could create a section devoted to practical halacha for the express purpose of limmud Torah? This section would not be meant to supplant our policy of CYLOR, but to give someone ...
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Use the new tag tip feature

We've long had a CYLOR disclaimer in the halacha tag wiki. A few days ago, SE gave tag specific pop ups. Could we enable this here? What other tags should we have pop-ups for? What should the pop-...
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Why were we left with boring 404 and error pages?

There were so many great ideas proposed here. How come none got implemented? My personal favorites are these for error and 404.
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A cool icon for accepted answer

I saw the Seasoned Advice site has a silver-cover icon (as in, this one's ready to serve) to mark questions with accepted answers. Can we do something like that? Perhaps a Torah scroll icon or ...
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Include Biblical Hebrew

The Hebrew proposal failed, but has been restarted. However, I don't see why it will do much better. Meanwhile, I hold my self back from asking Hebrew-related questions, out of fear of political down-...
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Why is there no Reputation for Badges?

Like the title says, why is there no Reputation for Badges? When I achieve all I get is that if someone goes on my profile they can see that I earned that badge but you really do not get anything ...