Questions tagged [feature-request]

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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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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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Don't tell users that they can edit old PTIJ questions to be on-topic

According to site policy, Purim Torah In Jest (PTIJ) questions are closed after Purim. I was browsing some older, closed PTIJ questions (for example, this one), and found that the close message now ...
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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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Askers should see their answers' vote counts

Question authors should be able to see the count of upvotes and downvotes on answers to their questions in order to better evaluate the answers: an answer with 100 upvotes and 100 downvotes is ...
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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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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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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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UserName when signing up

Why is it that when you sign up for this site you do not put in your username only when you sign up and it becomes UserXXXXX can you go on your profile and change it. I feel like it would be eaiser ...
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Please whitelist SE network flair for use in Community Promotion Ads

For 2013, this community ad, which uses the auto-updated flair for an Area51 proposal as its image, was posted and served well as an ad. Now, I tried to repost it, but failed, because it's not at ...
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Low-rep bounty-setters should be able to comment on answers

Someone with insufficient reputation to comment should nonetheless be able to comment on answers to a (not closed) question he set a bounty on. This would allow him to seek clarification of answers.
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Is there a way to host documents?

Is there a feature of the site that enables hosting documents in order to prevent the loss of source material to dead links? If not, could there be?
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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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“Why are some questions closed?” should link to “Help: Question closed”

The FAQ list's section on "Why are some questions closed?" should link to "Help: Question closed", a useful page that is otherwise fairly hard to find. Specifically, I propose that the FAQ-list text ...
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Migrating comments

Sometimes in response to a question/answer there is a long stream of comments which lead to another question. Right now there is no way to migrate comments to the new question. Perhaps such a feature ...
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Sort questions by their answers' votes

When looking through questions for ones that still don't have well done answers, I think a good way to sort the questions is by total answer score, the theory being that once a question has been ...
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Is there a way to have tag suggestions?

Knowing the advances in AI and the like, is there any way to have the system suggest proper tags based on keywords and content? I find that, often, I don't know what to tag something or I just try ...
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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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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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Suggested edit to help center page

I have seen several times users attempting to use tags as a way of clarifying their question, and assuming that the question will be understood based on which tags were chosen. I think this is a bad ...
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tags merging and news

Shalom! I want to know if people are interested to merge the tags "mishnah" and "mishnayot". I feel that to merge all in mishnah may make the search easiest. In my mind "mishnayot" may be a subgroup ...
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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 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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Can the share box on main not be charcoal?

Click "share" beneath any post and a box pops up: I think the charcoal gray looks out of place on our main site. I propose something like: (That's .share-tip{background-color:#853}.share-tip a,....
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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, ...