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Questions tagged [feature-request]

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

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Can stack exchange have all the public domain works of mathematicians, and allow it to be searched?

Stack exchange is a question and answer site, and the creators might have greater ability to create related conformations. I often need to search on what Euler or any other mathematician thought on ...
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A hierarchy of duplicates - which questions generalise other questions?

I think the site would benefit from a hierarchical structure to the duplicate question functionality, indicating which questions generalise others. I was contemplating duplicate questions last night ...
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Suggestion for advertising contests more actively to manage contest problem issues

There is a fair amount of discussion about contests at the moment, in the context of active problems being posted to the site for answers and needing to be closed. Bearing in mind that (a) contest ...
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Copy my original MathJax from my comment into paste buffer? [duplicate]

How can I copy one of my comments which is MathJax format and paste it in the solution since nobody answered my question? I have developed the answer in a comment.
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Deleted question/answer is visible

I wonder why are deleted answers still visible to people with enough reputation. I'm not comfortable with this. Is it possible to change that. If I delete something then I don't want anyone to see my ...
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Feature request: LaTeX preview in *comments*

I would like to request that a preview be generated when writing comments, the same way that one is generated when writing a question. This is particularly relevant in math forums where LaTeX ...
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Provide \degree symbol in MathJax

A while ago I posted an answer to the MathJax tutorial meta question about the right way to write a degree symbol. The latest edit (with which I'm not really happy) discusses, among other things, the ...
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Could questions we have already voted to delete be greyed out as well?

I have already voted to delete this question and it is 'highlighted' on the list of questions with delete votes as shown. For the sake of our convenience, could questions we have already voted to ...
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Interactive check-list for first-time contributors at submission stage

As a follow-up to this question, I would like to know if the following proposal would be helpful to reduce low-quality first-time contributions. Duplicate disclaimer. While writing this question, I ...
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New contributor guidelines

Are new contributors pre-notified during their first ( say 5 ) posts alerting them that they should include details of their efforts and that pure work orders (or what may sound that way) stand a ...
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Can the tag list accessible from the left side-panel be given some structure/drilldown?

This question has unsurprisingly come up in a few different guises. Improving the tag system (categories) Apologies since I guess old hat but just wondering if it was ever resolved? I couldn't find ...
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Meet users located in the same geographical region

I am new to MSE, and I do appreciate the good attitude of (almost all) the users. However, I really miss the personal interaction, possibly with the assistance of a blackboard. Therefore, I wonder ...
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Filtering a Tag [duplicate]

How can I remove all questions with accepted answers from view?
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Why can't I ping myself in chat?

I'm trying to ping myself in chat but I can't. Is there any way we can add this feature? It would help me organize my thoughts in the chat. Thanks.
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Adding a Shortcut Link for the MathJax Tutorial

Can we create a custom "magic link" which points to the MathJax tutorial? That is, would it be possible to have MSE expand something like [help/mathjax] into a ...
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Organizing favorite posts in folders\categories

Is there a way of organizing favorite posts into folders? This is a feature I was thinking about for quite some time now. It happened to me more than once where I was looking for a certain post I ...
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Ignoring the unneeded

In the watched tags how can I ignore the questions with accepted answers so, in the least, they do not show like ignored tags do not show?
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Solution for abandoned accounts or with little activity: a special Newsletter or email to encourage the return to the site

If my calculations are rights I believe that in the main site Mathematics Stack Exchange there are at least 200000 users whose reputation is 1. My belief about this situation (I haven't stats) is that ...
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Faded Failure Feature [closed]

Why now are some questions being so faded they cannot be properly read? Is the new web page design an attempt to get people to talk about mathstack instead of talking about math?
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URLs in the new look MSE [duplicate]

Can those who voted to close this as a duplicate please point me to a specific question or answer that flags this point to the StackExchange developers. In the new look and feel for MSE, links look ...
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Important information on new theme hidden due to downvotes

Generally, questions that receive lots of down votes are effectively hidden from the feed - which is probably a good thing. However, this sometimes happens with important announcements posted by staff ...
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Why can't you improve tag-wiki edits?

When reviewing post edits you have the option to Improve Edit as well as Reject and Edit. These options are no longer available when a tag-wiki edit shows up in the queue (there have been quite a few ...
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Is it possible to migrate an answer from one question to another?

Is it possible to migrate an answer from one question to another question without losing reputation and comments. This happened to me recently whereby the OP had asked two questions and it turned out ...
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eps file upload

I wish it were possible to upload/include eps files. The insert-image thing doesn't recognize them as images. Question: Is it mandatory to ask an actual question when posting a feature-request "...
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Possibility to access the code of people's comments

Very often I enter the edit mode of a post just to copy-paste some parts of it, often to get a sample of some MathJax complex syntax. It may happen every once in a while that you want to do that with ...
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Possibility to `unfold 4 identical lines skipped` in reviewing edits

I was recently reviewing a suggested edit where the only modification was one symbol ($\in$ to become $\subset$) in the first line of the post. Most of the question was hidden and replaced by the text ...
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Why this question is deleted?

Here I have posted a problem which was down voted and deleted without noting how much tough the problem is. Also my account is disabled from questioning in math.stack website. Can you enable it again? ...
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Feature request: close reason “unresponsiveness”.

The problem: Sometimes, an user begins acting adversarially and is unresponsive to improvement of their post. This is bad behaviour in general and part of the community feels urged to address it. We ...
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How to reduce PSQ?

I think many users of this site believe that the of PSQs, especially on uninteresting math content wise questions, is a problem. I believe the current methods of dealing with the problem are, mostly,...
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Viewing markup of question/answer/comment, of one for which is editing is not allowed.

Is there a way to see the markup of questions/answers/comments for which editing is not allowed? This answer says to right-click and select Show source. It looks ...
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An Identity Crisis

I'm raising a philosophical question, here, having to do with the format and layout of M.SE versus the stated goals. Essentially, I am asking the question of whether the format of M.SE is in alignment ...
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Put own question on hold

I think there are times when it would be helpful to be able to put one's own question (or answer) on hold. There are containers for draft questions within Meta, which gives users an environment in ...
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Posting a graphic in comments.

This post is in reference to this comment . The sentiment which both I and the user who commented (and a few others in the MSE community perhaps) share is the possibility of being able to post ...
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More Synchronized Mark-As-Read Functionality

When a comment comes in on one of my posts, I get the red inbox showing up on the "Recent inbox messages" icon just to the right of my avatar-plus-stats. That's all very fine. I can click on the inbox ...
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Proposal: Onboarding process

I propose that MSE introduces an onboarding process for new users. Problem statement: Too many PSQ's & MSE used as a homework-completion site Growing resentment of "rep-farming" Conflict between ...
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A feature request (notification for favorited questions)

Why don`t I get notifications on the questions I favorited? Like suppose, I like a question but M.S.E never notifies me whether it has been answered or commented upon.
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Moderator powers prior to moderator status

I cast an undelete vote for this question but was auto-informed that the question could not be undeleted, since it was deleted by a moderator. Looking at the folks who deleted it, I did notice quid on ...
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Should questions from “newbie” users be put “On-Hold” by default?

An ongoing discussion asks "What can we do about the tension on this site?. As I see it, some of the tension exists because there are (at least) three groups of users here that all want very ...
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Tag tips/warnings [duplicate]

Inspired by: Help the helpless with how-to-ask tag tips It seems this hasn't been proposed on this site yet, so here goes... We could consider adding tag-specific messages that pop-up when you try ...
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On duplicate questions

Sometimes I've noticed (specially on older questions), that the duplicate tag often sends a link to a question that indeed is a duplicate, but has no answers or has only suggestions, meanwhile the ...
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Do we have a “How to write a good answer” post? If not, can we have one?

Today I suggested to a new user that the style of his answer was not very appropriate for MSE. In searching for links of suggestions on how to write a good answer, I did not find an authoritative ...
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@username tag inside answers and to adapt when user name changes

It is not uncommon that in answers or comments one refers to some other user. I’ve seen a lot of answers which for example start with “The answer [username] gave is great, but I’d like to add a ...
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Animations in other format than .gif

I sometimes like to include animations as part of my posts to add explanations to what I am doing. However it seems only .gif is the format for animations supported. Is there some way to include ...
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I'd like to suggest the search UI is improved.

I wanted to use search and realised for somebody not having learnt the features yet I had to think, and it took 3 clicks before I could even start. I'd like to suggest the UI is improved. The search ...
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Why can't everyone see down votes? [duplicate]

I recently discovered that I now have the power to see how many up and down votes a given question or answer has, rather than just the sum. I find it strange that this information is not available to ...
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Is there a shotgun for Quack Overflow? [duplicate]

I'd like to request a shotgun feature for Quack Overflow. The Windows Paper Clip is perhaps the most famously hated software feature of all time. Why would anybody in their right mind seek to ...
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How to disable the helping duck from popping up?

This is a minor thing, but this duck popping up in the bottom-right corner whenever you do anything catches your attention, for nothing, this can get really annoying. Is there any way to disable it? ...
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Change the Taxonomist badge to exclude self-edited questions

As we are increasing in size and in number of users, we start to see more often users which have enough reputation to create a tag, and without much oversight, they go on a spree to add that to 50+ ...
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Placeholder text in question box to remind showing effort

We all know there is this constant issue that questions get asked without the user showing any own effort towards solving them on his own. Because of this one reads often first comments like this: ...
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Should there be a different character limits on edits for Mathematics Stack Exchange? [duplicate]

I came across this question in Mathematics Stack Exchange where the OP neglected to specify the type of norms he wants people to help finding. The specification can be made clear by simply adding <...