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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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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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The new updated math stack exchangr [duplicate]

The new web page layout of math stack exchange is not an improvement. It is actually not as good. Using three columes instead of two is wasting much used space as the first colume has too little in ...
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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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Present argument for downvoting [duplicate]

This question may have been asked before but I couldn’t find it. I certainly assume it has been on the table before. I believe arguments should be presented in connection with downvoting. I expect up ...
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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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User Profile Idea

Generally, I do not post such a question, but I am just throwing out an idea for this site. A lot of times on this site I ask a question with a particular tag, and the same group of users typically ...
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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 <...
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Can we have preview in the edit review queue? [duplicate]

Sometimes I see that there is an edit waiting to be reviewed, and I would like to help out, but I'm not really confident in my MathJax (with good reason) and the few times I've tried to review an edit,...
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What if I don't know where to begin

I've read the responses, and still feel that my concern is not being addressed. I am leaving my original query/suggestion as is, below the (====...) line, merely for reference. Also, I respect ...
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Tag badge glitch

How is this possible? What I mean here is there's a bug, as the number of answers and the score shown on my reputation chart is different than of the number shown in "Select your next badge". I am ...
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What about suggested tags feature?

There is a possibility of showing suggested tags after the body of a question is filled in. These suggestions are based on the body of the question. More details can be found in these posts: ...
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Can we please have a “deprecated tag” feature?

In recent times we witnessed a couple of meta threads about old tags that are completely useless in today's landscape (e.g. this, or that). In both cases, these are tag remnants from an older system ...
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Keyboard shortcuts in comments

I personally like to use shortcuts such as CTRL+I or CTRL+B to toggle italics or bold when writing answers. It turns out that when writing down a comment, they don't work and bring out something else ...
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Edits Take Place Immediately for Verified Users

I like editing posts, I'm reasonably good at $\LaTeX$, as well as grammar, I have a PhD in Mathematical Physics from Virginia Tech, and it's kind of annoying that my edits need to be reviewed. I'm not ...
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Make new users feel a bit more involved when they first submit a question [duplicate]

Very simple thought triggered by the overwhelming amount of new users who clearly haven't read the excellent threads how-to-ask-a-good-question and how-to-ask-a-homework-question: it would perhaps be ...
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Can (why if not) moderators accept answers?

I am relatively new to the MSE community. I wanted to know that if a person asks a question and then doesn't care to accept any particular answer, can a moderator accept an appropriate answer? This ...
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How to prevent “no clue” questions?

A significant amount of questions asked in MSE begin or end with "I don't even know where to start", as a way to justify one's inability to provide own work on the problem and/or attract sympathy or ...
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How can I get out of a question ban? [duplicate]

I have been put under a question ban, it says that I have reached my question limit so they're no longer accepting questions from my account. In order to get out of this question ban I had to answer ...