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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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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 ...
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How do you tag without brackets? In particular, how do you tag boxes?

How would you tag boxes without brackets after completing a proof? For example, I needed to prove that $$\forall m, n \in \mathbb{N}\cup \{0\}, \ n^{2m + 1} \equiv -1 \pmod {n + 1}$$ I proved this by ...
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What qualify questions to be in mathoverflow and not in math.stackexchange?

I have read that https://mathoverflow.net/ is only for the very advanced mathematics, such as upper graduate level or research level, counter to https://math.stackexchange.com/ which is for any ...
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Homework questions

I've noticed that there's kind of a split in the questions that people ask on MSE. Some people are seeking help on homework problems that they've struggled with, while others have questions or ...
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The unanswered questions ordering seems wrong

If you go to Unanswered Questions you'll see several highly voted questions that seem like no one will ever post an answer to. The top one, because someone answered it on MO already. The second one, ...
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Delete own question or answer via mobile app

I have lost count of the times I posted a question just to one minute later figure out the solution myself. And more frequently then I would like, posted an answer to shortly after someone notice a ...
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Limit for number of questions where tag can be added by tag-creator soon after the creation of tag

Occasionally we have seen a situation like this: A user creates a new tag. The tag is then discussed on meta and the consensus is that the tag is not suitable and should be completely removed. However,...
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Should moderators be allowed to assign given bounty

I realize many time that some users on MSE who to get there question to be solve with high quality answer award the question with a suitable bounty. But unfairly they either forgot the come back or ...
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When to recommend deletion of low quality posts

Having recently gotten to 2,000 reputation, I have been able to review questions tagged as low quality with the possibility of recommending deletion. While certainly some questions/answers are good ...
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Should we add external searches in some help pages about search?

I think that it might be useful to add somewhere advice about other possibilities how to search. (I am not sure what would be right place, but it would be nice to have it somewhere where new users who ...
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Proposition: Preemptive homework problem prevention

Sorry for the cheesy-sounding alliterative title - I didn't write it that way one purpose. Today, in my math class I heard one of my (rather apathetic) classmates say something like this: "I found ...
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Maximum Number of Closed Votes Queue Limit

I have been noticing that there are more frequent occurrences of the Closed Votes queue getting over 200-items (red-dot). I have not seen this on any of the other queues. Should consideration be ...
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Is there a way to follow users? [duplicate]

There are a lot of interesting people here on MSE. I wanted to know if there is a way to follow (get notified) if a user is posting comments, questions and answers? I just want to follow them because ...
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Why is RON not an option in the moderator election? And should it be?

This is in no way a statement against the excellent candidates for this moderator election. In many elections of this kind, there is a tacit "3rd option", to vote that none of the candidates is ...
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Should there be a notification when a user asks multiple questions in succession?

Many of us have seen instances of a user asking multiple questions, often a few minutes apart. When this happens, the user usually puts little to no effort on answering the questions themselves and ...
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Is there a way to get some priviliges concerning limited questions per certain amount of time?

I know I've a lot to do this year (i.e. making a lot of past papers and past editions of maths olympiads both of secondary school and university level) and I want to get the most out of it. So this ...
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Integration support for Mathcha

My current workflow is: looking up symbols through detexify typing math expressions into this editor scrolling up and down between the editor and preview box to make sure output looks good. I think ...
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Age, Profile, Kids asking questions!

I came across a post from a kid, it was this one: How to calculate the opposite of a number? Some members find this types of question to easy, lets call it "trivial", so they rated this question -1. ...
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Latex format in comments on iOS app Stack Exchange

I can't correctly view formulas in comments on SE app for iOS. I've an iPhone 6 with iOS 10.3.3.
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A “guide to maths” like Stack Overflow? [duplicate]

On SO, there is a "Documentation" tab. I was thinking, what if there was a guide to mathematics on Maths SE?
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Can we support TikZ picture rendering?

I found an older thread from 2013 with basically the same question: Using TikZ on math.stackexchange I'd like to revive the discussion, since I believe it's certainly possible, even if it may not ...
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Migrating questions to any StackExchange site

When voting to close a question, you can vote to close a question because it "belongs on another site in the Stack Exchange network" (Closing > Off Topic > Migration), but the only options here are ...
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Instantaneously Latex Rendering [duplicate]

Is it possible to turn off the instantaneous latex rendering when typing up questions on MSE? The instantaneous rendering slows down the process of entering text to an annoyingly slow pace.
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Notifications to participants are needed.

Two persons voted to close this question as "off topic" at a time when its entire content was this: In a graph model like wikipedia, with 5.4 million pages/nodes (a) and 20 links/edges per node (b),...
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Add a bar where you can see how many answers have been given

Whenever you open a post in Mathstack, you can not know how many answer that post has got. To know you need to scroll down to the end of the post. In general when I see a post I how long is the scroll ...
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Should there be a place to check the quality of your question before posting?

I've recently had a question put on hold, and in retrospect, I can see how the people who put it on hold would have felt compelled to do so, and I don't want to argue this specific case. But I do ...
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A feature requested for the purpose of avoiding unintentional newbie-biting

It is not unusual that a newbie posts a question that is obviously about mathematics and it is closed with a notice that says closed as off-topic and then down below that: "This question is ...
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new users : use latex?

I often edit and comment new users' questions with Use latex (click on edit to see what I typed) I wonder if it is possible to detect when a new user is posting a question without using latex, ...
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Possibility to copy content of comment that was posted longer than 5 minutes ago.

I sometimes write a comment which I realize would fit better as an edit, adding context or examples or better explanations to a question or answer. Or for that matter to make an edit with the content ...