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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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Forget password and account recovery

Why Stack Exchange does not send your previous password to your email (when you forget it)? (Instead it gives you a recovery link and you have to change it again.)
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Please consider supporting arXiv trackbacks on the mother Meta

One long-standing feature requests for the Stack Exchange engine is the implementation of trackbacks for mentions of the arXiv on Stack Exchange sites. In general, if you have a blog and you blog ...
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If someone has a question here (meta) referring one of my posts can I be informed about it

If someone has a question here (meta) referring one of my posts can I be informed about it while I don't visit meta regularly?
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Voice to Math Symbol Conversion

May I take liberty to suggest regarding the topic.. After Jeroen's query I tried out basic Google voice inputs; it indicated user voice route was at all feasible. Anna so gracefully shared her math ...
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Merging “fourier-series” and “trigonometric-series”?

Currently, fourier-series has 2202 questions and 101 followers, while trigonometric-series has only 324 questions and 9 followers. I suggest merging the two, but also keeping "trigonometric-series" as ...
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Feature request: Turn off MathJax's instant rendering without a bookmarklet

I was typing an answer, the moment I inserted some Latex, the input's text would lag behind my typing to an unbearable extent. This was because the website was trying to re-render my input on every ...
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MathJax and iddots / udots or reflectbox

I wanted to actually sketch a matrix and needed the flipped version of $\ \ddots\ $, but I can't find a way to do it. Tried reflectbox iddots udots and all the crazy stuff you find somewhere at TSE. ...
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Are images posted on MSE checked for viruses, malware, adware, ransomware…

Does MSE and maybe all of the SEs check posted images for malicious code?
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How do I find what I flagged?

I was looking at how helpful my flags have been here, but I couldn't work out what I had flagged. Is there a link to the specific comment or answer within a question? It's important for me to know ...
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Doubled MathJax (including in Google search)

I noticed in the past year or so that there was a change in the MathJax that results in every MathJax equation being doubled, one being an image and one being a text-based rendering. Usually one of ...
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“Minor edit” feature for trusted users

People frequently ask about the etiquette of making minor edits to many old articles, say to retag them, or to correct typography or spelling. There seems to be consensus that this is bad manners, ...
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Need preview windows on mobile platform

Maybe this is a duplicate of some other questions, but why do we not have preview windows like another exchange site where I post answers (or if we do have them, how to access them)? Such windows ...
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Why shouldn't there be a bar called Hot Main Posts, just like Hot Meta Posts?

In the main site, there is a bar on the right named Hot Meta Posts containing the good questions on the meta site. But there is no such bar showing the trending best questions on the main site. There ...
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Accurate number of views

Maybe this isn't the appropriate place to mention this. But I noticed that the count of views increases (in particular for a question I asked) if I refresh my browser while on that question. ...
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Shouldn't be answers to questions automatically accepted after few days?

I am more than a month here on stack exchange. I noticed that not even half, but more than half of questions even having multiple answers have none accepted. Most of these answers should be accepted,...
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Removal of the tag “analytic-functions” [duplicate]

I have just noticed that the tag analytic-functions is used by only 14 questions, while the tag analyticity is used by 549 questions. The former tag is also poorly maintained (empty tag wiki). ...
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Tag for “Is this known?/What field is this?”

Many times, when I am doing math on my own, I've found some sort of area of math that I want to know more about, if such an area already existed. (This was actually how I found out about percolation ...
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Why does the “date” precision for a post increase over time?

So suppose I post something right now, then the "date" for my post will be "just now", then it will be something like 25 seconds ago etc. But it won't refresh automatically, so while seeming precise, ...
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Where can I find help to typeset mathematics (from the editing help page)?

I found once an instruction how to typeset mathematics on this site, now I came back to ask a question and could not remember it. Thus I pressed the ? button, to ...
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Should we remove the python tag? [duplicate]

Python is not related to math and might have been created accidentally. Currently only three questions are tagged python.
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Is there any particular way to find the “easy” questions to answer?

Right now, I am student of pre-calculus. I am still studying basic calculus (derivatives & integrals) just because - well why not, it helps me get a head start. But as you can imagine sometimes I ...
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Click on image to display larger version

This is related to earlier posts on rescaling images after posting, but I'd like to propose a feature similar to Wikipedia. There clicking on an image that appears in an article links to display of a ...
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How to give a bounty to one or more users directly?

In Stack Overflow an anonymous user gave me 50 points of reputation: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/5905822/function-to-find-the-nth-digit-of-pi/28000950#28000950 Can I do that on MSE? If so, ...
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Do we need a separate close-reason for not showing your own effort? [duplicate]

One of the most prominent reasons why questions are closed is the fact that people are posting e.g. home work excercises without any additional info on where they are struck, and what they tried. So ...
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sometimes, deleting a question shouldn't be immediate?

It is the second time it happens to me today, I take 5 minutes to understand a question, then 10 minutes for writing (and editing multiple times) a detailed answer or comment, I'm proud of me, and ...
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When voting about reopening, can/should it be shown why the question was originally closed?

When voting about reopening, I often go to the question-page to see why it was closed, so as to assess whether or not there have been an improvement in that area. For instance, I just reviewed a ...
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Enable FAQ sidebar on the meta

A little known feature of meta sites is that they can have a sidebar with a few most frequently asked questions: for example, Programmers Meta does. For a description of how it works, see FAQ ...
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Is there a way to navigate to random unanswered questions?

Sometimes, I want to just pop on MSE and try to answer an unanswered question. But I find it somewhat unhelpful sifting through the questions in the "pre-filtered" order(s). I would love to have a ...
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Reference answers to frequently asked questions

I am aware of the questions List of Generalizations of Common Questions and Coping with abstract duplicate questions, but I would like to make a suggestion. On Computer Science meta, there is a ...
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To whom am I replying?

Here's another potentially dumb question. As I go through old comments, I find myself to have replied to @users who seem to have changed their name. Anyway, while I can guess to whom I was speaking, ...
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Frustrating user experience of a newly signed up user

TL;DR - Please change the behavior so that once a user signs up, the questions posted from a guest account with the same e-mail will be linked to the signed up user. Long version: After posting 2 ...
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Load latex in comments on mobile app? [duplicate]

I have the SE app on Android and latex loads great for questions and answers but never on comments. I figure someone would have mentioned it by now but it's been probably a year or two and I've ...
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Should we do anything with the tons of seemingly impossible integrals?

I've seen huge amounts of seemingly impossible integrals. A lot have no nice answer while some have very nice answers. I don't want to remove these answers as many are (IMO) quite beautiful. However ...
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Retracting a flag [duplicate]

Is there any way to retract a flag that has been cast accidentally and the post has not undergone any change after the flagging? I saw this post on Retracting flags and that the feature request was ...
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Can I give bounty to myself? [duplicate]

I offered a 100 point bounty to my question here: Exercise in Engelking's book regarding a disconnected space. I solved the problem with a little help from a couple of the commenters, and wrote ...
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Mathjax Rendering in List View

My problem is this: This is visually unappealing. I'm wondering why the app doesn't render the mathjax equations, which would enhance the experience?
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When asking/answering a question on this site; Is there a way to fix the page in place so that you only see the displayed output as you type?

I am a touch typist and would like to know if there exists a way to type a question\answer with all the necessary formatting without the page automatically scrolling back up to where you input the ...
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An auto-comment on first questions that motivates sharing doubts and thoughts

Very often I see a user's first question getting down-voted and eventually it ends up being closed. Usually I find this to be too rough of a treatment, as the user is not accustomed to the site. I ...
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Would you like to have the option to edit a question without it being bumped to the main page?

For the sake of argument, all edits are considered an improvement in this post. No matter how minor. Since we consider edits an improvement, I feel free to say that they are a good thing. However, ...
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Average Q/A score?

Is it currently possible to get a mean score for either questions or answers for yourself, or other users? The motivation behind asking, is that sometimes total reputation is not always a clear ...
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Can we have a favorite star for answers?

It is just a thought. As we have a star to mark favorite a good question, can we similarly have a star to each answer so that a good answer can be marked as favorites by users. That way one can know ...
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Let's get MathOverflow's “Citation Helper” here, too!

MathOverflow recently received a brand-new toy: a citation helper that adds a new button to the post editor to allow references to journal articles (and more?) to be added to posts quicker and easier. ...
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Bounty on a question on meta

Why don't we have the chance to put a bounty on a question on meta? There may be cases where a person's question does not get due attention just like it can happen on the main site?
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Would it be possible to not have the post-preview process ALL of the latex as you type?

If you're typing up a post with quite a bit of LaTeX, and you're looking at your post preview to check your formulae as you type them up, then every time you press a key, the site re-renders all of ...
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How to search math terms/notations accurately and efficiently? Could some experienced users summarize some tips here?

How to search math terms/notations accurately and efficiently? Could some experienced users summarize some tips here? I believe such tips will be helpful for inexperienced users looking for hints or ...
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Do we want tag warnings, and for which tags?

(Inspired by this meta.academia.SE discussion) A new feature has been introduced this summer, tag warnings. These warnings are meant to provide users with just-in-time information to help them ...
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Showing related questions from MathOverflow

I'm a professional mathematician but I usually have non-professional questions, or perhaps some dumb professional ones that do not reach “research level”. Nevertheless, I think that sometimes it might ...
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Search for any variable

Well this hit me after spending a really long time searching for a post I was viewing two days ago. I couldn't understand why can't I find it. I was trying to remember what was written in the title so ...
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Should we be able to close questions only when we have the tag of field of the question asked?

As far as it may puts users in danger of being blocked from asking any more, shouldn't we be able to close questions only when we have shown to the community we were competent (acquiring the tag ...
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Editing Comments [duplicate]

My question is simply why we are not able to edit our comment after 5 minutes from typing it. Some times a typo mistake can change the whole idea or the point of view we are aiming to send. Thus it ...