Questions tagged [feature-request]

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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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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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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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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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Deleted comment tab and notification

After a few months on this website, I have had a few of my comments deleted. As it happens, I agree with the deletions in all of those cases. However, there was no notification that they were deleted, ...
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Vote to “Leave Open” from question screen

Could the "close" option link for questions include the facility for directly voting "leave open" on a question that has a "close" vote and is on the reivew stack? This would be useful if the ...
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Is there any method to draw vector graphics for geometry in MSE?

I want to know if there is any kind of vector graphics tools like "Asymptote" or something like that in MSE. I would be very helpful for geometry problems. Or is is doable in MathJax?
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“You must award it to an answer within 24 hours” Not even one answer yet

I received this in my Inbox: bounty expiring soon 3 mins ago Your bounty on question "Domino game maximum achievable points" is completed. You must award it to an answer within 24 hours. I ...
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Organizing tags in graphs

I recently found out about the stackoverflow network data dump (now hosted by the internet archive). Incidentally, I have also been looking for a playground to test some knowledge representation ideas....
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Is there a way to get a notification e-mail when a question gets answered?

Is there a way to get a notification e-mail when a question gets answered? Because it's not always easy to keep track of all the forums you are on, especially if answers only come like days after you ...
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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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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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Adding tags to (suggested) edits

Can I user with sufficient reputation (1000) to create new tags add these tags to suggested edits? What about users with sufficient reputation (2000) to edit posts?
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Viewing deleted questions from the user profile

I would like to verify claims like this easily by going to a user's profile page and looking at the question list. The problem is, deleted questions aren't shown there. It might be helpful to include ...
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Feature suggestion for android app - deleting answers

I'm beta testing the new android app. I was hoping that it would be possible to delete my own answers on it but that doesn't seem to be the case. Often when I am on the site I am at work where forums ...
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Tag about first-order logic

Why we have two different tags ? : first-order logic and predicate logic Why not link them via synonimy ? Thanks
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Why isn't there an option for First Posts, Late Answers or Low Quality Posts?

Why isn't there an option for First Posts, Late Answers or Low Quality Posts on the "title bar"? We get notifications for suggested edits - why not for First Posts, Late Answers or Low Quality Posts? ...
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The suggested-edits flag icon should reflect what my client knows for sure.

The server accepts review submission input and is assumed (known?) to then act in a valid manner, and to communicate to the client in the HTTP response whether everything went right. However, the ...
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deletions and so

Recently it is driving me a bit mad: There was a question, something about Datalog and logic, I post a comment, think about it for an evening, the next day I have thought about it but I cannot find ...
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Searching for a formula

In reference to a previous comment, I was wondering about integrating MathWebSearch with SE.math.
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Enable reputation tooltip for close voters

It already works for comments, that the reputation is shown as a tooltip when you hover over the user link of the commentator. It can't be be a big deal to enable it for users that voted to close a ...
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Is there a save draft feature when asking a question?

I may be mistaken, but last time I tried to ask a question, I was unable to finish it so I had to discard it, so does anyone know if there is a save draft feature?
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$\TeX$ in super-collider drop down thing

Feature request to get $\TeX$ markup working in the drop down box. I'm often annoyed by unreadable question titles from math.stackexchange.com appearing in there.
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Feature request: display LaTeX on mouseover.

I think it would be great to see the LaTeX source for any equations that are displayed without having to right-click --> show math as... etc. Is this possible?
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Is there a way to access the images one uploads to use in posts?

I wonder if there is a way to have the images, one uploads to use in posts, available for later use. I know that images we use for post are hosted by imgur, so I created an account (using Open ID as ...
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Exporting text for a question to pdf even if it required a manual copy and paste

Just wondering if some one has found a simple and for free, way to convert text with lots of tex equations typed for this website into pdf file or a word file with appropriate equation formatting. ...
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chat profiles no longer show time details

This may apply to more chat rooms, but it applies at least to the Mathematics chat room. In the past when hovering over the "last seen" and "last message" times on someone's chat profile, the precise ...
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Highlighting a user's own questions

Is it possible to have the user's questions highlighted for him? This makes it easier to see when an answer of the question was edited and the question was bumped. Here is a sample mockup design (I'm ...
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Newcomer Tutorial

I've seen time and time again newcomers coming to this exchange who've clearly not read the rules on how to post a good question to this exchange. I'm unsure how feasible this would be to implement on ...
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LaTeX preview should do a live update

Having to wait several seconds for LaTeX preview each time makes it very difficult to write posts that have a lot of typeset mathematics - it would be a big improvement make the updates live.
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Can I ask that a closed mathSE query not be deleted

A mathSE query posted by someone received interesting info in an answer by someone else. I have bookmarked this query. Since it has been closed, I have also downloaded the (full) html page, just to ...
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Button for “First Posts” MathJax-based review

When I review "First Posts" questions, a lot of reviews consist of pointing out new users on using MathJax by leaving a comment. Can't we establish a button which automatically creates a ...
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Can someone add a Differential Equations section to the List of Generalizations of Common Questions?

I was surprised that there isn't already a section on the List of Generalizations of Common Questions for differential equation questions. I'm especially thinking of those cookbook type "How do ...
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Can we have something like on-the-fly conversion of equation to MathJax?

New contributors can be seen unable to use MathJax when posting questions or answering them such as here before the edit by @BPP. Would it be nice to have something that would find things that should ...
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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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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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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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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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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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I'd like to suggest improving search UI.

I wanted to use search; and I realized for somebody not having learned the features yet I had to think; and it took three clicks before I could even start. I'd like to suggest improving the search UI. ...
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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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Editing profile…

I have edited my profile some 20 days ago. But I don't see any option for editing my profile. Can I not edit my profile nowafter? Do I have to wait for some more days?
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Where I can keep a draft

I need to make private drafts, so I can post a question after I have it chewed, clarified. The question: Is here a way to make a draft, and keep it private? If the answer is no, then I ask for that ...
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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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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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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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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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'Meta Reviews' information question

Can 'Meta Reviews' from the main site 'Review' page show the number of reviews available?
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Racks-Quandles theory tag

I considered creating racks-quandles tag for questions about racks and quandles which appear in knot theory. Can be this an useful tag? I wanted to put it in my question when I've discovered that I ...