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Questions tagged [feature-request]

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

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Enable automatic syntax highlighting for Swift

The question What design pattern would help me make my factory more generic is tagged swift-language but syntax highlighting is not applied to the code block. Can one of the ♦ moderators please ...
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Why are comments on the original question locked on low rep?

I was looking at a question a bit earlier (Appropriate way to handle timezone for embedded/IoT devices to be more specific) and wanted to ask the OP a question to get better insight into their thought ...
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Would “suggest improvements” be better than “add a comment” here

I was poking around IPS and noticed that at the bottom of their posts you don't find an "add a comment" link. You find a "suggest improvements" link. It does the same thing, but by changing the text ...
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Adjustments to some automated moderator flags

The Stack Exchange platform has automatic triggers in place based on number of answers, number of answers per unit of time, answers from new users per day, answers from new users that get deleted, ...
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Mentors for New Users

This is more of a proposal than a question. It has been a common exercise (for good reasons of course), to close, delete or hold questions that tend to show irrelevance to the purpose of one of SE ...
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Is it possible to collapse all answers, while answering a question?

I was attempting to answer this question, How to represent a long if-else tree in a concise manner and it has a lot of code and is hard to remember without referencing it. While answering, I was ...
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Proposition : Commenting with less than 50 Reputation

I am not a great answerer or asker on StackExchange forums so I don't have much reputation ( And my goal here is not to complain about that). I wanted to comment a question for clarification but of ...
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Can minor edits and major edits go into different queues?

(This question is a feature-request on the site infrastructure, i.e. interaction mechanics, not on the edit/review policy.) The issue of minor edits often crop up in various ways: When can I ...
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Tag family feature?

I don't really want have to micro manage my tag subscriptions. Is is possible to have some kind of tag family where I can subscribe to the family tag and then get all of the related tags? I don't ...
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Is it appropriate to ask about OCAJP 8 test specification? [duplicate]

I want to know if the OCAJP 8 (1Z0-808) real exam gives the number of correct answers to the multiple choice questions when the test is taken in the near future or recently. I'm studying for the ...
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Proposal for Documentation on Programmers

Stack Overflow recently launched their Documentation beta. I propose we make Documentation for Programmers.SE, too. As Jeff Atwood said in his blog post, Stack Overflow is for when you're front of ...
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A possible tag for on-hold questions?

I'm relatively new to StackExchange (including this community), but I've noticed in the unanswered questions on this community, there are a ton of on-hold questions. I would prefer if it was easier to ...
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Can close voters get messaged when a question is edited?

Simply put - if I submit a close vote on a question, and that question is then significantly improved, I should retract my close vote (or possibly help reopen it if it did eventually get closed before ...
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Can the more clear description of the sites scope on the 'Sign Up' page be repeated in at least the 'Ask Question' page?

Plenty of discussion on the issue of the site's scope, here's my suggestion in this Q&A as an official feature request. Before a user joins programmers.se they are welcomed with what I feel is a ...
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(4 years later) Dear Stack Exchange: can we change our site name?

Four years ago we asked for a name change, which was rejected by SE because there was no evidence to support the claim it was causing user confusion, and there were other things the site should focus ...
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Show a banner to new users linking them to the help center

Some time back Doc asked How can we encourage people to read the FAQ before asking their first question? which is a really good question and a fairly consistent challenge to get people to ask ...
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CR isn't in beta - migration path to them now?

This was previously declined as CR.SE was in beta and migrations to beta sites are not allowed. CR is no longer in beta! Congratulations to CR! I know we don't want too many migration paths, and we ...
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Use pink background when rendering historically locked posts

Related: Tags that only exist on locked questions, should we treat these the same as tags that don't exist at all? philosophically Historical Lock questions are deleted Visual difference between ...
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How can we stop first questions where the user has a task (usually homework) and is just asking for code

Yes, there are some saintly souls who gently direct users to the FAQ and other missives, but surely it isn't beyond our ken to force users to agree to a minimum number of checks when they make their ...
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Can I block people from interacting with my posts?

There seems to be an in-grained need for some people to act as style nazis on this site. Can I block certain people that, clearly don't take any time to answer yet get to use their imaginary "power" ...
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Add a 'ideal' or 'mission statement' to the help/on-topic

One of the most elegant descriptions of the scope of Programmers.SE came from Thomas Owens in chat: Picture Programmers like a small conference room with a whiteboard. No computer, no books, no ...
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Grant more close votes for close reviewers

Based upon a recent answer1, 2 to a previous question of mine, I'd like to re-visit an older request. Please give all close voters3 on Programmers 50 votes instead of the standard 244. Why? All of ...
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**Ok, so where do we ask subjective questions now? [duplicate]

I just came here to Programmers Stack Exchange to ask a question for recommendations for resources to learn a particular topic (in this case, natural language processing), and I just noticed that a ...
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Is the ALL CAPS question filter broken?

We recently had a very poor quality question seemingly bypass the filter for all caps in a title. And about a month ago, there was another poor quality question that made it through the quality ...
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Is it possible to automatically “show X more comment(s)” instead of having to click? I might break a nail

I am new to SE (and already addicted). I try to skim all of the comments at the end of an answer section to learn as much information as possible from the brilliant minds here. Is there a way to ...
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Feature request: Show hide button for animated gifs

When asking questions about concurency and race conditions it can be usefull to include an animated gif to demonstrate the problem: https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/287999/start-...
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Why aren't StackOverflow and Programmers.SE reputations combined

Though SO and Programmers are obviously two different subjects, someone who is an expert in one should also be an expert in the other. So why are their reputations kept separate? Similarly, though I ...
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Links in comments - still impossible?

There's an old joke among economists that it's safe to recycle test questions year after year because while the questions themselves don't change, the answers do. This question is an exact duplicate ...
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Should we improve span code links highlighting?

This is an inline span of preformatted text: Let's put a link on it: Nothing changes. Should we learn from Stack Overflow?
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Could we please detect troublesome questions using Stack Overflow data and offload them to Triage review for an hour or two?

Propose to detect troublesome questions using Stack Overflow quality scoring data and put them to Triage queue for an hour or two. If the timeout expires before decision is made, let questions go to ...
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hay, doesn't $LaTeX$ math markup work here at prog.se? [duplicate]

boy, it would be lame if it doesn't. can you guys find out what the physics.se and dsp.se do to get math markup? just curious.
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Would it be worth forcing a community member to specify a reason for voting to close a question?

I've noticed this a number of times when I have asked question and I've observed it in others too. When a question is asked, I often find 2-3 votes to close the question after about a minute. There is ...
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Why is the “Know someone who can answer” not available for my own question

It seems logical to me to call out on twitter if anyone can answer my question, but that is not available. Why is that?
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Shouldn't the blog offer the possibility of e-mail subscription?

The only subscription method is via RSS.
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is there any stackexchange subdomain that I can ask opinion based questions?

Some time I have some question that are opinion based, but I need to know what good programmers think what is better to do on that situation. So is there any stackexchange subdomain that I can ask ...
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Let's help askers who are trying to circumvent question block at Stack Overflow

If a first time asker has an SO account that was recently (say, within a week) question blocked over there, how about showing them a warning like this: Wait! You've recently been blocked at Stack ...
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Synonym request: multithreading, threading, thread

The the tags multithreading, thread, and threading are duplicates. multithreading seems to be used the most. I don't see any disadvantage to this (except if a question is only talking about one ...
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Improve question quality by informing askers of expectations in some career related tags

Over here at Programmers, a lot of askers seems to misunderstand site-specific expectations of career related questions, which frequently results in questions closure and deletions. Propose to help ...
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can it be made easier to insert code w/o edits to each line?

If I have a block of code and try to insert it, and press the code button, it indents the 1st line. and that's it. It seems that alone is a bug by itself. But the reason it comes up is that one ...
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FAQ Sidebar on Programmers Meta

Per the MSE question: faq-sidebar-for-per-site-metas this is to request a FAQ sidebar instead of the chat sidebar on Programmers Meta. So instead of: We would have a listing of the questions ...
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Suggestion on not-constructive questions [duplicate]

I understand that some questions tends to be subjective, like "what is the best IDE for JavaScript". That said, no one will deny it is a question that many people will ask many times. As far as I ...
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helping students help themselves

I read this post and it gave some ideas. This is just a rough sketch. Do you think it has wings? a new area is created on relevant SE sites called something like "help me with my homework". giving ...
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Add a question link to the tour

What's the difference between Programmers and Stack Overflow? This question should be added to the tour of programmers.stackexchange.com IMHO. Every programmer coming on the site tries to know ...
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How effective is the quality filter against this question with all-caps brief title and text?

The question DETERMINISTIC FINITE STATE MACHINE (10k link) had the content of: DESIGNING A SIMPLE DETERMINISTIC FINITE STATE MACHINE TO RECOGNISE A VALID DUT PASSWORD NUMBER. IT ,MUST FIRST INCLUDE ...
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Please increase rate limit for new users asking questions to one used at Stack Overflow (1 per 90 minutes)

As September is coming, site is getting spammed by zero effort homework dumps. Particularly passionate spammers even drop their garbage at us at highest rate allowed (today examples: 1, 2, 3, 4 - 10K ...
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Code Tag Association to Syntax Highlighting Request: [f#] -> lang-ml

To follow Stack Overflow convention I suggest to associate f# to lang-ml syntax highlighting.
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Preserve activity on volutarily deleted questions or reactivate them (partially)?

This question was removed voluntarily by the author: https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/253855/does-it-make-sense-to-outsource-code-refactoring?noredirect=1#comment510925_253855 ...
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Perform automatic checks for cross-posting and question block at SO when post enters close queue, not only at attempt to migrate [duplicate]

Suggest to perform automatic checks for cross-posting (including deleted SO cross-posts, like this one for example) and question block / warning at Stack Overflow when post enters close queue, not ...
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Link in code is indistiguishable from plain code

On SO and pretty much any other SE site, linked code is clearly distinguishable from non-linked code: But on programmers (and meta.programmers), the two are completely undistinguishable: You have to ...
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Add codereview.stackexchange.com to close options [duplicate]

When flagging a question you can go down the following path: Flagging > Closing > Off-Topic > Migration You then have two choices - meta.programmers.stackexchange.com - stackoverflow.com. I propose ...